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Official name : Adenia rumicifolia Engl. var. rumicifolia
Family : Passifloraceae

1 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HY 06
Author(s) : Yamada, T.
Title : A report on the ethnobotany of the Nyindu in the eastern part of the former Zaïre African Study Monographs,20(1): 1-72, June 1999
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) + H(203), Used as kiho, a medicine for the field; when cultivating a field for the first time, place the whole herb of Gynura ruwenzoriensis (meejinbwefwe) together with Adenia rumicifolia var. rumicifolia (luwambala bahasha) in the center of a field, then pray for a good harvest; it was done formerly
H(201) edicine for the delivery of twins, dawa ya mapasha; when a woman is delivered of twins, she has to wear this herbaceous vine around her neck and shoulder, and her baby has to make sit on the ring made of the vine
H(201) spirit possession (mwenda wazimu), pound the root to extract the juice, and drink the juice 3 times a day, or apply it to his body. An illness of mwenda wazimuis classified into 2 types; one is caused by a black magic of some evil minded, the other is actual madness; people consider that the latter type can never be cured
(This plant is known by 3 to 5 informants)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Democratic Republic of the Congo (ex. Zaire) Eastern part (Nyindu people)
Vernacular name : luwambala bahasha (Kinyindu)