Journal of the International Aroid Society, Inc.
Volume 3, Number 2 (1980); Pages 62-64
The uses of Araceae in African folklore and traditional medicine
By Marianne Knecht    
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In many countries of Africa much effort is now being put into research on medicinal plants, and accounts already exist which list those species that are used in some form or other in traditional African medicine. However, these accounts do not include the personal observations of botanists, who have gathered valuable information from local people during the course of their fieldwork. The following summary includes statements that I have obtained during my own field tours in Ivory Coast in West Africa.


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