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Reference : HA 44

Author(s) : Ashidi, J.S. , P.J. Houghton, P.J. Hylands, T. Efferth
Title : Ethnobotanical survey and cytotoxicity testing of plants of South-western Nigeria used to treat cancer, with isolation of cytotoxic constituents from Cajanus cajan Millsp. leaves Journal of Ethnopharmacology 128, 501–512 (2010)
Reference HA 44 has information about 45 plants :
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 12) cancer, flowering shoots of Acanthospermum hispidum, poultice and as topic; decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : dagunro, dagunro (Yoruba)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, leaves and roots of Acanthus montanus, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ahon-ekun (Yoruba)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruiting shoot of Aframomum melegueta, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ata-ire (Yoruba)
Allium ascalonicum L.
Official name : Allium ascalonicum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, whole plant of Allium ascalonicum, decoction , VO.; infusion , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : alubosa elewe (Yoruba)
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, rhizome of Anchomanes difformis, infusion , VO.; poultice and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : agooni, abirisoko (Yoruba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 5) cancer, leaves of Annona senegalensis, infusion , VO.; decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : abo (Yoruba)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 10) cancer, leaves of Cajanus cajan, poultice and as topic; concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : otili (Yoruba)
Canavalia ensiformis (L.) D.C.
Official name : Canavalia ensiformis (L.) D.C.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, seeds of Canavalia ensiformis, poultice, VO.; decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : sese-nla (Yoruba)
Croton penduliflorus Hutch.
Official name : Croton penduliflorus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 4) cancer, seeds and stem bark of Croton penduliflorus, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : aworo-oso (Yoruba)
Croton zambesicus Müll.Arg.
Official name : Croton zambesicus Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, sem bark of Croton zambesicus, decoction, VO.; concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ajeofole (Yoruba)
Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Official name : Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, rhizome of Curculigo pilosa, infusion , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : epa-ikun (Yoruba)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, leaves and rhizome, concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ekan (Yoruba)
Dioclea reflexa Hook. f.
Official name : Dioclea reflexa Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, seeds of Dioclea reflexa, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ebe, agbarin (Yoruba)
Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
Official name : Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, leaves of Dioscorea hirtiflora, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : isanyinahun (Yoruba)
Diospyros canaliculata De Wild
Official name : Diospyros canaliculata De Wild
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 7) cancer, leaves of Diospyros canaliculata, decoction , as topic and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oriloje, odubu (Yoruba)
Entandrophragma macrophyllum A.Chev.
Official name : Entandrophragma macrophyllum A.Chev.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stem bark of Entandrophragma macrophyllum, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : aunje, ijebo (Yoruba)
Euphorbia heterophylla L.
Official name : Euphorbia heterophylla L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, Root and leaves of Euphorbia heterophylla decoction , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oro (Yoruba)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 4) cancer, shoot concoction , VO. and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : emile, oro-elewe (Yoruba)
Euphorbia lateriflora Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Euphorbia lateriflora Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root and leaves of Euphorbia laterifolia, infusion , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : enu-kopire (Yoruba)
Euphorbia poissoni Pax
Official name : Euphorbia poissoni Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, sap of Euphorbia poissonii poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oro-adete (Yoruba)
Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Official name : Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stem bark and root of Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ata (Yoruba)
Flabellaria paniculata Cav.
Official name : Flabellaria paniculata Cav.
Family : Malpighiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 4) cancer, leaves of Flabellaria paniculata, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : lagbolagbo (Yoruba)
Funtumia africana (Benth.) Stapf
Official name : Funtumia africana (Benth.) Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stem bark of Funtumia africana, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ako-ire (Yoruba)
Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Official name : Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Imperata cylindrica var. africana (Andersson) C.E. Hubb.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Imperata cylindrica , decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ekan (Yoruba)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root and stem bark of Jatropha curcas, decoction , as topic and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : botuje, lapalapa (Yoruba)
Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Official name : Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root and stem bark of Jatropha gossypifolia, decoction , as topic and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : botuje-pupa (Yoruba)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 5) cancer, fruits of Kigelia africana , decoction , as topic and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : pandoro (Yoruba)
Lagenaria breviflora (Benth.) Roberty
Official name : Lagenaria breviflora (Benth.) Roberty
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Adenopus breviflorus Benth.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, unripe fruit and leaves of Adenopus breviflorus, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : tagiiri (Yoruba)
Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Official name : Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 4) cancer, leaves of Lippia multiflora, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : eforomoba (Yoruba)
Luffa cylindrica M. Roem.
Official name : Luffa cylindrica M. Roem.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruit and leaves of Luffa cylindrica, infusion , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : kankan-ayaba (Yoruba)
Mezoneuron benthamianum Baill.
Official name : Mezoneuron benthamianum Baill.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Mezoneuron benthamianum, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : jenifiran, ekanan-Ekun (Yoruba)
Microdesmis puberula Hook.f. ex Planch.
Official name : Microdesmis puberula Hook.f. ex Planch.
Family : Pandaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Microdesmis puberula, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : esunsun (Yoruba)
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Official name : Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Nauclea africana Willd.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stem bark of Mitragyna inermis, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : okobo (Yoruba)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 7) cancer, leaves and stem bark of Morinda lucida, infusion , VO.; decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oruwo (Yoruba)
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(078)
Recipes : H(078, 3) cancer, root and leaves of Nauclea latifolia, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ira (Yoruba)
Nymphaea lotus L.
Official name : Nymphaea lotus L.
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 6) cancer, leaves of Nymphaea lotus, decoction , as topic and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : osibata (Yoruba)
Olax subscorpioidea Oliv.
Official name : Olax subscorpioidea Oliv.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Olax subscorpioidea, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ifon (Yoruba)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 6) cancer, shoot of Phyllanthus amarus, decoction , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ajelara (Yoruba)
Piptadeniastrum africanum (Hook.f.) Brenan
Official name : Piptadeniastrum africanum (Hook.f.) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Piptadeniastrum africanum, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : agboin (Yoruba)
Pycnanthus angolensis (Welw.) Warb.
Official name : Pycnanthus angolensis (Welw.) Warb.
Family : Myristicaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 6) cancer, stem bark of Pycnanthus angolensis, poultice and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : akomu (Yoruba)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Securidaca longipedunculata, decoction , VO. and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ipeta (Yoruba)
Triplochiton scleroxylon K.Schum.
Official name : Triplochiton scleroxylon K.Schum.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stem bark of Triplochiton scleroxylon, decoction , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : arere (Yoruba)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root of Vernonia amygdalina, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ewuro (Yoruba)
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruits of Xylopia aethiopica, decoction , VO.; poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : eeru (Yoruba)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, rhizomes of Zingiber officinale, concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ata-ile (Yoruba)