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Reference : HA 53

Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Reference HA 53 has information about 116 plants :
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(057)
Recipes : H(057) goiter (inniqqii), leaf of Acacia abyssinica is smashed and the sap is applied to the goiter for three days with needle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : laaftoo (Afaan Oromoo)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsilitis (harsasse), flower of Acmella caulirhiza is chewed and spitted on tonsilitis
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : gutichaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Official name : Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), root of Albizia schimperiana and Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum are dried and powdered. 3-4 spoon of the powder is fumigated on broken pot.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : imalaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Official name : Albizia schimperiana Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(003), V(041)
Recipes : Veq(003) swelling (dhiitoo), root of Albizia schimperiana is powdered and the powder is rolled in clean cloth and tied to the neck of equines.
Vb(041) blackleg (bishoftuu), root of Albizia schimperiana is powdered and mixed with water a glass of the concoction is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : imalaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(103), H(104), H(108), H(155)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludidm, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey.
H(037) cough seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey for three to four days.
H(051) paludism (Busaa), bulb of Allium sativum and rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Ginger officinale) are pounded and eaten with honey.
H(051) paludism, leaf of Carica papaya and Allium sativum bulb are pounded together and made in the form of soup, boiled and mixed with honey and one –two cup of coffee is used.
H(051) paludism, powdered fruit of Datura stramonium is mixed with honey and three to four spoons are eaten with pounded Allium sativum.
H(103) tooth infection, leaves Vernonia amygdalina are chewed with bulb of Allium sativum
H(104) stomach ache, fruit of Citrus limon and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and mixed with honey and eaten with wheat breainjera (flat bread with teff flour "Eragostris teff") .
H(108) influenza, leaf of Ruta chalepensisis pounded with bulb of Allium sativum mixed with soup and used as adrink
H(155) tonsilitis, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey for three to four days..
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qullubbi adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(045), V(202)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea, Vb(202) blotting (bokoksa), seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to cattle.
Vb(045) infection (Arraba iddaa), leaf of Croton macrostachyus and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qullubbi adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Aloe pubescens Reynolds
Official name : Aloe pubescens Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) anthrax, root of Aloe pubescens is pounded and mixed with cold water. 2 cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hargisa (Afaan Oromoo)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea leaf of Amaranthus caudatus is pounded and boiled with pounded Allium sativum and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : iyaasuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sudden sickness, leaf of Asplenium monathes is pounded with leaf of Cussonia ostinii and 3-4 cup of tea is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : digaluu bakkannisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : V(086)
Recipes : Veq(086) uceric lymphangites, bark (root) of Cussonia ostiniichiov, leaf of Asplenium monathes and leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra pounded together and 2 cups given to donkey.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : digaluu bakkannisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : V(059)
Recipes : Vb(059) pest control (parasitic), root of Bersama abyssinica is powdered and sprayed on cattle skin and fodder.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : lolchiisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Official name : Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fibrill illness (Michii), leaf of Bidens biternata is smashed and sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : maxxanne (Afaan Oromoo)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(124)
Recipes : H(014) tenia pedis (athletic foot), leaf of Bidens pilosa is immersed in hot water and rubbed to the affected skin of human.
H(124) nasal bleeding, freshly squeezed leaves are inhaled through nasal opening.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : maxxanne (Afaan Oromoo)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(014) scabies, leaf of Croton macrostachyus with leaf of Brucea antidysenterica are crushed together and used as skin wash for calf
Vb(039) , Veq(039) external parasites (cinii), leaf of Brucea antidysenterica is pounded and mixed with water in dish. The mixture is used to wash skin of cattle, donkey, mule and horse for 3-5 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qomonyo (Afaan Oromoo)
Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Official name : Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, leaf of Buddleja polystachya is chewed and spitted on cattle eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hanfaaree (Afaan Oromoo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, leaf of Calpurnia aurea is smashed and 3-4 drop of the sap is given orally to human.
H(020) snake poison, leaf of Cynodon nlemfuensis and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and taken by human; washed with the solution by mixing it with water.
H(051) febrile illness, root of Cucumis ficifolius leaf of Ocimum gratissimum and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and mixed with cold water and a cup of coffee is given to human
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ceekaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(014), V(086), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(014) scabies (citto), leaf of Calpurnia aurea, Croton macrostachyus and Justicia schimperiana are pounded and used to wash scabies of cattle.
Vb014) lumpy skin, leaf is smashed and directly rubbed on skin of cattle.
Vb(020) snake bite, root of Stereospermum kunthianum and dried leaf of Calpurnia aurea powdered and mixed with water and given to cattle
Vb(020) snake bite, leaf is smashed and 3-4 drop of the sap is given orally to cattle
Veq(086) ulceric lymphangites, bark (root) of Cussonia ostiniichiov, leaf of Asplenium monathes and leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra pounded together and 2 cups given to donkey.
V(091) mechanical trump, leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra is smashed and rubbed on affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ceekaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(068), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worm, root of Capparis tomentosa is dried and powdered, mixed with water. Three spoon is given per aday for three days
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Capparis tomentosa, Croton macrostachyus, Vernonia amygdalina and Carissa spinarum are smashed together and rolled in leaf and heated on charcoal and put on infected teeth.
H(137) sudden sickness, root of Capparis tomentosa is dried powdered and preserved. One spoon of the powder is mixed with alcohol and given to human.
H(201) evil eye, leaf of Capparis tomentosa and Ruta chalepensis are pounded and mixed in water together and one domestic alcohol cup is used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : harangamaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(091) anaemia, leaf of Carica papaya and Allium sativum bulb are pounded together and made in the form of soup, boiled and mixed with honey and one –two cup of coffee is used.
H(091) anaemia, fruit of Carica papaya squeezed and mixed with sugar, and left over night. Two glasses are used as adrink early in the morning.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : papaya (Afaan Oromoo)
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(100), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Carissa spinarum and Thalictrum rhynochcarpum are smashed together and sniffed
H(018) head ache, leaf of Carissa spinarum is pounded and dried. Dry smoke is used as treatment for head ache.
H(100) gonorrhea, fresh root of Carissa spinarum pounded mixed with cold water. One cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is used as a drink for three days.
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Capparis tomentosa, Croton macrostachyus Vernonia amygdalina and Carissa spinarum are smashed together and rolled in leaf and heated on charcoal and put on infected teeth.
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Crateva adansonii, Vernonia amygdalina, Carissa spinarum and Croton macrostchys are smashed together and rolled in leaf, and heated on charcoal and put on infected tooth
H(104) stomach ache, pounded leaf of Carissa spinarum mixed with honey.two-three spoon is taken early in the morning
H(201) evil eye, root of Croton macrostachyus and Carissa spinarum are chopped together and fumigated.evil eye
H(201) evil eye, root of Carissa spinarum is pounded and dried. Dry smoke is used as treatment for evil eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hagamsa (Afaan Oromoo)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms :
Recipes : V(068) internal parasites, leaf of Nicotiana tabacum is pounded with root of Carissa spinarum and mixed with water. A cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) given to calf.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hagamsa (Afaan Oromoo)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, fruit of Citrus limon and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and mixed with honey and eaten with wheat bread.
H(124) nasal bleeding, liqud sap of Citrus limon is added to nose or the sap is iaken orally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : loomii (Afaan Oromoo)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(013) skin rash (shiffe), leaf of Clausena anisata, Solanecio gigas and Justicia schimperiana are pounded together, and creamed on skin.
H(051) febrile illness, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Croton macrostachyus and Clausena anista are smashed together and the sap is sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ulumaayii (Afaan Oromoo)
Clematis simensis Fres.
Official name : Clematis simensis Fres.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(155)
Recipes : H(003) lymphatic swelling (dhulla), leaf of Clematis simensis and Laggera alata are crushed, smashed and tied on swelling.
H(155) tonsilitis, leaf of Clematis simensis is crushed and pressed, rolled in clean cloth and tied on neck.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hidda feetii (Afaan Oromoo)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, latex root of Clerodendrum myricoides is dried, powdered and mixed with butter and creamed on head
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : maraasisaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Combretum paniculatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum paniculatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ring worm (roobbi), latex of Combretum paniculatum is pounded and mixed with soda and creamed on affected skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : baggi (Afaan Oromoo)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, leaf of Cordia africana is burned and the remaining ash is mixed with butter and creamed on affected part.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : waddeesa (Afaan Oromoo)
Crateva adansonii DC
Official name : Crateva adansonii DC
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100), H(103), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, root of Crateva adansonii is pounded with root of Ruta chalepensis. Three spoons are used as a drink.
H(100) gonorrhea, (cophxoo), dried root of Crateva adansonii powdered mixed with water and one-three cup of local alcohol cup is used as a drink.
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Crateva adansonii, Vernonia amygdalina, Carissa spinarum and Croton macrostchys are smashed together and rolled in leaf, and heated on charcoal and put on infected tooth
H(201) evil eye, root of Crateva adansonii is pounded with root of Ruta chalepensis. The solution is sniffed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qollaadii (Afaan Oromoo)
Crateva adansonii DC
Official name : Crateva adansonii DC
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) anthrax, root of Crateva adansonii and leaf of Croton macrostchys are pounded together and mixed with water, 2-3 glass is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qollaadii (Afaan Oromoo)
Crotalaria incana L.
Official name : Crotalaria incana L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(043), H(126)
Recipes : H(043) tetanus (hadhaa), leaf of Crotalaria incana is crushed and put on swelled area
H(126) hepatitis (sibira), sap from the whole part of the plant is directly creamed on affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : atarii kuruphee (Afaan Oromoo)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(018), H(103), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wound, bark of Croton macrostauchyus is dried and powdered, added to wound
H(014) ring worm (roobb), leaf of Croton macrostachyus is crushed and smashed the extract is creamed on affected area.
H(018) head ache, leaf of Croton macrostachyus and Ocimum urticifolium are smashed and sniffed.
H(051) febrile illness, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Croton macrostachyus and Clausena anista are smashed together and the sap is sniffed
H(051) febrile illness, leaf of Croton macrostachyus and Ocimum urticifolium are fumigated.
H(100) gonorrhea,, root of Echinops kerebicho and bark of Croton macrostachyus are pounded together mixed with honey. One cup of tea is taken by human
H(100) gonorrhea,, bark of Croton macrostachyus and Vernonia hymenolepis are powdered together, and 3-4 spoons of the powder is taken with tella (traditional beer made from teff).
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Crateva adansonii, Vernonia amygdalina, Carissa spinarum and Croton macrostchys are smashed together and rolled in leaf, and heated on charcoal and put on infected tooth
H(201) evil eye, root of Croton macrostachyus and Carissa spinarum are chopped together and fumigated.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : bakkannisa (Afaan Oromoo)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(041), V(045)
Recipes : Vb(014) scabies, leaf of Croton macrostachyus with leaf of Brucea antidysenterica are crushed together and used as skin wash for calf.
Vb(014) scabies (citto), leaf of Calpurnia aurea, Croton macrostachyus and Justicia schimperiana are pounded and used to wash scabies of cattle.
Vb(041) anthrax, root of Crateva adansonii and leaf of Croton macrostchys are pounded together and mixed with water, 2-3 glass is given to cattle
Vb(045) infection (Arraba iddaa), leaf of Croton macrostachyus and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : bakkannisa (Afaan Oromoo)
Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Official name : Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Cucumis aculeatus and Premna resinosa are pounded together and powdered. Two spoons are mixed with alcohol and used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Official name : Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(041), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg (bishftuu), Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(043), H(051), H(053), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(043) tetanus, leaf of Cucumis ficifolius is smashed and 2-4 drop of the sap is added to the swelling.
H(051) febrile illness, root of Cucumis ficifolius leaf of Ocimum gratissimum and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and mixed with cold water and a cup of coffee is given to human.
H(053) ear pain, sap of fruit of Cucumis ficifolius is added to ear canal.
H(104) stomach ache, apiece of root of Cucumis ficifolius chewed with salt and swallowed by human.
H(137) sudden sickness, bark and leaf of Cucumis ficifolius is dried and powdered together mixed with alcohol, and a cup of tea is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi hooloo (Afaan Oromoo)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(045), V(113)
Recipes : Vb(045) cattle infection, root of Cucumi ficifolius with leaf of Teclea nobilis are pounded together and mixed with cold water. Two cups of tella (traditional beer made from teff) are given to cattle.
Vb(113) anti-inflammatoty (gubaa), root of Cucumis ficifolius is pounded and mixed with cold water. One litter is given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi hooloo (Afaan Oromoo)
Cussonia ostinii Chiov.
Official name : Cussonia ostinii Chiov.
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sudden sickness, leaf of Asplenium monathes is pounded with leaf of Cussonia ostinii and 3-4 cup of tea is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : harfattu (Afaan Oromoo)
Cussonia ostinii Chiov.
Official name : Cussonia ostinii Chiov.
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(086), V(126)
Recipes : Vb(037)cough, leaf of Cussonia Ostinii and Asplenium monathes are pounded together and 3-4 drop of the exudate is given to cattle.
Veq(086) ulceric lymphangites, bark (root) of Cussonia ostiniichiov, leaf of Asplenium monathes and leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra pounded together and 2 cups given to donkey.
Vb(126) hepatitis, bark (root) of Cussonia ostiniichiov, leaf Asplenium monathes and leaf of Calpurnia subdecandra pounded ogether and 2 cups given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : harfattu (Afaan Oromoo)
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Official name : Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake poison (buutii), above ground parts of Cynodon dactylon is rubbed to the affected skin for seven days with butter.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : coqorsa (Afaan Oromoo)
Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst
Official name : Cynodon nlemfuensis Vanderyst
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake poison, leaf of Cynodon nlemfuensis and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and taken by human; washed with the solution by mixing it with water.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : warata (Afaan Oromoo)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff (foroforii), fruit of Datura stramonium is dried and powdered, mixed with water and used to wash head skin.
H(014) scabies (citto), powdered fruit of Datura stramonium 2-3 spoon of the powder is mixed with butter and creamed
H(018) head ache, roots of Datura stramonium is pounded with leaf of Ocimum gratissimum sniffed nasallly
H(051) paludism, powdered fruit of Datura stramonium is mixed with honey and three to four spoons are eaten with pounded Allium sativum.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : manjii (Afaan Oromoo)
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004) wound, dried leaves of Dodonaea angustifolia are powdered and sprayed on the wound of pack animals.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ittacha (Afaan Oromoo)
Echinops amplexicaulis Oliv.
Official name : Echinops amplexicaulis Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(054), V(074), V(126)
Recipes : Vb(054) trypanosomiasis, Echinops amplexicaulis root is dried, powdered and mixed with water. A glass is given to cattle for three days.
Vb(074) pasteurellosis (furrii ), root of Echinops amplexicaulis is pounded and the decoction is given to cattle
Vb(126) hepatitis, root of Echinops amplexicaulis is dried, powdered and mixed with water. The concoction is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : kosorru harre (Afaan Oromoo)
Echinops kebericho Mesfin
Official name : Echinops kebericho Mesfin
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(100), H(106)
Recipes : H(051) febrile illness, dried root of Echinops kerebicho is fumigated.
H(068) internal parasite, root of Echinops kerebicho is dried powdered and mixed with water. Half of tea cup is given to human.
H(100) gonorrhea,, root of Echinops kerebicho and bark of Croton macrostachyus are pounded together mixed with honey. One cup of tea is taken by human.
H(106) snake repellent, root of Echinops kerebicho is dried and smoked in house.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qarabicho (Afaan Oromoo)
Echinops macrochaetus Fresen.
Official name : Echinops macrochaetus Fresen.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(010)
Recipes : Vo(010) foot and mouth disease (amdarra hoolaa), fresh stem of Echinops macrochaetus is chopped and fumigated to sheep.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : kossorru (Afaan Oromoo)
Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Official name : Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pain (waransa), Ehretia cymosa leaf is smashed and the sap is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : ulaaga (Afaan Oromoo)
Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Official name : Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Ekebergia rueppelliana (Fresen.) A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(004), H(094)
Recipes : H(004) wound, bark of Ekebergia capensis is powdered and half a spoon is added to wound.
H(094) haemorrhoids, sap exudate of Ekebergia capensis is directly applied to haemorrhoids
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : somboo (Afaan Oromoo)
Embelia schimperi Vatke
Official name : Embelia schimperi Vatke
Family : Myrsinaceae
Synonyms : Embelia kilimandschari Gilg
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(068) tape worm, seed of Embelia schimperi is dried and powdered, mixed with water, two glasses is taken once.
H(068) internal parasite, leaf and seed of Embelia schimperi and leaf of Croton macrostchys are pounded together and one glass is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : haanquu (Afaan Oromoo)
Erythrina brucei Schweinf.
Official name : Erythrina brucei Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, root of Justica schimperiana and leaf of Erythrina brucei are pounded and concocted together. One cup of coffee is used as adrink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Erythrina brucei Schweinf.
Official name : Erythrina brucei Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(003)
Recipes : Vb(001)eye disease, root of Erythrina brucei and leaf of Premna resinosa are pounded together and 4-6 drop of the liquid extract is added to cattle eye.
Veq(003) swelling (dhitoo), bark of Erythrina brucei pounded with leaf of Teclea nobilis mixed with water and half a glass is given to mule and donkey.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : waleensuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) influenza, leaf of Eucalyptus globules is chopped and boiled.steam bath is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : bargamoo adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vv(008) avian cholera, leaf of Eucalyptus globulus pounded, boiled and the solution is added to soup of wheat powder and given to hen.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : bargamoo adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Euphorbia lathyris L.
Official name : Euphorbia lathyris L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068)
Recipes : H(013) breast ulcer, stem of Euphorbia lathris is chopped and fumigated to ulcerated breast.
H(068) ascaries (maagaa), 2-3 drop of Euphorbia lathris sap is backed with teff and given to human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hadaamii (Afaan Oromoo)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, sap from Ficus sur is creamed on affected skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : harbuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, sap of Ficus ingens is directly creamed on cattle skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qilinxoo (Afaan Oromoo)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(070), H(094), H(126)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, bark of Ficus sycomorus and root of Prunus africana are powdered together and backed with teff flour and eaten.
H(094) haemorrhoids, bark of Ficus sycomoru is dried powdered and mixed with butter and creamed directly.
H(126) hepatitis (sibira), sap of Ficus sycomorus is creamed directly on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : odaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Ficus vasta Forssk.
Official name : Ficus vasta Forssk.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, sap from Ficus vasta and powdered root of Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum are mixed together and creamed to the external haemorrhoids.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qilxuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Gnidia glauca (Fresen.) Gilg
Official name : Gnidia glauca (Fresen.) Gilg
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney problem, root of Gnidia glauca is pounded and mixed with teff powder, then backed and eaten by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qaqaroo (Afaan Oromoo)
Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta, latex of Grewia ferruginea is pounded,mixed with water and on e glass of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is given to cattle
Vb(030) retained placenta, bark of Stereospermum kunthianum and Grewia ferruginea are crushed together and mixed with salt, eaten by cattle on dish
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : dhoqonuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Indigofera hochstetteri Baker
Official name : Indigofera hochstetteri Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(043)
Recipes : H(043) tetanus, root of Indigofera hochstetteri is powdered and mixed with butter and put on affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qoricha hadha’a (Afaan Oromoo)
Indigofera tinctoria L.
Official name : Indigofera tinctoria L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Indigofera bergii Vatke
Symptoms : V(068), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(068) internal prasites, root of Indiigofera tinctoria chopped and mixed with salt and given to cattle.
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Indiigofera tinctoria chopped and mixed with salt, and rolled with leaf of Vernonia amygdalinaand given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qoricha dingetenya (Afaan Oromoo)
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(013) skin rash (shiffe), leaf of Clausena anisata, Solanecio gigas and Justicia schimperiana are pounded together, and creamed on skin.
H(068) cocsidiosis (Bilii), bark and leaf of Ruta chalepensis and root of Justica schimperiana are pounded together and given to hen with injera (flat bread with teff flour "Eragostris teff")
H(070) rabies, root and leaf of Justica schimperiana is pounded together and mixed with water and 2-3 cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is used as adrink.
H(100) gonorrhoea, root of Justica schimperiana and leaf of Erythrina brucei are pounded and concocted together. One cup of coffee is used as adrink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : dhumuugaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(041), V(068), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(014) scabies (citto), leaf of Calpurnia aurea, Croton macrostachyus and Justicia schimperiana are pounded and used to wash scabies of cattle.
Vb(041)blackleg, leaf and root of Justica schimperian is pounded with dried fruit of Ricinus communis.One bottle of the solution is given to cattle
V(068) internal parasites, pounded leaf of Justica Schimperiana is added to barely malt powdere. Three – four glass of tella (traditional beer made from teff) given to cattle, horse and donkey
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Ricinus communis and root of Justica schimperiana are pounded mixed with cold water. 1-2 cup of tea is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : dhumuugaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) tinea versicolor, inner part of fresh fruit of Lagenaria siceraria is creamed on affected head skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : buqqe hadhaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Laggera alata (D.Don) Sch.Bip. ex Oliv.
Official name : Laggera alata (D.Don) Sch.Bip. ex Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(086)
Recipes : H(086) lymphatic swelling (dhulla), leaf of Clematis simensis and Laggera alata are crushed, smashed and tied on swelling.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Lepidium sativum L.
Official name : Lepidium sativum L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(104), H(155)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludidm, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey..
H(037) cough, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey for three to four days.
H(104) stomach problem, bulb of Allium sativum and seed of seed of Lepidium sativum are pouinded together and eaten with injera (flat bread with teff flour "Eragostris teff").
H(155) tonsilitis, seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to human with honey for three to four days
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : feecoo (Afaan Oromoo)
Lepidium sativum L.
Official name : Lepidium sativum L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : V(202)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea, Vb(202) blotting (bokoksa), seed of Lepidium sativum and bulb of Allium sativum are pounded together and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : feecoo (Afaan Oromoo)
Linum usitatissimum L.
Official name : Linum usitatissimum L.
Family : Linaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta, seed of Linum usitatissimum is powdered and half a glass of the powder is dissolved in water and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : talbaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Lippia adoensis Hochst.ex.Walp.var. adoensis.
Official name : Lippia adoensis Hochst.ex.Walp.var. adoensis.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm (Roobbii), leaf of Lippia adoensis is directly rubbed on affected skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : kusaayee (Afaan Oromoo)
Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Nicandra physalodes (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver problem, leaf and root of Nicandra physaloide are pounded together and mixed with cold water. 2-4 cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hawwixii (Afaan Oromoo)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, dried and powdered leaf of Nicotiana tabacum sniffed (suurata).
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : tamboo nyaata (Afaan Oromoo)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(039), V(054), V(068), V(202)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye infection, leaf of Nicotiana tabacum is chewed and spitted on cattle eye.
Vb(039) expel leeches, crushed and backed leaf of Nicotiana tabacum is dried, powdered and mixed with water. One third of a litter is given to cattle.
Vb(054) trypanosomiasis (gandii), crushed and backed leaf of Nicotiana tabacum is given to cattle.
Vb(068) internal parasites, leaf of Nicotiana tabacum is pounded with root of Carissa spinarum and mixed with water. A cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) given to calf.
Vb(202) blotting, leaf and root of Nicotiana tabacum is dried, powdered, mixed with salt and made as bread. Slice is given to cattle for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : tamboo nyaata (Afaan Oromoo)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(051) febrile illness, root of Cucumis ficifolius leaf of Ocimum gratissimum and leaf of Calpurnia aurea are pounded together and mixed with cold water and a cup of coffee is given to human
H(051) febrile illness, leaf of Ocimum gratissimum is smashed and sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : daamakasee (Afaan Oromoo)
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, leaf of Ocimum lamifolium is smashed and sniffed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hancabbii diimaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Ocimum urticifolium Roth
Official name : Ocimum urticifolium Roth
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(018) head ache, leaf of Croton macrostachyus and Ocimum urticifolium are smashed and sniffed.
H(018) head ache, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Carissa spinarum and Thalictrum rhynochcarpum are smashed together and sniffed
H(051) febrile illness, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Croton macrostachyus and Clausena anista are smashed together and the sap is sniffed
H(051) febrile illness, leaf of Croton macrostachyus and Ocimum urticifolium are fumigated
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hanccabbi adii (Afaan Oromoo)
Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Official name : Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Family : Oliniaceae
Synonyms : Olinia volkensii Engl. , Olinia usambarensis Gilg
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Olinia rochetiana is chewed with affected tooth and the sap is swallowed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : noolee (Afaan Oromoo)
Pavonia urens Cav.
Official name : Pavonia urens Cav.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, root of Pavonia urens is chewed with salt and swallowed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : maxxanne (Afaan Oromoo)
Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
Official name : Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, leaf and stem of Phoenix reclinata and leaf of Premna resinosa are chewed together and spitted on cattle eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : meexxi (Afaan Oromoo)
Phragmanthera macrosolen (Steud. ex A. Rich.) M. G. Gilbert
Official name : Phragmanthera macrosolen (Steud. ex A. Rich.) M. G. Gilbert
Family : Loranthaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaf of Phragmanthera macrosolen is pounded and mixed with water. One cup of tella (traditional beer made from teff) is used as a drink by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : digaluu ceekaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(070), H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, dried root of Phytolacca dodecandra is powdered and one –two cup of domestic alcohol (malakie) is taken by human
H(100) gonorrhea,, Phytolacca dodecandra and Croton macrostchys root are powdered and 1-2 cup of coffee is given to human with coffee
H(126) liver problem, Phytolacca dodecandra root is crushed and pounded, mixed with water. One third of a cupis given to human
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : handoode dhalaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : V(020x), V(070)
Recipes : Vb(020x) hyena bite, Phytolacca dodecandra root is smashed with its leaf, and tied on neck of cattle by clean cloth.
Vb(070) rabies, dried root of Phytolacca dodecandra is powdered and 3-4 cup of domestic alcohol (malakie) is taken for livestock
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : handoode dhalaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Plantago lanceolata L.
Official name : Plantago lanceolata L.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) skin cut, fresh leaf of Plantago lanceolata is smashed three to four drops of the exudate is added to skin cut.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qorxxobbi (Afaan Oromoo)
Premna resinosa (Hochst.) Schauer
Official name : Premna resinosa (Hochst.) Schauer
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(137)
Recipes : H(103) tooth infection, root of Premna resinosa is chewed and the solution is allowed to be in cotact with infected teeth.
H(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Cucumis aculeatus and Premna resinosa are pounded together and powdered. Two spoons are mixed with alcohol and used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : urggeesaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Premna resinosa (Hochst.) Schauer
Official name : Premna resinosa (Hochst.) Schauer
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, root of Erythrina brucei and leaf of Premna resinosa are pounded together and 4-6 drop of the liquid extract is added to cattle eye
Vb(001) eye disease, leaf and stem of Phoenix reclinata and leaf of Premna resinosa are chewed together and spitted on cattle eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : urggeesaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, bark of Ficus sycomorus and root of Prunus africana are powdered together and backed with teff flour and eaten.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hoomii (Afaan Oromoo)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004), Veq(004) wound bark of Prunus africana is powdered and added directly on wound of donkey, mule and horse.
Veq(086) ulceric lymphangites (biichee harree), dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with bark powder of Prunus africana and creamed to the ulcerated skin of donkey.
Veq(086) epizoitic lymphagities (biiichee fardaa), dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with bark powder of Prunus africana and creamed to the ulcerated skin of horse and mule
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hoomii (Afaan Oromoo)
Pterolobium stellatum (Forssk.) Brenan
Official name : Pterolobium stellatum (Forssk.) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(094)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, root of Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum and root of Ruta chalepensis are powdered and sniffed.
H(094) haemorrhoids, sap from Ficus vasta and powdered root of Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum are mixed together and creamed to the external haemorrhoids.
H(201) evil eye, root of Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum and root of Ruta chalepensis are powdered and sniffed.
H(201) evil eye (buda), root of Albizia schimperiana and Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum are dried and powdered. 3-4 spoon of the powder is fumigated on broken pot.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(070), V(202)
Recipes : Vb(014), Vo(014) actinomycosis (kurufsisa), root of Ricinus communis is pounded with table salt and soil. One glass of the concoction is given to cattle; half a glass is gioven to goat and sheep.
Vb(041) anthrax) anthrax, dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with water. One cup of tea is given to cattle.
Vb(070) rabies, pounded root of Zehneria scabra is concocted with pounded root of Ricinus communis. One feast of the pond is given to cattle and pack animals...
Veq(086) uleceritic lymphagities (biichee harree), dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with bark powder of Prunus africana and creamed to the ulcerated skin of donkey.
Veq(086) epizoitic lymphagities (biiichee fardaa), dried fruit of Ricinus communis is powdered and mixed with bark powder of Prunus africana and creamed to the ulcerated skin of horse and mule.
Vb(041) blackleg, leaf and root of Justica schimperian is pounded with dried fruit of Ricinus communis.One bottle of the solution is given to cattle
.Vb(041) blackleg (bishftuu), dried toot of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Ricinus communis and root of Justica schimperiana are pounded mixed with cold water. 1-2 cup of tea is given to cattle.
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(202) blotting, root of Ricinus communis pounded with table salt, mixed with cold water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qoobboo (Afaan Oromoo)
Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Official name : Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, leaf of Rumex nepalensis is directly rubbed on affected skin.
H(068) amoeba, root of Rumex nepalensis is pounded and two cup of tea is taken with coffee.
H(104) stomach ache, root of Rumex nepalensis is pounded and two cup of tea is taken with coffee.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : tultii (Afaan Oromoo)
Rumex nervosus Vahl
Official name : Rumex nervosus Vahl
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin rash (shiffe), root of Rumex nervosus is dried and powdered. 3-4 spoon of the powder is mixed with butter and creamed on affected skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : dhangaggo (Afaan Oromoo)
Rumex nervosus Vahl
Official name : Rumex nervosus Vahl
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(003)
Recipes : V(003) swelling, leaf and bark of Zehneria scabra and leaf of Rumex nervosus are pounded and rolled in clean cloth, and tied on swelling.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : dhangaggo (Afaan Oromoo)
Ruta chalepensis L.
Official name : Ruta chalepensis L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, root of Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum and root of Ruta chalepensis are powdered and sniffed
H(037) cough , leaf of Ruta chalepensisis pounded with Cussonia ostiniichiov of and eaten with injera (flat bread with teff flour "Eragostris teff").
H(051) paludism, crushed leaves of Vernonia amygdalina concocted with leaves of Ruta chalepensis. One cup is served as a drink for 3-5 days with cold water in the morning
H(068) intestinal worms, root of Crateva adansonii is pounded with root of Ruta chalepensis. Three spoons are used as a drink
H(104) stomach ache, leaf of Ruta chalepensis and leaf of Vernonia amygdalina are smashed together and one cup of domestic alcohol is taken by human.
H(108) influenza, leaf of Ruta chalepensisis pounded with bulb of Allium sativum mixed with soup and used as a drink .
H(201) evil eye, root of Crateva adansonii is pounded with root of Ruta chalepensis. The solution is sniffed.
H(201) evil eye, leaf of Capparis tomentosa and Ruta chalepensis are pounded and mixed in water together and one domestic alcohol cup is used as a drink
H(201) evil eye, root of Pterolobium stella (traditional beer made from teff)tum and root of Ruta chalepensis are powdered and sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : cillaattama (Afaan Oromoo)
Ruta chalepensis L.
Official name : Ruta chalepensis L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vv(068) cocsidiosis (Bilii), bark and leaf of Ruta chalepensis and root of Justica schimperiana are pounded together and given to hen with injera
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : cillaattama (Afaan Oromoo)
Sapium ellipticum (Hochst.) Pax
Official name : Sapium ellipticum (Hochst.) Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(041), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg (bishftuu), dried toot of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Schinus molle L.
Official name : Schinus molle L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, leaf and fruit of Schinus molle are chewed and spitted on cattle, equines , goat and sheep eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qundoo barbaree (Afaan Oromoo)
Schrebera alata (Hochst.) Welw.
Official name : Schrebera alata (Hochst.) Welw.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsilitis, leaf of Schrebera alata is chewed and spitted on tonsilitis
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qana’ee (Afaan Oromoo)
Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name : Sida rhombifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(027), Veq(027),erythroblastosis, root and leaf of Sida rhombifolia concoction is given to cattle, horse, donkey and mule for four days; one glass of tella (traditional beer made from teff) on each day.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : karaaba (Afaan Oromoo)
Snowdenia polystachya (Fresen.) Pilg.
Official name : Snowdenia polystachya (Fresen.) Pilg.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tenia pedis, above ground part of Snowdenia polystachya is rubbed to the affected skin for five days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : muujja (Afaan Oromoo)
Solanecio gigas (Vatke) C.Jeffrey
Official name : Solanecio gigas (Vatke) C.Jeffrey
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin rash (shiffe), leaf of Clausena anisata, Solanecio gigas and Justicia schimperiana are pounded together, and creamed on skin.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : jirma jalddeesa (Afaan Oromoo)
Solanecio gigas (Vatke) C.Jeffrey
Official name : Solanecio gigas (Vatke) C.Jeffrey
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) external parasites, leaf of Solanecio gigas is used to wash hair of calf, as it kills lice.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : jirma jalddeesa (Afaan Oromoo)
Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum duplosinuatum Klotzsch
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) external parasites, fruit of Solanum dasyphyllum is rubbed on skin of calf.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi hongorcaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsilitis, fruit liquid content of Solanum incunum is rinsed with balled cloth stick tip and rolled on tonsilitis.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi loonii (Afaan Oromoo)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020) snake poison, snake poisoned, goat eats fruit of Solanum incanum against the poison.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hiddi loonii (Afaan Oromoo)
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Official name : Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Holcus bicolor L. , Sorghum vulgare subsp. durra (Forssk.) Maire & Weiller
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta, dry seed of Sorghum bicolor is mixed with salt and water,and given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : bisingaa caabb (Afaan Oromoo)
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaf of Stephania abyssinica is pounded and a small amount is added to wound.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hidda kalaala (Afaan Oromoo)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : V(020), V(030)
Recipes : Vb(020) snake bite, root of Stereospermum kunthianum and dried leaf of Calpurina aurea powdered and mixed with water and given to cattle.
Vb(030) retained placenta, bark of Stereospermum kunthianum and Grewia ferruginea are crushed together and mixed with salt, eaten by cattle on dish
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : botoroo (Afaan Oromoo)
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) internal parasite, bark of Syzygium guineense and exudates of Aloe pubescens concoction is made. 2-3 cup of coffee is taken by human.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : baddessa (Afaan Oromoo)
Teclea nobilis Delile
Official name : Teclea nobilis Delile
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(003), V(004), V(037), V(041), V(045)
Recipes : Veq(003) swelling (dhitoo), bark of Erythrina brucei pounded with leaf of Teclea nobilis mixed with water and half a glass is given to mule and donkey
Veq(004) wound, root of Teclea nobilis is pounded mixed with cold water and 3 glasses given to donkey.
Vb(037) cough, latex and leaf is pounded and the decoction is given to cattle.
Vb(041) blackleg, Leaf of Teclea nobilis and Thalictrum rhynochcarpum pounded and mixed with cold water. One glass is given to cattle.
Vb(045) infection cattle infection, root of Cucumi ficifolius with leaf of Teclea nobilis are pounded together and mixed with cold water. Two cups of tella (traditional beer made from teff) are given to cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hadheesa (Afaan Oromoo)
Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart. -Dill. & A. Rich. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart. -Dill. & A. Rich. ex A. Rich.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(043), H(137)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, leaf of Ocimum urticifolium, Carissa spinarum and Thalictrum rhynochcarpum are smashed together and sniffed
H(043) tetanus (hadhaa), root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum and Teclea nobilisis pounded together. 2-3 tea spoons are taken by human
H(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Cucumis aculeatus and Premna resinosa are pounded together and powdered. Two spoons are mixed with alcohol and used as a drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : siraabuzuu (Afaan Oromoo)
Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart. -Dill. & A. Rich. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart. -Dill. & A. Rich. ex A. Rich.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(041), V(045), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum is preserved and powdered. One glass is given to cattle.
Vb(041) blackleg (Bishftuu), dried toot of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(041)blackleg, Leaf of Teclea nobilis and Thalictrum rhynochcarpum pounded and mixed with cold water. One glass is given to cattle.
Vb(045) infection cattle infection, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum is pounded with salt, mixed with water. Half a glass is given for three days to cattle.
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : siraabuzuu (Afaan Oromoo)
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), H(068), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, crushed leaves of Vernonia amygdalina concocted with leaves of Ruta chalepensis. One cup is served as a drink for 3-5 days with cold water in the morning
H(068) intestinal prasites can be killed by using pounded twings of Vernonia amygdalina, bullb of Allium sativum with rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Ginger officinale) and eaten with honey.
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Crateva adansonii, Vernonia amygdalina, Carissa spinarum and Croton macrostchys are smashed together and rolled in leaf, and heated on charcoal and put on infected tooth
H(103) tooth infection, leaf of Capparis tomentosa, Croton macrostachyus, Vernonia amygdalina and Carissa spinarum are smashed together and rolled in leaf and heated on charcoal and put on infected teeth
H(103) tooth infection, leaves Vernonia amygdalina are chewed with bulb of Allium sativum
H(104) stomach ache, leaf of Ruta chalepensis and leaf of Vernonia amygdalina are smashed together and one cup of domestic alcohol is taken by human.
H(201) evil sprit, crushed young twinge with leaves is sprayed in home and cattle fence.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : eebicha (Afaan Oromoo)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : V(137), V(201)
Recipes : Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Indiigofera tinctoria chopped and mixed with salt, and rolled with leaf of Vernonia amygdalina and given to cattle.
Vb(201) evil spirit, crushed young twinge with leaves is sprayed in home and cattle fence.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : eebicha (Afaan Oromoo)
Vernonia hymenolepis A.Rich.
Official name : Vernonia hymenolepis A.Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, bark of Croton macrostachyus and Vernonia hymenolepis are powdered together, and 3-4 spoons of the powder is taken with tella (traditional beer made from teff).
H(100) gonorrhea, leaf twinge of Vernonia hymenolepis and bark of Croton macrostachyus are pounded together and mixed ground honey and 3-4 spoon is taken early in the morning for four days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : sooyyoma (Afaan Oromoo)
Vigna membranacea A. Rich.
Official name : Vigna membranacea A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(070), V(099)
Recipes : Vb(070) rabies, root of Vigna membrancea is dried powdered and backed with teff and given to cattle
Vb(099) epilepsy, root and leaf of Vigna membrancea pounded together, dried and powdered. Two –three spoons are mixed with water and given to cattle, goat and sheep.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hidda hantuutaa (Afaan Oromoo)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : V(003), V(070)
Recipes : V(003) swelling, leaf and bark of Zehneria scabra and leaf of Rumex nervosus are pounded and rolled in clean cloth, and tied on swelling.
Vb(070) rabies, pounded root of Zehneria scabra is concocted with pounded root of Ricinus communis. One feast of the pond is given to cattle and pack animals.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : qorii sinbiraa (Afaan Oromoo)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(051) paludism (Busaa), bulb of Allium sativum and rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Ginger officinale) are pounded and eaten with honey.
H(068) intestinal prasites can be killed by using pounded twings of Vernonia amygdalina, bullb of Allium sativum with rhizome of Zingiber officinale (Ginger officinale) and eaten with honey.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : hargisa (Afaan Oromoo)