1. History and use
It is a plant widely used in traditional medicine for many indications.The fruits are used to prepare a fermented drink.The barks are used as antidysenteric and the leaves and roots as the antivenoms and Securidaca longepedunculata a universal plant with a medico-magic reputation.
2. Description of the plant
It is a tree 8 to 10 meters high with a cylindrical straight bole, the leaves are imparipinnate, the flowers are in spikes grouped at the ends of the branches and the fruits are pale yellow drupes.
3. Curative action
A decoction or maceration of the leaves causes a decrease in glycemia in rats by the oral or intraperitoneal route.Sclerocarya birrea has an action on the regulating system of blood glucose and a proper peripheral activity on the uptake of glucose by the organism, especially by muscle tissue.The action could be due to flavonoids and tannins.The toxicity is very low.
Hypoglycemic Prepare a decoction of 30 grams of leaves for one liter of water and drink in the day.Care blood glucose.