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Reference : HW 01

Author(s) : Walker, R.
Title : Usages pharmaceutiques des plantes spontanées du Gabon. Bull. Inst. Etudes centrafricaines, n° 4, 5, 6, (1953) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Reference HW 01 has information about 69 plants :
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(045), H(113)
Recipes : H(045) cicatrizing circumcision, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, RNS.
H(113), leaves of Achyranthes aspera cooked in oil palm, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(031), H(037), H(068), H(094), H(118)
Recipes : H(037), leaves of Vernonia cinera of Justicia insularis, barks stem, branch, trunk of Strychnos aculeata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), tenia, roots of Aframomum, VO.
H(094), roots of Anthocleista nobilis, seeds of Xylopia aethiopica of Aframomum melegueta, maceration, RNS.
H(118) rhino-pharyngite, H(031) pt of coté, H(018), seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(113)
Recipes : H(038), ONS. infusion, VO.
H(113), cooked leaves in palm oil, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(045), H(112)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, scraped, macereted (H2O), VO.
H(033) femal, barks stem, branch, trunk of Mitragyna macrophylla of Coula edulis of Isolona le-testui of Barteria fistulosa, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, to scrape, to macerate (H2O), enema
H(045) cicatrizing, leaves of Alchornea., pounded, local application
H(112), leaves of Alchornea., chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(124), H(185)
Recipes : H(018) + H(185), leaves , grinded, inhalation
H(124), barks stem, branch, trunk, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(038), H(131)
Recipes : H(038), barks of stem, twig, trunk of Alstonia congensis, RNS.
H(131), latex of Alstonia congensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111), juice leaves, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Anonidium mannii (Oliv.) Engl. & Diels
Official name : Anonidium mannii (Oliv.) Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stems barks, trunc, twigs, maceration, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Avicennia africana P. Beauv.
Official name : Avicennia africana P. Beauv.
Family : Avicenniaceae
Synonyms : Avicennia germinans (L. ) L.
Symptoms : H(014), H(039)
Recipes : H(014) itch, H(039), barks stem, branch, trunk of Avicennia africana , powder, to dilute in palm oil, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(172)
Recipes : H(004), H(056) filariosis, H(045), stems without leaves, leaves of Bidens pilosa, juice, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022) ocytocic, barks stem, branch, trunk of Bridelia micrantha of Glyphaea brevis, to pound, to macerate, VO.
H(104), barks stem, branch, trunk of Bridelia micrantha, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Official name : Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(045), H(104), H(113), H(131)
Recipes : H(026), H(104), decoction (H2O) of leaves of Brillantaisia patula, VO.
H(045) cicatrisannt of circumcision, leaves softened in fire, local application
H(113) rheumatism, H(131), leaves of Brillantaisia patula, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(103), H(112)
Recipes : H(103), leaves of Cajanus indicus, decoction (H2O), gargle
H(112), barks stem, branch, trunk of Harungana madagascariensis, leaves of Cajanus indicus, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(038)
Recipes : H(006) not for childs, foliole of Cassia alata, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(038), leaves of Cassia., decoction (H2O), VO. + salt
H(112), foliole of Cassia., decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(008), H(038), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), to chew of leaves of Cassia occidentalis
H(038), maceration of leaves of Cassia, VO.
H(051), infusion of leaves of Cassia, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Celosia trigyna L.
Official name : Celosia trigyna L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tenia, leaves of Celosia trigyna, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Celtis integrifolia Lam.
Official name : Celtis integrifolia Lam.
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, wash with leaves of Celtis integrifolia
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissampelos owariensis P. Beauv. ex DC.
Official name : Cissampelos owariensis P. Beauv. ex DC.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(101)
Recipes : H(008), H(101), leaves of Cissampelos owariensis, to pound, maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, boils, roots of Cissus adenocaulis, RNS;, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(038), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104), H(104), ripe fruit of Citrus aurantiifolia, juice, to dilute (H2O), hip bath
H(038), roots of Citrus., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(041) gangrene, ripe fruit of Citrus aurantiifolia , wood powder of Pterocarpus soyauxii, to cook, local application
H(104), epicarpe of Citrus., maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered