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Reference : HT 23

Author(s) : Tapsoba, H. & J.P. Deschamps
Title : Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of oral diseases in Burkina Faso. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 104, pp.68 - 78 ( 2006)
Reference HT 23 has information about 51 plants :
Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Official name : Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache Leaves are boiled with white and black stones to make a mouthwash that is used until recovery. The decoction can be also prepared with leaves alone
H(103), bark decoctions of Acacia macrostachya (Karidga) or Khaya senegalensis (Kouka) may be used as a mouthwash against bleeding gums.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : guembaogo (Moore)
Acacia nilotica var. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) Kuntze
Official name : Acacia nilotica var. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) Kuntze
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Del. subsp. adstringens (Schumm. & Thonn.) Roberty , Acacia adansonii Guill. & Perr.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis, sores The fresh fruit is peeled and crushed together with bark. The resulting mixture may be stored for 4–6 months. The remedy is rubbed sparingly onto the gum or put in the painful tooth every morning before breakfast for 3–4 days or until pain relief is obtained.
H(103), toothache, gingivitis, sores, Dried fruit is added to bark from the mango tree (Mangifera indica L.) and Zinm before pounding and straining. The result can be stored for around 5 years. A pinch of the powder is put in the decayed tooth cavity or rubbed onto gums and sores twice a day for 7–10 days after meals.
H(103) gingivitis, a decoction of fruits and leaves is used as a mouthwash to treat gingivitis. A bark decoction prepared in a clay pot is used as a mouth rinse for 3 or 4 days for males and females, respectively.
H(103) gingivitis, a decoction of Acacia nilotica var. adansoni can be prepared with leaves of Pseudocedrela kotschyi as a mouth rinse
H(103) gingivitis can be treated with the seeds of Acacia nilotica var. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) O. Ktze. (Peg-nenga), which are burnt, crushed and then applied to the gums.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : peg nenga (Moore)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache Young leaves and thorns are combined with leaves of Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst ex A. DC. (three or four handfuls of each) and boiled with a black stone. The result is used for inhalations followed by gargles, three or four times until the symptoms disappear.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gon peelga (Moore)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103) toothache A decoction made with bark or leaves is used as a mouthwash to alleviate tooth pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gon miougou (Moore)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toot ache, powder of dried leaves, to put on the gums or in the pit of the tooth
H(103) extraction of a tooth, dried leaves or burned flowers, to put in the pit of the tooth. It is enough to remove the tooth after 1 day. When the extraction is painfull, mouth wash with the barks decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : tohega (Moore)
Alternanthera pungens Kunth
Official name : Alternanthera pungens Kunth
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Alternanthera repens O. Ktze.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, dried leaves + millet flour, local application RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : sibgpoonre (Moore)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, a hanfull of resin + 4 cups of H2O + salt in a closed pot during 7 days, filter, compress on the ill tooth
H(103) gingivitis, sores, powder of roots and barks to clean gums and sores, 2 X / J
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : siiga (Moore)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x), oral hygiene, used as chewing-sticks for mouth and teeth cleaning
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : neem (Moore)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, fruits in powder in the painfull parts
H(103) gingivitis, boiled leaves with white stones, decoction, VO.
H(103), to fortify a loose tooth, barks trunk + Zimm ? + white stones, hot mouth washes
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kyeguelga (Moore)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, leaves decoction, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : ti pohega (Moore)
Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Official name : Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(108), H(118)
Recipes : H(103) toot ache, gingivitis, barks or roots decoction, inhalation or gargle, 2 X / dat during 2 to 10 days
H(103) abcess, compress (no cold drink during the treatment
H(108) sinusitis, H(118) sore throat, tea + honey - - H(103) gingivitis, sores, barks of Daniellia oliveri , Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Boswellia dalzielii, ecoction, VO., 2 glass / J + mouth wash + inhalation
H(103), To alleviate toothache, a leaf decoction of Pseudocedrela kotschyi used in the form of mouth rinse is prepared in combination with Boswellia dalzielii leaves.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gondregneogo (Moore)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ache, roots boiled + white stone + cowry shells, salt, mouth washes
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : putrepuugu (Moore)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, decoction made with roots of Capparis tomentosa., Cassia sieberiana and Indigofera tinctoria L. is used for mouthwash against toothache.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : lamboitega (Moore)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, boiled leaves for inhalation
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : papaye (Moore)
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth ashes leaves recolted during the rainy season, boiled leaves + Zimm, warm decoction, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : zandre kuka (Moore)
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingivitis, inhalation of boiled leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : cassia (Moore)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth ashes, boiled leaves with white stones, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gielpoonsre (Moore)
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingivitis, sores, barks decoction, mouth washes
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gounga (Moore)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x), stem as tooth brush
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : randega (Moore)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth extraction, decoction of leaves + Zimm + white stone, mouth wash, to be repeated if necessary
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : saag noabga (Moore)