This plant is used all over Africa in skin conditions and on the other hand it is used internally as a purgative. These are the leaves that are used in applications either as such or after being ground.
Borreria verticillata is recognized by traditional healers as anti-leprosy and antifurunculous. In leprosy, we use the whole plant in decoction that we drink or apply to wounds. For boils, we use a paste obtained by pounding the leaves in mortar with oil. For ten years it was believed because of the name of fake-ipeca of the plant in Argentina, that it contained emulsion and cepheline, alkaloids of the plant. A recent study carried out in Dakar showed that alkaloids were new and indole: borrerine and borreverine.
The fruits of Acacia nilotica and the tannins they contain have the property of destroying the algae that invade the backwaters. Similarly, a decoction of the sprayed fruit thrown into the water kills the crustacea vectors of a terrible African disease, bilharziasis.
Traditional Remedy South Africa, the buchu is a stimulant and a diuretic, it also relieves intestinal diseases.For the Western herbal medicine, it is a diuretic agent and a valuable antiseptic unary, used in particular to cure the cystitis and d other diseases of the unary system The aroma of the buchu is strong and its taste is reminiscent of rosemary and peppermint.
All organs of this plant are used in traditional medicine. The bark macerated is used in colic, jaundice and as antivenom and vermifuge.The stems after removal of thorns are used as toothbrush and sold on all But it is the fruit that is widely used as a food because of its carbohydrates and vitamins.