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Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton

118 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : V(000), V(014)
Recipes : V(000), Decoction of bark and latex used in veterinary rnedicine
Vch(014), Vc(014) latex for scabies of camels and goats
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo
Vernacular name : oshar; baranbakh; krenka (Arabic), torcha ; tourza, ngeyi (Berber), apple of sodom, cotton, mudar plant (English), calotrope, arbre à soie, fafetone; pomme de sodome (local French)
Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(013), H(014), H(055), H(068), H(082), H(090), H(092), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(113), H(172), H(173), H(186), H(125)
Recipes : Decoction of bark and latex used H(173) anti-leprosy, forH(014), scabies
Powdered dried leaves H(068) vermifuge in small doses
H(082) dry leaves smoked as cigarettes for asthma
H(092), latex causes serious inflammations and may lead to blindness if it gets into the eyes
H(014), cataplasm of fresh leaves for sunstroke
H(103) latex applied on teeth to loosen them, also for toothache
H(090) leaf extracts cardiotonic
H(055) root emetic, H(186) expectorant
H(008) root bark for dysentery, H(172) elephantiasis, H(100) syphilitic ulcers, H(104) stomachic, H(125) diaphoretic
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo
Vernacular name : oshar; baranbakh; krenka (Arabic), torcha ; tourza, ngeyi (Berber), apple of sodom, cotton, mudar plant (English), calotrope, arbre à soie, fafetone; pomme de sodome (local French)
Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014)scabies, barks, decoction and or latext
Vb(173), barks, decoction and or latex
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : tûrzâ, tawarzâ, tûrjâ, tawerjâ (Dra, Tunisia), krunka, kurunk (South Moroco), pomme de sodome (local French)
Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(045), H(068), H(123), H(161)
Recipes : H(006)purg, strong, latex in food (Dra region)
H(014)tinea, H(161), latex, local application (Sahara)
H(045) + H(175), wet powder from dry wood, cataplasm (Tissint region)
H(068),dry leaves, powder, VO., weak dosis (Tata région)
H(123), strong intoxication, 1 drop latex + 1/2 l. H2O + ox broth (nomads)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : tûrzâ, tawarzâ, tûrjâ, tawerjâ (Dra, Tunisia), krunka, kurunk (South Moroco), pomme de sodome (local French)
Reference E3 Nord
Author(s) : El-Rhaffari L., A. Zaid
Title : Pratique de la phytothérapie dans le sud-est du Maroc (Tafilalet). Un savoir empirique pour une pharmacopée rénovée. From the sources of knowledge to the medicines of the future Actes du 4ème Congrès européen d'ethnopharmacologie , 11 - 13 mai 2000, Metz (France), pp.293 - 317 Edition IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), Paris, 2002
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(039), H(045), H(068), H(082), H(104), H(123), H(161)
Recipes : H(013) boils, H(039) skin parasitism, H(161) warts, aerial part of Calotropis procera local application
H(037) cough, H(068) helminthiasis, H(082) asthma, H(104) stomach pain, H(123) food poisoning, tea of leaves of Calotropis procera , VO.
H(039) skin parasitism, aerial part, cataplasm of leaves
H(045) healing of wounds, powder of branch, local application
H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach pain, H(123) food poisoning, diluted latex, VO.
Region : North Africa
Country : Morocco (southeastern) (Tafilalet)
Vernacular name : taouerja / tourza
Reference H1 Nord
Author(s) : Hammiche, H. & K. Maiza
Title : Traditional medicine in Central Sahara: Pharmacopoeia of Tassili N’ajjer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 358-367 (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007981
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(014), H(037), H(045), H(051), H(068), H(082), H(091), H(099), H(100), H(112), H(126), H(137), H(155)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(051) fever, H(068) helminthiases, fresh leaves, infusion, VO.
H(008) dysentery, H(068) helminthiases, H(068) bilharziose, H(126) jaundice, roots, barks, decoction, VO.
H(014) skin diseases, dermatosis, H(100) syphilis, H(137) infected sores, roots decoction, external use
H(037) respiratory diseases:H(037) cough, H(155) tonsillitis, roots decoction, VO.
H(045) infected wounds, H(094) piles, latex powder, external use
H(113) rheumatism, H(100) syphili, fresh leaves, poultice
H(082) asthma, H(099) epilepsy, dried leaves, inhalation
H(091) tonic, flowers infusion, VO.
H(112) abortifacient, latex in powder, VO.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Central Sahara; region of Tassili N’ajjer)
Vernacular name : tourha (Tamahaq), kranka (Arabic)
Reference H1 Nord
Author(s) : Hammiche, H. & K. Maiza
Title : Traditional medicine in Central Sahara: Pharmacopoeia of Tassili N’ajjer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 358-367 (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007981
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vch(014) camel's scabies, latex powder, external use
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Central Sahara; region of Tassili N’ajjer)
Vernacular name : tourha (Tamahaq), kranka (Arabic)
Reference HA 02
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, K. Dramane, J. A. Elewude, S. O. Fadoju, Z.O. Gbile, E. Goudote, C.L. A. Johnson, A. Keita, O. Morakinyo, J. A. O. Ojewole, A. O. Olatunjia, E. A. Sofowora
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Western Nigeria. CSTR-OUA, 420 p., (1991) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(013), H(038), H(046), H(051), H(086)
Recipes : H(013) under skin nodules, leaves of Dicliptera alternans of Calotropis procera, to pound, to dilute in karite butter, local application
H(038), leaves of Calotropis., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(046) to prevent measles, leaves of Calotropis., to cook in H2O, VO. + maïs and haricots
H(051) paludism, leaves of Callotropis., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(086) goitre, leaves of Calotropis procera of Dicliptera alternans, to pound, to dilute in karite butter, unction
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 03
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, A. Akoegninou, J. d'Almeida, F. Apovo, K. Boukef, M. Chadare, G. Gusset, K. Dramane, J. Eyme, J. - N. Gassita, N. Gbaguidi, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, P. Houngnon, Issa Lo, A. Keita, H. V. Kiniffo, D. Kone - Bamba, A. Musampa Nseyya, M. Saadou, Th. Sodogandji, S. de Souza, A. Tchabi, C. Zinsou Dossa, TH. Zohoun
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques en République populaire du Bénin. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 895 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(006), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(022), H(034), H(037), H(046), H(051), H(086), H(098), H(103), H(104), H(113), H(116), H(113), H(151), H(156), H(168), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), leaves of Calotropis., RNS.
H(004), H(111), ripe fruit of Callotropis procera, seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris, RNS.
H(005), leaves of Callotropis procera of Vernonia colorata, whole plant deTalinum triangulare
H(005), ripe fruit of Calotropis, RNS.
H(005), leaves of Calotropis, RNS.
H(005), leaves of Coccoloba uvifera, Calotroppis procera, Musa sp., Citrus aurantifolia, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(013) skin eruption, stems with leaves of Calotropis., RNS.
H(014) whitlow, latex Calotropis., RNS.
H(018), leaves, stems without leaves of Calotropis, RNS.
H(018), leaves of Calotropis., RNS.
H(022) dystocia, roots of Calotropis. , to dry, powder to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(034), leaves of Calotropis procera, aerian part of Passiflora foetida of Crotalaria retusa of Datura innoxia, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(037, 5), leaves of Calotropis., RNS.
H(046) measles, roots, barks stem, branch, trunk of Calotropis procera, ripe fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, seeds of Gossypium hirsutum, RNS.
H(051), stems with leaves of Callotropis., RNS.
H(086), leaves of Callotropis procera of Steganotaenia araliacea, roots of Cissus adenocaulis, RNS.
H(098), leaves of Calotropis, RNS.
H(103), latex Calotropis, to dilute (H2O), local application
H(104), roots of Calotropis., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(113), roots of Callotropis procera, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, powder, to dilute (H2O), bath + black soap
H(116), leaves of Calotropis., decoction (H2O), VO. +karite butter
H(151), leaves of Calotropis., infusion (H2O), VO.
H(151), leaves of Calotropis., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(156), leaves of Calotropis procera of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(168), stems with leaves of Calotropis, maceration (H2O), to wash
H(201) psychosis, leaves of Callotropis., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : korobou, poulamporou (Beriba), poloumpo (Berba), kanfoun (Boko), sagayi (Dendi), amouman, bomou bomou, kpènto (Fon, Gon), akpou (Loupka), hwèssou vigbè (Sahouè), kpènto (Watchi), nagabiko (Yom), boum boum, kpamon (Yoruba)
Reference HA 06
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi , L. Dan Dicko, H. Daouda, M. Delmas, S. de Souza, M. Garba, S. Guinko, A. Kayonga, D. N'Glo, J.-L. Reynal, M. Saadou
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Niger. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 250 p., (1980) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(004), H(101), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) (wound by bullet), ripe fruit of Callotropis procera, to dry, powder, to dilute (milk), VO.
H(158), leaves of Calotropis procera, axial buds of Pennisetum americanum, to dry, to pound, to dilute (milk), VO.
H(173), stems with leaves of Calotropis, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : tumfafia (Hausa), sageye (Zarma), bambamby (Peuhl), toerza (Tamacheck), kayaw (Beriberi)
Reference HA 07
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, K. Akpagana, P. Chibon, A. El - Hadji, J. Eyme, M. Garba, , J. - N. Gassita, M. Gbeassor, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, K. - K. Hodouto, P. Houngnon, A. Keita, Y. Keoula, W. P. Kluga - Ocloo, I. Lo, K. M. Siamevi, K. K. Taffame
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Togo. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 671 p., (1986) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(020), H(027), H(037), H(082), H(112), H(156)
Recipes : H(020), leaves of Calotropis procera, to chew
H(020), bulb of Gladiolus psittacinus, roots of Calotropis procera, to dry, powder, to dilute in lemon juice, VO.
H(027), leaves of Calotropis procera, ripe fruit of Cola nitida, to pound, to macerate, VO.
H(037) tuberculosis, leaves of Calotropis, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(082), leaves, bark of the underground part of Calotropis., to carbonize, powder, to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(156), leaves of Calotropis., decoction (H2O), VO. + karite butter
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : gboloti, aflagbé (Ewé), wuagansiti (Akposso), pulupu (Gurmantché)
Reference HA 1k
Author(s) : Ainslie, J.R.
Title : A list of plants used in native medicine in Nigeria. Imperial Forestry Institute.University of Oxford, Institute Paper, n° 7, (1937)
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(006), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(056), H(091), H(092), H(100), H(108), H(112), H(113), H(173)
Recipes : H(001), cataplasm, leaves, conjonctivitis , RNS.
H(004), leaves on, swelling, dislocations , RNS.
H(006), latex, RNS., strong purgative
H(006), latex 2 drops / day,
H(037) tuberculosis, powdered leaves, snuff, pulmonary tuberculosis(give relief)
H(055), roots barks, large dosis, emetic , RNS.
H(056) Guinea worms, leaves, boiled fruit, (the limb being soaked many times in decoction (H2O))
H(091) + H(051), decoc roots, stimulant in fevers , RNS.
H(092), ONS., large dosis = poison , RNS.
H(100) syph., ulcer syph,yaws, ONS., local application
H(108), hot juice from leaves, drops in nose , catarrh
H(112), juices RNS.
H(113), barks, powder + oil, local application
H(113), latex "rub on" rhumatism
H(173), roots barks, small dosis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : bonubonu, tufafai (Hausa)
Reference HA 29 d
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Suiei Ndorobo, the hunter-gatherers in the Mathew's Range of northern Kenya in : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 35
Author(s) : Adamu Harami M. , O.J. Abayeh, M.O. Agho, A.L. Abdullahi, A. Uba, H.U. Dukku & and B.M. WufemTesfaye Kebede, Kelbessa Urga, Kidist Yersaw, Teklele Biza, Bisrat Haile Mariam & Mulugeta GutaYersaw, Teklele Biza, Bisrat Haile Mariam & Mulugeta Guta
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of Bauchi State herbal plants and their antimicrobial activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. Volume 97, pp. 421-427 ( 2005)
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea , whole plant, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Bauchi state)
Vernacular name : tumfafiya
Reference HA 41
Author(s) : Aubréville, A.
Title : Flore forestière Soudano-guinéenne (A.O.F - Cameroun - A.E.F) Office Recherche Scientifique d'Outre-Mer, 523 p, (1950) Soc. Edit. Maritim. Col., Paris
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(018), H(056), H(191)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, H(004) wounds of rusty nail, H(018) sick headache, H(191) swollen legs, leaves of Calotropis procera, RNS.
H(056) extraction of Guinea worm, decoction of leaves and fruit, VO.
Region : West Africa, Central Africa
Country : (A.O.F - A.E.F)
Vernacular name : faftane, faftone (Ouolof), mbadafot (Sérère), baouane (Toucouleur, toumfafia (Haoussa), ngeyi (Bambara), fougo fogoiri, mpompompogolo, ngouyo (Malinké), bamanbe, baouane, bandambi (Peuhl), lifini (Peuhl), bandambi (Fulfulde), touria, tourdja (Somraï)
Reference HB 27
Author(s) : Ben Saï, S.
Title : Médecine indigène et plantes médicinales au Soudan. Notes Africaines, 21, 6 - 8, (1944)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., fermented roots with honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : fogo-fogo (Bambara), troumba (Malinke, Kasombe), touloumba (Sominke)
Reference HB 31
Author(s) : Bah, S., D. Diallo, S. Dembélé, B.S. Paulsen
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of schistosomiasis in Niono district, Mali. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, 387-399, (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007968
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) urinary schistosomiasis, decoction of roots of Calotropis procera of leaves of Stylosanthes erecta, VO. 125 cl 1 X / day during 30 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (Niono district)
Vernacular name : fogofogo (Bambara)
Reference HB 33
Author(s) : Bhat, R.B., E.O. Etejere, V.T. Oladipo
Title : Ethnobotanical studies fron central Nigeria. Economic Botany, 44 (3), pp. 382-390, (1990)
Symptoms : H(020), H(186)
Recipes : Harvest fresh, preferably from.young plants of Calotropis procera, at time of need
H(020) snake bite or scorpion sting: latex is obtained from any part of the plant and applied by making seven {traditional belief) incisions on the affected part after dipping the razor inthe latex.
H(186, f) as an expectorant: Four to six dried leaves are ground and then mixed with about one teaspoonful of shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii) and water; this is taken orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Central Nigeria (Kwara state)
Vernacular name : bomu-bomu (Yoruba), tufatia (Hausa)
Reference HB 43
Author(s) : Blench, R.
Title : Dagomba plant names (Preliminary circulation draft) Published on WWW. (2006) http://www.rogerblench.info/Ethnoscience%20data/Dagbani%20plant%20names.pdf
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) Shrub of Calotropis procera growing on exhausted land whose roots are used as medicine. The latex is used to sour milk when making cheese.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : wàlàpùgú (Dagomba)
Reference HC 21
Author(s) : Chevalier, A.
Title : Les plantes magiques cultivées par les noirs d'Afrique et leur origine. Plus personal communications Father André Walker to the author. Rev. Bot. Appl., Agric. Trop., 27, p. 93 - 105, (1937)
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) latex of Calotropis procera used for weapons (arrows, spears)
Region : West Africa
Country : Subsaharan Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author