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Reference : HB 44

Author(s) : Bekalo, T. H., S. D. Woodmatas, Z. A. Woldemariam
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5: 26 (2009) doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-5-26 + Additional file
Reference HB 44 has information about 125 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(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, crushed fresh leaves of Ficus thonningii homogenized in H2O, VO., to prevent allergy the residue as smokebath. On the next day fresh root of Kyllinga bulbosa crushed and homogenized in H2O, VO. and the residue serves for smokebath. On the 3rd day crushed concoction of Oldenlandia goreensis and Achyranthes aspera homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : zanggiya (Konta)
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(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wound in mouth, chewing fresh flower
H(104) abdominal distention, fresh flower and leaves of Acmella caulirhiza crushed then homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : aydaamiyaa (Konta)
Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Official name : Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, decocted above ground part of the plant of Aerva lanata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : picppiccaa (Konta)
Ajuga alba (Gürke) Robyns
Official name : Ajuga alba (Gürke) Robyns
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, crushed fresh leaves of Ajuga alba homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : kaare dhaliyaa (Konta)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, drinking decocted older leaves of Sapium ellipticum with Allium cepa
H(037) cough (infants) , 1st day the infant will drink decocted fresh fruit (seed) of Ocimum basilicum which is mixed with butter, 2nd day the infant will drink decocted Allium cepa mixed with butter, 3rd day the infant will drink decocted Artemisia afra mixed with butter
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : shunkkurttiya (Konta)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, pounded dried seed of Brassica juncea of Lepidium sativum and Nigella sativa with fresh bulb of Allium sativum then the concoction mixed with butter, pounded, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : tuummuwaa (Konta)
Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Official name : Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(201)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, pounded dried root of Alysicarpus glumaceus mixed with water, VO.
H(201) evil eye, fresh leaves tied with cloth to put on neck like a necklace
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : woraa haso dhalee (Konta)
Anarrhinum forskaohlii (Gmel.) Cufod. subsp. Abyssinicum
Official name : Anarrhinum forskaohlii (Gmel.) Cufod. subsp. Abyssinicum
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, chewing dry or fresh root or crushed fresh leaves of Anarrhinum forskaohlii homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : naattiruwaa (Konta)
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal parasite, H(104) abdominal distention, crushed fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium which is homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, fresh crushed concoction of fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium of Artemisia afra and Ruta chalepensis homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(104) abdominal cramp, crushed fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia afra and Cuscuta campestris, concocted, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : naattiruwaa (Konta)
Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Official name : Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(201)
Recipes : H(037) cough, decocted fresh leaves of Artemisia abyssinica mixing with butter, VO.
H(201) evil spirit, crushed fresh root of Artemisia abyssinica homogenized in H2O and the patient will drink, and the patient allowed smelling the residue.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : bushadhdhiiya (Konta)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough (infants) , 1st day the infant will drink decocted fresh fruit (seed) of Ocimum basilicum which is mixed with butter, 2nd day the infant will drink decocted Allium cepa mixed with butter, 3rd day the infant will drink decocted Artemisia afra mixed with butter
H(037) cough, H(091) to maintain health of infants, decocted fresh leaves mixing with butter, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, fresh crushed concoction of fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium of Artemisia afra and Ruta chalepensis homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, fresh crushed leave of Artemisia absinthium concocted with Artemisia afra and homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(104) abdominal cramp, crushed fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia afra and Cuscuta campestris, concocted, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : aguppiyaa (Konta)
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver disease, crushed fresh root of Asparagus recemosus is homogenized in H2O to drink. On the next day crushed fresh leaves homogenized in H2O to drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : zulua hargia dhale (Konta)
Barleria ventricosa Hochst. ex Nees
Official name : Barleria ventricosa Hochst. ex Nees
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, crushed fresh root of Barleria ventricosa concocted with the leaves of Leonotis ocymifolia then homogenized in wate, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : gingginoo (Konta)
Biophytum abyssinicum Steud. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Biophytum abyssinicum Steud. ex A.Rich.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) expel leech , fresh crushed above ground part of Biophytum abyssinicum homogenized in H2O adding salt, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : denggo (Konta)
Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj. & Coss.
Official name : Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj. & Coss.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) intestinal parasite, concoct dry pounded seed of Nigella sativa with pounded dry Brassica juncea seed and Echinops kebericho root then the powder mixed with butter, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, pounded dried seed of Brassica juncea of Lepidium sativum and Nigella sativa with fresh bulb of Allium sativum then the concoction mixed with butter, pounded with dried, pounded with dried , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : sannaafiya (Konta)
Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Official name : Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Synonyms : Buddleja acuminata R. Br.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, juice of fresh crushed leaves of Buddleja polystachya droped in nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : kamppaaraa (Konta)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020) snake bite, any part of the plant of Calpurnia aurea crushed and homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : cadhdhiw (Konta)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(020), H(103)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, any part of the plant of Calpurnia aurea crushed and homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(103) toothache , crushed fresh root tied with cloth and put in tooth
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : cadhdhiw (Konta)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, crushed fresh leaves of Carica papaya homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, pounding dry seed of Carica papaya then eat with food mixing with butter (if available)
H(068) intestinal parasite, crushed fresh root homogenized in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : paappa (Konta)
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(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, crushed or pounded fresh or dried root of Carissa spinarum homogenized in H2O to drink and wash the bite with crushed fresh root
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : laade/algaa (Konta)