Voacanga Africana African names
( Family: Apocynaneae)
Nigeria : Hausa : Kokiyar / Kikiyar
Igbo : Pete-Pete
Yoruba : Ako-dodo
Maurice M Iwu, publisher of 2 books on African medicine describes Voacanga Africana as a well know “Diuretic, infant tonic and convulsion prophylaxis”
Medicinal uses: A decoction of stem bark and root is used in the treatment of mental disorders.