Voacanga Africana African names

Voacanga Africana African names

( Family: Apocynaneae)
Nigeria : Hausa : Kokiyar / Kikiyar
Igbo : Pete-Pete
Swahili: Kirongasi
Yoruba : Ako-dodo

Maurice M Iwu, publisher of 2 books on African medicine describes Voacanga Africana as a well know ‚ÄúDiuretic, infant tonic and convulsion prophylaxis”
Medicinal uses: A decoction of stem bark and root is used in the treatment of mental disorders.

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