Combretum micranthum (Latin)
Baro ( Mandinka)
The curative leaves are used to make the 'quinquelibas drink', a refreshing tea traded as kinkéliba.
The leaves, roots and barks have many medicinal usages and are said to be antidiarrhoeal, antipyretic, choleretic, diuretic and tonic. Leaf extracts have been found to exhibit anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties. Various parts of the plant are used for the treatment of a range of problems, including
Improves Quality of sleep
Gall bladder and liver detox
The roots used in the treatment of infertility, fevers, sores and venereal diseases. The roots are used to make an eye rinse.
A decoction is used to treat black fever, hepatic diseases and various disorders of the respiratory system.