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Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae

10 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HC 25
Author(s) : Corrigan, B.M. , B.-E. Van Wyk, C.J. Geldenhuys, J.M. Jardine
Title : Ethnobotanical plant uses in the KwaNibela Peninsula, St Lucia, South Africa South African Journal of Botany 77, 346–359 (2011)
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104), the timber is used for building and the plant is used to treat stomach-ache
H(201), the leaves are used to make snuff and a leaf is taken with to go and talk to the ancestors.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iPhahla
Reference HC 51
Author(s) : Constant, N. L. , M. P. Tshisikhawe
Title : Hierarchies of knowledge: ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and beliefs of the Vhavenda in South Africa for biodiversity conservation Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:56 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0255-2
Symptoms : H(068), H(203), H(204), H(239)
Recipes : H(068) leaves of Brachylaena discolor treating roundworm
H(203) wood: carving spoons; fences; huts; and poles; support for the neck to correct bad posture in children
H(204) threads for ties
H(239) firewood. charcoal
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mufhata (Vhavenda), forest silver oak (English)
Reference HD 29
Author(s) : de Wet, H. , S.Nciki, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in northern Maputaland, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:51, (2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-51 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/51 + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, mix a handful of chopped fresh twigs of Brachylaena discolor with a handful each of Euphorbia tirucalli stem, leaves of Ozoroa engleri, Senecio serratuloides and one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea in10 L of water and boil for 3 hrs. One table spoon of the decoction is taken by adults three times a day for a week for body sores. Children take 1 teaspoon (± 5 mL tea spoon) of the decoction.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : iphahla
Reference HM 58
Author(s) : Mabogo, D.E.N.
Title : The ethnobotany of the Vhavenda. Magister Scientiae in the Faculty of Science (Department of Botany) Thesis, University of Pretoria. (1990)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) roundworm, leaves of Brachylaena discolor, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : mufhata (Venda)
Reference HM 61
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) ulcers, leaves of Brachylaena discolor chewed and juice swallowed [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupasa
Reference HM 69
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine ,9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) ulcers, leaves of Brachylaena discolor chewed and juice swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mupasa
Reference HS 37
Author(s) : Semenya, S.S, M. J. Potgieter
Title : Bapedi traditional healers in the Limpopo Province, South Africa: their socio-cultural profile and traditional healing practice Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:4 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-10-4 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/4 + Additional file 1: 1550002148105490_add1.docx, 74K http://www.ethnobiomed.com/imedia/1279488442116872/supp1.docx
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033, 2) female infertility, root /bark of Brachylaena discolor. Decoction for 20 minutes. One tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mphahla
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(167z)
Recipes : H(167z) psychoactive effects Brachylaena discolor used by diviners to communicate with the ancestral spirits Zulu [] Indigenous healers in South Africa ingest root infusions for divinatory purposes DMillard pers comm
Region : Southern Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ipahla/isiduli/umphaphla (Zulu)
Reference HY 04
Author(s) : York, T., H. de Wet, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Plants used for treating respiratory infections in rural Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 135, 696–710, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887411100239X
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough and a runny or blocked nose, crush a handful of leaves of Brachylaena discolorand add one cup of warm water. Take a size 1 syringe (30 mL) once a day as an enema and take one teaspoon three times a day. Children take the same amount when an enema is used, but only drink one teaspoon twice daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ipahla, iphahla, iiduli, isiphaluga, umduli, umphaphla (local names)
Reference VH 15
Author(s) : Hutchings A., Lewis G. and Cunningham A
Title : Zulu Medicinal Plants: An Inventory (Paperback). University of Natal Press. Pietermeritzburg. (1996) From reference VD 17, HP 50, VM 18
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vo(068), Vc(068) anthelmintics for calves, sheep and goats, dried leaf of Brachylaena discolor milk infusions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered