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Reference : HA 53

Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Reference HA 53 has information about 116 plants :
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(057)
Recipes : H(057) goiter (inniqqii), leaf of Acacia abyssinica is smashed and the sap is applied to the goiter for three days with needle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : laaftoo (Afaan Oromoo)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsilitis (harsasse), flower of Acmella caulirhiza is chewed and spitted on tonsilitis
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : gutichaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Official name : Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), root of Albizia schimperiana and Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum are dried and powdered. 3-4 spoon of the powder is fumigated on broken pot.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : imalaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Official name : Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(003), V(041)
Recipes : Veq(003) swelling (dhiitoo), root of Albizia schimperiana is powdered and the powder is rolled in clean cloth and tied to the neck of equines.
Vb(041) blackleg (bishoftuu), root of Albizia schimperiana is powdered and mixed with water a glass of the concoction is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : imalaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(103), H(104), H(108), H(155)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludidm, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey.
H(037) cough seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey for three to four days.
H(051) paludism (Busaa), bulb of Allium sativum and rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Ginger officinale) are pounded and eaten with honey.
H(051) paludism, leaf of Carica papaya and Allium sativum bulb are pounded together and made in the form of soup, boiled and mixed with honey and one –two cup of coffee is used.
H(051) paludism, powdered fruit of Datura stramonium is mixed with honey and three to four spoons are eaten with pounded Allium sativum.
H(103) tooth infection, leaves Vernonia amygdalina are chewed with bulb of Allium sativum
H(104) stomach ache, fruit of Citrus limon and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and mixed with honey and eaten with wheat breainjera (flat bread with teff flour "Eragostris teff") .
H(108) influenza, leaf of Ruta chalepensisis pounded with bulb of Allium sativum mixed with soup and used as adrink
H(155) tonsilitis, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey for three to four days..
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qullubbi adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(045), V(202)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea, Vb(202) blotting (bokoksa), seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to cattle.
Vb(045) infection (Arraba iddaa), leaf of Croton macrostachyus and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qullubbi adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Aloe pubescens Reynolds
Official name : Aloe pubescens Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) anthrax, root of Aloe pubescens is pounded and mixed with cold water. 2 cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hargisa (Afaan Oromoo)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea leaf of Amaranthus caudatus is pounded and boiled with pounded Allium sativum and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : iyaasuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sudden sickness, leaf of Asplenium monathes is pounded with leaf of Cussonia ostinii and 3-4 cup of tea is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : digaluu bakkannisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : V(086)
Recipes : Veq(086) uceric lymphangites, bark (root) of Cussonia ostiniichiov, leaf of Asplenium monathes and leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra pounded together and 2 cups given to donkey.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : digaluu bakkannisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : V(059)
Recipes : Vb(059) pest control (parasitic), root of Bersama abyssinica is powdered and sprayed on cattle skin and fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : lolchiisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Official name : Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fibrill illness (Michii), leaf of Bidens biternata is smashed and sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : maxxanne (Afaan Oromoo)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(124)
Recipes : H(014) tenia pedis (athletic foot), leaf of Bidens pilosa is immersed in hot water and rubbed to the affected skin of human.
H(124) nasal bleeding, freshly squeezed leaves are inhaled through nasal opening.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : maxxanne (Afaan Oromoo)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(014) scabies, leaf of Croton macrostachyus with leaf of Brucea antidysenterica are crushed together and used as skin wash for calf
Vb(039) , Veq(039) external parasites (cinii), leaf of Brucea antidysenterica is pounded and mixed with water in dish. The mixture is used to wash skin of cattle, donkey, mule and horse for 3-5 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qomonyo (Afaan Oromoo)
Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Official name : Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, leaf of Buddleja polystachya is chewed and spitted on cattle eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hanfaaree (Afaan Oromoo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, leaf of Calpurnia aurea is smashed and 3-4 drop of the sap is given orally to human.
H(020) snake poison, leaf of Cynodon nlemfuensis and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and taken by human; washed with the solution by mixing it with water.
H(051) febrile illness, root of Cucumis ficifolius leaf of Ocimum gratissimum and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and mixed with cold water and a cup of coffee is given to human
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ceekaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(014), V(086), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(014) scabies (citto), leaf of Calpurnia aurea, Croton macrostachyus and Justicia schimperiana are pounded and used to wash scabies of cattle.
Vb014) lumpy skin, leaf is smashed and directly rubbed on skin of cattle.
Vb(020) snake bite, root of Stereospermum kunthianum and dried leaf of Calpurnia aurea powdered and mixed with water and given to cattle
Vb(020) snake bite, leaf is smashed and 3-4 drop of the sap is given orally to cattle
Veq(086) ulceric lymphangites, bark (root) of Cussonia ostiniichiov, leaf of Asplenium monathes and leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra pounded together and 2 cups given to donkey.
V(091) mechanical trump, leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra is smashed and rubbed on affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ceekaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(068), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worm, root of Capparis tomentosa is dried and powdered, mixed with water. Three spoon is given per aday for three days
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Capparis tomentosa, Croton macrostachyus, Vernonia amygdalina and Carissa spinarum are smashed together and rolled in leaf and heated on charcoal and put on infected teeth.
H(137) sudden sickness, root of Capparis tomentosa is dried powdered and preserved. One spoon of the powder is mixed with alcohol and given to human.
H(201) evil eye, leaf of Capparis tomentosa and Ruta chalepensis are pounded and mixed in water together and one domestic alcohol cup is used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : harangamaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(091) anaemia, leaf of Carica papaya and Allium sativum bulb are pounded together and made in the form of soup, boiled and mixed with honey and one –two cup of coffee is used.
H(091) anaemia, fruit of Carica papaya squeezed and mixed with sugar, and left over night. Two glasses are used as adrink early in the morning.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : papaya (Afaan Oromoo)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Carissa spinarum and Thalictrum rhynochcarpum are smashed together and sniffed
H(018) head ache, leaf of Carissa spinarum is pounded and dried. Dry smoke is used as treatment for head ache.
H(100) gonorrhea, fresh root of Carissa spinarum pounded mixed with cold water. One cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is used as a drink for three days.
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Capparis tomentosa, Croton macrostachyus Vernonia amygdalina and Carissa spinarum are smashed together and rolled in leaf and heated on charcoal and put on infected teeth.
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Crateva adansonii, Vernonia amygdalina, Carissa spinarum and Croton macrostchys are smashed together and rolled in leaf, and heated on charcoal and put on infected tooth
H(104) stomach ache, pounded leaf of Carissa spinarum mixed with honey.two-three spoon is taken early in the morning
H(201) evil eye, root of Croton macrostachyus and Carissa spinarum are chopped together and fumigated.evil eye
H(201) evil eye, root of Carissa spinarum is pounded and dried. Dry smoke is used as treatment for evil eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hagamsa (Afaan Oromoo)