(Jacq.) DC.Synonym ► K. africana (Lam.) Benth.Family ► Bignoniaceae.Habitat ► Native to West Africa, cultivated as a roadside tree.English ► Common Sausage tree.Folk ► Jhaar Phaanuus.Action ► Bark—antidysenteric, antirheumatic, diuretic. Used in venereal diseases. Fruits— purgative.The root bark contains monoter- penoids, pinnatal, isopinnatal and iso- kigelinol napthoquinones.The fruit gave a cytostatic compound.In Africa, the root bark is used in the treatment of venereal diseases, haemorrhoids and rheumatism; also as a vermifuge.
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