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Official name : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Synonyms : Colocasia antiquorum Schott & Endl.

49 reference(s) related to this plant

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(094)
Recipes : H(094), leaves of Chassalia kolly of Hyptis lanceolata of Theobroma cacao of Colocasia esculenta, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : makali (Pédah)
Reference HA 09
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, J. Eymê, J. - N. Gassita, E. Goudotê, J. Guêho, F. S. L. Ip, D. Jackaria, S. K. K. Kalachand, A. Keita, B. Koudogbo, B. Landreau, A. W. Owadally, A. Soopramanien
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques à Maurice (Iles Maurice et Rodrigues). Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 214 p., (1983) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(152)
Recipes : H(152), leaves of Colocasia esculenta, to pound, to cook, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : brède songe, taro
Reference HA 23
Author(s) : Ambe, G. - A. & F. Malaisse
Title : Les plantes utilisées dans la médecine et la pharmacopée traditionnelles d'une population Malinke en Côte d'Ivoire. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 14, 121 - 130, (2000) completed by: Diversité des plantes médicinales et ethnotaxonomie en pays malinke de Côte d'Ivoire From the sources of knowledge to the medicines of the future, p 331 -338 HA 23b
Symptoms : H(106), H(201)
Recipes : H(106) snake + H(201), plants around the houses, Colocasia esculenta, Securidaca longipedunculata
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : saha - gbè - fé (Dioula)
Reference HA 40
Author(s) : Agyare, C. , A. Asase, M. Lechtenberg, M. Niehues, A. Deters, A. Hensl
Title : An Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 125, pp. 393- 403, (2009)
Symptoms : H(004), H(020)
Recipes : H(004) chronic deep wounds, H(020) stings/bites, leaves, stem bark, powder of Colocasia esculentus, poultice
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (district of Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma)
Vernacular name : kooko (Asante-Twi)
Reference HB 37M
Author(s) : Bossard, E.
Title : Quelques notes sur l'alimentation et les apports nutritionnels occultes en Angola. Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot., Lisboa, 13 (1), 7 - 41 (1996)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) very occasional food complement, ONS. of Colocasia esculenta
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : inhame (Portuguese)
Reference HB 3k
Author(s) : Bost, R.
Title : Pharmacopée malgache. Mémoire de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar, série B, Tome 10, Fasc. 2, 159 - 234, (1961)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), galac, leaves, decoction (H2O), tea
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : saonja
Reference HC 32
Author(s) : Carrière, M.
Title : Plantes de Guinée à l' usage des éleveurs et des véterinaires Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement département d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire. CIRAD-EMVT 10, rue Pierre-Curie 94704 Maisons-Alfort Cedex -France
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), tuber of Colocasia esculenta edible (contains vitamins B and C).
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea Conakry
Vernacular name : diabéré (Malinké), yabéré, diabéré, koko (Poular), bari, baré (Soussou), taro (French)
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(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Colocasia esculenta: edible vegetable, leaves are dried and stored for future use; often eaten with meat because it produces an attractive aroma
The plant is commonly found in rivers.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mufungwe (Vhavenda),taro (English)
Reference HD 07
Author(s) : Durand, J.M.
Title : Les plantes bienfaisantes du Ruanda et de l'Urundi. Astrida, Groupe scolaire, 89 p., (1960)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, crush the plants of Acacia brevispica (umugeyo) + utagiramahwa (unidentified plant) + Piper capense (umubonde) + umubogeli (unidentified plant) + umugomboro (unidentified plant) + Colocasia esculenta (iteke) + y’inanda (unidentified plant) + Basella alba (indarama) + Maesa lanceolata (umuhanga) + icy’imfizi (unidentified plant) + Grewia mollis (umukoma) + Chenopodium opulifolium (umugombe) + igeruza (unidentified plant) + Tragia brevipes ( isusa), crush these plants with H2O, squeeze out the juice with a little H2O, make a plaster with the dough Plant names from the work of Durand have been encoded from Kinyarwanda names. Confusions are possible.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : iteke (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 38
Author(s) : Daruty, C. (Dr)
Title : Plantes Médicinales de l'Ile Maurice et des Pays Intertropicaux (p. 215) General Steam Printing Company, 6, rue du Gouvernement - Maurice (1886) https://archive.org/details/b24400270
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) hemorrhage by injury, expressed juice of petiole of Colocasia antiquorum. Local application
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : songe à large feuilles (Creole)
Reference HE 13
Author(s) : Egharevba, R.K.A., M.I. Ikhatua
Title : Ethno- Medical Uses of Plants in the Treatment of Various Skin Diseases in Ovia North East, Edo State, Nigeria Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 4 (1): 58-64 (2008)
Symptoms : H(003), H(020)
Recipes : H(020) poultice from the roots of Colocasia esculentum is used for snakebite
H(003) poultice from both roots and leaves used for swelling, bruise
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ovia North East, Edo State)
Vernacular name : cocoyam (English), ewiebo (Ishan)
Reference HF 01
Author(s) : Fernandez de la Pradilla, C.
Title : Des plantes qui nous ont guéris. Jeunesse d'Afrique, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,Tome 1, 208 p., (1981), Tome 2, 101 p., (1985) Plantes médicinales contre les hépatites. Pabre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 62 p., (1988)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) ascaris, tubercle of Colocasia esculenta, to cook in H2O, VO. with an empty stomach
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 20
Author(s) : Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, Joseph Guého
Title : Plantes médicinales de l'île Rodrigues Stanley, Rose-Hill. Editions de l'océan indien - Université de Maurice (Réduit) , 580 p. (1994) (ISBN 99903-0-171-9)
Symptoms : H(014), H(151)
Recipes : H(014) eczemas, juice from the crushed petiole of Colocasia esculenta in local application
H(151) hypertension, liver disease, young leaves of Colocasia esculenta cooked as spinach, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island
Vernacular name : songe, taro
Reference HH 11
Author(s) : Haxaire Claudie (Pharmacienne)
Title : Phytothérapie et Médecine Familiale chez les Gbaya-Kara (République Centrafricaine) Thèse de doctorat, Université de Paris, Fac. Pharmacie., 320 p., (1979)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, cataplasm pounded barks Khaya anthotheca + latex fruit Tabernaemontana pachysiphon, scrapings of the tuber's top Colocasia esculenta
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : Indicated by the author in phonetic note. not transposable
Reference HK 18
Author(s) : Kalanda, K. & K. Bolamba
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Haut Zaïre. Les plantes utilisées contre les maladies de la peau à Kisangani. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 8, n° 2, 179 - 188, (1994)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, petiole, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 21
Author(s) : Kayonga, A. & F. X. Habiyaremye
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et plantes médicinales rwandaises. Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques de la flore rwandaise.Préfecture de Gisenyi.Univ. Nat. Rwanda Centre universitaire de recherche sur la pharmacopée et la médecine traditionnelle, CURPHAMETRA, inédit, 121p., (1987)
Symptoms : H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, warmed leaves, crushed, extract + sheep milk, external use
H(104) colic, leaves, Monechma subsessile, Maesa lanceolata... var. golungensis, Ocimum urticifolium (umwenya), tubercle Colocasia esculenta, extract H2O, 1/2 glas, 2X 1 day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : iteke
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(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, H(201) psychosomatic disorders, pounded fresh leaves of Colocasia esculenta of Mondia whitei of Laportea aestuans, VO. as the patient vegetable
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Town of Mbandaka, Gemena (Bokuda))
Vernacular name : mabenge (Ngwaka)
Reference HK 75
Author(s) : Kefalew, A., Z. Asfaw & E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:25 , (2015) DOI 10.1186/s13002-015-0014-6
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014, 5) tinea nigra (Kuakucha), polish an infected part with latex of Colocasia esculenta squeezed out from a juvenile growing leaf
H(051, 6) febril illness (Megagna), leaf of Colocasia esculenta pounded, brush lips with it and kept in pocket if any one move out after meal particularly during mid sun
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : godaree/godore /(Oromifa/Amarigna)
Reference HL 15
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, H. Yineger
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , Volume 4 : 10 (2008) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/4/1/10 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + H(077) anti-vomitive, (wantufa), fresh leaves of Colocasia esculenta, crush and rub
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : gondire (Afaan Oromo)
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) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0238-3
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) nutrition, rhizom of Colocasia esculenta
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (province de Uíge)
Vernacular name : batata malanga (Portuguese), malanga (Kikongo)