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Reference : HH 06a

Author(s) : Hedberg I., O. Hedberg, P.J. Madati, K.E. Mshigeni, E.N. Mshiu & G. Samuelsson
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Tanzania. I. Plants of the families Acanthaceae - Cucurbitaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 6, pp. 29 - 60 (1982)
Reference HH 06a has information about 83 plants :
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(104), H(127)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, H(127) spleen, roots decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiandama ( Korogwe district)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : FAIRE H(026) gynecological complaint called Chashi, the symptom of which is more or less pronounced vaginal bleeding, decoction of the stem bark of Adansonia digitata also containing stem bark of Sterculia cfr. stenocarpa (moza ) and Sterculia cfr. appendiculata (mfume ) as well as plant debris left behind by floods (“Shiizi”) is used
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbuyu (Korogwe district)
Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Official name : Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Justicia engleriana Lindau.
Symptoms : H(077), H(126), H(127)
Recipes : H(077) nausea, H(126) swollen liver, H(127) spleen, decoction (H2O) of roots mixed with an egg yolk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : tugutu (Lushoto district)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(020), H(104), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), H(020) snake + H(175),H(013) abscessses + H(175), roots grounded of Annona senegalensis Pers. var. senegalensis with H2O, paste applied on . . .
H(104), abdominal pain due to muscle contraction, roots + leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbokwe, mtopetope (Tanga district)
Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari
Official name : Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(104) abdomen and H(179) kidney pain. decoction of roots and leaves of Artabotrys hexapetalus mixed with roots of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (mshofu)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwangatini (Korogwe district)
Berberis holstii Engl.
Official name : Berberis holstii Engl.
Family : Berberidaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice, decoction of roots of Berberis holstii , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mmash’o (Kilasho). (Lushoto district)
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : H(037), H(093)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculose, H(093), ashes of leaves from Boscia salicifolia , Maerua triphylla (mnyukampara) in juice of mdala (Euclea divinorum), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mguruka (Handeni district)
Capparis erythrocarpus Isert
Official name : Capparis erythrocarpus Isert
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis acuminata De Wild.
Symptoms : H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) + H(157) childs, juice from pounded leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msoo (Sambaa), mvoro (Same district)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv. subsp. Abbreviata
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv. subsp. Abbreviata
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilharzia., a cold water extract of Cassia abbreviata Oliv. subsp abbreviata is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwalola (Makonde). (Korogwe district)
Cassia afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula
Official name : Cassia afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, H(091) to cure body weakness, decoction of roots of Cassia afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula, VO (the extract is red and bitter)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muumba-mume, monzoke (Nyamwezi). (Tanga district)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027), roots of Cassia didymobotrya, decoction (H2O), VO. against frequent abortions
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwinu (Lushoto district)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) mental illness, decoction of roots Sorindeia madagascariensis mixed with roots of Cassia didymobotrya (mwinu), Macaranga capensis (mkumba) and Myrica salicifolia (mshegheshe), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwinu (Lushoto district)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) bronchopneumonia, crushed leaves of Cassia singueana , juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mvumba (Tanga district)
Cedrela odorata L.
Official name : Cedrela odorata L.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) mental diseases decoction of roots of Cedrela odorata (Mtonga, Mwuje) of Monanthotaxis fornicata, garlic, onions and elephant dung,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtonga, wuje (Tanga district)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(008), H(101), H(124), H(145)
Recipes : H(008) diar.. + H(124) anus, roots of Combretum collinum, Combretum molle, Phyllanthus reticulatus (mkwambamaji) decoction (H2O) , boiled, RNS.
H(101) + H(124), roots Combretum collinum + roots + barks Kigelia africana, decoction, VO., excessive menstrual, bleeding beyond the normal time
H(145), powder of stem bark in porridge or the tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mnama (Mgunku) (Korogwe district)
Combretum exalatum Engl.
Official name : Combretum exalatum Engl.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose. Infusion of roots against excessive H(101) bleeding in menstruation.
H(201) to “drive out the devil”, decoction of roots of Combreturn exalatum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwelekela.(Korogwe district)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(008) diar.. + H(124) anus, roots of Combretum collinum, Combretum molle, Phyllanthus reticulatus (mkwambamaji) decoction (H2O) , boiled, RNS.
H(104) abdominal pain, roots, powder in tea
H(104), stomach ache, colic, decoction of roots of Ximenia caffra , Combretum molle, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlarna
Combretum pentagonum M. A. Lawson
Official name : Combretum pentagonum M. A. Lawson
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, decotion of roots of Combretum pentagonum mixed with Vangueria infausta Burchell (mviru)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msukusuku.(Handeni district)
Combretum xanthothyrsum Engl. & Diels
Official name : Combretum xanthothyrsum Engl. & Diels
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illness, decoction of root of Combretum xanthothyrsum
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtundamchovu. (Handeni district)
Combretum zeyheri Sond.
Official name : Combretum zeyheri Sond.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(055)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(055) vomiting, hot-water extract of root and stem bark of Combreturn zeyheri added to porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlamamweupe. (Handeni district)