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Official name : Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Family : Zygophyllaceae

11 reference(s) related to this plant

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(006), H(031), H(051), H(068), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, soaking crushed fresh leaves of Balanites rotundifolia in H2O for one hour and VO.
H(014) whitlows, leaf paste , local application
H(031) side aches, H(068) parasites, H(171) diabetes, soaking crushed fresh leaves in H2O and VO.
H(051) paludism, soaking crushed fresh fruits in H2O and VO.
H(051) fevers, leaf and branch powder are sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally or soaking crushed fresh leaves and fruits inH2O and VO.
H(104) gastric, soaking crushed fresh leaves and bark in H2O and VO.
H(126) jaundice, branch powder is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally or soaking crushed fresh leaves and fruits in H2O and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Djibouti (Region of Randa)
Vernacular name : alayto (Geez ?)
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(039)
Recipes : H(039) pesticide, crush the fruits of Balanites rotundifolia, soak in water and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : lomion (local dialect)
Reference HK 67
Author(s) : Kidane, B.,T. van Andel, L. .J. van der Maesen, Z. Asfaw
Title : Use and management of traditional medicinal plants by Maale and Ari ethnic communities in southern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:46 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/46
Symptoms : H(068), H(055), H(123)
Recipes : H(068) ascariasis, H(123) food poisoning, H(055) vomiting, leaves of Balanites rotundifolia , RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern) (Maale and Ari ethnic communities)
Vernacular name : kuze (Maale)
Reference HN 26
Author(s) : Nanyingi, M. O., J. M Mbaria, A. L. Lanyasunya, C. G. Wagate, K. B Koros, H. F Kaburia, R. W Munenge & W. O Ogara
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of Samburu District, Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 4:14 (2008)
Symptoms : H(001), H(008) + H(104)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, H(008) + H(104) gastrointestinal diseases complications (emetic), hot decoction of Balanites rotundifolia, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Samburu district)
Vernacular name : sorai, ebei (Samburu)
Reference HT 34
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot & Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants of Kara and Kwego semi-pastoralist people in Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:23 (2010)
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastrointestinal diseases, H(068) internal parasitism, roots of Balanites rotundifolia, crushed and boiled + goat meat
H(095) food, fruit ripe and raw, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : moroko (Kara), (Kwego)
Reference HT 50
Author(s) : Teklehaymanot, T.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:40 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0166-7
Symptoms : H(000), H(001), H(051), H(053), H(078), H(095), H(104), H(108), H(126), H(182)
Recipes : H(000) infant sickness upper part of of Balanites rotundifolia, RNS. VO. , nasal, ear, washing
H(051) paludism leaves , RNS., VO.
H(053) mumps roots, RNS. VO. , nasal, body wash
H(108) flue, cough leaves, RNS., nasal, VO.
H(078) breast cancer leaves, RNS., VO. , topical
H(037) extrapulmonary Tuberculosis leaves, RNS.,., VO. , nasal, topical
H(126) jaundice leaves, barks, .,VO.
H(104) dyspepsia leaves, RNS.,. VO.
H(001) eye injury, roots, eye-drop
H(004) bullet injury barks, seeds, tying/ topical
H(182) herpes zoster leaves, RNS., nasal, body wash


- H(095) the outer part of Balanites rotundifolia is eaten fresh. The internal part is bitter, hence, soaked in water overnight and followed by two to three times washing, boiled and consumed by all age groups. Housewives and herd boys collect and stored for drought period as a food source. It is also consumed fresh by diabetic patients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Yalow Woreda, Afar regional state)
Vernacular name : alayto
Reference HT 50
Author(s) : Teklehaymanot, T.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:40 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0166-7
Symptoms : V(016), V(041), V(046), V(074)
Recipes : Vc(041) anthrax, roots of Balanites rotundifolia, RNS. nasal
Vb(016), Vc(016), Vch(016) mastitis and contagious agalactia leaves, RNS., VO.
Vb(074) bovine pastuerollosis leaves, RNS., VO.
Vc(046), Vo(046) rinderpest, roots, nasal
Vb(041) blackleg young plant, RNS. VO. , nasal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Yalow Woreda, Afar regional state)
Vernacular name : alayto
Reference VB 17
Author(s) : Bekalo, I., M. Keengwe, E. Mathias, P. Mundy & al.
Title : ITDG and IIRR. Ethnoveterinary medicine in Kenya.A field manual of traditional animal health care practice.Intermediate Technology Development Group and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Nairobi, Kenya, 226 p., (1996)
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), Vch(001), Veq(001), Vc(001), Vo(001), 1 leave, pounded, to dry, powder, 1 pinch in affected eye (2x / day)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Turkana)
Vernacular name : ebei (Turkana)
Reference VG 20
Author(s) : Giday Mirutse , Tilahum Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of plants used in management of livestock health problems by Afar people of Ada'ar District, Afar Regional State, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:8 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/8
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vch(037) pneumonia (kahiw) of camel, root bark of Balanites rotundifolia, juice., VO., nasal, ophthalmic and auricular
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Ada'ar District, Afar Regional State)
Vernacular name : uda
Reference VG 25
Author(s) : Gradé, J.T., J. R.S. Tabuti, P.Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary knowledge in pastoral Karamoja, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 273–293 (2009) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109000233
Symptoms : V(053)
Recipes : Vb(053) otitis with pus from ticks (lomid)paste from Balanites rotundifolius leaves in ears, (receipt from the Tepeth tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : ebei (Ngakarimojong)
Reference VS 20
Author(s) : Sori, T., M. Bekana, G. Adugna, E. Kelbessa
Title : Medicinal Plants in the Ethnoveterinary Practices of Borana Pastoralists, Southern Ethiopia Intern J. Appl. Res. Vet .Med., Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004)
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) dermatophilosis, V(014) mange mites, ash of branches of Balanites rotundifolia, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : baddana (Borana language)