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Reference : HO 28

Author(s) : Okoli, R.I. , O. Aigbe , J.O. Ohaju-Obodo & J.K. Mensah
Title : Medicinal Herbs Used for Managing Some Common Ailments among Esan People of Edo State, Nigeria Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 6 (5): 490-496, 2007
Reference HO 28 has information about 68 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(082)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, leaf extract of Abrus precatorius is applied on the eyes
H(082) asthma, leaves are chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : empo
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disorder, decoction of leaves of Acacia sieberiana, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : alughan
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033y)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual pain, fruits with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta are chewed together
H(033y) low sperm count, seeds are chewed during breakfast
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : uriema / usiedo
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) for dressing wound, decoction of leaves of Ageratum conyzoides is applied on wound surface
H(013) skin rashes, leaf extract is applied on affected parts
H(113) rheumatism, decoction of roots VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : okhekhe
Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Official name : Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) stopping vomiting, the leaf of Alchornea laxiflora is ground with pepper , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : obieyba
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, decoction of bulb of Allium cepa, VO.
H(104) ulcer, H(179) kidney pain, bulb is burnt and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : alubasa
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(099)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, decoction of bulb of Allium cepa, VO.
H(099) epilepsy, seeds, cloves are chewed.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : nikhere
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(099)
Recipes : H(030) expelling retained placenta, decoction of barks of Alstonia boonei , VO
H(099) epilepsy,root decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : ojegbhukhun
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
Official name : Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, leaves of Alternanthera sessilis, Infusion is applied on affected parts
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : obiewe
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(080)
Recipes : H(080) allergy, roots of Amaranthus spinosus are mashed, soaked in ethanol and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : obiwhne
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, barks of Anacardium occidentale in decoction is VO.
H(103) toothache, sore gum, barks are chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : ikashu
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, ripe fruit of Ananas comosus is VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : edin-ebo
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) stopping vomiting, the leaf of Aspilia africana, decoction, VO., or leves are chewed.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : ohawe
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism leaves of Azadirachta indica, decoction in bath or VO.
H(051) paludism, barks, decoction VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : dogoyaro
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual pain, leaves of Boerhavia diffusa are pounded with pepper (Capsicum annuum) ,salt is added and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual pain, leaves of Boerhavia diffusa are pounded with pepper (Capsicum annuum) ,salt is added and VO.
H(033) fertility, leaves are used for making soup, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : ebe-ukpokodo
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum are passed over the fire for a minute, fluid produced is VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : ogbodogho
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(103)
Recipes : H(008) frequent stooling, root of Cajanus cajan is ground , VO.
H(046) chicken pox, leaves, decoction, VO.
H(103) toothache Leaf extract is used as mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : olene
Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. f. subsp. Procera
Official name : Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. f. subsp. Procera
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, leaves of Calotropis procera extract is VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : tofiafia
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff, leaves extract of Cannabis sativa is applied on the scalp
H(091) leaves as stimulant prepared along with food such as beans and porridge
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo state)
Vernacular name : itabe-elimin