Bitter leaf tree: This is a kind of tree widely used among West Africans for the cure of various illnesses. The leaves are mashed and boiled for the treatment of malaria or high fever, especially in Ghana. The stalks of the tree are mostly used to whiten the teeth! With its vast nutritional benefits, bitter leaf is also used as a staple for the preparation of soups and stews. Last but not least, the roots are also used for the traditional treatment of typhus.