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Reference : HS 38

Author(s) : Setshogo, M. P., C. M. Mbereki
Title : Floristic diversity and use of medicinal plants sold by street vendors in Gaborone, Botswana African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 5, 69–74. (2010) http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/JournalsSup/images/Sample/AJPSB_5%28SI1%2969-74o.pdf
Reference HS 38 has information about 47 plants :
Acrotome inflata Benth.
Official name : Acrotome inflata Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) uterus pains, root of Acrotome inflata, boiled or soaked in water and VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : leatla, seromo (Setswana), tumbleweed (English)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(111), H(171)
Recipes : H(111) burns, the inner jelly part of the succulent leaves of Aloe zebrina is applied
H(171) diabetes, the leaves are boiled in water and the juice, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : kgophane (Setswana), variegated aloe (English)
Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Official name : Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) swollen, painful knees, bulb of Ammocharis is cut into two and half of it boiled in water, then the patient is soothed with it. The other half is fried with nuts of Ximenia americana until it turns black. Small incisions are then made on the swollen knees and the medicine applied onto them.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : esomo, seboka, motu (Setswana), tumble weed (English)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, any part of Artemisia afra is boiled in water
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : lengana (Setswana), african wormwood (English)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) genital sores and discomforts, root of Asparagus africanus is boiled in water
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mhalatsamaru (Setswana), wild asparagus (English)
Asparagus exuvialis Burch.
Official name : Asparagus exuvialis Burch.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) roots and stems of Asparagus exuvialis are used to cure kwashiorkor, decoction of the pieces of stem and root in milk. It is then allowed to cool and given to the child to drink.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mosokelatsebeng (Setswana)
Cadaba aphylla (Thunb.) Wild
Official name : Cadaba aphylla (Thunb.) Wild
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(018)
Recipes : H(004) wound (boil), root of Cadaba aphyllais glowed and pointed at the area where the wound (boil) is likely to develop. The smoke is supposed to perfuse into the wound every time this procedure is followed.
H(018) headache, the root is boiled in water and taken orally
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : monnamontsho (Setswana), leafless cadaba (English)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(098), H(167x), H(201)
Recipes : H(098) nightmare, H(167x) hallucinations, H(201) evil spirits, plant of Capparis tomentosa is used to ward off It casts away fear and is very strong against witch spells. The roots and stems are soaked in water. For a person suffering from hallucinations, he or she is washed in the solution of the medicine. For those troubled by bad spirits and witches, the medicine solution is sprinkled around the fence of the homestead and houses.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : anawana (Setswana), woolly caper bush (English)
Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana (Holmes) Brenan
Official name : Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana (Holmes) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171), H(191)
Recipes : H(191) blood cleansing, root of Cassia abbreviata is ground into a powder, mixed with water and used to wash '’dirty’’ blood. ‘’Dirty’’ blood refers to a situation like during miscarriages. A person that has miscarried is said to have dirty blood and so ought to be cleaned hence the use of this medicine.
H(171) treat diabetes, same receipt
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : monepenepe (Setswana), long-tail cassia (English)
Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond.
Official name : Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(191)
Recipes : H(191) blood cleansing, root of Combretum erythrophyllum is ground into a powder and mixed water
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mokhukhu (Setswana), river bushwillow (English)
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
Official name : Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y) heals the womb after birth. The root of Commelina diffusa is powdered and mixed with warm or cold water and VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : kgopo (Setswana)
Cucumis hirsutus Sond
Official name : Cucumis hirsutus Sond
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, it helps in breaking them open. The roots of Cucumis hirsutus are boiled in water and the medicine given to the patient to drink. When the ulcer breaks, it is further treated with the bark of Peltophorum africanum
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mukununu (Setswana),
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach pains, root of Dicoma anomala is boiled in milk and the medicine is used to treat stomach pains and diarrhoea.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : tlhonya (Setswana)
Elephantorrhiza burkei Benth.
Official name : Elephantorrhiza burkei Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) pregnant women are massaged with it before giving birth, root of Elephantorrhiza burkei is powdered and used for massaging muscles.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : ntolane (Setswana), sumach bean (English)
Erythrococca trichogyne (Müll. Arg.) Prain var. trichogyne
Official name : Erythrococca trichogyne (Müll. Arg.) Prain var. trichogyne
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(171)
Recipes : H(082) asthma., H(171) diabetes, root of Erythrococca trichogyne.is powdered and mixed with water. VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mononyane (Setswana), twin red berry(English)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) root of Euclea divinorum is used as a cure for kidneys. It is boiled in milk and given to the patient to drink.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : motlhakola (Setswana), diamond - leaved euclea (English)
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) big sores under the chin, root of Grewia flavescens in decoction in milk, local application
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : motsotsojane (Setswana), rough leaved raisin (English)
Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.
Official name : Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) used to treat high blood pressure, H(113) cramps and H(113) rheumatism, t!ubers of Harpagophytum procumbens are sliced and put in hot water. The mixture is then allowed to settle overnight. The debris is then sieved using a very fine sieve or cloth and the solution is used as medicine.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : sengaparie (Setswana), devils claw (English)
Helichrysum paronychioides DC.
Official name : Helichrysum paronychioides DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) internal sores, plant of Helichrysum paronychioides is boiled just like tea, milk can be added and or sugar to reduce the bitterness. Then drink it cold or whilst hot.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : phate-ya-ngaka (Setswana)
Heteromorpha arborescens (Speng) Cham. & Schltdl.
Official name : Heteromorpha arborescens (Speng) Cham. & Schltdl.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) roots of Heteromorpha arborescens are boiled in milk and fed to malnourished children.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mmuabue, serethe (Setswana), parsely tree (English)