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Members of this family are considered by some authorities to belong within the Euphorbiaceae.

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Hymenocardia acida Tul.

The powdered bark, alone or as a decoction, is considered antiseptic and is used in Nigeria to wash wounds, ulcers, etc. Powdered leaves are applied locally for various pains, e.g. headaches, rheumatic pains, and toothache (Irvine 1961).


  • Irvine FR (1961) Woody Plants of Ghana. With special reference to their uses. London: Oxford University Press [doi] [WorldCat] [url] [url-2]

Richard J. Schmidt

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