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Reference : HB 53

Author(s) : Belayneh, A. Asfaw, S. Demissew, N. F. Bussa
Title : Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 8:42 ( 2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/42
Reference HB 53 has information about 51 plants :
Abutilon fruticosum Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Abutilon fruticosum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves of Abutilon fruticosum are crushed and tied on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : balanbal (Somali)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(027y), H(037), H(104), H(124), H(179)
Recipes : H(027y, 41) postpartum complications, H(179, 41) kidney disease, concoction of barks, flowers, leaves of Acacia albida, VO
H(104, 41) stomachache / H(008, 41) diarrhea, concoction of crushed barks, flowers, leaves of Acacia albida, VO, enema
H(037, 41) cough,H(037, 41)pneumonia, H(124, 41) haemorrhage, concoction of barks, flowers, leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : gerbi (Oromo), (Somali)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, hot infusion of leaves of Acacia brevispica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hamaresa (Oromo)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(008), H(076), H(094), H(103x)
Recipes : H(008, 39) dysentery, crushed leaves and barks of Acacia nilotica, concoction, VO., herbal bath
H(076, 39) mouth infections, H(103, 39) toothache, H(103x, 39) bad breath (haliosis), leaves and barks crushed, chewed and spit
H(094, 39) haemorrhoids, crushed leaves and barks, concoction, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : serkema (Oromo) mere-aga, galol (Somali)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(039), H(201)
Recipes : H(039) anal parasitic, H(201) expel bad sprit & 'MICH, stem barks of Acacia oerfota are crushed, rubbed & tied on anus (all those symptoms for MICH, H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) = MICH)
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : ajo (Oromo)
Acacia robusta Burch.
Official name : Acacia robusta Burch.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, concoction of roots of Acacia robusta, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : wangeyo (Oromo)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(001, 38) eye disease, decoction of fresh gum of Acacia senegal, eye bath
H(113, 38) backbone pain, decoction of fresh gum, VO.
H(006, 38) constipation, H(104, 38) stomachache, fresh gum, VO raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : sobensa (Oromo), edad, adad (Somali)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(118) throat infection, H(104) stomachache / H(008) diarrhea, concoction, hot infusion of leaves and barks of Acacia tortilis , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : tadacha, dhadhacha (Oromo)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(106), H(155)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(106) mosquito repellent, smoking the area with stems and leaves of Acokanthera schimperi to stifle the insect
H(155) tonsillitis, concoction with stems and leaves, rinsing the H(118) throat
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kararo (Oromo), wabayo, oboyo (Somali)
Aloe pirottae A.Berger
Official name : Aloe pirottae A.Berger
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(020), H(051), H(102), H(104), H(106)
Recipes : H(001, 48) eye disease, ointment jel of leaves
H(013, 48) tropical ulcer, leaves juice extract, local application
H(104) colon cleaner, sap, VO.
H(051, 48) paludism, concoction of leaves, VO.
H(020, 48) snake bite, fluid extract, VO.
H(102, 48) gallstone, fluid extract, VO.
H(106) insect repellent, smoking the area with dried leaves to stifle the insect
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hargeysa (Oromo), gebedherta, de’ar (Somali)
Asparagus leptocladodius Chiov.
Official name : Asparagus leptocladodius Chiov.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(179, 38) kidney and liver disease, crushed of leaves and roots of Asparagus leptocladodius, concoction, herbal bath & VO.
H(055, 38) vomiting of children (Emesis), leaves and roots, concoction and hot infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : keleme sere (Oromo)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(014), H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(051, 47) paludism, leaf extract of Azadirachta indica , VO.
H(014, 47)) fungal infection, leaf extract, and oil from seed flower extract, local application
H(068, 47)) intestinal worms, oil from seed, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kinina (Oromo)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(033x), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(004, 42) wound, leaves crushed of Balanites aegyptiaca and tie
H(020, 42) snake bite, roots of Balanites aegyptiaca, crushed & tied
H(033x, 42) premature ejaculation, fruits boiled with tea|hoja, VO.
H(051, 42) paludism, concoction of roots, VO.
H(108, 42) influenza, oil from seed and nectar; VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : bedeno (Oromo), got, kutan (Somali)
Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr.
Official name : Balanites glabra Mildbr. & Schltr.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, crushed roots of Balanites glabra, herbal bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kutka (Oromo)
Barleria eranthemoides R. Br. ex C.B. Clarke
Official name : Barleria eranthemoides R. Br. ex C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(212)
Recipes : H(033) infertility of women, H(212) Rh factor disease, roots of Barleria eranthemoides smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kumutu gala (Oromo), goda-adosha (Somali)
Boscia minimifolia Chiov.
Official name : Boscia minimifolia Chiov.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) plaie, feuilles de Boscia minimifolia, feuilles écrasées et attachées, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : meygag (Somali)
Capparis fascicularis DC.
Official name : Capparis fascicularis DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, chewed roots of Capparis fascicularis, chew & spit
H(004) wound, crushed and tied, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hida sere (Oromo)
Capparis sepiaria L.
Official name : Capparis sepiaria L.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swollen body (with oozing pus), crushed leaves of Capparis sepiaria, tied
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : riga gange (Oromo)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache / H(006) worm expel, decoction of leaves of Senna italica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, crushed roots of Senna obtusifolia, tied, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : jacjacle (Somali)
Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, leaves concoction of Cissus rotundifolia, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : shumbur lubu (Oromo)
Commelina stephaniniana Chiov.
Official name : Commelina stephaniniana Chiov.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin fungus, cream / sap from stems of Commelina stephaniniana, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hola gabis (Oromo)
Commicarpus sinuatus Meikle
Official name : Commicarpus sinuatus Meikle
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(118)
Recipes : H(118) throat infection, concoction off leaves of Commicarpus sinuatus, gargle bath
H(038) urination problem, concoction off leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kontom (Oromo)
Commiphora schimperi (O.Berg) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora schimperi (O.Berg) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y) tearing of the vaginal wall due to birth, dried barks of Commiphora schimperi , smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : dekero, hamessa (Oromo), kobok (Somali)
Corchorus trilocularis Lam.
Official name : Corchorus trilocularis Lam.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Corchorus somalicus Gandorger
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal disorder, concoction of stems of Corchorus trilocularis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : mulukiya (Oromo)
Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
Official name : Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin fungus, crushed leaves of Crotalaria laburnifolia, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : darga, gelelo (Somali)
Crotalaria retusa L.
Official name : Crotalaria retusa L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swollen body part- GOFLA, roots & leaves of Crotalaria retusa , concoction, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : bobo-halle (Somali)
Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Official name : Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(102), H(126)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(020) snake bite, carnivore bite, roots, fruits of Cucumis dipsaceus, local application
H(102) gallstone, H(126) hepatitis, roots concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hare goge (Oromo)
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) parasitic worms, roots of Dodonaea angustifolia, rubbed on anus
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : edechaa (Oromo)
Euclea racemosa subsp. schimperi (A. DC.) F. White
Official name : Euclea racemosa subsp. schimperi (A. DC.) F. White
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) joint pain, hot infusion of leaves of Euclea racemosa, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : mi'esaa (Oromo)
Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(104), H(130)
Recipes : H(001) poor sight, H(051) paludism, H(104) stomachache, H(130) paralysis, nectar of Euphorbia abyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : dharkena (Oromo)
Euphorbia burgeri M. Gilbert
Official name : Euphorbia burgeri M. Gilbert
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swollen body (with oozing pus), leaves of Euphorbia burgeri, crushed and tied
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hadami (Oromo)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach disease / H(068) worms, leaves of Grewia bicolor concoction, VO.
H(104) intestinal infection, H(006) laxative, concoction of barks, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : haroresa, suta neqebu (Oromo), aroresa (Somali)
Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney infection, fruits concoction of Grewia ferruginea, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, roots concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : bururi, tatesa, ogemdi gurati (Oromo), Lato (Somali)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) tropical ulcer, roots of Ozoroa insignis, crushed & tied, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : rukeylu, garri (Oromo), ogol, wugradad (Somali),
Heliotropium aegyptiacum Lehm.
Official name : Heliotropium aegyptiacum Lehm.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, roots of Heliotropium aegyptiacum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : maadaaris (Somali)
Hibiscus dongolensis Del.
Official name : Hibiscus dongolensis Del.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dermal infections, leaves of Hibiscus dongolensis crushed and tied
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hydnora johannis Beccari
Official name : Hydnora johannis Beccari
Family : Hydnoraceae
Synonyms : Hydnora abyssinica A.Br.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(003), H(076), H(124)
Recipes : H(003, 45) swollen body part- GOFLA, H(004) wound, crushed & tied
H(124, 45) haemorrhage, roots crushed & tied
H(008, 45) diarrhea, fruits concoction, VO.
H(076, 45) mouth infections, cooked roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : tuka(Oromo), likki, likeh, dise (Somali)
Indigofera amorphoides Jaub. & Spach
Official name : Indigofera amorphoides Jaub. & Spach
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heart disease, leaves of Indigofera amorphoides, hot infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : jeere (Somali)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, oil squeezed of seeds of Jatropha curcas, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : andelmeluc (Somali)
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling at ear (Otitis), small beads of stem of Justicia schimperiana prepared and tie on the neck
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : dhumuga (Oromo)
Mentha spicata L.
Official name : Mentha spicata L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(151)
Recipes : stop extended flow of menstruation, blood pressure, leaves of Mentha spicata, hot infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : nana-kuti (Oromo)
Oncoba spinosa Forssk.
Official name : Oncoba spinosa Forssk.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, ointment of fruits of Oncoba spinosa
H(008) dysentery, fruit hot infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : jilbo (Oromo), bulisagna (Somali)
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) hair fungus, crushed leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : tini (Oromo)
Plectranthus cylindraceus Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Plectranthus cylindraceus Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Plectranthus villosus T. Cooke
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) spots on skin-infants , spots on skin on baby, dried leaves of Plectranthus cylindraceus, crushed, herbal bath & smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : barbarisha gara (Oromo)
Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. Oleracea
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L. subsp. Oleracea
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014, 40) fungal infection, crushed leaves of Portulaca oleracea , local application
H(006, 40) constipation, H(104, 40) gastritis, peptic ulcers, cooked vegetable, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : merere hare (Oromo), Siyo (Somali)
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) haemorrhage, leaves and roots of Sarcostemma viminalecrushed, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(051), H(094), H(104)
Recipes : H(004, 44) wound, flowers in powder of Tamarindus indica, local application
H(008, 44) dysentery, pulp in concoction, VO.
H(051, 44) fever, flowers in concoction,VO.
H(051, 44) paludism, stem powder, concoction, VO.
H(094, 44) haemorrhoids, pulp leaves, local application
H(104, 44) stomachache / H(068) parasite, fruits, concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : roka (Oromo), roka, hamer (Somali)
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) vomiting (emesis), bark of Trichilia emetica, concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : ununu (Oromo)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, dried branches with leaves of Withania somnifera, smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : hidi gudeye (Oromo), guryo-fan (Somali)
Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Official name : Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus africana P. Mill. , Ziziphus sphaerocarpa Tul.
Symptoms : H(003), H(008)
Recipes : H(003) swollen body part- GOFLA, leaves concoction of Ziziphus spina-christi, herbal bath
H(008) diarrhea, leaves concoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Eastern Ethiopia) (Erer Valley of Babile Wereda)
Vernacular name : kurkura (Oromo), gob, geb (Somali)