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Reference : HC 20

Author(s) : Chabra, S.C. & R. L. A. Mahunnah
Title : Plants used in Traditional medicine by Hayas of the Kagera region, Tanzania Economic Botany, 48 (2), pp. 121-129, (1994)
Reference HC 20 has information about 30 plants :
Acalypha stuhlmannii Pax
Official name : Acalypha stuhlmannii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Acalypha stuhlmannii are mixed with wheat porridge , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : m'mbondo (Kiswahili)
Antherotoma naudinii Hook. f.
Official name : Antherotoma naudinii Hook. f.
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludisme, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : igiri (Kiswahili)
Anthospermum herbaceum L. f. var. herbaceum
Official name : Anthospermum herbaceum L. f. var. herbaceum
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludim, decoction of the twigs of Dissotis debilis, together with those of Syzygium cordatum., Crotalaria microcarpa .. Kotschya africana and Anthospermum herbaceum L. f. var. herbaceum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : enganyoil (Kiswahili)
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Official name : Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia chrysops S. Moore , Aspilia holstii O.Hoffm
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsions. especially in children, decoction of roots and the leaves of Aspilia holstii is drunk and used to bathe for the treatment
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kanyarnuza (Kiswahili)
Bidens gracilior (O. Hoffm.) Sherff
Official name : Bidens gracilior (O. Hoffm.) Sherff
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(051)
Recipes : H(034) tachycardia, warrn infusion of the pounded twigs of this plant. together with those of Dissotis debilis (Sond.) Triana var. debilis.VO.
H(051)fever, H(051) paludism, decoction of the leaves of Bidens graciliort. together with those of Harungana madagascariensis. is drunk in case of paludisme and fevers.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : rwongera (Kiswahili)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, the leaves of Bidens pilosa are wrapped in a banana leaf, then roasted and the paste thus obtained applied on wounds for fast healing
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kakurura (Kiswahili)
Buchnera hispida Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
Official name : Buchnera hispida Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don
Family : Orobanchaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, the whole plant of Buchnera hispida is cooked with bonny beef without salt, then the soup mixed with stiffporridge and eaten
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : olorokilele (Kiswahili)
Cassia gracilior
Official name : Cassia gracilior
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludism, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : mnkuza (Kiswahili)
Cassia kirkii Oliv. var. kirkii
Official name : Cassia kirkii Oliv. var. kirkii
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaf infusion of Cassia kirkii or decoction is drunk in case of traumatic pains, especially those associated with accidents.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kashenganzili (Kiswahili)
Cyanotis foecunda Hochst. ex Hassk.
Official name : Cyanotis foecunda Hochst. ex Hassk.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) to prevent conception, the whole plant of Cyanotis foecunda decoction is drunk by women
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : katijal (Kiswahili)
Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) De. var. robustum
Official name : Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) De. var. robustum
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) cardiacpalpitation, a decoction of the pounded twigs of Syzygium cordatum, together with those of Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) De. var. robustum , Tephrosia linearis and Parinari curatellifolia , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kirandira (Kiswahili)
Dissotis brazzae Cogn.
Official name : Dissotis brazzae Cogn.
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(068), H(098), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludism, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO..
H(098) induce sleep, H(068) anthelmintic, leaf decoction of Dissotis brazzae has an anaesthetic effect , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kanyantoke, kinulilizi, tulo (Kiswahili)
Dissotis debilis (Sond.) Triana var. debilis
Official name : Dissotis debilis (Sond.) Triana var. debilis
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(051)
Recipes : H(034), a warrn infusion of the pounded twigs of Bidens gracilior. together with those of Dissotis debilis (Sond.) Triana var. debilis. is drunk against cardiac palpitations.
H(051) paludim, decoction of the twigs of Dissotis debilis, together with those of Syzygium cordatum., Crotalaria microcarpa .. Kotschya africana and Anthospermum herbaceum L. f. var. herbaceum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kituntunu (Kiswahili)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(051)fever, H(051) paludism, decoction of the leaves of Bidens graciliort. together with those of Harungana madagascariensis. is drunk in case of paludism and fevers.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : mujumbo (Kiswahili)
Hibiscus palmatus Forssk.
Official name : Hibiscus palmatus Forssk.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(027v), H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) to prevent conception, decoction of the aerial parts of Hibiscus palmatus is drunk by women
H(027v) decoction of the leaves of Hibiscus palmatus to prevent neonatal complaints
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : chelanget (Kiswahili)
Indigofera asparagoides Taub.
Official name : Indigofera asparagoides Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludism, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kayojwa (Kiswahili)
Justicia diclipteroides Lindau
Official name : Justicia diclipteroides Lindau
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) to prevent conception, a decoction of the aerial parts of Justicia diclipteroides is drunk by women usually one hour before sexual intercourse
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : ikingura (Kiswahili)
Justicia matammensis (Schweinf.) Oliv.
Official name : Justicia matammensis (Schweinf.) Oliv.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludism, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kagege (Kiswahili)
Kotschya africana Endl.
Official name : Kotschya africana Endl.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, H(104) stomachaches, twig decoction of Kotschya africana, VO.
H(051) paludismdim, decoction of the twigs of Dissotis debilis, together with those of Syzygium cordatum., Crotalaria microcarpa .. Kotschya africana and Anthospermum herbaceum L. f. var. herbaceum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kyangwe (Kiswahili)
Leonotis mollissima Guerke
Official name : Leonotis mollissima Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsions in children, leaf decoction of Leonotis mollissima is drunk
H(104) stomachaches, leaf decoction of Leonotis mollissima is drunk and also bathed with the decoction
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kitalelante (Kiswahili)
Markhamia obtusifolia (Baker) Sprague
Official name : Markhamia obtusifolia (Baker) Sprague
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bites, stembark decoction is drunk and the leaves are chewed and swallowed
H(020) snake bites the latex or the stembark infusion is applied over scarifications at the site of bites.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : ng'ubu (Kiswahili)
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(027), H(027)
Recipes : H(027) to prevent an abortion, the rootbark of Parinari curatellifolia decoction is drunk .
H(034) cardiacpalpitation, a decoction of the pounded twigs of Syzygium cordatum, together with those of Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) De. var. robustum , Tephrosia linearis and Parinari curatellifolia , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : mnazi (Kiswahili)
Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke
Official name : Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludism, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO..
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kashenda (Kiswahili)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) an infusion of the aerial parts of Phyllanthus amarus is drunk and the leaves are chewed against persistent coughs
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : m'mbondo (Kiswahili)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, twig decoction of Psidium guajava is drunk in case of paludism and fevers
H(008) diarrhoea. especially in children, twig decoction of Psidium guajava mixed with honey
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : mushana (Kiswahili)
Rhynchosia minima (L.) DC.
Official name : Rhynchosia minima (L.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(051x), H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(051x) cerebral paludisme, H(112) abortifacient, an infusion of the dried powdered aerial parts of Justicia matammensis, together with those of Cassia gracilior, Antherotoma naudinii, Dissotis brazzae, Indigofera asparagoides Taub. ssp. ephemera , Rhynchosia minima (L.) De. var.minima and Pentas zanzibarica, VO.
H(100) root decoction is drunk against gonorrhoea.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : mnkambi (Kiswahili)
Sesamum angustifolium (Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Sesamum angustifolium (Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) to prevent conception, a decoction of the aerial parts of Sesamum angustifolium is drunk by women
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : ruzinga (Kiswahili)
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(051)
Recipes : H(034) cardiacpalpitation, a decoction of the pounded twigs of Syzygium cordatum, together with those of Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) De. var. robustum , Tephrosia linearis and Parinari curatellifolia , VO.
H(051) paludismdim, decoction of the twigs of Dissotis debilis, together with those of Syzygium cordatum., Crotalaria microcarpa .. Kotschya africana and Anthospermum herbaceum L. f. var. herbaceum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : mkosho, mnuma (Kiswahili)
Tephrosia linearis (Willd.) Pers.
Official name : Tephrosia linearis (Willd.) Pers.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) cardiacpalpit ation, a decoction of the pounded twigs of Syzygium cordatum, together with those of Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) De. var. robustum , Tephrosia linearis and Parinari curatellifolia , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : kamilikamo (Kiswahili)
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) to prevent conception, a decoction of the aerial parts of Thunbergia alata is drunk by women usually one hour before sexual intercourse
Region : Central Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera region)
Vernacular name : wankula (Kiswahili)