Supple Jack

Supple Jack

Can be found in the same areas as the Round Yam (above) and grows throughout the year. The young leafy shoots and terminal buds are eaten raw or cooked and taste like spinach. The berries which appear at various times of the year and edible along with the flowers. Young shoots were crushed and mixed with water and drunk to relieve toothache, sore throat and chest complaints. The stems are useful for basket weaving.

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