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Reference : HM 53

Author(s) : Maliwichi-Nyirenda, C. P. & L. L. Maliwichi
Title : Medicinal plants used for contraception and pregnancy-related cases in Malawi: A case study of Mulanje Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(20), pp. 2121 - 2127, 18 October, 2010 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2010/18Oct/Nyirenda%20and%20Maliwichi.pdf
Reference HM 53 has information about 29 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (chifuwa), grind roots of Abrus precatorius, add water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : musiye apite
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(027y)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027y) a cure for post maturity, leaves and roots of Apodytes dimidiata pound, add water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mzaza
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia (kusowa magazi), infusion of leaves of Azedaracht indica
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : neem
Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027) to prevent miscarriage, stem bark of Bauhinia petersiana weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : muimiko
Breonadia microcephala (Delile) Ridsdale
Official name : Breonadia microcephala (Delile) Ridsdale
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (chibayo), soak barks of Breonadia microcephala in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : chonya
Cissampelos sp.
Official name : Cissampelos sp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as pseudo pregnancy, grind tuber of Cissampelos sp., squeeze and drink the part of the fluid. Add remnant to cooked porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo
Cissus integrifolia (Baker) Planch.
Official name : Cissus integrifolia (Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as swollen legs, mix the roots of Cissus integrifolia with hot water and make a hot compress over the leg
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo wamng'ono
Cissus sp.
Official name : Cissus sp.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) avoid miscarriage, pound roots of Cissus sp. , make an infusion or boil and drink
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo
Cissus zombensis (Baker) Gilg & M.Brandt
Official name : Cissus zombensis (Baker) Gilg & M.Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (flagellate protozoan) (mauka / libale / likango), soak roots of Cissus zombensis in water and drink concoction
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo
Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027) to prevent miscarriage, seeds of Dalbergia melanoxylon weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : phingo
Dalbergia nitidula Bak.
Official name : Dalbergia nitidula Bak.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Dalbergia dekindtiana Harms
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) Infertility, roots of Dalbergia nitidula boil in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nansula
Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Official name : Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (mauka / libale / likango), cook the roots Ekebergia benguelensis of and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mulepa
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (chibayo), pound barks of Ficus capensis and add powder in porridge
H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (mauka / libale / likango), soak barks of Ficus capensis in water and drink concoction
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nankuyu, nkuyu
Ficus kirkii Hutch.
Official name : Ficus kirkii Hutch.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(104)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(104) damage in the stomach after delivery, barks of Ficus kirkii pounded, cooked in water and add to porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : kachere
Hippocratea parviflora N.E.Br.
Official name : Hippocratea parviflora N.E.Br.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(104)
Recipes : H(027) avoid miscarriage, pound the leaves of Hippocratea parviflora and put on roof or rubthe leaves and add to porridge
H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(104) stomach pains, boil the roots and drink the infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mulimbiko
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea (m'mimba motsekula), soak roots of Hymenocardia acida in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : therutheru
Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Official name : Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Sphaerosicyos sphaericus (Sond.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) plant of Lagenaria sphaerica used as contraceptives, roots weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Official name : Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Sphaerosicyos sphaericus (Sond.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) plant of Sphaerosicyos sphaericus used as contraceptives, roots weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : sopa
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(104)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(104) stomach pains, stem bark of Mangifera indica soak in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mango
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (m'mimba), bark of Mangifera indica soak or boil in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mango