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Reference : HH 14

Author(s) : Hutchings, A., J. van Staden
Title : Plant used for stress-related ailments in traditional Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho medicine. Par 1: Plants used for headaches. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 43, pp. 89 - 124 (1994)
Reference HH 14 has information about 30 plants :
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : H(000), H(018), H(020)
Recipes : H(018) headache, dried leaves of Acokanthera oppositifolia, to snuff (Xhosa)
H(020), H(000), roots of Acokanthera oppositifolia, powdered and mixed with gall bladder of wild pig, one pinch, VO. (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : nthunguyembe, ubuhlungu (Xhosa), ubuhlungubenyoka, uhlunguyembe (Zulu)
Acrotome inflata Benth.
Official name : Acrotome inflata Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, grounded ONS of Acrotome inflata + others ingredients, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : isigagisa (Xhosa)
Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, seeds, powdere and snuffed (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : umgadankawu (Zulu)
Andrachne ovalis Müll. Arg.
Official name : Andrachne ovalis Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, roots of Andrachne ovalis, burned and sniffed (Xhosa, Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : mbezo (Xhosa), umbeza, umembezi, umbosa (Zulu)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Artemisia afra inserted in nostrils (Zulu)
H(108) cold, influenza, leaves of Artemisia afra inserted in nostrils or steam bath (Xhosa, Sotho)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : lengana (Sotho), umhlonyana (Xhosa, Zulu)
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(210)
Recipes : H(018) headache, decoction of bulb of Boophone disticha, VO. or enema (Xhosa)
H(210), bulb , RNS. (Xhosa)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : incwadi (Xhosa)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, roots of Capparis tomentosa, burned, powder rubbed onto scarifications (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : iqwaningi, umabusane (Zulu)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) catarrh, leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum, rubbed and inhaled (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : ikhambi, leziduli, uzipho (Zulu)
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, stem of Clematis brachiata, bruised and snuffed to clear nostrils
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : ityolo (Xhosa)
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(082) asthma, leaves of Datura metel, smoked (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : loyi, iyoli, iyoye, iyoyi (Zulu)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(082) asthma, leaves of Datura stramonium, smoked (Zulu, Xhosa)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : ibhudabhuda, ingsqanganuanga, ijoyi, umvumbangwe (Xhosa), iloyi, iyoli, iyoyi (Zulu)
Erythrophleum lasianthum Corb.
Official name : Erythrophleum lasianthum Corb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, stem bark of Erythrophleum lasianthum, powdered, snuffed (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : umkhangu (Zulu)
Eucomis undulata Ait.
Official name : Eucomis undulata Ait.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), bulb of Eucomis undulata, dried and snuffed for pain from old skull wounds (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : umathunga (Zulu)
Gladiolus dalenii Van Geel
Official name : Gladiolus dalenii Van Geel
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(109)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(109) lumbago, ONS of Gladiolus dalenii, RNS. (Shoto)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : kxahla-e-kholo (Shoto)
Gnidia capitata L.f.
Official name : Gnidia capitata L.f.
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(103)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Gnidia capitata, snuffed
H(103) toothache, leaves of Gnidia capitata, poultice (Shoto)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : setele, thopa, thopana (Shoto)
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Official name : Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, whole plant or leaves of Helichrysum nudifolium, burned and smoke inhaled (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : impepho (Zulu)
Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Official name : Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, whole plant or leaves of Helichrysum odoratissimum, burned and smoke inhaled (Zulu, Xhosa)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : imphepho (Xhosa, Zulu)
Heteromorpha arborescens (Speng) Cham. & Schltdl.
Official name : Heteromorpha arborescens (Speng) Cham. & Schltdl.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(082), H(137)
Recipes : H(018) headache, roots infusion of Heteromorpha arborescens, VO. (Zimbabwe)
H(018) headache, H(137) general pain, seeds and roots, RNS. (Venda)
H(082) respiratory disease, seeds and roots, RNS. (Botswana)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : mookhoane, phela (Shoto)
Leonotis dysophylla Benth.
Official name : Leonotis dysophylla Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, ONS of Leonotis dysophylla, RNS. (Xhosa)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : munca, muncgwane (Xhosa)
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Leonotis leonorus, infusion in cold H2O, inhaled (Zulu)
H(018) headache, leaves of Leonotis leonorus, crushes and inserted in nose (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : imunyane (Zulu)