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Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Synonyms : Opuntia maxima Mill.

38 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference A1 Nord
Author(s) : Allali H., H. Benmehdi, M.A. Dib, B. Tabti, S. Ghalem & N. Benabadji
Title : Phytotherapy of Diabetes in West Algeria Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2701-2710 (2008)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, flowers decoction extract of Opuntia ficus-indica. In case of need, Oral
Region : North Africa
Country : West Algeria
Vernacular name : figuier de barbarie
Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : H(008), H(088), H(100), H(104), H(124), H(193)
Recipes : Hot cataplasm of fleshy cladodes H(193) emollient
infusion of flowers H(008) antidiarrhoeic
flowers used externally as H(124) antihemorrhagic
infuson of dried flower buds mixed wjth barley grains and maize silks used as remedy for H(100) gonorrhoea (Rabat drug market)
fruits H(088) astringent, H(104) colic, H(008) antidiarrhoeic.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : hendi ; karmouz en-nsara ; tin shawki ; spineless form: seurti; flowers: nowara hindia, nowaret el-karmouz (Arabic), sobbaira, troumoucht, amizzour; tihendit, Ihader, aferoug (Rabat drug market). (Berber), prickly pear, Indian fig (English), figuier de barbarie ; figuier d’Inde; cactus raquette, figuier nopal (local French)
Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : H(003), H(007), H(008), H(014), H(113), H(175), H(193)
Recipes : H(008) diar., fruits
H(007) diur., H(008) diar., flowers, decoction, VO.
H(003) + H(113) + H(175) + H(193), H(014) eczema + H(113) + H(175) + H(193), rackes without thorns, cut in 2 slices, internal face applied faceon the skin
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : el-kerm, âknâri lemselmîn (Arabic), âknari, taknârit (Berbers), figuier de barbarie, figuier d'Inde, cactus raquette (local French)
Reference B7 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J., R. Claisse, J. Fleurentin & C. Younos
Title : Repertory of standard herbal drugs in the Moroccan pharmacopoea Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 35, pp. 123 - 143 (1991)
Symptoms : H(007), H(038), H(162y), H(179)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(038) cure for uterus, H(162y) bladder infections, H(179) kidney infections, flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica, RNS.( plant spontaneous and cultivated
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : newwâr l-kermûs, newwâr l-hendiya
Reference E1 Nord
Author(s) : El-Hilaly Jaouad. , Mohamed Hmammouchi & Badiâa Lyoussi
Title : Ethnobotanical studies and economic evaluation of medicinal plants in Taounate province (Northern Morocco). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 86, pp. 149-158 (2003)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, powder of flowers, VO..
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Tatouane province)
Vernacular name : hindiya
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)
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) haemorrhage in childbirth, ONS. of Opuntia ficus-indica, Periploca linearifolia chopped together and then the juice is collected separately (filtered), used as ink to write on paper as a charm hung around the neck
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : culcal (Amharic)
Reference HA 63
Author(s) : Abera B.
Title : Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine by Oromo people, Ghimbi District, Southwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,10:40 (2014)
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) kill paludism vectors, leaf of Opuntia ficus-indica is collected with small node and fumigated in the house
Region : East Africa
Country : Southwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : nimi (Oromo)
Reference HB 50
Author(s) : Bruschi, P., , M. Morganti, M. Mancini, M. A. Signorini
Title : Traditional healers and laypeople: A qualitative and quantitative approach to local knowledge on medicinal plants in Muda (Mozambique) Journal of Ethnopharmacology 138, 543– 563, (2011)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, stems of Opuntia ficus-indica decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Muda)
Vernacular name : ndungantunga (Chindau)
Reference HB 53
Author(s) : Belayneh, A. Asfaw, S. Demissew, N. F. Bussa
Title : Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:42 ( 2012)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) hair fungus, crushed leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : tini (Oromo)
Reference HB 66
Author(s) : Bouayyadi L., M. El Hafian, L. Zidane
Title : Étude floristique et ethnobotanique de la flore médicinale dans la région du Gharb, Maroc Journal of Applied Biosciences 93:8760 (September 2015)
Symptoms : H(091), H(171), H(198y)
Recipes : H(091) raw fruit Opuntia ficus-indica as a dietary supplement in subjects with anemia
H(171) diabetes, powder of racket of Opuntia ficus-indica, VO.
H(198y) young rackets of Opuntia ficus-indica in association with Ghassoul (a saponiferous clay with cleaning power) for whitewashing to smooth and soften the hair..
H(198y) crushed of young stems in whitewashing to strengthen the hair
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : zaâboul (Arabic), cactus (French)
Reference HC 30
Author(s) : Chauke, MA., LJ. Shai, MA. Mogale, MP. Tshisikhawe, MP. Mokgotho
Title : Medicinal plant use of villagers in the Mopani district, Limpopo province, South Africa Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 12(3):9-26 (2015)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are boiled with leaves of Momordica balsamina and Aloe sp. The extract is drunk by the patients
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : torofeiye (Local Name), prickly pear (English)
Reference HD 27
Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : The medicinal use of some weeds, problem and alien plants in the Grahamstown and Peddie districts of the Eastern Cape, South Africa South African Journal of Science 96 , 467– 473. (2000)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) sore between toes and fingers, the fresh leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are baked on an open fire and the inner jelly applied
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : itolofiya
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), H(013), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), leaves heated with soap and salt, applied like a poultice
H(013) boils+ H(175), leaves as dressing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : itolofiya
Reference HI 13
Author(s) : Issa T O , Y S Mohamed, S Yagi, R H Ahmed, T M Najeeb, A M Makhawi and T O Khider
Title : Ethnobotanical investigation on medicinal plants in Algoz area (South Kordofan), Sudan Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:31 (2018)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff, latex of Opuntia ficus-indica, boil in sesame oil and rub hair skin before wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (South Kordofan)
Vernacular name : teen ahawky
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)
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012) dislocated bone, dry and fresh root of Opuntia ficus-indica is tied on hand / leg
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : qulqwalbahri (Tigrigna)
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(038)
Recipes : H(038) cystitis, fresh stem wood of Opuntia ficus-indica, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : beles (Amharic)
Reference HL 32
Author(s) : Lautenschläger, T., M. Monizi , M. Pedro, J. L. Mandombe, M. Futuro Bránquima, C. Heinze and C. Neinhuis
Title : First large-scale ethnobotanical survey in the province of Uíge, northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:51 (2018)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) nutrition, fruit of Opuntia ficus-indica
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (province de Uíge)
Vernacular name : non enregistré par les auteurs
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(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, roots of Opuntia ficus-indica , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : mudoro (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(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, fruits, leaves, whole plant of Opuntia ficus-indica, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : itolofiya (isi Xhosa)
Reference HM 81
Author(s) : Mongalo, N. I. and T. J. Makhafola
Title : Ethnobotanical knowledge of the lay people of Blouberg area (Pedi tribe), Limpopo Province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 14:46 (2018)
Symptoms : H(095), H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 23) roots of Opuntia ficus-indica are used to treat shingles arising from HIV-AIDS? Roots are cooked and resulting liquid is used to wash the sores
H(095) The fruits are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : motloro