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Reference : HC 24a

Author(s) : Cheikhyoussef, A., M. Shapi, H. Mu. Ashekele
Title : Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plant use by traditional healers in Oshikoto Region, Namibia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 7:10 (2011) See also ref HC 24b
Reference HC 24a has information about 46 plants :
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, duration of treatment: 1-2 days, roots of Acacia mellifera , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okadilanghono
Acanthosicyos naudinianus (Sond.) C.Jeffrey
Official name : Acanthosicyos naudinianus (Sond.) C.Jeffrey
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, ONS., RNS., duration of treatment:vary
H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatment: 2 – 3 days, up to 16 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ruputwi
Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Official name : Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Protasparagus virgatus (Bak.) Oberm.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatment:2 – 3 days, up to 16 months, whole plant of Asparagus virgatus , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : runkwanana
Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Official name : Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(100)
Recipes : H(046) chicken pox, duration of treatment:2 days, leaves of Boscia albitrunca , RNS.
H(100) syphilis, duration of treatment:4 days (depends on the severity, roots., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : munkudi
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, duration of treatment: depends, fruits, whole plant of Senna italica, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okatundangu
Clerodendrum ternatum Schinz
Official name : Clerodendrum ternatum Schinz
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : eczema, duration of treatment:1 – 7 day
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : shanyu
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(003)
Recipes : H(003) swollen legs, duration of treatment:1 week, leaves of Colophospermum mopane , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omusati
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(014), H(037)
Recipes : H(014) panaritium, duration of treatment:1 week , leaves ashes of Combretum collinum , RNS.
H(037) coughing, duration of treatment:1 week, barks., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : mububu
Combretum imberbe Wawra
Official name : Combretum imberbe Wawra
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(033) fertility/, impotent duration of treatment: 1 day: ONS, RNS
H(100) gonorrhea duration of treatment: 2 -7days: ONS, RNS
H(139) male dysfunction, duration of treatment: 1-4 days: ONS, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omukuku
Croton gratissimus Burch.
Official name : Croton gratissimus Burch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(043), H(111x)
Recipes : H(043) tetanus , duration of treatment:2 – 3 days, leaves, roots of Croton gratissimus , RNS.
H(111x) lightening burn, duration of treatment:1 day, roots., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ongonyo
Cyperus papyrus L.
Official name : Cyperus papyrus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) giving birth, duration of treatment:1 day, leaves and roots of Cyperus papyrus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : onziku
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatment:2 – 3 days, up to16 months, whole plant of Datura stramonium , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : egwitha
Dicoma tomentosa Cass.
Official name : Dicoma tomentosa Cass.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104)ntestine cram, ONS.of Dicoma tomentosa, RNS. de uration of treatmen: 1 -3jours, 4 – 5 mois
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okalupulupu
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(124)
Recipes : H(124) bleeding,,ONS. of Diospyros lycioides , RNS., duration of treatmen1 - 4 days
higher fever, ONS., RNS., duration of treatmen1 day
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : oshimumu
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) male dysfunction, duration of treatment: 1- 4 day, fresh roots of Diospyros mespiliformis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omwandi
Dregea rubicunda K.Schum.
Official name : Dregea rubicunda K.Schum.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(022) easing birth, duration of treatment : few hours, roots of Dregea rubicunda , RNS.
H(139) male dysfunction, duration of treatmen1- 4 day, fresh roots of Dregea macrantha, RNS.
H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatmen:2 – 3 days, up to 16 months, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ondhingulula
Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Official name : Erythrophleum africanum (Welw. ex Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, duration of treatmen:2 -7days
H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatmen 2 – 3 days, up to 16 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : mupako
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) bleeding, duration of treatment 1 - 4 days, stem, pods, leaves ... of Euclea divinorum , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omudime
Euphorbia monteiri Hook.f.
Official name : Euphorbia monteiri Hook.f.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatment: 2 – 3 days, up to 16 months, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : oshilalanamawadi
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dermatitis, duration of treatmen:1 month, leaves of Ficus sycomorus , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omukwiyu
Gloriosa virescens Lindl.
Official name : Gloriosa virescens Lindl.
Family : Colchicaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) intestine cram, duration of treatment: 1 -3 days, 4 – 5 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ompilu
Haplocoelum foliolosum (Hiern) Bullock
Official name : Haplocoelum foliolosum (Hiern) Bullock
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, ONS., RNS. duration of treatment:1 month
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ekakata
Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.
Official name : Harpagophytum procumbens DC. Ex Meisn.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, duration of treatment: 1 month, tuber of Harpagophytum procumbens , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ekakata
Helinus integrifolius (Lam.) Kuntze
Official name : Helinus integrifolius (Lam.) Kuntze
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(178x)
Recipes : H(003) leg pains, duration of treatment: 2 -7days
H(178x) stroke, 2 weeks, duration of treatmen4 -6 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : murora
Helinus spartioides (Engl.) Schinz ex Engl.
Official name : Helinus spartioides (Engl.) Schinz ex Engl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) leg pains, duration of treatment: 2 -7days
H(178x) stroke, duration of treatment: 2 weeks, 4 -6 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omutiwoheva
Heliotropium sp.
Official name : Heliotropium sp.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, duration of treatment: vary, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ohanauni
Kleinia longiflora DC.
Official name : Kleinia longiflora DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(201, 7) mental illnesses, duration of treatment: 2 – 3 days, up to 16 months
colloid, duration of treatmen: vary
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : elangelamwali
Kohautia angolensis Bremek.
Official name : Kohautia angolensis Bremek.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 8) intestine cram, duration of treatment: 1 -3 days, 4 – 5 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omutingulula
Lonchocarpus nelsii (Schinz) Schinz ex Heering & Grimme
Official name : Lonchocarpus nelsii (Schinz) Schinz ex Heering & Grimme
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) back pains, Lonchocarpus nelsii ONS., RNS., treatment duration 2 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : mupanda
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) leg pains, duration of treatment: 2 -7days, whole plant of Peltophorum africanum , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omupalala
Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illnesses, duration of treatment: 2 – 3 days, up to 16 months, whole plant of Pergularia daemia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : eriko
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) bleeding, duration of treatment: 1 – 4 days, stem, pods, leaves ... of Plumbago zeylanica , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okadimeti
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(037), H(124)
Recipes : H(003) leg pains, duration of treatment: 2 -7days , roots and pods of Pterocarpus angolensis , RNS.
H(037) coughing, duration of treatment: 1week , barks., RNS.
H(124) bleeding, duration of treatment: 1 – 4 days, dry or fresh tubes and roots., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : uguva
Rhigozum brevispinosum Kuntze
Official name : Rhigozum brevispinosum Kuntze
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) syphilis, duration of treatment:4 days (depends on the severity), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ngandu
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, duration of treatment:1 mounth, seeds and roots of Ricinus communis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : olumono
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(178x)
Recipes : H(178x) stroke, duration of treatment:2 weeks, 4 - 6 months, roots, leaves, seeds of Securidaca longipedunculata , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omudhiku
Spirostachys africana Sond.
Official name : Spirostachys africana Sond.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) leg pains, duration of treatment: 2 -7days, whole plant of Spirostachys africana , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omuhongo
Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Official name : Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) culture bound syndrome, duration of treatment: 2 -3 days, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : maguni
Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Official name : Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) bleeding, duration of treatment: 1 – 4 days, , stem, pods, leaves ... of Swartzia madagascariensis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omukonati
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Official name : Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) leg pains, duration of treatment: 2 -7days,whole plant of Terminalia sericea , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : omugolo
Tragia okanyua Pax
Official name : Tragia okanyua Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(005)
Recipes : H(005) generalised oedema, duration of treatment: 4 -5 months ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okalilifa
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dermatitis, ONS, RNS.duration of treatment: 1 month
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : oshimbu
Vigna dinteri Harms
Official name : Vigna dinteri Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) herpes, , ONS., RNS. duration of treatment: 1 year
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : muyimbo
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, duration of treatment: 2 -7days , roots, barks of Ximenia americana ,
H(113) scoliosis, duration of treatment: 1week , fresh roots and leaves ., RNS.
H(201) culture bound syndrome, duration of treatment: 2 -3 days, roots., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : kakukuru
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(033), H(100), H(201)
Recipes : H(033) fertility / impotent, duration of treatment: 1 day, OPNS of Ximenia caffra, RNS.
H(100) gonorrhea, duration of treatment: 2 -7days, roots, barks, RNS.
H(201) culture bound syndrome, duration of treatment: 2 -3 days, racines., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : ompeke
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, duration of treatment: 2 -7 days, roots, barks of Ziziphus mucronata , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : mukekete