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Reference : HB 52

Author(s) : Bhat, R.B., A. A. Adeloye & E.O. Etejere
Title : Some Medicinal Plants of Nigeria Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany, Vol. 6 N° 1 (1985)
Reference HB 52 has information about 32 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(056)
Recipes : H(051)fever, crushed sun-dried roots of Strophanthus hispidus in powder with 3 alligator peper seeds (Aframomum melegueta). Aframomum melegueta. VO.1 teaspoon of the powder twice daily
H(056) guinea worm, grounded leaves of Celosia trigyna and 3 alligator pepper seeds opf Aframomum melegueta, mixture rubbed in incisions made on affected part
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(045), H(109), H(116), H(124)
Recipes : H(045) to prevent infection of a wound. The crushed leaves of Ageratum conyzoides are used to cover the wound
H(109) neck pain, washed leaves are sun dried and then grounded in fine powder mixed with shea butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum). Massage with the ointment of the neck
H(116) irregular menstruation and menstrual pain, leaves are crushed with hands in a pot with H2O. VO. The filtrate, a full cup twice daily
H(124) stop bleeding, juice of crushed leaves applied on the cut
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : imi-esu (Yoruba), akwekwe-nwaosi n'aka (Ibo)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(051), H(137)
Recipes : H(051) fever, bulk of Mangifera indica, leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, barks of Citrus sp. and leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are cooked for 3-4 hours in earthen pots.The decoction is used as a bath and VO. (1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults
H(137) pain reliever, leaves on hot stones then smeared with palm oil then massage on the affected part of the body
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Alternanthera nodiflora R. Br.
Official name : Alternanthera nodiflora R. Br.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) pain reliver, leaves are put on hot stone and later smeared on affected part with palm oil
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : dagunro (Yoruba)
Baphia nitida Lodd.
Official name : Baphia nitida Lodd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) irregular menstruation, the whole plant of Euphorbia prostrata, a small quantity of Baphia nitida are grounded in smooth powder, VO. In pap. 2 teaspoonful twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(109)
Recipes : H(103) tooth-ache, decoction of leaves of Uvaria chamae during 12 h + shea butter oil ( Butyrospermum paradoxum), VO 2 X/ Day in a small cup
H(109) neck pain, washed leaves are sun dried and then grounded in fine powder mixed with shea butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum). Massage with the ointment of the neck
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Byrsocarpus viridis (Gilg) G.Schellenb.
Official name : Byrsocarpus viridis (Gilg) G.Schellenb.
Family : Connaraceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(118)
Recipes : H(103) tooth-ache, juice of leaves of Byrsocarpus viridis ; Local application with a cotton wool to the affected part. Application 3 X / Day
H(118) sore throat, leaves of Byrsocarpus viridis are sun dried + 7 seeds of Aframomum melegueta and crushed, VO. 1/2 teaspoonful 2 X / Day
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, VO. Soft sweet part of the ripe fruit of Carica papaya
H(037) cough and catarrh, decoction of leaves of Carica papaya during 5 hours + honey. VO the cold liquid, 1 cupfull for adults + 1/2 for children
H(104) stomach upset, VO. unripe fruit
H(112) abortion VO. unripe fruits with seeds
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ibepe (Yoruba), gwanda (Hausa), ojo (Ibo)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(014)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, sun dried leaves of Carica papaya grounded with potassium aluminium sulphate, VO, 2 teaspoonful at the time of need
H(014) ringworm, to rub the affected part withcrushed leaves in H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : asunwon (Yoruba), ogala (Ibo)
Celosia trigyna L.
Official name : Celosia trigyna L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(056)
Recipes : H(056) guinea worm, grounded leaves of Celosia trigyna and 3 alligator pepper seeds (Amomum subulatum (Aframomum melegueta), mixture rubbed in incisions made on affected part
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ata (Yoruba)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(056)
Recipes : H(056) guinea worm: leaves and seeds of Chenopodium ambrosioides are ground together + palm oil. Local application. It makes the worm to come out of the leg without pain
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(045), H(051x)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, leaves and roots of Eupatorium odoratum, leaves of Citrus sp., barks of Mangifera indica in decoction, bath and VO. , 1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults 3X / Day
H(045) antiseptic again injury, crushed leaves by hands to cover the affected part
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Citrus sp.
Official name : Citrus sp.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : H(051) fever, bulk of Mangifera indica, laeves of Cymbopogon citratus, barks of Citrus sp. and leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are cooked for 3-4 hours in earthen pots.The decoction is used as a bath and VO. (1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults
H(051x) yellow fever, leaves and roots of Eupatorium odoratum, leaves of Citrus sp., barks of Mangifera indica in decoction, bath and VO. , 1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults 3X / Day
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Coldenia procumbens L.
Official name : Coldenia procumbens L.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(094)
Recipes : H(051) fever, decoction of leaves of Coldenia procumbens, barks of Mangifera indica in a earthen pot. The filtrate is taken in a bath and VO. Children half glass cup, adults, full glass cup.
H(094) piles, crushed leaves in H2O, the filtrate is VO.. 1/2 cup fof children and 1 to 2 cup for adults
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ijaa (Yoruba)
Commelina lagosensis C.B.Clarke
Official name : Commelina lagosensis C.B.Clarke
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, leaves of Commelina lagosensis of Phyllanthus rotundifolius crushed in H2O + salt, VO. 1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, bulk of Mangifera indica, laeves of Cymbopogon citratus, barks of Citrus sp. and leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are cooked for 3-4 hours in earthen pots.The decoction is used as a bath and VO. (1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(116)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, the whole plant is ground with a small quantity of table salt. VO. 2 teaspoonful for children and a full cup for adults
H(116) irregular menstruation, the whole plant of Euphorbia prostrata, a small quantity of Baphia nitida are grounded in smooth powder, VO. In pap. 2 teaspoonful twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : emile (Yoruba), kurar shanu (Hausa)
Gomphrena globosa L.
Official name : Gomphrena globosa L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) body sores, paste of crushed leaves of Gomphrena globosa on the affected part and covered with a leaf of the same plant
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kandiri (Hausa)
Jatropha podagrica Hook.
Official name : Jatropha podagrica Hook.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, leaves of Jatropha podagrica of Heliotropium indicum are crushed in H2O. VO. the filtrate, 1 cup twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, fresh leaves of Kalanchoe crenata are soften by heating on fire. The leaves are squeezed and the liquid collected which is mixed with a small quantity of red palm oil. VO. + massage of the body
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : odundu (Yoruba), onwa (Ibo)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : H(051) fever, bulk of Mangifera indica, laeves of Cymbopogon citratus, barks of Citrus sp. and leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are cooked for 3-4 hours in earthen pots.The decoction is used as a bath and VO. (1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults
H(051) fever, decoction of leaves of Coldenia procumbens, barks of Mangifera indica in a earthen pot. The filtrate is taken in a bath and VO. Children half glass cup, adults, full glass cup.
H(051x) yellow fever, leaves and roots of Eupatorium odoratum, leaves of Citrus sp., barks of Mangifera indica in decoction, bath and VO. , 1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults 3X / Day
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : mangongo (Yoruba), mangwaro (Hausa), manggolo (ibo)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, liquid of the crushed whole plant + a small quantity of table salt, VO. 1/2 cup for children a full cup for adults once daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(099x), H(157)
Recipes : H(099x) stimulant, grounded sun dried leaves in a powder. To be snuff or put on the tongue and take orally
H(157) convulsion, juice fron crushed leaves of Nicotiana tabacum in a bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewe taba (Yoruba), taba (Hausa), anwere (Ibo)
Octolepis casearia Oliv.
Official name : Octolepis casearia Oliv.
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(113)
Recipes : H(053) ear ache, juice from crushed leaves of Octolepis casearia + latex of Rauwolfia vomitoria + a feather of a bird is used to apply the mixture into ears
H(113) rheumatism, sun-dried leaves are grounded with 7 seeds of Aframomum melegueta. The powder is applied on incisions on the affected part -
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, decoction of leaves of Pergularia daemia. The filtrate is VO. 3 spoonful for chidren, one full glass cup for adults
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atufa (Yoruba)
Phyllanthus rotundifolius Klein ex Willd.
Official name : Phyllanthus rotundifolius Klein ex Willd.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, leaves of Commelina lagosensis of Phyllanthus rotundifolius crushed in H2O + salt, VO. 1/2 cup for children and a full cup for adults
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Pterocarpus lucens Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) rashes, decoction of the leaves of Pterocarpus lucens with the barks of Citrus sp. during 8 h. Bath + fresh leaves are used as sponges
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) sterility in womenpowder from a mixture of the fruits of Pupalia lappacea of a dried squirrel and maize grains. VO. 3 teaspoonful in a pap
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : emo-agbo (Yoruba), marin kusu (Hausa), ose (Ibo)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear ache, juice from crushed leaves of Octolepis casearia + latex of Rauwolfia vomitoria + a feather of a bird is used to apply the mixture into ears
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) antivomitif, juice of crushed leaves of Spondias monbin. 2 to 3 spoonful are VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ekika (Yoruba), isadar (Hausa), ijikara (Ibo)
Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Official name : Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Strophanthus hispidus are grounded with salt. VO; with palm wine 2 X / Day
H(051) fever, crushed sun-dried roots of Strophanthus hispidus in powder with 3 alligator peper seeds (Aframomum melegueta). Aframomum melegueta. VO.1 teaspoon of the powder twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : isa (Yoruba), kwankwani ( (Hausa)
Uvaria chamae P. Beauv.
Official name : Uvaria chamae P. Beauv.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth-ache, decoction of leaves of Uvaria chamae during 12 h + shea butter oil ( Butyrospermum paradoxum), VO 2 X / Day in a small cup
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors