The Aviati(leaves called Aviamagba), Ekporti, Amaga which has its foreign name as Newbouldia Laevis is a plant commonly found in the Volta Region Of Ghana and has both spiritual and health benefits which you need to know.
This article contains the spiritual benefit and health benefit from the plant or herb.
Spiritual Benefits are;
It is used for cleaning. This is the reason when traditional worshippers are performing their rites, they use it during their bath and also is the reason it is used after returning from the cemetery or funeral(during burial) to help you stay away from things you don't want to see.
2. As the name suggested, it is one of the great herbs (Amaga) so it is used in mawuviwo(gods) inception or establishment so most gods or idols have this herbs under them.
1.Epilepsy: The bark, root and leaves of Newbouldia Laevis can treat patients suffering from epilepsy, paralysis, convulsions and spasm.
The leaves and bark can be prepared as a decoction for treating children with epilepsy and convulsion.
2.Chest pain: The bark of the plant can also be decocted with Chili's for treating chest pain.
3.Eye treatment: Aviamagba or Newbouldia Laevis leaf extract can be used for both eye and ear treatment.
4.Antidote:It can also serve as an antidote for treating venomous stings and bites.
5. The leaves also helps animals especially horses known in Ewe as "Esor" as as an appetizer.
6. Uterine Stimulant: It is effective for inducing labor. The leaf is used to initiate labor facilitate birth or to protect the young embryo. Newbouldia Laevis can also be used to remove the placenta in Ewe language known as "Amenor" after delivery.
When Newbouldia Laevis stem, leaves and bark are cooked in palmoil soup will help to ease delivery and promote rich milk supply after delivery.
7.Anti Bactericidal: The stem bark of Newbouldia Laevis has antibacterial activities.
8.Oedema: Newbouldia Laevis bark and roots can be used for treating swellings, and oedema arising through dietary deficiency.
9.Laxative: Newbouldia Laevis can also serve as laxative.
10.Gastrointestinal treatment: Newbouldia Laevis can be used for treating patients suffering from diarrhea and dysentery.
11. Treatment for Arthritis and Rheumatism: Newbouldia Laevis bark and leaves can be used for treating arthritis and rheumatism and acts as a painkiller.
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