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Reference : HP 11

Author(s) : Potel, Anne-Marie
Title : Les plantes médicinales au Sénégal. Study report of Anne-Marie Potel, accomplished at Nguekokh (Senegal), 2002. Registered in the chapter "Grey Littérature "of the PRELUDE data bank http://pagesperso-orange.fr/senegal.bourbonnais/Anne%20marie.htm
Reference HP 11 has information about 43 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(007), H(037), H(051), H(053), H(126), H(173)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, cataract, H(053) ears pain , roots of Acacia albida, RNS.
H(006) constipation,H(037) bronchitis, H(051) diverses feworms, H(126) icterus, bark, roots, dry pods, RNS.
H(007) diuretic,H(037) cough , H(053) otitis, H(053) mumps, H(051) paludism, trunc's barks, RNS
H(173) leprosy and white spots on the skin, specially on the face, decoction of bark, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : kadd (Wolof), balasa (Bambara), sas (Serere)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(053), H(076), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, roots of Acacia nilotica , RNS
H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery, H(053) otitis, pods, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery, H(076) aphtae, H(076) stomatitis, H(103) gingivitis, H(103) caries, H(104) gastro-intestinal pain, bark , RNS.
H(103) caries, branch, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : gonakié (Wolof), gommier rouge ( local French)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) gastric ulcer , leaves + bark of Acacia seyal, RNS.
H(037) inflammation of the respiratory system, gum, RNS.
H(113) chronic rheumatism, ONS. in hot water, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : surur (Wolof), sadé (Bambara), ndomb (Serere)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(008), H(051), H(082), H(103)
Recipes : H(001), eyes bath, bark of Adansonia digitata, decoction
H(004) wounds, bark, decoction
H(004) wounds, seeds paste on wounds
H(008) diarrhoea powder of leaves en infusion
H(008) diarrhoea, fruit pulp
H(008) diarrhoea, pounded seeds, decoction
H(051) fever, bark, decoction
H(051) fever, infusion of fruit's pulp
H(082) asthma, powder of leaves
H(103) caries, sap, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : guy (Wolof), sira (Bambara), bak (Serere), baobab ( local French)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(012), H(014), H(042), H(103), H(104), H(200)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(012)) fracture, H(014) ringworm, H(113) anti-inflammatory, H(042) hydrated, H(200) antibiotic, leaves (sap) of Aloe vera : cataplasm
H(104) gastritis and H(103) tooth aches, leaves (pulp), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : aloès vrai (local French)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(014), H(046), H(068), H(100), H(113), H(151), H(152), H(161), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(161) warts, apple of Anacardium occidentale, RNS.
H(013) ulcer, H(068) worms, H(014) eczema,H(014) dermatomycosis, oil of nuts
H(046) measles, H(100) blennorrage, leaves + branch with leaves, RNS.
H(113) anti-inflammatory, H(152) low blood-pressure, H(171) insipid diabetes (bark, extract), RNS.
H(151) high blood-pressure associated with colic, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : darkasu (Wolof), daf duruba (Serere), pomme-cajou, noyer d’acajou (local French)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(018), H(051), H(075), H(108), H(126)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(051) paludism, H(075) anorexia, H(126) icterus, trunc's barks of Anogeissus leiocarpa, RNS.
H(008) amoeba dysentery, H(018) sick headache, branch with leaves, RNS.
H(108) cold in the head, H(126) jaundice, decoction of leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : gédan (Wolof), ngalama (Bambara), ngodil (Serere)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(037), H(051x), H(057), H(060), H(077), H(099), H(100), H(103), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(008) amoeba dysentery, H(051x) yellow fever, H(099) calming, roots of Balanites aegyptiaca, RNS.
H(057) goiter, leaves, ONS
H(006) emeto-purgative action, H(006) constipation,H(037) bronchitis, pulmonary pains, H(077) nausea, H(100) syphilis, bark, H(155) tonsilitis, RNS.
H(006) laxative, H(060) diminish the cholesterol, H(113) rheumatisms, H(126) icterus, fruits, RNS.
H(103) caries, clean calcarous teeth, branch with leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : sump (Wolof), ségéné (Bambara), modèl (Serere), séréné (local French)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(018), H(045), H(055), H(068), H(077), H(082), H(092), H(113), H(126), H(161), H(179)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(055) emetic ( severe intoxication), H(161) callosity, H(161) warts, latex of Calotropis procera, RNS.
H(014) mycosia,H(014) tinea, H(018) sick headache, H(068) small intestinal worms, H(126) cirrhosis, H(126) hepatitis, stems, RNS.
H(045) vulnerary, cataplasm of humid wood
H(077) anti-vomitory, H(092) poisoning, H(113) arthritis, H(126) icterus, H(126) hepatitis, H(179) nephritis, roots, RNS.
H(082) asthma, lleaves are smoked as cigaret
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : faftan (Wolof), fogo foko (Bambara), mbodafot (Serere), arbre à soie, pomme de Sodome (local French)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(006) purgative and H(068) vermifuge, ONS. of Cassia italica , RNS., (results depends of the geographical situation)
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : laydur (Wolof), bali bali (Bambara), laydur (Serere), séné du Sénégal (local French)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(001), H(007), H(018), H(022), H(026), H(033), H(051), H(068), H(075), H(082), H(091), H(100), H(113), H(126), H(170)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, H(007) depurative, H(007) diuretic, H(018) cephalalgy,H(022) oxytocic, H(026) painful menstruation, H(033) sterility, H(051) paludism, H(051) fever, H(068) internal parasitism, H(075) aperitive, H(082) asthma, H(091) tonic, H(100) blennorrage, H(113) rheumatism, H(126) icterus, H(170) common dropsi, ONS. of Cassia occidentalis, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : mbante (Wolof), mbala mbala fin (Bambara), bénéféné (Serere), café nègre ( local French)
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(014), H(043), H(045), H(076), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(001), purulent conjunctivitis, H(043) child tetanus, leaves of Ceiba pentandra, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(076) aphtae, H(100) blennorrage, H(103) gingivitis, H(104) belly pains, H(126) icterus, bark, decoction
H(014) whitlow, pulp of leaves, RNS.
H(045) the fruit contains hemostatic fibers
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : bènténé (Wolof), mbuday (Serere), fromager(local French) )
Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Official name : Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(005), H(007), H(045), H(051), H(091), H(102), H(104), H(126), H(152)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, H(005) oedema, H(051) paludism, H(091) anemia, H(102) cholagogue, H(104) child gastritis, H(126) icterus, branch with leaves of Combretum glutinosum, RNS.
H(007) depurative, H(007) diuretic, H(045) vulnerary, H(051) paludism, H(102) cholagogue, H(152) hypotension, leaves , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : rat (Wolof), tangara (Bambara), yay (Serere), kinkéliba coriace (local French)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(003), H(006), H(007), H(008), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(075), H(076), H(102), H(104), H(135), H(200)
Recipes : H(003) sprain, H(003) contusion, barks of Combretum micranthum, RNS.
H(006) constipation, H(051) fever, H(068) trichocephalosis, H(104) gastritis, H(113) myalgia, H(126) icterus, H(135) indigestion, roots, RNS.
H(007) diuretic, H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) cough, H(037) bronchitis, H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, H(075) anorexia, H(102) cholagogue, H(126) liver disease, H(126) hepatic insufficiency, H(200) antimicrobial activity, leaves, RNS.
H(076) stomatitis, fruits, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : séhèv (Wolof), golobé (Bambara), ndag (Serere), vrai kinkéliba (local French)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(039), H(051), H(095x), H(137), H(152), H(166), H(186)
Recipes : H(037) (for child) bechic , roots of Cymbopogon citratus, infusion :
H(039) insecticides, RNS.
H(051) fever, leaves + roots
H(095x) refreshing and digestive drink, leaves, RNS.
H(137) analgesic, H(152) hypotension, H(166) antispasmodic, H(186) expectorant, stubs
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : citronnelle (local French)
Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(014), H(043), H(068), H(091), H(094), H(100), H(113), H(130)
Recipes : H(001)bad vision at night, H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(100) blennorrage, H(100) syphilis, H(173 ) leprosy, ONS of Detarium microcarpum, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, rheumatism, barks, RNS.
H(014) itching, H(068) bilharziosis, H(143) variola, roots, RNS.
H(043) meningitis, H(091) asthenia, H(113) cramps, branch, RNS.
H(130) paralysis, roots + leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : dank (Wolof), tambadala ( Bambara), ndanh (Serere), petit détar (local French)
Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Entada sudanica Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(037), H(051), H(091), H(094), H(104), H(108), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(001) eyes troubles, fruit of Entada africana, RNS.
H(004) suppurative wounds, H(091) tonic, H(104) stomach pains, leaves , RNS
H(037) cough, H(037) bronchitis, H(051) paludism, H(051) fever, H(091) anemia, H(108) cold, H(113) arthritis, H(126) icterus, roots, RNS.
H(094) child haemorrhoids, seeds, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : mbatar (Wolof), sama néré (Bambara), fatar (Serere)
Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia sepium N. E. Br.
Symptoms : H(014), H(100)
Recipes : H(014) dermatomycosis, H(100) syphilis, roots of Euphorbia balsamifera, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : salan (Wolof), ndamol (Serere)
Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Official name : Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler
Symptoms : H(091), H(094), H(103), H(191)
Recipes : H(091) drepanocytosis, roots of Fagara zanthoxyloides in powder
H(103), tooth brush, again pains and infections, roots
H(191) for a good blood circulation, heal H(192) varix and H(094) haemorrhoids, roots + leaves + bark, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : guene gui deg (Wolof), goro ngua (Bambara), not (Serere)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(068), H(099), H(104), H(178)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(099) tranquillizing, H(104) enteritis, H(068) vorms , bark of Grewia bicolor, decoction
H(178) heart disorder, fruit, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Nguekokh region)
Vernacular name : baobab des lapins (local French)