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Reference : HC 52

Author(s) : Catarino, L. , P. J. Havik , M. M. Romeiras
Title : Medicinal plants of Guinea-Bissau: Therapeutic applications, ethnic diversity and knowledge transfer Journal of Ethnopharmacology 183, 71–94 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2016.02.032
Reference HC 52 has information about 217 plants :
Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(027w), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) pregnancy; childbirth; H(002) breastfeeding and H(027w) diseases of the newborn, seeds of Abelmoschus esculentus, RNS.
H(095) food, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : budágá (plant), mandágá (fruit) (Biafada), candja, sumaré (Guinean creole), candja, candjelana (Fula), malãkan, sumari (Nalu), n'candja (Pepel), sumari (Sosso)
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Glycine abrus L.
Symptoms : H(002), H(027w), H(027z), H(033), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pains, H(027z) pregnancy; childbirth; H(002) breastfeeding and H(027w) diseases of the newborn, H(104) intestinal problems, H(033) male impotence, aerial parts of plant of Abrus precatorius subsp. africanus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : benambô, bunámbô (Biafada), ovocate (Bijagó), planta-di-açúcar (Guinean creole), cassenti (Jola), n’tchet, camdoudou (Nalu)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(092), H(097z), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pains, H(004) wounds, H(097z) skin inflammations and H(111) burns, H(020) stings; bites and H(092) poisoning, bark of Faidherbia albida , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : bioépi, djúè (Balanta), buàdja (Biafada), camude, camudo, camudé (Bijagó), biongômo (Balanta-mané), ferida-branco, fididabranco, pau-ferida, pó-de-ferida-branco (Guinean creole) sipiñã, sipiña-brabu (Creole; Senegal´sflora), busseu-uliba (Busseu-uliba), cad (Fula foro), bubirique (Jola), borassanhe, buladanêlhe, bulé, búrlè-danédjo, marroné, (Fula), betampale (Mancanha), borassam, borassam-ô (Mandinga), butchampele (Manjaco), ussímpulo (Pepel)
Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Official name : Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) unidentified symptom, disease, ailment, roots of Acacia macrostachya, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : pau-de-ferida, pau-ferida (Guinean creole), gáudè, tanda-sara (Futa-fula),bula-bali, bule, búrlé, quide, tchide (Fula)
Acridocarpus plagiopterus Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Acridocarpus plagiopterus Guill. & Perr.
Family : Malpighiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(091), H(097z), H(111), H(126)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(097z) skin inflammations and H(111) burns, H(091) anemia , H(190) blood disorders, H(126), diseases of the liver leaves of Acridocarpus plagiopterus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : córò (Balanta), cahapandá (Bijagó), kurfi, manar-balé (Nalu)
Acridocarpus smeathmannii (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Acridocarpus smeathmannii (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Malpighiaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), diseases of the liver leaves of Acridocarpus smeathmannii, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : córò (Balanta), cahapandá (Bijagó), kurfi, manar-balé (Nalu)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(002), H(027w), H(027z), H(095)
Recipes : H(027z) pregnancy; childbirth; H(002) breastfeeding and H(027w) diseases of the newborn, leaves of Adansonia digitata, RNS.
H(095) food, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : láté, átè (Balanta), buàs (Biafada), uáto, uvato (Bijagó), cabaceira, cabacera, calabacera, (Guinean creole), baobab, pain de singe (fruit) (French), bóè (Fula), bedom-hal, burungule-burúnque (Mancanha), citô (Mandinga), bebáque, bedom-hal, brungal (Manjaco), m'béke (Nalu), burungule (Pepel), cabaceira, calabaceira, imbondeiro (Portugese), kiri (Sosso)
Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Official name : Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) intestinal problems, H(001) diseases of the eyes, roots, sap of Adenia lobata, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : belau (Balanta), nedano (Bijagó), belau (Biafada), rabo-de-lagarto (Guinean creole), urebau (Busseu-uliba), endembessauare (Tanda)
Afraegle paniculata (Schum.) Engl.
Official name : Afraegle paniculata (Schum.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) male impotence, roots of Afraegle paniculata, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : bonquete-cunhide (Djola), boranabô (Busseu-uliba), cursadje (Fula), cursam-ô (Mandinga)
Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum latifolium K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(104) intestinal problems, H(179) diseases of the kidney, roots of Aframomum alboviolaceum, RNS.
H(095) food, ONS.,RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : bussondjá (plant), mantchondjá (fruit) (Biafada), belencufa (Guinean creole), belencufô (Mandinga)
Aframomum rostratum K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum rostratum K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) intestinal problems, roots of Aframomum rostratum, RNS.
H(095) food, ONS.,RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : férene (Balanta), belencufa (Guinean creole), dadigôgo (Futa-fula), dadigôgô (Fula), brene (Mancanha), balencufa, belencufô (Mandinga), beumbam, buhuma, bu-rima (Manjaco), mabobé (Nalu), brumbrum (Pepel), bôbô (Sosso)
Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Official name : Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen , Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Symptoms : H(002), H(027w), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) pregnancy; childbirth; H(002) breastfeeding and H(027w) diseases of the newborn bark of Pericopsis laxiflora, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : cúlèculè, culi-culi, culu-cula (Fula), baba, buba (Manjaco)
Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Official name : Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(190)
Recipes : H(091) anemia , H(190) blood disorders, bark of Afzelia africana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : biiguê, pega (Balanta), pau-conta, pó-de-conta (Guinean creole), aru, oru (Creole; Senegal´sflora), lengue, lénguei (Futa-fula), lengueje, leoncó, luengue (Fula), bignáni (Mancanha), lencom-ô, linqué (Mandinga), becancha, becancla, congô, gongô (Manjaco), butáua, butone (Pepel)
Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.
Official name : Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.
Family : Connaraceae
Synonyms : Agelaea dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand
Symptoms : H(004), H(097z), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(097z) skin inflammations and H(111) burns, leaves of Agelaea pentagyna, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : kanhandi (Sosso)
Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pains, leaves of Albizia adianthifolia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : cobaga-ê, conecam, empantanca, unchámpô (Bijagó), untchaintchain (Cobiana), faróba-de-lala, farroba-de-lala (Guinean creole), caroubier (Fula foro), catchena (Jola), marnei, nétèmàe, nétomáiô (Fula), netô-farô (Mandinga), bianque (Manjaco), masamp-thai (Nalu), alfarroba (Portugese), uasa-fiké (Sosso)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(037), H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pains, H(037) cough; and respiratory diseses, stem, seeds of Alchornea cordifolia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : blora, bloré, bulóra,fiili (Balanta), cachumbé, cachumé, echumbé, ensúmbè (Bijagó), áboná (Cobiana), pó-de-arco, pó-dilinguana (Guinean creole), arcu, brusus (Creole; Senegal´sflora), charque, curo-djendjen-ghadje, djebonedje, gracassaque (Fula), irá (Mandinga), bugou (Manjaco), m’sumena, m’sumuna (Nalu), ugonga (Pepel), m’bolotá (Sosso)
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(097z), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(097z) skin inflammations and H(111) burns, leaves of Allophylus africanus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : manau (Balanta), buguintchô-buiare (Biafada), bugóentchom (Bijagó), cordele, coleála, colehela, sambadjadei, sambassatáe (Fula), vêvê-om (Mandinga), bugaintchom, futété (Sosso), anhese (Tanda)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) unidentified symptom, disease, ailment, sap of Alstonia boonei, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : biangue, bianque, psoque,(Balanta), tacára, tagara, tagarra , (Guinean creole), polõfuru (Creole; Senegal´sflora), banta-forodjé, bantera-fôrô, batanforo (Fula), batacar (Mancanha), iangué, ianké, ianque (Nalu)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(097z), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(097z) skin inflammations and H(111) burns, H(037) cough; and respiratory diseses, bark, roots of Alstonia congensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : djambé (Balanta), cudjésse, cuguinssum, quessum (Bijagó), tacára, tagara (Guinean creole), léguerè (Futa-fula), bantam-foro (Fula), betácarre (Mancanha), bantam-forô (Mandinga), bidjésse (Manjaco), batáguar (Pepel), iangué, ianké, ianque (Nalu)
Ampelocissus multistriata (Baker) Planch
Official name : Ampelocissus multistriata (Baker) Planch
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, paludism, H(033) male impotence, leaves of Ampelocissus multistriata, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : mé (Balanta), funhálon (Bijagó)