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Table 2 Medicinal uses of pigeonpea

From: Utilization and farmers’ knowledge on pigeonpea diversity in Benin, West Africa

Diseases Forms of use Form of administration or application Villages
Malaria - Triturate the leaves, filter and add lemon juice
- Triturate leaves, and add either lemon or citronella leaves or both and then filter the mixture
- decoction of pigeonpea leaves and acacia leaves
Drinking of the filtrate All the villages
Ulcer - Leaves decoction Drinking of the decoction Zagnanado (Kaodji, Massagbo)
Measles (children) - Add water to triturated leaves
- Leaves decoction
Use as bath water to treat children and/or drinking of the decoction Ouesse (Kokoro), Djidja (Oukpa), Zagnanado (Kaodji, Massagbo)
Fever - Triturate fresh leaves, add to water and filtrate
- Triturate fresh leaves, filtrate and add to vine or fermented water
Use as bath water and/or drinking of the filtrate Pobè (Issaba, Ahoyéyé)
Snake bite Triturate fresh leaves Apply the triturated leaves on the bite Djidja (Oukpa, Bowe)
Eye infections - Triturate fresh leaves and filter Drop the filtrate in eyes Pobè (Issaba, Ahoyéyé)
Dizziness - Triturate fresh leaves and filter Drink the filtrate Pobè (Issaba), Kétou (Mowodani)