Leaves when mixed with the roots of ficus toma and tylosema are used for the treatment of oedema and AIDS. The stem and leaf decoction and stem ash (native salt) taken for the treatment of AIDs. A decoction of the roots and flower is given to children for heart palpitation the decoction of the bulb is taken as cough remedy. Root used medicinally for colic, indigestion, and heart and cough, stem and leaves are burnt to produce traditional soda ash for making vegetable and cures heart problem. The thick roots are chewed as treatment of headaches. Roots decoction mixed with strong tea for fever and headache shoots are like sugarcane its juice good for diabetes, dizzy, fatigues and heart palpation


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