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Reference : HB 03

Author(s) : Bokdam, J. & A.F. Droogers
Title : Contribution à l'étude ethnobotanique des Wagenia de Kisangani, Zaïre. Meded.Landbouwhogeschool, Wageningen (Pays-Bas), 75, 19, 74 p., (1975)
Reference HB 03 has information about 29 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(168)
Recipes : H(006), H(168),dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta, pounded, delayed, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), leaves softened in fireof Ageratum conyzoides, friction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(004), H(091), H(118)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia softened at the heat of the fire, local application
H(091) child restorative, leaves of Alchornea., in anus
H(118) rhino - pharyngitis, juice of leaves of Alchornea cordifolia , inhalation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wound, barks from stems, branches, trunk of Alstonia boonei, dessication, to pound, VO.
H(068) vermifuge, barks stem, twig, trunk of Alstonia boonei , leaves and barks from the underground part of Rauvolfia vomitoria, to pound, maceration, VO.
H(111) latex of Alstonia boonei, local application + ashes of palm nuts
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(004), H(068), H(111)
Recipes : H(004) wound, local application of barks stem, branch, trunk of Alstonia congensis
H(068) vermifuge, barks stem, twig, trunk of Alstonia boonei , leaves and barks from the underground part of Rauvolfia vomitoria, to pound, maceration, VO.
H(111) burn, latex in local application + ashes of palm nuts
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaves of Cannabis sativa, to pound, in vagina
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, pulp, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), bulb of Carica papaya, mouth wash
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, tuberculosis, ONS. of Cymbopogon citratus, decoction, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Official name : Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(092)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves of Dioscorea bulbifera, softened at the heat of fire + palm oil, local application
H(092) toxic, young bulbs of Dioscorea bulbifera, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Official name : Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
Symptoms : H(001), H(103), H(173)
Recipes : H(001), H(103), sap, leaves of Eclipta prostrata, local application
H(173), ONS. of Eclipta prostrata, epicarp of Musa paradisiaca, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, child, oil of Elaeis guineensis, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(108), H(143)
Recipes : H(046), leaves of Eleusine indica, to pound, friction
H(108) influenza, H(143), ONS. of Eleusine, RNS...
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus vallis-choudae Delile
Official name : Ficus vallis-choudae Delile
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colitis, enteritis, gastro enteritis, barks stems, twigs, trunks of Ficus vallis-choudae, decoction, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, gum of Jatropha curcas, powder, friction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(118)
Recipes : H(001) inflammation of the conjunctiva, sap leaves of Kalanchoe crenata , drops in eyes
H(118) rhino-pharingitis, sap leaves of Kalanchoe., drops in nose
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(109)
Recipes : H(008), barks stem, branch, trunk of Mangifera indica, maceration (H2O), to dilute, VO. + H2O of cuisson of rice
H(109) lumbars, barks stem, branch, trunk of Mangifera., decoction (H2O), enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) bleeding at the nose, leaves of Manihot esculenta, to pound, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Official name : Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), pounded leaves of Melanthera scandens , juice, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(003), H(018), H(113), H(173)
Recipes : H(003), H(113) myalgia, death leaves of Musa paradisiaca, to cook, friction
H(018), epicarp of Musa paradisiaca, ONS. of Phyllanthus discoideus, ONS. of Pistia stratioites, to carbonize, to dilute, dough, local application
H(173), epicarp of Musa paradisiaca., ONS. of Eclipta prostrata, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(001) inflammation of the conjunctiva, ONS. of Ocimum gratissimum, ONS. of Vossia cuspidata of Aframomum giganteum, utilisation sans préparation
H(051), leaves of Ocimum., infusion (H2O), VO.
H(082), respiratory desease, aerian part of Ocimum., frictions
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pentadiplandra brazzeana Baill.
Official name : Pentadiplandra brazzeana Baill.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(112), H(169)
Recipes : H(112), roots of Pentadiplandra brazzeana, decoction (H2O), in vagina
H(112), roots of Pentadiplandra brazzeana, decoction (H2O), enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Official name : Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(022)
Recipes : H(018), epicarp of Musa paradisiaca, ONS. of Phyllanthus discoideus, ONS. of Pistia stratioites, to carbonize, to dilute, dough, local application
H(022), ONS of Phyllanthus., pulp, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) fortifying, leaves of Piper umbellatum, to pound, unction + white clay
H(091) fortifying, fruit of Piper., juice, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pistia stratiotes L.
Official name : Pistia stratiotes L.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(111)
Recipes : H(001) ophtalmia, H(111), the whole dried plant, to carbonize, local applcation
H(018), epicarp of Musa paradisiaca , ONS. of Phyllanthus discoideus of Pistia stratioites, to carbonize, to dilute, paste, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(095), H(109)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Psidium guajava, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(095), fruits of Psidium guajava
H(109) lumbars, leaves of Psidium., decoction (H2O), enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(091)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, barks stem, twig, trunk of Alstonia boonei , leaves and barks from the underground part of Rauvolfia vomitoria, to pound, maceration, VO.
H(091) femal anemia, ONS. of Thomandersia laurifolia of Rauvolfia vomitoria, smoke inhalation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), stems barks, trunk, twigs, leaves, in vagina
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(014), H(068)
Recipes : H(014) itch, H(046x), leaves of Vernonia amygdalina,barks stem, branch, trunk of Pterocarpus soyauxii, to pound in palm oil, friction
H(068) vermifuge, sap leaves of Vernonia., in rectum
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered