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Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze

44 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(068)
Recipes : H(006), H(007), fruit, pulp, VO. (Morocco)
H(068), seedss (Morocco)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : dellâh, dellâ', kuwwar (Moroco), âhdej lehlû (Sahara, mauritanie) pastèque, melon d'eau (local French)
Reference HA 02
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E, M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, K. Dramane, J. A. Elewude, S. O. Fadoju, Z.O. Gbile, E. Goudote, C.L. A. Johnson, A. Keita, O. Morakinyo, J. A. O. Ojewole, A. O. Olatunjia, E. A. Sofowora
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Western Nigeria. CSTR-OUA, 420 p., (1991) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(008), H(038), H(100), H(169)
Recipes : H(008), seeds of Citrullus lanatus, tubercle of Curculigo pilosa, maceration (alcohol), VO.
H(038), ripe fruit of Citrullus lanatus, roots of Cassia alata of Anthocleista djalonensis of Curculigo pilosa, to pound in H2O, to filter, VO.
H(038), fruit pulp of Citrullus lanatus, roots of Cassia alata of Anthocleista djalonensis, bark of the underground part of Curculigo pilosa, maceration, to dilute (alcohol) , VO. + eau of maïs fermentée
H(038), rhizom of Curculigo pilosa, ONS. Citrullus lanatus, bulb of Gladiolus psittacinus, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(038), fruit pulp of Citrullus lanatus of Lagenaria breviflora, to pound, VO. + soap local
H(100), fruit pulp of Citrullus lanatus, roots of Cassia alata of Anthocleista djalonensis, underground part without bark of Curculigo pilosa , to dilute, to macerate (H2O), to filter, VO. + H2O of maïs fermentée
H(169) inguinal, ripe fruit of Citrullus lanatus, leaves of Petiveria alliacea, to pound, to dilute (alcohol), VO.+ whisky
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(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, stems with leaves of Argemone mexicana, Entada mexicana, Momordica balsamina, Gossypium hirsutum, Colocynthis citrullus, RNS.
H(157) convulsions, ONS. of Argemone mexicana, seeds teguments of Colocynthis citrullus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not registered
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(033)
Recipes : H(033) femal, ripe fruit of Ziziphus spina-christi , roots of Citrullus lamatus of Ceratotheca sesamoides, to pound, to dilute, VO. + millet porridge
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 1k
Author(s) : Ainslie, J.R.
Title : A list of plants used in native medicine in Nigeria. Imperial Forestry Institute.University of Oxford, Institute Paper, n° 7, (1937)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O) + salt+ pineapple + Securidaca longipedunculata + Cassia alata , 3X/ week
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : asunron, asunwon (Yoruba)
Reference HA 29 g
Author(s) : Tanaka, J.
Title : The Central Kalahari Bushmen (|Gui and ||Gana) in Botswana, collected by J. Tanaka from 1966. in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit (melon) is one of the most important food items; seeds are pounded in a mortar after roasted.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (Kalahari)
Vernacular name : n//an:Bushman (Central Kalahari)
Reference HA 32
Author(s) : Ayodele, A.E
Title : The medicinally important leafy vegetables of South western Nigeria Leaflets Journal on WWW:
Symptoms : H(004), H(051)
Recipes : H(004), H(051) paludism leaves, plant cultivated. paludism, wound dressing, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HA 39
Author(s) : Abo, K. A., A.A. Fred-Jaiyesimi, A.E.A. Jaiyessimi
Title : Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants used in the management of diabetes mellitus in South Western Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 115, pp. 67- 71, (2008)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 12) diabetes, decoction or infusion of leaves and fruit of Colocynthis citrullus, VO. (cure during 1 to 6 months)
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria
Vernacular name : baara, bitter bourd (local English)
Reference HA 51
Author(s) : Adetutu, A. , W. A. Morgan, O., Corcorana
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro evaluation of wound-healing plants used in South-western Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137, 50– 56 (2011)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 2) wound, the softened warm leaf of Citrullus lanatus is applied to sores and wounds
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : osan (Yoruba)
Reference HA 58
Author(s) : Andriamparany, J. N ., K. Brinkmann, V. Jeannoda, A. Buerkert
Title : Effects of socio-economic household characteristics on traditional knowledge and usage of wild yams and medicinal plants in the Mahafaly region of south-western Madagascar Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:82, (2014)
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear infections , aerial parts of Citrullus lanatus, RNS., Mahafaly region
Region : Madagascar
Country : South-western Madagascar (Mahafaly region)
Vernacular name : voamanga
Reference HB 05
Author(s) : Bouquet, A.
Title : Féticheurs et médecines traditionnelles du Congo (Brazzaville). Mém. O.R.S.T.O.M., 36, 282 p., (1969)
Symptoms : H(036)
Recipes : H(036), sap leaves of Citrullus vulgaris, drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : ntsanya bateke (Laadi)
Reference HB 21
Author(s) : Boulesteix, M. & S. Guinko
Title : Plantes médicinales utilisées par les Gbayas dans la région de Bouar (Empire Centrafricain). Quatrième colloque du Conseil africain de Malgache pour l'enseignement supérieur (C.A.M.E.S.), Libreville, Gabon, 23 - 52, (1979)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) ascaris, leaves, decoction, VO after 12 h empty stomach
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (ex Central african empire)
Vernacular name : mbere (Gbaya dialecte Bossangoa)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, tea of leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Lubango)
Vernacular name : (a) tanga (Umbundu), melancia (Portuguese)
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(037)
Recipes : H(018) sick headache,H(037) chest pain, H(051) fever, bark, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Planalto)
Vernacular name : (e) tangalulu (Nyaneka)
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, fruit of Citrullus lanatus
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : nakambiambia (Umubumbu), ditanga (Kimbundu)
Reference HB 45
Author(s) : Bablola, K., A.
Title : An Examination of the Usage of Herbal Contraceptives and Abortifacients in Lagos State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 140-46. 2009
Symptoms : H(112), H(112x)
Recipes : H(112), abortifacient, cook leaf of Cassia alata, root of Curculigo pilosa and fruit of Colocynthis citrullus in water obtained from fermented milled fruits of Zea mays for 45 minutes. Take in small glass cup thrice daily.
H(112x) contraceptive, wash roots of Curculigo pilosa and Anthocleista vogelii, bulb of Chysoptiyllum albolumI and peel the fruit of Colocynthis citrullus, add little quantities of complex salt (potash) and soak them in a bottle of gin for three days. The preparation is taken every time it is needed. To restore fertility, stop usage whenever conception is desired.
H(112x) contraceptive, slice the fruit of Colocynthis citrullus add few quantity of potash and soak in juice of Citrus medica. Take the preparation in small glass cup morning and night. To restore fertility, stop taking the drink.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
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)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) bandama (severe paludism symptoms), fruits of Citrullus lanatus not prepared, direct application
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Muda)
Vernacular name : marasia (Chindau)
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
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) hypoglycemic, fruits of Citrullus colocynthis, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algérie (Souk Ahras District)
Vernacular name : handal
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(005), H(006), H(007)
Recipes : H(006) purgative and H(007) diuretic in H(005) dropsy, fresh fruit flesh (bitter), VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : wildewaatlemoen, ramanas (Cape Dutch language)
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, Citrullus lanatus fruit and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup is drunk every 3 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : egusi bara