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Reference : HC 27

Author(s) : Coopoosamy, R. M. and K. K. Naidoo
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(11), pp. 818-823, 22 March, 2012
Reference HC 27 has information about 24 plants :
Aloe aristata Haw.
Official name : Aloe aristata Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(111x), H(111), H(191)
Recipes : H(191) blood purifiers and cures,H(013) skin rashes, H(111x) sun burns, H(111) burns and H(004) wounds. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umathithibala (Zulu)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(004), H(005x), H(006), H(013), H(013), H(014), H(020x), H(051), H(076), H(076), H(091), H(108), H(111), H(111x), H(191), H(137), H(199)
Recipes : H(002) applied on nipples for females who breast fed , H(004) wounds, H(005x) blisters, H(006) constipation,H(013) acne,H(013) rashes,H(014) itchy places, H(020x) insect bites , H(051) fever blisters, H(076) mouth ulcers, H(076) cracked lips, H(091) immune boosters, H(108) cold sore, H(111) burns, H(111x) sunburn, H(191) blood purifiers, H(137) sores , H(199) against secondary infections of HIV (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : inhlaba (Zulu)
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal parasites, infusion,: enema, ONS. of Apodytes dimidiata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umdakane (Zulu)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(053), H(068), H(075), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(037) coughs, H(051) fever, H(053) earache, H(068) intestinal worms, H(075) loss of appetite, H(104) colic, H(108) colds, infusion, ONS., RNS. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : mhlonyane (Zulu)
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(137) pain, bulb Boophone disticha, RNS.
H(013) outer covering of the bulb is applied to boils and abscesses.
H(124) fresh leaves are used to stop bleeding of wounds. (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : incwadi (Zulu)
Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f.
Official name : Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(022), H(033), H(112), H(162y)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes,H(013) various skin diseases, H(162y) bladder problems, H(033) barrenness,H(022) to facilitate delivery and to procure H(112) abortions. (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : ugibisisila, iguleni (Zulu)
Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd.
Official name : Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(005x), H(013), H(014), H(020x), H(051), H(076), H(108), H(111), H(111x)
Recipes : H(013) acne, H(111) burns, H(005x) blisters, H(108) cold, H(137) sores (even on penis and vagina), H(004) cracked lips, H(004) cracked fingers, nails and heels, H(020x) insect bites,H(014) itchy places, H(051) fièvre blisters, H(076) mouth ulcers, H(111x) sunburn,H(013) rashes andH(014) ringworm, ONS, RNS. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : ibhucu / intelezi (Zulu)
Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Official name : Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(050), H(082), H(100), H(104), H(139), H(191)
Recipes : H(082) used to treat respiratory and H(038) urinary problems, H(050) flatulence and H(104) colic. Used as an enema, H(139) serves to relieve biliousness or improve sexual prowess (prolonged erection). Also drunk to clean the H(191) blood assist in HIV/AIDS patients. (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umatunga, umakhandakantsele, ukhokho (Zulu)
Gasteria croucheri (Hook.f.) Baker
Official name : Gasteria croucheri (Hook.f.) Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) spiritual belief of lightning not to strike the house. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : impundu (Zulu)
Haplocoelum foliolosum (Hiern) Bullock
Official name : Haplocoelum foliolosum (Hiern) Bullock
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) acne and eczema, extracts of Harpephyllum caffrum , ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umgwenye (Zulu)
Haworthia limifolia Marloth
Official name : Haworthia limifolia Marloth
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(111x), H(111), H(191)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes,H(037) coughs, H(111x) sun burns, H(111) burns, H(191) blood purifiers, ONS of Haworthia limifolia, RNS. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umathithibala (Zulu)
Hypoxis sp.
Official name : Hypoxis sp.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(100), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : corms of Hypoxis are being used to alleviate many immune related ailments such as the common H(108) cold, flu, arthritis, tumours, cancer and HIV/AIDS. (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : inkomfe, ilabatheka (Zulu), african potato (local English)
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorders, such as heat rash and other rashes, as well as scratches, H(020) stings and bites,H(037) coughs,H(037) bronchial, H(108) colds, infusion: of ONS of Lippia javanica, RNS. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umswazi (Zulu)
Ocotea bullata (Burch.) Baill.
Official name : Ocotea bullata (Burch.) Baill.
Family : Laureaceae
Symptoms : H(008y), H(018), H(038), H(055), H(091)
Recipes : H(008y) pimples, the bark of Ocotea bullata can be drunk as tea or applied as steam
H(018) headache, H(038) urinary diseases and as H(055) emetic for emotional and nervous disorders, bark of Ocotea bullata, RNS.
H(091) improve sexual stamina in males (prolonged erection).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umnukani (Zulu)
Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Official name : Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Family : Pittosparaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) treatment of stomach disorders, bark of Pittosporum viridifolium, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : umfusamvu (Zulu)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(037), H(128x)
Recipes : H(037) bark of Prunus africana for treatment of chest pains, RNS.
H(128x) bark extracts used for the treatment of benign prostate hypertrophy.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : inyazangoma, elimnyama (Zulu)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaves of Psidium guajava crushed and applied to wound.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : gwabisi (Zulu)
Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Official name : Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea,H(013) pimples, H(104) heartburn, bark extract of Schotia brachypetala , RNS. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : ihlunze umgxamu (Zulu)
Scilla natalensis Planch.
Official name : Scilla natalensis Planch.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(033), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) treatment of skin conditions, bulb of Scilla natalensis., RNS.
H(033) medicine for female infertility and male impotency, bulb, RNS..
H(137) ash from the burnt plant has been used on open sores, bulb, RNS. (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : inguduza (Zulu)
Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinnf.) B.L. Burtt
Official name : Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinnf.) B.L. Burtt
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(099), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) coughs and flu., H(082) asthma, H(099) hysteria, H(108) colds, rhizomes and roots of Siphonochilus aethiopicus are chewed fresh (Medicinal bulbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : indungulo, isiphephetho (Zulu)