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Reference : HJ 10

Author(s) : Jacot Guillarmod, A
Title : Flora of Lesotho .Cramer, Lehre . From : The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Reference HJ 10 has information about 97 plants :
Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Official name : Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) dried leaves of Adiantum capillus-veneris burnt and smoked for head and chest colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehōrōmetso, lepata-maoa
Agapanthus campanulatus subsp. Patens (F.M. Leight.) F.M. Leight.
Official name : Agapanthus campanulatus subsp. Patens (F.M. Leight.) F.M. Leight.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) sap from leaves of Agapanthus campanulatus subsp .patens for skin rash in children, crust’on infant heads
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leta-la-phofu
Agave americana subsp.americana
Official name : Agave americana subsp.americana
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) leaves for skin problems; leaf of Agave americana L.subsp .americana decoction containing the spines to wash sore feet
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhala[JG;lekhala-le-leputsoa
Alepidea cordifolia B.-E.van Wyk
Official name : Alepidea cordifolia B.-E.van Wyk
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, raw roots of Alepidea cordifolia, chewed or decoction drunk
H(201) lotion used to wash divining bones
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesoko
Aloe aristata Haw.
Official name : Aloe aristata Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) root of Aloe aristata, decoction to induce pregnancy
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhalana
Aloe striatula Haw. var. striatula
Official name : Aloe striatula Haw. var. striatula
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(006) constipation H(104) stomach cramps; H(135) indigestion, leaf of Aloe triatula .var. striatula, infusion
H(104) heartburn in humans, H(111) burn wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohalakane/seholobe
Aloe striatula Haw. var. striatula
Official name : Aloe striatula Haw. var. striatula
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(104) Aloe triatula.var. striatula for heartburn
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohalakane/seholobe
Androcymbium longipes Baker
Official name : Androcymbium longipes Baker
Family : Colchicaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) sore ears, crushed, dried roots of Androcymbium longipes are mixed with fat and used as ointmen
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khukhoana
Asparagus microraphis Baker
Official name : Asparagus microraphis Baker
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea and to treat eruptions with Asparagus microraphis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lerara-tau, lehonyeli
Asplenium monanthes L. subsp .quadrivalens D.E.Mey.emended Lovis
Official name : Asplenium monanthes L. subsp .quadrivalens D.E.Mey.emended Lovis
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) leaves of Asplenium monanthes subsp .quadrivalens, smoked for head and chest colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehōrōmetso
Aster bakerianus Burtt Davy ex C.A. Sm.
Official name : Aster bakerianus Burtt Davy ex C.A. Sm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(041), H(051), H(100), H(104), H(235)
Recipes : H(104) colic, boiled roots of Aster bakerianus mixed with Helichrysum callicomum and Helichrysum rugulosum are given as enema
H(014) scab in humans, Aster bakerianus mixed with Scabiosa columbaria, ONS., RNS.
H(051) fevers, H(235) contagious diseases, H(041) anthrax ONS. Aster bakerianus mixed with Lotononis lanceolata, H(100) syphilis, RNS.
H(041) anthrax treatment Lotononis lanceolata mixed with Aster bakerianus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phōa
Athrixia elata Sond.
Official name : Athrixia elata Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sore feet, decoction of whole plant of Athrixia elata inserted in incisions made on sore feet
H(201) charm against any illness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefshoana-ea-basiea
Berula erecta (Huds .) Coville subsp.thunbergii (DC.) B.L.Burtt
Official name : Berula erecta (Huds .) Coville subsp.thunbergii (DC.) B.L.Burtt
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) person suffering from headache, small pieces of plant of Berula erecta boiled to wash
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehlatso
Brunsvigia cooperi Baker
Official name : Brunsvigia cooperi Baker
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(201)
Recipes : H(033) Brunsvigia cooperi alone or mixed with other plants for infertility in women
H(201) to wash divining bones to make them more accurate
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lematla
Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Official name : Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative with Bulbine narcissifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khomo-ea-balisa
Cannabis sativa L. var. sativa
Official name : Cannabis sativa L. var. sativa
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(082), H(178)
Recipes : H(082) asthma; H(077) anti-emetic in H(037) tuberculosisis and H(199) AIDS patients; H(178) heart problems; H(078) cancer
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : matekoane
Cheilanthes quadripinnata (Forssk .) Kuhn
Official name : Cheilanthes quadripinnata (Forssk .) Kuhn
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020x)
Recipes : H(008) crushed rhizome of Cheilanthes eckloniana is mixed with milk and drunk for diarrhoea
H(020x) crushed rhizome of Cheilanthes eckloniana is mixed with milk and drunk for cure for spider bites
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehōrōmetso
Commelina africana L.
Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heart problems and H(099) nervousness; plant of Commelina africana is boiled together with Tephrosia capensis and decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khotsoana
Cotula anthemoides L.
Official name : Cotula anthemoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colic,decoction of leaves and roots of Cotula anthemoides
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlapi-e-nyenyane
Cotyledon orbiculata L.var . oblonga (Haw .) DC
Official name : Cotyledon orbiculata L.var . oblonga (Haw .) DC
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga to foment boils on skin
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : serelile
Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis Toelken
Official name : Crassula lanceolata subsp. transvaalensis Toelken
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, whole plants of Crassula lanceolata subsp .transvaalensis dried; crushed and smoked for
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : serelilenyane
Crassula peploides Harv
Official name : Crassula peploides Harv
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) Crassula peploides small quantities for intestinal worms
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mo-ora-metsi
Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Official name : Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(102)
Recipes : H(102) stricture of the urethra, H(102) emetic for excess bile; decoction from boiling roots of Cyathula uncinulata drunk and unguent
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohome-bo-boholo, bohome-ba-lipoli
Cymbopogon sp.
Official name : Cymbopogon sp.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(117)
Recipes : H(117) ONS. Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata mixed with Cymbopogon spp.for gall sickness, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy
Official name : Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(033) Dianthus basuticus for the fertility in bulls
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlokoana-la-tsela, tlokofiloan
Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy
Official name : Dianthus basuticus Burtt Davy
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(050)
Recipes : H(050) Dianthus basuticus again flatulency
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlokoana-la-tsela, tlokofiloan
Dicoma anomala Sond. subsp. Anomala
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond. subsp. Anomala
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colic, diarrhoea, H006) constipation, H(050) flatulency, infusion of roots of Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata
H(004) wounds and sores, powdered flowers of Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata as ointment
H(026) period pain, ONS of Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomala mixed with Scabiosa columbaria; RNS
H(100 ) venereal diseases, ONS. Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata mixed with Helichrysum caespititium; Scabiosa columbaria and Zantedeschia albomaculata
H(117) ONS. Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata mixed with Cymbopogon spp.for gall sickness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hloenya
Dierama pendulum Baker
Official name : Dierama pendulum Baker
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, ONS. Dierama pendulum, enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lethepu
Dierama robustum N.E.Br.
Official name : Dierama robustum N.E.Br.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation ONS. Dierama robustum, enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lethepu
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, H(100) syphilis and H(104) intestinal disorders; rhizome of Elephantorrhiza elephantina
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mositsane
Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Official name : Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Family : Equisetaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(104), H(108), H(201)
Recipes : H(108) colds and H(104) colic in infant, decoction of cooked rhizomes of Equisetum ramosissimum,VO.
H(033) for infertility in women, decoction of cooked rhizomes of Equisetum ramosissimum, VO.
H(201) charm to drive away worms from fields
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlaka-photoane
Eucalyptus sp.
Official name : Eucalyptus sp.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds; ONS Eucalyptus sp. stuffed in nostrils or chewed
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : boloukomo
Eulophia hians var. nutans (Sond.) S. Thomas
Official name : Eulophia hians var. nutans (Sond.) S. Thomas
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women, tuber of Eulophia hians var .nutans infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhōlela
Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Official name : Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) heartburn; crushed plant of Gazania krebsiana subsp .serrulata
H(053) mixed with water for earache
H(103) hot decoction for toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tsikitlane
Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Drucevar .linearis
Official name : Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Drucevar .linearis
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(033), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) root of Gazania linearis as a purgative for pregnant women; H(033) infertility in women; H(008) diarrhoea; H(104) general abdominal problems
H(053) crushed whole plant mixed with water to treat earache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tsikitlane
Geranium multisectum N.E.Br.
Official name : Geranium multisectum N.E.Br.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(068) vermifuge; decoction of plant of Geranium multisectum
H(201) during the divining process
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlapi-e-kholo
Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.
Official name : Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(108) as fumigant to clear head colds
H(037) tuberculosis; H(006) purgative; ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tsebe-ea-pela
Gerbera viridifolia (DC.) Sch.Bip.
Official name : Gerbera viridifolia (DC.) Sch.Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(096), H(108), H(117)
Recipes : H(096) smoke from burning whole plant of Gerbera viridifolia inhaled as a decongestant
H(108) burnt as fumigant to clear head colds
H(117), gall sickness, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moarubetso
Geum capense Thunb.
Official name : Geum capense Thunb.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots Geum capense used for diarrhoea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlapi-ea-loti
Gladiolus crassifolius Baker
Official name : Gladiolus crassifolius Baker
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headaches,H(109) lumbago remedy with Gladiolus crassifolius
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khahla-e-nyenyane
Gnidia anthylloides (L.f .) Gilg .
Official name : Gnidia anthylloides (L.f .) Gilg .
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) Gnidia anthylloides for vermifuge
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moomang
Gnidia gymnostachya (C.A.Mey.) Gilg .
Official name : Gnidia gymnostachya (C.A.Mey.) Gilg .
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) leaves of Gnidia gymnostachya smoked for headaches
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : thōpa
Gnidia kraussiana Meisn .var .kraussiana
Official name : Gnidia kraussiana Meisn .var .kraussiana
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012) medicine with Gnidia kraussiana.var .kraussiana for fractured limbs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : thobeha, thōpa-e-nyenyane
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp.fruticosus
Official name : Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp.fruticosus
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(082), H(102)
Recipes : H(108) head colds crushed, burned plant of Gomphocarpus fruticosus .subsp.fruticosus sniffed
H(018) headaches, sap from leaves inserted into nostrils as decongestant
H(102) bile; H(082) asthma, in small doses
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moithimolo, lebejane
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(028), H(033)
Recipes : H(026) decoction of roots of Gunnera perpensa for period pains and H(104) colic in pregnant women
H(028) to cleanse the uterus and H(033) improve fertility; ONS. Eriospermum ornithogaloides mixed with Gunnera perpensa and Scabiosa columbaria
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : qobo
Helichrysum caespititium (DC.) Harv.
Official name : Helichrysum caespititium (DC.) Harv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(077), H(091), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases, ONS. Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata mixed with Helichrysum caespititium; Scabiosa columbaria and Zantedeschia albomaculata
H(037), H(108) smoke from crushed, burnt plant inhaled for chest and head colds
H(077) anti-emetic, ONS, RNS.
H(091) improves virility in men
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phate-ea-ngaka, selelu-saphooko, moriti-oa-naha
Helichrysum callicomum Harv.
Official name : Helichrysum callicomum Harv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colic, boiled roots of Aster bakerianus mixed with Helichrysum callicomum and Helichrysum rugulosum are given as enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : not communicated
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less var .nudifolium
Official name : Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less var .nudifolium
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(041) ‘black leg’ in cattle, ONS. of Helichrysum nudifolium var .nudifolium, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hefshoana-ea-basiea
Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Official name : Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108), H(201)
Recipes : H(201) burnt in the fields to call upon a light breeze to assist in winnowing of grain
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefo
Helichrysum rugulosum Less
Official name : Helichrysum rugulosum Less
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(104) colic, boiled roots of Aster bakerianus mixed with Helichrysum callicomum and Helichrysum rugulosum are given as enema
H(108) whole plant burnt to fumigate sick room of children with colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : motoantoanyane-o-moholo
Herniaria erckertii F. Herm.
Official name : Herniaria erckertii F. Herm.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat, decoction of plant of Herniaria erckertii
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tlokofiloane-ea-lekoeba
Heteromorpha arborescens Cham .& Schltdl.var.abyssinica (A.Rich .) H.Wolff
Official name : Heteromorpha arborescens Cham .& Schltdl.var.abyssinica (A.Rich .) H.Wolff
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, medicine from leaves of Heteromorpha arborescens var.abyssinica given to children
H(201) charm for lightning
H(201) charm for loyalty to the chief
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : monkhoane
Heteromorpha arborescens Cham .& Schltdl.var.arborescens
Official name : Heteromorpha arborescens Cham .& Schltdl.var.arborescens
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(201)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, smoke inhaled from burning plant of Heteromorpha arborescens.var.arborescens
H(201) charm against illness or mischievous spirit
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : monkhoane
Hibiscus aethiopicus L.var .ovatus Harv
Official name : Hibiscus aethiopicus L.var .ovatus Harv
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) Hibiscus aethiopicus for colic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sefala-bohoho
Hibiscus pusillus Thunb.
Official name : Hibiscus pusillus Thunb.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) Hibiscus pusillus in auscultation for chest complaints
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : semamelooana-se-seholo
Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Official name : Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Imperata cylindrica var. africana (Andersson) C.E. Hubb.
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) chest colds, decoction of roots of Imperata cylindrica given to children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlaba-lerumo
Juncus spp .
Official name : Juncus spp .
Family : Juncaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) rhizome of Juncus spp .used to treat intestinal ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : roroana, rororo
Kniphofia sarmentosa Kunth
Official name : Kniphofia sarmentosa Kunth
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) shoulder pain , decoction of bulbs of Kniphofia sarmentosa, drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leloele
Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) leaf of Leucosidea sericea, decoction for vermifuge
H(068) vermifuge, leaf of Agrimonia bracteata decoction mixed with Leucosidea sericea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : cheche
Limosella maior Diels
Official name : Limosella maior Diels
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ) Limosella maior when working with divining bones
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bolibana, joang-ba-metsi, tšika-metsi
Lotononis eriantha Benth.
Official name : Lotononis eriantha Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Lotononis eriantha good luck charm
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : molomo-monate
Lotononis lanceolata (E.Mey.) Benth.
Official name : Lotononis lanceolata (E.Mey.) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(041), H(051), H(235)
Recipes : H(051) fever; H(235) contagious diseases; H(008) diarrhoea, ONS of Lotononis lanceolata
H(041) anthrax treatment Lotononis lanceolata mixed with Aster bakerianus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khonathi
Lycopodium clavatum L.
Official name : Lycopodium clavatum L.
Family : Lycopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) leaves of Lycopodium clavatum dried and smoked for colds in the head and chest
H(108) whole plant of Selaginella caffrorum dried and smoked with Lycopodium clavatum to cure head and chest colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : boriba-bo-boholo, moriri-oa-matlapa
Metalasia densa (Lam .) P.O.Karis
Official name : Metalasia densa (Lam .) P.O.Karis
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) infusion of leaves and young branches of Metalasia densa drunk as herbal tea; as fumigant during illness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sehalahala-se-seputsoa, tee
Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Official name : Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) Morella serrata in period pains cure
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : malokela
Nerine angustifolia Baker
Official name : Nerine angustifolia Baker
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) crushed bulbs of Nerine angustifolia mixed with other plants as charm against lightning
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lematlana
Nidorella resedifolia DC.subsp .resedifolia
Official name : Nidorella resedifolia DC.subsp .resedifolia
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fumigant of Nidorella resedifolia for feverish children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mokoteli-o-mosehla
Pellaea calomelanos (Sw .) Link .var .calomelanos
Official name : Pellaea calomelanos (Sw .) Link .var .calomelanos
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : V(022), V(108)
Recipes : Vb(022) decoction from cooked, crushed rhizomes of Pellaea calomelanos var .calomelanos used to get rid of afterbirth in cows
Vb(108) colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : ehōrōmetso[
Polygala hottentotta C.Presl
Official name : Polygala hottentotta C.Presl
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(041), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(053) decoction of root of Polygala ottentotta drunk for mumps; H(104) abdominal pains; H(041) treatment of anthrax
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehano
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) smoke of Ranunculus multifidus inhaled for head and chest colds (but reported to be poisonous)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tlhapi
Rubus rigidus Smith.
Official name : Rubus rigidus Smith.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) acute pain, root decoction of Rubus rigidus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : monokotšoai-oa-banna
Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117), Euclea coriacea mixed with Rumex lanceolatus for gall sickness in livestock
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khamane
Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(037), H(051)
Recipes : Rumex sagittatus for H(006) constipation; H(051) fever; H(037) tuberculosis; snuff for H(018) headaches
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bolila-ba-likhomo
Salvia repens Burch. ex Benth.var .repens
Official name : Salvia repens Burch. ex Benth.var .repens
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(045)
Recipes : H(045) whole plant of Salvia repens burnt in a hut for fumigation
H(037) medicine for coughs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosisili, mosisili-oa-loti
Salvia runcinata L. f.
Official name : Salvia runcinata L. f.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) Salvia runcinata for medicine for coughs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosisili
Scabiosa columbaria L.
Official name : Scabiosa columbaria L.
Family : Dipsacaceae
Symptoms : H(017), H(026), H(028), H(033), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colic in pregnant women and H(026) period pains, roots of Scabiosa columbaria mixed with Searsia divaricata and Cussonia paniculata
- H(017) difficult childbirth
H(028) to cleanse the uterus and H(033) improve fertility; ONS. Eriospermum ornithogaloides mixed with Gunnera perpensa and Scabiosa columbaria
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : selomi
Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch .) Van der Merwe
Official name : Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch .) Van der Merwe
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(117)
Recipes : H(006) constipation; crushed bulb of Schizocarphus nervosus mixed with food for a child
H(117) gall sickness, mixed with other plants
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lenaka-la-khomo
Searsia divaricata (Eckl.& Zeyh .) Moffett
Official name : Searsia divaricata (Eckl.& Zeyh .) Moffett
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(037), H(102), H(104), H(108), H(109), H(113), H(162y), H(201)
Recipes : H(102) excessive bile, H(113) kidney and H(162y) bladder problems, H(109) backache cooked roots of Searsia divaricata
H(037), H(108) dried leaves smoked to cure coughs and colds
H(201) pegs from stems for rainmaking
H(104) colic in pregnant women and H(026) period pains, roots of Scabiosa columbaria mixed with Searsia divaricata and Cussonia paniculata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : kolitšane
Searsia erosa (Thunb.) Moffet
Official name : Searsia erosa (Thunb.) Moffet
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, ONS.Searsia erosa , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tšilabele
Sebaea exigua (Oliv .) Schinz
Official name : Sebaea exigua (Oliv .) Schinz
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) Sebaea exigua for treatment of inflammations and lacerations
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moroeroe
Selaginella caffrorum (Milde) Hieron.
Official name : Selaginella caffrorum (Milde) Hieron.
Family : Selaginellaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) whole plant of Selaginella caffrorum dried and smoked with Lycopodium clavatum to cure head and chest colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moriri-oa-mafika[
Senecio brachypodus DC.
Official name : Senecio brachypodus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds and H(037) chest complaints; leaves infusion of Senecio brachypodus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lephōkō
Senecio coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.
Official name : Senecio coronatus (Thunb.) Harv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(017), H(104)
Recipes : H(017) difficult childbirth; H(104) intestinal complaints in strong doses as an emetic with ONS. Senecio coronatus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : motabo/ lehlomanyane
Senecio discodregeanus Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Official name : Senecio discodregeanus Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), Senecio discodregeanus as an emetic to cure colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehlomanyane-le-lenyenyane
Senecio macrocephalus DC.
Official name : Senecio macrocephalus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) Senecio macrocephalus to cure colic; ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sebea-mollo
Senecio macrocephalus DC.
Official name : Senecio macrocephalus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) Senecio macrocephalus to cure colic; ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sebea-mollo
Senecio rhyncholaenus DC.
Official name : Senecio rhyncholaenus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) sore hands and feet, ash from burned plant of Senecio rhyncholaenus inserted in incisions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mahuoaneng
Senecio tanaceptosis Hilliard
Official name : Senecio tanaceptosis Hilliard
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) leaves of Senecio tanaceptosis smoked to stop bleeding
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosuoane-oa-matlapa
Silene pilosellifolia Cham. & Schlechtd.
Official name : Silene pilosellifolia Cham. & Schlechtd.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) Silene pilosellifolia for compounding of various medicines
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sefea-maeba
Tephrosia capensis (Jacq.) Pers.var. capensis
Official name : Tephrosia capensis (Jacq.) Pers.var. capensis
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heart problems and H(099) nervousness; plant of Commelina africana is boiled together with Tephrosia capensis and decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : musa-pelo-oa-noka
Trifolium africanum Ser.var.africanum
Official name : Trifolium africanum Ser.var.africanum
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat; diuretic and sweating agent, whole plant of Trifolium africanum var .africanum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moqopolla-thula, ’musa-pelo
Trifolium burchellianum subsp.burchellianum
Official name : Trifolium burchellianum subsp.burchellianum
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(118), H(201), H(206)
Recipes : H(118) infused roots Trifolium burchellianum.subsp.burchellianum for sore throats, H(206) sweating agent, H(007) diuretic, H(201); as charm to obtain a gift of eloquence
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : oqopolla-thula, moroko, ‘musa-pelo
Tulbaghia acutiloba Harv.
Official name : Tulbaghia acutiloba Harv.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(197)
Recipes : H(197) lotion to wash infant with depressed fontanelle
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sefotha-fotha
Wahlenbergia androsacea DC
Official name : Wahlenbergia androsacea DC
Family : Campanulaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) intestinal ulcers, whole plant of Wahlenbergia androsacea, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tenane
Wahlenbergia denticulata (Burch .) A.DC.
Official name : Wahlenbergia denticulata (Burch .) A.DC.
Family : Campanulaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) love charm; especially for wives of polygamists
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bolao
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(068), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds and chills, root of Withania somnifera decoction
H(104) intestinal ailments and for H(004) wounds , ONS of Withania somnifera
H(068) enema to get rid of ‘small snake’ in the stomach
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mofera-ngope
Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill subsp.albomaculata
Official name : Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill subsp.albomaculata
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) cooked rhizomes of Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp .albomaculata for kidney and H(162y) bladder problems; H(076) mouth ulcers
H(100) venereal diseases, ONS. Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomalata mixed with Helichrysum caespititium; Scabiosa columbaria and Zantedeschia albomaculata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohalalitoe