Common Name: Kousso. Hagenia abyssinica. Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed. Photograph by: Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen. This study provides insight into the medicinal importance of Hagenia abyssinica as well as the degree of threat on its population. Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Almost every Ethiopian used to.
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Petiole Petioles 12—13 cm. Beforekosso was listed as an anthelmintic in the pharmacopoeias of about 30 countries. It has been suggested that hagenia needs fires to regenerate, and it is true that it often occurs in even-aged stands. Mature Hagenia abyssinica trees are tolerant of fire, abyssinicx heavy fires create ideal germination conditions for the small wind-dispersed seeds.
Distortion during air drying may be severe. Cookies help us deliver our hagrnia. Young trees have poor competitive ability.
The powdered flowers are soaked overnight in water, honey-beer, or other sweetened fluids, to counteract the bitter taste. Specimens of Hagenia abyssinica flowers, stem, bark and wood are held in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection in the Sir Joseph Banks Building, where they are available to researchers by appointment. As long as tapeworm infestation occurs in remote areas e. Ecological importance of Muehlenbeckia australis.
In the Kilimanjaro area, the bark is used for dyeing textiles yellowish red. East African Redwood, Kosso. Red Sea Press,p. Animals New Zealand’s Marine mammals. Ethnomedicinal uses of Hagenia abyssinica Bruce J. Flora of Tropical East Africaed. It is a very rare plant in New Zealand and is seldom found growing. Hagenia abyssinica is endemic to the Afromontane regions of central and eastern Africa.
Nga Motu Marine Reserve Society 6: It is a species of flowering plant native to the high-elevation Afromontane regions of central and eastern Africa. Some believe that side-effects are more severe when male flowers are used, and that male flowers have greater emetic activity.
Science for Conservation and Management. Male flowers are orange to brown or abyssiica with stamens male, pollen-bearing parts ; female flowers are red.
Birds Land and Estuaries Listed by binomial names and photos. Uses An infusion made using dried and pounded female flowers has been used widely against tapeworms.
Female flowers rather viscid, more red, up to 1. Hagenia is monotypic and very characteristic with its dioecism, pinnate, silky leaves and large, drooping inflorescences. The average weight of samples of dried flowers sold in Ethiopia is about 24 g considered enough for one treatmentsamples usually varying between g. Leaves Leaves imparipinnate, up to 40 cm. Haile Selassie I University,p. This species prefers cool, wet climates such as abyasinica found in moist montane forests, and can also thrive on rocky sites.
This treatment has been used for centuries in Ethiopia, but its use is now in decline due to availability of reliable alternatives.
In the southern highlands of Tanzania, Hagenia abyssinica is a protected tree. However, in locations with high population and cattle pressure the species is now rare or has disappeared often cut for firewood purposes. For more on the ethnomedicinal uses ahyssinica Hagenia abyssinica visit: The leaves are pinnately compound reaching lengths of 40 cm; with hairy, dark green, slightly serrated leaflets. The fruits are small and dried, hidden within the dried part of the flower.
Hagenia – Wikipedia
Individual trees are either male or female, but sometimes polygamous. R to Z Common names with photo. Consequently, few trees have been planted since the mids when the laws were more strictly enforced – an unfortunate result of well-intentioned conservation laws. Roots of Hagenia are cooked with meat to produce abyssiniva soup that is consumed as a treatment for general illness and malaria. As a result of its enormous significance, H.
Slugs, Snails Flatworms, Worms Terrestrial. Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: The wood is usually straight-grained with occasionally some silver grain when cut radially.
Hagenia abyssinica – Useful Tropical Plants
Weeds and Escapee Plants Botanical names. Phytochemical studies on male and female flowers of Hagenia abyssinica by column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography.
Hagenia abyssinica is an important medicinal plant in Africa that societies relied on for generations for combating various ailments.