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Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae

33 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 36
Author(s) : Amusan, O. O. G., P. S. Dlamini, J. D. Msonthi & L. P. Makhubu
Title : Some herbal remedies from Manzini region of Swaziland. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 79, pp. 109 - 112, (2002) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874101003816
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, cut 50 gr bulb of Boophone disticha and Bowiea volubilis to pieces, add to 5 l. H2O and boil 5 min., VO., 1 cup 1 X / day for 5 days
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Swaziland, Manzini region)
Vernacular name : siphaluka
Reference HB 39
Author(s) : Burchell, W.J.,
Title : Travels in the Interior of Southern Africa, 2 vols. Longman, London. (1822–1824) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin diseases, bulb scales of Boophone disticha; RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : gifbol (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HC 27
Author(s) : Coopoosamy, R. M. and K. K. Naidoo
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(11), pp. 818-823, 22 March, 2012
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(137) pain, bulb Boophone disticha, RNS.
H(013) outer covering of the bulb is applied to boils and abscesses.
H(124) fresh leaves are used to stop bleeding of wounds. (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : incwadi (Zulu)
Reference HG 01
Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medicinal practitioner in Zimbabwe. Mambo Press, Gweru (Zimbabwe), 411 p., (1985) (From reference HC 26, HL 22)
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(013), H(036), H(111), H(167)
Recipes : H(004),H(013) , H(111), bulb pounded, local application
H(005), bulb decoction (H2O) , local application
H(036), infusion (H2O) flowers, V.O., to wash
H(167), bulb, infusion (H2O), V.O.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 13
Author(s) : Grierson, D.S. & A.J. Afolayan
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of wounds in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 67, pp. 327- 332, (1999)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) circumcision + H(175), H(004) + H(175),H(013) boils + H(175), outer bulb scales, moistened and applied as a dressing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : incwadi, ishwadi
Reference HH 14
Author(s) : Hutchings, A., J. van Staden
Title : Plant used for stress-related ailments in traditional Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho medicine. Par 1: Plants used for headaches. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 43, pp. 89 - 124 (1994)
Symptoms : H(018), H(210)
Recipes : H(018) headache, decoction of bulb of Boophone disticha, VO. or enema (Xhosa)
H(210), bulb , RNS. (Xhosa)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : incwadi (Xhosa)
Reference HH 50
Author(s) : Hutchings, A., Scott, A.H., Lewis, G., Cunningham, A.
Title : Zulu Medicinal Plants. An Inventory. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. (1996) : from references HG 50, HF 50, HV 09, HC 26)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, dry bulb scales of Boophone disticha are applied.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HJ 03
Author(s) : Jäger, A.K., Hutchings, A. & J. van Staden
Title : Screening of Zulu medicinal plants for prostaglandin - synthesis inhibitors. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 52, pp. 95-100, (1996)
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, bulb, decoction (H2O), VO. + enema
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 44
Author(s) : Kling, H.
Title : Die Sieketrooster. Van de Sandt de Villiers, Cape Town. (1923) From references HV 51, HS 32
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin diseases, bulb scales of Boophone disticha; RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : gifbol (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HM 71
Author(s) : Monakisi, C. M.
Title : Knowledge and use of traditional medicinal plants by the Setswana-speaking commnity of Kimberley, northern cape of South Africa Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Ecological Assessment) at the University of Stellenbosch, 148 p. (2007)
Symptoms : H(004), H(124)
Recipes : H(004), bulb / leaves of Boophone disticha used as an antiseptic for sours, cuts and surgical wounds, H(124) to prevent over-bleeding, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Northern Cape)
Vernacular name : leshomelo (Setswana), bushman poison bulb (Afrikaan)
Reference HM 75
Author(s) : Mitchell, P. and A. Hudson
Title : Psychoactive plants and southern African hunter-gatherers: a review of the evidence Southern African Humanities Vol. 16 Pages 39–57, Pietermaritzburg December, 2004
Symptoms : H(092), H(210)
Recipes : H(210) Boophane disticha psychoactive and hallucinogenic drug used by southern African hunter-gatherers, VO.
H(203) as storage pit liner ONS. RNS.
H(092) arrow poison
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HM 76
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild and cultivated plants in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,13:43 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-017-0173-8
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : H(004) circumcision wounds, H(013) boils, bulb of Boophone disticha, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : ishwadi (isi Xhosa)
Reference HP 54
Author(s) : Phillips, E.P.
Title : A contribution to the flora of the Leribe Plateau and environs . Annals of the South African Museum16: 1–379 . (1917) From: The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review. Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) leaves of Boophone disticha placed on circumcision wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leshoma
Reference HS 13
Author(s) : Shale, T.L., W.A. Stirk & J. van Staden
Title : Screening of medicinal plants used in Lesotho for anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 67, pp. 347 - 354, (1999)
Symptoms : H(004), H(113)
Recipes : H(004), H(113), bulb infusion, external application on sores, wounds, rheumatic pain
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HS 17
Author(s) : Stafford, G.I., P.D. Pedersen, A.K. Jäger, J. Van Staden
Title : Monoamine oxidase inhibition by southern African traditional medicinal plants. South African Journal of Botany, Volume 73, pp. 384 - 390, (2007)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), weak decoction of bulb scales of Boophone disticha given to sedate psychotic patients
H(201), healers and patients drink a bulb infusion to induce hallucination for divinatory purposes and to treat mental illness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HS 50
Author(s) : Sobiecki, J.F.
Title : A preliminary inventory of plants used for psychoactive purposes in southern Africa healing traditions. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 57, pp. 1, 24. (2002)
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(210), traditional healers and patients in South Africa drink bulb infusions of Boophone disticha to induce hallucinations for divinatory purposes, and also as a medicine to treat mental illness (from reference VP 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HS 51
Author(s) : Sobiecki, J.F.
Title : A review of plants used in divination in southern Africa and their psychoactive effects Southern African Humanities, Vol. 20 , Pages 333–351, December, 2008 Pietermaritzburg
Symptoms : H(000), H(167z), H(210)
Recipes : H(167z) psychoactive effects, Bulb of Boophone disticha in decoctions, which are toxic, are used in small amounts as a hallucinogen to aid divination in South Africa Zulu [44]
H(210) Bulbs are also used as narcotics Sotho : This language group includes Northern Sotho, South Sotho and Tswana, Xhosa [4]
H(099) Unspecified groups use a weak decoction of the bulb scales as a sedative for violent, psychotic patients [47]
H(167z) psychoactive effects Described as “rousing the spirits” in Zimbabwe [1]
H(167z) psychoactive effects,A bulb decoction of Dioscorea dregeana is combined with the hallucinogen Boophone distichain a mixture that is used to aid divination in South Africa
H(167z) psychoactive effects Clove of Tulbaghia capensis, Reportedly used as an admixture with the hallucinogen Boophone distichafor divination in South Africa G Tau pers comm
H Tulbaghia capensis may have similar sedative properties or uses that may mitigate unpleasant side-effects such as anxiety or panic experienced with Boophone disticha hallucinations
Region : Southern Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : leshoma (Sotho), incwadi (Xhosa), incotho (Zulu)
Reference HT 48
Author(s) : Thornton-Barnett, S.R
Title : Ancestral pharmacopoeias: a paleoethnobotanical assessment of plant use in the western free state, South Africa Thesis submitted to the Graduate Council of Texas State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts with a Major in Anthropology, December 2013
Symptoms : H(138)
Recipes : H(138), Boophone disticha prevent lightning strikes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : leshoma (Basotho)
Reference HV 06
Author(s) : Verzar, R. & G. Petrii
Title : Medicinal plants in Mozambique and their popular use. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 19, pp. 67 - 80, (1987)
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(013), H(014), H(045), H(111), H(130), H(139), H(175), H(177), H(179), H(192)
Recipes : H(001), dry leaves, RNS.
H(004) circumcision, H(004) + H(175),H(013) boils + H(175),H(014) urticaria + H(177), H(111)s + H(179), a bandage of dry leaves
H(004) + H(045), lamellas of the onion, local application for inflammatory wounds
H(014) dermatosis, H(192) phlebitis, dry leaves in oil or milk, RNS.
H(130), paralysis, powder of the roots on a tattoo in the paralysed part
H(139), slices of the onion in H2O and shaken the next day, applied for increasing sexual potencyH(192) phlebite
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Maputo)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HV 09
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E. , H. de Wet , F.R. Van Heerden
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in the southeastern Karoo South Africa Journal of Botany , 74, pp. 696–704, (2008)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) circumcision wounds, dry bulb scales of Boophone disticha are applied.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : gifbol (Afrikaans language)