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Official name : Tabernaemontana elegans Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae

8 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 22
Author(s) : Arnold, H.-J. & M. Gulumian
Title : Pharmacopoeia of traditional medicine in Venda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 12, pp. 35 -74, (1984) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0378874184900862
Symptoms : H(033), H(101)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(101) menorrhagia, roots of Tabernaemontana elegans, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mahatu (Vhavenda)
Reference HC 25
Author(s) : Corrigan, B.M. , B.-E. Van Wyk, C.J. Geldenhuys, J.M. Jardine
Title : Ethnobotanical plant uses in the KwaNibela Peninsula, St Lucia, South Africa South African Journal of Botany 77, 346–359 (2011)
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) you get hit by someone, the “blood” of the leaf (latex) is put into the wound to stop the bleeding
H(020) to treat snakebite, the latex is injected into the skin with a thorn and put on the wound around the bite.
H(095) the “blood” of the leaf is also added to milk to make it last longer as it changes to amasi
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umKhadlu
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 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02546299/78
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, Mix one handful of crushed Ozoroa engleri leaves together with one handful of crushed Euphorbia tirucalli stem and one handful of Tabernaemontana elegans leaves and one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Add 10 L of water and boil for 1 h. Take two sips (25 mL) of this concoction twice a day to treat gonorrhoea. Roots of Ozoroa engleri can be use instead of leaves to make concoction stronger.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Euphorbia tirucalli and boil in 10 L of water for 1 h together with a handful of crushed Tabernaemontana elegans and Ozoroa engleri leaves and a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Ozoroa engleri roots are reportedly more effective than its leaves. Take two sips (25 mL) of the decoction twice a day to treat gonorrhoea.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Hypoxis hemerocallidea and boil in 2 L of water together with a handful of crushed Tabernaemontana elegans leaves. Take one cup of this decoction three times a day to treat gonorrhoea.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of Ipomoea batatas leaves together with a handful of Tabernaemontana elegans leaves in 2 L of water. Take one cup of the decoction three times a day to treat gonorrhoea.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix half a handful of chopped Ximenia caffra roots with half a handful of chopped Tabernaemontana elegans roots and boil in 1 L of water for 1 hr. Take 25 mL of the concoction three times a day to cure gonorrhoea. If the concoction is too strong, diarrhoea may occur.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umkhadlu
Reference HD 29
Author(s) : de Wet, H. , S.Nciki, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in northern Maputaland, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:51, (2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-51 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/51 + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(014), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, to arrest bleeding, latex of leaves of Tabernaemontana elegans is applied directly to new wounds to arrest bleeding and promote healing, two or three times a day for three days
H(014) ringworm, leaf or fruit latex is applied onto ringworm infections after an incision is made once a day for a week.
H(013) skin disorders, mix a handful of chopped bark of Acacia burkei with the same amount of bark of Ozoroa engleri, Sclerocarya birrea, Syzygium cordatum, Tabernaemontana elegans and two handfuls of fresh Lippia javanica leaves in 2 L of water, decoction for 2 hrs.
H(137) strain when cool the same decoction and half a glass (± 125 mL) is taken by adults and a size eight syringe (± 240 mL) as an enema for the treatment of sores. Children take quarter a glass (± 62 mL) of the decoction and use a size two syringe (± 60 mL) as an enema. The decoction is taken three times a day for two weeks after which the sores begin to heal.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umkhahlu
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(033)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea and H(033) infertility. Chopped roots of Bridelia cathartica, Tabernaemontana elegans, Erythrinia humeana, Ochna natalitia and Searsia nebulosa. Two handfuls of these mixed roots are boiled in 2.5 L of water for 2 h, strain and let cool. One cup of the decoction is taken orally 3 X/ day
Region : South Africa
Country : northern Maputaland (South Africa)
Vernacular name : umkhadlu (Zulu)
Reference HM 58
Author(s) : Mabogo, D.E.N.
Title : The ethnobotany of the Vhavenda. MSc Thesis, University of Pretoria. (1990) appendix from the Thesis
Symptoms : H(033), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseases, roots, RNS.
H(033) infertility, root of Ziziphus mucronata of Tabernaemontana elegans, leaves of Terminalia sericera, roots of Euclea natalensis of Ximenia caffra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : muhatu (Venda)
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); dry roots of Tabernaemontana elegans are pulverized and boiled in water. Decoction is taken orally, a cup ful 3x per day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : muhatu (Tshivenda)
Reference HN 43
Author(s) : Ngarivhume, T. , C. van’t Klooster, J. T.V.M. de Jong, J. H. Van der Westhuizen
Title : Medicinal plants used by traditional healers for the treatment of malaria in the Chipinge district in Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnopharmacology 159, 224–237, (2015)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, hot infusion of roots of Tabernaemontana elegans, VO. (Mazundu village)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe ( Chipinge district)
Vernacular name : muchenya (Shona)