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OGIRISI FOR FERTILITY
Botanical Name is Newbouldia laevis
NEWBOULDIA LAEVIS (OGILISI) is a tropical plant belonging to the family of Bignoniaceae. It is among the most useful plants in Africa and grows up to 10m height with a cauliflorous habit.
👌Yoruba called it Ewe akoko
👌Hausa called it Aduruku
👌Igbo people called it Ogirisi
The plant has shiny dark green leaves and bears large showy terminal purple flowers. It is a familiar live-fence and boundary tree throughout its distribution. It is often grown as an ornamental and is easily cultivated.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF FERTILITY PLANT
✅Fertility plant also called ‘tree of life’.
✅A decoction of the leaf is taken by women to treat fertility problems.
✅However, a higher dosage of the leaf decoction has a uterine contraction effect and traditional healers in Nigeria use it to facilitate labour.
✅The young leaf can also be cooked with red oil drink during labour to facilitate easy delivery.
✅A decoction of the leaf use as gargle in the mouth for 4-5 minutes continuously is use to treat dental caries.
✅The bark is stomachic and analgesic.
✅A decoction is used in the treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea, epilepsy, cough and convulsion.
✅A decoction of the bark, sieve is taken inform of an enema as a treatment for piles and constipation.
✅Dried powdered of the bark combined with alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) is sniffed inform of snuff to treat migraine and sinusitis.it cures headache like there is no tomorrow.
✅The bark applied externally is use to cure wounds, ulcers and abscesses.
✅A decoction or ethanol extract of the root is used for the treatment of syphilis and intestinal problems such as worms.
✅The decoction of the root is laxative and is use to treat constipation.
✅The maceration of the root is effective for the treatment of arthritis and rheumatic pains.
✅The powdered root combine with chili pepper (Capsicum frutescens) are put into a carious tooth to treat toothache.
✅The powdered dry root combine with root of Lopharia sp are infused inform of ointment and use to massage oedema arriving through dietary deficiency.
✅Decoction of the root and leaves are remedy for scrotal elephantiasis, fever and as an aphrodisiac.
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