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We learn Everyday….

Akosua Pompo Leaf

I was taking a walk around my neighborhood when I saw this elderly woman plucking these leaves and my curiosity made me move close to ask her what they were used for and she replied telling me it can be used to cure “Boil” on one’s skin should they be infected and she gave the procedure as follows:

The leaves should be ground, mixed with salt and a little bit of palm oil and applied to the infected part of the skin where such “boil” is.

“Akosua Pompo”, is the local parlance given to it and I was very happy to learn this Ghanaian traditional healing leaf.  Akosua is an Akan name for female born on Sunday and Pompo is an Akan name for the “Boil” infection.

By: CordovoGH


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