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Official name : Raphia textilis Welw.
Family : Arecaceae

1 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HK 61
Author(s) : Kibungu Kembelo A.O.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales du Bas-Congo et leurs usages (198 p.),(2003)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin eruption (mfueta),H(013) skin rash accompanied ofH(014) itching (nkulu = mpese) pian, pound together the following plants : Acanthospermum hispidum (leaves), mfueta sp. (leaves), Mitracarpus hirtus, Dacryodes edulis (leaves), Arachis hypogaea (leafy stems), Raphia textilis (inflorescences), Pseudospondias microcarpa (barks of trunk), Tephrosia vogelii (seeds), Pentaclethra eetveldeana (leaves), Entada abyssinica (seeds) and Pentaclethra macrophylla (leaves). Separate into three piles : Decoction of the first pile, filter and put in a bottle tightly closed with cap. To roast le 2nd pile in a pan, finely ground and store in a bottle. Mix le 3rd pile with le juice of 10 lemons and rub the whole body 2 times per day. When the body is dry, rub with the powder obtained with the 2nd pile, 2 times per day. And proceed for 3 consecutive days. Then VO. the filtrate from 1er pile, 1 table spoon, 3 times per day.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : mawusu (Kikongo)