African sausage tree

Benefits of African Sausage Tree

African sausage tree (Kigelia Africana), commonly called cucumber tree or sausage tree due to the size of its fruits hanging from its branches. The flowers are usually maroon or dark red. It is a member of the Bignoniaceae family.

It is native to West Tropical Africa, also cultivated in Manila, Los Baños, and Laguna. In Africa, the fruit is believed to be a cure for a wide range of ailments. The bark or root is used as powder or infusion for ulcers and wounds. It has been used for its anti-implantation activities.

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