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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)
Reference HA 1k has information about 123 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(013), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(001), pounded seeds of Abrus precatorius, paste, conjonctivitis
H(006), idem small dosis, purgative
H(013) + H(100) syph.,H(013) +H(037) tuberculosisculosis , sometime on lupus and ulcer (tuberculosis and syphilis)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : mesen-mesen (Lagos Yoruba), iwere-jeje (Yor)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(008), H(088)
Recipes : H(088) in case of H(008), powder of the bark as astringent
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : verek
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), smoke of the burning wood is insecticid
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), decoction (H2O) roots , leaf decoction (H2O) , vermifuge
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aluki, siyi (yor), banje (hausa), fara - kaya (hausa)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(055), H(088), H(091)
Recipes : H(088), H(091), leaves, infusion, RNS.
H(020), fresh root on bite of the scorpion
H(020), flower spike, crushed biteH(008), H(055), infusion roots , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abore, kakorin-machiji (Hausa)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), pulp fruit VO, fever, dysentery
H(051), bark decoction in 1 pint H2O, fever
H(051), leaves powder , again fever (prevention)
H(191), leaves soup, blood purifier
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ose (yoruba), igi-ose, kuka (Hausa)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(006), H(008), H(013), H(018), H(020), H(100), H(101), H(139)
Recipes : H(100) gono., leaves decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(101), seeds, RNS.
H(006) + H(104), H(008)decoction (H2O) roots, RNS.
H(018), aphrodisiac, ONS., RNS.
H(018), chewed seeds
H(013) , seeds powder on tumor , abscess etc
H(020), dry roots small dosis on snake bite
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oburu-duru, oburo, oburu, atare
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(018), H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, green leaves on the head
H(091), concoction leaves
H(003)bruises, H(004) cuts, H(137)sore, whole plant, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : imi- esu
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(082), H(091), H(094), H(113), H(130), H(186)
Recipes : This section will be completely encoded in a future version.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba), tafarnuwa (Hausa)
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(012)
Recipes : H(008), infusion root bark, RNS.
H(012)) , H(003) , barks powder, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ebe-agadeha
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(161)
Recipes : H(161) warts,H(013) ulcers, keratitis, juice, strong blistering agent. (This plant was introduced at the beginning of century, little known)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kaju (yor), kadinnia (hausa), kanju (Hausa, kanuri)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116), unripe fruit, emmenagogue
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ope-imbo
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), gum, laxative, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ayin (Yoruba), marike (Gausa)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(093), H(179)
Recipes : H(006), oil nuts , laxative, H(179)stones, gall-stones, RNS.
H(093), antidote poison, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : egpa (Yoruba), gedda (Hausa)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(056), H(055), H(210)
Recipes : H(055), ONS., big dosis, emetic RNS.
H(008), seed oil laxative, RNS.
H(018), lotion , ONS., RNS.
H(056) Guinea worm, roots ground and onion on guinea-worm
H(210), seeds, narcotic, cathartic, small dosis
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : akunakun (Yoruba)
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(001), H(022), H(088)
Recipes : H(022), leaves infusion, facilitate the delivery
H(001), squeezed in water , lotion eyes
H(088), leaves and flowers, pounded , used as a styptic (astringent)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : yinrin-yinrin, yunyun (Yoruba), nanake (Hausa)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(045), H(055), H(068), H(113)
Recipes : H(014), leaves decoction (H2O) , poultice skin diseases, cold compres for exema
H(018), pounded leaves and flowers, local application
H(018), oil seeds, external use
H(045) + H(004), oil seeds, antiseptic for wound , RNS.
H(045) +H(013) , oil seeds, antiseptic for ulcer , RNS.
H(051), stems barks, RNS.
H(055) , stems roots, RNS., emetyic big dosis , RNS.
H(068), stems roots, stewed, VO.
H(068), juice leaves, toxic could be the cause of abortion
H(068), stems barks, anthelm, RNS.
H(113), oil seeds, external uses
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : eke-oyenbo
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(088)
Recipes : H(088), fruit , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : adua (Hausa), heglig(arabic)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(053), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), leaves infusion H2O
H(004), seeds burnt, powdered and rubbed into cuts, anaesthetic
H(008), flowers, RNS.
H(051), roots , RNS.
H(053), leaves infusion H2O, RNS.
H(104), roots, leaf infusion, RNS.
H(113), young shoots chewed, rhumatism
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abere-aluko, akisan (Yoruba)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(012), H(013), H(037), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(037), bark decoc, mild aperient, cough-remedy
H(137), wood boiled in pulp, sores
H(003),H(012)),H(013) , H(111), bark, leaves, roots, pounded, applic external, bruise, boils, ulcers, burns, dislocations
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ira-odan, asha, arasa
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), powder roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : m'fankta (Kameruns)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(091)
Recipes : H(091), seed, stimulant, H(050) carminatif, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : emi-emi, emigidi, kadanya (Hausa)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(006), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(056), H(091), H(092), H(100), H(108), H(112), H(113), H(173)
Recipes : H(001), cataplasm, leaves, conjonctivitis , RNS.
H(004), leaves on, swelling, dislocations , RNS.
H(006), latex, RNS., strong purgative
H(006), latex 2 drops / day,
H(037) tuberculosis, powdered leaves, snuff, pulmonary tuberculosis(give relief)
H(055), roots barks, large dosis, emetic , RNS.
H(056) Guinea worms, leaves, boiled fruit, (the limb being soaked many times in decoction (H2O))
H(091) + H(051), decoc roots, stimulant in fevers , RNS.
H(092), ONS., large dosis = poison , RNS.
H(100) syph., ulcer syph,yaws, ONS., local application
H(108), hot juice from leaves, drops in nose , catarrh
H(112), juices RNS.
H(113), barks, powder + oil, local application
H(113), latex "rub on" rhumatism
H(173), roots barks, small dosis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : bonubonu, tufafai (Hausa)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(104), H(113), H(163)
Recipes : H(051), H(091), H(104), H(195), fruit , RNS.
H(113), powder fruit on sores, counter-irritant and vesicant, rhumatism, lumbago, neuralgie
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ata-pupa, ata-nla (Yoruba)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(104), pepers, onions, cucumbers in slices, lemon juice + alcohol, stomachic
H(100) gono., pepers + roots of Leea guineensis, boiled, decoction, gonorrhea
H(113), fruit, ointment, rhumatism
H(108)gargle, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ata-jiji
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(038), H(068), H(078), H(112), H(135), H(171)
Recipes : H(018), powder roots papaye male, VO.
H(038), leaves, young buds, infusion, VO.
H(068), juice unripe fruit,RNS.
H(068), leaves, RNS.
H(078), juice ONS., local application, RNS.
H(112), roots + salt, pounded, paste, vagina + ingestion seeds, RNS.
H(135), ingestion for digestion, RNS.
H(171), leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ibepe, gwanda (Hausa)
Cassia absus L.
Official name : Cassia absus L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Chamaecrista absus (L.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(001), H(014)
Recipes : H(001) ophtalmie, H(014) ringworm, seeds mixed fat, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : fidele (Hausa)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(100), H(137), H(173)
Recipes : H(006), leaves , VO, purgative, RNS.
H(014)ring worm, pounded leaves + vaseline, RNS.
H(100) gono., decoction (H2O) leaves + roc salt, RNS.
H(100) gono., idem, young buds + roots , RNS.
H(100) gono., soup from leaves , RNS.
H(100) gono., decoc roots + sealt+ pineapple + Securidaca longipedunculata. + Citrullus vulgaris ., 3X/ week , RNS.
H(137), pounded leaves+ vaseline, RNS.
H(173), leaves + peper, pounded, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : asunron, asunwon (Yoruba)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(013), H(008), H(051), H(100), H(109), H(126), H(137), H(157)
Recipes : H(001), H(157) , leaves of Cassia occidentalis + oil palm, convulsion, sore eyes, RNS.
H(006), H(104), H(051), H(051x), infusion leaves Cassia occidentalis, black water, purg, stomach ache, fever, yellow fever
H(013) , powder bark on ulcer
H(006), infusion fruit, roots, leaves, seeds Cassia occidentalis, purgative, RNS.
H(007), H(126), H(195), infus roots to 2%, diuretic in dropsy and congested liver
H(051) paludism + H(008), H(100) gono., roots Cassia occidentalis, fever, dfiuretic, gonnorhoea, black water, RNS.
H(109), H(137), leaves + roots powder "as poultice for backache, sores"
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : rere, aborere (Yoruba)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(088), H(113)
Recipes : H(068), powder root, RNS.
H(006), pulp pods, RNS.
H(088), gum, astringent, RNS.
H(113), bark, leaves, RNS.
H(088), bark is astring, RNS.
H(006), root bark is strong purgative, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aridan-toro(Yoruba)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037), H(051), leaves , mild fever, cough, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ako-rere
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(006), leaves, RNS
H(113), oil , rhumatRNS
H(006), leaves , RNS
H(051), infusion barks, RNS
H(006), gum, RNS
H(113), seeds oil, RNS
H(104), infusion ONS., RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : araba
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(068), H(135)
Recipes : H(051) febrifuge, H(135) indigestion, H(006) laxative,H(037) cough,H(037) tuberculosis, plant infusion, or pounded plant, RNS.
H(068) anthelm, seeds and buds, RNS.
H(068) anchylo-stomiasis, ONS., oil, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : manturesi
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(013), H(020), H(068), H(100), H(101), H(104), H(175)
Recipes : H(104), root decoc, tonic for stomach, RNS.,
H(007) + H(100) gono., , diure in gonorrh & cystitis, RNS., ONS.
H(101), stop menstrual flew, RNS., ONS.
H(004),H(013) , H(020), external use, cuts, ulcer, snake bites, stings, RNS., ONS.
H(100) syph., leaves, paste on sores
H(175) +H(013) , leaves as poultice for abscesss
H(068), fruit, worms, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : jokoje
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O) + salt+ pineapple + Securidaca longipedunculata + Cassia alata , 3X/ week
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : asunron, asunwon (Yoruba)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(051), H(103)
Recipes : H(103), roots, leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(006), H(008), H(051), ONS., RNS., VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : obuku
Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Synonyms : Cochlospermum niloticum Oliv.
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), oil seeds, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : gbewutu;, gbwewutu
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), roots, fruits , aphrodisiac, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : obi, obi-ajopa
Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Official name : Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008) + H(104), H(068)
Recipes : H(068), roots , RNS.
H(008) + H(104), leaves, tea
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : daguro, dalo(Hausa)
Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Official name : Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), boiled leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : taraminiya (Hausa)
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(051), H(068), H(100) gono., bark, febrifuge, gonorr (stage initial), worms
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aye igi aye
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), powder seeds, tape worm, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : laki (Hausa)
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Official name : Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(090), H(195)
Recipes : H(090), H(195), rhizom, tonic cardiac, dropsy
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kiri-kiri
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(006), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., decoction roots, barks, RNS.
H(006), gum, purgative, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : iya
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(013), H(020), H(094), H(113), H(137), H(175), H(210)
Recipes : H(137), juiice of leaves, sores, RNS.
H(210), boiled leaves, narcotic, RNS.
H(020), powder leaves + oil, bite scopion, RNS.
H(175) + H(113), leaves, blistering agent, hot cataplasm
H(018), powder roots , VO.
H(210), juice fruit, narcotic,+ alcohol increase effect
H(094), piles, strong leaf decoction (H2O)
H(013) , leaves + fruit, poultices on tumor
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : bagba, egeweremi, zakamim (Hausa & Kanuri)
Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), young buds, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : gobodo
Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Official name : Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(104), smal dose yam tude, stomachic
H(004), H(137), infus slice yam, lotion for wound, sores
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : isu-ira
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(103)
Recipes : H(013), infus bark, washing sores, ulcers
H(006), H(068), decoc leaf, flower, fruit, laxative, vermifuge
H(103), sap, tootache
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oganbule, kanran
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(018), H(100), H(101)
Recipes : H(018), decoction roots RNS.
H(100) gono., decoction palm cabbage, young leaves, VO.
H(101), powder roots eaten
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ope, lewu-ope (Yoruba)
Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Entada sudanica Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(013), H(051), H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(013), H(100) syph., cooked roots , VO., syph, ulcrer or rach smeared over with powder leaf
H(112), bark steeped in solution of natron
H(051), infusion leaves, tonic, fever
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : begbe, irugba, twatsa
Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Official name : Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(103), roots chewed
H(104), powder leaves, bark, enemas
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : logunshese
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Official name : Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
Symptoms : H(055), H(092)
Recipes : H(055), decoction (H2O) bark, emetic
H(055), strong decoction (H2O), poison arrows
H(092) ordeal, seeds, pods, bark, ordeal poison
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : erun abo
Euphorbia convolvuloides Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Euphorbia convolvuloides Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(088), H(210)
Recipes : H(008), infusion dry leaves, RNS.
H(088), latex, RNS.
H(210), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : nono-kutchia
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(001), H(037), H(082), H(137)
Recipes : H(001), ONS, ointment
H(037) cough, H(082) astma, H(137) sores, infusion of stalks, stem + H2O, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : emi-ile, emili
Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Official name : Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler
Symptoms : H(078), H(099), H(103)
Recipes : H(099) bark, soporific(big dosis), RNS.
H(099), barks roots, RNS.
H(103), decoction barks, RNS.
H(078), powder barks on swelling
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(006), H(173)
Recipes : H(006), roots, leaves, branchs, burned, powder+ palm wine, constipation
H(173), powder roots in scarifications
H(000), black water, boiled roots + millet,
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : H(200)
Recipes : H(200), dried root-bark and the seeds used as dressings, it takes up disharge and excludes micro-organisms; an absorban
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : igI-ovu
Grewia mollis Juss.
Official name : Grewia mollis Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia venusta Fresen.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(013), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), an jnfusion of the bark is. use to cure colic
H(006), the bark mucilage is said to have laxative properties
H(004),H(013) , the leaves are applied on wounds and ulcers; the bark when H(004), bruised and soaked in hot water applied as a dressing for wounds
H(051), fruit is eaten as a febrifuge.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : origo (Yoruba), dargaza (Hausa)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(001), H(053), H(068), H(104), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), H(053), leaves juice, in eyes or hears
H(109), H(113), pounded leaves, rhumat., lambago
H(104), seeds, stomach, RNS.
H(068), seeds , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ekuya
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(034), H(094)
Recipes : H(004), dry latex on wound
H(008), H(094), bark roots + leaves dysentry, piles
H(034), pulp leaves + oil, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : itue, itwe
Heliotropium indicum L.
Official name : Heliotropium indicum L.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(020), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., leaves infusion, RNS.
H(004), leaves, local application
H(001), juices leaves, RNS.
H(020), juice leaves+ oil castor , applic . local
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : agogo-igun, ogbe, akuko
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), aphrodisiac, ONS., RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : illa
Hibiscus surattensis L.
Official name : Hibiscus surattensis L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(051), H(068), H(100), H(100)
Recipes : H(068), roots, RNS.
H(051), powder of barks, RNS.
H(014), fruit juice, RNS.
H(100) gono., decoction (H2O) of leaves, roots, vaginal enema
H(100), ONS., external use
H(013) , leaves,poultice ulcer, boils
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : awun-ekun, wongo
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(020)
Recipes : H(006), decoction leaves, RNS.
H(020), leaves, juice
H(014), flowers, leaves, external use
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : tannawara
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(045) + H(004), powder of barks, wash the ulcer
H(104), powder barks, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : janyaro, janichi
Indigofera hirsuta L.
Official name : Indigofera hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(039), H(157), H(175), H(179)
Recipes : H(013), leaves juice, VO, small dosis, ulcers liver
H(039), roots infusion, seeds+ palm wine, louse repulve
H(179), decoction (H2O) roots, kidney, 1 coffee spoun 2X / day
H(037), decoction (H2O) roots, cough
H(157) child, decoction (H2O) leaves, VO., epilepsy
H(175) +H(013) , decoction (H2O) leaves, compress on yaws and ulcersH(179), decoction (H2O) leaves, gravel
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : seysi
Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Official name : Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), seeds , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : yako
Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.
Official name : Ipomoea mauritiana Jacq.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Synonyms : Ipomoea digitata auct.
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), roots, tonic, aphrodisiac
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atewo,atewo-edun
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(038), H(051), H(056), H(068)
Recipes : H(004), roots, barks, powder on wound
H(004) + H(103) , latex, RNS
H(013) , external use, ONS., 1 coffee spoun
H(038), infusion young stems with leaves, urinary pain
H(051), decoction (H2O) fron leaves and fruit, VO or bath
H(056) Guinea worms, ashes from leaves, RNS.
H(068), ONS., VO.
H(068), pounded seeds, decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O), + salt
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : lapalapa, botuje, lobotuje-pupa
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(082), H(091), H(108)
Recipes : H(068)decoction (H2O) leaves; stems, roots, enema
H(082), infusion or decoction (H2O) leaves
H(091) woman, roots, decoction (H2O),pregnant women
H(108), powder fresh roots, snuff, chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : harfifi
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051), H(091), barks, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : madachi
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(126)
Recipes : H(006), fruit, poultice, laxative
H(126), decoction (H2O) leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kabewa, gora,
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(037), H(051), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(001), H(137), eyes, festering sores
H(006) childs, H(104) childs, powder roots + milk, VO.
H(006), H(051)decoction leavesVO.
H(037), plant infusion, VO, bronchitis
H(037), powder leaves, snufff, bronchitis
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewon-agogo, ewon-adele
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(078), H(100), H(173)
Recipes : H(004),H(013) abscess,H(013) ulcer, H(078)malignant tumor , H(173) lepre, leaves dressing
H(100), powder roots, RNS.
H(173), extraction from flowers, leaves, buds, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : lalle
Leea guineensis G. Don
Official name : Leea guineensis G. Don
Family : Leeaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, pepers + roots of Leea guineensis, boiled, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(113), H(115)
Recipes : H(014), ashes from flowers and leaves + grease, ring worm, itch
H(113) rhumat, sciatic, H(115) nevritis, pounded plant, hot bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : eku-eku
Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia lancifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Decne.
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), powder roots + H2O
H(100) gono., chewed leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : isanaje-igbo
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(068)
Recipes : H(068) childs , seeds, RNS.
H(004), pounded leaves, external use, cuts, bites
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ungalla
Lippia adoensis Hochst. ex Walp.
Official name : Lippia adoensis Hochst. ex Walp.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(094), H(104), H(108), H(135)
Recipes : H(006), H(051), H(094), H(104), leaves, RNS.
H(108), dry leaves, infusion, favor perspiration
H(135), young stems, leaves, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : fefe
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), fruit skin, pounded, juice or eaten
H(051), leaves and buds, chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078), pounded leaves, local application, tumor
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : gogoro
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(051), H(068), H(078), H(094), H(100), H(104), H(111), H(112), H(139), H(173)
Recipes : H(008), H(094), roots, VO., (bleeding piles and dysentry)
H(051), pounded stems + palm wine or H2O
H(078) breast, pounded leaves, cancer
H(008, 2), H(068), H(104), leaves decoction, VO.
H(111), infusion fruit + oil, external uses, ulcer, burns
H(004), chewed fruit , on wounds
H(139), flowers , aphrodisiac, big dose
H(100) gono., H(112), pounded leaves H2O
H(013) , H(094), H(173), pounded plant pile
H(068), 2 to 3 seeds,RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ejinrin, ejirin
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(006), H(051), infusion or decoction (H2O) whole plant
H(008), H(051), H(100) gono., infusion roots
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : woro,oworo
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
Official name : Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(018), H(027), H(068), H(094), H(100), H(106), H(195)
Recipes : H(094), roots, decoction, application on piles
H(068), H(106), leaves, RNS.
H(004), H(100), powder leaves, ulcer syph. and wounds
H(018), H(027), infusion leaves, prevention, VO.
H(195), infusion pods +palm wine, dropsy
H(068), H(006), bristle from pods + honey, VO. + purgative
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : werepe,esin,esin-funfun, esisi, karrara
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(000), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(051), H(068), H(091), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, compres
H(006) + H(100) gono., infusion pounded roots Securidaca longipedunculata + rock salt + 4 to 6 Musa sapientum + 3 to 4 pinte H2O, VO, purgative for chronic gonnoroea
H(008), pounded roots H2O, enema --- H(000), H(051), H(091), infusion fruit, roots, RNS.
H(068), fruit , RNS.
H(139), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ogede
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(020), H(027), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), decoction (H2O) leaves, eyes bath
H(004), ONS. , compress on wounds
H(004), barks from stems, roots, ponded + oil + human excrement, compress on wound
H(020) snake, chewed leaves, external use
H(027), soup from leaves
H(051), roots, leaves decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(104), barks, decoction (H2O), stomachic, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : akoko
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(043), H(068), H(093), H(138)
Recipes : H(013), leaves, powder, compress
H(037), leaves,wet and hot+ butter, ointment, friction chest , inprove respiration
H(068), leaves, juice
H(043), H(093), decoction leaves
H(138)ants, infusion leaves, insecticid and repulsive
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : taba,taba-egba
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(027y), H(038), H(051), H(068), H(100), H(115)
Recipes : H(051), decoction (H2O) roots
H(014), H(068) moth, leaves juice, RNS.
H(068) , ONS., drops in ears
H(008), H(038), H(100) gono., H(115), infusion hot seeds, RNS.
H(027y), cold infusion, post delivery pains
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : efinrin-wewe
Oldenlandia herbacea (L.) Roxb.
Official name : Oldenlandia herbacea (L.) Roxb.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(051), H(082), H(102), H(113), H(186)
Recipes : H(008), decoction (H2O) barks, RNS.
H(020) snake, infusion roots and leaves, emetic
H(051), decoction (H2O) leaves and barks, RNS.
H(082), powder leaves + flour (kake)
H(102), decoction (H2O) roots, RNS.
H(113), leaves, VO.
H(186), leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : apikan
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(093), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), decoction whole plant, VO.
H(093), freh juice, or chewed plant, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : igbo-ogba
Paullinia pinnata L.
Official name : Paullinia pinnata L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(013), H(027), H(037), H(092), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004), barks, roots, cataplasm
H(004), leaves + roots +seeds + flowers, pounded + peper, local application
H(008), roots leaves, RNS.
H(008), H(104), leaves + roots +seeds + flowers, chewed
H(013) , H(113), leaves + roots +seeds + flowers, pounded + ginger, local application
H(027),H(037), decoction leaves , VO.
H(037), latex, cough, RNS., VO.
H(092), barks, roots, fishing poison
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kakasenla
Pausinystalia johimbe (K. Schum.) Pierre ex Beill
Official name : Pausinystalia johimbe (K. Schum.) Pierre ex Beill
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), chewed bark, stong aphrodisiac
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : nikiba
Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Official name : Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006)
Recipes : H(006), barks from stems+ roots, laxative
H(004), decoction (H2O) barks, lotion
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : apara
Phyllanthus pentandrus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus pentandrus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(008), H(051), H(091), H(100), H(102), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(007), H(051), H(091), decoction (H2O) leaves, roots,
H(100) gono., infusion leaves
H(008), H(104), decoction (H2O) leaves, RNS.
H(102), H(126), powder or decoction (H2O) of leaves and roots
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ehin olobe
Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Official name : Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(088), H(095), H(108)
Recipes : H(095), seeds eaten by human
H(088), bark, astringent, RNS.
H(006), gun , laxative, RNS
H(013) , powder of roots on ulcer
- H(108), leaves decoction (H2O) applic local application or as a gargle
V(095), pods are edible, cattle food
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abafe(Yoruba), kalga, kalgo (Hausa)
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(086), H(094), H(112), H(113), H(130), H(161)
Recipes : H(051), decoction roots, black water fiever
H(051), barks roots grounded, RNS.
H(086), barks from fresh roots, pounded, paste + rice, sur buton and adenopati
H(094), H(113), H(130), roots pounded + oil, external use ext, enema for piles
H(112), powder roots, patse
H(161), powder roots, application on warts
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : inobiri
Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Official name : Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), decoction seeds, cataplasm on throat
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ayan
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(106), H(113)
Recipes : H(106), H(113), roots, barks, leaves, pounded + peanut oil, RNS.
H(113), infusion roots, barks, leaves,VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : emigbegi
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), roots, pounded or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(008), leaves, young stem , roots, astringent (dysentery), RNS.
H(037), decoction (H2O) leaves, VO., cough
H(103), chewed leaves
H(104), infusion leaves, VO., stomach
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : guawba
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Official name : Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(088)
Recipes : H(013), juice stem, application on ulcer
H(088), astringent gum
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : apepe (Yoruba), madobia(Hausa)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
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
Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name : Scoparia dulcis L.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051), H(179)
Recipes : H(051), leaves, lotion, VO.
H(007), H(179), decoction whole plant, diuretic, gravel, kidney
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : misimis - gogo
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(020), H(051), H(091), H(093), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(004), leaves and barks powder and & barks,compress on wounds
H(006) + H(100) gono., infusion pounded roots+ rock salt+ 4 to 6 Musa sapientum + 3 à 4 pint H2O, VO,.
H(006), oil seeds, RNS.
H(020), leaves, snake bites, RNS.
H(020) snake, roots, RNS.
H(020) snake, decoction roots and leaves, aspersion, revulsive
H(091), cold infusion of the wood , tonic
H(091), H(051), infusion roots, VO.
H(093) again Strophantus, ONS., RNS.
H(100) syph., roots, RNS.
H(100) gono., decoction roots + salt + pineapple + Cassia alata + Citrullus vulgaris, 3X / week
H(113), powder roots + hot H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ipeta
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(051), H(100), H(104), H(115)
Recipes : H(051), infusion stems
H(006), H(008), H(115), leaves infusion, catharitic, dysentery, nevriteis
H(100) gono., stems juice, decoction, VO.
H(104), infusion roots, stomach, cronic bowelscomplains
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : osekotu
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(006), bark decoction, RNS.
H(008), ONS., RNS., VO.
H(013) , bark powder ,external use, ulcer
H(013) , pounded leaves, cataplasm on ulcer
H(014), leaves decoction, bath, skin pain
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oruru
Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murray
Official name : Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(099), H(103)
Recipes : H(091), whole plant, decoction, VO.
H(099) + H(103), powder leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : awure
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(078), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(006), fresh leaves, RNS.
H(100) gono., H(139), leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(078), grounded leaves, cataplasm
H(051), infusion, decoction (H2O) fruit, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : okikhan (Benin), opon, iyawe
Symphonia gabonensis (Vesque) Pierre
Official name : Symphonia gabonensis (Vesque) Pierre
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., yellow latex, VO.?, diuretic
H(004), ONS., external use
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : agberibidi
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(008), H(051), H(111), H(126)
Recipes : H(001), decoction leaves, external application
H(006), fruit, tonic, laxative , RNS.
H(008), juice barks RNS.
H(051), fruit + H20 + sugar, filter, VO.
H(111), bark powder + oil arachid, RNS.
H(126), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : tsamia , ajagbon (Hausa)
Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Official name : Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tephrosia purpurea L. Persoon
Symptoms : H(007), H(037)
Recipes : H(007), decoction leaves, fruit & roots
H(037), gargle, cough, cold
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : were
Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia schimperiana Hochst.
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(139)
Recipes : H(006), barks from roots, chewed, laxative
H(068), fruit, RNS.
H(139), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : idi-apata
Tinospora bakis (A. Rich.) Miers
Official name : Tinospora bakis (A. Rich.) Miers
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051)
Recipes : H(007), H(051), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(008), wood , small pieces, grilled, infusion, RNS.
H(037), barks powder, VO.
H(068), leaves to be eaten or infusion
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : afoforo
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(008), H(013), H(055), H(100), H(113), H(137)
Recipes : H(003), hot infusion of leaves, for bruises
H(004), H(113), H(137), barks powder + seeds oil, ointment, external use
H(008),H(013) rectum, barks, infusion , enema
H(055), bark, emetic, RNS.
H(100) syph., barks, powder, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : irere
Urena lobata L.
Official name : Urena lobata L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, roots, external usage
H(022), leaves VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ela, elu
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(068), H(091), H(092), H(104), H(113), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104), infusion, enteritis,RNS.
H(068), roots infusion, anthelminthic, enteritis,H(091), H(104), H(113) rheumatisme, infus rac, écorc tif, VO, tonic, stomach, rhumatismH(037), H(051), leaves decoction, VO.
H(055) + H(092), leaves decoction, VO.
H(004), pounded stems, external application on wounds
H(139), fruit , aphrodisac, VO.
H(068), seeds powder + small peas, 2 to 3 X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewuro
Vernonia nigritiana Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Vernonia nigritiana Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008) + H(104)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104), leaves in soup
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewuro-igbo
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(033), H(051), H(112), H(124)
Recipes : H(033) femal, roots decoction, sterility
H(051), leaves, young stems, RNS.
H(112), ONS; RNS.
H(124) internal hemorrage, fresh roots chewed or in decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : korikodi
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(007), H(013), H(051), H(091), H(099)
Recipes : H(007), roots, RNS.
H(013) , pounded leaves + oil, compress
H(051), H(091), leaves infusion
H(099), leaves and roots, internal and external use
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : karama-auta
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(109)
Recipes : H(006), fruit, RNS.
H(006), seeds, RNS.
H(008), decoction roots, RNS.
H(109), fermented leaves RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ego
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(022), H(051), H(101)
Recipes : H(006), powder roots + salt, VO.
H(004), powder roots, compress on wound
H(022), H 091), H(101), fruit , RNS.
H(051), decoction leaves and roots, tonic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : awouka, eru-awonka, eru
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(137)
Recipes : H(113), H(137), rhizom, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ataler, chitta-afu
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(013), H(051), H(088), H(104)
Recipes : H(051), roots decoction, fiver, bowel
H(004),H(013) , powder roots and barks of roots with or without oil, cataplasm, ulcer , suppurated wound
H(008), H(088), H(104), powder of bark or decoction of bark, astringent, stomachic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ekanse-adie