Elaeis guineensis

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Uses As Per Literature: 

Preparations made from the palm heart are used to treat gonorrhoea, menorrhagia, and perinatal abdominal pain, and are considered laxative, anti-emetic and diuretic. The leaf sap is used in preparations used to treat skin affections. The roots as analgesic.

Source: Useful Tropical Plants Database 2014

Traditional Uses: 

Food: Red palm oil extracted from fruit and palm kernel oil extracted from the seeds are extensively used in the preparation of food.  The fruits are also used to make palm nut soup.
Medicine: Yellow leaves are used in the treatment of anaemia and fever.  It is also used to remove poison and thorns from the body. Root is used as an aphrodisiac and for the treatment of piles. Leaves are taken to promote easy delivery in women

Plant Category: 
Forest Foods and Medicinal Plants
Disease Treated: 
  • Anaemia
  • Thorns
  • Poison
  • Sexual weakness
  • For easy delivery
  • Piles
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