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Reference : HA 29 a

Author(s) : H. Terashima
Title : The Efe Pygmies and the Balese farmers in the Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire, around Andiri village (N 1.55', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : 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 a has information about 24 plants :
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(201)
Recipes : H(051), leaf decoction is given as a wash for children's fever.
H(201) It is said that the place where this plant grows is fertile; then it is used for planting crops
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kufenguna (Efe)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(004), H(056)
Recipes : H(004) The soft leaves are used for bandaging the wound of circumcision
H(056) the plant is used for filariasis ; a leaf-decoction is used as a wash. Such a plant as 's bark is also used with this plant for it.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : bunji (Efe)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), flower-decoction is taken as tea
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kpele, maniti (Efe)
Canthium sp.
Official name : Canthium sp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(165)
Recipes : H(037), H(165), the ashes of the root is rubbed into scarifications for "ondebbefe" or "eke", a baby and its mother should have this treatment
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : befesingbe (Balese), agbakasingbe (Efe)
Coix lacryma-jobi L.
Official name : Coix lacryma-jobi L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(119)
Recipes : Vcanis(119) the plant Coix lacryma-jobi is used as a hunting medicine, called , which is applied to dogs; those plants as , , and are also used; the medicine made of those plants is rubbed into the scarifications on the nose of dogs
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : sapele (Balese, Efe)
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(165)
Recipes : A leaf-decoction is given as a wash to the children who suffer from .an acute disease peculiar to children
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : firifiri (Efe)
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(165)
Recipes : H(165), leaf-decoction (H2O) of "firifiri" is given as a wash to the children who suffer from "eke"
H(022), the plant "telutelu" is used for easy deliverly. The ash of the plant is rubbed into the cuts made on the waste of pregnant women
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : telutelu (Efe), firifiri (Efe)
Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Official name : Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Conyza floribunda Kunth , Erigeron floribundus (Kunth) Schults - Bip. , Erigeron naudinii (Bonnet) Humbert
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), juice extracted from the leaves into the eyes for headache
H(201), leaf-sap to aching spots due to withchcraft.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : nsolonsolo (Envelle) (Aka)
Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Official name : Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Conyza floribunda Kunth , Erigeron floribundus (Kunth) Schults - Bip. , Erigeron naudinii (Bonnet) Humbert
Symptoms : H(018), H(201)
Recipes : H(018), the leaves are used as medicine for the treatment of headache.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : sipitasipita (Efe)
Crassocephalum bumbense S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum bumbense S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum montuosum (S. Moore) Milne-Redh.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the leaves are boiled and eaten as relish
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : angelicu (Efe)
Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Gynura vitellina Benth.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the leaves are cooked with fish or meat, but not good to cook with raw meat.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : calala (Efe)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vv(000), leaves are put into the anus of chickens for or .
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kabotakabota (Efe)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, the plant wet with night dew is used to hit the body for paludism
H(018), a juice squeezed from the leaves is dripped into the eyes for headache.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kabotakabota (Efe)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(018) a sap squeezed from the leaves is dripped into the eyes for headache
H(051) paludism, the plant wet with night dew is used to hit the body for paludism
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kabotakabota (Efe)
Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Official name : Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(095)
Recipes : H(014) The bulbil is used to cure a kind of ringworm called ; the raw slice is applied on it
H(095) the bulbils as well as the tubers are eaten; they are cooked with ashes then sliced and soaked in water for two days to remove the bit
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : te'e (Balese, Efe)
Gouania longispicata Engl.
Official name : Gouania longispicata Engl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the juice in the stem is take by draught
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : angetiangeti (Efe)
Ipomoea sp.
Official name : Ipomoea sp.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(095), roots edible
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : matelemba (Efe)
Leea guineensis G. Don
Official name : Leea guineensis G. Don
Family : Leeaceae
Symptoms : H(093), H(139)
Recipes : H(093), several fruits of Leea guineensis are taken as an antidote when one ate food added with a poison by somebody else.
H(139) The fruits are thrown to somebody as an aphrodisiac .
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : bbabala (Efe)
Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Official name : Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) Melanthera scandens is used for .
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : yaya (Efe)
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) the plant of Pennisetum purpureum is used for guarding crops of the fields against thieves; they would get .
The stems are used for house construction, as .
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : tuko (Efe)
Pluchea ovalis (Pers.) DC.
Official name : Pluchea ovalis (Pers.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(095), nector source.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : cibebe (Balese); cubebe (Efe)
Solanum sp.
Official name : Solanum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201), the powder of dried root is mixed with other plants and rubbed into scarifications for good luck in hunting.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : cangacanga, cakucaku (Efe)
Solanum sp.
Official name : Solanum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(095), the soft leaves and stems are eaten as a vegetable
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : cangacanga, cakucaku (Efe)
Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Official name : Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the pod of Tetrapleura tetraptera is put in a field for guarding the crops; the thief will lose strength in the arms, which is called ; to cure it, the ash of seeds is rubbed into scarificaitons made at the shoulder.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : ondetokumakpa (Efe)