What are West African Cherry Oranges ? They are a small citrus fruit ranging in diameter from 2 – 3 cm (about the size of a lime). This fruit is also known as the West African cherry orange or Uganda cherry orange, however, in Uganda the fruit is best known as omuboro.
The plant is endemic to Central and Western Africa, and is used primarily for eating and in African traditional herbal medicine.
In Uganda, an infusion made of the ground root of the omuboro, drunk once a day for three days is considered to be a powerful aphrodisiac for men only. Science has not investigated the veracity of this belief. Conservationists in Uganda are concerned that demand for the plant threatens the survival of this species’ genetic diversity in that country.
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