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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The virtue therapy of Kinkeliba;

Overview the plant of Kinkeliba, Uses of Kinkeliba, Therapeutic value of Kinkeliba, How to use Kinkeliba, Warning;

Kinkeliba supporting liver function;

What is Kinkeliba?

Kinkeliba is a large shrub, known by the scientific name of Combretum micranthum. But the word of Kinkeliba comes from a combination of three words of Pulaar, the language of Peulh, the word Kinkeliba means: Ko Kanki laba; namely: it is the chosen one or we have chosen this plant. Wood or the stem of Kinkeliba is red, while the leaves are reddish-green.  Kinkeliba plant pushes around rocky areas particularly in the tropical or semi-tropical countries. 

These are the dry leaves of quinqueliba

Uses of Kinkeliba:  

All parts of Kinkeliba are useful for different purposes. But what is more consumed are the dry leaves of Kinkeliba, especially in countries such as Senegal and Mali where people consume much Kinkeliba products at breakfast or during Ramadan fasting instead of coffee or tea, even though many are perhaps unaware of the therapeutic properties of this plant.

Therapeutic value of Kinkeliba:

The whole plant is variously used traditionally to treat diseases such as, viral hepatitis, fatigue, liver ailments, headache, convalescence, blood disease, weight loss, cancer, sleep problems, and others. Kinkeliba is particularly capable to increasing urinary secretion and facilitate the removal of bile. Almost specific against the haematuric bileuse fever. Kinkeliba can be used as fluid extract in jaundice and gallstones. The wood and leaves of this plant are used against anemia, tonic, and antipyretic due to drinking a liter a day for three days or more, depending on the severity. Its leaves also are widely employed in local traditional medicine to treat many diseases ranging from fatigue to hepatitis, headache and cancer.

How to use Kinkeliba:  

These are the leaves, roots, and stems that are to boil in water for fifteen to twenty minutes and then to leave infusing for a few minutes, add sugar and milk at will. It is possible to use Kinkeliba decoction for cereal porridge for the patient. Kinkeliba can replace coffee or tea in the breakfast. African French settlers were the first to bring Kinkeliba back to Europe and they named the tea obtained by brewing the leaves the tisane of long vie or the infusion of long life. Some of the miraculous properties attributed to Kinkeliba might be down to the power of suggestion, the infusion obtained from the shrub’s leaves, however, has been proved to be very effective against dysfunction of both the digestive system and the urinary tract.

Kinkeliba supporting liver function:

As far as hepatic functions are concerned, Kinkeliba tea stimulates bile secretion, facilitating its outflow, which not only prevents gallstones from forming, but helps also digestion. In addition to this liver supporting function, Kinkeliba leaves are extremely effective against urinary tract problems due to their diuretic and disinfectant action.


People suffering from hepatocellular deficiencies with obstruction of the biliary section or serious renal insufficiencies should abstain from using Kinkeliba and its derivative. 

The dried leaves of Quinqueliba in sale
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