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Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.

96 reference(s) related to this plant

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(020), H(055), H(088), H(091)
Recipes : H(088), H(091), leaves, infusion, RNS.
H(020), fresh root on bite of the scorpion
H(020), flower spike, crushed biteH(008), H(055), infusion roots , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abore, kakorin-machiji (Hausa)
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(014), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(014), leaves of Achyranthes, decoction (H2O) , to filter, VO.
H(091) anemia, powder dry leaves, to dilute H2O of Achyranthes aspera of Amaranthus hybridus, VO.
H(091) anemia, aerian part of Achyranthes aspera, leaves of Hibiscus acetosella, to pound, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(091) anemia leaves of Achyranthes, decoction (H2O) , to filter, VO.
H(201) psychosis depression, leaves pounded diluted, to filterd of Achyranthes aspera of Ipomoea hildebrandtii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 21
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, P. Chibon, H. de Vecchy, E. Duboze, J. Eymé, J.- N. Gassita, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, A. Keita, B. Koudogbo, M. Le Bras, I. Mourambou, E. Mve - Mengome, M. - G. Nguéma, J. - B. Ollome, P. Posso, P. Sita
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Gabon. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 294 p., (1984) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), chewed leaves, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : tsatsu (Apindji, Bavové, Simba), kolugosu (Balumbu, Bavarama, Bavungu, Eshira), koloc (Fang), nkonya-gonya (Galoa, Mpongwé, Nkomi, Orungu)
Reference HA 38
Author(s) : Ajibesin, K.ola K., Benjamin.E. Ekpo, Danladi N. Bala, Etienne E. Essien, Saburi A. Adesanya
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 115, pp. 387-408, (2008)
Symptoms : H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery,H(013) ulcer, decoction of leaves of Achyranthes aspera, VO., 3 X / day during 7 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State)
Vernacular name : udok mbiok, udok mbiet (Ibibio)
Reference HA 55
Author(s) : Avigdor, E., H Wohlmuth, Z. Asfaw, T. Awas
Title : The current status of knowledge of herbal medicine and medicinal plants in Fiche, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:38 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Symptoms : H(004), H(027)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Achyranthes aspera are rubbed and put on cut or wound
H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : elenj/qay telenj (Amharic)
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(005), H(014), H(037), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(005) legs oedema, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, ashes, scarifications
H(005) legs oedema, leaves of Achyranthes. decoction (H2O) , bath, steam bath
H(014, 2), juice leaves of Achyranthes., friction
H(037) cough, leaves of Achyranthes aspera of Hibiscus fuscus of Pycnostachys eminii, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(113) rhumatism, juice of leaves of Achyranthes aspera of Diodia scandens , leaves and roots Pavetta ternifolia, local application
H(201), psychosis, bad spirits, leaves of Achyranthes aspera of Brillantaisia cicatricosa of Erlangea spissa of Justicia flava of Ludwigia abyssinica of Sphenostylis marginata, decoction (H2O), sprinkeled
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : igikaramu, umunyarutoke (Kirundi)
Reference HB 02
Author(s) : Boiteau, P.
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et pharmacopée.Précis de matière médicale malgache. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris 141 p., (1986) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(100), H(125)
Recipes : H(100), root of Achyranthes aspera , whole plant of Senecio faujasioides of Inula perrier , leaves of Buxus madacascaricai, stems with leaves of Dodonaea viscosa, styliform and stigma of Zea mays, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(125), root of Achyranthes, RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : tsipolomanitra
Reference HB 04
Author(s) : Bouquet, A. & M. Debray
Title : Plantes médicinales de la Côte d'Ivoire. Travaux et Documents de l'O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, n° 32, 232 p., (1974)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), ONS. of Achyranthes aspera, RNS, suppository
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 08
Author(s) : Bally, P.R.O.
Title : Native medicinal and poisonous plants of East Africa. Kew Bull., 1, 10 - 25, (1937)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 10
Author(s) : Bourobou - Bourobou, H., H. Mounzeo, B. Mbatchi & P. Posso
Title : Quelques plantes galactogènes utilisées par les Bapunu au Gabon. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 10, n° 1, 71 - 78, (1996)
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), the mixing (mudjumbu), Achyranthes aspera , Ageratum conyzoides, Mikania cordata, Eclipta alba (minombu), Ethulia conyzoides (matsi ma manguele), leaves decoction, filter, 0,5 to 1 l / 1 to 2 X , in 1 day, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : kolosu
Reference HB 2k
Author(s) : Bebawi, F. F. & L. Neugebohrn
Title : A review of plants of Northern Sudan with special reference to their Uses. Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Postfach 5180, D-6236 Eschborn, Federal Republic of Germany, 296 p., (1991) Distributed by: D-6101 Rossdorf, Federal Republic of Germany.
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(095)
Recipes : H(095), ONS. RNS.
H(045) + H(004), the root chewed and used as styptic on cuts
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 32
Author(s) : Bussmann, R.W.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyirun South Turkana, Kenya. Additional File Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:35 (2006)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves of Achyranthes aspera decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : lorokare
Reference HB 32
Author(s) : Bussmann, R.W.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyirun South Turkana, Kenya. Additional File Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:35 (2006)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095), ONS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : lorokare
Reference HB 35
Author(s) : Bussmann R. W., G. G. Gilbreath, J. Solio, M. Lutura, R. Lutuluo, K. Kunguru, N. Wood and S. Mathenge
Title : Plant use of the Masasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Additional file Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:22 (2006)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, remove roots of Achyranthes aspera, smash with water, drink, vomit
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olekidogo (Maa)
Reference HB 3k
Author(s) : Bost, R.
Title : Pharmacopée malgache. Mémoire de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar, série B, Tome 10, Fasc. 2, 159 - 234, (1961)
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099), mental desease, whole plants, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : votofosalahy
Reference HB 44
Author(s) : Bekalo, T. H., S. D. Woodmatas, Z. A. Woldemariam
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5: 26 (2009) doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-5-26 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, crushed fresh leaves of Ficus thonningii homogenized in H2O, VO., to prevent allergy the residue as smokebath. On the next day fresh root of Kyllinga bulbosa crushed and homogenized in H2O, VO. and the residue serves for smokebath. On the 3rd day crushed concoction of Oldenlandia goreensis and Achyranthes aspera homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : zanggiya (Konta)
Reference HC 31
Author(s) : Chekole, G., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11:4 (2015) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/11/1/4
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(012), H(027z), H(124), H(155)
Recipes : H(001) eye problem, fresh leaves of Achyranthes aspera, pound, immerse to water, squeeze and insert with cotton
H(004) wound, leaves fresh and dried, écraser in powder and tie
H(004) fresh leaves, écraser and tie
H(012) bone fracture dried racines fraîches and tie the concoction
H(027z) excessive menstruation, fresh root, écraser, insert in water then drink juice
H(124) bleeding, dry fresh root, écraser and tie
H(155) tonsillitis, écraser racines fraîches and tie
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : telenj (Amharic)
Reference HC 31
Author(s) : Chekole, G., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11:4 (2015) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/11/1/4
Symptoms : V(124)
Recipes : V(124) bleeding, racines fraîches de Achyranthes aspera, écraser and tie
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : telenj (Amharic)
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(006), H(007), H(037)
Recipes : H(006), H(007),H(037) pneumonia, whole plant, pounded H2O, juice, 1 gulp morning and evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushomorankoko, umushomborankoko (Kinyarwanda)
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(080)
Recipes : H(080), leave of Achyranthes aspera s, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 12b
Author(s) : Desta, B.
Title : Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs.Part II: Antimicrobial activity of 63 medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 39, pp.129 - 139, (1993)
Symptoms : H(108), H(112)
Recipes : H(108) nasal infection, flowerss, RNS.
H(112) abortion or prevention pregnacy, leaves, vaginal fumigation
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ttelenge
Reference HD 38
Author(s) : Daruty, C. (Dr)
Title : Plantes Médicinales de l'Ile Maurice et des Pays Intertropicaux (p. 215) General Steam Printing Company, 6, rue du Gouvernement - Maurice (1886) https://archive.org/details/b24400270
Symptoms : H(001), H(005), H(007), H(013), H(038), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, pectoral syrup, 500 gr roots of Achyranthes aspera (herbe à sergent), 500 gr of Atylosia scarabaeoides (pistaches maronnes), 500 gr of Cassia occidentalis (casse puante), 60 gr of Leucas aspera (madame tombé), 60 gr of flowers of Hypericum chinense (mille pertuis) ,60 gr of Quivisia oppositifolia (café marron or monbrun), 60 gr balm of Psiadia glutinosa ( l'île plate), 60 gr of Plectranthus rotundifolius (baume du pérou), 125 gr of Clematis mauritiana (arabic gum), 30 gr of Leonotis nepetifolia (Leonurus d'acca), 70 l H2O, decoction, to reduce 6 l + white sugar, make a syrup. VO. 1 poon regularly
Achyranthes aspera used for the treatment of : H(001) ophthalmia, H(005) dropsy, H(007) diuretic, H(007) depurative, H(013) skin illness, H(038) urogenital diseases, H(100) syphilis, H(113) rheumatism (roots)
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : herbe sergent (Creole) , nayebourivievayr (Tamoul)
Reference HE 2k
Author(s) : El Ghazali, G. E. B. , M.S. El Tohami & A.A.B. El Egami
Title : Medicinal plants of the Sudan.Part 3 : Medicinal plants of the White Nile Provinces. Medicinal and aromatic plants institute.National council for research, Khartoum, 11 6 p., (Augustus 1994)
Symptoms : H(004), H(045)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), roots, maceration, external use
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (White Nil provinces)
Vernacular name : abou el - leseig
Reference HF 03
Author(s) : Flatie, T., T. Gedif, K. Asres, T. Gebre-Mariam
Title : Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia (Medicinal plants reported by household respondents of Berta ethnic group) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009, 5:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-14
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorder,H(014) herpes, (shererit), rubbed leaves between palms and applied to the affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : Dalecha Debes
Reference HF 03
Author(s) : Flatie, T., T. Gedif, K. Asres, T. Gebre-Mariam
Title : Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia (Medicinal plants reported by household respondents of Berta ethnic group) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009, 5:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-14
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(051) fever, decoction (H20) of leaves of Achyranthes aspera, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : dumugelo
Reference HG 17
Author(s) : Geissler, W., S. A. Harris, R. J. Prince, A. Olsen, R. A. Odhiambo, H. Oketch-Rabah, P. A. Madiega, A. Andersen, P. Molgaard
Title : Medicinal plants used by Luo mothers and children in Bondo district, Kenya. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874102001915 Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 83, pp. 39 - 54 (2002)
Symptoms : H(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) bleeding wounds, roots and leaves pounded, decoction, VO. + local application
H(104) stomach ache, roots and leaves pounded, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : orianyacha (Luo)
Reference HG 18
Author(s) : Giday Mirutse , Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Abebe Animut,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 110, pp. 516 - 525 (2007)
Symptoms : H(004), H(027y), H(124)
Recipes : H(004), roots of Achyranthes aspera, RNS., local application
H(027y) + H(124), seeds , RNS. , on placenta
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest)
Vernacular name : telenj (Amhara)
Reference HG 19
Author(s) : Giday, M.
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Zay people in Ethiopia. CBM:s Skriftserie 3, pp. 81 - 99, Uppsala 2001
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) skin wound, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, RNS., on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : dergu arba (Oromo)
Reference HG 20
Author(s) : Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, Joseph Guého
Title : Plantes médicinales de l'île Rodrigues Stanley, Rose-Hill. Editions de l'océan indien - Université de Maurice (Réduit) , 580 p. (1994) (ISBN 99903-0-171-9)
Symptoms : H(037), H(151), H(202)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(151) hypertension of old people, decoction of the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera, VO.
H(202) tonicity of the skin, decoction of the whole plant, bath or lotion
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island
Vernacular name : herbe serpent
Reference HG 28
Author(s) : Giday M., Z. Asfawb, Z. Woldub
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used by Sheko ethnic group of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 132, pp. 75 - 85 (2010)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, RNS., local application
H(004) wound, leaves of Ajuga integrifolia of Achyranthes aspera, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southwestt)
Vernacular name : ziadu-boee (Sheko)
Reference HH 06a
Author(s) : Hedberg I., O. Hedberg, P.J. Madati, K.E. Mshigeni, E.N. Mshiu & G. Samuelsson
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Tanzania. I. Plants of the families Acanthaceae - Cucurbitaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 6, pp. 29 - 60 (1982)
Symptoms : H(104), H(127)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, H(127) spleen, roots decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiandama ( Korogwe district)
Reference HH 09b
Author(s) : Hamill, F.A., S. Apio, N. K. Mubiru, R. Bukenya-Ziraba, M. Mosango, O. W. Maganyi and D. D. Soejarto
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Southern Uganda, II: literature analysis and antimicrobial assays, Volume 84, pp. 57 - 78 (2003)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral disease, 2 tablespoons crushed roots in 500 ml H2O : VO. 200 ml. : twice per day : as needed to effect result
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (southern), tribe Baganda, district of Kampala
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 18
Author(s) : Hassan-Abdallah, A., A. Merito, S. Hassan, D. Aboubaker, M. Djama, Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Medicinal plants andt heir uses by the people in the Region of Randa, Djibouti Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148 701–713, (2013)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) pruritic, leaves paste of Achyranthes aspera , local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Djibouti (Region of Randa)
Vernacular name : qadda (Geez ?)
Reference HH 1k
Author(s) : Harjula, R.
Title : Mirau and his practice.A study of the ethnomedicinal repertoire of a tanzanian herbalist. Institut for cultural research, University of Turku, Finland, 224 p., (1980)TRI-MED BOOKS LTD: LONDON Registered Office: 5 Tudor Cottage, Lovers Walk, Finchley, London, N3 1JH
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots are pounded and boiled, and the solution then taken aIl at once. Like the other udo remedies, Mukyekye also causes vomiting.
H(051) paludism, roots are pounded and boiled and the solution is taken by mouth as an emetic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mukyekye
Reference HH 2k
Author(s) : Hedberg, I. & F. Staugärd
Title : Traditional medicine in Botswana. Traditional medicinal plants.The Nordic school of public health, 324 p., (1989) Ipelegeng Publischers.
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101), excessive menstrual bleeding, One table spoon of water boiled with powdered roots is taken twice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : motswarakgano
Reference HI 10
Author(s) : Idu, M., B. C. Ndukwu
Title : Studies of Plants Used in Ethnomedicine in Ethiope Concil Area of Delta State, Nigeria Research Journal of Botany 1 (1) : 30 -43 (2006) http://scialert.net/qredirect.php?doi=rjb.2006.30.43&linkid=pdf
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022) to hasten delayed labour, the leaf of Achyranthes aspera is washed with uririe (alligator pepper = Aframomum melegueta ) and used to rub the tummy of the pregnant woman. This is every effective and almost immediately the baby comes out.
H(104) stomach disorders, taken once daily and used to treat H(104) stomach disorders. When taken too much it can cause abortion.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : devil's horsewhip (local english), irie (local dialect)
Reference HI 12
Author(s) : Iyamah P.C., M. Idu
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of plantsused in the treatment of malaria in Southern Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 287–302, (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.07.008
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, leaves, roots of Achyranthes aspera Decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Southern Nigeria
Vernacular name : aboro, abora (Yoruba), Prickly chaff flower (English)
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)
Recipes : H(037) cough, ashes of roots of Achyranthes aspera , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : chesirimiot/chesirimto .
Reference HK 01
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J. G. Adam
Title : La pharmacopée sénégalaise traditionnelle. Plantes médicinales et toxiques. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 1011 p., (1974)
Symptoms : H(007), H(037), H(118)
Recipes : H(007),H(037), whole plant , decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(037), H(118),whole plant , decoction (H2O) , inhalation
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(124), H(006), H(013), H(018), H(031), H(100)
Recipes : H(003), dryed leaf pounded, powdre on scarifications
H(004) + H(124), chewed roots, juice on wounds
H(006) child, decoc roots, RNS
H(013) furuncle, ashes leaf on ...
H(018), dryed leaf pounded, powdre on scarifications
H(031), decoc roots, RNS
H(100), pounded leaf in warm H2O hot, cold maceration, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : auch-auch (Luo, Kenya), inyalo (Turu), lugeni (Hehe, Tanzania), lusayi (Kakamega), pulule (Swahili, Kenya), uthekethe (Kamba, Kenya)
Reference HK 19
Author(s) : Kalanda, K. , M. Ataholo & B. Ilumbe
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Haut Zaïre: plantes antihémorroidaires de Kisangani. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 9, n° 1, 51 - 58, (1995)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), fresh stem or dried, pounded, maceration, filter, enema 1x/ day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 36a
Author(s) : Kareru, P. G., G. M. Kenji, A. N. Gachanja, J. M. Keriko, G. Mungai
Title : Traditional medicine among the Embu and Mbeere peoples of Kenya. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Volume 4 (1): 75 - 86 (2007) http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/160/172
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), fruit powder of Achyranthes aspera on the teeths or gargle with the decoction of fruits
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Eastern Province, Embu and Mbeere tribes)
Vernacular name : mutegenye (Embu)
Reference HK 40
Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Medicinal plants used in some gynaecological morbidity ailments in western Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, Volume 45 (Suppl. 1). 34-40 (2007)
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) too abundant menstrua, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, squeezed or boiled, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HL 11
Author(s) : Lemordant, D.
Title : Contribution à l'ethnobotanique éthiopienne. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 18, 1 - 35, 142 - 179, (1971)
Symptoms : V(087)
Recipes : Veq(087), extracts from stems, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : t'alandj
Reference HL 11
Author(s) : Lemordant, D.
Title : Contribution à l'ethnobotanique éthiopienne. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 18, 1 - 35, 142 - 179, (1971)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), stem , pommad , local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : t'alandj
Reference HL 13
Author(s) : Lavergne, R. & R. Véra
Title : Etude ethnobotanique des plantes utilisées dans la pharmacopée traditionnelle à la Réunion. Médecine traditionnelle et pharmacopée. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 236 p., (1989)
Symptoms : H(037), H(102), H(113), H(191)
Recipes : H(037), decoction (H2O) 5 roots of Achyranthes aspera in 1,5 l. H2O, VO., 1 glass / 4 X / D
H(191) herbal tea, purifies the blood
H(113) rheumatism, H(102) gallbladder, young roots, RNS.
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : herbe d'eugène, herbe de zen, herbe d'Inde
Reference HL 15
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, H. Yineger
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , Volume 4 : 10 (2008) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/4/1/10 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) itching (aro), fresh leaves of Achyranthes aspera, crush boil and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : jibir (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HL 24
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:63 ( 2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/63 + Additional fil
Symptoms : H(124), H(181)
Recipes : H(124) minor bleeding, H(181) omphalitis, fresh leaves of Achyranthes aspera, grind, paste the crushed part and tie on the wound
H(124) epistaxis, fresh leaves , extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : telenj (Amharic)
Reference HL 29
Author(s) : Lestrade, A
Title : La médecine indigène au Ruanda et Lexique des termes médicaux français - urunyarwanda Mémoire présenté à la séance du 20 décembre 1954. de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Coloniales de Belgique
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg livestock (ubutaka bwa nyamukuka or umubagabaga, umutagara), or symptomatic anthrax or ubutaka bwa nyamukanura, rapid anthrax, presumably acute bacterium anthrax: autre healing method: pulverized coals cooled from the plants ; Acanthus montanus (ibitovu (igitovu?)) , Asparagus sp. (imishabishabi), Achyranthes aspera (umuhurura). Incisions on swelling and spitting on wounds. Using his finger, insert the powder and top with fresh butter
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umuhurura (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HM 28
Author(s) : Mandu, P., D. J. Berger, C., ole Saitabau, C., Nasieku, J. Kipelian, M. Mathenge, S.G., Morimoto, Y., Höft
Title : Ethnobotany of the Loita Maasai: Towards community management of the forest of the lost child - Experiences from the Loita Ethnobotany project. People and Plants working paper 8. UNESCO, Paris (2001) http://www.regkew.org.uk/peopleplants/wp/wp8/index.html
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Naimina Enkiyio (Loita) Forest)
Vernacular name : olekindongo
Reference HM 34
Author(s) : Maundu, P., D. Berger, C. Ole Saitabau, J. Nasieku, M. Kipelian, S. Mathenge, Y. Morimoto, R. Höft
Title : Ethnobotany of the Loita Maasai. People and Plants Working Paper 8. Unesco, Paris, 34 p. (2001)
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(068), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(008), H(068), H(103), H(104), H(135), for gums and teeth, mouth infections, intestinal worms, diarrhoea and dysentery, aiding digestion, aiding faecal disposal, emetics and purgatives, to stop vomiting and stomach-ache. Most emetics and purgatives are used in the treatment of paludism-like fevers common in Maasailand.
H(051), H(100), roots boiled against paludism and syphilis
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Naimina Enkiyio (Loita) Forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HN 08
Author(s) : Nacoulma - Ouedraogo, O., J. Millogo - Rasolodimby & S. Guinko
Title : Les plantes herbacées dans la thérapie des piqûres d'insectes. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 11 - 12, 1 65 - 176, (1997 - 1998)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020), insects, flowers, cataplasm, local application (spin,scorpions)H(020), insects, stems , leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO (decoc, infus) (scorpion)
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (central table-land plateau)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HN 25
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N., R. W. Bussmann, B. Gemmill, L.E. Newton & V. W. Ngumi
Title : Utilisation of weed species as sources of traditional medicines in central Kenya. Lyonia, Volume 7 (2), pp. 71-87, (december 2004)
Symptoms : H(041), H(103), H(109)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax, H(103) toothache, H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : fegenye (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 42
Author(s) : Nicolas J.-P.
Title : Plantes médicinales du Nord de Madagascar. Ethnobotanique antakarana et informations scientifiques 296 p. (2012) Editions Jardins du monde 15, rue saint Michel - 29 190 Brasparts www.jardinsdumonde.org
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(020x), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(014) certain dermatoses, H(020x) bites, crushed leaves of Achyranthes aspera in local application
H(051) fever with neurological manifestations, H(051) paludism, H(108) influenza, decoction of leaves of Achyranthes aspera is used in combination with other species, VO. several times a day and also serves to bathe the patient, or in form of steam bath.
Region : Madagascar
Country : North Madagascar
Vernacular name : :tsipôtiky, tsipolitry (Antakarana), herbe sergent, tsipolomanitra, tsipotimena, tsipotika, tsipôtiky, vatofosa, vatofosalahy, vandrangozaza (Malgache), herbe d’Eugène, herbe des jeunes, herbe d’Inde, la zinde, herbe zinde, queue de rat (French), devil’s horsewhip, prickly chaff flower (English)
Reference HO 11
Author(s) : Otieno, J. N., K. M. M. Hosea, H. V. Lyaruu & R. L. A. Mahunnah.
Title : Multi-Plant or Single-Plant extracts, whichs is the most effective for local healing in Tanzania? African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 5 (2): 165 - 172, (2008)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, principaly roots extracts of Gynandropsis gynandra, Achyranthes aspera, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (people in Lake Victoria basin)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HO 17
Author(s) : Okello, S.V., Nyunja R.O., Netondo G.W. & Onyango J.C.
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Sabaot of Mt. Elgon Kenya African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 7, No. 1, pp 1-10 (2010)
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disease, decoction of the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipsirim (Sabaot)
Reference HP 04
Author(s) : Pernet, R. & G. Meyer
Title : Pharmacopée de Madagascar Publication de l'Institut de Recherche scientifique, Tananarive - Tsimbazaza, 86 p., (1957)
Symptoms : H(001), H(007), H(014), H(037), H(100), H(104), H(139), H(195)
Recipes : H(001), ONS.,RNS.
H(007) diur., H(195) , RNS.
H(014), ONS.,RNS.
H(027y),H(037), roots, RNS.
H(100) syph., leaves,RNS.
H(104), pyrosis, whole plant, RNS.
H(139), fruits, RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(028), H(104)
Recipes : H(028), stems, leaves, burned, ashes on scarifications
H(104), stems, leaves, burned, ashes, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : igikaramu (Kirundi)
Reference HR 10
Author(s) : Rivière, C., J.-P. Nicolas, M.-L. Caradec, O. Désiré & A. Schmitt
Title : Les plantes médicinales de la région nord de Madagascar : Une approche ethnopharmacologique Ethnopharmacologia, n°36, novembre, pp. 36 - 50. (2005) http://www.ethnopharmacologia.org/default.asp?page=revue Bulletin de la société française d'ethnopharmacologie et de la société européenne d'ethnopharmacologie
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaves cataplasm
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (North region)
Vernacular name : tsipôtiky
Reference HR 11
Author(s) : Raponda-Walker, A. & R. Sillans
Title : Les Plantes utiles du Gabon. Encyclopédie biologique. Editions Paul Lechevalier, 12 rue de Tournon, Paris VI, 478 p. (1961)
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(013), H(131)
Recipes : H(013) maturation abcès, H(131) aux pieds, feuilles en fumigation
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : nkonya-gonya (Mpongwè), Galoa, Nkomi, Orungu), koloe (Fang), kolusu (Bapunu), kolokohi (Benga), kolongusu (Eshira, Bavarama, Bavungu, Balumbu), kolongoso (Ivéa, Banzabi), ngowé), ngolongoso (Béséki), kolibosi (Bakèlè), likori-kisa (Bavili), lusolo kotu (Loango), kôkèsi (Bakota), lémbamana (Mindumu), tsatu (Apindji, Simba, Bavové), tsatsu-tsatsu, getsopa-tsopa (Mitsogo)
Reference HR 13
Author(s) : Runyinya, B.
Title : Quelques aspects de la systématique des plantes indigènes basée sur la médecine traditionnelle au Rwanda. Bulletin agricole du Rwanda, 11ème année janvier 1978
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) parturition (made easier), coocked juice of Achyranthes aspera, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umuhurura (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HS 00
Author(s) : Saadou, M.
Title : Les plantes médicinales du Niger: premier supplément à l'enquête ethnobotanique de 1979. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 7, n°1, 11 - 24, (1993)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) syph., infusion, ONS. of Achyranthes aspera
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : machi gadangare (Hausa), mollo hangaw (Zarma)
Reference HS 12a
Author(s) : Samuelsson G., M. H. Faraha, Per Claeson, M. Hagos, M. Thulin, O. Hedberg, A. M. Warfa, A. O. Hassan, A. H. Elmi , A. D. Abdurahman, A. S. Elmi, Y. A. Abdie & M. H. Alin
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. I. Plants of the families Acanthaceae - Chenopodiaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 35, pp. 25 - 63, (1991)
Symptoms : H(104), H(166)
Recipes : H(104) stomach + H(166), 1 handfull of fresh roots, soaked in 1 glass oh cold H2O for 15' to 20', filter, VO. 1 glass daily for 3 days. The extract shoukl be consumed before it turns black
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : sariibiye.
Reference HS 44
Author(s) : Sequeira, V.
Title : Medicinal plants and conservation in Sao Tome Biodiversity and Conservation 3, 910-926 (1994)
Symptoms : H(004), H(091)
Recipes : H(004) small wounds, squeeze juice of Achyranthes aspera on affected areas
H(091) anaemia, ingest the leaves
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha ponto
Reference HT 20
Author(s) : Terrac, M.-L.
Title : Contribution à l'étude des plantes médicinales de Madagascar, de la Réunion et de l'île Maurice. Thèse pour l'obtention du diplôme de Docteur de l'Université de Paris (Pharmacie), Novembre 1947. Imprimerie Vuibert, 6 rue Martel, Paris, 246 p., (1947)
Symptoms : H(001), H(007), H(037), H(038), H(113), H(193), H(195)
Recipes : H(001), H(007), H(193), H(195), ONS., RNS.
H(037) diseases of the lung, H(038), H(100) syph., H(113) rheumatism, roots, RNS.
(registered from references HT 20 - 3, HT 20 - 4bis, HT 20 - 5, HT 20 - 6)
Region : Madagascar, Reunion, Mauritius
Country : Madagascar, Mauritius, Reunion
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HT 26
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday, Girmay Medhim,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by people around Debre Libanos monastery in Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 11, pp. 271 - 283 (2007)
Symptoms : H(004), H(124), H(126)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, paste of the crushed leaves of Achyranthes aspera, dressing
H(124) haemorrhage (hemostasise), paste of the crushed leaves, dressing
H(124) epistaxis (nessire), paste of the crushed leaves and juice
H(126) hepatitis, infusion of roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of the Debre Libanos monastery)
Vernacular name : telenje (Amharic)
Reference HT 27
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Symptoms : H(014), H(124), H(201)
Recipes : H(014) herpes zoster (shererit kusil) chewing fresh leaves of Achyranthes aspera
H(124) blood clotting, dressing with crushed fresh leaves
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Achyranthes aspera of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Verbascum sinaiticum , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : telenzje (Amharic)
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, 1) flowers of Achyranthes aspera, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (districts of Kamuli, Nakapiripirit and Kisoro)
Vernacular name : muhurura
Reference HT 42
Author(s) : Tolossa, K , E. Debela, S.Athanasiadou, A.Tolera, G. Ganga, J.GM Houdijk
Title : Ethno-medicinal study of plants used for treatment of human and livestock ailments by traditional healers in South Omo, Southern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:32 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/32
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain and tonsillitis, root of Achyranthes aspera chopped and mixed with water and taken orally. Leaf chewed and the extract kept near the inflammation area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : busino (Maale)
Reference HT 43
Author(s) : Teklay, A., B. Abera, M. Giday
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:65 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/65
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(020), H(041), H(130), H(155), H(162)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, boil it in water by mixing with leaves of Withania somnifera, Eucalyptus globulus, roots of Achyranthes aspera and Cynoglossum lanceolataum and leaves of Zehneria scabra and inhale the vapour
H(004) wound crush leaves and place on the wound
H(004) wound, sore, crush leaves and rub the past on the H(004) wound
H(020) snake bite, chew roots and swallow the fluid
H(041) anthrax, crush roots of Solanum incanum by mixing with seeds of Lepidium sativum, whole part of Hypoestes forskaolii, roots of Achyranthes aspera and Verbascum sinaiticum, filter and drink fluid
H(041) anthrax, crush roots of Achyranthes aspera of Solanum incanum and whole part of Hypoestes forskaolii, add water and drink with cup of glass
H(130) paralysis, crush roots, dry and put it on fire for fumigation
H(155) tonsilitis, crush leaves of Achyranthes aspera alone or with leaves of Cucumis ficifolius and place it on shaved head of child
H(162) urine retention, tie root around the sex organ
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : muchele (Tigrigna)
Reference HT 43
Author(s) : Teklay, A., B. Abera, M. Giday
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:65 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/65
Symptoms : V(001), V(025), V(041)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye infection (livestock), chew roots of Achyranthes aspera and spit the liquid onto the infected V(001) eye
V(041) anthrax, crush roots of Achyranthes aspera of Solanum incanum and whole part of Hypoestes forskaolii, add water and drink with cup of glass
Vb(025) babesia (livestock), crush roots and apply into the nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : muchele (Tigrigna)
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(014), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) itching body, pound leaves add H2O and bathe
H(113) swollen body, H(091) delayed walking in childeren, crush leaves of Achyranthes aspera and tie on affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Mabira Central Forest Reserve)
Vernacular name : mutassuka kkubo (Luganda)
Reference HT 48
Author(s) : Thornton-Barnett, S.R
Title : Ancestral pharmacopoeias: a paleoethnobotanical assessment of plant use in the western free state, South Africa Thesis submitted to the Graduate Council of Texas State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts with a Major in Anthropology, December 2013
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) reunite people, ground the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : lemanamana (Basotho)
Reference HV 01
Author(s) : Van Puyvelde L., M. Ngaboyisonga, P.C. Rwangabo, S. Mukarugambwa, A. Kayonga, Runyinya-Barabwiriza
Title : Enquêtes ethnobotaniques sur la médecine traditionnelle rwandaise.Tome 1: Préfecture de Kibuye. Univ. Nat. Inst. Nat. Rech. Sc., Butare (Rwanda), 147 p., (1977)
Symptoms : H(022), H(027)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Coffea arabica of Achyranthes aspera, pounded, to filterd, VO.
H(027), leaves of Achyranthes aspera of Achyranthes sp. of Hibiscus fuscus of Leucas martinicensis, extraction H2O, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HV 54
Author(s) : Van der Veen, L.J., S. Bodinga-bwa-Bodinga
Title : Une société traditionnelle noire africaine et ses plantes utiles : les Eviya du Gabon Document submitted for publication http://www.ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/fulltext/Van der Veen/Van der Veen_à paraître_a.pdf
Symptoms : H(131)
Recipes : H(131) secondary yaws, steam bath with grass seed of Achyranthes aspera with wood from the tree ge-nigo (Pterocarpus soyauxii)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)kolo+ngoso, (Eviya language) ge-nigo
Reference HW 01
Author(s) : Walker, R.
Title : Usages pharmaceutiques des plantes spontanées du Gabon. Bull. Inst. Etudes centrafricaines, n° 4, 5, 6, (1953) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(045), H(113)
Recipes : H(045) cicatrizing circumcision, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, RNS.
H(113), leaves of Achyranthes aspera cooked in oil palm, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HW 03
Author(s) : Wilson, R. T. & M. Woldo Gebre
Title : Medicine and magic in Central Tigre: a contribution to the ethnobotany of the Ethiopian plateau. Economic Botany, 33, 1, 29 - 34, (1979)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), crushed roots + H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : muchello
Reference HW 07
Author(s) : Wondimu Tigist, Asfaw Arsi, Kelbessa Ensermu
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants around 'Dheeraa' town, Arsi Zone, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 112, pp. 152-161, (2007)
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) anthrax, roots of Achyranthes aspera are crushed, homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Arsi zone)
Vernacular name : dargu-arbaa
Reference VA 29
Author(s) : AFLORA
Title : AFLORA on the Web ( http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095, f), ONS., RNS. (goat's food)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : lolobakini (Dorobo) (Suiei)
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(027), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(027) abortion prevention, to pound 1 handfull of leaves of Kotschya africana of Chenopodium procerum of Cyathula uncinulata of Achyranthes aspera, to pound, to dilute in 2 liters H2O tepid, VO. 75 cl 2 X / day during 6 days
Vpc(068) vermifuge, leaves of Leonotis nepetaefolia of Tephrosia vogelii, decoction in 1 liter H2O, VO. + leaves maceration of Achyranthes aspera in food
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : mushomolangoko (Mashi), kolokoshi (Lega), ngoroghoso (Kinande), umurhura (Kinyarwanda), lwinjibata (Bembe)
Reference VB 40
Author(s) : Birhanu, T., D. Abera
Title : Survey of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants at selected Horro Gudurru Districts, Western Ethiopia African Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 9(3), pp 185-192, March 2015
Symptoms : V(004), V(016)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, Vb(016) mastitis, roots of Achyranthes aspera, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia (Horro Gudurru Districts)
Vernacular name : maxxannee
Reference VC 02
Author(s) : Cihyoka, M. A.
Title : AGEEP-Bushi, Bukavu. Expérience en pharmacopée vétérinaire traditionnelle au Bushi (Kivu/Zaïre). Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 267 - 274, (1994)
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001)= mulezi, Achyranthes aspera + Bidens pilosa + Dichrocephala integrifolia + Plantago lanceolata ,1 handfull of leaves of each species, pounded + 1/2 l. H2O, 3 … 4 drops morning and evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mushomolangoko (Mashi)
Reference VD 03
Author(s) : Defour, G.
Title : Plantes médicinales traditionnelles au Kivu (République du Zaïre), (1994) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), eyes inflamed , crushed leaves in H2O, 4 drops in eyes, in the morningf and evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mushomolangoko (Shi)
Reference VD 06
Author(s) : Dupiré, M.
Title : Pharmacopée Peule du Niger et du Cameroun. Bull. IFAN, XIX, sér. B, 3-4, 382 - 417, (1957)
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, pounded plants of Achyranthes aspera of Ziziphus jujuba of Loranthus sp. of Balanites aegyptiaca of Acacia senegal + coton seeds. The powder is enclosed in a skin of the right leg of a sacrificed cow. It ensures the birth of heifers (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kebbon, daole (Bororo of Niger)
Reference VG 25
Author(s) : Gradé, J.T., J. R.S. Tabuti, P.Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary knowledge in pastoral Karamoja, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 273–293 (2009) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109000233
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) ritual ceremony with the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera, (receipt from the Pian tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : itic akiriket (Ngakarimojong)
Reference VG 25
Author(s) : Gradé, J.T., J. R.S. Tabuti, P.Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary knowledge in pastoral Karamoja, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 273–293 (2009) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109000233
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual ceremony with the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera, (receipt from the Pian tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : itic akiriket (Ngakarimojong)
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
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
Reference VL 21
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary plants of Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:21 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/21
Symptoms : V(001), V(108), V(124)
Recipes : Vb(001) ophthalmic infection, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
Vb(108) nasal infection, fresh roots of Achyranthes aspera, pound, homogenize with cold water and allow the animal to drink it or pour it on infected part, nasal,
Vb(124) minor bleeding, fresh leaves, grind and paste the crushed part
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : telenj (Amharic)
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), V(030)
Recipes : Vb(020), ONS., RNS.
Vb(030), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umuhurura
Reference VM 41
Author(s) : Mesfin, F., S. Demisse, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:28 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-28 (2009)
Symptoms : V(008), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, pwder dry / fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera with H2O is applied externally
Vb(039) ectoparasite, pwder dry / fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera with H2O is applied externally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : derrgu (Gedeoffa)
Reference VN 08
Author(s) : Nacoulma - Ouedraogo, O., J. Millogo - Rasolodimby & S. Guinko
Title : Les plantes herbacées dans la thérapie des piqûres d'insectes. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 11 - 12, 1 65 - 176, (1997 - 1998)
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020), insects, flowers, cataplasm, external use, stems, leaves, decoction, VO. (spider, scorpion)
V(020), insects leaves, stems, leaves, decoction, infusion, VO (scorpion)
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (central table-land plateau)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VR 04
Author(s) : Rimbach, L.
Title : Traditional methods of treating cattle diseases. Report for ASA (Studienaufenthalte in Africa, Asien und Latein-Amerika), 19 p., (1977) From reference: VB 10
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035), roots, decoction, V.O. during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol erbat, ol erobat
Reference VT 27
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Symptoms : V(124)
Recipes : V(124) blood clotting, dressing with crushed leaves Achyranthes aspera
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : telenzje (Amharic)
Reference VV 02
Author(s) : Van Puyvelde L., M. Ngaboyisonga, P.C. Rwangabo, S. Mukarugambwa, A. Kayonga, Runyinya-Barabwiriza
Title : Enquêtes ethnobotaniques sur la médecine traditionnelle rwandaise.Tome 1: Préfecture de Kibuye. Univ. Nat. Inst. Nat. Rech. Sc., Butare (Rwanda), 147 p., (1977)
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), Coffea arabica, leaves, + Achyranthes aspera, fresh leaves, pounded in H2O, filter, + salt, VO. , one saucepan
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umuhurura
Reference VW 04
Author(s) : Wirtu, G., G. Adugna, T. Samuel, E. Kelbessa & A. Geleto
Title : Aspects of farmers' knowledge, attitudes and practices of animal health problems in central Ethiopia. Ethnoveterinary medicine. Alternatives for livestock development. Proceedings of an international conference held in Pune, India, 4 - 6 november 1997.BAIF Development research foundation, Pune, India, 41 - 52, (1999)
Symptoms : V(041), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(041)blackleg, ONS., RNS.
Vb(104)colic, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Central Ethiopia
Vernacular name : dargu (Oromic)
Reference VY 01
Author(s) : Yineger, H., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, E. Lulekal
Title : Ethnoveterinary medicinal plants at Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 112, pp. 55 - 70 (2007) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107000669
Symptoms : V(006), V(037), V(075)
Recipes : V(006) + V(037) + V(075), darissaa (gamoji, zalaqua) (slight cough, shivering, unable to defecate, to eat, constipation, abdominal distension, shivering, fluid discharge through nose, falling of ear. Leads to death), crushed root of Achyranthes aspera is mixed with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Bale Mountains National Park)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors