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Reference : HV 54

Author(s) : Van der Veen, L.J., S. Bodinga-bwa-Bodinga
Title : Une société traditionnelle noire africaine et ses plantes utiles : les Eviya du Gabon Document submitted for publication http://www.ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/fulltext/Van der Veen/Van der Veen_à paraître_a.pdf
Reference HV 54 has information about 250 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(118x), H(121)
Recipes : H(118x) care of the voice, chewed leaves of Abrus precatorius (hoarseness ?singers).
H(121) softening properties , leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)tendo, (di-)ndendé, (Eviya language)
Acalypha brachystachya Hornem.
Official name : Acalypha brachystachya Hornem.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) sick headache, sap from the leaves, mitigated by juice of a young shoot of 'monyèmbényèmbé' drip instilled in the eye.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)nongo , (Eviya language)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(055), H(034), H(037), H(077), H(100), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(055) vomitives for little childs, leaves of Acanthus montanus maceration, VO.
H(037) cough (leaves infusion), H(034) heart disease, shoots raw with salt
H(077) nausea of women and H(104) pain of stomach, shoots, cooked with peanuts or beure of modika
H(100) syphilis (stems macerated), H(113) scarification against the rheumatism preceding the yaws
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)mbanga+mbala, (Eviya language)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(131)
Recipes : H(131) secondary yaws, steam bath with grass seed of Achyranthes aspera with wood from the tree ge-nigo (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)kolo+ngoso, (Eviya language) ge-nigo
Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(095), H(103)
Recipes : H(006) slight laxative (fruit pulp)
H(103) toothache, gargle soaking rhizomes)
H(095) and edible seeds H(006) purgative or H(068) anthelminiques
H(027y) postnatal treatment, raspings from the heart of the plant stewed with some seeds of Acalypha brachystachya (nongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mo-)loli (w-)a onzago, (Eviya language)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(031), H(068), H(108), H(139)
Recipes : H(018) migraines, H(031) body side pain, H(068) tapeworm, H(108) cold, H(139) aphrodisiac for men, roots of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)nongo (O-)a miso , (Eviya language), Poivre de Guinée
Aframomum stipulatum (Gagnep.) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum stipulatum (Gagnep.) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) stimulant and tonic properties , seeds of Aframomum stipulatum
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (m-)ungulu , (Eviya language)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(027z), H(051), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing, H(027z) pain in pregnant women, H(051) fever, H(100) blennorrage, H(113) rheumatism, ONS. of Ageratum conyzoides, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)komba (‚-)a gevinzi, (Eviya language)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(055), H(103), H(203)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing, pounded leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, enema
H(008) diarrhoea, maceration of the grated bark
H(055) vomitive, leaves decoction, RNS.
H(103) toothaches, leaves decoction as a gargle
- H(203) dyeing of tissues and potteries, pounded barks and leaves.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)mbunzani, (Eviya language)
Alchornea floribunda Müll.Arg.
Official name : Alchornea floribunda Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(139) powerful aphrodisiac, ONS of Alchornea floribunda., RNS
H(201) ritual usage, initiation for Bouiti
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mo-)longo+longo, (Eviya language)
Allanblackia floribunda Oliv.
Official name : Allanblackia floribunda Oliv.
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(103)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, barks of Allanblackia floribunda decoction and H(103) toothaches, barks decoction as a gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (o-)bondo, (Eviya language)
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(124)
Recipes : H(018) sick headache , fresh leaves of Allophylus africanus crushed, inhalations
H(124) epistaxis , barks, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mo-)ngoea+ngoea , (Eviya language)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(131), H(093)
Recipes : H(002) lactogenic, barks en infusions
H(006) very active purgative , latex with 2 or 3 drops of sap of the tree "motsongo"
H(131) yaws, resinous material of latex, RNS.
H(093) antidote of mo-nai (Strophantus hispidus or Strophantus sarmentosus) , latex, RNS.
H(100) blennorrage, barks, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mo-)vuga, (o-)vuga, (Eviya language)
Amaranthus oleraceus L.
Official name : Amaranthus oleraceus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(078)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, H(078) tumors, heated leaves of Amaranthus oleraceus en local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (e-)ropo, (Eviya language)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(027y), H(053)
Recipes : H(053) earache, H(027y) baths for nurses, time of relevailles, leaves of Amaranthus spinosus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (e-)ropo (e-)a tsendé , (Eviya language)
Amorphophallus maculatus N.E.Br.
Official name : Amorphophallus maculatus N.E.Br.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002) promotes the secretion of milk, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mw-)engé (w-)a nzago , (Eviya language)
Ampelocissus abyssinica (Hochst. Ex Rich.) Planch.
Official name : Ampelocissus abyssinica (Hochst. Ex Rich.) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Ampelocissus cavicaulis (Baker) Planch.
Symptoms : H(013), H(094)
Recipes : H(013) abscess , heated leaves of Ampelocissus abyssinica applied topically
H(094) haemorrhoids, leaves, RNS. en local application?
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mi-)tani, (Eviya language)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(111), H(116)
Recipes : H(111) burn, sap from the leaves of Ananas sativus, RNS.
H(116) emmenagogue, leaves, flowers, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (e-)gubu, (e-)langa, (Eviya language)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, fruit of Annona muricata picked before maturity, dried and powdered, RNS.
H(037) cough, flowers, buds, RNS.
H(051) fever, leaves in sudorific tisane
H(055), emetic seeds, RNS.
H(093) antidote, decoction of roots, RNS.
H(099) sedative lotions, leaves mixed with the leaves of lemon
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (e-)gubu (e-)a motangani, (Eviya language)
Anthocleista nobilis G.Don
Official name : Anthocleista nobilis G.Don
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(094), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing ulcéreuses (jeunes pousses vertes réduites en poudre)
H(094) haemorrhoids (roots macérée with des grains of ‚-nongo dy-a miso ou of l’arbre o-gaa).
H(100) blennorrage, maceration of barks. Le breuvage est d’abord exposée au soleil
H(104) colic (barks decoction enema ou en hipbaths)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (ge-)vendo , (Eviya language)