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Reference : HK 78

Author(s) : Kidane, L. , G, Gebremedhin & T, Beyene
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,14:64 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0266-z
Reference HK 78 has information about 228 plants :
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, fresh fruit of Acacia abyssinica is crushed, mixed with butter and smear on affected body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : chiea (Tigrigna)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, fresh and dry bark of Acacia albida is crushed, mixed with bile of sheep and smear on affected area of the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : momona (Tigrigna)
Acacia etbaïca Schweinf.
Official name : Acacia etbaïca Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(038)
Recipes : H(004) head wound, dry leaf of Acacia etbaïca is powdered, mixed with butter and smear on head
H(038) fungal infection (tewsas), when dry/fresh stem is burnt latex produced and the smear by the latex on affected area of the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : seraw (Tigrigna)
Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Official name : Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dermatologia granule (Begur, Fetsega), fresh fruit of Acacia lahai is crushed and smeared on face.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : lehay (Tigrigna)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(173), H(212)
Recipes : H(173) leprosy, dry root of Acacia mellifera, is powdered, mixed with honey and eat.
H(212) rhesus disease (mengegna), fresh leaf is crushed, mixed with honey and swallow
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : kerets (Tigrigna)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) leech, fresh root of Acacia mellifera is crushed, mixed with water and sniff through nose.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : kerets (Tigrigna)
Acacia polyacantha Willd.
Official name : Acacia polyacantha Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil spirit, dry and fresh root of Acacia polyacantha crushed, burnt and fumigate by its smoke.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : gemero (Tigrigna)
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(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera and stem is crushed, add water, filter by using cotton and dropped in to eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : mchelo (Tigrigna)
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(001), H(155)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, fresh root of Achyranthes aspera is crushed, mixed with black faeces, filtered and the dropped in eye
H(155) tonsillitis, fresh leaf and stem of Achyranthes aspera are crushed and smear on head.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : mchelo (Tigrigna)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(013), H(094), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wound, dry root of Acokanthera schimperi is powdered, mixed with goat butter and smear on affected body.
H(013) skin rash (hafew), fresh dry bark is powdered, heated on oven, mixed with butter smeared on body skin.
H(094) haemorrhoid, fresh leaf is crushed, mixed with honey and smear at anus
H(201) evil eye, fresh dry root is burnt, fumigate by its steam.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : mebte (Tigrigna)
Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Official name : Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Aerva persica (Burm. f.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(194)
Recipes : H(194) cutaneous leishmaniasis, fresh latex of Aerva javanica is directly smeared on the infected part of the skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : lge-Dmu (Tigrigna)
Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen
Official name : Aframomum corrorima (Braun) P.C.M. Jansen
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(162)
Recipes : H(162) urine retention "atsre-shnti", dry bulb of Aframomum corrorima is powdered, mixed with milk and drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : korerima (Tigrigna)
Agave americana L.
Official name : Agave americana L.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(194)
Recipes : H(014) ring worm, H(194) cutaneous leishmaniasis, fresh bark of Agave americana is crushed smeared on the infected body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : eka-trmo / eka-tlyan (Tigrigna)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fibril illness, fresh leaf of Albizia gummifera is boiled in water and fumigate by its steam.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : sasa (Tigrigna)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) horn worm "haseka resi", fresh leaf of Albizia gummifera is crushed, adds to water and sniff through nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : sasa (Tigrigna)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, fresh bulb of Allium cepa is crushed, mixed with honey; allow staying for seven days and then eating at morning before eating food until recovery.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : keyh-shgurti (Tigrigna)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(027y), H(033), H(037)
Recipes : H(027y) pain after delivery, H(033) impotence in male, H(037) cough ,unprocessed fresh bulb of Allium sativum eat directly
H(082) asthma, Fresh bulb is crushed, mixed with honey and eat at morning for seven days.
H(103) teeth ach, chewing fresh bulb is a treatment for teeth ach.
H(130) paralysis, fresh leaf is crushed, mixed with butter and smear.
H(013) herpes (lmaz balechra), fresh leaf of Psiadia punctulata is crushed, mixed with Allium sativum and smeared on infected dermis.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : tsaeda-shgurti (Tigrigna)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) horn worm & leech, fresh bulb of Allium sativum is crushed, mixed with water, filter and sniff to the nose.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : tsaeda-shgurti (Tigrigna)
Aloe camperi Schweinf.
Official name : Aloe camperi Schweinf.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, fresh latex of Aloe camperi is directly dropped in eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : sandaere (Tigrigna)
Aloe camperi Schweinf.
Official name : Aloe camperi Schweinf.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, fresh latex of Aloe camperi is smeared to affected skin of oxen especially on the neck.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : sandaere (Tigrigna)