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Official name : Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Family : Zingiberaceae

27 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 57
Author(s) : Adomou A.C. , H. Yedomonhan, B. Djossa, S. I. Legba, M. Oumorou, A. Akoegninou
Title : Etude Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales vendues dans le marché d’Abomey-Calavi au Bénin Int. J. Biol. Chem. Sci. 6(2): 745-772, April 2012
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction stems with leaves of Costus afer, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Abomey-Calavi market)
Vernacular name : trétrégougou (Fon)
Reference HD 33
Author(s) : Dibong S. D., E.Mpondo Mpondo, A. Ngoye, M. F. Kwin, J.L. Betti
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of medicinal plants sold in Douala markets Journal of Applied Biosciences 37: 2496 - 2507 (2011) ISSN 1997–5902
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(051x), H(107)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(051) paludism, H(051x) yellow fever, H(107) typhoid, leaves of Costus afer Ker, RNS., VO. (goats market, Douala)
H(051) paludism, leaves, , RNS., VO. (Dakar markets, Douala)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Douala markets)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HD 54
Author(s) : Dibong, S. D. , P. B.Mvogo Ottou, D.Vandi, R. C. Ndjib , F. M. Tchamaha, E. Mpondo Mpondo
Title : Ethnobotanique des plantes médicinales anti hémorroïdaires des marchés et villages du Centre et du Littoral Cameroun Journal of Applied Biosciences 96:9072 – 9093 (2015)
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(051), H(053), H(094), H(107), H(151)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(051) paludism, H(094) hemorrhoids, H(107) typhoid fever, stem with leaves Costus afer + Phragmantera capitata + Emilia coccinea + Elaeis guineensis, decoction + to crush + vegetable oil, VO., 2 times / day + sitz bath 1 times / day, suppository 1 times / day
H(053) otitis, H(094) hemorrhoids, leaves of Emilia coccinea + Costus afer + Elaeis guineensis, chauffer, to crush, lécher le mélange
H(014) itching, H(094) hemorrhoids, H(151) hypertension, leaves of Phragmanthera capitata + Costus afer, decoction VO., 2 times / day + sitz bath, 1 times / day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Center and Coastline)
Vernacular name : canne des jumeaux
Reference HF 08
Author(s) : Frazão-Moreira, A
Title : The symbolic efficacy of medicinal plants:practices, knowledge, and religious beliefs amongst the Nalu healers of Guinea-Bissau Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:24 (2016)
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 2) eye pain, warm and squeeze the stems of Costus afer, topical
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : mabôbé (Nalu)
Reference HF 09
Author(s) : Fah L, Klotoé JR, Dougnon V, Koudokpon H, Fanou VBA , Dandjesso C, Loko F
Title : Étude ethnobotanique des plantes utilisées dans le traitement du diabète chez les femmes enceintes à Cotonou et Abomey-Calavi (Bénin) Journal of Animal &Plant Sciences. Vol.18, Issue 1: 2647-2658 , (2013)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes in pregnant women, decoction leafy stem of Costus afer, VO. (The consumption of sugary foods is prohibited during treatment.)
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Cotonou and Abomey-Calavi)
Vernacular name : trétrégougou
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(033), H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, H(033) strengthening, H(095) food, stem of Costus afer, directly consumed, VO. (eat like sugar cane)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nsangalavula (Kikongo)
Reference HI 12
Author(s) : Iyamah P.C., M. Idu
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of plantsused in the treatment of malaria in Southern Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 173, 287–302, (2015)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, leaves, stem bark of Costus afer, Decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Southern Nigeria
Vernacular name : ireke-omode (Yoruba), common ginger lily, bush-cane (English)
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
Symptoms : H(001), H(005), H(014), H(018), H(027), H(037), H(051), H(118)
Recipes : H(001) eyes worm diseases, H(005) oedema,H(014) dermatitis, H(018) headache, H(027) threatened abortion,H(037) cough, H(051) paludism, H(051) fever, H(118) pharyngitis, rhizomes, leaves of Costus afer, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 53
Author(s) : Kayode, J, L. Aleshinloye and O. E. Ige
Title : Ethnomedicinal Use of Plant Species in Ijesa Land of Osun State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 164-170. (2008)
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stems, roots, fruits of Costus afer, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijesa Land of Osun State)
Vernacular name : tete-regun
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)
Symptoms : H(037), H(143)
Recipes : H(037) cough, stem of Costus afer, RNS
H(143) smallpox, stem decoction, 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(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, expressed juice of the fresh leaves of Thomandersia hensii and of Ipomoea involucrata, associated with the fresh stems juice of Costus afer : ocular instillation, 2 drops by eye, 6 times a day
H(037) cough, dry stem of Costus afer as medicinal cigarette.
H(094) piles, expressed juice of the stem : ½ glass per day until healing.
H(156) whooping cough, decoction of the whole plant, VO. 1 glass 3 times per day.
iridocillite, expressed juice of the stem for ocular instillation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (City of Ingende, Gemena (Mbari-Bongbadaswa), Town of Mbandaka, City of Bosobolo, Bumba and suburbs, Tandala (Ngumu), Libenge centre, Bwamanda (Bosempwanga))
Vernacular name : bansanga (Lonkundo), malenge mabasumbu (Kirega), kanga (Ngwaka), munkeni (Kintandu), ngala kulu (Ngombe)
Reference HK 61
Author(s) : Kibungu Kembelo A.O.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales du Bas-Congo et leurs usages (198 p.),(2003)
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) dangerous madness, pound together and decoction of the plants below : leaves of Cajanus cajan, Renealmia africana, Lippia multiflora, leaves of Ficus thonningii, Eleusine indica, Nymphaea lotus, stems of Costus phyllocephalus and stems of Costus afer or C. lucanusianus; to filter and drink 1/3 glass, 3 times per day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : bosoboso (Kikongo)
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(051), H(053), H(100), H(101), H(126)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection, infection, an inflorescence of Costus afer is heated over fire for a few minutes and the liquid used to treat ear infection, and H(004), wounds caused by thorns or spines
H(101) young leaves are pounded with clay and rolled into smaller balls, sun-dried and eaten as a remedy for foul discharge in women.
H(126) jaundice, H(051 paludism, stem bark of Craterispermum laurinum is pounded with that of Costus afer and lime, and then mixed with water. The infusion is then filtered and drunk
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Cos/us afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion is drunk for a week
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : howœ (Kpaa Mende)
Reference HL 32
Author(s) : Lautenschläger, T., M. Monizi , M. Pedro, J. L. Mandombe, M. Futuro Bránquima, C. Heinze and C. Neinhuis
Title : First large-scale ethnobotanical survey in the province of Uíge, northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:51 (2018)
Symptoms : H(000), H(001), H(002), H(037), H(051x), H(054), H(091), H(095), H(099), H(098), H(099), H(162x), H(163), H(202)
Recipes : H(001) eye problems, stems of Costus afer Ker Gaw, percolation, drop in eye
H(001) parasites in eyes stems, percolation, eye drops
H(002) activates lactation stems, chewing VO.
H(037) cough, leaves, chewing, VO.
H(051x) yellow fever stems, chewing, eye drops
H(054) trypanosomiasis, fruit, VO.
H(091) weakness, stems, chewing
H(095) nutrition, leaves, stems
H(099) epilepsy, stems, chewing, eye drops
H(098) insomnia , whole plant, maceration, enema
H(099) epilepsy, leaves, maceration, dermal
H(162x) enuresis, stems, chewing
H(163) gout whole plant, maceration, enema
H(202) cleaning uterus and testicles stems
H(000) mixture component leaves, chewing VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (province de Uíge)
Vernacular name : makenia, mankene, matumba tumba, nsangalavu, nsangalavua, (Kikongo)
Reference HM 51
Author(s) : Malan Djah, François
Title : Religion traditionnelle et gestion durable des ressources floristiques en Côte d'Ivoire : Le cas des Ehotilé, riverains du Parc National des Îles Ehotilé VertigO - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement, Volume 9 Numéro 2 | septembre 2009
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), rite of purification avec la stem with leaves of Cola nitida
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HM 82
Author(s) : Mpondo Mpondo, E., J. P. Ngene, L. Mpounze Som, G. Etame Loe, P. C. Ngo Boumsong , J. Yinyang , S. D. Dibong
Title : Connaissances et usages traditionnels des plantes médicinales du département du haut Nyong Journal of Applied Biosciences 113: 11229-11245 (2017)
Symptoms : H(046), H(091)
Recipes : H(046, 13) varicella, H(091, 13) anemia, maceration during 2h of barks of Costus afer VO. 1 glass per day during 1 month
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (Upper Nyong Department)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Reference HN 35
Author(s) : Ngono Ngane R. A., M. L. Koanga Mogtomo , A. Tchinda Tiabou, H. Magnifouet Nana, P. R. Motso Chieffo, Z. Mballa Bounou, R. M. Ebelle Etame , F. Ndifor, L. Biyiti and P. H. Amvam Zollo
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of some Cameroonian plants used for treatment of viral diseases African Journal of Plant Science Vol. 5(1), pp. 15-21, January 2011
Symptoms : H(014), H(046), H(108)
Recipes : H(014) genital herpes: Take a bath with a decoction of ground stalk of Costus afer and the bark of Spathodea campanulata and purge with a decoction of Costus afer for one week
H(046) chicken-pox, take a bath with a decoction of mixture of ground stalk of Costus afer and the barks of Pteleopsis hylodendron and Spathodea campanulata (morning and evening for 15 days associated to purging with 250 ml of this solution)
H(046) chicken-pox, take a decoction of ground stalk of Costus afer (bathing twice a day) in association with water or palm wine-macerate of Momordica charantia (a spoonful twice a day)
H(046) measles: take a decoction of ground stalk of Costus afer (bathing morning and evening, and purge with this solution in the evening)
H(108) influenza: take a macerate of ground stalk of Costus afer (drink 100 ml two to three times a day and put some drops of the solution in nostrils)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : nmian (Bulu, Ewondo, Nanga)
Reference HN 36
Author(s) : Nsimundele, L.
Title : Répertoire des plantes médicinales des régions côtieres du Mayumbe et du Bas-Congo,1966-1968. Unpublished notes of Léopold Nsimundele, Bureau chief forester / Inéac Luki, National Institute for Agronomic Study of Congo
Symptoms : H(068), H(094), H(113)
Recipes : H(068) anthelmintic, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(113) douleurs articulaires, leaves, crushed stems of Costus afer, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lukaya and Cataractes)
Vernacular name : minkeni (Kikongo and Kiyombe)
Reference HN 44
Author(s) : Ngene J-P., C. C Ngoule ., C-M. Pouka Kidik, P. B. Mvogo Ottou , R. C. Ndjib, S.D. DIbong, E. Mpondo Mpondo
Title : Importance dans la pharmacopée traditionnelle des plantes à flavonoïdes vendues dans les marchés de Douala est (Cameroun) Journal of Applied Biosciences 88:8194– 8210 (2015)
Symptoms : H(046), H(051), H(107)
Recipes : H(046) varicella, measles, H(051) paludism, H(107) typhoid, rods, leaves of Costus afer + "massep" (Basilic tropical) + "rouge d’un coté" (Eremomastax speciosa), maceration, trituration, Oral and rectal way
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (markets of Douala)
Vernacular name : canne des jumeaux
Reference HN 51
Author(s) : Nnanga Nga , E., C. Kidik Pouka, P. C. Ngo Boumsong, S. D. Dibong, E. Mpondo Mpondo
Title : Inventaire et caractérisation des plantes médicinales utilisées en thérapeutique dans le département de la Sanaga Maritime: Ndom, Ngambe et Pouma (Cameroun) Journal of Applied Biosciences 106:10333 –10352 (2016)
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(037), H(046), H(051), H(108), H(126), H(127), H(171y)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, expression and heat the rhizome of Costus afer, draw the fibers,1 drop / œil morning and evening for 1 week
H(008) amoebic dysentery, H(037) bronchitis, H(127) splenomegaly, leaves of Dissotis rotundifolia + Diodia scandens + Desmodium adscendens + Costus afer + Tetracera sp.+ Aframomum melegueta ; For dysentery, wash and crush, arrange on 9 fingers and eat morning, midday for 1-3 days; For bronchitis crush with salt and eat at will until the pain disappears; For splenomegaly crush and macerate , enema 2 syringes / day every 2 days repeat 3 times
H(046) varicella, rhizome of Costus afer, suck until the eruption disappears
H(051) fever, bark of Antrocaryon micraster + Zingiber officinale, pound, crush and make a decoction,. Expression of Costus afer, add Citrus medica (10 lemons for 5 l), VO. 1 glass lukewarm morning and evening for 1 week
H(108) sinusitis, expression and heat the rhizome , pull out the fibers, 2 drops / nostril
H(126) jaundice, rhizome, expression and heat, VO. 1 glass avec 1 morceau de sucre / day for 1 week
H(171y) hyperglycemia, rhizome expression, VO. 1/2 glass / day for 2 months
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors