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Reference : HC 16

Author(s) : Chinemana, F., R.B. Drummond, S. Mavi & I. De Zoysa
Title : Indigenous plant remedies in Zimbabwe. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 14, pp.159 - 172, (1985)
Reference HC 16 has information about 44 plants :
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, pseudobulbs, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, tubers, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Official name : Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Protasparagus virgatus (Bak.) Oberm.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, tubers, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots, soaked in H2O, to filterd liquid, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), leaves, decoction (H2O), stained liquid in enema
H(051) paludism, ONS., RNS.
H(104), abdominal pain, leaves or roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Official name : Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J.Kirk ex J.Léonard
Symptoms : H(006), H(008)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, leaves, decoction (H2O), enema
H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Corchorus tridens L.
Official name : Corchorus tridens L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), sore eyes, leaves, decoction, eye drops
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Cucumis metuliferus E.Mey. ex Naudin
Official name : Cucumis metuliferus E.Mey. ex Naudin
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, leaves, decoction (H2O), the whole body is washed with the strained liquid
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(201)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, tuberous roots, RNS.
H(201) prevention witchcraft, roots soaked H2O, body washed with the liquid
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, bark, boiled and steamed on hot stones, steam inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Official name : Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Diplorhynchus angolensis Büttner
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia matabelensis Pax
Official name : Euphorbia matabelensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(092)
Recipes : H(006) purgative + H(092), roots washed, chopped, boiled with H2O until soft liquid, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, decoction (H2O), eyedrops, sore eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots and barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Julbernardia globifera (Benth.) Troupin
Official name : Julbernardia globifera (Benth.) Troupin
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(020)
Recipes : H(006), constipation, bark fibres chewed
H(020) snake, poison sucked out of the bite + leaves rubbed into incisions made around the bite + washed with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Official name : Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leaves rubbed with H2O and squeezed over eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(008) + H(104), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104), abdominal pains + diarrhoea, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104), abdominal pains, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Official name : Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Family : Opiliaceae
Synonyms : Opilia amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Official name : Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & Sousa
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(008), bark + roots, boiled, decoction, VO. 3X / day
H(051) paludism, stamped bark soaked, VO.
H(100), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Synonyms : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth. subsp. mobola (Oliv.) R. A. Graham
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(037), H(137)
Recipes : H(037), cough, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO. + milk, morning and evening for 3 days
H(137), painful legs, leaves, decoction (H2O), the strained liquid rubbed in incisions
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Official name : Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(031), H(037)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
H(031), side pain, leaves, decoction (H2O), liquid rubbed into incisions made on area of pain
H(037) cough, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO., drunk in porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO. strained liquid
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(157), H(187)
Recipes : H(051) + H(157), febrile convulsions, roots burnt, powder, placed in incisions on little finger
H(187) depressed fontanels, roots burnt, pounded and mixed with salt and cooking in oil, mixture is placed on fontanels and inside the roof of the mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, bark, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Official name : Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Family : Primulaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), bark, decoction, liquid on affected tooth or mouthwash
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Rauvolfia caffra Sond.
Official name : Rauvolfia caffra Sond.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Rauvolfia macrophylla Stapf
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053), seeds, juice squeezed into ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(112), H(187)
Recipes : H(112), a sharpened root, covered in plastic, is left in vagina overnight. Then the vagina is washed next morning in river water and the root replaced. Foetus should be expelled by nightfall
H(187) depressed fontanelle, seeds burnt and mixed with vaseline, mixture is placed on fontanelle and inside the roof of the mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots and barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), fruit rubbed over the tooth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(187)
Recipes : H(187) depressed fontanelle, burnt barks placed on fontanelle and inside the roof of the mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(100), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004), roots grounded, powder, spread on small cuts over 2 - 3 day period
H(004), roots, powder, mixed to a paste with boiling water, spread on large, open wounds
H(104), abdominal pain, roots, grounded, soaked in water, VO. (not used when diarrhoea present)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered