Pterocarpus osun (African padauk): Important Medicinal Benefits

Pterocarpus osun (African padauk) Medicinal Benefits

Pterocarpus osun, or African padauk is a plant belonging to the Dalbergieae tribe of Papilionaceae subfamily. It is also called camwood, black camwood, bloodwood, Akwara in Igbo, Osun dudu, Gbingbin in Yoruba, Ukme in Edo, Lagos camwood. However, it should not be confused with the true camwood (Baphia nitida) Pterocarpus osun is an evergreen or … Read more

Camwood or Red Sandalwood (Baphia nitida): Main Health Benefits of Camwood (Osun)

Camwood or Red Sandalwood (Baphia nitida) Health Benefits of Camwood (Osun)

Camwood (Baphia nitida), also called African sandlewood, barwood, or Osun is a perennial shrub belonging to the Fabaceae (Leguminosae). It is widely distributed in the rainforest, secondary forest and abandoned farmland of the coastal region of West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, Cameroon, Cote d’voire) Baphia nitida is a small to medium-sized shrub that can grow up … Read more