The medicinal use of Trema orientalis (Charcoal Tree, Gunpowder Tree) locally known as Afere, Afefe, Ayinyin, Telemukwu.


Trema orientalis is a medicinal plant belonging to Ulmaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Afere, Afefe, Ayinyin, Telemukwu among other names. it is also commonly referred as Charcoal Tree, Gunpowder Tree.

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

The plant is used for the treatment of fever, cough, bronchitis, dysentery, pneumonia, black tongue, convulsion, jaundice, 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.

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