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Reference : HK 85

Author(s) : Kimondo, J., J. Miaron, P. Mutai, P. Njogu
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of food and medicinal plants of the Ilkisonko Maasai community in Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 175, 463–469 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.10.013
Reference HK 85 has information about 35 plants :
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027y), H(033), H(091)
Recipes : H(027y) postpartum pain in humans, H(033) fertility, H(091) tonic, stem bark of Acacia drepanolobium; RNS.
(number of informants = 15 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : eluai (Maa; local Maasai name)
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta in cows, stem bark of Acacia drepanolobium
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : eluai (Maa; local Maasai name)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(035), H(075), H(091), H(118)
Recipes : H(035) east coast fever, H(075) appetizer, H(091) postpartum tonic, H(118) sore throat, Stem bark of Acacia mellifera, RNS.
(number of informants = 4 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : oiti (Maa; local Maasai name)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(075), H(091), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(075) appetizer, H(091) strengthener/ tonic, H(113) body aches, H(091) stimulant/excitant, H(104) stomachic, H(091) stamina, RNS.
(number of informants = 20 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : enkilorit (Maa; local Maasai name)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(001), H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(001) facilitate lactation, H(091) postpartum tonic, H(091) rejuvenation, H(100) sexually transmitted infections, Root bark of Acacia nubica, RNS.
(number of informants = 5 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : oldepe (Maa; local Maasai name)
Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Official name : Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(075), H(091)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(091) strengthener, tonic/adaptogen, H(075) appetizer, root/ stem bark of Acacia reficiens, RNS.
(number of informants = 16 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olchurrai (Maa; local Maasai name)
Acacia robusta Burch.
Official name : Acacia robusta Burch.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta in cows, roots barks of Acacia robusta, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olmumunyi (Maa; local Maasai name)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera var. sicula L. , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(103), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, H(004) new wounds, H(103) toothache, H(109) back aches, H(113) knee aches, whole plant of Achyranthes aspera, RNS
(number of informants = 3 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olerubat (Maa; local Maasai name)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) food for goats, stem bark of Albizia anthelmintica
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olmukutan (Maa; local Maasai name)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, dewormer, H(051) anti paludism, H(091) tonic, Roots of Albizia anthelmintica , RNS.
(number of informants =24 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olmukutan (Maa; local Maasai name)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(018), H(035), H(082), H(091)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(018) headache, H(035) east coast fever, H(082) respiratory problems, H(091) tonic, leaves sap of Aloe secundiflora, RNS.
(number of informants = 13 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : osukuroi (Maa; local Maasai name)
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(095), H(108)
Recipes : H(095) food, H(108) colds, fruits of Carissa spinarum, RNS.
(number of informants = 5 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olamuriaki (Maa; local Maasai name)
Combretum molle R. Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br. ex G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum sokodense Engl. , Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(100), H(109)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, H(109) backache, roots of Combretum molle, RNS.
(number of informants = 3 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olmaroro (Maa; local Maasai name)
Cyphostemma nodiglandulosum (T.C.E. Fr.) Desc.
Official name : Cyphostemma nodiglandulosum (T.C.E. Fr.) Desc.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(091), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(002) galactagogue, H(091) tonic, H(100) sexually transmitted infections, H(104) stomachache, whole plant of Cyphostemma nodiglandulosum, RNS.
(number of informants = 3)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : enkilenya (Maa; local Maasai name)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(002), H(091), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(002) galactagogue, H(091) strength/ tonic, H(095) food, H(104) stomachache in kid, root, stem, fruit of Grewia villosa , RNS.
(number of informants = 25 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olmankulai (Maa; local Maasai name)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infection, H(113) arthritis, root, fruit, leaves of Harrisonia abyssinica , RNS.
(number of informants = 7)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : enkisarang'atuny (Maa; local Maasai name)
Lippia kituiensis Vatke
Official name : Lippia kituiensis Vatke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) protects cattle from ectoparasite, leaves of Lippia kituiensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : osinoni (Maa; local Maasai name)
Lippia kituiensis Vatke
Official name : Lippia kituiensis Vatke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(082)
Recipes : H(046) measles, H(082) respiratory problems, leaves of Lippia kituiensis, RNS.
(number of informants = 5)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : osinoni (Maa; local Maasai name)
Maerua triphylla (Thunb.) T.Durand & Schinz
Official name : Maerua triphylla (Thunb.) T.Durand & Schinz
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(018), H(091), H(095), H(139)
Recipes : H(004) cleaning wounds, H(018) headache, H(091) tonic, H(095) food, H(139) aphrodisiac, Stem bark, leaf of Maerua triphylla , RNS.
(number of informants = 3 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olamalogi (Maa; local Maasai name)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108), H(208)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(108) colds, H(208) fragrant, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum , RNS.
(number of informants = 5 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kajiado County)
Vernacular name : olemoran (Maa; local Maasai name)