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Reference : HJ 02

Author(s) : Johns, T., J.O. Kokwaro & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Luo of Siaya District, Kenya: establishing quantitative criteria for consensus. Economic Botany, 44, 3, 369 - 381, (1990)
Reference HJ 02 has information about 47 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 4) cough, chewed leaves of Abrus precatorius, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ombulu ( Luo )
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) stomach problems, decoction of pounded roots of Acanthus arborea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : otagalo ( Luo )
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103, 3), leaves, roots, flower buds, chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ajuok-olaw, asol-olaw (Luo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124, 6), ponded leaves, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : oluoro-chieng ( Luo )
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(014, 4) child, dermatosis, barks and roots, decoction (H2O) , bath
H(037, 3), barks and roots, decoction, VO.
H(104, 6) stomach, barks and roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ober ( Luo )
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 5), roots and stem of Aloe sp. are pounded and made into a decoction that is drunk to treat stomach problems
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ogaka ( Luo )
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 3) constip., leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 3) stomach, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : dwele ( Luo )
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3)cough, bark is ground + salt, licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : othoo ( Luo )
Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Official name : Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), roots, decoction (H2O) or infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akudho, onyango arungu ( Luo )
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 3), roots Carica papaya, Carissa edulis, Euclea divinorum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : poi poi ( Luo )
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(100)
Recipes : H(006, 5) purg. + H(104, 5) stomach, roots Carissa edulis, Aphania senegalensis (ochol), Rhoicissus revoilii, Rhus natalensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100, 3), roots Carica papaya, Carissa edulis, Euclea divinorum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ochuoga ( Luo )
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(006, 18) constip., leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 18) stomach, leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : owinu ( Luo )
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 18) constip., leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 18) stomach, leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : nya-vado, ohingla lhieng ( Luo )
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(006, 18) constip., ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : oyieko ( Luo )
Coleus kilimandschari Guerke
Official name : Coleus kilimandschari Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006, 5) constipation, pounded leaves, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : okita ( Luo )
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), gastrointestinal problems, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : arupien, keyo ( Luo )
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, 3), illness "chira", pounded leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : hariadho, siriedho ( Luo )
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 3), roots Carica papaya, Carissa edulis, Euclea divinorum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akado ( Luo )
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(104)
Recipes : H(034, 8), roots or seeds, decoction, VO.
H(104, 8) stomach, roots or seeds, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : roko ( Luo )
Gutenbergia cordifolia Benth. ex Oliv.
Official name : Gutenbergia cordifolia Benth. ex Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104, 5) stomach child + H(201, 5), pounded plant, infusion;, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akech, pom pom ( Luo )