Scientific name: Hagenia abyssinica

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Family: Rosaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Flower, fruit


Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: Upto 20 m

Actions: Purgative, anthelminitc

Known Constituents: Koso-toxin

Constituents Explained:


Even though the tree itself is not thought of as being poisonous, an ingredient is extracted from it to be used as a poison, hence Kousso is normally avoided due to any potential toxic and poisonous activity.

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