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Reference : HG 01

Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medicinal practitioner in Zimbabwe. Mambo Press, Gweru (Zimbabwe), 411 p., (1985) (From reference HC 26, HL 22)
Reference HG 01 has information about 184 plants :
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Glycine abrus L.
Symptoms : H(007), H(033), H(092), H(124)
Recipes : H(007), leaves, VO.
H(033) femal, roots infusion, VO. , the foam only
H(092), seeds with broken envelopes
H(124)hematemesis, leaves infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia amythethophylla Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acacia amythethophylla Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia macrothyrsa Harms.
Symptoms : H(020), H(033), H(099), H(157), H(201)
Recipes : H(020), roots infusion of Acacia amythethophylla , VO.
H(033) femal, roots infusion of Acacia., VO.
H(099) uterin sedative, powder of roots in porridge, VO.
H(125) excessive sweating, whole plan of Acacia.t, decoction (H2O) , inhalation
H(157), roots infusion of Acacia., VO. + bath
H(201) psychosis, roots infusion of Acacia., bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(036), H(038), H(100), H(113), H(139), H(157), H(168)
Recipes : H(036) dizziness, roots infusion of Acacia karroo, VO.
H(038), H(139), roots infusion, VO.
H(100), powder of rape fruit ans roots, local application
H(113) rheumatism, roots infusion, VO. + local scarifications with carbonized roots powder
H(157) convulsions, roots infusion, VO. + to wash
H(168), roots infusion, to wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045) , roots of Acacia sieberiana , infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots Acalypha villicaulis, barks stems, trunc Dalbergia melanoxylon, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), barks twigs, stems, trunc, leaves, roots Adansonia digitata , powder whole plant Myrothamnus flabellifolius, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Official name : Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(026), H(027), H(055), H(099), H(100), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(008), root of Adenia., decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(027), root of Adenia gummifera, infusion, VO.
H(026), H(099) epilepsy, H(201), roots , infusion, VO.
H(027), root, leaves of Adenia gummifera, powder, VO.
H(055), root, ripe fruit, powder, VO.
H(100), root of Adenia gummifera of Dicoma anomala, infusion, VO.
H(113), root of Adenia gummifera, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala (Benth.) Brenan
Official name : Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala (Benth.) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(005), H(008), H(022), H(033), H(034), H(037), H(045), H(139), H(161)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, decoction of roots of Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala, VO.
H(005) oedema, infusion of leaves of Albizia amara subsp. Sericocephala of Rhynchosia resinosa, local application
H(008) diarrhoea (+ H(139) aphrodisiac), infusion of roots of Albizia amara subsp. sericocephala, VO.
H(022) facilitate the delivery, decoction of roots, VO. From the 3rd month
H(033) femal sterility , infusion of roots, VO.
H(034) tachycardia, decoction of roots, VO.
H(037) tuberculosis, roots of Albizia amara…subsp. sericocephala of Carissa edulis, infusion (H2O), VO.
H(037) pneumonia, infusion of roots, VO.
H(045) uterus painkiller, roots, in vagina
H(161) warts, roots in onction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), juice of barks stem, branch, trunk of Albizia anthelmintica, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(112), H(077)
Recipes : H(006), leaves of Aloe chabaudii, decoction (H2O) , VO. (toxic !)
H(077), infusion of roots of Aloe., VO.
H(112), infusion of leaves of Aloe., VO. (très toxic !)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(038)
Recipes : H(006), V.O. leaves infusion H2OH(038), V.O. leaves infusion H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(008), H(026), H(033), H(037), H(038), H(104), H(112), H(130)
Recipes : H(004), juice of leaves, local application
H(006), infusion leaves, VO.
H(008) , H(026), H(033) femal, H(104), infusion leaves, VO.
H(037), infusion leaves, VO.
H(038), roots of Cassia abbreviata of Elephantorrhiza goetzei, leaves of Aloe sp., infusion , VO.
H(112), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO., toxic
H(130) monoplegia, leaves, scarifications
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), fumigation dry leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(077), H(139)
Recipes : H(077), stems with leaves of Ansaltlia africana, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(139) aphrodisiac, bulb of Ansaltlia., infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(033)
Recipes : H(001), cataract, eyes desease, leaves of Arachis hypogea, infusion, drops in eyes
H(033) femal, leaves of Arachis., infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) pneumo, roots of Artemisia afra, infusion, VO.
H(051), leaves of Artemisia., decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Asparagus sp.
Official name : Asparagus sp.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, H(001) loss of vision, infusion of leaves of Asparagus sp, drops in eyes
H(006) constipation, H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) colic, H(168) amnesia, infusion of roots of Asparagus sp, VO.
H(022) delivery (made easier), infusion of roots , VO.
H(036) vertigo, roots infusion, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, roots of Asparagus sp., infusion, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, carbonized roots powder, scarification
H(037) pneumonia, leaves softrned over a fire, local application
H(037) cough, infusion of corbonized roots, VO. + salt.
H(053) otalgia, leaves infusion, drops in ears
H(068) bilharziosis, roots of Asparagus sp. of Vigna unguiculata, to cook VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(008), H(022), H(075), H(082), H(091), H(099), H(104), H(116), H(168), H(188), H(201)
Recipes : H(005), roots of Aspilia pluriseta, decoction (H2O) , bath
H(006), roots of Aspilia pluriseta of Senecio sp., infusion, VO.
H(008), roots of Aspilia., decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(022, 2), to obtain a good delivery, roots of Aspiliia., powder, VO.
H(022), to obtain a good delivery, tubercle of Dicoma anomala, roots of Aspiliia pluriseta, infusion, VO.
H(075), H(116), roots of Aspilia., infusion, VO.
H(082) dyspnoea, H(188), roots of Aspilia., to dry, fumigation
H(091) anemia, infusion roots of Aspilia, VO.
H(104), roots of Aspiliia., infusion, VO.
H(137) for pregnant femal, infusion roots of Aspilia, VO.
H(168), roots of Aspiliia., infusion, to wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Blumea alata (D. Don) DC.
Official name : Blumea alata (D. Don) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(031), H(037), H(051), H(104), H(124), H(157), H(201)
Recipes : H(018), leaves of Blumea alata, scarifications
H(037) pneumo, H(104), roots of Blumea., infusion (H2O), VO., scarifications
H(031), roots of Blumea., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051), leaves of Blumea., RNS., enema
H(124), leaves of Blumea., to dry, fumigation
H(157), leaves of Blumea., infusion (H2O), VO., enema
H(201) psychosis, roots of Blumea., unction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) scorpion, infusion of roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered