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Reference : HK 93

Author(s) : Kiringe, J. W.
Title : A Survey of Traditional Health Remedies Used by the Maasai of Southern Kaijiado District, Kenya Ethnobotany Research & Applications 4:061-073 (2006)
Reference HK 93 has information about 42 plants :
Acacia ancistroclada Brenan
Official name : Acacia ancistroclada Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(075), H(095), H(135)
Recipes : H(075) appetizer, H(135) enhance/facilitate digestion, roots of Acacia ancistroclada boil in water. VO. OR bark & roots-boil in water. VO. OR Branches-cut small pieces, boil in water. May be added to soup.
- H(095) strength/nutrient supplement , roots of Acacia ancistroclada boil in water. VO. OR bark & roots-boil in water. VO. OR Branches-cut small pieces, boil in water. May be added to soup.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027v)
Recipes : H(027v) “Cleaning” women after giving birth. Roots of Acacia drepanolobium, boil or soak in water.VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(051), H(075), H(095), H(135)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Bark of Acacia mellifera, soak/boil in water, then sieve. OR Pith-boil in water, then sieve.VO.
H(075) appetite enhancer, Bark-boil in water, then sieve.
H(095) strength/nutrient supplement, ONS., RNS.
H(104) stomachache, Bark-boil in water, then sieve, VO.
H(135) enhance/facilitate digestion, Bark-soak in water, then sieve
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular 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(004), H(051), H(075), H(095), H(104), H(113), H(135)
Recipes : H(004) cleaning circumcision wounds, ONS of Acacia nilotica
H(051) paludism, Roots-boil in water, sieve then mix with oil or soup.
H(075) appetite enhancer, bark & roots-boil in water. Taken with soup
H(095) strength/nutrient supplement, roots-remove outer part, soak or boil in water. Used by morans.
H(104) stomachache, ONS., RNS.
H(113) painful joints/arthritis, ONS., RNS
H(135) enhance/facilitate digestion, Roots-grind/crush, boil in water, then sieve
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(027v), H(030)
Recipes : H(027v) “Cleaning” women after giving birth ONS of Acacia nubica , RNS.
H(030) facilitate placenta expulsion after giving birth. Roots, boil in soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Acacia robusta Burch.
Official name : Acacia robusta Burch.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(091)
Recipes : H(030) facilitate placenta expulsion, ONS of Acacia robusta, RNS., H(091) removal after giving birth, ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) enhance/facilitate digestion, Bark of Acacia senegal, boil in water, then sieve. May be taken after boiling or added to soup. VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(199)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, sap of Acacia tortilis taken directly.
H(199) Treatment of sexually transmitted diseases e.g. gonorrhea, mouth ulcers, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular 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(004), H(013)
Recipes : H(004) open wounds, roots of Achyranthes aspera grind/crush, extract sap. Apply on to open wound.
H(013) skin diseases, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(051), H(068), H(102), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(014) skin diseases. Bark of Albizia anthelmintica, grind/crush, then use as soap. Use/apply on the affected area.
H(051) induce vomiting and diarrhea if one is suspected to have paludism, Bark-grind/crush, soak/mix with water, sieve.VO. OR Roots-remove outer part, grind/crush, mix / soak in water.
H(068) antihelminthic, roots-remove outer part, boil in water, then sieve OR roots-remove outer part, dry, soak in water, then sieve.
H(102) induced bile release from the gallbladder, ONS. RNS.
H(104) stomachache, roots-remove outer part, dry, grind/crush, soak in water, then sieve.VO..
H(109) backache, ONS. RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Aloe volkensii Engl.
Official name : Aloe volkensii Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism symptoms (used to induce vomiting). Leaves of Aloe volkensii, boil with water, then sieve.
H(104) cleaning children’s stomachs , ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Aneilema spekei C.B. Clarke
Official name : Aneilema spekei C.B. Clarke
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) prevention of fever, Whole plant of Aneilema spekei, mix with other herbs in milk. Sprinkle the mixture onto a person/patient. Mostly administered by a an oloibon (traditional haeler) when there is an outbreak of fever.
H(201) for blessings, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr.
Official name : Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(102)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, ONS of Balanites glabra, RNS. - - H(051) inducing vomiting if one is suspected to have paludism . Bark-remove outer part, grind/crush, mix/soak or in water, then sieve.
H(102) induced bile release from the gallbladder. Bark-remove outer part, grind/crush, mix/soak in water, then sieve. VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Blepharis linariifolia Pers.
Official name : Blepharis linariifolia Pers.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Blepharis hirta Hochst. ex Nees
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) lung problems,, ONS of Blepharis linariifolia, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(039)
Recipes : H(004) open wounds, sap-extract from the bark/stem of Commiphora africana. Apply on to open wound
H(014) skin moisturizer, H(039) killing chiggers (tunga penetrans), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Commiphora sp.
Official name : Commiphora sp.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(037), H(039)
Recipes : H(004) internal wounds, Sap of Commiphora sp. taken directly.
H(014) skin moisturizer, ONS., RNS.
H(037) cough, sap used without processing, VO.
H(037) tubercuosis, sap-taken directly
H(039) killing chiggers (tunga penetrans), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ailment(s) thought to be due to witchcraft, ONS of Croton dichogamus, RNS;
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Croton megalocarpoides Friis & M.G. Gilbert
Official name : Croton megalocarpoides Friis & M.G. Gilbert
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) induce vomiting and diarrhea if one is suspected to have paludism, ONS of Croton megalocarpoides, RNS;
H(104) tomachache. Bark-grind, soak in water, then sieve. VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Euphorbia meridionalis P.R.O. Bally & S. Carter
Official name : Euphorbia meridionalis P.R.O. Bally & S. Carter
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051), H(199)
Recipes : H(007) induce diarrhea as a means of cleansing the body , ONS of Euphorbia meridionalis,
H(051) paludism, Stem-mix with water or soup, then sieve
H(199) sexually transmitted diseases, Stem-boil in soup. Taken with goat/sheep soup.VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infections, ONS of Grewia bicolor
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Southern Kaijiado District)
Vernacular name :