The medicinal use of Voacanga africana (Papaku, Voacanga ) locally known as Ako Dodo, Sinrinpin, Serepe, Pete-Pete, Kokiyarbiri..


Voacanga africana is a medicinal plant belonging to Apocynaceae family. In Africa, it is locally named Ako Dodo, Sinrinpin, Serepe, Pete-Pete, Kokiyarbiri. among other names. it is also commonly referred as Papaku, Voacanga .

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

The plant is used for the treatment of fever, toothache, cardiac tonic, sores, carious tooth, hypertension, improves mental alertness 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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