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Reference : HL 13

Author(s) : Lavergne, R. & R. Véra
Title : Etude ethnobotanique des plantes utilisées dans la pharmacopée traditionnelle à la Réunion. Médecine traditionnelle et pharmacopée. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 236 p., (1989)
Reference HL 13 has information about 185 plants :
Acalypha indica L.
Official name : Acalypha indica L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(055), H(068), H(082), H(092), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation baby, decoction (H2O) Cardiospermum halicacabum + 3 leaves Eupatorium triplinerve + 1 leaf Phyllanthus amarus , Acalypha indica , honey, VO.
H(006) purge, decoction of Oxalis corniculata of Cardiospermum halicacabum of Acalypha indica, mix with castor oil of olive oil and honey
H(006) purgative baby with of tambave, decoction of a bouquet of leaves in 1/4 l. H2O,+ 1 teaspoon castor oil, VO lukewarm
H(082) asthma, H(104) stomach ache, H(068) worms, infusion or decoction roots
H(037) bronchitis infusion ONS. Acalypha indica of Jumellea fragrans, VO. sweet or with rum for adults
H(055) emetic, H(092) poisoning, infusion leaves of Acalypha indica + roots of Violette and of Tylophora indica
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : z'oreille de chat, herbe chatte, z'erbe le chat
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(037), H(102), H(113), H(191)
Recipes : H(037), decoction (H2O) 5 roots of Achyranthes aspera in 1,5 l. H2O, VO., 1 glass / 4 X / D
H(191) herbal tea, purifies the blood
H(113) rheumatism, H(102) gallbladder, young roots, RNS.
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : herbe d'eugène, herbe de zen, herbe d'Inde
Agauria salicifolia (Comm. ex Lam.) Hook.f. ex Oliv.
Official name : Agauria salicifolia (Comm. ex Lam.) Hook.f. ex Oliv.
Family : Ericaceae
Synonyms : Agauria polyphylla Baker
Symptoms : H(014), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, decoction (H2O) leaves of Agauria salicifolia , to wash affected parts
H(014) measles,H(037) diseases of the lung, cataplasm of complete leaves
H(037) diseases of the lung, bark rasped in the bath
H(100) gono., ONS. of Agauria salicifolia + Terminalia bentzoe, RNS.
Toxic plant. No use by internal way
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : bois rempant, bois de gale
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(014), H(051), H(068), H(082), H(100), H(104), H(108), H(162y), H(171), H(191)
Recipes : H(013) scabies, H(014) eczema, H(100) syphilis, H(191) to cleanse the blood, decoction of Senecio ambavilla (Ambaville), Viscum triflorum (Souri chaude), Psathura borbonica (Bois cassant), Fumaria muralis (Fumeterre) and Siegesbeckia orientalis (Guérivite) of Ageratum conyzoides (herbe à bouc) of Eupatorium riparium (Orthochifon) du Phyllanthus spp ( Ti Tamarin) + bath with Senecio ambavilla (Ambaville) of Fumaria muralis (Fumeterre) and Siegesbeckia orientalis (Guérivite)
H(051) fever childs, decoction of Lantana camara + Ageratum conyzoides
H(068) deworming, syrup from 7 heart of peche (Prunus persica) of roots of Centella asiatica of Ageratum conyzoides of Viscum triflorum, of Siegesbeckia orientalis of Argemone mexicana
H(082) asthma, decoction of Ambaville, Euphorbia hirta (Jean Robert), Ochrosia borbonica (Bois jaune), Ageratum conyzoides (herbe à bouc).
H(104) stomach ulcer leaves of Nuxia verticillata (Bois maigre) , Ageratum conyzoides (herbe à bouc), plantain, RNS
H(013) boil, anthrax, cataplasm of leaves to make ripe, bath to dry
H(162y) vessie, seeds Coffea arabica + roots Petroselinum hortense and Ageratum conyzoides, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068) deworming, decoction (H2O) of leaves or of roots + castor oil
H(068) deworming, flowers of Carica papaya + Ageratum conyzoidesou + Portulaca oleracea or + Ocimum canum or + Heliotropium arboresceus or + Pelargonium asperum
H(082), H(104) nephritic colic, H(171), decoction (H2O) of the whole plant, herbal tea
H(108) influenza child, decoction ONS. Lantana camara + Ageratum conyzoides
H(068) deworming, decoction leaves or roots of Ageratum conyzoides + castor oil
H(013) boil, leaves in cataplasm to make ripe boil , anthrax
H(004) leaves in bath for wounds, H(013) boil, rash
H(191) decoction of the whole plant to reduce fat in the blood
H(171) diabetes, decoction in 1 l H2O of 1 leaf of Piper sp., 1 root Eleusine indica, one foot of Ageratum conyzoides, a little of Foenicum vulgare, a piece of bark of Syzygium cumini, leaves of Bibens pilosa and the beard of Zea mays
Region : Reunion
Country : Réunion
Vernacular name : herbe du bouc
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(091), H(113), H(151)
Recipes : H(068) deworming, pod rubbed on a slice of bread + olive oil, VO.
H(091), to crunch a pod in the morning
H(113) rheumatism, H(151), maceration of 1 pod in 1 tepid glass H2O, the evening, VO. in the morning on an empty stomach
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : ail
Aloysia triphylla (L'Hér.) Britton
Official name : Aloysia triphylla (L'Hér.) Britton
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(027z), H(082), H(108), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(027z) menstruation disorder, H(026) pain of menstruation, infusion of ONS. of Polgonum poiretii a stem of Origanum majorana, a ripe leaf of Annona muricata a stem of Mentha sp. of Aloysia triphylla of Rosmarinus officinalis
H(108) influenza, H(082) asthma, leaves of Aloysia triphylla, bark of Terminalia bentzoe of Cinnammum cassia
H(104) stomach pain, infusion of Aloysia triphylla
H(201) removes evil spirits, Aloysia triphylla, Jatropha curcas, Gomphocarpus fruticosus, Leucas lavandulaefolia
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : verveine citronelle, verveine
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(015x), H(095), H(162), H(179)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, broth of Amaranthus spinosus with three garlic cloves, of oil of cooking juice of lemon. Absorber préalablement of l'hule of rcin et juice of lemon. Treatment of 3 days
H(015x) albumine, H(162) urine retention, H(179) nephritis, H(179) urinary calculi, ONS, RNS
H(095) decoction of roots as broth
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : brède pariétaire, brède malabar, payeterre
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(112), H(116), H(137)
Recipes : H(112) abortif, H(116) régulation des règles, H(137) analgésique, mix of Thymus vulgaris , Ananas comosus, fermentation, VO.
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : not registered
Andropogon muricatum Retz.
Official name : Andropogon muricatum Retz.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(037), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(027z) menstrual disorders, herbal tea of roots of Andropogon muricatum, VO. A little before menstruation
H(113) rheumatism, maceration of roots of Andropogon muricatum of Brunfelsia hopeana of cloves (Syzygium aromaticum ), friction locally
H(051) fever, H(037) cough 1 à 2 drops of essence of Andropogon muricatum in a cup of herbal tea of citronnelle (Cymbopogon citratus)
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : vétivier, vétivert
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(048), H(051), H(068), H(077), H(099), H(104), H(111), H(151), H(179)
Recipes : H(048) aerophagy, H(051 fever, H(068) internal parasitism H(077) antiemetic, H(104) heartburn, H(151) hypertension, ONS., RNS.
H(099) sleeping drug, nervousness, calming, decoction (H2O) 2 to 3 leaves Annona muricata + Rosmarinnus officinalis + Mimosa pudica, VO. , in the evening
H(111)sunstroke, cataplasm from a maceration of leaves in tepid H2O
H(179) stones, 13 seeds crushed in 1 l H2O, VO. durring the day
H(179) nephtitic, maceration of internal barks in cold H2O, VO.
H(027z) menstruation disorder, pain of menstruation, infusion of ONS. of Polgonum poiretii a stem of Origanum majorana, a ripe leaf of Annona muricata a stem of Mentha sp. of Aloysia triphylla of Rosmarinus officinalis
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : sapoty, coprossol
Antirhea borbonica J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Antirhea borbonica J.F.Gmel.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(008), H(051), H(104), H(171)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, decoction of leaves of Antirhea borbonica in the eye bath
H(004) wound, local application d'bark rapée of Antirhea borbonica
H(008) diarrhea, H(051) fever decoction of leaves and barks of Antirhea borbonica of Phyllanthus phillyreifolius
H(104) stomach ulcer, H(171) diabetes, decoction of leaves of Antirhea borbonica, drink regularly
H(104), stomach ache, maceration of bark
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : bois d'osto, lhosto, hosto
Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
Official name : Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation (= refreshing), herbal tea of 3 leaves of Aphloia theiformis in 1 glass H2O, VO. 3 x / D
H(051) fever, H(051) paludisme, H(113) rheumatism, H(104) pain of belly, decoction ONS.
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : goyave marron, cent écorces, fandamaner, fondame
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(028t), H(038), H(068), H(094), H(100), H(113), H(162), H(162y), H(171), H(191)
Recipes : H(006), seeds of Argemone mexicana, RNS.
H(038), H(113), H(162), H(171), decoction (H2O) roots, RNS.
H(094), maceration leaves, hip bath
H(113) inflammation of lips, yellow juice
H(191),whole plant, decoction (H2O) 15', VO.
H(013) chancre application of lichen of Stereocaulon vulcani grilled in the pan
H(028t) white discharge, Stoebe passerinoides (Branle Blanc) + Stereocaulon vulcani (flowers of roche)
H(100) syphilis, decoction ofs roots of Stereocaulon vulcani (Fleur of roche) of Raquette of Pagode and a piece of root of Argemone mexicana (chardon), VO. regularly
H(068) deworming, syrup from 7 heart of peche (Prunus persica) of roots of Centella asiatica of Ageratum conyzoides of Viscum triflorum, of Siegesbeckia orientalis of Argemone mexicana
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : chardon
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(039), H(068), H(091)
Recipes : H(039) lice , wash with the plant of Artemisia absinthium macerated in alcohol
H(091) anemia, ONS, 3 cups of sweet infusion / day
H(068) deworming, ONS of Artemisia absinthium + hearts of peche (Prunus persica) + olive oil. VO on empty stomach, during 3 days
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : absinthe
Artemisia vulgaris L.
Official name : Artemisia vulgaris L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(091), H(113), H(151)
Recipes : H(033) femal sterility, infusion Artemisia vulgaris,makes rules easier
H(151) hypotensive, H(091) fights fatigue and weakness
H(091) infusion in wine
H(113) rheumatism, arthrosis, H(091) fatigue, bath
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : armoise, herbe chinois, Marie-Thérèse
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008y), H(171)
Recipes : H(008y) tambave, herbal tea of Secamone volubilis (liana d'Olive), Citrus hystrix (Combava), Bidens pilosa (Piquant)
H(171) diabetes, decoction in 3 liters H2O of Senecio ambavilla (Ambaville), Viscum triflorum (SourisHote), Psathura borbonica (Bois cassant), Pissenlit, Bidens pilosa (Piquant), barks, leaves or seeds of Jamblon?, petiole Ravenala madagascariensis (Arbre of voyageur)
H(171), foot of the plant Bidens pilosa + 3 parts of Syzygium cumini + roots of Eleusine indica , decoction (H2O), VO. pendant 5 days during 3 to 4 semaines
H(171) diabetes, decoction in 1 l H2O of 1 leaf of Piper sp., 1 root Eleusine indica, one foot of Ageratum conyzoides, a little of Foenicum vulgare, a piece of bark of Syzygium cumini, leaves of Bibens pilosa and the beard of Zea mays
Region : Reunion
Country : Réunion
Vernacular name : piquant, piquant jaune, zerb lapin
Brassica oleracea L.
Official name : Brassica oleracea L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, bruises, H(013) boils, poultices of leaves of Brassica oleracea
H(104) women who have stomach pain, poultice of leaves of Brassica oleracea
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : chou
Brunfelsia hopeana Benth.
Official name : Brunfelsia hopeana Benth.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism,maceration in alcohol or oil of Cocos nucifera, cloves of Syzygium aromaticum of Zingiber officinale and of roots of Brunfelsia hopeana, crush the whole, rub with macerate
H(113) rheumatism maceration in alcool roots of Vetiveria zizanioides of Brunfelsia hopeana of cloves (Syzygium aromaticum), friction locally
H(113) rheumatism, maceration of roots of Andropogon muricatum of Brunfelsia hopeana of cloves (Syzygium aromaticum ), friction locally
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : franciséa, jasmin d'Afrique
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(003), H(005), H(006) + H(104), H(113), H(082), H(108), H(124)
Recipes : H(003), H(108), H(113) aches H(124), pounded leaves Kalanchoe pinnata +1 piece of Aloe babarensis (mazambron) + salt, RNS.
H(005), oedema, decoction in 1 l. H2O, 1 yellow leaf Kalanchoe pinnata during 5' + 1 leaf of Lagenaria siceraria + Heliconia bihaï
H(006) + H(104), gastroenteritis child, decoction leaves, VO. cold
H(082) asthma, decoction in 1 l. H2O, 1 yellow leaf during 5'

H(082) asthma, decoction (5mn) of yellow leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum (Kalanchoe pinnata)
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : patte poule, manger tortue, herbe tortue, palpok, choudefafe
Bulbophyllum nutans (Thouars) Thouars
Official name : Bulbophyllum nutans (Thouars) Thouars
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(008y)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) child enteritis due to tambave, decoction of Bulbophyllum nutans (Ti Carambole), Ti trèfle, Corbeille d'or rouge, root of Citrus hystrix (Combava) of root of Citrus aurantifolia (Citron scabiest), leaves of Vavangue (Vangueria edulis), stems of Bleuet et root of pok-pok, this decoction is mixed with a little olive oil, VO. to the baby and the breastfeeding mothers
H(008y) tambave, refreshing for babies, decoction of Secamone volubilis (liana d'Olive), Jumelles fragrans (Faham), leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum (Poc-poc), Bulbophyllum nutans (Ti Carambole), Senecio ambavilla (Ambaville), raw saffron, Mussaenda arcuata (Lingue café), of root of Citrus hystrix (Combava)
H(008y) tambave, flowers of Bulbophyllum nutans of Lantana camara, leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum, of Vangueria edulis of Oxalis corniculata, VO. Per spoonful + olive oil or of ricin or of paraffin
H(014) eczema baby, decoction of Caramboles, local application
Region : Reunion
Country : Réunion
Vernacular name : Ti Carambole