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Reference : HC 25

Author(s) : Corrigan, B.M. , B.-E. Van Wyk, C.J. Geldenhuys, J.M. Jardine
Title : Ethnobotanical plant uses in the KwaNibela Peninsula, St Lucia, South Africa South African Journal of Botany 77, 346–359 (2011)
Reference HC 25 has information about 78 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106), root bark of Acacia karroo is ground, infused in H20, and sprinkled on the garden to repel snakes.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umuNga
Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Official name : Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) apiece of the bark is ground, infused in H2O, and the whole body is bathed in H20 to ensure that people do not think of you as a bad person (i.e., thief).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHlosinga; umKhanyagulea
Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Official name : Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), outside of the home, the stem of Adenia gummifera is boiled in H2O, and the body is steamed and bathed in same H2O for revenge on enemies.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umPhindamshaya
Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Official name : Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the seeds of Afzelia quanzensis are kept in the wallet for luck with money.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umDlavuza
Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046), the leaves are boiled in H2O and the body is covered over the steam to cure chicken pox.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iGowane
Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia versicolor Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to draw out bad luck, the bark is boiled in H2O and the body is bathed in the H2O and then the H2O is thrown out into the river
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umphesoa
Aloe rupestris Baker
Official name : Aloe rupestris Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) calming effect, leaves of Aloe rupestris are mixed with Callilepsis laureola? , décoction dans H2O, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHlabandlanzi;
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(095), H(202)
Recipes : H(095), herd boys take the fruit to eat when out in the fields.
H(202) the root bark is ground, boiled in H2O, and used to wash the body to make skin soft.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiPhofa
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn. subsp. Dimidiata
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. ex Arn. subsp. Dimidiata
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) the leaves of Apodytes dimidiata are mixed with imphilo, (Callilepsis laureola?) infused in H2O and sprinkled around the garden to ward off evil spirits.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iDakane
Azima tetracantha Lam.
Official name : Azima tetracantha Lam.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, roots of Azima tetracantha, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiNungwan
Balanites maughamii Sprague
Official name : Balanites maughamii Sprague
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), good luck. If you own a tuck-shop, the root bark is used to attract customers.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umDlulamithi
Brachylaena discolor DC.
Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104), the timber is used for building and the plant is used to treat stomach-ache
H(201), the leaves are used to make snuff and a leaf is taken with to go and talk to the ancestors.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iPhahla
Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Official name : Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004) when animal has a wound, the bark is ground into powder and rubbed into wound to kill the worm.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umKhawulangaz
Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Official name : Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) an infusion is made from the leaves to soak feet to relieve pain in the feet.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umKhawulangaz
Canthium ciliatum (Klotzsch) Kuntze
Official name : Canthium ciliatum (Klotzsch) Kuntze
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Canthium ciliatum is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiKwakwane
Canthium inerme (L. f.) Kuntze
Official name : Canthium inerme (L. f.) Kuntze
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Canthium inerme is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umVuthwamini
Canthium spinosum (Klotzsch) Kuntze
Official name : Canthium spinosum (Klotzsch) Kuntze
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Canthium spinosum is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiTobe
Capparis sepiaria L.
Official name : Capparis sepiaria L.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the root is dried, mixed with inKosazane and hippo fat, and rubbed on the face for good luck with a job.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uSondeza
Carissa tetramera (Sacleux) Stapf
Official name : Carissa tetramera (Sacleux) Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) The fruit is crushed and mixed with H2O to make a refreshing drink.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uQondo
Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Official name : Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R. H. Archer
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) when still an apprentice of a sangoma (traditional healer), an infusion of the roots and leaves of Elaeodendron transvaalense are taken to vomit and cleanse in order to make the transition to a sangoma
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ingwavuma
Chaetachme aristata Planch.
Official name : Chaetachme aristata Planch.
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, bark is mixed with umSukumbili (Gardenia sp?), burned in the fire and the coals are ground and put on a wound for healing.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umKhovothi
Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), when someone puts muthi on you to make you itchy – the plant is used to itchy – the plant is used to stop the itchiness.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : lidlebendlovu
Combretum apiculatum Sond. subsp. Apiculatum
Official name : Combretum apiculatum Sond. subsp. Apiculatum
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), if you eat too much sugar, an infusion of the root bark is prepared and the H2O is taken to make you vomit.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umBondwe
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037) the leaves of Combretum molle are used for chest complaints.
H(068) an infusion of the leaf is taken to remove worms from the body.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umBondwe
Commiphora neglecta I.Verd.
Official name : Commiphora neglecta I.Verd.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) if someone dies, a cutting is planted on the site to mark the grave
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umNyela
Cussonia zuluensis Strey
Official name : Cussonia zuluensis Strey
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(055)
Recipes : H(055) an infusion of the roots of Cussonia zuluensis, VO. to allow a person to vomit.
H(003) the roots bulb is boiled and when still hot, put on a swollen limb to ease swelling.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umsenge
Dalbergia armata E.Mey.
Official name : Dalbergia armata E.Mey.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) , the roots are boiled in H2O and the H2O is gargled to relieve toothache.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHluhluwe
Dialium schlecteri Harms
Official name : Dialium schlecteri Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(068), the roots are mixed with uMavumbu (Uvaria sp.?), infused in H2O and ingested to stop anus from itching (possible de-wormer?).
H(095) the pods are eaten.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umThiba
Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Official name : Dichrostachys cinerea (L.) Wight & Arn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106) pods of Dichrostachys cinerea are boiled, removed from the H2O, and the H2O is left to cool. Drops of H2O are put in the ear todraw out an insect.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uGagane; uShashanea;
Diospyros villosa (L.) De Winter
Official name : Diospyros villosa (L.) De Winter
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x) leaves of Diospyros villosa are chewed to clean and whiten teeth.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iPoypoyi
Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Official name : Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) the seeds of Erythrina caffra are strung up to make necklaces and placed along the fence of a homestead by an inyanga to prevent the entry of thieves onto the property
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umSinsi
Erythrina humeana Spreng.
Official name : Erythrina humeana Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) a cutting of Erythrina humeana is planted in the garden to ward off evil spirits.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umSinsana
Erythroxylum delagoense Schinz
Official name : Erythroxylum delagoense Schinz
Family : Erythroxylaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), the berries are given to babies for throat and chest problems
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : inKhuthuzo
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(205)
Recipes : H(205), hunters mix the bark of Euclea divinorum with H2O and sprinkle the H2O in the tracks of an animal so that it will not detect the hunters
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiGcakaca
Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Official name : Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), a cutting of Euphorbia ingens is planted in the garden to ward off evil spirits.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHlonhlo
Ficus natalensis subsp. natalensis Hochst.
Official name : Ficus natalensis subsp. natalensis Hochst.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : The bark is mixed with cow fat and imPepo (Helichrysum sp.), burned, and the smoke is inhaled to prevent a person from “falling over suddenly” (fainting?).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umDende
Gardenia cornuta Hemsl.
Official name : Gardenia cornuta Hemsl.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) a cutting is planted in the garden to ward off evil spirits.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umValasangweni
Grewia caffra Meisn.
Official name : Grewia caffra Meisn.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Grewia caffra is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uPata
Grewia microthyrsa K. Schum. ex Burret
Official name : Grewia microthyrsa K. Schum. ex Burret
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) the root of Grewia microthyrsa is boiled in H2O, removed and the H2O is taken to make the man's sperm stronger (enhance male fertility).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iSonyane
Helichrysum sp.
Official name : Helichrysum sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : The bark is mixed with cow fat and imPepo (Helichrysum sp.), burned, and the smoke is inhaled to prevent a person from “falling over suddenly” (fainting?).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : imPepo
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Official name : Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046), the whole plant of Hibiscus cannabinus is boiled to treat “chicken pox”.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mKakane
Hypoxis sp.
Official name : Hypoxis sp.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199), Hypoxis sp. used to treat HIV (method undisclosed).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : inKhomfe
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(139), a young fruit is cut and the “H2O” (fruit sap) is extracted, the “H2O” is put into an incision on the penis and the fruit is removed from the tree when desired size is reached to match penis size.
H(201), a cutting is planted in the garden to ward off evil spirits
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umVongothi
Lagynias lasiantha (Sond.) Bullock
Official name : Lagynias lasiantha (Sond.) Bullock
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Lagynias lasiantha is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umviyothojane
Landolphia kirkii Dyer
Official name : Landolphia kirkii Dyer
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Landolphia kirkii is eaten
.H(201), if all teeth in the mouth are paining, it is believed to be a sign of an evil spirit. The root is infused in H2O and the H2O is gargled to relieve pain
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umBungwa
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(106)
Recipes : H(051) fever, the leaves of Lippia javanica are boiled in H2O and the whole body is covered over the steam
H(106) the leaves are burned in the fire and the smoke is used to repel mosquitoes.b
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umSozwane
Ozoroa paniculosa (Sond.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
Official name : Ozoroa paniculosa (Sond.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(091), the bark and roots of Ozoroa paniculosa are infused in H2O and taken as a health tonic.
H(201), the leaves are mixed with inGanga, boiled and the head is covered over the steam, which is inhaled to avoid bad dreams.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiFico
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), only birds eat the fruit of Pappea capensis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umQokolo
Portulacaria afra Jacq.
Official name : Portulacaria afra Jacq.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) Portulacaria afra plant used for grazing.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiQoqo
Putterlickia verrucosa (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Szyszyl.
Official name : Putterlickia verrucosa (E.Mey. ex Sond.) Szyszyl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) when the sangoma goes to the sea, he/she takes a buffalo tail and cleans the tail with the oot. Sangoma is, then, taken into the sea by a snake which gives him/her strength and powers
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHlabankonkoni
Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Gilg & M.Brandt
Official name : Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Gilg & M.Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the root of Rhoicissus digitata is boiled and mixed with other plants if someone wants a baby (to enhance fertility).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiNwazi
Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Official name : Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the root of Rhoicissus tomentosa is boiled and mixed with other plants if someone wants a baby (to enhance fertility).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiNwazi
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), the root of Sansevieria hyacinthoides is boiled in H2O and the H2O is gargled to treat toothache.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiKholokotho
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the flowers of Sarcostemma viminale and only the ends of the stems are eaten.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umBhelebhele
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. subsp. Viminale
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. subsp. Viminale
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruit, VO.
H(095) fruit is mixed with mealy meal to make porridge.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umKwakwa
Scadoxus puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal
Official name : Scadoxus puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) the plant is burned in the fire, ground and rubbed on the back of a small baby's head where there is a “red spot”.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iDumbelethath
Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Official name : Schotia brachypetala Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), the bark of Schotia brachypetala is boiled in H2O and removed. One cup of the infusion is taken, followed with 10 l of H2O to make a person vomit to treat “flu”.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umGxamu
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), beer is made with the fruit of Sclerocarya birrea
H(104) for a runny stomach, an infusion of the bark is taken to stop diarrhea.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umGanu
Searsia gueinzii Sond.
Official name : Searsia gueinzii Sond.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046), the leaves are boiled in H2O and the body is covered over the steam to cure “chicken pox”
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : inHlokoshiyane
Sideroxylon inerme L. subsp. Inerme
Official name : Sideroxylon inerme L. subsp. Inerme
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) to cure the “flu”., known as “red milkwood” in KwaNibela. The roots are placed in the anus (suppository)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uMasethole
Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
Official name : Solanum elaeagnifolium Cav.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) pain in the teeth, fruit is burned on the fire and the smoke is taken into the mouth
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ?
Spirostachys africana Sond.
Official name : Spirostachys africana Sond.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(092), H(203)
Recipes : H(004), an infusion is prepared from the bark and used for wound healing
H(092), bait is dipped in the tree sap and used to poison animals when hunting..
H(203), the timber is used for building.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umThombothi
Strychnos decussata (Pappe) Gilg
Official name : Strychnos decussata (Pappe) Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the root of Strychnos decussata is put in the garden to fight thunderstorms created by the sangoma
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iNkuzazulu
Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Official name : Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Strychnos henningsii is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umNqonjo
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Strychnos spinosa is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHlala
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(095)
Recipes : H(004), the leaves and the stem are boiled in H2O and the H2O is gargled to disinfect a wound in the mouth
: H(095), the fruit of Syzygium cordatum is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umDoni
Tabernaemontana elegans Stapf
Official name : Tabernaemontana elegans Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) you get hit by someone, the “blood” of the leaf (latex) is put into the wound to stop the bleeding
H(020) to treat snakebite, the latex is injected into the skin with a thorn and put on the wound around the bite.
H(095) the “blood” of the leaf is also added to milk to make it last longer as it changes to amasi
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umKhadlu
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Official name : Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : V(095), the fruit of Tecomaria capensis is eaten by birds.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uChacha
Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Official name : Tecomaria capensis (Thunb.) Spach
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the flower of Tecomaria capensis can be sucked for the “sweet H2O” (nectar).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uChacha
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(104), H(209)
Recipes : H(104) the bark is mixed with eggs to make the stomach run and cleanse the “small boy” (itokoloshe) from the body.
H(209), The fruit added to H2O and left in the sun to ferment. It makes the H2O milky and is used to make amasi (‘curds’).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umTane
Uvaria caffra E.Mey. ex Sond.
Official name : Uvaria caffra E.Mey. ex Sond.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) the roots of Uvaria caffra are used as good luck charm.
Do not use as a whip to herd cows.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uMalumvumba
Uvaria lucida Benth. subsp. virens (N.E.Br.) Verdc.
Official name : Uvaria lucida Benth. subsp. virens (N.E.Br.) Verdc.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : The roots are used as good luck charm.
Do not use as a whip to herd cows.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : uMalumvumba
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the leaves of Vangueria infausta are put under chickens' eggs to prevent them from rotting.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umViyo
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : V(119)
Recipes : Vc(119), a mixture of the bark of Warburgia salutaris and other plants is given to dogs to make them aggressive.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiBaha
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(108), H(209)
Recipes : H(103), powdered roots of Warburgia salutaris are applied inside the holes of the teeth to relieve toothache.
H(108), for coughs and “flus”, the root bark is ground and boiled for a short time, all the plant material is removed and the H2O is taken as a drink.
H(209) If food is not enjoyable, a leaf infusion is taken to enjoy the food. The leaves are added to food as a spice to give a peppery taste
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isiBaha
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 :
Recipes : H(095), the fruit of Ximenia caffra is eaten
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umThunduluka
Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Official name : Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(103)
Recipes : H(103) , an infusion of the root of Zanthoxylum capense is taken to treat toothache.
H(000) to heal “iBande”, the root is mixed with hook thorn, burned to coals, ground and inserted into an incision on the skin.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amaBele
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(095), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), the leaf of Ziziphus mucronata is put on a wound to pull out a thorn.
H(095), the fruit of Ziziphus mucronata is eaten
H(201), a twig of the plant is taken on the journey to fetch the spirit of a deceased person.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umHlalankosi