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Reference : HK 92

Author(s) : Kisangau, D. P. , M. Kauti, R. Mwobobia, T. Kanui, N. Musimba
Title : Traditional knowledge on use of medicinal plants in Kitui County, Kenya. International Journal of Ethnobiology & Ethnomedicine, 4 (1). 1-10 .(2017)
Reference HK 92 has information about 41 plants :
Acacia ataxacantha DC.
Official name : Acacia ataxacantha DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(197)
Recipes : H(018) severe headache, H(197) fontanelle, Fresh leaves of Acacia brevispica crushed and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : mukuswi (Kamba)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) cholera, H(037) cough, stem bark of Acacia mellifera, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : muthiia (Kamba)
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(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(037) cough, H(108) cold, flu, stem bark of Acacia nilotica, crushed and infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : musemei (Kamba)
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(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, crushed and infusion VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : uthekethe (Kamba)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) intestinal worms, stem bark of Albizia anthelmintica, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : kyoa (Kamba)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(051), H(056), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, cholera, H(013) ulcers, H(051) paludism, H(056) filariasis, H(104) swollen diaphragm, leaves of Aloe secundiflora, decoction or infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : kiluma (Kamba)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(018)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(018) headache, sap of leaves of Aspilia pluriseta, squeezed and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : mwarobaini (Kamba)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) cholera, H(051) paludism, H(113) joint pains, stem bark of Azadirachta indica, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : mwarobaini (Kamba)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(068) bilharziosis, stem bark of Balanites aegyptiaca, crushed and infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : kilului (Kamba)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, stem bark of Carica papaya, crushed and infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : muvavai (Kamba)
Cissus aphyllantha Gilg
Official name : Cissus aphyllantha Gilg
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Cissus aphyllantha, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : muvelengwa (Kamba)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(013)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, H(013) ulcers, stem bark of Commiphora africana, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : ikuu (Kamba)
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, fruit stalk of Cucurbita maxima, burned and powder licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : ilenge (Kamba)
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Official name : Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney stones, leaves / stem of Cynodon dactylon, burned and powder licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : ikoka (Kamba)
Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Official name : Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye problem, leaves of Cyphostemma cyphopetalum, crushed and sap applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : kiungu (Kamba)
Entada leptostachya Harms
Official name : Entada leptostachya Harms
Family : Mimosaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) cuts, stem juice of Entada leptostachya squeezed and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : mwaitha (Kamba)
Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Official name : Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, leaves of Gnidia latifolia, burnt and powder licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : muthila (Kamba)
Hymenodictyon parvifolium Oliv.
Official name : Hymenodictyon parvifolium Oliv.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(020) snake bite, leaves of Hymenodictyon parvifolium, crushed and infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : mulinditi (Kamba)
Indigofera lupatana Baker f.
Official name : Indigofera lupatana Baker f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, root of Indigofera lupatana, crushed and infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : muthika (Kamba)
Kleinia squarrosa Cufod
Official name : Kleinia squarrosa Cufod
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(051)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, H(051) paludism, stem of Kleinia squarrosa, crushed and infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kitui County)
Vernacular name : mungendya, nthenge (Kamba)