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Leguminosae (mimosideae)




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

Leguminosae (mimosideae)

Albizia anthelmintica (A. Rich.) Brongn. (Leguminosae)

rhaybit (Somali)

shina (Amaharic)

kebita (? Kaffa)

A shrub or small tree common in dry savannas in East Africa with a geographical distribution from the Sudan to Botswana or further south.

Plant common in the Rift Valley System, often showing ecological variations, particularly in leaf size.

A good sample was brought from Southern Kaffa where it was also reported to be used as a tapeworm medicine.

In: Uphof, J.C.Th., 1959. Dictionarv of Economic Plants on page 14, it is said that "Bark is used as an anthelmintic in Abyssinia."

 

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