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Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.

68 reference(s) related to this plant

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(104), H(155)
Recipes : H(104), roots of Capparis tomentosa, RNS.
H(155), leaves of Capparis., decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : koto, kolokadjédi, madjédi (Dendi)
Reference HA 20
Author(s) : Adjanohoun et al.
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Uganda. O.U.A./C.S.T.R., Lagos (1993) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(145)
Recipes : H(145), bark of the undergroud part of Nauclea latifolia of Capparis tomentosa, powder, to dilute, to filter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 22
Author(s) : Arnold, H.-J. & M. Gulumian
Title : Pharmacopoeia of traditional medicine in Venda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 12, pp. 35 -74, (1984)
Symptoms : H(003), H(018), H(033), H(037), H(068), H(101)
Recipes : H(003), leave Aloe chabaudii cut with razor, warmed on fire and pressed on swollen area, swollen ankles + powder of Capparis tomentosa + Brackenridgea zanguebarica (mutavhatsindi) is rubbed on after treatment with Aloe
H(018), roots Capparis tomentosa + Maerua caffra (gwambazi - mukundulela) + Euclea natalensis (mutangule - thavha), Cympobogon marginatus (fungwi) + leaves Tagetes minuta, to burn, smoke inhalation
H(033), roots, decoction (H2O) for a porridge pour 7 days of Osyris lanceolata (mpeta) + Artabotrys brachypetalus (mudzidzi) + Maerua caffra (gwambazi - mukundulela) + Sphedamnocarpus galphimiifolius (A.Juss) Szyszyl. subsp. galphimiifolius (tsimambe) + Berchemia discolor (munyee, munie) + Cassytha filiformis (luangalala)
H(037)tub, roots, decoction (H2O), VO + spider web + Asparagus falcatus (gundakhanga, govhakhanga), H(068), roots decoction (H2O) for porridge + Brakenridgea zanguebarica
H(101), root of Capparis tomentosa of Tabernaemontana elegans of Maerua caffra of Berchemia discolor (muny ee munie) of Osyris lanceolata burned and vulva exposed to smoke (memorrhagia)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : gwambazi, muoba - dali (Luvenda)
Reference HA 29 d
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Suiei Ndorobo, the hunter-gatherers in the Mathew's Range of northern Kenya in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(092), H(106)
Recipes : H(092), ONS., RNS., poison used by "diviner" (a diviner)
H(106), fruit applied to a wound to keep flies off
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : laturdei (Dorobo (Suiei)
Reference HA 53
Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Symptoms : H(068), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worm, root of Capparis tomentosa is dried and powdered, mixed with water. Three spoon is given per aday for three days
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Capparis tomentosa, Croton macrostachyus, Vernonia amygdalina and Carissa spinarum are smashed together and rolled in leaf and heated on charcoal and put on infected teeth.
H(137) sudden sickness, root of Capparis tomentosa is dried powdered and preserved. One spoon of the powder is mixed with alcohol and given to human.
H(201) evil eye, leaf of Capparis tomentosa and Ruta chalepensis are pounded and mixed in water together and one domestic alcohol cup is used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : harangamaa (Afaan Oromoo)
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)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : gumero (Amharic)
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(053), H(093), H(100)
Recipes : H(053) otitis, ONS of Capparis tomentosa, juice, drops in ears
H(093) antidote, H(100) veneral disease, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 26M
Author(s) : Bonnefoux, Benedicto Marius (R.P.)
Title : Plantes médicinales du Hufla. Manuscrits n° 1 et n°2 (Congrégation do Espirito Santo), 1885-1937. Registrated by Bossard, E. in ref. HB 25M
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) lameness, local application of leaves of Capparis tomentosa
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Tchivinguiro, Hufla)
Vernacular name : (omu) tyovi (Nyaneka)
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)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) urinary schistosomiasis, decoction of leaves or roots of Capparis tomentosa of leaves of Ricinus communis of roots of Euphorbia balsamifera, VO. One teacup in the morning during 8 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (Niono district)
Vernacular name : dongari (Bambara)
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 : Vb(095), ONS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : laturdei
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 : H(004), H(095), H(111)
Recipes : H(004), H(111),chewed leaves, local application
H(095), fruit, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt Nyiru, South Turkana)
Vernacular name : laturdei
Reference HB 36
Author(s) : Buwa, L; W., J. van Staden
Title : Antibacterial and antifungal activity of traditional medicinal plants used against veneral diseases in South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 103, pp. 139 - 142, (2006)
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) lice, infusion of roots of Capparis tomentosa as steam bath
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : intsihlo (Xhosa)
Reference HB 40
Author(s) : Bryant, A.T.
Title : Zulu medicine and medicine-men. C. Struik, ,1966. CapeTown (originally published in 1909 in the Ann. Natal Mus.). : from references HG 50, HB 50, HC 26, HL 22
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Capparis tomentosa, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umqoqolo (Zulu), muoba-dali (Vhavenda)
Reference HB 41
Author(s) : Bandeira, S. O. , F. Gaspar; F. P. Pagula
Title : Ethnobotany and Healthcare in Mozambique. Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 39, Issue 1 Supplement 1, 70 – 73, (2001)
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, pneumonia, bronchitis, H(082) asthma, respiratory disease, ONS of Capparis tomentosa , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HC 13b
Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.II. Angiosperms (Capparidaceae to Ebenaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 25, 3, 339 - 359, (1989)
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068), bilharzia, H(100) gono.., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mtungulang'osa (Zigua)
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, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HC 22
Author(s) : Chinsembu, K. C., M. Hedimbi
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of plants used to manage HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Katima Mulilo, Caprivi region, Namibia Journal of Ethnobiology ans Ethnomedicine, 6:25 (2010)
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(043), H(044), H(087), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections : H(044) cryptoccocal, H(043) meningitis, roots of Capparis tomentosa, RNS., VO.
H(100) HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections : H(087) oral candidiasis, roots, chewing and wash
H(100) HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections :H(013) herpes zoster,H(013) herpes simplex, roots, RNS, rubbing
H(100) HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections : H(008) chronic diarrhoea, roots, RNS, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Caprivi region
Vernacular name : ntulwantulwa (Lozi)
Reference HC 31
Author(s) : Chekole, G., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11:4 (2015)
Symptoms : H(000), H(201)
Recipes : H(000) epidemic, dried fresh root of Carissa spinarum, burn the concoction and fumigate
H(201) evil eye, dried fresh root of Capparis tomentosa, sniff, drink and fumigate concoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gimero (Amharic)
Reference HC 55
Author(s) : Cisse, A, M Gueye, A. Ka, F. Ndiaye, S. Koma, L.E. Akpo
Title : Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales chez les bergers peuls de Widou Thiengoly de la commune de Téssékéré (Ferlo-Nord Sénégal). Journal of Applied Biosciences 98 (2016)
Symptoms : H(014), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) dermatological affection, H(113) rheumatisms, roots of Capparis tomentosa, RNS. (medicinal species sometimes used in combination with other species)
Region : West Africa
Country : Sengal (Ferlo-North)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Reference HG 01
Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medicinal practitioner in Zimbabwe. Mambo Press, Gweru (Zimbabwe), 411 p., (1985) (From reference HC 26, HL 22)
Symptoms : H(027), H(092)
Recipes : H(027), roots of Capparis tomentosa, powder, VO.
H(092), roots of Capparis., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered