Common names:

Cryptolepis, Cryptolepis sanguinolenta, Nibima, Kadze, Gangamau, Ghanaian quinine, Yellow-dye root.

Traditional uses of Cryptolepis:  

Cryptolepis has the following properties:

  • antimicrobial activities against Babesi,
  • antibacterial, mainly against Staphylococcus auraureus, Streptococcus pyogenes, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella spp., Salmonella spp., Shigella dysentariae, Proteus vulgaris, Proteus milabiris, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Enterobacter cloacae, Bacillus subtilis,
  • antifungal,
  • antiparasitic,
  • anti-inflammatory,
  • antipyretic,
  • anticoagulants.



Cryptolepis cannot be used by pregnant women and during lactation.


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