Lannea microcarpa Engl. & K. Krause [family ANACARDIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . PDF | Lannea microcarpa (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree used in African folk medicine and commercial dermopharmaceutical formulations. Lannea microcarpa. lannea_microcarpa-_dreyer-stiftung-_dano-_bf- _5_porembski__d64bd3 Common Name:Tree grapes. References.
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Lannea microcarpa Lannea microcarpa x – k – jpg en. After it has cooled down, the decoction is filtered and is then ready for use as a dye bath. Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique.
In Nigeria leaves, bark, roots and fruits are applied to treat mouth blisters, rheumatism, sore throat, dysentery, as a cathartic and as a dressing on boils. A leaf decoction is drunk to treat swellings; it is also added to a bath[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. The fruits contain anthocyanins, about mg per g dry pulp.
Dictionary of natural products. In Senegal wood ash is applied to maturate abscesses. The cotton cloth is plunged once into the Lannea dye-bath, then 3 times in the Anogeissus bath and finally once again in the Lannea bath. Propagation Seed – no pre-treatment is required to germinate fresh seeds. This page was last modified on 13 Septemberat It is also possible that bark mixtures are used sometimes.
A superb, if terse, resource, it is also available electronically on the Web – see http: It prefers deep friable soil and is often found on cultivated land, where it is not cut down but preserved for its edible fruits.
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The powdered root, mixed with salt, is made into a tampon for application to the scrotum in treating orchitis[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Medicinal The dried, pulverized aerial parts of the plant are rubbed into scarifications to treat pain between the ribs and are taken internally mircocarpa colic[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Micrrocarpa plants of Ghana, with special reference to their uses. Because it provides a good shade, and a nutritious crop of food, the tree is typically protected when farmers clear the forest for agriculture[ Title Lost Crops of Africa.
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The plant seems to prefer friable deep soils and is often found on cultivated land[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa.
Crown of the tree Photograph by: In Senegal wood ash is applied to maturate abscesses. Last update on Editions ScientifikA, Amiens, France.
Lannea microcarpa 1, leaf; 2, part of branch with young leaves and fruits Redrawn and adapted by Iskak Syamsudin. Publisher Royal Botanic Gardens; Kew. It can be dried and used like raisins[ Title Lost Crops of Africa. Flora of Tropical East Africa. Cookies help us deliver our services.
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Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit; Germany Year ISBN Description A well-researched book, usually with more than one photograph of each species and good information on the plant and its uses. In Ghana among the Akan and the Ashanti people, the dye from lanneea bark is traditionally used for mourning clothes although red synthetic dyestuffs may now be used instead. Ripening fruits Photograph by: To obtain a faster colour, bogolan dyers associate this dye with a decoction of the bark of Anogeissus leiocarpa.
The red dye has protective symbolic power, hides bloodstains and is believed to heal the wounds. Now containing plants.
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In this process a pannea has to be used. In West Africa the bark of Lannea microcarpa is employed to dye cotton textiles a red-brown colour.
In the northern parts of Burkina Faso it is considered vulnerable. Anthocyanins from fruits of Lannea microcarpa. These lajnea belong to the bogolan group. In West Africa the bark of Lannea microcarpa is employed to dye cotton textiles a red-brown colour.
Volume 5, Families S—Z, Addenda. The gum exudes naturally when the bark is damaged[ Title Lost Crops of Africa.
Medpharm Scientific, Stuttgart, Germany. Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique.
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Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Lannea microcarpa occurs in savanna vegetation. Some islands and corridors