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Reference : HT 33

Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Reference HT 33 has information about 60 plants :
Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Official name : Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite (ibabe sinedf), fresh root of Abutilon mauritianum is crushed and boiled and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yebab medihanit (Amharic)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea ( chebtu), fresh root of Acokanthera schimperi is chewed and swallowed before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gerero (Amharic)
Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Official name : Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Aerva persica (Burm. f.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), powder of Aerva javanica, Plumbago zeylanicum, Lepidium sativum, mixed with bat’s blood is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : tobia (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) skin lesion ( likft), topical application of fresh crushed root of Asparagus africanus
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Official name : Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), eating seeds of Brassica carinata
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gomen zer
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(126), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery (tekmat), juice of crushed bark of Brucea antidysenterica with water is taken orally
H(104) + H(008) stomach-ache and dysentery (yedem tekimat), juice of crushed root with water is taken orally
H(126) hepatitis (wef beshita), fresh parts of Brucea antidysenterica, Gardenia ternifolia, Solanum marginatum, Solanaum incanum boiling in water and inhaling the steam through mouth
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : waginos (Aballo) (Amharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008x), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) external injury (kusil), topical application of leaf paste of Calpurnia aurea
H(008) frequent dysentery with blood as plague (tesbo), juice of fresh leaf is taken orally for 3 days
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), juice of fresh leaf is taken orally
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : digita (Amharic)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(041), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax (kuruba), crushed fresh roots of Capparis tomentosa, Solanaum incanum, Ricinus communis with water is filtered and the liquid is taken orally
H(118) sore throat (guroro siabt), mixed powderof Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, mixed with water is taken orally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gumero (Amharic)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (tehod qurtet), dry and powdered fruit of Capsicum frutescens is taken mixed with water orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : mtmita (Amharic)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling (ibach), topical application of fresh crushed paste of Cardiospermum halicacabum, Momordica foetida
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : semeg (Amharic)
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(106), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(106) snake repellent (ibab meklia), root powder of Capsicum frutescens mixed withwater is poured into the holes of snake
H(118) sore throat (guroro siabt), mixed powderof Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, mixed with water is taken orally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : agam (Amharic)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : limbche (Amharic)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder of Clerodendrum myricoides, Cucumis ficifolius, Verbascum sinaiticum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : misrich (Amharic)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) external injury/wound (kusil), fresh crushed leaf and stem of Commelina bengalensis is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yelam andebet (Amharic)
Crepis rueppellii Sch. Bip.
Official name : Crepis rueppellii Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008x), H(151), H(161)
Recipes : H(008x) dysentery with blood (yedem tekimat), juice of crushed fresh leaf and root of Crepis rueppellii is taken orally
H(151) blood pressure (yedem bizat), root is boiled in water and taken as tea at bed time
H(161) wart (yeahiya kintarot), topically applying fresh leaf and root paste of Crepis rueppellii, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with latex
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yemidir gusmt (Amharic)
Crinum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Crinum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), topical application of powder of Crinum abbyssinicum, Kalanchoe petitana, Verbascum sinaiticum, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with hyena feces and atex
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gibb shinkurt
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) tinea versicolor (quaqucha), rubbing the affected site with the latex of Croton macrostachyus
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : bissana (Amharic)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(014), H(018), H(043), H(051), H(070), H(104), H(113), H(201), H(206)
Recipes : H(004) worsening external figure injury (yekusil merz), tying fresh root of Cucumis ficifolius around the injury until cure
H(008) amoebic dysentery (yedem tekmat), chewing fresh root and swallowing the juice before breakfast for 3 days
H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) , boiled in water and inhaling the steam at bed time
H(043) meningitis (majirat getir), root powder mixed with honey taken orally until cure
H(070) rabies (yewusha beshita), Crushed fresh root with water fermented for 3 days is taken with honey early morning before breakfast orally until cure
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), chewing fresh root and swallowing the juice
H(161) wart (yeahya kintarot), topical application of leaf and root powder
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder of Clerodendrum myricoides, Cucumis ficifolius, Verbascum sinaiticum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yemidir embuay (Amharic)
Cynoglossum coeruleum A.DC.
Official name : Cynoglossum coeruleum A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burning on external part (katelo), topical application of fresh leaf powder of Cynoglossum coeruleum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : chemgogit (Amharic)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids (kintarot), dry root powder of Dodonaea viscosa mixed with butter is applied topically around the anus
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : ktkitta (Amharic)