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Official name : Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus africana P. Mill. , Ziziphus sphaerocarpa Tul.

26 reference(s) related to this plant

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(006), H(008), H(013), H(020), H(046), H(051), H(068), H(088), H(113)
Recipes : H(020) treatment of serpent bites
Infusion of leaves H(088) astringent, H(068) anthelmintic, antidiar- treatment of serpent bites. Infusion of leaves H(088) astringent, H(068) anthelmintic, H(008) antidiarhoeic
Cataplasm of leaves forH(013) abscesses and furuncles;
H(001) catap!asm of fresh green leaves is put on swollen eyes (probably due to certain H(113) inflammations) before going to bed (Bedouins, Egypt)
whole fruits in infusions used as H(051) febrifuges, H(193) emollients and H(006) laxatives; infusion of fruits is a reputed remedy of measles H(046).
Region : North Africa
Country : Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocoo, Tunisia
Vernacular name : zegzeg; zefzouf, ardj, ourdj, ghasse ; sidr ; fruit: nabq (Arabic), abaqua; korna (Berber), christ’ s thorn, nabk tree (English), nabca, épine du Christ (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(091)
Recipes : H(051, H(091), ONS. RNS.
Region : North Africa
Country : Moroco
Vernacular name : zefzûf (Moroco), épine du Christ: (local French)
Reference HB 53
Author(s) : Belayneh, A. Asfaw, S. Demissew, N. F. Bussa
Title : Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:42 ( 2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/42
Symptoms : H(003), H(008)
Recipes : H(003) swollen body part- GOFLA, leaves concoction of Ziziphus spina-christi, herbal bath
H(008) diarrhea, leaves concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kurkura (Oromo), gob, geb (Somali)
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(014)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff, fresh leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi, pound and cream
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gava (Amharic)
Reference HD 09
Author(s) : Debray, M., H. Jacquemin & R.Razafindrambao
Title : Contribution à l'inventaire des plantes médicinales de Madagascar. Travaux et documents de l'O.R.S.T.O.M., n°8, 150 p., (1971)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diur., bark stems , RNS.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (Southwest)
Vernacular name : tsinefo (Mahafaly)
Reference HE 10
Author(s) : El Ghazali, G.B., El Tohami, M.S., El Egami, A.B., Abdalla, W.S., Mohammed, M.G.
Title : Medicinal Plants of the Sudan. Part IV. Medicinal Plants of Northern Kordofan. Omdurman Islamic University Press, Khartoum, Sudan (1997). from reference HE 50
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(201) The tree Ziziphus spina-christi is also reputable from a religion perspective in Sudan. Bark is used forH(037) chest pain, while root infusion is administered for H(008) dysentery in Sudan and some African countries. H(099) )Roots are used for psychiatric medicine in Sudan and Mali.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HE 12
Author(s) : El-Kamali, H. H.
Title : Ethnopharmacology of Medicinal Plants used in North Kordofan (Western Sudan) Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 89-97. 2009. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/sudan.htm
Symptoms : H(166)
Recipes : H(166, 9%) antispasmodic, decoction of stem bark of Ziziphus spina -christi, VO.
H(166, 3,6%) antispasmodic to relieve fever, decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (North Kordofan)
Vernacular name : sidr
Reference HG 18
Author(s) : Giday Mirutse , Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Abebe Animut,Yalemtsehay Mekonnen
Title : Medicinal plants of the Shinasha, Agew-awi and Amhara peoples in northwest Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 110, pp. 516 - 525 (2007)
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, thorn of Ziziphus spina-christi, RNS., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest)
Vernacular name : kukura (Shinasha)
Reference HG 30
Author(s) : Gidey Yirga
Title : Use of traditional medicinal plants by indigenous people in Mekele town, capital city of Tigray regional state of Ethiopia Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(17), pp. 1799-1804, 4 September, 2010 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff, fresh Ziziphus spina christi , ONS., RNS., local application
Region : East Africa (Bench-Maji Zone)
Country : Ethiopia (Mekele town, Tigray regional state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HH 10
Author(s) : Hussain, H.S.N. & Y.Y. Karatela
Title : Traditional medicinal plants used by Hausa tribe of Kano State of Nigeria. Int. J; Crude Drug Res., 27, 4, 211-216, (1989)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi pounded in foods, VO., woman , breast pain (gorah)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kurma (Hausa)
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(006), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) + H(006) + H(055), stomach-ache; pound bark and root in water drink warm; emetic and laxative
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HK 12
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & J.G. Adam
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques des Peuls et des Toucouleurs du Sénégal. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 11, 384 - 444 (1964) https://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1964_num_11_10_2785 Plantes médicinales et toxiques des Peuls et des Toucouleurs du Sénégal. Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 11, 543 - 599, (1964) https://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1964_num_11_12_2795
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, powder of thorns ashes of Ziziphus spina-christi, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : tépodarola (Firdou, Fouladou)
Reference HK 78
Author(s) : Kidane, L. , G, Gebremedhin & T, Beyene
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Ganta Afeshum District, Eastern Zone of Tigray, Northern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,14:64 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0266-z
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff , fresh leaf of Ziziphus spina-christi is crushed, mixed with water and wash by removing the hairs before.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia, Eastern Zone of Tigray
Vernacular name : gaba (Tigrigna)
Reference HL 10
Author(s) : Le Floc'h, E., D. Lenormant, A. Lignon & N. Rezkallah
Title : Pratiques ethnobotaniques des populations Afars de la moyenne vallée de l'Awash (Ethiopie). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 14, pp. 283 - 314, (1985)
Symptoms : H(013), H(175)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, H(175), fresh leaves boiled in goat milk, the cold mixing in cataplasm in a bandage during 3 days. After the flowing of the pus, coat the wound with the bandage ashes
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Awash valley)
Vernacular name : kussuraïto (Afar), abetere, gaba (Amharique)
Reference HL 2k
Author(s) : Lely, H.V.
Title : The useful trees of Northern Nigeria. Published by the Crown Agents for the Colonies, 4 Millbank, London, S.W.1, 128 p., (1925)
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), the leaves are crusbed and applied to cure a skin disease.The fruits are eaten fresh.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kurna.
Reference HM 52
Author(s) : Musa, M. S., F. E. Abdelrasool, E. A. Elsheikh, L. A. M. N. Ahmed, A. L. E. Mahmoud & S. M. Yagi
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the Blue Nile State, South-eastern Sudan Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 5(17), pp. 4287-4297, 9 September, 2011 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2011/9Sept/Musa%20et%20al.pdf
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(104), H(162)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(008) dysentry, H(051) paludism, H(104) stomach ache, H(162) urine retension, roots infusion of Ziziphus spina-christi, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (South-eastern) (Blue Nile State)
Vernacular name : nabag
Reference HM 78
Author(s) : Malzy, P.
Title : Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations. Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°5-6, pp. 148-179; (1954) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_5_2147 Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations (suite et fin) Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°7-9, pp. 317-332; (1954) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_7_2164
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) Les leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi are eaten by sheep and goats
Region : West Africa
Country : North Cameroon
Vernacular name : kurnahi (Fulfuldé)
Reference HM 78
Author(s) : Malzy, P.
Title : Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations. Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°5-6, pp. 148-179; (1954) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_5_2147 Quelques plantes du Nord Cameroun et leurs utilisations (suite et fin) Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 1, n°7-9, pp. 317-332; (1954) http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1954_num_1_7_2164
Symptoms : H(014), H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi are used in plasters
H(095) fruits are edible.
H(203) the wood, termite and other insect resistant, is used in construction and for the manufacture of mortars, pestles, bowls.
Region : West Africa
Country : North Cameroon
Vernacular name : kurnahi (Fulfuldé)
Reference HN 50
Author(s) : Neuwinger, H.
Title : African Ethnobotany Poisons and Drugs Chemistry (Germany). Chapman and Hall Gm bH, D-69469 Weinheim (Bundes Republik Deutschland), ISBN 3-8261-0077-8. (1996) :( from reference HE 50, HV 09)
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(008), H(037), H(099), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : Hausa in Niger used the roots and the leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi for gastric infections, H(008) diarrhea, H(100) venereal diseases, H(004) wounds,H(037) chest pain, H(006) constipation and H(099) nervousness
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HR 57
Author(s) : Randrianarivony, T. N., A. V. Ramarosandratana , T.H. Andriamihajarivo, F. Rakotoarivony, V. H. Jeannoda, A. Randrianasolo and R. W. Bussmann
Title : The most used medicinal plants by communities in Mahaboboka, Amboronabo, Mikoboka, Southwestern, Madagascar Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:19 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0147-x
Symptoms : H(018), H(030), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves, leafy twigs of Ziziphus spina-christi decoction bathe and steam inhale
H(030) remove rest of placenta in uterus, roots, decoction VO.
H(104) colic in children, roots decoction VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Southwestern Madagascar
Vernacular name : tsinefo