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for body scrubbing
This plant seems to have been brought to this country by Asians workers who had come to construct the Uganda Railways far back to the beginning of the last century. But many people think it is a native tree. It is a climbing plant since its stems can not support itself upright. When the cylindrical fruit is ripe and dry, it is cut open and shaped - usually rectangular washed and used as a body scrubber.
The outer side is rough but not as rough as the inner side. In most cases the outer part is preferred for scrubbing. Sometimes however the inner rougher side may be used especially on youngsters who dodge having regular baths.
the outside -----(photo not by me)
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