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Reference : HA 42

Author(s) : Arkinstall, W.
Title : Medicinal and useful plants collected in the Manianga district of the Republic of Zaïre Revue de recherche scientifique. Spécial Médecine traditionnelle au Zaïre, Volume unique , pp135 - 158 (1979) Presses de l' Institut de Recherche Scientifique
Reference HA 42 has information about 106 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), leaves of female pertner Setaria magaphylla used to make funnel to administer drink of leaves or sap of Abrus precatorius and Manotes pruinosa to increase breast milk
H(002) purify and increase supply of a women's breast milk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : munzeke-munzeke, munzeke - nzeke (Kikongo)
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots of Aframomum sp used to prepare enema to treat abdominal pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : mianzi mia masisia-bisia (Kikongo)
Albizia sp.
Official name : Albizia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(203)
Recipes : H(068) bark of Albizia sp. treat intestinal worms, RNS..
H(203) wood used in construction
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga district)
Vernacular name : bole (Kikongo)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, ONS. Of Alchornea cordifolia, RNS and dispuria.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : mbunzi-kibunzi (Kikongo)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) bark of Anacardium occidentale is used to make soothing solution for hemorrhoids.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : kazuwa (Kikongo)
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099, 2), tuber of Anchomanes difformis used to heal fools, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : dinkondo dia kimbiti (Kikongo)
Annona senegalensis subsp. oulotricha Le Thomas
Official name : Annona senegalensis subsp. oulotricha Le Thomas
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(014) treat superficial skin blessures such as scabies, RNS.
H(104) flowers of Annona senegalensis used for abdominal pain
H(201) local rituals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaire) (Manianga district )
Vernacular name : nlulu, nlolo (Kikongo)
Asparagus abyssinicus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Asparagus abyssinicus Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Asparagus flagellaris Baker
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, ONS, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : kinkuba - mbu (Kikongo)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), treat pain in side known as "lubanzi" (which is a chest pain of specifie nature)
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : nsolokoto (Kikongo)
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) Male sexual stimulant, ONS., RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : mfundu (Kikongo)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) sap of bark of Bridelia ferruginea is mixed with a lemon and put into eyes of someone with epilepsy.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : mwindu (Kikongo)
Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Official name : Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(201)
Recipes : Many symbolic uses. H(201) used to protect the entrance to a village..
H(201) Ocimum gratissimum, Occimum basilicum and Brillantaisia patula to make drink used as symbolic start of a cur
H(095) important use of Virectaria multiflora, Brillantaisia patula, Piper umbellatum and Erigeron fioribundus to treat foods.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaire) (Manianga district )
Vernacular name : lemba - lemba (Kikongo)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : yuka - yuka (Kikongo)
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 are used to make funnel and juice of leaves poured into eyes as treatment.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : lukasa (Kikongo)
Camoensia maxima Welw. ex Benth.
Official name : Camoensia maxima Welw. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) pain in eyes, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaire) (Manianga district )
Vernacular name : nkadi-Nkadi (Kikongo)
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) treat pain in urination, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaire) (Manianga district )
Vernacular name : mbanga ntela (Kikongo)
Canthium sp.
Official name : Canthium sp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099), bark of Canthium sp.used to make drink for epilepsy or dizziness.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : mulala- wasangi (Kikongo)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(095), H(178)
Recipes : H(095) commonly used as seasoning
H(178) leaves of Capsicum frutescens used to put in eyes of patient with heart pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : nlungu (Kikongo)
Cardiospermum grandiflorum Sw.
Official name : Cardiospermum grandiflorum Sw.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Cardiospermum grandiflorum ; RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaire) (Manianga district )
Vernacular name : kinsangani (Kikongo)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) roots of Cassia alata used to treat stomach disorders. Said to be female partner of Tephrosia Vogelii Hook. f.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Manianga distrct)
Vernacular name : bumi bia nkento (Kikongo)