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Tangawisi juice is an original medicinal drink from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Historically, this drink was formulated by Bakongo people, in Bas-Congo province, to soothe discomfort caused by dysentery and hemorrhoid. Basically a great amount of ginger is crushed and mixed with mango-tree sap to make Tangawisi juice. This juice can be sweetened and served daily as a preventive potion against number of ailments. It is considered by many as "universal" panacea. Some Congolese men even attribute aphrodisiac virtues to this traditional drink.