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Reference : HA 27

Author(s) : Abebe, W.
Title : A survey of prescriptions used in traditional medecine in Gondar region, Northwestern Ethiopia: General pharmaceutical practice. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 18, pp. 147-165, (1986)
Reference HA 27 has information about 15 plants :
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(014), H(018), H(100), H(145), H(194)
Recipes : Plant used by 14 % of the healers
H(004), grind inside of seeds, ointment with butter, local application
H(008),diarrhoea, grind seeds + honey, VO.
H(014), crush roots, local application
H(014), powder of seeds or leaves, ointment with fresh butter, local application
H(014), scabies, crushed leaves, local application
H(018), grind seeds + H20, wash head
H(100) syph., burn roots, inhale smoke
H(145) + H(201), grind seeds, ointment, apply to affected area. The seeds are grinded with 3 pieces of stone by a light coloured girl!
H(194), grind inside of seeds, ointment with honey, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : waginos
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(112), H(143)
Recipes : Plant used by 20 % of the healers
H(008), diarrhoea, crush leaves + H2O (?), VO.
H(008), diarrhoea, powder dried seeds + honey, make pills, swallow
H(037), crush seeds or roots + H2O (?), VO.
H(112), tie roots on waist using cotton thread
H(143), smallpox, insert a piece of roots into affected site by making incision
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : digitta
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(103), H(201)
Recipes : Plant used by 10 % of the healers
H(103), gingivitis, burn roots, inhale smoke
H(201), psychiatric problems, , burn roots, inhale smoke
H(201), grind roots + H2O (?), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : agam
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(068), H(094), H(104)
Recipes : Plant used by 23 % of the healers
H(006), constipation, grind bark + H2O, VO.
H(014), ring worm, rub leaves on affected areaH(068), dry and grind bark + H2O, VO.
H(068), dry and grind leaves + butter + peper, VO.
H(068), dry and grind seeds + bread, VO.
H(094), insert leaves via anus and nostril
H(104), stomach, grind roots + H2O, VO.
H(104), stomach, grind bark + H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : bissana
Cucumis prophetarum L.
Official name : Cucumis prophetarum L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(050), H(053), H(070), H(078), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : Plant used by 33 % of the healers
H(008), grind roots, maceration H2O (?), VO.
H(037), leaves squeezed, juice + H2O (?), VO.
H(037), roots chewed, keep in mouth for a while
H(050) flatulence, grind or boil roots mix with H2O (?), VO.
H(053), grind roots, maceration H2O, apply to ear
H(070), grind roots, maceration in milk, VO.
H(078) skin cancer, grind roods, makeointment with freh butter, local application
H(100) gono., grind roots + tell "local alcohol", VO.
H(103), part of the plant chewed, keep in mouth for a while
H(104), chewed roots, swallow
H(104), grind roots + H2O, VO.
H(201) (kelb), solution H2O of plant, VO. (again possession by the devil GANNEL)H(201), cut and throw away stem uttering during dellivery "still birth"
H(201), cut and throw away stem uttering during dellivery "stop bleeding"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : yemedir embway
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(037), H(103), H(111)
Recipes : Plant used by 10 % of the healers
H(004), crush leaves, apply on affected area
H(014), dermato mycosis, head, crush leaves and place on head
H(037), fray seeds, inhale smoke
H(103), fray seeds, inhale smoke
H(111), crush leaves, apply on affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : itsefaris
Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(039), H(068), H(070), H(078), H(100), H(106), H(173)
Recipes : Plant used by 24 % of the healers
H(004), milky juice applied to affected area
H(039) + H(106), insects, spray milky juice
H(068), ascaris, milky juice + bread, VO.
H(070), milky juice mixed with H2O (?), VO.
H(070), mix milky juice with bread, VO.
H(078), dry and powder roots, ointment, apply to affected area
H(100) gono., milky juice + milk, VO.
H(100) gono., milky juice + bread, VO.
H(100) gono., dry and powder milky juice , mix with flour or tef (local alcoholic drink), VO.
H(100) gono., mix milky juice with flour of barley and woter, VO.
H(173), milky juice applied to affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : kulkual
Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen.
Official name : Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen.
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Jasminum grandiflorum L. subsp. floribundum (R.Br. ex Fresen.) P.S.Green
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(068)
Recipes : Plant used by 12 % of the healers
H(001), ONS. solution in H2O, on eyes
H(004), ONS., burn, inhale smoke
H(068) taenia,ONS., burn, inhale smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : tembelel
Lepidium sativum L.
Official name : Lepidium sativum L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : Plant used by 17 % of the healers
H(091), physical weakness, grind dried seeds + bread + H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : feto
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(070), H(112), H(126)
Recipes : Plant used by 20 % of the healers
H(013) , disease caused by "kuruba"anthrax, grind leaves + milk, VO.
H(020), bite of dog, whole plant mixed H20 (?), VO. within 7 days
H(070), whole plant mixed H20, VO.
H(112), whole plant mixed H20, VO.
H(126), whole plant mixed H20, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : endod
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : Plant used by 10 % of the healers
H(001), soak roots in butter and apply to eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : amerra
Solanum marginatum L. f.
Official name : Solanum marginatum L. f.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(008), H(014), H(022), H(100), H(124)
Recipes : Plant used by 21 % of the healers
H(004), tie dried roots on affected area by a bullet
H(004), grind roots, ointment, appy to affected area
H(005), powder dried leaves + honey, local application
H(008), leaves, RNS.
H(014), soak leaves or roots in water, wash the affected area with the solution
H(022) + H(124), sit the patient on leaves, uterine bleedingH(100) syph., chew and swallow roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : zerech embway, geber embway
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(050)
Recipes : Plant used by 16 % of the healers
H(013) , disease caused by "kuruba"anthrax, grind roots + H2O (?), VO.
H(050), flatulence, apply cautry on abdomen with flame of burning roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : yait hareg
Verbena officinalis L.
Official name : Verbena officinalis L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Verbena officinalis L. subsp. africana R.Fern. & Verdc.
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(124), H(008), H(014), H(020), H(028), H(034), H(051), H(068), H(077), H(092), H(104), H(126), H(155), H(201)
Recipes : Plant used by 27 % of the healers
H(001), roots, squeezed, juice, apply into eyes
H(004) + H(124), insert roots into bleeding wound
H(008), diarrhoea, grind roots + H2O, VO.
H(014), dermatosis, grind leaves or roots, ointment, local applicationH(020), snake, insect, grind roots + H2O, VOH(028), disrupted womb, grind roots, ointment with fat of pig, insert into vagina
H(034), boil roots in "tej" (local alcoholic drink), VO.
H(051) paludism, tie leaves or roots on neck
H(068), ascaris, tie roots on waist
H(068), intestinal parasitism, boil roots in "tej" (local alcoholic drink), VO.
H(077), vomiting, grind roots + H2O, VO.
H(092), poisoning, grind roots + H2O, VO.
H(104), chewed roots, VO.
H(126), leaves or roots, squeezed, juice, VO.
H(155), transilitis, grid roots, mix with fluid, VO.
H(201), squeezed leaves, juice, VO. again "buda", evil eye
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : attuch
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(051), H(100)
Recipes : Plant used by 12 % of the healers
H(051) + H(100), leaves, squeeze, juice, VO.
H(051) + H(100), leaves, chew and swallow juice
H(051) + H(100), leaves, burn, inhale smoke
H(051) + H(100), leaves, boil + tea, VO.
H(051) + H(100), leaves, boil + H2O, bath
H(051) + H(100), leaves, boil + H2O, inhale steam and sleep
H(051) + H(100), leaves, crush, juice on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northeast) (Gondar region)
Vernacular name : hareg ressa