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Reference : HB 43

Author(s) : Blench, R.
Title : Dagomba plant names (Preliminary circulation draft) Published on WWW. (2006) http://www.rogerblench.info/Ethnoscience%20data/Dagbani%20plant%20names.pdf
Reference HB 43 has information about 70 plants :
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fresh baobab leaves (tùkáɣú) used for soup, the flesh of the pods can be eaten and the seeds can be roasted and made into a paste for flavouring
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : tùá (Dagomba)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fresh baobab leaves (tùkáɣú) used for soup, the flesh of the pods can be eaten and the seeds can be roasted and made into a paste for flavouring
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : tùá (Dagomba)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Anacardium occidentale, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : àntírìnyà (Dagomba)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Anacardium occidentale, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : àntírìnyà (Dagomba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), tree of Annona senegalensis with edible fruit.
H(104) roots are used to treat waist-pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bulimbugu (Dagomba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), leaves are fed to animals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bulimbugu (Dagomba)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Anogeissus leiocarpa, together with Terminalia avicennioides or Terminalia glaucescens are used to treat diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : shììyà (Dagomba)
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) creeping weed used to staunch blood flows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : zìnyùrìgù (Dagomba)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) twigs of Azadirachta indica used as chewsticks. Oil from the seeds is used to preserve stored crops.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : nyímsílì (Dagomba)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) small thorn tree with edible fruit
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gàblìgá (Dagomba)
Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Official name : Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) cut leaves to feed the animals.
Fluff is collected for pillows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : va!bgà (Dagomba)
Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Official name : Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(201), H(208)
Recipes : H(003) thorns are burnt and the charcoal resulting is mixed with butter to treat a swollen body
H(208), dried gum is used for scent
H(201) the mistletoe growing on this tree has important magical uses, being included in a medicine used to start quarrels in the household. Farmers do not like to cultivate under it because the land is infertile. The bark is burnt to make a smoke that drives away aliZini spirits.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : va!bgà (Dagomba)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) Shrub of Calotropis procera growing on exhausted land whose roots are used as medicine. The latex is used to sour milk when making cheese.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : wàlàpùgú (Dagomba)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruit of Carica papaya, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : góndílí (Dagomba)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) used to treat stomach pains, ONS. Of Cassia sieberiana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kù(l)`kpàryòò (Dagomba)
Cleome viscosa L.
Official name : Cleome viscosa L.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x) roots of Cleome viscosa are used as chewsticks and which make the teeth red
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bùdùnì (Dagomba)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(004x), H(103)
Recipes : H(004x) the fibre is boiled to treat internal sores.
H(103) the chewstick is used to keep the teeth firm.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gbìrgá (Dagomba)
Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum elliotii Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(004x), H(103)
Recipes : H(004x) the fibre is boiled to treat internal sores.
H(103) the chewstick is used to keep the teeth firm.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gbìrgá (Dagomba)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) the roots are ground and applied to sores.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : yùríŋ kóŋà (Dagomba)
Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Official name : Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) herb of Curculigo pilosa whose corm or tuber is used for medicine
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : táríŋgúlì (Dagomba)
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(201)
Recipes : H(037) rhizome of Cyperus articulatus used as a remedy for coughs. There are two types, the cultivated type and the type found in the bush.
H(201) the powerful smell of Cyperus articulatus is intended to repel evil spirits
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : nansagti kpirli, yìŋ bìná, yò bìná. (Dagomba)
Cyperus maculatus Boeck.
Official name : Cyperus maculatus Boeck.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) cattle worms , Cyperus maculatus, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kùlsáá (Dagomba)
Cyperus rotundus L.
Official name : Cyperus rotundus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), ONS of Cyperus rotundus used to treat cattle worms, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kùlsáá (Dagomba)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(095), H(169)
Recipes : H(095) women used this as a chewstick.
H(169) The roots of Daniellia oliveri are boiled and drunk as a palliative for a hernia.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : nyòò (Dagomba)
Dioscorea lecardii De Wild.
Official name : Dioscorea lecardii De Wild.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) wild yam used for medicine
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : lìnlìríŋ (Dagomba)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(201) the roots of Diospyros mespiliformis are used in a decoction to drive away spirits. The fruits are edible and in some parts of Dagombaland are the property of the village chief.
H(095) Figs are easy to get and fresh and falseebony fruits have fallen on the ground and are dry and not tasty
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gàà (Dagomba)
Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Official name : Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
Symptoms : H(202)
Recipes : H(202) the leaves of Eclipta alba are applied to the skin to bring back its normal colour.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : maŋ mabele (Dagomba)
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) the oil of Elaeis guineensis is used extensively in cooking
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kpáákpà (Dagomba)
Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Official name : Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(201)
Recipes : H(092), H(201) ordeal tree ( (Erythrophleum africanum)), ONS. , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bùlágbíríwó (Dagomba)
Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Official name : Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : H(092) plant of Erythrophleum africanum is a poison to animals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bùlágbíríwó (Dagomba)
Eugenia herbacea A.Chev.
Official name : Eugenia herbacea A.Chev.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) wild plant (Eugenia herbacea ) with small edible brown berries + handful of porridge’
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : dàkòl sàgábo!rlí (Dagomba)
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(000)
Recipes : H(000) ONS. of Euphorbia hirta used for children’s medicines, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : ŋmání má bíhìlì (Dagomba)
Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Official name : Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) eaten by cows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : lòòzúlí (Dagomba)
Fadogia agrestis Schweinf. ex Hiern
Official name : Fadogia agrestis Schweinf. ex Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) wild plant of Fadogia agrestis with small edible brown berries
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : sòɣlákábgá (Dagomba)
Ficus platyphylla Del.
Official name : Ficus platyphylla Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(201)
Recipes : H(003) a liquid is tapped from the root of Ficus platyphylla and rubbed on a swollen body.
H(201) the bark is an ingredient in various secret love-philtres.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gàlìnzènyâŋ (Dagomba)
Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch.
Official name : Gardenia erubescens Stapf & Hutch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) shrub with small, edible apple-like fruit and sweet smelling yellow or white blossoms.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : dàzù nàánaáɣà (Dagomba)
Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Official name : Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Gomphrena celosioides , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : ŋònsúrí (Dagomba)
Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Official name : Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) eaten by cows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : lòòzúlí (Dagomba)
Hibiscus surattensis L.
Official name : Hibiscus surattensis L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Hibiscus surattens are used as spinach.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bírílì (Dagomba)
Hibiscus surattensis L.
Official name : Hibiscus surattensis L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Hibiscus surattensis are used as spinach.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bírílì (Dagomba)
Isoberlinia tomentosa (Harms) Craib & Stapf
Official name : Isoberlinia tomentosa (Harms) Craib & Stapf
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) the fresh leaves are fed to cattle.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kpálsò pièlègá (Dagomba)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(056), H(095)
Recipes : H(056) false castor oil plant, used for hedges; leaves are used for dressing guinea-worm swellings.
H(095) the twigs are used as chewsticks. used as chewsticks.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : shindazugu (Dagomba)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(000), H(203)
Recipes : H(000) the bark of Khaya senegalensis is boiled for medicine.
H(203) the wood is used for mortars
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kúgá (Dagomba)
Lannea acida A. Rich.
Official name : Lannea acida A. Rich.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina acida (A. Rich.) Oliv.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) the bark of Lannea acida is used to make a medicine for children with sores on the stomach or anus.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : sìnsàbgà (Dagomba)
Lannea acida A. Rich.
Official name : Lannea acida A. Rich.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina acida (A. Rich.) Oliv.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the leaves of Lannea acida are used to feed animals
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : sìnsàbgà (Dagomba)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Maytenus senegalensis are used as a medicine
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : zègólì (Dagomba)
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Official name : Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Nauclea africana Willd.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the leaves of Mitragyna inermis are used to feed animals
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : yokaɣalaŋga (Dagomba)
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Official name : Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Nauclea africana Willd.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), hardy wood roots of Mitragyna inermis used for medicine.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : yokaɣalaŋga (Dagomba)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(000), H(095), H(103), H(118)
Recipes : H(000), the bitter leaves of Nauclea latifolia are boiled for medicine.
H(095) the fruit is edible.
H(103), H(118) the roots are cut up and used as medicine for toothache and a sore throat.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gùlúŋgûŋ (Dagomba)
Nymphaea lotus L.
Official name : Nymphaea lotus L.
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(095)
Recipes : H(013) the fresh leaves of Nymphaea lotus are ground and then applied to boils.
H(095), produces a small edible grain used as a famine food or eaten by children.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kùlchí (Dagomba)
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(004), H(095), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004), the bark of Parkia biglobosa is burnt and mixed with earthworm casts and used to smooth away scars.
H(095) the seeds are fermented and made into strongsmelling cakes sold to flavour food.
H(104) the yellow powder inside the pods is eaten as a snack and boiled up into a sweet drink and a weak solution of this is used for stomach medicine.
H(113) the bark is also soaked and the water is rubbed on the skin for ‘bone pain’ (arthritis?)
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : dòó (Dagomba)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gwávà (Dagomba)
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) the leaves of Pupalia lappacea are used as medicine for diarrhoea.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : ŋònsúrí (Dagomba)
Sacciolepis africana C.E. Hubb. & Snowden
Official name : Sacciolepis africana C.E. Hubb. & Snowden
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) plant of Cineraria deltoidea eaten by cows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : lòòzúlí (Dagomba)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) the leaves of Spondias monbin together with Securidaca longepedunculata are soaked for an inahlation taken for seven days to cure ‘whole-body’ pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kpalga (Dagomba)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(104), H(139), the oily tuberof Sesbania sesban is boiled up to make medicine for waist pains and impotence.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : tìŋkpám (Dagomba)
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(041), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(041) the bark of Spondias mombin is used in a medicine with other ingreditents to cure anthrax.
H(104) the roots of Spondias monbin are used in a decoction for stomach trouble
H(137) the leaves of Spondias monbin together with Securidaca longepedunculata are soaked for an inahlation taken for seven days to cure ‘whole-body’ pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : mìmììŋà (Dagomba)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(10O) the roots of Stereospermum kunthianum are used to treat gonorrhoea.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : zúgúbétiâ (Dagomba)
Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Official name : Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poison, plant of Strophanthus hispidus from which arrow-poison is made.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : yábgà (Dagomba)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) the fruits of Tamarindus indica are cured, dried and made into balls for sale, used as a purgative and for cleaning brass utensils.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : púhúgá (Dagomba)
Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Official name : Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tephrosia purpurea L. Persoon
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the leaves of Tephrosia purpurea are fed to goats and sheep.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bàŋlàɣú (Dagomba)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) shrub used to poison fish
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bìm (Dagomba)
Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia dictyoneura Diels
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), the leaves of Anogeissus leiocarpus, together with Terminalia avicennioidesare used to treat diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : korli (Dagomba)
Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia schimperiana Hochst.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), the leaves of Anogeissus leiocarpus, together with Terminalia glaucescens are used to treat diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : korli (Dagomba)
Tridax procumbens L.
Official name : Tridax procumbens L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) eaten by animals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : àlúúrà (Dagomba)
Vernonia guineensis Benth.
Official name : Vernonia guineensis Benth.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Baccharoides guineensis (Benth.) H. Rob.
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), Vernonia guineensis, plant with many bulbs used as an aphrodisiac
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : nyèrkóbgà (Dagomba)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(095)
Recipes : H(018) the bark of Vitex doniana is boiled and added to acid water from ash and rubbed on a sore head. A cure can be expected in three days.
H(095), the fruits are eaten and also boiled to make a sweet drink. The young leaves can be cooked in soup.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : ŋàrìŋà (Dagomba)
Vitex grandifolia Gürke
Official name : Vitex grandifolia Gürke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruits are eaten and also boiled to make a sweet drink. The young leaves can be cooked in soup. The bark is boiled and added to acid water from ash and rubbed on a sore head. A cure can be expected in three days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : ŋàrìŋà (Dagomba)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(095), H(202)
Recipes : H(095) shrub whose roots are used as chewsticks and H(202) which make the teeth red
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bùdùnì (Dagomba)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruits of Ximenia americana, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : lìlíŋga (Dagomba)