The medicinal use of Bixa orellana (Bixa, Arnatto Dye Plant, Ornatus, Arnatoo, Lipstick Plant.) locally known as Osun-Buke, Ulla, Ufie.


Bixa orellana is a medicinal plant belonging to Bixaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Osun-Buke, Ulla, Ufie among other names. it is also commonly referred as Bixa, Arnatto Dye Plant, Ornatus, Arnatoo, Lipstick Plant..

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the fruits, seeds

The plant is used for the treatment of malaria, fever, astringent, kidney diseases, skin diseases.
The information provided is not intended to be a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine, particularly if you have a medical condition or if you are pregnant or nursing.

May 25, 2014 |

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