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Reference : HB 6k

Author(s) : Barnish, G. & S.K. Samai
Title : Some medicinal plant recipes of the Mende, Sierra Leone. Medical research council laboratory P.O.Box 81, Bo, Sierra Leone , 96 p., January l992 DVV sponsored, SLADEA PublicationKew 633.88 (10.2)
Reference HB 6k has information about 49 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(001), Aframomum melegueta, Cola nitida, Alchornea cordifolia, add salt; these are chewed togethcr by anothcr person, and whilst in the mouth, air is blown gently on the eye
H(037), kije, ginger and kola are chewed and the juices drunk to cure cough
H(103), seeds ground, put into cotton wool and applied to the affccted tooth
H(108), seeds ground between stones and rubbed on the head.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kije
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(001), Nauclea latifolia, Phyllanthus discoideus, Phyllanthus mucllcriaous, Alchornea cordifolia, the juice of any of the mature stems are excellent eye drops
H(014) itch, Nauclea latifolia, Alchornea cordifolia, Mareya micrantha, Gossypium sp., young leaves are tied together and warmed. Then they are squeezed and the juice extract is rubbed aIl over the body.
H(100) gonorrhea, fruit juice of Citrus aurentifolia , leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and Ananas comosus , the first two are pounded together and water added. Lime juice is added, well mixed and filtered. It is warmed in the sun and then botlled. Drunk as frequently as desired to induce urination
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Official name : Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Alchornea hirtella of Psidium guajava are boiled and drunk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), young leaves collected, squeezed or rolled between palms of hands and inhaled.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., fruit juice of Citrus aurentifolia , leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and Ananas comosus ,the first two are pounded together and water added. Lime juice is added, well mixed and filtered. It is warmed in the sun and then botlled. Drunk as frequently as desired to induce urination
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : lime
Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) roundworm, Innerbarktakenout,cleaned andproperlysun-dried,It is either storet~ in water Or cooked. The juice is taken Orally.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : jondobai
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(046), H(143)
Recipes : H(046), Leaves cooked and water drunk. Leaves crushed between stones or pounded with native clay and rubbed on body
H(143), leaves boiled and VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kollgo-binch (Krjo)
Capsicum sp.
Official name : Capsicum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Capsicum sp., Zingiber officinale, mixed and ground in mortar. Juice filtered and drunk as convenient.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : puj
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(126)
Recipes : H(014) roundworm, Leaves pounded in mortar, filtered and lime juice added. A cup is drunk in the morning, The filtrate is warmed over a fire and tied firmly on the belly.
H(091), Adults eat the seeds and drink the juice. Children are given two teaspoons of lhe matur pawpaw, fruit every morning for 3 days.
H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica, leaves & bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, and with native soap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : fakalj
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(046)
Recipes : H(006), leaves are sun dried and then boiled and the liquid drunk
H(014) ringworm, leaves squeezed between hands and the juice put on the ringworm
H(046), leaves ground and rubbed m body. Cold ashes also rubbed on
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : njepa
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(003), H(012), H(006), H(014), H(018), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(003) +H(012)), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly
H(006), Roots cut and put on water, The liquid is drunk
H(014) ringworm, young leaves are tied in a leaf and warmed over a fire. The leaves are then ground on a stone; a small amount of lime juice is dropped into itand then rubbed on the ringworm.
H(018), Roots cut and put on water, The liquid is drunk
H(051) paludism, The roots are cut into chips and water is put on them to draw out the bitter juice. The preparation is left lo stand for one or more days. The water, tasting like quinine, is druInk
H(108), Cassia sieberiana, Nauclea latifolia, Roots are cleaned and cut into small chips and cooked well. The juice is cooled and taken per cup at night or early morning.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : gbangba
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(111)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(111), leaves ground with native clay (on a stone) and applied. Grind snail shells and dust it on the burn.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : nguwa
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(046), H(100), H(103), H(157)
Recipes : H(037), Split and juice sucked out for cough. Juice is squeezed and and drunk
H(046), Young leaves pounded and rubbed on body. Leaves macerated in water and drunk, and fruit juice sucked
H(100) gono., roots and or leaves of Ficus exasperata , fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, they are boiled together, fillered, and the juice stored in bottles for drinking morning and evening
H(100) gono., fruit of Citrus aurentifolia, stem of Saccharum officinarum, stem of Costus afer, Boiled together and filtered. Juice drunk as required
H(100) gono., fruit juice of Citrus aurentifolia , leaves of Alchornea cordifolia and Ananas comosus ,the first two are pounded together and water added. Lime juice is added, well mixed and filtered. It is warmed in the sun and then botlled. Drunk as frequently as desired to induce urination
H(103), root bark is boiled, and the juice held in the mouth
H(157), leaves of Ocimum viride, juice of Citrus aurantifolia, seeds of Sesamum indicum, Child put in a fishing net. Ocimum seed roasted and ground and regularly given as a preventive, leaves crushed and rubbed with citrus, juice rubbed in eye and child forced to drink juice. Later sesamum-seed roasted and ground and regularly given as a preventive.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : lime
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111), young leaves crushed and the juice dropped on the burn.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : towa
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(031), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) + H(031) + H(137), Young leaves roasted, pounded inlo a fine powder, and put on new woundsinathinlayer.H(014) roundworm, bark fibre ofstem is peeled, cleaned and dropped into clean water ftf a few hours to draw off the juice. The liquid is drunk.H(111), young leaves are ground inlo powder, mixed wilh palm kernel oil an~ applied to burn.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : ndanda
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(051), H(082), H(103)
Recipes : H(006), palm kernel seed roasted and eaten directly to induce toileting.H(008), Young leaves beaten in mortar and liquid drunk.H(051), Palmwine, from the Elaeis guineensis palm is used as a medicine for ~ paludism.H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(082)asthma, leaves pounded and put in water. The water is then drunk.H(103), bark slashed and cooked. Juice kept in mouth for some time.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : tokpoi
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(100)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, Ficus exasperata, Phaseolus lunatus, sandpaper the ringworm with the leaves of the former, and drop the juice of the leaves of the latter on the ringworm,H(100) gono., roots and or leaves of Ficus exasperata , fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, they are boiled together, fillered, and the juice stored in bottles for drinking morning and evening,
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Gossypium sp.
Official name : Gossypium sp.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) gale, Nauclea latifolia, Alchornea cordifolia, Mareya micrantha, Gossypium sp., young leaves are tied together an d warmed over a rlre. Then they are squeezed and the juice extract is rubbed aIl over the body.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Gouania longispicata Engl.
Official name : Gouania longispicata Engl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(031), H(137), H(037)
Recipes : H(004) + H(031) + H(137), bark scraped and pounded. The liquid is applied to sores.H(037), Leaves and bark of rope are chewed and liquid is drunk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sawa
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) + sang, Harungana madagascariensis, Solanum sp., Young leaves from Harungana and fruits from Solanum sp. boiled together and juce, drunk as needed.H(014) ringworm, juice is applied to ringwormH(051) paludism, Harungana madagascariensis, Manniphyton JulvumBoil the bark from Harungana and the leaves from Manniphyton. Drink one cup in the morning to induce vomiting.H(126)jaunisse, Harungana madagascariensis, Enantia polycarpa, bark of stem cut into chips and kept on water for a day or two, The juice isdrunk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : mboli
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), stem bark of Hibiscus esculentus , leaves of Talinum triangulare, both are ground together and dabbed along the split on the head.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(016)
Recipes : H(016), leaves ground and applied to breast. This makes the breast burst the pus out
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Official name : Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(094)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, The rope is twisted with black thread and tied across the arm. The leaves are macerated in water and the juice is drunk,H(094), stem of Ipomoea involucrata stem, root bark and new leaves of Newbouldia laevis , skin or ripe fruit of Cucumeropsis edulis . The Cucumeropsis & Newbouldia are ground together, roasted in a pot and the mixture put in a cloth and tied tightly over the anus. Then Ipomoea. creeper stem is tied round the waist.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(157), leaves collected and warmed over fire and tied on child's head.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kata
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(103), H(111), H(126)
Recipes : H(008), bark collected and cooked. After cooking it is left to cool and the sediment is taken to stop Diarrhoea.H(051) paludism, bark of stem slashed at east and west sides of the tree and boiled with ashes. Then the body washed with it using native soapH(103), stem bark boiled and the juice held in the mouth.H(111), bark of stem beaten in mortar and the juice squeezed onto burn or scalds.H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica leavesl bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, anO with native soap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : matigo
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(001), H(003), H(012), H(008), H(020), H(055), H(068), H(103)
Recipes : H(001), leaf macerated in liquid and filtered. Used as eye drops.H(003) +H(012)), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly,H(008), raw cassava tuber eatenH(008) cholera, leaves macerated in water, filtered, saIt added, and the juice is drunkH(008) cholera, Oryza sativa, Manihot esculenta, leaves macerated and some saIt added to the juice which is drunk as required.H(020), leaves pounded and filtercd. The juice is drunk in large quantities t induce vomiting, Some of the juice is put at the life-spot on the headH(055), Manihot esculenta, Oryza sativa, Nymphaea sp., leaves of all three are mixed together and macerated by hand and the juice taken orally at frequent intervals,H(068) bilharzia, the mature leaves are pounded, filtered and the juice drunk,H(103), leaves boiled with saIt aod the juice held jo the mouth for as loog a5M possible.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : targa
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(031), H(126), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) + H(031) + H(137), Fruit is peeled and roasted near fjre. It is then scraped and the dust applied to the wound.H(126), Leaves dried, boiled and drunk. Body washed with water.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : mana
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica leavesl bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, and with native soap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : banana
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x), Dry banana leaves, rice husk and native soap are boiled and the liquid is drunk to induce urination and relieve yellow fever.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(014), H(031), H(037), H(126), H(137)
Recipes : H(001), stem sap, add salt; these are chewed togethcr by anothcr person, and whilst in the mouth, air is blown gently on the eye
H(001), Nauclea latifolia, Phyllanthus discoideus, Phyllanthus mucllcriaous, Alchornea cordifolia, the juice of any of the mature stems are excellent eye drops
H(006), Leaves boiled and drunk,H(008), Roots cut into chips and boiled. Water drunk to purgative patient
H(004) + H(031) + H(137), Root bark squeezed and juice applied to sores. The fibre is groun.~ between slones and placed over the sore. Stem bark scraped, cleaned,~ crushed between stones and applied directly to sores.
H(014) itch, Nauclea latifolia, Alchornea cordifolia, Mareya micrantha, Gossypium sp., young leaves are tied together an d warmed over a rlre. Then they are squeezed and the juice extract is rubbed aIl over the body.
H(037), Inner bark of maturestem is scraped and chewed raw to expell cough
H(108), Cassia sieberiana, Nauclea latifolia, Roots are cleaned and cut into small chips and cooked well. The juice is cooled and taken per cup at night or early morning
.H(126)jaudisse, Nauclea latifolia, Premna hispida, Craterispermum laurinum Dry aIl three sets of leaves in the sun and cook them together in one potSteam and wash body.
H(126), Nauclea latifolia leaves, Mangifera indica leavesl bark, Musa sapien tum dried leaves, Carica papaya leaves, Premna hispida leaves, Craterispermum laurinum leaves, AIl boiled and the patient washed with luke warm liquid or water, and with native soap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : yurnbu - yamba
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(094)
Recipes : H(004) insects, Newbouldia laevis, Triumfeta cordifolia, the leaves of both are ground together with native clay and applied round the wound.H(008) + sang, New leaves and beni-seeds are roasted in a pot over a fire and pound in a mortar. The powder is eaten,H(094) , roots boiled and juice drunk,H(094), stem of Ipomoea involucrata, root bark and new leaves of Newbouldia laevis , skin or ripe fruit of Cucumeropsis edulis . The Cucumeropsis & Newbouldia are ground together, roasted in a pot and the mixture put in a cloth and tied tightly over the anus. Then Ipomoea. creeper stem is tied round the waist.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), midrib cut into small pieces, soaked in water and used as eye drops.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Oryza sativa L.
Official name : Oryza sativa L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(008) cholera, Oryza sativa, Manihot esculenta, leaves macerated and some saIt added to the juice which is drunk as required
H(013) , The seed is roasted in a pol and pounded. This is rubbed on the boil to deflate it.
H(051x), drunk to induce urination and relieve yellow fever
H(055), Manihot esculenta, Oryza sativa, Nymphaea sp., leaves of all three are mixed together and macerated by hand and the juice taken orally at frequent intervals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : mba
Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Official name : Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(051)
Recipes : H(006), bark peeled and put on fire, roast, and put on liquid V0 drink.H(014) roundworm, bark fibre of stem is peeled, cleaned and dropped into clean water for a few hours to draw off the juice. The liquid is drunk for worms.H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpod
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : fava
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Seeds are pounded and f"lltered through a sieve and the juice stored in locked bottles. One cup drunk in the morning, and one at night at bed time
H(051) paludism, Boil leaves and steam the body by hanging the head over the pot and cover the body with thick clothing.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : b'lbia
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), dry leaves are ground to a powder. The dust is put io a cloth and tied to the pile.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), Alchornea hirtella, Psidium guajava, Leaves are boiled and drunk.H(008)+ sang, Young leaves pounded or ground and juice extract , drunk regulari
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : guava
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), New leaves bojled and drunk. A palatable sauce. Found in the bush.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Saccharum officinarum L.
Official name : Saccharum officinarum L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(100) gono., fruit of Citrus aurentifolia, stem of Saccharum officinarum, stem of Costus afer, boiled together and filtered. Juice drunk as required.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name : Scoparia dulcis L.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), the leaves are ground between the hands and then tied onto the piles.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : pondo-livali
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Leaves boiled and decoction taken morning and evening to induc~~ urination.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum sp.
Official name : Solanum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) + sang, Harungana madagascariensis, Solanum sp., Young leaves from Harungana and fruits from Solanum sp. boiled together and juce, drunk as needed.H(008) + sang, Harungana madagascariensis
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(051), H(103)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpodH(103), leaves boiled and juice held in mouth.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : gboji
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(046), H(051)
Recipes : H(046), Leaves are cooked and the juice drunkH(051) paludism, Native soap is a cure for paludism. The patient washes his body frequently with the soap. It is beIieved to draw paludism from the body. The native soap is prepared from one - or a combination - of the ashes of the following plants:Sterculia tragacantha stem, Ceiba pentandra fruit pods, Elaeis guineemis receptacle, Spondias mombin wood, Pentaclethra macrophylla fruit pods, Jatropha curcas wood, Coffea stenophylla husk, Ricinodendron heudelotii skin or wood, Theobroma cacao dry fruitpod
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), Young leaves are collected and tied in a leaf. The parcel is then heated d a fire, and then juice is squeezed out. The juice is given for diarrhoe
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : tombei
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(003), H(012), H(126)
Recipes : H(003) +H(012)), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly,H(126), Boil leaves and drink.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) insects, Newbouldia laevis, Triumfeta cordifolia, the leaves of both are ground together with native clay and applied round the wound.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(003), H(012), H(008), H(014), H(016), H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(003) +H(012)), Xylopia aethiopica, Cassia sieberiana, Microdesmis puberula, Trema guineensis, Manihot esculenta, equal amounts of leaves from the five plants are put together. They are pounded well and rolled into balls and sun-dried. To apply on fracture, etc. the baIl is grated and the dust dampened and applied directly, H(003) +H(012)), fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, tuber of Zingiber officianale, barkFagara rubescens, these are pounded or ground on a stone together and firmly rubbed at the fracture site,H(008), Seeds and fruit cooked and decoction drunk,H(014) gale, fruits of Xylopia aethiopica , seeds of Corchorus olitorjus are both ground on a stone and applied on the body for scabies or rubbed in the hair for lice,H(016), Zingiber officianale tuber, Xylopia aethiopica fruit, grind together and rub on the breast to soften it and to let any pus runH(037), Fruits and seed are eaten for cough. Dry fruits kept on water for a day or two and juice taken in as desired,H(051) paludism, Fruit, seeds and ginger are ground and rubbed over the body, H(051) paludism, Aframomum melegueta (kij-mumu), Xylopia aethiopica, Ground together and rubbed on thebody, H(108), Dry fruit and seeds are ground together with ginger and rubbed all over thebody
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : heve
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(006), H(012), H(016), H(051), H(175)
Recipes : H(003) +H(012)), fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, tuber of Zingiber officianale, barkFagara rubescens, these are pounded or ground on a stone together and firmly rubbed at the fracture site,H(006), Pounded and cooked. The cooked ~vater is drunk in large quantities inducepurging,H(175) + H(016), Hot compress and ginger rubbed on,H(016), Zingiber officianale tuber, Xylopia aethiopica fruit, grind together and rub on the breast to soften it and to let any pus run H(051) paludism, Capsicum sp., Zingiber officinale, mixed and ground in mortar. Juite filtered and drunk as convenient.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered