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Reference : HB 55

Author(s) : Bourobou-Bourobou, H-P, P. Kialo, G-M Moussavou , H. Ebie Ebie Beka , J. Niangui , J.Tangu Kwenzi-Mikala, , Dr Samuel Mbadinga
Title : Pharmacopée et médecine traditionnelle chez les Pygmées du Gabon Barimba et Baghama (Nyanga), Babongo (Ngounié, Ogooué Lolo et Haut Ogooué) et les Bakoya (Ogooué Ivindo) UNESCO Publication (2008) http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001868/186858fo.pdf
Reference HB 55 has information about 102 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ingratiate, chew the feuilles de Abrus precatoriusand maintain in the mouth and swallow saliva
(Recettes: Babongo, dans la zone de collecte: Dakar (Minongo))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registrated
Achras zapota L.
Official name : Achras zapota L.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068) worms, seeds of Achras zapota decoction, VO.
H(100) hot pee, barks maceration, VO.
(Receipts: Bakoya et Bakota, in the zone of collect: Imbong et Elata Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : tendjédji
Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(208)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, grate inside the stem and collect the fibers and the sap,, VO.
H(208) flavored water, pounded leaves in funnelform
(Recette:Baghama , in the zone of collect Loubomo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : didjombu
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, cut the stems containing the leaves at the base and carry to the house. Clean recently used fire, spread small Aframomum sp on the still warm place. Lie on his back for three days or more until healing
(Recettes: Bakoya et Bakota, dans la zone de collecte: Mamanéya (Mimongo))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : didjombu di gheï
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(031), H(103), H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(003) sprains, shock, H(179) swollen feet, application locale de crushed leavess dans de almond oil
H(013) abscesses, put saliva on a heated fire leave and place it on the boil
H(031) side ache, cataplasm of heated leaves of Ageratum conyzoïdes
H(103) toothache, crushed flowers, local application
H(103) tooth ache, take the leaves of Gossypium barbadense, crushing with hands, les mélanger avec les feuilles d'Ageratum conyzoïdes. Put the liquid mixture in mouthwash
H(104) stomach pain, leaves maceration écrasées, VO.
(Receipts: Babongo et Baghama, in the zone of collect : Matamatsengué; Mamanéya (Mimongo), Sindara et Loubomo) (Receipts: Babongo et Baghama, in the zone of collect : Matamatsengué ; Mamanéya (Mimongo), Sindara et Loubomo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mfumfuyi / bamvumvuyi; ekondi ya vindzi / ikondi bya vindzi; edukia / idukia; rufi du tabe / rufi dou tabe
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(027), H(033)
Recipes : H(027) prevents unwanted abortions (unintended pregnancies expulsions) and keeps the fetus up. Split the leaf and extract the fibers. Put together several fbres, rub between them to get a rope to be tied around the waist of women in early pregnancy, until the rope is detached
H(033) fight against infertility, RNS
(Receipts: Babongo de la zone de collecte : Sindara)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mokodi / mikodi
Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Official name : Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) stérilité féminine due aux vers, hemorrhoids, intestinal wormsbarks decoction of Anthocleista vogelii, VO.
(Receipts: Baghama, in the zone of collect: Loubomo (Mayumba))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : muvughudiang / mivughudiang ou ifundzale
Anthostema aubryanum Baill.
Official name : Anthostema aubryanum Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(091) run a child, give the child a leaf of Anthostema aubryanum decoction, VO.
H(139) impotence and improve male virility, decoction of leaves and roots, VO.
H(139) impotence and improve male virility, chew the roots, swallow the sap
H(201) hunt enemies, rub the ashes of burned leaves on body parts
(Receipts: Babongo, in the zone of collect: Mamanéya)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ekuta / ikuta
Antrocaryon klaineanum Pierre
Official name : Antrocaryon klaineanum Pierre
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to bring good luck, maceration of barks of Antrocaryon klaineanum bath (Receipts: Babongo, in the zone of collect: Mamanéya (Mimongo))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mossanguia / missanguia
Asplenium sp.
Official name : Asplenium sp.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) possession by evil spirits, decoction of leaves and stems, steam bath
(recipes:Baghama , in the zone of collect Loubomo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : didjombu
Aucoumea klaineana Pierre
Official name : Aucoumea klaineana Pierre
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of leaves of Aucoumea klaineana, steam bath
H(113) foot pain, barks placed on fire and set affected foot on barks
(Receipts : Bakoya and Bakota, in the zone of collect: Imbong et Elata bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : nguma
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, crush the leaves of Cassia alata, mix with water, filter, cool slightly, purge, enema
H(013) scab, crush the fresh leaves, rub
(Receipts : Babongo, in the zone of collect: Sindara)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : moviovio
Cassia hirsuta L.
Official name : Cassia hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna hirsuta (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(008) diarrhoea, decoction of leaves of Cassia hirsuta and citron tree, VO.
H(104) stomach upset, H(104) colic, H(126) liver trouble, crushed leaves, macerated, VO.
H(113) osteoarthritis et H(113) rheumatism, crushed leavess, massage several times
(Receipts: Barimba, in the zone of collect : Mouroumba (Moabi))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mukemu mfumbi / mikemu mi mfumbi, kinkéliba
Celtis tessmannii Rendle
Official name : Celtis tessmannii Rendle
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(031)
Recipes : H(031) side ache, intestinal worms, barks decoction of Celtis tessmanii, VO. (Receipts: Babongo, in the zone of collect: Mamanéya (Mimongo))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : etsèmé / itsèmè
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(004), H(068), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) again night gun shot , crush the leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides, mix with almond oil, rub and massage
H(068) intestinal worms, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides mix with leaves of Ocimum gratissimum (ndzandzi) à la citronelle, decoction + sugar, VO.
H(104) stomach upset, leaves macerated in a cup, VO.
H(113) joint pain in the feet and ankles, mix the leaves with those of ndzandzi, crush between hands, rub locally.
(Receipts: Babongo, in the zone of collect: Mouroumba, Sindara et Mamanéya)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : diabu / badiabu
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) sore feet and joint pain, crushed levaes in palm oil, local application
(Receipts: Barimba, in the zone of collect : Mouroumba (Moabi))
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mubotse / mubotse ;(Barimba)
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bites, crush the fresh leaves of Chromolaena odorata and rub the bite
(Receipts: Baghama et Babongo, in the zone of collect Loubomo et Matamatsengué)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : sasunguésu (Baghama et Babongo)
Cissus dinklagei Gilg & M. Brandt
Official name : Cissus dinklagei Gilg & M. Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051x), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) myopia, cut the liana of Cissus dinklagei and use the liquid that comes out in ocular instillations
H(051x) yellow fever, pounded leaves, les mettre dans un paquet et mélanger with palm oil et faire cuire, manger avec of la banane
H(104) stomach pain, mix the leaves of Ongoka gore with those of eéko (Cissus dinklagei), pound, put them in a package, to mix with palm oil and cook of the fire. Eat with banana
H(104) stomach upset, pounded leaves of Microdesmis africana to mix with those of eéko (Cissus dinklagei), pound, put them in a package, to mix with palm oil and cook of the fire. Eat with banana
(Receipts: Babongo, in the zone of collect: Mamanéya)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : eéko / léko
Coelocaryon sp.
Official name : Coelocaryon sp.
Family : Myristicaceae
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(210) land protection, barks placée dans la maison.
(Receipts: Baghama , in the zone of collect Loubomo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mabégni
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) threatened abortion, intestinal worms barks decoction of Cola nitida, hip baths
H(027) against the abortions, décoction d'écorces + écorces d'autres plantes, VO.
(Receipts : Barimba, in the zone of collect: Mouroumba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mwali