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Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae

31 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference A1 Nord
Author(s) : Allali H., H. Benmehdi, M.A. Dib, B. Tabti, S. Ghalem & N. Benabadji
Title : Phytotherapy of Diabetes in West Algeria Asian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2701-2710 (2008) http://www.asianjournalofchemistry.co.in/User/ViewFreeArticle.aspx?ArticleID=20_4_32
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, flowers decoction extract of Opuntia ficus-indica. In case of need, Oral
Region : North Africa
Country : West Algeria
Vernacular name : figuier de barbarie
Reference B5 Nord
Author(s) : Boulos, L.
Title : Medicinal plants of North Africa. Reference Publications, Inc., 218 St. Clair River Drive, Box 344, Algonac, Michigan 48001, 286p. , (1983)
Symptoms : H(008), H(088), H(100), H(104), H(124), H(193)
Recipes : Hot cataplasm of fleshy cladodes H(193) emollient
infusion of flowers H(008) antidiarrhoeic
flowers used externally as H(124) antihemorrhagic
infuson of dried flower buds mixed wjth barley grains and maize silks used as remedy for H(100) gonorrhoea (Rabat drug market)
fruits H(088) astringent, H(104) colic, H(008) antidiarrhoeic.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : hendi ; karmouz en-nsara ; tin shawki ; spineless form: seurti; flowers: nowara hindia, nowaret el-karmouz (Arabic), sobbaira, troumoucht, amizzour; tihendit, Ihader, aferoug (Rabat drug market). (Berber), prickly pear, Indian fig (English), figuier de barbarie ; figuier d’Inde; cactus raquette, figuier nopal (local French)
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(003), H(007), H(008), H(014), H(113), H(175), H(193)
Recipes : H(008) diar., fruits
H(007) diur., H(008) diar., flowers, decoction, VO.
H(003) + H(113) + H(175) + H(193), H(014) eczema + H(113) + H(175) + H(193), rackes without thorns, cut in 2 slices, internal face applied faceon the skin
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : el-kerm, âknâri lemselmîn (Arabic), âknari, taknârit (Berbers), figuier de barbarie, figuier d'Inde, cactus raquette (local French)
Reference B7 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J., R. Claisse, J. Fleurentin & C. Younos
Title : Repertory of standard herbal drugs in the Moroccan pharmacopoea Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 35, pp. 123 - 143 (1991) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/037887419190064K
Symptoms : H(007), H(038), H(162y), H(179)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(038) cure for uterus, H(162y) bladder infections, H(179) kidney infections, flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica, RNS.( plant spontaneous and cultivated
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : newwâr l-kermûs, newwâr l-hendiya
Reference E1 Nord
Author(s) : El-Hilaly Jaouad. , Mohamed Hmammouchi & Badiâa Lyoussi
Title : Ethnobotanical studies and economic evaluation of medicinal plants in Taounate province (Northern Morocco). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 86, pp. 149-158 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103000126
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, powder of flowers, VO..
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Tatouane province)
Vernacular name : hindiya
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) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) haemorrhage in childbirth, ONS. of Opuntia ficus-indica, Periploca linearifolia chopped together and then the juice is collected separately (filtered), used as ink to write on paper as a charm hung around the neck
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : culcal (Amharic)
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(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, stems of Opuntia ficus-indica decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Muda)
Vernacular name : ndungantunga (Chindau)
Reference HB 53
Author(s) : Belayneh, A. Asfaw, S. Demissew, N. F. Bussa
Title : Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:42 ( 2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/42
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) hair fungus, crushed leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : tini (Oromo)
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(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
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : torofeiye (Local Name), prickly pear (English)
Reference HD 27
Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : The medicinal use of some weeds, problem and alien plants in the Grahamstown and Peddie districts of the Eastern Cape, South Africa South African Journal of Science 96 , 467– 473. (2000)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) sore between toes and fingers, the fresh leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are baked on an open fire and the inner jelly applied
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : itolofiya
Reference HG 13
Author(s) : Grierson, D.S. & A.J. Afolayan
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of wounds in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 67, pp. 327- 332, (1999)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), leaves heated with soap and salt, applied like a poultice
H(013) boils+ H(175), leaves as dressing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : itolofiya
Reference HL 24
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:63 ( 2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/63 + Additional fil
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) cystitis, fresh stem wood of Opuntia ficus-indica, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : beles (Amharic)
Reference HM 58
Author(s) : Mabogo, D.E.N.
Title : The ethnobotany of the Vhavenda. MSc Thesis, University of Pretoria. (1990) appendix from the Thesis
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, roots of Opuntia ficus-indica , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : mudoro (Venda)
Reference HM 76
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild and cultivated plants in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,13:43 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-017-0173-8
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, fruits, leaves, whole plant of Opuntia ficus-indica, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : itolofiya (isi Xhosa)
Reference HP 55
Author(s) : Paulos, B., T. Gedif Fenta , D. Bisrat & K. Asres
Title : Health seeking behavior and use of medicinal plants among the Hamer ethnic group, South Omo zone, south western Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:44 (2016)
Symptoms : H(198)
Recipes : H(198) hair loss leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica sliced and rubbed against the affected part of the scalp (Recipe reported by household members)
Region : East Africa
Country : South Western Ethiopia ( South Omo zone)
Vernacular name : beles
Reference HR 10
Author(s) : Rivière, C., J.-P. Nicolas, M.-L. Caradec, O. Désiré & A. Schmitt
Title : Les plantes médicinales de la région nord de Madagascar : Une approche ethnopharmacologique Ethnopharmacologia, n°36, novembre, pp. 36 - 50. (2005) http://www.ethnopharmacologia.org/default.asp?page=revue Bulletin de la société française d'ethnopharmacologie et de la société européenne d'ethnopharmacologie
Symptoms : H(008), H(095), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104), H(126), fresh stems; VO.
H(095), inside of the fruit, VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (North region)
Vernacular name : raketa
Reference HS 33a
Author(s) : Semenya, S.S , M. Potgieter M., Milingoni Tshisikhawe, Soul Shava, A. Maroyi
Title : Medicinal utilization of exotic plants by Bapedi traditional healers to treat human ailments in Limpopo province, South Africa Journal of Ethnopharmacology 144, 646–655 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112006769
Symptoms : H(100), H(151)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, roots of Opuntia ficus– indica of Ziziphus mucronata boiled in water for 20 min and one tin cup of the extract is taken; orally.Thrice a day
H(151) hypertension, roots of Opuntia ficus– indica boiled in water for 20 min and one tin cup of the extract is taken; orally.Thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province)
Vernacular name : motloro (Pedi)
Reference HS 37
Author(s) : Semenya, S.S, M. J. Potgieter
Title : Bapedi traditional healers in the Limpopo Province, South Africa: their socio-cultural profile and traditional healing practice Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:4 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-10-4 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/4 + Additional file 1: 1550002148105490_add1.docx, 74K http://www.ethnobiomed.com/imedia/1279488442116872/supp1.docx
Symptoms : H(100), H(151)
Recipes : H(151, 2) hypertension, roots of Opuntia ficus-indica. Decoction for 20 minutes and one tin cup of the extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
H(100, 1) gonorrhoea, roots of Opuntia ficus-indica Decoction for 20 minutes solely or as a mixture with Ziziphus mucronata (root). One tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : motloro
Reference HS 45
Author(s) : Seleteng Kose, L. , A. Moteetee, S. Van Vuuren
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the Maseru district of Lesotho Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 170, 184–200, (2015)
Symptoms : H(094), H(103)
Recipes : H(094) piles, H(103) toothache, stem of Opuntia ficus-indica, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Lesotho ( Maseru district)
Vernacular name : torofeie (Sesotho)
Reference HT 43
Author(s) : Teklay, A., B. Abera, M. Giday
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:65 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/65
Symptoms : H(014), H(041)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax, place leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica on fire and apply it on affected part while hot
H(014) dandruff, crush leaves and rub it on affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : beles (kulqual bahri) (Tigrigna)
Reference HT 43
Author(s) : Teklay, A., B. Abera, M. Giday
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used in Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region of Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:65 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/65
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(039) lice or fleas infestation (livestock), crush leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica, rub on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : beles (kulqual bahri) (Tigrigna)
Reference HW 03
Author(s) : Wilson, R. T. & M. Woldo Gebre
Title : Medicine and magic in Central Tigre: a contribution to the ethnobotany of the Ethiopian plateau. Economic Botany, 33, 1, 29 - 34, (1979)
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), flowers are crushed + honey, applied to infected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : beless
Reference HW 07
Author(s) : Wondimu Tigist, Asfaw Arsi, Kelbessa Ensermu
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants around 'Dheeraa' town, Arsi Zone, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 112, pp. 152-161, (2007)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) gastritis, fruits of Opuntia ficus-indica, raw VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Arsi zone)
Vernacular name : qulqual-aabashaa
Reference J1 Nord
Author(s) : Jouad, H., M. Haloui, H.Rhiouani, J.El-Hilaly & M. Eddouks
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diabetes, cardiac and renal diseases in the North centre of Morocco (Fez-Boulemane). Table 1 Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 77, pp. 175 - 182 ((2001)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 86) diabetes, flowers, RNS
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (region of Fez-Boulemane)
Vernacular name : hendiya, kermous
Reference L2 Nord
Author(s) : Lahsissene, H., A. Kahouadjia, M. Tijane & S. Hseini
Title : Catalogue des plantes médicinales utilisées dans la région de Zaër (Maroc occidental) LEJEUNIA, Revue de Botanique, Nouvelle série N° 186_2, Décembre 2009 http://www.scribd.com/doc/57709703/Lejeunia-186-2
Symptoms : H(003), H(162x), H(179)
Recipes : H(003) antiinflammatory and emollient poultice in painful bruises, the rackets, rubbed on the surface to remove the thorns and then open in two slices, are applied, internal face against the skin
H(162x) bedwetting, H(179) kidney stones, decoction of flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica
H(179) kidney stones, jujubes of Ziziphus lotus, associated with fruits of Juncus acutus and Juncus maritimus (reeds), styles of Zea mays (corn), rhizome of Cynodon dactylon (chiendent) and flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica (fig of Barbary), RNS
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Western)
Vernacular name : hendiya (Arabic), figuier de barbarie (French)
Reference N2 Nord
Author(s) : De Natale, A. Pollio
Title : A forgotten Collection: the Libyan Ethnobotanical exhibits (1912-14) by A. Trotter at the Museum O. Comes at the University Federico II of Naples, Italy Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 8:4 (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/4
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica have medicinal properties (not described)
Region : North Africa
Country : Libya
Vernacular name : híndi (arab)
Reference R2 Nord
Author(s) : Rachid, A., D.Rabah, L. Farid, S. F. Zohra, B. Houcine and B. Nacéra
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used in the traditional treatment of diabetes mellitus in the North Western and South Western Algeria Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 6(10), pp. 2041-2050, 16 March, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1380870285_Rachid%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica, decoction, VO.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria of North Western and South Western
Vernacular name : hindiya (Popular name)
Reference S1 Nord
Author(s) : Sarri, M., N. Hendel, A. Boudjelal and D. Sarri
Title : Inventory of medicinal plants used for traditional treatment of eczema in the region of Hodna (M'Sila-Algeria) GJRMI, Volume 1, Issue4, 97 - 100 ( 2012) http://www.gjrmi.com/Upload/Issue4/Madani%20Sari%20et%20al.%20GJRMI%201%284%29%2097-100.pdf
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney infection and H(038) urinary infection , decoction ( 15 to 20 min) from flowers of Opuntia ficus-indica (cactus), stigma of Zea mays (maïs), rhizome Agropyrum repens (chienden) and Hordeum vulgare seeds(d’orge)
Region : North Africa
Country : Marocco, Kenitra town
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference S3 Nord
Author(s) : Salhi, S.,M. Fadli, L. Zidane & A. Douira
Title : Etudes floristique et ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales de la ville de Kénitra (Maroc) Lazaroa 31: 133-146 (2010).
Symptoms : H(038), H(179)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract infection, H(179) kidney infection, decoction (15' to 20') from cactus flowers "Opuntia ficus-indica*, stigma of Zea mays, wheatgrass rhizomes "Agropyrum repens" and barley seeds "Hordeum vulgare"
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Kenitra town)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference T2 Nord
Author(s) : Tahraoui, A., J., El-Hilaly, Z.H. Israili, B. Lyoussi
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used in the traditional treatment of hypertension and diabetes in south-eastern Moroco (Errachidia province). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 110, pp. 105 - 117 (2007)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3), flowers, fruit of Opuntia ficus-indica, powder. - -
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Errachidia province)
Vernacular name : hindiya
Reference VL 01
Author(s) : Larrat, M.
Title : Médecine et pharmacie indigènes: Trypanosomiases et piroplasmoses, (1939) From reference:e VB 10
Symptoms : V(054)
Recipes : Veq(054), horse dealer's recipe, sheets, decoction, to dip the tail of the animal into this decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
Vernacular name : not registered