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Reference : HM 42c

Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otienoi, Anke Weisheit
Title : Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 3: plants used in traditional medicine in Kikuku village, Muleba District Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012, 8:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-8-14 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/14
Reference HM 42c has information about 57 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of pounded leaves of Abrus precatorius, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kaligaligo (Kikuku)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(033), H(037), H(076), H(078), H(135)
Recipes : H(001) eye infections, H(076) mouth ulcers, the leaves of Dichrocephala integrifolia are pounded together with those of Ageratum conyzoides and the sap squeezed and applied into the eyes as drops.
H(006) constipation,H(037) cough, H(135) peptic ulcers, H(078) fibroids in women, H(033) infertility in women, the roots are chewed fresh as an antiacid and antiseptic while the leaves are boiled the decoction taken as tea.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwigara (Kikuku)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) peptic ulcers, the leaves of Amaranthus spinosus are boiled with unskimmed cow milk and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : olulele (Kikuku)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(051), H(051x), H(115)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(051x) yellow fever, H(051) paludism, H(115) amenorrhoea, decoction of roots of Bridelia micrantha, Bridelia micrantha, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mshamako (Kikuku)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(003), H(077), H(092)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of legs, leaves of Cajanus cajan used for massaging swollen legs.
H(077) nausea during pregnancy, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(092) poisoning, aerial parts are burnt and the ash taken with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : entandaigwa (Kikuku)
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(208)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(100) syphilis, the bark of Canarium schweinfurtii is ground into powder and boiled, VO
H(208) aromatic gum is produces which can then be burnt and used as a scent.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : muubani (Kikuku)
Canna indica L.
Official name : Canna indica L.
Family : Cannaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in men women, leaves of Canna indica are dried, groud and powdered, soaked in a small amount of water, VO. a spoonful.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : amarango / embakyo (Kikuku)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Capsicum frutescens are chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : obuguluma/pilipili (Kikuku)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(162)
Recipes : H(162) urinary obstruction, decoction of leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : oluzibula (Kikuku)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism decoction of the leaves of Senna occidentalis with natural salt, VO.
H(068) antihelmintic, decoction of pounded roots of Senna occidentalis
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwetanjoka (Kikuku)
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Official name : Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, the leaves are boiled and the decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kiua (Kikuku)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(201), H(202)
Recipes : H(201) lucky charm, H(201) for making soap, the leaves of Dysphania ambrosioides are applied topically.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : orwita marago/Kaitamarogo (Kikuku)
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(076) mouthH(013) ulcers, H(100) venereal diseases, decoction of leaves of Chenopodium opulifolium, VO. or bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwetango (Kikuku)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(157) febrile convulsions, H(104) abdominal colics, decoction of the stem barks of Clerodendrum myricoides, VO. half a teaspoonful
H(201) lucky charm, H(202) making soap, decoction of the stem barks used for making soap and as a lucky charm
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ekisheke (Kikuku)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, leaves of Trema orientalis are pounded, decoction with the leaves of Combretum collinum and Erythrina abbyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern
Official name : Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051x), H(095)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever; H(095) source of sugar, the leaves/stem bark of Craterispermum schweinfurthii are dried and ground into a powder. The powder is then given to the patient to lick
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Katoro Ward)
Vernacular name : omushekera
Crinum papillosum Nordal
Official name : Crinum papillosum Nordal
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(078)
Recipes : H(003) swollen breast, legs and abdomen, the underground tuber is mixed with anthill soil.
H(078) anticancer activity(?), underground tuber is mixed with anthill soil
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ekiwakye kitunguru (Kikuku)
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(026) excessive menstrual bleeding, H(124) epistasis, fruit of Cucurbita maxima is baked under ashes and squeezed into the nostrils or the vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mwongu / boga (Kikuku)
Cyphomandra crassifolia (Ortega) Kuntze
Official name : Cyphomandra crassifolia (Ortega) Kuntze
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(090), H(091)
Recipes : H(090) cardiotonic, dried seeds of Cyphomandra crassifolia are pounded, VO.
H(091) fruits are eaten as food to increase blood.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mtomatoma/mtomasi (Kikuku)
Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(139)
Recipes : H(051) febrile convulsions, fever, paludisme, a decoction made with leaves of Vernonia amygdalina the stem bark of Rhus natalensis, leaves of Dalbergia nitidula, Desmodium salicifolium, Eriosema psoraleoides, VO.
H(139) aphrodisiac, the roots/leaves of Desmodium salicifoliumare pounded together with Elaeodendron buchananii and Tragia furialis, boiled in water and a glass taken daily.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : mongorana