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Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight

95 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(014), H(051), H(166), H(171)
Recipes : H(008), gum exudates from the tree antidiarrhoeic.
H(166), stem bark extract antiamoebic, H(166) antispasmodic, hypotensive
H(008)childeren, Infusion of fruits for diarrhoea, especially for children
H(004) gums, H(051), powdered fruits used against fevers and as a cure for sore gums and 1005e teeth
H(171)for H(171) diabetes by taking a teaspoonful first thing in the morning. Nubians in southern Egypt believe that diabetic patients may eat as much food rich in carbohydrates as they please withoul risk if they regularly take powdered pods
H(014), Mixture of powdered pods and henna (Lawsonia inermis) leaves made into a plaster is effective against some skin diseases and the irritated parts between toes; the applied plaster must be left to dry for a few days, then washed with cold water.
Region : North Africa
Country : Egypt
Vernacular name : sant; gurti ; shoka masrya, shoka qibttya ; fruit: qarad (Arabic), Egyptian acacia, Egyptian thorn, gum (Arabic) tree (English), acacia d' Egypte, gommier d' Egypte, gommier rouge (local French)
Reference D1 Nord
Author(s) : Didi, O., M. Hadj-Mahammed., H. Zabeirou
Title : Place des plantes spontannées dans la médecine traditionnelle de la région de Ouargla (Sahara septentrional Est) Place of the spontaneous plants samples in the traditional pharmacopoeia of the area of Ouargla (Septentrional east Sahara) Courrier du Savoir – N°03,, pp. 47-51 (Janvier 2003)
Symptoms : H(006), H(045), H(088), H(118), H(124), H(186)
Recipes : H(006) softener, H(045) detergent, H(088) astringent, H(118) angina, H(124) hemostatic, H(186) expectorant, barks, leaves, gums, fruits of Acacia scorpioides, infusion, maceration, poultice, ointment
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Septentrional east Sahara)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HA 02
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, K. Dramane, J. A. Elewude, S. O. Fadoju, Z.O. Gbile, E. Goudote, C.L. A. Johnson, A. Keita, O. Morakinyo, J. A. O. Ojewole, A. O. Olatunjia, E. A. Sofowora
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Western Nigeria. CSTR-OUA, 420 p., (1991) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(014), H(086), H(098), H(099), H(151)
Recipes : H(014) dermatomycosis, leaves Aframomum melegueta, Eriosema psoraleoides, Nauclea latifolia, Piliostigma thonningii, barks trunc, stems, twigs, Daniellia oliveri, Spathodea campanulata , fruits Acacia nilotica, Xylopia aethiopica, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(014), fruits Acacia nilotica, Allium ascalonicum, pounded, delayed, bath + black soap
H(086)black tong, decoction (H2O) of fruits, VO. + gargle
H(151), ripe fruits of Acacia nilotica, Sphenocentrum jollyanum, pounded roots Tetracleta alnifolia, pounded leaves Blepharis maderaspatensis, Spilanthes filicaulis, delayer in lemon juice, VO.
H(098) disturbed sleep, barks stems, trunc, twigs Acacia nilotica, Nauclea pobeguinii, Pteleopsis suberosa, Enantia chlorantha, leaves Allium ascalonicum, Tetrapleura tetraptera, ripe fruits Citrus aurantifolia, Xylopia aethiopica, roots Morinda lucida, Anogeissus leiocarpus, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 1k
Author(s) : Ainslie, J.R.
Title : A list of plants used in native medicine in Nigeria. Imperial Forestry Institute.University of Oxford, Institute Paper, n° 7, (1937)
Symptoms : H(008), H(088)
Recipes : H(088) in case of H(008), powder of the bark as astringent
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : verek
Reference HA 29 d
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Suiei Ndorobo, the hunter-gatherers in the Mathew's Range of northern Kenya in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(000), H(095)
Recipes : H(000, r), fruits, seeds, RNS.
H(000, r), barks, RNS.
H(095, r), fruits
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkiloriti (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Reference HA 30a
Author(s) : Astor, G., F. von Massow, H.W. Rauwald
Title : Pharmacopée nationale des plantes traditionnelles. Niger. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn, (1992)
Symptoms : H(008), H(008x), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), pounded leaves and sifted, powder pounded + millet + curds, VO.
H(008x), H(008) + H(104), roasted fruits, powder + milk
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 34
Author(s) : Aberra Geyid, Dawit Abebe, Asfaw Debella, Zewdneh Makonnen, Frehiwot Aberra, Frehiwot Teka, Tesfaye Kebede, Kelbessa Urga, Kidist Yersaw, Teklele Biza, Bisrat Haile Mariam & Mulugeta GutaYersaw, Teklele Biza, Bisrat Haile Mariam & Mulugeta Guta
Title : Screening of some medicinal plants of Ethiopia for their anti-microbial properties and chemical profiles. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 97, pp. 421-427 ( 2005)
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) cough, seeds, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : wangegea
Reference HA 57
Author(s) : Adomou A.C. , H. Yedomonhan, B. Djossa, S. I. Legba, M. Oumorou, A. Akoegninou
Title : Etude Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales vendues dans le marché d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 6(2): 745-772, April 2012
Symptoms : H(074)
Recipes : H(074) internal infection, decoction of fruit of Acacia nilotica, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Abomey-Calavi market)
Vernacular name : vanli (Fon)
Reference HA 62
Author(s) : Ag Sidj'lene, E.
Title : Des arbres et des arbustes spontanés de l'Adrar des Iforas (Mali) Étude ethnolinguistique et ethnobotanique, 138p. (1996) Orstom éditions:209-213, rue LaFayette, 75480 Paris cedex10 ISBN Orstom2-7099-1325-9
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) Acacia nilotica is of good forage value, but because of its low abundance its role is insignificant in cattle feeding
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (lregion of Adrar of Iforas)
Vernacular name : taheggart (plur.tihegrén)
Reference HA 62
Author(s) : Ag Sidj'lene, E.
Title : Des arbres et des arbustes spontanés de l'Adrar des Iforas (Mali) Étude ethnolinguistique et ethnobotanique, 138p. (1996) Orstom éditions:209-213, rue LaFayette, 75480 Paris cedex10 ISBN Orstom2-7099-1325-9
Symptoms : H(001), H(203)
Recipes : H(001) leaves of Acacia nilotica decoction In H2O, put in a bag and put on an irritated eye (conjunctivitis); they remove phlegm and relieve the patient
H(203) pods are a material of choice for tanning skins and leaves in the absence of pods - - H(203) firewood and work of good quality (tent pegs, mortars, etc.).
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (lregion of Adrar of Iforas)
Vernacular name : taheggart (plur.tihegrén)
Reference HB 09
Author(s) : Baumer, M.C.
Title : Étude et dossiers: catalogue des plantes utiles du Kordofan (Rép. du Soudan) particulièrement du point de vue pastoral. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 22, 4 - 5 - 6, 81 - 118, (1975)
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), barks of Acacia nilotica, infusion, V.O.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (Fulani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 41
Author(s) : Bandeira, S. O. , F. Gaspar; F. P. Pagula
Title : Ethnobotany and Healthcare in Mozambique. Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 39, Issue 1 Supplement 1, 70 – 73, (2001)
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, H(037) cough, pneumonia, bronchitis, H(051) fever, paludism, H(082) asthma, respiratory disease, ONS of Acacia nilotica , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 53
Author(s) : Belayneh, A. Asfaw, S. Demissew, N. F. Bussa
Title : Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:42 ( 2012)
Symptoms : H(008), H(076), H(094), H(103x)
Recipes : H(008, 39) dysentery, crushed leaves and barks of Acacia nilotica, concoction, VO., herbal bath
H(076, 39) mouth infections, H(103, 39) toothache, H(103x, 39) bad breath (haliosis), leaves and barks crushed, chewed and spit
H(094, 39) haemorrhoids, crushed leaves and barks, concoction, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : serkema (Oromo) mere-aga, galol (Somali)
Reference HC 13d
Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.IV. Angiosperms (Mimosaceae to Papilionaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 29, pp. 295 - 323, (1990)
Symptoms : H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(077), pounded leaves + H2O, filter, VO.
H(104), VO. decoction (H2O) roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mkungunguti (Ndengereko), msesewenugu (Zigua)
Reference HD 11
Author(s) : Dhetchuvi, M.- M. & J. Lejoly
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Nord-Est du Zaïre. Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg, 23 b, 991 - 1006, (1990)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) , barks stem, branch, trunk, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 18
Author(s) : Diallo, D., B.S. Paulsen, B. Hvemm
Title : Production of traditional medicine: preparations accepted as medicines in Mali. In: Hostettmann, K., Cjhinyanganya, F., Maillard, M., Wolfender, J.-L. (Eds.), Chemistry, Biological and Pharmacological Properties of African Medicinal Plants. University of Zimbabwe Publications, Harare, pp. 235–241. (1996 ) Résultats extraits de "Evaluation of medicinal plants from Mali for their in vitro and in vivo trypanocidal activity: N. Bizimana, U.Tietjen, K-H Zessin, D. Diallo, C. Djibril, M. F. Melzig, P-H Clausen; Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume103, pp.350–356 (2006)
Symptoms : H(054)
Recipes : H(054) trypanosomiasis, stem and root bark of Acacia nilotica, decoction, infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : buwanan, bogonan (Bambara)
Reference HE 02
Author(s) : Etkin, N.L.
Title : A Hausa herbal pharmacopoeia: biomedical evaluation of commonly used plant medicines. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 4, pp. 75- 98, (1981)
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingival ulceration, gun or bark chew
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (North) (Hausa)
Vernacular name : gabaruwa (Hausa), Egyptian mimosa (English)
Reference HE 12
Author(s) : El-Kamali, H. H.
Title : Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants used in North Kordofan (Western Sudan) Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 89-97. 2009.
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(151), H(179)
Recipes : H(018, 17,9%) headache,H(037, 17,9%) cough, H(151, 17,9%) hypertension, H(179, 17,9%) kidney disorder, infusion of fruits of Nauclea latifolia of Acacia nilotica and date palm fruit
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (North Kordofan)
Vernacular name : not registrated
Reference HE 14
Author(s) : Etuk ,E. U. , M. O. Ugwah, O. P. Ajagbonna & P. A. Onyeyili
Title : Ethnobotanical survey and preliminary evaluation of medicinal plants with antidiarrhoea properties in Sokoto state, Nigeria Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 3(10), pp. 763-766, October, (2009)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 16) diarrhoea, barks of Acacia nilotica, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Sokoto state)
Vernacular name : thorn mimosa (local English), bagaruwa (Hausa)
Reference HH 12
Author(s) : Holford-Walker
Title : Holford-Walker, A.F. (1951) Herbal medicines and drugs used by the Maasai. Political Records - Miscellaneous -Narok district. File no. DC/NRK/3/1. Nairobi: Kenya National Archives. From : Indigenous (medical) knowledge of the Maasai. Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor, april 1994 ( )
Symptoms : H(099x), H(135), H(138)
Recipes : H(135) digestive; H(099x) excitant; H(138) quench thirst; H(138) prevent hunger (wounded warriors) , bark; roots of Acacia nilotica, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : olkiloriti (Maasai)