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Reference : HA 09

Author(s) : Adjanohoun, E., M.R.A. Ahyi, J. Eymê, J. - N. Gassita, E. Goudotê, J. Guêho, F. S. L. Ip, D. Jackaria, S. K. K. Kalachand, A. Keita, B. Koudogbo, B. Landreau, A. W. Owadally, A. Soopramanien
Title : Contribution aux études ethnobotaniques et floristiques à Maurice (Iles Maurice et Rodrigues). Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 214 p., (1983) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Reference HA 09 has information about 40 plants :
Agauria salicifolia (Comm. ex Lam.) Hook.f. ex Oliv.
Official name : Agauria salicifolia (Comm. ex Lam.) Hook.f. ex Oliv.
Family : Ericaceae
Synonyms : Agauria polyphylla Baker
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), stems, leaves, decoction (H2O) , bath
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : bois cabris
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104), VO., decoction (H2O) leaves
H(008), VO., decoction (H2O) leaves
H(008) + H(104), VO., decoction (H2O) leaves and stems
H(050), VO., decoction (H2O) whole plant
H(050), VO., decoction (H2O) whole plant Ageratum conyzoides, Ocimum canum
H(104), VO., decoction (H2O) leaves and stems
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : herbe bouc
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(118)
Recipes : H(094), pounded bulb in locale application
H(118), pounded bulb, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : oignon
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(099), H(151)
Recipes : H(051), leaves of Annona muricata, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(099) epilepsy, nervous troubles, leaves of Annona muricata, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(151), leaves of Annona muricata, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : corossol
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, whole plant, decoction, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : pistache marron
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008) + H(104), H(038), H(104), H(102), H(112)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104), adult flowers, infusion, VO.
H(038) + H(104) + H(179), decoction (H2O) of leaves, VO.
H(102), adult flowers,infusion, VO.
H(112), whole plant, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(112), roots, decoction (H2O), Moringa oleifera , Bidens pilosa, Leucena glauca, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : villebague
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(080)
Recipes : H(080)from fish Elaeodendron orientale, decoction (H2O) leaveses, VO.
H(080)from fish, decoction (H2O) leaves, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : soudefafe
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(162)
Recipes : H(162) dysuria, roots of Cajanus cajan, decoction (H2O), VO. + gizzard of chiken
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : pois d'Angole, ambrevade
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), seeds of Capsicum annuum, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : piment curry
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), leaves Calendula officinalis, Paederia tomentosa, roots Cardiospermum halicacabum, decoction (H2O), to filter, local application
H(014), roots Cardiospermum halicacabum, decoction (H2O), to filter, local application
H(013) pruritus,H(014), leaves, decoction (H2O), frictions
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : liane poc-poc
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), fruit of Carica papaya, VO.
H(068), seeds of Carica., RNS.
H(104) stomach ulcer, fruit of Carica., to scrape, infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : papayer
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taenia, leaves of Cassia alata, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : katrepen
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(051)
Recipes : H(006), maceration roots, VO.
H(051), decoction (H2O) leaves of Cassia occidentalis, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : casse puante
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(078)
Recipes : H(001) blepharit, inflammation of the conjunctiva, leaves juice of Centella asiatica, drops in eyes
H(001) blepharit, inflammation of the conjunctiva, leaves of Centella asiatica, decoction (H2O), drops in eyes
H(078) to prevent, leaves of Centella., pulp, local application
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : boileau
Citrus ×aurantium L.
Official name : Citrus ×aurantium L.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck , Citrus paradisi Macfad
Symptoms : H(018), H(098), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) cephalalgy, H(098) disturbed sleep, leaves infusion of Citrus aurantium + suggar, VO.
H(108) flu, epicarp decoction , VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : bigarade
Coffea arabica L.
Official name : Coffea arabica L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(090)
Recipes : H(090), leaves of Coffea arabica, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : caféier d'Arabie, café
Coix lacryma-jobi L.
Official name : Coix lacryma-jobi L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(162x)
Recipes : H(06) + H(104), H(162x) pollakurie, roots of Coix lacryma-job, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : collier cipaye, racine de collier
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Official name : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Synonyms : Colocasia antiquorum Schott & Endl.
Symptoms : H(152)
Recipes : H(152), leaves of Colocasia esculenta, to pound, to cook, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : brède songe, taro
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(102), H(126), leaves of Combretum micranthum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : kinkéliba
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006)
Recipes : H(001) inflammation of the conjunctiva, leaves juice of Commelina benghalensis, RNS.
H(006), stems with leaves of Commelina benghalensis , decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : herbe cochon
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, infusion, VO. Not if hypotension)
H(037) cough, H(050), H(108) influenza, stem with leaves, decoction H2O, VO.
H(051), leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, infusion, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : not registered
Cynara scolymus L.
Official name : Cynara scolymus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(069), H(102)
Recipes : H(069), H(102), receptacle of Cynara scolymus, infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : artichaut
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(130x)
Recipes : H(130x), cigarettes of leaves of Datura metel (toxic !)
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : herbe diable, fleur trompette
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(130x)
Recipes : H(130x), cigarettes of leaves of Datura stramonium, to dry, to inhale (toxic !)
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : fleur trompette
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x), leaves of Piper betle, almond of Elaeis guineensis, to chew + quicklime
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(051), H(082), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104),H(037), H(051, 2), H(082), H(104), whole plant, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : Jean Robert
Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(001), H(026)
Recipes : H(001), inflammation of the conjunctiva, blepharitis, whole plant of Euphorbia prostrata, decoction (H2O), drops in eyes
H(026), whole plant of Euphorbia., decoction (H2O), VO. + salt
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : la rougette, la rosette
Heliotropium indicum L.
Official name : Heliotropium indicum L.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) nephretic colic, H(038) calculus, aerian roots of Rhizophora mucronata of Erythroxylum laurifolium of Heliotropium indicum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : not registered
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves of Lantana camara, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : vieille fille
Mentha sp.
Official name : Mentha sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(050), H(104), stems, leaves of Mentha sp., infusion, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : not registered
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(045), H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(045) cicatrizing, pulp leaves of Moringa oleifera , local application
H(068), leaves of Moringa., decoction (H20), VO.
H(112), barks stems, branchs, trunk of Moringa oleifera, whole plant of Bidens pilosa, roots of Leucaena glauca, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : brede morongue
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) decayed tooths, leaves of Musa sapientum, RNS.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : bananier
Ocimum canum Sims
Official name : Ocimum canum Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(050)
Recipes : H(050), whole plant Ageratum conyzoides of Ocimum canum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : tulsi
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), barks stems, branch, trunk of Persea americana, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : avocatier
Phymatodes scolopendria (Burm.) Ching
Official name : Phymatodes scolopendria (Burm.) Ching
Family : Polypodiceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis,cough, rhizoma of Phymatodes scolopendria, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : polypode
Plantago major L.
Official name : Plantago major L.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(077) anti-vomitory baby, leaves infusion of Plantago major, VO.
H(118) pharyngitis, mouth diseases, leaves decoction, filter, mouth wash
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : gros plantain
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161), stem without leaves of Sarcostemma viminale, pulp, local application
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : liane calli, liane cale, calli
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(152)
Recipes : H(152), stems with leaves of Solanum nigrum, to cook, VO. + broth
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius & Rodrigues
Vernacular name : brède martin
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006), H(076), H(103), H(130), H(155)
Recipes : H(006), fruit pulp of Tamarindus indica, VO.
H(076), H(103) gingivitis, H(103) divers H(155), leaves of Tamarindus indica , decoction (H2O), gargle, mouth wash
H(130) muscles, H(168), leaves of Cinnamomum camphora of Tamarindus indica of Murraya paniculata, unripe fruits of Punica granatum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : tamarinier
Terminalia catappa L.
Official name : Terminalia catappa L.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(171)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea ( infectious origin), barks decoction of branches, trunk, roots of Terminalia catappa, VO.
H(171) sugared diabetes, leaves of Terminalia catappa, infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : Mauritius,
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : not registered