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Reference : HP 05

Author(s) : Polygenis - Bigendako, M.-J.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burundi occidental. Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences, année acad. 1989 - 1990, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 352 p., (1990)
Reference HP 05 has information about 203 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), leaves, roots of Abrus precatorius, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umurungarunga (Kirundi)
Acacia sieberiana var. vermoesenii (De Wild.) Keay & Brenan
Official name : Acacia sieberiana var. vermoesenii (De Wild.) Keay & Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots, bark stems , decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umunyinya (Kirundi)
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(027)
Recipes : H(008) diar., leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(027), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : kaminura (Kirundi)
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014)dermat., stems, leaves, pounded, friction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : igitovu, itovu (Kirundi)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(028), H(104)
Recipes : H(028), stems, leaves, burned, ashes on scarifications
H(104), stems, leaves, burned, ashes, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : igikaramu (Kirundi)
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(001), H(027), H(103)
Recipes : H(001, 2), stems, leaves, pressed, juice, drops in eyes
H(027), leaves of Maesa lanceolata , Spilanthes mauritiana , Cissus oliveri, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(103, 3), leaves, pulp, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : ishwemu (Kirundi)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(003), leaves, crushed, cataplasm
H(008, 3), stems, leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(008), Ageratum conyzoides , stems, leaves, decoction (H2O) + Bidens pilosa , leaves crushed in H2O,enema or VO.
H(022, 2), leaves crushed in H2O,VO.
H(104, 3), stems, leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(104), Ageratum conyzoides , stem, leaves, decoction (H2O) + Bidens pilosa , leaves crushed in H2O, enema or VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : akarura (Kirundi)
Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms
Official name : Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms
Family : Alangiaceae
Symptoms : H(145), H(201)
Recipes : H(145), leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(201)impanga, leaves, powder, VO.
( impanga = illness not well identfied by tradition, abdominal pains, urinary troubles , vomiting, etc.)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umugofo (Kirundi)
Anisopappus africanus (Hook. f.) Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Anisopappus africanus (Hook. f.) Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(008), H(027), H(091)
Recipes : H(002), leaves, infusion,VO
H(008), leaves, infusion,VO
H(027z), leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(091), leaves, infusion,VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umuhombohombo, umukamisha (Kirundi)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) kwash., pounded seeds Arachis hypogaea + stems, leaves Asparagus africanus pressed H2O, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : ikoyoba, ibiyoba (Kirundi)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008, 2), leaves pressed + H2O, VO.
H(091) kwash., pounded seeds Arachis hypogaea + stems, leaves Asparagus africanus pressed H2O, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : imburabano (Kirundi)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(027), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(008), stems, leaves of Aspilia pluriseta, Leucas martinicensis , Cyathula uncinulata, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(008), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(027), leaves, infusion H2O, VO.
H(051), leaves, pressed H2O, VO.
H(091)izabana, burned leaves, ashes, VO
H(091), leaves, pressed in banana beer, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : icumwa, icumya (Kirundi)
Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Official name : Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(091), H(118)
Recipes : H(020), burned leaves, ashes on scarifications
H(037) tuberculosis, burned leaves, ashes of Berkheya spekeana , Chenopodium ugandae, Synadenium grantii , Ficus ovata , VO.
H(037) tuberculosis, burned leaves, ashes , VO.
H(091, 2), burned leaves, ashes , VO
H(118), burned leaves, ashes , VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : igihandambwa (Kirundi)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(020), H(022), H(051), H(068), H(091), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(008), Ageratum conyzoides , stems, leaves, decoction (H2O) + Bidens pilosa , leaves crushed in H2O,enema or VO.
H(104), Ageratum conyzoides , stem, leaves, decoction (H2O) + Bidens pilosa , leaves crushed in H2O, enema or VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : icanda (Kirundi)
Biophytum helenae Buscal. & Muschl.
Official name : Biophytum helenae Buscal. & Muschl.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), whole plant, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : tinyabakwe (Kirundi)
Biophytum petersianum Klotzch
Official name : Biophytum petersianum Klotzch
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008) diar., whole plant, pressed H2O, enema
H(091)izabana, whole plant, pressed H2O, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : tinyabakwe (Kirundi)
Bothriocline longipes (Oliv. & Hiern ) N.E.Br.
Official name : Bothriocline longipes (Oliv. & Hiern ) N.E.Br.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Erlangea spissa S. Moore
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(031), H(077), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(008, 2), leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(022), leaves, expression H20, VO
H(031), leaves, expression H20, VO
H(077, 2), leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(104), leaves, expression H20, VO
H(201) madness, leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(201) madness abaganza, leaves, decoction (H2O) , inhalation
H(201) madness abaganza, leaves, burned, powder on scarifications
(abaganza = mysterious illness from marsh spirits , headache, eructation, mental confusion. Cured the patient will be initiated to practices in order to be a healer)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umubebe (Kirundi)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(022), H(051), H(077), H(091), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(018), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(022), leaves expression H2O, VO.
H(051), pounded leaves H2O, VO.
H(077), leaves, Bridelia micrantha, Myrica salicifolia decoction (H2O) , VO. or enema
H(091) childs, leaves, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(104), leaves, Bridelia micrantha, Anthocleista schweinfurthii, Maesa lanceolata decoction (H2O) , enema
H(201), leaves, burned, powder on scarifications
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umugimbu (Kirundi)
Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston
Official name : Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(201)
Recipes : H(026), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(201), leaves, infusion H2O, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : umubanbangwe (Kirundi)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113)rheumat, pounded leaves, cataplasm
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : agacaruzo, urucaruzo (Kirundi)