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Table 6 Specific uses of G. erubescens in Burkina Faso

From: Traditional knowledge and cultural importance of Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch. in Sudanian savanna of Burkina Faso

Plant parts Use category Processing method Addition of ingredients Form of use Purpose of use FL (%)
Fruits Medicine Roasted and crushed Porridge, Shea butter Drink the liquid, massage Small buttons on the chest 8.33
Boil in water Spice Drink the liquid, purge Navel pain 8.33
Boil in water Butter of cow’s milk Massage Sprain 8.33
Roasted and crushed Shea butter Application on the wound Buttons all over the body 8.33
Food Remove the flesh Drink the liquid Human nutrition 93.35
Boil in water the fruits Drink the liquid Human nutrition 8.2
Cook in paste Couscous Drink the liquid Human nutrition 30.07
Leaves Medicine Boil in water Take a bath sore nerve 8.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath and purge Premature infant 16.67
Boil in water Sugar Drink the liquid Lack of appetite 16.67
Boil in water Drink the liquid Diabetes 16.67
Boil in water Drink the liquid Dysentery 8.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, purge Navel pain for adults 16.67
Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath and purge Fragile child 8.33
Boil in water Shea butter Drink the liquid, take a bath, massage Navel pain for children 8.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath and purge Headache 8.33
Fodder Eat Drink the liquid Animal nutrition 0.39
Wood Magic Lay the branch or the wood at the entrance of his house Expel someone from a village 38.48
Energy Collect dry wood Fire wood Cooking 22.07
Construction Collect branches Fence of animal pens 2.74
Young twigs Medicine Boil in water Take a bath Delay of the first steps in children 83.33
Magic Attach to the door of the house Protection against geniuses (spiritual) 6.83
Lay behind his vehicle Protection against accidents 3.9
Lay the branch or the wood in the farm or on wood Protection of farms and bundles of wood against thieves 32.42
Lay the branch or the wood at the entrance of his house Expel someone from a village 35.17
Cultural Clay Construction of wood fireplace for cooking 4.1
Attach two twigs in the shape of a cross African fan palm leaf basket Indicate the death of a young lady 5.66
Bark Medicine Boil in water Drink the liquid Lack of appetite in children 8.33
Crush dry bark Drink the liquid Stomach aches 8.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, purge Fragile child 8.33
Magic Crush dry bark Protection against geniuses, helps kill big game in the bush 31.64
Roots Medicine Roasted and crushed Cow milk Rub the body Sore nerve 25
Boil in water Butter of cow’s milk Take a bath, massage and purge Delay of the first steps in children 83.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, purge Ulcer 8.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath Premature infant 25
Boil in water Shea butter Drink the liquid, take a bath and massage Sore nerve 25
Boil in water Shea butter Drink the liquid, take a bath and massage Navel pain for children 25
Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath Headache 8.33
Roasted and crushed Butter of cow’s milk Massage Back pain 8.33
Roasted and crushed Butter of cow’s milk Massage Muscle aches 8.33
Seeds Medicine Boil in water or Roasted and crushed Butter of cow’s milk Massage Muscle aches 16.67
Boil in water Drink the liquid, purge Navel pain for adults 8.33
Roasted and crushed Butter of cow’s milk Massage Back pain 8.33
Leaves + roots + fruit Medicine Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath Premature infant 8.33
Boil in water Drink the liquid, take a bath, purge Navel pain 8.33