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Reference : HA 33a

Author(s) : Asase, A., A.A. Oteng-Yeboah, G.T. Odamtten & M.S.J. Simmonds
Title : Ethnobotanical study of some Ghanaian anti-malarial plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 99, pp. 273 - 279 ( 2005)
Reference HA 33a has information about 35 plants :
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, grind whole plant with hot peper, sieve and drink as required.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : bongore (Lobi)
Afraegle paniculata (Schum.) Engl.
Official name : Afraegle paniculata (Schum.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil roots of Afraegle paniculata, VO.
H(104) stomach aches, extract of boiled roots, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Official name : Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen , Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Pericopsis laxiflora with that of Combretum sp., and drink as required
Other uses: timber used for roofing
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Official name : Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves, VO.
H(051) paludism, boils leaves of Pterocarpus erinaceus with leaves of Afzelia africana. Drink and use for steam baths. Other uses: leaves used to feed livestock and branches used for fuel wood
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and twigs, and massage body with decoction for 3 days.
H(104), extract of boiled stem bark used to treat stomach aches
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : sinsinrah (Lobi), siirak (Wale)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, pound leaves, sieve and use for enema
H(051) paludism, boil leaves with leaves of Jatropha gossypifolia and Combretum sp., drink and use for steam baths.
H(051) paludism, boil whole plant of Ocimum canum with leaves of Azadirachta indica, Combretum ghaselensis and Mitrgyana inermis and drink.
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Lannea acida with leaves of Azadirachta indica and Mangifera indica. Drink and use in steam baths.
H(051) paludism, boils leaves of Jatropha curcas with leaves of Azadirachta indica and Carica papaya. Drink and use for bathing.
H(051), leaf extracts used to treat fevers
Other uses: grown as a shade tree
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : akagyatia (Lobi)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves with leaves of Azadirachta indica. Drink as desired and use for steam baths.
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Senna occidentalis with leaves of Mangifera indica and Carica papaya. Drink and bath decoction
H(051) paludism, boils leaves of Jatropha curcas with leaves of Azadirachta indica and Carica papaya. Drink and use for bathing.
H(095) peeled fruits eaten raw
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : kwalentia (Lobi)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(051), H(078)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Senna occidentalis with leaves of Mangifera indica and Carica papaya. Drink and bath decoction
H(078), boil whole plant and extract drunk to reduce swelling
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : bontore (Lobi)
Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Synonyms : Cochlospermum niloticum Oliv.
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil chopped roots and drink as desired. Add sugar to taste.
H(104), H(139) extract of boiled roots used to treat stomach aches and taken as aphrodisiac
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : gbelonbile (Wale)
Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum fragrans F. Hoffm. , Combretum ghasalense Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Combretum ghaselense with that of Jatropha gossipifolia and whole plant of Ocimum canum, and drink. Use also for steam baths
H(051) paludism, boil whole plant of Ocimum canum with leaves of Azadirachta indica, Combretum ghaselense and Mitrgyana inermis and drink
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : popal (Lobi), kpamara (Wale)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves with stem bark of Mangifera indica, leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink as desired. Other uses: leaves fed to livestock
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Pericopsis laxiflora with that of Combretum sp., and drink as required.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : kpekakra (Lobi)
Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sycomorus L. subsp. gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) C.C. Berg
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, pound roots with roots of Gardenia ternifolia and Anogessius leiocarpus. Mould into ball and dry. Mash in water and drink
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : konkon (Lobi)
Ficus platyphylla Del.
Official name : Ficus platyphylla Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and stems barks, drink as desired. Massage body with decoction
H(091), extract of boiled leaves used as a “body builder”
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : selinge (Wale)
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and twigs, and drink as desired. Other uses: planted around houses as a hedge
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : dajeda (Lobi), dajugo (Wale)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boils leaves and twigs, and drink
Other uses: used as fuel wood
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : dato (Wale)
Hyptis spicigera Lam.
Official name : Hyptis spicigera Lam.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(039), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and drink.
H(039), insect repellent against mosquitoes
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : donbeleva (Lobi)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(103)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boils leaves of Jatropha curcas with leaves of Azadirachta indica and Carica papaya. Drink and use for bathing.
H(103), latex from twigs used to treat mouth sores
Other uses: planted as a hedge.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : nato (Lobi)
Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Official name : Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves with leaves of Jatropha gossypifolia and Combretum sp., drink and use for steam baths.
H(051) paludismdism, leaves of Jatropha gossypifolia of Combretum ghasalensis, the whole plant of Ocimum canum, decoction, VO or steam bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : natogyere
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil stem bark and drink
H(091), stems and leaves boiled together and extract drunk as a blood tonic
stems used for building boats
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : koke (Wale)
Lannea acida A. Rich.
Official name : Lannea acida A. Rich.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina acida (A. Rich.) Oliv.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Lannea acida with leaves of Azadirachta indica and Mangifera indica. Drink and use in steam baths. Other uses: timber used in house building
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : manvora, vaaworo (Lobi), gbentore (Wale)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(078)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil whole plant of Leucas martinicensis with Hyptis spicigeria and drink as required
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Senna occidentalis with leaves of Mangifera indica and Carica papaya. Drink and bath decoction
H(078), boil whole plant and extract drunk to reduce swelling
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : donbeleva (Lobi)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil stems barks and drink as required.
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Ocimum canum with that of Mangifera indica, Mitragyna inermis and whole plants of Indigofera indica and drink
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Lannea acida with leaves of Azadirachta indica and Mangifera indica. Drink and use in steam baths
H(095), fruits eaten raw
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : mango (Lobi, Wale)
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Official name : Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Nauclea africana Willd.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism , boil leaves and twigs, and drinks
H(051) paludism , boil twigs of Mitragyna inermis with whole plant of Indigofera pulchra. Drink 3 times daily.
H(051) paludism, boil whole plant of Ocimum canum with leaves of Azadirachta indica, Combretum ghaselensis and Mitrgyana inermis and drink.
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Ocimum canum with that of Mangifera indica, Mitragyna inermis and whole plants of Indigofera indica and drink.
Other uses: branches used for roofing houses
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : yiela (Lobi), yiele (Wale)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, pound roots, add lemon juice and palm wine, and drink as desired.
H(051) paludism, boil leaves and drink as desired
H(095), fruits eaten raw
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : gongan (Lobi), gounge (Wale)
Ocimum canum Sims
Official name : Ocimum canum Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051)
Recipes : H(001), seeds of Ocimum canumsoaked and infusion applied to eyes to treat eye problems
H(051) paludism, boil whole plant of Ocimum canum with leaves of Azadirachta indica, Combretum ghaselensis and Mitrgyana inermis and drink.
H(051) paludism, boil leaves of Ocimum canum with that of Mangifera indica, Mitragyna inermis and whole plants of Indigofera indica and drink. Use also for steam baths.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : worobagnui (Lobi)
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Official name : Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & Sousa
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves with that of Combretum sp. and Pericopsis laxiflora, and drink as required.
Other uses: branches used for roofing
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(051), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and stem barks, and drink as required
H(095), fruit eaten raw and seed used as spice
H(104), extract of boiled stem bark, fruits and seeds used to treat stomach aches.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : dowa (Lobi, Wale)
Paullinia pinnata L.
Official name : Paullinia pinnata L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and drink. Bath mornings and evenings
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : chiau (Lobi)
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil twigs and leaves, and drink as required
H(108), extracts from boiled stem bark used to treat stomach aches
timber used for building
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : kpela (Lobi, Wale)
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Official name : Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boils leaves of Pterocarpus erinaceus with leaves of Afzelia africana. Drink and use for steam baths
Other uses: branches used for fuel wood
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : pulinyie (Wale)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, squeeze leaves in a pot to ferment. Bath with fermented solution. Other uses: planted as a hedge
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : beton (Lobi)
Sterculia setigera Del.
Official name : Sterculia setigera Del.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia tomentosa Guill. & Perr.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and drink. Other uses: branches used for roofing
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : bulinyanie (Lobi)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and drink. Grind twigs, add to pomade and smear on body
H(095), fruit eaten raw
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : dajekokora (Lobi), polane (Wale)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves and stem bark, and drink.
H(095) leaves cooked with porridge to make it taste sour. Fruit eaten raw
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil leaves in a maize dough solution (‘Konbire’ in Lobi) and drink
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Wechiau region)
Vernacular name : jankpantire (Lobi)