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Reference : HB 59

Author(s) : Bhat R.B. , T.V. Jacobs
Title : Traditional herbal medicine in Transkei Journal of Ethnopharmacology 48, 7-12 (1995)
Reference HB 59 has information about 24 plants :
Acacia caffra (Thunb) Wild.
Official name : Acacia caffra (Thunb) Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051) fever and H(108) cold, filtered decoction of leaves of Acacia caffra, VO. a cup-full twice daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um ngamanzi, um toli, um nyamanzi (Xhosa); water thorn, kaffir thorn, cat thorn, gum tree, common hook thorn (English)
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : H(018), H(020)
Recipes : H(018) powder made from the dry roots of Acokanthera oppositifolia is used as snuff for headache
H(020) snake bite, leaves and stem of Acokanthera oppositifolia are crushed and the paste applied
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : i nxinene (Xhosa)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, sap from the leaf of Aloe ferox is mixed with hot water
H(103) toothache, an infusion is taken orally as a gargle
H(104) stomach-ache, decoction of leaves, filtered, VO half a cup
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : u nomaweni, i khala, um hlaba (Xhosa); century tree (English)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(108)
Recipes : H(046) measles, hot infusion prepared from fresh leaves is mixed with goat droppings and applied externally
H(108) colds and flu, fumes are inhaled from the decoction of an handful of leaves of Artemisia caffra , sometimes a handful of leaves are squeezed and the vapour inhaled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um hlonyane (Xhosa); wild wormwood (English)
Brunsvigia grandiflora Lindl.
Official name : Brunsvigia grandiflora Lindl.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(097)
Recipes : H(097) to prevent inflammation of circumcision of boys, crushed leaves (mucilaginous) of Brunsvigia grandiflora are used as a bandage on the sore
H(097) outer bulb scales are used for dressing after the circumcision for rapid 6healing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : isichwe (Xhosa)
Brunsvigia sp.
Official name : Brunsvigia sp.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women, infusion of the roots and the leaves of Brunsvigia sp., VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umayime (Xhosa)
Cassipourea flanaganii (Schinz) Alston
Official name : Cassipourea flanaganii (Schinz) Alston
Family : Rhizophoraceae
Symptoms : H(175x)
Recipes : H(175x) cosmetic claimed to protect the skin from sunburn, bark of Cassipourea flanaganii is ground with a little amount of water and the paste is applied on the face daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um memezi (Xhosa)
Chenopodium album L.
Official name : Chenopodium album L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ailment, leaves of Chenopodium album are chopped and boiled with a little water ; maize-meal is added until properly cooked, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : im bicane, im bilikicane (Xhosa)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough and H(108) common cold, filtrred decoction of leaves of Citrus limon, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : ulamula (Xhosa); lemon (English)
Combretum caffrum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
Official name : Combretum caffrum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) body and leg pains, decoction of roots of Combretum caffrum that are ground into fine bits, the mixture is cooled and filtered, one cup of the mixture is poured into a bath. This is done twice a day and is considered very effective before bedtime
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : isidubu (Xhosa); bush willow, bushveld willow (English)
Combretum kraussii Hochst.
Official name : Combretum kraussii Hochst.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) body and leg pains, decoction of roots of Combretum kraussii that are ground into fine bits, the mixture is cooled and filtered, one cup of the mixture is poured into a bath. This is done twice a day and is considered very effective before bedtime
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um dubu wehlathi, um dubu (Xhosa)
Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Official name : Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(113), H(161)
Recipes : H(053) ear ache, decoction of leaves of Cotyledon orbiculata filtered and a drop of the decoction is put in the ear
H(113) swollen part of the body, hot leaf in local application
H(161) warts, the juice of heated leaves is applied on the warts every morning for a week
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : imphewula, intelezi (Xhosa), pig's ear (English)
Dais cotinifolia L
Official name : Dais cotinifolia L
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(051) fever, fresh leaves are chewed and the juice swallowed, twice a day
H(104) stomach-ache, decoction of few leaves of Dais cotinifolia for a few minute, is taken , VO. half a cup daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : isihlungu, intozane (Xhosa)
Dalbergia armata E.Mey.
Official name : Dalbergia armata E.Mey.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051)
Recipes : H(006) laxative; young fruits are taken orally
H(051) fever, H(113) body pains, decoction of leaves of Dalbergia armata is taken (half a cup 3 times a day)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : u bobo (Xhosa)
Deinbollia oblongifolia (E. Mey.) Radlk.
Official name : Deinbollia oblongifolia (E. Mey.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(202)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, filtered decoction of roots of Deinbollia oblongifolia, preferably fresh , small quantity of the decoction is taken 2 or 3 times a day
H(202) lotion to improve skin complexion, young leaves and fruits are crushed and the paste smeared on the face
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um asibele, um asibe, uma sibe, idololenkawu, u aasibele, um bangabanga, um asibele (Xhosa); dune soapberry (English)
Ficus craterostoma Warb. ex Mildbr. & Burret
Official name : Ficus craterostoma Warb. ex Mildbr. & Burret
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache, decoction of fresh leaves of Ficus craterostoma, VO. in small quantities once or twice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : in tendekwane, um thombe (Xhosa)
Helichrysum cymosum (L.) D.Don
Official name : Helichrysum cymosum (L.) D.Don
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, vapour from boiled fresh leaves of Helichrysum cymosum
H(108) colds and fever, leaves of Helichrysum cymosum are boiled and filtered, half a cup is taken daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : im pepho, im pepha (Xhosa)
Helichrysum pedunculatum Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Official name : Helichrysum pedunculatum Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(097)
Recipes : H(097) antiseptic used after circumcision to prevent inflammation externally
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : indlebe zebokwe, u ndleni, isi cwe, si ggutsi (Xhosa)
Juncus Iomatophyllus Spreng.
Official name : Juncus Iomatophyllus Spreng.
Family : Juncaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds and sores, decoction of leaves of Juncus Iomatophyllus applied externally
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : imfe-yesele (Xhosa)
Maesa lanceolata var. rufescens (A. DC.) Taton
Official name : Maesa lanceolata var. rufescens (A. DC.) Taton
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H006) laxative, H(068) anthelmintic, powder made from the fruits and seeds are taken orally
H(104) stomach complaints, decoction of leaves of Maesa lanceolata are chopped into small pieces, filtered, VO. in small quantities 2 or 3 times a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : isidhende, isi thende, in tentekiwane, in tendekiwane, um thendekwane, um tentekwane (Xhosa)
Maytenus acuminata (L. f.) Loes.
Official name : Maytenus acuminata (L. f.) Loes.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach upset, roots of Maytenus acuminata are crushed, decoction for a long time. The mixture is cooled and filtered then, a small quantity of the decoction is taken orally twice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um zungulwa, um nama, in qayi, um nyama (Xhosa)
Opuntia vulgaris Mill.
Official name : Opuntia vulgaris Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(108) frils, H(137) sores etc., fleshy stem of Opuntia vulgaris is cut open, gently heated over open fire and applied or tied over…
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : i toloflya (Xhosa); prickly pear (English)
Schinus molle L.
Official name : Schinus molle L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(037), H(099)
Recipes : H(034) anti-arrhythmic, H(037) cough and H(108) cold; H(099) anti-depressant, H(113) anti-inflammatory, H(137) analgesic, H(151) anti-hypertensive, infusion of young and mature leaves and fruits of Schinus molle or vapour of leaf decoction taken before going to bed
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : pepper tree (English)
Turraea floribunda Hochst.
Official name : Turraea floribunda Hochst.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary infection, pieces of the bark of Turraea floribunda are boiled in water for a long time; a small amount of the decoction is taken orally 1-3 times a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : uma dIozana, um lahlama, um hlatholana, um vuma (Xhosa); wild honeysuckle tree (English)