The medicinal use of Dichapetalum toxicarium (Gift-Blaar, Ratsbane) locally known as Alo, Itakun, Ikunmu-Agbo.


Dichapetalum toxicarium is a medicinal plant belonging to Dichapetalaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Alo, Itakun, Ikunmu-Agbo among other names. it is also commonly referred as Gift-Blaar, Ratsbane.

The plant’s healing properties are extracted from the stem bark, twigs, leaves

The plant is used for the treatment of jaundice, poisonous to animals, malaria, cardiac asthma
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.

November 29, 2014 |

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