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Official name : Cordia abyssinica R. Br.
Family : Boraginaceae

10 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 29 f
Author(s) : H. Terashima, M. Ichikawa and M. Sawada
Title : The Efe Pygmies and the Balese farmers in the Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire, around Andiri village (N 1.55', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web ( The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(165)
Recipes : H(165) The leaf-sap of the young leaves of Cordia abyssinica are dripped into the eyes of a child who is attacked by , an acute disease peculiar to children; the treatment is said painless and seems fairly popular; observed on October 1983, at Andiri village
The wood is used for making a dog's bell.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : anga (Balese), aga (Efe)
Reference HB 27
Author(s) : Ben Saï, S.
Title : Médecine indigène et plantes médicinales au Soudan. Notes Africaines, 21, 6 - 8, (1944)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purg., lax., fruits Tamarindus indica, Cordia abyssinica, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : n'tegue (Bambara), dramo (Malinke, Kasombe), drama, somane (Sominke)
Reference HE 12
Author(s) : El-Kamali, H. H.
Title : Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants used in North Kordofan (Western Sudan) Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 89-97. 2009.
Symptoms : H(004), H(111)
Recipes : H(004, 3,6%) cuts and wounds, fresh internal stem bark of Cordia abyssinca, rubbed locally
H(004, 1,2%) wound in cases of circumcision, powder of stem barks, local application
H(111, 7%) burns, ash of stem barks (mixed with yoghurt) applied locally
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (North Kordofan)
Vernacular name : andrab (Gambil)
Reference HG 30
Author(s) : Gidey Yirga
Title : Use of traditional medicinal plants by indigenous people in Mekele town, capital city of Tigray regional state of Ethiopia Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(17), pp. 1799-1804, 4 September, 2010
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, fresh Cordia africana, ONS., RNS., local application
Region : East Africa (Bench-Maji Zone)
Country : Ethiopia (Mekele town, Tigray regional state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HH 16
Author(s) : Haerdi, F.
Title : Afrikanische Heilpflanzen. Die Eingeborenen-Heilpflanzen des Ulanga- Distriktes Tanganjikas (Ostafrika). Acta tropica, Suppl. 8, 1-278 (1964) Published : 1964, Verlag für Recht und Gesellschaft (Basel)
Symptoms : H(004), H(069)
Recipes : H(004) old wounds, powder of leaves of Cordia abyssinica, local application
H(069) bilharziosis, roots extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HI 04
Author(s) : Iwu, M. M.
Title : Handbook of african medicinal plants. CRC Press, Inc., 435 p. (1993) From: African Ethnomedicine.USP Press, Enugu, Nigeria, (1986)
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), Cordia abyssinica + Hibiscus cannabinus , bark stems , RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HM 6k
Author(s) : Msonthi, J.D. & D. Magombo
Title : A report of african medicinal plants , Project Part I, 172 - 177, (1979) Quatrième symposium inter-africain OUA / CSTR sur la Pharmacopée traditionnelle et les plantes médicinales africaines.(Le Abidgan-Côte d'Ivoire, 25-29 septembre 1979) Rapport et recommandations, Lagos, OUA / CSTR, P. M. B. 2359, Lagos, Nigeria.Cairo, University Press, 744 p. (1983)
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(037), H(068), H(108), H(112), H(173)
Recipes : H(006), roots, maceration H2O, RNS.
H(068), leaves, maceration, VO.
H(014), seeds, maceration, VO., (ringworm)
H(014), pruritus, barks, powder + H2O, local application
H(037), leaves in fragments, maceration, VO
H(108), barks, powder + H2O, filter, gargle
H(112), roots, maceration H2O, RNS.
H(173), barks, powder + H2O, paste, local application
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mbwabwa (Chewa), nakubwe (Yao)
Reference HM 78
Author(s) : Malzy, P.
Title : Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations. Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°5-6, pp. 148-179; (1954) Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations (suite et fin) Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°7-9, pp. 317-332; (1954)
Symptoms : H(095), H(126), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) sweet fruit pulp is edible, raw or in the form of porridge (crushed dried fruit))
H(126) icterus, decoction of bark of Cordia abyssinica with fruits of Tamarindus
H(203) Fibrous bark provides links
H(203) With wood, we make kitchen tools
Region : West Africa
Country : North Cameroon
Vernacular name : liblibahi (Fulfuldé)
Reference VC 09a
Author(s) : Curasson, M.G. VU
Title : Arbre, arbustes, buissons et fourrages spontanés divers en régions tropicales et subtropicales.Revue d' élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux, Tome 5 (nouvelle série) n° 4, 213 - 222, 1951 - 1952
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) Cordia abyssinica les feuilles de cette espèces arbustive sont mangées au Soudan égyptien
Region : Egyptian Sudan
Country : Egyptian Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VD 02
Author(s) : Dalziel, J.M.
Title : The useful plants of west tropical Africa. The Crown Agents for the Colonies, 4, Millbank, Westminster, London, S.W.1, 612 p., (1937)
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Veq(091), RNS., stem's barks + fruit + Hibiscus cannabinus
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered