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Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae

31 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 37
Author(s) : Abbink, J.
Title : Medicinal and ritual plants of the Ethiopian southwest : an account of recent research. Article on Internethttp (1995) ://www.nuffic.nl/ciran/ikdm/3-2/articles/abbink.html Indigenous knowledge and development monitor (http://www.nufficcs.nl/ciran/ikdm/ )
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), crushed roots in H2O of Carissa edulis of Acokanthera schimperi , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Dizi, Suri & Me'en tribes)
Vernacular name : migari (Suri)
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(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : mrenz (Amharic)
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) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/42
Symptoms : H(051), H(106), H(155)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(106) mosquito repellent, smoking the area with stems and leaves of Acokanthera schimperi to stifle the insect
H(155) tonsillitis, concoction with stems and leaves, rinsing the H(118) throat
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kararo (Oromo), wabayo, oboyo (Somali)
Reference HC 21
Author(s) : Chevalier, A.
Title : Les plantes magiques cultivées par les noirs d'Afrique et leur origine. Plus personal communications Father André Walker to the author. Rev. Bot. Appl., Agric. Trop., 27, p. 93 - 105, (1937)
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) latex of Acokanthera schimperi used for weapons (arrows, spears)
Region : West Africa
Country : Subsaharan Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
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(020), H(126)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, écraser leaves of Acokanthera schimperi and powder then cream with butter, local application
H(126) hepatitis, whole plant, écraser, dry then fumigate
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merz/mirez (Amharic)
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(014)
Recipes : H(014), skin lesions, flowers
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merenz
Reference HG 07
Author(s) : Getahun, A.
Title : Some common medicinal and poisonous plants used in ethiopian folk medicine. Faculty of Science, Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 63p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(092), H(126)
Recipes : H(092) arrows, combustion soot, RNS.
H(126), combustion smoke of the whole the plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merz (Amarinya), keraro (Tigrinya), oboyo, wabayo, ghedulajo (Somali), karacha (Sidamo), mephteh, mephthi, merenz (Tigrinya)
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(094), H(126)
Recipes : H(004), leaves of Acokanthera schimperi of Premma schiperi, leaves + barks of leaves of Croton macrostachyus, RNS., local application
H(094), leaves, RNS, anal application
H(126), leaves, fumigation + leaves and roots, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest)
Vernacular name : merenz (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(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsilitis, leaves of Acokanthera schimperi, RNS, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : qeeru (Oromo)
Reference HH 13
Author(s) : Hailu Tadeg, Endris Mohammed, Kaleab Asres, Tsige Gebre-Mariam
Title : Antimicrobial activities of some selected traditional Ethiopian medicinal plants used in the treatment of skin disorders. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 100, pp. 168-175 (2005)
Symptoms : H(014), H(003), H(004), H(014), H(018), H(099), H(100), H(113), H(161), H(168), H(172), H(173)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, H(003) swellings, H(004) wounds,H(014) scabies, H(014) tinea, H(014) eczema, H(018) headache, H(099) epilepsy, H(100) syphilis, H(113) rheumatic pain, H(161) warts, H(168) amnesia, H(172) elephantiasis, H(173) leprosy, leaves, RNS. (information in HH 13 from Abebe and Ayehu, 1993)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : mrenz
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(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases (syphilis), roots of Acokanthera schimperi, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : keliot
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(092), H(100)
Recipes : H(092)for arrows, bark + roots, infusion
H(100) syph., roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kelyot (Kipsigis, Kenya), namikouko (Fipa, Tanzania), ol-morigye (Masai, Kenya & Tanzania)
Reference HK 63
Author(s) : Kipkore, K., B. Wanjohi, H. Rono, G. Kigen
Title : A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:24 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/24
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) arrow poison, decoction of roots of Acokanthera schimperi (application on arrow?)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kelyo (local dialect), arrow-poison plant (Englisch)
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(092)
Recipes : H(092) arrows poison, ONS.?, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ouabaio
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(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea (chobto), fresh stem barks of Acokanthera schimperi, crush boil and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : kararo (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(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, fresh roots of Acokanthera schimperi, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merenz (Amharic)
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 : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) arrow poison, decoction during 10 h of the plant. A sticky black substance is applied on the arrow tip
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Naimina Enkiyio (Loita) Forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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 : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) all parts of the plant can be used. Stems, roots, or even leaves, are put in a large container, filled with water and boiled for up to 10 hours in a secluded area. Once all the water has evaporated, a thick sticky black substance is left in the container.This substance is then cut into pieces, put into containers or wrapped and stored away from people. Arrow poison is applied on arrow tips. The arrows are used for hunting and for self defence. Once introduced into the blood system the poison can kill in 20 minutes. The hunter gatherers who lived in Loita Forest were known for their expertise in poison-making and hunting, using poisoned arrows.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Naimina Enkiyio (Loita) Forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(092), H(095)
Recipes : H(092) all parts of the plant can be used. Stems, roots, or even leaves, are put in a large container, filled with water and boiled for up to 10 hours in a secluded area. Once all the water has evaporated, a thick sticky black substance is left in the container.This substance is then cut into pieces, put into containers or wrapped and stored away from people. Arrow poison is applied on arrow tips. The arrows are used for hunting and for self defence. Once introduced into the blood system the poison can kill in 20 minutes. The hunter gatherers who lived in Loita Forest were known for their expertise in poison-making and hunting, using poisoned arrows.
H(095), the latex from Acokanthera spp. can be made into chewing gum for children.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Naimina Enkiyio (Loita) Forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HM 46
Author(s) : Muthee, J.K., D.W. Gakuya, J.M. Mbaria, P.G. Kareru, C.M. Mulei, F.K. Njonge
Title : Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 135, 15–21, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111000766
Symptoms : H(039), H(151), H(199)
Recipes : H(039, 1) ectoparasites, H(151) blood pressure, H(199) AIDS, roots, stems barks of Acokanthera schimperi, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya (Loitoktok district)
Vernacular name : olmorijoi
Reference HT 1k
Author(s) : Tadesse, D.
Title : Traditional use of some medicinal plants in Ethiopia.Vol. 1, 273-293, (1994) Proceedings of the 13 th plenary meeting of AETFAT, Zomba, Malawi, (2-11 april 1991)Vol 1 and Vol 2, 1514 p. (1994) Edited by J.H. Seyani & A.C. Chicuni.National herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.
Symptoms : H(014), H(094), H(173)
Recipes : H(014), roots of Acokanthera schimperi, Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa, Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis , leaves and barks stems Euclea schimperi (DC.) Dandy, powder+ buter, application on wounds
H(094), roots powder + honey, local application
H(173), leaves, Acokanthera schimperi, Brucea antidysenterica , roots Rumex abyssinicus, Maesa lanceolata , powder + butter, plaster, local application, patient in sun treatment during 7 days
H(173),barks stems, Acokanthera schimperi , powder, decoction (H2O) in 7 cup H2O, reduce in 1 cup, local application, patient in the sun
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merenz (Amaharic)
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(074)
Recipes : H(014) herpes (kusil), dressing with crushed whole plant of Acokanthera schimperi
H(074) bacterial infection of nail (yetat merz), dressing with crushed fresh root
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yemerz enchet (Amharic)
Reference HT 33
Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea ( chebtu), fresh root of Acokanthera schimperi is chewed and swallowed before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gerero (Amharic)
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(014)
Recipes : H(014) itching,H(014) scabies, boil barks of Acokanthera schimperi in water and wash body with it
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : mebtie (Tigrigna)
Reference HT 50
Author(s) : Teklehaymanot, T.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:40 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0166-7
Symptoms : H(001), H(179)
Recipes : H(001) eye Infection leaves/laytex of Acokanthera schimperi, eye-drop
H(179) kidney infection, roots, RNS., VO., topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Yalow Woreda, Afar regional state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HT 50
Author(s) : Teklehaymanot, T.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:40 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0166-7
Symptoms : V(046)
Recipes : Vb(046) Vc046) rinderpest, leaves of Acokanthera schimperi, RNS. VO., nasal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Yalow Woreda, Afar regional state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference VA 40
Author(s) : Angenot, L.
Title : De l'existence en Afrique Centrale d'un poison de flèche curarisant, issu du Strychnos usambarensis Gilg Annales pharmaceutiques françaises, 29, no 5-6, pp. 353-364 (1971)
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) arrows poison (Banyambo tribe hunter) The root barks and leaves of Strychnos usambarensis exert an curarising activity which is reinforced with leaves and roots of Acokanthera schimperi.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : rnushegwe
Reference VB 17
Author(s) : Bekalo, I., M. Keengwe, E. Mathias, P. Mundy & al.
Title : ITDG and IIRR. Ethnoveterinary medicine in Kenya.A field manual of traditional animal health care practice.Intermediate Technology Development Group and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Nairobi, Kenya, 226 p., (1996)
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041)blackquarter, Vo(041)blackquarter Acokanthera schimperi , roots 1 / 4 kgr + Synadenium grantii, roots1 / 4 kgr + Warburgia ugandensis, barks1 / 4 kgr, + 1l H2O, decoction 30', filter, tepid, VO., 200 ml
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kipsigis)
Vernacular name : keliot(Kipsigis)
Reference VG 07
Author(s) : Getahun, A.
Title : Some common medicinal and poisonous plants used in ethiopian folk medicine. Faculty of Science, Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 63p., (1976)
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) arrows, combustion soot, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merz (Amarinya), keraro (Tigrinya), oboyo, wabayo, ghedulajo (Somali), karacha (Sidamo), mephteh, mephthi, merenz (Tigrinya)
Reference VN 26
Author(s) : Nanyingi, M. O., J. M Mbaria, A. L. Lanyasunya, C. G. Wagate, K. B Koros, H. F Kaburia, R. W Munenge, W. O Ogara
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of Samburu District, Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2008, 4:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-4-14
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, f) ectoparasites (ticks,fleas, mite), hot decoction of leaves of Acokanthera schimperi, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Samburu district)
Vernacular name : lmorijoi (Samburu)
Reference VT 26
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse GidayGirmay Medhim,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by people around Debre Libanos monastery in Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 111, pp. 271 - 283 ((2007))
Symptoms : V(126)
Recipes : V(126) jaundice (wef beshita), grounded leaves of Acokanthera schimperi with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of the Debre Libanos monastery)
Vernacular name : mirenze (Amharic)