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Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.

61 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 27
Author(s) : Abebe, W.
Title : A survey of prescriptions used in traditional medecine in Gondar region, Northwestern Ethiopia: General pharmaceutical practice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 18, pp. 147-165, (1986)
Symptoms : H(051), H(100)
Recipes : Plant used by 12 % of the healers
H(051) + H(100), leaves, squeeze, juice, VO.
H(051) + H(100), leaves, chew and swallow juice
H(051) + H(100), leaves, burn, inhale smoke
H(051) + H(100), leaves, boil + tea, VO.
H(051) + H(100), leaves, boil + H2O, bath
H(051) + H(100), leaves, boil + H2O, inhale steam and sleep
H(051) + H(100), leaves, crush, juice on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : hareg ressa
Reference HA 34
Author(s) : Aberra Geyid, Dawit Abebe, Asfaw Debella, Zewdneh Makonnen, Frehiwot Aberra, Frehiwot Teka, Tesfaye Kebede, Kelbessa Urga, Kidist Yersaw, Teklele Biza, Bisrat Haile Mariam & Mulugeta GutaYersaw, Teklele Biza, Bisrat Haile Mariam & Mulugeta Guta
Title : Screening of some medicinal plants of Ethiopia for their anti-microbial properties and chemical profiles. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 97, pp. 421-427 ( 2005)
Symptoms : H(046), H(068), H(173), H(175)
Recipes : H(046) measles, H(068) anthelmintic, H(173) leprosy, H(175) wound dressing, leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : hareg resa
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(003), V(070)
Recipes : V(003) swelling, leaf and bark of Zehneria scabra and leaf of Rumex nervosus are pounded and rolled in clean cloth, and tied on swelling.
Vb(070) rabies, pounded root of Zehneria scabra is concocted with pounded root of Ricinus communis. One feast of the pond is given to cattle and pack animals.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qorii sinbiraa (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(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye problem (possibly trachoma), The eyelid is peeled back and rubbed with the back of the leaf of Zehneria scabra The eyes should be covered and protected from the light until healed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : hareg resa/shahare
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(003), H(006), H(008), H(012), H(014), H(022), H(027), H(046), H(051), H(053), H(068), H(091), H(100), H(109), H(201)
Recipes : H(003),H(012)), stems with leaves of Anisopappus lewallei of Brillantaisia cicatricosa of Dichrocephala integrifolia of Zehneria scabra, leaves of Crassocephalum multicorymbosum, to pound, local application
H(003),H(012)), stems with leaves of Cyathula uncinulata of Oxalis corniculata of Spermacoce princae of Zehneria scabra, to pound, local application
H(003),H(012)), stems with leaves of Cyathula uncinulata of Oxalis corniculata of Spermacoce princae of Zehneria scabra, to carbonize, scarifications
H(006) laxative, purgative, stems with leaves of Zehneria., maceration (H2O), enema
H(006) laxative, purgative, leaves of Zehneria, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(006) laxative, purgative, leaves of Sesbania sesban … var. nubica of Triumfetta cordifolia of Zehneria scabra, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(008), leaves of Aspilia pluriseta of Zehneria scabra, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(022), leaves of Basella alba of Mitragyna rubrostipulata of Veronica abyssinica of Zehneria scabra, infusion, enema
H(051), leaves of Clematis simensis of Zehneria scabra, decoction (H2O), bath, enema
H(014) itch, leaves of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), friction and bath
H(014) itch, leaves of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), bath
H(014) itch, H(201) again maledictions, leaves of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), bath
H(014) itch, leaves of Hoslundia opposita of Momordica foetida of Virectaria major of Zehneria scabra, leaves, barks stem, branche, trunk of Psorospermum febrifugum, decoction (H2O), friction
H(014) dermatosis, stems with leaves of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), bath
H(014) dermatosis, stems with leaves Clutia abyssinica of Zehneria scabra, decoction (H2O), VO., enema
H(027) placenta (right insert), stems with leaves of de Zehneria., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(027) placenta (right insert), stems and leaves of Peponium vogelii of Vernonia lasiopus of Zehneria scabra, maceration (H2O), VO.
H(046) measles, chicken-pox, leaves of Chenopodium ugandae of Crassocephalum sp. of Guizotia scabra of Erlangea spissa of Microglossa pyrifoplia of Piper umbellatum of Vernonia lasiopus of Virectaria major of Zehneria scabra, decoction (H2O), VO. + bath
H(053), leaves of Zehnerai., juice, drops in ears
H(068, 2) intestinal parasitism, stems with leaves ou leaves of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) pregnant women, stems with leaves of Zehneria., infusion (H2O), enema
H(091) pregnant women, leaves of Acalypha psilostachya of Erlangea spissa of Sesamum angustifolium of Vernonia lasiopus of Zehneria scabra , stems with leaves of Sphaeranthus suaveolens, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) rachitis new born, decoction (H2O) leaves of Cassia occidentalis, leaves and roots Clematis simensis, leaves of Erlangea cordifolia, stems with leaves Ranunculus multifidus, leaves Zehneria scabra, enema
H(100), leaves of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100), barks of the underground part of Zehneria., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(109) lumbar pains, stems with leaves of Biophytum helenae of Zehneria scabra, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kirundi)
Reference HB 28
Author(s) : Banderembako Fabien & Ntitangirageza Térence
Title : La médecine populaire au Burundi : quelques plantes médicinales.
Symptoms : H(022), H(033)
Recipes : H(022) parturition (made easier), juice from the bark of Acalypha villicaulis preparation of Bothriocline longipes of Parinari curatellifolia of Triumfetta cordifolia of Zehneria scabra, infusion, VO.
H(033) promotes the reproduction, this sort preparation from the bark of plant is called "imisamisho" (promotes the reproduction), infusion, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kigali)
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 : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) plant of Zehneria scabra eaten especially by calves
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : alola
Reference HC 13b
Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.II. Angiosperms (Capparidaceae to Ebenaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 25, 3, 339 - 359, (1989)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), skin diseases, ashes of leaves mixed with castor oil, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : ikomangunku (Pare)
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. the maceration of the whole plant of Melothria punctata, one glass twice a day.
H(020) snake, cover ths bite with ashes of Zehneria scabra
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kabare, Kalehe)
Vernacular name : kungukira (Mashi), fsuiza (Shambaa)
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(003), H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, fresh leaves of Zehneria scabra, écraser and tie
H(008) diarrhea, fresh leaves of Zehneria scabra, écraser, chew then swallow juice
H(051) febrile illness, fresh aerial part, boil and take the fume in enclosed fashion
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : hareg resa (Amharic)
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 : V(004)
Recipes : V(004) wound, aerial part of Zehneria scabra, pound and cream
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : hareg resa (Amharic)
Reference HD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., roots Rubia cordifolia , Zehneria scabra, pounded, juice tepid, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 07
Author(s) : Durand, J.M.
Title : Les plantes bienfaisantes du Ruanda et de l'Urundi. Astrida, Groupe scolaire, 89 p., (1960)
Symptoms : H(006), H(100)
Recipes : H (006) constipation, enema (kwina) child, roots peeled triturated of Zehneria scabra , decoction, rest for 1 night. Filter. inject 2 sips
H(006), roots without barks, decoction during 1 night, VO. 2 gulps decanted liquid. Later VO. milk and water
H(068), ascaris, pounded leaves in warm banana beer, VO.,1 spoon/ child ,2 spoons/ adultH (068) to (inzoka), to grind the leaves with the local beer, extract the juice, VO. & 2 spoons according to age
H(100) blennorrage (imitezi), juice of roots of Zehneria scabra + jus of fruits of Olea africana. Mix the juices, filter. injected into the urethra with a thin tube Plant names from the work of Durand have been encoded from Kinyarwanda names. Confusions are possible.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 12b
Author(s) : Desta, B.
Title : Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs.Part II: Antimicrobial activity of 63 medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 39, pp.129 - 139, (1993)
Symptoms : H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(100) gono.., leaves, RNS.
H(112) abortion or prevention pregnacy, whole plant, H2O extract, vaginal shower
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : aregressa
Reference HG 07
Author(s) : Getahun, A.
Title : Some common medicinal and poisonous plants used in ethiopian folk medicine. Faculty of Science, Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 63p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), leaves, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : areg-ressa (Amarinya), hafafelo (Tigrinya)
Reference HG 16
Author(s) : Gedif, T. & H-J. Hahn
Title : The use of medicinal plants in self-care in rural central Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 87, pp. 155 - 161 (2003)
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), H(018), H(051), fresh squeezed leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Butajira district)
Vernacular name : areg-ressa
Reference HG 17
Author(s) : Geissler, W., S. A. Harris, R. J. Prince, A. Olsen, R. A. Odhiambo, H. Oketch-Rabah, P. A. Madiega, A. Andersen, P. Molgaard
Title : Medicinal plants used by Luo mothers and children in Bondo district, Kenya. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874102001915 Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 83, pp. 39 - 54 (2002)
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) (and'iew), pounded leaves of Zehneria scabra in H2O, washing + VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : afifi (Luo)
Reference HG 18
Author(s) : Giday Mirutse , Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Abebe Animut,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 110, pp. 516 - 525 (2007)
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051) paludism roots and leaves of Zehneria scabra , RNS., VO. ( receipts Agew-Awi)
H(091) anemia, roots, RNS., VO. (receipts Amhara)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest)
Vernacular name : yequra-hareg (Amhara), areg-resa (Agew-Awi)
Reference HG 28
Author(s) : Giday M., Z. Asfawb, Z. Woldub
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used by Sheko ethnic group of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 132, pp. 75 - 85 (2010)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots of Zehneria scabra, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HJ 08
Author(s) : Jiofack, T., l. Ayissi, C. Fokunang, N. Guedje and V. Kemeuze
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of the upper Nyong valley forest in Cameroon African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 3(4). pp. 144-150, April, 2009 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp
Symptoms : H(026), H(033), H(038), H(104)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(033) female infertility, H(038) urinary tract infection, H(104) abdominal pain, leaves, root, whole plant of Zehneria scabra , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(014), skin rashes, pounded leaves + H2O, wash
H(104)abdomen, roots, RNS.
H(111), ashes of the plant, cataplasm
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : fsuiza (Shambaa)
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(014), H(038), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(014), impetigo (inkinamubiri), leaves Spermacoce princae, whole plant Zehneria scabra , pounded, extract H2O, VO.
H(038) femal, uretal leak, roots Urtica massaica, Zehneria scabra , leaves and roots Galium chloroionanthum (urukaraza), extract H2O, 3 X1 cup / D. during 4 D.
H(053), umuhaha, roots Urtica massaica, leaves Zehneria scabra , pounded, juice, 1 drop in ears
H(100) syph., roots Urtica massaica, Carica papaya, Euphorbia tirucalli, leaves Zehneria scabra , extract H2O, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, (rubagimpande, imijaganyuro), leaves Sida rhombifolia, Cynodon dactylon, Rhamnus prinoides, Zehneria scabra , Synadenium grantii , Pseudospondias microcarpa (umwifuzo), RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : umushishiro
Reference HK 39a
Author(s) : Kisangau, D. P., H. VM Lyaruu, K.M. Hosea, C.C. Joseph
Title : Use of traditional medicines in the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Tanzania: a case in the Buhkoba rural district. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Volume 3 : 29 (2007)
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(043), H(076)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes,H(014) herpes simplex, H(043) cryptococcal menengitis, H(076) oral candidiasis, whole plant, RNS. (opportunistic infection from HIV/AIDS)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Buhkoba rural district)
Vernacular name : akabindizi (Haya)
Reference HK 44
Author(s) : Kling, H.
Title : Die Sieketrooster. Van de Sandt de Villiers, Cape Town. (1923) From references HV 51, HS 32
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : H(005) dropsy, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(055) emetic, H(100) syphilis, tuber of Zehneria scabra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, gameroo(?), rabuiswortel (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HK 63
Author(s) : Kipkore, K., B. Wanjohi, H. Rono, G. Kigen
Title : A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:24 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/24
Symptoms : H(037), H(078), H(091), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(108) colds, leaves of Zehneria scabra, crushed and rushed and VO.
H(078) cancer whole plant, decoction with other herbs
H(091) administered to recuperating patients, whole plant, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : cheserya (local dialect)
Reference HL 09
Author(s) : Lejeune, J.B.H.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales spontanées (utilisées par les indigènes du Ruanda-Urundi). Servir, (Groupe scolaire Astrida), 1, 4, 20 - 25 & 1, 5, 26 - 31, (1940)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., pounded roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umushishiru (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HL 16
Author(s) : Laidler, P.W.
Title : The magic medicine of the Hottentots. South African Journal of Science Volume 25, pp.433–447. (1928) From references HV 51, HS 32
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : H(005) dropsy, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(055) emetic, H(100) syphilis, tuber of Zehneria scabra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, gameroo(?), rabuiswortel (Cape Dutch language)
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(000), H(001), H(006), H(008), H(051), H(053), H(068)
Recipes : H(000) malaise, H(051) fever, fresh roots, leaves, stems of Zehneria scabra, boil and do steam bath
H(001) conjunctivitis, fresh leaves, extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
H(006) constipation, fresh or dried roots, crush, homogenize with cold water and drink
H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) taeniasis, fresh leaves of Zehneria scabra, crush, homogenize with cold water and drink
H(053) mumps, fresh roots, extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : nech hareg (Amharic)
Reference HM 02
Author(s) : Mapi, J.
Title : Contribution à l'étude éthnobotanique et analyses chimiques de quelques plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle dans la région de Nkongsamba (Moungo). Thèse de Doctorat, 3ème cycle, Université de Yaoundé, (1988) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10) and ref. HT 12
Symptoms : H(031), H(038)
Recipes : H(031) child, leaves of Zehneria scabra, to grind, VO. + massage
H(038) male, leaves of Zehneria., maceration (H2O), RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HM 36
Author(s) : MacOwan, P.
Title : The Cape remedy for dysentery. Agricultural Journal of the Cape of Good Hope Vol. 7, 591–598. (1897) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : H(005) dropsy, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(055) emetic, H(100) syphilis, tuber of Zehneria scabra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, gameroo(?), rabuiswortel (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HM 40
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otieno, Pamela K. Mbabazi, Anke Weisheit
Title : The Ethnomedicine of the Haya people of Bugabo ward, Kagera Region, north western Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:24 (2009) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-24 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/5/1/24
Symptoms : H(013), H(027), H(027z), H(051), H(100), H(157)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease, H(027z) cleansing uterus before a child is delivered, H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, leaves of Zehneria scabra are boiled and decoction drunk.
H(027) miscarriages in women, H(100) syphilis, the leaves of Sesbania macrantha can also be mixed with those of Zehneria scabra, and the roots of Sapium ellipticum and Alchornea cordifolia, boiled and the decoction taken orally
H(051) paludism , a decoction is made by boiling the roots of Sapium ellipticum, Trichilia emetica, Alchornea cordifolia together with the leaves of Zehneria scabra. The decoction is then administered orally three times a day for up to 7 days
H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Kigelia africana, Zehneria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum, are boiled and the decoction taken daily
H(100) gonnorhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Trichilia emetica of Alchonea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Zenheria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum are boiled and the decoction drunk.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : akabindizi
Reference HM 42c
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otienoi, Anke Weisheit
Title : Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 3: plants used in traditional medicine in Kikuku village, Muleba District Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012, 8:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-8-14 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/14
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(033), H(037), H(076), H(078), H(135)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, H(051) paludism, H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, H(027v) cleansing uterus before a child is delivered, decoction of leaves of Zehneria scabra, VO. (often mixed with several other plants for treatment of paludism)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : akabindizi (Kikuku)
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) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111000766
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 1) paludism, fruit of Zehneria scabra, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya (Loitoktok district)
Vernacular name : lesitani
Reference HM 47
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, van den Beukel, C. J.P. , Hamza, O. J.M. , Mbwambo, Z, H. , Nondoa, R. O.S. , Masimba, P. J., Matee, M. I.N. , Kapingu, M. C., Mikxf, F. , Verweij, P. E. , van der Ven, A. J.A.M.
Title : Brine shrimp toxicity evaluation of some Tanzanian plants used traditionally for the treatment of fungal infections. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 4 (2), pp 219 - 225, (2007) http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?tc07022
Symptoms : H(014), H(199)
Recipes : H(014) oral candidiasis and skin fungal opportunistic infections of H(199) HIV / AID, whole plant of Zehneria scabra, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : foiza
Reference HM 54
Author(s) : Mesfin Tadesse, Debela Hunde , Yehenew Getachew
Title : Survey of medicinal plants userd to treat human doseases in Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Volume 15 (2), 89 - 107 July 2005 http://www.ejhs.ju.edu.et/ejhs_journal/2005/volume15issue2.php
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Zehneria scabra of Hypericum quartinianum and Senna didymbotrya are pounded and juice ½ cup VO., once before meal in the morning
H(104) abdominal colic (kurtet), fresh pulverized leaves of Zehneria scabra, VO., 1 coffee cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : hidebogebefa , hide buqe bofa (Oromic)
Reference HN 23
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Traditional management of ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases in Central Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Volume 2, pp. 1-9 ( 2006).
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti) boiling leaves of Zehneria scabra, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : rwegethia (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 25
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N., R. W. Bussmann, B. Gemmill, L.E. Newton & V. W. Ngumi
Title : Utilisation of weed species as sources of traditional medicines in central Kenya. Lyonia, Volume 7 (2), pp. 71-87, (december 2004)
Symptoms : H(108), H(151)
Recipes : H(108) cold, flu, H(151) hypertension, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : mwegethia (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 31
Author(s) : Namukobe, J., J. M. Kasenene, B. T. Kiremire, R. Byamukama, M. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, S. Krief, V. Dumontet, J. D. Kabasa
Title : Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 236–245, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111002960
Symptoms : H(080)
Recipes : H(080, 1) meat allergy, dry leaf of Zehneria scabra powder mixed with meat
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Northern sector of Kibale National Park)
Vernacular name : kasunsa (Rutooro)
Reference HP 05
Author(s) : Polygenis - Bigendako, M.-J.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burundi occidental. Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences, année acad. 1989 - 1990, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 352 p., (1990)
Symptoms : H(016), H(027z), H(068), H(093), H(201)
Recipes : H(016), roots, infusion H2O, VO.
H(027z), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO., enema
H(068, 2), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO., enema
H(093), roots, infusion H2O, VO.
H(201) ritual, bad luck, ibitega, bark roots, ashes, VO., scarifications
(ibitega = the sorcerer send the bad spirits in the house "rugo")
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kirundi)
Reference HP 12
Author(s) : Pappe, L.
Title : Pappe, L., 1847. A List South African Indigenous Plants Used as Remedies by the Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope. O.I. Pike, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1850. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus. A.S. Robertson, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1857. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus, 2nd ed. W. Britain Press, Cape Town. From references HV 09, HV 51
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : H(005) dropsy, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(055) emetic, H(100) syphilis, tuber of Zehneria scabra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, gameroo(?), rabuiswortel (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HS 23
Author(s) : Simbo, D. J.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:8 (2010) + Additional file of: An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 6:8 (2010)
Symptoms : H(187)
Recipes : H(187) cryptorchidism, decoction of leaves of Zehneria scabra, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : gi (Babungo)
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(003), H(018), H(051), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, crushed leaves of Zehneria scabra, paste, external application
H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), leaves of Becium grandiflorum of Croton macrostachyus, leaves and stems of Ocimum laniifolium of Zehneria scabra, inhaling the steam of a mixture boiled in H2O, VO. + drops in nostrils
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of the Debre Libanos monastery)
Vernacular name : hareg ressa (Amharic)
Reference HT 27
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(161), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), leaves and stems of Zehneria scabra are boiled, steam bath
H(161) wart (kintarot), pressing with warmed stem
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : hareg ressa (Amharic)
Reference HT 28
Author(s) : Tabuti, J.R.S., K.A. Lye, S.S. Dhillion
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Bulamogi, Uganda: plants, use and administration. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 88, pp. 19-44 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103001612
Symptoms : H(033x)
Recipes : H(033x) premature ejaculation, H(033) sterility, infusion of tuber of Zehneria scabra, VO.
H(045) bacterian infection, leaves of Zehneria., RNS.
H(078) uterine fibroids, decoction or infusion of tuber of Zehneria, VO.
H(078) uterine fibroids, H(162) urinary retention, H(169) hernia, tuber of Zehneria scabra in Eleusine beer "malwa", VO.
H(184) child hydrocele, tuber of Zehneria, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Bulamogi country
Vernacular name : kibalatulo
Reference HT 31
Author(s) : Thunberg
Title : Thunberg (1785) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : H(005) dropsy, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(055) emetic, H(100) syphilis, tuber of Zehneria scabra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, gameroo(?), rabuiswortel (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HT 33
Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(113), H(014), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) febrile illness (mich or ‘girfat), ONS. boiled in water and inhaling the steam
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), root paste is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : sharit (hareg ressa) (Amharic)
Reference HT 36
Author(s) : Telefo, P.B. , L.L. Lienou, M.D. Yemele, M.C. Lemfack, C. Mouokeu, C.S. Goka, S.R. Tagne, F.P. Moundipa
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of female infertility in Baham, Cameroon Journal of Ethnopharmacology ,136, 178–187, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03788741/136/1
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) femal infertility, leaves of Justicia insularis, leaves, stems of Zehnaria scabra leaves, stems of Eremomastax speciosa, infusion in H2O, VO., 2 glass / days during 90 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Baham region)
Vernacular name : lelomkan (Ghomala’a)
Reference HT 43
Author(s) : Teklay, A., B. Abera, M. Giday
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:65 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/65
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(104), H(130)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, boil it in water by mixing with leaves of Withania somnifera, Eucalyptus globulus, roots of Achyranthes aspera and Cynoglossum lanceolataum and leaves of Zehneria scabra and inhale the vapour
H(004) wound (external), crush leaves and apply it on the affected part
H(068) ascaris, crush roots of Solanum marginatum, Zehneria scabra, and Verbena officinalis, filter and drink the fluid
H(104) abdominal pain, chew the roots and swallow the fluid before food
H(130) paralysis, crush leaves and tie it on the affected part
H(211) michi (sick headache, + fever + muscle spasm + herpes + excessive sweating), whole plant of Withania somnifera mixing with leaves of Zehneria scabra and Eucalyptus globulus, fumigate
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : hafaflo (Tigrigna)
Reference HV 01
Author(s) : Van Puyvelde L., M. Ngaboyisonga, P.C. Rwangabo, S. Mukarugambwa, A. Kayonga, Runyinya-Barabwiriza
Title : Enquêtes ethnobotaniques sur la médecine traditionnelle rwandaise.Tome 1: Préfecture de Kibuye. Univ. Nat. Inst. Nat. Rech. Sc., Butare (Rwanda), 147 p., (1977)
Symptoms : H(022), H(027y)
Recipes : H(022) delivery with difficulty, H(027y), leaves of Zehneria scabra, to pound, extraction (H2O), to filter, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HV 51
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E.
Title : A review of Khoi-San and Cape Dutch medical ethnobotany. Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 119, pp.331–341 (2008)
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : Tuber of Zehneria scabra; H(055) emetic, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(005) dropsy, H(100) syphilis from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from MacOwan (1897); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, rabuiswortel (Africaans), gameroo (Khoi/Nama) (?)
Reference VB 02
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Plantes médicinales vétérinaires de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 21, 133 p., (1991)
Symptoms : V(008x), V(011), V(013), V(014), V(015), V(016), V(035), V(036)
Recipes : Vb(008x,1) (amacikire), leaves, infusion, enema
Vb(011,1), leaves, stems, juice VO.
Vb(013,1), roots, crushed, friction
Vb(014,1), leaves, crushed, friction, mange at the base of the horns
Vb(015,1), leaves, juice, VO., Zehneria scabra + Solanum aculeastrum
Vb(016,8), leaves, juice, V.O.
Vb(035,1), leaves infusion, VO., Vernonia amygdalina + Zehneria scabra
Vb(036,1), leaves, juice, VO.
Vb(036,1), leaves, juice, VO. and drops in ears, Guizotia scabra + Zehneria scabra + Geniosporum rotundifolium + Ocimum basilicum + Dodonaea viscosa + Trema orientalis
amacikire: diarrhea with blood of the new - born calfs
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kirundi)
Reference VB 40
Author(s) : Birhanu, T., D. Abera
Title : Survey of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants at selected Horro Gudurru Districts, Western Ethiopia African Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 9(3), pp 185-192, March 2015
Symptoms : V(070), V(074)
Recipes : Vb(070) rabies, Vb(074) pastuerellosis, leaves of Zehneria scabra, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia (Horro Gudurru Districts)
Vernacular name : hidda reeffaa
Reference VD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : V(002), V(033)
Recipes : V(002), V(033), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushishiro (Kinyarwanda)
Reference VG 02
Author(s) : Glover, P.E., J. Stewart & M.D. Gwynne
Title : Masai and Kipsigis notes on East african plants, Part III - Medicinal uses of plants. East african agricultural and forestry journal, 32, 2, 200 - 207, (1966)
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) calf, pounded leaves of Zehneria scabra, juice, wash again flea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VK 01
Author(s) : Kabagambe, R.
Title : Elevage et plantes médicinales des Bahema de l'Ituri. Travail pour l'obtention du grade de Docteur en Médecine Vétérinaire, (1979)Université nationale du Zaïre, Campus de Lubumbashi,Laboratoire de biologie, conservation et protection de la nature.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068, f),young leaves, pounded, maceration in cold H2O, tepid V.O.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri, the Bahema)
Vernacular name : onwihura (Bahema de l'Ituri)
Reference VK 08
Author(s) : Kasonia, K., M. Ansay, N. Basegere, P. Gustin, S. Kaba, M. Katsongeri & M. Matamba
Title : Note d'ethnopharmacologie vétérinaire en cas de verminoses, diarrhée, coprostase et météorisme au Kivu et Kibali-Ituri (Zaïre). Tropicultura, Vol. 9, n° 4, 169 - 172, (1991)
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039,1), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kivu & Kibali-Ituri )
Vernacular name : omuhura (kihema)
Reference VK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) calf, wash with pounded leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : fsuiza (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Reference VM 05
Author(s) : Mbarubukeye, S.
Title : La médecine vétérinaire traditionnelle: rapport du 1er atelier des guérisseurs traditionnels du bétail au Rwanda. Éditions: ISAR/LVNR - IRST/CURPHAMETRA - MINAGRI, 89 p., (1992)
Symptoms : V(016), V(035), V(039), V(044)
Recipes : Vb(016), Vb(035), Vb(039), Vb(044), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushishiro
Reference VM 10
Author(s) : Minja, M.M.J.
Title : Medicinal plants used in promotion of animal health in Tanzania. Animal Diseases Research Instit., Dep. Pharmacology/ Toxic., Dar Es Salaam. Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 335 - 364, (1994)
Symptoms : V(045)
Recipes : V(045), crushed leaves on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Moshi distrct)
Vernacular name : iari
Reference VM 11
Author(s) : Mkangare, M.M.J.
Title : Collection of Tanzanian medicinal plants for biological activity studies. Proceedings of the 7th Tanzania veterinary association scientific conference. Tanzania Veterinary Association, Vol. 7, 67- 78, (1989) De la référence VB 10
Symptoms : V(004), V(045)
Recipes : V(004) + V(045), leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Arusha, Kilimandjaro )
Vernacular name : iari
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) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107000669
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), 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 : harolla / etse sabek