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Official name : Pterocarpus osun Craib
Family : Fabaceae

2 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HB 45
Author(s) : Bablola, K., A.
Title : An Examination of the Usage of Herbal Contraceptives and Abortifacients in Lagos State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 140-46. 2009
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, slice root of Baphia nitida, wood of Pterocarpus osun and leaf of Sorghum bicolor, soak in gin for 24 hours and take in small glass cup thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HO 13
Author(s) : Oso, B. A.
Title : Mushrooms in Yoruba Mythology and Medicinal Practices Economic Botany, 32 : 367-371 (1971)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Termitomyces robustus is used in the preparation of charms for good luck by roasting the mushroom together with chalk and the wood of Pterocarpus osun and divining on it. This is mixed with African black soap and used for washing. It is supposed to bring good luck to anyone using it.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author