Voacanga Africana is a member of the Apocynaceae family. It is commonly known as the African dream herb, Voacanga fruit, and many other names.
The species in this genus are known for their hallucinogenic properties, which have been used for centuries by the local people for spiritual ceremonies.
Since these trees have anti-malarial properties, they can help cure bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery;
parasitic diseases such as amebiasis schistosomiasis, and malaria; viral diseases such as HIV/AIDS; neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s disease, etc.
We urge you to continue reading to discover in detail the various diseases cured with the help of Voacanga Africana.
The root extract of Voacanga is used to treat bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, typhoid fever, cholera, and dysentery.
Tuberculosis is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the lungs. Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the intestines.
Cholera is a bacterial infection that mainly affects the intestines and causes severe diarrhea with vomiting (it also causes dehydration).
Parasitic diseases such as amebiasis, schistosomiasis, and malaria are cured using voting.
Amoebiasis is a disease caused by an amoeba (Entamoeba histolytica) which can live in the intestines for years without causing any symptoms.
Amoeba cause acute or chronic dysentery (bloody diarrhea). The most common symptom of amoebiasis is blood or pus in the stool which may be accompanied by abdominal pain and tenderness on pressure over the liver area.
Schistosomiasis is caused by three types of trematodes (flatworms): Schistosoma mansoni, Schistosoma haematobium, and Schistosoma japonicum.
These flatworms are passed from one person to another when they come into contact with fresh water containing tiny eggs shed by infected people after entering the body through the skin while bathing or swimming in contaminated waterways.
The infection can also be transmitted through raw vegetables washed but not well cooked in contaminated water or improperly cooked foods eaten at roadside stalls along river banks that use polluted water for washing vegetables etc.
Symptoms include jaundice (yellowing), fever, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, and weight loss due to anemia caused by red blood cell destruction from passing large numbers of eggs through urine every day without treatment;
abdominal pain after passing urine because worms have penetrated the bladder wall; bloody urine because worms have penetrated the bladder wall;
bloody stools due to intestinal bleeding caused by intestinal ulcers produced by adult female worms inside the intestinal wall which lay thousands of eggs daily;
severe itching around the anus area because worm larvae penetrate the skin causing intense irritation and leading patients to scratch themselves until they bleed resulting in secondary bacterial infection like tetanus if proper hygiene measures are not followed during the treatment phase.
Viral diseases. Viruses are tiny infectious particles that can only be seen under a microscope.
They are not living organisms but they can reproduce and multiply. Viruses cause different types of illnesses, including colds and flu.
In the past, many pharmaceutical companies have developed drugs to treat viral diseases but these medications have had harmful side effects on patients’ kidneys or livers.
However, now there is a new drug called Voacanga that has been proven to be effective in treating viral infections without damaging vital organs like the liver or kidney.
In the case of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease, Voacanga Africana has been shown to have beneficial effects on several symptoms.
In Parkinson’s disease, dopamine-producing cells in the substantia nigra are lost. This results in abnormalities in gait and motor control (loss of fine motor skills).
It also causes imbalance and an inability to coordinate movements like walking or talking.
In addition to these symptoms, people with Parkinson’s disease often experience hallucinations known as “Parkinsonism” which can sometimes be accompanied by mental deterioration like dementia (Lewy bodies).
Studies show that VOA helps with all these symptoms: it improves balance and coordination while also reducing tremors and other movement problems associated with Parkinson’s.
Voacanga is a tropical plant that grows in Africa, Asia, and South America. It has been used as traditional medicine since ancient times to treat malaria, dysentery, and indigestion.
In an animal study published in 2004 in the journal Phytotherapy Research, scientists tested the anti-malarial activity of Voacanga seeds on mice infected with Plasmodium berghei (the rodent malaria parasite).
They found that it had significant effects against the disease including reducing blood levels of parasites and preventing mortality in infected animals.
The Voacanga Africana is a powerful medicinal plant with different uses.
The medicinal properties of this plant are numerous and it has been used as a traditional remedy in Africa for centuries.
It is also known by names such as African Dream Herb, Snake Wood, or Wild Coffee Tree because of its caffeine content and resemblance to coffee bean leaves.