Cameroon’s Wild-Crafted Healing Spices

Cameroon is famous for it’s trade in wild-crafted plants and herbs. Cameroon’s wild-crafted healing spices comes as a result of diversity in landscapes. Which represents the whole African continent’s major climatic zones.

Add a variety of savory spices that nourish your body and improve longevity to your daily diet. As an essential part of a healthy self-care routine to assure ageless radiance, youthful clear skin and beauty you can feel. 

 There’s natural  features such as white beaches, mountainous areas, tropical rain forests, as well as marshland mangroves. You can also find rich volcanic soils in the South West Province where mount Cameroon is with recent volcanic activity.

Not to leave out the Savannah grasslands and sparse deserts. This allows for a wide variety of wild-crafted mineral rich healing plants, herbs and spices

These spices, nourish the gut, clears the skin, strengthens teeth, improves mental clarity. Also reduces inflammation, stress and provides better sleep.

Country Onion or Bush Onion, Rondelles (Afrostyrax lepidophyllus)

Cameroon wild-crafted healing spices: Country Onion, bush onion Afrostyrax lepidophyllus

These are tropical garlic trees from different families but with similar garlic flavor. The bark contains anti-microbial essential oils and sulfur rich compounds.
Traditionally,  Afrostyrax lepidophyllus bark extract is used as a remedy for cough, heart beat rate, worms, constipation, hernia, abscesses, and boils.
 Moreover, the root bark decoction is anthelmintic, against vomiting, or as enema against urinary infections.
 Both the seeds and the stem bark add flavor to soups, stews and porridge like turning plantain in Cameroon.
Cameroon food: Turning planty
As you can clearly see, spices and herbs make each meal a savory tasty indulgence of all the senses. So go ahead, eat your medicine and feel like a royal diadem, delight of the King!!

Njangsa (Ricinodendron heudelotii)

This is a perennial native tree in the tropic and sub-tropic areas, reaching 40 m in height and 1.2 m of diameter, belonging to the Euphorbiaceae family.
The bark extract of Ricinodendron heudelotii  treats cough, intestinal diseases, yellow fever, malaria, headache and stomach pains. It also serves as a poison antidote.
The fruit of R. heudelotii commonly known as njangsang serves as spice in many traditional dishes including the ogbono and pepper soup in Cameroon.
Njangsa Ricinodendron heudelotii

Njangsa, Ricinodendron heudelotii

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