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Reference : HA 08

Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, A. Ahmed, J. Eymê, S. Guinko, A. Kayonga, A. Keita, M. Lebras
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques aux Comores. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 216 p., (1982) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Reference HA 08 has information about 70 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) asthenia, leaves of Abrus precatorius, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mbilimbitsi (Anjouan island), karawashone (Mohéli island)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), whole plant, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mnouka (Great Comoros, Mohéli island)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) male, asthenia, bulb + seeds Areca catechu, dried, pounded, chewed
H(139) male, aphrodisiac, scraped bulb, chewed
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), séve of Aloe sp., drops in eyesc
H(104), sap of Aloe sp., VO.
H(013) , H(113), leaves poundedes of Aloe sp., local application
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : shizi ya mlilé (Anjouan island), aloès (French)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(103)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis, decoction (H2O) Anacardium occidentale leaves, VO.
H(103), decoction (H2O) Anacardium occidentale leaves, mouth wash
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mani ya mbibo (Great Comoros, Anjouan island), mbotza (Mohéli island), pomme cajou (French)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(036)
Recipes : H(036), juice of leaves of Annona muricata, VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : konokono (Anjouan island)
Annona reticulata L.
Official name : Annona reticulata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(109)
Recipes : H(109) stiff neck, leaves of Annona reticulata as a pillow
H(003) relaxed, ONS., RNS.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : not registered
Annona squamosa L.
Official name : Annona squamosa L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(036)
Recipes : H(036), fresh leaves of Annona squamosa, to grind, to inhale
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mkonokono (Anjouan island)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z, f) to clean the fœtus, plant decoction, VO
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : ousité (Great Comoros)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(022), H(069), H(126)
Recipes : H(004) + H(124), grounded leaves of Bidens pilosa, local application
H(022), leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(069), ONS., RNS.
H(126) new born, H(126), whole plant, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : ntsohoyo, sindanou (Great Comoros)
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pelvus pains pregnant femal, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(137) analgesic, ONS, RNS.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : katsi (Great Comoros)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(003), H(006), H(012), H(018), H(091), H(104), H(113), H(137)
Recipes : H(003) +H(012)), ripe fruit of Jatropha curcas, leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum, to pound, local application
H(006) + H(104), leaves of Bryophyllum., to chew, VO.
H(018), leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum, oil of Cocos nucifera, cuisson, expression, local application
H(091), leaves of Bryophyllum softened by the heat of fire, massage
H(113), RNS, ONS
H(137), RNS, ONS.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : meyawani (Mohéli island), paravani (Anjouan island)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leaves of Cajanus cajan, decoction (H2O), steam bath
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mtsongi (Great Comoros), pois d'Angol (French)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(113), H(157)
Recipes : H(022), whole plant, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(113), ONS., RNS.
H(157), ONS. Cardiospermum halicacabum, Adiantum incisum, whole plant Teramnus labialis, Leptandenia madagascariensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mbamba ounango (Great Comoros), kanisso (Anjouan island)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), green fruit of Carica papaya, juice, VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : pwapari (Anjouan island)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(005), H(007), H(014), H(151)
Recipes : H(005), H(151), leaves of Cassia., infusion (H2O), VO.
H(007), ONS. of Cassia alata, RNS.
H(014), leaves juice of Cassia alata, local application
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : moegné (Anjouan island)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(007), H(022), H(166)
Recipes : H(007), H(166), ONS., RNS.
H(022), decoction (H2O) of leaves of Cassia occidentalis, VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : hassa (Anjouan island), sanamaka (Mohéli island), faux kinkéliba (French)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), leaves juice of Cassia singueana, liquid albumen of Cocos nucifera, local application
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mombouzi (Great Comoros), mlambouzi (Anjouan island)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(001), H(137)
Recipes : H(001), leaves of Cassia tora, maceration (H2O), drops in eyes
H(137), ONS. of Cassia., RNS.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : shongwe (Great Comoros), sanamaka (Anjouan island)
Cassytha filiformis L.
Official name : Cassytha filiformis L.
Family : Lauraceae
Synonyms : Cassytha guineensis Schum. & Thonn.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), leaves of Cassytha filiformis, maceration, VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : irouditkanga (Great Comoros)