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Reference : VG 27

Author(s) : Gebrezgabiher, G. , S. Kalayou & S.Sahle
Title : An ethno-veterinary survey of medicinal plants in woredas of Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia International Journal of Biodiversity and Conservation Vol. 5(2), pp. 89-97, (february, 2013) Available online http://www.academicjournals.org/IJBC DOI: 10.5897/IJBC12.131
Reference VG 27 has information about 31 plants :
Acacia etbaïca Schweinf.
Official name : Acacia etbaïca Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(012)
Recipes : Vb(012) bone fracture of limbs, the inner part of the bark of Acacia etbaica for tying tight legs that are fractured
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : seraw
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 : V(004), V(016)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, Vb(008) diarrhea, The leave are crushed and mixed with water, local application and drenching
Vb(016) mastitis, the fresh root of Achyranthes aspera is chopped and bounded together with a leaf of Commicarpus podunculosus, mixed with water, local applicational and drenching
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : mechalo
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, leaf of Aloe vera is crushed and squeezed on wound using gauze or clean cloth
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : ere
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, leaf of Argemone mexicana is crushed and mixed with water as local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : dandier
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) lice, leaves of Azadirachta indica are crushed and used as local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : nim
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(053)
Recipes : Vb(053) otitis, leaf of Boscia angustifolia are crushed and mixed with drops of water, drops in ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : shisha
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound,bark of Boscia angustifolia is dried, powdered for treatment of wound as local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : shisha
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016) mastitis, Vb(013) skin diseases,like dermatophilosis and ectoparasites (lice, ticks), fresh leaves of Calpurinia aurea are grounded with smal amount of water, local applicational and drenchin
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : hitsawuts
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, fresh leaf of Carica papaya is crushed, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : papaya
Chenopodium murale L.
Official name : Chenopodium murale L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, leaf of Chenopodium murale is crushed, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : hamli kbao
Coffea arabica L.
Official name : Coffea arabica L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, seed of Coffea arabica is roasted, pounded and mix with butter, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : bunna
Commicarpus pedunculosus (A.Rich.) Cufod.
Official name : Commicarpus pedunculosus (A.Rich.) Cufod.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016) mastitis, the fresh root of Achyranthes aspera is chopped and bounded together with a leaf of Commicarpus podunculosus, mixed with water, local applicational and drenching
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), snake and scorpion bite, fresh leaf of Cordia africana is crushed and mixed with water, VO. & drenching
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : awhi
Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Official name : Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, root of Cyphostemma adenocaule is dried, chopped and crushed into powder, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : acerkuka
Dicliptera verticillata (Forssk.) C. Christ.
Official name : Dicliptera verticillata (Forssk.) C. Christ.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, leaf of Dicliptera?Verticllata is crushed , local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : etse tekeze
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, leaf of Dodonaea angustifolia is dried and powdered by crushing and mixed with butter, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : tahsus
Euphorbia petitiana A. Rich.
Official name : Euphorbia petitiana A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) dermatophilosis, latex of Euphorbia petitiana is streaked on the infected part
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : tsaba dimu
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vcanis(068) tape worm in dogs, female flowers of Hagenia abyssinica are dried and pounded and provided mixed with dog’s food + drenching
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : habie
Heliotropium cinerascens A.DC.
Official name : Heliotropium cinerascens A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, fresh leaf of Heliptropium cinerascens is crushed, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : ange-ange
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(126)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, fresh leaf of Justicia schimperiana is crushed and homogenized with pure water, local application
Vb(126) jaundice, leaf is crushed and mixed with water, squeezed and drenching
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Ethiopia, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : smieja