The medicinal use of Rauvolfia vomitoria (Serpent Wood, Swizzler Stick) locally known as Asofeyeje, Akanta, Wada.


Rauvolfia vomitoria is a medicinal plant belonging to Apocynaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Asofeyeje, Akanta, Wada among other names. it is also commonly referred as Serpent Wood, Swizzler Stick.

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

The plant is used for the treatment of hypertension, insomnia, nervous disorder, jaundice, fever, diarrhea, dysentery, scabies, mental disorders, anthelmintics, malaria.
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, 2015 |

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