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Official name : Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae

13 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HB 44
Author(s) : Bekalo, T. H., S. D. Woodmatas, Z. A. Woldemariam
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5: 26 (2009) doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-5-26 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) tinea capitis, the powder of dry pounded leaves of Desmodium adscendens serves to apply on the diseased part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : umbbiyaa (Konta)
Reference HB 55
Author(s) : Bourobou-Bourobou, H-P, P. Kialo, G-M Moussavou , H. Ebie Ebie Beka , J. Niangui , J.Tangu Kwenzi-Mikala, , Dr Samuel Mbadinga
Title : Pharmacopée et médecine traditionnelle chez les Pygmées du Gabon Barimba et Baghama (Nyanga), Babongo (Ngounié, Ogooué Lolo et Haut Ogooué) et les Bakoya (Ogooué Ivindo) UNESCO Publication (2008)
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(092), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) night rifles, H(092) poisons, H(201) evil spirit, leaves mixed with Bishinga in an old pot roast without oil, take a new gillette for scars, rub on fresh scars. Rub on fresh scars. Vaccine by scarification.
H(008) diarrhoea, mix the leaves with a bit of salt, chew and swallow the leaves
H(201) attracts luck and sympathy. Love potion, put the crushed leaves in a perfume (love potion bottle). Rub on body parts
H(201) attirance, attraction, take the leaves, put them in your mouth and speak to the person concerned (Receipts: Baghama et Babongo , in the zone of collect Loubomo (Mayumba) et Mamanéya (Mimongo))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mupipinde / mipipinde
Reference HD 54
Author(s) : Dibong, S. D. , P. B.Mvogo Ottou, D.Vandi, R. C. Ndjib , F. M. Tchamaha, E. Mpondo Mpondo
Title : Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales anti hémorroïdaires des marchés et villages du Centre et du Littoral Cameroun Journal of Applied Biosciences 96:9072 – 9093 (2015)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) hemorrhoids, whole plant of Acmella caulirhiza + Euphorbia hirta + Piper umbellatum + Dissotis rotundifolia + Psidium guajava + Desmodium adscendens + Elaeis guineensis, trituration, calcination + vegetable oil, VO. 3 times / day , suppository 2 times / day
H(094) hemorrhoids, whole plant of Desmodium adscendens + Euphorbia hirta + Piper umbellatum + Sida acuta + Dissotis rotundifolia, calcination + vegetable oil, suppository 2 times / day
H(008) dysentery, H(094) hemorrhoids, H(107) typhoid fever, leaves of Psidium guajava + Desmodium adscendens + Elaeis guineensis + Acmella caulirhza, calcination + vegetable oil, suppository 2 times / day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Center and Coastline)
Vernacular name : arachide
Reference HF 61
Author(s) : Addo-Fordjour, P, A. K. Anning, E. J. D. Belford & D. Akonnor
Title : Diversity and conservation of medicinal plants in the Bomaa community of the Brong Ahafo region, Ghana Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 2(9), pp. 226-233,( September 2008)
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, leaves and stem of Desmodium adscendens, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Brong Ahafo region)
Vernacular name : aboa-nkatie
Reference HH 05a
Author(s) : Hulstaert, G.
Title : Sur l'emploi des plantes médicinales chez les Mongo Revue de Recherche Scientifique. Spécial Medecine Traditionnelle au Zaïre, Volume unique 1979. Institut de Recherche Scientifique
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (bamanya), la sève des stems et leaves of Desmodium adscendens écrasées mélangée avec la sève du Costus phyllocephalus and two red peppers of Capsicum frutescens is administered in potion
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not registered
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
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(038), H(094), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery,H(037) cough, H(038) urinary tract infection, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(104) abdominal pains, whole plant, leaves of Desmodium adscendens, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 58
Author(s) : Kayode, J. & G.M. Kayode
Title : Ethnomedicinal Survey of Botanicals Used in Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ekiti State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 44-55, (2008)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted diseases (included, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydial infection, syphilis) leaves of Desmodium adecendens, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ekiti State)
Vernacular name : epa-ile
Reference HK 59
Author(s) : Kwenzi-Mikala. J. (Prof.) & S. Mbadinga (Dr.)
Title : Pharmacopée et médecine traditionnelles chez les Pygmées du Gabon Barimba et Baghama (Nyanga), Babongo (Ngounié, Ogooué Lolo et Haut Ogooué ) et les Bakoya (Ogooué Ivindo) Programme : Société-Nature chez les Pygmées du Gabon. (UNESCO publication)
Symptoms : H(008), H(093), H(138), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, chew and swallow the leaves of Desmodium adscendens with salt
H(093) poisons, H(138) prevention against gunshots at night, H(201) evil spirit, leaves mix with Bishinga in an old pot roast without oil, take a new gillette for scars, rub on fresh scars
H(201) attraction, take the leaves, put them in your mouth and speak to the person concerned (receipt Baghama and Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mupipinde / mipipinde
Reference HK 60
Author(s) : Konda ku Mbuta, Kabakura Mwima, Mbembe Bitengeli, Itufa Y’okolo, Mahuku Kavuna, Mafuta Mandanga, Mpoyi, Kalambayi, Ndemankeni Izamajole, Kadima Kazembe, Kelela Booto, Ngiuvu Vasaki, Bongombola Mwabonsika, Dumu Lody & Paul Latham
Title : Plantes médicinales de traditions. Province de l'Equateur – R.D. Congo, Kinshasa 2012 (419 p.) Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (I.R.S.S.) in Kinshasa. ISBN 9780955420856
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) gastritis, decoction of the whole plant of Desmodium adscendens VO. 1 cup 2 times daily.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Town of Mbandaka)
Vernacular name : lobimbo na mokili (Lokonda)
Reference HK 79
Author(s) : Kimpouni, V., M-Y Lenga-Sacadura, J. C. Mamboueni, E. N.Mikoko
Title : Phytodiversite et Pharmacopée Traditionnelle de la communauté Kaamba de Madingou (Bouenza - Congo) European Scientific Journal, Vol.14, No.3, January 2018 edition URL:
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045, 1) cicatrizing, leaves of Desmodium adscendens, trituration, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville)
Vernacular name : mundanda nzila
Reference HL 18
Author(s) : Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title : Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : Leaf poultice is mixed with goat fat and rubbed around the hips as analgesie, or some of the poultice is put in a cowrie shell and tied around the waist; an infusion of the leaves is drunk to relieve early labor pain in pregnant women, and bark of the inner stem is also removed and made into a twine and tied around the waist of the pregnant woman.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndogbo niki (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HN 51
Author(s) : Nnanga Nga , E., C. Kidik Pouka, P. C. Ngo Boumsong, S. D. Dibong, E. Mpondo Mpondo
Title : Inventaire et caractérisation des plantes médicinales utilisées en thérapeutique dans le département de la Sanaga Maritime: Ndom, Ngambe et Pouma (Cameroun) Journal of Applied Biosciences 106:10333 –10352 (2016)
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(037), H(127)
Recipes : H(008) amoebic dysentery, H(037) bronchitis, H(127) splenomegaly, leaves of Dissotis rotundifolia + Diodia scandens + Desmodium adscendens + Costus afer + Tetracera sp.+ Aframomum melegueta ; For dysentery, wash and crush, arrange on 9 fingers and eat morning, midday for 1-3 days; For bronchitis crush with salt and eat at will until the pain disappears; For splenomegaly crush and macerate , enema 2 syringes / day every 2 days repeat 3 times
H(008) amoebic dysentery, leaves of Desmodium adscendens + Elaeis guineensis, wash and chew, 1 X / day for 3 days
H(014) panaris, leaves of Ficus exasperata + Desmodium adscendens,Ccrush with salt and 2-3 drops of petroleum;friction in water; Attach every 2 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
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(037), H(095), H(100), H(240)
Recipes : H(095), H(100) The leaves of Desmodium adscendens are cooked with groundnuts and eaten, or a decoction is taken for gonorrhea
H(240) It is said that the plant increases the harvest of the groudnuts if planted together (Efe Pygmies in Ituri forest)
H(037) H(100) The leaf-sap is rubbed into scarifications to relieve chest-aches and bellyaches. H(037), H(100) That is also used for children’s coughs and venereal diseases (Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest)
H(100) The leaves are pounded, mixed with salt and the gravy is drunk three time a day for gonorrhea, which causes a quantity of urination (Mbuti Pygmies in Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : kalangakalanga, ilagailaga (Efe Pygmies, Ituri forest), amakalangakalanga (Mbuti Pygmies, Ituri forest)