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Reference : HG 60

Author(s) : Göhre, Á., B. Toto-Nienguesse, M. Futuro, C. Neinhuis & T. Lautenschläge
Title : Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:42 (2016) DOI 10.1186/s13002-016-0116-9
Reference HG 60 has information about 114 plants :
Acanthospermum sp.
Official name : Acanthospermum sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(111)
Recipes : H(018) headache, whole plant of "makoloko" = Acanthospermum sp., chewed
H(111) burns, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : makoloko (Kikongo)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, leaves infusion of Acanthus montanus, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) food, fresh or dried pulp or juice of fruit of Adansonia digitata
H(203) wood for charcoal
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kibaba (Kikongo)
Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum latifolium K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(018), H(051x), H(082), H(099)
Recipes : H(018) headache sap from chewed leaves of Aframomum alboviolaceum , applied to eyes
H(051x) yellow fever, crushed rhizome of Aframomum alboviolaceum, enema
H(082) respiratory disease, rhizome of Aframomum alboviolaceum with root of Annona senegalensis , RNS.
H(099) epilepsy, rhizome, leaves, decoction bath or enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ginguenga da queimada (Portuguse), masunjá. mansassa, dimbomboa (Kikongo)
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) worms, seeds of Monodora myristica, infusion with other species, Piper sp., Xylopia aethiopica and "dungu za nzó " = Aframomum sp.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : dungu za nzó (Kikongo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(165)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, leaf sap from crushed leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, applied to eye
H(051) fever, whole plant, decoction, bath
H(165) childhood disease (growth disorders) leaves of Ageratum conyzoides with Ocimum gratissimum and Chenopodium ambrosioides, RNS., dermal (local application)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kambwa katela, mbokatela, mbukata (Kikongo)
Albizia sp.
Official name : Albizia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018)
Recipes : H(008) Diarrhoea, cold water extract from crushed bark of Albizia sp., enema
H(018) headache, liquid from crushed root of Albizia sp. applied into nose
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mulu, muanse (Kikongo)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(014), H(051), H(103)
Recipes : H(051) fever, crushed leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, dermal
H(014) skin disease (furuncle), fruits, directly consumed, swallowed in whole
H(103) toothache, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia with Psidium guajava and Canarium schweinfurthi, decoction, rinsed in mouth
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : luunze (Kikongo)
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(014), H(033), H(040), H(082), H(095), H(191)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, sap from cut leaf of Aloe buettneri, local application
H(033) potency, H(040) backache, leaves decoction VO. or enema
H(033) fertility, H(068) worms, leaves decoction, enema
H(082) respiratory disease, leaves directly consumed or decoction, VO.
H(191) blood-purifying, fruit directly consumed VO.
H(095), cooked leaves eaten with beans as a vegetable
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : badianseka (Kikongo)
Alvesia rosmarinifolia Welw.
Official name : Alvesia rosmarinifolia Welw.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, crushed leaves of Alvesia rosmarinifolia, dermal
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anisophyllea quangensis Engl. ex Henriq.
Official name : Anisophyllea quangensis Engl. ex Henriq.
Family : Anisophylleaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(095)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, balm is made after bark of roots of Anisophyllea quangensis is removed, local application
H(095) food, fresh fruit, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mfungua (Kikongo), bilasoba (Portuguese)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(027z), H(033), H(068), H(082), H(094), H(095), H(104), H(150), H(169)
Recipes : H(027z) menstrual disorder, roots of Annona senegalensis, decocton, VO.
H(033) fertility, infusion of leaves, roots, barks, VO.
H(068) worms, H(150) leg pain, roots, leaves, infusion, VO.
H(082) respiratory disease, Annona senegalensis with Aframomum alboviolaceum, ONS, RNS.
H(094) haemorrhoids, crushed root in rectum
H(104) abdominal pain, roots, leaves, decoction, VO. or enema
H(095) fresh fruit, VO.
H(169) hernia, roots decoction, VO., 2 cups daily
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nlolo, nlolo kambulu, nlolopolo, nloloa pequena, mfuilu (Kikongo)
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Official name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, cooked fruit of Artocarpus altilis
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : fruta pão (Portugues)
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Official name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) food, leaves, fruit of Artocarpus altilis, for pigs
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : fruta pão (Portugues)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) general pain, leaves of Azadirachta indica, directly consumed or infusion VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : neem (Kikongo)
Bixa orellana L.
Official name : Bixa orellana L.
Family : Bixaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(165), H(175x)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease (Baço, splenomegaly after malaria infection?), H(051) paludism, bark of Bixa cf.orellana, decoction, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, roots directly consumed or cold water extract, VO.
H(175x) cosmetics used for red colour
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ndalamuenga (Kikongo)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, crushed barks, roots of Bridelia ferruginea mixed with small amount of water applied to wound
H(004) wounds, crude barks applied to wound
H(008) diarrhoea, nfusion from crushed barks and roots of Bridelia ferruginea , VO.
H(068) worms, cold water extract from crushed roots of Bridelia ferruginea with Hymenocardia acida , enema
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkánkati, muindu, windu, nkalakala (Kikongo)
Brillantaisia owariensis P.Beauv.
Official name : Brillantaisia owariensis P.Beauv.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(034), H(104), H(151), H(152), H(165)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, leaves of Brillantaisia owariensis, directly VO.
H(034) cardiac disease, leaves, decoction (with sugar), VO.
H(151), H(152) blood pressure (high or low), leaves directly VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves directly VO.
H(165) childhood disease (Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?), cold water extract, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lemba-lemba (Kikongo)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(095), H(165)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease (Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?),, liquid from crushed leaves of Cajanus cajan, applied into nose and eyes
H(095) food, cooked fruits
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : wandu (Kikongo)
Calopogonium mucunoides Desv.
Official name : Calopogonium mucunoides Desv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(240)
Recipes : H(240) soil fertility whole plant of Calopogonium mucunoides planted in crop area
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors