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Reference : HM 24

Author(s) : Moshi, Mainen J., Godeliver A.B. Kagashe & Zakaria H. Mbwambo
Title : Plants used to treat epilepsy by Tanzanian traditional healers. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 97, pp.327-336 ( 2005)
Reference HM 24 has information about 23 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves of Abrus precatoriusare boiled with water, three table spoonfuls are taken twice daily, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : zangaso (Yao)
Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Official name : Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Justicia engleriana Lindau.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots are powdered, three table spoonfuls are mixed with water and chewed three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : tugutu (Sambaa)
Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Official name : Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots powdered and soaked in water, soaked powder is applied topically by rubbing the forehead, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mkongodeka (Kwere)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, seeds boiled with water, VO. three table spoonfuls given three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : tongola (Fipa)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves, roots boiled with water, VO. one cup is taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : olmokotani (Maasai), mfureta (Ngoni), mgada (Sukuma)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots boiled with water, VO. ; one table spoonful is taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : lozeria (Kuri)
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves, stem barks, boiled with water, VO. one tea cup of decoction taken orally, twice a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mkanta (Sambaa), mgarigari (Pogoro), mnguara (Zaramo), mgulungu, mnguava (Ndengereko)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves, boil with water, VO. two table spoonfuls taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : igandaga (Sukuma)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots, leaves, boil with water, inhalation; patient is covered with a blanket and made to inhale the steam, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mkoma vikali (Kwere, Nyangalio)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, stem bark, roots, boiled with water, VO. three table spoonfuls twice a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : munguru, mulea (Zaramo)
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Official name : Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots boiled with water, quarter a cup taken three times a day, VO. , until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : muavi (Kiswahili), mwayara (Ndengereko)
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots boiled with water, VO three spoonfuls taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mjafari (Albahasili, Sambaa, Zaramo)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, barks boiled with water, VO. quarter of a cup three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mkunju (Ndengereko)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves boiled with water, VO. half a tea cup taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mkole mweupe (Zaramo)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots boiled with water, VO. two table spoonfuls taken twice a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : ndelagwa (Sambaa)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots boiled with water, VO. one cup taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : kalakala (Nyamwezi)
Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Official name : Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, crushed leaves are soaked with water for 12 h, VO. one cup of tea is taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : rozi (Ngindo)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots, stem barks, boiled with water, VO. three table spoonfuls taken twice a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mvulambula (Ndengereko)
Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Official name : Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots boiled with water, VO. quarter of a cup taken three times a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : mshegeshe (Sambaa), mdaula (Zaramo)
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, leaves are crushed and used to rub the forehead twice a day, until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East) (Temeke District)
Vernacular name : kivumbasi (Sambaa)