Mondia whitei is a perennial herbaceous/woody climber belonging to the family Apocynaceae, and as with most members of this family, has milky latex. Two species of Mondia are recognised, the other being Mondia ecornuta.Known in some localities as ‘gondolosi’, in Kenya it is known as ‘mukombero’, the rootstock is often collected for medicinal use. It occurs at elevations of 1000 – 1500 m in moist to wet forests, and even in swampy grassland, across Sub-Saharan Africa; it is recorded from Guinea, Nigeria, Cameroon, the Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Eswatini, and Angola. In Kenya its roots are heavily collected, and this often kills the plant. Some initiatives propagate the species to supply the commercial demand and attempt to re-establish the species in the wild.
Benefits of mukombero (mondia whitei)
- Detoxifies the entire body system
- A natural Aphrosiadic
- Natural and permanent libido booster
- Manage stomach disorder
- Appetite stimulant in kids and adults
- Good for memory and brain functions