“Sausage Tree is an evergreen tree native to Africa.
It can grow to over 60 feet in height. The fruit resembles a sausage that is harmful if eaten raw but edible after being roasted or dried. The fruit extract is used in beauty products, skin ointments and other skin care products.
An alcoholic beverage similar to beer is made from the fruit and its roots yield a bright yellow dye. In African traditional medicine, the crushed, dried or fresh fruits are used to treat ulcers, sores, rheumatism and snakebites.
It is widely grown as an ornamental tree for its decorative flowers and unusual fruit. It is a popular shade and street tree in Africa and Australia. ”