ROOTS, FRUITS, SEEDS, a climbing or scrambing shub (ebishugi)
Poisonous plant so use it with great care, an over dose can cause death.
Juice from the leaves or roots can cause Abortion
The commonest medicinal use is for killing intestinal worms kill mosquito, snails and bilharzias organism fruits for soap. The root is used in small quantities as purgative and cathartic. The root are drugged and pounded, a little is mixed with water and the extract drunk in reasonable quantities (2 table spoonfuls a day) this is the treatment of roundworm and tapeworm. The decoction of root is also drunk to cause vomiting for the treatment of enlarged glands. the roots are used to cure venereal diseases like syphilis. When roots are boiled, the decoction drunk, one pint of the infusion is normally enough, in same people this courses vomiting, but if it happens to course diarrhea then it is an overdose, please give patient fresh milk (Ekizimu kyente).
Engoha, Enyanya, Amababi ne mizi nibyita (nobutwa) take little.
The leaves, roots, fruits and seed are used as purgative, laxazia transmitting snails; they are also used in the treating scabies, ringworms dandruff, inching, headache, rheumatism, skin irritation, stomach pain and intestinal roundworms.