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Reference : HB 45

Author(s) : Bablola, K., A.
Title : An Examination of the Usage of Herbal Contraceptives and Abortifacients in Lagos State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 140-46. 2009 http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/contra.htm
Reference HB 45 has information about 26 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, grind seeds of Abrus precatorius into powder. A single dose acts as a long acting contraceptive lasting up to three menstral cycles.
H(112x) contraceptive, wash whole plant of Abrus precatorius and boil in water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays. Take in small glass cup three times daily before intercourse. To restore fertility, stop taking the preparation
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, soak fruits of Xylopia aethiopica, seeds of Aframomum melegueta and leaf Sorghum bicolor. In amixture of hot drink and juice of Citrus limon. Take in glass cup morning and night. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
H(112x) contraceptive, burn the leaves of Macrosphyra longistyla together with Aframomum melegueta and use the powder to cover incisions round the wrist. To restore fertility, mix the powder with pap daily until conception
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Official name : Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, cut roots of Cassia alata, Citrus medica, and Anthocleista vogelii and boil with water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for about one hour. Take the juice in small glass cup twice daily. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
H(112x) contraceptive, wash roots of Curculigo pilosa and Anthocleista vogelii, bulb of Chysoptiyllum albolumI and peel the fruit of Colocynthis citrullus, add little quantities of complex salt (potash) and soak them in a bottle of gin for three days. The preparation is taken every time it is needed. To restore fertility, stop usage whenever conception is desired.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Artemisia vulgaris L.
Official name : Artemisia vulgaris L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, crush whole plant of Artemisia vulgaris and make tea infusion using water. Take three glass cups daily for a maximum of six days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Baphia nitida Lodd.
Official name : Baphia nitida Lodd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, slice root of Baphia nitida, wood of Pterocarpus osun and leaf of Sorghum bicolor, soak in gin for 24 hours and take in small glass cup thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, peel the bark of male Carica papaya root downwards and add sizeable fruits Xylopia aethiopica, little oil of Elais guineensis and cook with cat fish. Then eat. To restore fertility, carry out the above but with female Carica papaya
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(112), H(112x)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, cook leaf of Cassia alata, root of Curculigo pilosa and fruit of Colocynthis citrullus in water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for 45 minutes. Take in small glass cup thrice daily.
H(112x) contraceptive, cut roots of Cassia alata, Citrus medica, and Anthocleista vogelii and boil with water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for about one hour. Take the juice in small glass cup twice daily. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, pound fruits of Citrus medica together with fruit and leaf of Cassia sieberiana and little quantity of potash. Take in small glass cup once every morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(112), H(112x)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, cook leaf of Cassia alata, root of Curculigo pilosa and fruit of Colocynthis citrullus in water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for 45 minutes. Take in small glass cup thrice daily.
H(112x) contraceptive, wash roots of Curculigo pilosa and Anthocleista vogelii, bulb of Chysoptiyllum albolumI and peel the fruit of Colocynthis citrullus, add little quantities of complex salt (potash) and soak them in a bottle of gin for three days. The preparation is taken every time it is needed. To restore fertility, stop usage whenever conception is desired.
H(112x) contraceptive, slice the fruit of Colocynthis citrullus add few quantity of potash and soak in juice of Citrus medica. Take the preparation in small glass cup morning and night. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, soak fruits of Xylopia aethiopica, seeds of Aframomum melegueta and leaf Sorghum bicolor. In amixture of hot drink and juice of Citrus limon. Take in glass cup morning and night. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Citrus medica L.
Official name : Citrus medica L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(112), H(112x)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, slice fruit of Citrus medica and root of Curculigo pilosa, soak in gin in a corked bottle. Take in glass cup thrice daily.
H(112), abortifacient, pound fruits of Citrus medica together with fruit and leaf of Cassia sieberiana and little quantity of potash. Take in small glass cup once every morning
H(112x) contraceptive, cut roots of Cassia alata, Citrus medica, and Anthocleista vogelii and boil with water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for about one hour. Take the juice in small glass cup twice daily. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Croton penduliflorus Hutch.
Official name : Croton penduliflorus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, grind fruits of Croton penduliflorus, make a paste and drink with pap once in three days. It may cause purging that will stop. To restore fertility, stop taking the preparation.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Official name : Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(112), H(112x)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, cook leaf of Cassia alata, root of Curculigo pilosa and fruit of Colocynthis citrullus in water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for 45 minutes. Take in small glass cup thrice daily.
H(112), abortifacient, slice fruit of Citrus medica and root of Curculigo pilosa, soak in gin in a corked bottle. Take in glass cup thrice daily.
H(112x) contraceptive, wash roots of Curculigo pilosa and Anthocleista vogelii, bulb of Chysoptiyllum albolumI and peel the fruit of Colocynthis citrullus, add little quantities of complex salt (potash) and soak them in a bottle of gin for three days. The preparation is taken every time it is needed. To restore fertility, stop usage whenever conception is desired.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, peel the bark of male Carica papaya root downwards and add sizeable fruits Xylopia aethiopica, little oil of Elais guineensis and cook with cat fish. Then eat. To restore fertility, carry out the above but with female Carica papaya
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, root bark of organically grown Grossypium arboreun is removed and grind to powder. Boil one teaspoonful of bark per cup of any liquid for 10 minutes. Then drink three cups per day for a maximum of 6 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Macrosphyra longistyla (DC.) Hiern
Official name : Macrosphyra longistyla (DC.) Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, burn the leaves of Macrosphyra longistyla together with Aframomum melegueta and use the powder to cover incisions round the wrist. To restore fertility, mix the powder with pap daily until conception
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll.Arg.
Official name : Mareya micrantha (Benth.) Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, make a decoction of Mareya micrantha using leaf and bark. Take in small glass cup twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Mucuna sloanei Fawc. & Rendle
Official name : Mucuna sloanei Fawc. & Rendle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, ingest equal number of seeds of Ricinus communis and Mucuna sloanei Depending on how long the contraception is desired. To restore fertility, regular drinking of oil of Elaeis guineensis for two weeks is recommended.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Pleioceras barteri Baill.
Official name : Pleioceras barteri Baill.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, squeeze out the juice in Pleioceras barteri and take twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Pterocarpus osun Craib
Official name : Pterocarpus osun Craib
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, slice root of Baphia nitida, wood of Pterocarpus osun and leaf of Sorghum bicolor, soak in gin for 24 hours and take in small glass cup thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author