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Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae

41 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(013), H(051), H(157), H(168)
Recipes : H(013) skin eruption, H(051), stems with leaves of Momordica balsamina, RNS.
H(157), stems with leaves of Argemone mexicana, leaves of Entada africana of Momordica balsamina, seeds of Gossypium hirsutum, barks stem, branch, trunk of Colocynthis citrullus, RNS.
H(168), stems with leaves of Vernonia colorata of Caesalpinia bonduc, aerian part of Acanthospermum hispidum of Momordica balsamina, decoction (H2O) , VO. + fermentation water of Zea mays
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : adoukèn, doukè, djonkè (Adja), adoukèn, , aslosikan, nyèsinkèn, nyinsinkèn (Fon, Goun), adoukèn, anyanyira, sasika (Pédah), vohwi (Sahouè), antanyaran (Watchi), edjini, kpalayi, tiati (Yoruba)
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(002), H(006), H(020), H(038), H(051), H(053), H(055), H(068), H(068), H(109), H(126)
Recipes : H(002), leaves of Momordica balsamina, to dry, powder, to dilute (milk), VO.
H(006) baby at the breast, stem without leaves of Momordica, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(020), whole plant of Momordica balsamina, barks stem, branch, trunk of Sclerocarya birrea, maceration (H2O), to wash
H(038) urethra, leaves of Momordica., powder, to cook with of butter + natron, VO.
H(051), whole plant of Momordica., to grind, maceration (H2O), VO.
H(053), leaves juice of Mitragyna., drops in ears
H(068) intestinal worm, leaves of Momordica., to pound, to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(068) small intestinal worms, H(068) trichocéphalose, aerian part of Momordica., to pound,, to dry, decoction (H2O), VO. + rock salt
H(109), aerian part of Momordica balsamina, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, fumigation with donkey dung
H(126), aerian part of Momordica., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(126), H(055), stems with leaves of Momordica., to pound, juice, to dilute (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : garahuni (Hausa), badôma (Zarma), badômo (Peuhl), tikikarat (Tamacheck)
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(022), H(169)
Recipes : H(022), aerian part of Momordica balsamina, roots of Lawsonia inermis, bark of the undergroud part of Fagara zanthoxyloides, decoction (H2O), VO. + honey
H(169) inguinal, stems with leaves of Momordica. + black soap + lemon, to carbonize, to dilute (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : kédjalè (Akassélem), kingtchapoli, kitchampuli (Bassar)
Reference HB 09
Author(s) : Baumer, M.C.
Title : Étude et dossiers: catalogue des plantes utiles du Kordofan (Rép. du Soudan) particulièrement du point de vue pastoral. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 22, 4 - 5 - 6, 81 - 118, (1975)
Symptoms : H(091), H(139)
Recipes : H(091) stomach, plant, infusion (bitter)
H(139), roots, powder, infusion, RNS.
H(139), fresh roots, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (Fulani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 33
Author(s) : Bhat, R.B., E.O. Etejere, V.T. Oladipo
Title : Ethnobotanical studies fron central Nigeria. Economic Botany, 44 (3), pp. 382-390, (1990)
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(068)
Recipes : Harvest fresh young mature leaves and fruits of Momordica balsamina at any time of the day
H(006, f), H(068, f) as laxative and anthelmintic: A decoction from the leaves and fruits is taken orally
H(008) for diarrhea: The leaves (about 15-20) are crushed and squeezed in two or three glassfuls of water to obtain the juice; the filtrate is taken orally witt table salt to taste
Region : West Africa
Country : Central Nigeria (Kwara state)
Vernacular name : okookoo (Yoruba), kakayi (Ibo)
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) not frequent food complement, leaves and fruits of Momordica balsamina
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : balsamina-de-purga, balsamina-pequena (Portuguese)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, paludism, ONS of Momordica balsamina , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, bark, leaves, roots of Momordica balsamina decoction or cooked, VO. or as food
H(091) general weakness, bark, leaves, roots cooked, as food
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Muda)
Vernacular name : cacana, nkakana, mugaca, ngaca (Chindau)
Reference HC 30
Author(s) : Chauke, MA., LJ. Shai, MA. Mogale, MP. Tshisikhawe, MP. Mokgotho
Title : Medicinal plant use of villagers in the Mopani district, Limpopo province, South Africa Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 12(3):9-26 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v12i3.2
Symptoms : H(095), H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are boiled with leaves of Momordica balsamina and Aloe sp. The extract is drunk by the patients
H(095) The leaves are also used as a vegetable
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : nkgakga/nku (Local Name), frican pumpkin (English)
Reference HC 51
Author(s) : Constant, N. L. , M. P. Tshisikhawe
Title : Hierarchies of knowledge: ethnobotanical knowledge, practices and beliefs of the Vhavenda in South Africa for biodiversity conservation Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:56 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0255-2
Symptoms : H(095), H(151)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Momordica balsamina: edible vegetable; leaves of plant; eaten with porridge
H(151) high blood pressure
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : tshibavhe (Vhavenda), balsam pear (English)
Reference HD 29
Author(s) : de Wet, H. , S.Nciki, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in northern Maputaland, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:51, (2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-51 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/51 + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) body rash, take two handfuls of leaves of Momordica balsamina and macerated it in 2 L of warm or cold water. The maceration is used to bath in for the treatment of body rash and half a cup can be used for rubbing in to the infected body part
H(014) ringworm infections, half a handful of fresh leaves are made into a paste and applied onto ringworm infections on the scalp after an incision is made. This is done once a day for two days.
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umkaka
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. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/sudan.htm
Symptoms : H(166)
Recipes : H(166, 5,4%) antispasmodic, infusion of leaves of Momordica balsamina, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (North Kordofan)
Vernacular name : ira-ira
Reference HG 10
Author(s) : Gill, L.S. & C. Akinwumi
Title : Nigerian folk medicine practices and beliefs of the Ondo people. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 18, pp. 257 - 266, (1986)
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(091), H(094), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(051), H(068), H(091), H(094), H(104), H(126), twigs, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ondo people)
Vernacular name : ejinrinwere (Ondo)
Reference HG 2k
Author(s) : Guenoukpati, K.
Title : Ces plantes de chez nous.Multiples recettes d'économie domestique, 76 p., (1983) Gachathi, F.N. , phytothérapeute chercheur en pharmacopée traditionnelle.Université du Bénin, B.P. n° 3093, Lome - Togo. Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : H(046), H(143)
Recipes : H(046), H(143), 2 glass of Momordica balsamina , Croton zambesicus, Phyllanthus amarus, decoction (H2O) in 1 l. H2O
child; 1 to 1 month, 1 caffe soon every3 h
1 to 9 month 1 soup spoon
1 to 5 years 1/2 glass 3 X / day
6 to 9 years 1 glass 3 X / day
in the same time wash the child with a decoction (H2O) from stems and leaves in many H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : adzunka (Ouatchi), anyanyra (Mina), kaakli (Evé), guensiken oue oue (Fon), ejinrin (Yoruba)
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(002), H(031), H(068), H(099), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(002), whole plant of Momordica balsamina, maceration (H2O), VO. + massage
H(031), leaves of Momordica., massage
H(068), H(099) tranquillisant, ONS. of Momordica.
H(091), whole plant of Ceratotheca sesamoides, aerian part of Momordica balsamina, barks stem, branch, trunk of Grewia bicolor, leaves and fruit of Cassia italica, stems with leaves of Cassia podocarpa, to dry, diluted powder, VO.
H(104), leaves of Momordica., RNS., VO.
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 (1964) https://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1964_num_11_10_2785 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, 543 - 599, (1964) https://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1964_num_11_12_2795
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), whole plant of Momordica balsamina + salt, maceration, VO. + massage of the breast
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : burbog (Peul, Tocolor)
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 (1964) https://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1964_num_11_10_2785 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, 543 - 599, (1964) https://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1964_num_11_12_2795
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), whole plant of Momordica balsamina + salt, maceration, VO. + massage of the breast
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : burbog (Peul, Tocolor)
Reference HM 52
Author(s) : Musa, M. S., F. E. Abdelrasool, E. A. Elsheikh, L. A. M. N. Ahmed, A. L. E. Mahmoud & S. M. Yagi
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the Blue Nile State, South-eastern Sudan Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(17), pp. 4287-4297, 9 September, 2011 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2011/9Sept/Musa%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) worms expulsion, maceration of the whole plant of Momordica balsamina, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (South-eastern) (Blue Nile State)
Vernacular name : abu elefain
Reference HM 58
Author(s) : Mabogo, D.E.N.
Title : The ethnobotany of the Vhavenda. Magister Scientiae in the Faculty of Science (Department of Botany) Thesis, University of Pretoria. (1990)
Symptoms : H(077), H(095)
Recipes : H(077) antemetic, leaves of Momordica balsamina, RNS.
H(095) vegetable, leaves of Momordica balsamina
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : tshibavhe (Venda)
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) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_5_2147 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) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_7_2164
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) Momordica balsamina is grazed by horses, cattle, sheep, goats.
Region : West Africa
Country : North Cameroon
Vernacular name : hendu leloi (Fulfuldé)