Common Name: Kousso. Hagenia abyssinica. Drawing of the leaves, flowers, fruits and seed. Photograph by: Franz Eugen Köhler, Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen. This study provides insight into the medicinal importance of Hagenia abyssinica as well as the degree of threat on its population. Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. Almost every Ethiopian used to.

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African Redwood – Global Trees

It is also used, hayenia in a mixture with parts of other plants, as a medicine to treat syphilis, scrofula, malaria, fever and cough. It can be found growing in mixed afromontane forest with PodocarpusAfrocarpusand other trees, and in drier afromontane forests and woodlands where Hagenia is dominant, or in mixed stands of Hagenia and Juniperus procera. Inflorescences Panicles many-flowered, much-branched, terminal, drooping, up to 60 cm.

Usually a dose of 8—16 g of dried flowers is taken, but some people use hagenka much as 35 g.

Hagenia abyssinica

Besides being a source of medicine, Hagenia has been utilized for various other purposes such as construction, furniture, fuel wood, and soil fertility management. Although this species has not yet been assessed on the IUCN Red List, its many uses and loss of habitat mean that populations are decreasing as deforestation continues throughout the Afromontane forests.

Hagenia anthelmintica Kunth ex A. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6: Hagenia abyssinica Bruce J. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

The wood is fairly easy to saw. Retrieved from ” https: Flora of Tropical East Africaed. In Ethiopia, kosso is often taken with other plants to render its action more agreeable, e.

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The wood is usually straight-grained with occasionally some silver grain when cut radially. Weeds and Escapee Plants Botanical names.

Useful Trees and Shrubs for Ethiopia: Leaves Leaves petiolate, viscid, up to 40 cm. Hagenia abyssinica abyssijica unable to regenerate in areas suffering from a high level of grazing. The flower heads form large hanging groups, made up of many small flowers. In Ethiopia, Hagenia abyssinica is a dominant tree in subhumid montane woodland rainfall up to mm per year. Gleditsia triacanthos Golden Honey Locust.

Fungi, Mushrooms, Moulds, Slimes. The colour of the flowers actually comes from modified leaves called bracts rather than true petals. Birds Shore and Seabirds Listed by binomial names and photos. The wood is abyssinicz beautiful dark red making it hageniw popular timber species for furniture, floors and cabinets.

It is used locally for its medicinal properties; an infusion abssinica dried female flowers is used to treat tapeworm, the roots are cooked with meat to make a soup for treating general illness and malaria and the bark can be used to treat diarrhoea and stomach ache.

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Hagenia – Wikipedia

Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 3: Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa.

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Red Sea Press,p. R to Z Common names jagenia photo. Uses An infusion made using dried and pounded female flowers has been used widely against tapeworms. It also has a disjunct distribution one in which two closely related taxa are widely separated geographically in the high mountains of East Africa from Sudan and Ethiopia in the north, through Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania, to Malawi and Zambia in the south.


Each leaf is held on a winged leaf-stalk, measuring cm long in total. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. It is known in English as African redwoodEast African rosewood[1] brayeracussohageniaor koussoin Amharic as kossoand in Swahili as mdobore or mlozilozi. Distortion during air drying may be severe. No yield data are available. Collection of inflorescences for medicinal purposes does not greatly affect the plants. The extract is drunk hagenix breakfast; about 0.

Flowering and seeding can be observed throughout the year with a break in the months with the coldest temperatures. Grevillea rosmarinifolia Rosemary Grevillea Next page: Kew Backbone Distributions Hedberg, I.

Specimens of Hagenia abyssinica flowers, stem, bark and wood are held in Kew’s Economic Botany Collection in the Sir Joseph Banks Building, where they are available to researchers by appointment. In agricultural areas, Hagenia abyssinica can be found scattered in fields because it is not usually cut down. For more on the ethnomedicinal uses of Hagenia abyssinica visit: Kenya, it is dominant in the zone above bamboo thickets, between — m, where it occurs in association with Hypericum revolutum Vahl, Juniperus procera Hochst.

Finely powdered kosso can easily be adulterated by any other brownish powder, whereas intact flower parts are very distinctive and cannot be adulterated.

Individual trees are either male or female, but sometimes polygamous. The active principles in Hagenia abyssinica flowers are phloroglucinol derivatives, called kosins: