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South African National Biodiversity Institute South African Medical Research Council University of the Western Cape
Peeled leaf, applied to a corn, wart, or plantar wart and held in place with adhesive plaster, has the effect of softening hard tissue so that it may be removed after a few days of treatment. A similar treatment is used for boils, abscesses and skin eruptions. Leaf juice is used to treat earache and toothache and applied as a lotion for acne. Taken orally, fresh leaf juice has been used to treat epilepsy and a leaf decoction as an enema for syphilis.