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Table 1 Traditional Uses of Clerodendrum splendens in Côte d’Ivoire a

From: Immunomodulatory activity of polysaccharides isolated from Clerodendrum splendens: Beneficial effects in experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis

Indication Specific parts of the plant Preparation and administration
Hemorrhoids Leaves The leaves were boiled in water, and the decoction was consumed; part of the decoction was mixed in shea butter and applied locally to hemorrhoids
Sinus disease Leaves A vapor bath was inhaled once a day for 3 days
Menstrual troubles Leaves The leaves were boiled in water, and the decoction was consumed 2 times a day for 2 months
Diarrhea Leaves The leaves were boiled in water, and the decoction was consumed 3 times a day for 3 days
Healing scars Leaves The pounded fresh leaves were applied as an ointment or rubbed on the scars
Febrifuge agent Leaves The leaves were boiled in water, and the decoction was consumed 2 times a day for 1 week
Vermifuge agent Leaves The leaves were boiled in water, and the decoction was consumed 2 times a day for 1 week
Scrofulous infection Leaves and bark The pounded or crashed fresh leaves and barks were applied or rubbed on skin infections until cured.
  1. aThirty-eight healers were interviewed. No side effects were reported.