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Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.

29 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 29 e
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest of north-eastern Zaire, around Katala and Mawambo village (N 1.0', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) white juicy parts around seeds in red fruit of Aframomum sanguineum are eaten raw. The fruit is specially called tundu
H(203) Aframomum sanguineum is used as construction material of the semi-circular hut of the Mbuti.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : ngemoa (Mbuti)
Reference HA 47
Author(s) : Abondo, A., F. Mbenkum & D. Thomas
Title : Ethnobotany and the medicinal plants of the Korup rainforest project area, Cameroon in :Traditional Medicinal Plants. Dar Es Salaam University Press - Ministry of Health - Tanzania, 391 p. (1991)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, stems of Aframomum hanburyi, chewed
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Korup rainforest )
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(008), H(018), H(091) kwash, H(201) psychosis again bad spirits, leaves of Aframomum sanguineum of Cissus sp. of Eriosema montanum, decoction (H2O), steam bath
H(037) cough, seeds of Aframomum, powder, VO.
H(037) cough, leaves of Aframomum sanguineum of Sphaeranthus suaveolens, to carbonize, powder, to lick
H(091) asthenia, leaves of Aframomum., infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : rutare (Kirundi)
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO., decoction (H2O) of roots of Aframomun sanguinetum + cover the bite with paste prepared with peeled fruit, young shoot in mixture of salt added to Oxalis corniculata
H(020) snake, rub the wound with the maceration of the whole plant of Oxalis corniculata, swallow the juice of masticated plant; make paste with mixture of Oxalis corniculata and Aframomum sanguineum, add the salt and cover the bite
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Buloli, Kabare)
Vernacular name : bitakungurwa (Mashi), matungulu (Kirega)
Reference HG 61
Author(s) : Gruca, M., T. R van Andel, H. Balslev
Title : Ritual uses of palms in traditional medicine in sub-Saharan Africa: a review Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 10:60 (2014) DOI: 10.1186/1746-4269-10-60
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrheal orchitis, a piece of the bark of Erythrina latissima with two of the conical thorns still adherent. The inner bark and chews it up with a few grains of Aframomum angustifolium. (cited as Amomum melagueta). Holding the scrotum in both hands the healer blows his medicine from his mouth onto it, then he breaks off the two thorns from the bark, calcines them and mixes the powder with red palm oil, and rubs it on the scrotum. In two or three days the swelling will go down -
Region : sub-Saharan Africa
Country : Liberia (Mano)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HH 09b
Author(s) : Hamill, F.A., S. Apio, N. K. Mubiru, R. Bukenya-Ziraba, M. Mosango, O. W. Maganyi and D. D. Soejarto
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Southern Uganda, II: literature analysis and antimicrobial assays, Volume 84, pp. 57 - 78 (2003)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery , half a handfull per teapot : decoction : 200 ml : VO. : thrice per day as needed
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (southern), tribe Baganda, district of Entebe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 8k
Author(s) : Hirt, H. M. & M. Bindanda
Title : La médecine naturelle en Afrique.Comment se soigner par les plantes tropicales. Editions Centre de vulgarisation agricole, B.P. 4008, Kinshasa 2, République du Zaïre, 144 p., (1993)
Symptoms : H(006), H(036), H(113)
Recipes : H(006), fresh leaves, dough, in H2O, RNS.
H(036), fresh leaves, dough, application on the face
H(113), leaves, infusion, to wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : matundula (Kiyaka)
Reference HI 04
Author(s) : Iwu, M. M.
Title : Handbook of african medicinal plants. CRC Press, Inc., 435 p. (1993) From: African Ethnomedicine.USP Press, Enugu, Nigeria, (1986)
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(008), roots, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, RNS
H(051), roots, seeds, RNS
H(068), roots, seeds, RNS
H(104), roots, seeds, RNS
H(137) general illness, roots, seeds, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
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(008), H(020), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(020) snake, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), dried seeds, ground with fingermillet, paste + H2O, VO. (powerfull)
H(104) stomach, dried seeds, ground with fingermillet, paste + H2O, VO. (powerfull)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : menyua (Meru, Kenya), mtangawizi (Digo, Kenya), osaye (Luo, Kenya), oseyo (Padhola, Ouganda)
Reference HK 19
Author(s) : Kalanda, K. , M. Ataholo & B. Ilumbe
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Haut Zaïre: plantes antihémorroidaires de Kisangani. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 9, n° 1, 51 - 58, (1995)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), Aframomum sanguineum, Capsicum annuum leaves, barks, pounded, ointment in anus, in the evening
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 54
Author(s) : Kamatenesi, M. M., H. Oryem-Origa, A. Acipa
Title : Medicinal plants of Otwal and Ngai Sub Counties in Oyam District, Nothern Uganda Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2011), 7:7 doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-7-7
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, cholera, crushed stems of Aframomum angustifolium mixed in cold H2O, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Uganda (Oyam District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 60
Author(s) : Konda ku Mbuta, Kabakura Mwima, Mbembe Bitengeli, Itufa Y’okolo, Mahuku Kavuna, Mafuta Mandanga, Mpoyi, Kalambayi, Ndemankeni Izamajole, Kadima Kazembe, Kelela Booto, Ngiuvu Vasaki, Bongombola Mwabonsika, Dumu Lody & Paul Latham
Title : Plantes médicinales de traditions. Province de l'Equateur – R.D. Congo, Kinshasa 2012 (419 p.) Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (I.R.S.S.) in Kinshasa. ISBN 9780955420856
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(008), H(018), H(034), H(037), H(052), H(094), H(099), H(104), H(127), H(170), H(171), H(179), H(201)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, expressed juice of the stem of Aframomum angustifolium or expressed juice of the leaves slightly diluted with water for ocular instillation, 2 times daily during 4 days
H(004) wounds and H(004) injury, decoction of the whole plant as a disinfectant
H(008) dysentery, of Annona the stem, sweetened with sugar, VO., 1 glass 2 times daily.
H(008) diarrhoea , decoction of leaves,VO. 2 tablespoons 2 times daily or ashes of leaves associated with cooking salt
H(018) headache, H(052) hyperthermia, joint pain, local application after scarification on temples with ashes of the stem associated with a variety of bees and vegetable salt.
H(018) headache, H(052) hyperthermia, joint pain, marc and decoction of leaves of Aframomum angustifolium of Vernonia amygdalina and of Manihot esculenta, massage
H(034) tachycardia, decoction of leaves, associate of cooking salt, VO. ½ glass 2 times daily.
H(037) pneumonia, fresh leaves softened with heat, chest massage
H(094) piles, decoction of the stem for bath seat, 2 times daily
H(099) attacks of epilepsy, expressed juice of the leaves softened with the heat of a fire, for ocular instillation and nasal
H(099) attacks of epilepsy, as cooking liquid and for drinking : roots decoction of Aframomum angustifolium , Hallea stipulosa, Mostuea hirsuta, Polyalthia suaveolens, Elaeis guineensis, Trachyphyrnium braunianum, Manniophyton fulvum, Diospyros gabunensis, Tricalysia longistipulata, Costus phyllocephalus, Sarcocephalus latifolius, Thomandersia hensii, Psychotria sp. (Syn. Cephaelis bruneelii) and Microdesmis puberula.
H(104) gastritis, decoction of leaves, VO. ½ glass 2 times daily
H(127) splenomegaly, decoction of 10 fruits, VO. 1 tablespoon 2 times daily during 7 days.
H(170) ascites, decoction of 10 fruits, VO. adult : ½ glass 2 times daily during 7 days.
H(171) diabetes decoction of leaves of Aframomum angustifolium of Carapa procera, Costus lucanusianus, Thomandersia hensii, Platycerium angolense and Centella asiatica. steam bath
H(179) renal dysfunction, decoction of leaves of Aframomum angustifolium of Mikania sagittifera, steam bath : , 3 times per week.
H(201) psychosomatic disorders, decoction of leafy stems of Aframomum angustifolium of Ocimum gratissimum, Thomandersia hensii, Costus lucanusianus, Zanthoxylum gilletii, Nephrolepis biserrata and Laportea ovalifolia, for steam bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (City of Ingende, Town of Mbandaka, Gemena (Boyademele, Bogbaguma, Bominenge).
Vernacular name : ntondolo (Mpama), tondolo (Kiyombe), matungulu (Kirega), bosombo Kitembo), mohombo (Lokonda), yolo, bulu (Ngwaka)
Reference HL 32
Author(s) : Lautenschläger, T., M. Monizi , M. Pedro, J. L. Mandombe, M. Futuro Bránquima, C. Heinze and C. Neinhuis
Title : First large-scale ethnobotanical survey in the province of Uíge, northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:51 (2018)
Symptoms : H(051x)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, roots of Aframomum angustifolium
H(095), fruit, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (province de Uíge)
Vernacular name : gingenga da mata (Portuguese), mansasa ma mfinda (Kikongo)
Reference HM 79
Author(s) : Mosango M., F. Szafranski
Title : Plantes sauvages à fruits comestibles dans les environs de Kisangani (Zaïre) Journ. d'Agric. Trad, et de Bota. Appl. XXXII, pp. 177-190; (1985)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) wild plants with edible fruits, bay of Aframomum sanguineum, After harvesting ripe fruit, the mesocarp and endocarp are consumed. The fruits are marketed on the market..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Zaïre (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : tondo (Kikumu and Kigenia) ; asi, atuase (Kimanga) ; soso (Kimbole, Kilokele and kiturumbu) ;kabago (Kingelema); mitaf i (Kilengola)
Reference HN 31
Author(s) : Namukobe, J., J. M. Kasenene, B. T. Kiremire, R. Byamukama, M. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, S. Krief, V. Dumontet, J. D. Kabasa
Title : Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 236–245, (2011)
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046, 1) measles, fresh fruit of Aframomum angustifolium squeeze add banana brew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Northern sector of Kibale National Park)
Vernacular name : amatehe (Rutooro)
Reference HN 42
Author(s) : Nicolas J.-P.
Title : Plantes médicinales du Nord de Madagascar. Ethnobotanique antakarana et informations scientifiques 296 p. (2012) Editions Jardins du monde 15, rue saint Michel - 29 190 Brasparts
Symptoms : H(014), H(037)
Recipes : H(014) dermatosis,application of ground seeds of Aframomum angustifolium
H(037) cough, particularly that of pregnant women, decoction of leaves and especially the seeds
Region : Madagascar
Country : North Madagascar
Vernacular name : longoza, sintogno (Antakarana), longoza, longozakely (Malgache), amone de Madagascar, cardamome du Cameroun, graines de paradis, malaguette,maniguette, poivre de Guinée (French), cameroon cardamon, grains of paradise, great cardamon, Madagascar cardamon (English)
Reference HN 52
Author(s) : Ngezahayo, J., F. Havyarimana, L. Hari, C. Stévigny, P. Duez.
Title : Medicinal plants used by Burundian traditional healers for the treatment of microbial diseases + Supplemtary table Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 338–351 (2015)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (50 gr of plant material of Aframomum angustifolium are decocted in water (½ L) and mixed with honey. The decoction (500 mL) is drunk twice (morning and evening) a day + beer
This plant is reported by 27% of informants
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : urutake (Kirundi)
Reference HR 18
Author(s) : Razafindraibe, M., A. R.Kuhlman, H. Rabarison, V. Rakotoarimanana, C.Rajeriarison, N. Rakotoarivelo, T.Randrianarivony, F. Rakotoarivony, R. Ludovic, A. Randrianasolo, R. W. Bussmann
Title : Medicinal plants used by women from Agnalazaha littoral forest (Southeastern Madagascar) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:22 (2006)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) splinter, leaves of Aframomum angustifolium, RNS. (Medicinal plants used by women mainly near and around Agnalazaha littoral forest)
Region : Madagascar
Country : Southeastern Madagascar (Agnalazaha Forest)
Vernacular name : longoza
Reference HR 55
Author(s) : Rakotoarivelo, N. H., F. Rakotoarivony, A. V. Ramarosandratana, V. H. Jeannoda, A. R. Kuhlman, A. Randrianasolo, R. W. Bussmann
Title : Medicinal plants used to treat the most frequent diseases encountered in Ambalabe rural community, Eastern Madagascar Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:68 (2015) DOI 10.1186/s13002-015-0050-2
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, decoction of fruits of Aframomum angustifolium, VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Eastern Madagascar, Ambalabe rural community
Vernacular name : lingoza (Betsimisaraka)
Reference HS 01
Author(s) : Sandberg, F.
Title : Etude sur les plantes médicinales et toxiques de l'Afrique équatoriale. Cahiers de la Maboké, tome 3, n° 1, 5 - 49, (1965)
Symptoms : H(005)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, decoction (H2O) roots and leaves, VO. + cataplasm
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (ex Central african empire), Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : gbeli-bele (Gbaya)