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Reference : HC 18

Author(s) : Chifundera K.
Title : Antivenomous plants used in the Zairean pharmacopoeia. African Study Monographs, 7 : 21 -35, March 1987
Reference HC 18 has information about 55 plants :
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, powder of Acacia sp., + H2O, 2 spoonfulls, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kalehe in Kivu)
Vernacular name : lukerere (Kitembo)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, vaccine made with the decoction of young leaves of Spilanthes mauritiana
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kabare, Walungu)
Vernacular name : chenda (Mashi)
Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, paste ou juice of roots of Aframomum laurentii, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kalehe, Kivu)
Vernacular name : bitakungurwa (Mashi), bosoobo ((Mongo), matungulu (Kirega)
Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO., decoction (H2O) of roots of Aframomun sanguinetum + cover the bite with paste prepared with peeled fruit, young shoot in mixture of salt added to Oxalis corniculata
H(020) snake, rub the wound with the maceration of the whole plant of Oxalis corniculata, swallow the juice of masticated plant; make paste with mixture of Oxalis corniculata and Aframomum sanguineum, add the salt and cover the bite
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Buloli, Kabare)
Vernacular name : bitakungurwa (Mashi), matungulu (Kirega)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, the whole plant of Ageratum conyzoides, maceration (H2O) or juice, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Nyakadaka, Kabare, Walungu)
Vernacular name : kahyole (Mashi)
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots of Allophylus africanus, maceration (H2O), VO. + a bit of wood like an adhesive on the bite
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Ruzizi, Tshibinda in the savana)
Vernacular name : kashushumuhanda (Mashi), mutulituli (Kitembo)
Aloe lateritia Engl.
Official name : Aloe lateritia Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of leaves of Aloe lateritia, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Kabare, Shaba)
Vernacular name : chizimymuliro (Mashi), kishinie-shinie (Tshiluba)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, extract of the whole plant of Alstonia congensis , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Walikale)
Vernacular name : mutongo (Kitembo)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, immunization is obtained with decoction of roots or with maceration of leaves and barks of Annona arenaria
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Ruzizi)
Vernacular name : kitobi (Kifulero), lukwangu (Kitembo), , lolo (Kikongo), kilololo (Tshiluba), bonenge-na esobe (Lingala)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, powder of routs of Annona senegalensis, extract (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Shaba)
Vernacular name : mulolo (Tshiluba)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the roots of Asparagus africanus or powder of the whole plant on the bite
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Ruzizi)
Vernacular name : kashasha, hinyamigenge, (Mashi), umushabishabi (Kinyarwanda)
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. maceration of roots of Asparagus racemosus or sprinkle the bite with powder of the whole plant.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro)
Vernacular name : hinyamigenge (Mashi)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake VO., H2O extract of the whole plant of Bidens pilosa
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Walungu)
Vernacular name : kashisha {Mashi and Kitembo), nanzwenzwe {Kihehe)
Brillantaisia cicatricosa Lindau.
Official name : Brillantaisia cicatricosa Lindau.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO., maceration (H2O) of leaves of Brillantaisia cicatricosa (cicatrizing effect, anti-inflammatory-necrosis-oedema again Dendroaspis, Naja type snake)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic)(Lwiro, Kabare, Kalehe)
Vernacular name : mushegemanjoka (Mashi), ikirogora (Kinyarwanda)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the whole plant of Capsicum frutescens, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro)
Vernacular name : piripiri (Mashi), pilipili (Kswahili)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of fresh leaves of Cassia alata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kisantu, Kisangani, Musenge, Walikale)
Vernacular name : mokolo (Azande)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of fresh leaves of Cassia occidentalis, VO. (cicatrizing effect, anti-inflammatory-necrosis-oedema again Dendroaspis type snake)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro)
Vernacular name : mwengajini (Kiswahili), mushegemanjoka (Mashi), umuyoka, kisogera (KinyarWanda), matsambisambi (Kikongo).
Cassytha filiformis L.
Official name : Cassytha filiformis L.
Family : Lauraceae
Synonyms : Cassytha guineensis Schum. & Thonn.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration (H2O) of the whole plant of Cassytha filiformis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic)
Vernacular name : limerhahasha (Mashi)
Cissampelos owariensis P. Beauv. ex DC.
Official name : Cissampelos owariensis P. Beauv. ex DC.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, rub the bite with maceration (H2O) of the whole plant of Cissampelos owariensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Shaba, Lwiro)
Vernacular name : lukija (Kihehe), lususumvu (Tshiluba), kahu1u1a (Mashi).
Cissampelos pareira L.T
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L.T
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, rub the bite with maceration (H2O) of the whole plant of Cissampelos pareira
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro)
Vernacular name : kahulula (Mashi), lrikija (Kihehe).
Cissampelos pareira L.T
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L.T
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration (H2O) of leaves of Cissampelos mucronata VO, or rub the bite with extract of leaves (cicatrizing effect, anti-inflammatory-necrosis-oedema again Bitis type snake)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kabare, Katana)
Vernacular name : irhulambwire, kahulula (Mashi), lukija (Kihehe)
Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Official name : Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of leaves and roots of Clerodendrum glabrum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro)
Vernacular name : omukuza-nyana (Mashi).
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration (H2O), rob the bite with sap of Commelina sp or sprinkle.the bite with mixture of ashes of Commelina sp and Panicum maximum.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bunyakiri)
Vernacular name : irago, kangomwe, mudege (Mashi).
Crassocephalum bumbense S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum bumbense S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum montuosum (S. Moore) Milne-Redh.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. aqueous extract of the whole plant of Crassocephalum bumbense
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Irangi, Lwiro)
Vernacular name : kifubula (Mashi)
Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Gynura vitellina Benth.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, aqueous extract of the whole plant of Crassocephalum vitellinum is ophiocid.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Katana, Walungu)
Vernacular name : nshununu, nshungululu (Mashi)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, rub the bite with decoction prepared with mixture of Paspaludismm conjigatum and Dichrocephala integrifolia
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kivu)
Vernacular name : chitundambuga (Mashi), kitindambwa (KÎtembo).
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, decoction or maceration of leaves and barks of Dichrostachys glomerata are used intemally.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (kabare near the Kivu Lake, Rwindi)
Vernacular name : luvagu (Kiyombe), Lusolo (Kibemba), nsende nkanga {Kikongo ), umukamba (Kinyarwanda)
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Official name : Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration (H2O) of the whole plant of Erythrophleum guineense, V0.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bunyakiri, Shabunda, Walikale)
Vernacular name : ishega (Kirega), ishea (Kitembo), ngere (Azande) gbanda (Ngombe)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of leaves and roots of Harrisonia abyssinica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Beni, Sernliki, Uele)
Vernacular name : nkoromando (Kiswahili) kilu (Uele), bakiwe (Azande), umufantangwe, muganzacaro (Kinyarwanda)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration (H2O) of the whole plant of Harungana madagascariensis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kabare, Muganzo, Bunyakiri, Irangi, Mwenga, Walungu
Vernacular name : kadwamuko, ndwarnuko (Mashi).
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Official name : Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, immunization is obtained with decoction of young leaves of Hibiscus cannabinus
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic), (Bunyakiri), Burundi
Vernacular name : mukeranshungwe (Mashi), uruberwa (Kirundi)
Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Official name : Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, Hibiscus fuscus
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Beni, Kabare, Walungu)
Vernacular name : mukuma ((Meru), muderhe (Mashi), uruteye (Kinyarwanda)
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, add water to powder of roots in mixture of Hymenocardia acida of Strychnos sp. VO. or sprinkle the bite with this maceration
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Maniema)
Vernacular name : kapemba (Kibemba).
Impatiens masisiensis De Wild.
Official name : Impatiens masisiensis De Wild.
Family : Balsaminaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. the juice of Impatiens masisiens or sprinkle the bite with it.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bunyakiri)
Vernacular name : irhonda (Mashi)
Lebrunia bushaie Staner
Official name : Lebrunia bushaie Staner
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, the oil of Lebrunia bushaie is used like binding material in pastes.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bunyakiri, Walikale)
Vernacular name : bukerenge (Kitembo), mushahi, bushahi (Mashi).
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. maceration of fresh leaves ofMaesa lanceolata
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Walungu, Bunyakiri, Irangi)
Vernacular name : mparhi (Mashi), mbachi (Kjtembo)
Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Official name : Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the whole plant of Mikania cordata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Shabunda, Walikale)
Vernacular name : bombo (Kirega), lubungulu (Kimbunga)
Ocimum americanum L.
Official name : Ocimum americanum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of leaves of Ocimum americanum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Goma, Rutshuru)
Vernacular name : agndu (Azande), kaharajiji (Mashi).
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of leaves Ocimum lamiifolium, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Goma, Rutshuru)
Vernacular name : kaharajiji (Mashi).
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO., decoction (H2O) of roots of Aframomun sanguinetum + cover the bite with paste prepared with peeled fruit, young shoot in mixture of salt added to Oxalis corniculata
H(020) snake, rub the wound with the maceration of the whole plant of Oxalis corniculata, swallow the juice of masticated plant; make paste with mixture of Oxalis corniculata and Aframomum sanguineum, add the salt and cover the bite
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Ruzizi, Muganzo, Walungu)
Vernacular name : mungo-mpese, munyu-mpense (Mashi), muny-mbene (Kihunde), munia-wa-mbene (Kinande)
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, decoction (H2O) roots of Hibiscus fuscus, VO. + rub the bite with a maceration of Penisetum purpureum
H(020) snake, eat the young shoots of Penisetum purpureum
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Kabare, Walungu)
Vernacular name : chibingu (Mashi)
Piper capense L. f.
Official name : Piper capense L. f.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. infusion or maceration of the whole plant of Piper capense (use powdered plant).
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Bunyakiri)
Vernacular name : murarabondo, umubonde (Kitembo), mushegemankuba (Mashi)
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration or decoction of leaves or the whole plant of Piper umbellatum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Irangi, Lwiro)
Vernacular name : mushegemankuba, mushabankuba (Mashi), matumbitumbi (Kitembo), malombo (Lingala), nombo-nombo (Kikusu), dilombolombo (Tshiluba), ibilabombo (Kirega)
Polygala ruwenzoriensis Chodat
Official name : Polygala ruwenzoriensis Chodat
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the whole plant of Polygala ruwenzoriensis against the bite by Bitis arietans.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Kalengo).
Vernacular name : kashorhe (Mashi)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, decoction of the whole plant of Rauvolfia vomitoria, Rauvolfia vomitoria, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kabare, Kalehe)
Vernacular name : kalenge (Kitembo)
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, maceration of the whole plant of Rubia cordifolia, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro), Rwanda
Vernacular name : ikarambwe, ikararambwe (Kinyarwanda)
Rubus apetalus Poir.
Official name : Rubus apetalus Poir.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, add water to powder of Rubus apetalus, VO., 2 spoonfuls.( (cicatrizing effect, anti-inflammatory-necrosis-oedema again Bitis arietans, Atheris, Atractaspis, Caucus type snake)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro, Irangi).
Vernacular name : makangahwa (Kitembo), ikangahwa (Mashi), umukeri {Kinyarwanda)
Senecio stuhlmannii Klatt
Official name : Senecio stuhlmannii Klatt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, vaccine made with the decoction of young leaves of Senecio stuhlmannii
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lwiro)
Vernacular name : kalalire, ilalire (Mashi),
Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Official name : Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Setaria chevalieri Stapf
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, add water to powder of Setaria megaphylla, VO., 2 spoonfuls.
H(020) snake, rub the bite with a decoction of leaves of Setaria chevalieri and Paspaludismm conjigatum
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Irangi)
Vernacular name : chooka (Kitembo)
Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name : Sida rhombifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, vaccine made with the decoction of young leaves of Sida rhombifolia
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Shabunda, Kabare, Walikale)
Vernacular name : mudundu (Mashi), kanjunju (Kirega)
Strychnos sp.
Official name : Strychnos sp.
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, add water to powder of roots in mixture of Hymenocardia acida of Strychnos sp. VO. or sprinkle the bite with this maceration
H(020) snake, VO., maceration of leaves of Strychnos sp.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Maniema)
Vernacular name : ekongo (Kitembo)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO., maceration of leaves of Strychnos spinosa
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Maniema, Bunyakiri)
Vernacular name : ekongo (Kitembo)
Urera hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Wedd.
Official name : Urera hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Wedd.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, masticate leaves or rub the bite with maceration of the whole plant of Urera hypselodendron
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Irangi, Bunyakiri)
Vernacular name : chishi {Kitembo)
Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Official name : Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, eat the cooked leaves of Urtica massaica (cicatrizing effect, anti-inflammatory-necrosis-oedema again Dendroaspis type snake)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Beni, Kabare)
Vernacular name : isusa, igisura, umusasa, ikiboroza (Kinyarwanda), nshusha (Mashi).
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, VO. the maceration of the whole plant of Melothria punctata, one glass twice a day.
H(020) snake, cover ths bite with ashes of Zehneria scabra
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kabare, Kalehe)
Vernacular name : kungukira (Mashi), fsuiza (Shambaa)