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Reference : HB 2k

Author(s) : Bebawi, F. F. & L. Neugebohrn
Title : A review of plants of Northern Sudan with special reference to their Uses. Published by: Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH, Postfach 5180, D-6236 Eschborn, Federal Republic of Germany, 296 p., (1991) Distributed by: D-6101 Rossdorf, Federal Republic of Germany.
Reference HB 2k has information about 20 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(045), H(095)
Recipes : H(095), ONS. RNS.
H(045) + H(004), the root chewed and used as styptic on cuts
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Ambrosia maritima L.
Official name : Ambrosia maritima L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179), a boiled decoction of the leaves and stems is used for kidney diseases;
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : dinsis, dimsis.
Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Official name : Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(068)
Recipes : H(068), H(006), The whole plant is very bitter and is said to bave anthelmintic and purgative properties, RNS.
H(020), lt is believed to be an antidote to snake poison and scorpion bites, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : um galagil.
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(051), H(088)
Recipes : H(051), H(088), roots used as astringent and febrifuge
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : kulkul.
Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgew.
Official name : Capparis decidua (Forssk.) Edgew.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(078), H(113)
Recipes : H(013), H(078), H(113), plant is considered useful for boils, eruptions, swelling and affections of the joints
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(091), H(095), H(104), H(106)
Recipes : H(095), fodder plant; the leaves and young stems are sometimes cooked as a vegetable, the root possesses H(055) ernetic,H(006) laxative, H(104) stomachic and H(106) rubefacient properties, RNS.
H(091), the seeds are used as a tonic, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : hab-eI-aris.
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), the leaves are used to make tea for stomach disease
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : aradeebo.
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(014), H(102)
Recipes : H(004), pounded leaves for healing fresh wounds, the seeds inH(014) ring-worm and the root as H(007) diuretic; an infusion of the leaves is considered useful in H(102) bilious fevers
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : sim eI dabib.
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(092), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stem boiled in water is a useful stomachic; the juice is used by camel-men to cleanse and heal saddle-galls, and other sores of camels; H(092), also used for poisoning arrows
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Cyperus rotundus L.
Official name : Cyperus rotundus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(135)
Recipes : H(051) child, H(135) child, the fresh roots are diaphoretic and astringent, they are used for indigestion in children and in fevers.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : ralla
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(055), H(095)
Recipes : H(055), the root is given to allow vomiting
H(095), fodder plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), the seeds and leaves are antihelmintic
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : tamaleekah.
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(091), H(125)
Recipes : H(007), H(091), H(125), seeds infused in water make a Cooling drink; said to be demulcent, stimulant, diuretic and diaphoretic
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Parkinsonia aculeata L.
Official name : Parkinsonia aculeata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), decoctions of bark, leaves, : flowers and green twigs are used to reduce fever.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(088), H(113)
Recipes : H(007), H(088), H(113), the seeds as demulcent, diuretic and slightly astringent
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), the leaves pounded into a paste are applied : externally for headaches
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(006), H(126), H(163)
Recipes : H(006), he black berries are used as a purgative,H(113)goutte, H(126), the whole plant is used as an article of diet for dropsical patients and those suffering from chronic inflamation of the liver
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051), H(091)the roots and leaves are used as an infusion, as a tonic and febrifuge
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : moleita.
Striga senegalensis Benth.
Official name : Striga senegalensis Benth.
Family : Orobanchaceae
Synonyms : Striga hermontheca (Del.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), a decoction in saIt and water is applied externally for sun headache
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : H(007), the root has tonic and diuretic proprerties
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan
Vernacular name : not registered