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Reference : HA 29 d

Author(s) : M. Ichikawa
Title : The Suiei Ndorobo, the hunter-gatherers in the Mathew's Range of northern Kenya 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 d has information about 161 plants :
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) nector source
H(203) used for construction materials
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lgirigiri (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(095)
Recipes : Vb(000) the whole plant in some area, used as livestock medicine..
V(095) goat's fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lgirigiri (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomech disorder; bark tastes "kemototo"(astringent)
H(095, r), green gall eaten raw.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : luai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia hockii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia hockii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(095)
Recipes : H(008), bark of Acacia hockii soaked in water and used as medicine for children's diarrhea.
H(095) bark used for making tea.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lerai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
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(000), H(095)
Recipes : H(000, r), fruits, seeds, RNS.
H(000, r), barks, RNS.
H(095, r), fruits
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkiloriti (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, r), ONS.of Acacia oerforta , RNS.
H(000, r), barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ldepe (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia raddiana Savi
Official name : Acacia raddiana Savi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(095), dried pods called are pounded and mixed with milk and eaten
H(137), H2O decoction of dried bark used for relieving bone pain, "nkiritet"
H(201), the whole plant is used for "lasarr" and "nkieu" rituals.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltepes (Dorobo (Suiei)
Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Official name : Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095) sweet inner bark of Acacia reficiens chewed
H(104) bark used for children's stomach disorder
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ichurai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095) gum of Acacia senegal obtained in large quantities and eaten
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nderikesi ( Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095, f) Acacia senegal nector source.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : iti ( Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(091, r), bark boiled in bone soup and used as medicine for strength
H(104, r), bark soked in H2O for use for stomach disorder; bark tatses (tannin's taste)
H(104, r) childs, bark soaked in water and used as medicine for children's stomach disorder; bark tastes a little sweet. This species is considered to be related to "lerai" (Acacia hockii) . The local name of the species = lkikeanbausu
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lumunyamunyi (lmelelek) Dorobo (Suiei), lkikeanbausu Dorobo (Suiei)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vc(095) pods of Acacia raddiana called comprise important goat's food.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltepes (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095), H(201), H(203)
Recipes : H(091) decoction of dried bark of Acacia tortilis used for relieving bone pain, .
H(095) dried pods called are pounded and mixed with milk and eaten.
H(201) the whole plant is used for and rituals
H(203) the wood is important cmaterial for hut and fence construction, and the inner bark is used as binding material. The root is used for a haft of chisel for curving wood container
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltepes (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Adenia volkensii Harms
Official name : Adenia volkensii Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, r), fruit and root of Adenia volkensii considered to be poisonous and used by a "lasakutoni" (sorcerer)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lturmaei (lperintai) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Official name : Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes var. multiflorum
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092, r) known as extremely poisonous, ONS.of Adenium multiflorum, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lperintai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(055), whole plant of Ajuga remota pounded and soaked in water and used as an emetic medicine for paludism.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : salala (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(068), bark boiled in H2O and used as an anthelmintic medicine for "ntuma" (tapeworms)
H(013, f), bark decoction used for washing "lpepedo" (skin rashes) of children; sold at markets; "kelele" (bad smell of a certain kind).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmugutan (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder, soecially for execessive eating; bark tastes "kemototo" (astringent)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loimuki (lokusoroi) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(095)
Recipes : H(001), juice squeezed from leaves is used as eye lotion
root used as fermentizer to brew honey beer
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sukuroi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Amaranthus graecizans L.
Official name : Amaranthus graecizans L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves pounded and boiled with oil and salt, then eaten as relish; available in rainy season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nderere, ( Dorobo) (Suiei)
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(091), H(104) bark of Apodytes dimidiata soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder; also used as medicine for strength by ; bark tastes (tannin's taste).
H(095) nector source.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : iyeu, iyeuneti (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Official name : Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia chrysops S. Moore , Aspilia holstii O.Hoffm
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), known as nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loiyapasei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(031), H(201)
Recipes : H(031), resin dissolved in water and used as medicine for "nolmarei" (ribpain)
H(201), ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : logwai (Dorobo (Suiei))
Balanites orbicularis Sprague
Official name : Balanites orbicularis Sprague
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(004), H(095)
Recipes : H(001), leaves soaked in water and used as eye lotion
H(004), leaves pounded and applied to "nkipoloi" (a wound)
H(095), fruiteaten; available in early dry season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sarai (Dorobo (Suiei))
Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Official name : Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(091)
Recipes : H(001), leaves soaked in water and used for eye lotion.H(091), root boiled in goat bone soup and used as medicine for getting strength.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : socha (Dorobo (Suiei)
Blepharis linariifolia Pers.
Official name : Blepharis linariifolia Pers.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Blepharis hirta Hochst. ex Nees
Symptoms : H(037), H(126)
Recipes : H(037),H(037) tuberculosis, green plant boiled in goat bone soup and used as medicine for (tubercurosis) and chestpain.
H(126), whole dried plant soaked in water for "ndiss" (hepatitis)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmarak (Dorobo (Suiei))
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich. var. angustifolia
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich. var. angustifolia
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(126), bark soaked or boiled in water and used as an emetic medicine for "nkereuwa" (paludism) and "ndiss" (hepatitis).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lororoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Boscia coriacea Pax
Official name : Boscia coriacea Pax
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), root soaked in water and used as an emetic medicine for "ndiss" (hepatitis).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lororoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Boswellia hildebrandtii Engl.
Official name : Boswellia hildebrandtii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201), H(210)
Recipes : H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder
H(201), resin put on the head of arrows which are used to shoot birds as a circumcision rite
H(210), "nengore", resin, chewed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : silalei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
H(201), ONS, used for ritual (marriage, circumcision and other celebration rituals), burned in fire or put at the entrance of a hut.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : orosoro (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : not registered
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(092), H(106)
Recipes : H(092), ONS., RNS., poison used by "diviner" (a diviner)
H(106), fruit applied to a wound to keep flies off
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : laturdei (Dorobo (Suiei)
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(091), H(095), H(113)
Recipes : H(091), H(113), root boiled in goat bone soup and used as medicine for getting strength; also used for "lubai" (joint pain)
H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lamriai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(126), root soaked in water and used as an emetic medicine for "nkereuwa" (paludism) and "ndiss" (hepatitis); root tastes "kedua" (very bitter).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : senetoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), H(118), root soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder (stomache and diarrhea) and "mueyian-lo-lgoso" (sore throat).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkimerteti (lengorno) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Celtis africana Burm. f.
Official name : Celtis africana Burm. f.
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loisiteti (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(201), H(210)
Recipes : H(201) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
H(210), leaves used as a substitute for "naisuki" (snuff)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : naitasingisho (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), H(051), H(126) H(166), root soaked in water and used as an emetic medicine for (paludism) and (hepatitis); also used for dysentery and (hiccup).
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lemawoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(031), H(104), H(118), H(126), H(201)
Recipes : H(031), H(104), H(118), H(126) bark or root boiled in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder, liver disease, sore throat and ribpain.
H(201) the whole plant for ritual medicine.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmarroii (Dorobo) (lkurongoi)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(055), H(126)
Recipes : H(055), H(126), bark boiled or soaked in water and used as an emetic medicine for (hepatitis)
- bark soaked in water and used for tanning skin.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lbukoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000), bark boiled or soaked in water used as livestock medicine
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lbukoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), bark soaked in water and used as an emetic medicine
construction material.
wood used for ax haft.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : naibukoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) used as livestock medicine, ONS.,RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lbukoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) childs, ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkaiteteyai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), the whole plant of Commelina sp used as children's medicine for fever, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkaiteteyai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104), H(210)
Recipes : H(095), sprout eaten raw; available from September to November
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder
H(210), resin chewed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : laishimi, lcheningiro(Dorobo) (Suiei)
Commiphora sp.
Official name : Commiphora sp.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(095), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), bark of "egwesiwesi" soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder and diarrhea
H(095), juicy root of "egwesiwesi" chewed when thirsty.
H(095), juicy root of "lamany" chewed when thirsty
H(103) unripe fruit of "lamany" used for toothache, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : legwesiwesi , oibor-aik (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Conyza newii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Conyza newii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(201)
Recipes : H(013), the plant pounded and mixed with red powder, applied to pimples
H(201), ONS., RNS. ritual medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lesirko (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Cordia ovalis R.Br. ex A.DC.
Official name : Cordia ovalis R.Br. ex A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia monoica Roxb.
Symptoms : H(095), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(095) fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season
H(104- root boiled in water, mixed with milk and used as medicine for stomach disorder
H(201) the whole plant used for ritual medicine
The plant is used as construction material.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : seeki (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Official name : Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Senecio bojeri DC. , Senecio subscandens Hochst. ex A. Rich. , Solanecio angulatus (Vahl) C.Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(100) gono., root boiled in water and used when curing gonorrhea (this is used after treating with "makutukuti" (root) and mutton soup
H(108) baby, juice squeezed from leaves used as medicine for baby's "nkerobi" (cold)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loiramirami (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore , Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(051), H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, root soaked in water and used as medicine for paludism
H(095), nector source.
H(201), root used as ritual medicine.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : legarmon (sapututi, sulosulo) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, root soaked and used as medicine for "nkereuwa" (paludism) and other ordinary "lchamaa" (fever); root tastes "ketuktuk" (hot).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : localdengai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095, r), nector source.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : epit (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for fever. H(095), important nector source.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmargweit (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, f), bulb used as ritual medicine.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : seiyai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Cyperus rotundus L.
Official name : Cyperus rotundus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095, f), ONS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : seiyai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(100), H(104), H(112), the bark is the medicine for bellyaches, for venereal disease, and for abortion; they chip it and decoct to liquid.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lekiri (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) leaves of Dichrostachys glomerata used as eye medicine; leaves dried and pounded, and put into eye, then washed away with water.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lekiri (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Dolichos oliveri Schweinf.
Official name : Dolichos oliveri Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) root of Dolichos oliveri considered as poisonous.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : idakat (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, r) childs, root roasted and mixed with butter, then used as children's medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltulelei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sirai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Euphorbia cuneata Vahl
Official name : Euphorbia cuneata Vahl
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), sticky latex used for removing dust from the eye
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltiliman (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Euphorbia sp.
Official name : Euphorbia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(031)
Recipes : H(031),H(037) whole plant of this sort of Euphorbia sp. aresoaked in water and used as medicine for chest and rib pains.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nemunyi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Euphorbia sp.
Official name : Euphorbia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137), bark roasted and applied to "nyoolei" (a running sore) in order to prevent further infection
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lparaa (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(118)
Recipes : H(037), H(051), H(118), fruit used as medicine for various diseases (chestpain, fever, sore throat, etc.) and for tea; fruit sold at a local market; fruit "kelaplap" (hot and irritating taste).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loisuki (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder; bark tastes "kemototo" (tannin's taste).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ideesan (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ficus glumosa Del.
Official name : Ficus glumosa Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder; bark tastes "kemototo" (tannin's taste).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : eletan (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ficus sp.
Official name : Ficus sp.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(095), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(092), fruit of "lkeeya" considered to be poisonous
H(095, 2), fruit eaten raw
H(095), sweet fruit eaten raw (important wild fruit)
H(095), fruit of ndento eaten raw
H(095), resin used as chewing gum
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder; bark tastes "kemototo" (tannin's taste)
H(201) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : iligi, ltulugumi , reteti, lkeeya, ndento (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder; bark tastes "kemototo" (tannin's taste).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ingaboli (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(202)
Recipes : H(202), the leaves of Fuerstia africana are pounded and applied as cosmetics
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkarya-lo-muny (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Girardinia condensata (Hochst. ex Steud.) Wedd.
Official name : Girardinia condensata (Hochst. ex Steud.) Wedd.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), roots boiled in goat bone soup and used byfor getting strength.(goat, "moran" type)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : naigorr-o-losowan (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Gloriosa superba L.
Official name : Gloriosa superba L.
Family : Colchicaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), dried bulb put around the neck and used as ritual medicine.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : siss (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw.
All the fruits of genus Grewia are called "lpoasani" in general. Considered as the lowland type of (Grewia bicolor JUSS.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : siteti, siteti-letomia (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Grewia similis K. Schum.
Official name : Grewia similis K. Schum.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : irri (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori
Official name : Grewia tenax (Forssk.) Fiori
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Chadara tenax Forssk.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : laitepai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091), root used in some areas as medicine for strength
H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lpupoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), bitter leaves boiled and eaten as relish
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lasaiet (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(051), H(112)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, root soaked in water and the decoction is used for preventing and curing paludism
H(112), idem used for inducing abortion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lasaramai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Official name : Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulata (Baker f.) J.B.Gillett
Symptoms : H(031), H(091), H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(031), H(091), H(126), bark boiled and mixed with milk, then used as medicine for "munyuwa" (the liver) or "nolmarei" (ribpain); also used by (warrior) as medicine for strength
H(095), resin used as chewing gum.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lokunonoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Helichrysum kirkii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Helichrysum kirkii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fodder, nector source.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmuntarasi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Helinus mystacinus (Ait.) E. Mey . ex Steud.
Official name : Helinus mystacinus (Ait.) E. Mey . ex Steud.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, root boiled in water and used as medicine for snake-bite (mixed with sheep fat)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loitegomi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nchode (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Hydnora johannis Beccari
Official name : Hydnora johannis Beccari
Family : Hydnoraceae
Synonyms : Hydnora abyssinica A.Br.
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) whole plant of Hydnora abyssinica dried and pounded and used as medicine for stomachache and other stomach disorder
H(095) root boiled and eaten.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : naikaiyamoi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(202)
Recipes : H(202) dark green juice of Indigofera arrecta squeezed from leaves applied to lips as cosmetics.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : imeim (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(111)
Recipes : H(004), H(111), whole plant pounded and applied to a wound and burn
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : dawa-le-nkop (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Official name : Ipomoea cairica (L.) Sweet
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkurundere (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ipomoea longituba Hall. f.
Official name : Ipomoea longituba Hall. f.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), roots roasted or boiled and eaten
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loiswashi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Official name : Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(201)
Recipes : H(001), juice squeezed from leaves used as eye lotion
H(201), leaves stemed with hot stones and used as ritual medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lokitengi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), used for (blessing) ritual
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltarakwai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Official name : Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ONS., RNS., ritual medicine
Stem used for making a flute
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmasiligi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) dried fruit are sprit into two pieces and used as fermentizer for brewing honey beer.
wood used for making (a stool).
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmumoii (Dorobo) (ltaruboi)
Kleinia sp.
Official name : Kleinia sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(051) paludism + H(055), honey of (stingless bees) from tihs flower tatses bitter and used as an emetic medicine for paludism
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ldenja (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Landolphia sp.
Official name : Landolphia sp.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit are eaten
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : seebit (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Lantana viburnoides (Forsk.) Vahl
Official name : Lantana viburnoides (Forsk.) Vahl
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z), whole plant soaked in water and used as medicine for a pregnant woman
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lyongoriai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(008), H(027y), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) + H(027y), root soaked in water and used as medicine for dysentry or other severe diarrhea; also used for women's stomach disorder after giving a birth; tastes "kekagan" (a little bitter) and smells "kelele" (bad smell of a certain kind)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : igeriai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Official name : Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) in some area (Naibor Keju) leaves of Leucas calostachys, roots of Aloe sp. , fruits of Kigelia africana are used as fermentizer for brewing honey beer
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkenjeni (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : mbaisherei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Lobelia giberroa Hemsl.
Official name : Lobelia giberroa Hemsl.
Family : Lobeliaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(051, r) paludism + H(055, r), honey from this flower considered to be poisonous and used as an emetic medicine for paludism
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkewai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(031)
Recipes : H(031), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for "mueyian-lo-lgo'o" (chestpain); bark tastes "kekegan" (a little bitter)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lomuluaii (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Melia volkensii Guerke
Official name : Melia volkensii Guerke
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), wood of Melia volkensii burned for killing insects, specially mosquitos
wood used for making (a stool), (beehive) and (honey container).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmarmaroi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(046), H(095)
Recipes : H(001), leaves soaked in water and used as eye lotion
H(013) baby, H(046) baby, leaves soaked in water and used to wash babies suffering from "lpepedo" (skin rashes) or "ltipo" (measles)
H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sumaati (waswasit, lepaam) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Micromeria purtschelleri Guerke
Official name : Micromeria purtschelleri Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Micromeria purtschelleri used for making tea.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : matalakwa ( Dorobo) (Suiei)
Monsonia angustifolia E. Mey. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Monsonia angustifolia E. Mey. ex A. Rich.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), whole plant soaked in water and used as medicine for the liver disease
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lenpai-e-nabo (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Myrsine africana L.
Official name : Myrsine africana L.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, r), fruit, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : seketeti (seketeti-le-ngaeta) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.
Official name : Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loiborsiau (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ochna sp.
Official name : Ochna sp.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lpangaat (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Olea africana Miller
Official name : Olea africana Miller
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), bark soaked in water and used with "lmukutan" and "lchingei" as medicine for "ntuma" (tapeworm)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lorien (ldamiyoi, lngerioi) (Dorobo) (Suiei), vernacular derived from its use as <lorien> (twig used for smoking milk container)
Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Official name : Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Family : Oliniaceae
Synonyms : Olinia volkensii Engl. , Olinia usambarensis Gilg
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, bark of Olinia rochetiana soaked in water or boiled in goat bone soup and used as medicine for (chronic paludism).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkirenyi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Official name : Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves boiled and eaten as relish
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : njunge (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(031), H(091), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(031), H(091), H(104) bark used for tea and soaked in water for use as medicine for stomach disorder and ribpain, and boiled in bone soup for getting strength; bark "kemototo" (astringent taste)
H(201) ritual medicine., ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkurongoi (olgesigong in Mukogodo) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Phyllanthus fischeri Pax
Official name : Phyllanthus fischeri Pax
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lobereti (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055)
Recipes : H(006) + H(055), root soaked or boiled in water and used as an emetic and purgative medicine; root (bad smell of a certain kind).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : shokolteyai (lkieale, lmagirioi) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Official name : Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Family : Pittosparaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(091), bark of Pittosporum viridiflorum boiled in goat bone soup for making a medicine for strength; bark (tannin's taste) and the decoction (brown).
H(104) bark soaked in water and used for stomach disorde, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lketalaasua (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Plectranthus caninus Roth.
Official name : Plectranthus caninus Roth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : laashao (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Plectranthus sp.
Official name : Plectranthus sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(104)
Recipes : H(030) + H(104), women's medicine; whole plant soaked in warm water and used as medicine for 'cleaning the stomach' after giving a birth, especially when "midon" (the afterbirth) does not come out
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sumuruai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Plectranthus sp.
Official name : Plectranthus sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : Vc(092), this sort of Plectranthus sp. is considered to be poisonous for goat.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nabunap (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Pluchea ovalis (Pers.) DC.
Official name : Pluchea ovalis (Pers.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(201), the plant is used for mental disorders; the forehead of the patient is rubbed with the leaves, then they are attached to "kisiki" with the strings of "dulu"; if someone passes by the "kisiki", he or she will get the disease.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loikonbao (Dorobo) (Suiei), vernacular meaning chewing tobacco
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(104), H(126), root soaked in water and used as medicine for "ngony" (stomachache) and "munyuwa" (the liver), sometimes mixed with milk or bone soup; sold at a local market; root tastes "kemototo" (astringent) at first, then "ketuktuk" (hot)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkiriantus (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Polygonum senegalense Meisn.
Official name : Polygonum senegalense Meisn.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loibonga (lmasiligi, lpuopuo), (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Portulaca foliosa Ker-Gawl.
Official name : Portulaca foliosa Ker-Gawl.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(111)
Recipes : H(004), H(111), whole plant pounded and applied to a wound and burn.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loirabirab, (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(111)
Recipes : H(004), H(111), the whole plant of Portulaca oleracea is pounded and applied to a wound and burn.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loirabirab (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091),bark boiled in goat bone soup for use as medicine for strength.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkonjok (lmalaani), (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Pycnostachys umbrosa (Vatke) Perkins
Official name : Pycnostachys umbrosa (Vatke) Perkins
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, r) ritual medicine, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmoalo (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Official name : Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, r), roots, barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkinyil (makerachi) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Official name : Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(091), H(104), root soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder; also used by "moran" (warriors) for getting strength (boiled goat bone soup); root "kemototo" (tannin's taste) and makes the body 'hot'
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lwalkiyoi (lngereniai) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), leaves soaked in water and used as eye lotion of children
H(051) childs, H(104) childs, root and bark boiled and mixed with milk, and used for fever and stomach disorder of children.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : mesikiyei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), oil from the seed used as a purgative medicine.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lampaalegi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), root soaked or boiled in water and used as medicine for chestpain.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkitadalet (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Rubus apetalus Poir.
Official name : Rubus apetalus Poir.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in dry season
H(201) ritual medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkaakut (lparmonyo) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Salsola dendroides Pall. var. africana Brenan
Official name : Salsola dendroides Pall. var. africana Brenan
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), leaves eaten raw (taste salty).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : aduum (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(095)
Recipes : H(000), roots, RNS.
H(095), fruits, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sokotei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Sansevieria sp.
Official name : Sansevieria sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(100), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(092), the root is pounded with other plant to make arrow poison
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ldupai , ldupai-sero, lauragi (Dorobo) (Suiei), <seroi> (beige-colored) <ldupai> (Sansevieria sp.)
Scutia myrtina (Burm. F.) Kuntz
Official name : Scutia myrtina (Burm. F.) Kuntz
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091) root of Scutia myrtina boiled in goat bone soup and used by for getting strength; root (bitter)
H(095) fruit eaten raw.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sanankurri (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw; available in early dry season
H(104), root soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder in some place
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkirebuki (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Senecio lyratipartitus Sch.- Bip. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Senecio lyratipartitus Sch.- Bip. ex A. Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051, r), root soaked in water and used as medicine for fever
H(091, r), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sapuju (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Senecio petitianus A. Rich.
Official name : Senecio petitianus A. Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Senecio hadiensis Forssk.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, r), root used as ritual medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sarunjo (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Senecio sp.
Official name : Senecio sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055)
Recipes : H(006, r) + H(055, r), root chewed as an emetic medicine, or soaked in water and used as a purgative
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nyangalasu (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Senecio stuhlmannii Klatt
Official name : Senecio stuhlmannii Klatt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, r), leaves soaked in water, then used to wash skin rashes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lepepedo (Dorobo) (Suiei), vernacular derived from <lpepedo> (skin rashes)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr. var. nubica Chiov.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr. var. nubica Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Sesbania aegyptiaca auct. plur. pro majore parte, non Pers.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), root boiled in goat soup and used as medicine for strength
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loiyangalanyi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Solanum hastifolium Dunal
Official name : Solanum hastifolium Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) green leaves of Solanum hastifolium soaked in water and the decoction is used as eye lotion.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : mpatapata (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(075)
Recipes : H(037), H(051), root chewed, or soaked or boiled in water and used as medicine for fever, "lwata" (coughing) and "mueyian lo lgoso" (sore throat); root "kekagan" (bitter)
H(075) baby, fruit applied to mother's nipples to induce a children's weaning easy.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltulelei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ONS., RNS., ritual medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lmoato (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Solanum renschii Vatke
Official name : Solanum renschii Vatke
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) root of Solanum renschii chewed or soaked in water and used as medicine for fever; root (bitter)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ntulelei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides O. Hoffm.
Official name : Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(027v)
Recipes : H(027v) whole plant of Sphaeranthus gomphrenoides soaked in water and used as medicine for a pregnant woman.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : letrot (Dorobo (Suiei)
Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Official name : Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ONS. de Steganotaenia araliacea, RNS. ritual medicine
The stem used for making "ltule" (a flute).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltaleleni (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Official name : Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(092), H(112)
Recipes : H(051) bark of Strychnos henningsii soaked in water and used as medicine for fever
H(092) root used with to make arrow poison.
H(112) bark boiled in water and the decoction is mixed and used with sheep fat and drunk to induce abortion.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ishipilikwa (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Official name : Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) root used with to make arrow poison.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ishipilikwa (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(033, 2), H(091, 2) bark boiled in goat bone soup and used as medicine for strength and for woman's infertility.
H(104) bark soaked in water and used for stomachache.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : leperoi (lmalaany, lanbop), lairakai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Tacazzea apiculata Oliv.
Official name : Tacazzea apiculata Oliv.
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : langarboi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), whole plant smoked as an insecticide; also soaked in water and used for killing insects
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lbangi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), leaves eaten raw, or dried and used for making tea
H(104), fruit, or root and bark soaked in water and used as medicine for "erabatisho" (stomach disorder)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : rogei (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Teclea simplicifolia (Engl.) Verdoorn
Official name : Teclea simplicifolia (Engl.) Verdoorn
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), barks, RNS.
H(095), fruits, RNS.
H(201), wood, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lkirai orok (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, root soaked in water or chewed for use as medicine for fever; root tastes "kedua" (very bitter).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : letomia, lepausi (letomia) (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Tragia brevipes Pax
Official name : Tragia brevipes Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), root boiled in bone soup and used by "moran" as medicine for strength; taste "kelangalan" (similar to hot taste)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : ltamejioi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Official name : Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : narekteipa (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia alboviolaceae De Wild.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), nector source
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : nkaputi (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for "muiyen-lo-lgo'o" (chestpain), sometimes used with milk
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : sokoni (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(001), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), fruit soaked in water and the decoction is applied to eye diseases
H(109), H(113), root soaked or boiled in water and used as medicine for backache and joint pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : lekuru (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(095)
Recipes : H(008), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for diarrhea; bark tastes "kemototo" (astringent taste)
H(095), fruit eaten raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : laamai (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro
Official name : Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), fruits flowers, barks,RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loisuki (Dorobo) (Suiei)
Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), fruit eaten raw
H(104), bark soaked in water and used as medicine for stomach disorder
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Northern)
Vernacular name : loilalei (Dorobo) (Suiei)