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Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae

243 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference B4 Nord
Author(s) : Boukef, K. & G.M. Ghileb
Title : Contribution à l’étude des plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle magghrébine. Bull. Méd. Trad. Pharm., Vol. 2, n°1, 47-55, (1988)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006, 3), leaves, oil from seeds, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Moroco, Tunisia
Vernacular name : h'baq edhol (Tunisie), kharouaa (Algérie, Moroco, Tunisie)
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(001), H(002x), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(013), H(014), H(048), H(051), H(055), H(056), H(078), H(080), H(082), H(092), H(099), H(103), H(104), H(109), H(113), H(116), H(126), H(130), H(173), H(193)
Recipes : Root bark H(006) purgative
root decoction for H(113) rheumatism, inflammatory affections, chronic enlargements, H(014) skin disease, H(104) abdominal pains, H(008) diarrhoea, H(099) nervous disorders, H(103) toothache, H(048) lumbago, H(109) sciatica, H(126) jaundice, H(179) kidney and H(038) bladder trouble
leaves rubbed on joints relieve pain H(116), emmenagogue H(116)
leaves decoction H(006) purgative, useful action on H(126) liver and kidneys
leaves heated on head for feverish headache H(051), H(018) , on breast stop milk secretion H(002x), on abdomen promote H(116) menstrual flow, H(055) emetic in poisoning
cataplasm of leaves forH(013) carbuncles, H(004) wounds, H(078) lacteral tumors, indurations of mam- mary gland, H(003) swellings, H(001) eye lotion, H(104) stomach ache, H(113) rheumatism, H(048) lumbago, H(109) sciatica
H(013) cataplasm of fresh leaves cures boils (Farmers, Bgypt)
H(014) infusion for itch
H(092) powdered seeds toxic
externally toH(013) abscesses, carbuncles
H(080) the pollen is very allergie
Dried flowers mixed with honey antidiarrhoeic H(008)
Seed oil purgative, used against H(130) paralysis of arms and legs by rubbing
Seed oil for rheumatic pains by rubbing H(113), H(055) emetic, H(104) colic, H(193) emollient, for H(078) tumor, boilsH(013) , H(056) worms, H(004) wounds, H(099) epilepsy, H(104) stomachache,H(014) itch, H(048) lumbago, H(126) jaundice, H(113) rheumatism, asthma H(082), H(078) cancer, H(173) leprosy, H(100) venereal and skin H(014) diseases
seeds, destroys mosquitos H(039) ,H(014) parasitic skin diseases, H(173) leprosy, H(078) cancer.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : kherwa’ ; awrioun ; shemouga (Arabic), akhilwane ; krank ; ourioura; feni, lirraiq (Berber), castor oil plant; palma christi (English), ricin ; palma christi (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(006), H(013), H(108), H(112), H(116)
Recipes : H(006)purg, seeds in very small dosis
H(006)purg, ricin oil, VO.
H(013) cracks, ricin oil, external use
H(116), leaves, RNS. (whole Marocco)
H(108) cooling, 2 to 3 seeds Ricinus communis + the same weight in Nigella's div. sp seeds. + the same weight in fruit of caper shrub (Capparis spinosa), powders with it + 3X the weight of honey, VO. a thea spoon (region of Fez)
H(112), seeds, RNS. (region of Khemisset)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : herwa' (Moroco), âwriyûr, âwriyûm, âwriwra, ûwriwra (Berber), tamazzit (Beni touzine, beni ouriagel), ricin (local French), castor oil plant (English)
Reference B6 Nord
Author(s) : Bellakhdar, J.
Title : La pharmacopée marocaine traditionnelle: Médecine arabe ancienne et savoirs populaires. Ibis Press, 764 p. (1997)
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Veq(091), for the unwilling asses, some seeds in decoction, VO. (by the Beni Touzine)
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : herwa'. (Moroco), âwriyûr, âwriyûm, âwriwra, ûwriwra. (Berber), tamazzit (Beni touzine, Beni ouriagel), ricin. (local French), castor oil plant (English)
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(006), H(091)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(091) tonic, seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : awrîwra, kerwa'
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(092)
Recipes : H(092) toxic, raw seeds, VO.
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Tatouane province)
Vernacular name : krenk
Reference E3 Nord
Author(s) : El-Rhaffari L., A. Zaid
Title : Pratique de la phytothérapie dans le sud-est du Maroc (Tafilalet). Un savoir empirique pour une pharmacopée rénovée. From the sources of knowledge to the medicines of the future Actes du 4ème Congrès européen d'ethnopharmacologie , 11 - 13 mai 2000, Metz (France), pp.293 - 317 Edition IRD (Institut de Recherche pour le Développement), Paris, 2002
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(026), H(051), H(082), H(104), H(108), H(113), H(202)
Recipes : H(002) stimuler lactation, H(082) asthma, seeds of Ricinus communis + plant mixture, VO.
H(006) constipation aerial part, leaves in decoction, VO. . + plant mixture
H(051) fever, leaves en massage and cataplasm :
H(026) régles douleureuses, leaves en tea, VO.
H(094) hémorroïdes, seeds en supositoire
H(104) digestive disorders, seeds in decoction, VO. . :
H(108) cooling, H(113) rheumatism, seeds in powder in oil, massage and cataplasm
H(202) hair care, huile of seeds en application on scalp :
Region : North Africa
Country : Morocco (southeastern) (Tafilalet)
Vernacular name : aourioura / l-kherouaâ
Reference H1 Nord
Author(s) : Hammiche, H. & K. Maiza
Title : Traditional medicine in Central Sahara: Pharmacopoeia of Tassili N’ajjer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 358-367 (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007981
Symptoms : H(001), H(002), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(027y), H(033), H(036), H(051), H(068), H(076), H(099), H(109), H(113), H(116), H(126), H(137), H(171), H(179), H(198)
Recipes : H(002) dryant of lactation,H(013) boils, bruises,H(014) skin diseases, H(027y) post partum care, H(113) lumbago, sciatica, aching joints, H(116) emmenagogue, H(137) sores, fresh leaves, poultice or rubbing
H(068) helminthiases, H(116) amenorrhea, fresh leaves, decoction, VO.
H(033) male sterility, H(126) jaundice, H(171) diabetes, H(179) kidney disease, roots decoction, VO.
H(109) lumbago, sciatica, aching joints, roots decoction, external use
H(018) headaches, H(036) vertigo, H(051) fever, H(099) epilepsy, H(099) nervous diseases, seeds, decoction, internal use
H(001) trachoma, H(076) aphthae, H(198) hair loss, seeds, decoction, external use
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Central Sahara; region of Tassili N’ajjer)
Vernacular name : tafenit (Tamahaq), kiroua (Arabic)
Reference H1 Nord
Author(s) : Hammiche, H. & K. Maiza
Title : Traditional medicine in Central Sahara: Pharmacopoeia of Tassili N’ajjer. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 358-367 (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007981
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vch(014) camel's scabies, seeds, decoction, external use
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria (Central Sahara; region of Tassili N’ajjer)
Vernacular name : tafenit (Tamahaq), kiroua (Arabic)
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(014), H(091)
Recipes : H(014) dermatomycosis, ripe fruits of Ricinus communis, to carbonize, powder, to dilute, bath + black soap
H(091) kwash., leaves of Glyphaea brevis of Ricinus communis of Canna indica, to pound, bath
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(013), H(033), H(043), H(051), H(055), H(104), H(157), H(182), H(188)
Recipes : H(013) skin ulcer, ripe fruit of Ricinus communis of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(033) femal, ripe fruit of Ricinus., powder, to dilute (alcohol), VO.
H(043) tetanus, H(055), , leaves of Ricinus., RNS.
H(051) paludism, leaves of Ricinus communis, ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum, RNS.
H(104), barks stem, branch, trunk of Lophira lanceolata, ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum, to pound, to dry, powder, VO.
H(104) colic, ripe fruit of Ricinus., RNS.
H(104) dyspepsia, maux d'estomac, leaves , ripe fruit of Ricinus communis, leaves of Trichilia prieureana, to carbonize, powder, VO.
H(157), leaves of Ricinus., RNS.
H(182), young leaves of Ricinus., RNS.
H(188), stems with leaves of Ricinus communis of Securidaca longipedunculata of Strychnos innocua, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gogozokwin, féfé, dagbazo, myon (Fon, Goun), kwipekorobu (Waama), ewé ogohoun, ilara (Yoruba), ricin (French)
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, leaves of Ricinus communis of Balanites aegyptiaca, powder, to dilute, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kulâ-kulâ, kosaré (Hausa), zurma (Zarma), zoeni (Tamacheck), ricin (Français)
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(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots of Olax subscorpioidea of Efraegle paniculata, leaves and roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, ripe fruits of Ricinus communis of Blighia sapida, decoction (H2O), hip-bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Togo
Vernacular name : not registered
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(006), H(094), H(099)
Recipes : H(006), ricin oilus communis, VO.
H(094), leaves of Ricinus., softened by the heat of fire, local application
H(099) analgic local, ONS. of Ricinus, RNS.
Region : Comoros
Country : Comoros
Vernacular name : mhono (Great Comoros), maniyo prono (Anjouan island), ricin (French)
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), oil seeds, vermif. & purgative
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : ricin
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(002), H(004), H(006), H(056), H(111), H(116)
Recipes : H(002), ONS., RNS., cataplasm on breast
H(004), H(006), H(111), oil, RNS.
H(006), seeds, strong purgative, RNS.
H(056) Guinea worms, pounded leaves + H2O, decoction, hot cataplm on wounds produced by the guinea worm
H(112), stems, RNS.
H(116), leaves, RNS., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : zuma
Reference HA 20
Author(s) : Adjanohoun et al.
Title : Contribution to ethnobotanical and floristic studies in Uganda. O.U.A./C.S.T.R., Lagos (1993) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(014), H(051)
Recipes : H(014 ) prurigo, leaves of Ricinus communis, to dry, powder, to dilute, local application + vaseline
H(051), ripe fruit of Ricinus communis, leaves, barks stem, branch, trunk of Gardenia aqualla, leaves of Garcinia afzelli, to dry in the shadow and in open air, powder, VO. + froment flour
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HA 22
Author(s) : Arnold, H.-J. & M. Gulumian
Title : Pharmacopoeia of traditional medicine in Venda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 12, pp. 35 -74, (1984) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0378874184900862
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(053), H(068), H(091)
Recipes : H(006), fruit powder, VO.
H(037) cough, fruit, powder eaten with porridge, will cause diarrhoea and emesis but will cure cough
H(053), oil squeezed into the ear, earache
H(068)tape worms & roundworms, fruit + seeds Croton megalobotrys, macerationj, VO.
H((091), seeds, oil rubbed on incisions made on body, tonic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : mupfure (Luvenda)
Reference HA 24
Author(s) : Ayobangira, S.F.X., K. Tsongo & M.J. Kirarahumu
Title : Contribution à l'étude des plantes médicinales du Nord-Kivu: plantes antihémorroïdaires exploitées dans la ville de Goma. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 14, 75 - 87, (2000)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), fresh leaves of Cassia didymobotrya, Cassia occidentalis, Chenopodium ambrosioides, decoction (H2O) 30 ', enema, 3 x / day during 4 days + enema with castor oil (Ricinus communis)
H(094), 1 bulb Allium cepa, pounded + castor oil (Ricinus communis), suppository, 2 x / day during 3 to 4 days
H(094), 1 handle of leaves Lycopersicon esculentum, Tetradenia riparia + 1 handle of Erythrina's abyssinica fresh flowers + 1 handle of button floral Ricinus communis, pounded, 1l H2O, juice, hip-bath (15'), 2 x / day during 10 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Nord-Kivu, Goma)
Vernacular name : mbarika (Swahili), ikibonobono (Kinyarwanda), luvonono (Hunde), lubonobono (Mashi), mibonobono (Nyanga)
Reference HA 29 c
Author(s) : Tanno, T.
Title : The Mbuti Pygmies and the Bira farmers in the Ituri forest of north-eastern Zaire, around Mawambo and Teturi villages (N 1.0', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(202)
Recipes : H(202) the oil squeezed from the seeds is rubbed on the body after bathing in a stream.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Teturi Ituri Forest)
Vernacular name : jele (Bira, Mbuti)
Reference HA 29 d
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Suiei Ndorobo, the hunter-gatherers in the Mathew's Range of northern Kenya in : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), oil from the seed used as a purgative medicine.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lampaalegi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Reference HA 29 e
Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Mbuti Pygmies in the Ituri forest of north-eastern Zaire, around Katala and Mawambo village (N 1.0', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), the leaves are soaked in water and pounded in water, and the dark decoction is drunk by a woman in labor so that the delivery may become easy
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Nduye, zone of Mambasa, Ituri forest)
Vernacular name : njele (Mbuti)
Reference HA 30b
Author(s) : Astor, G., F. von Massow, H.W. Rauwald
Title : Pharmacopée nationale des plantes traditionnelles. Niger. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Eschborn, (1992)Annexe n° 14Résultats obtenus par l'examen multiple des plantes médicinales, tableau récapitulatif des informations qui ont pu être recueillies pour chaque plante étudiée.
Symptoms : H(016)
Recipes : H(016) inflammation of the breast, 10 parts of dried seeds + 1 part of natron red, to mix, dough + butters in equal part, local application during 1 week
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : sermang
Reference HA 33a
Author(s) : Asase, A., A.A. Oteng-Yeboah, G.T. Odamtten & M.S.J. Simmonds
Title : Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 99, pp. 273 - 279 ( 2005)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, squeeze leaves in a pot to ferment. Bath with fermented solution. Other uses: planted as a hedge
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : beton (Lobi)
Reference HA 38
Author(s) : Ajibesin, K.ola K., Benjamin.E. Ekpo, Danladi N. Bala, Etienne E. Essien, Saburi A. Adesanya
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of Akwa Ibom State of Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 115, pp. 387-408, (2008)
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(068) vermifuge, chewing seeds of Ricinus communis (? -toxic)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Akwa Ibom State)
Vernacular name : eto kasto, etoadan ukebbe (Ibibio)
Reference HA 49
Author(s) : Amri, E., D.P.Kisangau
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used in villages around Kimboza forest reserve in Morogoro, Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:1 (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/pdf/1746-4269-8-1.pdf
Symptoms : H(004), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ricinus communis crushed and pounded, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kimboza forest reserve in Morogoro)
Vernacular name : mnyonyo
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) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111002406
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004,2) wound, the fresh leaves of Ricinus communis are made as paste and applied to the wound
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ewé ogohoun, ilara (Yoruba)
Reference HA 53
Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Symptoms : V(014), V(070), V(202)
Recipes : Vb(014), Vo(014) actinomycosis (kurufsisa), root of Ricinus communis is pounded with table salt and soil. One glass of the concoction is given to cattle; half a glass is gioven to goat and sheep.
Vb(041) anthrax) anthrax, dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with water. One cup of tea is given to cattle.
Vb(070) rabies, pounded root of Zehneria scabra is concocted with pounded root of Ricinus communis. One feast of the pond is given to cattle and pack animals...
Veq(086) uleceritic lymphagities (biichee harree), dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with bark powder of Prunus africana and creamed to the ulcerated skin of donkey.
Veq(086) epizoitic lymphagities (biiichee fardaa), dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with bark powder of Prunus africana and creamed to the ulcerated skin of horse and mule.
Vb(041) blackleg, leaf and root of Justica schimperian is pounded with dried fruit of Ricinus communis.One bottle of the solution is given to cattle
.Vb(041) blackleg (bishftuu), dried toot of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Ricinus communis and root of Justica schimperiana are pounded mixed with cold water. 1-2 cup of tea is given to cattle.
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(202) blotting, root of Ricinus communis pounded with table salt, mixed with cold water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qoobboo (Afaan Oromoo)
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(068), H(091), H(113), H(113)
Recipes : H(002), leaves of Ricinus communis, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(006) laxative, purgative, seeds of Ricinus., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(006) laxative, purgative, seeds of Ricinus., powder, VO. (TOXIC !)
H(013) abscess, leaves, roots of Ricinus., decoction (H2O), local application
H(068) taenia, roots of Ricinus., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) fortifying pregnant women, leaves of Ricinus., juice, VO.
H(113), leaves of Ricinus., decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (Kirundi)
Reference HB 02
Author(s) : Boiteau, P.
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et pharmacopée.Précis de matière médicale malgache. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris 141 p., (1986) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(135)
Recipes : H(002), whole young plant of Ricinus communis, decoction, VO.
H(006), oil of Ricinus communis
H(006) strong purgative, seeds of Ricinus communis
H(006) constipation, oil of Ricinus., VO.
H(048) aerophagia, oil of Ricinus, VO. (avoid seeds)
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : tseroka
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(006), H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(006), seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS.
H(037), H(051), leaves of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : aterré, atendé (Baoule), attindé (Ashanti)
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)
Recipes : H(006), seeds of Ricinus communis, VO. (toxic, dosis !)
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
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(006), H(053)
Recipes : H(006) purg., seeds, oil, VO. or enema
H(053) otitis, roots, decoction drops in ears
Region : West Africa
Country : Central African Republic (ex Central african empire)
Vernacular name : gbona (Gbaya dialecte Bossangoa)
Reference HB 22
Author(s) : Bilo, H. & C. Bilo - Groen
Title : Herbalism in Seychelles. Curare, Sonderband, 3, 393 - 402, (1985)
Symptoms : H(013), H(018)
Recipes : H(013), leaves Capsicum sp. warm + ricinus oil (Ricinus communis) , local application on furuncles and abscesses
H(018), leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : Seychelles
Country : Seychelles
Vernacular name : ricin, palma christi, tantan
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(001), H(027), H(027z), H(033), H(037), H(038), H(051), H(099), H(113), H(124), H(169), H(195), H(201)
Recipes : H(001) vision, steam bath of leaves of mbangalunda (Erythtina abyssinica) of molo (Ricinus communis) of humbi (Lannea sp.) of sese (Cassia angolensis) + roots tea, VO. 1 cup 3 X / day
H(027) spontaneous miscarriage, tea of root of nya-nya (Ricinus communis) of sa (Sorghum caudatum) or of masambala (Sorghum caffrorum) of kanyanguluka (Phyllanthus glaucophyllus)
H(027z) to long pregnancy, pounded roots, powder in scarifications of the lower belly
H(033) fecundity femal, ONS., tea of nya-nya (Ricinus communis) of anana (Corchorus olitorius), VO. 2 X / day during 12 days
H(037) pneumonia, ONS., RNS
H(037) chest pain, tea of root of hongolo (Celtis mildbraedii) of tunda (Boscia rehmanniana) of nya-nya (Ricinus communis) of tuku (unidentified plant), VO.
H(038) cystalgia, roots tea of filanganga (Chrysophyllum argyrophyllum) of neni (Pteridium aquilinum) of nya-nya (Ricinus communis)
H(051) paludism, tea of root et barks, VO. 1 cup, 3 X / day + bath with this plant
H(099) epilepsy, to pound the seeds, to boil in few H2O, VO. on an empty stomach. Not to eat before 14 h
H(099) nervousness, tea of root, VO. 1 cup 3 X / day
H(113) knee inflammation, heated roots , frictions
H(124) (unidentified plant) twe unene, (olo) nalayi mouth haemorrage, intestinal haemorrage. Could provoke the death, ONS., RNS.
H(169) hernia, roots powder of molo (Ricinus communis) of kwalu (Smilax kraussiana) on scarifications on hernia
H(195) hydropisy, drink of roots, 1 cup 3 X / day
H(201) (unidentified plant) yulwe, possession by the spirit of a death wich provoke chance or misfortune (transmited by woman), tea of root, VO. 3 X / day
H(201) (unidentified plant) fela, pathology due à un vent maléfique (troubles nerveux, fever, debility…), roots et fruits sevent of purgatif
H(201) (unidentified plant) ndambwa, madness provoked by the spirit of a death, cold drink from the leaves of nya-nya (Ricinus communis), barks of sya (Parinari curatellifolia) and the stones of ndawu (Cyperus articulatus), VO. + fumigation with those plants + indemnity to the family of the dead if his spirit is aggressive
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto)
Vernacular name : (élé) molo, (oka) nya-nya (Umbundu), (élé) molo ulele (huile de ricin en Umbundu) ricino (Portuguese)
Reference HB 28
Author(s) : Banderembako Fabien & Ntitangirageza Térence
Title : La médecine populaire au Burundi : quelques plantes médicinales.
Symptoms : H(018), H(103)
Recipes : H(018) sick headache, leaves preparation from the bark of Ricinus communis preparation from the bark of Stephania abyssinica preparation from the bark of Vernonia amygdalina, steam bath (kwiyuka ou kwiyubikira)
H(103) tooth aches, roots preparation from the bark of Ricinus communis preparation from the bark of "isaka" passed with fire, to mass the gums
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : ikinobonobo (Kirundi)
Reference HB 2k
Author(s) : Bebawi, F. F. & L. Neugebohrn
Title : A review of plants of Northern Sudan with special reference to their Uses. Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Postfach 5180, D-6236 Eschborn, Federal Republic of Germany, 296 p., (1991) Distributed by: D-6101 Rossdorf, Federal Republic of Germany.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), the leaves pounded into a paste are applied : externally for headaches
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 31
Author(s) : Bah, S., D. Diallo, S. Dembélé, B.S. Paulsen
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of schistosomiasis in Niono district, Mali. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, 387-399, (2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874105007968
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) urinary schistosomiasis, decoction of leaves or roots of Capparis tomentosa of leaves of Ricinus communis of roots of Euphorbia balsamifera, VO. One teacup in the morning during 8 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali (Niono district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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, seeds oil of Ricinus communis
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto and littoral))
Vernacular name : (o ; olo) molo (Umubumbu), ricino, palma-Christi (Portuguese)
Reference HB 3k
Author(s) : Bost, R.
Title : Pharmacopée malgache. Mémoire de l'Institut scientifique de Madagascar, série B, Tome 10, Fasc. 2, 159 - 234, (1961)
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(100) syph., leaves, decoction,VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : tanatanamanga
Reference HB 44
Author(s) : Bekalo, T. H., S. D. Woodmatas, Z. A. Woldemariam
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5: 26 (2009) doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-5-26 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, sap from fresh leaves of Ricinus communis smeared on the wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : xeemaa (Konta)
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 http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/contra.htm
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) contraceptive, ingest equal number of seeds of Ricinus communis and Mucuna sloanei Depending on how long the contraception is desired. To restore fertility, regular drinking of oil of Elaeis guineensis for two weeks is recommended.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HB 46
Author(s) : Bessong, P.O., C. L. Obi, M-L. Andréola, L.B. Rojas, L. Pouységu, E. Igumbor, J.J.M. Meyer, S. Quideau, S. Litvak
Title : Evaluation of selected South African medicinal plants for inhibitory properties against human immunodeficiency virus type 1 reverse transcriptase and integrase Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 99, 83-91, (2005)
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199) HIV-1 RT et IN + opportunistic infections , leaves of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province)
Vernacular name : mupfure (Tshivenda)
Reference HB 48
Author(s) : Bussmann Rainer, W., P.Swartzinsky, W. Aserat & P.Evangelista
Title : Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 7:28 (2011)
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) seeds of Ricinus communis are crushed and the oil extracted to grease the pans for baking bread.
to soften leather. Fruits crushed and applied to leather to soften.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : kobo
Reference HB 48
Author(s) : Bussmann Rainer, W., P.Swartzinsky, W. Aserat & P.Evangelista
Title : Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Region, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 7:28 (2011)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) plant of Ricinus communis eaten by cattle, ONS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : kobo
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 http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1379692325_Bouzabata.pdf
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, leaves of Ricinus communis, RNS.
H(006) laxative, seeds, RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Algérie (Souk Ahras District)
Vernacular name : kharowâ
Reference HB 61
Author(s) : Bhat , RB.
Title : Medicinal plants and traditional practices of Xhosa people in the Transkei region of Eastern Cape, South Africa Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 13 (2), pp. 292-298, April 2014
Symptoms : H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) boils, crushed leaves of Ricinus communis in H2O used to wash boils
H(104) stomach ache, fresh leaves of Ricinus communis are grounded and mixed with H2O. VO (50 ml)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umhlakuwa (Xhosa), castor oil plant ((English)
Reference HB 62
Author(s) : Botha, C.J., M.-L. Penrith
Title : Poisonous plants of veterinary and human importance in southern Africa Journal of Ethnopharmacology 119, pp. 549–558 (2008) doi:10.1016/j.jep.2008.07.022
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) Ricinus communis, plant poisonings that manifest with syndroms as diarrhoea for multispecies
Region : Southern Africa
Country : southern Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HC 13c
Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.III. Angiosperms (Euphorbiaceae to Menispermaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 28, pp. 255 - 283, (1990)
Symptoms : H(006), H(033), H(103)
Recipes : H(006), VO., seeds oil
H(033)femmal, seeds oil in porridge of maize
H(103), chewed roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : legezabwende (Vidunda), mbarika, mbono (Swahili)
Reference HC 16
Author(s) : Chinemana, F., R.B. Drummond, S. Mavi & I. De Zoysa
Title : Indigenous plant remedies in Zimbabwe. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 14, pp.159 - 172, (1985)
Symptoms : H(112), H(187)
Recipes : H(112), a sharpened root, covered in plastic, is left in vagina overnight. Then the vagina is washed next morning in river water and the root replaced. Foetus should be expelled by nightfall
H(187) depressed fontanelle, seeds burnt and mixed with vaseline, mixture is placed on fontanelle and inside the roof of the mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HC 21
Author(s) : Chevalier, A.
Title : Les plantes magiques cultivées par les noirs d'Afrique et leur origine. Plus personal communications Father André Walker to the author. Rev. Bot. Appl., Agric. Trop., 27, p. 93 - 105, (1937)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), Ricinus communis is planted to ward off lightning
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HC 24a
Author(s) : Cheikhyoussef, A., M. Shapi, H. Mu. Ashekele
Title : Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plant use by traditional healers in Oshikoto Region, Namibia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 7:10 (2011) See also ref HC 24b
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, duration of treatment:1 mounth, seeds and roots of Ricinus communis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : olumono
Reference HC 31
Author(s) : Chekole, G., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11:4 (2015) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/11/1/4
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf diarrhea, fresh fruits of Ricinus communis, pound cream the teat of cow then allow to suck
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : chakima / gulo (Amharic)
Reference HD 03
Author(s) : Descoings, B.
Title : Essai d'inventaire préliminaire des plantes médicinales d'Afrique Equatoriale. Bull. Inst. Rech. Sc. au Congo, Vol. 2, 7 - 24, (1963) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), seeds of Ricinus communis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 04
Author(s) : Desouter, S.
Title : Pharmacopée humaine et vétérinaire du Rwanda. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 22, 254 p., (1991)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) itch, seeds, oil, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HD 05
Author(s) : Decary, R.
Title : Les emplois des Euphorbiacées malgaches. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 13, 467 - 473, (1966)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(002), fresh leaves, RNS.
H(006), seeds or oil seeds, RNS.
H(104), infusion leaves, RNS.
H(103), leaves on decayed tooths, RNS.
H(104), leaves in topic, RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 05
Author(s) : Decary, R.
Title : Les emplois des Euphorbiacées malgaches. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 13, 467 - 473, (1966)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(002), fresHleaves, RNS
H(006), seeds or seed oil, RNS.
H(104), leaves, infusion, RNS.
H(103), leaves on caries
H(104), leaves, topical
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : tanatana, yinana.
Reference HD 11
Author(s) : Dhetchuvi, M.- M. & J. Lejoly
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Nord-Est du Zaïre. Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg, 23 b, 991 - 1006, (1990)
Symptoms : H(014), H(113), H(051), H(094)
Recipes : H(014) itch, H(113) arthritis, seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS.
H(051) paludism, roots of Ricinus., RNS.
H(094), leaves of Ricinus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 12a
Author(s) : Desta, B.
Title : Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs.Part I: Studies on the toxicity and therapeutic activity of local taenicidal medications. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 45, pp. 27 - 33, (1995)
Symptoms : H(014), H(045), H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(014), skin lesions, seeds, RNS. (réf. HD 12b)
H(045) antibacterial , H(068) tenia, roots, RNS.
H(112) abortion or prevention pregnacy, warm H2O extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ttchakkma
Reference HD 15
Author(s) : Diafouka, A. J. P.
Title : Analyse des usages des plantes médicinales dans 4 régions de Congo-Brazzaville. Thèse de doctorat, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 431 p., (1997)
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(210x)
Recipes : H(006, 4), to chew 1/2 seed of Ricinus communis + 1 soup spoon tepid H2O (toxic at high dosis !)
H(014) itch, seeds of Ricinus. pounded, roasted + palm oil, frictions
H(210x, 5) tobacco disintoxication, 1 seed of Ricinus, VO., morning and evening (toxic at high dosis ; secondary effects : vomits)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo-Brazzaville
Vernacular name : not registered
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(006)
Recipes : H(006), seed oil of Ricinus communis as purgative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : kasterolie(boom) (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HD 22
Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000469
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113, 9), used to treat painful knees/joints, heat leaves of Ricinus communis, and put on affected area)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kasterolie (Hantam names)
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(003), H(013), H(137)
Recipes : H(003) swelling and H(137) sooth pain, fresh leaves of Ricinus communis used as an antiseptic bandage and also after a cicumcission
H(013) boils and abcesses, application of fresh green leaves twice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umlavutha
Reference HD 38
Author(s) : Daruty, C. (Dr)
Title : Plantes Médicinales de l'Ile Maurice et des Pays Intertropicaux (p. 215) General Steam Printing Company, 6, rue du Gouvernement - Maurice (1886) https://archive.org/details/b24400270
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(082), H(113), H(116), H(159)
Recipes : H(002) galactogenic, 4 cups of heart of Ricinus communis (ricin rouge), sugar
H(002) galactogenic, cataplasm of boiled leaves of Ricinus communis (palma christi rouge)
H(116) amenorrhea, 4 gr of heart of Persea gratissima (avocat) of heart of Ricinus communis (ricin rouge) of 4 gr of Euphorbia scordifolia (petite rougette), 1 thimble of barks of Tamarindus indica (tamarin), decoction in 1 1/2 glass to reduce 1 glass, VO. 4 cups per day
Ricinus communis is also involved in the treatment of : H(006) constipation, H(006) purgative (huile), H(082) asthma, H(113) rheumatism, H(116) emmenagogue, H(159) breast enthroatment,
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : ricin, palma christi , veulleuk ou sittamounac , amanakou cotai (Tamoul)
Reference HE 02
Author(s) : Etkin, N.L.
Title : A Hausa herbal pharmacopoeia: biomedical evaluation of commonly used plant medicines. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 4, pp. 75- 98, (1981) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7253680
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, root extract for mouthwash and toothache
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (North) (Hausa)
Vernacular name : zurman (Hausa), castor oil plant (English)
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(113)
Recipes : H(113, 12,5%) joints pain, fresh leaves of Ricinus communis rubbed on joints
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (North Kordofan)
Vernacular name : khirui
Reference HF 01
Author(s) : Fernandez de la Pradilla, C.
Title : Des plantes qui nous ont guéris. Jeunesse d'Afrique, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,Tome 1, 208 p., (1981), Tome 2, 101 p., (1985) Plantes médicinales contre les hépatites. Pabre, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 62 p., (1988)
Symptoms : H(014), H(068)
Recipes : H(014) baby at the breast, dermatosis, pulp seeds of Ricinus communis, local application
H(068) amoeba, castor-oilus., local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HF 03
Author(s) : Flatie, T., T. Gedif, K. Asres, T. Gebre-Mariam
Title : Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia (Medicinal plants reported by household respondents of Berta ethnic group) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009, 5:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-14
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012) fracture of bone of any part of the body from any cause (seberat), leaves of Ricinus communis immersed in warm H20 and used to massage the area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : ashenshemuke
Reference HG 01
Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medicinal practitioner in Zimbabwe. Mambo Press, Gweru (Zimbabwe), 411 p., (1985) (From reference HC 26, HL 22)
Symptoms : H(001), H(003), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(031), H(034), H(037), H(039), H(046), H(053), H(068), H(092), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(112), H(157), H(166), H(201)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, leaves of Ricinus communis, decoction (H2O), steam bath
H(001), petiole of Ricinus., juice, drops in eyes
H(H(003), leaves of Ricinus., to softened by the heat of fire, local application
H(004) wound to the head, roots of Psorospermum febrifugum, castor-oilus communis, powder, to dilute, local application + 1926.1
H(006), H(008), seeds of Ricinus., powder, infusion, VO.
H(031), H(034), leaves of Ricinus., infusion (H2O), VO.
H(037), roots of Ricinus., infusion (H2O), VO. + porridge
H(039) external parasitism, seeds of Ricinus., unction
H(046) measles, H(157), castor-oilus., friction
H(053), castor-oilus., drops in ears
H(068) bilharziosis, roots of Ricinus., infusion (H2O), VO.
H(068) paH(100) syph., roots of Ricinus communis, ripe fruit of Solanum sp., powder, to dilute, local application
H(092), seeds of Ricinus., VO.
H(103), roots of Ricinus communis of Musa sp., to carbonize, local application
H(104), oil dr Ricinus., VO.
H(112), leaves of Ricinus., to pound, in vagina
H(166), leaves of Ricinus., to dry, fumigation
H(201) psychosis, leaves of Ricinus., infusion (H2O), VO.
H(201), whole plant of Ocimum canum, seeds of Ricinus communis of Chenopodium ambrosioidespowder, to take snuff
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 02
Author(s) : Glover, P.E., J. Stewart & M.D. Gwynne
Title : Masai and Kipsigis notes on East african plants, Part III - Medicinal uses of plants. East African agricultural and forestry journal, 32, 2, 200 - 207, (1966)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), rOOTS, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 07
Author(s) : Getahun, A.
Title : Some common medicinal and poisonous plants used in ethiopian folk medicine. Faculty of Science, Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 63p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : H(007) purg., seeds, oil, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gullo (Amarinya), kobo (Galinya), castor bean (English)
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(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), roots and leaves, poultices applied to wounds and sores
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhlakuva
Reference HG 14
Author(s) : Goossens, V.
Title : Catalogue des plantes du jardin botanique d'Eala (Congo Belge) Ministère des colonies, direction de l'agriculture, V. Goossens Bruxelles: Imprimerie industrielle et financière, 179 p., (1924)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), oil from seeds, on the body
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (ex. Belgian Congo) (Mongo region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 1k
Author(s) : Gachathi, F.N.
Title : Kikuyu botanical dictionary of plant names and uses. Publication supported by GTZ , (1989)The print shop, P.O. Box 24576, Nairobi.
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., H(068) bilharziosis, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 20
Author(s) : Gurib-Fakim, Ameenah, Joseph Guého
Title : Plantes médicinales de l'île Rodrigues Stanley, Rose-Hill. Editions de l'océan indien - Université de Maurice (Réduit) , 580 p. (1994) (ISBN 99903-0-171-9)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(068), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(002) lactogenic, cataplasm of leaves of Ricinus communis, application on the breast
H(006) purgative, H(068) vermifuge castor oil, VO.
H(068) child vermifuges, nfusion of leaves and stems of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(104) colic and stomach ache, decoction of leaves and stem of Ricinus, VO - - H(113) rheumatism, courbatures, cataplasm of leaves in local application
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island
Vernacular name : ricin, palma Christi
Reference HG 23
Author(s) : Giday M., Z. Asfawb, Z. Woldub
Title : Medicinal plants of the Meinit ethnic group of Ethiopia: An ethnobotanical study Journal of Ethnopharmacology, doi:10.1016/j.jep.2009.05.009 (2009)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, roots barks, seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa (Bench-Maji Zone)
Country : Ethiopia (Southwest)
Vernacular name : bolut (Meinit language)
Reference HG 57
Author(s) : N' guessan K., É. Kouassi Konan & K. Kouadio Kouassi
Title : Ethnobotanical Study of Plants Used to Treat Diabetes, in Traditional Medicine, by Abbey and Krobou People of Agboville (Côte-d’Ivoire) American Journal of Scientific Research ISSN 1450-223X Issue 4, pp 45-58 (2009)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, flowers of Ricinus communis, infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Agboville)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HG 60
Author(s) : Göhre, Á., B. Toto-Nienguesse, M. Futuro, C. Neinhuis & T. Lautenschläge
Title : Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:42 (2016) DOI 10.1186/s13002-016-0116-9
Symptoms : H(018), H(077)
Recipes : H(077) nausea, cold water extract of crushed leaves of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(018) headache, crushed leaves applied to head, compress
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mamonoa (Kikongo)
Reference HH 09b
Author(s) : Hamill, F.A., S. Apio, N. K. Mubiru, R. Bukenya-Ziraba, M. Mosango, O. W. Maganyi and D. D. Soejarto
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Southern Uganda, II: literature analysis and antimicrobial assays, Volume 84, pp. 57 - 78 (2003)
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(075)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) abdominal pain, one crushed seed + H2O : VO. once only
H(075) appetiser, roots, decoction, 1 tea spoon : once VO.
(seeds are toxic)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (southern), tribe Baganda, district of Kampala
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 11
Author(s) : Haxaire Claudie (Pharmacienne)
Title : Phytothérapie et Médecine Familiale chez les Gbaya-Kara (République Centrafricaine) Thèse de doctorat, Université de Paris, Fac. Pharmacie., 320 p., (1979)
Symptoms : H(037), H(126)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, leaves mixed in cold H2O of a partial mixing of Ricinus communis, Digitaria diagonalis, Illigera pentaphylla
H(037) bronchitis, VO., decoction roots of a partial mixing of Ricinus communis, Andropogon gayanus , Acanthus montanus, Sonchus angustissimus, Sonchus bipontini, Desmodium adsendens
H(126), VO. decoction of leaves or roots
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : Indicated by the author in phonetic note. not transposable
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)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, fruits juice or fresh stems of Ricinus communis, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : nyonyo (Swahili), mbarika (Kimbunga), nakavalika (Kipogoro)
Reference HH 3k
Author(s) : Heine, B. & C. König
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 2: Plants of the So (Uganda).142 p., Band 7 (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), to chew raw roots
Region : West Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 50
Author(s) : Hutchings, A., Scott, A.H., Lewis, G., Cunningham, A.
Title : Zulu Medicinal Plants. An Inventory. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. (1996) : from references HG 50, HF 50, HV 09, HC 26)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, sores,H(013) boils, H(104) stomach ache, ONS., RNS.
H(113) inflammation and H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ricinus communis are bound to affected area
H(018) headache (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 8k
Author(s) : Hirt, H. M. & M. Bindanda
Title : La médecine naturelle en Afrique.Comment se soigner par les plantes tropicales. Editions Centre de vulgarisation agricole, B.P. 4008, Kinshasa 2, République du Zaïre, 144 p., (1993)
Symptoms : H(004), H(094)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, decoction, RNS.
H(094), leaves, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : putluka (Kikongo), nzo bamputu (Kimbala
Reference HJ 02
Author(s) : Johns, T., J.O. Kokwaro & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Luo of Siaya District, Kenya: establishing quantitative criteria for consensus. Economic Botany, 44, 3, 369 - 381, (1990)
Symptoms : H(022), H(030)
Recipes : H(022, 4), chewed roots or decoction of roots, VO.
H(030, 4), chewed roots or decoction of roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : odagwa ( Luo )
Reference HJ 07
Author(s) : Johns, T., E. B. Mhoro, Pius Sanaya & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Batemi of Ngorongoro district, Tanzania a quantitative appraisal Economic Botany 48 (1) pp. 90-95. (1994)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), decoction of roots of Ricinus communis drunk for stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mubono (Batemi)
Reference HJ 08
Author(s) : Jiofack, T., l. Ayissi, C. Fokunang, N. Guedje and V. Kemeuze
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of the upper Nyong valley forest in Cameroon African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 3(4). pp. 144-150, April, 2009 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp
Symptoms : H(033), H(036), H(092)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility, H(036) dizziness, H(092) poisoning, leaves, tops of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(004), H(006), H(045), H(055), H(068), H(170), H(192)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(045), leaves of Rivinus communis, local application
H(055) emetic, H(006) cathartic, seeds, VO.
H(068) bilharziosis, H(170), leaves of Ricinus., decoction (H2O), VO. + fumigation by inflorescences on live coals of the lower part ao abdomen
H(192) during pregnacy, leaves of Ricinus., local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 02
Author(s) : Keita, S.M., J.T. Arnason, B.R. Baum, R.Marles, F. Camara, & A.K. Traore
Title : Etude ethnopharmacologique traditionnelle de quelques plantes médicinales anthelmintiques de la République de Guinée. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 9, n° 2, 119 - 134, (1995)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), seeds, eat and drink water
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea (Republic of)
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 , 543 - 599, (1964)
Symptoms : H(068), H(170)
Recipes : H(068) bilharziosis, H(170), decoction of leaves of Ricinus communis, VO. + fumigation of the sex with dried inflorescences
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : dimbéiligala (Tocolor)
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(008), H(053), H(075), H(100), H(104), H(104), H(172)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), yong and fresh leaves cataplasm on wounds
H(008), stems + leaves, juice, VO.
H(053), seeds, oil, eyes drops
H(075), roots, decoction, VO.
H(100), roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) belly, roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) belly, crushed seeds + H2O, afterbirth bleeding cure
H(104) belly, crushed seeds + H2O, abdominal trouble
H(104) stomach, stems + leaves, juice, VO.
H(172)dracun., roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya
Vernacular name : coga macon (Acholi, Ouganda), libono (Lunyore), mbono (Swahili, Kenya), mbonu (Taita, Kenya), mwriki (Meru, Kenya), odagwa (Luo, Kenya)
Reference HK 19
Author(s) : Kalanda, K. , M. Ataholo & B. Ilumbe
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Haut Zaïre: plantes antihémorroidaires de Kisangani. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 9, n° 1, 51 - 58, (1995)
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots, decoction, enema 250 ml. 1 X / J during 4 day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 1k
Author(s) : Kusehuluka, K., A. Lubini & B. Bunga
Title : Plantes médicinales utilisées dans le traitement de la blennorragie et de la syphilis à Kinshasa (Zaïre) Vol. 1, 251-260, (1994) Proceedings of the 13 th plenary meeting of AETFAT, Zomba, Malawi, (2-11 april 1991)Vol.1 and Vol. 2, 1514 p., (1994) Edited by J.H. Seyani & A.C. Chicuni.National herbarium and botanic gardens of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 4), blenn, fruit, roots barks, decoction, rectum, vaginal enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 20
Author(s) : Kalanda, K. & W. D. Omasombo
Title : Contribution à la connaissance des plantes médicinales du Haut Zaïre: plantes utilisées dans le traitement des maux d'estomac dans la ville de Kisangani. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 9, n° 1, 59 - 69, (1995)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, leaves + fruif burned, powder, VO., 1/2 coffee spoon / 2X / day, until cure
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 21
Author(s) : Kayonga, A. & F. X. Habiyaremye
Title : Médecine traditionnelle et plantes médicinales rwandaises. Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques de la flore rwandaise.Préfecture de Gisenyi.Univ. Nat. Rwanda Centre universitaire de recherche sur la pharmacopée et la médecine traditionnelle, CURPHAMETRA, inédit, 121p., (1987)
Symptoms : H(014), H(068), H(145)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, bark Ficus thonningii , stem Olea europea (umuzenze), ashes + oil seeds Ricinus communis, external use
H(068) amoboea, ONS Allium sativum , fruit Ricinus communis, ONS Beta vulgaris (beterave),decoction, 4 soup spoons + 1 soup spoon honey + 1 egg, VO., 2 X 2 soup spoon/ D./ durind 2D.
H(145), leaves Ricinus communis, leaves and stems Senecio subsessile (igitamatama), maceration, hip-bath
H(145), leaves Ricinus communis, Physalis peruviana, extract, VO., 1 soup spoon / D. during 4 D.
H(145), leaves, Plantago palmata, Ricinus communis, Blumea alata, Dichrocephala integrifolia , Sporobolus pyramidalis (umutsina) maceration H2O, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : ikibonobono
Reference HK 22
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & A. Bouquet
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques de la Côte-d'Ivoire - Haute-Volta.Mission d'étude de la pharmacopée indigène en A.O.F. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 300 p., (1950)
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(045), H(055), H(093), H(173)
Recipes : H(037) + H(045), leaves, frictions.H(037) for pneumonia and fever and H(045) for revulsive and vesicant effect
- H(093) + H(055) + H(006), seeds decorticated and not roasted, VO., H(055) for emetic effect and H(006) for purgative effect
H(173), seeds decorticated and not roasted, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : ricin (local French), tomotigui (Dioula), youma (Maho), pouzou (Guéré), atondou (Attié), n'téké (Ebrié)
Reference HK 25
Author(s) : Keita, S. M. & al.
Title : Etude ethnopharmacologique traditionnelle de quelques plantes médicinales anthelminthiques de la Haute-Guinée (République de Guinée) Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 13, 49 - 65, (1999)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), seeds in food
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea (Republic of)
Vernacular name : risin
Reference HK 35
Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Medicinal plants used to induce labour during childbirth in western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 109 pp. 1 - 9 (2007) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106003199
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, fruits, roots of Ricinus communis , squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kashogashopga, kishogashopga (Runyankole, Runyaruguru), enkarakari (Rukonjo)
Reference HK 39a
Author(s) : Kisangau, D. P., H. VM Lyaruu, K.M. Hosea, C.C. Joseph
Title : Use of traditional medicines in the management of HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Tanzania: a case in the Buhkoba rural district. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Volume 3 : 29 (2007)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chronic cough, roots, RNS. (opportunistic infection from HIV/AIDS)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Buhkoba rural district)
Vernacular name : omujuna (Haya)
Reference HK 52
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J. O.
Title : Some common african herbal remedies for skin diseases: with special reference to Kenya Medicinal and poisonous plants of the tropics. Proceedings of symposium of the 14th International botanical congress, Berlin, 24 july - 1 august 1987, 44-69, (1987)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, young leaves of Ricinus communis crushed and applied onto the wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : libono (Luhya), mbono (Swahili), mbonu, (Taita), odagwa (Luo)
Reference HK 55
Author(s) : Koni Muluwa, J., K. Bostoen
Title : Noms et usages des plantes utiles chez les Nsong. Göteborg Africana Informal Series - N° 6 , 71p., (2008) Department of Oriental and African Languages. University of Gothenburg (ISSN 1404-8523) http://www.sprak.gu.se/digitalAssets/1316/1316264_noms-et-usages-des-plantes.pdf
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) earaches, seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Province of Bandundu)
Vernacular name : Indicated by the author in phonetic note. Not transposable
Reference HK 60
Author(s) : Konda ku Mbuta, Kabakura Mwima, Mbembe Bitengeli, Itufa Y’okolo, Mahuku Kavuna, Mafuta Mandanga, Mpoyi, Kalambayi, Ndemankeni Izamajole, Kadima Kazembe, Kelela Booto, Ngiuvu Vasaki, Bongombola Mwabonsika, Dumu Lody & Paul Latham
Title : Plantes médicinales de traditions. Province de l'Equateur – R.D. Congo, Kinshasa 2012 (419 p.) Institut de Recherche en Sciences de la Santé (I.R.S.S.) in Kinshasa. ISBN 9780955420856
Symptoms : H(037), H(151)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, decoction of the root of Leptaspis zeylanica of Piper umbellatum and Ricinus communis : as cooking liquid of Fuku (porridge made of manioc flour) 2 times per week
H(037) pneumothorax, triturated fresh leaves of Pteridium aquilinum of Ricinus communis soaked in palm oil : in frictiont 2 times daily
H(151) hypertension, décoction of pounded seeds : 2 teaspoons : VO. 1 times a day.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Town of Mbandaka, Center of Bikoro, City of Karawa, of Bumba, Gemena (Boyademele, Bogbaguma), City of Bosobolo, of Karawa, of Ingende, of Lokolela, of Libenge, Libenge (Bosa), Tandala (Ngumu),Bwamanda (Bosempwanga))
Vernacular name : nzinga ngwaka, nzinga (Ngwaka)
Reference HK 63
Author(s) : Kipkore, K., B. Wanjohi, H. Rono, G. Kigen
Title : A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:24 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/24
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) treatment of hides and skins, crushed graines de Ricinus communis and oil applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : menwa (local dialect), castor bean (Englisch)
Reference HK 66
Author(s) : Karunamoorthi, K., T. Hailu
Title : Insect repellent plants traditional usage practices in the Ethiopian malaria epidemic-prone setting: an ethnobotanical survey Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:22 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/22
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106, 54) repelling tick, mosquitoes, bedbugs, seed of Ricinus communis crushed and it juices applied on the skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Jimma Zone, Kersa woreda (district))
Vernacular name : qobo (Afaan Oromoo)
Reference HK 67
Author(s) : Kidane, B.,T. van Andel, L. .J. van der Maesen, Z. Asfaw
Title : Use and management of traditional medicinal plants by Maale and Ari ethnic communities in southern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:46 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/46
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern) (Maale and Ari ethnic communities)
Vernacular name : tsamo desho (Maale)
Reference HK 71
Author(s) : Koné, W. M., A. G.Koffi, E. L.Bomisso, F. H. Tra Bi
Title : Ethnomedical study and iron content of some medicinal herbs used in traditional medicine in Côte d'Ivoire for the treatment of anaemia African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 9(1): 81-87 (2012)
Symptoms : H(013), H(091)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, H(091) anaemia, leaves and stem of Ricinus communis, decoction, VO. (2X).
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Ferkessedougou and Tiassale)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HL 01
Author(s) : Lindsay, R.S. & F.N. Hepper
Title : Medicinal plants of Marakwet Kenya.Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom, 49 p., (1978)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), roots of Ricinus communis, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HL 09
Author(s) : Lejeune, J.B.H.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales spontanées (utilisées par les indigènes du Ruanda-Urundi). Servir, (Groupe scolaire Astrida), 1, 4, 20 - 25 & 1, 5, 26 - 31, (1940)
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., pounded seeds, paste + hot H2O, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : imbonobono (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HL 12
Author(s) : Lewalle, J. & F.M. Rodegem
Title : Plantes médicinales du Burundi. Quart. Journ. Crude Drug Research, VIII - 3, 1257-1270, (1968)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, castor oil
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (Kirundi)
Reference HL 13
Author(s) : Lavergne, R. & R. Véra
Title : Etude ethnobotanique des plantes utilisées dans la pharmacopée traditionnelle à la Réunion. Médecine traditionnelle et pharmacopée. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 236 p., (1989)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(018), H(113)
Recipes : H(002), cataplasm of leaves of Ricinus communis on the breasts
H(006), crushed seeds + H2O boiling, one collects the oil which floats, VO.
H(006), H(018), H(082), H(104) child, infusion of leaves
H(018), cataplasm of leaves on the head
H(113) rheumatism, articular pains, cataplasm of leaves coated with castor oil
Region : Reunion
Country : Reunion
Vernacular name : ricin, tan tan
Reference HL 15
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, H. Yineger
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , Volume 4 : 10 (2008) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/4/1/10 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea (chobto), fresh roots of Ricinus communis, Crush and extract its content
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HL 18
Author(s) : Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title : Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) childeren.vermifuge, leaves of Ricinus communis are boiled and the decoction, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kasta weh or ngele bondoi (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HL 1k
Author(s) : Leedal, G.P.
Title : 50 (Fifty) common plants of the upland grasslands, Southern Highlands, Tanzania.Biology Section MATI-Mbeya, Tanzania, 54 p., (1975)Multigraphié.Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(027y)
Recipes : H(004), seeds pounded boiled H2O, oil skimmed, oil rubber , RNS.
H(006), constipation, seeds pounded boiled H2O, oil skimmed, oil rubber , RNS.H(027y) baby, seeds pounded boiled H2O, oil skimmed, oil rubber for baby at birth, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
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(094), H(113)
Recipes : H(094) hemorrhoids, fresh fruits of Ricinus communis, extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
H(113) rheumatism, fresh fruits, boil the part and paint the decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gulo (Amharic)
Reference HL 29
Author(s) : Lestrade, A
Title : La médecine indigène au Ruanda et Lexique des termes médicaux français - urunyarwanda Mémoire présenté à la séance du 20 décembre 1954. de l'Académie Royale des Sciences Coloniales de Belgique
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound: Choose specimens of Ricinus communis (umubonobono) from the valley. The crushed leaves of are placed on the wound
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : umubonobono (Kinyarwanda)
Reference HM 03
Author(s) : Motte, E.
Title : Les plantes chez les pygmées Aka et les Monzombo de la Lobaye (Centrafrique). Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), 574 p., (1980)
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(012), H(012), H(045)
Recipes : H(003),H(012)), petiole of Ricinus communis, to carbonize, to pound (palm oil), scarifications
H(008), leaves of Ricinus., maceration (H2O), enema
H(012)), leaves of Ricinus., to pound, to softened by the heat of fire, local application
H(045) cicatrizing, sap, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HM 29
Author(s) : Mahonge, C. P. I., J. V. Nsenga, E. J. Mtengeti and A. Z. Mattee
Title : Utilization of medicinal plants by Waluguru people in east Uluguru mountains Tanzania. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, (2008) Volume 3 (4) pp. 121 - 134 (2006) http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/129/136
Symptoms : H(018), H(036), H(037)
Recipes : H(018), H(036), to boil des leaves and roots of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(037) cough, to boil the leaves and roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (eastern Uluguru mountains)
Vernacular name : mnyemba (Luguru)
Reference HM 41
Author(s) : Mesfin, F., S. Demisse1, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:28 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-28 (2009)
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) impotency, crushed / pounded leaves of Ricinus communis with coffee, tea or milk is taken as a drunk before copulation
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : gulloo (Gedeoffa)
Reference HM 42c
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otienoi, Anke Weisheit
Title : Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 3: plants used in traditional medicine in Kikuku village, Muleba District Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012, 8:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-8-14 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/14
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, H(078) cancer, the leaves of Ricinus communis are burnt and the ash wetted, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kijuna (Kikuku)
Reference HM 45
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the people in Nhema communal area, Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 347–354, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111003229
Symptoms : H(001), H(053)
Recipes : H(001, 3) sore eyes, seeds oil of Ricinus communis taken by mouth
H(053, 5) earache, seeds oil dropped into ear
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mupfuta (Shona)
Reference HM 46
Author(s) : Muthee, J.K., D.W. Gakuya, J.M. Mbaria, P.G. Kareru, C.M. Mulei, F.K. Njonge
Title : Ethnobotanical study of anthelmintic and other medicinal plants traditionally used in Loitoktok district of Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 135, 15–21, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111000766
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 1) ruminal impaction / H(006, 1) constipation , fruit of Ricinus communis;RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya (Loitoktok district)
Vernacular name : oldule
Reference HM 53
Author(s) : Maliwichi-Nyirenda, C. P. & L. L. Maliwichi
Title : Medicinal plants used for contraception and pregnancy-related cases in Malawi: A case study of Mulanje Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(20), pp. 2121 - 2127, 18 October, 2010 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2010/18Oct/Nyirenda%20and%20Maliwichi.pdf
Symptoms : H(027z), H(027y)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027y) a cure for post maturity, roots and leaves of Ricinus communis soak in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nsatsi
Reference HM 56
Author(s) : Megersa, M., Z.Asfaw , E. Kelbessa, A. Beyene and B. Woldeab
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:68 ( 2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-68 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/68
Symptoms : H(070), H(126)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, fresh leaves decoction Ricinus communis crushed and mixed with water and taken one cup of tea for 3 consecutive days.
H(126) liver disease, fresh root of Ricinus communis crushed and mixed with root of Justicia schimperiana and put in cup of tea and mixed with water and drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : qobboo (Afaan Oromo)
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(006), H(008), H(037), H(053), H(091), H(094), H(103), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, leaves of Ricinus communis, RNS.
H(008) dysentery, piles, leaves and roots of Albizia adianthifolia, roots of Landolphia kirkii of Ricinus communis, fruit of Solanum aculeastrum, RNS.
H(037) cough wich causes H(008) diarrhoea and emesis, H(006) laxative, H(091) tonic, fruits of Ricinus communis, RNS.
H(053) earache, oil of seeds of Ricinus communis in ears
H(094) piles, H(113) rheumatism, roots of Landolphia kirkii of Ricinus communis of Albizia adianthifolia of Solanum panduraeforme, RNS.
H(103) toothache, roots of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)
Vernacular name : mupfure (Venda)
Reference HM 5k
Author(s) : Masinde, P.S.
Title : Medicinal plants of the Marachi people of Kenya, 747 -753, (1996) The Biodiversity of African Plants.Proceedings14 th AETFATCongress.Wageningen, The Netherlands, 22 - 27 augustus 1994. Edited by J.G. van der Maesen, X.M. van der Burgt & J.M. van Medenbach de Rooy.Kluwer Academic Publishers, 861 p., (1996)
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), fruits, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : liroborobo (Marachi)
Reference HM 61
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, seed: oil of Ricinus communis applied on eyes
H(103) toothache, roots of Ricinus communis, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupfuta
Reference HM 65
Author(s) : Minker, C. (Dr)
Title : Médecine traditionnelle réunionnaise : validation de l’utilisation de certaines plantes dans le traitement des symptômes du chikungunya Ethnopharmacologia, n°44, pp 15-24 (décembre 2009)
Symptoms : H(051y)
Recipes : H(051y) chikungunya, relieve joint and muscle pain, herbal baths : ti chiendent (Cynodon dactylon) and gros chiendent (Eleusine indica ), pariétaire (Amaranthus spp.), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.), fumeterre (Fumaria muralis), guérivite (Sigesbeckia orientalis), ti baume (Plectranthus amboinicus.), néflier (bibasse) (Eriobotrya japonica), vergerette du canada (Conyza canadensis), etc. Every night for a week or two • massages («digiponction») : neutral oil with essential oils of geranium ‘rosé’ (Pelargonium x asperum ), cryptoméria (Cryptomeria japonica), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.), citronnelle (Cymbopogon citratus), etc. and massage the sore spots • cataplasm of chou rouge pays (Brassica oleracea), leaves of ricin (Ricinus communis), aloès (Aloe vera ), leaves of ti baume (Plectranthus amboinicus.)
Region : Reunion
Country : Réunion
Vernacular name : ricin
Reference HM 69
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine ,9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, seed oil of Ricinus communis, local application
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mupfuta
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(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, leaves of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : umkakuva (isi Xhosa)
Reference HM 7k
Author(s) : Mshiu, E.N.
Title : La médecine traditionnelle et la médecine moderne, 160 - 171, (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(008), H(013), H(053), H(100), H(200)
Recipes : H(008),H(013) , H(053), H(100), H(200), plant, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HN 01
Author(s) : Nyakabwa, M. & W. Dibaluka
Title : Plantes médicinales cultivées dans la zone de Kabondo à Kisangani (Zaïre). African study monographs, 11, 2, 87 - 99, (1990)
Symptoms : H(018), H(031), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(018), seeds of Ricinus communis, infusion, juice, RNS.
H(031), leaves of Ricinus., infusion (H2O), local application
H(108) influenza, H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ricinus., infusion (H2O), bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : mbalika (Swahili, Kigenia)
Reference HN 03
Author(s) : Nyakabwa, M. & R. Gapusi
Title : Plantes médicinales utilisées chez les Banyamulenge de Fizi au Sud-Kivu (Zaïre). African study monographs, 11, 2, 101 - 114, (1990)
Symptoms : H(005), H(050), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), seeds (without teguments) crushed, émulsionized, VO., 1 glas
H(050), seeds (without teguments) crushed, émulsionized, VO., 1 glas
H(113), seeds (without teguments) crushed, émulsionized, VO., 1 glas
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : igaja
Reference HN 17
Author(s) : Noumi, E.
Title : Animal and plant poisons and their antidotes in Eseka and Mbalmayo regions, Centre Province, Cameroon. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 93, pp. 231-241 ( 2004)
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(092, 4), seeds powder in food, nausea, vomiting, profuse bleeding, diarrhoea, sveat, cyanosis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Centre Province)
Vernacular name : nom mbom (Mbalmayo)
Reference HN 20
Author(s) : Njoroge G.N., J. W. Kibunga
Title : Herbal medicine acceptance, sources and utilisation for diarrhoea management in a cosmopolitan urban area (Thika, Kenya). African Journal of Ecology, 45 (suppl. 1), pp. 65-70 (2007)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, fruits of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mbarîki (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 21
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Ethnoterapeutic management of skin diseases among the Kikuyus of Central Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 111, pp. 303-307 ( 2007)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 5) skin rash, oil from seeds of Ricinus communis, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûbariki (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 23
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Traditional management of ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases in Central Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Volume 2, pp. 1-9 ( 2006).
Symptoms : H(037), H(108), H(155)
Recipes : H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), grinding seeds and cooking the fatty part of Ricinus communis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûbarîki (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 25
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N., R. W. Bussmann, B. Gemmill, L.E. Newton & V. W. Ngumi
Title : Utilisation of weed species as sources of traditional medicines in central Kenya. Lyonia, Volume 7 (2), pp. 71-87, (december 2004)
Symptoms : H(013), H(030), H(038)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes, H(030) placenta problems, H(038) urinary problems, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : ki (Kikuyu)
Reference HN 26
Author(s) : Nanyingi, M. O., J. M Mbaria, A. L. Lanyasunya, C. G. Wagate, K. B Koros, H. F Kaburia, R. W Munenge & W. O Ogara
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of Samburu District, Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 4:14 (2008)
Symptoms : H(030), H(051)
Recipes : H(030) retained afterbirth, H(051) paludism, H(051) fevers, hot decoction of leaves of Ricinus communis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Samburu district)
Vernacular name : oldula (Samburu)
Reference HN 29
Author(s) : Nguta, J.M., J.M. Mbaria, D.W. Gakuya, P.K. Gathumbi, S.G. Kiama
Title : Antimalarial herbal remedies of Msambweni, Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 128, 424–432 (2010)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2), roots, leaves of Ricinus communis, decoction, concoction, bath and VO., one cup is taken 3 X / day for 3–5 days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Msambweni)
Vernacular name : mbono / mbonombono (Digo)
Reference HN 31
Author(s) : Namukobe, J., J. M. Kasenene, B. T. Kiremire, R. Byamukama, M. Kamatenesi-Mugisha, S. Krief, V. Dumontet, J. D. Kabasa
Title : Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 236–245, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111002960
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 2) fresh wounds, (Sa) of Ricinus communis sap applied on affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Northern sector of Kibale National Park)
Vernacular name : ekisogasoga (Rutooro)
Reference HN 33
Author(s) : Nguta, J.M., J.M. Mbaria, D.W. Gakuya, P.K. Gathumbi, S.G. Kiama
Title : Traditional antimalarial phytotherapy remedies used by the South Coast community, Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 131, 256–267 (2010)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 34 ) paludism, roots, leaves of Ricinus communis , concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya ( South Coast community)
Vernacular name : bono / mbonombono (Digo)
Reference HN 42
Author(s) : Nicolas J.-P.
Title : Plantes médicinales du Nord de Madagascar. Ethnobotanique antakarana et informations scientifiques 296 p. (2012) Editions Jardins du monde 15, rue saint Michel - 29 190 Brasparts www.jardinsdumonde.org
Symptoms : H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(004) déchirures, decoction des leaves of Ricinus communis en massages
H(014) scabies, applique la pâte of pounded leaves of Ricinus communis sur les parties atteinte Si cela n’est pas efficace, on ajoute of leaves of Tithonia diversifolia (dokoterahely) Des baths of la decoction of Tithonia diversifolia sont égalemen préconisés.
Region : Madagascar
Country : North Madagascar
Vernacular name : tagnantagnana (Antakarana) , kimanga, kinana, tanatanamanga, tanantanamanga, tanatanamena, tseroka (Malgache) , ricin (French) , castor oil plant (English)
Reference HO 04
Author(s) : Obute, G. C.
Title : Ethnomedicinal plant resources of South Eastern Nigeria Leaflets Journal on WWW: http://www.siu.edu/~ebl/leaflets/
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006),H(014), Wild or cultivated plant, 5-10 gr. and 15 – 30 gr of oil used as a purgative for children and adults respectively. External application of oil is used to treat skin infections.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southeastern)
Vernacular name : castor bean (English)
Reference HO 12
Author(s) : Okafor, J. & R. Ham
Title : Identification, utilisation et conservation des plantes médicinales dans le sud-est du Nigeria. Thèmes de la biodiversité africaine, Le Programme d'Appui à la Biodiversité, Numéro 3, Juillet 1999 http://www.worldwildlife.org/bsp/publications/africa/okaforfr/okaforfr.pdf
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) child convulsion, ashes of leaves of Ricinus communis of Newbouldia laevis of Tetrapleura tetraptera of Spondias mombindon, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HO 17
Author(s) : Okello, S.V., Nyunja R.O., Netondo G.W. & Onyango J.C.
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Sabaot of Mt. Elgon Kenya African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 7, No. 1, pp 1-10 (2010)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, decoction of roots of Ricinus communis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : manuet (Sabaot)
Reference HP 04
Author(s) : Pernet, R. & G. Meyer
Title : Pharmacopée de Madagascar Publication de l'Institut de Recherche scientifique, Tananarive - Tsimbazaza, 86 p., (1957)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(055), H(104), H(118), H(139)
Recipes : H(002), young leaves, RNS.
H(006), H(055), H(104), seeds, leaves, RNS.
H(118), leaves, young buds
H(139), leaves, RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HP 05
Author(s) : Polygenis - Bigendako, M.-J.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle au Burundi occidental. Thèse présentée en vue de l'obtention du grade de Docteur en sciences, année acad. 1989 - 1990, Université libre de Bruxelles, Faculté des Sciences, Laboratoire de Botanique Systématique et de Phytosociologie, 352 p., (1990)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006, 2) constip., pounded seeds H2O, VO.
H(006, 1) constip., roots, pressed in H2O, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Occidental)
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (Kirundi)
Reference HP 12
Author(s) : Pappe, L.
Title : Pappe, L., 1847. A List South African Indigenous Plants Used as Remedies by the Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope. O.I. Pike, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1850. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus. A.S. Robertson, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1857. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus, 2nd ed. W. Britain Press, Cape Town. From references HV 09, HV 51
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), seed oil of Ricinus communis as purgative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : kasterolie(boom) (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HP 15
Author(s) : Parvez, N. & Suman Yadav
Title : Ethnopharmacology of single herbal preparations of medicinal plants in Asendabo district, Jimma, Ethiopia Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge, Vol. 9 (4), pp. 724 - 729, October 2010
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068, 2) amoboea, powder of fresh roots of Ricinus communis, mixed with garlic and honey, VO.. Seeds are chewed and swallowed (Note: Ricinus communis seeds are very toxic)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Jimma district)
Vernacular name : kobbo
Reference HP 1k
Author(s) : Palayer, P.
Title : Lexique de plantes du pays Sar.Plantes spontanées et cultivées.Tome 2, 78 p., (1977) Collège Charles Lwanga.C.E.L. Sarh-Tchad.Publié avec le concours financier de l'UNESCO.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), decoction from leaves, wash the wound
Region : West Africa
Country : Chad (Sar country)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HP 52
Author(s) : Pobeguin, M.
Title : Les plantes médicinales de la Guinée. Paris. (1912) Agriculture pratique des pays chauds, : T1 : 279 - 295, 387 - 394, 484 - 496, (1911) ;T2 : 37 - 45, 133 - 144, 233 - 238, (1911)
Symptoms : H(006), H(051)
Recipes : H(006), crushed seeds in rice
H(051), leaves decoction, lotions, bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea Conakry
Vernacular name : diakoula (Foula du Fouta-Djalon)
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(014)
Recipes : H(003) sprain, decoction of leavess, massages
H(014) itch, leaves cataplasm
H(113) breaking of a muscle, massage with the decoction of leaves
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (North region)
Vernacular name : tagnantagnana
Reference HR 11
Author(s) : Raponda-Walker, A. & R. Sillans
Title : Les Plantes utiles du Gabon. Encyclopédie biologique. Editions Paul Lechevalier, 12 rue de Tournon, Paris VI, 478 p. (1961)
Symptoms : H(002x), H(006), H(099)
Recipes : H(002x), pounded leaves on breast
H(006) purgative, 2 to 3 seeds (maximum) of Ricinus communis, pounded peanuts (Arachis hypogaea), VO.
H(006), leaves, decoction, enemat
H(099) epilepsy young child, crushed leaves mixed in butter "ndjawé" ( Minusops africana), friction
H(099) epilepsy young child, cooked leaves in lemon juice, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : eréré-zi-ndjal'itowa, mondo-yi-ndjal'itowa (Mpongwè), mondo-ndjali (Galoa, Nkomi, Orungu), bèc (Fang), mumbanda-ntsatsi (Eshira, Ngowé, Bavarama, Bavungu, Bapunu, Balumbu), mbanda-nzasi (Loango), ngalyè (Bakèlè), ngadi (Béséki, Benga), ngari, tsono (Mindumu), ngari (Bavili), ngadi (Banzabi), mogombo-a-go-Ndugu (Apindji), mogombo-a-évandja (Mitsogo, moénga-a-évandja (Ivéa), ngadi (Baduma)
Reference HR 1k
Author(s) : Ratsimamanga, A.R.
Title : Etat d'avancement de la recherche sur la médecine et la pharmacopée traditionnelles à Madagascar, 187 - 191, (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)
Recipes : H(006), RNS, latex
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HR 53
Author(s) : Randriamiharisoa, M. N. , A. R. Kuhlman, V. Jeannoda, H. Rabarison, N. Rakotoarivelo, T. Randrianarivony, F.Raktoarivony, A. Randrianasolo and R. W. Bussmann
Title : Medicinal plants sold in the markets of Antananarivo, Madagascar Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine (2015) 11:60 DOI 10.1186/s13002-015-0046-y
Symptoms : H(004), H(068), H(091), H(094), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(068) Intestinal parasites, H(091) asthenia, H(094) hemorrhoids, cold, leaves of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (markets of Antananarivo)
Vernacular name : tanantanamanga
Reference HR 54
Author(s) : Ranarijona, H., L., T, A. Tsitomotra, J. B. Ravoniarisoa, G. S. Andrianasetra
Title : Les plantes magiques traditionnelles les plus réputées des femmes de la ville de Mahajanga http://www.commissionoceanindien.org
Symptoms : H(002), H(026), H(198x)
Recipes : H(002) galactogenic, decoction of youg leaves of Ricinus communis
H(026) continuous and painful periods leaves decoction and steam bath
H(198x) dry hair, brittle or falling, oil bath
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (Mahajanga town)
Vernacular name : ricin, tanantanana (Malagasy language),
Reference HS 12b
Author(s) : Samuelsson G., M. H. Faraha, Per Claeson, M. Hagos, M. Thulin, O. Hedberg, A. M. Warfa, A. O. Hassan, A. H. Elmi , A. D. Abdurahman, A. S. Elmi, Y. A. Abdie & M. H. Alin
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. II. Plants of the families Combretaceae - Labiatae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 37, pp. 47 - 70, (1992)
Symptoms : H(001), H(003), H(018), H(068), H(113), H(130)
Recipes : H(001), 2 teaspoon ful of the oil is put in the eye
H(003), leaves are boiled in water, the decoction is applied on the affected part of the body
H(018), 1 handfull of fresh leaves are crushed mixed with 1 cup of olive oil, filtered and applied on the head and 1 drop in each nostril
H(068), 50 gr of fresh roots are boiled with 1 glass of H2O until 1 cup remains. VO. 1 cup 2X / day for 3 days
H(113), 1 handfull of fresh leaves are crushed mixed with 1 cup of sesame oil, filtered and applied on rigid knees
H(130), 1 hand ful of seeds + 1 handful of dried or fresh leaves, crushed, mixed with 1 l olive oil, filtered. Mixture is rubbed on thethe skin on the paralyzed limb, 2X / day for 1 month
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : balambaal olyo, balambaal
Reference HS 18
Author(s) : Ssegawa, P., J. M. Kasenene
Title : Medicinal plant diversity and uses in Sango bay area, Southern Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 113, pp. 521 - 540, (2007)
Symptoms : H(093), H(103), H(118), H(156)
Recipes : H(093, 5) antidote, leaves infusion of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(118) sore throat, H(103) tooth ache, masticate the roots of Ricinus communis, swallow the juice
H(156) whooping cough, roots decoction of Ricinus communis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Sango bay area)
Vernacular name : ensogasoga
Reference HS 23
Author(s) : Simbo, D. J.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:8 (2010) + Additional file of: An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 6:8 (2010)
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, castor oil extracted from the seeds of Ricinus communis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : medjai (Babungo)
Reference HS 27
Author(s) : Sangare, D.
Title : Etude de la prise en charge du paludisme par les thérapeutes traditionnels dans les aires de santé de Kendie (Bandiagara) et de Finkolo AC (Sikasso) Thesis presented and defended in public, December 20, 2003, at the Faculty of Medicine of Pharmacy and Odontostomatology at the University of Bamako (Republic of Mali), 115p. http://www.keneya.net/fmpos/theses/2004/pharma/pdf/04P27.pdf
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) simple paludism, fruit powder of Ricinus communis, three pinches are put into the fire for steambath for men and four for women (healer in the village of Kintaba-do)
H(051) simple paludism, fruit powder of Ricinus communis and the bark of the trunk of Celtis integrifolia in steambath for 3 days (healer in the village of Kendé).
H(051) simple paludism, fruit powder of Ricinus communis of seeds of Gossypium barbadense for steambath and incantatory massage with shea butter for 7 days (healer in the village of Amba).
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali Republic (region of Kendie and Finkolo)
Vernacular name : dimé-dimey (Dogon)
Reference HS 28
Author(s) : Sewani-Rusike, C. R.
Title : Plants of Zimbabwe as anti-fertility agents African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 253 - 257, (2010)
Symptoms : H(033z), H(112)
Recipes : H(033z) peeled whole seed of Ricinus communis used for "kurera", contraceptives for child spacing, taken orally once a year (Poisonous plant)
H(112) leaves/stem of Ricinus communis inserted into vagina, used as abortifacients.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Harare and surrounding rural areas)
Vernacular name : mupfuta (Shona), umhlafutho (Ndebele), castor oil plant (English)
Reference HS 42
Author(s) : Suroowan,S., M. F. Mahomoodally
Title : A comparative ethnopharmacological analysis of traditional medicine used against respiratory tractdiseases in Mauritius Journal of Ethnopharmacology 177, 61–80, (2016)
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082, 5) respiratory tract diseases as: H(108) cold, H(108) flu, massage the oil of Ricinus communis on both soles to lower high body temperature due to fever. Administer topically as needed.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : huile de ricin (Mauritian Creol and Bhojpuri), castor oil (Common English Name)
Reference HS 44
Author(s) : Sequeira, V.
Title : Medicinal plants and conservation in Sao Tome Biodiversity and Conservation 3, 910-926 (1994)
Symptoms : H(014), H(033), H(111)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, leaves of Ricinus communis, infusion, VO.
H(111) burn and H(014) eczema, seed oil of apply to affected area
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : mamon6
Reference HS 47
Author(s) : Samoisy, A. K., M. Fawzi Mahomoodally
Title : Ethnopharmacological analysis of medicinal plants used against non-communicable diseases in Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 20–38 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2015.06.036
Symptoms : H(018), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) bodyache, crush the seeds of Ricinus communis, add oil and massage
H(018) headache, add oil on the leaves and bind the head.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Rodrigues Island (Mauritius)
Vernacular name : palma crist (Rodrigues Creole) castor oil plant (English)
Reference HT 14
Author(s) : Thomas, L.-V.
Title : De l'ethnobotanique à la médecine: l'exemple Diola. Notes Africaines, 134, 48 - 52, (1972)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), oil, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (Casamance)
Vernacular name : enandar (Diola)
Reference HT 20
Author(s) : Terrac, M.-L.
Title : Contribution à l'étude des plantes médicinales de Madagascar, de la Réunion et de l'île Maurice. Thèse pour l'obtention du diplôme de Docteur de l'Université de Paris (Pharmacie), Novembre 1947. Imprimerie Vuibert, 6 rue Martel, Paris, 246 p., (1947)
Symptoms : H(006), H(002), H(018), H(103), H(104), H(113), H(159)
Recipes : H(002), H(103) decayed tooths, fresh crumpled leaves
H(006) laxative, seeds, oil, RNS.
H(018), ONS., RNS.
H(104) colic, ONS., infusion
H(113) rheumatoid arthritis, ONS., RNS.
H(159), ONS., RNS.
(registered from references HT 20 - 1, HT 20 - 3, HT 20 - 4, HT 20 - 5, HT 20 - 6, HT 20 - 8, HT 20 - 14)
Region : Mauritius, Reunion
Country : Mauritius, Reunion
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HT 25
Author(s) : Thring, T.S.A. & F.M. Weitz
Title : Medicinal plant use in the Bredadoro / Elim region of the Southern Overberg in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 103, pp. 261 - 275 (2006)
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), leaves of Ricinus communis in local application
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Western Cape Province)
Vernacular name : olie blare, kastorolie boom
Reference HT 27
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Symptoms : H(008), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + H(104) stomach ache (kuruba), juice of roots of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(103) tooth ache, chewing fresh roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : kachima (Amharic)
Reference HT 28
Author(s) : Tabuti, J.R.S., K.A. Lye, S.S. Dhillion
Title : Traditional herbal drugs of Bulamogi, Uganda: plants, use and administration. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 88, pp. 19-44 (2003) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874103001612
Symptoms : H(012x), H(020), H(027z), H(033x), H(078), H(094), H(112)
Recipes : H(012x) dislocations of joints, massage of the articulations with leaves of Ricinus communis
H(020) snake, roots infusion of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(027z) care before the birth, leaves, RNS., bath
H(033x) premature ejaculation, roots infusion powder of Ricinus, VO.
H(078) uterine fibroids, H(112) abortifacient, roots decoction of Ricinus., VO.
H(094) haemorrhoids, roots of Ricinus.to sit down above
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Bulamogi country
Vernacular name : makakale
Reference HT 2k
Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), oil from seeds, on skin cuts
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ponponuo
Reference HT 33
Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain (‘wugat), tying fresh root of Ricinus communis around neck with cotton trade
H(104) stomach-ache and burning (kuruba), juice of crushed fresh root of Ricinus communis is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : qachima (Amharic)
Reference HT 33
Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Symptoms : H(041)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax (kuruba), crushed fresh roots of Capparis tomentosa, Solanaum incanum, Ricinus communis with water is filtered and the liquid is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : qachima (Amharic)
Reference HT 40
Author(s) : Tra Bi Fézan, H., G. M. Irié, K C.C. N’GAMAN & C.H.B. Mohou
Title : Études de quelques plantes thérapeutiques utilisées dans le traitement de l’hypertension artérielle et du diabète : deux maladies émergentes en Côte d’Ivoire Sciences & Nature Vol. 5 N°1 : 39 - 48 (2008) http://www.ajol.info/index.php/scinat/article/viewFile/42150/9278
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, decoction of leaves of Ricinus communis
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (Abidjan town)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound (external), crush leaves of Ricinus communis and apply it on the H(004) wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : guile (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 : V(004)
Recipes : V(004) wound (external), crush leaves of Ricinus communis and apply it on the V(004) wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Kilte Awulaelo District, Tigray Region
Vernacular name : guile (Tigrigna)
Reference HT 46
Author(s) : Tugume P., E. K. Kakudidi, M. Buyinza, J. Namaalwa, M. Kamatenesi, P. Mucunguzi, J. Kalema
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant species used by communities around Mabira Central Forest Reserve, Uganda Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:5 (2016)
Symptoms : H(053), H(091)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection, pound roots of Ricinus communis add drop in the ear
H(091) weakness in pregnancy, pound leaves add to H2O and bathe
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Mabira Central Forest Reserve)
Vernacular name : nsogasoga (Luganda)
Reference HU 02
Author(s) : Urso, V., M. A. Signorini, M. Tonini , P. Bruschi
Title : Wild medicinal and food plants used by communities living in Mopane woodlands of southern Angola: Results of an ethnobotanical field investigation Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 177, 126–139, (2016)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhea, barks of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : southern Angola
Vernacular name : jjimonu, ximolo, omulianguéle
Reference HV 1M
Author(s) : Vanhee, E.
Title : Contribution à l'étude de plantes médicinales inhérentes au système de santé traditionnel Bamileke (Cameroun). Thèse pour le diplôme d'état de docteur en pharmacie. Faculté de Pharmacie. Université de Lille II, 125 p. (1996)
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) lumbago, fresh leaves of Nicotiana tabacum in hot castor- oil, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HV 51
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E.
Title : A review of Khoi-San and Cape Dutch medical ethnobotany. Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 119, pp.331–341 (2008)
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : Seed oil of Ricinus communis as H(006) purgative ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kasterolie(boom) (Africaans)
Reference HV 54
Author(s) : Van der Veen, L.J., S. Bodinga-bwa-Bodinga
Title : Une société traditionnelle noire africaine et ses plantes utiles : les Eviya du Gabon Document submitted for publication http://www.ddl.ish-lyon.cnrs.fr/fulltext/Van der Veen/Van der Veen_à paraître_a.pdf
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, leaves decoction of Ricinus communis, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon (Eviya habitat)
Vernacular name : (mw-)engé evanza , (Eviya language)
Reference HW 01
Author(s) : Walker, R.
Title : Usages pharmaceutiques des plantes spontanées du Gabon. Bull. Inst. Etudes centrafricaines, n° 4, 5, 6, (1953) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(006), H(099)
Recipes : H(006), leaves of Ricinus communis, decoction (H2O), enema
H(099) epilepsy, leaves of Ricinus., to cook, friction (with a slice of lemon for childs)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HW 02
Author(s) : Wellens R.P.
Title : Sur des plantes médicinales ou utiles du Mayumbe Congo belge d'après des notes du Rév. Père Wellens 1891 - 1924 / par E. De Wildeman, membre de l'Académie de médecine de Paris. Bruxelles : G. Van Campenhout, 97 p; 8°, (1938)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006)
Recipes : H(002), leaves on breast
H(006), powerful and dangerous remedy, to exclude women and children, seeds crushed in H2O
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (ex. Belgian Congo) (Mayumbe)
Vernacular name : diwono
Reference HW 05
Author(s) : Wome, B.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes médicinales utilisées en médecine traditionnelle à Kisangani (Haut-Zaïre). Thèse de doctorat, Université libre de Bruxelles, Fac. Sc., 561 p., (1985)
Symptoms : H(002), H(006)
Recipes : H(002), leaves of Ricinus communis, to softened by the heat of fire, local application
H(006), seeds of Ricinus., to pound, decoction (H2O), VO., 2 to 3 soup spoons / J.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, fruits of Ricinus communis are eaten with other foods
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Arsi zone)
Vernacular name : qoboo
Reference HW 10
Author(s) : Weiss. E. A.
Title : Some indigenous plants used domestically by East african costal fishermen Economic Botany, 33, 1,. pp. 35-51, (1979) http://www.springerlink.com/content/044148858871586m/
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, oil obtained from the seeds of Ricinus communis as laxative and as a constituent of many herbal remedies when an oily paste is required
Region : East Africa (Costal regions)
Country : Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania
Vernacular name : castor oil plant (English), (plant) mbarika, (seeds) mbono (Swahili)
Reference HW 11
Author(s) : Wambugu, S. N. , Peter M. Mathiu, D. W. Gakuya, T. I. Kanui, J. D. Kabasac, S. G. Kiama
Title : Medicinal plants used in the management of chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties, Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137, 945– 955, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111004661
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113, 2) joint pains, boiled seeds of Ricinus communis in H2O and decoction taken, one glass once daily, for 2 weeks. Usually taken with soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Machakos and Makueni counties)
Vernacular name : mbaiki (Kamba)
Reference HW 51
Author(s) : Van Wyk, B, Oudshoorn V, Gericke N
Title : Medicinal plants of South Africa (first ed.) Briza Publications Pretoria.(1997).(From references HL 22, HM 61)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, sores,H(013) boils, H(104) stomach ache, ONS., RNS.
H(113) inflammation and H(113) rheumatism, leaves are bound to affected area (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HY 02
Author(s) : Yineger, H., D. Yewhalaw & D. Teketay
Title : Ethnomedicinal plant knowledge and practice of the Oromo ethnic group in southwestern Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 4:11 (2008) + additional file
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies (labedewusha), fresh leaves of Ricinus communis, pounding, squeezed and mixed with milk, VO.
H(070) rabies (lenekesew sew), leaves of Ricinus., extracted with tea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Southwestern Ethiopia (Oromo ethnic group)
Vernacular name : koboo (Oromo)
Reference HZ 02
Author(s) : Zerabruk, S., G. Yirga
Title : Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in Gindeberet district, Western Ethiopia South African Journal of Botany 78, 165–169 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000962
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(108)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(108) cold, roots of Ricinus communis, RNS, VO.
H(014) itchy, roots + oil, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia (Gindeberet district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, leaves of Ricinus communis, as a poultice or inhaled
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco (Western)
Vernacular name : kherwaê (Arabic), ricin (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(006), H(175)
Recipes : H(006) water infusion of seeds of Ricinus communis is a laxative (also chewed seeds).
H(175) leaves are used in the preparation of poultices
Region : North Africa
Country : Libya
Vernacular name : chèrua (arab)
Reference VA 05
Author(s) : Aniyere, F.
Title : Ethno-pharmacopée vétérinaire: vue du Tchad. Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 223 - 228, (1994)
Symptoms : V(004), V(013), V(039)
Recipes : V(004), V(013), V(039), friction with seeds grilled and pounded + oil
Region : West Africa
Country : Chad
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VA 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 : V(006), V(108)
Recipes : V(006), root's barks, powerful laxativeVeq(108), pounded roots + tabac, make a ball of a thickness of a lemon, horses influenza
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : zurma
Reference VB 02
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Plantes médicinales vétérinaires de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren. Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 21, 133 p., (1991)
Symptoms : V(001), V(002), V(008x), V(022), V(028), V(033)
Recipes : Vb(001,1), leaves, juice, drops in eyes
Vb(002,4), leaves, juice, , VO.
Vb(008x,1) (amacikire), leavles, infusion, enema
Vb(022,1), green fruit juice, VO., Ricinus communis + Ficus exasperata
Vb(028,1), stems, leaves, juice, enema, Ageratum conyzo‹des + Crassocephalum mannii + Bothriocline longipes +Senecio cydoniifolius + Senecio hadiensis + Ricinus communis + Geniosporum rotundifolium + Ocimum suave
Vb(033,1), crushed leaves in vagina
amacikire: diarrhea with blood of the new - born calfs
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (Kirundi)
Reference VB 06
Author(s) : Bernus, E.
Title : Maladies humaines et animales chez les Touaregs sahéliens.Journ. Soc. des Africanistes, 39, 1, 111 - 137, (1969) From reference: VB 10
Symptoms : V(014), V(039)
Recipes : Vch(014), Vch(039), Balanites aegyptiaca, fruit + Citrullus colocynthis, seeds + Ricinus communis, seeds, warmed the mixture = sticky liquid, use as pomades
Region : West Africa
Country : Sahel (Touaregs)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VB 14
Author(s) : Byavu, N., C. Henrard, M. Dubois & F. Malaisse
Title : Phytothérapie traditionnelle des bovins dans les élevages de la plaine de la Rusizi, Biotechnol. Agron. Soc. Environ. 4 (3), 135 - 156, (2000)
Symptoms : V(005), V(006), V(016)
Recipes : Vb(005), VO., 2 bouteilles, pounded dry leaves + boue, in H2O, Ocimum trichodon + Dichrostachys cinera + Polygonum setosulum + Dombeya goetzenii
V(005), (?), Sorghum bicolor
Vb(006) , VO. , 1 bottle / day, leaves + fruits, pounded, filter
Vb(016), Dichrostachys cinera, Dombeya goetzenii , Ocimum trichodon, Polygonum setosulum, Ricinus communis, pounded leaves + dried mud of the watering place , scarifications of the udder (not pregnant cow) Vb(016), Dichrostachys cinera, Dombeya goetzenii , Ocimum trichodon, Polygonum setosulum, Ricinus communis, pounded leaves + mud of the watering place + H2O, 2 bottlles / day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Rusizi, Kivu)
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (?)
Reference VB 17
Author(s) : Bekalo, I., M. Keengwe, E. Mathias, P. Mundy & al.
Title : ITDG and IIRR. Ethnoveterinary medicine in Kenya.A field manual of traditional animal health care practice.Intermediate Technology Development Group and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Nairobi, Kenya, 226 p., (1996)
Symptoms : V(030), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(030), roots, decoction, green colour, VO. (Masai)
Vb(068)worms, leaves Launaea cornuta, Ricinus communis, Ocimum basilicum, to mix the pounded leaves + H20, maceration, 3/4 l. adult animal, half for the calf (Embu)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Masai) (Embu)
Vernacular name : oldule (Masai) kiariki (Embu)
Reference VB 19
Author(s) : Balagizi Karhagomba, I. & F. Ntumba Kayembe
Title : Plantes utilisées dans le traitement des helminthoses gastro-intestinales des petits ruminants dans le groupement d'Irhambi-Katana (Région du Bushi, Province du Sud-Kivu, Rép. Dém. du Congo). Recherches africaines, n°1, 90 - 99, 1 juillet 1998.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vc(068), Vo(068), roots crushed, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (region of Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : lubonobono (Shi)
Reference VB 36
Author(s) : Balagizi, I. , A. Cihyoka & S. Mapatano
Title : Lexique et recueil des quelques pratiques en ethno-pharmacopée agro-vétérinaire au Kivu. Plate forme Diobass au Kivu, 118p. (juin 2005)
Symptoms : V(002), V(004), V(050), V(068), V(123)
Recipes : Vb(002) bleeding of milk (muzo), castor oil mixed with the ground of a termite hill , teats massage 2 X / day during 6 days
Vb(068) toxoplasmosis (rutandara, lurhandala), 1 handfull of leaves of Ricinus communis of Rhoicissus tridentata of Lobelia giberroa, the barks of Dracaena steudneri + 1 soup spoon of ashes of wood, maceration in 4 liters H2O, filter, VO. 1/2 liters
Vb(123) leaves of Sida rhombifolia of Ricinus communis of Ficus exasperata, maceration in 3/4 liter H2O, VO. 250 ml 2 X / day during 3 days
Vv(004) wound, castor oil (Ricinus communis) + palm oil (Elaeis guineensis), local application
Vl(050) VO. castor oil as laxative
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : lugaja, lubonobono (Mashi), mubarika (Swahili)ikakya (Lega), ikibonobono, igaja (Kinyarwanda)
Reference VB 40
Author(s) : Birhanu, T., D. Abera
Title : Survey of ethno-veterinary medicinal plants at selected Horro Gudurru Districts, Western Ethiopia African Journal of Plant Science, Vol. 9(3), pp 185-192, March 2015
Symptoms : V(030), V(070)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta, Vb(070) rabies, roots of Ricinus communis, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia (Horro Gudurru Districts)
Vernacular name : qobboo
Reference VC 02
Author(s) : Cihyoka, M. A.
Title : AGEEP-Bushi, Bukavu. Expérience en pharmacopée vétérinaire traditionnelle au Bushi (Kivu/Zaïre). Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 267 - 274, (1994)
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014)= binyolo, karhobo, 2 handfull seeds Ricinus communis + leaves Pentas zanzibarica, pounded, cataplasm
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mbonobono (Mashi)
Reference VC 06
Author(s) : Curasson, M.G.
Title : Le chameau et ses maladies. Éditions Vigot Frères , 462 p., (1947) From reference: VB 10
Symptoms : V(014), V(039), V(054)
Recipes : Vch(014), Vch(039), " tar plant", pomade , (Niger)
Vch(054), seeds oil, animal anointed, (Nigeria)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria, Niger
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VC 08
Author(s) : Curasson, M.G.
Title : Les plantes de l'Afrique occidentale considérées par les indigènes comme galactologues. Bulletin des services zootechniques et des épizooties de l'A.O.F., 1, 1, 13 - 16, (1938) From reference: VB 10
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), leaves, R.N.S.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VC 19
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Livestock diseases and the traditional medicine in the Bushi area, Kivu province, Democratic Republic of Congo. African Study Monographs, 19 (1) : 13 -33, May 1998
Symptoms : V(001), V(003), V(012), V(014), V(113)
Recipes : Vb(001) the animal is blind (buhurha) ; infection of eyes (masu g'alaka), stem barks of Erythrina abyssinica, fruit of Ricinus communis (or oil), to crush, to coat the eyes
Vb(003) sprain (bulabuke), Vb(012) fracture (buvune), Vb(113) rheumatism, arthritis (ihasha), powdered leaves of Trema orientalis and stem and root barks of Cordyline terminalis are crushed and mixed with te oil of Ricinus communis for local application
Vb(003) sprain (bulabuke), Vb(012) fracture (buvune), Vb(113) rheumatism, arthritis (ihasha), dried flowers of Tetradenia riparia,the whole plants of Cissampelos mucronata et Ricinus communis are incinerated, mixed with the oil of Ricinus. to rub into scarifications made on the ailing part of the body
Vb(014) dermatosis (kayonga), mycosis (lubenja), gale (luhere), alopecia (lujovu),cutaneous lesions (lushomjo), calcinated fruits of Solanum sisymbriifolium, to mix with Ricinus communis oil, to rub the body
Vb(014) lesions between toes (bulenge), juice of the crushed fruits of Solanum sisymbriifolium of Dissotis brazzae + oil of Ricinus communis, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu province - Bushi area-
Vernacular name : lubonobono
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(003), V(004), V(005)
Recipes : Vch(003), Vch(004), Vch( 005), oil from pounded seeds, cocked, on wounds, RNS.
V(004), crushed seeds Ricinus communis, Jatropha curcas + fruit Balanites aegyptiaca, cocked in oil, cataplasm
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VD 03
Author(s) : Defour, G.
Title : Plantes médicinales traditionnelles au Kivu (République du Zaïre), (1994) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(001), V(014), V(016), V(050), V(068), V(093), V(098), V(113)
Recipes : Vb(001), eyes inflamed, ONS., RNS.
Vb(014)mange, seeds, to pound, dough, RNS.
V(016) mammite, ONS., RNS.
V(050) swelling of the abdomen, alopecia, ONS., RNS.
V(068)anthelminthic, maceration crushed roots , RNS.
V(093)poisoning, ONS., RNS.
V(098), ONS., RNS.
V(113)arthritis, lameness,, ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : lubonobono (Shi), ikibonobono (Kinyaruanda)
Reference VD 09
Author(s) : de Failly, D.
Title : Comment soigner les maladies des lapins avec les moyens du bord. Bureau d'études scientifiques et techniques. c/o CENA, B.P. 3, Cyangugu (Rwanda),Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE, (1998)
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : Vl(050), seeds, oil, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : lubonobono
Reference VF 05
Author(s) : Fison, T.
Title : Some ethnoveterinary information from South Sudan Undated document http://www.vetwork.org.uk/evkfison.pdf
Symptoms : V(027)
Recipes : Vb(027) neonatal problem, perhaps joint-ill (tiith), take the seeds of a plant called "nyuom joak" (probably Ricinus communis, the castor oil plant), grind them, soak in water, give as a drench.(Nuer)
Region : East Africa
Country : South-Soudan (Nuer zone)
Vernacular name : nyuom joak
Reference VG 01
Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medical practitioner in Zimbabwe. His principles of practice and pharmacopoeia. Mambo Press, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 411 p., (1985)
Symptoms : V(003)
Recipes : Vr(003, r), warm cataplasm of seeds (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VG 23
Author(s) : Gerstner, J.
Title : A preliminary checklist of Zulu names of plants with short notes. Bantu Studies 12, 215–236, 321–342. (1938). From reference VM 18, HC 26, HL 22 A preliminary checklist of Zulu names of plants with short notes. Bantu Studies 15, 277–301, 369–383.(1941) From reference VM 18
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, leaves of Ricinus communis as infusions administered orally or as enemas (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VG 26
Author(s) : Gakuubi, M. M.& W. Wanzala
Title : A survey of plants and plant products traditionally used in livestock health management in Buuri district, Meru County, Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8:39, (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/39
Symptoms : V(035), V(050)
Recipes : Vb(035) east coast fever (iItaa/ng’arang’ari) and Vb(050) bloat (Kuuna), concoction, seeds are crushed to extract oil of Ricinus communis
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muariki
Reference VH 15
Author(s) : Hutchings A., Lewis G. and Cunningham A
Title : Zulu Medicinal Plants: An Inventory (Paperback). University of Natal Press. Pietermeritzburg. (1996) From reference VD 17, HP 50, VM 18
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) administered as a purgative to calves refusing to suckle, powdered seed of Ricinus communis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VK 01
Author(s) : Kabagambe, R.
Title : Elevage et plantes médicinales des Bahema de l'Ituri. Travail pour l'obtention du grade de Docteur en Médecine Vétérinaire, (1979)Université nationale du Zaïre, Campus de Lubumbashi,Laboratoire de biologie, conservation et protection de la nature.
Symptoms : V(006), V(014), V(028), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(006, f), Vb(068, f), crushed seeds and freed of integuments, oil + coagulated or fresh milk, VO.
Vb(014), crushed seeds and freed of integuments, oil , to grease the skin in case of dermatosis
Vb(028, f ), roots, maceration, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri, the Bahema)
Vernacular name : ekisoga (Bahema de l'Ituri)
Reference VK 05
Author(s) : Kasonia, K., S. Kaba, M. Matamba & N. Basegere
Title : Ethnopharmacothérapie vétérinaire en pathologie de la reproduction au Kivu & Kibali-Ituri (Zaïre). Bull. Méd. Trad. Pharm., Vol. 4, n°1, 49 - 57, (1990)
Symptoms : V(005), V(028)
Recipes : Vb(005), Polygonum setosulum, Dombeya goetzenii, Dichrostachys cinerea, ONS., RNS.
Vb(028), Sorghum vulgare, Hoslundia opposita, ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kivu & Kibali-Ituri )
Vernacular name : embono, ekisoga, ekibonobono, amagaja
Reference VK 08
Author(s) : Kasonia, K., M. Ansay, N. Basegere, P. Gustin, S. Kaba, M. Katsongeri & M. Matamba
Title : Note d'ethnopharmacologie vétérinaire en cas de verminoses, diarrhée, coprostase et météorisme au Kivu et Kibali-Ituri (Zaïre). Tropicultura, Vol. 9, n° 4, 169 - 172, (1991)
Symptoms : V(049)
Recipes : Vb(049, 3), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kivu & Kibali-Ituri )
Vernacular name : embono (Kinande) , ekisoga (Kihema), amagaja (Kinyarwanda)
Reference VK 11
Author(s) : Kasonia, K. & K.M. Yamolo
Title : Ethnologie des traitements vétérinaires dans la région du Nord-Kivu (Rép. du Zaïre). Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 275 - 286, (1994)
Symptoms : V(008), V(037)
Recipes : Vv(037), Vv(008) , ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Nord-Kivu) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : embono (Kinande)
Reference VK 17
Author(s) : Koumare, F.
Title : Quelques données sur les conceptions et la pratique de la médecine et pharmacopée vétérinaires indigènes. Ouvrage inédit, 81 p. , (1933) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Veq(001), roasted seeds, ashes on ulcer of the intern commisures of eyelids
Region : West Africa
Country : Mali
Vernacular name : tomotigui
Reference VL 06
Author(s) : Lindblom, G.
Title : The Akamba in British East Africa: An ethnological monograph. Animal husbandry: chapter XXVII, 475 - 493, (1920) Appelbergs Boktryckeri Aktiebolag, Uppsala. From reference: VB 10
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014), oil, to mass hurts " mugutu " or " mupuni ", the skin peels off and becomes covered with lichens and with mushrooms.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Akamba)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VL 13
Author(s) : Luseba, D., E.E. Elgorashi, D.T. Ntloedibe, J. Van Staden
Title : Antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and mutagenic effects of some medicinal plants used in South Africa for the treatment of wounds and retained placenta in livestock. South African Journal of Botany, Volume 73, pp. 378 - 383 (2007)
Symptoms : V(004), V(013), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, V(013) boils, Vb(137) sores, leaves of Ricinus communis are made into poultices and applied on
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ( Limpopo and North-West provinces)
Vernacular name : mokhura (Setswana)
Reference VL 14
Author(s) : Lans Cheryl , Tonya Khan
Title : Family poultry and Newcastle disease in Africa: the role of ethnoveterinary medicine. (1999) University of Victoria, Vancouver. Article on http://www.ethnovet.com/files/poster_avian_flu_ethnovet2.htm
Symptoms : V(082)
Recipes : Vv(082) unspecified respiratory disease, leaves of Ricinus communis immersed in the drinking water
Region : not communicated
Country : not communicated
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference VL 21
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary plants of Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 10:21 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/21
Symptoms : V(014), V(030)
Recipes : Vb(014) mange, fresh fruit of Ricinus communis, extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it . (mixed with Hypericum quartinianum , Plantago lanceolata)
Vb(014) scabies, Vb(014) ringworm, fresh fruit , extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it .
Vb(030) retained placenta, fresh root, pound, homogenize with cold water and allow the animal to drink it
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gulo (Amharic)
Reference VM 05
Author(s) : Mbarubukeye, S.
Title : La médecine vétérinaire traditionnelle: rapport du 1er atelier des guérisseurs traditionnels du bétail au Rwanda. Éditions: ISAR/LVNR - IRST/CURPHAMETRA - MINAGRI, 89 p., (1992)
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : ikibonobono
Reference VM 09
Author(s) : Minja, M.M.J.
Title : The Maasai Wonder Plants. People and Plants training workshop held at the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th – 18th march 1999.
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), dry fruits are boiled, decoc, treatment ofruminal impaction
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : embarika (Maasai)
Reference VM 10
Author(s) : Minja, M.M.J.
Title : Medicinal plants used in promotion of animal health in Tanzania. Animal Diseases Research Instit., Dep. Pharmacology/ Toxic., Dar Es Salaam. Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 335 - 364, (1994)
Symptoms : V(008), V(007)
Recipes : Vb(008) , VO., infusion leaves, RNS.
Vb(007) seeds (surdosis = poison), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Marangu Moshi district)
Vernacular name : iwonu
Reference VN 03
Author(s) : Nyakabwa, M. & R. Gapusi
Title : Plantes médicinales utilisées chez les Banyamulenge de Fizi au Sud-Kivu (Zaïre). African study monographs, 11, 2, 101 - 114, (1990)
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : Vb(050), nut of seeds are scarifyed, integuments are removed, crushed and emulsionized VO. 1 l.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : igaja
Reference VN 22
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Herbal usage and informant concensus in ethnoveterinary management of cattle diseases among Kikuyus (Central Kenya). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 108, pp. 332-339 ( 2006) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106002819
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035), leaves of Ricinus communis, to boil
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mwarîkî
Reference VN 29
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N., I. M. Kaibui, P. K. Njenga & P. O. Odhiambo
Title : Utilisation of priority traditional medicinal plants and local people's knowledge on their conservation status in arid lands of Kenya (Mwingi District) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 6:22 (2010) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-6-22 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/6/1/22
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb (006 ), Vc(006 ) constipation, roots decoction of Ricinus communis, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya ( Mwing districti)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference VN 30
Author(s) : Nalule, A.S. , J. M. Mbaria, D. Olila & J. W. Kimenju
Title : Ethnopharmacological practices in management of livestock helminthes by pastoral communities in the drylands of Uganda Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (2) 2011
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) helminthiasis, pounded seeds of Ricinus communis en pâte, VO. 3 seeds to calve and 9 seeds to adult animal
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (the drylands, Nakasongola community)
Vernacular name : ensogasoga
Reference VR 04
Author(s) : Rimbach, L.
Title : Traditional methods of treating cattle diseases. Report for ASA (Studienaufenthalte in Africa, Asien und Latein-Amerika), 19 p., (1977) From reference: VB 10
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol dule (Masai)
Reference VS 03
Author(s) : SEPASAL DATABASE
Title : Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : V(095), V(013)
Recipes : V(095), Vch (013), ONS., RNS.
Region : East, West and Central Africa
Country : Sub-saharan Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VS 20
Author(s) : Sori, T., M. Bekana, G. Adugna, E. Kelbessa
Title : Medicinal Plants in the Ethnoveterinary Practices of Borana Pastoralists, Southern Ethiopia Intern J. Appl. Res. Vet .Med., Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004)
Symptoms : V(030), V(203)
Recipes : V(030) retained fetal membrane, leaf / root of Ricinus communis, infusion, VO.
V(203) application of medicine, leaf / stalk, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : oobbo (Borana language)
Reference VT 01
Author(s) : Tall, A.M.
Title : Synthèse des fiches sur la pharmacopée vétérinaire traditionnelle en Mauritanie. Métissages en santé animale de Madagascar à Haïti. Presses universitaires de Namur, 147 - 151, (1994)
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006, f), maceration wood, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Mauritania
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VT 07
Author(s) : Traore, M.S.
Title : Préparation de l' "Alkibri", goudron indigène contre les gales des animaux. Bulletin des services zootechniques et des épizooties de l'A.O.F., 1, 3, 57 - 58, (1938) From ref.: VB 10
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014), seeds of Ricinus communis, Cucurbita pepo + stones of fruits from Balanites aegyptiaca + epiphysis of long bones, cooking without water and in a closed atmosphere during 24 hours, what gives a tar, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VT 08
Author(s) : Toyang, N.J., M. Nuwanyakpa, C. Ndi, S. Django & W.C. Kinyuy
Title : Ethnoveterinary medicine practices in the Northwest Province of Cameroon Article on Internet: http://www.nufficcs.nl/ciran/ikdm/3-3/articles/toyang.html Indigenous knowledge and development monitor (http://www.nufficcs.nl/ciran/ikdm/ )
Symptoms : V(006), V(050), V(093)
Recipes : Vb(006) in case of Vb(050), Vb(093), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Northeast)
Vernacular name : kolakolahi (Fulfulde)
Reference VT 29
Author(s) : Tendai Nyahangare, E., B. Marimanzi Mvumi, Tonderai Mutibvu
Title : Ethnoveterinary plants and practices used for ecto-parasite control in semi-arid smallholder farming areas of Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:30 (2015) doi:10.1186/s13002-015-0006-6
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, grind leaves and paste on tick infested site, Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umtshafuto (Ndebele)
Reference VT 2k
Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium, Nairobi.Multigraphié. Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : V(095), V(123)
Recipes : V(123), fruits poisonous to livestock, but Vc(095), Vch(095), foliage eaten by camels when dry, and goats.Oil from seeds used in grooming.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ponponuo
Reference VV 02
Author(s) : Van Puyvelde L., M. Ngaboyisonga, P.C. Rwangabo, S. Mukarugambwa, A. Kayonga, Runyinya-Barabwiriza
Title : Enquêtes ethnobotaniques sur la médecine traditionnelle rwandaise.Tome 1: Préfecture de Kibuye. Univ. Nat. Inst. Nat. Rech. Sc., Butare (Rwanda), 147 p., (1977)
Symptoms : V(028)
Recipes : Vb(028), pounded leaves Ricinus communis , Solanum adoense + 1 bottle lH2O, filter, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : ikibonobono (Kirundi)
Reference VV 09
Author(s) : van der Merwe, D., G. E. Swan, C. J. Botha
Title : Use of ethnoveterinary medicinal plants in cattle by Setswana-speaking people in the Madikwe area of the North West Province of South Africa. Journal of the South Africa Veterinary Association 72, 189-196, (2001)
Symptoms : V(006), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(006), Vb(068), seeds of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (North West Province)
Vernacular name : mokhura (Setswana)
Reference VW 01
Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), seeds powder on the tongue
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VW 01
Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, sores,H(013) boils, H(104) stomach ache, ONS., RNS.
H(113) inflammation and H(113) rheumatism, leaves are bound to affected area
H(018) headache (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VW 02
Author(s) : Wilbert
Title : Etudes sur la zootechnie et la pathologie du Soudan Français (Haut Sénégal, Niger et Haute Volta). Pharmacopée indigène, 242 - 247, (1920) From ref. : VB 10
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina-Faso, Mali, Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VW 06
Author(s) : Wasswa, P. & O. Deogracious
Title : The in-vitro ascaricidal activity of selected indigrnous medicinal plants used in ethno veterinary practices in Uganda. African Journal of Traditional, African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines 3 (2) pp. 94 - 103 (2006)
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) ascaris (Ascaris suum) , ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : nsogasoga (Luganda)
Reference VW 08
Author(s) : Wanzala, W., W. Takken, W. R. Mukabana, A. O. Pala & A. Hassanali
Title : Ethnoknowledge of Bukusu community on livestock tick prevention and control in Bungoma district, western Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 140, 298– 324 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112000347
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039, 4) against livestock ticks, seed, stem, root of Ricinus communis used to make suspension, applied on the animal’s body surface
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Bungoma district)
Vernacular name : kumuroborobo or kumubono