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Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae

84 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(008), H(014), H(051), H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(008), infectious diarrhoea, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Ocimum gratissimum of Momordica charantia, to pound, juice, VO.
H(008), infectious diarrhoea, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Ocimum gratissimum of Momordica charantia, to pound, to dilute (H2O), VO. + salt
H(008), infectious diarrhoea, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides of Ocimum gratissimum of Momordica charantia, juice, VO.
H(008), infectious diarrhoea, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum of Momordica charantia, the whole plant of Allium cepa, to pound, to dilute (H2O), VO. + salt
H(008), leaves of Momordica., exprimer le jus in du lemon juice, to dilute (H2O), VO. + salt
H(014, 2) dermatosis, the whole plant of Allium cepa, roots Plumbago zeylanica , leaves Momordica charantia of Ocimum gratissimum , to dilute in palm oil, friction
H(051) paludism, leaves of Momordica., juice, to dilute (H2O), VO. + onion + salt
H(068) herlminthiase, leaves of Momordica charantia of Ocimum gratissimum, to dilute + salt, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasitism, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum of Momordica charantia of Ageratum conyzoides, to pound, juice, VO.
H(126), leaves of Momordica charantia of Securinega virosa, barks stem, branch, trunk of Erythrophleum guineense, decoction (H2O), VO.
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(006), H(007), H(013), H(018), H(022), H(026), H(037), H(051), H(046), H(077), H(082), H(091), H(094), H(104), H(111), H(126), H(156), H(168), H(171), H(201)
Recipes : H(006) leaves of Momordica charantia, to grind, to macerate (H2O), VO.
H(006) whole plant of Momordica., to grind (H2O), VO. + salt
H(013) skin eruption, H(051), stems with leaves of Cassia occidentalis of Jatropha gossypiifolia of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(013) skin eruption, H(051), whole plant of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(018), leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(018), leaves juice of Momordica., RNS.
H(022), suite à un painfull delivery, stems with leaves of Momordica charantia, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(026), stems with leaves of Ocimum gratissimum of Momordica charantia, to carbonize, powder, VO. + black soap
H(037) pneumo, leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(046) measles, aerian part of Momordica charantia, leaves of Citrus aurantifolia, RNS.
H(046) measles, stems with leaves of Acanthospermum hispidum of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(046, 2) measles, stems with leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(046) measles, whole plant of Momordica charantia, ripe fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, RNS.
H(046) measles, roots, leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(046) measles, aerian part of Momordica., RNS.
H(046) measles, H(007), leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(046) measles, stems with leaves of Momordica charantia of Cassia tora of Cnestis ferruginea, RNS.
H(046) chicken-pox, leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(046) chicken-pox, leaves juice of Momordica., RNS.
H(077), leaves of Clerodendrum capitatum of Momordica charantia, seeds of Cola nitida, decoction (H2O), VO. + un peu d'épiderme du pied du patien
H(082), leaves of Carica papaya, Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(091) kwash. leaves of Momordica., RNS.
H(094), leaves of Momordica charantia of Trianthema portulacastrum, to carbonize, to dilute (H2O), VO. + local application
H(104), leaves of Momordica., to grind, to macerate (H2O), VO.
H(104), stems with leaves of Momordica, decoction (H2O), VO. + salt
H(104), stems with leaves of Momordica, RNS.
H(104), leaves of Momordica charantia seeds of Piper guineense, RNS.
H(111), leaves juice of Momordica., local application
H(126), whole plant of Acanthospermum hispidum of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(156), leaves of Calotropis procera of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(156), stems with leaves of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(168), stems with leaves of Momordica., to carbonize, powder, to dilute, VO. + porridge
H(171) sugared, aerian part of Momordica., RNS.
H(201), psychosis, ONS. of Indigofera suffruticosa of Alternanthera repens of Caesalpinia pulcherrina of Momordica charantia deTephrosia vogelii of Lantana camara, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : adoukèn, douken (Adja), adoukènaslosikan, nyèsinken (Fon, Goun), adoukèn, anyanyira, sasika (Pédah), vohwi (Sahouè), antanyaran (Watchi), edjini, kpalayi, tiati (Yoruba)
Reference HA 05
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, L. Ake Assi, J. Baniakina, P. Chibon, G. Cusset, V. Doulou, A. Enzanza, J. Eymé, E. Goudoté, A. Keita, C. Mbemba, J. Mollet, J.- M. Moutsamboté, J. Mpati, P. Sita
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques en République populaire du Congo. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 605 p., (1988) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(006), H(038), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), leaves of Momordica charantia, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(038) genital infection, urinary, male, leaves of Momordica charantia of Solanum macrocarpon, to pound, VO.
H(104), leaves of Momordica, to grind, maceration (H2O), VO.
H(104), stems with leaves of Momordica, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : lumbuzi-busi (Beembé), mabumbulu (Doondo, lumbuzi (Vili, Yombé, Lari), tsuiri lonfou (Téké), loubouzi-bouzi (Doondo), mbossa-mboussi (Mbaamba), maboumboulou (Tsaangui)
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(004), H(008), H(014), H(020), H(037), H(046), H(076), H(104), H(113), H(129), H(171)
Recipes : H(004) plaie, leaves of Momordica charantia, pulp, local application
H(014) dermatosis, leaves of Momordica., pulp, local application
H(014) dermatosis, stem with leaves of Momordica., decoction (H2O), bath
H(014) dermatosis, leaves of Momordica., decoction (H2O), bath
H(014) sweating dermatitis, eczema, stem with leaves of Momordica., decoction (H2O), bath
H(008) + H(104), ulcerous enteritis, H(076) stomatitis, H(129), stem with leaves of Hyptis pectinata of Momordica charantia of Lippia multiflora, stems barks, twigs, trunk of Khaya senegalensis of Pteleopsis suberosa of Anthocleista nobilis, root of Nauclea latifolia of Uvaria chamae, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(018), leaves saps of Momordica., drops in eyes
H(020), whole plant of Momordica charantia, whole plant of Scoparia dulcis, to carbonise, powder, local application
H(038) child endometritis, stem with leaves of Momordica charantia, leaves of Ficus exasperata, pulp, juice, to dilute (alcool), VO.
H(046) measles, leaves of Croton zambezicus of Acanthospermum hispidum of Momordica charantia, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(046) measles, stem with leaves of Momordica charantia, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(046) measles, varicelle, leaves of Momordica., pulp, local application
H(046) measles, varicelle, stem with leaves of Momordica., decoction (H2O), bath
H(046) measles, varicelle, stem with leaves of Momordica., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104), stem with leaves of Momordica charantia, rape fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, seeds of Monodora myristica, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(171) sugared, leaves of Momordica., decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : katchalewo (Tem), aduka, kaklè, atakla, nyanyra (Ewé), kpaklè (Akposso), anyanyra (Mina), tchéati (Fé)
Reference HA 08
Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, A. Ahmed, J. Eymê, S. Guinko, A. Kayonga, A. Keita, M. Lebras
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques aux Comores. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 216 p., (1982) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(187)
Recipes : H(187), whole plant of Momordica charantia, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : maropozé (Mohéli island)
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(126)
Recipes : H(126), whole plant of Momordica charantia, decoction (H2O), to wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 15
Author(s) : Akendengue, B.
Title : Guinée équatoriale (1992) From PHARMEL 2 ref.: HP 10
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) anthelminthic, leaves of Momordica charantia, RNS., in rectum
H(068) anthelminthic, stem without leaves of Costus afer, ONS. of Momordica charantia of Alstonia boonei of Clerodendrum splendens, RNS, in rectum
Region : West Africa
Country : Equatorial Guinea
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 17
Author(s) : Assogba, M.N.
Title : Quelques enquêtes sur la pharmacopée traditionnelle vétérinaire en République populaire du Bénin. Communication à la 13ème Conférence de la Société Ouest Africaine de Pharmacologie, 23-24-25 février 1984 à Cotonou. Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche scientifique. Collège polytechnique universitaire, 107p., (1984)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), mouth by man, stem, leaves, fruit of Cassia occidentalis, leaves of Gossypium herbaceum, the whole plant of Momordica charantia, stems and leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, decoction (H2O), VO., 1/2 liter / day (1X)
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gninsikin (Fon)
Reference HA 19
Author(s) : Andriamanga, N.
Title : Les plantes médicinales anthelmintiques Malagasy. Département de recherches zootechniques et vétérinaires, Cotonou, 48p., (1995)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), stems, leaf, RNS
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : margozy
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(004), H(008), H(051), H(068), H(078), H(094), H(100), H(104), H(111), H(112), H(139), H(173)
Recipes : H(008), H(094), roots, VO., (bleeding piles and dysentry)
H(051), pounded stems + palm wine or H2O
H(078) breast, pounded leaves, cancer
H(008, 2), H(068), H(104), leaves decoction, VO.
H(111), infusion fruit + oil, external uses, ulcer, burns
H(004), chewed fruit , on wounds
H(139), flowers , aphrodisiac, big dose
H(100) gono., H(112), pounded leaves H2O
H(013) , H(094), H(173), pounded plant pile
H(068), 2 to 3 seeds,RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ejinrin, ejirin
Reference HA 32
Author(s) : Ayodele, A.E
Title : The medicinally important leafy vegetables of South western Nigeria Leaflets Journal on WWW: http://www.siu.edu/~ebl/leaflets/ayodele.htm
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(051), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), H(008), H(051) paludism H(100), leaves, plant cultivated, paludism, fever, Laxative, diarrhoea, HBP dysentery, gonorrhoea., RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HA 33b
Author(s) : Asase, A., G. Oppong-Mensah
Title : Traditional antimalarial phytotherapy remedies in herbal markets in southern Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 126, pp. 492 - 499 ( 2009)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, dried leaves of Momordica charantia, mash and add to food
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (southern region)
Vernacular name : nyenya
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, 17) diabetes, roots decoction of Momordica charantia, VO. (cure during 1 to 6 months)
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria
Vernacular name : ejirin, african cucumber (local English)
Reference HA 40
Author(s) : Agyare, C. , A. Asase, M. Lechtenberg, M. Niehues, A. Deters, A. Hensl
Title : An Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 125, pp. 393- 403, (2009)
Symptoms : H(004), H(076), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) chronic wounds, H(076) mouth sores, H(104) stomach ulcer, leaves, stem bark of Momordia charantia
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (district of Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma)
Vernacular name : nyanya (Asante-Twi)
Reference HA 60
Author(s) : Amujoyegbe, O.O., M. Idu, J.M. Agbedahunsi, J.O. Erhabor
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of medicinal plants used in the management of sickle cell disorder in Southern Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 185, 347–360 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2016.03.042
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) sickle cell disorder, leaf of cultivated & wild Momordica charantia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria du sud
Vernacular name : ejinrinwewe, alo-ose, kakay (Local name), African cucumber, bitter gourd, balsam pea (Common name)
Reference HA 61
Author(s) : Agbankpé, A. J. , T. V. Dougnon, H. S. Bankole, B. Yéhouénou, H. Yedomonhan, M. Legonou et T. J. Dougnon
Title : Etude ethnobotanique des légumes feuilles thérapeutiques utilisés dans le traitement des diarrhées au sud- Bénin (Afrique de l ’Ouest) Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 8(4): 1784-1795, (2014)
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(104) stomach aches , leaves of Momordica charantia, prepared fresh or dried (powders) and eaten as a side dish (sauce) or used as an herbal tea in the treatment of diarrheas.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (South)
Vernacular name : gnisinkin (Mahi), Voï (Adja)
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(051x), H(068), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(051x), H(068), H(104) belly, H(126), ONS. of Momordica charantia , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : acroatiango (Aboure), bobobo (Shien)
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) http://www.docstoc.com/docs/41737230/Ficheurs-et-mecines-traditionn
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(026), H(034), H(038), H(100), H(104), H(116), H(169), H(168)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104), H(104), ONS. of Momordica charantia of Solanum nigrum, infusion (H2O), VO.
H(008), H(104), leaves juice of Solanum nigrum of Momordica charantia, to dilute (wine), VO. + seeds of Guinea peper
H(026), H(100) blen., H(116) periods regulation, ONS. of Momordica charantia, RNS.
H(034), ONS. of Asystasia gangetica of Momordica charantia of Morinda lucida of Brillantaisia patula , RNS.
H(038) femal, ONS. of Annona arenaria of Celosia trigyna of Solanum sp. of Momordica charantia of Vitex madiensis, RNS.
H(168), stems with leaves of Momordica., to pound, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : lumbuzi (Laadi), lombobosi (Beembe), mbunbulu, mobumbulu (Yoombe, Vili), mabunbulu (Tsaangi), lenzaa (Mbaamba), embusabusu (Tié), lemboshaboshi (Laadi), mbosa mbosi (Yaa)
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(068)
Recipes : H(068) anthelminthic, decoction of leaves of Momordica charantia or 2 to 3 seeds, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Luanda)
Vernacular name : balsamina-longa (Kimbundu, Portuguese)
Reference HB 29
Author(s) : Beloin Nadine , Messanvi Gbeassor, Koffi Akpagana, Jim Hudson, Komlan de Soussa, Kossi Koumaglo & J. Thor Arnason
Title : Ethnomedicinal uses of Momordica charantia (Cucurbitaceae) in Togo and relation to its phytochemistry and biological activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 96, pp. 49-55 ( 2005)
Symptoms : H(014), H(022), H(039), H(046), H(051), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(014, 10) skin afflictions (sores, ulcers, burns, cut, rashes, hives and scabies)
H(046, f) viral diseases (chickenpox and measles)
H(051, f) paludism
H(051) fever
H(104, 25 ) gastrointestinal problems (stomach ache, vomiting, ulcers and intestinal worms, diarrhea, colic, dysentery, laxative and purgative), respondents generally used the herbaceous vines (stem and leaf) which are plunged in water (1 handful/pot = approximately 100 g/l) for several hours, then drunk or used for bathing the skin, along with the intertwined vines used as a sponge when necessary
H(022) gynecology (birth, abortion and dysmenorrhoea), The seed is rarely used except for gynecological purposes (delivery, dysmenorrhoea, abortion) in which case they are applied locally
H(039, 1), insect and fungal pests, to soak seeds in water before sowing in order to ward off insect and fungal pests.
H(201, f), Many healers also indicated that the plant has powerful medico-spiritual properties, providing protection against curses, diseases, evil spirits, spells and madness. It is also claimed to aid in obtaining favors. It is claimed to be a purifying plant that is used before the manipulation of sacred objects. The plant is considered a powerful charm to this day and is worn as a necklace, wrist or ankle bracelet or crown at traditional ceremonies. Its name in Mina, the dialect language of the Guin, is ‘guinsika’ (gold of the Guin) or ‘guingbe’ (plant of the Guin). The plant is widely used in traditional ceremonies, including the famous consultation of the oracle named Epe-Ekpe or Ekpessosso, during which a sacred stone is uncovered to predict the fortunes of the coming year
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : not registered