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Reference : HA 29 b

Author(s) : D. Kimurad
Title : The Bongando (Ngandu) farmers in the central Zaire, around Iyondje village adjacent to Wamba, the research base of Bonobos (N 0, E 22), Zone de Tshuapa, Region d'Equateur; collected by D. Kimura, in 1986-1989. 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 b has information about 28 plants :
Brachystegia laurentii (De Wild.) Louis ex Hoyle
Official name : Brachystegia laurentii (De Wild.) Louis ex Hoyle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(210)
Recipes : H(037), the plant is used as a remedy for severe coughs or an acute disease, called "eke", peculiar to children; the powder of the dried bark is blown into the nose of a child attacked by the coughs
H(201), girls sniff the powder of the bark
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bokumbo, laanga (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(210)
Recipes : H(000), (210), leaves, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bolinga, mbangi (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Carapa procera DC.
Official name : Carapa procera DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), bokolo: "bokolo" is from ceremony, in which two persons become reconciled by eating this tree's leaf with food
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bokolo, (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Celtis mildbraedii Engl.
Official name : Celtis mildbraedii Engl.
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Celtis soyauxii Engl.
Symptoms : H(000), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), medicine for "eke", an acute disease peculiar to children ; the bark powder is sniffed by a child when he/she is attacked by "eke"; it is said that after sneezing repeatedly, the child gets well
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : mbeko (Bongando) (Ngandu) - - - beeko; boeko; nkongololi'i'isongo; nsambo'o'okili'i'isongo - - - nkongololi'i'isongo"nkongololo" is from verb "n-d-ola" (to become bitter) - - - nsambo'o'okili'i'isongo "nsamba" is from verb "n-samba" (to judge).
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(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaves, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bombongo'a liseku (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Official name : Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), juice, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bosongo (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Official name : Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), stems, roots, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : lito (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Dracaena sp.
Official name : Dracaena sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), H(095), H(201), fruits, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bolese (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Official name : Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), flowers, RNS
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : ehomi (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), roots, RNS.
H(201), flowers, liane?, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : baalola, bokula (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(051x), when boiled in water, the bark decoction turns to reddish-yellow, which is used as enema for curing yellow-fever (matoli)
H(104), the bark decoction is used for curing stomach disorder
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : botonongolo (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Hibiscus sp.
Official name : Hibiscus sp.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaves, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bondendende'o'oli (Bongando) (Ngandu)<bondendende> means 'tree of <ndende>'; the leaf of this tree is eaten in the same way as <ndende>(a kind of cultivated vegetable) ; leaf. <'o'oli> means 'of wife'.
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), roots, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : limenge(Bongando) (Ngandu)
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), leaves, RNS.
H(201), leaves, sap, RNS
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : yoki (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Kolobopetalum chevalieri (Hutch. & Dalz.) Troupin
Official name : Kolobopetalum chevalieri (Hutch. & Dalz.) Troupin
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bokaso (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Official name : Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Sphaerosicyos sphaericus (Sond.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaves, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : lokalya (Bongando) (Ngandu)
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 : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : lomata (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves, roots, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : lomata;iyoko (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Mikania capensis DC.
Official name : Mikania capensis DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), barks, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bosunga (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), flowers, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bokakate (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Parinari excelsa Sabine
Official name : Parinari excelsa Sabine
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(037), the boiled bark with pilipili is drunk at a pain in the chest
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bongoli; bongolingoli (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Official name : Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Parquetina gabonica Baill.
Symptoms : H(092), H(201)
Recipes : H(092), the bark juice is the chief element of the arrow poison called "mutali"
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : lolenga (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Official name : Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), barks, RNS.
H(095) , fruits, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : baala; boala Bongando) (Ngandu)
Piper capense L. f.
Official name : Piper capense L. f.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), fruit, juice, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : bolokoloko (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Official name : Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Setaria chevalieri Stapf
Symptoms : H(000), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), the leaves and roots of the plant "lokokoloko lo'okonda", RNS.
H(201), the leaves of the plant "lokokoloko", RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : lokokoloko, lokokoloko lo'okonda (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), leaves , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : mpange (Bongando) (Ngandu)
Turraea vogelii Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Turraea vogelii Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(210)
Recipes : H(000), H(210), roots, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : isongotamu; boseke'o'oli (Ngandu), etymology: isongotamu: <isongo> is the diminutive of <bosongo>(tree),<tamu> is from <bitamu>(grease of animal). The root of this tree is oily.; boseke'o'oli<'o'oli> means 'of wife'.
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), bark, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (around the Iyondje village, near Wamba, Shuapa, equatorial province)
Vernacular name : botongo, bongando (Ngandu)