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Official name : Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Family : Oliniaceae
Synonyms : Olinia volkensii Engl. , Olinia usambarensis Gilg

15 reference(s) related to this plant

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 ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, bark of Olinia rochetiana soaked in water or boiled in goat bone soup and used as medicine for (chronic paludism).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkirenyi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
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(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Olinia rochetiana is chewed with affected tooth and the sap is swallowed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : noolee (Afaan Oromoo)
Reference HH 13
Author(s) : Hailu Tadeg, Endris Mohammed, Kaleab Asres, Tsige Gebre-Mariam
Title : Antimicrobial activities of some selected traditional Ethiopian medicinal plants used in the treatment of skin disorders. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 100, pp. 168-175 (2005)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) eczema,H(014) scabies, roots, RNS. (information in HH 13 from Abebe and Ayehu, 1993)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : tife
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(020), H(103)
Recipes : H(020, 2) snake bite latex from any part of the plant preferably from rootof Olinia rochetiana mixed with leaf powde Ficus vasta and pasted on thewound
H(103, 4) toothache, young growing leaves cut from three different individual plants, chewed them and hold between the aching tooth
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : dalecho / (Oromifa/Amarigna)
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(186)
Recipes : H(026), pounded leaves of Olinia rochetiana, infusion H20, VO.
H(104) colic, H(186), barks stem, branch, trunk of Olinia rochetiana, to chew
H(104) colic, leaves of Olinia rochetiana, ashes, VO.
H(137) analgesic, barks stem, branch, trunk of Olinia rochetiana of Podocarpus gracilior, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet)
Vernacular name : not registered
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) + Additional file
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) stabbing pain (woransa), fresh or dried leaves of Olinia rochetiana, crush boil and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : guna (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) + Additional fil
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(099)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(006) constipation, dried roots of Olinia rochetiana, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(099) epilepsy, fresh or dried roots, 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 : tife (Amharic)
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(082)
Recipes : H(082, 1) respiratory, fruits, stems barks of Olinia usambarensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya (Loitoktok district)
Vernacular name : olkirenyi
Reference HM 66
Author(s) : Masevhe, N. A. , L. J. McGaw, J. N. Eloff
Title : The traditional use of plants to manage candidiasis and related infections in Venda, South Africa Journal of Ethnopharmacology 168, 364–372 (2015)
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) candidiasis and related infections (makuma); roots, barks of Hippocratea longipetiolata used in combination with few leaves of Olinia rochetiana, boiled in water. A cup ful decoction is drunk orally 3x per day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HO 17
Author(s) : Okello, S.V., Nyunja R.O., Netondo G.W. & Onyango J.C.
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Sabaot of Mt. Elgon Kenya African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 7, No. 1, pp 1-10 (2010)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain,H(037) tuberculosis,H(037) pneumonia, decoction of roots barks , leaves of Olinia rochetiana or chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kaptolongit (Sabaot)
Reference HP 09
Author(s) : Parker, M.A., S. Chabot, B. J. Ward, T. Johns
Title : Traditional dietary additives of the Maasai are antiviral against the measles virus. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 114, pp. 146 - 152 (2007)
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(046, f), stem bark of Olinia rochetiana incorporated in milk of both healthy or sick children to prevent or to heal measles
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Narok district, Loita Hills region)
Vernacular name : olkirenyi (Maasai)
Reference HT 51
Author(s) : Tuasha N. , B. Petros, Z. Asfaw
Title : Medicinal plants used by traditional healers to treat malignancies and other human ailments in Dalle District, Sidama Zone, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:15 , (2018)
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold, the leaf of Olinia rochetiana is heated slightly, rubbed by the hands, and then inhaled through nostrils
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Dalle District)
Vernacular name : noole (Sidamuafoo)
Reference VE 05
Author(s) : Eshetu G. R. , T. A. Dejene, L. B. Telila and D. F. Bekele
Title : Ethnoveterinary medicinal plants: Preparation and application methods by traditional healers in selected districts of southern Ethiopia. Vet World. May; 8(5): 674–684. (2015)
Symptoms : V(016), V(037), V(078)
Recipes : V(016) mastitis, V(037) pneumonia, and other V(078) swellings or internal organs problems; cattle, sheep, and goat: Add about 100 ml of water to the fresh ground leaf of Olinia rochetiana, administered orally once per day for 2 days (one informant) or Every 3 days for 8 days (different informant)
Region : East Africa
Country : southern Ethiopia
Vernacular name : nolle (Sidamgna)
Reference VO 05
Author(s) : Ole-Miaron, J.O.
Title : The Maasai ethnodiagnostic skill of livestock diseases: a lead to traditional bioprospecting. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 84, pp. 79 - 83, (2003)
Symptoms : V(007), V(035), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(007) It is used as a diuretic
Vb(035), the respondents also use this plant if no other remedy for East Coast fever is available.
Vb(091), it is used as a stimulant.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya ( Ilkisonko Maasai of Kenya)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference VY 01
Author(s) : Yineger, H., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, E. Lulekal
Title : Ethnoveterinary medicinal plants at Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 112, pp. 55 - 70 (2007)
Symptoms : V(006), V(037), V(075)
Recipes : V(006) + V(037) + V(075), darissaa (gamoji, zalaqua) (slight cough, shivering, unable to defecate, to eat, constipation, abdominal distension, shivering, fluid discharge through nose, falling of ear. Leads to death), fresh or dried leaves of Olinia rochetiana of Zehneria scabra are boiled in butter and given nasally
V(006) + V(037) + V(075), darissaa (gamoji, zalaqua), leaves of Zehneria scabra of Olinia rochetiana, roots of Withania somnifera of Allium sativum are boiled with butter, given nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Bale Mountains National Park)
Vernacular name : gunnaa