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Official name : Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae

8 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 29 e
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest of north-eastern Zaire, around Katala and Mawambo village (N 1.0', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) white juicy parts around seeds in red fruit of Aframomum laurentii are eaten raw. The fruit is specially called tundu
H(203) Aframomum laurentii is used as construction material of the semi-circular hut of the Mbuti.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : amekpi (Mbuti)
Reference HB 25M
Author(s) : Bossard, E.
Title : La médecine traditionnelle au centre et à l'ouest de l'Angola. Ministério da ciênciae da tecnologia. Instituto de investigaçâo cientifica tropical. Lisboa - p. 531 (1996) (ISBN : 972-672-858-4)
Symptoms : H(031), H(099), H(169)
Recipes : H(031) intercostal pain, H(099) epilepsy, H(169) hernia, RNS, ONS
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cabinda, Maiombe)
Vernacular name : sisa (Umubumbu), (Kikongo)
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, paste ou juice of roots of Aframomum laurentii, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kalehe, Kivu)
Vernacular name : bitakungurwa (Mashi), bosoobo ((Mongo), matungulu (Kirega)
Reference HK 60
Author(s) : Konda ku Mbuta, Kabakura Mwima, Mbembe Bitengeli, Itufa Y’okolo, Mahuku Kavuna, Mafuta Mandanga, Mpoyi, Kalambayi, Ndemankeni Izamajole, Kadima Kazembe, Kelela Booto, Ngiuvu Vasaki, Bongombola Mwabonsika, Dumu Lody & Paul Latham
Title : Plantes médicinales de traditions. Province de l'Equateur – R.D. Congo, Kinshasa 2012 (419 p.) Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (I.R.S.S.) in Kinshasa. ISBN 9780955420856
Symptoms : H(018), H(027), H(037), H(099), H(104), H(113), H(171), H(201)
Recipes : H(018) headache, pounded leaves of Manihot esculenta of Vernonia amygdalina and Aframomum laurentii by local application
H(027) recurrent abortions, H(104) abdominal pains, decoction of the gratings of the root of Icacina guessfeldtii mixed with few drops of expressed juice of the stems of Aframomum laurentii, enema, 1 dose (+/_ 1/4 liter) 2 times per week
H(037) cough andH(037) bronchitis, decoction of leaves. the liquid extract of ripe fruit of Leea guineensis and those of Aframomum laurentii. VO. adult : ½ glass 3 times per day during 3 days, child : 1 tablespoon 3 times per day during 3 days
H(037) cough,H(037) tuberculosis,H(037) bronchitis, decoction of the liana of Piper guineense associated with fruits of Aframomum laurentii : VO. 2 doses per day
H(099) beriberi, decoction of fresh leaves of Lasimorpha senegalensis of Brillantaisia owariensis, Ocimum basilicum, Cissus aralioides, Ocimum gratissimum and Aframomum laurentii, VO. 1 glass 3 times per day during 3 weeks
H(099) epilepsy, decoction of the root of Diospyros gabunensis of Hallea stipulosa, Mostuea hirsuta, Sarcocephalus latifolius, Polyalthia suaveolens, Elaeis guineensis, Trachryphrynium braunianum, Manniophyton fulvum, Tricalysia longistipulata, Aframomum laurentii, Costus phyllocephalus, Thomandersia hensii, Psychotria sp. and Microdesmis puberula as liquid for the cooking of food and as a drink
H(104) gastritis, of Annona the bark of the trunk of Dacryodes edulis associated with fruits of Aframomum laurentii , VO. 1 cup 1 times daily
H(113) rheumatism , decoction of leaves of Mikania sagittifera of Aframomum laurentii steam bath
H(171) diabetes, decoction of leaves of Centella asiatica of Carapa procera, Costus lucanusianus, Aframomum laurentii, Thomandersia hensii and Platycerium angolense, steam bath and bath
H(201) disease caused by spirits (zebola), decoction of leafy branches of Costus lucanusianus and of Ocimum gratissimum, Aframomum laurentii, Thomandersia hensii, Zanthoxylum gilletii, Nephrolepis biserrata and Laportea ovalifolia , steam bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (City of Gemena, City of Ingende, of Bosobolo, of Karawa, of Bwamanda, of Bumba and suburbs, Gemena (Bobiengele), Tandala (Ngumu), City of Bikoro, of Lokolela, Town of Mbandaka, Center of Bili)
Vernacular name : ngakulu (Lingala)
Reference HM 79
Author(s) : Mosango M., F. Szafranski
Title : Plantes sauvages à fruits comestibles dans les environs de Kisangani (Zaïre) Journ. d'Agric. Trad, et de Bota. Appl. XXXII, pp. 177-190; (1985)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) wild plants with edible fruits, bay of Aframomum laurentii, VO. raw pulp. Often the mesocarp and the endocarp are dried, they are stacked and sieved to obtain the powder that is added in coffee or tea. The fruits are marketed on the market..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Zaïre (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : tondo (Kikumu and Kigenia) ; asi, atuase (Kimanga) ; bonongo (Kimbole) ; hohombo (Kingelema) ; isekeleke (Kilokele and Kiturumbu) ; mitafi (Kilengola)
Reference HN 01
Author(s) : Nyakabwa, M. & W. Dibaluka
Title : Plantes médicinales cultivées dans la zone de Kabondo à Kisangani (Zaïre). African study monographs, 11, 2, 87 - 99, (1990)
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) chicken-pox, leaves of Aframomum laurentii, to pound, maceration (H2O), filter, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : tondo (Lingala), sésé (Kiboa)
Reference HT 53
Author(s) : Terashima, H., M. Ichikawa
Title : A comparative ethnobotany of the Mbuti and Efe hunter-gatherers in Itury forest, Democratic Republic of Congo African Study Monographs, 24(1, 2): 1-168, (2003) *partially encoded*
Symptoms : H(095), H(219)
Recipes : H(095) The white juicy part around the seeds of Aframomum laurentii called " tundu" is eaten raw
H(219) The stems and leaves are used for beds or mats on the floor because they are soft and fragrant, and also used for construction (Mbuti Pygmies in Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : amekpi (Mbuti Pygmies, Ituri forest),
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(001), V(020), V(075)
Recipes : Vc(001) conjunctivitis, pounded roots of Aframomum laurentii, juice, 2 drops in eyes 1 X / day during 4 days
Vc(020) snake, leaves and roots of Aframomum laurentii, to pound, juice, VO. 1 glass + in case of fain t: powder of seeds of Cannabis sativa + flour of manioc (Manihot esculenta) to dilute in H2O, decoction, VO.
Vpc(075) lack of appetite and standing hair, red ears, barks of Aframomum., to pound, decoction, filter, to mix in food
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : bitakungurwa, ntiru (Mashi), matungulu (Lega), itungunguru, amatimbiri (Kinyarwanda)