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Reference : HD 22

Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000469
Reference HD 22 has information about 63 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137), H(239)
Recipes : H(137) the bark of Acacia karroo is used to treat aching legs
H(239, 5) used as fire-wood
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : witdoring, witpendoring (Hantam names)
Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Official name : Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(104), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, infusion of the leaves, VO.
H(108) colds H(104) stomach aches, leaves of Agathosma betulina (sometimes dried)
H(137) used for sores (rou sere) in which case the leaves are often mixed with fat
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : boegoe (Hantam names)
Aloe dichotoma Masson
Official name : Aloe dichotoma Masson
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(082), H(109)
Recipes : H(078), H(082, 2) the stem of Aloe dichotoma is used to treat cancer and asthma. Put stem in water for 2–3 days. Cut in blocks and leave in refrigerator. Pieces can be made into a tea when needed
H(109) an infusion is used for backache (drink as a tea).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kokerboom (Hantam names)
Aloe dichotoma Masson
Official name : Aloe dichotoma Masson
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), leaves of Aloe dichotoma are placed in the drinking water of chickens to control fleas and diseases
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kokerboom (Hantam names)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(109), H(162y), H(179)
Recipes : H(104, 2) stomach problems, H(109) back pain, H(162y) bladder, H(179) kidneys, drink an infusion of the leaves of Aloe ferox
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 4) put leaves of Aloe ferox in the drinking water of chicken for lice and chicken diseases (piep)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Official name : Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(091), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(004, 4), wound, bake the leaves, and use as a wound, dressing
H(091) the leaves are dried and eaten as an energy booster
H(104), leaves eaten to clean the stomach
- H(109, 4) (used to treat back pain, bake the leaves, and use as a wound, dressing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : veldaalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Official name : Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 10) treating lice in chickens, by putting leaves of Aloe microstigma in drink water
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : veldaalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe variegata L.
Official name : Aloe variegata L.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(137), H(201), H(202)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaf of Aloe variegata is cut open, and used as a warm compress
H(202) cleanse the body
H(137) treat pains, rub legs with leaf pulp
H(201) used in spells, flower colour used for forecasting the weather: bright red indicates rain, dull pink indicates drought
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kanniedood (Hantam names)
Anisodontea triloba (Thunb.) Bates
Official name : Anisodontea triloba (Thunb.) Bates
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(082) asthma; H(108) colds, a leaf of Anisodontea triloba infusion VO.as a tea; mixed with other herbs, H(104) used to treat stomach ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wildesalie (Hantam names)
Apium graveolens L.
Official name : Apium graveolens L.
Family : Apiaceae
Synonyms : Apium decumbens Eckl. & Zeyh.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) edible, Apium decumbens used in soups
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : seldery (Hantam names)
Aptosimum indivisum Burch. ex Benth.
Official name : Aptosimum indivisum Burch. ex Benth.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) infusion of the whole plant of Aptosimum indivisum is used to treat stomach ache/upset stomach
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kinkhoesbos, kannie (Hantam names)
Aptosimum spinescens (Thunb.) F. E. Weber
Official name : Aptosimum spinescens (Thunb.) F. E. Weber
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(109), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(109) backache, H(104) stomach ache, leaves of Aptosimum spinescens dried and using as a snuff
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : sandboega (Hantam names)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(108), H(109), H(179)
Recipes : H(037, 3) tight chest (toegetrekte bors), H(108, 3) colds, leaves of Artemisia afra (used with wynrui) treating pains, especially, H(109, 4) backache; H(104) stomach pain, H(179, 2) kidneys
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wildeals, (African wormwood)
Ballota africana L.
Official name : Ballota africana L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(027y), H(137)
Recipes : Leaf infusions are used by women, who gave birth (afterbirth), and to stimulate milk production in pregnant women (JB, confirmed by CB, FB); put leaves in hot water, to make a tea, to treat fever (JB); H(137) wash aching legs with it (HB, confirmed by RT, HB).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kattekruie. (Hantam names)
Boophone haemanthoides F. M. Leight
Official name : Boophone haemanthoides F. M. Leight
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(113)
Recipes : H(082 the papery bulb scales are used to treat asthma, use them to stuff a pillow—put pillow on chest or sleep on it
H(113) also used as a compress for paining knees
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : gifbol (Hantam names)
Carpobrotus edulis (L.) L. Bolus subsp. Edulis
Official name : Carpobrotus edulis (L.) L. Bolus subsp. Edulis
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(076), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) used for sores and blessures , rub skin with plant of Carpobrotus edulis
H(076) oral thrush (tandesproei), the leaf juice is used to treat oral thrusH(tandesproei)
H(095) truit is edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : rankvye (Hantam names)
Chamarea longipedicellata B.L. Burtt
Official name : Chamarea longipedicellata B.L. Burtt
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) roots of Chamarea longipedicellata, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : vinkel (Hantam names)
Chrysocoma ciliata E. Mey.
Official name : Chrysocoma ciliata E. Mey.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(108) leaf of Chrysocoma ciliata decoction is used for colds (boil with Tulbaghia sp.), H(104) medicine for the stomach; H(137) pain (especially aching legs) (HB).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : beesbos (Hantam names)
Conyza scabrida DC.
Official name : Conyza scabrida DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(027y), H(108), H(162y)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of the feet and hands, H(027y) cramps and pain after childbirth (trek plant vir nageboorte krampe in pyn), H(108) cold (vapors under a blanket), H(162y) and pain bladder infection, herbal leaves Conyza scabrida
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : meidebos, perskebos (Hantam names)