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Official name : Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Imperata cylindrica var. africana (Andersson) C.E. Hubb.

27 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 23b
Author(s) : Ambe, G. - A. & F. Malaisse
Title : Diversité des plantes médicinales et ethnotaxonomie en pays malinke de Côte d'Ivoire From the sources of knowledge to the medicines of the future, p 331 -338
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) general fatigue, leaves of Imperata cylindrica , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : bi-brouni (Dioula)
Reference HA 44
Author(s) : Ashidi, J.S. , P.J. Houghton, P.J. Hylands, T. Efferth
Title : Ethnobotanical survey and cytotoxicity testing of plants of South-western Nigeria used to treat cancer, with isolation of cytotoxic constituents from Cajanus cajan Millsp. leaves Journal of Ethnopharmacology 128, 501–512 (2010)
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Imperata cylindrica , decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ekan (Yoruba)
Reference HA 69
Author(s) : Agbodeka K., H. E. Gbekley, S. D. Karou, K. Anani, A. Agbonon, T. Tchacondo, K. Batawila, J. Simpore, M. Gbeassor
Title : Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used for the Treatment of Malaria in the Plateau Region, Togo Pharmacognosy Research; 8:S12-8. (2016)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 02) paludim, roots of Imperata cylindrica in decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo (Plateau Region)
Vernacular name : ebe
Reference HC 32
Author(s) : Carrière, M.
Title : Plantes de Guinée à l' usage des éleveurs et des véterinaires Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement département d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire. CIRAD-EMVT 10, rue Pierre-Curie 94704 Maisons-Alfort Cedex -France (2000)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) regrowths of Imperata cylindrica palatable to cattle.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea Conakry
Vernacular name : lolin, loli (Malinké), solondo (Kissi), soodhio, sodyo (Poular), solonyi, soloonyi (Soussou)
Reference HG 60
Author(s) : Göhre, Á., B. Toto-Nienguesse, M. Futuro, C. Neinhuis & T. Lautenschläge
Title : Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:42 (2016) DOI 10.1186/s13002-016-0116-9
Symptoms : H(111), H(171), H(203)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, rhizome of Imperata cylindrica, decoction, VO.
H(111) burns, seeds balm (with palm oil) local application
H(203) leaves for roofing
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kindonga (Kikongo)
Reference HJ 10
Author(s) : Jacot Guillarmod, A
Title : Flora of Lesotho .Cramer, Lehre . From : The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) chest colds, decoction of roots of Imperata cylindrica given to children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlaba-lerumo
Reference HJ 11
Author(s) : Jiofack, T., C. Fokunang, N. Guedje, V. Kemeuze, E. Fongnzossie, B. A. Nkongmeneck, P. M. Mapongmetsem & N. Tsabang
Title : Ethnobotanical uses of medicinal plants of two ethnoecological regions of Cameroon International Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences Vol. 2(3), pp. 60-79, (2010)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, roots of Imperata cylindrica in decoction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Sudano-sahelian region)
Vernacular name : to’o (dii)
Reference HK 12
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J.G. Adam
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques des Peuls et des Toucouleurs du Sénégal. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 11, 384 - 444 (1964) Plantes médicinales et toxiques des Peuls et des Toucouleurs du Sénégal. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 11, 543 - 599, (1964)
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blennoragia, H(068) bilharzia, macerated or decocted from roots of Imperata cylindrica in drink)
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : sodo (Peul, Tocolor)
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(007), H(008)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(008) antidysenteric, rhizomes of Imperata cylindrica, RNS.(receipt Socé)
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Saloun island)
Vernacular name : idiole (Niominka) ; solimon (Socé)
Reference HK 54
Author(s) : Kamatenesi, M. M., H. Oryem-Origa, A. Acipa
Title : Medicinal plants of Otwal and Ngai Sub Counties in Oyam District, Nothern Uganda Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2011), 7:7 doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-7-7
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, crushed roots of Imperata cylindrica, mixed in cold H2O, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Uganda (Oyam District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(004), H(037)
Recipes : H(004) wound atone, expressed juice des extrémités young pousses, in dressing : 2 times daily.
H(004) wound, powder of l’herbe entière in dressing
H(195) dropsy, macerationdu pilat of the root, enema 2 doses (+/_ 1/4 liter) 3 times per week.
H(037) cough, maceration of the root, VO. adult : 2 tablespoons 2 times daily., child : 1 tablespoon 2 times daily
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Town of Mbandaka, Bwamanda (Bosempwanga), Libenge (Mawuya-Lebo), City of Karawa)
Vernacular name : lienzo, sosongo (Ngwaka), buele (Kirega), bébé (Mbanza)
Reference HK 61
Author(s) : Kibungu Kembelo A.O.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales du Bas-Congo et leurs usages (198 p.),(2003)
Symptoms : H(027), H(034), H(109), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(027) frequent abortions , delivery of stillborn (lufwadikisi), pound and macerated in H2O leaves of ferns (Pteridium aquilinum), of Myrianthus arboreus, of Cola acuminata, d’Imperata cylindrica (fresh leaves) and Cymbopogon densiflorus. take a total bath 3 days of suite when the moon appears.
H(034) accelerated heart beat (matuta), decoction plant parts following : stems of Costus phyllocephalus, roots of Sarcocephalus latifolius of Dichrostachys cinerea and of Imperata cylindrica; Anchomanes difformis and Cymbopogon densiflorus.To filter and drink 1 teaspoon of the filtrate, 3 times per dayr.
H(034) heart palpitations with chute à terre, brouillard in eyes or parfois as une présence des grains of sable, boil together stems of Costus phyllocephalus, roots Sarcocephalus pobeguinii, of Dichrostachys cinerea, d’Imperata cylindrica and d’Anchomanes difformis (rhizome) and Cymbopogon densiflorus.To filter and drink 1 teaspoon, 3 times per day
H(109) sciatica (kisimbi ki nsonso), decoction of roots of Imperata cylindrica, Schwenkia americana, Momordica charantia, Bidens pilosa, Ocimum gratissimum, Malaka sp., and Hallea stipulosa (barks of trunk); to filter and drink 1/3 glass filtrate, 3 times per day.
H(113) rheumatism, boil together leaves of Clerodendrum uncinatum, internodes of sugarcane, barks of Erythrina abyssinica, roots of Imperata cylindrica, of Schwenkia americana, of Gardenia and of Dichrostachys cinerea.To filter and drink ½ glass, 2 times per day. Prohibited food :meat of pork, leaves of manioc and Gnetum africanum as vegetables
H(201) nauseating odor due to evil spirits (m’fu), Take the green herbs d’Imperata cylindrica, crumple and add the mixing of Cymbopogon densiflorus, of Dorstenia psilurus, of crushed barks of trunk of Erythrophloem suaveolens, of Aframomum melegueta and of Capsicum frutescens; put everything in a box-shaped smoker with smoldering embers and smoke out the whole house.It is recommended to empty the house of its occupants because of the smoke stings the eyes.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : nsoni, nsonia (Kikongo)
Reference HK 71
Author(s) : Koné, W. M., A. G.Koffi, E. L.Bomisso, F. H. Tra Bi
Title : Ethnomedical study and iron content of some medicinal herbs used in traditional medicine in Côte d'Ivoire for the treatment of anaemia African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 9(1): 81-87 (2012)
Symptoms : H(091), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia, H(104) abdominal pain, H(108) sinusitis, whole plants of Imperata cylindrica var. africana, decoction, VO. (2X).
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Ferkessedougou and Tiassale)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(091) underweight baby, rhyzome of Imperata cylindrica, maceration bath, VO.
H(104) stomach pains roots root VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (province de Uíge)
Vernacular name : sonja (Portuguese), nsioni (Kikongo)
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)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068, 1) worms, fresh leaf of Imperata cylindrica chew and VO. 250 ml, 3 X / Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Northern sector of Kibale National Park)
Vernacular name : ensojo (Rutooro)
Reference HN 42
Author(s) : Nicolas J.-P.
Title : Plantes médicinales du Nord de Madagascar. Ethnobotanique antakarana et informations scientifiques 296 p. (2012) Editions Jardins du monde 15, rue saint Michel - 29 190 Brasparts
Symptoms : H(028t), H(127)
Recipes : H(028t) white discharge, decoction of roots of Imperata cylindrica of Raphia farinifera in external use
H(127) diseases of the spleen of the child (lambignana), decoction of the aerial parts of Imperata cylindrica, VO., a tea spoon
Region : Madagascar
Country : North Madagascar
Vernacular name : maneviky (Antakarana), antsoro, bozaka, fehena, manevika, tenina, tenona (Malgache), baron rouge, impérata cylindrique, paille de dys, paillotte (French), blady grass, cogon grass, japonese blue grass (English)
Reference HN 52
Author(s) : Ngezahayo, J., F. Havyarimana, L. Hari, C. Stévigny, P. Duez.
Title : Medicinal plants used by Burundian traditional healers for the treatment of microbial diseases + Supplemtary table Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 338–351 (2015)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia. A handful of leaves of Imperata cylindrica are decocted in water (500 mL). 2 glasses are drunk a day until recovery; About 200 g of dried roots are calcined. Scarifications are practiced once a day
H(037) cough 150-200 g of dried flowers are calcined. Scarification are practiced once a day
This plant is reported by 5% of informants
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : umusovu (Kirundi)
Reference HN 60
Author(s) : Nzuki Bakwaye, F.
Title : Recherches ethnobotaniques sur les plantes médicinales dans la Région de Mbanza Ngungu, RDC Thèse de Doctorat (PhD), Faculté des Sciences en Bio-Ingénierie, Université de Gand, Belgique, p.349 (2016) ISBN: 978-90-5989-950-6
Symptoms : H(151), H(152)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, H(152) hypotension, leaves of Imperata cylindrica, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Democratic Republic of the Congo (Mbanza Ngungu Region)
Vernacular name :
Reference HR 18
Author(s) : Razafindraibe, M., A. R.Kuhlman, H. Rabarison, V. Rakotoarimanana, C.Rajeriarison, N. Rakotoarivelo, T.Randrianarivony, F. Rakotoarivony, R. Ludovic, A. Randrianasolo, R. W. Bussmann
Title : Medicinal plants used by women from Agnalazaha littoral forest (Southeastern Madagascar) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:22 (2006)
Symptoms : H(037), H(046), H(100), H(151), H(155), H(210x)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, H(046) measles, H(100) gonorrhea, H(151) tension, H(155) tonsillitis, H(210x) intoxication, leaves of Imperata cylindrica, RNS. (Medicinal plants used by women mainly near and around Agnalazaha littoral forest)
Region : Madagascar
Country : Southeastern Madagascar (Agnalazaha Forest)
Vernacular name : tenina
Reference HR 53
Author(s) : Randriamiharisoa, M. N. , A. R. Kuhlman, V. Jeannoda, H. Rabarison, N. Rakotoarivelo, T. Randrianarivony, F.Raktoarivony, A. Randrianasolo and R. W. Bussmann
Title : Medicinal plants sold in the markets of Antananarivo, Madagascar Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2015) 11:60 DOI 10.1186/s13002-015-0046-y
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney stones, roots of Imperata cylindrica, RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (markets of Antananarivo)
Vernacular name : fakatenina