|Fully grown tree of Buchholzia(approx.20meters high)|
|Wonderful kola(buchholzia) pods|
|Wonderful kola(buchholzia) seeds with inner skin intact|
Buchholzia coriacea was named after R.W buchholz who collected the plants in Cameroon in the late 19th century.
Young leaves of the plant Buchholzia coriacea are used in a gruel poultice for ulcers and boils. I call it African Woderful Kola.Why ?.You may ask.The reason is that there is what they call wonderful kola in most Asian countries.Asian wonderful kola is Gotu kola(Hydrocotyl asiatica).They are two different plants.But,writers,bloggers and other unlearned researchers from Africa,do mistake Gotu kola-Asian Wonderful Kola(hydrocotyl asiatica) for African Wonderful Kola(buchholzia Coriacea).Though there seeds look alike,yet there are two different plants.The African Wonderful Kola(buchholzia coriacea) is 10 times more medicinal than the Asian Wonderful Kola(hydrocotyl asiatica)
In Gabon pounded bark of the plant Buchholzia coriacea is used as a lotion against scabies, the fruit of the plant Buchholzia coriacea as an anthelmintic. In former times young warriors were given fresh roots of the plant Buchholzia coriacea to stimulate them before battle. century (keay et al 1989). It belongs to the family capparidaceae. The seed of buchholzia coriacea has medicinal values. These seeds gave the plant a common name Wonderful Kolanut because of its’ usage in traditional medicine. The seeds are covered in purple aril which are chewed in Ivory coast and has a pungent taste. It is used to treat a variety of illnesses . Bucholzia coriacea also known as musk tree is a member of the family Capparidaceae. It is an evergreen under-storey tree of lowland rain forest, up to 20 metres high occurring in West Africa, from Guinea to west and east Cameroon and in Gabon. The tree is found in the southern part of Nigeria, Ghana and Liberia. The bark can be made into a pulp for inhalation or into a snuff to relieve headache, sinusitis, and nasal congestion in Ivory Coast; smallpox or skin itching in Gabon. The pulped bark is applied to the chest to treat chest pains and also boils. In Liberia, the seeds are used on skin eruption and internally for worms. In Ivory Coast, the crushed up seeds, are pasted over the stomach for difficult childbirth. It is also considered anthelmintic (worm expeller). It is used as cough medicine, and in the treatment of ulcer. It is also used in the treatment of hypertension by drinking the fluid squeezed out of the leaves with pea leaves and small salt. Plants that belong to the botanical family Capparidaceae have been used for the treatment of syphilis, dressing of wounds, chronic ulcers and for the treatment of snake bites. Certain plants of the family Capparidaceae have been used for the treatment of gonorrhoea, convulsion in children, as aphrodisiacs and as anthelmintics. In the Ivory coast the twig bark decoction of the plant Buchholzia coriacea is used for the treatment of rheumatism and kidney pain, it is also used for the treatment of infections of the eye (bark gruel poured into the flat of the hand and inhaled) and for the treatment of pain in the back (fruit pulp massaged in). For the treatment of earache, seeds are pounded in a little bit of water and the resulting liquid is dropped into the ear. The Ebri tribes bathe smallpox victims with the bark decoction of the plant Buchholzia coriacea.
The seeds or kernels of the plant Buchholzia coriacea are edible and that they have a spicy taste and that they can be used as a condiment (spice). The ground seeds or kernels of the plant Buchholzia coriaceae are a component of a traditional and valued aphrodisiac or stimulant that is sold on local markets in Africa (Cameroon). The African plant Buchholzia coriaceae is used as stimulant, tonic, aphrodisiac,natural unblocker(artery&fallopian tubes),weight controller,fat burner,detoxifier,worm expellent,anti-hypertensive,natural pain killer(analgesic),natural aphrodisiac,natural wound dressing,Etc.
Family: capparaceae Juss
Super order: Rosanae Takht
Order: brassicales Bromhead
Genus: Buchholzia engl
Class: Eqissetopsida c. Agardh
Sub class: magnoliidae nov’ak ex takht
The plant Buchholzia coriacea is a shrub or medium-sized tree, evergreen, with a dense crown, large glossy leathery leaves arranged spirally and clustered at the ends of the branches, and conspicuous cream-white flowers in racemes at the end of the branches. The bark of the plant Buchholzia coriacea is smooth, blackish-brown or dark-green. Slashes are deep red turning dark brown ; Akpayunget al (1995) and Awouters et al (1995).
The leaves of the plant Buchholzia coriacea can be described as follows: large, obovate, oblanceolate to elliptic, shortly acuminate or acute at apex, cuneate at base, 15-30×5-11 cm, thinly coriaceous, glabrous, midrib very prominent below, about 10 lateral nerves, each running directly into the one above and forming distinct loops close to the margin, prominent below, stalk 10-15 cm long, swollen for about 1 cm at both ends, pale green.
Having gone through this write-up you might have picked interest in one thing or the other.It's possible you've got fascinated concerning all the medicinal properties of this herb.You may also like to know how it feels getting hold of it's pod,seeds and the leaves,or at least to view Africa's Wonderful Kola.So,feel free to give me a shout or email me here: email@example.com.Expect quick reply from me.