Diasperus odontadenius (Müll.Arg.) Kuntze
Phyllanthus braunii Pax
Phyllanthus santhomensis Beille
Phyllanthus odontadenius is an annual to perennial plant with stems that often become more or less woody and persist for more than one year. It can grow up to 1 metre tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
Tropical Africa - Guinea to Central African Republic, Sudan, Uganda and Kenya, south to Angola, Zambia, Malawi and Zimbabwe.
A common weed of the forested areas[
]. In high rainfall Brachystegia-Uapaca and miombo woodlands, and in evergreen forest shade[
The leaves are eaten to cure hiccups[
]. The leaves are chewed with guinea-grains to cure hiccups[
A stem extract is used to treat diarrhoea and cholera[
Alcohol extracts of leaves and stems reduced castor oil-induced diarrhoea in mice[
A water extract of the whole plant inhibited DNA polymerase of hepadnavirus[
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