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Reference : HB 54

Author(s) : Bisi-Johnson, M. A., Obi, C. L., Kambizi, L. and Nkomo, M.
Title : A survey of indigenous herbal diarrhoeal remedies of O.R. Tambo district, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9(8), pp. 1245-1254 (2010) http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB
Reference HB 54 has information about 30 plants :
Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, bark infusion of Acacia mearnsii taken orally
H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) abdominal ailments, root of Prunus africana, bark of Acacia mearnsii and leaves of Psidium guajava and roots of umswaninge (?), RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ublekwana (Xhosa), udywabasi (Xhosa), (Zulu), blackwood, black wattle (English)
Acokanthera oblongifolia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oblongifolia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ailments, boil equal part of root and stem of Elephantorrhiza elephantina of Acokanthera oblongifolia, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ache, H(068) antihelmintic, leaves decoction of Acokanthera oppositifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : inhlungunyembe, intlungunyembe (Xhosa), (Zulu), common poison-bush (English)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves decoction of Aloe ferox (Aloe candelabrum (Status rejected))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ikhalana, inkalane (Xhosa), uphondonde (Zulu), candelabrum Aloe (English)
Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Official name : Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Bidens bipinnata in infusion of and leaves edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : uvelemampondweni, uvelegoli, spanish-black jack, spanish needle (English)
Bulbine abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Bulbine abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(077)) vomiting,H(037) tuberculosisis, decoction of leaves of Bulbine abyssinica
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : utswelana intelezi (Xhosa) ibhucu (Zulu), incelwane (Xhosa); bushy bulbine (English)
Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
Official name : Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(000) various diseases, leaves of Carprobotus edulis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ikhambilamabulawo, umgongozi, igcuthuma, unomatyumtyum, igcukuma, Hottentot’s fig, (English)
Curtisia dentata (Burn. F.) C.A. Sm.
Official name : Curtisia dentata (Burn. F.) C.A. Sm.
Family : Cornaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ailments, barks, roots of Curtisia dentata, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, infusion of ground tuber of Scilla sp. of Hydnora africana, Curtisia dentata.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umlahleni (Xhosa), (Zulu), unsirayi (Xhosa), umgxina, umlahleni (Sefile), assegaai (English)
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ailments, boil equal part of root and stem of Elephantorrhiza elephantina of Acokanthera oblongifolia, VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(116) menstrual disorder, infusion of ground stem of Elephantorrhiza elephantina
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : intolwane (Xhosa), (Zulu), skeels, elephant’s root (English)
Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Official name : Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal problems, decoction of bulbs of Eucomis autumnalis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ubuhlungu becanti, isithithibala (Xhosa), umathunga (Zulu), common pineapple flower (English)
Euphorbia cooperi N.E.Br. ex A.Berger
Official name : Euphorbia cooperi N.E.Br. ex A.Berger
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach disorders, bark of root of Euphorbia cooperi ground dry boiled, then mix with a sachet epsom salt, cool & add 2 spoons vinegar, for infants, mix equal portion of decoction, with Amsphojel to flavour milk.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umhlonhlo (Xhosa)
Gladiolus sericeovillosus subsp. calvatus (Baker) Goldblatt
Official name : Gladiolus sericeovillosus subsp. calvatus (Baker) Goldblatt
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(108) cold,H(037) tuberculosis, corm’s decoction of Gladiolus sericeo-villosus (use with care)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umnunge (Xhosa), Natal Lily, parrot’s beak gladiolus (English)
Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke
Official name : Hermbstaedtia odorata (Burch.) T. Cooke
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Hermbstaedtia odorata eaten as food and infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ubuphuphu (Xhosa), (Zulu)
Hydnora africana Thunb.
Official name : Hydnora africana Thunb.
Family : Hydronaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, infusion of ground tuber of Scilla sp. of Hydnora africana, Curtisia dentate
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ubuklunga, umafumbuka (Xhosa), umavumbuka (Zulu), warty jackal food, jakkalskos kanip (English)
Hypoxis colchicifolia Baker
Official name : Hypoxis colchicifolia Baker
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Synonyms : Hypoxis latifolia Hook.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, boil ground dried tuber of Hypoxis latifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : inongwe, ilabateka (Xhosa), african potato, small yellow star-flower (English)
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(013) boil, ground dried tuber of Hypoxis hemerocallidea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : inongwe, ilabateka (Xhosa),
Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Official name : Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif.
Symptoms : H(008), H(008x)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(008x) bloody stool, fruit of Olea europaea subsp. africana, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : uzintlwa (Xhosa), wild olive (English)
Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet
Official name : Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, H(077) vomiting, H(051), leaves of Pelargonium luridum eaten raw as vegetable
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : msongelo ishwaqa (Xhosa), wild geranum (English)
Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Official name : Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, H(077) vomiting, infusion of leaves or root of Pelargonium sidoides for enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umsongelo (Xhosa), rose-scented Pelargonium (English)
Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Official name : Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children a spoon grated dried bulb of Pentanisia prunelloides , taken orally
H(003) rub leaves to soothe swollen body.
H(008) diarrhoea for adult, a wine shot 3 times daily
H(013) boil grated dried bulb
H(013) expose face to steam from boiling herb fro pimples
H(077) a spoon taken orally to stop vomiting
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : icishamlilo, icimamilo (Xhosa), (Zulu), broad-leaved Pentanisia (English)
Protorhus longifolia (Bernh.) Engl.
Official name : Protorhus longifolia (Bernh.) Engl.
Family : Anarcardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(008x)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(008x) bloody stool, bark dried powdered of Protorhus longifolia and Psidium guajava and qangazani (?) boiled & taken orally
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : izintlwa, ikubalo, umkupati (Xhosa), red beech (English),
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) abdominal ailments.root of Prunus africana, bark of Acacia mearnsii and leaves of Psidium guajava and roots of umswaninge (?), RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umkhakhazi , umkakase (Xhosa), bitter almond, peach (English)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(008x), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Psidium guajava alone or mixed with other plants
H(008) diarrhoea, H(008x) bloody stool, bark dried powdered of Protorhus longifolia and Psidium guajava and qangazani (?) boiled & taken orally
H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) abdominal ailments.root of Prunus africana, bark of Acacia mearnsii and leaves of Psidium guajava and roots of umswaninge (?), RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ugwava (Xhosa), (Zulu), guava (English)
Psychotria capensis (Eckl.) Vatke
Official name : Psychotria capensis (Eckl.) Vatke
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(077) vomiting, fruits of Psychotria capensis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : isithitibala (Zulu), umgono-gono (Xhosa), black bird-berry (English)
Rumex obtusifolius L.
Official name : Rumex obtusifolius L.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaf extract of Rumex obtusifolius
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : idololenkonyane (Xhosa), (Zulu)
Scadoxus puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal
Official name : Scadoxus puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ailments, H(077) nausea, bulb and roots of Scadoxus puniceus, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umphompho–wezinja, isiphompo, umgola (Zulu), bloody Lily, snake Lily (English)
Scilla nervosa (Burch.) Jessop
Official name : Scilla nervosa (Burch.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(008), H(037), H(191)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) tuberculosis, H(000) various diseases, H(191) cleans blood, bulb, roots of Scilla nervosa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umagaqana,, magaqana (Xhosa), imbizankulu, ingema (Zulu), white Scilla (English)
Scilla sp.
Official name : Scilla sp.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, infusion of ground tuber of Scilla sp. of Hydnora africana, Curtisia dentate
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umasixabane (Xhosa)
Tulbaghia alliacea L. f.
Official name : Tulbaghia alliacea L. f.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) treat fever, H(104) stomach ailments, bulb infusion of Tulbaghia alliacea taken orally
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : umwelela (Xhosa), ivimbampunzi (Xhosa), sikwa (Zulu), wild garlic (English)
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ailments, H(137) pain, decoction of roots of Xysmalobium undulatum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : ikhalana, inkalane (Xhosa), uphondonde (Zulu)