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Official name : Musa acuminata Colla.
Family : Musaceae

9 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HD 23
Author(s) : De Wet , H., V.N. Nzama, S.F. Van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections by lay people in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu–Natal Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 78, pp. 12 - 20, (2012) free full-text available on
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix one handful of chopped Musa acuminata roots with one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves and one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Add 2 L of water and boil. Take one cup of this concoction three times a day to cure HIV/AIDS related infections, especially internal and external sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : ubhanana
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(008), H(020), H(126), H(127)
Recipes : H(008) dys., fruit Capsicum annuum, roots Mangifera indica , rhizom Musa acuminata var. paradisiaca (insina y'umushaba), Musa acuminata (insina ya kamarasenge), extract H2O, VO. 1/2 bottle + leaves Psidium guajava , Ficus thonningii , Cupressus arizonica (ishupuri), extract H2O, VO. adult 1/2 tasse, child 1 soup spoon
H(020) snake, leaves Cynodon dactylon, Commelina benghalensis, Musa acuminata (insina y'intoki), ashes + butter, unguent on cuts near the bite (Naja nigricolis = incira, ballngerina annulata = idubi) + flour from the shell of molluscs
H(109) sciatic, leaves Rubia cordifolia, Plectranthus longipes (icyegera), fruit Musa acuminata, decoction, VO.
H(126) or H(127), pounded leaves, 1 hand of Rumex usambarensis, of Plantago palmata , of Crassocephalum vitellinum, ofVernonia amygdalina, Musa acuminata, 3 bottle of banana juice + 1 bottle leaves, filtter, boilled evaporated to 1/4, 3 soup spoons, 3 X 1D.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : urusenda
Reference HK 76
Author(s) : Kioko, J., J. Baker, A. Shannon and C. Kiffner
Title : Ethnoecological knowledge of ticks and treatment of tick-borne diseases among Maasai people in Northern Tanzania Veterinary World 8(6):755-762.
Symptoms : V(047)
Recipes : V(047) heartwater, feed solution of ONS. of Musa acuminata to animal until condition improves, rarely effective (Tick vector: bont tick) Tick species: Amblyomma variegatum, Hyalomma truncatum: (bont tick;) (armaheripus (Masaï)). Affected animal: cattle, goat, sheep
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Tanzania
Vernacular name : ormangulai (Masaï)
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)
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151, 1) blood pressure, stems barks of Musa acuminata, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya (Loitoktok district)
Vernacular name : olmariko
Reference HM 48
Author(s) : M.-J. Mukazayire, M.-J. , V. Minani, C. K. Ruffo, E. Bizuru, C. Stévigny, P. Duez
Title : Traditional phytotherapy remedies used in Southern Rwanda for the treatment of liver diseases Journal of Ethnopharmacology 138, 415– 431 (2011)
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver diseases, decoct one bunch of Musa acuminata mucilage with one bottle of H2O. Add 1 L of banana wine and Filtrer. VO. 3 cuillères à café 3 times a day
H(126) liver diseases, mix a handful of of stem barks of Erythrina abyssinica, leaves of Vernonia lasiopus of Leonotis nepetifolia of Persea americana of Indigofera arrecta of whole plant of Bidens pilosa of musilage of Musa acumunata and decoct in 1 L of H2O. Filtrer. VO. 2 bottles of 1 L over 4 to 5 days
H(126) liver diseases, mix a handful of leaves of Vernonia lasiopus of Indigofera arrecta of Lantana trifolia of Hypoestes triflora of Crassocephalum vitellinum of Guizotia scabra of Melanthera scandens of Chenopodium ugandae of Dodonaea viscosa, decoct in 2 L of H2O and Filtrer. VO. 2 glasses a day during 6 days or 2 cups per day for 3 days
H(126) liver diseases, mix one bunch of Musa acuminata mucilage in 1 bottle of H2O, add 500 g of the mixture of crushed plants of Crassocephalum vitellinum of Plantago palmata of Rumex usambalensis, add to 3 bottles of banana wine, Filtrer and evaporate to about 3 L., VO. 3 tea cuillères à café 3 times daily
Region : Central Africa
Country : Southern Rwanda
Vernacular name : igitoki cy’ikakama (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HM 72
Author(s) : Mahomoodally, M. F.
Title : A quantitative ethnobotanical study of common herbal remedies used against 13 human ailments catergories in Mauritus African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines,11(6):1-32 (2014)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption, decoction of the leaf and stem of Musa acuminate. VO. 2 to 3 times daily.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : banane (local language), banana (English)
Reference HS 47
Author(s) : Samoisy, A. K., M. Fawzi Mahomoodally
Title : Ethnopharmacological analysis of medicinal plants used against non-communicable diseases in Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 20–38 (2015)
Symptoms : H(018), H(111), H(124)
Recipes : H(124) haemorrhage, infusion of the leaves of Musa acuminata. VO. 1 cup once.
H(111) burn, bind the trunk of rotten tree on the affected region
H(018) headache, bind the buds around the head.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island (Mauritius)
Vernacular name : banane zinzli (Rodrigues Creole), wild banana (English)
Reference HW 12
Author(s) : Walsh, M.
Title : The Use of Wild and Cultivated Plants as famine Foods on Pemba Island, Zanzibar Plantes et Sociétés: Études océan Indien 42-43 (2009)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) Musa acuminata as food plant in Pemba Island during periods of food shortages (species thought to be introduced)
Region : Zanzibar
Country : Tanzania, Zanzibar (Pemba Island)
Vernacular name : mgombatumbili, mgombakofi (swahili), wild banana (English)
Reference VM 47
Author(s) : Mafimisebi, T.E., A.E.Oguntade, A.N. Fajemisin, O.P. Aiyelari
Title : Local knowledge and socio-economic determinants of traditional medicines utilization in livestock health management in Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 8:2, (2012)
Symptoms : V(036)
Recipes : V(036) loose motion, leaves of Musa acuminata mixed with the ash of dried walnut.( Coula edulis ?), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors