In this comprehensive guide, we present the English names of various herbs alongside their corresponding Twi names.

Understanding the names of these herbs in both languages can foster cross-cultural appreciation and promote the use of traditional remedies for their medicinal, culinary, and spiritual benefits.

The following are common herbs and their corresponding names in twi

1. African tuliptree – Kokonisuo

2. Gold coast bombax – Akonkodeɛ

3. Poison devils pepper – Kakapenpen

4. Paullinia pinnata – Tuantini

5. Alstonia boonei – Nyamedua

6. Siam weed – Acheampong

7. Morind lucida – Konkroma/ngo ne nkyene

8. Poaceae – Abirekyire abodwese

9. Deinbollia grandifolia – Asikoto

10.Pycnanthus angolensis – Oteɛ

11.Pisonia aculeata – Akobowere

12.Scent leaf – Nunum

13.Justicia flava – Afema

14.Jute mallow – Ayoyo

15.Balm – Emee (emmanex herbs)

16.Punarnava – Aposumpo

17.Basil – Akoko mesa

18.Indian-almond – Abrofo nkate

19.Wireweed – Obrane atu ata

20. Lantana Camara- Ananse dokono

21.Nettle – Honhon/Bonhon

22.Cloves – pɛprɛ

23.Mistletoe – Nkranpan

24.Anise – Nkitinkiti

25.Purslane – Adwera

26.Wormweed – Ahahanhene

27.Griffonia – Kagya

28.Stinking weed – Nkodaankodaa brodeɛ

29.Anthocleista nobilis – Owudifuokete

30.Phyllanthaceae – Bowommaguwakyi

31.Abelmosk -Okra/ nkruma

32.Yellow Oleander – nnye me nnyere me (do not take me and bind me)

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