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Reference : HP 55

Author(s) : Paulos, B., T. Gedif Fenta , D. Bisrat & K. Asres
Title : Health seeking behavior and use of medicinal plants among the Hamer ethnic group, South Omo zone, south western Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:44 (2016)
Reference HP 55 has information about 55 plants :
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) goat intestinal parasite, fresh leaves of Acacia tortilis fed to goat (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : sewute
Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Official name : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Nerium obesum Forssk. , Adenium somalense var. crispum Chiov. , Adenium honghel A.DC.
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, roots of Adenium obesum chopped, chewed and juice swallowed
H(201) evil eye, roots chopped, boiled in water, cooled and VO. (Recipe reported by household members and healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : gebez dhesha
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal parasite, inside part of the fresh bark cut of Albizia anthelmintica, boiled with water, filtered, mixed with sorghum powder and eaten (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : dhita
Aloe otallensis Baker
Official name : Aloe otallensis Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing exudate of Aloe otallensis applied on wound
H(051) paludism, exudate of Aloe otallensis mixed with honey and milk, and drunk (Recipe reported by household members and healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : welqante
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, seeds of Amaranthus hybridus powdered, cooked in water and drunk with honey (Recipe reported by traditional healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : zen dhesha
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, root of Amaranthus spinosus crushed, and pressed on tooth (Recipe reported by traditional healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : ekumangenta
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, inside part of the bark of Balanites aegyptiaca peeled off, boiled with water, filtered and VO. (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : dhumuko
Barleria eranthemoides R. Br. ex C.B. Clarke
Official name : Barleria eranthemoides R. Br. ex C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, leaves of Barleria eranthemoides pounded, boiled with water, filtered and, VO. (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : chaki dhesha
Boswellia neglecta S. Moore
Official name : Boswellia neglecta S. Moore
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, exudate of Boswellia neglecta dried, burned and the smoke inhaled (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : alela
Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(151)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(151) hypertension, root of Cadaba farinosa chopped, boiled with meat soup and drunk (Recipe reported by traditional healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : dhela
Cadaba mirabilis Gilg.
Official name : Cadaba mirabilis Gilg.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eyes disease, crushed leaves of Cadaba mirabilis and juice instilled into the affected eye (Recipe reported by household members and healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : menzo
Canthium pseudosetiflorum Bridson
Official name : Canthium pseudosetiflorum Bridson
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, ground, macerated leaves of Canthium pseudosetiflorum with water, filtered and VO. (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : medhel
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, cushed roots of Carissa spinarum , infusion prepared in water, filtered, and drunk, VO. (Recipe reported by household members and healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : akemba
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) allergy on skin, fresh leaves of Senna italica crushed, stood in cold water and filtrate, VO. (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : armacha
Chasmanthera dependens Hochst.
Official name : Chasmanthera dependens Hochst.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, fresh leaves of Chasmanthera dependens chopped, smashed, and pressed on tooth (Recipe reported by traditional healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : choq
Cissampelos pareira L.T
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L.T
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing, fresh leaves of Cissampelos pariera squeezed on wound (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : dhare/fire
Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, fresh leaves of Combretum aculeatum chewed, and juice swallowed (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : zegurma
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin problem, exudate of Commelina benghalensis, applied on the affected area (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : wefenkur
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal parasite, seeds of Cucurbita pepo, dried, roasted, chewed and swallowed (Recipe reported by traditional healers)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : bote
Cyperus alternifolius L.
Official name : Cyperus alternifolius L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, roots of Cyperus alternifolius, chopped, chewed, and juice swallowed (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : busente