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Official name : Voacanga africana Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae

14 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 40
Author(s) : Agyare, C. , A. Asase, M. Lechtenberg, M. Niehues, A. Deters, A. Hensl
Title : An Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 125, pp. 393- 403, (2009)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) new old wounds decoction of stem bark of Voacanga africana
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (district of Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma)
Vernacular name : paaku (Asante-Twi)
Reference HB 56
Author(s) : Betti, J. L., R. Caspa, J. Ambara, R.L. Kourogue
Title : Ethno-Botanical study of plants used for treating malaria in a forest: Savanna margin area, East region, Cameroon Global Journal of Research on Medicinal Plants & Indigenous Medicine, Volume 2, Issue 10, 692-708 (October 2013) http://www.fosas.africa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/img/ProgressReport2012.pdf
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, fresh leaves of Carica papaya of Citrus limon, Cymbopogon citratus, Musa paradisiaca, Annona muricata , Voacanga africana, decoction, steam bath
H(051) paludism, fresh leaves of Voacanga africana, decoction, VO.
H(051) paludism, roots of Voacanga africana, decoction, nasal or VO.
H(051) paludism, roots of Voacanga africana, maceration, nasal
H(051) paludism,seeds of Voacanga africana, VO.
H(051) paludism, roots of Voacanga africana, maceration, nasal.
H(051) paludism, fresh leaves of Albizia adiantifolia associated with Voacanga africana, pound application on stomach
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Forest-savannah contact zone, Andom village, East region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HC 52
Author(s) : Catarino, L. , P. J. Havik , M. M. Romeiras
Title : Medicinal plants of Guinea-Bissau: Therapeutic applications, ethnic diversity and knowledge transfer Journal of Ethnopharmacology 183, 71–94 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2016.02.032
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) pregnancy; childbirth; H(002) breastfeeding and H(027w) diseases of the newborn, H(104) intestinal problems, H(033) male impotence, H(001) diseases of the eyes, roots, leaves, bark of Voacanga africana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : blacahai (Balanta), econconquê, epopoquê (Bijagó), pau-deborracha (Guinean creole), m’pumbu (Nalu)
Reference HD 33
Author(s) : Dibong S. D., E.Mpondo Mpondo, A. Ngoye, M. F. Kwin, J.L. Betti
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of medicinal plants sold in Douala markets Journal of Applied Biosciences 37: 2496 - 2507 (2011) ISSN 1997–5902 http://m.elewa.org/JABS/2011/37/11.pdf
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, leaves of Voacanga africana, RNS.VO.(markets Nkoloum, Douala)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Douala markets)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HF 04
Author(s) : Focho, D. A., M. C Newu, M. G Anjah, F. A Nwana, F. B Ambo
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of trees in Fundong, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2009, 5:17 (doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-17) + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(001), H(092), H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(001, f) eyes problems, juice of fruits of Voacanga africana, drops in eyes
H(100) syphilis, concoction of bark of Vitex doniana of Voacanga africana, VO.
H(100, f) gonorrhoea, leaves of Voacanga africana with Vitex doniana fruits, concoction, VO.
H(092) poison, bark decoction, VO.
H(103) carious teeth, pulverized root bark is applied topically.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : utong (Fundong)
Reference HH 06a
Author(s) : Hedberg I., O. Hedberg, P.J. Madati, K.E. Mshigeni, E.N. Mshiu & G. Samuelsson
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Tanzania. I. Plants of the families Acanthaceae - Cucurbitaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 6, pp. 29 - 60 (1982)
Symptoms : H(003), H(101), H(179)
Recipes : H(003) internal sores (cancer?, fruits with seeds of Voacanga afiicana are extracted with cold water for 7 days and the extract used
H(179)) kidney trouble, H(101) abnormally frequent menstruations, and too requent urinating in men, roots (outer dirty bark removed) are dried, powdered and sieved. The powder is mixed with soft porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mberebere (Same district)
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(092), H(097), H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, H(097) orchitis, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(100) sexual transmissible diseases, H(103) deafness, leaves, seed, bark of Voacanga africana, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 51
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J.G. Adam
Title : Les plantes médicinales, toxiques et magiques des Niominka et des Socé des Iles du Saloum (Sénégal) Acta tropica, Suppl. 8, 279 - 334 (1964)
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : Le Voacanga africana paraît avoir en pays socé deux indications précises et une indication très générale: traitement des blessures avec le latex; traitement of la H(091) H(091) tiredness due à l'essoufflement, avec le décocté of leaves en boisson; enfin traitement pour toutes les affections, en qualité of panacée, avec le décocté of leaves et of barks pris deux fois par jour en bains et boissons
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Saloun island)
Vernacular name : ibalak (Niominka) ; naradio (Socé)
Reference HN 36
Author(s) : Nsimundele, L.
Title : Répertoire des plantes médicinales des régions côtieres du Mayumbe et du Bas-Congo,1966-1968. Unpublished notes of Léopold Nsimundele, Bureau chief forester / Inéac Luki, National Institute for Agronomic Study of Congo
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) therapeutie locale, bark, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lukaya and Cataractes)
Vernacular name : munkodi nkodi (Kikongo and Kiyombe)
Reference HO 20
Author(s) : Olowokudejo J. D., A. B. Kadiri, V.A. Travih
Title : An Ethnobotanical Survey of Herbal Markets and Medicinal Plants in Lagos State of Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 851-65. 2008. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/lagos.htm
Symptoms : H(051), H(103), H(137), H(151), H(178), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(103) toothache, H(137) sores, H(151) hypertension, H(178) cardiac tonic, H(201) Improves mental alertness stem root, bark of Voacanga africana, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ako-dodo
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(099)
Recipes : H(099) mental illness, concoction of the stem bark and the roots of Voacanga africana, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : thau (Babungo)
Reference HS 44
Author(s) : Sequeira, V.
Title : Medicinal plants and conservation in Sao Tome Biodiversity and Conservation 3, 910-926 (1994)
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(026)
Recipes : H(004) small wounds, squeeze leaf juice of Voacanga africana on affected area
H(006) laxative, root, infusion, VO.
H(026) menstrual pain, bark in cold infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : cata grande
Reference HT 53
Author(s) : Terashima, H., M. Ichikawa
Title : A comparative ethnobotany of the Mbuti and Efe hunter-gatherers in Itury forest, Democratic Republic of Congo African Study Monographs, 24(1, 2): 1-168, (2003) *partially encoded*
Symptoms : H(092), H(201)
Recipes : H(092) The fruit of Voacanga africana is considered to be poisonous
H(201) The fruits and the green leaves are hung over a house-door to keep away witches (Efe Pygmies in the Ituri forest)
H(092) The bark is used for an arrow-poison
H(203) White latex from the trunk is used for making a ball for play
H(218x) The wood is used for making "ndoom", a musical instrument like the guitar (Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : ou (Efe Pygmies, Ituri forest), rungu (Mbuti Pygmies, Ituri forest)
Reference HT 53
Author(s) : Terashima, H., M. Ichikawa
Title : A comparative ethnobotany of the Mbuti and Efe hunter-gatherers in Itury forest, Democratic Republic of Congo African Study Monographs, 24(1, 2): 1-168, (2003) *partially encoded*
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) If an elephant destroys this tree, it is believed to die (Efe Pygmies in the Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : ou (Efe Pygmies, Ituri forest), rungu (Mbuti Pygmies, Ituri forest)