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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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Throughout history, Hagenia abyssinica has been used as an anthelmintic in Ethiopia and other parts of Africa. No hagenla collections are known.

It has served as an anathematic in ruminants also against tapeworms in humans. Slugs, Snails Flatworms, Worms Terrestrial. An attractive tree, hagenia is sometimes planted as an ornamental. New Zealand Herpetological Society 9: The seed is very light: Hagenia abyssinica is unable to regenerate in areas suffering from a high level of grazing. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 6: Preliminary studies of traditional medicinal plants in hgenia markets in Ethiopia: Flowers are borne in large, many-flowered, hanging groups, cm long and up to 30 cm across.

Hagenia abyssinica

They can be as effective as the chemical anthelmintics dichlorophen, niclosamide and praziquantel. Phytochemical studies on male and female flowers of Hagenia abyssinica by column chromatography, thin-layer chromatography and high-performance liquid chromatography.


Animals New Zealand’s Marine mammals. Gleditsia triacanthos Golden Honey Locust. Banksia abyssinica Bruce Brayera anthelmintica Kunth ex A. It is a very rare plant in New Zealand and is seldom found growing.

Birds Shore and Seabirds Listed by binomial names and photos. In Ethiopia, Hagenia abyssinica is a dominant tree in subhumid montane woodland rainfall up to mm per year. This page was last modified on 27 Julyat Friends of Te Henui 5: It is also used, often in a mixture with parts of other plants, as a medicine to treat syphilis, scrofula, malaria, fever and cough.

Views Read Edit View history. Leaves Leaves petiolate, viscid, up to 40 cm. Invertebrates Freshwater New Zealand.

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Trees are either male or female, with male flowers an orange to brown or white colour and red female flowers. The African zebrawood is one of tree species native to Cameroon threatened with extinction. Habitat Upland rain-forests, often above the moist bamboo-thickets, and in upland evergreen bushland; — m. A tree up to 25 m tall, often with a crooked bole unbranched part of the trunk.

Accessed 13 November Retrieved from ” https: It has been suggested that hagenia needs fires to regenerate, hagdnia it is true that it often occurs in even-aged stands. The dark red wood is used for furniture, flooring and carving, but is not durable. Plants Exotic Botanical names with photo.

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Royal Forest and Bird Society, Taranaki 7: The wood is fairly qbyssinica to saw. Hagenia abyssinica is a dioecious tree up to 20 m in height, with a trunk with thick peeling bark. Usually a dose of 8—16 g of dried flowers is taken, but some people use as much as 35 g. In the 19 th century, kosso was widely abyssiinca as an anthelmintic in Europe. Friends of Pukekura Park 3: Honey, obtained from beehives located near Hagenia abyssinica trees hagenis collected immediately after their flowering, is also said to be effective in expelling tapeworms.


Hagenia abyssinica occurs in montane rain forest and evergreen bushland, at altitudes of — — — m where annual rainfall ranges between mm. In Tanzania, Hagenia abyssinica is grown in agroforestry systems; the wood is used as fuel, the leaves as fodder and green manure, and the seeds as a condiment or spice.

The flowers do not have petals, and the colour is mostly due to the bracts modified leaves. Leaves Leaves imparipinnate, up to 40 cm. Haile Selassie I University,p. The flower heads form large hanging groups, made up of many small hgenia. Weeds and Escapee Plants Botanical names. The powdered flowers are soaked overnight in water, honey-beer, or other sweetened fluids, to counteract the bitter taste.

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