COMMON DISEASES AND CURE

1. STOOLWOOD

Is a large deciduous tree up to 45m tall and 1.2m in diameter. The bark is grayish-green or grey and rough.

Alstonia boonei

Ahun, Egbu

Medicinal Uses

Convulsion- soak fresh bark in warm water for 12 hours. Take 1 glass twice daily.

Fever- boil the bark in water and take 1 glass twice daily.

2. RINGWORM PLANT

Cassia alata

Asurun oyinbo, Okpo


Medicinal Uses

Gonorrhea- boil the root, garlic and onion in water. Take half glass twice daily for 3 weeks.

Asthma- boil fresh leaves in water. Half glass twice daily.

Ringworm/eczema- scratch the spot slightly with sandpaper leaves, squeeze juice from ringworm plant and apply to the spot twice daily.

3. To treat acne:collect orange peel and pound in a mortar add little water. sieve the mixture and apply collected juice to affected parts.

You can use lemon peel also.

To clear skin blemishes use raw potatoes juice. blend raw potatoes and collect the juice, apply the juice to affected parts.

Aloe Vera is also good for various skin problems.

4. BRIMSTONE TREE
Morinda lucida
Oruwo, Eze-ogu
Medicinal uses
Diabetes: squeeze fresh leaves and bitter leaves in water. Take one glasscup three times daily.
Fever: boil fresh bark in water. Take one glasscup morning and evening.

5. GOAT WEED
Agerantum conyzoides
Imi esu, Ewe apasa, Akwuko ewu, Magani akwia
Medicinal Uses: Manpower (to enhance sexual performance)- Extract juice from fresh leaves and take a glasscup thrice daily. Ear defects (middle ear infection)- Extract juice from fresh leaves and drop about 2 or 3 drops into the infected ear. Do this for 1 week.

6. SANDPAPER LEAVES

Ficus asperifolia

Ewe Eepin

Asesa/anwerenwa

Baure

Medicinal Uses

Hypertension- squeeze fresh leaves in water and take one glass thrice daily.

Gonorrhea- boil the bark in water. Take half glass thrice daily for two weeks. (NB! Not for pregnant woman).

7. LIME

Citrus aurantifolia
Osan wewe

Afofonta

Lemu

Medicinal Uses

Typhoid- boil the fruit rind in water and take half glass thrice daily.

Jaundice- boil fresh leaves with pawpaw leaves and take half glass twice daily.

8. LEMON

Citrus limon

Gaingain, Lakuregbe

Oroma-nkrisi 

Lemuntsami

Medicinal Uses

Earache- crush fresh leaves and extract the juice, apply two drops to the ear twice daily.

Sore throat- mix lemon juice with warm water, and gargle twice daily.

Pile- insert cotton wool soaked with lemon juice into anus overnight.

9. PIGNUT

Jatropha curcas

Botuje/lapalapa

Olulu-idu

Medicinal uses

Blood clotting- apply fresh latex to wound to stop bleeding.

Fibroids- boil the leaves and roots along with onions garlic and ginger in water. Take half glass thrice daily for three months.

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