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Reference : HA 46

Author(s) : Asase, A., G. A. Akwetey, D. G. Achel
Title : Ethnopharmacological use of herbal remedies for the treatment of malaria in the Dangme West District of Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 129, pp. 367- 376, (2010)
Reference HA 46 has information about 23 plants :
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism, wash whole plant of Acanthospermun hispidus, boil and drink one cupful of decoction three times daily for 3–5 days. Children should take half of the dosage.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : klagbe ngua (Adangbe)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 3) paludism, boil stems of Saccharum officinarum with fruit peels of Ananas comosus and leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink one cupful of decoction thrice daily.
H(051, 4) paludism, boil fruit peels of Ananas comosus with leaves of Azadirchata indica and drink one cupful of decoction thrice daily until recovered. Children should take half of the dosage.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : blefo nmer (Adangbe)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 16), boil fruits and or leaves of Citrus aurantifolia with leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink cupfuls of decoction three times daily until recovered.
H(051, 3) paludism, boil stems of Saccharum officinarum with fruit peels of Ananas comosus and leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink one cupful of decoction thrice daily.
H(051, 29) paludism, boil leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink one cupful of decoction three times daily until recovered
H(051, 4) paludism, boil fruit peels of Ananas comosus with leaves of Azadirchata indica and drink one cupful of decoction thrice daily until recovered. Children should take half of the dosage.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : kintsi, Kinsto (Adangbe)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism, boil dried leaves of Carica papaya and drink one cupful of decoction twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : adeba (Adangbe)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 3) paludism, boil one leaf of Senna alata in one litre of water and drink one cupful of decoction only once. The decoction may cause frequent emptying of the stomach.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : asentin (Adangbe)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 3) paludism, dry seeds of Senna occidentalis, grind and boil about two teaspoonfuls in half a litre of water for 5minutes and drink infusions twice daily until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : nkorda brodia (Adangbe)
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 27) paludism, boil and drink a decoction of stem bark of Senna siamea as desired until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : zangara tsi (Adangbe)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, boil leaves of Mangifera indica with cut fruits of Citrus aurantifolia for about one hour and drink one cupful of decoction three times daily
H(051, 5) paludism, boil leaves of Psidium guajava with cut fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and drink one cupful of decoction twice daily.
H(051, 16 ), boil fruits and or leaves of Citrus aurantifolia with leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink cupfuls of decoction three times daily until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : abonua (Adangbe)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, boil and drink one cupful of infusion of leaves of Cymbopogon citratus twice daily until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : tea ba (Adangbe)
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, boil and drink decoction of roots of Elaeis guineensis as required until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : abe, ngbe (Adangbe)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism, boil and drink as required. Make alcohol extract of stem bark and drink one cupful before meals. Do not give alcohol extract to children.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : mahogany (Adangbe)
Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Official name : Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 3) paludism, boil dried leaves of Lippia multiflora for about 5 minutes and drink one cupful of infusion three times daily until recovery
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : nasu (Adangbe)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, boil leaves of Mangifera indica with cut fruits of Citrus aurantifolia for about one hour and drink one cupful of decoction three times daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : mango (Adangbe)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 7) paludism, boil leaves of Morinda lucida and drink decoction until recovered.
H(051, 5) paludism, boil whole plants of Securinega virosa with leaves of Morinda lucida and drink decoction as desired until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : dzadzaclahu (Adangbe)
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism, boil and drink one cupful of decoction of leaves of Moringa oleifera thrice daily for 3–5 days OR mash leaves in water and drink thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : moringa (Adangbe)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 1) paludism, boil roots of Musa paradisiaca and drink as desired until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : amadan (Adangbe)
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)
Recipes : H(051, 14) paludism, boil and drink decoction of roots of Nauclea latifolia as desired until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : nyimo (Adangbe)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 3) paludism, boil about 40–60 g of leaves of Ocimum gratissimum in one litre of water and drink decoction thrice daily until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : su (Adangbe)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, boil about 50 g of the whole plant of Phyllanthus amarus in one litre of water and drink a cupful of decoction three times daily after meals until recovered. Children should take half of the dose. Sweeten with honey or sugar if desired. The decoction may cause dizziness.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : oobi okpabi (Adangbe)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 5) paludism, boil leaves of Psidium guajava with cut fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and drink one cupful of decoction twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : goa (Adangbe)
Saccharum officinarum L.
Official name : Saccharum officinarum L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 3) paludism, boil stems of Saccharum officinarum with fruit peels of Ananas comosus and leaves of Azadirachta indica and drink one cupful of decoction thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : not registered
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 5) paludism, boil whole plants of Securinega virosa with leaves of Morinda lucida and drink decoction as desired until recovered.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : asre (Adangbe)
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, 9) paludism, boil about 50 g of the fresh leaves of Vernonia amygdalina in one litre of water and drink one cupful three times daily. Children should take half of the dosage. Alternatively, mash the leaves and drink the infusion as required.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Dangme West District)
Vernacular name : shawka (Adangbe)