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Updated on April 15, 2011

                             MEDICINAL USES OF SOME SELECTED PLANT SPECIES                                         

                                        PAWPAW   (CARICA PAPAYA)

 1. Malaria Fever/Jaundice:

Take one glass of squeezed yellow pawpaw leaves in water three times daily for seven consecutive days.

2. Diabetes:

Take one glass three times a day of squeezed green leaves of pawpaw in water. It is also applicable for

Constipation.

3. Stomach Ulcer:

Soak one big unripe pawpaw fruit including the peel and seed. Cut into pieces in five bottles of water for four days. Sieve and take   ½ of one glass three times daily for two weeks.

4. External Ulcer:

Make slight cut of unripe pawpaw fruit to allow the white milky sap to drop on the wound or chronic ulcer.

5. Convulsion/Body Temperature:

Grind the fallen dry brown pawpaw leaves into powder. Add three tablespoonful of powder to a half glass of palm kernel oil. Stir well and rub all over the body.

6. Asthma:  

To prevent the attack, and during an attack of asthma. Burn dried pawpaw leaves and inhale the smoke every night.

7. Bronchitis:

Boil root of pawpaw plant and drink ½ of one glass three times daily.

8. Cough:

Chew a tender pawpaw root and swallow the juice.

9. Piles:

Boil pawpaw root and drink ½ of one glass two times a day.

10. Impotence:

Cut into pieces two unripe fruits with the peel and seed. Boil it in eight bottles of water. Drink ½ of one glass three times daily.

                                            BITTER LEAF (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA)

1. Stomach-ache:

Chew the tender stem of the plant like a chewing stick and swallow the bitterness. This is a well-know remedy for stomachaches. In some cases the ache stops within a few minutes. An alternative is to pound the fresh leaves in a mortar and press out the juice. Add a pinch of salt to three tablespoons of the undiluted juice and drink. This brings immediate relief.

2. Skin Infection:

 For skin infection such as ringworm, itching, rashes and eczema, the pure, undiluted extract of bitter leaf is excellent. Simply apply it to the affected part daily.

3. Diabetes:   

From time immemorial, herbalists have been using the bitter leaf plant for the treatment of diabetes. Bitter leaf not only reduces the sugar-level drastically; it also helps to repair the pancreas. Squeeze ten handfuls of the fresh leaves in ten liters of water and take two glasses thrice daily for one month which amount to six glasses daily.

4. Loss of Memory:

One glass of bitter leaf juice, to be taken three times in a day for at least two months.

5. Prostate Cancer:

This is common among men who are forty years old and above. One of its symptoms is painful urination. Simply squeeze the fresh leaves in water and take a glassful four times daily. Bitter leaf increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, it also regulate the spread of the cell.

6. General Weakness:

For someone that feels weak and tired often.  And lack strength and stamina. Squeeze the leaves in water and take one glass thrice daily.

7. Stroke:

Bitter leaf extract solution is very good at calming the nerves, strengthening the muscles and cleansing the system.

8. Pneumonia:

Squeeze a large quantity of fresh bitter leaves in water and add honey to preserve the solution, warm each time you want to drink it and do not boil. Take a glass thrice daily for one month. Note that if you store bitter leaf extract for 24 hours or more it will lose it bitterness.

9. Insomnia:

Take two glasses of bitter leaf solution every night before bedtime. You will experience good rest and well being.

10. Arthritis:

Arthritics and rheumatism patients should try bitter leaf solution as prescribed above. It soothes and relieves the pain.

                               ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS)

1. Cancer:

Cut three leaves into pieces, mix one bottle of honey and one bottle of dry gin together, use it to grind the aloe Vera leaves cut into pieces. Take three tablespoon twice daily for two months.

2. Constipation:

Cut the root of aloe vera into pieces, measure one handful, add it into ½ bottle of dry gin for one week. Add water to fill the bottle. One shot to be taken every night.

3. Intestinal Ulcer:

Cut three leaves into pieces, mix one bottle of honey and one bottle of dry gin together, use it to grind the aloe vera leaves cut into pieces. Take three tablespoon twice daily for two months.

4. Impotence:

Soak two handful of powdered root into one bottle of dry gin for six days; shake everyday drink six table spoonfuls.  

5. Annovulation /Irregular menstruation:

Mix one bottle of honey and ½ bottle of water together grind the mixture with four leaves of aloe Vera, add five tablespoonful of ginger and mix it together.  Take two tablespoon three times a day for one month.

                            COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA)

1. Skin Remedy:

Dry the bark of the plant. Burn the dried plant bark to ashes. Simply mix two tablespoons of the powder with ½ glass of palm kernel oil. Apply to the affected part.

2. Toothache:

Mix two tablespoon of the ashes with one shot of dry gin. Shake well and use as a mouth wash.

3. Fibroid:

Cut the root into tiny pieces. Measure fifteen handfuls of the pieces into ten bottles of water. Add five (5) handful of xylopia aethiopica. Boil the mixture. Allow it to stand for 24 hours. Take ½ glass thrice daily.

4. Hepatitis:

Grind the dried coconut root into powder. Mix eight dessertspoons of coconut root, eight dessertspoons of powdered bitter kola and two tablespoons of powdered bird’s pepper together. Add the mixture to one bottle of honey.

5. Bronchitis:

Chop an equal size of pawpaw root and coconut root into pieces. Measure ten handfuls of each chopped roots into ten liters of water. Add five bulbs of garlic. Bring to boil. Allow it to cool and mix it with one bottle of honey. Take ½ glass 3 times daily.

6. Cancer (Breast):

Mix four liters of coconut water and one liter of honey together. Take ½ glass two times daily.

7. Loss of Memory:

Mix the white pulp of immature coconut with little honey. Take as desired.

8. Antibiotics, Cleanser and Neutralizer:

Coconut water to be taken regularly. It neutralizes the effect of overdose. It strengthens the immune system.   

                                                                MISTLETOE (VISCUM ALBUM)

1. Epilepsy:                              Soak 5 to 7 leaves in a cup of warm water overnight.

2. Cancer:                                 The following morning add one cup of hot water to it.     

3. Diabetes:                               Dosage: one cup in the morning and at night.

4. Hypertension:                      Continue the dose till you are tested okay.

5. Liver problem:                       The same dose is applicable to the entire ailment.

6. Gynaecological Problem:

                                                    INDIA ALMOND (TERMINALIA CATTAPA)

1. Insomnia:

Boil the fresh leaves. Drink two glassfuls every night.

2. Veneral Disease:

 Boil the fresh stem bark. Drink ½ glass twice daily.

3. Health Tonic:

Cut into pieces the stem bark. Soak  two handfuls of stem bark into two bottles of gin for ten days. Drink two tablespoonfuls thrice daily.

                                                        HOG PLUM (SPONDIAS MOMBIN)

1. Cataract:

Crush the fresh leaves and press out the juice. Spondias juice.  Apply a drop to the eye twice daily.

2. Fibroid:

Boil the seeds together with immature palm nuts. Drink ½ glass three times daily for two months.

 3. Gonorrhoea:                                                      

Boil the fresh leaves. Drink one glassful thrice daily.

                                                       SIDA ACUTA

1. Arthritis:

Boil the fresh leaves. Drink ½ glass three times daily.

2. Malaria fever:

Boil fresh leaves. Drink one glassful three times daily.

3. General Weakness:

Boil fresh leaves. Drink one glassful three times daily.

4. Kidney Problem:

Fill a medium-sized pot with root and water. Bring to boil. Take ½ glass twice daily.

                                      GUAVA (PSIDIUM GUAJAVA)

1. Irregular Menstruation:

Boil the stem bark together with some fresh ginger. Drink ½ glass twice daily.

2. Diarrhoea:

Bring some fresh leaves to boil. Drink ½ glass twice daily.

3. Stomach ache:

Chew tender leaves. It brings about quick relief.

                               TOBACCO (NICOTIANA TABACUM)

1. Depression:

Boil ten leaves and ten bulbs of garlic in ten liters of water. Take ½ a glass every night.

2. Epilepsy:

Boil ten leaves and ten bulbs of garlic in ten liters of water. Take ½ a glass twice daily.

3. Anaemia:                 

Mix six tablespoons of dried, powdered tobacco leaves with one bottle of honey. Take two tablespoons three times daily. 

                                                   SWIZZLE STICK (RAUWOLFIA VOMITORIA)

1. Hypertension:  

Allow to scrape off the bark of the root.dry. Pour one teaspoonful of the scraped root into one glass of

boiling water. Allow it to cool. Take two cups daily.

2. Nervous Disorder:

Allow to scrape off the bark of the root.dry. Pour one teaspoonful of the scraped root into one glass of

boiling water. Allow it to cool. Take one glass thrice daily.

3. Impotence:

Boil the fresh root in water. Drink ½ a glass every night.

                                                  PLANTAIN (MUSA PARADISIACA)

1. Goitre:

Crush the root and squeeze out the juice. Mix ½ bottle of the juice with ½ bottle of honey. Take three tablespoons thrice daily.

2. Anaemia:

Boil the root and drink ½ a glass twice daily.

3. Heart Problem:

Boil some amount of the fresh leaves. Drink one glass twice daily.

4. Kidney Infection:

Crush the root and squeeze out the juice. Mix ½ bottle of the juice with ½ bottle of honey. Take four tablespoons thrice daily.

5. Intestinal Ulcer:

Dry the peel and grind into powder. Mix one tablespoon of the powder with four tablespoons of honey, lick.

                                                           BRIMSTONE (MORINDA LUCIDA)

1. Jaundice:

Fill a medium sized pot with the roots. Bring to boil with some pawpaw leaves and lemon peels. Drink ½ a glass twice daily.

2. Fever:

Boil the fresh stem bark in water. Take one glassful twice daily.

3. Diabetes:

Squeeze the fresh leaves in water together with bitter leaves. Take one glassful thrice daily.

                                    AFRICAN CUCUMBER (MOMORDICA CHARANTIA)

1. Convulsion:

Make an infusion of the fresh leaves together with bitter leaves. Drink one glassful twice daily.

2. Diabetes:

Squeeze the fresh leaves in water and drink one glass thrice daily.

3. Constipation:

Squeeze the fresh leaves in water and drink two glasses every night.

                                  SAND PAPER TREE (FICUS ASPERIFOLIA)

1. Enlarged spleen:

Fill a medium sized pot with the bark. Add water to fill the pot. Bring to boil. Take ½ a glass thrice daily for two weeks.

2. Urinary Tract Infection:

                             MEDICINAL USES OF SOME SELECTED PLANT SPECIES                                         

                                        PAWPAW   (CARICA PAPAYA)

 1. Malaria Fever/Jaundice:

Take one glass of squeezed yellow pawpaw leaves in water three times daily for seven consecutive days.

2. Diabetes:

Take one glass three times a day of squeezed green leaves of pawpaw in water. It is also applicable for

Constipation.

3. Stomach Ulcer:

Soak one big unripe pawpaw fruit including the peel and seed. Cut into pieces in five bottles of water for four days. Sieve and take   ½ of one glass three times daily for two weeks.

4. External Ulcer:

Make slight cut of unripe pawpaw fruit to allow the white milky sap to drop on the wound or chronic ulcer.

5. Convulsion/Body Temperature:

Grind the fallen dry brown pawpaw leaves into powder. Add three tablespoonful of powder to a half glass of palm kernel oil. Stir well and rub all over the body.

6. Asthma:  

To prevent the attack, and during an attack of asthma. Burn dried pawpaw leaves and inhale the smoke every night.

7. Bronchitis:

Boil root of pawpaw plant and drink ½ of one glass three times daily.

8. Cough:

Chew a tender pawpaw root and swallow the juice.

9. Piles:

Boil pawpaw root and drink ½ of one glass two times a day.

10. Impotence:

Cut into pieces two unripe fruits with the peel and seed. Boil it in eight bottles of water. Drink ½ of one glass three times daily.

                                            BITTER LEAF (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA)

1. Stomach-ache:

Chew the tender stem of the plant like a chewing stick and swallow the bitterness. This is a well-know remedy for stomachaches. In some cases the ache stops within a few minutes. An alternative is to pound the fresh leaves in a mortar and press out the juice. Add a pinch of salt to three tablespoons of the undiluted juice and drink. This brings immediate relief.

2. Skin Infection:

 For skin infection such as ringworm, itching, rashes and eczema, the pure, undiluted extract of bitter leaf is excellent. Simply apply it to the affected part daily.

3. Diabetes:   

From time immemorial, herbalists have been using the bitter leaf plant for the treatment of diabetes. Bitter leaf not only reduces the sugar-level drastically; it also helps to repair the pancreas. Squeeze ten handfuls of the fresh leaves in ten liters of water and take two glasses thrice daily for one month which amount to six glasses daily.

4. Loss of Memory:

One glass of bitter leaf juice, to be taken three times in a day for at least two months.

5. Prostate Cancer:

This is common among men who are forty years old and above. One of its symptoms is painful urination. Simply squeeze the fresh leaves in water and take a glassful four times daily. Bitter leaf increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, it also regulate the spread of the cell.

6. General Weakness:

For someone that feels weak and tired often.  And lack strength and stamina. Squeeze the leaves in water and take one glass thrice daily.

7. Stroke:

Bitter leaf extract solution is very good at calming the nerves, strengthening the muscles and cleansing the system.

8. Pneumonia:

Squeeze a large quantity of fresh bitter leaves in water and add honey to preserve the solution, warm each time you want to drink it and do not boil. Take a glass thrice daily for one month. Note that if you store bitter leaf extract for 24 hours or more it will lose it bitterness.

9. Insomnia:

Take two glasses of bitter leaf solution every night before bedtime. You will experience good rest and well being.

10. Arthritis:

Arthritics and rheumatism patients should try bitter leaf solution as prescribed above. It soothes and relieves the pain.

                               ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS)

1. Cancer:

Cut three leaves into pieces, mix one bottle of honey and one bottle of dry gin together, use it to grind the aloe Vera leaves cut into pieces. Take three tablespoon twice daily for two months.

2. Constipation:

Cut the root of aloe vera into pieces, measure one handful, add it into ½ bottle of dry gin for one week. Add water to fill the bottle. One shot to be taken every night.

3. Intestinal Ulcer:

Cut three leaves into pieces, mix one bottle of honey and one bottle of dry gin together, use it to grind the aloe vera leaves cut into pieces. Take three tablespoon twice daily for two months.

4. Impotence:

Soak two handful of powdered root into one bottle of dry gin for six days; shake everyday drink six table spoonfuls.  

5. Annovulation /Irregular menstruation:

Mix one bottle of honey and ½ bottle of water together grind the mixture with four leaves of aloe Vera, add five tablespoonful of ginger and mix it together.  Take two tablespoon three times a day for one month.

                            COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA)

1. Skin Remedy:

Dry the bark of the plant. Burn the dried plant bark to ashes. Simply mix two tablespoons of the powder with ½ glass of palm kernel oil. Apply to the affected part.

2. Toothache:

Mix two tablespoon of the ashes with one shot of dry gin. Shake well and use as a mouth wash.

3. Fibroid:

Cut the root into tiny pieces. Measure fifteen handfuls of the pieces into ten bottles of water. Add five (5) handful of xylopia aethiopica. Boil the mixture. Allow it to stand for 24 hours. Take ½ glass thrice daily.

4. Hepatitis:

Grind the dried coconut root into powder. Mix eight dessertspoons of coconut root, eight dessertspoons of powdered bitter kola and two tablespoons of powdered bird’s pepper together. Add the mixture to one bottle of honey.

5. Bronchitis:

Chop an equal size of pawpaw root and coconut root into pieces. Measure ten handfuls of each chopped roots into ten liters of water. Add five bulbs of garlic. Bring to boil. Allow it to cool and mix it with one bottle of honey. Take ½ glass 3 times daily.

6. Cancer (Breast):

Mix four liters of coconut water and one liter of honey together. Take ½ glass two times daily.

7. Loss of Memory:

Mix the white pulp of immature coconut with little honey. Take as desired.

8. Antibiotics, Cleanser and Neutralizer:

Coconut water to be taken regularly. It neutralizes the effect of overdose. It strengthens the immune system.   

                                                                MISTLETOE (VISCUM ALBUM)

1. Epilepsy:                              Soak 5 to 7 leaves in a cup of warm water overnight.

2. Cancer:                                 The following morning add one cup of hot water to it.     

3. Diabetes:                               Dosage: one cup in the morning and at night.

4. Hypertension:                      Continue the dose till you are tested okay.

5. Liver problem:                       The same dose is applicable to the entire ailment.

6. Gynaecological Problem:

                                                    INDIA ALMOND (TERMINALIA CATTAPA)

1. Insomnia:

Boil the fresh leaves. Drink two glassfuls every night.

2. Veneral Disease:

 Boil the fresh stem bark. Drink ½ glass twice daily.

3. Health Tonic:

Cut into pieces the stem bark. Soak  two handfuls of stem bark into two bottles of gin for ten days. Drink two tablespoonfuls thrice daily.

                                                        HOG PLUM (SPONDIAS MOMBIN)

1. Cataract:

Crush the fresh leaves and press out the juice. Spondias juice.  Apply a drop to the eye twice daily.

2. Fibroid:

Boil the seeds together with immature palm nuts. Drink ½ glass three times daily for two months.

 3. Gonorrhoea:                                                      

Boil the fresh leaves. Drink one glassful thrice daily.

                                                       SIDA ACUTA

1. Arthritis:

Boil the fresh leaves. Drink ½ glass three times daily.

2. Malaria fever:

Boil fresh leaves. Drink one glassful three times daily.

3. General Weakness:

Boil fresh leaves. Drink one glassful three times daily.

4. Kidney Problem:

Fill a medium-sized pot with root and water. Bring to boil. Take ½ glass twice daily.

                                      GUAVA (PSIDIUM GUAJAVA)

1. Irregular Menstruation:

Boil the stem bark together with some fresh ginger. Drink ½ glass twice daily.

2. Diarrhoea:

Bring some fresh leaves to boil. Drink ½ glass twice daily.

3. Stomach ache:

Chew tender leaves. It brings about quick relief.

                               TOBACCO (NICOTIANA TABACUM)

1. Depression:

Boil ten leaves and ten bulbs of garlic in ten liters of water. Take ½ a glass every night.

2. Epilepsy:

Boil ten leaves and ten bulbs of garlic in ten liters of water. Take ½ a glass twice daily.

3. Anaemia:                 

Mix six tablespoons of dried, powdered tobacco leaves with one bottle of honey. Take two tablespoons three times daily. 

                                                   SWIZZLE STICK (RAUWOLFIA VOMITORIA)

1. Hypertension:  

Allow to scrape off the bark of the root.dry. Pour one teaspoonful of the scraped root into one glass of

boiling water. Allow it to cool. Take two cups daily.

2. Nervous Disorder:

Allow to scrape off the bark of the root.dry. Pour one teaspoonful of the scraped root into one glass of

boiling water. Allow it to cool. Take one glass thrice daily.

3. Impotence:

Boil the fresh root in water. Drink ½ a glass every night.

                                                  PLANTAIN (MUSA PARADISIACA)

1. Goitre:

Crush the root and squeeze out the juice. Mix ½ bottle of the juice with ½ bottle of honey. Take three tablespoons thrice daily.

2. Anaemia:

Boil the root and drink ½ a glass twice daily.

3. Heart Problem:

Boil some amount of the fresh leaves. Drink one glass twice daily.

4. Kidney Infection:

Crush the root and squeeze out the juice. Mix ½ bottle of the juice with ½ bottle of honey. Take four tablespoons thrice daily.

5. Intestinal Ulcer:

Dry the peel and grind into powder. Mix one tablespoon of the powder with four tablespoons of honey, lick.

                                                           BRIMSTONE (MORINDA LUCIDA)

1. Jaundice:

Fill a medium sized pot with the roots. Bring to boil with some pawpaw leaves and lemon peels. Drink ½ a glass twice daily.

2. Fever:

Boil the fresh stem bark in water. Take one glassful twice daily.

3. Diabetes:

Squeeze the fresh leaves in water together with bitter leaves. Take one glassful thrice daily.

                                    AFRICAN CUCUMBER (MOMORDICA CHARANTIA)

1. Convulsion:

Make an infusion of the fresh leaves together with bitter leaves. Drink one glassful twice daily.

2. Diabetes:

Squeeze the fresh leaves in water and drink one glass thrice daily.

3. Constipation:

Squeeze the fresh leaves in water and drink two glasses every night.

                                  SAND PAPER TREE (FICUS ASPERIFOLIA)

1. Enlarged spleen:

Fill a medium sized pot with the bark. Add water to fill the pot. Bring to boil. Take ½ a glass thrice daily for two weeks.

2. Urinary Tract Infection:

Boil the root in water and take ½ a glass twice daily.

3. Anti-Hypertension:

Dry the leaves. Grind into a powder.  Add one teaspoonful to a glass of boiling water. Take two cups daily. 

Boil the root in water and take ½ a glass twice daily.

3. Anti-Hypertension:

Dry the leaves. Grind into a powder.  Add one teaspoonful to a glass of boiling water. Take two cups daily. 

  

p                             MEDICINAL USES OF SOME SELECTED PLANT SPECIES                                         

                                        PAWPAW   (CARICA PAPAYA)

 1. Malaria Fever/Jaundice:

Take one glass of squeezed yellow pawpaw leaves in water three times daily for seven consecutive days.

2. Diabetes:

Take one glass three times a day of squeezed green leaves of pawpaw in water. It is also applicable for

Constipation.

3. Stomach Ulcer:

Soak one big unripe pawpaw fruit including the peel and seed. Cut into pieces in five bottles of water for four days. Sieve and take   ½ of one glass three times daily for two weeks.

4. External Ulcer:

Make slight cut of unripe pawpaw fruit to allow the white milky sap to drop on the wound or chronic ulcer.

5. Convulsion/Body Temperature:

Grind the fallen dry brown pawpaw leaves into powder. Add three tablespoonful of powder to a half glass of palm kernel oil. Stir well and rub all over the body.

6. Asthma:  

To prevent the attack, and during an attack of asthma. Burn dried pawpaw leaves and inhale the smoke every night.

7. Bronchitis:

Boil root of pawpaw plant and drink ½ of one glass three times daily.

8. Cough:

Chew a tender pawpaw root and swallow the juice.

9. Piles:

Boil pawpaw root and drink ½ of one glass two times a day.

10. Impotence:

Cut into pieces two unripe fruits with the peel and seed. Boil it in eight bottles of water. Drink ½ of one glass three times daily.

                                            BITTER LEAF (VERNONIA AMYGDALINA)

1. Stomach-ache:

Chew the tender stem of the plant like a chewing stick and swallow the bitterness. This is a well-know remedy for stomachaches. In some cases the ache stops within a few minutes. An alternative is to pound the fresh leaves in a mortar and press out the juice. Add a pinch of salt to three tablespoons of the undiluted juice and drink. This brings immediate relief.

2. Skin Infection:

 For skin infection such as ringworm, itching, rashes and eczema, the pure, undiluted extract of bitter leaf is excellent. Simply apply it to the affected part daily.

3. Diabetes:   

From time immemorial, herbalists have been using the bitter leaf plant for the treatment of diabetes. Bitter leaf not only reduces the sugar-level drastically; it also helps to repair the pancreas. Squeeze ten handfuls of the fresh leaves in ten liters of water and take two glasses thrice daily for one month which amount to six glasses daily.

4. Loss of Memory:

One glass of bitter leaf juice, to be taken three times in a day for at least two months.

5. Prostate Cancer:

This is common among men who are forty years old and above. One of its symptoms is painful urination. Simply squeeze the fresh leaves in water and take a glassful four times daily. Bitter leaf increases the flow of urine and reduces the pain, it also regulate the spread of the cell.

6. General Weakness:

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