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Reference : HO 31

Author(s) : Otieno, N. E., C. Analo
Title : Local indigenous knowledge about some medicinal plants in and around Kakamega forest in western Kenya F1000 Research 2012, 1:40 Last updated: 07 MAR 2014 http://f1000r.es/UDNyBK http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.96402
Reference HO 31 has information about 45 plants :
Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Official name : Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea; décoction of bark of Albizia grandibracteata till it turns brown. VO the extract in the mornings and the evenings for seven days
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : mukhunzuli (Local name), large-leaved Albizia (local English)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, H(104) stomach-ache, roots and barks of Albizia gummifera crushed, decoction, VO. Daily till healing is achieved
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : musenzeli (Local name), peacock flower (local English)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) stopping bleeding in wounds, leaves of Aspilia pluriseta are crushed applied by pressing firmly onto wound, holding on till bleeding stop
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : shralambila (Local name), dwarf Aspilia (local English)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : Vv(108) drippy nose in poultry, leaves of Aspilia pluriseta are crushed and in mixture with H2O, twice daily
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : shralambila (Local name), dwarf Aspilia (local English)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(013), H(020x), H(051), H(059)
Recipes : H(013) skin infections, H(020x) insect bites, fruits of Azadirachta indica pounded and the oil extracted, local application
H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, H(137) aches and pain, decoction of leaves of Azadirachta indica, the dark extract filleted out, VO. 2 X/ day till symptomsdisappear, or the patienr is covered in a blanket over the steaming liquid about 6 minutes twice each day
H(059) pest control, leaves, roots or barks are dried and ground into powder
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : muarubaini (Local name),neem tree (local English)
Bequaertiodendron oblanceolatum (S. Moore) Heine & J.H. Hemsl.
Official name : Bequaertiodendron oblanceolatum (S. Moore) Heine & J.H. Hemsl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(008) + H(104)
Recipes : H(013) boils around belly, crushed leaves of Bequaertiodendron oblanceolatum ,in H2O, VO daily
H(008) + H(104) ulcers in digestive track, decoction of bark in H20, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : musamia (Local name)
Chrysocephalum sp
Official name : Chrysocephalum sp
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach problems related to ,sexually transmited infections, roots of Chrysocephalum sp (mwikalo) are chopped and decoction till dark brown in color, VO 1 glass twice each day
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : mwikalo (Local name), yellow buttons (local English)
Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Official name : Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) stuffy nose and H(082) associated respiratory problems, flowers and young leaves of Clematopsis scabiosifolia are crushe by hands and the mass is regulary inhaled for group above 3 years
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : lunyili (Local name)
Clerodendrum pygmaeum Merr.
Official name : Clerodendrum pygmaeum Merr.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common flu, roots of Clerodendrum pygmaeum are crushed in H2O, VO frequently
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : lusesbe (Local name), cashmere bouquet(local English)
Coffea eugenioides S. Moore
Official name : Coffea eugenioides S. Moore
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye problems in livestock, leaves of Coffea eugenioides crushed and mixed in H2O. Exudate in drops in eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : itikwa (Local name), mufindi coffea (local English)
Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Official name : Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Conyza floribunda Kunth , Erigeron floribundus (Kunth) Schults - Bip. , Erigeron naudinii (Bonnet) Humbert
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, cleaned leaves of Conyza floribunda (syn:Conyza bonariensis) chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : liposhe (Local name), asthma weed (local English)
Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache crushed leaves of Desmodium adscendens mix with H2O, VO after meal
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : matite (Local name)
Desmodium repandum (Vahl) DC.
Official name : Desmodium repandum (Vahl) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach upset, crushed leaves of Desmodium repandum in H2O, mixture VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Diospyros abyssinica (Hiern) F.White
Official name : Diospyros abyssinica (Hiern) F.White
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(098)
Recipes : H(004) wound, crushed fresh leaves of Diospyros abyssinica squeezed into the wound
H(098) recurrent nightmares, barks of Diospyros abyssinica placed under pillow or close to head
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : lusui (Local name), giant Ebony (local English)
Dissotis speciosa Taub.
Official name : Dissotis speciosa Taub.
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Dissotis speciosa crushed in H2O, VO the liquid
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : lunyili (Local name)
Dovyalis macrocalyx (Oliv.) Warb
Official name : Dovyalis macrocalyx (Oliv.) Warb
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, clean roots of Dovyalis macrocalyx, smashed and stir-mixed with H20
H(104) peptic ulcers, crushed leaves mix with Honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : shinavateria (Local name), shaggy-fruited dovyalis (local English)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ashe, crushed barks of Entada abyssinica, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : shivayamboga (Local name), abyssinia entada (local English)
Erythrococca atrovirens (Pax) Prain
Official name : Erythrococca atrovirens (Pax) Prain
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) septic wounds, liquid extracted from leaves of Erythrococca atrovirens crushed by hands; applied by pressing localy
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : shirietso (Local name)
Hibiscus sp.
Official name : Hibiscus sp.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(104) stomach ache, decoction of roots of Hibiscus sp. Extract taken 1/2 glass each time from first ptreparation then full glass for subsequent preparation of th same bark
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : lubulwa(Local name), (local English)
Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) reducing post natal pains, crushed roots of Justicia flava in H2O, VO after delivery
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kakamega forest)
Vernacular name : lihululwa (Local name), yellow justicea (local English)