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.

Author: Fenritaxe Mezisar
Country: Czech Republic
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Literature
Published (Last): 3 June 2018
Pages: 33
PDF File Size: 16.5 Mb
ePub File Size: 5.89 Mb
ISBN: 275-2-94341-180-2
Downloads: 45961
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Arak

Hagenia abyssinica

Health organizations currently discourage the use of kosso because the dosage of the active principle cannot be controlled by using the flower extract. Uses An infusion made using dried and pounded female flowers has been used widely against tapeworms. Friends of Pukekura Park 3: Research, Analysis and Information Network.

Commercial kosin extraction from flowers depends on quality, demand hagemia price. Roots of Hagenia are cooked with meat to produce a soup that is consumed as a treatment for general illness and malaria.

Published on the Internet at http: The active principles in Hagenia abyssinica flowers are phloroglucinol derivatives, called kosins: The African zebrawood is one of tree species native to Cameroon threatened with extinction. Living collections and other conservation measures are strongly recommended.

African Redwood

Side effects may include irritation of the gastrointestinal tract, salivation, nausea, headache, fainting spells, general weakness and diarrhoea. An infusion of the flowers is used widely against tapeworms, and in Ethiopia this abyssknica been in hagenla for so long that ‘the master has taken his kosso’ is a well-understood excuse meaning ‘he cannot see you’. Petiole Petioles 12—13 cm. It is a tree up to 20 m in height, with a short trunk, thick branches, and thick, peeling bark.


Trees are either male or female, with male flowers an orange to brown or white colour and red female flowers. First published in Syst.

Hypericum patulum Goldencup St.

It is also used, often in a mixture with parts of other plants, as a medicine to treat syphilis, scrofula, malaria, fever and cough. The bark has been used in treatments for diarrhoea and stomach ache.

Hagenia is used as a food plant by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including turnip moth. 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.

Hagenia abyssinica Bruce J. Pinnate aabyssinica like a feather with hairy, toothed leaflets and sometimes additional, minute leaflets in-between. However, its use is rapidly diminishing. Birds Land and Estuaries Listed by binomial names and photos.

Hagenia abyssinica (PROTA) – PlantUse English

abyssknica Grevillea rosmarinifolia Rosemary Grevillea Next page: Hagenia abyssinica has bayssinica used in Ethiopia for centuries. The bark is reddish brown, fissured and peeling. Tropical Montane Cloud Forests: This treatment has been hsgenia for centuries in Ethiopia, but its use is now in decline due to availability of reliable alternatives.

Female flowers rather viscid, more red, up to 1. No yield data are available. An infusion made using dried and pounded female flowers has been used widely against tapeworms. East African Redwood, Kosso Family: Planing may be difficult due to interlocked grain, but the moulding, boring and turning are satisfactory.


Niclosamide trade name ‘Yomesan’ is probably the best chemical medicine against tapeworm. Kossokousso or cusso is a drug which consists of the panicles of the pistillate flowers of Hagenia. It is used locally for its medicinal properties; an infusion of dried female flowers is used to treat tapeworm, the roots are cooked with meat to make a soup for treating general illness and malaria and the bark can be used to treat diarrhoea and stomach anyssinica.

Ethnomedicinal uses of Hagenia abyssinica Bruce J. As long as tapeworm infestation occurs in remote areas e. Fruits Achenes enclosed within the calyx-tube with its zbyssinica epicalyx and persistent calyx-lobes; often only one of the achenes developing; pericarp thin, fragile, brown, reticulately rugose. Phytochemical xbyssinica on male and female flowers of Hagenia abyssinica by column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography.

Collection of inflorescences for medicinal purposes does not greatly affect the plants.

Mature Hagenia abyssinica trees are tolerant of fire, and heavy fires create ideal germination conditions for the small wind-dispersed seeds. Leaves Leaves abysdinica, viscid, up to 40 cm. Hagenia abyssinica African redwood Kingdom: