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Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.

40 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HC 13d
Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.IV. Angiosperms (Mimosaceae to Papilionaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 29, pp. 295 - 323, (1990)
Symptoms : H(008), H(078), H(104), H(139), H(145)
Recipes : H(016), fresh stembark, pounded and applied to the breasts
H(008) diar., VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(104) abdominal pains during menstruation VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(139, 2) impotency and aphrodisiac, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(145) rectum prolapse, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(078), cancer, stembark, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mnoa (Pare), msasa (Swahili)
Reference HC 24a
Author(s) : Cheikhyoussef, A., M. Shapi, H. Mu. Ashekele
Title : Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plant use by traditional healers in Oshikoto Region, Namibia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 7:10 (2011) See also ref HC 24b
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, duration of treatment: 1-2 days, roots of Acacia mellifera , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okadilanghono
Reference HC 57
Author(s) : Chinsembu, K. C.
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal flora utilised by traditional healers in the management of sexually transmitted infections in Sesheke District, Western Province, Zambia Revista Brasileira de Farmacognosia 26, 268–274 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjp.2015.07.030
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 35), stem bark, roots of Acacia mellifera, decoction in H2O, VO.
Region : Afrique de l'est
Country : Zambia (Western Province)
Vernacular name : kakumbwe (siLozi name)
Reference HG 1k
Author(s) : Gachathi, F.N.
Title : Kikuyu botanical dictionary of plant names and uses. Publication supported by GTZ , (1989)The print shop, P.O. Box 24576, Nairobi.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), bark, constipation, intestinal worms
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 18
Author(s) : Hassan-Abdallah, A., A. Merito, S. Hassan, D. Aboubaker, M. Djama, Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Medicinal plants andt heir uses by the people in the Region of Randa, Djibouti Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148 701–713, (2013)
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(045), H(111), H(118)
Recipes : H(004) injuries,H(014) whitlow, H(045) wound infections, H(124) haemorrhage, leaves paste of Acacia mellifera , local application
H(111) burns, heated leaf powder , local application
H(118) angina, fresh leaves in chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Djibouti (Region of Randa)
Vernacular name : makqarto (Geez ?)
Reference HH 3k
Author(s) : Heine, B. & C. König
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 2: Plants of the So (Uganda).142 p., Band 7 (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), chew bark.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 4k
Author(s) : Heine, B. & I. Heine
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 1: Plants of the Chamus (Kenya).104 p., Band 6, (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), to clean stomach; boil bark, drink with water (tastes salty), give to pregnant women or children; emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HJ 07
Author(s) : Johns, T., E. B. Mhoro, Pius Sanaya & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Batemi of Ngorongoro district, Tanzania a quantitative appraisal Economic Botany 48 (1) pp. 90-95. (1994)
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 3) diarrhoea, H(104, 3) gastrointestinal problems, decoction of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera put into soup
H(037, 2), bark of Acacia mellifera, used to treat coughs
H(051, 5) fever , infusion of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera, VO.
H(055, 3) emetic, decoction of bark or roots , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mng' orora (Batemi)
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(033), H(051), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(033), bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(100) syph, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(104) stomach, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kilawata (Swahili, Kenya), muthiia (Kamba, Kenya), talamong (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda), eiti, oiti pi (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Reference HK 22
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & A. Bouquet
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques de la Côte-d'Ivoire - Haute-Volta.Mission d'étude de la pharmacopée indigène en A.O.F. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 300 p., (1950)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, to chew the roots, to puke
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : bakin kaya (Haoussa), guoissogola (Dagari)
Reference HK 36a
Author(s) : Kareru, P. G., G. M. Kenji, A. N. Gachanja, J. M. Keriko, G. Mungai
Title : Traditional medicine among the Embu and Mbeere peoples of Kenya. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Volume 4 (1): 75 - 86 (2007) http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/160/172
Symptoms : H(037), H(113)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, barks decoction of Acacia mellifera , VO.
H(113) backache, jointsache, roots boiled + goat soup, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Eastern Province, Embu and Mbeere tribes)
Vernacular name : muthigira (Embu)
Reference HK 63
Author(s) : Kipkore, K., B. Wanjohi, H. Rono, G. Kigen
Title : A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:24 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/24
Symptoms : H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted diseases, roots of Acacia mellifera, decoction, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, higher parasites burnt and ashes licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : ngowo (local dialect), black thorn / wait-a-bit thorn (Englisch)
Reference HK 76
Author(s) : Kioko, J., J. Baker, A. Shannon and C. Kiffner
Title : Ethnoecological knowledge of ticks and treatment of tick-borne diseases among Maasai people in Northern Tanzania Veterinary World 8(6):755-762. www.veterinaryworld.org/Vol.8/June-2015/12.pdf
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : V(035) East coast fever, boil bark of Acacia mellifera of Dalbergia melanoxylon and feed solution to animal, 2 L 2 × day for 4 days, moderately effective (Tick vector: brown ear tick) Tick species: Rhipicephalus decoloratus (blue tick (English)) (endenuri/ armaherikima (Masaï)). Affected animal:: cattle, goat Tick species: Rhipicephalus appendiculatus; Rhipicephalusspp.; Rhipicephalus evertsi evertsi (brown ear tick; (armaheriodo (Masaï)) ). Affected animal::cattle, goat, sheep
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Tanzania
Vernacular name : oiti (Masaï)
Reference HK 78
Author(s) : Kidane, L. , G, Gebremedhin & T, Beyene
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,14:64 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0266-z
Symptoms : H(173), H(212)
Recipes : H(173) leprosy, dry root of Acacia mellifera, is powdered, mixed with honey and eat.
H(212) rhesus disease (mengegna), fresh leaf is crushed, mixed with honey and swallow
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : kerets (Tigrigna)
Reference HK 78
Author(s) : Kidane, L. , G, Gebremedhin & T, Beyene
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,14:64 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0266-z
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) leech, fresh root of Acacia mellifera is crushed, mixed with water and sniff through nose.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : kerets (Tigrigna)
Reference HK 82
Author(s) : Kareji, A. E.
Title : Evaluation of herbal drugs used to treat fungal and bacterial diseases in Mbeere, Eastern Kenya International Journal of Herbal Medicine; 1 (4): 85-87 (2013)
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid, back of trees (bark) of Acacia mellifera, the decoction given to the patients to drink or apply to the infected parts.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Eastern) Mbeere
Vernacular name : muthira
Reference HK 85
Author(s) : Kimondo, J., J. Miaron, P. Mutai, P. Njogu
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of food and medicinal plants of the Ilkisonko Maasai community in Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 175, 463–469 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.10.013
Symptoms : H(035), H(075), H(091), H(118)
Recipes : H(035) east coast fever, H(075) appetizer, H(091) postpartum tonic, H(118) sore throat, Stem bark of Acacia mellifera, RNS.
(number of informants = 4 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : oiti (Maa; local Maasai name)
Reference HK 92
Author(s) : Kisangau, D. P. , M. Kauti, R. Mwobobia, T. Kanui, N. Musimba
Title : Traditional knowledge on use of medicinal plants in Kitui County, Kenya. International Journal of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicine, 4 (1). 1-10 .(2017)
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) cholera, H(037) cough, stem bark of Acacia mellifera, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : muthiia (Kamba)
Reference HK 93
Author(s) : Kiringe, J. W.
Title : A Survey of Traditional Health Remedies Used by the Maasai of Southern Kaijiado District, Kenya Ethnobotany Research & Applications 4:061-073 (2006)
Symptoms : H(051), H(075), H(095), H(135)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Bark of Acacia mellifera, soak/boil in water, then sieve. OR Pith-boil in water, then sieve.VO.
H(075) appetite enhancer, Bark-boil in water, then sieve.
H(095) strength/nutrient supplement, ONS., RNS.
H(104) stomachache, Bark-boil in water, then sieve, VO.
H(135) enhance/facilitate digestion, Bark-soak in water, then sieve
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Reference HL 01
Author(s) : Lindsay, R.S. & F.N. Hepper
Title : Medicinal plants of Marakwet Kenya.Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom, 49 p., (1978)
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) femal, barks stems, trunk of Acacia mellifera , decoction (H2O) , V.O.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet)
Vernacular name : not registered