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Reference : HK 75

Author(s) : Kefalew, A., Z. Asfaw & E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotany of medicinal plants in Ada’a District, East Shewa Zone of Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:25 , (2015) DOI 10.1186/s13002-015-0014-6
Reference HK 75 has information about 180 plants :
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Véq(014, 3) horse scabies (Yeferse ebitet), root and bark of Acacia abyssinica grounded together and wash the animal with the solution
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : laaftoo/girar (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001, 5) eye bruise (Bilz), fresh bark of Acacia albida masticated and spitted out on the eye
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : garbii/gerbi (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014, 2) dandruff, fruit of Solanum anguivi together with leaf of Acacia albida and Ruta chalepensis powdered, mixed with Vaseline and paint the head
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : garbii/gerbi (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018, 3) headache (Ras mitat) root and fruit of Acacia seyal grounded, boil in water and breath in the smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : wachoo/wachu (Oromifa/Amarigna)
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(022), H(027z), H(092), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(022, 5) abdominal pain in woman after birth (Kurtet), leaf of Achyranthes aspera powdered and drink the water solution
H(027z, 5) long stay menstruation, roots of Solanum marginatum of Achyranthes aspera, Solanum incanum, Jasminum grandiflorum, powdered,wrapped together, woven three times over head and between legs and tied around the waist
H(092, 4) root powder of Eleusine floccifolia mixed with root powder of Achyranthes aspera and fruit of Solanum incanum and paste on the spot
H(104, 11) stomach trouble (yehod hemem), powder of root and leaf of Achyranthes aspera concocted with root powder of Allium sativum and drunk once
H(113, 4) RH case (Shotelay), Root of Achyranthes aspera dig out with horn handled knife wearing silver ring, cut it simultaneously saying ‘cut the blood of so and so, i. e the name of the patient’, infused with brown tef (Eragostis tef), black malt and Rhamnus prinoides and drink the infusion for three days. A glass is taken per day
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : derguu/etse-tekeze (Oromifa/Amarigna)
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, 7) loose tooth, leaves of Acmella caulirhiza chewed and placed it between the aching tooth
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : guticha (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 3) tick, stem of Agave sisalana grounded with fruit of Solanum incanum and polishing the bitten area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ageratum houstanianum Mill
Official name : Ageratum houstanianum Mill
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092, 5) poisoning (merzenet), root powder of Ageratum houstanianum is mixed with butter and put on the affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : /Merzi/Yemerz Medanit/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Ajuga integrifolia Buch-Ham
Official name : Ajuga integrifolia Buch-Ham
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Ajuga bracteosa Wallich ex Bentham
Symptoms : H(068), H(099), H(104), H(108), H(151), H(163)
Recipes : H(068, 5) ascariasis, root powder of Allium sativum of Ajuga integerifolia and Rumex nepalensis concocted together and drunk once before breakfast
H(099, 2) epilepsy (Yemitel beshita), root of Guizotia scabra powdered, boiled with root powders of Ajuga integrifolia, Foeniculum vulgare and Withania somnifera. One cup of the concoction taken orally
H(104, 8) stomach trouble, powder of root and leaf of Ajuga integrifolia mixed with root powder of Allium sativum and eaten once
H(108, 3) cold (bired), leaf boiled with tea and a cup of it is drunken
H(151, 6) hypertension (dem bizat), root and leaf boiled with tea and a cup of the solution is taken in
H(163, 4) gout (rihi), root of Ajuga integrifolia with the root of Solanecio gigas, Leonotis rainerihana powdered together and mixed with oil from fruit of Olea europaea subsp. cuspidata and Datura stramonium. Concoted them in water and drink the solution for three consecutive days. One cup only once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : armmaguusa/aqorarache/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092, 7) poisoning (merzenet), Tie up the root powder of Allium cepa with the leaf concoction of Vernonia amygdalina, Premna schimperi, and root powder of Verbascum sinaiticum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : shunkurtii diimaa/key shinkurt/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(103), H(108), H(211)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism (Woba), root of Allium sativum with leaf of Vernonia amaglidina pounded and drunk the extracted solution
H(068, 5) ascariasis, root powder of Allium sativum of Ajuga integerifolia and Rumex nepalensis concocted together and drunk once before breakfas
H(068, 3) intestinal parasite, leaf chewed and swallow the juice
H(103, 9) toothache (Tirse himem), root crushed, chewed and hold between the aching tooth
H(104, 11) stomach trouble (yehod hemem), powder of root and leaf of Achyranthes aspera concocted with root powder of Allium sativum and drunk once
H(104, 8) stomach trouble, powder of root and leaf of Ajuga integrifolia mixed with root powder of Allium sativum and eaten once
H(108, 8) flu (Gunfan), root and leaf crushed in to pieces, boiled with honey and take in the liquid in a cup of tea
H(211, 5) mich (sick headache, + fever + muscle spasm + herpes + excessive sweating), smelling roots of a young grown plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : qullubbi adii/Nech shinkurt/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041, 5) blackleg, root powders the plant of Stephania abyssinica and Rumex abyssinicus, Cyphostemma adenocaule, Eucalyptus globulus, Allium sativum,and Solanum incanum mixed together in a litter of water and drink once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : qullubbi adii/Nech shinkurt/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Aloe macrocarpa Tod.
Official name : Aloe macrocarpa Tod.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(108)
Recipes : H(003, 3) swelling (Ebach) leaf of Aloe macrocarpa warmed up on a fire and paste on the swelling
H(108, 5) flu (Gunfan), leaf of Ocimum basilicum together with fruit of Capsicum annuum and root of Aloe macrocarpa concocted together and drink the solution
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : argiisa/ret (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Alternanthera pungens Kunth
Official name : Alternanthera pungens Kunth
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Alternanthera repens O. Ktze.
Symptoms : H(220)
Recipes : H(220, 3) sudden illness (Dingetegna) fresh root of Alternanthera pungens boiled together with Ocimum gratissimum leaf and cup of the extract given to drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118, 8) Both root and leaf of Artemisia absinthium grounded together with root powder of Verbena officinalis and the solution sipped in
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : harritta/aritii/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Official name : Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(104), H(156)
Recipes : H(001, 9) eye itching (Ayenen masakek), burn the whole plant of Artemisia abyssinica and fumigate with the smoke
H(104, 12) stomach trouble, branches together with leaves of Ajuga integerifolia boiled with butter and eaten together with bread
H(156, 6) whooping cough (Tektik), grounded leaf of Artemisia abyssinica boiled with the leaf powder of Ruta chalepensis, honey or butter and taken once a day orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : tiroo/chikugne/ (Oromifa/Amarigna)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(201)
Recipes : H(068, 7) amobiasis, root of Asparagus africanus powder mixed with honey and butter and eaten for three consecutive days before breakfast
H(201, 3) exhausion (Lib dikam), fruit of Nicotiana tabacum grounded and boiled with root powder of Asparagus africanus and Cynoglossum geometricum and take in the solution
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : seriiti/seriti /(Oromifa/Amarigna)
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068, 9) amobiasis, root of Asparagus racemosus powder mixed with honey and butter and eaten for three consecutive days before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : seriiti/seriti /(Oromifa/Amarigna)
Asparagus sp.
Official name : Asparagus sp.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126, 4) jaundice (Yewof beshita), leaf of Hypericum quartinianum with roots of Asparagus sp. pounded and homogenised in water and given to the patient orally for three consecutive days. Half a glass is the limit for a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014, 2) woumb itching (Mehatsenen masakek), root of Asplenium monathes crushed, boiled and wash the itching part with the decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia ( Oromia Regional State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors