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Reference : HN 15

Author(s) : Natabou Dégbé, F.
Title : Contribution à l'étude de la médecine et de la Pharmacopée traditionnelles au Bénin: Tentatives d'intégration dans le système de santé officiel. Thèse pour l'obtention du diplôme de Docteur en Pharmacie de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Diplôme d'état), 138 p., Juillet 1991
Reference HN 15 has information about 85 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, maceration (H2O) of the red and black shells of Abrus precatorius, drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : assiounkouvi, awouiounkouvi, djindjinklindjin (Adja), dindinfoundinkoui, asenoukoun (Fon), odjou ologbo, odjou eça, mésin mésin, omissimissi (Yoruba), baba gnikou (Bariba), djendjenkoudjen (Mina), déklédei (Watchi), naaram (Yom), piplignéékou (Dendi), liane réglisse, œil de serpent, chapelet du prédicateur (French)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(007), H(013), H(097), H(100), H(102), H(108), H(173), H(179)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(100) syphilis, H(102) cholagogue, H(173) leprosy, whole plant of Acacia sieberiana, RNS.
H(013) ecthyma, roots decoction of Acacia., RNS.
H(097) orchitis, H(108) cold, H(179) back ache, leaves infusion of Acacia., RNS.
H(100) blennorrage, leaves maceration of Acacia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : farkaya, boudji (Haoussa), konkonpiele, adouwé, tchaga (Fon), dakouatopana (Somba), sihé (Yoruba), tchaya, koukoumbou, lepousia, sangounou kpika (Bariba), waaporika (Waama), sihé (Nagot)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(015), H(051), H(102), H(103), H(116), H(124), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Adansonia digitata, RNS.
H(008), dysentery, H(104) enteralgia, decoction of pounded seeds of Adansonia, VO.
(H(051) + H(102) + H(015) bilious haematiric fever), little roots, RNS.
H(103) odontalgia, sap on caries
H(116) non occurrence of themenses, decoction of fruits of Adansonia, VO.
H(124) haemorrhage, barks of Adansonia., RNS.
H(137) antalgia, seeds paste of Adansonia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : olagba (Adja), kpassa, zouzon, koo (Fon), dido (Mina), otché (Nagot), tobro (Pila-pila), didotchi, dido, toribou (Waama), torga (Yom), touronbou, datona (Somba), kouka (Haoussa), sona, chommou, dontouri, chombou (Bariba), bokki (Peuhl), koo (Dendi), moutornou (ditammari), baobab, arbre aux calebasses (French)
Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Official name : Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen , Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Symptoms : H(051), H(103), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(104) enteralgia, barks of Afrormosia laxiflora, RNS.
H(103) made easyer the teeth growing, leaves infusion of Afrormosia laxiflora, VO.
H(201) insanity, maceration of barks of Afrormosia, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : saijndon, sadjouma (Fon), itchédou (Nagot), makarfo (Haoussa), sinafélékou, sinafélégourou (Bariba), diolan (Pila-pila), kokkobi (Peuhl), tchantare (Waama), dilané (Yom), motouherlé, tianré (Somba), takonnabéta (Ditammar), goboutchiré (Dendi), faux dalbergia (French)
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(014), H(108), H(130), H(171)
Recipes : H(014) mycosis, leaves and roots of Aloe buettneri, RNS.
H(108) cold, H(130) polio, decoction of the whole plant of Aloe., bath, steam bath, VO. 1/2 glass per day
H(171) diabetes, fleshy part of the leaf of Aloe buettneri , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : sokoro, sinagoowou (Bariba), séképé madé (Waama), éti érin (Yoruba), mimi (Mina), zogan (Fon, Boun), éti erin (Nagot), aloe (Français)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(112), H(173)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, maceration of fresh barks of Anacardium occidentale, VO.
H(112) abortifacient, RNS. leaves of Anacardium.
H(173) leprosy, sap of the fruit of Anacardium., local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : darkassou (Goum, kadjoutin (Fon), yovotchan (Adja), kadjou (Yoruba), ékadjou (Nagot), akadiya (Yom), youbourou somba, yibo somba (Bariba), anacardier, pomme acajou (French)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(045), H(051), H(093), H(125)
Recipes : H(037) syrup again cough, H(051) fever, leaves infusion of Annona muricata
H(037) cough, flowers and buds of Annona., RNS.
H(045) open wound cicatrizing, fresh leaves of Annona., pounded, local application
H(093) antidote, decoction of roots of Annona., VO.
H(125) sudorific, decoction of leaves of Annona., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gniglou, niglou (Adja), yovo wouinglé (Fon), chapou chapou (Dendi), agniglo (Watchi), doukoumé porto (Peuhl), sap - sap (Bariba), okoungoro, otrigbogbo, gnibo (Dassa), sapi sapi (Yoruba), wouinglo (Sahoué), corossolier épineux, grand corossolier, cachimantier, annone muriculée (French)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(007), H(008), H(033), H(037), H(045), H(051), H(099), H(082)
Recipes : H(002), H(033) femal, barks powder of Annona seneitchnsis, RNS.
H(006) laxative, aerian part of Annona., decoction (H2O), VO?
H(007) diuretic,H(037) cough, H(045) cicatrizing, H(051), H(099) + H(082) sedative respiratory desease, leaves and roots of Annona., RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, barks, stems or branches with leaves of Annona. , maceration (H2O), VO?
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbémingniglou, zogbégniglou (Adja), gnigoulé (Fon), amouro(Nagot), kariti, kioiiti (Bariba), gouhanda, gonda naroura, gouandar dadji (Haoussa), n'doukouho (Peuhl) – gnakékélé (Goun),pomme cannelle du Sénégal, annone (French)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(091), H(108), H(113), H(139), H(126)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Anogeissus leiocarpa, decoction (H2O), VO?
H(108) cold, barks of Anogeissus., infusion, VO (?)
H(068) vermifuge, H(091), H(113) rheumatism, H(139) aphrodisiac, barks roots and trunk of Anogeissus.RNS.
H(126), infusion of leaves of Anogeissus., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tipoupéyé (Waama), kodioli (Peuhl), héhé (Mina), binasélimébou, marékè (Haoussa), agni (Yoruba), siga (Yom), moussii (Ditammari), hihihaye (Fon), sira (Pila Pila), karosoufa (Somba), kakala, kakara, kalékélé (Bariba), bouleau d'Afrique (French)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(046), H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(014) child dermatosis, oil of Arachis hypogaea, local application
H(046) measles in case of epidemic, maceration of seeds of Arachis., bath in the evening
H(068) urinary bilharziosis , maceration of the barks o grilled seeds, VO.
H(068) tenia, maceration of fresh seeds, VO. in the morning on an empty stomach
H(112) abortifacient, maceration of fresh seeds, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : azi-in (Fon), azi (Goun, Mina), ékpa (Yoruba), aji-in (Adja), saa (Bariba), tikomati (Ditammari), densi, densisi (Dendi), yekoana (Somba), doukoumani (Pila-pila)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(005), H(051), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, H(051) paludism, H(113) rheumatism, decoction of leaves of Azadirachta indica, VO.
H(171) diabetes, decoction of barks of Azadirachta., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kinninintin (Fon), cogognaro (Yoruba), kinniniti (Mina), kininoutchi (Adja), koribou (Bariba), saanan, tagmùaséguér (Yom), kininouti (Sanoue), margose, lilas des Indes, nim (French)
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) constipation of pregnant women, laxative, young leaves of Basella rubra, RNS.
H(045) cicatrizing, ONS., RNS.
H(091) strengthening abdominal muscles of pregnant women, young leaves of Basella rubra, RNS.
H(091), ONS, RNS.
H(100) blennorarrage, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : vobouta (Waama), ché éjé chonro, ché éyé toro (Yoruba), djomakou (Fon), glasoué kpadjiton (Goun)
Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Official name : Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Family : Arecaceae
Synonyms : Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Symptoms : H(037), H(118)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, H(118) troubles of throat, roots of Borassus aethiopum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : agontin, kolaka (Fon), agbon-oko (Nagot), agontégré, ago (Adja), agbancorico (Dassa), agoti (Mina), doukounkandé, baadorororou (Bariba), moutchétimou (Ditanmari), rônier (French)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(046), H(104), H(171)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, ONS. of Bridelia ferruginea, RNS.
H(033) femal sterility, powder of dried leaves of Bridelia ferruginea, in le vagin
H(046) varicella, decoction of leaves of Bridelia ferruginea, RNS.
H(104) abdominal pains, maceration and decoction of roots and barks without suber of Bridelia., VO.
H(171) diabetes, leaves of Bauhinia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : honsou-kouékoué, hongla (Fon), nlinhoui, hon, awlin (Adja), hita (Nagot), pékpéra, bénebenkou, kpépéla (Bariba), kisni, kiri (Haoussa), ahlinhoti (Kotafon), kpatiika (Waama), djabako (Dendi), dégnin (Somba), anoun, banoun (Yon)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(018), H(113)
Recipes : H(003), H(113) stiffness in the back and limbs, seeds of Butyrospermum paradoxum, seeds fat obtained by a light warm up, unction of the sick parts
H(018), leaves dd Butyrospermum., head friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tambéré, tamrou (Pila-pila), limouto, ouko, kotoblé (Fon), hémé (Nagot), kolo, karédié (Peulh), chombou, chobou (Bariba), kadé, kadania (Haoussa), moutamou (Somba), ayotchi, yotcho (Adja), somou (Kotokoli), karité type dahoméen (Français)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(015x), H(038), H(046), H(179)
Recipes : H(015x) albuminuria, H(038) bladder stones, H(179) renal disorders, leaves infusion of Cajanus cajan, roasted then crushed, VO., 1/2 glass every hours
H(046) measles, decoction (H2O)of stems with leaves, bath + VO. 1 small glass 2 X / Day during 5 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kwlékoun, adjanyi (Fon, Goun), otili, owé otili (Nago, Yoruba), ékioui (Adja), klouénan (Kotafon), blikodjé (Sahoué), adouwa, wotrilli (Bariba), paltigou (Yom), yépétoun (Somba); pois d'Angole, Ambrevade (French)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(045), H(055), H(068), H(093)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(055) emetic, H(093) antidote, powder of roots of Calotropis procera in du lait frais ou caillé, VO.
H(037) cough, decoction (H20) of fresh leaves of Calotropis procera, VO.
H(045) antiseptic, H(099) sedative, latex of Calotropis procera, en external use
H(068) vermifuge, leaves maceration of Calotropis, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kpenté, amonman (Fon), toumfafia (Haoussa), bananbé, baouane, bandambi, bambambi (Peuhl), agblolaba, foutoufoutou (Adja), kpaman kpaman (Dassa), gboloma, djéma, mawouéman (Mina), saarguéi (Dendi), dénankanko, mounakanko (Somba), korobou, poulaporou (Bariba), kounankoukou (Ditanmari), nakimin koobou (Waama), nagabiko, narbiko (Yom), arbre à soie du Sénégal, pomme de Sodome, herbe hirondelle (French)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022) to make the delivery easyer, liquide with many crushed seeds of Capsicum frutescens, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, sap of terminal leaves of Capsicim., drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : yébéssi (Adja), yébéssé (Mina), tambo, ata (Nagot), taki (Fon), vavo (Goun), yékou (Waama), ountakouin (Popo), gninkou (Bariba, Dendi)), tambo (Savé), olobéré (Dassa), tonka (Djerma)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(007), H(020), H(068), H(124), H(126)
Recipes : H(002) lactogenic, H(020) sting by a venomous animal, H(124) haemostatic, barks and leaves of Carica pâpaya, RNS.
H(007) diuretic, roots and leaves of Carica., RNS.
H(068) vermifuge, seeds and fruits of Carica., RNS.
H(126) icterus, fruit of Carica., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : douba (Adja), adouba (Mina), kpin (Fon), gbékpé (Nagot), igbékpé (Pédah), aguipa (Dassa), carabossi, krakrambossi (Bariba), carabossi (Dendi), papayi (Peuhl), korokotoré (Somba), papayer (French)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(014), H(151)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, salted infusion of leaves and of fruits of Cassia alata, VO.
H(013) scurfs,H(014) tinea, leaves infusion of Cassia alata, RNS.
H(151), decoction of fresh leaves of Cassia., VO., 1 glass of beer, 3 X / Day during 8 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kangagni, mandosophoné (Mina), mandonsohomé (Adja), amassoum yovoton (Fon), éwé, assouwan (Magot), zokou (Sahoué), moumonta kpétimou (Somba), fakatibou, partibou (Waama), dartrier (French)