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Reference : HG 17

Author(s) : Geissler, W., S. A. Harris, R. J. Prince, A. Olsen, R. A. Odhiambo, H. Oketch-Rabah, P. A. Madiega, A. Andersen, P. Molgaard
Title : Medicinal plants used by Luo mothers and children in Bondo district, Kenya. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874102001915 Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 83, pp. 39 - 54 (2002)
Reference HG 17 has information about 57 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), H(104), H(108), leaves and roots of Abrus precatorius to chew or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya( Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ombulu (Luo)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(039), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), H(039) "headworms", roots and seeds decoction , VO. + powder to snuff
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : osiri (Luo)
Acacia hockii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia hockii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) wuoyo, mbaha, (diarrhoea, stomach ache), barks decoction of Acacia hockii, washing, steam bath, decoction VO.
H(003),H(013) yamo (boils, swelling), barks decoction of Acacia hockii, washing, steam bath, decoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : obedi (Luo)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) (yamo, wuoyo), decoction of barks of Acacia sp. , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : alaktar (Luo)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) wuoyo, orianyacha, barks and roots, decoction of Acacia sp., washing, steam bath, VO decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : omuya (Luo)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) (yamo, chira), decoction of pounded barks, roots, leaves of Acacia sp., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : alii (Luo)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) bleeding wounds, roots and leaves pounded, decoction, VO. + local application
H(104) stomach ache, roots and leaves pounded, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : orianyacha (Luo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), leaves and roots of Ageratum conyzoides, decoction, steam bath, bath, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : orianyacha (Luo)
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) (yamo, wuoyo), barks decoction of Albizia coriaria, washing, steam bath, decoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ober (Luo)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(003)H(013) (yamo), (swelling, boils), leaves decoction, VO.
H(008) (wouyo) (diarrhoea), leaves infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ogaka, selele (Luo)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(076) mouth infectin (lep), whole plant rubbed on tongue
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ododo (Luo)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) false teeth (chira), pounded leaves (H2O), VO. + rubbed on gum
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : atipa (Luo)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), leaves, roots, barks of Melia azadirachta, decoction or infusion, VO.
H(046), H(104), leaves and roots, decoction, VO. + washing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : dwele, arubaine (Luo)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) wuoyo, mbaha, chira (diarrhoea), leaves, barks of Balanites aegyptiaca, decoction, VO. + steram bath + washing
H(037) (yamo), leaves, bartks, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : othoo (Luo)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(046)
Recipes : H(008) (ang'iev), H(046), roots decoction of Carissa edulis, CO + bath + steambath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ochuoga (Luo)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) (yamo, wuoyo), decoction od leaves and roots of Senna didymobotrya , washing, steam bath, VO + pounded leaves + H2O, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : owino (Luo)
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068), H(104) (yamo), infusion of leaves and roots of Cassia nigricans, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : okeke (Luo)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) orianyacha (diarrhoea, stomach ache), leaves and roots of Senna occidentalis, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : oinglatiang (Luo)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(008x)
Recipes : H(008x), decoction of roots of Cissus quadrangularis, VO.
H(014), wasing with the decoction
H(053), drops of the decoction in ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : minya (Luo)
Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Official name : Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), whole plant of Coccinia grandis, crushed in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyamutu kuru (Luo)