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Reference : HV 07

Author(s) : Verger, P.F.
Title : Ewé: The use of plants in Yoruba society. Editoria Schwarcz, Sao Paulo, 744p., (1995)
Reference HV 07 has information about 77 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves Abrus precatorius, Scoparia dulcis , ONS. Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca + strong potash + corn starch, grind the potash, cook the plants with corn starch, mix the whole, store in a bottle, VO. a small cup 3X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : pakun obarisa
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(008x), H(008), H(015), H(020), H(036), H(037), H(055), H(091), H(094), H(097), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) or H(055), leaves Culcasia scandens, Zea mays , a whole fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn the ingredients, place in a small gourd, pierce a hole at the top and another at the bottom and cork them. For H(055) tahe the medecine from the upper hole. For H(008) take the medicine from the lower hole. VO. with cold white corn meal
H(008x), leaves, roots, Dioscorea dumetorum , fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn, ashes over the faeces and mix other part with corn meal VO.
H(008), roots Manihot esculenta , leaves Jasminum pauciflorum, a whole fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn, mix the ashes with hot white corn meal, eat every morning
H(015)scarifications on the belly, ONS. Aframomum melegueta , fruit Musa sapentum, leaves Blighia unijugata, tubercle Dioscorea alata + stong potash, pound, eat with hot white corn meal
H(020) snake, leaves Allium cepa,Vernonia amygdalina, Eclipta alba, Euphorbia laterifolia , barks Euphorbia poissonii , ONS. Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca, whole fruit Aframomum melegueta + a snake head, burn all together, rub the preparation on the bite
H(036) giddiness, leaves Ocimum basilicum , seeds Aframomum melegueta, grind, cook in palm oil and lick
H(037) cough, leaves Indigofera hirsuta, Afzelia bella , Scoparia dulcis , fruit Aframomum melegueta , shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii , burn, add shea butter + oil + sugar, lick or eat with corn mealH(091)virility, 10 fruits of Aframomum melegueta , fruit of Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca, roots Ritchiea capparoides var. longipedicellata, pound everything together (banana peeled), grind, VO. with spirits or white corn meal
H(091)virility, fruits of Aframomum melegueta , leaves of Grewia mollis , Trilepsium madagascariense, roots of Desmodium gangeticum + 1 snail,burn, mix everything and drink with hot white corn meal every 3 days
H(094)haemorrhoids, leaves Morinda lucida , Rungia grandis, Cocos nucifera, fruit Aframomum melegueta, the whole in ashes, VO. every morning
H(097), 4 fruits of Aframomum melegueta, Croton penduliflorus, leaves Antidesma laciniatum var. membranaceum, 4 nuts Garcinia kola, + yam flour, grind together, VO. with a hot meal of white corn, daily
H(137)back pain ,16 seeds Aframomum melegueta , leaves Campylospermum flavum, grind seeds and leaves and rub on cuts in the back
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ataare, ataare merin
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, leaves Allium cepa,Vernonia amygdalina, Eclipta alba, Euphorbia laterifolia , barks Euphorbia poissonii , ONS. Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca, whole fruit Aframomum melegueta + a snake head, burn all together, rub the preparation on the bite
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : alubosa
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) spreading ulcer, leaves, barks, fruits, roots Blighia sapida, barks Alstonia boonei, ONS. Xylopia aethiopica, decoction (H2O) , VO. 1cup every morning
H(137), body pains, roots of Securidaca longipedunculata , Elaeis guineensis , Zanthoxylum senegalense , Alstonia boonei, leaves of Pavetta ccorymbosa, to boil, VO. In the morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not registered
Andropogon gayanus Kunth
Official name : Andropogon gayanus Kunth
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(005)
Recipes : H(005), swelling face, hands and feets , leaves Andropogon gayanus, Xylopia aethiopica , rootss Mucuna poggei , Strophantus hispidus + 9 firestones, decoction (H2O), VO. 3X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : eruwa ako
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) childs, leaves Anogeissus leiocarpa, Dioscorea alata boil H2O sour, VO. 3X /day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ayin
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(001), H(014), H(091)
Recipes : H(001) blindness, leaves, Aspilia africana , Spathodea campanulata , Combretum platypterum, grind, lick with palm oil
H(014) itch, decoction (H2O) leaves, VO., rub on the body
H(091) virility, leaves Aspilia africana , Phaulopsis barteri, Mirabilis jalapa + 1 snaill, grind, dry, drink with hot white corn meal every day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : yunyun
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(116)
Recipes : H(100) gono., leaves Asystasia gangetica , ONS. Xylopia aethiopica , fruits Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca + strong potash, pound together, VO. whith hot white corn meal
H(116) to help menstruation, leaves Asystasia gangetica , ONS. Dracaena mannii , grind, VO. whith hot white corn meal at night
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ila funfun
Blighia sapida Koenig
Official name : Blighia sapida Koenig
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(013) spreading ulcer, leaves, barks, fruits, roots Blighia sapida, barks Alstonia boonei, ONS. Xylopia aethiopica, decoction (H2O) , VO. 1cup every morning
H(051x) , leaves, barks Blighia sapida , fruit Zanthoxylum senegalensis, bulb Allium aescalonicum + strong patash, pound, VO. with hot white corn meal every day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : isin odan
Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Official name : Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Family : Arecaceae
Synonyms : Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Symptoms : H(027), H(094)
Recipes : H(027), leaves, Borassus aethiopum , Glycine wightii + black soap, pound. The woman should wash herself with this preparation (for the good progress of the pregnancy)
H(094) haemorrhoids, fruit Borassus aethiopum, leaves Acalypha ornata, ashes, mix with cold white corn meal, VO. every morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : agbon onidu, agbon
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(104)
Recipes : H(078) tumor vagina , leaves Urena lobata , Terminalia glaucescens, Euphorbia lateriflora , barks Bridelia ferruginea , Chlorophora excelsa, fruit Xylopia aethiopica , decoction (H2O) , VO. + wash the vagina with the decoction
H(104), leaves, fruit, roots Bridelia ferruginea , ONS Citrus aurantiifolia, boil the ingredients in H2O, VO. , 3X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ira, ira odan
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(008), H(068), H(013), H(051), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(005) swelling, grind leaves Vernonia amygdalina , dry leaves Nicotiana tabacum + shea butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii) mixed, rub the body
H(008) + H(068), leaves Sida acuta, Haumaniastrum lilacinum + shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii , burn, mix the ashes with the butter, rub the body of young childeren and VO. with a little from preperation to drunk with hot corn meal
H(013) ulcer, roots Elaeis guineensis , Acalypha ciliata, leaves Pterocarpus santalinoides, shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii , strong potash, grind, rub over the body
H(013) ulcer on the body, leaves, roots Pennisetum purpureum , ONS. Xylopia aethiopica , shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii (, grind, rub over the body
H(037) cough, leaves Indigofera hirsuta, Afzelia bella , Scoparia dulcis , fruit Aframomum melegueta , shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii , burn, add shea butter + oil + sugar, lick or eat with corn meal
H(051) shivering, grind the leaves of Urena lobata, Sida urens, Alafia barteri , rub the mixture over the body with shea butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii )
H(051) intestinal, leaves Ocimum gratissimum , Peperomia pellucida, shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii grind with butter, VO. with hot indian corn meal, every day
H(113) rheumatism, 16 leaves Clausena anisata, 16 leaves Ocimum canum, 16 leaves Zanthoxylum senegalense , bulb Allium aescalanicum , roots Carica papaya var. microcarpa + shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii ,pound all together, divide in 2 unequal parts, with the bigger one + salt VO. with a hot corn meal,rub with the smaller part
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ori
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) toes, leaves Calotropis procera , Phaulopsis falcisepala, grind, apply to the toes
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bomubomu
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(050) gaseous stomach, fruit Carica papaya , leaves Combretum racemosum, fruit Stachytarpheta indica, VO. ashes with a white corn meal
H(068) worms from chest, leaves Indigofera hirsuta , Carpolobia lutea , roots Carica papaya + black soap, burn, ashes, VO. with spirit or palm oil
H(104), roots Carica papaya, leaves Tristemma littorale + black soap, burn, ashes, VO. with a hot white corn meal
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ibepe, ibepe dudu
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) ulcer on the body, leaves , barks, roots Ceiba pentandra , leaves Pavetta corymbosa, bulb Allium aescalonicum, decoction (H2O) , VO. + wash the body
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : araba
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(056), H(058), H(100), H(104), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(034) tachy., juice Citrus aurantiifolia , fruit Cnestis ferruginea + stong patash, pound + lemon juice, put in a bottle, VO. a small tumbler 3 X / day
H(056) Guinea worm leaves Vitex doniana leaves, roots, barks Daniellia oliveri, fruit Citrus aurantiifolia , decoction (H2O) , VO. every morning
H(058), leaves, roots, fruit Citrus aurantiifolia , leaves Pteris togoensis , roots Jatropha curcas , decoction, VO., 3X /day
H(100) gono., leaves Hibiscus surattensis , juice Citrus aurantiifolia + stong potash, pound, VO., 3 spoon ful every morning
H(104), leaves, fruit, roots Bridelia ferruginea , ONS Citrus aurantiifolia, boil the ingredients in H2O, VO. , 3X / day
H(109) stif neck, leaves Ocimum canum, Citrus aurantiifolia, Eclipta alba, Vernonia ambigua , bulb Allium aescalonicum, ONS. Zanthoxylum senegalensis + salt, pound, VO. with a hot meal of white corn
H(113) rheumatism, leaves, roots, fruits Citrus aurantiifolia , leaves Malacantha alnifolia, ONS. Crinum zeylanicum + H2O sour + corn nstarch, boil, VO. every morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : orombo wewe
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(100), H(113), H(157)
Recipes : H(013)spreading ulcer, leaves Sesbania pachycarpa , roots Clausena anisata, Dracaena fragrans, Olax subscorpioidea, decoction (H2O) , VO. every morning
H(014) itch, leaves Clausena anisata, Dichapetalum madagascariensis , leaves, barks, roots of Olax subscorpioidea, fruit Xylopia aethiopica, Tetrapleura tetraptera + camphor (kanafuru),cook the whole in a pot with H2O, filter + powder of camphor, mix with H2O, VO. 1 spoon, rubbing the rest of the extract over the body
H(100) gono., leaves Clausena anisata , Desmodium gangeticum, ONS. Xylopia aethiopica , Tetrapleura tetraptera, pound, decoction (H2O) , VO. 1 spoonful every morning
H(100)leucorrhea, leaves Clausena anisata , Senecio biafrae, Peperomia pellucida + strong potash, burn, VO. whith hot white corn meal every morning
H(113) rheumatism, 16 leaves Clausena anisata, 16 leaves Ocimum canum, 16 leaves Zanthoxylum senegalense , bulb Allium aescalanicum , roots Carica papaya var. microcarpa + shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii ,pound all together, divide in 2 unequal parts, with the bigger one + salt VO. with a hot corn meal,rub with the smaller part
H(157) convulsion, leaves Clausena anisata , Plukenetia conophora, bulb Allium aescalonicum + 1 rat, pound all together, mix with oil palm, lick
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : atapari obuko, agbasa, agbasa merin-dilogun
Cochlospermum planchonii Hook. f.
Official name : Cochlospermum planchonii Hook. f.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body pain, leaves of Parinari curatellifolia , Cochlospermum planchonii , Psorospermum febrifugum , roots of Dracaena fragans boil in H2O, VO., 3X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : adosusu
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) madness , leaves Tephrosia vogelii, Cola acuminata , Crotalaria lachnophora, Tetrapleura tetraptera + black soap, pound, dry, VO. with a hot corn meal every morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : obi
Culcasia scandens P. Beauv.
Official name : Culcasia scandens P. Beauv.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(055)
Recipes : H(008) or H(055), leaves Culcasia scandens, Zea mays , a whole fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn the ingredients, place in a small gourd, pierce a hole at the top and another at the bottom and cork them. For H(055) tahe the medecine from the upper hole. For H(008) take the medicine from the lower hole. VO. with cold white corn meal
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : agunmona