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Reference : HB 70

Author(s) : Borokini T.I, D.A. Ighere, M. Clement , T.O Ajiboye, A A. Alowonle
Title : Ethnobiological survey of traditional medicine practice for women’s health in Oyo State (Nigeria) Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies, Volume: 1, Issue: 5, pp. 17- 29 (2013) www.plantsjournal.com
Reference HB 70 has information about 63 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(022), H(026), H(027y), H(028s)
Recipes : H(002) breast milk production, grind plenty of Aframomum melegueta rhizomes and pour in Cocos nucifera fruit water. Use three spoons three times per day after meal
H(022) safe delivery. Get one Tetrapleura tetraptera fruit, one Aframomum melegueta fruit and pork and are all burnt. To be taken with pap to help delivery
H(022) Blend Entandrophragma angolense bark, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Vernonia amygdalina root with Aframomum melegueta rhizome and mix a portion with “a special kind of Shea butter” for navel rubbing and the other part with native soap for bathing to ensure safe delivery
H(026) to treat excessive menstrual flow, Cook Aframomum melegueta fruit pericarp peel, Kigelia africana root, Senna fistula root, Piper guineense fruit and little potash for 45'. Woman to take half a glass cup twice daily
H(027y) postnatal care. Grind many Aframomum melegueta rhizomes and soak it inside gin. Take one spoon three times daily before meal to treat postnatal pains.
H(027v) delayed birth (prolonged child labour) . Collect roots of male Carica papaya and seven seeds of Aframomum meleguetaand soak them in water for twelve hours and taken
H(028s) Nymphaea lotus. Burn the head of squirrel, one Aframomum melegueta fruit, and some quantity of Nymphaea lotus leaves together. Take spoon with cold pap morning and night to clear all womb blockages
H(112) miscarriage. Dry and grind Ocimum gratissimum leaves and Aframomum melegueta seeds together and rub it on the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman to prevent miscarriage
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(027y), H(112)
Recipes : H(014) to treat skin diseases in women after child birth. .Apply the maceration of Ageratum conyzoides leaves to skin
H(112) miscarriag, Insert Ageratum conyzoides leaves into the vagina to stop miscarriage
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : imi-esu (Yoruba)
Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Official name : Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) contraceptive. Squeeze fresh Alchornea laxiflora leaves with water and filter it. Add small salt and little potash. Place it inside dew till dawn and drink it before every breakfast
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : ijan, pepe (Yoruba)
Allium ascalonicum L.
Official name : Allium ascalonicum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) to treat fibroid. Prepare a concoction of Senna sieberiana (Cassia sieberiana?) roots, Allium ascalonicum roots, Piper guineense seeds soaked in fermented corn water (omidun), place under hot sun until very hot and cover it for four days. A cup full (250ml) for two weeks
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : alubosa elewe (Yoruba)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) to control menstruation and stop irregular menstruation. Prepare Allium sativum rhizome as pepper soup and eat it to control menstruation and stop irregular menstruation
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : ijan (Yoruba)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) to correct shortage of menstrual flow defect. Burn Citrullus lanatus fruit on fire for twenty minutes, squeeze the juice, and add Ananas comosus fruit juice, small Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice, pure honey and little potash. Take two spoons every morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : ope-oyinbo (Yoruba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(028z)
Recipes : H(028z) vulva problems. Boil Annona senegalensis leaves with Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice for fifteen minutes. Drink one glass cup every night for three weeks. Drink one glass cup every night for three weeks to treat vulva problems
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : abo (Yoruba)
Argemone mexicana f. lanata N. Robson
Official name : Argemone mexicana f. lanata N. Robson
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) breast cancer, decoction of Argemone mexicana leaves, Saccharum officinarum stem, small unripe Musa nana fruit, Xylopia aethiopica seeds, small palm oil with Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice for one hour, drink one glass cup three times daily and use it to wash the breast always.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : egele, egun arugbo (Yoruba)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) to treat menstrual pains. Boil Asparagus africana leaves, Canavalia ensiformis root, Piper guineense root, Senna alata leaves and seven Xylopia aethiopica seeds with water. Drink one small cup seven days before menstrual day
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : non enregistré
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078)to treat fibroid.Boil two hundred and eighty-eight leaves of Aspilia africana and drink
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : yunyun (Yoruba)
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) to treat infertility in women. The maceration of Basella alba plant is taken twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : amunututu (Yoruba)
Bixa orellana L.
Official name : Bixa orellana L.
Family : Bixaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) to stop irregular menstruation. Get carmine bee eater’s feather, parrot’s crown, Sorghum bicolor grain chaff, Bixa orellana leaves, Gossypium hirsutum leaves, Harungana madagascariensis root, Morinda lucida root, Lawsonia inermis root are all grinded together. The woman takes it with hot pap every morning as medication to stop irregular menstruation
H(026) to correct shortage of menstrual flow defec. Blend carmine bee eater’s feather, parrot tail, Sorghum bicolor grain chaff, small salt, Bixa orellana leaves, Gossypium hirsutum leaves, Staudtia stipitata bark and Morinda lucida root together. Take one spoon with hot pap every morning for one month to correct shortage of menstrual flow defect
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : osunbuke, aje (Yoruba)
Canavalia ensiformis (L.) D.C.
Official name : Canavalia ensiformis (L.) D.C.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) to treat menstrual pains. Boil Asparagus africana leaves, Canavalia ensiformis root, Piper guineense root, Senna alata leaves and seven Xylopia aethiopica seeds with water. Drink one small cup seven days before menstrual day to treat menstrual pains
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : sese-nla, popondo (Yoruba)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(027v), H(033z), H(033), H(077)
Recipes : H(027v) delayed birth (prolonged child labour) . Collect roots of male Carica papaya and seven seeds of Aframomum meleguetaand soak them in water for twelve hours and taken
H(033z) contraceptive. Peel male Carica papaya root downward, add sizeable Xylopia aethiopicum fruits, little palm oil and cook with catfish and eat
H(033)To restore fertility, carry out the above using female Carica papaya.
H(077) nausea. Squeeze and take the leaf juice of Carica papaya to treat nausea in pregnant women
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : ibepe (Yoruba)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) to treat menstrual pains. Boil Asparagus africana leaves, Canavalia ensiformis root, Piper guineense root, Senna alata leaves and seven Xylopia aethiopica seeds with water. Drink one small cup seven days before menstrual day to treat menstrual pains
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : asunwon oyinbo (Yoruba)
Cassia podocarpa Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Cassia podocarpa Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna podocarpa (Guill. & Perr.) Lock
Symptoms : H(028t)
Recipes : H(028t) to treat leucorrhoea. Root and leaves of Senna podocarpa, Senna alata, Allium ascalonicum and potash are put together into a container, and hot water poured on the mixture. The recipe is left till the next day. A glass cup of the herbal mixture is taken every morning before breakfast for three days
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : asunwon ibile (Yoruba)
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(026), H(124)
Recipes : H(026) to correct shortage of menstrual flow defec. Burn Citrullus lanatus fruit on fire for twenty minutes, squeeze the juice, and add Ananas comosus fruit juice, small Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice, pure honey and little potash. Take two spoons every morning to correct shortage of menstrual flow defect
H(124) to treat haemorrhage in women. Eat Citrullus lanatus fruits frequently
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : bara (Yoruba)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(028z), H(078)
Recipes : H(026) to correct shortage of menstrual flow defec. Burn Citrullus lanatus fruit on fire for twenty minutes, squeeze the juice, and add Ananas comosus fruit juice, small Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice, pure honey and little potash. Take two spoons every morning to correct shortage of menstrual flow defect
H(028z) vulva problems. Boil Annona senegalensis leaves with Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice for fifteen minutes. Drink one glass cup every night for three weeks. Drink one glass cup every night for three weeks to treat vulva problems
H(078) breast cancer, decoction of Argemone mexicana leaves, Saccharum officinarum stem, small unripe Musa nana fruit, Xylopia aethiopica seeds, small palm oil with Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice for one hour, drink one glass cup three times daily and use it to wash the breast always.
H(078) to treat fibroid. Grind Secamone afzelii leaves inside a bottle of Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice. Add a cowrie with no hole and little potash. Soak it for one day. Take two spoons once a week
H(078) fibroid. Drop ten cowries in a bottle of Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice and drink half a cup to dissolve fibroid
H(159x) breast treatment (somu roro). Get Euphorbia convolvuloides leaves, Saccharum officinarum stem, unripe Musa nana, Xylopia aethiopica seeds and palm oil, all boiled in Citrus aurantifolia fruit juice. To be taken every day and part of it used to bathe the breast
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : osan wewe, (Yoruba)
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002) breast milk production, grind plenty of Aframomum melegueta rhizomes and pour in Cocos nucifera fruit water. Use three spoons three times per day after meal
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : agbon (Yoruba)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) breast cancer, grind Mezoneuron benthamianum leaves, Cola acuminata fruits, Garcinia kola fruits and mix with native soap. Bathe the breast with the herbal mixture and fresh spring water and with new sponge for four days. Ensure that this preparation is used for breast cancer that has never been operated on.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Oyo state)
Vernacular name : obi abata (Yoruba)