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Reference : HT 2k

Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Reference HT 2k has information about 61 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091) child, cold infusion ONS., used as child's tonic. H(095), Humans eat pods.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sangale
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(055) + H(051), boiled root infusion used as emetic against fevers. Leaves rubbed on itches (MASAMUS).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ptara, kiptara
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(018), H(055), H(104), H(126), H(178), H(185)
Recipes : H(018) headache, (MilKULOGH), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(055), Boiled root infusion, plus others, used as emetic ( MNGOROR), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(055) + H(051) emetic against fevers, cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
, H(104) stomach- ache, (KIPTANGTANG ) , cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(126) (hepatitus), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(178) (heart pains) , (KIPKOLOSWO), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(185), Inner bark chewed against (KIRIUN (sneezing, cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamon panyarit
Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(013), H(051), H(055), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), juice from twigs or pods applied to infected eyes.
H(008), bark is chewed as cure for diarrhoea.
H(013) , boiled bark infusion or with other species against LOKICHUM (?anthrax)
H(055) + H(051), boiled bark infusion as emetic against fevers.
H(091), boiled bark infusion used against TERMES (enlarged spleen)
H(104), bark is chewed as cure for stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kopkwo
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(018), H(055), H(126)
Recipes : H(018)headaches, string from bark tied around head against headaches
H(055) + H(126), an emetic against Îevers., ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : pelil, chesamus
Acacia raddiana Savi
Official name : Acacia raddiana Savi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(008),diarrhoea boiled infusion of bark , RNS.
H(104), stomachache boiled infusion of bark , RNS.
H(053), gum from bark used against earache , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ses
Acacia seyal Del. var. seyal
Official name : Acacia seyal Del. var. seyal
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178), roots used against heart pains (?MUKULOGH).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chooh
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104), root infusion usedagainst stomachache
H(201), or mixed with root of Acalypha volkensii and milk for child not passing wind(?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kaparasamugh, tapakapow, kasilaya
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(006), H(007), root infusion used as diuretic especially for children also as as purgative
H(091), Root infusion with milk used as child's tonic. Sticks used to make arrows
H(201), or mixed wjth root of Acalypha volkensii and milk for child not passing wind(?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kembirwo , kaparasamugh, tapakapow, kasilaya
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), for teeth and gums (against ulcers?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kotkotia
Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Official name : Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes var. multiflorum
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(092), H(112)
Recipes : H(014), crushed stem in water, used to get rid of skin lumps
H(051), fever. Infusion of fruits mixed with water used agalnst earache
H(091), boiled root infusion with other plants used against KALAZAR
H(092), poisonous - whole plant, especially roots, when chewed 'makes person go mad' in one day and acts as diuretic ; no antidote
H(112), trunk (bark?) chewed as abortifacient.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : koliya
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(055), H(068), H(139), H(167)
Recipes : H(006) purg.ative,H(013) boils, H(055) + H(051) emetic against fevers, H(139), cold bark infusion RNS.
can cause hallucinations, H(167), ONS., RNS.
H(006) + H(068)purgative against tapeworms, H(055), emetic , cold infusion of bark or roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kapakitengiap , mukutonuo
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(055)
Recipes : H(004) to keep away flies, and on eyes ONS., RNS.
H(055), juice from leaves used on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tolkosiap
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : fH(201), enclosed in leather as a protective charm.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tikoukawa
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(001), juice mixed with water used as eyedrops (?and against burns)
H(055) + H(051) paludism, emetic for fever (? paludism)., boiled root infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tuyonwo
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109), boiled bark infusion mixed with broth of goat against backache.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sekonon
Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051), boiled root infusion used carefully against fever, not an emetic
H(037), bark of root chewed against coughing
H(091), boiled root infusion with milk used as child's tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : arerenion
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Boiled root iniusion used against paludism.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : adodotian
Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Official name : Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), boiled infusion of leaves used as eye lotion for humans and cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chepkogh
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(018), H(091), H(139)
Recipes : H(018) child headache; H(091), to strengthen backbone and other bones; H(139), and to make penis sit up, boiled root infusion, RNS.
H(091), soup from roots used as a health drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : lokotetwo