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Reference : HM 83

Author(s) : Mpondo Mpondo, E., J. Yinyang , S. D. Dibong
Title : Valorisation des plantes médicinales à coumarines des marchés de Douala Est (Cameroun) Journal of Applied Biosciences 85:7804– 7823 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jab.v85i1.6
Reference HM 83 has information about 43 plants :
Abelmoschus caillei (A.Chev.) Stevels
Official name : Abelmoschus caillei (A.Chev.) Stevels
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(166)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, flowers, fruits, leaves of Abelmoschus caillei, decoction, rectal way (1 purge per day for 3 days)
H(166) antispasmodic, fruit in decoction, VO. (2 teaspoons diluted in hot soup)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : gombo (?)
Aframomum exscapum (Sims) Hepper
Official name : Aframomum exscapum (Sims) Hepper
Family : Zngiberaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) umbilical hernia, Crush the seeds of Aframomum exscapum, mix them with leaves of Ocimum gratissimum and "le roi des herbes" (Ageratum conyzoides ), VO. (drink the decoction or eat no less than 9 seeds)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : mbongo (?)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) umbilical hernia, Crush the seeds of Aframomum exscapum, mix them with leaves of Ocimum gratissimum and "le roi des herbes" (Ageratum conyzoides ), VO. (drink the decoction or eat no less than 9 seeds)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : roi des herbes (local French)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(008)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastroenteritis, fruits of Allium cepa, decoction, VO. (drink 3-4 glasses a day for adults ; half glass per day for children over 5 years and 2 tablespoons for children under 5 years old)
H(008) amoebic dysentery, Onion raw as it is or macerated a few hours in olive oil : in salads, raw vegetables, soups; chopped onion, macerated a few hours in hot water, VO. (drink morning and evening with a few drops of lemon)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : oignon (local French)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(037), H(078), H(151), H(171), H(178), H(190), H(200)
Recipes : H(014) itch, decoction of 6 cloves of Allium sativum per liter of water ; boil 20 mn, external (wash with the decoction)
H(037) cough, macerate 100 g crushed fresh Allium sativum pods in 1 liter of dry white wine for 8 days, VO. (drink 3-4 spoonfuls a day)
H(078) cancer, H(171) diabetes, H(178) heart disease, take 6 to 12 cloves of Allium sativum a day ; peel and chew 3 cloves at the same time, VO. (consume garlic in salad after soaking it for a few moments in boiling water)
H(151) high blood pressure, bulbs, macerate 6-7 days in 1 liter of white dry wine, 100 g crushed fresh bulbs, VO. (drink 2 glasses a day between meals)
H(190) blood infection, macerate 25 g chopped clove in 100 g alcohol at 70 ° for 15 days, VO. (take 20 drops a day in water or any other drink or food)
H(200) antibiotic, garlic clove should be chewed, crushed, chopped or squeezed to release its antibiotics, VO. (2 to 4 times a day)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : ail (local French)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(014), H(076), H(179), H(190)
Recipes : H(014) dermatosis, (scabies, acne, eczema),wash the leaves of Aloe vera and rub the gel. externally (rub the sap on the sick parts after the bath)
H(076) muguet, extraction du gel or du sucre des leaves, VO. (have a drink morning and evening for a week)
H(104) stomach aches, decoction (découper la feuille puis malaxer dans de l eau), rectal way (to make 2 -3 pears)
H(179) kidney trouble, H(190) blood infection, decoction (cut the sheet into cubes ; let macerate in the water for a day), VO. (have a drink morning and evening for a week)
H(175x) cosmétique, mélanger la sève avec l huile de jojoba
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : aloes (local French)
Anethum graveolens L.
Official name : Anethum graveolens L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(002x), H(050), H(075), H(104), H(166), H(162)
Recipes : H(002x) hyperlactation, leaves of Anethum graveolens, VO.
H(075) lack of appetite, H(104) coliques, H(166) intestinal spasms, infusion of 50 g of fruits and leaves ofAnethum graveolens pendant 60 mn, VO. (2 tasses per day)
H(050) bloating and H(104) stomach ache, macerate the fresh fruits of Anethum. in boiling water, VO.
H(162) hard diuresis, infusion of the seed powder of Anethum (1-2 g, 4 to 8 g in a liter of water), VO. (drink 2 to 3 glasses a day)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : fenouil (local French)
Apium graveolens L.
Official name : Apium graveolens L.
Family : Apiaceae
Synonyms : Apium decumbens Eckl. & Zeyh.
Symptoms : H(050), H(058), H(082), H(099), H(104), H(113), H(123), H(151), H(162), H(163)
Recipes : H(050) flatulence, H(123) food poisoning, leaves of Apium graveolens, decoction (1.5 l of water with 750 ml for 30 minutes), VO. (drink 1 glass every morning)
H(058) obesity, seeds decoction 250 ml hot water or essential oil tea
H(082) asthma, tige, leaves. Macérer et mélanger avec le jus d’olive, VO. pour adultes (une cuillerée à soupe) ; for children, a teaspoonful
H(099) nerve pain, convulsion, leaves decoction (250 ml d’eau chaude or de tisane d’huile essentielle), VO. (boire jusqu'à 3 tasses per day)
H(104) mauvais haleine, leaves crue or en salade, VO. (mâcher)
H(113) rheumatism, arthrite, infusion of seeds, macérer les roots dans du rhum, VO. (boire une tasse avec 1,5 g of seeds chaque jour et 30 gouttes de macéré trois fois per days), friction
H(151) high blood pressure, leaves of Apium graveolens, decoction (250 ml d’eau chaude or de tisane d’huile essentielle, VO. (boire jusqu'à 3 tasses per day)
H(162) facilitates diuresis, 5 g of seeds par tasse H2O, VO. (ajouter chaque jour une cuillerée à café de poudre de seed de céleri aux aliments)
H(163) goutte, infusion of 60 g de leaves pendant 20 mn, VO. (3 cups a day away from meals)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : céleri (local French)
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(099), H(102), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, H(102) defect of biliary secretions, H(104) stomach ache, leaves, seeds of Artemisia absinthium, Infusion (put in a bottle of one liter 50 g of flowery tops or absinthe leaves, then fill the bottle with good white wine. Infuse four days and filter. VO. (a small drink before the meal as an aperitif, a small drink after the meal as a digestive, a small drink in the morning as a wormer) Prepare only half a liter at a time because this wine is rapidly deteriorating
H(099) depression, H(113) inflammations, infusion of 5 g of leaves for 15 minutes, VO. (5 spoonfuls a day)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : Absinthe (local French)
Brassica oleracea L.
Official name : Brassica oleracea L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(113), H(118)
Recipes : H(104) gastric ulcer, expression of leaves, VO (drink for at least 3 weeks)
H(113) arthrose, leaves , friction. Apply a poultice of cabbage leaf with a strip of tissue on the aching joint
H(118) angina, expression of leaves, VO (use as a gargle for 2 to 3 days)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : choux (local French)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) decoction crushed seeds of Carica papaya in 1 l of water for 5 minutes, add lemon juice, VO. (Drink 3 glasses a day after meals)
- H(104) stomach ache, decoction of crushed seeds in 1 liter of water for 5 minutes, VO. (Drink 2 glasses a day)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : papayer (local French)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) dartres, leaves of Senna alata tritures puis frotter
H(014) dermatosis,triturate and squeeze the juice of Senna alata leaves on the part to be treated
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : dartrier (local French)
Ciitrus grandis (L.) Osbeck
Official name : Ciitrus grandis (L.) Osbeck
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104), H(124), H(157)
Recipes : H(091) fatigue, make a fruit-based juice of Ciitrus grandis, VO. (drink a glass of grapefruit juice before each meal)
H(104) digestive disorders, Make a fruit juice VO. (drink 3 glasses a day before meals)
H(124) haemorrhage, bark of Ciitrus grandis, Maceration (Reduce 5 g of bark into fine pieces; introduce a liter of cold water. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes, filter) VO. 1 to 3 cups a day
H(157) convulsions children, leaf powder, nasal inhalation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : pamplemousse (local French)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(124), H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsions, make a decoction or a syrup based on leaves and flowers of Citrus aurantiifolia, VO. drink a cup morning and evening)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : oranger (local French)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(037), H(051), H(056), H(058), H(074), H(075), H(091), H(104), H(108), H(113), H(118), H(123), H(157), H(177), H(196)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastroenteritis, H(074) microbial infections, H(075) loss of appetite, H(104) digestive disorders, H(123) intoxication, fruits, citrus seeds limon seeds crushed and macerated with honey;juice of half a lemon in half a glass of water or decoction of 3 lemons with lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) , VO. (drink 1 glass morning and evening)
H(014) whitlow, warm the fruit over low heat. Put the cooked fruit on the affected part
H(058) obesity, H(177) atherosclerosis, H(196) scorbut, 100-200 g lemon juice during and after meals, in small doses in a little water (drink the juice of 2-3 lemons for 12 consecutive days
H(037) cough, H(118) angina, irritation of the throat, Extract the lemon juice, VO. (drink a cup of honey juice; in gargles)
H(051) fever, H(091) fatigue, H(113) rheumatisms, H(157) convulsions, up to 8-10 lemons ; do not sweeten with sugar but with honey, pour the juice of 6 lemons in 1 bowl of hot water, soak the feet 10-15 minutes ; at the same time, consume some thin slices of garlic, VO. (drink the juice diluted in 50% water; decrease the doses gradually)
H(056) filariasis, rub the affected part with lemon juice
H(108) sinusitis, boil 1 bowl of water; add the juice of 2 lemons, pepper and a pinch of coarse salt; remove and inhale the steam under a towel
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : citron (local French)
Citrus medica L.
Official name : Citrus medica L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(068), H(099)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastroenteritis, H(068) intestinal worms, decoction of crushed seeds, VO.
H(108) angina, fruits decoction, gargle with the juice
H(099) nerve pain, convulsion, epilepsy, VO. 300-400 g per day of fruit juice diluted in 50% water
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : citron (local French)
Cnicus benedictus L.
Official name : Cnicus benedictus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(108), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(111) burn, decoction of a handful of leaves of Cnicus benedictus per liter of water ; decoction 10 mn, boil 10 minutes, anointing the lotion or compresses ; then sprinkle with the leaves of powder of leaves of "chardon béni")
H(108) rhume Infusion of 25 g of leaves and flowers of Cnicus benedictus for 20 minutes, nasal route (instillations of lemon juice)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : chardon béni (local French)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006) + H(104), H(126), H(151), H(162)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves of Combretum micranthum crushed on purulent wounds activate their healing, (remake the dressing once a day)
H(006) + H(104) gastroenteritis, leaves, decoction, VO. (drink a cup a day)
H(126) hepatitis, decoction (boiling in water leaves of Combretum micranthum associated with the roots of the "badamier" (Terminalia catappa) and "papayer" (Carica papaya) and the leafy stems of "goyavier" (Psidium guajava) VO. (drink 1 glass morning and evening)
H(151) hypertension, decoction, boil 20 g of fresh leaves in one liter of water for 30 minutes, VO. (drink all day)
H(162) facilitates diuresis, decoction of 20 g of fresh leaves in one liter of water for 30 minutes, VO (drink all day)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : kinkeliba
Coriandrum sativum L.
Official name : Coriandrum sativum L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(135), H(166)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal parasites, H(135) digestive disorders, H(166) intestinal spasms, H(068) intestinal parasites, seeds of Coriandrum sativum, Infusion : grind 1 teaspoon of seeds (or take 1/2 teaspoon of powder), put in a cup and fill with boiling water, let stand 5 mn, VO. (drink up to 3 cups a day after meals)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Cucumis sativus L.
Official name : Cucumis sativus L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(058), H(074), H(078), H(103)
Recipes : H(058) obesity, H(074) microbial infections, H(078) cancer, H(103) toothache, chew the raw leaves of Cucumis sativus, VO. (consume 1 half-glass twice a day, drink the juice all day long)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (markets of Douala East)
Vernacular name : concombre (local French)