Medicinal Plants

Picramnia pentandra
Bwa moudong combined with mawi pouwi (Petiveria alliacea) is used to wash fishing boats to protect them against the devil of the sea. Some of this combination is put in a bottle to take along on the voyage. This tree is reported to groan at night and advice is given to put a shilling there before you take a piece of root for medicine. A little piece of the root is put into your mouth to make you disappear so you can travel long distances instantly without being seen.