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Reference : HT 55

Author(s) : Tsouh Fokou P. V. , A. Kwadwo Nyarko, R. Appiah-Opong, L. R. Tchokouaha Yamthe, P. Addo, Isaac K Asante, F. F. Boyom
Title : Ethnopharmacological reports on anti-Buruli ulcer medicinal plants in three West African countries Journal of Ethnopharmacology 172, 297–311, (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.06.024
Reference HT 55 has information about 105 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, carbonisation of fruit of Aframomum melegueta is used for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : wusa
Aglaonema commutatum Schott
Official name : Aglaonema commutatum Schott
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, infusion of leaves of Aglaonema commutatum is used for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name : Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, roasted seed of Albizia zygia paste used to bandage the ulcer for treatment after washing ulcer with infusion of Momordica charantia leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : nkroma
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leave paste from Alchornea cordifolia used to bandage for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : agyama
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, infusion of bulb of Allium cepa used in Buruli ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leaves of Aloe buettneri, maceration for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leaves of Aloe vera accelerates wound healing, burns, sores, ulcers, inflammation
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, stem bark paste of Alstonia boonei is used to bandage the washed ulcer and changed every other day
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : sonuro (Nyamedua)
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, rhizome of Anchomanes difformis, decoction used for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, decoction: powder from dried and crushed barks of Anogeissus leiocarpus, for deep ulcer
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leaves of Azadirachta indica are grounded into a paste and taken orally for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : neem tree
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, whole plants of Boerhavia diffusa are grounded and directly applied on the ulcer
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Boerhavia erecta L.
Official name : Boerhavia erecta L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leaves and roots of Boerhavia erecta in decoction used in Buruli ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Official name : Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Family : Arecaceae
Synonyms : Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, the flower of Borassus aethiopum is pressed to the wound for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : fan palm
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, stem barks of Bridelia ferruginea, trituration is used as Buruli ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum used as for Buruli ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, maceration of fruit of Capsicum annuum used for ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, Infusion: leaves and roots of Carica papaya are heated and applied to the wound twice a day
H(013) fresh root of Carica papaya is mixed with Xylopia aethiopica seed to form a pomade: used for ulcer bandage
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : papayas oflêor, loflê (Baoule)
Carpolobia lutea G. Don
Official name : Carpolobia lutea G. Don
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, Pulverisation of stem is used in Buruli ulcer treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcer, leaves of Cassia alata paste used to bandage ulcer for therapy; treatment of skin diseases
Region : West Africa
Country : West African countries
Vernacular name : yemnnua / sempe