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Reference : HA 29 e

Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest of north-eastern Zaire, around Katala and Mawambo village (N 1.0', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Reference HA 29 e has information about 70 plants :
Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) white juicy parts around seeds in red fruit of Aframomum laurentii are eaten raw. The fruit is specially called tundu
H(203) Aframomum laurentii is used as construction material of the semi-circular hut of the Mbuti.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : amekpi (Mbuti)
Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) white juicy parts around seeds in red fruit of Aframomum sanguineum are eaten raw. The fruit is specially called tundu
H(203) Aframomum sanguineum is used as construction material of the semi-circular hut of the Mbuti.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : ngemoa (Mbuti)
Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms
Official name : Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms
Family : Alangiaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(095)
Recipes : H(092) the bark and root are highly toxic, but the medical use is not confirmed in the Ituri forest
H(095), the caterpillars (basoko) which feed on the leaves of this tree are roasted or boiled and eaten
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : lubese, busele (Mbuti)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(095)
Recipes : H(092) the bark of Albizia gummifera is powdered and pounded with other plants to make an arrow poison
H(095) The flowers are nector source.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri, Mawanbo, Mambasa, Haut-Zaire)
Vernacular name : kamgba (Mbuti)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(139)
Recipes : H(091), H(139) The bark is used as medicine for strength, particularly for sexual power.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : kamgba (Efe)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) the bark of Albizia gummifera is powdered and pounded with other plants to make an arrow poison
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri, Mawanbo, Mambasa, Haut-Zaire)
Vernacular name : kamgba (Mbuti)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(008), H(092), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), the young leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are pounded and soaked in water, and the decoction is drunk to cure diarrhea (Bumba, Selanbongo).
H(092) The root of Alchornea cordifolia is pounded together with other plants to make arrow poison (Bumba, IFM), but this information is denied by Selanbongo, another Mbutiman of 50's.
H(104) The root is soaked in water and the decoction is drunk to cure stomach disorder (Selanbongo)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : epese (Mbuti)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) the root of Alchornea cordifolia is pounded together with other plants to make arrow poison (Bumba), but this information is denied by Selanbongo, another Mbutiman of 50's.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : epese (Mbuti)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(201), H(207), H(211)
Recipes : H(201), H(207) the green twig with leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are put around the waist of a hunter as "rianga", ritual medicine for hunting.
H(211) The leaves are dried and smoked as a substitute of tobacco.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : popo (Efe)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(1004) The sap from the trunk of Alstonia boonei is taken as medicine for stomach disorder and for diarrhea. Also the sap is used for enema.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : aima , akima, mukpo (Efe)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(104) stomachache. The bark is soaked or boiled in water and the decoction is drunk as a medicine for stomach disorder, stomachache and paludism.
H(104) the sap is drunk as medicine for stomachache
H(203) as the wood is soft and easy to work, it is used for making a canoe
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : ekima , ekimo (Buti)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves are boiled and eaten as relish
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : kpedekpede, ( means "to be soft" ) (Mbuti)
Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg
Official name : Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) the leaves , bark, or root of Anthocleista grandiflora are pounded together with other plants to make arrow poison.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : mukpou (Efe)
Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg
Official name : Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) the leaves, bark, or root of Anthocleista grandiflora are pounded together with other plants to make arrow poison.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : mukpou (Efe)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(092), H(095)
Recipes : H(000), the bark is boiled in water and red-brownish decoction (H2O) is used as enema
H(095), caterpillars (also called enjeku) on the leaves of the tree are eaten roasted. Available August through October
H(092), according to some Mbuti, the inner side of the bark is powdered and pounded together with other plants to make an arrow poison
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : enjeku (Mbuti).The caterpillars feeding on the leaves are also called <enjeku>
Celtis philippensis Blanco
Official name : Celtis philippensis Blanco
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Celtis brownii Rendle , Celtis prantlii Priemer ex Engl.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), caterpillars feeding on this plant are eaten. The edible caterpillars generally called "ati" or "basoko"
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : arubese (Efe)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(187)
Recipes : H(187) The flowers are pounded and rubbed into the incision made on the knees of a crawling child (mikilimakalungo), the remaining being thrown toward sunset direction, so that it may begin to walk soon
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : amangulo (Mbuti)
Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) the root of Cissus adenocaulis is pounded and applied to a boil (bimba). After a few day, a lot of pus comes out and the boil is cured
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : mbanda (Mbuti)
Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch.
Official name : Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) the root of Cissus aralioides is used for making an arrow poison
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : amasongosongo (Mbuti)
Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch.
Official name : Cissus aralioides (Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(094), H(202)
Recipes : H(092) the root of Cissus aralioides is used for making an arrow poison
H(094) the bark of Cissus aralioides is powdered and applied to piles (amakombo)
H(202), the bark is powdered and soaked in water, and the decoction is put into an ear, so that earwax may come out
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : amasongosongo (Mbuti)