This article details the 20 amazing benefits of Lophira Lanceolata that will definitely interest you to know. Studies reveal that almost every part. English red oak (The Gambia, Percival, Hallam); red ironwood (Ghana, Burtt- Davy & Hoyle); scrub, or scrubby oak; dry zone ironwood, dry zone red ironwood, . Lophira is a genus of plant in family Ochnaceae. Almost every parts of Lophira are used for various medicinal purposes. Species include: Lophira alata, Banks.

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Antibacterial Properties The bark of Lophira Lanceolata contains several active compounds such as flavonoids, which possess antibacterial properties.

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The presence of benzamide has been reported in the root bark. The oil of Lophira lanceolata can also be used by some rural villagers in West African countries for cooking food. Culturally, the leaves and wood of Lophira lanceolata are very important for the Dii people. It is used locally for items such as mortars, railway sleepers and lanceolsta bridge construction[ Title Lophkra – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

A decoction of the root is used as a wash to cure chronic wounds[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.


An infusion of the young twigs is used to treat fever, respiratory tract infections and dysentery[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Lophira lanceolata is a tree of the wooded savanna where it occurs up to m altitude. Lophira lanceolata is a potentially important agroforestry tree species of the sudano—guinean savanna. Now containing plants.

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The leaves contain lanceolatin A and B and in addition the benzoyl glycoside lanceoloside A and the prenylated isoflavone lanceolone[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. After collection fruits are sorted and dried in the sun. They include a group of related biflavonoids called lophita A—J, the biflavonoid isombamichalcone and the tetraflavonoid lanceochalcone.

Lopjira oil production, the fruit wall is removed and the seeds are ground or pounded to a paste, mixed with water and boiled.

Lophira lanceolata – Useful Tropical Plants

Consumption Purposes Although the Lophira lanceolata seeds are bitter, yet are eaten by some villagers in the African countries. Propagation Seed – best sown as soon as it is ripe since the seed has a short viability[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa.

Looking into lanceoolata canopy Photograph by: Lophira alata is a very large tree found in dense forest, while Lophira lanceolata is much smaller and grows in savanna woodland.

Grows best in a sunny position. The useful plants of West Tropical Africa. Treatment for Fatigue The Lophira Lanceolata sap can be used for treating individuals suffering from tiredness.


The wood is pinkish with a red core, very hard and heavy and very durable. Trees flower during the dry season, before new leaves appear. Constipation Treatment The roots can be blended and combined with flour for treating constipation. Seedling with hypogeal germination.

Wounds Treatment The roots can be decocted and used for washing and treating chronic wounds. Headache Treatment The leaves can be decocted and used for treating headache. Jardin botanique national de Belgique, Brussels, Belgium. A concoction prepared from the roots is drunk by women against menstrual pain, intestinal troubles and malaria.

Gastrointestinal Treatment Root bark of the Lophira Lanceolata plant can be used for treating lo;hira problems.


A decoction of the young, fresh or dried leaves is given to treat pain caused by intestinal worms, dysentery and diarrhoea in children[ Title Protabase – Plant Resources of Tropical Africa. Moreover, the oil can be applied on the skin to prevent lancoelata.

Seeds of Lophira lanceolata are recalcitrant.