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Reference : HN 23

Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Traditional management of ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases in Central Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Volume 2, pp. 1-9 ( 2006).
Reference HN 23 has information about 55 plants :
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) wooping cough (Gikoroa thakame) , bark of Acacia mellifera, chewing
H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), crushed bark, chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûthigira (Kikuyu)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti), crushing flowers of Spilanthes mauritiana, chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : gatharaita (Kikuyu)
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti),H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), boiling leaves of Ajuga remota, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : wanjirû wa rûrii (Kikuyu)
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Official name : Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Asparagus plumosus Baker
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), crushed and pounded leaves of Asparagus setaceus, chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : karûrûra (Kikuyu)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(053)
Recipes : H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), crushed bark of Aspilia pluriseta, chewing
H(053) otitis (njika, bûra), sap from squeezed stems, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : muuti (Kikuyu)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsil (ngaû), H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti), boiling leaves of Melia azadirachta, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûarubaine, mwarumbaine (Kikuyu)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124), nose bleeding, boiling leaves of Bidens pilosa, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûcege (Kikuyu)
Caesalpinia volkensii Harms
Official name : Caesalpinia volkensii Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti), sap from crushed roots of Caesalpinia volkensii, rubbing the nasal region
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûbûthi (Kikuyu)
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(037), H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(082) asthma (githûri kinene), boiled roots and leaves of Carissa edulis, VO.
H(037) chest pain (githûri), roots added in the soup, VO.
H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti), boiling roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûkawa (Kikuyu)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsil (ngaû), boiling leaves of Senna didymobotrya, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mwenû (Kikuyu)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti), boiling fruit of Citrus aurantiifolia, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : ndimû (Kikuyu)
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (homa, kihuti), boiling leaves of Clematis brachiata, steam bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûgaya ng'ûndu (Kikuyu)
Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Official name : Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsil (ngaû), boiling leaves of Clutia abyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûthimambûri (Kikuyu)
Coffea arabica L.
Official name : Coffea arabica L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), boiling roots of Coffea arabica , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : kahûa / mûhûa (Kikuyu)
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Official name : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Synonyms : Colocasia antiquorum Schott & Endl.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis (njika, bûra), sap of the plant Colocasia antiquorum, application locale
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : kirûtû (Kikuyu)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis (njika, bûra), sap of leaves of Combretum collinum, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûranjîkî (Kikuyu)
Crinum macowanii Bak.
Official name : Crinum macowanii Bak.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(082), H(155)
Recipes : H(053) otitis (njika, bûra), sap from heated leaves, local application
H(082) asthma (githûri kinene), boiling tuber of Crinum macowanii, local application
H(155) tonsil (ngaû), crushed bulb, massage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : gûtûngûrû kla ngoma, gitoka (Kikuyu)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), pounding bark of Croton megalocarpus, chewing
H(155) tonsil (ngaû), pounding roots chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûkindûri (Kikuyu)
Cuscuta kilimandschari Oliver
Official name : Cuscuta kilimandschari Oliver
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis (njika, bûra), sap from stems of Cuscuta kilimandschari, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : thîna (Kikuyu)
Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Official name : Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma (githûri kinene), sap from crushed wet leaves of Dalbergia lactea, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mwaritha (Kikuyu)