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Reference : HO 30

Author(s) : Ogbe, F.M. D. , O. L. Eruogun & M. Uwagboe
Title : Plants used for female reproductive health care in Oredo local government area, Nigeria Scientific Research and Essay Vol. 4 (3), pp. 120-130, March, 2009
Reference HO 30 has information about 28 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, spoonfuls licked daily of a mixture of ground dried leaves of Zea mays and alligator pepper seeds (Aframomum melegueta)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Aframomum sceptrum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sceptrum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(022), H(112)
Recipes : H(013) for treating boils, that occur during pregnancy; poultice with ash of leaves of Anacardium occidentale, ground with seeds Aframomum sceptrum
H(022) prolonged labour, seeds of Aframomum sceptrum chewed with roots of Carica papaya
H(112) miscarriage, topical application of dried ground seeds of Aframomum sceptrum and fresh leaves of Ocimum gratissimum to lower portion of abdomen
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ehin-edo
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(112)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease, topical application of macerated leaves of Ageratum conyzoides
H(112) miscarriage, insertion of crushed leaves of Ageratum conyzoides into vagina
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ebighedore
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), veneral diseases, oral consumption of infusion of leaves of Alchornea cordifolia
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : unwosa
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) pile, leaf decoction of Amaranthus spinosus taken orally with a pinch of salt
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ebe-egban
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) for treating boils, that occur during pregnancy; poultice with ash of leaves of Anacardium occidentale, ground with seeds Aframomum sceptrum
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ekasu
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, that occur during pregnancy; fresh fruit of Ananas comosus is eaten
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : edin-ebo
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism that occur during pregnancy; leaf of Azadirachta indica in decoction and that of Cymbopogon citratus taken orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : dogoyaro
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(077)
Recipes : H(022) prolonged labour, seeds of Aframomum sceptrum chewed with roots of Carica papaya
H(077) nausea, oral consumption of juice from squeezed leaves of Carica papaya
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : uhore
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(100), veneral diseases, oral consumption of infusion of leaves of Chromolaena odorata
H(112) miscarriage, oral consumption of decoction of leaves of Chromolaena odorata
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ebe-awolowo
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(022), H(077)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, that occur during pregnancy; mixture of juice of Citrus aurantiifolia with a pint of local gin taken orally
H(022) prolonged labour, mixture of ground dried leaves and juice of Cocos nucifera of Citrus aurantifolia rubbed into vagina
H(077) nausea, oral consumption of decoction of the stem and root bark of of Citrus aurantiifolia
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : alimo-negiee
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) prolonged labour, mixture of ground dried leaves and juice of Cocos nucifera of Citrus aurantifolia rubbed into vagina
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ivin
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) miscarriage, cooked leaves of Commelina benghalensis in porridge is eaten
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : not recorded by the authors
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism that occur during pregnancy; leaf of Azadirachta indica in decoction and that of Cymbopogon citratus taken orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ebe-etin
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, that occur during pregnancy; palm kernel oil of Elaeis guineensis mixed with sugar taken orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : udin
Euphorbia heterophylla L.
Official name : Euphorbia heterophylla L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) digestive problems that occur during pregnancy; leaves of Euphorbia heterophylla, infusion taken orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ege
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002) reduced lactation, leaf of Euphorbia hirta infusion taken orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ebazigban
Garcinia kola Heckel
Official name : Garcinia kola Heckel
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) nausea, , occasional chewing of fruits of Garcinia kola
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : edu
Musa paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) prolonged labour, Musa paradisiaca, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : oghede
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) miscarriage, oral consumption of decoction of leaves of Newbouldia laevis
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigéria (zone Oredo)
Vernacular name : ikhimwin