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Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae

83 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : H(113), H(139)
Recipes : H(139), seeds powder, 1 coffe spoon, VO. (Maroc)
H(113),seeds powder, 1 coffe spoon, VO. (Marakech)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : l-gûza sahrâwiya (Moroco), maniguette, graine de paradis, poivre de guinée (not to confuse with Xylopia aethiopica) (local French)
Reference HA 02
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, K. Dramane, J. A. Elewude, S. O. Fadoju, Z.O. Gbile, E. Goudote, C.L. A. Johnson, A. Keita, O. Morakinyo, J. A. O. Ojewole, A. O. Olatunjia, E. A. Sofowora
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Western Nigeria. CSTR-OUA, 420 p., (1991) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(012), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(020), H(093), H(031), H(033), H(036), H(037), H(038), H(046), H(051), H(068), H(086x), H(091), H(093), H(101), H(104), H(108), H(122), H(187), H(189), H(201), H(210x)
Recipes : H(012), barks stem, branch, trunk, to pound of Erythrophleum ivorense, latex Euphorbia unispina, powder of fruit of Aframomum melegueta, pounded bulb of Allium ascalonicum, to dilute in of palm oil, local application
H(013) , adult flowers, powder of Imperata cylindrica, ripe fruit pounded, delayer, local application d'une cold porridge
H(014), leaves of Aframomum melegueta of Eriosema psoraleoides of Piliostigma thonninghii, ripe fruit of Acacia nilotica, barks stem, branch, trunk of Daniellia oliveri of Spathodea campanulata, leaves and barks stem, branch, trunk of Nauclea latifolia, decoction (H2O) , bath, VO.
H(018), barks stem, branch, trunk of Erythrophleum guineense, buds of Eugenia aromatica, leaves of Ocimum canum, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to take snuff
H(018), ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, ONS. Syzygium aromaticum, buds Eugenia aromatica, leaves of Ocimum canum, to pound, to take snuff
H(020), flowers of Justicia insularis, seeds of Aframomum, VO.
H(020) scorpion, latex of Euphorbia hirta, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, local application
H(020) + H(093), barks stem, branch, trunk of Erythrophleum ivorense, latex of Euphorbia unispina, bulbde Allium ascalonicum, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to dilute in palm oil, VO.
H(031), roots of Gardenia aqualla, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(033) woman, ripe fruit carbonisé of Aframomum melegueta, leaves carbonised of Biophytum petersianum, seeds carbonised of Vigna sinensis, porridge, VO.
H(033) woman, seeds carbonised of Vigna sinensis, ripe fruit carbonisé of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(033) woman, leaves powder of Biophytum petersianum of Dyschoriste perrottetii of Desmodium velutinum, seeds en powder, to dilute, VO.
H(033) woman, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Dyschoriste perrottetii of Desmodium velutinum, diluted powder, VO.
H(033) woman, powder of roots of Cussonia bancoensis, powder of ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta of Tetrapleura teteraptera of Xylopia aethiopica of Gladiolus psittacinus of seeds of Curculigo pilosa of Piper guineense, VO.
H(033) woman, ripe fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera of Xylopia aethiopica of Gladiolus psittacinus, seeds of Curculigo pilosa, ONS. Zanthoxylum dinklagei, seeds of Piper guineense, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, powder, VO.
H(036), powder of roots of Cussonia bancoensis of ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, ripe fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera of Xylopia aethiopica of Gladiolus psittacinus, seeds of Curculigo pilosa, ONS. Sepia officinalis, seeds of Piper guineense, powders, VO.
H(036) swoon, fruit carbonisé of Aframomum, porridge, VO.
H(037), leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(037), ripe fruit pounded of Aframomum, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, leaves of Cassia occidentalis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(038), stem without leaves of Euphorbia lateriflora, seeds poundede of Cola acuminata of Garcinia kola, fruit pounded of Aframomum melegueta, porridge, VO.
H(046), leaves of Aframomum, decoction (H2O) , décantation, VO. + bath
H(046), whole plant of Hymenocardia acida, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Cajanus cajan of Pennisetum purpureum of Crateva religiosa, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(051) paludism, leaves of Aframomum of Eriosema psoraleoides, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), seeds poundedes en powder of Aframomum melegueta, folioles séchées en powder of Cassia alata, porridge, VO.
H(086x), leaves decoction (H2O) Aframomum melegueta, stem without leaves of Pycnanthus angolensis
H(091) accouchement normal, juice leaves of Spondias mombin, juice of seeds of Aframomum melegueta, bath
H(093), leaves and roots of Petiveria alliacea, stems with leaves of Indigofera dendroides, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, roots and stem with leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, whole plant of Peperomia pellucida, stem with leaves of Andropogon gayanus, powders diluteds in alcohol, to wash and scarifications
H(101) ménométrorragie, ripe fruit carbonisé of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(101), stem without leaves of Cyperus articulatus, ripe fruit carbonisé of Aframomum melegueta, to dilute, VO.
H(101), leaves carbonised of Diodia scandens , ripe fruit carbonisé of Aframomum melegueta, VO. en cold porridge
H(104), epicarp poundede of Aframomum, porridge, VO.
H(104), roots poundedes of Aframomum melegueta of Aristolochia ringens, porridge, VO.
H(104), seeds poundedes of Aframomum, ONS. of Chlorophora excelsa, VO.
H(108),fruit of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Ocimum canum, ONS. Sysygium aromaticum, powder, to take snuff
H(108), powder barks stem, branch, trunk of Erythrophleum guineense, buds en powder of Eugenia aromatica, powder leaves of Ocimum canum, Sysygium aromaticum
H(122), stem without leaves, séchée, powder of Bombax buonopozense, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, seeds séchée en powder of Cola acuminata of Garcinia kola to dilute in milk, VO.
H(187) fontanels, fruit of Aframomum, carbonisé, to dilute in palm oil, local application
H(189) of la conduite, powder leaves of Jatropha curcas, powder of seeds of Aframomum melegueta, scarifications
H(201), psychosis, barks of la underground part of Rauvolfia vomitoria, pulp du fruit carbonisé of Elaeis guineensis, fruit carbonisé of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(201), psychosis, pulp fruit carbonisé of Elaeis guineensis, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta carbonisé, VO.,
H(210x) alcoholisme, powder of fruit of Aframomum to dilute in of l'alcohol, VO. + excréments of porc or of chien
H(210x) tabagisme, fruit pounded of Aframomum, VO. + excréments of porc or of chien
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 03
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, A. Akoegninou, J. d'Almeida, F. Apovo, K. Boukef, M. Chadare, G. Gusset, K. Dramane, J. Eyme, J. - N. Gassita, N. Gbaguidi, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, P. Houngnon, Issa Lo, A. Keita, H. V. Kiniffo, D. Kone - Bamba, A. Musampa Nseyya, M. Saadou, Th. Sodogandji, S. de Souza, A. Tchabi, C. Zinsou Dossa, TH. Zohoun
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques en République populaire du Bénin. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 895 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(006), H(008), H(012), H(013), H(018), H(020), H(022), H(027z), H(033), H(034), H(036), H(037), H(028t), H(046), H(051), H(053), H(076), H(077), H(091), H(098), H(099), H(103), H(104), H(111), H(113), H(122), H(126), H(129), H(130), H(157), H(166), H(168), H(187), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), H(111) , leaves of Secamone afzelii of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(004), H(111) , leaves of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(005), leaves of Coccoloba uvifera, Calotroppis procera, Musa sp., Citrus aurantifolia, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(006), leaves of Stereostermum kunthianum, ripe fruit + stems with leaves of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(006) + H(104) enteritis with ulcer, H(076) stomatitis, H(129), suc leave Euphorbia hirta, powder ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(008), H(077), aerian part of Aristolochia albida of Cassytha filiformis, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, roastede, powder, to dilute H2O, VO.
H(008), H(077), aerian part of Cassytha filiformis, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, roastede, powder, to dilute H2O, VO.
H(008), leaves of Indigofera astragalina, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta
H(012)), pulp leaves of Jatropha curcas, ripe fruit Aframomum melegueta, local application
H(013) skin ulcer, ripe fruit of Ricinus communis of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(013) , stems with leaves of Butyrospermum paradoxum… subs. parkii of Aframomum melegueta, pounded, to dry, powder, scarifications
H(013) , seeds pounded of Aframomum,to dry, powder, scarifications
H(013) , leaves of Monotes kerstingii, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO., bath
H(018), seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(018), ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(018), ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, RNS.
H(018), leaves of Ceiba pentandra, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(018), leaves of Cleone viscosa, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, ONS. of Garcinia kola, ONS. of Cola nitida, RNS.
H(018), roots of Eleusine indica, seeds of Aframomum. RNS.
H(018), leaves of Kalanchoe crenata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(018), leaves of Newbouldia laevis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(018), barks stem, branch, trunk of Stereospermum kunthianum, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(020), barks underground part of Pavetta crasipes, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, seeds of Monodora myristica, ripe fruit of Xylopia aethiopica of Piper nigrum, leaves of Ipomoea asarifolia, RNS.
H(020), rhizom of Tacca leontopetaloides, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, Byrsocarpus coccineus, RNS.
H(020), barks underground part of Trichilia emetica, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(020), root of Trichilia emetica, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(022) dystocia, leaves of Helotropium indicum, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, to grind in H2O, drops in eyes
H(022) dystocia, stems with leaves of Ocimum basilicum, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, grindede, to filter, vaginal enema
H(022) dystocia, root of Tapinanthus bangwensis, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, to carbonize, powder, to dilute in H2O, VO.
H(027z), to long pregnancy, leaves of Cissus petiolata, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) woman, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Cnestis ferruginea, to carbonize, diluted powder, VO.
H(033) woman, barks stem, branch, trunk of Dialium guineense, ONS. of Cola acuminata, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, seeds of Garcinia kola, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) woman, barks stem, branch, trunk of Kigelia africana, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta of Cola acuminata, bulb of Allium cepa, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) woman, roots of Morinda lucida, ripe fruit of Xylopia aethiopica of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(034), powder of roots of Triclisia subcordata of ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(036) swoon, bark of the underground part of Securidaca longipedunculata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(037), ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Boerhavia diffusa, rhizom of Zingiber officinale, RNS.
H(037), leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(037) pneumo, leaves of Cassia occidentalis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(028t) leucorrhoea, leaves of Jatropha curcas, ripe fruit of Garcinia kola of Aframomum melegueta of Piper guineense of Xylopia aethiopica bulb Allium cepa, diluted powder in milk, VO. + potash
H(046), leaves of Cola milletlenii, roots of Fagara zanthoxyloides, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(051), whole plant of Boerhavia diffusa, Cyperus articulatus, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(051),H(013) skin eruption, leave of Alternanthera repens, seeds of Garcinia kola of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(053) otitis, barks underground part , pulp, juice of Annona senegalensis, pulp seeds, juice of Aframomum melegueta, drops in earss
H(076) stomatitis, H(103) gingivitis,ripe fruit of Hibiscus esculentus of Aframomum melegueta of Abelmoschus esculentus , to carbonize, diluted powder in H2O, VO. + bath
H(076) stomatitis, H(103) gingivitis,ripe fruit of Hibiscus esculentus of Aframomum melegueta of Ocimum gratissimum, to carbonize, diluted powder in H2O, VO. + bath
H(076) stomatitis, H(129), fruit mature of Aframomum melegueta of Xylopia aethiopica, flowers of Ocimum gratissimum, to carbonize, diluted powder in palm oil, local application , VO.
H(076) stomatitis, H(129), , fruit mature of Aframomum melegueta of Xylopia aethiopica, to carbonize, diluted powder in palm oil, local application , VO.
H(091) contre the vieillissement, leaves of Stchytarpheta angustifolia, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(091) drepanocytosis, barks underground part of Swartzia madagascariensis, seeds of Aframomum melgueta, RNS.
H(091) anemia, seeds of Afromomum., RNS.
H(091) anemia, tubercle of Cassytha filiformis, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(099) epilepsy, ripe fruit Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(099) epilepsy, bulb of Gladiolus psittacinus, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(099) epilepsy, leave of Melochia corchorifolia, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(104), leaves young of Securinega virosa, stems with leaves of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(104), aerian part of Aframomum melegueta of Piper guineense of Nicotiana tabacum, maceration, decoction (H2O) in alcohol, filtration, VO. + potash
H(104), bark of the underground part of Aristolochia albida, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, diluted powder, VO.
H(104), leaves of Stereostermum kunthianum, ripe fruit + stems with leaves of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104), barks underground part of Afraegle paniculata, barks stem, branch, trunk of Parkia biglobosa, fruit mature of Aframomum melegueta, powders, to dilute, VO.
H(113), bark of the underground part of Ceratotheca sesamoides, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to dilute H2O, local application
H(122), aerian part of Cissus populnea, seeds of Aframomum melegueta of Garcinia kola, to pound, to dry, to dilute, VO.
H(129), flowers of Ocimum gratissimum, ripe fruit of Xylopia aethiopica of Aframomum melegueta, to carbonize, to dilute in palm oil, local application
H(126), leaves young of Daniellia oliveri , ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(126), aerian part of Schrankia leptocarpa, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(130), whole plant of Euphorbia kamerunica, seeds of Garcinia kola, seeds of Cola acuminata, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(157), aerian part of Aframomum melegueta, ONS. Piper guineense of Nicotiana tabacum of Capsicum frutescens, RNS.
H(157), aerian part of Ocimum canum, ripe fruit Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(158), barks underground part of Croton zambezicus, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, diluted powder, VO.
H(166), fruit of Aframomum, RNS.
H(168), H(113), leaves pounded of Daniellia oliveri, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, VO.
H(168), H(113), stem without leaves of Opuntia tuna, ripe fruit Aframomum melegueta, to carbonize, powder, to dilute in palm oil, VO.
H(187) skull, leaves of Daniellia oliveri, ripe fruit Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(187) skull, aerian part of Rhynchelytrum repens, ripe fruit Aframomum melegueta, RNS
H(187) skull, leaves of Trianthena portulacastrum, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(201) psychosis, root of Nauclea latifolia, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(201) psychosis, root of Rauvolfia vomitora, ripe fruit of Piper guineese, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(201) hallucinations, leaves of Erythrina senegalensis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(098) disturbed sleep, stems with leaves of Schrankia leptocarpa, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : yiro, yiro guirou (Bariba), atakoun (Fon, Goun, Watchi), atayéé (Yoruba)
Reference HA 05
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, J. Baniakina, P. Chibon, G. Cusset, V. Doulou, A. Enzanza, J. Eymé, E. Goudoté, A. Keita, C. Mbemba, J. Mollet, J.- M. Moutsamboté, J. Mpati, P. Sita
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques en République populaire du Congo. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 605 p., (1988) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(012), H(013), H(018), H(031), H(068), H(091), H(094), H(109), H(124), H(139)
Recipes : H(012), stems with leaves of Aframomum melegueta, Lagenaria siceraria, Dacryodes edulis, Manihot esculenta, Canna indica, Ocimum gratissimum, Imperata cylindrica, decoction (H2O) , massage
H(013) , barks stem, branch, trunk of Ficus thonningii, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO. + rock salt
H(013) , leaves of Microglossa pyrifolia, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, pulp, local application
H(018), seeds of Monodora myristica of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(031), intercostal pain, to grind in of palm oil of leaves of Asystasia gangetica of Cassia occidentalis of Schwenckia americana, seeds Aframomum melegueta, ONS. Pterocarpus soyauxii, massage
H(031), whole plant of Sida cordifolia, seeds Aframomum melegueta, carbonisation, diluted powder in du juice of lemon, scarifications
H(068), barks stem, branch, trunk of Panda oleosa, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, chewing and to swallow only the juice
H(091), barks stem, branch, trunk of Pterocarpus soyauxii, seeds Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to dilute in palm oil, massage
H(091), seeds Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Ouratea affinis of Hymenocardia ulmoides, VO.
H(091) men, root of Desmodium sp., seeds of Aframomum melegueta, chewing
H(094), leaves of Nauclea latifolia, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, chewing, to swallow the juice
H(109), barks stem, branch, trunk of Xylopia pynaertii, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to chew and to swallow only the juice
H(124), ripe fruit of Buchholzia coriacea, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, chewing and to swallow only the juice
H(139) men, barks stem, branch, trunk of Pausinystalia johimbe, ripe fruit of Cola nitida, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, chewing
H(139) men, barks stem, branch, trunk of Annona senegalensis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta scraped, dryed, chewing
H(139) men, stem without leaves of Penianthus longifolius, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to chew
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : nzo za noungou (Koongo), ndoango ya banganga (Mbôsi), ndongo (Akwa), andou mokouli (Téké), nzan za nougou (Laadi), maniguette (French)
Reference HA 07
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., V. Adjakidje, M.R.A. Ahyi, K. Akpagana, P. Chibon, A. El - Hadji, J. Eyme, M. Garba, , J. - N. Gassita, M. Gbeassor, E. Goudote, S. Guinko, K. - K. Hodouto, P. Houngnon, A. Keita, Y. Keoula, W. P. Kluga - Ocloo, I. Lo, K. M. Siamevi, K. K. Taffame
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Togo. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 671 p., (1986) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(014), H(026), H(031), H(033), H(034), H(051), H(077), H(078), H(094), H(098), H(104), H(109), H(130), H(139), H(157), H(160), H(166), H(170), H(201)
Recipes : H(014), bark of the underground part of Rauvolfia vomitora, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, diluted powder in of palm oil, local application
H(026), root of Ehretia cymosa, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powdereds and diluted, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(026), whole plant of Portulaca quadrifida of Evolvulus alsinoides of Euphorbia hirta, seeds of Aframomum melegueta , to pound, déto dry, to dilute, VO.
H(026), Evolvulus alsinoides, Euphorbia hirta
H(031), stems with leaves of Cissampelos mucronata, leaves of Newbouldia laevis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, maceration, local application
H(033) woman, seeds of Aframomum melegueta of Pennisetum americanum of Cucurbita maxima, barks underground part of Carissa edulis of Hexalobus monopetalus of Annona senegalensis of Fagara zanthoxyloides, ripe fruit of Piper nigrum of Neorautanenia pseudopachyrhiza, whole plant of Cymbopogon schoenanthus… subsp. proximus, powder, maceration, VO. + beer of milletet
H(034), stems with leaves of Eleusine indica, ripe fruit of Aframomum meleguete, to carbonize, powder, to dilute in du juice of lemon, VO.
H(034), ripe fruit of Aframomum meleguete, to carbonize, powder, to dilute in du juice of lemon, VO.
H(077) woman enceinte, decoction (H2O) roots and leaves of Cassia occidentalis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, ONS. Garcinia kola, VO.
H(077), Garcinia kola
H(078) léiomyone uterus, root of Ehretia cymosa, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(094), seeds of Theobroma cacao, tubercle of Xanthosoma mafaffa, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, pulp in alcohol, VO.
H(104), barks underground part of Fagara zanthoxyloides, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, to pound and pulvériser, infusion, VO.
H(104), tubercle of Asparagus africanus, ripe fruit of Cola nitida, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to dilute, local application + blanc d'egg, for the childs application on the head
H(104), Cola nitida
H(109), roots of Lasiosiphon kraussianus, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, scarifications
H(130), epicarp of Blighia sapida, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, carbonisation, to grind, scarifications
H(130), fruit of Aframomum melegueta, stems with leaves of Citrus aurantifolia, to carbonize, to grind, scarifications
H(139), barks underground part of Byrsocarpus coccineus, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(139), root scraped, pilée of Lonchocarpus sericeus, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, maceration, VO.
H(157) associé à H(051) paludism, roots pounded of Eleusine indica, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, VO.
H(160), leaves of Amaranthus lividus, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to grind, to dilute in of alcohol, VO.
H(166), leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, pulp, VO.
H(170), barks stem, branch, trunk of Kigelia africana, rhizom of Zingiber officinale, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to dilute, VO.
H(170), Zingiber officinale
H(201), anxiety, leaves juice of Croton zambesicus, seeds grinded of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(201) psychosis, roots of Raufolfia vomitora, fruit of Aframomum meleguete, to dry, to pound, to dilute, VO.
H(098) disturbed sleep, leaves of Croton zambesicus, seeds of Aframomum meleguetan, to pound, to filter, drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : djomédiag (Moba), bidjakogoro (Akassélem), owlavu (Akposso), abalatchang'aï (Tem), dikambidjumdi (Bassar)
Reference HA 10
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., L. Ake Assi
Title : Contribution au recensement des plantes médicinales de Côte d'Ivoire. Centre Nat. Florist. Univ. Abidjan, 358 p., (1979)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(031), H(033), H(034), H(045), H(051), H(091), H(139), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), leaves of Adiantum vogeli, seeds of Aframomum meleguetai, to pound, local application
H(004) + H(045), leaves of Cyathula prostrata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to grind, local application
H(013) pruritus, leaves of Cola gigantea... var. glabrescens, seeds of Aframomum melegueta to grind, onction
H(031), leaves of Rauvolfia vomitora of Nephrolepis biserrarta of Baphia nitida, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to grind, onction
H(033) woman, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia of Setaria chevalieri, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, diluted, to filter, enema, VO.
H(034), young leaves of Syzygium guineense, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to dry, powder, VO.
H(051) + H(091), barks stem, branch, trunk, to scrape and to grind of Lannea nigritana...var pubescens of Aframomum melegueta, onction
H(139), root of Strychnos congolana, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to grind, enema
H(173), leaves of Cassia alata, barks stem, branch, trunk of Blighia unijugata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, to dilute, enema and onction
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 11
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, J.J. Floret , S. Guinko, M. Koumaré, A. M. R. Ahyi, J. Raynal
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Mali. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 291 p., (1981) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(026), H(037), H(082), H(098), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(026), root deTrichilia emetica of Xeroderris stuhlmannii of Strychnos spinosa , seeds of Aframomum melegueta, diluted powder, VO. + porridge
H(037), roots of Prosopis africana, seeds of Voandzeia subterranea, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder, to dilute, VO.
H(037), seeds of Vigna subterranea, seeds of Voandzeia subterranea, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder, to dilute, VO.
H(037), seeds of Vigna subterranea, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder, to dilute, VO.
H(082), ONS. of Crossopteryx febrifuga, ONS. of Xylopia aethiopica, ONS of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(098) disturbed sleep, root of Cissus populnea, seeds of Canavalia ensiformis, barks stem , rameau, tronc of Securidaca longipedunculata, ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, powder, fumigation
H(104), ONS. of Nauclea latifolia, ONS. of Cassia sieberiana, ONS. of Zingiber officinale, ONS of Xylopia aethiopica, ONS of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(139) men, barks underground part of Hymenocardia acida, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder, VO.
H(139) male, barks stem, branch, trunk of Strychnos spinosa, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder, VO. + salt
H(139), barks underground part of Gardenia triacantha, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder, VO. + rock salt and with meat grillée for the mens
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : niamako bara (Bambara), maniguette (local French)
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(006), H(104), H(006), H(008), H(013), H(018), H(020), H(100), H(101), H(139)
Recipes : H(100) gono., leaves decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(101), seeds, RNS.
H(006) + H(104), H(008)decoction (H2O) roots, RNS.
H(018), aphrodisiac, ONS., RNS.
H(018), chewed seeds
H(013) , seeds powder on tumor , abscess etc
H(020), dry roots small dosis on snake bite
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oburu-duru, oburo, oburu, atare
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(158)
Recipes : H(158), pounded roots Aframomum melegueta, Brillantaisia patula, ripe fruit Citrus limon, decoction (H2O) , enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough,H(037) chest pain, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, chewed + sometimes with fruits of Garcinia cola
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State)
Vernacular name : ntenibok (Ibibio)
Reference HA 39
Author(s) : Abo, K. A., A.A. Fred-Jaiyesimi, A.E.A. Jaiyessimi
Title : Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants used in the management of diabetes mellitus in South Western Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 115, pp. 67- 71, (2008)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes, truit tincture of Vernonia amygdalina, VO. (cure during 1 to 6 months)
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria
Vernacular name : atare, grains of paradise (local English)
Reference HA 40
Author(s) : Agyare, C. , A. Asase, M. Lechtenberg, M. Niehues, A. Deters, A. Hensl
Title : An Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 125, pp. 393- 403, (2009)
Symptoms : H(012), H(013), H(076)
Recipes : H(012) fractures,H(013) boils,H(013) skin rashes, H(076) mouth sores, decoction of powder of dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta, (gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (district of Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma)
Vernacular name : famwisa (Asante-Twi)
Reference HA 44
Author(s) : Ashidi, J.S. , P.J. Houghton, P.J. Hylands, T. Efferth
Title : Ethnobotanical survey and cytotoxicity testing of plants of South-western Nigeria used to treat cancer, with isolation of cytotoxic constituents from Cajanus cajan Millsp. leaves Journal of Ethnopharmacology 128, 501–512 (2010)
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruiting shoot of Aframomum melegueta, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ata-ire (Yoruba)
Reference HA 47
Author(s) : Abondo, A., F. Mbenkum & D. Thomas
Title : Ethnobotany and the medicinal plants of the Korup rainforest project area, Cameroon in :Traditional Medicinal Plants. Dar Es Salaam University Press - Ministry of Health - Tanzania, 391 p. (1991)
Symptoms : H(043)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility, barks of Scyphocephalim mannii with Aframonum melegueta fruits mashed as enema
H(033) female infertility, barks of Musanga cecropioides of Aframonum melegueta mashed as enema
H(043) tetanus, mashed leaves of Anthonotha macrophylla with Aframomum melegueta rubbed into cuts in jam to release muscle
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Korup rainforest )
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HA 51
Author(s) : Adetutu, A. , W. A. Morgan, O., Corcorana
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro evaluation of wound-healing plants used in South-western Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137, 50– 56 (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111002406
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 4) wound, the fruit of Aframomum melegueta is ground and mixed with palm oil and used as paste to treat wound
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ata-ire (Yoruba)
Reference HA 54
Author(s) : Apema, R., D. Mozouloua, E. Kosh-Komba & Y. Ngoule
Title : Les plantes médicinales utilisées dans le traitement de l'hypertension artérielle par les tradipraticiens à Bangui http://www.gfmer.ch/Activites_internationales_Fr/PDF/HTA-Apema-2011.pdf
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, decoction of fruit of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Abomey-Calavi market)
Vernacular name : ataku (Fon)
Reference HB 03
Author(s) : Bokdam, J. & A.F. Droogers
Title : Contribution à l'étude ethnobotanique des Wagenia de Kisangani, Zaïre. Meded.Landbouwhogeschool, Wageningen (Pays-Bas), 75, 19, 74 p., (1975)
Symptoms : H(006), H(168)
Recipes : H(006), H(168),dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta, pounded, delayed, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(104)
Recipes : H(104) gastralgia, to chew the seeds of Aframomum melegueta
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Golungo Alto, Dembos, Luanda)
Vernacular name : ndongo ia kongo, ndungu ia kongo, ndongua ia kongo, iasasama, iaxixima mukanu (Kimbundu), dongos do Congo (Portuguese)
Reference HB 30a
Author(s) : Betti, J. L.
Title : Medicinal plants sold in Yaoundé markets, Cameroon. African Study Monographs, 23 (2) : 47-64, June 2002
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) male sexual impotence, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Yaounde markets)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HB 33
Author(s) : Bhat, R.B., E.O. Etejere, V.T. Oladipo
Title : Ethnobotanical studies fron central Nigeria. Economic Botany, 44 (3), pp. 382-390, (1990)
Symptoms : H(018), H(189)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(109, f) backache, the leaflets (a handful) of Daniellia oliveri, are ground along with seven (traditional belief) alligator-pepper seeds (Aframomum melegueta) the powder is rubbed on the affected part after seven (traditional belief) incisions have been made.
H(109, f) backache, H(189) body pain, ne or two handfuls of the young fresh leaves of Cissus quadrangularis are ground with nine (traditional belief) seeds of alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) for females (seven for males) and mixed with shea butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum) to prepare an ointment; the ointment is then used to massage the affected part of the body in the evening or just before going to bed.
Region : West Africa
Country : Central Nigeria (Kwara state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 37M
Author(s) : Bossard, E.
Title : Quelques notes sur l'alimentation et les apports nutritionnels occultes en Angola. Garcia de Orta, Sér. Bot., Lisboa, 13 (1), 7 - 41 (1996)
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) occasional food complement, dry fruits of Aframomum melegueta
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : ndongo (Kimbundu), dongos-do-Congo, malagueta (Portuguese)
Reference HB 45
Author(s) : Bablola, K., A.
Title : An Examination of the Usage of Herbal Contraceptives and Abortifacients in Lagos State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 140-46. 2009 http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/contra.htm
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, soak fruits of Xylopia aethiopica, seeds of Aframomum melegueta and leaf Sorghum bicolor. In amixture of hot drink and juice of Citrus limon. Take in glass cup morning and night. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
H(112x) contraceptive, burn the leaves of Macrosphyra longistyla together with Aframomum melegueta and use the powder to cover incisions round the wrist. To restore fertility, mix the powder with pap daily until conception
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HB 52
Author(s) : Bhat, R.B., A. A. Adeloye & E.O. Etejere
Title : Some Medicinal Plants of Nigeria Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, Vol. 6 N° 1 (1985)
Symptoms : H(051), H(056)
Recipes : H(051)fever, crushed sun-dried roots of Strophanthus hispidus in powder with 3 alligator peper seeds (Aframomum melegueta). Aframomum melegueta. VO.1 teaspoon of the powder twice daily
H(056) guinea worm, grounded leaves of Celosia trigyna and 3 alligator pepper seeds opf Aframomum melegueta, mixture rubbed in incisions made on affected part
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 6k
Author(s) : Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title : Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(001), Aframomum melegueta, Cola nitida, Alchornea cordifolia, add salt; these are chewed togethcr by anothcr person, and whilst in the mouth, air is blown gently on the eye
H(037), kije, ginger and kola are chewed and the juices drunk to cure cough
H(103), seeds ground, put into cotton wool and applied to the affccted tooth
H(108), seeds ground between stones and rubbed on the head.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kije
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(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold, rhizomes of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : Equatorial french Africa
Country : Equatorial french Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HD 06
Author(s) : Delaude, C. & J. & H. Breyne
Title : Plantes médicinales et ingrédients magiques du grand marché de Kinshasa. Africa - Tervuren, 17, 93 - 103, (1971)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), seeds of Aframomum melegueta + kola nuts, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kinshasa)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HD 06 b
Author(s) : Delaude C.
Title : Les végétaux du Zaïre : Matériel médico-magique des guérisseurs et sources de recherches phytochimiques. Université de Liège. Editions du Centre de Coopération au Développement (CECODE). Imprimerie George Michel S.A., rue de la paix n°6, 4000 Liège, 164 P. (1978)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), seeds of Aframomum melegueta + nuts of Kola, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kinshasa)
Vernacular name : ndunga za nzo (Kikongo) (Kiyombe)
Reference HD 06 b
Author(s) : Delaude C.
Title : Les végétaux du Zaïre : Matériel médico-magique des guérisseurs et sources de recherches phytochimiques. Université de Liège. Editions du Centre de Coopération au Développement (CECODE). Imprimerie George Michel S.A., rue de la paix n°6, 4000 Liège, 164 P. (1978)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), crushed seeds of Aframomum melegueta in tea
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : tosekele (Lokele)
Reference HD 15
Author(s) : Diafouka, A. J. P.
Title : Analyse des usages des plantes médicinales dans 4 régions de Congo-Brazzaville. Thèse de doctorat, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 431 p., (1997)
Symptoms : H(014), H(020), H(031), H(037), H(082), H(091), H(109), H(113), H(130), H(162z)
Recipes : H(014) whitlow, roots of Carica papaya, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, whole plant of Euphorbia hirta, to pound, local application during 1 night
H(014, 4) whitlow, leaves of Aframomum melegueta of Pentaclethra eetveldeana, to pound, dressing on the sick finger
H(020) snake, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, roots of Clerodendrum spinescens, fruits pulp of Elaeis guineensis + gun powder, to pound, application on scarifications on the bite
H(031) stitch in the side, fruits of Aframomum., to pound, applications on scarifications on sick zone
H(031) stitch in the side, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Harungana madagascariensis, barks of Sherbournia sp., to pound, local frictions
H(031, 3) stitch in the side, seeds of Aframomum., to pound, local application
H(031) stitch in the side, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, young leaves of Monodora myristica, VO.
H(037, 3) bronchitis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, rhizom of Cyperus articulatus, to dry, powder, VO.
H(082), juice of leaves of Ocimum canum of Ocimum gratissimum + pounded seeds of Aframomum melegueta of Garcinia kola, VO., 2 soup spoons, 2 X / day
H(091, 5) stimulating, seeds of Cola nitida of Aframomum melegueta, VO. + glass of red wine
H(109) lumbar pains, stems with leaves of Aframomum., to pound, frictions
H(113), fruit of Elaeis guineensis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Bidens pilosa, to pound + rock salt, local application on scarifications
H(130) weakness of a limb, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, 3 fruits of Capsicum frutescens, scraped barks of Erythrophleum ivorense, to roast, powder + gun powder, application on scarifications on sick zones
H(162z), stems with leaves of Eclipta prostrata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, to pound + palm oil, application in the rectum
H(162z, 6), seeds of Aframomum., to pound + palm oil, in the rectum
H(162z, 2), seeds of Aframomum melegueta, rhizom of Cyperus articulatus, to pound + palm oil, in the rectum
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo-Brazzaville
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HE 13
Author(s) : Egharevba, R.K.A., M.I. Ikhatua
Title : Ethno- Medical Uses of Plants in the Treatment of Various Skin Diseases in Ovia North East, Edo State, Nigeria Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, 4 (1): 58-64 (2008)
Symptoms : H(046), H(143)
Recipes : H(046) chicken pox, H(143) small pox, leaves of Aframomum melegueta decoction rubbed on fungal infection.
H(046), H(143), boil leaves and use in bathing.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ovia North East, Edo State)
Vernacular name : alligator pepper (English), ehiendo (Bini)
Reference HE 17
Author(s) : Erinoso S. M. & D. O. Aworinde
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of some medicinal plants used in traditional health care in Abeokuta areas of Ogun State, Nigeria African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(18), pp. 1352-1362, 15 May, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp/PDF/pdf2012/15%20May/Erinoso%20and%20Aworinde.pdf
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(046) measles / chickenpox, decoction of leaves of Aframomum melegueta, VO. a cup-full 3 times daily for 2 week
H(078) cancer, grinding fruit of Aframomum melegueta, roots of Citrus aurantifolia, leaves/seed of Xylopia aethiopica, wash affected parts 2 times daily.
H(094) haemorrhoid/pile, decoction of fruit of Aframomum melegueta, a bulb of Allium sativum, ONS. of Monodora myristica, stem bark of Rauwolfia vomitoria, stem bark of Rauwolfia vomitoria, VO. a cup-full 3 times daily till haemorrhoid disappears
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ogun state)
Vernacular name : atare
Reference HF 01
Author(s) : Fernandez de la Pradilla, C.
Title : Des plantes qui nous ont guéris. Jeunesse d'Afrique, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,Tome 1, 208 p., (1981), Tome 2, 101 p., (1985) Plantes médicinales contre les hépatites. Pabre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 62 p., (1988)
Symptoms : H(091), H(097)
Recipes : H(091), drepanocytosis (sickle cell), barks underground part of Calotropis procera, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to dry, powder, VO. with meal
H(097), barks underground part of Holarrhena africana, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens of Aframomum melegueta, seeds of Zea mays, to dry, diluted powder, VO. + lemon juice
H(097), barks underground part of Holarrhena africana, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens of Aframomum melegueta, seeds of Zea mays, to dry, diluted powder, VO. + lemon juice + local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 14
Author(s) : Goossens, V.
Title : Catalogue des plantes du jardin botanique d'Eala (Congo Belge) Ministère des colonies, direction de l'agriculture, V. Goossens Bruxelles: Imprimerie industrielle et financière, 179 p., (1924)
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, 0), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (ex. Belgian Congo) (Mongo region)
Vernacular name : poivre de Maniguette, graines de paradis
Reference HG 21
Author(s) : Grønhaug, T. E., S.G. Glaeserud, M. Skogsrud, N. Ballo, S. Bah, D. Diallo & S. Paulsen
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of six medicinal plants from Mali, West-Africa. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 4 : 26 (2008) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/4/1/26 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(026), H(038), H(162x)
Recipes : H(026, 1) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Ximenia americana, powder + fruit from Aframomum melegueta + sea salt. Add to drink
H(038, 1) genital-itching, root of Ximenia americana in powder, fruit from Aframomum melegueta + sea salt., VO.
H(162x, 1) incontinence, root powder of Ximenia americana, fruit from Aframomum melegueta +.sea salt., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (regions of Siby and Diolla
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HG 22
Author(s) : Gbolade, A. A.
Title : Inventory of antidiabetic plants in selected districts of Lagos State, Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 121, pp. 135–139, (2009)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, african giant sail and seeds of Aframomum melegueta and pap wrapped in a leaf, concoction
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Allium cepa and Aframomum melegueta dried leaves and Carica papaya roots are ground, infusion, taken with hot pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, dried bulb of Allium cepa, dried root of Carica papaya and dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta are ground into powder and taken with hot pap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ataare
Reference HG 53
Author(s) : N’ guessan K., B. Kadja, G. N. ZirihiI, D.Traoré & L. Aké-Assi
Title : Screening phytochimique de quelques plantes médicinales ivoiriennes utilisées en pays Krobou (Agboville, Côte-d’Ivoire) Sciences & Nature Vol. 6 N°1 : 1 - 15 (2009)
Symptoms : H(158)
Recipes : H(158) metrorrhagia, roasted seeds of Aframomum melegueta, powder in H2O, purge
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Krobou country, Agboville)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HG 59
Author(s) : Grønhaug, T. E., S. Glæserud, M. Skogsrud, N. Ballo, S. Bah, D. Diallo, B. S. Paulsen
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of six medicinal plants from Mali, West-Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 4:26 (2008)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(026, 2) dysmenorrhoea, roots powder of Ximenia americana in H2O + add to drink fruit from Aframomum melegueta + Sea salt.
H(014) genital-itching, root powder of Ximenia americana + fruit from Aframomum melegueta + Sea salt. VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali, regions around Siby and Dioila
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HH 05
Author(s) : Hulstaert, G.
Title : Notes de Botanique Mongo. Acad. Roy. des Sc. d'Outre- Mer, Classe des Sc. Nat. & Méd., N.S. XV-3, 212 p., (1966)
Symptoms : H(037), H(103), H(104), H(131), H(155)
Recipes : H(037), roots scrapeds of Pentadiplandra brazzeana, rape pounded fruit of Aframomum melegueta, to dilute, VO.
H(131) , roots scrapeds of Pentadiplandra brazzeana, rape pounded fruit of Aframomum melegueta, pulp, local application
H(155), H(104), seeds of Aframomum, to chews
H(103), seeds of Aframomum, dried, pounded, local application + salt
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 05a
Author(s) : Hulstaert, G.
Title : Sur l'emploi des plantes médicinales chez les Mongo Revue de Recherche Scientifique. Spécial Medecine Traditionnelle au Zaïre, Volume unique 1979. Institut de Recherche Scientifique
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), bark scrapings of Ericcoelum mirospermummixed with peper of Aframomum melegueta are used in suppository for hemorrhoid. One can also use this last single plant for the same purpose
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Mongo people)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HI 08
Author(s) : Idu M., G.O. Obaruyi and J. O. Erhabor
Title : Ethnobotanical Uses of Plants Among the Binis in the Treatment of Ophthalmic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Ailments Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 480-96. 2009. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/miduetal.htm
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat, the flower of Spilanthes filicaulis is mixed with 3 seeds of alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) or dry gin and chewed then swallowed twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(008), H(022), H(082), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children, H(104) stomachach, the leaf of Dissotis rotundifolia is cooked with Aframomum melegueta (alligator pepper) and a cupful is taken once daily for two days. Half a glass is given to children.
H(022) to hasten delayed labour, the leaf is washed with uririe (alligator pepper) and used to rub the tummy of the pregnant woman. This is every effective and almost immediately the baby comes out. and H(104) stomach disorders
H(082) asthma and H(139) sexual weakness. The fresh leaf of Sansevieria liberica is boiled along with alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta ), allowed to cool and a cupful of the filtrate is taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : alligator pepper (local english), uririe (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, 7) paludism, stem bark of Aframomum melegueta, Decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Southern Nigeria
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba), ose-oji (Igbo), alligator pepper (English)
Reference HJ 08
Author(s) : Jiofack, T., l. Ayissi, C. Fokunang, N. Guedje and V. Kemeuze
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of the upper Nyong valley forest in Cameroon African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 3(4). pp. 144-150, April, 2009 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(103), H(104), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) abscess,H(037) pneumonia, H(103) toothache, H(104) low abdominal pains, H(139) male sexual impotence, H(201) panacea for witchcraft , H(201) metaphysical power, seeds, leaves of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 22
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & A. Bouquet
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques de la Côte-d'Ivoire - Haute-Volta.Mission d'étude de la pharmacopée indigène en A.O.F. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 300 p., (1950)
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(006), H(014), H(022), H(045), H(051x), H(104), H(126), H(139), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), roots Hoslundia opposita + seeds Aframomum melegueta + potash, powder on wounds
H(005) + H(006), H(104) + H(006), H(173) + H(006), leaves Cassia occidentalis, roots, Citrus aurantifolia , Aframomum melegueta, powder + palm wine
H(014) dermatosis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, stems with leaves of Clerodendrum sp., local application
H(022), Hyptis pectinata whole plant + Aframomum melegueta or Piper sp., enema
H(126), H(051x), Cymbopogon giganteus , stems, rhizom, roots, pounded + lemon, to make a dough, friction + ventualy spices as Aframomum melegueta (maniguelte), Zingiber officinale (ginger), Piper umbellatum (Guinea peper)
H(139), roots of Cassia sieberiana, Xylopia aethiopica , Aframomum melegueta , powder on meat
H(139), ONS. of Mallotus oppositifolius, Sida vernonifolia, Phylanthus floribundus, Abrus precatorius, Aframomum melegueta , powder in palm wine or H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : maniguette (local French), saâ (Baoulé), niamakou (Dioula, Bambara), niangboulo (Tagouana)
Reference HK 53
Author(s) : Kayode, J, L. Aleshinloye and O. E. Ige
Title : Ethnomedicinal Use of Plant Species in Ijesa Land of Osun State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 164-170. (2008) http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/ijesa.htm
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, paludism, H(107) typhoid, leaves of Afromomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijesa Land of Osun State)
Vernacular name : ata-ire
Reference HK 55
Author(s) : Koni Muluwa, J., K. Bostoen
Title : Noms et usages des plantes utiles chez les Nsong. Göteborg Africana Informal Series - N° 6 , 71p., (2008) Department of Oriental and African Languages. University of Gothenburg (ISSN 1404-8523) http://www.sprak.gu.se/digitalAssets/1316/1316264_noms-et-usages-des-plantes.pdf
Symptoms : H(036), H(095)
Recipes : H(036) dizziness, leaves of Aframomum melegueta, RNS
H(095), food plant, leaves as a condiment and vegetable among the people Nsong of Bandundu province of the Democratic Republic of Congo
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Province of Bandundu)
Vernacular name : Indicated by the author in phonetic note. Not transposable
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(008), H(018), H(054), H(099), H(109)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea , of Annona the gratings of the bark of the trunk of Dacryodes edulis and seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO., enema, for bath seat, 2 times daily during 3 days.
H(018) headache, leaf powder of Cyathula prostrata of Aframomum melegueta, local application after scarification to the neck or sniffing
H(054) trypanosomiasis, powdered ash from leaves of Heterotis decumbens of Brillantaisia owariensis of Aframomum melegueta, associated with vegetable salt, local application after scarification of the joints
H(099) epilepsy, infusion of the powder of 5 fruits of Aframomum melegueta associated with 2 leaves of Carica papaya, sweetened with sugar, VO., 1 glass per day for 7 days.
H(109) lumbago, pounded seeds of Aframomum melegueta associated with leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and of Ocimum gratissimum, enema, once daily
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lokolela (Esobe), Tandala (Ngumu), City of Libenge, Town of Mbandaka, Bikoro (Itipo, Loondo), Ingende (Botoma))
Vernacular name : matungulu sumu (Kiswahili), mondongo (Lingala)
Reference HK 61
Author(s) : Kibungu Kembelo A.O.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales du Bas-Congo et leurs usages (198 p.),(2003) http://www.sie-cameroun.cm/?q=biblio/doc/4825
Symptoms : H(014), H(016), H(026), H(033), H(037), H(068), H(082), H(094), H(099), H(101), H(113), H(169), H(201)
Recipes : H(014) chronic mange with H(014) itch (yamba di nzazi), burn and grind the following plants : earth termite mound, waste of fruits, leaves and roots of Aframomum alboviolaceum, fruits of Strychnos cocculoides, leaves of Capsicum frutescens of Canna indica of Aframomum melegueta of Cogniauxia podolaena; leaves, seeds and waste of Tephrosia vogelii and the fake cotton of the palm tree; dilute in water, filter and mix with the red powder of Pterocarpus tinctorius (or P. angolensis). Rub the whole body, 2 times per day.
H(016) swollen and painful breasts, pound together the following plants : trunk of Costus ocephalus, Hibiscus acetosella forme rouge and Abrus precatorius; press, filter and then mix coated with with product of Pterocarpus tinctorius. Drink 1 tablespoon, 3 times per day. Take one part of the product mix with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta. Rub the body with the dough, 3 times per day.
H(026) polymenorrhea or H(101) abundant and prolonged menstrual bleeding, pound together the following plants : Manotes expansa (syn. M. pruinosa), Abrus precatorius, stamens corn, Aframomum melegueta, seeds of Olax gambecola (or Scorodophloeus zenkeri), earth termite mound and red powder of Pterocarpus tinctorius; to dilute the mixture in palm wine and macerate and then filter. Drink 1 table spoon, 3 times per day
H(033) female infertility, grinding and mixing white clay with the plants : Aframomum melegueta, Piper nigrum, Capsicum frutescens; sift and eat a little of the powder. Drink a little water at a rate of 2 times per day from the 9th day
H(037) cough, boil all the plants below: leaves of Costus lucanusianus and of Gossypium barbadense, barks of Pseudospondias microcarpa, juice of Citrus limon (lemons), Aframomum melegueta and Securidaca longipedunculata ; to filter and drink 1/3 of glass, 3 times per day.
H(068) hookworm, grill the plants: Aframomum melegueta, Pseudospondias microcarpa (roots), leaves of Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. platycarpa, Piper nigrum, seeds of Scorodophloeus zenkeri, Cymbopogon densiflorus, Cyperus articulatus; finely ground then eat ½ teaspoon, 3 times per day.
H(068) hookworm, crush the following plants : Aframomum melegueta, Piper nigrum, Allium sativum, leaves of Tetrorchidium didymostemon and Capsicum frutescens (fruits) with white clay. Eating and drinking a little water ½ teaspoon, 2 times per day.
H(082) asthma, boil together the following plants: seeds of onion, juice of Citrus sinensis, leaves of Sapium cornutum and of Tetrorchidium didymostemon, roots of Quisqualis hensii, Aframomum melegueta and traditional salt to filter and drink 1/3 of glass, 3 times per day.
H(094) hemorrhoids, crush separately the plants: Zingiber officinale, Cola acuminata (fruits), barks of Mangifera indica, Allium sativum, Piper nigrum, Cyperus articulatus, Capsicum frutescens, Aframomum melegueta, barks of Croton mubango, leaves of Nicotiana tabacum, roots of Landolphia owariensis (barks), Mondia whitei, roots of Aframomum alboviolaceum, Dorstenia psilurus, roots of Bridelia ferruginea and roots of Garcinia huillensis., dilute in water, macerate and let stand overnight. Press well and filter then put in bottles adding a table spoon of sugar in each one. Expose the full solution bottles in the sun for three days. Drink ½ glass, one time in the evening. Warning this medicine may cause dizziness but we must continue the treatment.
H(094) hemorrhoids, cut and boiled the barks of trunk of Scorodophloeus zenkeri, to put all product in a bottle without filter. Drink ½ glass, 2 times per day. After 6 days, pounding the seeds of Aframomum melegueta with Chamaesyce hirta, make pellets to introduce into the anus, 2 times per day.
H(094) hemorrhoids, pound and boil together the roots of Millettia eetveldeana, Aframomum melegueta and Piper nigrum. Do the enema after filtration, 1 glass, 1 time per day.
H(099) epilepsy, grill the following plants : Mucuna pruriens (leaves), Strychnos cocculoides (leaves and roots, green fruit), Lippia multiflora, seeds of onion, Garcinia kola (seeds) and Aframomum melegueta (fruit), finely ground with fruits of Capsicum frutescens and white clay. Eat ½ teaspoon of powder, 2 times per day.+ Prohibited food : anything that flies as chickens, birds, and also goats, monkey, Tilapia fish and Ndumbu, look at a dead body, look in a mirror, go to go to the market and walk alone.
H(113) rheumatism, to grill after grinding with the ancestral salt, the mixing of plants : leaves of Dacryodes edulis, of Capsicum frutescens; Aframomum melegueta, nest of three kinds of ants : Nkembeketi, Mfuila and Manvueta, peel of banana kongo. Make incisions in the legs and applying the powder obtained (friction) once a day with interval of 1 day
H(169) hernia, the plants to dry : Pentadiplandra brazzeana, Piper nigrum, Securidaca longipedunculata , Xylopia aethiopica, Aframomum melegueta, Croton mubango, seeds of Monodora angolensis, finely ground and sift, eat ½ teaspoon of the powder with a little water, 3 times per day.
H(201) dementia, H(201) madness, pound whole plants : Scleria achtenii, Aframomum melegueta; press to collect a liquid solution. Put a few drops (1-2) in each nostril.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : ndungu zi nzo (Kikongo), mundongo (Lingala):
Reference HK 70
Author(s) : Komlaga, G., C.Agyare, R. Akosua Dickson, M. L. Kwao Mensah, K. Annan, P.M. Loiseau, P.Champy
Title : Medicinal plants and finished marketed herbal products used in the treatment of malaria in the Ashanti region, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology 172, 333–346, (2015)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves of Aframomum melegueta, Euphorbia hirta, decoction, VO.
H(051) paludism, dried stem bark of Uapaca guineensis crushed, added with seven Aframomum melegueta seeds, steeped in hot water.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ghana (Ashanti region)
Vernacular name : fom wisa
Reference HL 23
Author(s) : Lawal, I. O., N. E. Uzokwe, D. O. Ladipo, I. O. Asinwa, & A. B. I. Igboanugo
Title : Ethnophytotherapeutic information for the treatment of high blood pressure among the people of Ilugun, Ilugun area of Ogun State, south-west Nigeria African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 3(4). pp.222-226, May, 2009 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp/PDF/%20pdf2009/May/Lawal%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151, 10) hypertension, whole plant of Heliotropium indicum and Afromomum melegueta, charring and inorganic powder used with hot pap intermittently, twice daily morning and night during 7 days
Region : West Africa
Country : South-west Nigeria (Ilugun area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ogbe akuko ?
Reference HM 01
Author(s) : Mandango M.A., I. Boemu L. & M. Bongombola
Title : Plantes antidiabétiques de Kinshasa (Zaïre). Mitt. Inst. Allg.. Bot. Hamburg, 23b, 1021 - 1031, (1990)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171), barks underground part of Rauvolfia obscura, rhizom Zingiber officinalis, barks stem, branch, trunk of Abrus praecatorius, ripe fruit of Piper guineense, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to pound, VO. + kaolin and soda bicarbonate
H(171), seeds pounded, VO. + kaolin and soda bicarbonate
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HM 33
Author(s) : Malgras, D. (R.P.)
Title : Arbres et arbustes guérisseurs des savanes maliennes. Editions Karthala, 22 - 24, boulevard Arago, 75013 Paris, 480 p. (1992)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, powder of roots of Phyllanthus reticulatus of seeds of Aframomum melegueta , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
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(018), H(109)
Recipes : H(018), H(109), ripe fruit of Aframomum melegueta, pounded, maceration, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : tagi (Swahili), kaya (Kibango)
Reference HN 16
Author(s) : Ndukwu, B.C. and N.B.Ben-Nwadibia
Title : Ethnomedicinal aspects of plants used as spices and condiments in the Niger delta area of Nigeria Leaflets Journal on WWW : http://www.siu.edu/~ebl/leaflets/niger.htm
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(048), H(068), H(091), H(096), H(097y), H(143), H(155)
Recipes : H(048), H(068), H(091), the fruits and seeds of Aframomum melegueta are commonly used as an ingredient of many local herbal preparations., they are usually used as stimulants, , carminatives and in vermifuge especially among the Ijaws
H(068), the powdered rhizome with table salt is specially given as vermifuge for round worms
H(008) cholera, the decoction of the leaves of Aframomum melegueta together with the leaves of Momordica charantia and Sorghum arundinaceum cereal in local dry gin (alcohol) is recommended to be taken one dose daily against cholera
H(046), H(143), the decoction of the leaves is used for small pox and chicken pox.
H(096), H(097y), the decoction of the leaves of Aframomum melegueta is mixed with leaves of lime, lemon grass and mango (Mangifera indica ) it is used as remedy for catarrh while the steam from the decoction is inhaled for congested chest
H(155), the ground formulation from the fruits of Piper guineense, Dioscorea bulbifera, Aframomum melegueta and Capsicum frutescens is mixed with aqueous extract of Citrus aurantifolia (lime) against tonsillitis
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ehin-edo ehie ado (Bini); oji (Igbo - Ose); erhie (Urhobo); oburo; ata; ata-ire (Yoruba) ; grains of paradise, guinea grains; alligator pepper (English)
Reference HN 28
Author(s) : Nnomo, R.D. , I.R. Tchouamo & J.Y. Pinta
Title : Apiphytothérapie à base du miel au Cameroun Ethnopharmacologia, n° 44, (december 2009)
Symptoms : H(008), H(034), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104) stomach ulcer, 2 handfull of leaves of Triumfetta cordifolia are crushed in 1l. H2O. filter and associate 1/2 l. of honey and 7 seeds of Aframomum melegueta. VO. 2 soup spoons 2 x/ day. during 2 months. Avoid alcoholic beverages
H(034) tachycardia, H(151) hypertension, 1 cream glass of Aloe babatiensis + 6 seeds of Aframomum melegueta + 1 yolk+ 1 l. of honey. VO. 2 teaspoons , 3 x / day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HN 39
Author(s) : Nzuki Bakwaye, F., C. Termote, K. Kibungu, P. Van Damme
Title : Identification et importance locale des plantes médicinales utilisées dans la région de Mbanza-Ngungu, République démocratique du Congo Bois et Forêts des Tropiques, N° 316 (2) (2013)
Symptoms : H(038), H(135), H(200), H(201), H(214)
Recipes : H(038) diseases of the genital system , H(135) diseases of the digestive system, H(200) microbial diseases, H(201) related to culture syndromes , H(214) skeletal diseases or skeletal pain . Parts of the plant used to treat patients; leaves, seeds, aerial parts, underground parts of Aframomum melegueta . Pharmaceutical form: decoction, ashes , ointments or pomades , paste , powder or fragment , infusion . Administration: VO. , scarification or friction
Region : West Africa
Country : République démocratique du Congo (region of Mbanza-Ngungu)
Vernacular name : nungu zi nzo / zomenga
Reference HO 04
Author(s) : Obute, G. C.
Title : Ethnomedicinal plant resources of South Eastern Nigeria Leaflets Journal on WWW: http://www.siu.edu/~ebl/leaflets/
Symptoms : H(007), H(033), H(091), H(099), H(171)
Recipes : Wild or cultivated plant, H(007), H(091), H(171) stimulant, diuretic; crushed seeds mixed with crushed bitter kola and water extract of bitter leaf all mixed with proper amount of water is used to treat diabetes
H(099), Whole fruit eaten along with two moderately sized ginger cures beri beri
H(033) 1 whole pepper added to 3 seeds of ripe papaw, dried locus bean all ground to make soup is a remedy for female infertility.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southeastern)
Vernacular name : ose oji (Igbo), Alligator pepper (English)
Reference HO 12
Author(s) : Okafor, J. & R. Ham
Title : Identification, utilisation et conservation des plantes médicinales dans le sud-est du Nigeria. Thèmes de la biodiversité africaine, Le Programme d'Appui à la Biodiversité, Numéro 3, Juillet 1999 http://www.worldwildlife.org/bsp/publications/africa/okaforfr/okaforfr.pdf
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsions, to crush the leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum with 7 grains of alligator peper (Aframomum melegueta), to rub on the sick person.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HO 13
Author(s) : Oso, B. A.
Title : Mushrooms in Yoruba Mythology and Medicinal Practices Economic Botany, 32 : 367-371 (1971)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) hunters prepare a magical prescription of the mushroom chewed Termitomyces globulus with seven seeds of Aframomum melegueta and the leaf of Phyllanthus floribundus, When this is spat on the palm and rubbed on the gun or the bow and arrow with sorne incantations, the hunted game becomes drowsy and easy to kill.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HO 14
Author(s) : Ogie-Odia, E.A . & E.F Oluowo
Title : Assessment of Some Therapeutic Plants of the Abbi People in Ndokwa West L.G.A of Delta State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 989-1002. 2009.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), seeds of Aframomum melegueta are used in preparing “pepper-soup” which is given to sick patients for quick relief.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ose-ojo
Reference HO 16
Author(s) : Ogbole, O.O. & E.O. Ajaiyeoba
Title : Traditional management of tuberculosis in Ogun state of Nigeria: the practice and ethnobotanical survey. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 7 (1): 79-84 (2010)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 4) tuberculosis, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, tincture, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ogun state)
Vernacular name : ata ire
Reference HO 20
Author(s) : Olowokudejo J. D., A. B. Kadiri, V.A. Travih
Title : An Ethnobotanical Survey of Herbal Markets and Medicinal Plants in Lagos State of Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 851-65. 2008. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/lagos.htm
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(037), H(051), H(100), H(103), H(113), H(135), H(200)
Recipes : H(004) wound,H(037) cough, H(046) chicken-pox, H(046) measles, H(051) paludism, H(091) anaemia, H(091) stimulant, H(103) toothache, H(113) rheumatism, H(143) smallpox, leaves, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(028t) leucorrhoea, root of Croton zambesicus, 3 seeds of Garcinia cola, Acacia nilotica leaves, 3 seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Mimosa pudica and small quantity of potash are ground together, and taken with cold pap. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba)
Reference HO 22
Author(s) : Olanipekun M.K. , S. Arowosegbe, J.O . Kayode and T.R. Oluwole
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the treatment of women related diseases in Akoko Region of Ondo-State, Nigeria Journal of Medicinal Plants Research. Vol. 10(20), pp. 270-277 (25 May, 2016) Article Number: 9BBEEA958735 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR
Symptoms : H(033), H(078)
Recipes : Aframomum melegueta, Ageratum conyzoides, Alchornea laxiflora, Ficus exasperata, Secamone afzelii, Talinum triangulare, Uvaria afzelii, Momordica charantia are used collectively or separately for the treatments of H(033) infertility, H(078) fibroid , dried and burnt powdered plants. The usage starts from the second day of the menstrual
Mimosa pudica, Pupilia lappacea, Aframomum melegueta are used collectively or separately for the treatments of H(033) infertility ; dried and burnt powdered plants. The usage starts from the second day of the menstrual
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria, Region of Ondo-State
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HS 10
Author(s) : Souza, S. & Z.C. Dossa
Title : Fruits, graines et autres ingrédients médicinaux vendus sur les marchés au Bénin. Bull. Méd. Trad. Pharm., vol.2, n°2, 181 - 196 (1988)
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(037), H(082), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(018),H(037), H(082), H(104)H(008), H(018),H(037), H(082), H(104), fruits, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : atanre (Yoruba), atakoun ((Fon), takun ((Gèn), ata (Goun)
Reference HS 20
Author(s) : Sonibare, M.A. , J.O. Moody, E.O. Adesanya
Title : Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of measles in Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 268–272 (2009)
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves with dried seed of Aframomum melegueta are milled together and the mixture cooked into soup using fish (Clarias gariepinus) and palm:oil (Elaeis guineensis) with the addition of a little salt. A small bowl of soup is taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Elytraria marginata, Bambusa vulgaris, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, and the whole plant of Corchorus olitorius are washed and boiled with a little potash using plenty water. It is allowed to cool and a teacup ful of extract is taken thrice daily after meal.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ataare (Ijebu)
Reference HS 23
Author(s) : Simbo, D. J.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:8 (2010) + Additional file of: An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 6:8 (2010)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseases, concoction of the stems and leaves of Portulaca oleracea of the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(100) veneral disease, concoction of the leaves of Jateorhiza macrantha of the bark with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(201), used for driving away evil spirits
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : iswo (Babungo)
Reference HS 24
Author(s) : Sonibare, M. A. and Z. O. Gbile
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of anti-asthmatic plants in South Western Nigeria African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 340-345 (2008)
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, stem barks of Chrysophyllum abidum, leaves of Allium ascalonicum, barks of Harungana madagascariensis, roots of Oxytenanthera abyssinia, rhizome of Aframmomum melegueta, seeds of Garcinia kola, fruits of Acacia nilotica, fruits of Picralima nitida, wash and cut into pieces the ingredients, soak in water for two days. Adult: 1 tablespoon twice daily, children: a teaspoonful daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : atare
Reference HS 29
Author(s) : Sonibare, M.A., and R. B. Abegunde
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Laniba village people in South Western Nigeria African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(24), pp. 1726-1732, 29 June, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/AJPP/PDF/pdf2012/29%20Jun/Sonibare%20and%20Abegunde.pdf
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), problematic pregnancy and delivery, Ori-ofafa (remains of the burnt head of a jackal) is burnt with Aframomum melegueta and kkept. When a woman is in hard labour, she is given as a powder on her palm to lick
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba)
Reference HS 30
Author(s) : Somboro, A. A., K. Patel, D. Diallo, L. Sidibe, J-C. Chalchat, G. Figueredo, S. Ducki, Y. Troin & P. Chalard
Title : An ethnobotanical and phytochemical study of the African medicinal plant Guiera senegalensis J. F. Gmel Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(9), pp. 1639-1651, 4 May, 2011http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2011/4May/Somboro%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root bark of Guiera senegalensis mixed with crystallised salt and fruits of Aframomum melegueta, powdered and ingested.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (Ségué, in the Mopti region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HS 37
Author(s) : Semenya, S.S, M. J. Potgieter
Title : Bapedi traditional healers in the Limpopo Province, South Africa: their socio-cultural profile and traditional healing practice Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:4 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-10-4 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/4 + Additional file 1: 1550002148105490_add1.docx, 74K http://www.ethnobiomed.com/imedia/1279488442116872/supp1.docx
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 1) tuberculosis root of Aframomum melegueta are Decoction for 10 minutes and one tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HS 46
Author(s) : Sunderland, T.C.H., & C. Obama
Title : Etude préliminaire de marché sur les produits forestier non ligneux en Guinée équatoriale Document FAO (1998): http://www.fao.org/docrep/x2161f/x2161f23.htm
Symptoms : H(209)
Recipes : H(209) excipient seeds of Aframomum melegueta grounded then added to other medical preparations to increase the effect. (Bioko island market)
Region : West Africa
Country : Equatorial Guinea
Vernacular name : ndong (Fang)
Reference HT 21
Author(s) : Tra Bi Fézan, H.
Title : Utilisations des plantes, par l'homme, dans les forêts classées du Haut-Sassandra et de Scio, en Côte-d'Ivoire. Thèse de Doctorat, 3ème cycle, Université de Cocody-Abidjan, Faculté des Sciences et Techniques, (1997)
Symptoms : H(086), H(103), H(104), H(182)
Recipes : H(086) ganglions, fruits of Aframomum melegueta, leaves, roots of Streptogyma crinata, RNS.
H(103) odontalgia, fruit of Aframomum melegueta, barks of Erythrococca anomala, RNS.
H(104), seeds of Aframomum melegueta, barks of Albizia adianthifolia, to crush, pasta with H2O H2O, enema ou VO.; after one day, leaves of Microglossa pyrifolia, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, to crush, pasta with H2O, enema, to alternate until recovery
H(182), seeds of Aframomum melegueta, barks of Terminalia aviccennioides, to carbonize, powder, local application .
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (forest of Haut-Sassandra)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HT 30
Author(s) : Togola, A., I. Austarheim, A. Theïs, D. Diallo and B.S. Paulsen
Title : Ethnopharmacological uses of Erythrina senegalensis: a comparison of three areas in Mali, and a link between traditional knowledge and modern biological science. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 4:6 (2008) (region of Doila)
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), roots powder of Erythrina senegalensis + fruit of Aframomun melegueta, salt, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (region of Doila)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HU 01
Author(s) : Udoamaka F.Ezuruike n, J.M.Prieto
Title : The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological considerations Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155, 857–924 (2014)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seed, fruits, leaves of Aframomum melegueta maceration, tincture, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: stimulant, inflammation, diarrhoea, antifungal, insect repellent, skin conditions, malaria, analgesic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba), ose-orji (Ibo), citta (Hausa), aligator pepper, grains of paradise (Local English)
Reference HV 07
Author(s) : Verger, P.F.
Title : Ewé: The use of plants in Yoruba society. Editoria Schwarcz, Sao Paulo, 744p., (1995)
Symptoms : H(008), H(008x), H(008), H(015), H(020), H(036), H(037), H(055), H(091), H(094), H(097), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) or H(055), leaves Culcasia scandens, Zea mays , a whole fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn the ingredients, place in a small gourd, pierce a hole at the top and another at the bottom and cork them. For H(055) tahe the medecine from the upper hole. For H(008) take the medicine from the lower hole. VO. with cold white corn meal
H(008x), leaves, roots, Dioscorea dumetorum , fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn, ashes over the faeces and mix other part with corn meal VO.
H(008), roots Manihot esculenta , leaves Jasminum pauciflorum, a whole fruit Aframomum melegueta, burn, mix the ashes with hot white corn meal, eat every morning
H(015)scarifications on the belly, ONS. Aframomum melegueta , fruit Musa sapentum, leaves Blighia unijugata, tubercle Dioscorea alata + stong potash, pound, eat with hot white corn meal
H(020) snake, leaves Allium cepa,Vernonia amygdalina, Eclipta alba, Euphorbia laterifolia , barks Euphorbia poissonii , ONS. Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca, whole fruit Aframomum melegueta + a snake head, burn all together, rub the preparation on the bite
H(036) giddiness, leaves Ocimum basilicum , seeds Aframomum melegueta, grind, cook in palm oil and lick
H(037) cough, leaves Indigofera hirsuta, Afzelia bella , Scoparia dulcis , fruit Aframomum melegueta , shea butter Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii , burn, add shea butter + oil + sugar, lick or eat with corn mealH(091)virility, 10 fruits of Aframomum melegueta , fruit of Musa sapientum var. paradisiaca, roots Ritchiea capparoides var. longipedicellata, pound everything together (banana peeled), grind, VO. with spirits or white corn meal
H(091)virility, fruits of Aframomum melegueta , leaves of Grewia mollis , Trilepsium madagascariense, roots of Desmodium gangeticum + 1 snail,burn, mix everything and drink with hot white corn meal every 3 days
H(094)haemorrhoids, leaves Morinda lucida , Rungia grandis, Cocos nucifera, fruit Aframomum melegueta, the whole in ashes, VO. every morning
H(097), 4 fruits of Aframomum melegueta, Croton penduliflorus, leaves Antidesma laciniatum var. membranaceum, 4 nuts Garcinia kola, + yam flour, grind together, VO. with a hot meal of white corn, daily
H(137)back pain ,16 seeds Aframomum melegueta , leaves Campylospermum flavum, grind seeds and leaves and rub on cuts in the back
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ataare, ataare merin
Reference HV 10
Author(s) : Verbeeck, A.
Title : Inlandse Geneesmiddelen AEQUATORIA, Revue des Sciences Congolaises, n° 1, 11 year, pp 23 - 31, parts 1 to 4, (1948) AEQUATORIA, Revue des Sciences Congolaises, n° 2, 11 year,, pp 70 - 75, parts 5 to 7, (1948) AEQUATORIA, Revue des Sciences Congolaises, n° 3, 11 year,, pp 98 - 102, parts 8 to 13, (1948) AEQUATORIA, Revue des Sciences Congolaises, n° 4, 11 year,, pp 148 - 152, parts 14 to 19, (1948) http://www.abbol.com/bookbank/books/aequatoria%201948.pdf
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth aches, dried fruit by fire of Aframomum melegueta, remove the seeds wich are crushed with the local salt (empita). Put in the tooth
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (ex. Belgian Congo), Imbonga on the middle Momboyo River.in the Central African rain forest
Vernacular name : bondongo(Nkundo)
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(018), H(031), H(068), H(108), H(139)
Recipes : H(018) migraines, H(031) body side pain, H(068) tapeworm, H(108) cold, H(139) aphrodisiac for men, roots of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (O-)nongo (O-)a miso , (Eviya language), Poivre de Guinée
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(018), H(031), H(037), H(068), H(094), H(118)
Recipes : H(037), leaves of Vernonia cinera of Justicia insularis, barks stem, branch, trunk of Strychnos aculeata, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), tenia, roots of Aframomum, VO.
H(094), roots of Anthocleista nobilis, seeds of Xylopia aethiopica of Aframomum melegueta, maceration, RNS.
H(118) rhino-pharyngite, H(031) pt of coté, H(018), seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HW 05
Author(s) : Wome, B.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes médicinales utilisées en médecine traditionnelle à Kisangani (Haut-Zaïre). Thèse de doctorat, Université libre de Bruxelles, Fac. Sc., 561 p., (1985)
Symptoms : H(006), H(094)
Recipes : H(006), leaves of Aframomum melegueta, grinded + H2O, enema
H(094), seeds pounded of Aframomum melegueta, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HY 03
Author(s) : Yemoa A.L., J.D. Gbenou, R.C Johnson., J.G. Djego, C.S Zinsou, M.Moudachirou, J. Quetin-Leclercq , A. Bigot., F. Portaels
Title : Identification et étude phytochimique de plantes utilisées dans le traitement traditionnel de l'ulcère de Buruli au Bénin Bulletin de la Société Française d'Ethnopharmacologie et de la Société Européenne d'Ethnopharmacologie. Numéro 42 Décembre 2008, pp 50 - 57
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, fruit ashes of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference VA 17
Author(s) : Assogba, M.N.
Title : Quelques enquêtes sur la pharmacopée traditionnelle vétérinaire en République populaire du Bénin. 13ème Conférence de la Société ouest africaine de pharmacologie, 23-24-25 février 1984 à Cotonou. Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique. Collège polytechnique universitaire, 107 p., (1984)
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), one pod Aframomum melegueta in the mouth of a dead snake + scrapings of roots Combretum hypopilinum , pounded, dough dried in sun , pounded, powder + H2O, VO
Vb(020), leaves Butyrospermum paradoxum + barks roots Annona senegalensis + pods Aframomum melegueta + snake, roast, powder in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bohangossa (Bariba)
Reference VK 44
Author(s) : Kayode, J., M. K. Olanipekun and P. O. Tedela
Title : Medicobotanical Studies in Relation to Veterinary Medicine in Ekiti State, Nigeria: Checklist of Botanicals used for the Treatment of Poultry Diseases Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 40-46. 2009. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com//leaflets/poultry.htm See also the reference VK 45
Symptoms : V(006), V(104)
Recipes : Vv(006) + Vv(104) gastrointestinal diseases, fruits, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ekiti State)
Vernacular name : atare
Reference VM 47
Author(s) : Mafimisebi, T.E., A.E.Oguntade, A.N. Fajemisin, O.P. Aiyelari
Title : Local knowledge and socio-economic determinants of traditional medicines utilization in livestock health management in Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 8:2, (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/pdf/1746-4269-8-2.pdf
Symptoms : V(098)
Recipes : V(098) treatment of sleeplessness with extract from leaves of Ageratum conyzoides (goat weed ) sprinkled with chewed alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors