What are the Yoruba herbal benefit of Pandoro? See the health benefits of pandoro (Kigelia africana)
This tree, the Kigelia Pinnata, also known as Kigelia Africana, and colloquially as “Sausage Tree” is on the edge of Queen’s Park, Mackay, Qld, Australia, and is so unusual that I had to take it’s picture, and look up some info! In Yoruba language Kigelia Africana us called pandoro.
Origin of pandoro: South and South-East Africa.
Traditional African healers use the Sausage tree to treat a wide range of skin problems, from fungal infections, boils, psoriasis and eczema, to the more serious diseases, such as leprosy, syphilis and skin cancer.
It also has internal applications, including the treatment of dysentery, ringworm, tapeworm, malaria, diabetes, pneumonia and toothache. The leaves in a compound applied for backache.
The Tonga women of the Zambezi valley apply cosmetic treatments of Kigelia fruit or pandoro to their faces to improve the skin.
The fruit of Kigelia (pandoro) is a common ingredient in traditional beer, and is said to hasten the fermentation process.
Hanging a fruit around a house will protect you from violent storms and hurricanes. Pandoro is also a symbol of fertility.
Perhaps not surprisingly, given its suggestive shape, the fruit has also found traditional use as an aphrodisiac.
Multiple parts of the pandoro tree have been used in traditional healing systems in the treatment of a variety of medical conditions and complaints in Yoruba land. The powdered mature fruit is used to treat wounds.
Yoruba herbal Benefit of pandoro fruit
The plant is used to treat: anemia, sickle cell anemia, infertility epilepsy, STI/STD, respiratory disorders, liver and heart disorders, and nutritional diseases.
The leaves are sometimes used to prepare a general tonic to improve health, growth and development.
Bark powder and infusions, leaves, stems, twigs or fruit are used to clean wounds and open wounds.
We use the pulp of the Kigelia africana fruit to firm the skin and tone the female breast.
The fruit is sometimes consumed as a laxative in Africa or used to fight acne.
The bark of the sausage maker is locally known to be effective against snake bites and toothache or stomach aches.
Use in women:
In women, kigelia is positioned as the number 1 remedy for infertility. Kigelia, very rich in estrogens, tones the breasts, firms them and stimulates lactation in lactating women. Studies have shown that it prevents breast cancer.
For breasts and hips enlargement :
Three teaspoons of powder to mix with 100 grams of shea butter to be used in massage morning and evening on the targeted areas: hips, thighs, repeat the procedure until the desired results is achieved.
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In men, the use of pandoro (Kigelia) helps to get rid of problems related to sexuality: premature ejaculation, weak erection, azoospermia, erectile dysfunction, micropenis (kigelia is believed to have the ability of increasing the size of men during intercourse).
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