Clausena anisata

Clausena anisata
Clausena anisata
Clausena anisata

Common names: horsewood (English). 
Botanical name: Clausena anisata

Clausena anisata, known as horsewood, is a small, fast-growing tree that produces scented flowers attractive to insects and red berries relished by birds. It thrives in full sun with ample watering. Leaves and roots have numerous medicinal uses, including treating skin infections, fever, indigestion, and venereal disease. Leaf extracts are also given to pregnant women to ease childbirth. The essential oils in the leaves act as mosquito repellents and insecticides. Clausena anisata can be grown from seeds or cuttings. The fruits are eaten fresh, and the wood used for building.

Uses & Benefits: food, medicine, tea

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Family: Rutaceae
Type: tree
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