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Lophira lanceolata Tiegh. Lophira lanceolata is widely distributed in the sudano-guinean savanna zone from Senegal through the Central African Republic and northernmost DR Congo to Uganda. Lophira lanceolata is a multipurpose tree. The oil also has cosmetic and medicinal uses and is suitable for making soap.

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We pledge to keep your email safe. But emphatically, having a good knowledge of such plants and herbs around us is not only essential for maintaining a friendly atmosphere but as well for maintaining a healthy body. It is important to know why this plant is very important to human race, what this plant is, what it does, how it should be used and for what reasons.

Lophira lanceolata is the most common species especially in the dry Savannah areas while Lophira procera is more common in the forest zone of West Africa. Lophira lanceolata is also known as beung false shea , or meni oil tree. Lophira lanceolata usually starts developing its fruits between February and April.

Dermatological Treatment Lophira lanceolata seeds can be pressed into oil, which can be used as hair lotion and for eradicating head lice. Moreover, the oil can be applied on the skin to prevent dryness. Treatment for Fatigue The Lophira Lanceolata sap can be used for treating individuals suffering from tiredness.

Anti-viral Properties Research by Ewolan in , shows that the stem-bark extracts of Lophira Lanceolata Ochnaceae contains anti-viral properties. The study also identified anti-tumor agents to be present in the plant. Wounds Treatment The roots can be decocted and used for washing and treating chronic wounds. Consumption Purposes Although the Lophira lanceolata seeds are bitter, yet are eaten by some villagers in the African countries.

This is because it is believed that the seeds are an excellent source of vitamins and nutrients. Consuming the seeds especially in poor rural settings is believed to be helpful in ensuring that the right amount of nutrient and energy are assimilated by children suffering from malnutrition. The oil of Lophira lanceolata can also be used by some rural villagers in West African countries for cooking food.

Antibacterial Properties The bark of Lophira Lanceolata contains several active compounds such as flavonoids, which possess antibacterial properties. Chewing Sticks The immature stems and roots of Lophira lanceolata can serve as chewing sticks. Toothache Treatment The Lophira Lanceolata oil can be used for treating toothache.

Also the bark can be infused and used as a mouthwash for treating toothache. Menstrual Pain Relief The roots can be decocted and the aqueous solution taken by women to relieve menstrual pain during monthly period. Malaria Treatment The leaves can be boiled and used for treating malaria. Constipation Treatment The roots can be blended and combined with flour for treating constipation. Pulmonary Disease Treatment The trunk and root bark of the Lophira Lanceolata tree can be used for treating pulmonary diseases.

Gastrointestinal Treatment Root bark of the Lophira Lanceolata plant can be used for treating gastrointestinal problems. The leaves can be decocted and used for treating intestinal pain, diarrhea and dysentery.

Headache Treatment The leaves can be decocted and used for treating headache. Rheumatism Treatment The leaves can be boiled and used for bathing by patients suffering from rheumatism.

Fertility Enhancer Lophira lanceolata is used by herbalists for tackling fertility issues in both men and women. Other Benefits The tree can serve as firewoods, for constructing bridges, for manufacturing mortars and for producing household wood-related equipment.

Remember to always consult your health care provider before making any health-related decisions or for counselling, guidance and treatment about a specific medical condition. Ali S. Audu S. Etuk E. Muhammad , Fertility enhancing effects of aqueous stem bark extract of Lophira lanceolata in male Spargue dawley rats,International Journal of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Vol. Ewola A. Igboeli N. Lohlum S. Nonviho G. Onyeto C. Afr J Biotech; 13 16 , p.

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We pledge to keep your email safe. But emphatically, having a good knowledge of such plants and herbs around us is not only essential for maintaining a friendly atmosphere but as well for maintaining a healthy body. It is important to know why this plant is very important to human race, what this plant is, what it does, how it should be used and for what reasons. Lophira lanceolata is the most common species especially in the dry Savannah areas while Lophira procera is more common in the forest zone of West Africa. Lophira lanceolata is also known as beung false shea , or meni oil tree. Lophira lanceolata usually starts developing its fruits between February and April.

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Lophira lanceolata

Lophira lanceolata Tiegh. The tree has a narrow crown with ascending branches and a straight or twisted bole that can be branchless for up to 7. Lophira lanceolata is a multipurpose tree, valued especially for its oil, timber and many medicinal applications. The oil and other products of the tree are traded on a local scale[ Title Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. It often grows gregariously on fallow land at the edge of forests[ Title Protabase - Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

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