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Reference : HS 28

Author(s) : Sewani-Rusike, C. R.
Title : Plants of Zimbabwe as anti-fertility agents African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 253 - 257, (2010)
Reference HS 28 has information about 30 plants :
Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Official name : Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) anti-fertility agent, leaves of Ampelocissus obtusata, used as "mukutura/nyamukutura" (post-coital contraception), infusion of roots taken orally in the morning after sexual union.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mudzambiringa (Shona)
Aristolochia heppii Merxm.
Official name : Aristolochia heppii Merxm.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Aristolochia heppii used as abortifacients, infusion taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : chividze (Shona), wild dutchman's pipe (English)
Aristolochia petersiana Klotzsch
Official name : Aristolochia petersiana Klotzsch
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Aristolochia petersiana used as abortifacients, infusion taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : wild dutchman's pipe (English)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) infusion of leaves of Bridelia micrantha used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mushungunu (Shona)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Capsicum frutescens inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mhiripiri (Shona), ibilebile (Ndebele)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) infusion of root of Cassia abbreviata used as abortifacients, taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : muremberembe (Shona), muvheneka (Shona), isihaqa (Ndebele), long pod cassia (English)
Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Official name : Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Family : Pedialiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) infusion of the whole plant of Ceratotheca trilobau sed as abortifacients, taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : zinyaruninga (Shona), inkunzane enkulu (Ndebele), false fox gloves (English)
Croton megalobotrys Müll. Arg.
Official name : Croton megalobotrys Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) bark of Croton megalobotrys used as abortifacients, powder taken orally in porridge (poisonous)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : muchape (Shona), mugubvuka (Shona), mmtshape (Ndebele)
Cucumis hirsutus Sond
Official name : Cucumis hirsutus Sond
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root infusion of Cucumis hirsutus used as abortifacients, taken orally (poisonous)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth.
Official name : Desmodium barbatum (L.) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Desmodium barbatum inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients. (poisonous)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : chinzungunzungu (Shona), hazviere (Shona), zanzi (Shona)
Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Official name : Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z), 3-6 root pieces of roots of Dichrostachys cinerea around the waist, used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mupangara (Shona), ugagu (Ndebele), chinese lantern (English)
Fadogia ancylantha Schweinf.
Official name : Fadogia ancylantha Schweinf.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) 3-6 root pieces of roots of Fadogia ancylantha around the waist, used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : musvisvinwa (Shona), makoni tea (English)
Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Official name : Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z), 3-6 root pieces of roots of Flacourtia indica around the waist or leaf infusion taken orally, used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mutunguru (Shona), munhunguru (Shona), umthunduluka (Ndebele), bakota plum (English)
Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) roots of Heteromorpha trifoliata in powder mixed with porridge or infusion taken orally, used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing,
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : dombwe (Shona)
Holarrhena pubescens (Buch.-Ham.) Wall. ex G.Don
Official name : Holarrhena pubescens (Buch.-Ham.) Wall. ex G.Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Holarrhena pubescens used as abortifacients, inserted into vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mukashumukono (Shona), jasmine shrub (English)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Indigofera arrecta inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mukatapeta (Shona)
Indigofera demissa Taub.
Official name : Indigofera demissa Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Indigofera demissa inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mukatapeta (Shona)
Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker
Official name : Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Indigoferra rhychocarpa inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mukatapeta (Shona)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) roots barks of Kigelia africana used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing, powder mixed with porridge or infusion, taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mumvee (Shona), mubveve (Shona), umvebe (Ndebele), sausage tree (English)
Pouzolzia hypoleuca Wedd.
Official name : Pouzolzia hypoleuca Wedd.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) plants of Pouzolzia hypoleuca used as post-coital contraception "mukutura/nyamukutura" , roots, powder taken orally with porridge or infusion morning after sexual union.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : munanzva (Shona), isikhukhukhu (Ndebele), soap brush (English)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(033z), H(112)
Recipes : H(033z) peeled whole seed of Ricinus communis used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing, taken orally once a year (Poisonous plant)
H(112) leaves/stem of Ricinus communis inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mupfuta (Shona), umhlafutho (Ndebele), castor oil plant (English)
Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Official name : Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033z), H(112)
Recipes : H(033z) whole plant of Schkuhria pinnata used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing, infusion taken orally
H(112) whole plant of Schkuhria pinnata used as abortifacients, infusion taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : ruhwahwa (Shona) dwarf marigold (English)
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z), powder or infusion of roots of Securinega virosa used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing, taken orally just before sexual intercourse
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : muchagawuwe (Shona), umhakawuwe (Ndebele), snow berry (English)
Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Official name : Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) roots of Steganotaenia araliace used as abortifacients, infusion taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mugodorapfuti (Shona), mupomboshori (Shona); musvodzambudzi (Shona), popgun tree (English)
Trichilia dregeana Sond.
Official name : Trichilia dregeana Sond.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) infusion of bark of Trichilia dregeana used as abortifacients, taken orally (Poisonous)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mutsikiri (Shona), Forest Natal mahogany (nglish)
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) infusion of bark of Trichilia emetica used as abortifacients, taken orally (Poisonous)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mutsikiri (Shona), Forest Natal mahogany (English)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) roots of Vernonia amygdalina used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing, infusion taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : musikavakadzi (Shona), inyathelo (Ndebele)
Vernonia glabra (Steetz) Vatke
Official name : Vernonia glabra (Steetz) Vatke
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) root of Vernonia glabra used as abortifacients, inserted into vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : cornflower vernonia (English)
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) bark of Warburgia salutaris used as abortifacients, decoction taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : muranga (Shona)
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) root bark powder of Ziziphus mucronata mixed with porridge or infusion taken orally, used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : muchecheni (Shona), umphafa (Ndebele), buffalo thorn (English)