Cnestis ferruginea Vahl ex DC.

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Cnestis ferruginea

The shrub Cnestis ferruginea is native to Africa. It is best known for its uses in herbal medicine. Contents 1 Medicinal uses 2 References 3 Further reading 4 External links Medicinal uses The tart, astringent fruit is chewed for oral hygiene. Extracts from the fruit have been found to have antimicrobial effects, especially against gram-positive bacteria.[1] References ^ Lewis, W.H.... © Wikipedia authors and editors (licence)

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