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Griffonia

Common name                        : Griffonia Scientific name                     : Griffonia Simplicifolia Local name (Liberia)            : Glabler, Guoblo, Wawatoto Local name (Ghana)             : Kagya, atoo, poopoo Botanical Background Griffonia simplicifolia plant is found principally in the...

Voacanga
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Voacanga

Product Name                       : Voacanga Scientific Name                     : Voacanga Africana Common Name                     : Voacanga Local Name (Akan)              :  Obonawa   Ecology and Botany   Voacanga Africana is an evergreen shrub native to Western Africa, specifically Ghana and Ivory Coast. The plant is widely distributed over the secondary forest and transitional zones.The tree is between 10-30 feet...

Mondia
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Mondia

Mondia is a climbing shrub with a large, tuberous rootstock, producing stems usually up to 8 metres long but exceptionally to 20 metres A multipurpose plant harvested from the wild for local use, it is especially valued for its medicinal virtues, particularly as an aphrodisiac, but is also as a food, drink, source of fibre...

Artemisia
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Artemisia

Artemisia I of Caria was a Greek queen of the ancient Greek city-state of Halicarnassus and of the nearby islands of Kos, Nisyros and Kalymnos, within the Achaemenid satrapy of Caria, in about 480 BC. She fought as an ally of Xerxes I, King of Persia against the independent Greek city states during the second Persian invasion of Greece. She personally commanded her contribution of five ships at the naval battle of Artemisiumand in the naval Battle of Salamis in...