Due to its high calorific value and its disease resistance, waste African Mahogany timber is suitable for the production of biofuels.
Heads of trees and other timber waste can be mixed with recycled plastics to produce hardy light rail sleepers, vineyard stakes to replace products that leach arsenic into the soil and a myriad of other hard wearing products.
In African traditional medicine the bitter tasting bark is used for the treatment of fever, pain and inflammation, stomach complaints and headaches. Research at the University of Melbourne shows that the bark has strong anti- inflammatory effects. It is anti-carcinogenic and has anti- tumour properties with the potential to prevent colon cancer.