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Reference : HM 81

Author(s) : Mongalo, N. I. and T. J. Makhafola
Title : Ethnobotanical knowledge of the lay people of Blouberg area (Pedi tribe), Limpopo Province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 14:46 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0245-4
Reference HM 81 has information about 95 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 15) roots of Acacia karroo are used to treat diarrhoea, RNS. VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mooka
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095), H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 35), stem bark of Adansonia digitata is used to treat opportunistic fungal infections, mostly associated with HIV-AIDS., RNS., VO.
H(095) fruit are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : motsoo
Aloe marlothii A.Berger
Official name : Aloe marlothii A.Berger
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : V(004), V(013),liquid strained from the leaves of Aloe marlothii is used to treat skin infections including sores and wounds. topically applied to affected areas
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : seema ka maoto
Aloe marlothii A.Berger
Official name : Aloe marlothii A.Berger
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : H(004, 15), H(013),liquid strained from the leaves of Aloe marlothii is used to treat skin infections including sores and wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : seema ka maoto
Aloe zebrina Baker
Official name : Aloe zebrina Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 35) roots of Aloe zebrina are used to treat sexually transmitted infections, RNS., VO.
H(201) whole plant is used for magical purposes. It is believed to dispel witches when grown in a home, both sides of the gate.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : tsikele
Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Official name : Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(150x)
Recipes : H(150x, 23) foot ache Fresh pieces of bulb of Ammocharis coranica is cooked and resulting solution is applied directly to affected area
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mmotu wa fase
Aptosimum lineare Marloth & Engl.
Official name : Aptosimum lineare Marloth & Engl.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(028z)
Recipes : H(028z, 17), whole plant of Aptosimum lineare is used to treat gynaecological complaints, RNS., VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : popeloana
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(095, 8) roots of Asparagus racemosus are used as food for new-borns, Oral, mostly using a bottle for milk. VO.,
H(201) whole plant is used for magical purposes, burned
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mophatlalatamaru
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(182), H(199)
Recipes : H(182) shingles, leaves of Carpobrotus eludis of Melia azeadarach and Catharanthus roseus , the three plant species are chopped and added into a bath with mild water and the patient is washed for three consecutive days, three times a day or until the reddishness subsides.
H(199, 30), leaves of Melia azadirachta are used to treat infections associated with HIV-AIDS including shingles. chopped fresh leaves are boiled and then liquid used to wash the affected area
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Official name : Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(113), H(151)
Recipes : H(113, 5) Stem bark of Azanza garckeana is used to treat painful joints in aged individuals RNS., VO.
H(151) roots are used to treat heart related and high blood pressure in adults.RNS., VO.
H(095) fruits are edible.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : motlobya
Bauhinia galpinii N. E. Br.
Official name : Bauhinia galpinii N. E. Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 10) roots of Bauhinia galpinii are used to treat sexually transmitted infections, RNS. VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mohohoma
Blepharis diversispina (Nees) C.B. Clarke
Official name : Blepharis diversispina (Nees) C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 73), roots of Blepharis diversispina are used to treat the deceased’s wife and sexually transmitted infections, nasal
H(199) to treat sexually transmitted infections., stem bark of Cassia abbreviate, a handful of roots of Blepharis diversispina of Elephantorrhiza burkei of Jatropha zeyheri of Cissus quadrangularis and stem bark of Peltophorum africanum.This plant materials are cooked in a 2 L water and half a cup of the resulting solution is drunk three times a day until the infection heals completely.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mookapitsi
Bulbine angustifolia Poelln.
Official name : Bulbine angustifolia Poelln.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139, 30) roots of Bulbine angustifolia are used as an aphrodisiac and for general well-being of men
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : marumo a ngata
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018, 28) whole plant of Cannabis sativa is used to treat “Vaal sick” and excessive headache, Inhalation
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : motsokomogolo
Carbobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
Official name : Carbobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 43) leaves of Carbobrotus edulis are used to treat an STI known as“Tshofela” and may also be used to treat shingles associated with HIV-AIDS. Topically applied to affected area.
H(182) shingles, leaves of Carpobrotus eludis of Melia azeadarach and Catharanthus roseus , the three plant species are chopped and added into a bath with mild water and the patient is washed for three consecutive days, three times a day or until the reddishness subsides.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : tima
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 25) rroots of Carica papaya are used to treat sexually transmitted infections, RNS., VO
- H(095) fruits are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mophoophoo
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(095), H(199)
Recipes : H(004, 33), sap and chopped fresh leaves of Carissa edulis are immersed in hot water overnight and then used to wash wounds
H(095) fruit are edible
H(199) roots of Carissa edulis are used to treat sexually transmitted infections, RNS., VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mothokolo
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(093), H(139x), H(171), H(199), H(201)
Recipes : H(171, 45) roots of Cassia abbreviata are used to treat mellitus diabetes., RNS., VO.
H(199) roots and stem bark are used in the treatment of sexually transmitted infections., and used as a general immune booster for HIV-AIDS patients. RNS., VO.
H(139x) stem bark may be used as anaphrodisiac for men. RNS., VO.
H(093) stem bark may be used as anti poison, RNS., VO.
H(201) stem barks are used in doctoring of homesteads before the rainy season,preventing the homesteads from lightning, RNS., VO.
H(005) dropsy and other STIs on a patient without sores, stem bark of Peltophorum africanum, a handful of roots of Elephantorrhiza burkei, stem bark of Cassia abbreviate, three nodes of Cissus quadrangularis The mixture is cooked in 2 L of tap water in a clay pot and the patient have to inhale the heat coming out of pot for three consecutive days.
H(199) to treat sexually transmitted infections, the mixture of stem bark of Cassia abbreviata, a handful of Elephantorhiza burkei roots and Catharanthus roseus roots is cooked in 1 L tap water and a full cup is taken orally, along a ground Peltophorum africanum stem bark, until the infection heals completely
H(199) to treat sexually transmitted infections., stem bark of Cassia abbreviate, a handful of roots of Blepharis diversispina of Elephantorrhiza burkei of Jatropha zeyheri of Cissus quadrangularis and stem bark of Peltophorum africanum.This plant materials are cooked in a 2 L water and half a cup of the resulting solution is drunk three times a day until the infection heals completely.
H(199) Sexually transmitted infections and opportunistic infections, stem bark of Cassia abbreviata, roots of Pollichia campestris, of “Matshilana”, of Waltheria indica and a handful of bulb of the“Pitsa ya badisha” The plant materials are cooked in about 3 L water and two cups are taken daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : monepenepe
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(087)
Recipes : Vb(087) leaves of Cassia abbreviata are used to treat infections in cattle, RNS., VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : monepenepe
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(091)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Waltheria indica, a handful of roots of Senna italica, Ipomoea albivenia, Harpagophytum procumbens, stem bark Peltophorum africanum and one small cut of bulb of Cissus cornifolia. The mixture is cooked in a 2 L tap water and half a cup of the resulting tea like solution is drunk twice a day, treating infertility.
H(008) diarrhoea H(104) stomach aches, roots of Waltheria indica, Geigeria aspera and Senna italica, a handful of various Solanum species, roots. The mixture is cooked in 2 L tap water and half a cup of the resulting solution may be drunk as often as possible, until the condition is treated.
H(091) new born meal that strengthen the immunity and general growth of new born babies. Roots of Grewia flavescens, handful of roots of Waltheria indica, Pterodiscus kellerianus, “Matshilana”, Senna italica and any three different Solanum sp. The plants are cooked in a 3 L tap water and the resulting solution is generally called‘disha’ and is sucked by babies in a milk bottle.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors