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Reference : HM 86

Author(s) : Maroyi, A. & A. Cheikhyoussef
Title : A comparative study of medicinal plants used in rural areas of Namibia and Zimbabwe Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge Vol. 14(3) pp. 401-406 (July 2015)
Reference HM 86 has information about 33 plants :
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Official name : Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, roots of Berchemia discolor, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : nyii (Shona)
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Official name : Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(108), H(124)
Recipes : H(014) skin itching, H(108) flu and cold, nose H(124) bleeding, bark, leaves of Berchemia discolor:, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omuye (Oshiwambo)
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(103), H(124)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(103) toothache, H(124) bleeding, bark, leaves, roots of Diospyros lycioides, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : oshimumu (Oshiwambo)
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women, roots of Diospyros lycioides, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : musumhadombo (Shona)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(033) male dysfunction, roots of Diospyros mespiliformis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omwandi (Oshiwambo)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, roots of Diospyros mespiliformis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : musuma (Shona)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) bleeding, barks, seeds of Euclea divinorum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omudime (Oshiwambo)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Euclea divinorum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mushangura (Shona)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(006), H(014)
Recipes : H(006), constipation, H(014) dermatitis, barks, leaves of Ficus sycomorus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omukwiyu (Oshiwambo)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots of Ficus sycomorus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : muonde (Shona)
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, roots of Grewia flavescens, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mubhubhunu (Shona)
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(037) cough, leaves, roots of Grewia flavescens, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omushe (Oshiwambo)
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, H(008) diarrhoea, H(100) STI, H(100) syphilis, H(103) toothache, bark, leaves, roots of Peltophorum africanum, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : muzeze (Shona)
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(150)
Recipes : H(150) leg pain, fruits, roots of Peltophorum africanum
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omupalala (Oshiwambo)
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(053)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women, H(053) earache, bark, roots, sap of Pterocarpus angolensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mubvamaropa (Shona)
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(124), H(150)
Recipes : H(037) coughing, H(124) bleeding, H(150) leg pain, bark, fruits, roots of Pterocarpus angolensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omuhuva (Oshiwambo)
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(101)
Recipes : V(001) sore eyes, V(101) menorrhagia, bark, roots, sap of Pterocarpus angolensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mubvamaropa (Shona)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots, seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : olumono (Oshiwambo)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, H(103) toothache, roots of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mupfuta (Shona)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(053), H(099), H(103), H(155)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(053) ear infection, H(099) epilepsy, H(103) toothache, H(155) tonsillitis, H(178) heartburns, bark, kernel oil, leaves of Sclerocarya birrea, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia
Vernacular name : omugongo (Oshiwambo)