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Xylopia Aethiopica Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Xylopia Aethiopica
Glycemic Index / Load
Grains Of Selim
Botanical Name
Xylopia Aethiopica, Annonaceae Family

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Xylopia Aethiopica Cures

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Action of Xylopia Aethiopica

Nutrients in Xylopia Aethiopica

Taste of
Xylopia Aethiopica

Parts Used

Seed, Stem bark, Root bark

Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Xylopia Aethiopica

Avoid use during Pregnancy, Breast Feeding.
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Xylopia Aethiopica is a tree.
It is an evergreen.
It grows in a tropical climate.
It grows up to 30 M.
Best used for Rheumatism.


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Materia Medica for Xylopia Aethiopica

Xylopia Aethiopica General

Xylopia Aethiopica is an African traditional medicine.
An infusion of the plant's bark and fruit is used in the treatment of Bronchitis and Dysenteric conditions. It is used as a medicine for Biliousness and Fever pains.
The Bark stepped in Palm Wine is used to treat Asthma, Stomach ache and Rheumatism.
The powdered Bark is used to treat Ulcers.
The root of Xylopia Aethiopica is aromatic. It is used as a mouthwash for Toothaches.
The powdered form of root is used externally as a dressing for Sores, Gingivitis and in the local Cancer treatment.
A decoction of leaves and roots is used as a Tonic. It treats Fever and Debility.
A decoction of leaves is an Emetic. It is used to treat Rheumatism. The powdered leaf form is used for treating Headaches.
The fruit of Ethiopian Pepper or Xylopia Aethiopica is very effective. It is Carminative, Purgative, Emmenagogue, Antitussive, Anthelmintic and Rubefacient. The fruits act as a tonic to improve fertility in women. It is also recommended to the women who has just become mother.
The seeds hold different medicinal properties. They are Emetic, Galactagogue, Rubefacient, Stimulant and Vermifuge. The ground seed increases the milk flow in lactating mothers. An extract of seeds treats Roundworms in the Body. Crushed seeds are used for Headache and Neuralgia.
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Kolamou faro aime
26 Mar 2015
je veu etre abonne pour avoir des information clair sur le xylopia
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03 Apr 2015
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This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Emmanuel Oduro
06 Feb 2016
Premature ejaculation. Am 28 years and cannot have sex for long. What is the best herb for this problem, I need help
Herbpathy Research Team
08 Feb 2016
Dear Emmanuel Oduro
The best Herb for you is Ashwagandha ( Withania Somnifera) - It is hot in nature. So please use it with caution. Take one capsule daily with milk on alternate days. Try this for 7 days, if it suits you, continue for a month. But, take it only thrice every week. To set your Reproductive System right, take Gokharu ( Land Calotrops ), Maca ( Lepidium Meyenii ).
The Herbs can be taken in their capsule form. Take once capsule each ( 200 mg ) per day, for 30 days. Lastly, add 5 drops of essential oil of clove in 50 ml of chameli oil ( Jasmine ) . Massage your Penis with this oil for 10 min every day for one month.
This is only a suggestion. Please consult your doctor before using any herb. Regards
Herbpathy Research Team
( Make Life Healthy )
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
27 Aug 2016
you need to eat watermelon,orange,pawpaw and banana peel ,i mean use de fruit and there seeds ok
Kabenga s. jean bosco
19 Jan 2017
Take regularly black-thea every morning.
Georgina ( Ghana )
18 Feb 2016
can i use grains of selim to cure cold
22 Feb 2016
Georgina Please visit the disease Cold in disease section of the website. There you will find highly effective cures for Cold. Grain of Selim is not known to cure Cold,our Research Team is looking into the matter and will get back to you.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Felix ( Ghana )
15 Apr 2016
please what kind of herb or herbal medicine can i use to cure the pains in my right hip joint bone.
17 Aug 2016
Dear Felx Please get in touch with me. I was also having pains in my right hip joint and doctors recommended surgery. I heard about Maame Dagomba ointment and purchased some for use. I cannot imagine the relief I am having. My number is 020 8161601
30 Dec 2017
For pains get Jafa Balm u can't imagine the quick effect
02 May 2016
Dear Felix There can be many reasons behind this pain of yours. The cause may be--
Sciatica, Sprain, past injury, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis. SO, until we do not know the cause of your problem , we would not be able to provide you with a cure. Since when are you suffering from this problem ?
Did you get yourself examined, were you diagnosed of any disease ?
What is your height and weight ? Do you think you are overweight ?
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Ekua Gyemah ( Ghana )
29 Apr 2016
please what medicine is good for menstrual pain, I mean the severe one
02 May 2016
Ekua Gyemah
Okay.. See even i was suffering from serious menstrual cramps. Sever ones.. Then i came across a herb called manjkani and took it for a month. And i am glad that i am over it now.. Here on this website, look for Difficult menses in the disease section and look for the apt cure. Dong quai and Shatavari are another herbs very very effective to cure menstrual disorders.
27 May 2016
Akua, you can use Wellwoman. It is very effective in treating severe menstrual pains. You can get it in any pharmacy shop.
Linda ocran ( Ghana )
05 May 2016
Pls wat medicine is good for irregular periods for two months. Not having menses for two months
09 Jun 2016
Dear Linda Dong Quai is one of the most effective Herbs. It will tone up your reproductive organs. Buy capsules and take one every day for one month. Apart from Herbs also make a regular habit of Yoga. It will improve blood circulation in your body. Take Shatavari capsules for one month. One everyday. These herbs are great for your problem. Please write back after a month.
Adu ( Ghana )
02 Jul 2016
What is the side effect of xylopia aethiopica thank you.
04 Jul 2016
Why do you wish to use the herb. Side effects may vary as per the condition of the person as well as on the symptoms.
05 Jul 2016
Please I've been coughing for well over a month now..It started with a cold, and I have used antibiotics and other cough syrups to no avail. Recently, I started chewing grains of Selim and although it's helped, can you please tell me how to get rid of this coughs before it develops into asthma?...thanks
06 Jul 2016
Pokua Drink pepper mint tea, Thrice in a weak.And take steam bath :
Add 3 to4 drops of peppermint oil mixed for every 150 ml of hot water. Drink Thyme tea everyday for a month. This will definitely relieve you of cough. Avoid oily food. Do saline water gargles twice a day. Do this regularly for a week. If still the cough persists, write back after 25 days, then there are other herbs which can be suggested.
29 Jul 2016
Thanks Dora..I saw your reply today..I will try it and report back after the days suggested..thanks once again.
30 Sep 2016
My love, please mind your high level of usage of body perfumes. It might not be good for you. Sorry, you might need to give it a break to see, if there could be a turn round to our benefit. It really worked for few people.
Belinda ( Ghana-Accra )
09 Aug 2016
What herbs is good for the treatment of STI(asexually transmitted infections) and irregular mensuration
Abigail ( Ghana )
09 Aug 2016
What Herbs can I take to cure asexually transmitted infections and irregular mensuration
Komal Kaith
09 Aug 2016
Are you talking about viral or bacterial infections ? Please be clear ? For irregular mensuration -
Buy Asparagus racemosus tincture or add fresh to your daily diet. This will support your reproductive organs. Take Dong Quai capsules, one everyday for a month. This is a boon for females.
10 Aug 2016
It both viral and bacterial infections. Thanks for the reply for the irregular mensuration. Hope to hear from you soon.
Maud ( Ghana )
26 Aug 2016
Am suffering from candidiasis due to a post pill. Where can I get the best her to buy. I'm in Ghana. please help me because I regret taking that post pill
26 Aug 2016
Dear Maud
What do you mean by this Post pill? Can you please explain?
Dr. Sam
28 Sep 2016
Maud kindly get Aloe Plus Ointment from the herbal or pharmacy shops. You will insert it after each bath a day, not less than twice. But wear only cotton undies, stop wearing tight trousers and nikas, go lose when sleeping, don't allow soap in the vagina and be active physically
Gifty ( Ghana )
08 Sep 2016

I have ovarian cysts about 3.5inche and a constant viginal itching, what herbs can I use to eradicate it without any surgery.
08 Sep 2016
Gifty For PCOS, take saw palmetto capsules. One capsule every day for a month. Another herb for you is -- Chaste berry. You may drink a cup of Chaste berry tea everyday. Try this for a month. or Itchy vagina -- Apply yogurt in the vaginal area, twice a day with cotton balls. Drink a glas s of Cranberry juice everyday. Also, mantain proper hygiene.
10 Aug 2018
My sister have ovarian cyst, the drug you mention is not familiar to me how can I get it
Ivy ( Ghana )
16 Sep 2016
What could cause ones vaginal hole to feel very open on intercourse after staying 6 months or a year without sex.And what is the best herb to use to cure this.
20 Sep 2016
If you feel the vaginal hole is too wide, then you may check if it actually is or not.
If the hole is too open then you may go for the herb Manjakani. Look for the herb in the herb section of this website. It is very effective for loose vagina. .
26 Nov 2016
please consult your doctor first then call me
Marklin ( Ghana )
24 Sep 2016
Hi,please its been a while now i don't experience the normal morninig penis ejaculation again. Any advice on that?
Jai Kaushak
27 Sep 2016
Marklin It is not a problem. You do not need to worry. This is absolutely normal. So breathe my friend. You are absolutely fine
Mykeal ( GHANA M )
08 Oct 2016
Per experience, when you chew hwentia raw, it improves your sexual life
George ( GHANA )
28 Nov 2016
Hi, please can you advice me on medicine to use to control sickle cell sickness on my daughter, so sometimes is in pain.
thank you
12 Jan 2017
You can give her Burdock capsules. One everyday for a month. Redroot is another very every effective her for this.
Give her raspberry juice every day for a month.
Daniel ( Ghana )
02 Jan 2017
Dear Sir/Madam,Can I add alcohol to Kaya Senegalensis and what's the local name for Anthocleista Nobilis pls,my name is Dan
Gargi Kashyap
12 Jan 2017
Yes, you can,but only if you are making a tincture.
A tincture is prepared by adding alcohol only. But, there is a particular process that is involved in the preparation.
So, do you wish to make a homeopathic tincture ?
Or , you may buy the tincture straight away from a homeopathic store.
Mie ( Ghana )
03 Feb 2017
I have been having recurring candida for more than a year. which local herb can be of help to me.
03 Feb 2017
For Candia, drink a glass of Cranberry juice, twice in day for a week. Eat a bowl of yogurt with a pinch of cinnamon powder sprinkled on it. Eat it every day for a week.
Increase the intake Vitamin C in your daily, so that you can boost up your Immune system.
Chew 2 cloves of Garlic every day.
Take one capsule f Oregano every day for 15 days.
Drink a cup of Sage tea, everyday for a week.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Gabriel Gidisu
28 May 2017
Use awummaguwatse twoa tea spoons of dried leaves in 900ml of water boil for 15minuts. Drink one tea cup three times a day.
13 Feb 2017
my penis is very small and growing lien. Is there any herb to get it stopped and grow bigger.

14 Feb 2017
There is no such herb that can increase the size of the penis. However, performance, stamina and duration of erection can be improved.
What is your second concern ?
Please explain in detail.
M-I ( Nigeria )
24 Mar 2017
I have been having frequent prostate inflammation, for d past 3years,have gone to the hospital to no avail,i have also taken herbal concoctions,i only get relief and it gets worse,i now feel inflammation in the right side of my testicles,..please what herbs or suggestions can any one help me with...
Nana boateng ( Ghana )
10 May 2017
Is there any plant to cure eczema and asthma
Emmanuel ( Ghana )
24 Jun 2017
Please I am a Medical herbalist from KNUST and can help or teach you scientifically approved herbs for any medical condition. Can
call me on 0501364870.
Boakye ( Ghana )
29 Sep 2017
Please am having syphilis and i really need ur help to treat it with herbal medicine.kindly help me please
Laura K.
27 Oct 2017
Boakye Please share other symptoms too. All the symptoms, like : Is the person violent in nature ?
Do you suffer from ulcers too ?
How is your tolerance to pain ? What is your fear ?
Are you timid hearted and so on ....?
Afia ( Ghana )
27 Oct 2017
I want the cure of hepatitis, can any one be of help.thanks
Esther ( Ghana )
05 Nov 2017
Please I have multiple fibroids and the doctor says I need a surgery to remove them ,but please I don't want to have a surgery because I have not given birth before ,please can I get a herb to treat the fibroid and also for PID
Abra ( Ghana )
07 Nov 2017
Please help me get a herb to treat pelvic inflammatory disease.
Imade ( Nigeria )
08 Nov 2017
How can I grow my male apendage, I have a medium size and I find it so embarrasing! Please help me
I want to grow it using herbs, naturally!
Michael ( Ghana )
30 Dec 2017
Where is your location or office and contact.
Please, what is the best cure for erectile dysfunction. Thanks
Abena ( Ghana )
12 Jan 2018
Please what herbs can help with colon cancer?
23 Feb 2018
Take Soursop juice, 50 ml every day for one month. Have 2 glasses f Carrot juice, REGULARLY.
Rofiat ( Nigeria /Ibadan )
20 Feb 2018
What herbs to get rid of fibroid and ovarian cyst
Lavanya Saina
23 Feb 2018
Take Cleavers herb, capsules, one every day for a month . Also have one cup of Chaste Berry tea, every day for a month Stinging Nettle is another very effective herb for curing Fibroids, try that too. You may buy its tincture from a homeopathic store.
Adwoa(Ghana) ( Ghana )
13 Oct 2018
What herbs can I use to cure chest pain? I've gone tohospitals but to no avail.
Isaac Tekyi arhin ( Ghana )
21 Nov 2018
Please can prekese be used for curing fibroid
Samuel Tungin ( Ghana )
06 Dec 2018
Greetings to you.

My name is Samuel and I am 33 years old. My problem is that I cannot have sex for long. I cum in just one minute and I want to believe it is as a result of musturbation. Please how do i get out of this problem quickly. And also what is the general cure from musturbation effects

Thank you
25 Feb 2019
Dont blame masturbation for quick ejaculating. We all know how sweet the thing can be, so use slow motions and play with her till she cums, before you also cum.
Ifeoma ( Nigeria )
21 Dec 2018
Ifeoma (Nigeria)


I read an article that xylopia aethiopica, castor oil bean, alligator pepper, ginger and coconut root can be soaked in alcohol for elimination of fibroids but there's was no proper direction on the measurements, duration of soaking and quantity to be taken. Kindly advise.
Thank you.
Rita ( Ghana )
27 Mar 2019
What herbs will eliminate and cure peptic ulcer permanently, I have suffer for this for years now, please help
Mary Ghana ( Ghana )
06 Apr 2019
Please does Xylopia aethpia help in weight reduction?
Fauzia ( Ghana )
12 Jul 2019
Please i want to loose weight especially in the stomach is this herb good for me
16 Jul 2019
Dear Fauzia, Mainly, weight gain or loss is a metabolic malfunction. Your body is not consuming the food in a proper manner. Please do the following: 1. Alkalize the body- The most effective method is Baking soda. Take 1 teaspoon of baking soda, juice of lemon in a glass of water. Drink it 4 times a day for a week.
Now, reduce that 1 teaspoon of baking soda to half. Take it for next 14 days.
In this course of 21 days, your body should become alkaline. 2. After 21 days, drink Fennel ( Saunf ) tea twice a day. It stimulates the digestive system. Add 2 large teaspoons, 4-5 cardamom in 1 litre of water. Boil it very morning and drink daily for 21 days.

This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
16 Jul 2019
Starting now, stop eating all carbs, bread, rice, junk food. Eat only uncooked vegetables and fruits for next 7 days. After 7 days, you may eat cooked food. But, no white bread, no flour, no rice, no pop, soda, sugar or any artificial sweeteners. The extra fat gets deposited around stomach and hips. Also do yoga and exercise daily. Please do not try shortcuts to lose weight. It will take time. So be patient and get better results.
This advice is for educational purpose only. It is not intended to replace a doctor. Please consult your doctor before taking any herb.
Mykeal ACKAH-MENLAH ( Kumasi, Ghana )
10 Feb 2020
Negro pepper (hwentia), Cloves (p?pr?) and pr?k?s? (capsicum) are best remedy for premature ejaculation. Talking from experience!
10 Feb 2020
Hey thanks mykeal How do you use them? for how long for good results.
Arnold Joseph ( United States )
10 Mar 2020
Good morning all, I would like to know if there is an herb to help with memory, my son is only 13 but he keeps on forgetting important matters.
16 Mar 2020
Hey Arnold, just make some changes in his diet, he will recover. Indian Gooseberry ( Amla ), 1 piece of it or 1 teaspoon of Juice. Give him Raisins and Walnut, 2 walnuts and 10 raisins . Soak them overnight and give him in the morning. Keep taking them for long.
Cassie ( Ghana )
13 Mar 2020
Herbs for Candidiasis please.
16 Mar 2020
Hey Cassie. Take Candida Albican, it is yeast of human gut flora. The homeopathic name is Monilia Albicans. Take this from homeopathic store. It might help. Good luck.
Martha ( United Kingdom )
03 May 2020
Hello dear,
Please is it good for nursing mum to eat Tiger nuts, molasse sugar and also something like fruit and vegetables to increase milk. Thanks
Nana ( Ghana )
31 May 2020
is there any herbs for unblocking fallopian tubes
Felicity Acquah ( Ghana )
11 Jun 2020
Please can you help me get a cure for goitre?
Nekku ( Nigeria, lagos )
05 Jul 2020
Please I have not been mensurating for 3 months now, what could be the course.
06 Jul 2020
Take Dong Quai capsules. Take 1 capsule daily for a month. Also, take Ashoka tonic for a month.
It will improve the condition.
Kwansema ( Ghana )
14 Jul 2020
please sometimes the tip of my vaginal labia itches a lot. which herb can i use to cure it. And i have been to the hospital but it yield any good results.
Muhammed Umar
20 Jul 2020
Dear Kwansema.
be having sitz bath in a water containing acacia nilotica seed. it will give u an added boost of tightening your vagina besides getting rid of the infection.for more information, contact me via whatsapp thru +2348165429705
14 Jul 2020
Dear Kwansema
It is suggested to take Baking soda for 3 weeks. Take a pinch in a glass of water. Take it 3 days a week for 3 weeks. Also, keep yourself clean after you pee. Check for any pimples, rash etc. Eat yogurt daily. Take Cranberries or Cranberry juice. Try using Coconut oil. Do you have any problem with any kind of discharge? Dryness or wet area can also cause itchiness.
Aku ( Nigeria )
02 Aug 2020
I have genital wart, used orthodox treatment but it came back. What can I do
Felicia ( Ghana )
10 Aug 2020
I have seen small darker growth in my vagina it looks different from the skin there please I need help
Priscilla Asafo-Adjei ( United Kingdom )
19 Sep 2020
Can a pregnant women drink grains of selim boiled in water with prekese?i am breastfeeding as well.thanks
Sarah ( Ghana )
21 Oct 2020
Please i did CT scan and i was diagnose maxillary sinus mucous retention cyst. I feel burning sensation on the head and nose and it worries my right eye.please what can i do/which herb can i use?
Twafo Abrantee ( Ghana/USA )
18 Nov 2020
Is it okay to combine the following herbs to treat BP?
1. Bitter Leaf and Prekese plus Ginger, Hwentia and Suro Wusa
2. Oha Leaf ( Nigeria) , Prekese, Ginger, Grains of Paradise and Sobolo ( Hibiscus)
3. Prekese, Bitter Leaf, Cinnamon, Ginger, Hwentia, Pepper and Wusa?

Will the combination of these have any side effect on my health Please? I am trying to stay off Orthodox prescribed drugs.
Afia Pokuwa ( New York City Bronx )
03 Dec 2020
What herbal medicine can cure Sciatica
Adowa Oforiwaa ( Ghana/USA )
03 Dec 2020
I want something to treat Sciatica but I don’t want to keep taking the Pharmacy prescribed medication
Linda lawremce ( United kingdom )
01 Feb 2021
What herb can I use to treat staph bacteria infection mrsa. Thanks
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