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Reference : HH 05

Author(s) : Hulstaert, G.
Title : -Notes de Botanique Mongo. Acad. Roy. des Sc. d'Outre- Mer, Classe des Sc. Nat. & Méd., N.S. XV-3, 212 p., (1966) + -Sur l'emploi des plantes médicinales chez les Mongo Revue de Recherche Scientifique. Spécial Medecine Traditionnelle au Zaïre + Various and scattered notes
Reference HH 05 has information about 251 plants :
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) ripe abscesses, paste from the pounded stem of Acanthus montanus. applies to ripe abscesses, punctured or not, to release the pus. This drug is very active (Bokuma).
H(013) leaves pounded and mixed with white kaolin are applied to the abscesses to obtain their reduction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not recorded (because the original article in phonetic script)
Acrocephalus masuianus Briq.
Official name : Acrocephalus masuianus Briq.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, the sap of the leaves of Acrocephalus masuianus is aspirated through the nostrils or, diluted in water, poured into the eyes
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : augasanyi (Bamanya)
Adenostemma viscosum J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Official name : Adenostemma viscosum J.R.Forst. & G.Forst.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(027y), H(037), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) abscesses near the eye, instillation of sap from the leaves of Adenostemma viscosum.
H(027y) ointment of leaves used to massage the breasts of the childbirth
H(037) lung diseases (Bokote), sap calming
H(137) rheumatic pain, local application of leaf sap
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : lilongyâ (Bamanya,Bokuma,Flandria,etc.)
Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum latifolium K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) Aframomum alboviolaceum, marsh species, fruit edible
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : imbmibólé (Bokuma)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(094), H(103), H(104), H(131), H(155)
Recipes : H(004) sap from the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, chewed and spat on the fresh wound of circumcision
H(037), roots scraped from Pentadiplandra brazzeana, ripe pounded fruit of Aframomum melegueta, dilute, VO.
H(094), the scrapings of the bark of Ericcoelum mirospermum mixed with pepper of Aframomum melegueta are used as a suppository against hemorrhoids; we can also use this last plant alone for the same purpose
H(103) caries, seeds of Aframomum, dried, crushed, local application + salt
H(104) colic, seeds of Aframomum, chewed
H(131) soon, roots scraped from Pentadiplandra brazzeana, ripe pounded fruit of Aframomum melegueta, pulp, local application
H(131) soon, scraped root and pulp of Pentadiplandra brazzeana, pulp whole fruit of Aframomum melegueta, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not recorded (because the original article in phonetic script)
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(022), H(037), H(038), H(039), H(041), H(068), H(100), H(108), H(118), H(131), H(157), H(169)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, laxative, stem barks, twig, trunk, of Scorodophleus zenkeri, racler, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , maceration, VO.
H(006) constipation, laxative, crushed leaves of Coleus sp. + H2O, V.O. + fruit Aframomum sp.
H(008) diarrhea, not for pregnant woman, leaves of Lippia adoensis braised and crushed in water, with or without the fruit of an Aframomum sp., VO.
H(008), H(038), bark stem, twig, trunk of Conopharyngia durissima,scrape, grind, filter, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , triturate, filter, VO.
H(008), bark stem, twig, trunk of Saba comorensis, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , scraping, VO.
H(008), leaves of Culcasia scandens, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , to pound, VO.
H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Microdesmis puberula braised then kneaded with the sap of Costus afer and fruit extract of an Aframomum sp. , VO.
H(008) diarrhea braised leaves of Microdesmis puberula kneaded with the sap of Costus afer and the fruit extract of Aframomum sp. , VO or their decoction after having crushed them in enema
H(008) diarrhea, H(100) gonorrhea, bark rips of Conopharyngia durissima triturated in water with fruits of Aframomum sp. , filter, VO.
H(008) diarrhea, H(100) gonorrhea, bark grated of Conopharyngia durissima crushed in water with fruit Aframomum sp. , to filter, VO.
H(022) to facilitate childbirth, leaves of Renealmia africana of Aframomum sp are kneaded in water, VO.
H(031) point aside, the leaves of Cola Bruneelii crushed in water and mixed with the fruits of an Aframomum sp enema
H(037) cough, fruit flesh kneaded mixed with a squirrel nest, in a potion
H(037) cough, grated bark of Bridelia stenocarpa, mixed with fruit of Aframomum sp. The mixture is kneaded in water, which gives a strong foam, decoction, VO.
H(037) cough, leaves of Zea mays pilées et mixed au fruit of l'Aframomum sp, VO.
H(037) cough, H(100) gonorrhea, crushed leaves of Scleria barteri mixed from fruits of Aframomum sp., VO.
H(037) cough, grated bark of Bridelia atroviridis mixed with the sap of Costus afer ou avec des fruits de Aframomum sp
H(037) cough, leaves of Zea mays, fruit of Aframomum sp., to pound, VO.
H(037), stem without leaves of Costus afer, fruit non mature de Afromomum sp., racler, VO.
H(038) infection uro-génitale,, leaves of Scleria barteri, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , to pound, VO.
H(038), inflorescences de Setaria megaphylla, fruit of Aframomum sp., to pound, triturate, filter, VO.
H(039) vers de Cahors, La sève exprimée des fruits de Aframomum sp.est égouttée sur le ver logé dans la peau. Le ver sort en se tortillant.
H(041) gangrene, young leaves of Aframomum sp., in local application
H(068) intestinal parasites, root scrapingsof Pycnocoma thonneri mixed to palm fruits or bananas and then put in a fruit of an Aframomum sp. (Bokuma, Bolima)
H(068) parasitisme intestinal, tubercule de Ipomoea digitata, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , pilé, dilute dans huile de palme, VO. (en prévention)
. H(100) gonorrhea, extract of the leaves of Leea guineensis mixed with the fruits of an Aframomum sp.VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, jeune leaves of Musa paradisiaca finement hachée et quelques fruits de Aframomum sp sont pétris et mélangés dans un peu d'eau. Après filtrage, VO.
H(100) gonorrhea grated roots of Cola acuminata mixed with the fruit of an Aframomum sp. are stirred in water to obtain a potion
H(100) syphilis, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , feuilles dfe Hibiscus sp., local application
H(100) syphilis, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. + leaves of Hibiscus sp., local application
H(100) syphilitic sores, chair du fruit ajoutée aux leaves of différent Hibiscus ou à la poudre de «limonite» ou encore à des limailles de fer pour former une pâte, in local application
H(100) syphilis, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , leaves of Hibiscus cannabinus., local application - - H(100) gonorrhea, young leaves of Piper umbellatum, fire-softened, fruit of Aframomum sp., to pound, local application
H(103) carie dentaire,l'intérieur de of bark of Albizia adianthifolia est râpé, est mise à l'intérieur du fruit de Aframomum sp puis fourrées dans la carie dentaire
H(108) cold, grated bark of Copaifera mildbraedii avec le fruit of Aframomum sp remuée dans H2O, VO.
H(118) rhino-pharingitis, stem bark, twig, scraped trunk of Copaifera mildbraedii, unripe fruit of Aframomum sp., to pound, dilute, VO.
H(131) soon, leaves of Thomandersia laurifolia, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. , to pound, decoction (H2O) , local application
H(131) soon, grating inside the bark of Sakersia laurentii is mixed in water with fruits of Aframomum sp. Then, limonite powder is added. The mixture boiled in local application
H(157) convulsions children, grated powder of the roots of Pycnocoma thonneri is put in a fruit of Aframomum sp; all expressed, drops in the child's eyes (Bokuma)
H(169) hernia, grated bark of Tetrorchidium didymostemon + fruit of Aframomum sp
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : Too many taxon
Afzelia bella Harms
Official name : Afzelia bella Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(094), H(113)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhea, H(068) intestinal parasites and H(094) hemorrhoids, grated bark of Afzelia bella mixed with the sap of Renealmia africana VO. .This potion is taken by men, rarely by women (Bolima) .
H(113) rheumatism, scrapes are applied to painful areas
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : bolengu (Bolima, Imbonga), bofafano (Bokote) .
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(022), H(207)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(013) abscesses, fire-softened leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, local application
H(022) facilitates childbirth (Bolima), fire-softened leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, sap of Costus afer, VO.
H(207) fishing narcotic in conjunction with other plants
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : likótsi (Bokuma) ,embânda (Bamanya, Imbonga, Bolima)
Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, the inside of the bark of Albizia adianthifolia is gratedlocal application
H(022) the young shoots bundled in the embers and when they have become tender they are kneaded in H20 .The extract is given to the parturient to drink
H(103) dental caries,the inside of the bark of Albizia adianthifolia is grated, is put inside the fruit of Aframomum sp and then stuffed into the dental caries
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not recorded (because the original article in phonetic script)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(013), H(055), H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(013) phagedenic ulcers, crushed leaves of Alchornea cordata (syn: Alchornea cordifolia ) in local application
H(055) emetic, feuilles pétries dans l'eau , VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, sap of young leaves, VO.
H(112) abortive, decoction of leaves, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : lionje (Nkundo), loonje (Riverains)
Alchornea floribunda Müll.Arg.
Official name : Alchornea floribunda Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(139), H(210)
Recipes : H(091) fatigue, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(222) intoxicating, the bark of Alchornea floribunda is chewed against fatigue; it is intoxicating and aphrodisiac.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : ilandô (Nkundo), holàlandô (Ekota, Bakutu)
Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Official name : Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(222) young people eat the scraped roots of Alchornea hirtella which have intoxicating properties like alcohol
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : bolàlandô (Bokuma) .
Allanblackia floribunda Oliv.
Official name : Allanblackia floribunda Oliv.
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(095), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) cough, grated bark of Allanblackia floribunda mixed with fruits of Aframomum sp, VO.
H(095) fruits (especially seeds) are eaten roasted or boiled (Bamanya, Boende, Bokatola) .
H(100) gonorrhea, grated bark kneaded in water
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : wonjo
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(022), H(031), H(037)
Recipes : H(022) difficult childbirth, maceration (H2O), bark stem, twig, trunk of Alstonia congensis,enema
H(031) side stitch, decoction (H2O) bark stem, twig, trunk of Alstonia congensis, VO. + frictions
H(037) cough, leaves of Alstonia congensis, heat desiccation, fumigation
H(037) chest pains, ONS in decoction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : bokuka(général) .
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vcanis(000) sick dog, we make a notch in the bark of Alstonia congensis and place a few hairs torn from the neck;the cut is then closed by means of Symphonia globulifera resin
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : bokuka(général) .
Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell
Official name : Amaranthus dubius Mart. ex Thell
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) Amaranthus dubius cultivated species whose leaves are eaten as spinach.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not recorded (because the original article in phonetic script)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) chic, the ashes of charred Ananas comosus leaves mixed with oil extracted from palm kernels (ntou) are rubbed in the feet of children who are too afraid of extractions
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people, tribes Nkundo or Bokote )
Vernacular name : not recorded (because the original article in phonetic script)
Anchomanes giganteus Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes giganteus Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(006) purge, H(113) rheumatism decoction of pieces of tubers of Anchomanes giganteus for an enema (Bokote)
H(013) abscesses, grated tuber of Anchomanes giganteus mixed with kaolin and the juice of Costus afer, to pound to make an ointment
H(201) to protect the baby from the harmful effects of parental misconduct, seves of Anchomanes giganteus, juice of Costus dewevrei or Costus phyllocephalus, in potiion
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : likungola (mbûla)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic, Annona muricata leaf, maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : bondéngé wà mpótó
Anonidium mannii (Oliv.) Engl. & Diels
Official name : Anonidium mannii (Oliv.) Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) wound, bark stem, twig, trunk of Anonidium mannii, scrape, local application
H(068), epicarp, macerated in salted H2O, filtered, V.O.
H(095) popular fruits
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : bondéngé, bolingo (Ekonda ,Batswa)