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Ebenaceae




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

Ebenaceae

Euclea schimperi (DC) Dandy

dudiho (A)

dubis (G)

This shrub is quite common in overgrazed rolling hills or fallow land.

The ripe fruits are edible but if eaten in large quantities, one invariably experiences stomach troubles due to a bloating effect.

The black fruits are also used as dyes giving a purple color.

 

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