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Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae

39 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HB 24
Author(s) : Bhat, R.B. & T.V. Jacobs
Title : Traditional herbal medicine in Transkei. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 48, pp. 7 - 12, (1995) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/037887419501276J
Symptoms : H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, leaves, mucilaginous sap, infusion H2O, VO.
H(103), leaves, , infusion H2O, gargle
H(104), stomach, leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO., 1/2 cup
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : century tree (English), unomaweni, ikhala, umhlaba (Xhosa)
Reference HB 54
Author(s) : Bisi-Johnson, M. A., Obi, C. L., Kambizi, L. and Nkomo, M.
Title : A survey of indigenous herbal diarrhoeal remedies of O.R. Tambo district, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9(8), pp. 1245-1254 (2010) http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves decoction of Aloe ferox (Aloe candelabrum (Status rejected))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ikhalana, inkalane (Xhosa), uphondonde (Zulu), candelabrum Aloe (English)
Reference HB 59
Author(s) : Bhat R.B. , T.V. Jacobs
Title : Traditional herbal medicine in Transkei Journal of Ethnopharmacology 48, 7-12 (1995)
Symptoms : H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, sap from the leaf of Aloe ferox is mixed with hot water
H(103) toothache, an infusion is taken orally as a gargle
H(104) stomach-ache, decoction of leaves, filtered, VO half a cup
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : u nomaweni, i khala, um hlaba (Xhosa); century tree (English)
Reference HB 61
Author(s) : Bhat , RB.
Title : Medicinal plants and traditional practices of Xhosa people in the Transkei region of Eastern Cape, South Africa Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 13 (2), pp. 292-298, April 2014
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(104) stomachache, 3 leaves of Aloe ferox, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : ikhala (Xhosa), bitter aloe (English)
Reference HC 27
Author(s) : Coopoosamy, R. M. and K. K. Naidoo
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(11), pp. 818-823, 22 March, 2012
Symptoms : H(002), H(004), H(005x), H(006), H(013), H(013), H(014), H(020x), H(051), H(076), H(076), H(091), H(108), H(111), H(111x), H(191), H(137), H(199)
Recipes : H(002) applied on nipples for females who breast fed , H(004) wounds, H(005x) blisters, H(006) constipation,H(013) acne,H(013) rashes,H(014) itchy places, H(020x) insect bites , H(051) fever blisters, H(076) mouth ulcers, H(076) cracked lips, H(091) immune boosters, H(108) cold sore, H(111) burns, H(111x) sunburn, H(191) blood purifiers, H(137) sores , H(199) against secondary infections of HIV (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : inhlaba (Zulu)
Reference HD 22
Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000469
Symptoms : H(104), H(109), H(162y), H(179)
Recipes : H(104, 2) stomach problems, H(109) back pain, H(162y) bladder, H(179) kidneys, drink an infusion of the leaves of Aloe ferox
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Hantam names)
Reference HD 22
Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000469
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 4) put leaves of Aloe ferox in the drinking water of chicken for lice and chicken diseases (piep)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Hantam names)
Reference HD 34
Author(s) : Denver D., T. Blouws, O. Aboyade, D. Gibson, J. De Jong, C Van t' Klooster, G. Hughes
Title : Traditional health practitioners' perceptions, herbal treatment and management of HIV and related opportunistic infections. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:77 (2014) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-10-77
Symptoms : H(100), H(037), H(104), H(182)
Recipes : H(100) HIV and opportunistic infections, leaves of Aloe ferox are cut into cubes and dried. They form black crystals which are consumed as a purgative and immune booster. The sap of Aloe is applied to skin for shingles and thrush.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bitter aloe, red aloe (English); ikhalana, ikhala, intelezi (Zulu)
Reference HG 13
Author(s) : Grierson, D.S. & A.J. Afolayan
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of wounds in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 67, pp. 327- 332, (1999)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) , leaves, juice applied as dressing for wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ikhala, umhlaba
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(006)
Recipes : H(006) juice of Aloe ferox taken as laxative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HL 11
Author(s) : Lemordant, D.
Title : Contribution à l'ethnobotanique éthiopienne. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 18, 1 - 35, 142 - 179, (1971)
Symptoms : V(002x)
Recipes : Vb(002x) to vean the calf, sap of Aloe ferox, ONS. , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : erét
Reference HL 11
Author(s) : Lemordant, D.
Title : Contribution à l'ethnobotanique éthiopienne. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 18, 1 - 35, 142 - 179, (1971)
Symptoms : H(001), H(002x), H(004)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, ONS., RNS.
H(002x) to vean the calf, sap of Aloe ferox, ONS. , RNS. et les empécher de sucer leurs doigts
H(004) wounds, leaves as dressing
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : erét
Reference HL 16
Author(s) : Laidler, P.W.
Title : The magic medicine of the Hottentots. South African Journal of Science Volume 25, pp.433–447. (1928) From references HV 51, HS 32
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) juice of Aloe ferox taken as laxative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HM 37
Author(s) : Marloth , R.
Title : The Flora of South Africa Darter, 4 vols. Cape Town and William Wesley, London. (1913–1932) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) juice of Aloe ferox taken as laxative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HM 49
Author(s) : Mavundza, E.J. , R. Maharaj, J.F. Finnie, G. Kabera, J. Van Staden
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of mosquito repellent plants in uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137, 1516– 1520, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111006131
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106, 7) repelling, insecticide, fresh leaves of Aloe ferox are burned to produce smoke
Region : South Africa (uMkhanyakude district, KwaZulu-Natal province)
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : inhlaba (isiZulu)
Reference HM 64
Author(s) : Moteetee, A. , B-E .Van Wyk
Title : The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Symptoms : H(006), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) leaf of Aloe ferox decoction for constipation
H(171) leaf and root decoction for diabetes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhala-le-leholo, lekhala-la- thaba
Reference HM 75
Author(s) : Mitchell, P. and A. Hudson
Title : Psychoactive plants and southern African hunter-gatherers: a review of the evidence Southern African Humanities Vol. 16 Pages 39–57, Pietermaritzburg December, 2004
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(210) Aloe ferox as psychoactive and hallucinogenic drug used by southern African hunter-gatherers, Nectar? Dried juice smoked?
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(004), H(013), H(014), H(037), H(104), H(200)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(013) boils, H(014) dry skin, H(037) tuberculosis, H(104) stomachache, H(200) immune booster, leaf gel of Aloe ferox, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : ikhala (isi Xhosa)
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 : V(004), V(013), V(014), V(037), V(104), V(200)
Recipes : V(004) wounds, V(013) boils, H(014) dry skin, V(037) tuberculosis, V(104) stomachache, V(200) immune booster, leaf gel of Aloe ferox, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : ikhala (isi Xhosa)
Reference HM 77
Author(s) : Mugomeri, E., P. Chatanga, N, Chakane
Title : Medicinal herbs used by HIV-positive people in Lesotho African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 13(4):123-131 (2016) 10.21010/ajtcam.v13i4.17
Symptoms : H(014), H(104), H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 6) HIV / AIDS opportunistic infections H(104) abdominal pains, H(014) rashes, extract juice of leaves of Aloe ferox & mix with H2O
Region : South Africa
Country : Lesotho
Vernacular name : lekhala la quthing
Reference HO 19
Author(s) : Omoruyi, B. E., G. Bradley & A. J. Afolayan
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of medicinal plants used for the management of HIV/AIDS infection among local management of HIV/AIDS infection among local communities of Nkonkobe Municipality, Eastern Cape, South Africa Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 6(19), pp. 3603-3608, 23 May, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2012/23May/Omoruyi%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199) opportunist HIV/AIDS infections as dysentery, skin infections sores, and cough, decoctions are made from roots of Aloe ferox and half a cup is three times a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Eastern Cape, Nkonkobe Municipality
Vernacular name : umhlaba
Reference HO 21
Author(s) : Otang, W. M. , D. S. Grierson & R. N. Ndip
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the management of opportunistic fungal infections in HIV/AIDS patients in the Amathole District of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 6(11), pp. 2071-2080, 23 March, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2012/23Mar/Otang%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(087), H(199)
Recipes : H(199) HIV/AIDS, H(087) vaginal candidiasis, opportunistic infections in HIV/AIDS, roots lotion of Aloe ferox, local application
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Amathole District of the Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : umhlaba, ikhala (isiXhosa)
Reference HP 12
Author(s) : Pappe, L.
Title : Pappe, L., 1847. A List South African Indigenous Plants Used as Remedies by the Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope. O.I. Pike, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1850. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus. A.S. Robertson, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1857. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus, 2nd ed. W. Britain Press, Cape Town. From references HV 09, HV 51
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) juice of Aloe ferox taken as laxative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HS 19
Author(s) : Smith ,A.
Title : A Contribution to the South African materia medica, 2nd ed. Lovedale,South Africa. (1895.) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) juice of Aloe ferox taken as laxative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HS 45
Author(s) : Seleteng Kose, L. , A. Moteetee, S. Van Vuuren
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the Maseru district of Lesotho Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 170, 184–200, (2015)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) herpes; leaves, roots of Aloe ferox, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Lesotho ( Maseru district)
Vernacular name : lekhala la quthing (Sesotho)
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(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin problems, leaves juice of Aloe ferox, local application
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Vernacular name : alwyn, aloe
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(097z)
Recipes : H(097z) skin inflamation, jelly of leaf of Aloe ferox.applied to skin
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : large aloe
Reference HV 09
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E. , H. de Wet , F.R. Van Heerden
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in the southeastern Karoo South Africa Journal of Botany , 74, pp. 696–704, (2008)
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation. dry leaves of Aloe ferox soaked in a bottle of water and a tablespoon is taken in the morning
H(006) constipation, sap is mixed with lukewarm water (short or young aloe said to work best).
H(104) “stomach pills (maagpille) are made from the dry sap.
H(104) to clean the stomach, dry leaves of Aloe ferox soaked in a bottle of water and a tablespoon is taken in the morning
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Murraysburg region)
Vernacular name : aalwyn (Afrikaans language)
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(006)
Recipes : Juice of Aloe ferox taken as H(006) laxative (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) ; from Marloth (1915) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Africaans)
Reference HW 50
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E., Gericke, N.
Title : Peoples Plants : A Guide to Useful Plants of Southern Africa. Brizza Publication. Pretoria (2000)
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Aloe ferox, RNS
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhlaba (Zulu), (Xhosa), bitter aloe (English)
Reference VD 17
Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : Traditional veterinary medicine in the Alice district of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 97 , 375–379. (2001)
Symptoms : V(008), V(015), V(039), V(107), V(117)
Recipes : Vo(008) leaves of Brachylaena ilicifolia are mixed with the leaves of Leucas capensis and sap of Aloe ferox, boiled, strained and given (200 ml every morning) to lambs with diarrhoea
Vb(015) the leaves are boiled and mixed in the cattle drinking water to prevent red-water (amanzabomvu)
Vv(039), fresh leaves are put into poultry drinking water to prevent them contracting poultry disease and to prevent tick and lice infestation.
Vv(107) leaves are soaked in poultry drinking water to treat fowl typhoid (umbathalala)
Vb(117) leaves of Leucas capensis are mixed with Brachylaena ilicifolia leaves and Aloe ferox sap, boiled, strained and given (200 ml) to stock to treat gallsickness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : ikhala
Reference VM 35
Author(s) : Masika P.J., Van Averbeke W. and Sonandi A
Title : Use of herbal remedies by small-scale farmers to treat livestock diseases in Central Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, Volume 71, 87–91. (2000). http://www.jsava.co.za/index.php/jsava/article/viewFile/685/659
Symptoms : V(015), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(015) redwater, juice from leaves of Aloe ferox, VO. Ad libitum
Vp(068), Vv(068)Vb(068) intestinal worms, leaves infusion, VO. Ad libitum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Central Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : khalakhulu (Xhosa)
Reference VM 36
Author(s) : Maliehe E.
Title : Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Lesotho. Mafeteng Developpment Project Maseru, Lesotho (1997) From Reference VD 17
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) the leaves are used as a laxative for cattle in Lesotho.
(registered from reference VD 17) (From : Maliehe E. (1997). Medicinal Plants and Herbs of Lesotho. Mafeteng Development Project. Maseru, Lesotho.)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VS 03
Author(s) : SEPASAL DATABASE
Title : Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VS 19
Author(s) : Smith, A
Title : A Contribution to South African Materia Medica. 2nd. Lovedale Press Alice From reference VD 17
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vo(014) the sap is applied as a remedy for scab in sheep
(registered from reference VD 17) (from: Smith A. (1888). A Contribution to South African Materia Medica, 2nd edn. Lovedale Press, Alice.)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VS 22
Author(s) : Soyelu, O.T. & P.J. Masika
Title : Traditional remedies used for the treatment of cattle wounds and myiasis in Amatola Basin, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 76:393–397 (2009)
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wounds, infusion of leaves of Aloe ferox used as a wash for wounds and juice applied as dressing for wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Amatola Basin, Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : lkhala
Reference VS 23
Author(s) : Sanhokwe, M., J. Mupangwa, P.J. Masika, V. Maphosa & , V. Muchenje
Title : Medicinal plants used to control internal and external parasites in goats Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 83(1), a1016. (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v83i1.1016
Symptoms : V(039), V(068)
Recipes : Vc(039) ticks, Vc(039) mites, Vc(068, 23) helminths, leaves of Aloe ferox are crushed and the juice is applied to the skin of goats or mixed with drinking water
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, (Kwezi and Ntambethemba villages in the Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : ikhala elikhulu
Reference VW 01
Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Symptoms : V(006), V(014)
Recipes : V(006), thick juice of leaves (South Africa), RNS.
V(006), juice with meal, with clay (South Africa), RNS.
Vo(014 ), juice leaves (Africa of East and the South) RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VW 01
Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), the sap is mixed with meal as a purgative for cattle in South Africa
Vb(015), Vb(068) the leaf sap used to treat redwater and intestinal parasites in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered