Kigelia africana. Photo: Bart Wursten Shenstone, Mt Hampden. Kigelia africana. Photo: Bart Wursten By road from Sinamatella to Robins Camp, Hwange NP. Kigelia Pinnata. Name: Kigelia Pinnata Common Name: Balam Khira Botanical Name: Kigelia Pinnata Availability: In Stock. A large Tree from tropical Africa with . Kigelia africana and Kigelia pinnata are widespread across Africa and found in wet savannah and riverine areas. The tree grows to 20 metres or more and is.
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A new alliance… Pope Francis in a new book is calling for an alliance between the young and elderly: The fresh and dried fruits can be boiled with water and given to patients to treat ulcers, sores, syphilis and rheumatism. Phytochemical analysis from various studies shows that Kigelia africana is rich in medicinal bioactive compounds like alkaloids, tannins, flavanoids, saponins, phenols, terpenoids and glycosides. These leaves occur in threes and are compound oigelia a glossy and leathery, wavy appearance, and are crowded at the ends of the branches.
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Parmentiera cereifera Candle Stick Tree. The sausage tree is a slow growing tree because the growth rate under normal condition is about 1mt per year. Oroxylum indicum Midnight Horror. Its name in Afrikaans worsboom also means sausage tree, and its Arabic name means “the father of kit-bags “.
Once one flower has been pollinated, the other buds in the same inflorescence will usually abort to avoid the simultaneous development of too many of the heavy fruits on the same peduncle. Common in India, with many medicinal uses, the species’s distribution is most certainly anthropogenic. Flower bud in KolkataWest BengalIndia. The bark is grey and smooth at first, peeling on older trees. Currently, the tree has possible cosmetic and pharmaceutical topical applications, particularly in the formulation of sun-screen skin lotion and creams, breast firming agents, anti-skin irritant and soothing agent, anti-reddening skin agent, anti-inflammation agents, anti-aging and anti-oxidant agents on the skin.
The leaves are elliptic in shape with a length of 10cm when mature. In fact the bark of Kigelia africana has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-microbial and anti-cancer properties. Their scent is most notable at night indicating that they are adapted to pollination by batswhich visit them for pollen and nectar.
Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page Retrieved from ” https: The seeds are removed as soon as the fruit is harvested for planting because they are viable only for a few weeks after harvest.
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Planting sites should be selected carefully, as the falling fruit can cause serious injury to people and damage vehicles parked under the trees.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Kigelia africana
In conclusion, the sausage tree remains one of the most interesting and highly valued medicinal plants in a wide range of communities in Africa, particularly as a potential cosmetic ingredient. Sharing the Wisdom of Time. There are some steroid chemicals found in the sausage tree that are currently added to commercially available shampoos and facial creams.
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His streaks of white hair tell tales of many years spent travelling the world. The fruit are eaten by several species of mammalsincluding baboonsbushpigssavannah elephantsgiraffeshippopotamusesmonkeysand porcupines. Tabebuia chrysotricha Golden Trumpet Tree.
Based on the country where it grows, the sausage tree is given different local dialect names.
Pages – The genus name comes from the Kielia Bantu name, kigeli-keiawhile the common names sausage tree  and cucumber tree  refer to the long, sausage -like fruit. Apart from the skin application, the fruit of the sausage tree has also been used as a purgative against dysentery.
Sausage Tree – Kigelia pinnata – Seeds
The sausage-like fruit is big with an average of about