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Reference : HA 55

Author(s) : Avigdor, E., H Wohlmuth, Z. Asfaw, T. Awas
Title : The current status of knowledge of herbal medicine and medicinal plants in Fiche, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:38 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Reference HA 55 has information about 83 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(004), H(027)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Achyranthes aspera are rubbed and put on cut or wound
H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : elenj/qay telenj (Amharic)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : mrenz (Amharic)
Actiniopteris semiflabellata Pic. Serm.
Official name : Actiniopteris semiflabellata Pic. Serm.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burn (severe), powdered roasted plant of Actiniopteris semiflabellata, applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : menna (Amharic)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Albizia anthelmintica, VO. with tella (local beer)
H(068) taeniasis, bark of Albizia anthelmintica , Guizotia abyssinica and sugar, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, bark of Albizia anthelmintica , Guizotia abyssinica chopped together, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, chopped with Albizia anthelmintica and Guizotia abyssinica and eaten or with a drink of tella (local beer)
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Glinus lotoides, mixed with Guizotia abyssinica and Albizia anthelmintica., taken orally as a paste
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : musena (Amharic)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising Arake (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(201) evil eye, take the dried skin of a hyena and put the herbs as Artemisia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Allium cepa in a pouch of the leather as a charm around the neck.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : shinkurt (Amharic)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(193), H(201)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(193) demulcent, ONS of Trigonella foenum-graecum Mixed with garlic (Allium sativum) in the treatment of asthma, to protect against gastritis which may be caused by strong application of Allium sativum
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Aloe debrana Christian
Official name : Aloe debrana Christian
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds (kusil), wound that is infected and very dry, contracted, they will use Aloe debrana and it will relax”
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aloe pulcherrima M. G. Gilbert & Sebsebe
Official name : Aloe pulcherrima M. G. Gilbert & Sebsebe
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, sap of Aloe pulcherrima is boiled with water. Sugar is added. This is filtered to about ½ teacup. Drink this and suck on a lemon. Do this for four days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : sete eret (Amharic)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burn, the burn is washed first with warm water and salt, then Aloe sp placed on top
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : eret (Amharic)
Andrachne aspera Spreng.
Official name : Andrachne aspera Spreng.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, root is chewed, followed by lots of water. Will cause to vomit
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), root of Andrachne aspera is chewed for stomach treatment and nausea (anti-emetic)
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tekeze (Amharic)
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Cymbopogon citratus and made into an infusion and filtered, and drunk
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Ruta chalepensis and Zingiber officinale made into an infusion, filtered and drunk
H(104) stomach ache, ONS. of Artemisia absinthium, Cymbopogon citratus, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum, RNS. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ariti (Amharic)
Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Official name : Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, take the dried skin of a hyena and put the herbs as Artemisia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Allium cepa in a pouch of the leather as a charm around the neck.
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nos
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : chikugn (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals such as circumcision, and giving birth, branch of Asparagus africanus hung in the doorway "Considered cleansing because “women are unclean just after giving birth”
H(201) rituals Hung on the door where tella (local beer) is being made, as protectant against uncleanliness (someone who is menstruating, or has recently had sexual relations)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : seriti (Amharic)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) eczema (chiffe), leaves of Brucea antidysenterica are collected and dried, the powder is then applied to the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : fit aballo, aballo (Amharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) child with diarrhoea (tekmet), leaves of the young shoots from seven plants of Calpurnia aurea are rubbed in the hands for the juice; the juice is mixed with water Dosage is very important, depending on the age of the child (The stem bark is poisonous. The dosage should be measured carefully)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : digita (Amharic)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : gumero (Amharic)
Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Official name : Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nos
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : chat (Amharic)
Chenopodium murale L.
Official name : Chenopodium murale L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), young shoots of Chenopodium murale are collected with scissors and rubbed through a sieve as used for the domesticated grass Tef (Eragrostis tef)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : sinko (Amharic)
Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Official name : Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(082)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : quorofa (Amharic)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin rash, ONS. of Croton macrostachyus mixed with egg yolk and applied to the skin
H(013) skin rash, dandruff, fresh bud is cut and the fluid applied to the rash. If the problem is on the head, the head is shaved and bud fluid applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : bisana (Amharic)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : y’imdurembway (Amharic)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Cymbopogon citratus and made into an infusion and filtered, and drunk
H(104) stomach ache, ONS. of Artemisia absinthium, Cymbopogon citratus, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum, RNS. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tej sar (Amharic) (Amharic)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(167)
Recipes : H(167) hallucinogenic, ONS. of Datura stramonium, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : astenagir/astenagirt (Amharic)
Echinops kebericho Mesfin
Official name : Echinops kebericho Mesfin
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(098), H(098), H(106), H(162x)
Recipes : H(098) incense in the home for children who have nightmares, H(162x) prevents nocturia, H(106) repels snakes from house, smoke may be inhaled by covering head with blanket over the smoking root (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
H(098) to dispel nightmares in children , ONS. of Echinops kebericho, RNS. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : kebericho (Amharic)
Embelia schimperi Vatke
Official name : Embelia schimperi Vatke
Family : Myrsinaceae
Synonyms : Embelia kilimandschari Gilg
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, chopped with Albizia anthelmintica and Guizotia abyssinica and eaten or with a drink of tella (local beer)
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, with Glinus lotoides and Hagenia abyssinica, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, the ripe fruits are collected and the exocarp removed, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, fruit swallowed directly using water
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : enkoko (Amharic)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever with headache (mich), colds, apply rubbed leaves of Eucalyptus globulus directly to nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : nech bahirzaf (Amharic)
Euclea racemosa Murray
Official name : Euclea racemosa Murray
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161) warts of the rectum, root of Euclea racemosa is collected early in the morning before urination. The root is dug up then boiled, and a full small teacup of the filtrate must be drunk before food. After the medicine is drunk well prepared food is eaten and well prepared tella (local beer) is drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : dedaho (Amharic)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) scorpion bite, the skin around the bite is slashed, and the milky sap of Euphorbia tirucalli applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : qencheb (Amharic)
Galium simense Fres.
Official name : Galium simense Fres.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin fungus (qworqwor) The leaf of Galium simense is rubbed to get the juice which is applied to the affected place; the plant is then discarded. When applied, it irritates and causes a little bleeding. The next day it is washed off, and the patient has to wear newly washed clothing
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : chogogit (Amharic)
Glinus lotoides L.
Official name : Glinus lotoides L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, with Glinus lotoides and Hagenia abyssinica, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Glinus lotoides, mixed with Guizotia abyssinica and Albizia anthelmintica., taken orally as a paste
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Glinus lotoides, leaned and ground with Guizotia abyssinica, added sugar and eaten before food. Fast until noon before taking it, then the first meal afterwards should be soup
H(068) taenicidal, ground ONS. of Glinus lotoides, Guizotia abyssinica with a little sugar and eaten before food, necessary to fast until noon prior to administering. 1 birr for a small cup (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : meterre (Amharic)
Gomphocarpus purpurascens A. Rich.
Official name : Gomphocarpus purpurascens A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tefrindo (Amharic)
Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.
Official name : Guizotia abyssinica (L. f.) Cass.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(175)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, bark of Albizia anthelmintica , Guizotia abyssinica and sugar, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, bark of Albizia anthelmintica , Guizotia abyssinica chopped together, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, chopped with Albizia anthelmintica and Guizotia abyssinica and eaten or with a drink of tella (local beer)
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Glinus lotoides, mixed with Guizotia abyssinica and Albizia anthelmintica., taken orally as a paste
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Glinus lotoides, leaned and ground with Guizotia abyssinica, added sugar and eaten before food. Fast until noon before taking it, then the first meal afterwards should be soup
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Guizotia abyssinica used as a binder with many preparations, mentioned for tapeworm infection
H(068) taenicidal, ground ONS. of Glinus lotoides, Guizotia abyssinica with a little sugar and eaten before food, necessary to fast until noon prior to administering. 1 birr for a small cup
H(175) binder, seed is ground to a paste and mixed with herbs for administering (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : nug (Amharic)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(082)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising Arake (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, with Glinus lotoides and Hagenia abyssinica, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, flower of Hagenia abyssinica, Cinnamomum verum, RNS.
H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : kosso (Amharic)
Hordeum vulgare L.
Official name : Hordeum vulgare L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, Taken as a fermented barley drink. Gebs (germinated barley, Sorghum spp. are baked together like a bread. This is broken up and fermented together with beqil (malt starter), brewed and distilled. Drunk from a shot glass
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : gebs (Amharic)
Indigofera zavattarii Chiov.
Official name : Indigofera zavattarii Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : quechine (Amharic)
Jasminum grandiflorum L
Official name : Jasminum grandiflorum L
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, the root of Jasminum grandiflorumis chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tembelel (Amharic)
Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood
Official name : Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014)) dandruff (forefore), leaf of Laggera crispata rubbed and applied to the scalp
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ras kebdo (Amharic)
Laggera tomentosa Sch-Bip
Official name : Laggera tomentosa Sch-Bip
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach problems (megagna), leaves of Laggera tomentosa crushed and inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : shiro kese (Amharic)
Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Official name : Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(018)
Recipes : H(013) ulcer of the neck (nkersa), chopped leaves of Leonotis ocymifolia are applied to the ulcer for 24 hours
H(018) headache (ras metat), leaves of Leonotis ocymifolia are rubbed between hands and put into nostrils to inhale or juice is squeezed out and drunk with coffee
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : feres zeng (Amharic)
Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Official name : Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vv(000) sick chickens, ONS of Verbascum sinaiticum of Leonotis ocymifolia, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : feres zeng (Amharic)
Lepidium sativum L.
Official name : Lepidium sativum L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, ONS. of Lepidum sativum chopped, infused and drunk (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
H(104) unexplained stomach problems (megagna), ONS. ground, mixed with lemon juice and water
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : feto (Amharic)
Leucas abyssinica (Benth.) Briq.
Official name : Leucas abyssinica (Benth.) Briq.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, ONS of Leucas abyssinica , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : aychedamo (Amharic)
Linum usitatissimum L.
Official name : Linum usitatissimum L.
Family : Linaceae
Symptoms : H(193)
Recipes : H(193) demulcent, protective against gastritis when used with Allium sativum in treatment for asthma (Found on sale in Fiche market)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : talba (Amharic)
Lippia adoensis var. koseret Sebsebe
Official name : Lippia adoensis var. koseret Sebsebe
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), culinary – used in making "niter kibbe" (a type of ghee) (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : koseret (Amharic)
Lippia adoensis var. koseret Sebsebe
Official name : Lippia adoensis var. koseret Sebsebe
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(215)
Recipes : H(215) bee attractant (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : koseret (Amharic)
Malva verticillata L.
Official name : Malva verticillata L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) expulsion of placenta, root of Malva verticillata is dug up and chopped and given as a decoction to cow
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : lut (Amharic)
Maytenus arbutifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) R.Wilczek
Official name : Maytenus arbutifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) R.Wilczek
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : atat (Amharic)
Myrsine africana L.
Official name : Myrsine africana L.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, fruits of Myrsine africana are collected, chopped and filtered. Filtrate is drunk to expel tapeworm
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : kechemo (Amharic)
Nicotiana sp.
Official name : Nicotiana sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106), ONS of Nicotiana tabacum repels snakes from garden
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : Tembaho (Amharic)
Nigella sativa L.
Official name : Nigella sativa L.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) culinary, ONS.of Nigella sativa RNS (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tikurazmud (Amharic)
Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum (L.) Benth.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum (L.) Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, ONS. of Artemisia absinthium, Cymbopogon citratus, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum, RNS.
H(095) fragrant bouquet, culinary flavouring/spice (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ajuban (Amharic)
Olea europaea L.
Official name : Olea europaea L.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) sterilising treatment for milk equipment, oil collected from roots of Olea europea (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : weyra (Amharic)
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) haemorrhage in childbirth, ONS. of Opuntia ficus-indica, Periploca linearifolia chopped together and then the juice is collected separately (filtered), used as ink to write on paper as a charm hung around the neck
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : culcal (Amharic)
Otostegia fruticosa (Forssk.) Schweinf. ex Penz.
Official name : Otostegia fruticosa (Forssk.) Schweinf. ex Penz.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(103x)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, leaves of Otostegia fruticosa are burnt and smoke inhaled.
H(103x) branch is used for cleaning teeth (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tenjut (Amharic)
Otostegia fruticosa (Forssk.) Schweinf. ex Penz.
Official name : Otostegia fruticosa (Forssk.) Schweinf. ex Penz.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Otostegia fruticosa , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tinjut (Amharic)
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(124), H(201)
Recipes : H(124) haemorrhage in childbirth, ONS. of Opuntia ficus-indica, Periploca linearifolia chopped together and then the juice is collected separately (filtered), used as ink to write on paper as a charm hung around the neck
H(000) to keep the wife from straying to stop enemies from attacking, to prevent bullets from penetrating, to keep devils away, to stop pain, a potion is prepared, buried in the ground for a week.When opened, the inky fluid is used as an ink to write a spell, or charm. Alternatively, the ink is used to tattoo into the skin with a needle
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tikur hareg (Amharic)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068), H(112x)
Recipes : H(068) bilharzia, H(112x) contraception, the whole roots of 7 young plants of Phytolacca dodecandra without branch, flower or fruit (sterile) are collected, being careful to get it all, on a Friday or Monday. These are chopped and then mixed with honey, which is collected in October. The woman should take it at the end of menstruation
H(013) skin blisters (ekek) – viral infection, The chopped fruit is mixed with water as a wash for the hands
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : endod (Amharic)
Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirbel
Official name : Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirbel
Family : Podocarpaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126)) hepatitis, Podocorpus falcatus, Sida massoika, Rumex nervosus, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Rhamnus prinoides, topical application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : zegba azs (Amharic)
Polygala hottentotta C.Presl
Official name : Polygala hottentotta C.Presl
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) anti-venom, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : etse adin (Amharic)
Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Official name : Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, Podocorpus falcatus, Sida massoika, Rumex nervosus, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Rhamnus prinoides, topical application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : gesho (Amharic)
Rhus retinorrhaea Steud. ex Oliv.
Official name : Rhus retinorrhaea Steud. ex Oliv.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, ONS. Rhus retinorrhoea rubbed in hands and then put on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tilum (Amharic)
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Official name : Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(202)
Recipes : H(095) culinary flavouring, , ONS., RNS.
H(202) hair rinse, ONS., RNS. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : asmarino, yetibs ketel (Amharic)
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, ONS. Rumex abyssinicus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ekmeko (Amharic)
Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Official name : Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(104)
Recipes : H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), root of Rumex nepalensis is dug out and chewed.available, If "tult" is not available, then the leaves of Ruta chalepensis (tenadam) may be used instead
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tult (Amharic)
Rumex nervosus Vahl
Official name : Rumex nervosus Vahl
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(001) eye problems , leaves of Rumex nervosus are collected, dried and pounded
H(068) roundworm, stem chopped with salt, VO.
H(126) hepatitis, ONS.Podocorpus falcatus, Sida massoika, Rumex nervosus, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Rhamnus prinoides, RNS. topical application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : embwacho (Amharic)
Ruta chalepensis L.
Official name : Ruta chalepensis L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(082), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising Arake (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Ruta chalepensis and Zingiber officinale made into an infusion, filtered and drunk
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), root of Rumex nepalensis is dug out and chewed.available, If "tult" is not available, then the leaves of Ruta chalepensis (tenadam) may be used instead
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Taverniera abyssinica taken with Ruta chalepensis and Amed (wood ash), mixed together with a little water and drunk.
H(104) stomach pain, ONS., RNS., used in coffee (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nose
H(201) evil eye, take the dried skin of a hyena and put the herbs as Artemisia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Allium cepa in a pouch of the leather as a charm around the neck.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tenadam (Amharic)
Sansevieria robusta N.E.Br.
Official name : Sansevieria robusta N.E.Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Sansevieria ehrenbergii auct.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear infections, ONS of Sansevieria ehrenbergii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : wonde cheret
Sida massaica Vollesen
Official name : Sida massaica Vollesen
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(068) roundworm, whole part of Sida massaica is ground and made into an infusion, filtered and drunk
H(126) hepatitis, Podocorpus falcatus, Sida massoika, Rumex nervosus, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Rhamnus prinoides, topical application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : chifrig
Solanum americanum Mill.
Official name : Solanum americanum Mill.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, leaves of Solanum americanum eaten as a vegetable. Root chopped, infused and drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : y’ayit Awut
Solanum anguivi Lam.
Official name : Solanum anguivi Lam.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) nosebleed, root of Solanum anguivi used to brush teeth, the nosebleed will stop
H(100) gonorrhoea, root infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : zerch embway
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(124), H(201)
Recipes : H(124) nosebleed, All plants are combined and all the juice is applied through the left nostril. The combination may also be inhaled from smoke
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia, young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : embway (Amharic)
Sorghum sp.
Official name : Sorghum sp.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, Taken as a fermented barley drink. Gebs (germinated barley), Sorghum sp. are baked together like a bread. This is broken up and fermented together with beqil (malt starter), brewed and distilled. Drunk from a shot glass
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : mashilla (Amharic)
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) toothbrush, teeth brushed with the root of Stephania abyssinica
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : y’ayit joro/shinet
Taverniera abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Taverniera abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Taverniera abyssinica taken with Ruta chalepensis and Amed (wood ash), mixed together with a little water and drunk.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : dingetegna
Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart. -Dill. & A. Rich. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Quart. -Dill. & A. Rich. ex A. Rich.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(126)
Recipes : H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
H(126) hepatitis, Podocorpus falcatus, Sida massoika, Rumex nervosus, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Rhamnus prinoides, topical application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : serabizu (Amharic)
Thymus schimperi Ronniger
Official name : Thymus schimperi Ronniger
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(151), H(156)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, H(156) whooping cough, boiled leaves of Thymus schimperi, drunk as a tea. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tosign (Amharic)
Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Official name : Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(095), H(135), H(193)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorders, H(135) digestive and H(095) culinary, ONS., RNS. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
H(193) demulcent, ONS of Trigonella foenum-graecum Mixed with garlic (Allium sativum) in the treatment of asthma, to protect against gastritis which may be caused by strong application of Allium sativum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : abish (Amharic)
Verbascum sinaiticum Benth.
Official name : Verbascum sinaiticum Benth.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nos
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ye ahiya joro (Amharic)
Verbascum sinaiticum Benth.
Official name : Verbascum sinaiticum Benth.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vv(000) sick chickens, ONS of Verbascum sinaiticum of Leonotis ocymifolia, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ye aya joro (Amharic)
Verbena officinalis L.
Official name : Verbena officinalis L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Verbena officinalis L. subsp. africana R.Fern. & Verdc.
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsillitis, ONS of Verbena officinalis, chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : aqwarach
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(091), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), root of Withania somnifera is peeled then used as a fumigant by burning it and inhaling the smoke
H(201) bad spirits (satan beshita), H(201) evil eye (buda) , H(091) adaptogen: whole system
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : gizawa
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye problem (possibly trachoma), The eyelid is peeled back and rubbed with the back of the leaf of Zehneria scabra The eyes should be covered and protected from the light until healed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : hareg resa/shahare
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(082), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising Arake (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Ruta chalepensis and Zingiber officinale made into an infusion, filtered and drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : zngibil (Amharic)