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Reference : HA 29

Author(s) : AFLORA
Title : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Reference HA 29 has information about 16 plants :
Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Official name : Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), for bushman, leaves are squashed and mixed with othervegetable for soup. Fruit edible.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (central Kalahari)
Vernacular name : local name not registered, shepherd's tree (English)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(210), fruits, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : dongo (Aka, Envele)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) childs, he leaves are used as medicine for infant deiseases. The leaves are boiled without smashed and applied to the whole body.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : kenkelibo (Envelle) (Aka)
Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Official name : Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Erigeron sumatrensis Retz.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), the leaves are used as medicine for the treatment of headache
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : nsolonsolo (Aka)
Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Official name : Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : e.sende (Aka)
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : mabenze (Aka,Enyelle)
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruits, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : tombo (Aka); benda (Envelle)
Landolphia sp.
Official name : Landolphia sp.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(091), H(126), root boiled in bone soup (for taking) and used as medicine for the liver and strength
H(095), fruit eaten raw
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : ndembo (Aka)
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), roots and leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : mboma (Aka);kwakila (Enyelle)
Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Official name : Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Parquetina gabonica Baill.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095)arrows poison.., ONS, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : mo.mbango (Aka)
Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Official name : Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the seeds are cooked and eaten
1) First, the seeds are boiled, the skin removed and sliced into thin pieces
2) Second, boiled again with ashes and washed in cold water
3) Third, smashed in a mortar and wrapped with Marantaceae leaves and baked in a hearth
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : mo.mbalaka (Aka-moumpoutou); mo.ba (Aka-bangi), kbeka (Mbuti)
Periploca nigrescens Afzel.
Official name : Periploca nigrescens Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), arrow poison, roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : mo.mbango (Aka)
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : masabuka (Aka)
Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Official name : Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Landolphia comorensis (Bojer ex A. DC.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruits, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Popular republic of Congo (ex Brazaville Congo)
Vernacular name : mo.suku(Aka-moumpoutou);dukuku(Aka-bangi)
Saccharum officinarum L.
Official name : Saccharum officinarum L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), stems, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : nkoko (Enyelle)
Strychnos sp.
Official name : Strychnos sp.
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(092), the root has a smell of a peculia kind. It is powdered and pounded with other plants to make an arrow poison
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Brazaville Congo), around the Moumpoutou village, along the Ibenga river, Dedongou district, Likoula region
Vernacular name : bondo (Aka)