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Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke

26 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 20
Author(s) : Adjanohoun et al.
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Uganda. O.U.A./C.S.T.R., Lagos (1993) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(099), H(156), H(201)
Recipes : H(099), leaves of Cucumis aculeatus of Acanthus arboreus of Dichrocephala integrifolia, to pound, to dilute, to filter, VO.
H(156), leaves of Acanthus arboreus of Carica papaya of Mangifera indica of Dracaena steudneri, to carbonize, VO.
H(201) depressive psychosis, leaves of Cucumis aculeatus of Acanthus arboreus, to pound, to dilute, to filter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(014), H(033), H(082), H(201)
Recipes : H(014), leaves ashes of Acanthus pubescens , unguent, local application
H(033) sterility women, decoction (H2O) leaves , bark underground part of Acanthus pubescens of Erythrina abyssinica, leaves of Microglossa pyrifolia of Paullinia pinnata, VO.
H(082), powder of ashes leaves of Acanthus pubescens of Bersama abyssinica …paullinioides var. ugandensis, to take snuff
H(082), powder of ashes leaves of Acanthus pubescens of Myrianthus holstii, snuff
H(201) psychosis from bad spirits, decoction (H2O) stems with leaves of Acanthus pubescens of Hebenstreitia angolensis of Mikania capensis, leaves of Protea madiensis of Rubus apetalus, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : igitovu (Kirundi)
Reference HC 03
Author(s) : Cihyoka, M. A.
Title : AGEEP-Bushi, Bukavu. Kagala, SEMINAIRE-ATELIER SUR LES PLANTES MEDICINALES.Tenu par KAGALA (Kabare) du 21 au 23 juillet l999. Documentation of the Sub-Network PRELUDE
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), mange (maherhe), leaves of Acanthus pubescens, mix the ashes in oil, local application.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : H(002x), H(030)
Recipes : H(002x), leaves, local application
H(030), leaves Entada abyssinica + roots Acanthus pubescens, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : igitovu (Kinyarwanda), lurhadu (Zaïre, Bukavu)
Reference HD 07
Author(s) : Durand, J.M.
Title : Les plantes bienfaisantes du Ruanda et de l'Urundi. Astrida, Groupe scolaire, 89 p., (1960)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) itch, leaves Rubia cordifolia (urukararamhwe) , Acanthus pubescens (igitovu ), ashes + rancid butter, eczema clean with hot water, cover with ointment Plant names from the work of Durand have been encoded from Kinyarwanda names. Confusions are possible.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : igitovu (Kinyarwanda), lurhadu (Zaïre, Bukavu)
Reference HJ 02
Author(s) : Johns, T., J.O. Kokwaro & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Luo of Siaya District, Kenya: establishing quantitative criteria for consensus. Economic Botany, 44, 3, 369 - 381, (1990)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) stomach problems, decoction of pounded roots of Acanthus arborea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : otagalo ( Luo )
Reference HJ 06
Author(s) : Jeruto, P., C. Lukhoba, G. Ouma, D.Otieno, C. Mutai
Title : An ethnobotanical study of mericinal plants used by the Nandi people in Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 116, pp. 370 - 376, (2008) + Herbal treaments in Aldai and Kaptumo Division in Nandi District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 103-105 (2008)
Symptoms : H(037), H(078), H(082), H(155)
Recipes : H(037) dry cough,H(037) pneumonia, H(078) cancer, H(082) chronic asthma, H(108) flu "mireiwek", H(155) tonsils, ashes of leaves of Acanthus pubescens, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : ndakariat
Reference HK 21
Author(s) : Kayonga, A. & F. X. Habiyaremye
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et plantes médicinales rwandaises. Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques de la flore rwandaise.Préfecture de Gisenyi.Univ. Nat. Rwanda Centre universitaire de recherche sur la pharmacopée et la médecine traditionnelle, CURPHAMETRA, inédit, 121p., (1987)
Symptoms : H(003), H(006), H(014), H(104), H(109), H(126), H(127), H(175)
Recipes : H(003) swelling + H(175), leaves, ashes, warm plaster on swelling
H(006) + H(104), leaves, Clerodendrum buchholzii, Hygrophila spiciformis, Clematis hirsuta , Rumex usambarensis, Lysimachia ruhmeriana, Spermacoce princae, Cyphostemma cyphopetalum, Desmodium repandum, Acanthus pubescens, Centella asiatica , pounded, extract + H2O, VO., 1 glas / D.
H(014) eczema + H(175), leaves, powder + butter, external use, 3 weeks
H(014)psoriasis, (amahumane y'amabara), leaves Synadenium grantii, Acanthus pubescens, ashes, pomade, external use + leaves Verbena officinalis, Euphorbia schimperiana, Crotalaria incana, decoction (H2O) , VO., 1/2 glass / 1D., 1 soup spoon for childeren
H(109) sciatic, leaves, Hibiscus fuscus, Acanthus pubescens, Desmodium repandum, Rubus rigidus, Chenopodium ugandae, Chenopodium ugandae, Tragia brevipes, pounded, extract H2O, VO., 1 à 2 glass / D.
H(126) or H(127), leaves, Acanthus pubescens, Leucas martinicensis, Vernonia amygdalina, Vernonia kirungae, Vernonia lasiopus , crushed in banana beer, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : igitovu
Reference HL 20
Author(s) : Lacroix, D. , S. Prado, D. Kamoga , J. Kasenene , J. Namukobe , S. Krief , V. Dumontet, E. Mouray, B. Bodo, F. Brunois
Title : Antiplasmodial and cytotoxic activities of medicinal plants traditionally used in the village of Kiohima, Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 133, 850–855, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874110007981
Symptoms : H(014), H(091)
Recipes : H(014) worm, H(091) denutrition, decoction of roots of Acanthus pubescens
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, village of Kiohima
Vernacular name : etojo (Rutooro)
Reference HM 40
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otieno, Pamela K. Mbabazi, Anke Weisheit
Title : The Ethnomedicine of the Haya people of Bugabo ward, Kagera Region, north western Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:24 (2009) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-24 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/5/1/24
Symptoms : H(002), H(027), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(002) galactagogue, H(051) paludism, the roots of Acanthus pubescens are cut into small pieces and boiled with water or broth/meat.
H(027) prevent miscarriage, decoction made with aerial parts of Crassocephalum vitellinum mixed with the roots of Alchornea cordiflia, Sapium ellipticum, Acanthus pubescens and Emilia javanica is used to prevent miscarriage
H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Kigelia africana, Zehneria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum, are boiled and the decoction taken daily
H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Acanthus pubescens are cut into small pieces, 2 bowls are taken per day
H(100) gonnorhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Trichilia emetica of Alchonea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Zenheria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum are boiled and the decoction drunk.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : amatoju
Reference HM 40
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otieno, Pamela K. Mbabazi, Anke Weisheit
Title : The Ethnomedicine of the Haya people of Bugabo ward, Kagera Region, north western Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:24 (2009) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-24 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/5/1/24
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002) galactagogue, Vb(051) paludism, the roots are cut into small pieces and boiled with water, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : amatoju
Reference HM 48
Author(s) : M.-J. Mukazayire, M.-J. , V. Minani, C. K. Ruffo, E. Bizuru, C. Stévigny, P. Duez
Title : Traditional phytotherapy remedies used in Southern Rwanda for the treatment of liver diseases Journal of Ethnopharmacology 138, 415– 431 (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111006957
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver diseases, crush 3 handfuls of fresh leaves of Acanthus pubescens and mix up with banana, VO. 1,5 glass twice a day for one week
H(126) liver diseases, triturate a handful of leaves of each plant of Acanthus pubescens of Vernonia amygdalina of Vernonia kirungae of Vernonia lasiopus of aerial parts of Leucas martinicensis in 1 L of H2O and 1 glass of banana wine. VO. 1 glass a day
H(126) liver diseases, crush a handful of each plant of Acanthus pubescens of Crassocephalum vitellinum of Erythrina abyssinica of Helichrysum odoratissimum of Hypoestes triflora and decoct with 1 L of H2O.VO. 1 coffee cup 3 times daily
H(126) liver diseases, decoct 1/2 kg total mixture of plants of Vernonia lasiopus of Bidens pilosa of Acanthus pubescens with 2 L of H2O, VO. 2× half a bottle per day with a total of 12 days or 12 bottles
H(126) liver diseases, mix and decoct a handful of each plant of Vernonia amygdalina of Vernonia lasiopus of Vernonia kirungae of Leucas martinicensis of Acanthus pubescens with 1 L ofH2O + 1 glass of banana wine. VO. 1/2 glass twice a day for 7 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Southern Rwanda
Vernacular name : igitovu (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HP 05
Author(s) : Polygenis - Bigendako, M.-J.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burundi occidental. Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences, année acad. 1989 - 1990, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 352 p., (1990)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014)dermat., stems, leaves, pounded, friction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : igitovu, itovu (Kirundi)
Reference HP 13
Author(s) : Phanuel, A. S., R.O. Nyunja and J.C. Onyango
Title : Plant Species in the Folk medicine of Kit Mikayi Region, Western Kenya Ethnobotanical Leaflets 14: 836-40. (2010)
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver, leaves of Acanthus pubescens, RNS. (number of informants = 4 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : oywech
Reference HS 18
Author(s) : Ssegawa, P., J. M. Kasenene
Title : Medicinal plant diversity and uses in Sango bay area, Southern Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 113, pp. 521 - 540, (2007)
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139, 4) aphrodisiac, leaves decoction of Acanthus pubescens, in a local beer (tonto), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Sango bay area)
Vernacular name : amatovu
Reference HT 35
Author(s) : Tabuti, J.R.S., C. B. Kukunda, P. J. Waako
Title : Medicinal plants used by traditional medicine practitioners in the treatment of tuberculosis and related ailments in Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume127, pp. 130–136 (2010) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19799983
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2) roots of Acanthus pubescens, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (districts of Kamuli, Nakapiripirit and Kisoro)
Vernacular name : matovu, Itojo
Reference HT 46
Author(s) : Tugume P., E. K. Kakudidi, M. Buyinza, J. Namaalwa, M. Kamatenesi, P. Mucunguzi, J. Kalema
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant species used by communities around Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:5 (2016)
Symptoms : H(017), H(046)
Recipes : H(017) prolonged embryo in uterus, roots of Acanthus pubescens, decoction VO.
H(046) measles, leaves crushed in H2O, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Mabira Central Forest Reserve)
Vernacular name : matovu (Luganda)
Reference VB 02
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Plantes médicinales vétérinaires de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 21, 133 p., (1991)
Symptoms : V(014), V(023), V(029), V(033), V(036)
Recipes : Vb(014,2), stems + leaves, friction
Vb(023,2), stems + leaves, friction
Vb(029,1), stems + leaves, friction
Vb(029,2), stems + leaves, juice + crushed, V.O. + icegeko
Vb(033,1), stems + leaves, friction the back
Vb(033,1), Acanthus pubescens + Erythrina abyssinica , leaves, infusion, V.O.
Vb(036,1), stems + leaves, friction
icegeko: treatment for the sterile cows and those that refuse to be suck. The pulp plundered with the plant is introduced into the vagina, later one removes it soaked of lochies if the cow gave birth recently . One carries the whole in the nostrils of the cow. One expresses the juice and one arranges the rests of the plant on the calf coated with salt.The cow will lick the calf who will be allowed to suck
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : igitovu (chardon) (Kirundi)
Reference VB 16
Author(s) : Baryana, Ph. & B. Minani
Title : Contribution à l'étude ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales du Burundi dans la région de Mumirwa-Nord (Communes Buganda et Bukinanyana). Mémoire de licence, Univ. Burundi, Fac. Sc., 131 p., (1979)
Symptoms : V(029)
Recipes : Vb(029), to slide the stems on the body of the cow from the head to the tail and between the rear paws
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Mumirwa-North)
Vernacular name : itovu (chardon)
Reference VB 36
Author(s) : Balagizi, I. , A. Cihyoka & S. Mapatano
Title : Lexique et recueil des quelques pratiques en ethno-pharmacopée agro-vétérinaire au Kivu. Plate forme Diobass au Kivu, 118p. (juin 2005)
Symptoms : V(002x), V(004), V(016), V(027), V(051)
Recipes : Vb(004) wounds of teats, Vb(016) (cibeba, byufa, enjingu), ashes of leaves of Acanthus pubescens mixed with palm oil, local application during 7 days
Vb(027) abortion prevention, leaves of Phyllanthus niruri of Eragrostis tenuifolia of Cynodon dactylon of Pentas zanzibarica, foliar ends of Acanthus pubescens, maceration in 1 liter H2O, VO.
Vc(002x) to stop the milk production after the death of the calf, decoction of 3 handfull of leaves of Acanthus pubescens, VO.
Vc(051) fever (obulengantale, mwegesi), ashes of leaves of Hygrophila auriculata of Acanthus pubescens of Musa paradisiaca of Rubia cordifolia + oil of Lebrunia bushaie, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : marhadu, lurhodu (Mashi), matondu (Lega, igitovu (Kinyarwanda)
Reference VC 19
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Livestock diseases and the traditional medicine in the Bushi area, Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Study Monographs, 19 (1) : 13 -33, May 1998
Symptoms : V(002x)
Recipes : Vb(002x) (amonka manji),cooked leaves of Acanthus pubescens, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu province - Bushi area-
Vernacular name : lurhabu
Reference VD 03
Author(s) : Defour, G.
Title : Plantes médicinales traditionnelles au Kivu (République du Zaïre), (1994) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(002), V(113)
Recipes : V(002), this plant stop lactation for man and animal
V(113), not signalized
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : lurhadu (Shi)
Reference VM 05
Author(s) : Mbarubukeye, S.
Title : La médecine vétérinaire traditionnelle: rapport du 1er atelier des guérisseurs traditionnels du bétail au Rwanda. Éditions: ISAR/LVNR - IRST/CURPHAMETRA - MINAGRI, 89 p., (1992)
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : igitovu (chardon)
Reference VN 04
Author(s) : Ndayitwayeko, A. & V. Ntungwanayo
Title : Contribution à l'étude des plantes médicinales dans la région de Mugamba. (Commune Mugamba). Mémoire de licence, Univ. Burundi, Fac. Sc., 129 p., (1978).
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013), Vc(013), leaves, twigs, to strike the body
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : igitovu
Reference VW 08
Author(s) : Wanzala, W., W. Takken, W. R. Mukabana, A. O. Pala & A. Hassanali
Title : Ethnoknowledge of Bukusu community on livestock tick prevention and control in Bungoma district, western Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 140, 298– 324 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112000347
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) against livestock ticks, ashes of leaf and stem of Acanthus pubescens in décoction, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Bungoma district)
Vernacular name : kamarakaru
Reference VW 08
Author(s) : Wanzala, W., W. Takken, W. R. Mukabana, A. O. Pala & A. Hassanali
Title : Ethnoknowledge of Bukusu community on livestock tick prevention and control in Bungoma district, western Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 140, 298– 324 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112000347
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) against livestock ticks, ashes of leaf and roots of Acanthus arboreus in décoction, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Bungoma district)
Vernacular name : kamarakaru