Lannea microcarpa Engl. & K. Krause [family ANACARDIACEAE]. Herbarium. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (K). Collection. Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa . PDF | Lannea microcarpa (Anacardiaceae) is a tropical tree used in African folk medicine and commercial dermopharmaceutical formulations. Lannea microcarpa. lannea_microcarpa-_dreyer-stiftung-_dano-_bf- _5_porembski__d64bd3 Common Name:Tree grapes. References.
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It turns yellow if acids are added to the bath. Fruits being sold in a local market Photograph by: The bark has a sweet smell and contains a gum which is soluble in water and is edible[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources microcarpq Tropical Africa.
Tropical Science 38 1: Accessed 13 November In Senegal wood ash is applied to maturate abscesses.
Sap obtained from pounding the bark is given to epileptics and to persons subject to giddiness and fainting[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. The red dye has protective symbolic power, hides bloodstains and is believed to heal the wounds.
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Fruits and leaves Photograph by: The red dye has protective symbolic power, hides bloodstains and is believed to heal the wounds. Ripening fruits Photograph by: Miicrocarpa comprises about 40 species, most of them restricted to Africa, and the bark of many of them is or has been used as a source of a red-brown dye.
Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. Click on “show more” to view them. In the northern parts of Burkina Faso it is considered vulnerable. Volume 1, Families A—D.
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Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique. Email this to a friend Print Share on facebook Tweet this.
The use of Lannea bark for red dyeing is still important microocarpa widespread in West Africa. The antidiarrhoeic effect of the bark has been confirmed by tests. The dye is not very fast, except in the black parts of the design[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
After it has cooled down, the decoction is filtered and is then ready for use as a dye bath[ Title Lanne – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Microcarla powdered root, mixed with salt, is made into a tampon for application to the scrotum in treating orchitis[ Title The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Medicinal The dried, pulverized aerial parts of the plant are rubbed into scarifications to treat pain between the ribs and are taken internally against colic[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
Lannea microcarpa Figure 1: The main anthocyanin glycosides present are two different galactopyranosides of cyanidin: Lannea comprises about 40 species, most of them restricted to Africa, and the bark of many of them is or has been used as a source of a red-brown dye. Between each dyeing, the lnanea is dried in the sun.
To make the dye, the bark is first pounded then boiled for 2 – 3 hours in water. In the northern parts of Burkina Faso it is considered vulnerable.
Subsequently the cloth is dyed using iron-rich mud of the bogolan technique.
West African Plants – A Photo Guide – Lannea microcarpa Engl. &
BoxAH Wageningen, Netherlands. Lannea microcarpa is widespread and is not in danger of genetic erosion. Publisher Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit; Germany Year ISBN Description A well-researched book, usually with more kannea one photograph of each species and good information on the plant and its uses.
Garments made with this dye have micdocarpa been used as ceremonial robes at special occasions including hunting and war; to mark special stages of life such as circumcision, birth, menopause and death[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.
lxnnea This page was last modified on 13 Septemberat The bark yields an edible gum which microcarap soluble in water. Towards the end of this period a small ladleful of wood ash is added as mordant, resulting in a darker coloured liquid that is kept boiling strongly for about half an hour. In this process a mordant has to be used. Lannea microcarpa MAP 4: The dye is not very fast, except in the black parts of the design. In Ghana leaves are used as a dressing for wounds.