The plant is an exotic bush...
preparation methods and palatability
Leaves are edible. They are cooked
and added to other foodstuff for consumption during food shortage periods.
They taste rather bitter and are consumed between April and June in Koindo-Koyisha
Woreda, that is during the hard times before harvest, when the rains just
started and nothing else is ready for consumption. The fruits seen on the
plant in the picture below cannot be consumed. Yet they are usually used
for making a soap-like liquid to wash and clean clothes.
The plant was
found in a farmer's home garden. But it seems that the plant is not common
and only grown by a few farmers in the Koindo-Koyisha Woreda.
'Bulowa' in a
home garden in Koindo-Koyisha Woreda, North Omo with fruits and mulched
with ash from the cooking fire.