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Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae

30 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 00
Author(s) : Adam, J.G., N. Echard & M. Lescot
Title : Plantes médicinales Hausa de l'Ader (République du Niger). Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 19, 259 - 399, (1972)
Symptoms : H(002), H(087)
Recipes : H(002), Cochlospermum planchonii + Cucumis ficifolius + Securidaca longipedunculata, roots, powder, V.O. in millet porridge
H(087) whitlow, plant, powder, paste, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : yamanya
Reference HA 53
Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Symptoms : V(045), V(113)
Recipes : Vb(045) cattle infection, root of Cucumi ficifolius with leaf of Teclea nobilis are pounded together and mixed with cold water. Two cups of tella (traditional beer made from teff) are given to cattle.
Vb(113) anti-inflammatoty (gubaa), root of Cucumis ficifolius is pounded and mixed with cold water. One litter is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi hooloo (Afaan Oromoo)
Reference HA 53
Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Symptoms : H(043), H(051), H(053), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(043) tetanus, leaf of Cucumis ficifolius is smashed and 2-4 drop of the sap is added to the swelling.
H(051) febrile illness, root of Cucumis ficifolius leaf of Ocimum gratissimum and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and mixed with cold water and a cup of coffee is given to human.
H(053) ear pain, sap of fruit of Cucumis ficifolius is added to ear canal.
H(104) stomach ache, apiece of root of Cucumis ficifolius chewed with salt and swallowed by human.
H(137) sudden sickness, bark and leaf of Cucumis ficifolius is dried and powdered together mixed with alcohol, and a cup of tea is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi hooloo (Afaan Oromoo)
Reference HA 55
Author(s) : Avigdor, E., H Wohlmuth, Z. Asfaw, T. Awas
Title : The current status of knowledge of herbal medicine and medicinal plants in Fiche, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:38 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : y’imdurembway (Amharic)
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) occasional food complement, fruit of Cucumis ficifolius
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : (a)sonywa (Umubumbu)
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) occasional food complement, fruit of Cucumis ficifolius
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : (a)sonywa (Umubumbu)
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 : H(004), H(104), H(220)
Recipes : H(004) fruits of Cucumis ficifolius are warmed in the fire and then smeared on infected wound etc. This will extract the pus.
H(220), H(104) the roots are crushed and drunk with coffee for sudden illness, e.g. when someone colapses or has sudden stomach problems.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : han'chote
Reference HC 31
Author(s) : Chekole, G., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11:4 (2015) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/11/1/4
Symptoms : H(004), H(008x), H(039), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wound, fresh fruits of Cucumis ficifolius, insert the affect part into the fruit
H(008x) bloody diarrhea, racines fraîches de Cucumis ficifolius, écraser and mix with milk, VO.
H(039) expel ear-mites, fresh shoot, écraser, squeeze then insert in ear tube
H(104) stomachache, H(041) anthrax , fresh root, peel, chew then swallow juice or écraser and drink with water
H(201) evil eye, fresh and dried root and fruit, écraser and tie on neck and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yemidir enbuay (Amharic)
Reference HG 19
Author(s) : Giday, M.
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Zay people in Ethiopia. CBM:s Skriftserie 3, pp. 81 - 99, Uppsala 2001
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, roots of Cucumis ficifolius, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : holota (Oromo)
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(099), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(099, 8) depression (Eje seb), leaf of Cucumis dipsaceus cut either Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday early without having any conversation would be collected, pounded with leaf of Justicia schimperiana, and fruit of Cucumis ficifolius,altogether infused for three days and wash the patient with the infusion for three consecutive days
H(100, 6) syphilis (Kitign), Fresh bark of Ekebergia capensis infused with root of Cucumis ficifolius for three days and the infusion drunk for a week. Amount taken per day shouldn’t go beyond the floorboard of a small coffee cup
H(104, 14) abdominal pain(Kuretet), stem chewed and sip the sap
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : holoo/yemidir enbuay /(Oromifa/Amarigna)
Reference HK 78
Author(s) : Kidane, L. , G, Gebremedhin & T, Beyene
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,14:64 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0266-z
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice (efshwa), fresh leaf of Cucumis ficifolius is crushed, mixed with tella/milk and drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : enkefta (Tigrigna)
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 : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037) lung diseases (sombe), fresh roots and fruits of de Cucumis ficifolius, crush and drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : hanchote (Afaan Oromo)
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(070), H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(070) rabies (dukuba serie), roots fresh or dried roots of Cucumis ficifolius, crush, pound and drink
H(100) gonorrhoea (chobto), roots and fruits, fresh or dried, crush and drink
H(126) jaundice (alati), roots fresh or dried, crush boil and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : hanchote (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HL 24
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:63 ( 2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/63 + Additional fil
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, fresh fruit of Cucumis ficifolius, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(201) evil spirit, fresh or dried roots of Cucumis ficifolius, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yemdr imbuay (Amharic)
Reference HM 56
Author(s) : Megersa, M., Z.Asfaw , E. Kelbessa, A. Beyene and B. Woldeab
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:68 ( 2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-68 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/68
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg, very few root of Cucumis ficifolius powdered and mixed with one litter of water then given to the cattle forcefully
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : faca’aa (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HM 56
Author(s) : Megersa, M., Z.Asfaw , E. Kelbessa, A. Beyene and B. Woldeab
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:68 ( 2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-68 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/68
Symptoms : H(020), H(070), H(100)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, leaves of Vigna vexillata crushed with leaves of Cucumis ficifolius and rubbed on affected part
H(070) rabies, bark of Clausena anisata, leaves of Sida rhombifolia, root of Cucumis ficifolius, bark root of Brucea antidysentrica powdered together and mixed in milk then drunk a cup of tea for three days in order to get cured from rabies disease
H(100) gonorrhea, very few fresh root of Cucumis ficifolius chewed with salt
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : faca’aa (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HN 13b
Author(s) : Naegelé, A.
Title : Contribution à l'étude de la flore et des groupements végétaux de la Mauritanie.II, Plantes recueillies par Melle Odette du Puigaudeau en 1950. Bulletin de l'Institut français d'Afrique Noire (I.F.A.N.), série A, XX, 3, 876 - 908, (1958) http://www.mr.refer.org/numweb/spip.php?article178
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), ONS. of Cucumis ficifolius, RNS., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mauritania
Vernacular name : agtastaf (Hassaniya)
Reference HP 15
Author(s) : Parvez, N. & Suman Yadav
Title : Ethnopharmacology of single herbal preparations of medicinal plants in Asendabo district, Jimma, Ethiopia Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 9 (4), pp. 724 - 729, October 2010
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, 1) (ya'memmenne besheta), powder from dry roots of Cucumis ficifolius mixed with cow milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Jimma district)
Vernacular name : ye'mider enboyi
Reference HT 1k
Author(s) : Tadesse, D.
Title : Traditional use of some medicinal plants in Ethiopia.Vol. 1, 273-293, (1994) Proceedings of the 13 th plenary meeting of AETFAT, Zomba, Malawi, (2-11 april 1991)Vol 1 and Vol 2, 1514 p. (1994) Edited by J.H. Seyani & A.C. Chicuni.National herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), fruits Cucumis ficifolius, Cucumis prophetarum, Withania somnifera, leaves and fruit Osyris abyssinica, powder + H2O, plaster on mange
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yemedir emboi
Reference HT 26
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday, Girmay Medhim,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by people around Debre Libanos monastery in Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 11, pp. 271 - 283 (2007)
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(018), H(020), H(041), H(051), H(068), H(078), H(104), H(166), H(200), H(206), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wounds infected (yekusil merze, grounded roots of Cucumis ficifolius in a paste, dressing
H(014) eczema (chffea), roots in a butter paste dressing
H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) , roots, chewing and juice, VO.
H(020) snake bite, roots, VO.
H(041) anthrax, bacterial disease, roots, VO.
H(004x) internal disease, H(008) dysentery with blood, H(068) intestinal worms, H(078) cancer neck, powder of leaves of Calpurnia aurea of Dodonea angustifolia, powder of roots of Cucumis ficifolius of Malva verticillata, latex of Euphorbia abyssinnica of Euphorbia tirucalli, to mix with H2O, VO.
H(104) stomach-ache, roots, chewing and juice, VO.
H(201) evil eye, leaves of Brucea antidysenterica of Croton macrostachyus of Kalanchoe petitiana, roots of Cucumis ficifolius, inhalationof smoke of the mixed powder
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of the Debre Libanos monastery)
Vernacular name : yemidir embuay (Amharic)