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Chifumuro uses and health benefits; one of the best herbs

In recent years, I have been a strong advocate of herbal medicine and remedies like chifumuro (Dicoma anomala), due to several reasons. One of the reasons is that whilst modern medicine brings high levels of survival in some diseases, it fails in others. This is especially true with some chronic diseases, like some cancers, diabetes and high blood pressure. It is in this area that herbal plants like chifumuro has great potential. While modern medicine heals the symptoms, herbal medicine may help deal with the side effects. Herbal medicine may also have preventative and corrective effects on certain diseases. However, it is still not perfect, but I believe that using herbal medicine together with modern medicine can go a long way into promoting good health. In this article, I am going to talk discuss chifumuro uses and health benefits.

Chifumuro uses and chifumuro health benefits

Like many forms of herbal medicine, you have to be careful when using chifumuro. This is because herbal remedies carry an unprecedented risk of poisoning, overdose and side effects. In some cases, they also interfere with some of your prescribed medicine, becoming a health risk. So, before you take any herbal medicine, it’s highly advisable for you to do your research about the potential activities and effects of the herbs on your current medicine.

Chifumuro is a highly common medicinal and spiritual herbs among many parts of rural Zimbabwe. Recently, I have seen an increased number of people searching about chifumuro uses and health benefits. So, I have decided to research and provide you with the information you need.

Chifumuro uses and health benefits

Chifumuro is identified as a strong spiritual plant

Many people in rural Zimbabwe use chifumuro as a spiritual herb. The plant is used to treat spiritually influenced chronic illness by the karanga people of Zimbabwe. The name “chifumuro” means to expose. People believe that the herbal plant will expose the nature of illnesses and diseases. And after this exposure, you can now easily treat and neutralize the spiritual causes of the diseases. Therefore, it is a common herbal medicine in the treatment of children who are usually identified as vulnerable to spiritual attacks. So, people believe that if you use chifumuro in diseases, you restrict the aggressive effects of diseases.

So, to treat spiritual diseases, with chifumuro, you must use the roots of the plant. You must take the roots and tie a root with a fibre from another spiritual tree. You can then tie the root around the neck or waist of the victim to ward off spiritual attacks and diseases.

Use chifumuro for stomach problems

According to oral records, chifumuro is used in remedies for stomach problems and abdominal pains. You can also use chifumuro in the herbal treatment of dysentery, diarrhoea and stomach upset.

To use the herb, you have to prepare a remedy by using the bulb and roots, which are the most useful parts of this herb. You must crush the roots or bulb and then create a herbal extract. If you leave the crushed roots in water overnight, you will get a milder cold water infusion remedy. For a stronger decoction remedy, you must boil the crushed roots in water before taking orally. You must always follow the instructions of the herbal medicine practitioner.

Chifumuro in pregnant mothers and labour

According to several sources, chifumuro is also one of the herb that is useful during pregnancy and labour.

Pregnant mothers chew the bulb and swallow the sap or crush it before steeping in water, and the water is taken orally. People believe that chifumuro helps in reducing labour and pregnancy complications.

Chifumuro uses and benefits in other countries

In many different parts of Africa, chifumuro is used to:
  • Treat diseases such as fever, diabetes, ulcers, colds and coughs.
  • The roots are used in the herbal remedies of at least 66 diseases that affect both humans and animals throughout Africa.

 South Africa has the highest rate of the ethnomedicine uses of Dicoma anomala with at leases 37 records of treating diseases.

Here are the chifumuro uses and health benefits in other countries:
  • The roots are used to treat abdominal pains in Zimbabwe.
  • In Namibia and South Africa, people use it to treat cardiovascular diseases.
  • In South Africa use the tuber for treating asthma.
  • The leaves and roots of chifumuro are used to treat breast cancer in Lesotho.
  • Some Zimbabweans use chifumuro for treating eye cataracts.
  • People in South Africa and Lesotho use both the leaves and roots to treat diabetes.
  • In Zimbabwe, the herbal plant helps n treating malaria.
  • Some people in Zimbabwe and South Africa use chifumuro to treat pneumonia.
  • The roots of the plant are used to treat syphilis in Zimbabwe, and also coughs in Malawi and Namibia.
  • In Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa they use it to treat intestinal worms.
  • People from Namibia use chifumuro to treat haemorrhoids.
  • The flower and roots of Dicoma anomala can help in treating wounds and sores in Lesotho, Malawi and South Africa.


I have tried to talk about all the chifumuro uses and health benefits I could find. Chifumuro is not a magic herb, but I believe that if used correctly, it can help you treat certain diseases and good health. However, as I said before, using herbal remedies is not foo proof. Anything can happen, you may react negatively from them. They may also interfere with your medicine, not forgetting the possibility of getting an overdose. So, whenever you use herbal remedies, it is advisable that you do your research first, to avoid doing more harm than good to your health.

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