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Reference : HH 17

Author(s) : Havinga, H. R., A. Hartl, J. Putscher, S. Prehsler, C. Buchmann, C. R. Vogl
Title : Tamarindus indica L. (Fabaceae): Patterns of use in traditional African medicine Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 127 pp. 573 - 588 (2010)
Reference HH 17 has information about 29 plants :
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(006), H(077)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(077) nausea, the fruits of Tamarindus indica are welled with leaves of Combretum micranthum until the water has taken an acid taste, then drink. Also used to treat nausea
(registered from reference HK 64)
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173) leprosy, decoction of bark and pod husks of Tamarindus indica and bark and leaves of Diospyros mespiliformis added to porridge made of Sorghum bicolor (receipt from Nigeria)
(registered from : Dalziel, J.M., 1937. The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Crown Agents for the Colonies, London.)
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Mimosa pigra L.
Official name : Mimosa pigra L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis, drink leaf juice and root extract of Tamarindus indica together with root exstract of Mimosa pigra and soil from Chikula (kind of termite nest) for ankylostomiasis (hookworm) (registered from :Haerdi, F., 1964. Die Eingeborenen-Heilpflanzen des Ulanga-Distriktes Tanganjikas (Ostafrika). Philosophisch-naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Basel, Basel, pp. 1–278.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Raphia pubescens Hook. f.
Official name : Raphia pubescens Hook. f.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, stem bark decoction of Tamarindus indica of Acacia nilotica var. adansonii of Raphia pubescens to treat nausea in combination with diarrhoea (From : Traoré, D., 1983. Médicines et Magie Africaines ou Comment le Noir se Soigne-t-il., Paris , registered from : Fortin, D., Lô, M.,Maynart, G., 1990. Plantes Medicinales du Sahel. ENDA, Dakar, CECI, Montreal.)
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(008), H(051), H(137), H(173), H(202)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(137) sores, leavesr of Tamarindus indica applied externally on open sores and other wounds:: decoction used as awash; dried and pulverised as dressing; fresh and pounded as poultice; boiled and pulped as poultice
H(006) laxative, sweetmeat called bengal prepared of the fruit pulp by Wolof of Senegal. Used as laxative mixed with honey or lime juice
H(008) diarrhoea, decoction of barks, used as astringent
H(051) fever, fruit pulp/ bark, drink boiled, evaporated pulp that is partly dissolved in water (All over Soudan)
H(173) leprosy, decoction of bark and pod husks of Tamarindus indica and bark and leaves of Diospyros mespiliformis added to porridge made of Sorghum bicolor (receipt from Nigeria)
H(202) chew sticks, ONS.
(registered from reference VD 02) ( Dalziel, J.M., 1937. The Useful Plants of West Tropical Africa. Crown Agents for the Colonies, London.)
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : V(022) complications with delivery, cooled down decoction of leaves of Tamarindus indica is given to drink to sheep and goats to treat complications with delivery ( receipt Dendi, Fulani, Gourmantché, Haussa)
(registered from reference HF 06)
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(004), H(036), H(053), H(075), H(091), H(098), H(104), H(108), H(139), H(178), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wound, dry pulverised bark to heal incurable wounds. Leaf of Tamarindus indica decoction used to wash circumcision cuts. Fresh leaves with water are brought to the boiling point and left to cool down. The circumcised child is placed on the lukewarm decoction and its wounds are washed
H(006) laxative, H(104) abdominal pain, fresh bark of young twigs is soaked in water for 24 h and drunk as purgative and to treat abdominal pain
H(006) laxative, mix fruit pulp with water and add sugar for taste, then drink as laxative, purgative or for constipation
H(036) vertigo, mix ffruit pulp with water and add sugar for taste, then drink
H(051) paludism, herbal bath
H(051) paludism, mix leaf/ fruit pulp with water and add sugar for taste, then drink
H(053) mump pounded leaves with water applied to the cheeks
H(075) appetiser, cooled down decoction of leaves, to drink for appetite
H(091) fortifiant, leaf, fruit, add decoction of the leaves and fruits to millet porridge and drink.
H(098) disturbed sleep, fruit pulp, Mix with water and add pepper, then drink
H(104) abdominal pain, well the fresh bark of young twigs in water for 24 h and drink as purgative and to treat abdominal pain
H(108) cold, mix fruit pulp with water and add sugar for taste, then drink
H(139) aphrodisiac, mash barks and add to porridge to treat impotence
H(178) heart disease, chew the fruit with onion and swallow swallow to treat palpitation
H(201) sorcery, leaf/ bark, several preparations in the domain of sorcery, fear and talismans (receipt Dendi, Fulani, Gourmantché, Haussa) (registered from : Fandohan, A.B., 2007. Structure des populations et importance socio-culturelle du tamarinier (Tamarindus indica L.) dans la commune de Karimama (Bénin). Faculté des Sciences Agronomiques, Université d’Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Bénin, Abomey-Calavi, Bénin, p. 60.)
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) schistosomiasis, crushed and boiled seeds of Tamarindus indica used to treat urinary schistosomiasis, mode of administration not given ( (reeipt Guizinga, Moundang)
(registered from reference HH 51)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis, seeds of Tamarindus indica are welled in water for an entire night. The macerate is used as vermifuge (receipt from Afar)
(registered from reference HL 27 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(004) wound inflamation, decoction of leaves r of Tamarindus indica used to treat inflammation of the wound left by the Guinea worm
H(004) wound, decoction of leaves used in cicatrisation
H(068) helminthiasis, decoction of leaves with anti-inflammatory and cicatrisating properties used in the external treatment of dracunculiasis
(registered from reference HF 07)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg, application of root/ stem bark of Tamarindus indica (From: Abdu, P.A., & al. : From: A survey of ethnoveterinary practices of agropastoralists in Nigeria. Cited in : Useh & al.., 2006. Blackleg in ruminants. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 1, 8..)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(098), V(095)
Recipes : V(098) disturbed sleep, boil leaves r of Tamarindus indica and give to animals to drink
V(095) grind fruits with raw beans and give animals to feed ( receipt Hausa, Fulani )
(registered from reference VA 39)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(051x), H(091), H(104), H(126), H(137), H(202)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, decoction of fresh bark and leaf r of Tamarindus indica with potash
H(091) fortifiant, bark and leaf, decoction of fresh plant parts with potash used as blood tonic.
H(104) abdominal pain, bark and leaf decoction of fresh plant parts with potash against stomach disorders
H(126) jaundice, bark and leaf, decoction of fresh plant parts with potash
H(137) pain, decoction of fresh bark and leaf with potash used to treat body pains
H(202) skin cleanser, decoction of fresh bark and leaf with potash used as skin cleanser
(registered from reference HD 32 )
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(046), H(104)
Recipes : H(046) measles, pods/ leaves r of Tamarindus indica burnt to symbolise the disease egress through the skin
H(104) abdominal pain, fruit and leaves, RNS. (receipt Hausa)
(registered from reference HE 18)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(022)
Recipes : H(002), to increase lactation, eat Kunu (a kind of porridge) prepared with fruit of Tamarindus indica and Ximenia americana or drink a macerate of tamarind fruits in water
H(006) laxative, drink macerate of fruits in water, for constipation
H(022) pain upon labour, drink macerate of fruits in water to relieve pain upon labour (receipt Fulani)
(registered from reference HL 28)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) fortifiant, fruit pulpr of Tamarindus indica , has the reputation to be a fortifiant for children, old people and travellers.
registered from reference HG 58 )
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, fruit juice r of Tamarindus indica drunk for paludism
(registered from reference HI 11)
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006), H(051)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, infusion or decoction of the fruit r of Tamarindus indica
H(051) paludism, infusion or decoction of the fruit
(registered from référenc HD 32)
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, ONS. of Tamarindus indica, ground and possibly boiled, administered hot or cold, treatments ranging from three to five days (receipts from Sagara, Kaguru, Sagara, Kaguru, Vidunda, Zigue tribes) (registered from reference HM 60)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(098)
Recipes : V(098) disturbed sleep, “tamarind liquid” added to the drinking water of the animals (receipt Tonga)
(registered from reference VM 50)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(001), H(027y)
Recipes : H(001), dried and pounded barks of Tamarindus indica added to water for the treatment of eye inflammation
H(027y) after delivery, bitter infusion of the pods is taken after delivery (receipt Nankani (Gur) in Ghana) (Lynn, cited in Irvine, F.R., 1961.Woody Plants of Ghana with Special Reference to their Uses. Oxford University Press, London.)
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis A, leaves of Tamarindus indica, RNS..
(registered from reference HL 25)
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea Bissau
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(013), H(037), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wound,H(013) ulcers, abscesses, fresh young leaves of Tamarindus indica applied or prepared as poultice on wounds, ulcers and abscesses
H(008) dysentery, powdered seeds administered orally
H(037) cough, decoction of the leaf is taken to treat coughs and sore throat
H(051) paludism, leaves decoction
H(104) abdominal pain, powdered seeds administered orally
H(196) scurvy, fruit pulp, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 39)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(105)
Recipes : Vv(105) Newcastle disease, bark extract of Tamarindus indica added to poultry food to treat Newcastle disease
(registered from reference VI 05)
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(077) nausea, the fruits of Tamarindus indica are welled with leaves of Combretum micranthum until the water has taken an acid taste, then drink.Also used to treat nausea
H(008) diarrhoea, ground stem bark is mixed into fresh milk. This suspension is drunk by the diseased person. A decoction may also be used (receipt Dogon)
(registered from reference HK 64)
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(037), H(112x)
Recipes : H(037) cough, drink root decoction r of Tamarindus indica for cough; use bark decoction as gargle for a soar throat
H(112x) contraceptive, large quantity of ‘tamarind’ infusion drunk by the woman before sexual intercourse; Mixture of ‘tamarind’ with pepper and honey in water, called Konkori Badji
registered from reference HL 26) :
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, fruit of Tamarindus indica processed into laxative beverage
(registered from reference HD 30)
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, fruit of Tamarindus indica processed into laxative beverage.
(registered fron reference HD 31)
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not registered
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), to increase lactation, eat Kunu (a kind of porridge) prepared with fruit of Tamarindus indica and Ximenia americana or drink a macerate of tamarind fruits in water (receipt Fulani)
(registered from reference HL 28)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered