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Acanthaceae




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This item is from "Some Common Medicinal And Poisonous Plants Used In Ethiopian Folk Medicine" work, by Amare Getahun.

Acanthaceae

Adhatoda schimperiana Hochst. ex. Nees

sensel, simiza timisa (A)

dumoga (GK)

This plant is very common in villages and towns as well as in cities growing on waste places or grown as a hedge. The plant is relatively fast growing and prefers altitudes of 8,000 ft. or above.

The whole plant is used in the treatment of excessive pelegra or "kuruba", native name of the disease.

The plant is also used as a laxative. It is also an excellent hedge plant and is used as a live fence around native compounds.

 

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