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Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae

71 reference(s) related to this plant

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(005), H(097)
Recipes : H(005), testicles oedema, roots of Asparagus africanus., decoction (H2O) , local application
H(097) testicles ectopia , roots of Asparagus., decoction (H2O) , local application
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(038), H(157)
Recipes : H(038), grinded leaves, to dilute in palm oil, VO.
H(157), aerian part of Asparagus africanus of Diospyros mespiliformis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bounswessou (Bariba), zôlénan (Boko)
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(104)
Recipes : H(104), tubercle of Asparagus africanus, ripe fruit of Cola nitida, seeds of Aframomum melegueta to pound, to dilute, local application + eggs white
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : woélanyem (Tem)
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(001)
Recipes : H(001) conjonctivitis, whole plant of Asparagus africanus, decoction (H2O) , to wash the eyes + drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 55
Author(s) : Avigdor, E., H Wohlmuth, Z. Asfaw, T. Awas
Title : The current status of knowledge of herbal medicine and medicinal plants in Fiche, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:38 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals such as circumcision, and giving birth, branch of Asparagus africanus hung in the doorway "Considered cleansing because “women are unclean just after giving birth”
H(201) rituals Hung on the door where tella (local beer) is being made, as protectant against uncleanliness (someone who is menstruating, or has recently had sexual relations)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : seriti (Amharic)
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(027), H(037), H(038), H(051), H(104), H(135), H(201)
Recipes : H(027), good position of the foetus, leaves of Asparagus africanus of Pittosporum spathicalyx, ONS. of Helichrysum odoratissimum, juice, to dilute, VO.
H(037), stems with leaves of Asparagus africanus of Ranunculus multifidus, to carbonize, VO.
H(038), H(104), H(135), leaves of Adenostemma mauritianum of Ambrosia artemisiifolia of Asparagus africanus of Clematis simensis of Crassocephalum vitellinum of Impatiens briartii of Lysimachia ruhmeriana of Microglossa pyrifolia of Opilia celtidifolia of Rhus vulgaris, juice, enema
H(051), leaves of Asparagus africanus of Guizotia scabra of Helichrysum ceres of Myrianthus holstii of Rumex abyssinicus, decoction (H2O) , enema
H(051), leaves of Asparagus africanus of Helichrysum ceres of Myrianthus holstii, stems with leaves of Guizotia scabra of Rumex abyssinicus, to carbonize, VO.
H(201) bad spirits psychosis, stems with leaves of Asparagus., decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : umunsabe (Kirundi)
Reference HB 04
Author(s) : Bouquet, A. & M. Debray
Title : Plantes médicinales de la Côte d'Ivoire. Travaux et Documents de l'O.R.S.T.O.M., Paris, n° 32, 232 p., (1974)
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(068), H(099)
Recipes : H(006), H(055), H(099), ONS of Asparagus africanus, RNS.
H(068) bilharziosis, roots of Asparagus africanus, decoction, VO. or enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : tinani nlafen (Malinke)
Reference HB 08
Author(s) : Bally, P.R.O.
Title : Native medicinal and poisonous plants of East Africa. Kew Bull., 1, 10 - 25, (1937)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 32
Author(s) : Bussmann, R.W.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Samburu of Mt. Nyirun South Turkana, Kenya. Additional File Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:35 (2006)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095), ONS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : lomeei
Reference HB 35
Author(s) : Bussmann R. W., G. G. Gilbreath, J. Solio, M. Lutura, R. Lutuluo, K. Kunguru, N. Wood and S. Mathenge
Title : Plant use of the Masasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Additional file Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:22 (2006)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), wash away spirit of the person who has passed away: put in water and wash yourself, use with olive to sacrifice (drought), then burn
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : embereepapa (Maa)
Reference HB 48
Author(s) : Bussmann Rainer, W., P.Swartzinsky, W. Aserat & P.Evangelista
Title : Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 7:28 (2011)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) plant of Asparagus africanus, eaten by cattle and wildlife.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : seriti
Reference HB 48
Author(s) : Bussmann Rainer, W., P.Swartzinsky, W. Aserat & P.Evangelista
Title : Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 7:28 (2011)
Symptoms : H(008y)
Recipes : H(008y), crush the plant of Asparagus africanus, extract the juice and put on pimples.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : seriti
Reference HB 50
Author(s) : Bruschi, P., , M. Morganti, M. Mancini, M. A. Signorini
Title : Traditional healers and laypeople: A qualitative and quantitative approach to local knowledge on medicinal plants in Muda (Mozambique) Journal of Ethnopharmacology 138, 543– 563, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111007276
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) to induce or to speed the delivery process, roots of Asparagus africanus macerated in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Muda)
Vernacular name : chibaiagore, mushamabi (Chindau)
Reference HC 14
Author(s) : Chifundera, K.
Title : La prévention des maladies grâce à l'utilisation des méthodes de la médecine traditionnelle au Bushi. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 5, n° 2, 41 - 49, (1991)
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106) snake, extract, ointmentof the body
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HC 16
Author(s) : Chinemana, F., R.B. Drummond, S. Mavi & I. De Zoysa
Title : Indigenous plant remedies in Zimbabwe. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 14, pp.159 - 172, (1985)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, tubers, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the roots of Asparagus africanus or powder of the whole plant on the bite
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Ruzizi)
Vernacular name : kashasha, hinyamigenge, (Mashi), umushabishabi (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 07
Author(s) : Durand, J.M.
Title : Les plantes bienfaisantes du Ruanda et de l'Urundi. Astrida, Groupe scolaire, 89 p., (1960)
Symptoms : V(134)
Recipes : V(134) put the snake on the run, crushed plants of Indigofera arrecta (umusororo) + Rubia cordifolia (umukararambwe) + Melanthera scandens (icyumwa) + Asparagus africanus (umushabishabi)+ Cassia sophera (umukuhayoka) + milk + pombe (local beer)., spread around the hut Plant names from the work of Durand have been encoded from Kinyarwanda names. Confusions are possible.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushabishabi (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 07
Author(s) : Durand, J.M.
Title : Les plantes bienfaisantes du Ruanda et de l'Urundi. Astrida, Groupe scolaire, 89 p., (1960)
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(134) put the snake on the run, crushed plants of Indigofera arrecta (umusororo) + Rubia cordifolia (umukararambwe) + Melanthera scandens (icyumwa) + Asparagus africanus (umushabishabi)+ Cassia sophera (umukuhayoka) + milk + pombe (local beer)., spread around the hut Plant names from the work of Durand have been encoded from Kinyarwanda names. Confusions are possible.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umushabishabi (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 10
Author(s) : De Graer, A.M.
Title : L'art de guérir chez les Azande. Congo, tome 1, n°2, 220 - 254, (1929), n°3, 361 - 408, (1929)
Symptoms : H(020), H(093)
Recipes : H(020) snake, stems, ashes, RNS., Balaba tribe (Lubumbashi = ex. Elisabethville)
H(093), leaves chewed, antidote
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (ex. Belgian Congo)
Vernacular name : barakuli (Zande)
Reference HD 12b
Author(s) : Desta, B.
Title : Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs.Part II: Antimicrobial activity of 63 medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 39, pp.129 - 139, (1993)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yeesetkkest
Reference HG 02
Author(s) : Glover, P.E., J. Stewart & M.D. Gwynne
Title : Masai and Kipsigis notes on East african plants, Part III - Medicinal uses of plants. East African agricultural and forestry journal, 32, 2, 200 - 207, (1966)
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) + H(108), fresh roots, chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Masaï)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 19
Author(s) : Giday, M.
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Zay people in Ethiopia. CBM:s Skriftserie 3, pp. 81 - 99, Uppsala 2001
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) skin lesion, cladodes of Asparagus africanus, RNS. , application on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : seriti (Oromo)
Reference HH 09b
Author(s) : Hamill, F.A., S. Apio, N. K. Mubiru, R. Bukenya-Ziraba, M. Mosango, O. W. Maganyi and D. D. Soejarto
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Southern Uganda, II: literature analysis and antimicrobial assays, Volume 84, pp. 57 - 78 (2003)
Symptoms : H(022), H(201)
Recipes : H(022) to ease child birth, H(201) H(201) depression, soak 1 handfull roots in 500 ml H2O : VO. : 100 mil thrice per day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (southern), tribe Baganda, district of Kampala
Vernacular name : not registered
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), H(100), H(113), H(155)
Recipes : H(038), rhizom of Asparagus africanus, maceration, VO.
H(100) syph., rhizom of Asparagus africanus, decoction (H2O) , VO. + bath
H(100) syph., roots of Asparagus africanus of Ziziphus mauritiana of Piliostigma reticulatum of Entada africana of Balanites aegyptiaca of Annona senegalensis of Dalbergia melanoxylon, barks stem, branch, trunk of Acacia seyal, roots and barks stem, branch, trunk of Sclerocarya birrea, roots of Cocculus pendulus, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(113) rheumatism, roots of Sphaeranthus senegalensis of Asparagus africanus of Cadaba farinosa, to carbonize, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(113) rheumatism, roots of Asparagus africanus of Cadaba farinosa, maceration, VO., massage
H(155), roots of Asparagus., maceration, gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 12
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J.G. Adam
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques des Peuls et des Toucouleurs du Sénégal. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 11, 384 - 444 , 543 - 599, (1964)
Symptoms : H(100), H(113), H(118)
Recipes : H(100) syphilis, maceration of roots of Asparagus africanus, bath and VO., 3 X / Day + powder of roots in foods. 3 days of treatments, 3 days at rest
H(113), maceration of roots of Asparagus africanus of Sphaeranthus africanus of Cadaba farinosa, massage, VO.
H(118) angina, maceration of roots of Aspargus., gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : narari (Peul, Tocolor)
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(004), H(022), H(037), H(086), H(100), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, RNS.
H(022), roots, infusion, ocyto., VO.
H(037) cough, roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(086), leaves, infusion, bubonic plague (by the Taita)
H(100), roots, infusion
H(118), roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(201) madness, stems, leaves, roots, pounded, maceration H2O, VO. 2-3 x / J
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chichilazyuka (Gonja), embare baba (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), kapalang'anga (Hehe, Tanzania), lwafumbo (Taita, Kenya), murikano (Giriama, Kenya)
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(053)
Recipes : H(053), juice from hot bulbs, drops in ears
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : pamlo (Guimini)
Reference HK 31
Author(s) : Koné, W. M., K. Kamanzi Atindehou, C. Terreaux, K. Hostettmann, D. Traoré & M. Dosso
Title : Traditional medicine in North Côte-d’Ivoire: screening of 50 medicinal plants for antibacterial activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 93, pp. 43-49 ( 2004) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874104001084
Symptoms : H(004), H(082)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(082) respiratory disease, whole plant, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Ferkessedougou region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 42
Author(s) : Koné, M. W., K.K. Atindehou, H. Terre, D. Tyraore
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales utilisées en pédiatrie traditionnelle dans la région de Ferkessedougou (Côte - d' Ivoire). BIOTERRE, Rev. Inter. Sci. De la Vie et de la Terre, N° spécial, 2002 httpwww.csrs.chfichiersBioterreKone-Mamidou-tab2.pdf
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia,H(037) cough, leaves of Asparagus africanus, decoction in association with Maytenus senegalensis for drink and bath, twice a day
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Northern)
Vernacular name : tutcholo (Niarafolo)
Reference HK 51
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J.G. Adam
Title : Les plantes médicinales, toxiques et magiques des Niominka et des Socé des Iles du Saloum (Sénégal) Acta tropica, Suppl. 8, 279 - 334 (1964)
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(000), H(201),drug of last resort, for disease undiagnosed and rebels to all other therapies. It Then gives the maceration or decoction of roots of Gardenia triacantha in drink as the patient remains alive. (Recipe Socé)
H(092) arrow poison, leaves of Acacia macrostachya, Gardenia triacantha, Asparagus africanus et Clerodendron capitatum. The preparation consists in maceration for ten days, followed by evaporation to obtain an extract which is impregnated the arrowhead
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Saloun island)
Vernacular name : not registrated
Reference HK 51
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J.G. Adam
Title : Les plantes médicinales, toxiques et magiques des Niominka et des Socé des Iles du Saloum (Sénégal) Acta tropica, Suppl. 8, 279 - 334 (1964)
Symptoms : H(092), H(100)
Recipes : H(092) arrow poison, leaves of Acacia macrostachya, Gardenia triacantha, Asparagus africanus and Clerodendron capitatum are macerated durind 10 days, then evaporated in order to obtain an extract which is glued on the head of the arrow (receipt Socé)
H(100) blennorrage, syphilis, roots of Asparagus africanus macerated, VO., (receipt Socé)
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Saloun island)
Vernacular name : narala, naralaon (Socé)
Reference HK 54
Author(s) : Kamatenesi, M. M., H. Oryem-Origa, A. Acipa
Title : Medicinal plants of Otwal and Ngai Sub Counties in Oyam District, Nothern Uganda Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2011), 7:7 doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-7-7
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003, 4) swollen body, roots of Asparagus africanus crushed and mixed in cold H2O, extract drunk one glass twice a day , rub on skin cuts
Region : East Africa
Country : Northern Uganda (Oyam District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HL 15
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, H. Yineger
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , Volume 4 : 10 (2008) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/4/1/10 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) weakness (dukubaone), fresh roots of Asparagus africanus, crush and tie
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : argeg (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HL 24
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:63 ( 2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/63 + Additional fil
Symptoms : H(012), H(013), H(014), H(033), H(099), H(100)
Recipes : H(012) bone fracture, fresh stem, grind, paste the crushed part and tie
H(013) chancroid, fresh roots, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(014) skin lesion, fresh roots, grind and paint the powder or crushed part
H(014) scabies,H(014) atopic eczema, fresh roots, grind and paint the powder or crushed part
H(033) impotence, H(100) gonorrhoea, fresh or dried roots of Asparagus africanus, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(099) epilepsy, fresh or dried roots, leaves, stem bark, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Reference HM 09
Author(s) : Minja, M.M.J.
Title : The Maasai Wonder Plants. People and Plants training workshop held at the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th – 18th march 1999.
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), bark, decoc, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : embere e papa (Maasai)
Reference HM 18
Author(s) : Mugo, N. J.
Title : Some drugs used in african traditional obstetric practice : need for modern training on their use. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 345 - 350, (1985)
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099), painkiller during delivery, leaves + roots, maceration in H2O, infusion ,VO., 2 - 3 X / day
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HM 32
Author(s) : Magassouba, F.B., A. Dialloa, M. Kouyaté, F. Mara, O.Bangoura, A. Camara, S. Traoré, A.K. Diall, G. Camara, S. Traoré, A. Keita, M.K. Camara, R. Barry, S. Keita, K. Oularé, M.S. Barry, M. Donzo, K. Camara, K. Toté, D. Vanden Berghe, J. Totté, L.. Pieters, A.J. Vlietinck, A.M. Baldé
Title : Ethnobotanical survey and antibacterial activity of some plants used in Guinean traditional medicine. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 114, pp. 44 - 53 (2007)
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045, 6) antiseptic, again infection, roots of Asparagus africanus decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea Conakry
Vernacular name : rabbel fohdu
Reference HM 41
Author(s) : Mesfin, F., S. Demisse1, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:28 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-28 (2009)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, powder of dry root of Asparagus africanus with butter is applied on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : uffaec (Gedeoffa)
Reference HM 45
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the people in Nhema communal area, Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 347–354, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111003229
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 3) diarrhoea, roots of Asparagus africanus, crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(022, 8) to dilate the birth canal, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(037, 4) pneumonia, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : rukato (Shona)
Reference HM 56
Author(s) : Megersa, M., Z.Asfaw , E. Kelbessa, A. Beyene and B. Woldeab
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:68 ( 2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-68 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/68
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, fresh leaves of Asparagus africanus crushed and applied on the affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : sariitii (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HM 61
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(022) to dilate birth canal,H(037) pneumonia, roots of Asparagus africanus extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : rukato
Reference HM 69
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine ,9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(037) pneumonia, H(028s) to dilate birth canal, roots extract of Asparagus africanus, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : rukato
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(022), H(100)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(022) to speed up labour, H(100) sexually transmitted Infection , leaves, roots of Asparagus africanus, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : umathunga (isi Xhosa)
Reference HN 31
Author(s) : Namukobe, J., J. M. Kasenene, B. T. Kiremire, R. Byamukama, M. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, S. Krief, V. Dumontet, J. D. Kabasa
Title : Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 236–245, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111002960
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046, 1) measles, fresh leaf of Asparagus africanus squeeze & smear on the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Northern sector of Kibale National Park)
Vernacular name : akakwatango(Rutooro)
Reference HO 02
Author(s) : Olukoya, D.K., N. Idika & T. Odugbemi
Title : Antibacterial activity of some medicinal plants from Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 39, pp. 69 - 72, (1993)
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118), stem bark, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aluki
Reference HO 08
Author(s) : Okello J., P.Ssegawa
Title : Medicinal plants used by communities of Ngai Subcounty, Apac District, northern Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, Volume 45 (Suppl.1), pp. 76 - 83 (2007)
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 2), 2 - 4 fruits of Asparagus africanus, VO. / Day until symptom disapears
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ogudu
Reference HP 05
Author(s) : Polygenis - Bigendako, M.-J.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burundi occidental. Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences, année acad. 1989 - 1990, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 352 p., (1990)
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008, 2), leaves pressed + H2O, VO.
H(091) kwash., pounded seeds Arachis hypogaea + stems, leaves Asparagus africanus pressed H2O, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : imburabano (Kirundi)
Reference HP 1k
Author(s) : Palayer, P.
Title : Lexique de plantes du pays Sar.Plantes spontanées et cultivées.Tome 2, 78 p., (1977) Collège Charles Lwanga.C.E.L. Sarh-Tchad.Publié avec le concours financier de l'UNESCO.
Symptoms : H(015)
Recipes : H(015), to eat the roots, blood in urine
Region : West Africa
Country : Chad (Sar country)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HR 16
Author(s) : Ribeiro, A., M. M. Romeiras, J. Tavares & M. T. Faria
Title : Ethnobotanical survey in Canhane village, district of Massingir, Mozambique: medicinal plants and traditional knowledge Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:33 (2010)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach disorders, decoction of roots, VO.
H(104) stomach disorders, grinding and maceration of the whole plant, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Canhane village, district of Massingir)
Vernacular name : kwangwa la tilo (Changana)
Reference HS 00
Author(s) : Saadou, M.
Title : Les plantes médicinales du Niger: premier supplément à l'enquête ethnobotanique de 1979. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 7, n°1, 11 - 24, (1993)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201)rite, ONS. of Asparagus africanus , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gode (Hausa), fulan yollo (Zarma)
Reference HS 06
Author(s) : Staner, P. & R. Boutique
Title : Matériaux pour l'étude des plantes médicinales indigènes du Congo Belge. Mém. Institut royal colonial belge, Section des Sc. naturelles et médicales,Collection in-8°, fasc. 6 et dernier, 228 p., (1937)
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, stem, ashes, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Shaba, Balaba tribe)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HS 08
Author(s) : Sita, G.
Title : Traitement traditionnel de quelques maladies en pays Bissa (République de Haute-Volta). Bulletin agricole du Rwanda, 11ème année, 1, 24 - 34, (1978)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots, decoction (H2O) , enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : kinno la, gano-la (Bissa)
Reference HS 38
Author(s) : Setshogo, M. P., C. M. Mbereki
Title : Floristic diversity and use of medicinal plants sold by street vendors in Gaborone, Botswana African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology 5, 69–74. (2010) http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/JournalsSup/images/Sample/AJPSB_5%28SI1%2969-74o.pdf
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) genital sores and discomforts, root of Asparagus africanus is boiled in water
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (village de Gaborone)
Vernacular name : mhalatsamaru (Setswana), wild asparagus (English)
Reference HT 1k
Author(s) : Tadesse, D.
Title : Traditional use of some medicinal plants in Ethiopia.Vol. 1, 273-293, (1994) Proceedings of the 13 th plenary meeting of AETFAT, Zomba, Malawi, (2-11 april 1991)Vol 1 and Vol 2, 1514 p. (1994) Edited by J.H. Seyani & A.C. Chicuni.National herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), stems , leaves , powder + butter, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kestenicha (Amaharic), seriti (Oromigna)
Reference HT 27
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Symptoms : H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(139) impotence (sinfete wesib), root powder of Asparagus africanus is eaten with chicken soup
H(139) impotence (sinfete wesib), root powder of Asparagus africanus, Clerodendrum myricoides, Ferrula communis of Pavonia urens are taken with a local beverage (tella)
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Reference HT 2k
Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : fH(201), enclosed in leather as a protective charm.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tikoukawa
Reference HT 33
Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Symptoms : H(013), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) skin lesion ( likft), topical application of fresh crushed root of Asparagus africanus
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Reference HT 35
Author(s) : Tabuti, J.R.S., C. B. Kukunda, P. J. Waako
Title : Medicinal plants used by traditional medicine practitioners in the treatment of tuberculosis and related ailments in Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume127, pp. 130–136 (2010) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19799983
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 1) stem of Asparagus africanus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (districts of Kamuli, Nakapiripirit and Kisoro)
Vernacular name : mukira gwango
Reference HT 43
Author(s) : Teklay, A., B. Abera, M. Giday
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:65 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/65
Symptoms : H(012), H(194), H(201)
Recipes : H(012) dislocated bone, tie roots of Asparagus africanus on affected part
H(194) leishmaniasis, crush roots of Asparagus africanus, mix it with honey and apply on affected part
H(201) evil eye, place roots on fire for fumigation
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : kastanito (Tigrigna)
Reference HV 03
Author(s) : Vergiat, A.-M.
Title : Plantes magiques et médicinales des féticheurs de l'Oubangui (Région de Bangui) Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 16, 84 - 112, 335 - 367, 418 - 456, (1969) Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 17, 60 - 91, 171 - 199, 295 - 339, (1970)
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038), roots of Asparagus africanus of Dalbergia hostilis, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : ngorozo (Banda)
Reference VB 02
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Plantes médicinales vétérinaires de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 21, 133 p., (1991)
Symptoms : V(020), V(035), V(036)
Recipes : Vb(020,3), cashes of leaves on scarifications, Periploca linearifolia + Chenopodium ugandae + Asparagus africanus + Ziziphus abyssinica
Vb(020,1), leaves + stems, juice, to sprinkle, Hymenocardia acida + Indigofera arrecta + Asparagus africanus
Vb(035,6), leaves, stems, juice, VO.
Vb(036,2), leaves, stems, juice, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : umunsabe (Kirundi)
Reference VB 14
Author(s) : Byavu, N., C. Henrard, M. Dubois & F. Malaisse
Title : Phytothérapie traditionnelle des bovins dans les élevages de la plaine de la Rusizi, Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 4 (3), 135 - 156, (2000)
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004), Asparagus africanus, powder from leaves + Balanites aegyptiaca, powder from roots , powders on wounds
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Rusizi, Kivu)
Vernacular name : umushabishabi (Kinyarwanda), umwisabe (Kifuleru)
Reference VE 04
Author(s) : Ejobi, F., R.D. Mosha, S. Ndege & D. Kamoga
Title : Etno-Veterinary Medicinal Plants of the Lake Victoria Basin: A Bioprospection Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances 6 (2): 257-261 (2007)
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) eye infections, Leaves Decoction of Asparagus africanus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Lake Victoria Basin:)
Vernacular name : nadaali (Luganda / Kinyankore)
Reference VG 19
Author(s) : Giday, M.
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Zay people in Ethiopia. CBM:s Skriftserie 3, pp. 81 - 99, Uppsala 2001
Symptoms : V(048)
Recipes : Veq(048) geregelchja = mucous comes continuously out of nose, roots and cladodes of Asparagus africanus, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : seriti (Oromo)
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 : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual to stop the rain (akitowo akiru), leaves of Asparagus africanus, RNS., (receipt from the Pian tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : esikarakiru (Ngakarimojong)
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(201)
Recipes : V(201) ritual to stop the rain (akitowo akiru), leaves of Asparagus africanus, RNS., (receipt from the Pian tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : esikarakiru (Ngakarimojong)
Reference VL 21
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary plants of Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:21 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/21
Symptoms : V(062)
Recipes : Vb(062) coccidiosis, fresh roots of Asparagus africanus, boil, keep to cool for some time and let the animal drink the decoction, (mixed with Calpurnia aurea)
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : seritie (Amharic)
Reference VM 10
Author(s) : Minja, M.M.J.
Title : Medicinal plants used in promotion of animal health in Tanzania. Animal Diseases Research Instit., Dep. Pharmacology/ Toxic., Dar Es Salaam. Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 335 - 364, (1994)
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : V(051), VO., decoction roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Ngondaro Mbeya district)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VM 41
Author(s) : Mesfin, F., S. Demisse, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:28 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-28 (2009)
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, powder of dry root of Asparagus africanus is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : uffae (Gedeoffa)
Reference VT 33
Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Symptoms : V(070)
Recipes : V(070) rabies (yeibd wusha beshita), fresh or dry crushed and powdered leaves of Asparagus africanus are mixed with cold water and administered orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yset lib (Amharic)
Reference VY 01
Author(s) : Yineger, H., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, E. Lulekal
Title : Ethnoveterinary medicinal plants at Bale Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 112, pp. 55 - 70 (2007) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874107000669
Symptoms : V(070)
Recipes : V(070) rabies (dhukuba sere), fresh or dried leaves of Asparagus africanus are crushed and powdered and mixed with cold H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Bale Mountains National Park)
Vernacular name : seriti