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Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae

25 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 29 a
Author(s) : H. Terashima
Title : The Efe Pygmies and the Balese farmers in the Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire, around Andiri village (N 1.55', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire 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(022), H(165)
Recipes : H(165), leaf-decoction (H2O) of "firifiri" is given as a wash to the children who suffer from "eke"
H(022), the plant "telutelu" is used for easy deliverly. The ash of the plant is rubbed into the cuts made on the waste of pregnant women
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : telutelu (Efe), firifiri (Efe)
Reference HA 29 a
Author(s) : H. Terashima
Title : The Efe Pygmies and the Balese farmers in the Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire, around Andiri village (N 1.55', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire 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(165)
Recipes : A leaf-decoction is given as a wash to the children who suffer from .an acute disease peculiar to children
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : firifiri (Efe)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051), the whole plant of Commelina sp used as children's medicine for fever, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkaiteteyai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051) childs, ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkaiteteyai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Reference HA 29 e
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest of north-eastern Zaire, around Katala and Mawambo village (N 1.0', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire 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(022)
Recipes : H(022) the whole plant is used for easy deliverly. The ash of the plant is rubbed into the cuts made on the waste of pregnant women.
The flower is attached to the head as an ornament
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : telutelu : Efe
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(003), H(012)
Recipes : H(003),H(012)), stems with leaves of Bidens pilosa of Commelina sp. of Plectranthus barbatus of Sida cordifolia , to pound, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : inteza (Kirundi)
Reference HB 25M
Author(s) : Bossard, E.
Title : La médecine traditionnelle au centre et à l'ouest de l'Angola. Ministério da ciênciae da tecnologia. Instituto de investigaçâo cientifica tropical. Lisboa - p. 531 (1996) (ISBN : 972-672-858-4)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, crushed bulbe of Commelina sp., friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Hufla)
Vernacular name : (omu) yolela (Nyaneka)
Reference HB 48
Author(s) : Bussmann Rainer, W., P.Swartzinsky, W. Aserat & P.Evangelista
Title : Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 7:28 (2011)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) plant of Commelina sp.eaten by cattle and mountain nyala (antelope found in a small part of central Ethiopia)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : k'aio
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration (H2O), rob the bite with sap of Commelina sp or sprinkle.the bite with mixture of ashes of Commelina sp and Panicum maximum.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bunyakiri)
Vernacular name : irago, kangomwe, mudege (Mashi).
Reference HD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leavesVirectaria major, whole plant Commelina sp., decoction (H2O), steam bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : uruteja (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : H(001), H(055), H(111)
Recipes : H(001), H(055), H(111), juice, RNS.
H(031),H(037)cough
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : uruteja (Kinyarwanda)
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(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, enteritis (ibyo munda noguhitwa), for diarrhea, sap of leaves and pounded stems in H2O. Mix of rancid butter and salt. Heat and drink hot with a blowpipe 2 gulp morning, noon and night Plant names from the work of Durand have been encoded from Kinyarwanda names. Confusions are possible.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : uruteja (Kinyarwanda)
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(033), H(091), H(139), H(162)
Recipes : H(033) femal, roots of Commelina sp., powder, to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(091) child tonic, leaves of Commelina sp., infusion, bath
H(139), roots of Commelina sp., to cook, VO. + meal
H(162) child, roots of Commelina sp., infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 18
Author(s) : Giday Mirutse , Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Abebe Animut,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 110, pp. 516 - 525 (2007)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) footwound, leaves and roots, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest)
Vernacular name : wuha-anqur (Amhara)
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(001)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, drops in eyes of crushed leaves of a partial mixing of Commelina sp., Crotalaria pallida, Nauclea latifolia , Aframomum latifolium, of fruit Capsicum frutescens , scraped roots of Vitex doniana , Vitex madiensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : Indicated by the author in phonetic note. not transposable
Reference HK 35
Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Medicinal plants used to induce labour during childbirth in western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 109 pp. 1 - 9 (2007) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106003199
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Commelina sp., squeezing by hands, VO. + leaves crushed in vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : akateija (Runyankole), ekiteza (Runyaruguru)
Reference HM 78
Author(s) : Malzy, P.
Title : Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations. Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°5-6, pp. 148-179; (1954) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_5_2147 Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations (suite et fin) Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°7-9, pp. 317-332; (1954) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_7_2164
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) The plant "hupo porko" is consumed by horses, oxen, sheep, goats, in case of shortage of other fodder.
V(095) the plant "turbiwal" consumed by horses, cattle, sheep, goats
.V(095) the plant "albalge bodeyel" Absorption of the inflorescence favors in cattle the conception of females. The plant is grazed by horses, cattle, sheep, goats.
Region : West Africa
Country : North Cameroon
Vernacular name : hupo porko (Fulfuldé)
Reference HT 27
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Symptoms : H(053), H(080)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection, juice of fresh leaves of Commelina sp. as ear drops
H(080) skin allergia, dressing with crushed fresh leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yemariam wuha (Amharic)
Reference HT 53
Author(s) : Terashima, H., M. Ichikawa
Title : A comparative ethnobotany of the Mbuti and Efe hunter-gatherers in Itury forest, Democratic Republic of Congo African Study Monographs, 24(1, 2): 1-168, (2003) *partially encoded*
Symptoms : H(022), H(202x)
Recipes : H(022) the ash of the plant is rubbed into scarifications at the waist of a pregnant woman for easy delivery.
H(202x) women wear the flower to the head as an ornament (Efe Pygmies, in the Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : telutelu (Efe Pygmies, Ituri forest)
Reference HT 53
Author(s) : Terashima, H., M. Ichikawa
Title : A comparative ethnobotany of the Mbuti and Efe hunter-gatherers in Itury forest, Democratic Republic of Congo African Study Monographs, 24(1, 2): 1-168, (2003) *partially encoded*
Symptoms : H(235)
Recipes : H(235) A leaf-decoction of Commelina sp. is given as a wash to children who suffer from "eke" disease. "eke" (Very high fever, strong convulsions, and loss of consciousness.) Mammals and birds are known to bring "eke".) (Efe Pygmies, in the Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : firifiri (Efe Pygmies, Ituri forest)