Medicinal Plants

Mucuna pruriens var. utilis
Often grown as an additive to coffee, kafé go bouwo, is especially recommended for people with rheumatism. It is roasted in an earthen pit, pounded with a mortar and pestle, and added to regular coffee. It also grows wild.
Mucuna pruriens var. pruriens
The pod of pwa gwaté is covered with tiny barbed spines which contain a highly irritating proteolytic enzyme, mucunian. This variety is used for worms. Two or three pods are put in a quart of honey, shaken well, and taken by the spoonful. A little cod fish is eaten a while before taking the medicine.