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Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae

98 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference A1 Nord
Author(s) : Allali H., H. Benmehdi, M.A. Dib, B. Tabti, S. Ghalem & N. Benabadji
Title : Phytotherapy of Diabetes in West Algeria Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2701-2710 (2008) http://www.asianjournalofchemistry.co.in/User/ViewFreeArticle.aspx?ArticleID=20_4_32
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, 1 spoon of leaves of Allium cepa in decoction extract, In case of need
Region : North Africa
Country : West Algeria
Vernacular name : ail
Reference B4 Nord
Author(s) : Boukef, K. & G.M. Ghileb
Title : Contribution à l’étude des plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle magghrébine. Bull. Méd. Trad. Pharm., Vol. 2, n°1, 47-55, (1988)
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045, f), bulb, RNS..
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Moroco, Tunisia
Vernacular name : basla
Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(007), H(045), H(104), H(171), H(196)
Recipes : H(007), H(045), H(171), H(196), bulbs are diuretique hypoglycemic, antiscorbutic, antidiabetic, bacteriostatic, antibiotic, intestinal disinfectant in homeopathy
H(001), Dry powder of the onion mixed with honey is locally applied to eyes for protection against cataract; H(004), salt and wine are added to the mixture, it becomes effective against dog bites.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : bassal, besla (Arabic), zalim, baslim, lebsal, tibsal (Berber), azlim (Azalim), onion, (English), oignon (local French)
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(005), H(007), H(013), H(014), H(020), H(045), H(051), H(053), H(108), H(111), H(139), H(162), H(162y), H(175), H(195)
Recipes : (in whole Moroco) H(005), H(108), H(139), H(195) , raw onion or infusion, VO.
H(103) gingivitis, mouth friction with raw onion
H(014) tinea + H(175), chopped onion, cataplasm
H(013) + H(045) + H(175), H(045) + H(111) + H(175), H(020), H(053), grinded onion in warm butter, cataplasm
H(051), onion slices applied on forehead and temples
(in the regions of Marrakech, Rabat, Salé, Fès, Casablanca, Oujda), H(162y), H(005) + H(007), H(007) + H(162) oligurie, seeds powder of onion, radish, parsley, carots
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : l-besla (Arabic), âzalim, âzlim (Berber), oignon (local French), onion (English)
Reference B7 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J., R. Claisse, J. Fleurentin & C. Younos
Title : Repertory of standard herbal drugs in the Moroccan pharmacopoea Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 35, pp. 123 - 143 (1991) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/037887419190064K
Symptoms : H(014), H(082), H(103x)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, H(082) asthma, H(103x) dental hygiene, bulb of Allium cepa, RNS., (plante cultivée)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : bsal
Reference E1 Nord
Author(s) : El-Hilaly Jaouad. , Mohamed Hmammouchi & Badiâa Lyoussi
Title : Ethnobotanical studies and economic evaluation of medicinal plants in Taounate province (Northern Morocco). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 86, pp. 149-158 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103000126
Symptoms : H(014), H(036)
Recipes : H(014) skin abces, bulb heated, poultice
H(036) vertigo, syncope, inhalation raw bulb.
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Tatouane province)
Vernacular name : el-besla
Reference E2 Nord
Author(s) : Eddouks, M., M. Maghrani, A. Lemhadri, M. -L. Ouahidi & H. Jouad
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and cardiac diseases in the south-east region of Morocco (Tafilalet) . Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 82 (2002) pp. 97 - 103 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874102001642
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(171), bulb, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Morocco (Tafilalet region )
Vernacular name : basla
Reference H2 Nord
Author(s) : Souâda Hseini & Azzeddine Kahouadji
Title : Étude ethnobotanique de la flore médicinale dans la région de Rabat (Maroc occidental) Lazaroa 28: 79-93. 2007 http://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/LAZA/article/viewFile/LAZA0707110079A/8895 + Analyses floristique et ethnobotanique des plantes vasculaires médicinales utilisées dans la région de Rabat (Maroc occidental) Lazaroa 28: 93-100. 2007
Symptoms : H(051), H(151)
Recipes : H(051, f) fever, cataplasm of ONS. of Eucalyptus globulus, Marrubium vulgare, Citrus limon, Allium cepa, ONS, RNS.
H(151, 26) hypertension, ONS., RNS
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : not registered
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(008), H(014), H(094), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(008), whole plant Allium cepa, leaves Ocimum gratissimum, Momordica charantia, to pound, dlayer, VO.
H(008) + H(104), stomach ulcer , leaves, bulb Allium cepa , seeds Garcinia kola, leaves Vernonia amygdalina, powder, delayed, VO.
H(014), whole plant Allium cepa and Ocimum gratissimum , roots Plumbago zeylanica , leaves Momordica charantia, delayed in oil palm, friction
H(014), whole plant Allium cepa d layer in palm oil, friction
H(094), whole plant Allium cepa, ripe fruit Eugenia aromatica, roots Aristolochia ringens , seeds Picralima nitida , ripe fruit Xylopia aethiopica, barks stems, trunc, twigs Uvaria chamae, VO.
H(157) childs, whole plant Allium cepa and Nicotiana tabacum , rhizom Crinum jagus, infusion, VO.
H(157) childs, whole plant Allium cepa, infusion, VO.
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(005), H(006), H(007), H(008), H(013), H(020), H(022), H(028t), H(033), H(037), H(046), H(051), H(055), H(091), H(094), H(104), H(108), H(116), H(126), H(155), H(157), H(170)
Recipes : H(005), bulb Allium cepa, bark underground part Parinari curatellifolia , ONS.Piper nigrum, Butyrospermum paradoxum, Monodora myristica, RNS.
H(005), bulb Allium cepa, leaves Annona senegalensis, RNS.
H(008), bulb Allium cepa, roots Citrus aurantiifolia, ONS. Xylopia aethiopica , Uvaria chamae, Ocimum gratissimum, RNS.
H(013) , bulb Allium cepa , tubercle Anchomanes difformis, roots Uvaria chamae and Cola nitida, decoction (H2O) , VO. + local application
H(020)spitter snake, bulb Allium cepa, leaves Lactuca taraxacifolia, to soften in fire, juice, drops in eyes
H(022), bulb Allium cepa, roots of Pteleopsis suberosa , powder delayed in H2O, VO.
H(022) prolonged pregnacy, bulb Allium cepa, leaves Citrus aurantiifolia, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) strilit , bulb Allium cepa, fruits murs Aframomum melegueta , Cola acuminata, barks trunc, stems, twigs Kigelia africana , decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) strilit , bulb Allium cepa, barks trunc, stems, twigs Spondias mombin , ripe fruit Xylopia aethiopica , rhizom Zingiber officinale, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) sterility, bulb Allium cepa, rape fruits Xylopia aethiopica , Citrus aurantium , scraped root Strophanthus hibiscus, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(033) sterility, bulb Allium cepa, root Uvaria chamae of Securidaca longipedunculata, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(037) hemoptysy (exept nw. born), barks from the underground part of Parkia biglobosa, bulb of Allium cepa, seeds of Picralima nitida, RNS.
H(037) cough , bulb Allium cepa, leaves Corchorus olitorius, RNS.
H(037) cough , bulb Allium cepa, barks trunc, stems, twigs Ficus mucoso , rape fruit Piper guineense, RNS.
H(038), leucorrhea, bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruits Piper guineense, Garcinia kola, Aframomum melegueta, Xylopia aethiopica, leaves Jatropha curcas, powder delayed H2O + potash, VO.
H(046), bulb Allium cepa, root Cassia occidentalis, RNS.
H(051), bulb Allium cepa, aerian part Calliandra portoricensis, RNS.
H(051 ), bulb Allium cepa , brak underground part Trichilia emetica , ripe fruit Piper guineense, RNS.
H(091), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Piper guineense , barks trunc, stems, twigs Pterocarpus erinaceus, RNS.
H(091), bulb Allium cepa, ONS. Zingiber officinale, Xylopia aethiopica , Curculigo pilosa , Fungi sp. , RNS.
H(091), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Piper guineense, Eugenia aromatica, roots Uvaria chamae, Xylopia aethiopica, RNS.
H(094), bulb Allium cepa, seeds Monodora myristica, barks trunc, stems, twigs Lannea acida, dessication, powder + H2O, VO.
H(104), bulb Allium cepa, ONS. Morinda lucida, Xylopia aethiopica, RNS.
H(104), bulb Allium cepa, barks trunc, stems, twigs Nauclea latifolia, RNS.
H(104), bulb Allium cepa, barks trunc, stems, twigs Ostryoderris stuhlmannii, Piper guineense, Fagara zanthoxyloides, RNS.
H(108)sinusitis, bulb Allium cepa, aerian part + root Opilia celtidifolia , root Commipora africana , bark underground part Securidaca longipedunculata , rape fruit Xylopia aethiopica, seeds Monodora myristica, maceration, drops in eares and eyes
H(116), bulb Allium cepa, ONS. Piper guineense, Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides, RNS.
H(116), bulb Allium cepa, barks trunc, stems, twigs Ostryoderris stuhlmannii, Fagara zanthoxyloides, ripe fruit Piper guineense, dessication, powder + H2O, VO.
H(126, 2) new born, diuretic, bulb Allium cepa, RNS.
H(126) new born, bulb Allium cepa, leaves Citrus aurantifolia, RNS.
H(126) new born, bulb Allium cepa,rape fruit Piper nigrum, root Combretum hypopilinum, RNS.
H(155), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Eugenia aromatica, pulp fruit Picralima nitida , bulb Allium sativum, maceration, VO.
H(155), bulb Allium cepa, ONS. Eugenia aromatica , Syzygium aromaticum, RNS.
H(157), H(006) + H(055), bulb Allium cepa, ONS. Gladiolus psittacinus, RNS.
H(157), bulb Allium cepa, leaves of Nicotiana tabacum, RNS.
H(170), bulb Allium cepa, leaves Annona senegalensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : wanakou (Bariba), aloumassa, ayomassa vovo, massa (Fon, Goun), ayoman wéwé (Watchi), ambassa (Yoruba)
Reference HA 06
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi , L. Dan Dicko, H. Daouda, M. Delmas, S. de Souza, M. Garba, S. Guinko, A. Kayonga, D. N'Glo, J.-L. Reynal, M. Saadou
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques au Niger. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 250 p., (1980) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(118), bulb, RNS.,VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : not registered
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(055), H(099), H(166), H(172)
Recipes : H(055), decoction (H2O) bulb, VO.
H(099), decoction (H2O) roots + Chenopodium ugandae, VO.
H(166) hiccup, bulb chewed
H(172)dracunculosis, pulp Alium cepa + pulp flowers Carica papaya, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 08
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, A. Ahmed, J. Eymê, S. Guinko, A. Kayonga, A. Keita, M. Lebras
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques aux Comores. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 216 p., (1982) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) male, asthenia, bulb + seeds Areca catechu, dried, pounded, chewed
H(139) male, aphrodisiac, scraped bulb, chewed
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HA 09
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, J. Eymê, J. - N. Gassita, E. Goudotê, J. Guêho, F. S. L. Ip, D. Jackaria, S. K. K. Kalachand, A. Keita, B. Koudogbo, B. Landreau, A. W. Owadally, A. Soopramanien
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques à Maurice (Iles Maurice et Rodrigues). Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 214 p., (1983) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(094), H(118)
Recipes : H(094), pounded bulb in locale application
H(118), pounded bulb, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : oignon
Reference HA 24
Author(s) : Ayobangira, S.F.X., K. Tsongo & M.J. Kirarahumu
Title : Contribution à l'étude des plantes médicinales du Nord-Kivu: plantes antihémorroïdaires exploitées dans la ville de Goma. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 14, 75 - 87, (2000)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), 1 bulb Allium cepa, pounded + castor oil (Ricinus communis), suppository, 2 x / day during 3 to 4 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Nord-Kivu, Goma)
Vernacular name : matungulu (Swahili), igitunguru (Kinyarwanda), ronye (Hunde), itunguru (Mashi), matungulu (Nyanga)
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(068), H(104), H(113), H(157)
Recipes : H(068, 118) vermifuge, H(113, ) rheumatism, H(104, 175) stomach upset , VO. 2 bulbs
H(157) convulsion, crushed bulb of Allium cepa, application on the face
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State)
Vernacular name : ayim (Ibibio)
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(074)
Recipes : H(074) internal infection, decoction bulb of Allium cepa, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Abomey-Calavi market)
Vernacular name : agnoman (Fon)
Reference HA 55
Author(s) : Avigdor, E., H Wohlmuth, Z. Asfaw, T. Awas
Title : The current status of knowledge of herbal medicine and medicinal plants in Fiche, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:38 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Symptoms : H(068), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising Arake (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(201) evil eye, take the dried skin of a hyena and put the herbs as Artemisia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Allium cepa in a pouch of the leather as a charm around the neck.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : shinkurt (Amharic)
Reference HB 02
Author(s) : Boiteau, P.
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et pharmacopée.Précis de matière médicale malgache. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris 141 p., (1986) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : H(007), bulb, RNS.
H(007), bulb, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : tongolovazaha
Reference HB 22
Author(s) : Bilo, H. & C. Bilo - Groen
Title : Herbalism in Seychelles. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 393 - 402, (1985)
Symptoms : H(036)
Recipes : H(036), dizziness in alcoholabuse, Annona muricata pounded leaves + Allium cepa, pounded onion, inhalation
Region : Seychelles
Country : Seychelles
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(015), H(018), H(037), H(051), H(091), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(015) hematuria, to rub the belly with the tubercle of Allium cepa
H(018) cephalgy, to pound the roots and the tubercle, local frictions
H(037) chest pains, cataplasm on the chest
H(051) fever, to pound the tubercle and the roots, rub the body
H(091) anemia, rub the body with the tubercle
H(113) rhumatism, to pound the barks, friction
H(201) madness, ONS. of matya (Lycopersicon esculentum) of tiko (Blumea mollis) of sapola (Allium cepa), scarifications on head + local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto)
Vernacular name : (oka) sapola (Umunundu)
Reference HB 27
Author(s) : Ben Saï, S.
Title : Médecine indigène et plantes médicinales au Soudan. Notes Africaines, 21, 6 - 8, (1944)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), bulb cooked under living ashes, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 31
Author(s) : Bah, S., D. Diallo, S. Dembélé, B.S. Paulsen
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of schistosomiasis in Niono district, Mali. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, 387-399, (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007968
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) urinary schistosomiasis, decoction of bulbs of Allium cepa, VO. 2 X / day during 8 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (Niono district)
Vernacular name : diaba (Bambara)
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, bulbs, pods of Allium cepa
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : (o)vayu (Umubumbu), cebola (Portuguese)
Reference HB 44
Author(s) : Bekalo, T. H., S. D. Woodmatas, Z. A. Woldemariam
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5: 26 (2009) doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-5-26 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, drinking decocted older leaves of Sapium ellipticum with Allium cepa
H(037) cough (infants) , 1st day the infant will drink decocted fresh fruit (seed) of Ocimum basilicum which is mixed with butter, 2nd day the infant will drink decocted Allium cepa mixed with butter, 3rd day the infant will drink decocted Artemisia afra mixed with butter
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : shunkkurttiya (Konta)
Reference HB 57
Author(s) : Bouzabata Amel
Title : Traditional treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes in Souk Ahras District Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy Vol. 5(1), pp. 12-20, January 2013 http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379692325_Bouzabata.pdf
Symptoms : H(152), H(171)
Recipes : H(152) hypotensive, H(171) hypoglycemic, bulb of Allium cepa, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algérie (Souk Ahras District)
Vernacular name : bsel
Reference HC 03
Author(s) : Cihyoka, M. A.
Title : AGEEP-Bushi, Bukavu. Kagala, SEMINAIRE-ATELIER SUR LES PLANTES MEDICINALES.Tenu par KAGALA (Kabare) du 21 au 23 juillet l999. Documentation of the Sub-Network PRELUDE
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), moth (bibungu), bulb of Allium cepa (honyo﷓itunguru). To crush and to rub the infected part.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : honyo-itunguru
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(051), H(053), H(113), H(130), H(156), H(168), H(173)
Recipes : H(051, 4) fever, paludism, roots of Senna occidentalis, bulb of Allium cepa of Allium sativum, fruits of Citrus aurantifolia, decoction (H2O), VO., 2 X / day ; childs, 50 ml. ; adults, 100 ml.
H(053), bulb of Allium cepa, VO. till recovery
H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Bidens pilosa, bulb of Allium cepa of Allium sativum, decoction (H2O), VO. 100 ml., 3 X / day
H(130) weakness of a limb, leaves of Zanthoxylum gilletii, stems with leaves of Bidens pilosa of Conyza sumatrensis, whole plant of Cassytha filiformis, to calcine, powder + gun powder + 1 pounded bulb of Allium cepa, application on scarifications on sick zones, every 2 days
H(156), 5 fruits of Citrus.aurantifolia, 5 bulb of Allium cepa, maceration in 1 l. H2O during 24 H, to filter, to sugar; childs, VO., 1 coffee spoon 2 X / day
H(168), bulb of Allium cepa, leaves of Musanga cecropioides of Vitex madiensis, decoction (H2O), VO., 100 ml., 3 X / day
H(173), 10 bulbs of Allium., to pound, friction, 2 X / day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo-Brazzaville
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 19
Author(s) : Dykman, E.J.
Title : De Suid Afrikaanse Kook- Koek- en Resepte Boek, 14th improved impression. Paarl Printers Ltd., Paarl (Cape Colony), South Africa.( 1908) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(175)
Recipes : H(175), bulb of Allium cepa; as warm poultices (uiepap) glandular swellings
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : ui (Cape Dutch language)
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(013), H(020)
Recipes : H(013) decoction of leaves of Allium cepa with water apply to to rashes
H(020) scorpion bites, ground leaves, and apply to affected wound.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ovia North East, Edo State)
Vernacular name : onion (English), alubarha (Bini), yabasa (Ibo), alubosa Yoruba)
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(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, mixture of bulb of Allium cepa, root / bark of Garcinia kola, rhizome of Zingiber officinale + pure honey, take mixture 2 times daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ogun state)
Vernacular name : alubosa
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(014)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff, bulb, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 20
Author(s) : Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, Joseph Guého
Title : Plantes médicinales de l'île Rodrigues Stanley, Rose-Hill. Editions de l'océan indien - Université de Maurice (Réduit) , 580 p. (1994) (ISBN 99903-0-171-9)
Symptoms : H(093), H(094)
Recipes : H(093) antidote, bulb juice of Allium cepa in local application on the sting of Laffe (toxic fish of the reefs) the wound is open and the contaminated blood sucked
H(094) haemorrhoids, cataplasm of bulbs of Allium cepa, local application
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island
Vernacular name : onion, oignon
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, 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.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves and Allium cepa bulb are soaked in water for 5 days. One cup drunk daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : alubosa
Reference HG 24
Author(s) : Gill, L.S.
Title : Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants in Nigeria. Uniben Press, Benin City, Nigeria. 276p, (1992) Extracted from HI O8 (Ethnobotanical Uses of Plants Among the Binis in the Treatment of Ophthalmic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Ailments) of Idu M., G.O. Obaruyi and J. O. Erhabor
Symptoms : H(008), H(082), H(094)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(082) asthma, bulbs of Allium cepa are used for treatment of dysentery and asthma, RNS.
H(094), a compression made of roasted bulb is applied to inflamed or protruding piles
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 11
Author(s) : Haxaire Claudie (Pharmacienne)
Title : Phytothérapie et Médecine Familiale chez les Gbaya-Kara (République Centrafricaine) Thèse de doctorat, Université de Paris, Fac. Pharmacie., 320 p., (1979)
Symptoms : H(056), H(068), H(135)
Recipes : H(056), filariasis "loa-loa", drops in eyes from juice of leaves of a partial mixing of Clerodendrum umbellatum, Ficus exasperata , Hymenocardia acida , Ocimum basilicum , Vitex doniana , Canthium venosum, Allophyllus welwitschii , Mucuna poggei , of roots of Khaya anthotheca , onions of Allium cepa
H(068) small intestinal worms (small intestinal worms), juice of onion passed through fire H(135), indigestion from damaged food, ONS., RNS., VO. of a partial mixing of Allium cepa , Cassia occidentalis, Terminalia laxiflora , Vernonia sp.
H(135), indigestion from damaged food, crushed onion + rock salt
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : Indicated by the author in phonetic note. not transposable
Reference HH 8k
Author(s) : Hirt, H. M. & M. Bindanda
Title : La médecine naturelle en Afrique.Comment se soigner par les plantes tropicales. Editions Centre de vulgarisation agricole, B.P. 4008, Kinshasa 2, République du Zaïre, 144 p., (1993)
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(013), H(014), H(037), H(038), H(091), H(108), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(013),H(014), bulb pounded, juice, frictions affected parts
H(006) + H(104), H(038), H(151), bulb decoction (H2O) , filter, VO.
H(037), H(108)troat, juice bulb, 1 tea spoon juice +1 tea spoon H2O, VO., 3 - 4 fX / day
H(091)scorbut, eat the bulb
H(171), bulb, decoction (H2O) , filter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
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(001), H(053)
Recipes : H(001) irritation of the eye, roasted bulb of Allium cepa in the form of poultice is used for treatment of earache and it is used for brightening eye colour
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo State)
Vernacular name : alubarha (Binis), onion (English)
Reference HI 12
Author(s) : Iyamah P.C., M. Idu
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of plantsused in the treatment of malaria in Southern Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 287–302, (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.07.008
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, leaves, stem bark of Allium cepa, Decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Southern Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba), uta (Efik), onions (English)
Reference HK 01
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J. G. Adam
Title : La pharmacopée sénégalaise traditionnelle. Plantes médicinales et toxiques. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 1011 p., (1974)
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038), aerian part, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 20
Author(s) : Kalanda, K. & W. D. Omasombo
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Haut Zaïre: plantes utilisées dans le traitement des maux d'estomac dans la ville de Kisangani. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 9, n° 1, 59 - 69, (1995)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, eat 200 gr bulb per day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 35
Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Medicinal plants used to induce labour during childbirth in western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 109 pp. 1 - 9 (2007) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106003199
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), stem bulb, leaves, root tuber of Allium cepa, chewing, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : katunguru (Runyankole, KI, Runyaruguru)
Reference HK 38
Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Traditional herbal remedies used in the management of sexual impotence and erectile dysfunction in western Uganda. African Health Sciences, Volume 5 n° 1 pp. 40 - 49 (2005)
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) sexual impotence and erectile dysfunction, stem, bulb, leaves, roots of Allium cepa, to chew, to cook, VO in H2O and in in food
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : katunguru (Runyankore, Rukiga, Runyaruguru)
Reference HK 44
Author(s) : Kling, H.
Title : Die Sieketrooster. Van de Sandt de Villiers, Cape Town. (1923) From references HV 51, HS 32
Symptoms : H(175)
Recipes : H(175), bulb of Allium cepa; as warm poultices (uiepap) glandular swellings
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : ui (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HK 58
Author(s) : Kayode, J. & G.M. Kayode
Title : Ethnomedicinal Survey of Botanicals Used in Treating Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Ekiti State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 44-55, (2008) http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/ekiti.htm
Symptoms : H(100), H(199)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted diseases (included, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, chlamydial infection, syphilis), H(199) HIV / AIDS, bulb of Allium cepa, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ekiti State)
Vernacular name : alubasa
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(013), H(099), H(130x), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) skin eruptions starting with the members (kiungu) and followed with flaking of the scalp, pound together the following plants : Allium cepa (leaves), Anchomanes difformis, Craterispermum schweinfurthii (leaves), Ottelia ulvifolia, Scleria achtenii and Melinis minutiflora; decoction of the mixture and filter, rectal bath and rub the whole body. .
H(099) epilepsy, to roast and finely ground with fruits of Capsicum frutescens the mixing of the following plants : leaves of Mucuna pruriens;leaves, roots and green fruit of Strychnos cocculoides, Lippia multiflora, ngemba-ndundu sp, seeds of onion (Allium cepa), seeds of Garcinia kola and fruits of Aframomum melegueta. Add the powder obtained to little white clay and eat with little water, ½ teaspoonful of powder 2 times per day. Prohibited food : Any animal that flies (hens, birds, bats); goats, river fish, look at a dead body, look in a mirror, go to go to the market and walk alone.
H(130x) Parkinson's disease, macerated in palm wine the plants below pounded together : 7 stems of Allium cepa (leaves), Ottelia ulvifolia, Brillantaisia patula, Costus lucanusianus, dead leaves of the bottom of the river and the ground rejected with the legs by an digger insect ; to filter and drink 1/3 of glass filtrate 3 times per day.
H(201) madness, boil together the following plants: Allium cepa (onions, seeds), Curcuma longa (rhizome), Sapium cornutum (leaves), Sesamum radiatum (leaves); Costus lucanusianus (roots).To filter and drink 1/2 of glass, 2 times per day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : bola, nyasa (Kikongo)
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, steeped Allium cepa bulb with Ananas comosus leaves and peel, and Vernonia amygdalina leaves and drink as required.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ghana (Ashanti region)
Vernacular name : gyene
Reference HM 48
Author(s) : M.-J. Mukazayire, M.-J. , V. Minani, C. K. Ruffo, E. Bizuru, C. Stévigny, P. Duez
Title : Traditional phytotherapy remedies used in Southern Rwanda for the treatment of liver diseases Journal of Ethnopharmacology 138, 415– 431 (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111006957
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver diseases, decoct a handful of each plant of Allium cepa of Erythrina abyssinica of Helichrysum odoratissimum of Crassocephalum vitellinum with 3 L of H2O, VO. 1 glass a day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Southern Rwanda
Vernacular name : igitunguru gitukura (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HM 57
Author(s) : Mensah, J.K., R I. Okoli , A. A. Turay & E.A. Ogie-Odia
Title : Phytochemical Analysis of Medicinal Plants Used for the Management of Hypertension by Esan people of Edo State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 1273-87. (2009) http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/meoktuoo.htm
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, bulbs of Allium cepa are minced (5 - 10) and blended with honey four spoons are taken three times daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Edo State)
Vernacular name : anubasa
Reference HM 72
Author(s) : Mahomoodally, M. F.
Title : A quantitative ethnobotanical study of common herbal remedies used against 13 human ailments catergories in Mauritus African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines,11(6):1-32 (2014)
Symptoms : H(014), H(053)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff. Extract the juice from the bulb of Allium cepa and apply with a piece of cotton onto the scalp.
H(053) earache, extract the juice from the bulb of Allium cepa. After warming, instill 1 drop in the ear
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zoiyuon (local language), onion (English)
Reference HM 76
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild and cultivated plants in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,13:43 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-017-0173-8
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, bulb of Allium cepa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : itswele (isi Xhosa)
Reference HN 08
Author(s) : Nacoulma - Ouedraogo, O., J. Millogo - Rasolodimby & S. Guinko
Title : Les plantes herbacées dans la thérapie des piqûres d'insectes. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 11 - 12, 1 65 - 176, (1997 - 1998)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020), insects, bulb, sap, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (central table-land plateau)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HN 11
Author(s) : Nkongmeneck, B.A. & al.
Title : Voies de recours thérapeutiques du diabète et plantes utilisées par les diabètiques au Cameroun: cas de Yaounde et ses environs. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr.,Vol. 14, 89 - 98, (2000)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171), 1 kg bulb in small pieces, decoction (H2O) in 2 l. H2O, during 20', colling during 2h, VO, 1 glass, 30' before of meal, 3 x / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon (Yaounde)
Vernacular name : lilang (Brassa)
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(013), H(014), H(020x), H(037), H(045), H(053), H(060), H(078), H(082), H(091), H(095), H(094), H(152), H(157), H(175), H(186)
Recipes : H(091), H(186), onion bulb serves as a stimulant and expectorant
H(014), H(020x), H(045), Generally antimicrobial, it is usually crushed and its juice used against skin infections and insect bites
H(013) , H(053), H(094), H(175) + H(078), the roasted onion or its compress is used as poultice for tumors, ulcers, earaches and piles
H(037), H(082), H(152), H(157), juice of onion is mixed with honey in the treatment of asthma, cough, cold, convulsion and hypotension
H(048), H(060), fresh onion leaves is mostly used to eat roasted meat “suya” as a carminative and to reduce cholesterol level.
H(095), onion bulb is mostly used for flavouring and garnishing soup and foods
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubarha (Bini); oyim mbakara (Efik/Ibibio ) ; yabasi (Igbo) ; alubosa (Yoruba) ; red onion (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(006), H(037), H(068), H(091), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastralgia, H(068) intestinal parasitism, pound 1/2 glass of seeds of Carica papaya + 5 bulbs of Allium cepa + honey, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, pulp of a bulb of Allium cepa, dilution in 250 ml of honey, local application + VO. 2 soup spoons , 3 X / day
H(091) anaemia, H(113) rheumatism, H(128x) prostate, fermentation of 20 bulbs of Allium cepa in 2 l. palm wine during 5 days, filter+ 1/2 l. of honey. VO. 1 glass/day
H(109) lumbago, maceration of 10 bulbs of Allium cepa during 1 week + honey. filter and VO. At will
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HN 32
Author(s) : Nagata, J. M., A. R. Jew, J. M. Kimeud, C. R. Salmena, E. A. Bukusi, C. R. Cohen
Title : Medical pluralism on Mfangano Island: Use of medicinal plants among persons living with HIV/AIDS in Suba District, Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 135, 501–509, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111002029
Symptoms : H(051), H(199)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(199) HIV/AIDS, roots of Allium sativum, unprepared crushed, chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Suba District)
Vernacular name : kitungu saumu, (Luo), ekitungu saumu (Suba)
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(068), H(082), H(135), H(200), H(214)
Recipes : H(068) worms or other multicellular parasites, H(082) diseases of the respiratory system, H(135) diseases of the digestive system, H(200) microbial diseases, H(214) skeletal diseases or skeletal pain. Parts of the plant used to treat patients; leaves, aerial parts, underground parts of Allium cepa . Pharmaceutical form: decoction, paste , ashes , whole organ . Administration: VO., scarification or friction
Region : West Africa
Country : République démocratique du Congo (region of Mbanza-Ngungu)
Vernacular name : niaza
Reference HN 42
Author(s) : Nicolas J.-P.
Title : Plantes médicinales du Nord de Madagascar. Ethnobotanique antakarana et informations scientifiques 296 p. (2012) Editions Jardins du monde 15, rue saint Michel - 29 190 Brasparts www.jardinsdumonde.org
Symptoms : H(014), H(068)
Recipes : H(014) dermatosis, raw or cooked pulp of Allium cepa, local application
H(068) intestinal worms, decoctions of bulbs of Allium cepa , VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : North Madagascar
Vernacular name : dongolo (Antakarana), mangafaka, tongolombazaha (Malgache), oignon (French), onion( Anglais)
Reference HO 06
Author(s) : Owuor, B. O. & D. P. Kisangau
Title : Kenyan medicinal plants used as antivenin: a comparison of plant usage. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Vol. 2 (7) (2006)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 2) snake, leaves or roots are pounded, sap in local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : kitungu (Kamba)
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(001), H(018), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(001), H(018), H(151), H(171) the whole bulb of Allium cepa is eaten regularly to clear the eye; it is also used to treat hypertension, diabetes and head-ache.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : alubasa
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) tuberculosis, bulb of Allium cepa, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ogun state)
Vernacular name : alubosa
Reference HS 1k
Author(s) : Sawyerr, E.S.
Title : Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020)repulsive, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : yabas (Krio), yawe (Mende), ta yabas (Temne)
Reference HS 25
Author(s) : Shauri, N.E.N.
Title : Experience on the use of Tanzanian medicinal plants for the last decade (1979-1989) in :Traditional Medicinal Plants. Dar Es Salaam University Press - Ministry of Health - Tanzania, 391 p. (1991)
Symptoms : H(007), H(045), H(196)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, 4 large crushed onions are mixed with 1000 ml of white wine, and then 100 gm of honey are added. The mixture is allowed to set for 14 days. The dosage recommended is 15 ml tds for adults.
H(045) antiseptic, ONS, RNS.
H(139) aphrodisiac qualities, and is therefore good for impotent people. infusion of two large onions (sliced) in 1000 ml of water is administered. This should be all in one day.
H(196) antiscorbutic (rich in Vitamin C), and H(171) antidiabetic, useful H(068) vermifuge, 4 to 5 onions are treated with 1000 ml of water and sweetened with honey (as it boils). The dosage recommended is 200 - 300 ml tds for adults.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
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(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, Allium cepa and Allium sativum, cut into pieces and macerated in H2O, VO. 3 X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba)
Reference HS 42
Author(s) : Suroowan,S., M. F. Mahomoodally
Title : A comparative ethnopharmacological analysis of traditional medicine used against respiratory tractdiseases in Mauritius Journal of Ethnopharmacology 177, 61–80, (2016)
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082, 19) respiratory tract diseases as: H(037) cough, H(108) cold:, H(108) flu, H(155) tonsilitis:, cush the bulb of Allium cepa, VO. Until symptoms disappear.
H(082) respiratory tract diseases as: H(097y) mucous discharge, H(037) chest problems:, Crush the bulb, squeeze it to remove the juice with the addition of honey. Administer once orally daily until symptoms disappear
H(082) respiratory tract diseases as: H(108) nose infection, prepare a hot water infusion by crushing 1 bulb in 1 l of water, cover the head with a towel holding the preparation beneath and inhale once daily. Repeat frequent times until symptoms disappear.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zoiyuon (Mauritian Creol and Bhojpuri), onion (Common English Name)
Reference HS 47
Author(s) : Samoisy, A. K., M. Fawzi Mahomoodally
Title : Ethnopharmacological analysis of medicinal plants used against non-communicable diseases in Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 20–38 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.06.036
Symptoms : H(020x)
Recipes : H(020x) swelling caused by insect bite, cut the bulb of Allium cepa into two and rub onto the affected area
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island (Mauritius)
Vernacular name : zoignon (Rodrigues Creole), onion (English)
Reference HT 25
Author(s) : Thring, T.S.A. & F.M. Weitz
Title : Medicinal plant use in the Bredadoro / Elim region of the Southern Overberg in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 103, pp. 261 - 275 (2006)
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), bulb of Allium cepa VO. raw or in cooking
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Vernacular name : ui, onion
Reference HT 28
Author(s) : Tabuti, J.R.S., K.A. Lye, S.S. Dhillion
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Bulamogi, Uganda: plants, use and administration. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 88, pp. 19-44 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103001612
Symptoms : H(085)
Recipes : H(085) diphtheria, to chew the bulb of Allium cepa
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Bulamogi country
Vernacular name : butungulu
Reference HT 29
Author(s) : Tabuti, J.R.S.
Title : Herbal medicines used in the treatment of malaria in Budiope county, Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 116, pp. 33-42 (2008)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, bulb of Allium cepa, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Budiope country
Vernacular name : katungulu (Lusoga)
Reference HT 36
Author(s) : Telefo, P.B. , L.L. Lienou, M.D. Yemele, M.C. Lemfack, C. Mouokeu, C.S. Goka, S.R. Tagne, F.P. Moundipa
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of female infertility in Baham, Cameroon Journal of Ethnopharmacology ,136, 178–187, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03788741/136/1
Symptoms : H(026), H(033), H(199)
Recipes : H(033) femal infertility, barks of Pepperonia sp., roots of Alium cepa of Pentadiplandra brazzeana, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosoides, decoction in red wine + H2O, 1 glass / Day during 90 days; this treatment also for horns gulps, H(026) painful menstruations, H(199) sexually transmitted infections
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Baham region)
Vernacular name : anoussi (Ghomala’a)
Reference HT 3k
Author(s) : They, A.K.A.
Title : L' herbe et non le fétiche.Médecine et “remèdes miracles” des plantes de chez nous.82 p. , undatet, adress: A.K.A. They, BP.4801- Lome, Togo. Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : H(000), H(124)
Recipes : H(124)nose, bulb in 2 pieces, inhalation odours
H(189) (hematie falsiforme), pounded roots barks Fagara zanthoxyloides + 4 fragments of Allium cepa + 1 hand of peper Piper guineense, powder, 1 teaspoon in the sauce of the meal,1 month
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HT 48
Author(s) : Thornton-Barnett, S.R
Title : Ancestral pharmacopoeias: a paleoethnobotanical assessment of plant use in the western free state, South Africa Thesis submitted to the Graduate Council of Texas State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts with a Major in Anthropology, December 2013
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), whole plant of Allium cepa banish evil spirits
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : eive (Basotho)
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, bulb of Allium cepa , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: convulsion, rheumatism, vermifuge, hypertension, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba), onion (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(020)
Recipes : 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
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : alubosa
Reference HV 51
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E.
Title : A review of Khoi-San and Cape Dutch medical ethnobotany. Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 119, pp.331–341 (2008)
Symptoms : H(086), H(175)
Recipes : Bulb of Allium cepa; as warm H(175) poultices (uiepap), H(086) glandular swellings ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica.; from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ui (Africaans)
Reference HV 56
Author(s) : Volpato G. , P. Kourková, V. Zelený
Title : Healing war wounds and perfuming exile: the use of vegetal, animal, and mineral products for perfumes, cosmetics, and skin healing among Sahrawi refugees of Western Sahara Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 8:49 (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/49
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) antiseptic for wounds, bulb of Allium cepa, topical application
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : besla (Hassaniya)
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(155)
Recipes : H(155), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Capsicum frutescens, leaves Phyllanthus niruri, VO.
H(155), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Capsicum frutescens, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
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, 2) Buruli ulcerus, bulb of Allium cepa, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference J1 Nord
Author(s) : Jouad, H., M. Haloui, H.Rhiouani, J.El-Hilaly & M. Eddouks
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes, cardiac and renal diseases in the North centre of Morocco (Fez-Boulemane). Table 1 Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 77, pp. 175 - 182 ((2001)
Symptoms : H(034), H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 142) diabetes, H(034, 142) cardiac diseases, bulb, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (region of Fez-Boulemane)
Vernacular name : basla
Reference M4 Nord
Author(s) : Mezianne, M.
Title : Origine de la médecine traditionnelle marocaine: Enquête sur le terrain dans la région d'Oujda. Thèse pour le diplôme d'état de docteur en pharmacie. Présentée et soutenue publiquement le 30 juin 2003 à la faculté de pharmacie. Université de Nantes
Symptoms : H(045), H(151), H(210x)
Recipes : H(045) antiinfectives, H(151) hypertension, H(210x) detoxifying, ONS. of Allium cepa (the leaves are the basis of drugs, the other parts in a lesser degree) , RNS (infusion or decoction for the hard parts of the plant)
Region : North Africa
Country : Morocoo (Oujda region)
Vernacular name : basla (Arabic), oignon (French)
Reference R2 Nord
Author(s) : Rachid, A., D.Rabah, L. Farid, S. F. Zohra, B. Houcine and B. Nacéra
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used in the traditional treatment of diabetes mellitus in the North Western and South Western Algeria Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 6(10), pp. 2041-2050, 16 March, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380870285_Rachid%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes mellitus, bulb of Allium cepa, VO. , raw
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria of North Western and South Western
Vernacular name : elbesla (Popular name)
Reference S1 Nord
Author(s) : Sarri, M., N. Hendel, A. Boudjelal and D. Sarri
Title : Inventory of medicinal plants used for traditional treatment of eczema in the region of Hodna (M'Sila-Algeria) GJRMI, Volume 1, Issue4, 97 - 100 ( 2012) http://www.gjrmi.com/Upload/Issue4/Madani%20Sari%20et%20al.%20GJRMI%201%284%29%2097-100.pdf
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, pulp pomade of Allium cepa , local application
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (region of Hodna)
Vernacular name : el basla (Arabic)
Reference S1 Nord
Author(s) : Sarri, M., N. Hendel, A. Boudjelal and D. Sarri
Title : Inventory of medicinal plants used for traditional treatment of eczema in the region of Hodna (M'Sila-Algeria) GJRMI, Volume 1, Issue4, 97 - 100 ( 2012) http://www.gjrmi.com/Upload/Issue4/Madani%20Sari%20et%20al.%20GJRMI%201%284%29%2097-100.pdf
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid fever, fumigation of leaves of Eucalyptus globulus (eucalyptus), of leafy stems of Marrubium vulgare (marrube blanc), of Ammi visnaga (ombelles of khella), of Eugenia caryophyllata (clous of girofle) , leaves of Brassica rapa (navet), of Allium cepa (oignon) and sardine heads
Region : North Africa
Country : Marocco, Kenitra town
Vernacular name : aïl (French)
Reference S2 Nord
Author(s) : Sameh, F. A., A. M. Abdelhalim
Title : Survey on medicinal plants and spices used in Beni-Sueif, Upper Egypt Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 7:18, (2011)
Symptoms : H(045), H(178)
Recipes : H(045, 1) antiseptic for mouth infections, H(178, 1) heart diseases, decoction, of green parts of bulb of Allium cepa
Region : North Africa
Country : Egypt (region of Beni-Sueif)
Vernacular name : bassal
Reference S3 Nord
Author(s) : Salhi, S.,M. Fadli, L. Zidane & A. Douira
Title : Etudes floristique et ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales de la ville de Kénitra (Maroc) Lazaroa 31: 133-146 (2010).
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid fever,fumigation of Eucalyptus globulus leaves or stems with leaves of Marrubium vulgare, of umbels of Ammi visnaga, cloves of "Eugenia caryophyllata", of turnip leaves "Brassica rapa", onion "Allium cepa" and sardine heads
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Kenitra town)
Vernacular name : khella
Reference T2 Nord
Author(s) : Tahraoui, A., J., El-Hilaly, Z.H. Israili, B. Lyoussi
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used in the traditional treatment of hypertension and diabetes in south-eastern Moroco (Errachidia province). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 110, pp. 105 - 117 (2007)
Symptoms : H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(151, 31), H(171, 31), raw bulb of Allium cepa, VO. - -
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Errachidia province)
Vernacular name : el-bes,la
Reference VA 05
Author(s) : Aniyere, F.
Title : Ethno-pharmacopée vétérinaire: vue du Tchad. Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 223 - 228, (1994)
Symptoms : V(005), V(068)
Recipes : V(005), VO., crushed seeds + H2O
Vb (068), instilation in nostril, crushed seeds + H2O
Vb (068), VO., crushed seeds + H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Chad
Vernacular name : not registered
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(005), V(074)
Recipes : Vb(005), leaves Khaya senegalensis, Allium cepa, pounded + potash, cataplasm
Vb(005), leaves Paullinia pinnata, Allium cepa, , pounded + potash, cataplasm
Vb(074), leaves, Securidaca longipedunculata + pods Allium cepa, pounded, maceration, filter, drops in nostril
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ayomassa (Fon), aloubassa (Nago)
Reference VD 03
Author(s) : Defour, G.
Title : Plantes médicinales traditionnelles au Kivu (République du Zaïre), (1994) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(113)
Recipes : V(113), whitlow, paste, cataplasm
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : itunguru (Shi)
Reference VD 05
Author(s) : Dim Delobson, A. A.
Title : Les secrets des sorciers noirs. Librairie E. Nourry Paris, 254 - 271, (1934)
Symptoms : V(018)
Recipes : V(018) put the onion in the barn
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina-Faso
Vernacular name : albasle
Reference VG 24
Author(s) : Gefu JO, P.A. Abdu, C.B. Alawa
Title : Ethnovet. practices res. Dev. Proc. Of the workshop on ethnovet practices held 14-18 August, 2000, Kaduna, Nig. Published by the National Anim. Prod. Res. Inst, ABU, Zaria, Nig. From reference VF 02
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vv(068) helminthiasis, for duck’s lice, drop bulb in the bird’s drinking water and for chickens use green leaves (spring onions) to be picked by the birds.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : albasa, ghipa
Reference VG 25
Author(s) : Gradé, J.T., J. R.S. Tabuti, P.Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary knowledge in pastoral Karamoja, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 273–293 (2009) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109000233
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) anaplasmosis (lopid), H2O extract of roots of Allium cepa + sediment rock (CaCo3) + salt + ampicillin (receipt from the Pian tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : ekitunguru (Ngakarimojong)
Reference VG 26
Author(s) : Gakuubi, M. M.& W. Wanzala
Title : A survey of plants and plant products traditionally used in livestock health management in Buuri district, Meru County, Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8:39, (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/39
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : Vb(050) bloat (kuuna), bulb of Allium cepa concoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : gitunguru
Reference VK 17
Author(s) : Koumare, F.
Title : Quelques données sur les conceptions et la pratique de la médecine et pharmacopée vétérinaires indigènes. Ouvrage inédit, 81 p. , (1933) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(059), V(126)
Recipes : Vb(059), (m'boye guite), pounded leaves, infusion, Guiera senegalensis + Combretum ghasalense + pods Allium cepa, in millet bran, RNS.
Vo(126), (ca‹hanguel), Allium cepa + Capsicum annuum, pounded + H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : toume
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(068), V(108)
Recipes : Vv(068) helminthiasis, Vv(108) cold, leaves, bulbs of Allium cepa, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ekiti State)
Vernacular name : alubosa
Reference VL 14
Author(s) : Lans Cheryl , Tonya Khan
Title : Family poultry and Newcastle disease in Africa: the role of ethnoveterinary medicine. (1999) University of Victoria, Vancouver. Article on http://www.ethnovet.com/files/poster_avian_flu_ethnovet2.htm
Symptoms : V(082)
Recipes : Vv(082) unspecified respiratory disease, bulb of Allium cepa immersed in the drinking water
Region : not communicated
Country : not communicated
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference VN 02
Author(s) : Nwude, N. & M.A. Ibrahim
Title : Plants used in traditional veterinary medical practice in Nigeria. Journal of veterinary pharmacology and therapeutics, Volume 3, 261 - 273, (1980)
Symptoms : V(006), V(068), V(075)
Recipes : Vc(006), Vo(006), Vc(068), Vo(068), Vc(075), Vo(075) , ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : albasa (Hausa), yabas (Igbo), alubosa (Yoruba)
Reference VN 08
Author(s) : Nacoulma - Ouedraogo, O., J. Millogo - Rasolodimby & S. Guinko
Title : Les plantes herbacées dans la thérapie des piqûres d'insectes. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 11 - 12, 1 65 - 176, (1997 - 1998)
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020), insects bulb, juice, external use
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (central table-land plateau)
Vernacular name : not registered