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Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae

23 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(082), H(186)
Recipes : H(082) + H(186), leaves of Commelina africana of Boerhavia diffusa, leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : aglétomachi (Adja), boutou (Sahouè)
Reference HA 08
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, A. Ahmed, J. Eymê, S. Guinko, A. Kayonga, A. Keita, M. Lebras
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques aux Comores. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 216 p., (1982) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) good pregnacy, decoction (H2O) leaves of Commelina africana, VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : coha (Great Comoros)
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(014), H(031), H(034), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(014) tinea, leaves of Commelina africana, juice, RNS.
H(031), leaves of Commelina africana of Vernonia lasiopus , infusion, VO.
H(034) tachycardia, leaves of Commelina africana, stems with leaves of Crotalaria chrysochlora, to carbonize, VO.
H(091) kwash., leaves of Commelina africana of Eriosema scioanum… subsp…lejeunei of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , maceration (H2O), VO.
H(201) again a spell, stems with leaves of Bidens pilosa, leaves of Commelina africana of Guizotia scabra of Lantana trifolia, barks stem, branch, trunk of Parinari curatellifolia … subsp. nobola, decoctiontion (H2O), steam bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : inteza ya rucumu (Kirundi)
Reference HB 32
Author(s) : Bussmann, R.W.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyirun South Turkana, Kenya. Additional File Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:35 (2006)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095), ONS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : naiteteiyai, naiteteyyei
Reference HB 32
Author(s) : Bussmann, R.W.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyirun South Turkana, Kenya. Additional File Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:35 (2006)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough childeren, crush, boil with milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : naiteteiyai, naiteteyyei
Reference HB 35
Author(s) : Bussmann R. W., G. G. Gilbreath, J. Solio, M. Lutura, R. Lutuluo, K. Kunguru, N. Wood and S. Mathenge
Title : Plant use of the Masasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Additional file Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:22 (2006)
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) used to treat cows. Only used by special old men. These put magic and then place where cows pass
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : enkaiieieyia (Maa)
Reference HF 10
Author(s) : Fumba, G
Title : Plantes médicinales antivenimeuse du Burundi Ministère du plan burundais (1983) lmprimerie S.A. LES PRESSES DE L'AVENIR , 42, rue des Déportés, 6700 Arlon {Belgique)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, feuilles et branches du Chenopodium opulifolium de avec les branches du "uruteza rutoya". Commelina africana (détermination incertaine), The pulp is divided into as many heaps as there are dangerous snakes dans la région or one lot if you do not know the snake that inflicted the bite.We heat a piece of earthen pot et quand il est chaud on applique un des tas and we say, "I deliver you from the bite of a viper" If it crackles, it is that it is a viper who bit him . If it does not crackle it's another snake and we continue. The drug is not applied to the victim.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : uruteza rutoye (Kirundi)
Reference HH 09a
Author(s) : Hamill, F.A., S. Apio, N.K. Mubiru, M. Mosango, R.Bukenya-Ziraba, O.W. Maganyi, D.D. Soejarto,
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of southern Uganda, I, Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 70, pp. 281 -300 (2000)
Symptoms : H(001), H(112)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, whole plant expressed to yield juice, usually mixed with an equal portion of water , directly onto eyes (Bakiga)
H(112), stems inserted into vaginal canal (Baganda)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (southern), tribe Baganda, Bakiga, district of Kampala
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HJ 10
Author(s) : Jacot Guillarmod, A
Title : Flora of Lesotho .Cramer, Lehre . From : The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Symptoms : H(099), H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heart problems and H(099) nervousness; plant of Commelina africana is boiled together with Tephrosia capensis and decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khotsoana
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(053), H(093), H(201)
Recipes : H(001) + H(093), buds contain a fluid used as antidote when an irrrritant latex drop into eyes
H(051), plant, infusion, bath
H(053), plant, juice, drops in ears
H(201), plant, juice, drops in ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : dzedza (Digo, Kenya), loblobityet (Kipsigis, Kenya), nioloniolo (Kakamega)
Reference HK 61
Author(s) : Kibungu Kembelo A.O.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales du Bas-Congo et leurs usages (198 p.),(2003) http://www.sie-cameroun.cm/?q=biblio/doc/4825
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(018), H(053), H(091), H(099), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) skin eruptions with desquamation starting with lesmembres before invading the whole body (nkulu = mpese), pound together the following plants : Brillantaisia patula (leaves), termitière, Commelina africana, Mondia whitei, Nymphaea lotus and Clerodendrum formicarum. Mix with le liquide of la pulpe pilée des noix of Sclerosperma mannii; macerate, press and add white clay. Drink 1 table spoon, 3 times per day.
H(014) acute dermatitis, eruption cutanée with desquamation andH(014) itching (nkulu, mpese), pound the plants below together : leaves of Brillantaisia patula, termitière des termites non comestibles, Commelina africana, Mondia whitei, Nymphaea lotus and Clerodendrum formicarum; Mix with le juice of la pulpe des noix of Sclerosperma mannii; dilute in water, press, filter and add white clay. VO. 1 table spoon 3 times per day
H(014) chronic mange with H(014) itch (yamba di nzazi), decoction and filter barks of Hallea stipulosa, add the pounded mixture of Ottelia ulvifolia, of Brillantaisia patula, dead leaves lying on the bottom of the river, of Commelina africana and of Allium sativum. Mix with white clay, to filter and drink 1/3 of glass, 3 times per day.
H(014) acute dermatitis withH(014) itching (mpese), pound together the following plants : Brillantaisia patula (leaves), termitière, Commelina africana, Mondia whitei, Nymphaea lotus, Clerodendrum formicarum. Mix with la sap of la pulpe des noix of Sclerosperma mannii; macerate, press and add white clay.To filter and drink 1 table spoon, 3 times per day.
H(014) dermatosis (nkulu), pound together with Aloe congolensis,the terminal ends of Pteridium aquilinum, leaves of Tephrosia vogelii, of Aframomum alboviolaceum and of ngemba-ndundu sp ; apply the product on the whole body 2 times per day. (friction)
H(014) dermatosis (nkulu), pound together Aloe congolensis with Commelina africana, leaves of Solanum micranthum and of Carica papaya. apply the product on the whole body 2 times per day. (friction). It is recommended to use both drinkable and applicable remedies to the body to better treat this disease.
H(018) migraine, pound and macerated in the juice of Canarium schweinfurthii the following plants : leaves of Sclerosperma mannii, Conyza sumatrensis, young manioc leaves, leaves of Nymphaea lotus and Commelina africana; press and filter. Wash the face 2 times per day. Warning : It is recommended of close your eyes and do not swallow the aqueous solution
H(053) mumps (kutu), crumple and press the mixing of the following plants : Crossopteryx febrifuga (leaves), Commelina africana, Canna indica (leaves), Tetrorchidium didymostemon (leaves); pour few drops (1 to 2 ) in the nose. After, pour few drops of Whisky (bitatila=alcool) in the ears.
H(091) slump baby because sexual relations of the mother and often resulting in his death (Kesa), pound together leaves of tomato, Commelina africana and Clerodendrum formicarum and put a small quantity of crushed mixture under the armpits of one of the spouses. Prepare the rest of the mixture with food and eating together (spouses and the sick child). Warning : It is recommended to the mother of not breastfeed or sleep together with the child
H(099) epilepsy, pound together the following plants : leaves of Brillantaisia patula and of Hymenocardia ulmoides, stems of Costus phyllocephalus and of Costus lucanusianus; and Commelina africana; macerated in H2O, press and add white clay.To filter and drink 1 tablespoon with one egg 1 time per day. Prohibited food : anything that flies as hen, oiseau ; goats, monkeys, river fish ; look at a dead body ; look in a mirror, go to go to the market and walk alone.
H(099) epilepsy, decoction of the mixing of the following plants : leaves of Costus lucanusianus, of Costus phyllocephalus and leaves of Hymenocardia ulmoides, les leafy stems of Vigna subterranea, heart of banana tree and Commelina africana; Filter and add du traditional salt then drink 1 table spoon, 3 times per day.
H(099) epilepsy, pound and macerated in H2O the mixing of the following plants : leaves of Brillantaisia patula and of Hymenocardia ulmoides, stems of Costus phyllocephalus and Costus lucanusianus and Commelina africana. Filter and add white clay. Bien Mix and VO. together with 1 egg 1 tablespoon, 1 time per day.
H(113) joint pain (kintolula), pound together the following plants : Garcinia huillensis (roots), Commelina africana, Ficus thonningii (roots), Cajanus cajan (leaves), Sesamum indicum (seeds) Vigna subterranea (seeds), Arachis hypogaea with red seeds (seeds), Croton mubango (barks of trunk), Canarium schweinfurthii (barks fraîches). Mix with the oil of raw palm nuts (Elaeis guineensis. Rub the body, 2 times per day
H(201) inoffensive madness, pound together the following plants; Commelina africana, Manotes expansa, Brillantaisia patula (leaves and roots), Lycopersicon esculentum (leaves of tomato), Mondia whitei (roots), Rauvolfia vomitoria. heat and remove from the heat before boiling, press and filter then drink ½ glass the morning and at noon. Whenever the patient feels worse we need to apply the medication nasal and eye.
H(201) vision of the spirits followed to overturning and of death. After stiffening (ngimbi), to roast leaves of Brillantaisia patula, of Annona senegalensis and of Pentaclethra eetveldeana with the plant of Commelina africana; finely ground and mix with a bit of salt add of l’eau and le heart of banana tree découpé. Laver le corps du patient with le produit
H(201) vision of the spirits (ngimbi), to roast the parts of following plants : leaves of Brillantaisia patula and of Annona senegalensis subsp. oulotricha and leafy stem of Commelina africana; Well crush and add a little salt, dilute in water with the sliced banana heart. Take the total bath every night before going to bed. Prohibited : to the market, attend a mourning, look at a dead body, eat leaves of Gnetum africanum, manioc of maïs and of Salacia pynaertii; meat of pork and of goat, hens and fruits of Aframomum alboviolaceum.
H(201) madness (all stages combined), pound together the following plants : Brillantaisia patula (leaves and roots), Commelina africana, Manotes expansa, Lycopersicon esculentum (leaves), Mondia whitei, Rauvolfia vomitoria; decoction of the mixture with H2O and remove from the heat before boiling ; let it cool and sift, then drink ½ glass in the morning and In the evening.
H(201) inoffensive madness, boil together the following plants: Oryza sativa (leaves, roots and seeds waste), fresh roots of Zea mays, leaves and roots of Dichrostachys cinerea, fruits of Caloncoba welwitschii, Cymbopogon densiflorus, roots of Commelina africana and Piper nigrum.To filter and drink ½ glass, 3 times per day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : nlakisi (Kikongo)
Reference HL 01
Author(s) : Lindsay, R.S. & F.N. Hepper
Title : Medicinal plants of Marakwet Kenya.Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom, 49 p., (1978)
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053), juice leaves of Commiphora., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HM 46
Author(s) : Muthee, J.K., D.W. Gakuya, J.M. Mbaria, P.G. Kareru, C.M. Mulei, F.K. Njonge
Title : Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 135, 15–21, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111000766
Symptoms : H(027), H(051)
Recipes : H(027, 1) stillbirths, H(051) fever, tuber of Comelina africana, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya (Loitoktok district)
Vernacular name : enkaiteteyia
Reference HN 25
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N., R. W. Bussmann, B. Gemmill, L.E. Newton & V. W. Ngumi
Title : Utilisation of weed species as sources of traditional medicines in central Kenya. Lyonia, Volume 7 (2), pp. 71-87, (december 2004)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kengeria (Kikuyu)
Reference HP 05
Author(s) : Polygenis - Bigendako, M.-J.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burundi occidental. Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences, année acad. 1989 - 1990, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 352 p., (1990)
Symptoms : H(104), H(108), H(118), H(179)
Recipes : H(104), leaves, infusion H2O, enema
H(108), stems, leaves, expression H2O, VO.
H(118), fruit Capsicum frutescens, leaves Chenopodium ugandae , Commelina africana , pounded+ salt, friction
H(179, 2) renal colic, leaves, infusion H2O, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : uruteza, igitezarucumu (Kirundi)
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(033)
Recipes : H(033) root of Cotyledon orbiculata decoction mixed with Commelina africana for female infertility
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khotsoana
Reference HS 18
Author(s) : Ssegawa, P., J. M. Kasenene
Title : Medicinal plant diversity and uses in Sango bay area, Southern Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 113, pp. 521 - 540, (2007)
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) relaxation of pelvic region for child birth, leaves infusion of Commelina africana, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Sango bay area)
Vernacular name : ennanda
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(151)
Recipes : H(151, 1) hypertension, roots of Commelina africana, whole plant of Helichrysum caespititium and pounded together. Five teaspoons are taken orally with a cup of warm water. Thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : kgopo, bjangmphara
Reference HW 05
Author(s) : Wome, B.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes médicinales utilisées en médecine traditionnelle à Kisangani (Haut-Zaïre). Thèse de doctorat, Université libre de Bruxelles, Fac. Sc., 561 p., (1985)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) syph.. , roots, pounded, maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HW 10
Author(s) : Weiss. E. A.
Title : Some indigenous plants used domestically by East african costal fishermen Economic Botany, 33, 1,. pp. 35-51, (1979) http://www.springerlink.com/content/044148858871586m/
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), on Zanzibar was Commelina. benghalensis used specifically for the relief of eye injuries.
Region : East Africa (Costal regions)
Country : Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kongwa or mpovupovu (Swahili)