Its roots produce a laxative, purgative action; the pulp of its roots is used as a dressing to hasten the maturity of the abscesses or in friction on the chest to calm bronchitis. Its dry leaves (rich in mucilage, citric, tartaric and vitamin C) produce an antiseptic, antifungal, refreshing, diuretic, sudorific action. Its decoction leaves are used against measles. Its fruit juice is very popular in Senegal.
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