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Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae

34 reference(s) related to this plant

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(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037), leaves of Rubia cordifolia of Obetia pinnatifolia, to carbonize, VO.
H(104), ONS. of Rubia., RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : not registered
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(037)
Recipes : H(037), root soaked or boiled in water and used as medicine for chestpain.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkitadalet (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Reference HA 36
Author(s) : Amusan, O. O. G., P. S. Dlamini, J. D. Msonthi & L. P. Makhubu
Title : Some herbal remedies from Manzini region of Swaziland. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 79, pp. 109 - 112, (2002) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874101003816
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) uterine problems, grind 30 gr of barks or roots to powder, add to a hot plate and add cold H2O, lick the mixture 2 X / day for 5 days
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Swaziland, Manzini region)
Vernacular name : intilalubombo
Reference HB 40
Author(s) : Bryant, A.T.
Title : Zulu medicine and medicine-men. C. Struik, ,1966. CapeTown (originally published in 1909 in the Ann. Natal Mus.). : from references HG 50, HB 50, HC 26, HL 22
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, root of Rubia cordifolia, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umalibombo (Zulu), sticky-leaved Rubia (English)
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(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake spit that causes wounds. Root and leaves of Rubia cordifolia are chewed and then spit on the affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale Mountains Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HC 18
Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the whole plant of Rubia cordifolia, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro), Rwanda
Vernacular name : ikarambwe, ikararambwe (Kinyarwanda)
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 : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, fresh, root and leaves of Rubia cordifolia, VO. the concoction with tea or coffee
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : mencherer (Amharic)
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(008), H(013), H(014), H(027), H(100), H(124)
Recipes : H(008) baby, leaves decoction, 1 spoon / day
H(013) , leaves + H2O, pounded, cataplasm
H(014) itch, leaves, pounded, paste + cow urine , friction
H(027) + H(124), pounded leaves, hip-bath (Uganda, Ankole)
H(100) blen., roots Rubia cordifolia , Zehneria scabra, pounded, juice tepid, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Uganda (Ankole)
Vernacular name : ikararambwe (Kinyarwanda), oburamata (Uganda, Ankole)
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(184)
Recipes : H(184), roots of Erythrophleum zambesianum of Rubia cordifolia of Cassia abreviata, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
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(166), H(173)
Recipes : H(166) antispasmodic, roots extract et of leaves of Rubia cordifolia, VO.
H(173), mashed roots and leaves of Rubia cordifolia of Erythrina sacleuxii (muhemi (Kihehe), mtungulugoma (Kiporogo), muwongolomo (Kimbunga)), extract, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muswania (Kiporogo), mdessilima (Kisagara)
Reference HH 1k
Author(s) : Harjula, R.
Title : Mirau and his practice.A study of the ethnomedicinal repertoire of a tanzanian herbalist. Institut for cultural research, University of Turku, Finland, 224 p., (1980)TRI-MED BOOKS LTD: LONDON Registered Office: 5 Tudor Cottage, Lovers Walk, Finchley, London, N3 1JH
Symptoms : H(004), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) cuts. The leaves are rubbed between the palms into a baIl which is then applied as a dressing to the wound or cut. A Rubia dressing stops the blee from causing pus (ufia) in the wound or cut.
H(104) + H(055)as an emetic in stomach disease, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
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(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, root of Rubia cordifolia, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umalibombo (Zulu), sticky-leaved Rubia (English)
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(008), H(093), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diar.., leaves + stems, pounded, juice, VO.
H(093), roots, decoction, VO. , 3 x / D
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction, VO. , 3 x / D
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kawala (Kamba, Kenya), kitariche (Chagga, Tanzania), lukaka, mguira (Shambaa, Tanzania), ndusi (Pare, Tanzania)
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(008), H(027z), H(038), H(055), H(093), H(201), H(109), H(179), H(184)
Recipes : H(008) dys., leaves of Mangifera indica, Psidium guajava, extract in sorgho dough, VO. + leaves Melanthera scandens, Centella asiatica, decoction + oil, VO. + roots of Rubia cordifolia, extract, VO., 1 soup spoon/D.
H(008) dys., leaves Chenopodium procerum, roots Rubia cordifolia, pounded + banana beer, extract + salt, VO., 2X 1 soup spoon
H(008) dys., roots Rubia cordifolia, Desmodium repandum,extract , VO., progressively, 1 soup spoon/ D.
H(008) dys., , ONS., VO., 3X 1 coffee spoon/ D. during 1 to 2 D.
H(008) dys., leaves of Rubia cordifolia , Tragia brevipes, Chenopodium ugandae, Euphorbia schimperiana (kamaramahano), Lagenaria shaerica (umutanga), pounded, extract H2O, VO. 1 soup spoon morning and evening
H(027z) white lost during pregnancy (ifumbi), + giddiness and tingles, leaves Clematis hirsuta, Rubia cordifolia, extrait H2O, VO., 1 glass every 2 D.
H(038) femal, uretal leak, roots Rumex abyssinicus, Carica papaya, Rubia cordifolia, pounded + H2O, filter, extract, decoction, VO., 2 X 1 bottle / D. during 2 D.
H(038) femal, uretal leak, fruit Solanum incanum, roots or fruit Carica papaya, roots Rubia cordifolia , Rhoicissus tridentata, leaves Ranunculus multifidus, Tragia brevipes, pounded , boiled in banana beer, VO., 1 cup / D., warm decoction
H(093) + H(055) + H(201), (uburozi), leaves of Rubia cordifolia, Rhamnus prinoides, Triumfetta cordifolia , Sida rhombifolia, Blumea alata, Solanum terminale, Hypoestes forskalaei, Lysimachia ruhmeriana, Erythrina abyssinica, Phytolacca dodecandra, Hygrophila spiciformis (gangabukali), Verbena officinalis (umugosora), Chlorophyton sparsiflorum (mukengu), Maesa lanceolata var. golungensis (umuhanga), maceration H2O, VO
H(109) sciatic, pounded leaves + banana beer,decoction, lukewarm, VO. every day
H(109) sciatic, leaves Rubia cordifolia, Plectranthus longipes (icyegera), fruit Musa acuminata, decoction, VO.
H(179), nephretic colic (intandamyi, ikigogo, ikibare), leaves Rubia cordifolia, Pentas decora (isagara), pounded, decoction, VO.
H(184), roots of Rubus rigidus, Urtica massaica, Rubia cordifolia, Clerodendrum myricoides, decoction, evaporation, VO. the rest
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district)
Vernacular name : urukararambwe, igikararambwe, urukarara
Reference HK 40
Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M. M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Medicinal plants used in some gynaecological morbidity ailments in western Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, Volume 45 (Suppl. 1). 34-40 (2007)
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) too abundant menstrua, fruits, leaves of Rubia cordifolia are squeezed or boiled, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
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(076)
Recipes : H(076, 2) thrush, whole plant of Rubia cordifolia, to carbonize, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(053), H(091), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(053) pus from an ear (dhukba guraa), fresh leaves of Rubia cordifolia, Crush and extract its content
H(091) general malaise (mich), fresh leaves, crush and drink
H(100) gonorrhoea (chobto), fresh or dried roots, crush boil and VO.
H(139) impotence (dhirumalebi), dried roots, crush and drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : lalessa (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HM 42
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otieno, Pamela K. Mbabazi, Anke Weisheit
Title : Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 2: The medicinal plants of Katoro Ward, Bukoba District Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2010, 6:19 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-6-19 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(101), H(161)
Recipes : H(101) excessive menstrual bleeding, H(161) warts; reduces aerial parts Rubia cordifolia are burnt and the ash lick ed or eaten.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : karamata
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(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) helminthiasis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gakarak (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(082)
Recipes : H(082) upper respiratory truct infections, hot decoction of leaves and roots of Rubia cordifolia, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Samburu district)
Vernacular name : loituneneiv
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(001), H(068)
Recipes : H(001, 1) eye infection, H(068, 1) tapeworms, sap of Rubia cordifolia, apply sap
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Northern sector of Kibale National Park)
Vernacular name : akaramata (Rutooro)
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(037), H(156)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(156) whooping-cough, ashes of leaves of Rubia cordifolia, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipsong’ortot (Sabaot)
Reference HP 50
Author(s) : Pooley, E.
Title : A Field Guide to Wild Flowers of Kwa Zulu-Natal and the Eastern Region. Natal Flora Publication Trust, Durban. (1998). : from reference HG 50
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, H(116) amenorrhoea, root of Rubia cordifolia, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umalibombo (Zulu), sticky-leaved Rubia (English)
Reference HS 06
Author(s) : Staner, P. & R. Boutique
Title : Matériaux pour l'étude des plantes médicinales indigènes du Congo Belge. Mém. Institut royal colonial belge, Section des Sc. naturelles et médicales,Collection in-8°, fasc. 6 et dernier, 228 p., (1937)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) itch, leaves, ashes + oil, RNS
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri, Katanga)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(004), H(068)
Recipes : H(004, 7) umbilical cord scar healing ,the whole plant of Rubia cordifolia, decoction, bath
H(068) intestinal worms, haemorrhoids, the whole plante of Rubia cordifolia, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Sango bay area)
Vernacular name : kasala bakkesi
Reference HT 1k
Author(s) : Tadesse, D.
Title : Traditional use of some medicinal plants in Ethiopia.Vol. 1, 273-293, (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(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots, powder, cooked with butter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : inchibir (Amaharic)
Reference HT 26
Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday, Girmay Medhim,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Knowledge and use of medicinal plants by people around Debre Libanos monastery in Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 11, pp. 271 - 283 (2007)
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(082) asthma, powder of roots of Rubia cordifolia of leaves of Catha edulis melted with butter, VO.
H(037) cough, powder of roots of Rubia cordifolia boiled with butter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of the Debre Libanos monastery)
Vernacular name : enchibre (Amharic)
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(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, pound leaves of Rubia cordifolia with onions, add salt and lick
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Mabira Central Forest Reserve)
Vernacular name : kasarabakesi (Luganda)
Reference HV 01
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 : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) child, roots of Rubia cordifolia, powder (milk), to filter, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda
Vernacular name : not registered
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(004), V(016), V(051)
Recipes : Vb(004) wounds of teats, Vb(016) (cibeba, byufa, enjingu) leaves dried of Vernonia amygdalina of Myrianthus holstii of Rubia cordifolia, piece of bag made with Agave sisalana, to burn and to mix the ashes with palm oil, to coat
Vc(051) fever (obulengantale, mwegesi), ashes of leaves of Hygrophila auriculata of Acanthus pubescens of Musa paradisiaca of Rubia cordifolia + oil of Lebrunia bushaie, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : lukerabatuzi (Mashi), lukerabatubi (Lega), urukararambwe (Kinyarwanda), lumone (Nyindu)
Reference VD 03
Author(s) : Defour, G.
Title : Plantes médicinales traditionnelles au Kivu (République du Zaïre), (1994) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : V(016)mamitis, to rub with ashes, ONS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : lukerabatuzi, lukererabatuzi (shi)
Reference VN 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 2008, 4:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-4-14
Symptoms : V(082)
Recipes : V(082) upper respiratory truct infections, hot decoction of leaves and roots of Rubia cordifolia, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Samburu district)
Vernacular name : loituneneiv
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(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, root of Rubia cordifolia, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umalibombo (Zulu), sticky-leaved Rubia (English)