Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon

Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon ( Vol-2,Issue-4,July - August 2017 )

Author: Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu

ijeab doi crossref DOI: 10.22161/ijeab/2.4.82

Keyword: Ceiba pentandra Gaertn., extraction, oil, Northern Cameroon regions, uses.

Abstract: An investigation was carried out in the Adamawa, North and Far-North Regions, in order to gather information about the actual uses of Ceiba pentandra Gaertn. a fruit tree widely domesticated by the population in this part of Cameroon. Data were collected from a sample of 300 persons from different localities of these regions. The results showed that almost all parts of Ceiba are used in curing many diseases such as sexually transmitted illnesses (syphilis, gonococci), fever and skin or eyes infections. Men use these trees as antibiotic or aphrodisiac. Generally, leaves (55%), roots and bark (28%) are the most used part of the tree. Oil was extracted from the seeds. The fact that the local population masters the know-how of the methods of extracting traditional oil needs to be exploited. These results are important data for the valorization of this tree in Cameroon.

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Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu et al."Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878),vol 2, no. 4, 2017, pp.2214-2219 AI Publications doi:10.22161/ijeab/2.4.82

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Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu, P.(2017).Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).2(4), 2214-2219.10.22161/ijeab/2.4.82

Chicago

Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu, P.(2017).Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon. International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).2(4), pp.2214-2219.

Harvard

Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu. 2017."Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon". International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology(ISSN: 2456-1878).2(4):2214-2219.Doi:10.22161/ijeab/2.4.82

IEEE

Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu."Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon", International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology,vol.2,no. 4, pp.2214-2219,2017.

Bibtex

@article { gillesbernardnkouam2017local,
title={Local uses of kapok (Ceiba pentandra Gaertn.) Tree from the Northern Part of Cameroon},
author={Gilles Bernard Nkouam, Giscard Adjoh, Carine Bertille Tchankou Leudeu, Christiant Kouebou, Clerge Tchiegang, Cesar Kapseu , R},
journal={International Journal of Environment Agriculture and Biotechnology},
volume={2},
year= {2017} ,
}