Sclerocarya Birrea


Sclerocarya Birrea


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.


Sclerocarya Birrea


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.


4.      Uses


Hypoglycemic Prepare a decoction of 30 grams of leaves for one liter of water and drink in the day.Care blood glucose.





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