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Reference : HC 13c

Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.III. Angiosperms (Euphorbiaceae to Menispermaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 28, pp. 255 - 283, (1990)
Reference HC 13c has information about 16 plants :
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(005), H(014), H(099), H(104), H(157), H(184)
Recipes : H(005), body swellings, VO. infusion leaves of Acalypha amentacea
H(014), itch, pounded leaves, local application
H(099), epilepsy, VO., decoction (H2O) leaves
H(104), stomach, VO. infusion leaves
H(157), convulsion, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(184), hydrocele, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mfulwe (Kami, Pare, Sambaa), mzahati (Nyamwezi), simamanelle (Makonde)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008x), H(101)
Recipes : H(008x), H(101), VO., decoction (H2O) roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mwiza (luguru)
Cassia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Cassia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock
Symptoms : H(099), H(157)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, H(157), VO. decoction (H2O) of roots Hoslundia opposita, Cassia petersiana
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : kundekunde
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(137)
Recipes : H(006), purgative, stembark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(068), anthelmintique, stembark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(068), anthelmintic, infusion of powdered rootbark + honey
H(137), general body pain, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mtumbatu (Swahili), mneke (Ndengereko)
Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Official name : Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(018), headaches, powdered dried roots added to the leaf decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051), dried leaves are dipped in coconut oil then placed on fire. The smoke is inhaled
H(108), powdered dried roots sniffed against cold
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mshakhi (Zaramo), mkwati (Zigua)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(008x), H(082)
Recipes : H(008x), H(082), leaves pounded with water, liquid VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mtanze (Zaramo, Zigua), mziwaziwa (Swahili)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(006), H(145)
Recipes : H(006) purg.ative, H(145), rectum prolapse, latex in tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : ganga (Zigua), mnyaa, sapo (Swahili)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(018), H(026), H(034), H(051), H(099), H(100), H(101), H(104), H(151), H(157)
Recipes : H(018), H(151), H(157), leaves Hoslundia opposita, Deinbollia borbonica Scheff. (moyo moyo) + chichen heart are ground, mixed with water, filtered and smeared over the whole body
H(026), H(034)cardiac pain, H(051)recurring fever, H(100) gono., H(101), H(104) stomach and belly, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051) paludism, inhalation of vapours from boiling leaves
H(099) epilepsy, H(157), VO. decoction (H2O) of roots Hoslundia opposita, Cassia petersiana
H(157), VO. decoction whole plants Hoslundia opposita, Grewia stuhlmannii
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mavula, mluvaluva, mvulamvula, mvulavula (Zaramo)
Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Official name : Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) childs, vers intestinal worms, VO. decoction of the whole plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : hozandongole (Bondei, Zigua)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(037), H(100), H(112), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) purg.,H(037) pneumo., H(100) syph., H(112)abort., VO. roots decoction (H2O)
H(014)dermat.,H(014) whitlow, juice of stems, RNS.
H(113), leaves decoction (H2O) , massage
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mkabui (Bondei, Sambaa), mbono-pwani (Swahili)
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Official name : Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(078), H(091), H(101), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, H(091)anemia, powdered dried stembark added in porridge
H(078)tumor, H(101), VO. roots decoction
H(104), leaves infusion , VO.
H(139), stembark added to the local brew prepared from maize
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mhoro (Ndengereko), msoro (Zigua), sazi (Sukuma)
Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Official name : Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), dermatosis, powdered dried leaves mixed with oil, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : kitunu (Zaramo)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(033), H(103)
Recipes : H(006), VO., seeds oil
H(033)femmal, seeds oil in porridge of maize
H(103), chewed roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : legezabwende (Vidunda), mbarika, mbono (Swahili)
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(028), H(033), H(099), H(100), H(104), H(104), H(145), H(157), H(157), H(169)
Recipes : H(008), H(018), H(028)uterus, H(033) femal, H(099), H(100) gono., H(104) stomach, H(145) rectum, H(157), decoction roots, VO.
H(104) childs, VO. decoction leaves and roots
H(157) childs, decoction of roots of Capsicum frutescens, Flueggea virosa, Harrisonia abyssinica, Lantana viburnoides, VO.
H(169), pounded leaves with H2O, liquid VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mkwambe (Ndengereko, Swahili, Zaramo)
Tragia brevipes Pax
Official name : Tragia brevipes Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(104)
Recipes : H(033), VO. decoction of roots and leaves
H(104) stomach, pounded leaves with H2O, VO. filtered liquid
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : chavi (Swahili), mnyambuli (Ndengereko)
Tragia furialis Bojer
Official name : Tragia furialis Bojer
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020), VO. decoction, whole plant of Tragia furialis
H(020), pouder of roots of Tragia. , local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : kiwari (Swahili), pupu (Zigua)