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90 plants found in 9 references for the following country

Country: Sierra Leone

1 reference(s) for Acacia pennata Willd.
Official name: Acacia pennata Willd.
Family: Fabaceae
Pictures: Acacia_pennata2.jpg , Acacia_pennata3.jpg , Acacia_pennata1.jpg , HA03Acacia_pennata.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(103)
Recipes: H(103) leaves Acacia pennata are pounded with goat fat and a tiny amount is put in a tooth if there is a hole in it..
H(103) ordinary toothache, a decoction of the leaves is held in the mouth and then spewed
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: tanyé (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Adansonia digitata L.
Official name: Adansonia digitata L.
Family: Bombacaceae
Synonyms: Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Pictures: Adansonia_digitata4.jpg , Adansonia_digitata2.jpg , Adansonia_digitata6.jpg , Adansonia_digitata1.jpg , Adansonia_digitata3.jpg , HA06Adansonia_digitata.jpg , Adansonia_digitata5.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(088), H(138)
Recipes: H(088), pounded leaves+ H2O, infusion, VO
H(138) paludism, rain saison, pounded leaves + H2O, infusion, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: monkey brade (Krio), bo - wului (Mende), an- derabai (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name: Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family: Zingiberaceae
Pictures: Aframomum_melegueta1.jpg , HA05Aframomum_melegueta.jpg , Aframomum_melegueta2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(001), H(037), H(103), H(108)
Recipes: H(001), Aframomum melegueta, Cola nitida, Alchornea cordifolia, add salt; these are chewed togethcr by anothcr person, and whilst in the mouth, air is blown gently on the eye
H(037), kije, ginger and kola are chewed and the juices drunk to cure cough
H(103), seeds ground, put into cotton wool and applied to the affccted tooth
H(108), seeds ground between stones and rubbed on the head.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kije

2 reference(s) for Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name: Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family: Asteraceae
Pictures: Ageratum_conyzoides3.jpg , Ageratum_conyzoides4.jpg , HA05Ageratum_ conyzoides.jpg , Ageratum_conyzoides1.jpg , Ageratum_conyzoides2.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(013), H(014), H(077)
Recipes: H(013), H(014) scabies and rash, leaf poultice of Ageratum conyzoides is rubbed on the skin
H(077) leaf infusion is drunk to stop vomiting.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: ngu-gbe (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(004), H(051)
Recipes: H(004), crushed leaves, juice, RNS.
H(051x), leaves and stems Ageratum conyzoides + stems Craterispermum laurinum, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yarnigbei

1 reference(s) for Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name: Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family: Fabaceae
Pictures: Albizia_adianthifolia2.jpg , Albizia_adianthifolia3.jpg , Albizia_adianthifolia1.jpg , HA05Albizia_adianthifolia.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(100)
Recipes: H(100) gonorrhea,. stem bark of Albizia adianthifolia is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kpakpa gbogboi (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name: Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family: Fabaceae
Pictures: Albizia_zygia2.jpg , Albizia_zygia3.jpg , Albizia_zygia4.jpg , Albizia_zygia5.jpg , HA03Albizia_zygia.jpg , Albizia_zygia1.jpg
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008), pounded leaves + H2O, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fe-neku (Cibemba)

2 reference(s) for Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name: Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms: Alchornea cordata Benth.
Pictures: Alchornea_cordifolia2.jpg , Alchornea_cordifolia1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(100)
Recipes: H(001), Nauclea latifolia, Phyllanthus discoideus, Phyllanthus mucllcriaous, Alchornea cordifolia, the juice of any of the mature stems are excellent eye drops
H(014) itch, Nauclea latifolia, Alchornea cordifolia, Mareya micrantha, Gossypium sp., young leaves are tied together and warmed. Then they are squeezed and the juice extract is rubbed aIl over the body.
H(100) gonorrhea, fruit juice of Citrus aurentifolia , leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and Ananas comosus , the first two are pounded together and water added. Lime juice is added, well mixed and filtered. It is warmed in the sun and then botlled. Drunk as frequently as desired to induce urination
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(004), H(008)
Recipes: H(004) wound, liquid from poultice of the leaves of Alchornea cordifolia is squeezed into a wound .
H(008) diarrhea, while arms are folded at back, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are taken in the mouth, chewed and the liquid swallowed
H(008) dysentery, a decoction of leaves, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: njœkoi (Kpaa Mende)

2 reference(s) for Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Official name: Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Pictures: Alchornea_hirtella2.jpg , Alchornea_hirtella1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008), leaves of Alchornea hirtella of Psidium guajava are boiled and drunk.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(139)
Recipes: H(139),sun-dried leaves of Alchornea hirtella are pounded with those of Trichilia heudelotii, Harungana madagascarensis and Alternanthera sessilis, Alchornea hirtella and sieved. The powder is mixed with roasted and pounded seeds of. Sesamum indicum and salt. One teaspoon is put in a cup of tea or wine to induce or increase male virility (erection)
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: tokenge (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Allium cepa L.
Official name: Allium cepa L.
Family: Alliaceae
Pictures: Allium_cepa6.jpg , HA03Allium_cepa.jpg , Allium_cepa1.jpg , Allium_cepa4.jpg , Allium_cepa5.jpg , Allium_cepa2.jpg , Allium_cepa3.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(020)
Recipes: H(020)repulsive, ONS., RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yabas (Krio), yawe (Mende), ta yabas (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name: Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family: Sapindaceae
Pictures: Allophylus_africanus1.jpg , HA03Allophylus_africanus.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(108)
Recipes: H(108), young leaves collected, squeezed or rolled between palms of hands and inhaled.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(108)
Recipes: H(108), leaves as a cigarette
H(108), leaves, juice, inhalation
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: komi (Cibemba)

1 reference(s) for Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name: Anacardium occidentale L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
Pictures: Anacardium_occidentale10.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale2.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale4.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale5.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale6.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale-koeh-010.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale7.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale3.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale8.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale1.jpg , HA05Anacardium_occidentale.jpg , Anacardium_occidentale9.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(088), H(103), H(137)
Recipes: H(088), H(103), H(137)gums, barks, leaves, infusion, gargle
H(008), barks, leaves, infusion, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kushu (Krio), kusui (Mende), e - lil- e - potho (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Official name: Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Family: Bromeliaceae
Pictures: Ananas_comosus2.jpg , Ananas_comosus3.jpg , Ananas_comosus1.jpg , HA21Ananas_comosus.jpg , Ananas_comosus5.jpg , Ananas_comosus4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(100)
Recipes: H(100) gono., fruit juice of Citrus aurentifolia , leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and Ananas comosus ,the first two are pounded together and water added. Lime juice is added, well mixed and filtered. It is warmed in the sun and then botlled. Drunk as frequently as desired to induce urination
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: lime

1 reference(s) for Annona muricata L.
Official name: Annona muricata L.
Family: Annonaceae
Pictures: Annona_muricata4.jpg , Annona_muricata1.jpg , Annona_muricata3.jpg , Annona_muricata2.jpg , Annona_muricata7.jpg , HA01Annona_muricata.jpg , Annona_muricata5.jpg , Annona_muricata6.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(004), H(045), H(008), H(051)
Recipes: H(004) + H(045), fresh leaves, pounded, RNS.
H(008), leaves, RNS
H(051) childs, leaves, decoction (H2O) , lotion and VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sour sap (Krio), sour sapi (Mende)

1 reference(s) for Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name: Arachis hypogaea L.
Family: Fabaceae
Pictures: Arachis_hypogaea4.jpg , HA03Arachis_hypogaea.jpg , Arachis_hypogaea2.jpg , Arachis_hypogaea3.jpg , Arachis_hypogaea-koeh-161.jpg , Arachis_hypogaea1.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(139)
Recipes: H(139), seeds, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: grannat (Krio), nyui (Mende), a kan (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name: Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family: Asteraceae
Synonyms: Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Pictures: Aspilia_africana1.jpg
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(004), H(068), H(124)
Recipes: H(004) + H(124), leaves, pressed,blak liquid, local application , stop the hemorage
H(068), leaves, maceration, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tonyei (Cibemba)
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(094)
Recipes: H(094) pregnant women, leaves, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: buthana

1 reference(s) for Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Official name: Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Family: Melianthaceae
Pictures: Bersama_abyssinica-var-abyssinica.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(014)
Recipes: H(014) roundworm, Innerbarktakenout,cleaned andproperlysun-dried,It is either storet~ in water Or cooked. The juice is taken Orally.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: jondobai

1 reference(s) for Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name: Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Pictures: Bridelia_micrantha3.jpg , Bridelia_micrantha2.jpg , HR08Bridelia_micrantha.jpg , HA21Bridelia_micrantha.jpg , Bridelia_micrantha1.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(004), H(100)
Recipes: H(004) stem bark of Bride/ia micrantha is boiled and the decoction used to wash wounds to aid in healing.
H(100) syphilis, stem bark of Bridelia micrantha is boiled with that of Mangifera indica and an individual with syphilis asked to sit in the decoction for some time, then leaves of Anisophyllea laurina are heated over fire and the liquid squeezed onto the sores, and a poultice of the leaves rubbed on the genitals.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kui (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name: Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family: Crassulaceae
Synonyms: Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Pictures: Bryophyllum_pinnatum1.jpg , Bryophyllum_pinnatum2.jpg , HA01Bryophyllum_pinnatum .jpg , HL13Kalanchoe_pinnata.jpg
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(045), H(181)
Recipes: H(045) + H(181), juice heated leaves + talk powder, heals the navel of young babies
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kpolaa

4 reference(s) for Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name: Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Cajanus indicus Spreng
Pictures: Cajanus_cajan1.jpg , HA05Cajanus_cajan.jpg , Cajanus_cajan3.jpg , Cajanus_cajan2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(046), H(143)
Recipes: H(046), Leaves cooked and water drunk. Leaves crushed between stones or pounded with native clay and rubbed on body
H(143), leaves boiled and VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kollgo-binch (Krjo)
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(046)
Recipes: H(046), pounded leaves, local application
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(046)
Recipes: H(046), ONS., RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(046), H(175)
Recipes: H(046) measles + H(175), pounded leaves and H2O, poultice on measles
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: congo binch

2 reference(s) for Capsicum annuum L.
Official name: Capsicum annuum L.
Family: Solanaceae
Pictures: Capsicum_annuum1.jpg , Capsicum_annuum3.jpg , Capsicum_annuum4.jpg , Capsicum_annuum5.jpg , HA05Capsicum_annuum.jpg , HR09Capsicum_annuum.jpg , HA06Capsicum_annuum.jpg , Capsicum_annuum6.jpg , Capsicum_annuum2.jpg
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(043), H(068)
Recipes: H(043), spasm of tetanos, ONS., RNS.
H(068), leaves Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens , to grind, H2O, green decoction (H2O) , VO. during 3 days
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: hua-wuyei (Cibemba)
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(027y), H(051), H(108), H(113)
Recipes: H(027y) underground tuber Dioscorea minutiflora is cooked with Capsicum annun and salt, and the soup is drunk as a remedy for pain experienced in the womb after child birth.
H(051) fever, H(108) cold, tubers of Zingiber officinaleare pounded with a single fruit of Capsicum annun and the poultice rubbed as a remedy for children.
H(113) arthritis., leaves of Premna hispida are ground with those of Capsicum annun, mixed with clay, and the poultice rubbed
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: pujae (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Capsicum frutescens L.
Official name: Capsicum frutescens L.
Family: Solanaceae
Pictures: Capsicum_frutescens1.jpg , Capsicum_frutescens3.jpg , Capsicum_frutescens4.jpg , Capsicum_frutescens2.jpg , Capsicum_frutescens5.jpg , Capsicum_frutescens6.jpg , HA05Capsicum_frutescens.jpg , HR09Capsicum_frutescens.jpg , Capsicum_frutescens7.jpg
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(068)
Recipes: H(068), leaves Capsicum annuum, Capsicum frutescens , to grind, H2O, green decoction (H2O) , VO. during 3 days
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: hua-wuyei (Cibemba)

1 reference(s) for Capsicum sp.
Official name: Capsicum sp.
Family: Solanaceae
Pictures: Capsicum_sp.1.jpg , Capsicum_sp.2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, Capsicum sp., Zingiber officinale, mixed and ground in mortar. Juice filtered and drunk as convenient.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: puj

5 reference(s) for Carica papaya L.
Official name: Carica papaya L.
Family: Caricaceae
Pictures: Carica_papaya6.jpg , Carica_papaya7.jpg , Carica_papaya3.jpg , Carica_papaya4.jpg , Carica_papaya_fa02075.jpg , Carica_papaya1.jpg , HA08Carica_papaya.jpg , HA05Carica_papaya.jpg , Carica_papaya11.jpg , Carica_papaya5.jpg , Carica_papaya2.jpg , Carica_papaya8.jpg , Carica_papaya9.jpg , Carica_papaya10.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(014), H(126)
Recipes: H(014) roundworm, Leaves pounded in mortar, filtered and lime juice added. A cup is drunk in the morning, The filtrate is warmed over a fire and tied firmly on the belly.
H(091), Adults eat the seeds and drink the juice. Children are given two teaspoons of lhe matur pawpaw, fruit every morning for 3 days.
H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica, leaves & bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, and with native soap.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fakalj
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(126)
Recipes: H(126), pounded leaves, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fakalii (Cibemba)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(051)
Recipes: H(051x), decoction (H2O) dried leaves, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fakai
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(104), H(112)
Recipes: H(104), pounded leaves+ H2O, paste, bell of leaves around the body
H(112), RNS., ONS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fakai laa (Mende), an papai (Temne)
Reference VB 03
Author: Bah, M.S.
Title: Observations on disease problems and traditional remedies relating to the use of work oxen in the Karina area. Sierra Leone Work oxen project. Privated Communication , 12 p., (1983) From reference : VB 10
Symptoms: V(006), V(075), V(077)
Recipes: Vb(06)+Vb(75)+ Vb(77), (= wula), ONS., decoction + salt, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Karina region)
Vernacular name: not registered

4 reference(s) for Cassia alata L.
Official name: Cassia alata L.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Senna alata L.
Pictures: Cassia_alata_fa03062.jpg , Cassia_alata1.jpg , Cassia_alata_fa03061.jpg , Cassia_alata_fa03060.jpg , HA21Cassia_alata.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(006), H(014), H(046)
Recipes: H(006), leaves are sun dried and then boiled and the liquid drunk
H(014) ringworm, leaves squeezed between hands and the juice put on the ringworm
H(046), leaves ground and rubbed m body. Cold ashes also rubbed on
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: njepa
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(013)
Recipes: H(013) leaves of Cassia alata are pounded with clay and the poultice is rubbed on boils to promote pus development.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: njepa (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(006)
Recipes: H(006), laxative, decoction (H2O) dried leaves, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: njepaa
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(006), H(014), H(068), H(112)
Recipes: H(006), dry leaves, RNS.
H(014), skin, pounded leaves + lemon juice or oil, cataplasm
H(068), leaves, juive, RNS.
H(112), leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: nje pai (Mende), aiyani (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name: Cassia occidentalis L.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Pictures: Cassia_occidentalis2.jpg , Cassia_occidentalis1.jpg , HA06Cassia_ occidentalis.jpg , Cassia_occidentalis4.jpg , Cassia_occidentalis3.jpg , Cassia_occidentalis5.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(006), H(018), H(051), H(157)
Recipes: H(006), plant , RNS
H(018), peeled roots + plant + black peper, juice in nose
H(051), leaves, decoctionRNS
H(157), ONS , RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: stinking löf, coffee (Krio), e - sabe , e - lamba coke (Temne), jipa, nje pai (Mende)

3 reference(s) for Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name: Cassia siamea Lam.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Pictures: Cassia_siamea2.jpg , Cassia_siamea4.jpg , HA05Cassia_siamea.jpg , Cassia_siamea1.jpg , Cassia_siamea3.jpg , Cassia_siamea5.jpg
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(051), H(126)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, roots, to cut, fermentation, decoction, VO.
H(051) paludism, H(126), leaves, decoction until yellow color, VO. + baths + compress
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sheku toure (Cibemba)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(006), H(051)
Recipes: H(006), roots of Cassia siamea, Sarcocephalus esculentus, Morinda germinata (njasui), Smeathmannia pubescens (ndovotei), infusion or decoction, RNS.
H(051), roots, infusion or decoction, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sheku turay
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(051), H(051), H(051), H(091), H(104)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, leaves, roots, decoction during 2H, RNS.
H(051), H(051x), H(091), H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

4 reference(s) for Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name: Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Pictures: Cassia_sieberiana2.jpg , Cassia_sieberiana3.jpg , Cassia_sieberiana4.jpg , Cassia_sieberiana1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(003), H(012), H(006), H(014), H(018), H(051), H(108)
Recipes: H(003) + H(012), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly
H(006), Roots cut and put on water, The liquid is drunk
H(014) ringworm, young leaves are tied in a leaf and warmed over a fire. The leaves are then ground on a stone; a small amount of lime juice is dropped into itand then rubbed on the ringworm.
H(018), Roots cut and put on water, The liquid is drunk
H(051) paludism, The roots are cut into chips and water is put on them to draw out the bitter juice. The preparation is left lo stand for one or more days. The water, tasting like quinine, is druInk
H(108), Cassia sieberiana, Nauclea latifolia, Roots are cleaned and cut into small chips and cooked well. The juice is cooled and taken per cup at night or early morning.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gbangba
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(006), H(051), H(068), H(100)
Recipes: H(006) constipation, roots, fermentation of small pieces during several days , liquid, VO., bitter potion , provoke a diarrhoea
H(051) paludism, leaves, decoction, VO. + bath
H(051) paludism, leaves, fermentation + H2O, VO.
H(068), roots, fermentation of small pieces during one night, liquid, VO.
H(100) gono., roots, fermentation of small pieces during one night + H2O, liquid, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gba gba, gbangbei (Cibemba)
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(006), H(051), H(068), H(126)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, fresh leaves of Canthium glabriflorum are boiled together with those of Cassia sieberiana and Ocimum viride and the decoction VO.
H(006) constipation, H(068) vermifuge, roots and sun-dried leaves of Nauclea latifolia are boiled together with those of Cassia sieberiana and the decoction , VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: gbangbay (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(091), H(104), H(172)
Recipes: H(091) male, H(104) stomach, H(172), roots washed and in pieces in a bottle H2O, in the sun until apparition of the yellow color, VO every morning
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gbangbei (Mende), a kon - korot (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Cassia sp.
Official name: Cassia sp.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Senna sp.
Pictures: Cassia_sp2.jpg , Cassia_sp3.jpg , Cassia_sp1.jpg
Reference VK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: V(027y)
Recipes: V(027y), leaves, decoction, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: puta puta

1 reference(s) for Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name: Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family: Bombacaceae
Pictures: Ceiba_pentandra3.jpg , Ceiba_pentandra4.jpg , Ceiba_pentandra5.jpg , HA05Ceiba_pentandra.jpg , Ceiba_pentandra2.jpg , Ceiba_pentandra1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051), H(111)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(111), leaves ground with native clay (on a stone) and applied. Grind snail shells and dust it on the burn.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: nguwa

1 reference(s) for Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name: Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family: Menispermaceae
Pictures: Cissampelos_mucronata1.jpg , HA03Cissampelos_mucronata.jpg , Cissampelos_mucronata2.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(027)
Recipes: H(027),infusion leaves, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: jokoje (Krio)

5 reference(s) for Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name: Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family: Rutaceae
Pictures: HA21Citrus_aurantiifolia.jpg , Citrus_aurantiifolia2.jpg , Citrus_aurantiifolia3.jpg , Citrus_aurantiifolia1.jpg , Citrus_aurantiifolia5.jpg , Citrus_aurantiifolia4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(037), H(046), H(100), H(103), H(157)
Recipes: H(037), Split and juice sucked out for cough. Juice is squeezed and and drunk
H(046), Young leaves pounded and rubbed on body. Leaves macerated in water and drunk, and fruit juice sucked
H(100) gono., roots and or leaves of Ficus exasperata , fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, they are boiled together, fillered, and the juice stored in bottles for drinking morning and evening
H(100) gono., fruit of Citrus aurentifolia, stem of Saccharum officinarum, stem of Costus afer, Boiled together and filtered. Juice drunk as required
H(100) gono., fruit juice of Citrus aurentifolia , leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and Ananas comosus ,the first two are pounded together and water added. Lime juice is added, well mixed and filtered. It is warmed in the sun and then botlled. Drunk as frequently as desired to induce urination
H(103), root bark is boiled, and the juice held in the mouth
H(157), leaves of Ocimum viride, juice of Citrus aurantifolia, seeds of Sesamum indicum, Child put in a fishing net. Ocimum seed roasted and ground and regularly given as a preventive, leaves crushed and rubbed with citrus, juice rubbed in eye and child forced to drink juice. Later sesamum-seed roasted and ground and regularly given as a preventive.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: lime
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(001)
Recipes: H(001), leaves, decoction, compress on the eyes
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: (Cibemba)
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(051), H(100), H(113), H(126)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, leaves of Ipomoea involucrata are pounded with fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and the filtrate kept in sun for some hours and drunk as a remedy for paludism
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Costus afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion, VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Adenia lobata is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction, VO. .
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Albizia adianthifolia is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ongokea gore are pounded with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia water added to it, and the filtrate set aside in the sun for a few hours before being VO.
H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Jatropha curcas is pounded with the juice of Citrus aurantifolia and water added to it. The liquid is filtered and kept in the sun for some hours before being VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: lumbe-nyényé (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(008), H(068), H(100)
Recipes: H(008) dysenteriy, fruits Citrus aurantiifolia + leaves Tetracera alnifolia (katatei), infusion, RNS.
H(068), bilharziosis, fruit + leaves Macaranga barteri (ndewei gboi)H(100) gono., fruit Citrus aurantiifolia + leaves Macaranga heudelotii (ndewei guee), infusion , RNS.
H(100) gono., fruit Citrus aurantiifolia + stems (without epiderms) of Costus afer (howoi), pounded, infusion, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: lumbe-nyenye
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(001), H(004), H(008), H(051), H(055), H(108), H(131)
Recipes: H(001), leaves, juice, drops in eyes
H(004)chronic, slices of the grilled fruit on ...H(008), leaves juice + strong sp, RNS.
H(051), leaves decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(055) + H(051)bilar., leaves, juice, RNS.
H(108)gorge, leaves, juice, gargle
H(131), slices of the grilled fruit on ...
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: lem (Krio), dumbele (Mende), ma roks (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name: Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family: Sterculiaceae
Synonyms: Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Pictures: Cola_acuminata1.jpg , Cola_acuminata3.jpg , Cola_acuminata4.jpg , Cola_acuminata5.jpg , Cola_acuminata6.jpg , HA05Cola_acuminata.jpg , Cola_acuminata2.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(008), H(018), H(082), H(113)
Recipes: H(008) diarrhea, H(082) asthma, leaves are macerated together with salt , infusion, VO.
H(018) headaches, H(113) rheumatic pains, leaves of Microdesmis puberula are chewed with the nuts of Cola nitida and the paste used to massage joints and head ; leaves are also ground with clay and rubbed on aching parts after the massage
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: toloi (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(001)
Recipes: H(001), leaves in H2O, sticky liquid, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tolo (Mende), an kola (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Official name: Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Family: Asteraceae
Pictures: Crassocephalum_rubens.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(109), H(137)
Recipes: H(109) roots of Crassocephalum rubens are pounded with clay and the nest of a wasp, and the paste is used as a remedy for humpback.
H(137) womb pain., roots of Crassocephalum rubens together with those of Spondias mombin are boiled, decoction VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kikpoi (Kpaa Mende)

2 reference(s) for Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name: Cucurbita pepo L.
Family: Cucurbitaceae
Pictures: Cucurbita_pepo2.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo4.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo6.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo7.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo8.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo3.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo9.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo10.jpg , Cucurbita_pepo1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(111)
Recipes: H(111), young leaves crushed and the juice dropped on the burn.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: towa
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(004), H(043), H(111)
Recipes: H(004), H(111), leaves, juice, local application
H(043), to grind the roots, pellets, local applications
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: towei (Cibemba)

2 reference(s) for Datura metel L.
Official name: Datura metel L.
Family: Solanaceae
Synonyms: Datura alba (Bernh.) Rumph. ex Nees; Datura fastuosa L.
Pictures: Datura_metel2.jpg , HA01Datura_metel.jpg , Datura_metel1.jpg
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(013)
Recipes: H(013) boils, ground leaves in H2O, paste on boils
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: jao-gojie
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(005), H(113)
Recipes: H(005), juice pounded leaves, paste, local application, 2X / day
H(113) rheumatism, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: jao gojie (Mende)

4 reference(s) for Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name: Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family: Fabaceae
Pictures: Dichrostachys_glomerata7.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata3.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata5.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata6.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata1.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata8.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata9.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata10.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata11.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata2.jpg , Dichrostachys_glomerata4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(004), H(014), H(031), H(111), H(137)
Recipes: H(004) + H(031) + H(137), Young leaves roasted, pounded inlo a fine powder, and put on new woundsinathinlayer.H(014) roundworm, bark fibre ofstem is peeled, cleaned and dropped into clean water ftf a few hours to draw off the juice. The liquid is drunk.H(111), young leaves are ground inlo powder, mixed wilh palm kernel oil an~ applied to burn.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ndanda
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(138)
Recipes: H(138) snake, as a bell, prevention
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ndandei (Cibemba)
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(094)
Recipes: H(094) hemorrhoids or piles, stem bark poultice of Dichrostachys glomerata is placed in the pants of an individual . Altematively, stem bark is boiled and anus is steam bathed with it.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: ndandae (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(094), H(175)
Recipes: H(094) + H(175) piles, young leaves Dichrostachys glomerata, Mereya micrantha (nwanwai), ground + H2O, cataplasm applied to the anus
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ndandei

1 reference(s) for Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Official name: Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Family: Dracaenaceae
Pictures: Dracaena_arborea.jpg , HA03Dracaena_arborea.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(178)
Recipes: H(178) heart pains, sun-dried leaves of Dracaena arborea are bumt to ashes and mixed with palm (Elaeis guineensis) nut oil and rubbed on the ches
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: ningei (Kpaa Mende)

2 reference(s) for Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name: Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family: Palmae
Pictures: Elaeis_guineensis5.jpg , Elaeis_guineensis2.jpg , Elaeis_guineensis7.jpg , Elaeis_guineensis4.jpg , Elaeis_guineensis6.jpg , Elaeis_guineensis3.jpg , Elaeis_guineensis1.jpg , HA05Elaeis_guineensis.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(006), H(008), H(051), H(082), H(103)
Recipes: H(006), palm kernel seed roasted and eaten directly to induce toileting.H(008), Young leaves beaten in mortar and liquid drunk.H(051), Palmwine, from the Elaeis guineensis palm is used as a medicine for ~ paludism.H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(082)asthma, leaves pounded and put in water. The water is then drunk.H(103), bark slashed and cooked. Juice kept in mouth for some time.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tokpoi
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(013), H(175)
Recipes: H(013) blue boil + H(175), cataplasm with Elais, burnt toad and palm oil
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tokpoi

1 reference(s) for Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name: Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family: Poaceae
Pictures: HA01Eleusine_indica.jpg , Eleusine_indica3.jpg , HA05Eleusine_indica.jpg , Eleusine_indica1.jpg , Eleusine_indica2.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(014), H(162)
Recipes: H(014) scabies, skin eruptions, leaves of Tetracera alnifolia with those of Eleusine indica are pounded and the poultice rubbed on skin
H(162) urine retention., leaves of Eleusine indica are macerated and the infusion VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: ngetaewuli (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name: Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family: Moraceae
Synonyms: Ficus sur Forssk.
Pictures: Ficus_capensis2.jpg , Ficus_capensis3.jpg , HA03Ficus_capensis.jpg , Ficus_capensis1.jpg
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(175), H(187)
Recipes: H(187) frontal suture + H(175), grinding leaves + H2O, poultice + white clay
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ndahie

3 reference(s) for Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name: Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family: Moraceae
Pictures: Ficus_exasperata3.jpg , Ficus_exasperata1.jpg , Ficus_exasperata4.jpg , Ficus_exasperata2.jpg , Ficus_exasperata5.jpg , HA07Ficus_exasperata.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(014), H(100)
Recipes: H(014) ringworm, Ficus exasperata, Phaseolus lunatus, sandpaper the ringworm with the leaves of the former, and drop the juice of the leaves of the latter on the ringworm,H(100) gono., roots and or leaves of Ficus exasperata , fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, they are boiled together, fillered, and the juice stored in bottles for drinking morning and evening,
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(013), H(097x), H(112), H(175)
Recipes: H(013) skin diseases + H(175), leaves Ficus exasperata , Dissotis rotundifolia (ngaku-wui), saltaginella myosurus (dimoi), poultice with white clay
H(097x), dry leaves, powder, cures vaginal rash
H(112), infusion crushed leaves, abortion during early pregnancy
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kamaamai
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(013), H(014), H(112)
Recipes: H(013) vaginal, H(014), leaves, powder, application 2X / day
H(112), pounded leaves+ H2O + hot ashes, filter, 1 à 3 X / day
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: cratch leaf (Krio), kamamei laa (Mende), ka nana (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Gossypium sp.
Official name: Gossypium sp.
Family: Malvaceae
Pictures: Gossypium_sp.1.jpg , Gossypium_sp.2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(014)
Recipes: H(014) gale, Nauclea latifolia, Alchornea cordifolia, Mareya micrantha, Gossypium sp., young leaves are tied together an d warmed over a rlre. Then they are squeezed and the juice extract is rubbed aIl over the body.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(008), H(112)
Recipes: H(008), leaves, infusion + lemon juice, RNS.
H(112), roots, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: wik (Krio), fande (Mende), e - pompo (Temne)

3 reference(s) for Gouania longispicata Engl.
Official name: Gouania longispicata Engl.
Family: Rhamnaceae
Pictures: Gouania_longispicata1.jpg , Gouania_longispicata2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(004), H(031), H(137), H(037)
Recipes: H(004) + H(031) + H(137), bark scraped and pounded. The liquid is applied to sores.H(037), Leaves and bark of rope are chewed and liquid is drunk.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sawa
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(022)
Recipes: H(022), leaves, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sawa-la
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(027z)
Recipes: H(027z), infusion, RNS. , promotes foetal development
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sawai

2 reference(s) for Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name: Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family: Hypericaceae
Pictures: HA21Harungana_madagascariensis.jpg , Harungana_madagascariensis2.jpg , Harungana_madagascariensis1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008), H(014), H(051), H(126)
Recipes: H(008) + sang, Harungana madagascariensis, Solanum sp., Young leaves from Harungana and fruits from Solanum sp. boiled together and juce, drunk as needed.H(014) ringworm, juice is applied to ringwormH(051) paludism, Harungana madagascariensis, Manniphyton JulvumBoil the bark from Harungana and the leaves from Manniphyton. Drink one cup in the morning to induce vomiting.H(126)jaunisse, Harungana madagascariensis, Enantia polycarpa, bark of stem cut into chips and kept on water for a day or two, The juice isdrunk.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: mboli
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(013), H(014), H(139)
Recipes: H(139), sun-dried leaves of Alchornea hirtella are pounded with those of Trichilia heudelotii, Harungana madagascarensis and Alternanthera sessilis, Alchornea hirtella and sieved. The powder is mixed with roasted and pounded seeds of. Sesamum indicum and salt. One teaspoon is put in a cup of tea or wine to induce or increase male virility (erection)
H(013), H(014) itch and rashes, leaves of Harungana madagascarensis are boiled and drunk; in addition, a poultice of leaves of Scoparia dulcis mixed with clay is rubbed on skin
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: mbeli mumui (Kpaa Mende)

4 reference(s) for Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name: Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family: Malvaceae
Synonyms: Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Pictures: Hibiscus_esculentus1.jpg , HR09Abelmoschus_esculentus.jpg , HA07Hibiscus_esculentus.jpg , Hibiscus_esculentus.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(013)
Recipes: H(013), stem bark of Hibiscus esculentus , leaves of Talinum triangulare, both are ground together and dabbed along the split on the head.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(082)
Recipes: H(082), compress of macereted leaves in H2O + VO of some drops of the maceration
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(187),
Recipes: H(187)frontal suture + H(175), grinding leaves + H2O, poultice
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: bondei
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(139), H(175)
Recipes: H(139), seeds, RNS.
H(175), pounded leaves, paste, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: okro (Krio), bonde (Mende), a lontho (TYemne)

2 reference(s) for Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Official name: Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Family: Malvaceae
Pictures: Hibiscus_sabdariffa1.jpg , Hibiscus_sabdariffa3.jpg , Hibiscus_sabdariffa4.jpg , Hibiscus_sabdariffa2.jpg , HR09Hibiscus_sabdariffa.jpg , HA05Hibiscus_sabdariffa.jpg
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(094)
Recipes: H(094)post partum, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: salui
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(004), H(007), H(091)
Recipes: H(004), hot leaves, external use, “sand cracks feet”
H(007), H(091)scorbut, leaves, flower-cup, pounded in H2O, maceration, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sour sour (Krio), satoi (Mende), kapan thorr (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name: Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family: Convolvulaceae
Pictures: Ipomoea_batatas2.jpg , Ipomoea_batatas1.jpg , HA08Ipomoea_batatas.jpg , Ipomoea_batatas3.jpg , Ipomoea_batatas4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(016)
Recipes: H(016), leaves ground and applied to breast. This makes the breast burst the pus out
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

4 reference(s) for Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Official name: Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Family: Convolvulaceae
Pictures: HA03Ipomoea_involucrata.jpg , Ipomoea_involucrata4.jpg , Ipomoea_involucrata5.jpg , Ipomoea_involucrata3.jpg , Ipomoea_involucrata2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(082), H(094)
Recipes: H(082) asthma, The rope is twisted with black thread and tied across the arm. The leaves are macerated in water and the juice is drunk,H(094), stem of Ipomoea involucrata stem, root bark and new leaves of Newbouldia laevis , skin or ripe fruit of Cucumeropsis edulis . The Cucumeropsis & Newbouldia are ground together, roasted in a pot and the mixture put in a cloth and tied tightly over the anus. Then Ipomoea. creeper stem is tied round the waist.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(048), H(082), H(169)
Recipes: H(048),whole plant, prevention, compress
H(082), H(169),whole plant, compress
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ndondokei (Cibemba)
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(051)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, leaves of Ipomoea involucrata are pounded with fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and the filtrate kept in sun for some hours and VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: ndondokoi (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(124)
Recipes: H(124) haemostatis, juice from leaves, drops in nose
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ndondokoei

2 reference(s) for Jatropha curcas L.
Official name: Jatropha curcas L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms: Jatropha acerifolia Salisb.; Jatropha afrocurcas Pax.
Pictures: Jatropha_curcas4.jpg , HA05Jatropha _curcas.jpg , Jatropha_curcas1.jpg , Jatropha_curcas2.jpg , Jatropha_curcas3.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051), H(157)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(157), leaves collected and warmed over fire and tied on child's head.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kata
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(126)
Recipes: H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Jatropha curcas is pounded with the juice of Citrus aurantifolia and water added to it. The liquid is filtered and kept in the sun for some hours before being VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: katawuli (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Lippia adoensis Hochst.
Official name: Lippia adoensis Hochst.
Family: Verbenaceae
Synonyms: Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(006), H(034), H(051), H(100)
Recipes: H(006), leaves, RNS.
H(006) childs, leaves, RNS.
H(034), leaves +soft laxative
H(051), leaves , poerre + H2O, cold VO.
H(051) childs, leaves, RNS.
H(100), leaves, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gambey tea busch (Krio), a - kimbo (Temne),

1 reference(s) for Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Official name: Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Family: Solanaceae
Pictures: Lycopersicon_esculentum4.jpg , Lycopersicon_esculentum2.jpg , Lycopersicon_esculentum5.jpg , Lycopersicon_esculentum1.jpg , Lycopersicon_esculentum3.jpg , HA07Lycopersicon_ esculentum.jpg
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(013), H(126)
Recipes: H(013) abscess, leaves, juice + clay, cataplasm
H(126), leaves Lycopersicon esculentum, Zingiber officinale, pounded, massage of the inflated belly
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kibongi (Cibemba)

3 reference(s) for Mangifera indica L.
Official name: Mangifera indica L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
Pictures: Mangifera indica2.jpg , Mangifera indica4.jpg , Mangifera indica3.jpg , HA21Mangifera_indica.jpg , Mangifera indica5.jpg , Mangifera indica1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008), H(051), H(103), H(111), H(126)
Recipes: H(008), bark collected and cooked. After cooking it is left to cool and the sediment is taken to stop Diarrhoea.H(051) paludism, bark of stem slashed at east and west sides of the tree and boiled with ashes. Then the body washed with it using native soapH(103), stem bark boiled and the juice held in the mouth.H(111), bark of stem beaten in mortar and the juice squeezed onto burn or scalds.H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica leavesl bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, anO with native soap.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: matigo
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(100)
Recipes: H(100) syphilis, stem bark of Bridelia micrantha is boiled with that of Mangifera indica and an individual with syphilis asked to sit in the decoction for some time, then leaves of Anisophyllea laurina are heated over fire and the liquid squeezed onto the sores, and a poultice of the leaves rubbed on the genitals.
H(100) gonorrhea stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Cos/us afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: mangoi (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(008), H(068), H(088), H(103)
Recipes: H(008), ONS., RNS.
H(068), seeds, RNS.
H(088), barks, leaves, RNS.
H(103), ONS. juicej, gargle
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: mangro (Krio), mangoi (Mende), a - -mangkro (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name: Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms: Manihot utilissima Pohl
Pictures: Manihot_esculenta1.jpg , Manihot_esculenta3.jpg , Manihot_esculenta4.jpg , Manihot_esculenta5.jpg , HA21Manihot_esculenta.jpg , Manihot_esculenta2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(001), H(003), H(012), H(008), H(020), H(055), H(068), H(103)
Recipes: H(001), leaf macerated in liquid and filtered. Used as eye drops.H(003) + H(012), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly,H(008), raw cassava tuber eatenH(008) cholera, leaves macerated in water, filtered, saIt added, and the juice is drunkH(008) cholera, Oryza sativa, Manihot esculenta, leaves macerated and some saIt added to the juice which is drunk as required.H(020), leaves pounded and filtercd. The juice is drunk in large quantities t induce vomiting, Some of the juice is put at the life-spot on the headH(055), Manihot esculenta, Oryza sativa, Nymphaea sp., leaves of all three are mixed together and macerated by hand and the juice taken orally at frequent intervals,H(068) bilharzia, the mature leaves are pounded, filtered and the juice drunk,H(103), leaves boiled with saIt aod the juice held jo the mouth for as loog a5M possible.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: targa
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(020)
Recipes: H(020), leaf infusion of Microdesmis puberula together with those of Manihot esculenta is rubbed on the head and given orally to victims of snake bite. The leaves of the two species are ground with clay and the poultice rubbed around the bite site.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: tangae (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name: Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family: Asteraceae
Synonyms: Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC.; Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Pictures: HA05Microglossa_pyrifolia.jpg , Microglossa_pyrifolia2_AFLORA.jpg , Microglossa_pyrifolia1.jpg
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(034), H(091), H(103)
Recipes: H(034) tachicardia, leaves Microglossa volubilis, Psychotria rupifilis (kafei), decoction, RNS.
H(034) tachicardia, chewed leaves with kola nuts
H(091), leaves decoction (H2O), bathing childeren
H(103), leaves, decoction (H2O) concentrated, gargle
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: grimbo yufii

1 reference(s) for Musa sp.
Official name: Musa sp.
Family: Musaceae
Pictures: Musa_sp2.jpg , Musa_sp3.jpg , Musa_sp1.jpg , Musa_sp4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051)
Recipes: H(051x), Dry banana leaves, rice husk and native soap are boiled and the liquid is drunk to induce urination and relieve yellow fever.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

1 reference(s) for Musa paradisiaca L.
Official name: Musa paradisiaca L.
Family: Musaceae
Pictures: Musa_paradisiaca1.jpg , Musa_paradisiaca3.jpg , Musa_paradisiaca2.jpg , HA05Musa_paradisiaca.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(004), H(031), H(126), H(137)
Recipes: H(004) + H(031) + H(137), Fruit is peeled and roasted near fjre. It is then scraped and the dust applied to the wound.H(126), Leaves dried, boiled and drunk. Body washed with water.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: mana

1 reference(s) for Musa sapientum L.
Official name: Musa sapientum L.
Family: Musaceae
Pictures: Musa_sapientum4.jpg , Musa_sapientum5.jpg , Musa_sapientum2.jpg , Musa_sapientum3.jpg , Musa_sapientum1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(126)
Recipes: H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica leavesl bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, and with native soap.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: banana

7 reference(s) for Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name: Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family: Rubiaceae
Synonyms: Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Pictures: Nauclea_latifolia2.jpg , Nauclea_latifolia3.jpg , Nauclea_latifolia1.jpg , HA05Nauclea_latifolia.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(001), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(014), H(031), H(037), H(126), H(137)
Recipes: H(001), stem sap, add salt; these are chewed togethcr by anothcr person, and whilst in the mouth, air is blown gently on the eye
H(001), Nauclea latifolia, Phyllanthus discoideus, Phyllanthus mucllcriaous, Alchornea cordifolia, the juice of any of the mature stems are excellent eye drops
H(006), Leaves boiled and drunk,H(008), Roots cut into chips and boiled. Water drunk to purgative patient
H(004) + H(031) + H(137), Root bark squeezed and juice applied to sores. The fibre is groun.~ between slones and placed over the sore. Stem bark scraped, cleaned,~ crushed between stones and applied directly to sores.
H(014) itch, Nauclea latifolia, Alchornea cordifolia, Mareya micrantha, Gossypium sp., young leaves are tied together an d warmed over a rlre. Then they are squeezed and the juice extract is rubbed aIl over the body.
H(037), Inner bark of maturestem is scraped and chewed raw to expell cough
H(108), Cassia sieberiana, Nauclea latifolia, Roots are cleaned and cut into small chips and cooked well. The juice is cooled and taken per cup at night or early morning
.H(126)jaudisse, Nauclea latifolia, Premna hispida, Craterispermum laurinum Dry aIl three sets of leaves in the sun and cook them together in one potSteam and wash body.
H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica leavesl bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, and with native soap.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yurnbu - yamba
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(006), H(027), H(051)
Recipes: H(006), constipation, roots, maceration of small pieces in H2O, VO.
H(027), leaves, RNS., VO.
H(051) paludism, roots, to wash, pounded in H2O, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yumbuyamba (Cibemba)
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(006)
Recipes: H(006) pregnant women, roots, decoction (H2O), VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yumbuyamgeh
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(006), H(051), H(051x)
Recipes: H(006) constipation, H(068) vermifuge., roots and sun-dried leaves of Nauclea latifolia are boiled together with those of Cassia sieberiana and the decoction VO.
H(051x), leaves of Morinda geminata are boiled together with those of Craterispermum laurinum and Nauclea latifolia and the decoction used to steam bath individuals with paludism and yellow fever.
H(051) paludismdis, mroots of Napoleona heudelotii are sun dried with those of Nauclea latitolia and Morinda geminata and with leaves of Gouania longipetala and stem bark of Alstonia boonei and the decoction drunk as a remedy for paludism
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: yumbuyambrae (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(006)
Recipes: H(001), juice, stems
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yumbuyambei
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(001)
Recipes: H(006), roots of Cassia siamea, Sarcocephalus esculentus, Morinda germinata (njasui), Smeathmannia pubescens (ndovotei), infusion or decoction, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: yumbuyambei
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(006)
Recipes: H(006), leaves, roots, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: igbesi (Krio), yumbuyambei (Mende)

3 reference(s) for Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name: Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family: Bignoniaceae
Pictures: Newbouldia_laevis2.jpg , Newbouldia_laevis3.jpg , Newbouldia_laevis1.jpg , HA05Newbouldia_ laevis.jpg , Newbouldia_laevis4.jpg , Newbouldia_laevis5.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(004), H(008), H(094)
Recipes: H(004) insects, Newbouldia laevis, Triumfeta cordifolia, the leaves of both are ground together with native clay and applied round the wound.H(008) + sang, New leaves and beni-seeds are roasted in a pot over a fire and pound in a mortar. The powder is eaten,H(094) , roots boiled and juice drunk,H(094), stem of Ipomoea involucrata, root bark and new leaves of Newbouldia laevis , skin or ripe fruit of Cucumeropsis edulis . The Cucumeropsis & Newbouldia are ground together, roasted in a pot and the mixture put in a cloth and tied tightly over the anus. Then Ipomoea. creeper stem is tied round the waist.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(104), H(124)
Recipes: H(104) + H(124) pregnant women, leaves, pounded + H2O, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: pomamagbeh (Mende), keslolo (Limba)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(026), H(051), H(104), H(172)
Recipes: H(026), H(104), dry barks, young branchs, Infusion
H(051) paludism, barks from stems and roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(172), roots, leaves pounded, local application
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: snof lif (Krio), pumamagbei (Mende), an jol (Temne)

3 reference(s) for Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name: Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family: Solanaceae
Pictures: Nicotiana_tabacum3.jpg , Nicotiana_tabacum1.jpg , Nicotiana_tabacum2.jpg , Nicotiana_tabacum5.jpg , Nicotiana_tabacum6.jpg , Nicotiana_tabacum_fa05056.jpg , Nicotiana_tabacum4.jpg , HA06Nicotiana_tabacum.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(001)
Recipes: H(001), midrib cut into small pieces, soaked in water and used as eye drops.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(103), H(151), H(151)
Recipes: H(103), leaves, decoction (H2O), gargle
H(151) childs, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(151)adult, young leaves, cooked with salt, pakl oil, fish, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: kigponei (Cibemba)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(004), H(082), H(103)
Recipes: H(004)insects, ashes ONS., RNS.
H(082), smel leaves
H(103), leaves, powder, RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tabaca (Krio), tawei (Mende), an thaba, thabakai (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Ocimum americanum L.
Official name: Ocimum americanum L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Synonyms: Ocimum canum Sims.
Pictures: HA01Ocimum_canum.jpg , Ocimum_americanum3.jpg , Ocimum_americanum1.jpg , Ocimum_americanum2.jpg
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(157)
Recipes: H(157) convulsion, crushed leaves, juice dropwise to the head, hands, eyes and mùouth whilst the crushed leaves are placed at the anus
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: pasmanje

1 reference(s) for Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name: Ocimum basilicum L.
Family: Lamiaceae
Pictures: Ocimum_basilicum_fa05079.jpg , Ocimum_basilicum_fa05080.jpg , HA08Ocimum_basilicum.jpg , Ocimum_basilicum.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(026), H(077), H(157)
Recipes: H(026), RNS, ONS
H(077), RNS, ONS
H(157) baby, pounded leaves, juice, drops on the fore head, eyes, mouth, pounded leaves on the arms
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sasmenje, pugbawo (Mende)

1 reference(s) for Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name: Ocimum suave Willd.
Family: Lamiaceae
Synonyms: Ocimum viride Willd.
Pictures: Ocimum_suave1.jpg , HA08Ocimum_suave.jpg , Ocimum_suave2.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(051), H(126)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, fresh leaves of Canthium glabriflorum are boiled together with those of Cassia sieberiana and Ocimum viride and the decoction VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kumuli (Kpaa Mende)

2 reference(s) for Oryza sativa L.
Official name: Oryza sativa L.
Family: Poaceae
Pictures: Oryza_sativa1.jpg , Oryza_sativa6.jpg , Oryza_sativa_fa07090.jpg , Oryza_sativa_fa07091.jpg , Oryza_sativa4.jpg , HR09Oryza_sativa.jpg , Oryza_sativa3.jpg , Oryza_sativa5.jpg , Oryza_sativa2.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008), H(013), H(051), H(055)
Recipes: H(008) cholera, Oryza sativa, Manihot esculenta, leaves macerated and some saIt added to the juice which is drunk as required
H(013), The seed is roasted in a pol and pounded. This is rubbed on the boil to deflate it.
H(051x), drunk to induce urination and relieve yellow fever
H(055), Manihot esculenta, Oryza sativa, Nymphaea sp., leaves of all three are mixed together and macerated by hand and the juice taken orally at frequent intervals.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: mba
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(013), H(095)
Recipes: H(013), rice flour, friction or cataplasm
H(095), rice H2O, VO. with other medication
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: res (Krio), mba (Mende), a - pola (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name: Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family: Poaceae
Pictures: Pennisetum_purpureum4.jpg , Pennisetum_purpureum3.jpg , Pennisetum_purpureum5.jpg , Pennisetum_purpureum6.jpg , HR09Pennisetum_purpureum.jpg , Pennisetum_purpureum1.jpg , Pennisetum_purpureum2.jpg , HA03Pennisetum_purpureum.jpg
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(037)
Recipes: H(037), ONS, RNS
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: bush sugar cane (Krio), njalei (Mende), an wo (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Official name: Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Family: Fabaceae
Pictures: Pentaclethra_macrophylla1.jpg , HA21Pentaclethra_macrophylla.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(006), H(014), H(051)
Recipes: H(006), bark peeled and put on fire, roast, and put on liquid V0 drink.H(014) roundworm, bark fibre of stem is peeled, cleaned and dropped into clean water for a few hours to draw off the juice. The liquid is drunk for worms.H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpod
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fava

1 reference(s) for Persea americana Mill.
Official name: Persea americana Mill.
Family: Lauraceae
Pictures: HA05Persea _americana.jpg , Persea_americana2.jpg , Persea_americana3.jpg , Persea_americana1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, Seeds are pounded and f"lltered through a sieve and the juice stored in locked bottles. One cup drunk in the morning, and one at night at bed time
H(051) paludism, Boil leaves and steam the body by hanging the head over the pot and cover the body with thick clothing.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: b'lbia

1 reference(s) for Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Official name: Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Family: Phyllanthaceae
Synonyms: Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) Webster
Pictures: HA21Phyllanthus_discoideus.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(112), H(116)
Recipes: H(112) abortion., H(116) to induce menstruation, a decoction of the stem bark of Phyllanthus discoideus, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: tijoe (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Piper umbellatum L.
Official name: Piper umbellatum L.
Family: Piperaceae
Pictures: HA21Piper_umbellatum.jpg , Piper_umbellatum2.jpg , Piper_umbellatum1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(094)
Recipes: H(094), dry leaves are ground to a powder. The dust is put io a cloth and tied to the pile.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

2 reference(s) for Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name: Portulaca oleracea L.
Family: Portulacaceae
Pictures: Portulaca_oleracea9.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea11.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea3.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea6.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea5.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea10.jpg , HA01Portulaca_oleracea.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea2.jpg , Portulaca_oleracea1.jpg
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(122)
Recipes: H(122), leaves, infusion H2O + palm oil
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tolugei
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(022)
Recipes: H(022), pounded leaves + palm oil
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: arata jace (Krio), tondo wolii (Mende), ma kil ma - agro (Temne)

4 reference(s) for Psidium guajava L.
Official name: Psidium guajava L.
Family: Myrtaceae
Pictures: Psidium_guajava2.jpg , Psidium_guajava4.jpg , Psidium_guajava3.jpg , Psidium_guajava5.jpg , HA06Psidium_guajava.jpg , Psidium_guajava1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008), Alchornea hirtella, Psidium guajava, Leaves are boiled and drunk.H(008)+ sang, Young leaves pounded or ground and juice extract , drunk regulari
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: guava
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(008), H(051)
Recipes: H(008), H(051) paludism, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008) pregnant women,, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gbogavai
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008), leaves, VO.
H(008), leaves, decoction, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gueva (Krio), goyava Mende), an gweva (Temne)

1 reference(s) for Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name: Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family: Dennstaedtiaceae
Pictures: Pteridium_aquilinum6.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum9.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum8.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum7.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum10.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum2.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum1.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum4.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum3.jpg , Pteridium_aquilinum5.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(126)
Recipes: H(126), New leaves bojled and drunk. A palatable sauce. Found in the bush.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

1 reference(s) for Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name: Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family: Apocynaceae
Pictures: Rauvolfia_vomitoria2.jpg , Rauvolfia_vomitoria3_AFLORA.jpg , Rauvolfia_vomitoria1.jpg , Rauvolfia_vomitoria4.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(014), H(139)
Recipes: H(014) scabies, leaf poultice of Rauvolfia vomitoria mixed with clay is rubbed on the skin
H(139), infusion of pounded roots is drunk to induce or increase male virility, or altematively VO. an infusion of the inner bark
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kowogre (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Ricinus communis L.
Official name: Ricinus communis L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms: Ricinus vulgaris Mill.
Pictures: Ricinus_communis2.jpg , HA06Ricinus_communis.jpg , Ricinus_communis_fa04042.jpg , Ricinus_communis_fa04044.jpg , Ricinus_communis.jpg , Ricinus_communis_fa04039.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(068)
Recipes: H(068) childeren.vermifuge, leaves of Ricinus communis are boiled and the decoction, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kasta weh or ngele bondoi (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Saccharum officinarum L.
Official name: Saccharum officinarum L.
Family: Poaceae
Pictures: HA21Saccharum_officinarum.jpg , Saccharum_officinarum2.jpg , Saccharum_officinarum4.jpg , Saccharum_officinarum3.jpg , Saccharum_officinarum1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(100),
Recipes: H(100) gono., fruit of Citrus aurentifolia, stem of Saccharum officinarum, stem of Costus afer, boiled together and filtered. Juice drunk as required.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

2 reference(s) for Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name: Scoparia dulcis L.
Family: Scrophulariaceae
Pictures: HA06Scoparia_dulcis.jpg , Scoparia_dulcis5.jpg , Scoparia_dulcis6.jpg , Scoparia_dulcis1.jpg , Scoparia_dulcis2.jpg , Scoparia_dulcis3.jpg , Scoparia_dulcis4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(094)
Recipes: H(094), the leaves are ground between the hands and then tied onto the piles.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: pondo-livali
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(013), H(014), H(012), H(157)
Recipes: H(013), H(014) itch and rashes, leaves of Harungana madagascarensis are boiled and drunk; in addition, a poultice of leaves of Scoparia dulcis mixed with clay is rubbed on skin .
H(012) fractures, leaf poultice of Scoparia dulcis is rubbed on broken limbs or arms and tied for 3-4 days. After removing bandages, a poultice of the leaves is mixed with clay and rubbed on the affected part daily . - - H(157) convulsion, leaves of Crossandra buntingii are pounded with those of Scoparia dulcis and the poultice placed inside a duiker horn or cowrie shell, covered with goat fat, and tied around neck of a child
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: pondolivali (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Sesamum indicum L.
Official name: Sesamum indicum L.
Family: Pedaliaceae
Synonyms: Sesamum orientale L.
Pictures: Sesamum_indicum3.jpg , HA05Sesamum_indicum.jpg , Sesamum_indicum1.jpg , Sesamum_indicum-koeh-129.jpg , Sesamum_indicum2.jpg , B5NordSesamum_indicum.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(139)
Recipes: H(139) sun-dried leaves of Alchornea hirtella are pounded with those of Trichilia heudelotii, Harungana madagascarensis and Alternanthera sessilis, Alchornea hirtella and sieved. The powder is mixed with roasted and pounded seeds of. Sesamum indicum and salt. One teaspoon is put in a cup of tea or wine to induce or increase male virility (erection)
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: mandae (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name: Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family: Malvaceae
Synonyms: Sida carpinifolia L.f.; Sida stipulata Cav.
Pictures: HA21Sida_acuta.jpg , Sida_acuta4.jpg , Sida_acuta3.jpg , Sida_acuta1.jpg , Sida_acuta2.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(013), H(157)
Recipes: H(013) pus formation, a poultice of the leaves with clay is rubbed on a boil to induce pus formation
H(157) inner stem bark of Sida stipulata is peeled off and made into a twine together with a black thread, tied into 3- 4 knots and hung around the neck of a child as a remedy for convulsions
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: helui (Kpaa Mende)

1 reference(s) for Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name: Sida rhombifolia L.
Family: Malvaceae
Pictures: Sida_rhombifolia1.jpg , HA01Sida_rhombifolia.jpg , Sida_rhombifolia2.jpg , Sida_rhombifolia3.jpg , Sida_rhombifolia4.jpg
Reference HK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(013), H(018)
Recipes: H(018), ONS., RNS.
H(013), ONS., RNS. -
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: crain- crain

1 reference(s) for Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name: Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Family: Solanaceae
Synonyms: Solanum duplosinuatum Klotzsch; Solanum macrocarpon L.
Pictures: HA03Solanum_dasyphyllum.jpg , Solanum_dasyphyllum1.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(022), H(108), H(124)
Recipes: H(022) a leaf infusion of Solanum duplosinuatum is drunk by pregnant women to hasten child delivery
H(108), fresh leaves are cooked and the sauce is given to women as a remedy for distended stomachs;
H(124) a leaf infusion together with salt is used to stop bleeding during early pregnancy
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kwao-gbolo (Kpaa Mende)

2 reference(s) for Solanum nigrum L.
Official name: Solanum nigrum L.
Family: Solanaceae
Synonyms: Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.; Solanum judaicum Bess
Pictures: Solanum_nigrum4.jpg , Solanum_nigrum2.jpg , Solanum_nigrum9.jpg , Solanum_nodiflorum.jpg , Solanum_nigrum8.jpg , Solanum_nigrum7.jpg , Solanum_nigrum3.jpg , Solanum_nigrum6.jpg , HA06Solanum_nigrum.jpg , Solanum_nigrum5.jpg , Solanum_nigrum1.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, Leaves boiled and decoction taken morning and evening to induc~~ urination.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(006)
Recipes: H(006), constipation, leaves, decoction, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ngua ngua (Cibemba)

1 reference(s) for Solanum sp.
Official name: Solanum sp.
Family: Solanaceae
Pictures: Solanum_sp.1.jpg , Solanum_sp.2.jpg , Solanum_sp.3.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008) + sang, Harungana madagascariensis, Solanum sp., Young leaves from Harungana and fruits from Solanum sp. boiled together and juce, drunk as needed.H(008) + sang, Harungana madagascariensis
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

5 reference(s) for Spondias mombin L.
Official name: Spondias mombin L.
Family: Anacardiaceae
Synonyms: Spondias lutea L.
Pictures: Spondias_mombin1.jpg , Spondias_mombin3.jpg , Spondias_mombin5.jpg , Spondias_mombin6.jpg , Spondias_mombin2.jpg , Spondias_mombin3.jpg , HA03Spondias_mombin.jpg , Spondias_mombin4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(046), H(051)
Recipes: H(046), Leaves are cooked and the juice drunkH(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpod
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(051), H(103)
Recipes: H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(103), leaves boiled and juice held in mouth.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gboji
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(027y)
Recipes: H(137) womb pain., roots of Crassocephalum rubens together with those of Spondias mombin are boiled and the decoction VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: gboji (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HM 21
Author: Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title: Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Symptoms: H(006), H(022), H(027y), H(104)
Recipes: H(006) laxative, H(022) eases labour pains , H(027y + H(104) cures stomach after childbirth, leaves, decoction, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: gbogie
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(001), H(004), H(022), H(037), H(104)
Recipes: H(001), pounded leaves, decoction, RNS.
H(004), barks, powder, compres circumcision wound
H(022), H(104)post partum, leaves, RNS;
H(037), leaves, infusion , RNS.
H(037), barks, decoction, RNS.
H(104), youg leaves, juice, child
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: fiks plum (Krio), gboji (Mende), eleop (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Tamarindus indica L.
Official name: Tamarindus indica L.
Family: Fabaceae
Synonyms: Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Pictures: Tamarindus_indica3.jpg , Tamarindus_indica4.jpg , Tamarindus_indica6.jpg , Tamarindus_indica2.jpg , HA06Tamarindus_indica.jpg , Tamarindus_indica1.jpg , Tamarindus_indica5.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008), Young leaves are collected and tied in a leaf. The parcel is then heated d a fire, and then juice is squeezed out. The juice is given for diarrhoe
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: tombei
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(004), H(006), H(013)
Recipes: H(004), fruit, RNS.
H(006), leaves decoction, external use, wash the wounds
H(006), powder of leaves on wounds
H(013), young leaves, cataplasm
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: sour tumbla (Krio, Mende), an thombi (Temne)

2 reference(s) for Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name: Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family: Ulmaceae
Synonyms: Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Pictures: Trema_orientalis1.jpg , Trema_orientalis3.jpg , Trema_orientalis2.jpg , HL13Trema_orientalis.jpg , Trema_orientalis4.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(003), H(012), H(126)
Recipes: H(003) + H(012), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly,H(126), Boil leaves and drink.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(068)
Recipes: H(068), leaves, decoction + salt, VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ngombei-wuli (Cibemba)

1 reference(s) for Tridax procumbens L.
Official name: Tridax procumbens L.
Family: Asteraceae
Pictures: Tridax procumbens4.jpg , Tridax procumbens2.jpg , Tridax procumbens3.jpg , HA03Tridax_procumbens.jpg , Tridax procumbens1.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(008)
Recipes: H(008) diarrhea, sun-dried shoots of Tridax procumbens are boiled and the decoction VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: not signalized by the author

1 reference(s) for Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Official name: Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Family: Tiliaceae
Pictures: Triumfetta_cordifolia2.jpg , Triumfetta_cordifolia1.jpg , HA05Triumfetta_cordifolia.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(004)
Recipes: H(004) insects, Newbouldia laevis, Triumfeta cordifolia, the leaves of both are ground together with native clay and applied round the wound.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

4 reference(s) for Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name: Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family: Annonaceae
Synonyms: Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Pictures: HA06Xylopia_aethiopica.jpg , Xylopia_aethiopica3.jpg , Xylopia_aethiopica1.jpg , Xylopia_aethiopica2.jpg , HA21Xylopia_aethiopica.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(003), H(012), H(008), H(014), H(016), H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes: H(003) + H(012), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly, H(003) + H(012), fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, tuber of Zingiber officianale, barkFagara rubescens, these are pounded or ground on a stone together and firmly rubbed at the fracture site,H(008), Seeds and fruit cooked and decoction drunk, H(014) gale, fruits of Xylopia aethiopica , seeds of Corchorus olitorjus are both ground on a stone and applied on the body for scabies or rubbed in the hair for lice,H(016), Zingiber officianale tuber, Xylopia aethiopica fruit, grind together and rub on the breast to soften it and to let any pus run H(037), Fruits and seed are eaten for cough. Dry fruits kept on water for a day or two and juice taken in as desired,H(051) paludism, Fruit, seeds and ginger are ground and rubbed over the body, H(051) paludism, Aframomum melegueta (kij-mumu), Xylopia aethiopica, Ground together and rubbed on thebody, H(108), Dry fruit and seeds are ground together with ginger and rubbed all over thebody
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: heve
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(027), H(104)
Recipes: H(027) roots of Dryopteris striata are cut, sun dried and boiled with stems of Marsdenia latifolia and leaves of Scleria barteri then mixed with those of Palisota hirsuta and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica the decoction is drunk to induce foetal movement during pregnancy.
H(104) severe stomach aches; sun-dried seeds of Xylopia aethiopica are cooked and the soup VO.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: hewe (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(006), H(018), H(020), H(033), H(037)
Recipes: H(006), fruit, RNS.
H(018), pounded leaves, friction head
H(020), fruit, barks, RNS.
H(033) femal, ONS., RNS.
H(037), fruit, cough, RNS.
H(037), fruit, barks, bronchitis
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: hewei (Mende), an pos (Temne)
Reference VK 2k
Author: Kargbo, T. H.
Title: Traditional midwifery practice in Sierra Leone and some medicinal plants used by traditional birth attendants, 212 - 220, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms: V(027y)
Recipes: V(027y), pounded seeds, decoction, VO
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered

1 reference(s) for Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) Waterman
Official name: Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) Waterman
Family: Rutaceae
Synonyms: Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl.; Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. var. preussi Engl; Fagara inaequalis Engl.
Pictures: Zanthoxylum_gilletii1.jpg
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(137)
Recipes: H(137) bodily pain., stem bark poultice of Fagara macrophylla is rubbed on the skin
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: fui (Kpaa Mende)

5 reference(s) for Zingiber officinale Rosc.
Official name: Zingiber officinale Rosc.
Family: Zingiberaceae
Pictures: Zingiber_officinale1.jpg , Zingiber_officinale2.jpg , Zingiber_officinale5.jpg , Zingiber_officinale3.jpg , Zingiber_officinale4.jpg , HA06Zingiber_officinale.jpg
Reference HB 6k
Author: Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title: Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms: H(003), H(006), H(012), H(016), H(051), H(175)
Recipes: H(003) + H(012), fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, tuber of Zingiber officianale, barkFagara rubescens, these are pounded or ground on a stone together and firmly rubbed at the fracture site,H(006), Pounded and cooked. The cooked ~vater is drunk in large quantities inducepurging,H(175) + H(016), Hot compress and ginger rubbed on,H(016), Zingiber officianale tuber, Xylopia aethiopica fruit, grind together and rub on the breast to soften it and to let any pus run H(051) paludism, Capsicum sp., Zingiber officinale, mixed and ground in mortar. Juite filtered and drunk as convenient.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HK 23
Author: Krüger, N. & M.
Title: Beobachtungen zur traditionellen Medizin der Mende in Sierra Leone. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 325 -336, (1985)
Symptoms: H(126)
Recipes: H(126), leaves Lycopersicon esculentum, Zingiber officinale, pounded, massage of the inflated belly
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: not registered
Reference HL 18
Author: Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title: Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms: H(051), H(108)
Recipes: H(051) fever, H(108) cold, tubers of Zingiber officinaleare pounded with a single fruit of Capsicum annun and the poultice rubbed as a remedy for children.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name: kijre (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: H(003), H(018), H(091), H(103), H(104), H(113), H(137)
Recipes: H(018), roots on flame, juice, drops in eyes
H(091), ONS., decoction, RNS
H(103), RNS, ONS
H(104), ONS., decoction, RNS.
H(113), RNS, ONS
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ginga (Krio), kijei (Mende), ta san (Temne)
Reference VS 1k
Author: Sawyerr, E.S.
Title: Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms: V(006)
Recipes: V(006), ONS., RNS.
Region: West Africa
Country: Sierra Leone
Vernacular name: ginga (Krio), kijei (Mende), ta san (Temne)