Enantia chlorantha is widely distributed along the coasts of West and Central Africa. It is also very common in the forest regions of Nigeria. Widely known as “Awopa”.
What Is Enantia chlorantha?
Enantia chlorantha is widely used in herbal medicine for the treatment of several ailments such as jaundice, malaria, fever, infective hepatitis, etc. However its toxicity profiles are not well documented. The effects of ethanolic extract of E. chlorantha stem bark on body weight changes, biochemical and haematological parameters as well as histology of vital organs (heart, kidneys and liver) were assessed.
It is an ornamental tree which may grow up to 30 m high, with dense foliage and spreading crown. The outer bark which is thin and dark brown is fissured geometrically while the inner bark is brown above and pale cream beneath.
Medical/Healing Benefits of Enantia chlorantha
- Typhoid fever
- Skin Conditioning
- Enantia Chlorantha may also be used for purposes not listed here