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Reference : HW 50

Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E., Gericke, N.
Title : Peoples Plants : A Guide to Useful Plants of Southern Africa. Brizza Publication. Pretoria (2000)
Reference HW 50 has information about 51 plants :
Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Official name : Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, ONS. of Agathosma betulina, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : round-leaf Buchu (English)
Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Aloe chabaudii, RNS.

(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : inkalane (Zulu), chabaud’s aloe (English)
Aloe christianii Reyn.
Official name : Aloe christianii Reyn.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Aloe christianii RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Aloe ferox, RNS
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhlaba (Zulu), (Xhosa), bitter aloe (English)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Amaranthus caudatus, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aristolochia heppii Merxm.
Official name : Aristolochia heppii Merxm.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, roots of Aristolochia heppii , RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, ONS. of Artemisia afra, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhlonyane (Zulu), (Xhosa), african wormwood (English)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, roots of Aspilia pluriseta, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Barleria randii S. Moore
Official name : Barleria randii S. Moore
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(027) antiabortifacient, root, leaves of Barleria randii, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bauhinia galpinii N. E. Br.
Official name : Bauhinia galpinii N. E. Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, seeds of Bauhinia galpinii, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhuwa (Zulu), mutswiriri (Vhavenda), pride of the Cape (English)
Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Bauhinia petersiana, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(210)
Recipes : H(210), Weak decoctions of bulb scales of Boophone disticha given to sedate violent, psychotic patients (from reference VP 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Boscia foetida Schinz
Official name : Boscia foetida Schinz
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, ONS. of Boscia foetida, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umvithi (Zulu), stink-bush (English)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, bark of Bridelia micrantha, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : munzere (Vhavenda), coastal golden-leaf (English)
Burkea africana Hook.
Official name : Burkea africana Hook.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, bark of Burkea africana, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : wild seringa (English)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(027), H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(027) antiabortifacient, roots of Capparis tomentosa, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umqoqolo (Zulu), muoba-dali (Vhavenda), wooly caper-bush (English)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, H(101) menorrhagia, roots of Cassia abbreviata, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isinyembane (Zulu), long-pod Cassia (English)
Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Official name : Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Family : Pedialiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Ceratotheca triloba, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : udonqabathwa (Zulu), wild foxglove (English)
Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Official name : Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Family : Pedialiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(112)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Ceratotheca triloba, RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033), H(101)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(033) infertility, H(101) menorrhagia, roots of Cissampelos mucronata, RNS.
(registered from referenc HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umbombo (Zulu), heart-leaved vine (English)
Commelina africana L.
Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Commelina africana, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : Lekzotswana (Xhosa), yellow Commelina (English)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, ONS. of Commelina benghalensis, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : idangabane (Zulu), uhlotshane (Xhosa), benghal Commelina (English)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, ONS., RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Cyanotis speciosa (L. F.) Hassk.
Official name : Cyanotis speciosa (L. F.) Hassk.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Cyanotis speciosa, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iIngonga (Zulu), umagoswana (Xhosa), doll’s powderpuff (English)
Eriospermum flagelliforme (Baker) J.C. Manning (rejec. Name)
Official name : Eriospermum flagelliforme (Baker) J.C. Manning (rejec. Name)
Family : Eriospermaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) antiabortifacient, tuber of Eriospermum flagelliforme, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : insulansula (Zulu)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(027) antiabortifacient, roots of Ficus sur, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umkhiwane (Zulu), broom cluster fig (English)
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Official name : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(008), H(037), H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(008) diarrhea,H(037) cough, H(050) flatulent, H(104) stomachache and H(113) cramps, H(135) digestive problems, ONS., RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Geranium incanum Burm. f.
Official name : Geranium incanum Burm. f.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) menstruation, leaves of Geranium incanum, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isikhwali (Zulu)
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(033) infertility, roots of Gunnera perpensa RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uxobo (Zulu); (Xhosa), rver pumpkin (English)
Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.
Official name : Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(026) dysmenorrhoea, tubers of Harpagophytum procumbens, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : devil’s claw (English)
Holarrhena pubescens (Buch.-Ham.) Wall. ex G.Don
Official name : Holarrhena pubescens (Buch.-Ham.) Wall. ex G.Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, roots of Holarrhena pubescens, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : makhuluwamuhatu (Vhavenda), fever pod (English)
Indigofera antunesiana Harms
Official name : Indigofera antunesiana Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Indigofera antunesiana, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(033) infertility, roots of Indigofera arrecta, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiphungo (Zulu), african indigo (English)
Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker
Official name : Indigofera rhynchocarpa Welw. ex Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, ONS. of Indigofera rhynchocarpa, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(101)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(101) menorrhagia, roots of Lannea discolor, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiganganyane (Zulu), muvhumbu (Vhavenda), live-long (English)
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(027)
Recipes : H(027) antiabortifacient, H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Lannea edulis, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : wild grape (English)
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Leonotis nepetifolia, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umunyane (Zulu)
Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Official name : Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Pentanisia prunelloides, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : icimamilo (Zulu); (Xhosa), broad-leaved Pentanisia (English)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, leaves of Bauhinia thonningii, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : picture-frame tree (English)
Pouzolzia mixta Solms. Laub.
Official name : Pouzolzia mixta Solms. Laub.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(033z)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(033z) contraceptive, roots of Pouzolzia mixta, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : udekane (Zulu), soap-nettle (English)
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, tuber of Rhoicissus tridentata, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mutumbula mbudzana (Vhavenda), wild grape (English)
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, tuber of Rhoicissus tridentata, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umthwazi (Zulu)
Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Official name : Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033z), H(112)
Recipes : H(033z) contraceptive, H(112) abortifacient, the whole plant of Schkuhria pinnata (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Securidaca longipendunculata, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mpesu (Vhavenda), violet tree (English)
Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinnf.) B.L. Burtt
Official name : Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinnf.) B.L. Burtt
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, rhizome of Siphonochilus aethiopicus, RRNS. registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiphephetho (Zulu), ild ginger (English)
Typha capensis (Rohrb.) N.E. Br.
Official name : Typha capensis (Rohrb.) N.E. Br.
Family : Typhaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, rhizome of Typha capensis, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ibuma (Zulu), bullrush (English)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, H(116) amenorrhoea, roots of Vernonia amygdalina, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vernonia glaberrima Welw. ex O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia glaberrima Welw. ex O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Vernonia glabrerrima, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Official name : Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, seeds of Vigna unguiculata, RNS.
H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Vigna unguiculata, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isikhwali (Zulu), wild cow pea (English)
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Ximenia caffra, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umthunduluka (Zulu)
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Xysmalobium undulatumi, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ishongwe (Zulu); (Xhosa), milkwort (English)