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Reference : VT 2k

Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium, Nairobi.Multigraphié. Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Reference VT 2k has information about 39 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), pods are animal fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sangale
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), Vch(095), goat and camel fodder, especially pods.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ptara, kiptara
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vch(095), Vc(095), Vb(095), camel and goat fodder, and cattle in the dry season. Goats eat pods. branchs cut as fodder in dry season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamon panyarit
Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095), V(095), V(104)
Recipes : Vc(104), bark infusion used against stomach problems in goats
Vch(095), Vc(095), camel and goat fodder
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kopkwo
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : V(034), V(095), V(105)
Recipes : Vc(034), Vo(034), pectoral, chestache, boiled infusion of inner bark
H(104), stomach - ache, KIPTANGTANG boiled infusion of inner bark
V(126), KIPKOLOSWO (?hepatitus), boiled infusion of inner bark
Vv(105), Boiled infusion of roots, sometimes with Salvadora persica or Boscia coriacea, used against chichenpox
Vch(095), Vv(105), Camel, goat and donkey fodder. Goats eat pods.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : pelil, chesamus
Acacia raddiana Savi
Official name : Acacia raddiana Savi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), Vch(095), camel, goat and donkey fodder. Goats eat pods, Ripe pods eaten by children ; also by baboons and monkeys.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ses
Acacia seyal Del. var. seyal
Official name : Acacia seyal Del. var. seyal
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), Vch(095), food, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chooh
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), Vch(095), goat and camels fodder, especially in dry season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kaparasamugh, tapakapow, kasilaya
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), ONS., goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kembirwo
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : V(095), V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), Vch(095), camel and goat fodder in dry season, including fruits.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tuyonwo
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich. var. angustifolia
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich. var. angustifolia
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(013)
Recipes : Vb(000), smoke from bark used to cure sick cows
Vb(013)mounth, ash mixed with chewing tobacco again ulcer in mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : likwon
Boscia coriacea Pax
Official name : Boscia coriacea Pax
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(034), V(095), V(105)
Recipes : Vc(034), Vo(034), Vc(095), Vch(095), , ONS., RNS.
Vv(105), boiled infusion of roots, sometimes with Salvadora persica or Boscia coriacea, used against chichen pox
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kupungur
Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(051)
Recipes : Vch(014), crushed leaves applied to camel itch
Vc(051), infusion of fruit used against fever.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : arerenion
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : V(000), V(095), V(123)
Recipes : Vc(000), fruits used as general goat medicine
Vc(095), goat fodder in dry season
V(123), said to be poisonous
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : adodotian
Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Official name : Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001), boiled infusion of leaves used as eye lotion for humans and cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chepkogh
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), goat and camel fodder
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : lokotetwo
Cissampelos pareira L. var. orbiculala (DC.) Miq.
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L. var. orbiculala (DC.) Miq.
Family : Menispermaceae
Synonyms : Cissampelos orbiculata DC.
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vc(014)crushed roots applied to skin of goats as cure for KAMUT insect (?mange, ? blowfly). Thread made from root
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : malutiatito, malot
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(037), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(037) calf, crushed stem used for calf with cough
Vc(039), also against goat parasites.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sirkano-kapsakom, tutuyon
Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(095)
Recipes : V(004), crushed leaves put on cuts of animals.
V(095), camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc,ch(095), pods are camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tiin
Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Official name : Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(039)
Recipes : V(004) +V(039), ground bark applied to wounds on animals to stop maggot infestation.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tuwot
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : V(095), V(094)
Recipes : Vc(095), goats eat leaves.
V(117), used to get rid of ?gall stones in cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tumwen
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : V(030), V(095), V(201)
Recipes : Vb(030),or mixed with other sp. to bring out afterbirth in cattle
Vb(201), Leaves used by LIOKIN (medicine man) in exorcising spirits, and used to produce smoke in ceremony for sick cattle
Vch(095), animal fodder, especially camels
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sitat
Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Official name : Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms : Haemanthus coccineus Forssk.
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vc,ch,b(016), crushed root or infusion of root, rubbed on swollen sick udder's of cows, goats or camels
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : psirioch, kipuwer
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Official name : Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004)crushed dried leaves applied to wounds of domestic anlmals
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chichin, peon
Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Official name : Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : V(075)
Recipes : V(075)veaux, roots tied to cows udder to make calf suckle; stems used to tie cows up
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamach
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : V(095), V(095)
Recipes : Vc, ch(095), camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : asachait, kaparamenion
Maerua crassifolia Forssk.
Official name : Maerua crassifolia Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Maerua rigida R. Br.
Symptoms : V(001), V(004), V(078), V(137), V(201)
Recipes : V(001), V(004), V(078), V(137), crushed leaves put on cuts, sores and swellings of domestic animals. Crushed leaves or roots mixed with goatt milk used as eyedrops for livestock. Leaves used in releasing curses.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tuwio
Maerua subcordata (Gilg) DC.
Official name : Maerua subcordata (Gilg) DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Courbonia subcordata Gilg
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : V(000), cold root infusion used to wash sick animals
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : crepuluswo
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(095)
Recipes : Vc(000), root infusion used to treat sick goat
Vc,ch(095), camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : keriendus
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : V(014), V(095)
Recipes : Vc(014), remedy for skin troubles of goats.
Vch(095), Vc(095), camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : nomkagi, tanakat
Rhynchosia malacophylla (Spreng.) Boj.
Official name : Rhynchosia malacophylla (Spreng.) Boj.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(016), V(017)
Recipes : Includes uses from other unidentified Rhvnchosia speciesVb(017), crushed leaves put in cow's vagina to (?)initiate birth contractions
Vb(016), juice from root smeared on udder of cow
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : keptanya, kelowo-mayus, pteima, mantuya, manguwian
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(095), V(123)
Recipes : V(123), fruits poisonous to livestock, but Vc(095), Vch(095), foliage eaten by camels when dry, and goats.Oil from seeds used in grooming.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ponponuo
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : V(105)
Recipes : Vv(105), boiled infusion of roots, sometimes with Salvadora persica or Boscia coriacea, used against (?) chichenpox, KUPUNGUR
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(095), V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), fodder for cattle in dry season, and goats.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : cheporewo, molion,cherkoinyon
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), Vch(095), rhinos eat roots. goat and camel fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : lopotwo
Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : V(091), V(095), V(103)
Recipes : V(091), and on mouths of animals when dry and diseased
Vc(095), Vch(095), foliage is goat and camel fodder
Vc(103), Vch(103), oil put on teats of cow or goat when cracked and dry,
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kunyotwo
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Official name : Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(008), V(037), V(059), V(095)
Recipes : Vc(000), Vch(000),Infusion of dried fruit used for sick camels or against the goat disease CHEPCHERIM, or boiled with the bark
Vch(008), cold infusion of bark used against diarrhoea in camels, and goat diseases
Vc(037), Vch(037), boiled infusion of leaves used against coughs in camels and cattle
Vb(059), ONS., RNS., against PLOKAI, (rinderpest) in cattle
Vc(095), Vch(095), camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : songowo
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : V(095), V(095)
Recipes : Vch, c(095), camel and goat fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tolomwo