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Reference : HG 26

Author(s) : Giday, M., Z. Asfaw, Z. Woldu, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : Medicinal plant knowledge of the Bench ethnic group of Ethiopia: an ethnobotanical investigation Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5 : 34 (2009)
Reference HG 26 has information about 37 plants :
Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen
Official name : Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache (gobkin koshki) , seeds of Aframomum corrorima, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : orsha (Omotic)
Ajuga integrifolia Buch-Ham
Official name : Ajuga integrifolia Buch-Ham
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Ajuga bracteosa Wallich ex Bentham
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030) retained placenta (kochiwutergu shida), leaves of Ajuga integrifolia, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anarrhinum forskaohlii (J.F.Gmel.) Cufod.
Official name : Anarrhinum forskaohlii (J.F.Gmel.) Cufod.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(113)
Recipes : H(013) boil (kursi) , leaves of Anarrhinum forskaohlii, topical
H(113) arthritis (pits) , leaves of Anarrhinum forskaohlii, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : turtsay (Omotic)
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Official name : Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Asparagus plumosus Baker
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) herpes (meshmesh), cladode of Asparagus setaceus, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : kinghang (Omotic)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(053)
Recipes : H(030) retained placenta (kochiwutergu shida), leaves, seeds of Bidens pilosa, RNS., VO.
H(053) ear infection (ay fugi), leaves of Bidens pilosa, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : gurday (Omotic)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves of Carica papaya, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : papaya (Omotic)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(043)
Recipes : H(043) meningitis (tikus), leaves of Centella asiatica, RNS., VO., topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tikus-asht (Omotic)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin infection (danch), leaves of Commelina benghalensis, RNS., topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cynoglossum amplifolium A.DC.
Official name : Cynoglossum amplifolium A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection (tseskin), leaves of Cynoglossum amplifolium, RNS., local application
H(001) cataract (tsesin), leaves of Cynoglossum amplifolium, Hydrocotyle mannii , RNS., local application
H(004) wound (danch), leaves, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : ziyad (Omotic)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract (tsesin), leaves of Dichrocephala integrifolia, RNS., topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) arthritis (pits) leaves of Drymaria cordata, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : pits-asht (Omotic)
Hydrocotyle mannii Hook. f.
Official name : Hydrocotyle mannii Hook. f.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract (tsesin), leaves of Cynoglossum amplifolium, Hydrocotyle mannii , RNS., topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : bezem-pesh (Omotic)
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(043)
Recipes : H(013) boil (kursi), leaves, whole plant above ground of Indigofera spicata, RNS., VO.
H(014) tinea nigra (gayt), leaves, topical
H(043) meningitis (tikus), root, aerial parts of Microglossa pyrifolia , Indigofera spicata VO. + local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : kursi-asht (Omotic)
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boil (kursi), leaves, whole plant above ground of Dyschoriste nagchana, leaves of Ipomoea batatas, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : siquar-dinich (Omotic)
Leucas deflexa Hook. f.
Official name : Leucas deflexa Hook. f.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea (shote) , leaves of Leucas deflexa, RNS., VO.
H(008) child diarrhoea (goken kosh), whole plant above ground , local application (nose)
H(068) ascariasis (wesfat), leaves, RNS., local application (nose)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : qechemen (Omotic)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(043)
Recipes : H(043) meningitis (tikus), root, aerial parts of Microglossa pyrifolia , Indigofera spicata VO. + local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tikus-asht (Omotic)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016) mastitis, leaves of Microglossa pyrifolia , RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tikus-asht (Omotic)
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever+ H(018) headache and sometimes lip sores. (michi) , leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium , RNS., VO., local application and local in H(001) eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tikmichi-asht (Omotic)
Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers
Official name : Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(016), V(043)
Recipes : Vb(016) mastitis , roots, leaves of Pentas lanceolata, RNS., local application, VO.
Vb(043) meningitis (tikus) , roots, leaves of Pentas lanceolata, RNS., local application, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tigoch (Omotic)
Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers
Official name : Pentas lanceolata (Forssk.) Deflers
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(043), H(086), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(013) boil (kursi) , leaves, flowers of Pentas lanceolata, local application
H(043) meningitis (tikus), roots, leaves , RNS., VO. + local application
H(086) lymphadenitis (charush), roots, leaves of Pentas lanceolata, RNS., local application, VO.
H(104) abdominal cram (sheskan gazke), roots, RNS., VO.
H(113) arthritis (pits) , roots, leaves of Pentas lanceolata, RNS., local application, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tigoch (Omotic)
Phyllanthus pseudoniruri Müll.Arg.
Official name : Phyllanthus pseudoniruri Müll.Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) herpes (meshmesh), leaves, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : saz-asht (Omotic)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, leaves of Phytolacca dodecandra, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : irtsets (Omotic)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : V(070)
Recipes : Vcanis(070), dog rabies, roots of Phytolacca dodecandra, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : irtsets (Omotic)
Pouzolzia parasitica (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Official name : Pouzolzia parasitica (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(086)
Recipes : H(086) lymphadenitis (charush), leaves of Pouzolzia parasitica, RNS., VO. + local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : charun-asht (Omotic)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(053), H(103)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection (ay fug), stem bark of Prunus africana, RNS., local application
H(103) toothache (bakin pug) , stem bark of Prunus africana, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : omo (Omotic)
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract (tsesin), H(001) eye infection (tsesin), leaves of Ranunculus multifidus, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : chadera (Omotic)
Ritchiea albersii Gilg
Official name : Ritchiea albersii Gilg
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(043)
Recipes : H(043) meningitis (tikus), leaves of Ritchiea albersi, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tikus-asht (Omotic)
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) itching skin (danch), roots of Rumex abyssinicus, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : danch-asht (Omotic)
Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Official name : Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(103), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection (tsesin), roots of Rumex nepalensis, RNS., local application
H(008) child diarrhoea (goken kosh), roots of Rumex nepalensis, RNS., VO.
H(103) toothache (bakin pug), roots, RNS., local application
H(104) abdominal cramp (sheskan gazke), whole plant, RNS., VO.
H(126) liver disease (shorkeiz fuga) , roots, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : germach (Omotic)
Salvia nilotica Juss. ex Jacq.
Official name : Salvia nilotica Juss. ex Jacq.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever+ H(018) headache and sometimes lip sores. (michi), leaves of Salvia nilotica of Vernonia amygdalina, RNS., nasal, topical (face), local (nose)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : ziyad (Omotic)
Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
Official name : Sanicula elata Buch.-Ham. ex D.Don
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boil (kursi), aerial part of Sanicula elata, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : kursi-asht (Omotic)
Smilax anceps Willd.
Official name : Smilax anceps Willd.
Family : Smilacaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection (ay fug), root of Smilax anceps, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : yarep
Solanum anguivi Lam.
Official name : Solanum anguivi Lam.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(086)
Recipes : H(086) lymphadenitis (charush), leaves of Solanum anguivii, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : ambu (Omotic)
Trichilia dregeana Sond.
Official name : Trichilia dregeana Sond.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) tinea capitis (gayt), leaves of Trichilia dregeana, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : desh (Omotic)
Trifolium rueppellianum Fresen.
Official name : Trifolium rueppellianum Fresen.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(043)
Recipes : H(043) meningitis (tikus), whole plant of Trifolium rueppellianum, RNS., VO. + local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : tikus-asht (Omotic)
Verbena officinalis L.
Official name : Verbena officinalis L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Verbena officinalis L. subsp. africana R.Fern. & Verdc.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache (gobkin koshki), root of Verbena officinalis, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever+ H(018) headache and sometimes lip sores. (michi), leaves of Salvia nilotica of Vernonia amygdalina, RNS., nasal, topical (face), local (nose)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : jampu (Omotic)