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Official name : Grewia occidentalis L.f.
Family : Tiliaceae

11 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HB 40
Author(s) : Bryant, A.T.
Title : Zulu medicine and medicine-men. C. Struik, ,1966. CapeTown (originally published in 1909 in the Ann. Natal Mus.). : from references HG 50, HB 50, HC 26, HL 22
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Grewia occidentalis, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iklolo (Zulu), cross-berry (English)
Reference HB 61
Author(s) : Bhat , RB.
Title : Medicinal plants and traditional practices of Xhosa people in the Transkei region of Eastern Cape, South Africa Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 13 (2), pp. 292-298, April 2014
Symptoms : H(004), H(027v), H(033)
Recipes : H(004) wound, crushed bark of Grewia occidentalis, RNS.
H(027v) childbirth,roots for childbirth, RNS.
H(033) sterility,whole plant used again sterility, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umnqabaza, uhlolo (Xhosa),
Reference HC 22
Author(s) : Chinsembu, K. C., M. Hedimbi
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of plants used to manage HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi region, Namibia Journal of Ethnobiology ans Ethnomedicine, 6:25 (2010)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections : ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Caprivi region
Vernacular name : not registered
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)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Grewia occidentalis edible vegetable and eaten with porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mulembu (Vhavenda), cross-berry, four Corners, four-corners (English)
Reference HD 40
Author(s) : de Wet, H.,S.C.Ngubane
Title : Traditional herbal remedies used by women in a rural community in northern Maputaland (South Africa) for the treatment of gynaecology and obstetric complaints South African Journal of Botany 94, 129–139 (2014)
Symptoms : H(026), H(027), H(033), H(101), H(116x)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(101) menorrhagia, H(033) infertility, H(116x) oligomenorrhoea, H(027) premature birth and H(191) to cleanse the blood when pregnan. Roots of Bridelia cathartica, Rhoicissus digitata, Commiphora neglecta, Grewia occidentalis, Ochna natalitia, Garcinia livingstonei and Crotalaria monteiroi are chopped. A handful of mixed roots is boiled in five cups of water for 20 min, cool before straining. The residue can be dried for re-use. Half a cup of the decoction is taken orally twice a day after a meal
Region : South Africa
Country : northern Maputaland (South Africa)
Vernacular name : isinqonqothwane (Zulu)
Reference HG 13
Author(s) : Grierson, D.S. & A.J. Afolayan
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of wounds in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 67, pp. 327- 332, (1999)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, infusion of small twigs and leaves of Grewia occidentalis, local application
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umnqabaza, unvileni, umqaqoba
Reference HK 52
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J. O.
Title : Some common african herbal remedies for skin diseases: with special reference to Kenya Medicinal and poisonous plants of the tropics. Proceedings of symposium of the 14th International botanical congress, Berlin, 24 july - 1 august 1987, 44-69, (1987)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves of Grewia occidentalis, burnt and the ash used, contain alkaloids.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : aroya (Luo), chomisiat (Por), ekeli (Tur), mutuva (Kamba), ol-neligwe (Masai)
Reference HM 58
Author(s) : Mabogo, D.E.N.
Title : The ethnobotany of the Vhavenda. Magister Scientiae in the Faculty of Science (Department of Botany) Thesis, University of Pretoria. (1990)
Symptoms : H(100), H(095)
Recipes : H(100) syphilis, roots of Grewia occidentalis, whole plant of Tribulus terrestris, RNS
H(095) leaves as vegetable
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : mulembu (Venda)
Reference HM 76
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild and cultivated plants in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,13:43 (2017)
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Grewia occidentalis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : umvilani (isi Xhosa)
Reference VD 17
Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : Traditional veterinary medicine in the Alice district of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 97 , 375–379. (2001)
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) leaves of Grewia occidentalis, mixed with the leaves of Olea europaea subsp. africana and Zanthoxylon capense and the sap of Aloe ferox, are soaked in cold water and used to treat stock with gallsickness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umnqabaza
Reference VS 22
Author(s) : Soyelu, O.T. & P.J. Masika
Title : Traditional remedies used for the treatment of cattle wounds and myiasis in Amatola Basin, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 76:393–397 (2009)
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wounds, infusion of leaves and twigs of Grewia occidentalis used as a lotion for wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Amatola Basin, Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : umnqabasa