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Reference : HD 22

Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000469
Reference HD 22 has information about 63 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137), H(203)
Recipes : H(137) the bark of Acacia karroo is used to treat aching legs
H(203, 5) used as fire-wood
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : witdoring, witpendoring (Hantam names)
Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Official name : Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(104), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, infusion of the leaves, VO.
H(108) colds H(104) stomach aches, leaves of Agathosma betulina (sometimes dried)
H(137) used for sores (rou sere) in which case the leaves are often mixed with fat
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : boegoe (Hantam names)
Aloe dichotoma Masson
Official name : Aloe dichotoma Masson
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(082), H(109)
Recipes : H(078), H(082, 2) the stem of Aloe dichotoma is used to treat cancer and asthma. Put stem in water for 2–3 days. Cut in blocks and leave in refrigerator. Pieces can be made into a tea when needed
H(109) an infusion is used for backache (drink as a tea).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kokerboom (Hantam names)
Aloe dichotoma Masson
Official name : Aloe dichotoma Masson
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), leaves of Aloe dichotoma are placed in the drinking water of chickens to control fleas and diseases
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kokerboom (Hantam names)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(109), H(162y), H(179)
Recipes : H(104, 2) stomach problems, H(109) back pain, H(162y) bladder, H(179) kidneys, drink an infusion of the leaves of Aloe ferox
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 4) put leaves of Aloe ferox in the drinking water of chicken for lice and chicken diseases (piep)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Official name : Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(091), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(004, 4), wound, bake the leaves, and use as a wound, dressing
H(091) the leaves are dried and eaten as an energy booster
H(104), leaves eaten to clean the stomach
- H(109, 4) (used to treat back pain, bake the leaves, and use as a wound, dressing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : veldaalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Official name : Aloe microstigma Salm-Dyck
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 10) treating lice in chickens, by putting leaves of Aloe microstigma in drink water
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : veldaalwyn (Hantam names)
Aloe variegata L.
Official name : Aloe variegata L.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(137), H(201), H(202)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaf of Aloe variegata is cut open, and used as a warm compress
H(202) cleanse the body
H(137) treat pains, rub legs with leaf pulp
H(201) used in spells, flower colour used for forecasting the weather: bright red indicates rain, dull pink indicates drought
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kanniedood (Hantam names)
Anisodontea triloba (Thunb.) Bates
Official name : Anisodontea triloba (Thunb.) Bates
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(082) asthma; H(108) colds, a leaf of Anisodontea triloba infusion VO.as a tea; mixed with other herbs, H(104) used to treat stomach ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wildesalie (Hantam names)
Apium graveolens L.
Official name : Apium graveolens L.
Family : Apiaceae
Synonyms : Apium decumbens Eckl. & Zeyh.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) edible, Apium decumbens used in soups
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : seldery (Hantam names)
Aptosimum indivisum Burch. ex Benth.
Official name : Aptosimum indivisum Burch. ex Benth.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) infusion of the whole plant of Aptosimum indivisum is used to treat stomach ache/upset stomach
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kinkhoesbos, kannie (Hantam names)
Aptosimum spinescens (Thunb.) F. E. Weber
Official name : Aptosimum spinescens (Thunb.) F. E. Weber
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(109), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(109) backache, H(104) stomach ache, leaves of Aptosimum spinescens dried and using as a snuff
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : sandboega (Hantam names)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(108), H(109), H(179)
Recipes : H(037, 3) tight chest (toegetrekte bors), H(108, 3) colds, leaves of Artemisia afra (used with wynrui) treating pains, especially, H(109, 4) backache; H(104) stomach pain, H(179, 2) kidneys
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wildeals, (African wormwood)
Ballota africana L.
Official name : Ballota africana L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(027y), H(137)
Recipes : Leaf infusions are used by women, who gave birth (afterbirth), and to stimulate milk production in pregnant women (JB, confirmed by CB, FB); put leaves in hot water, to make a tea, to treat fever (JB); H(137) wash aching legs with it (HB, confirmed by RT, HB).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kattekruie. (Hantam names)
Boophone haemanthoides F. M. Leight
Official name : Boophone haemanthoides F. M. Leight
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(113)
Recipes : H(082 the papery bulb scales are used to treat asthma, use them to stuff a pillow—put pillow on chest or sleep on it
H(113) also used as a compress for paining knees
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : gifbol (Hantam names)
Carpobrotus edulis (L.) L. Bolus subsp. Edulis
Official name : Carpobrotus edulis (L.) L. Bolus subsp. Edulis
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(076), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) used for sores and blessures , rub skin with plant of Carpobrotus edulis
H(076) oral thrush (tandesproei), the leaf juice is used to treat oral thrusH(tandesproei)
H(095) truit is edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : rankvye (Hantam names)
Chamarea longipedicellata B.L. Burtt
Official name : Chamarea longipedicellata B.L. Burtt
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) roots of Chamarea longipedicellata, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : vinkel (Hantam names)
Chrysocoma ciliata E. Mey.
Official name : Chrysocoma ciliata E. Mey.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(108) leaf of Chrysocoma ciliata decoction is used for colds (boil with Tulbaghia sp.), H(104) medicine for the stomach; H(137) pain (especially aching legs) (HB).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : beesbos (Hantam names)
Conyza scabrida DC.
Official name : Conyza scabrida DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(027y), H(108), H(162y)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of the feet and hands, H(027y) cramps and pain after childbirth (trek plant vir nageboorte krampe in pyn), H(108) cold (vapors under a blanket), H(162y) and pain bladder infection, herbal leaves Conyza scabrida
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : meidebos, perskebos (Hantam names)
Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Official name : Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, fleshy leaves are used as an ointment or dressing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : beesore (Hantam names)
Crassula muscosa L.
Official name : Crassula muscosa L.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(109)
Recipes : H(076) oral thrush (tandesproei), H(109) backache,leafy stems of Crassula muscosa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : skilpadbos (Hantam names)
Dicoma capensis Less.
Official name : Dicoma capensis Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108), H(109), H(126), H(151)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pains, H(108) rhume et influenza, H(109) back pain, H(126) tonic for the liver, H(151) high blood pressure, décoction feuilles et racines de Dicoma capensis, tea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : hen-en-kuikens (Hantam names)
Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia (L. f.) Benth.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa var. angustifolia (L. f.) Benth.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(091), H(108), H(162y), H(179)
Recipes : H(108) colds and influenza, decoction of leaves of Dodonaea viscosa, RNS. and other symptoms
H(162y) bladder, H(179) kidney problems; use powder as a snuff; helps with H(018) headache, H(091) fatigue,H(037) slimy chests in children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : basterolien (Hantam names)
Euchlora hirsuta (Thunb.) Druce
Official name : Euchlora hirsuta (Thunb.) Druce
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(203), H(210x)
Recipes : H(210x) leaves of Euchlora hirsuta used to treat hangovers, RNS.
H(203) dry tubers used as firewood
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : noorsbol (Hantam names)
Fockea sp.
Official name : Fockea sp.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(095)
Recipes : H(018) treat headache , cut in small pieces the fleshy tuber of Fockea sp., and use as compress on head
H(095) fleshy tuber is edible; make jam from it
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kambro (Hantam names)
Galenia africana L.
Official name : Galenia africana L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(008y), H(013), H(039), H(137), H(202)
Recipes : H(014, 2) dandruff and H(039, 2) lice, H(008y, 7) pimples,H(013, 7) rashes on head (kopsere), make a leaf infusion of Galenia africana, and wash head
H(137, 2) leg pains and swollen legs
H(202) treatment of dry skull
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : geelbos (Hantam names)
Galium tomentosum Thunb.
Official name : Galium tomentosum Thunb.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(091) make a root infusion of Galium tomentosum , and use as a general tonic, root can also be chewed raw
H(137) wash body (with salt solution) to assist in relieving pains
H(201) used against witchcraft spells (paljas)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : rooistorm, kleefa (Hantam names)
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
Official name : Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137), wash painful legs with a decoction of leaves of Gomphocarpus fructicosus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : melkbos, tontelbos (Hantam names)
Grielum humifusum Thunb.
Official name : Grielum humifusum Thunb.
Family : Neuradaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) edible veld food, roots of Grielum humifusum eaten raw, ou can be made into a porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : snotwortel (Hantam names)
Hermannia cuneifolia Jacq. var. cuneifolia
Official name : Hermannia cuneifolia Jacq. var. cuneifolia
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(108), H(171)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, H(108) cold, H(171) diabetes, infusion of leaves Hermannia cuneifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wilde heuning; (Hantam names)
Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne.
Official name : Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(046), H(075x), H(076), H(095), H(104), H(191)
Recipes : Hoodia gordonii, various medicinal uses,H(037) slimy chests, H(046) measles, H(075x) suppress appetite, H(076) oral thrush (tandesproei); H(104) heartburn, stomach pains, H(191) to clean the blood, ONS., RNS.
H(095) fleshy stems are a popular (bitter!) veld food
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : ghôba, ghôwa; (Hantam names)
Hydnora africana Thunb.
Official name : Hydnora africana Thunb.
Family : Hydronaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(095)
Recipes : H(095) over-ripe fruit (mealy/floury) used as veld food and H(076) used for oral thrush
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kannikan; kanni (Hantam names)
Jamesbrittenia atropurpurea (Benth.) Hilliard
Official name : Jamesbrittenia atropurpurea (Benth.) Hilliard
Family : Scrophuilariaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(103)
Recipes : H(103), leaves used for toothache; used as chewing tobacco
H(000) general pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : tandpynbos (Hantam names)
Massonia depressa Houtt.
Official name : Massonia depressa Houtt.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) VO. the nectar of Massonia depressa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : soetprop (Hantam names)
Melianthus comosus Vahl
Official name : Melianthus comosus Vahl
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(092)
Recipes : H(003) leaf décoction is used for swollen feet and leg pains. Bathe feet with it, and cover in blankets to keep warm
H(092) poison, not for internal use
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kriekiebos (Hantam names)
Melolobium candicans (E.Mey.) Eckl. & Zeyh
Official name : Melolobium candicans (E.Mey.) Eckl. & Zeyh
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) asthma, decoction stems and leaves of Melolobium candicans, VO. Sometimes used H(108) cold, H(104) stomach ache, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wilde dagga; naeltjiedoring (Hantam names)
Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
Official name : Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104), H(108), H(137), H(179), H(201)
Recipes : H(018), headache, infusion of leaves drank as a tea; warm leaves used as a compress
H(104) to treat stomach pains, H(201), against witchcraft spells, H(137) wash aching legs, H(179) used for kidneys, H(108) influenza and colds. Often used with other herbs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : ballerja (Hantam names)
Microloma sagittatum (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Microloma sagittatum (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) young fruits of Microloma sagittatum are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : bokhorinkie, peulebos (Hantam names)
Oncosiphon suffruticosum (L.) Källersjö
Official name : Oncosiphon suffruticosum (L.) Källersjö
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(202)
Recipes : H(202) leaves and flowers of Oncosiphon suffruticosum are used for sweaty and smelly feet (“nat voete”); dry the flowers, and put in shoes ( use to clean oily and dirty hands
H(104) used to treat stomach problems; H(109) backache, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : stinkkruid (Hantam names)
Otholobium arborescens C.H. Stirt.
Official name : Otholobium arborescens C.H. Stirt.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(078), H(109)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(078) cancer, H(109) backache, stems with leaves of Otholobium arborescens, infusion, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wildegranaat (Hantam names)
Pelargonium abrotanifolium (L.f.) Jacq.
Official name : Pelargonium abrotanifolium (L.f.) Jacq.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) chest problems, H(108) rhume and influenza, leaves infusion of Pelargonium abrotanifolium
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : bergsalie (Hantam names)
Pelargonium antidysentericum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kostel.
Official name : Pelargonium antidysentericum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kostel.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wilde aree (Hantam names)
Pelargonium carnosum L. L. Herit
Official name : Pelargonium carnosum L. L. Herit
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) a popular veld food—the stem is roasted in ash, and eaten; fresh leaves are also edible, with a sweet-sour taste
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : aree; oupa-aree, oupa arrie (Hantam names)
Pentzia incana (Thunb.) Kuntze
Official name : Pentzia incana (Thunb.) Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(104) stomach cramps, feuilles are chewed
H(137) general pain , feuilles also used especially kidney pains
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : skaapbos (Hantam names)
Psilocaulon sp. cf. coriarium (Burch. ex N.E.Br.) N.E.Br.
Official name : Psilocaulon sp. cf. coriarium (Burch. ex N.E.Br.) N.E.Br.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(202), H(203)
Recipes : H(014) treating dandruff, plant material of Psilocaulon sp. burned, ash added to water and left overnight, people wash their hair with this water
H(202),ash used as lye for making soap
H(202), stems of Psilocaulon sp are used for lye (loog) when drying fruits
H(203)used to build shelters (skerms)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : asbos (Hantam names)
Pteronia divaricata (P.J.Bergius) Less.
Official name : Pteronia divaricata (P.J.Bergius) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) influenza, infusion (tea) of the feuilles of Pteronia divaricata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : boegabos (Hantam names)
Punica granatum L.
Official name : Punica granatum L.
Family : Lythraceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(095)
Recipes : H(076) the dried powder of fruit pericarp (skil) of Punica granatum is used for oral thrush
H(095) the fleshy seeds of Punica granatum are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : granaat (Hantam names)
Quaqua incarnata (L.f.) Bruyns
Official name : Quaqua incarnata (L.f.) Bruyns
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fleshy stems of Quaqua incarnata are eaten raw as veld food
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : karoena (Hantam names)
Rhus lancea L.f.
Official name : Rhus lancea L.f.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Searsia lancea (L. f.) Moffett , Searsia lancea (L. f.) F.A. Barkley
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(095) the small dry fruits of Searsia lancea are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kruboom (Hantam names)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113, 9), used to treat painful knees/joints, heat leaves of Ricinus communis, and put on affected area)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kasterolie (Hantam names)
Ruta graveolens L.
Official name : Ruta graveolens L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(039), H(104), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : H(108) colds and influenza, H(018) treatment of headache leaf infusions of Ruta graveolens are taken add aspirin; add bergsalie,
H(039) lice, put under mattress to chase lice away (verdryf weeluise)
H(137) for pain, H(104) stomach problems, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wynruit, wynruik (Hantam names)
Salix mucronata Thunb.
Official name : Salix mucronata Thunb.
Family : Salicaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) leaves of Salix mucronataare used to treat pain (
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wilger (Hantam names)
Salvia dentata Aiton
Official name : Salvia dentata Aiton
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(108), H(109), H(179)
Recipes : H(091) tiredness, H(108) colds, ; H(109) backache, H(179) kidney diseases, leafves of Salvia dentata, decoctions used for various ailments; often mixed with other herbs; general tonic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : bergsalie (Hantam names)
Salvia disermas L.
Official name : Salvia disermas L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(014), H(137)
Recipes : H(003) leaf décoctions used to treat swollen feet , make water blisters, if feet are kept too long in it
H(014) treating fungal infections on the head , wash skull with plant infusion
H(137) wash tired feet and painful legs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : terpentynbos (Hantam names)
Sceletium emarcidum (Thunb.) L. Bolus ex H. Jacobsen
Official name : Sceletium emarcidum (Thunb.) L. Bolus ex H. Jacobsen
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(103), H(210)
Recipes : H(210) whole plant is baked in the fire, and used as intoxicant
H(003) people chew the plant (kougom/kougoed) like chewing tobacco used for washing aching legs
H(103) toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kougoed (Hantam names)
Septulina glauca (Thunb.) Tiegh.
Official name : Septulina glauca (Thunb.) Tiegh.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) berries of Septulina glauca are edible
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : voëlent (Hantam names)
Solanum tomentosum L.
Official name : Solanum tomentosum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(082), H(103), H(104), H(109), H(179)
Recipes : H(004) to treat open blessures (rou sere), H(082) breathing problems (tight chest), , H(104)maux d'estomac, H(109) backache, H(179) kidney problems, ONS., RNS.
H(103) aching tooth , put a leaf in the mouth, grind leaf of Solanum tomentosum and put ointment on tooth
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : slangbessiebos (Hantam names)
Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Official name : Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(077), H(103), H(104), H(108), H(109), H(117), H(151), H(162y)
Recipes : H(013) rashes on skin, H(077) nausea, H(104) stomach problems, H(108) rhume and influenza, H(109) backache, H(117) gall, H(151) high blood pressure, H(162y) cleanse the vessie, H(171) diabetes / "treating sugar” , H(179) kidney stones, leaf infusions of Sutherlandia frutescens
H(103) toothache, leaf chewed in mouth and placed on tooth
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : kalkoenbos (Hantam names)
Thesium lineatum L. f.
Official name : Thesium lineatum L. f.
Family : Santalaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruits of Thesium lineatum are edible (but the stems and leaves are poisonous to livestock)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : koringbos (Hantam names)
Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.
Official name : Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078), make a tea from the leaves, to treat cancer
H(109); mix with Hyraceum dassiepis) to treat backache
H(137) wash painful legs and feet (RT, confirmed by EB).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : waterboege (Hantam names)
Viscum capense L. f.
Official name : Viscum capense L. f.
Family : Viscaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(076), H(104), H(171)
Recipes : H(095) stem infusions used as tea ou tea substitute
stem infusions used to treatH(037) chest diseases in children and H(104) stomach cramps; H(171) diabetes (bloedsuiker), only those growing on a kruboom (Searsia lancea) considerable suitable for use; H(076)oral thrush (tandesproei)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : voëlent, voëlink (Hantam names)
Zannia johanssenii N.E. Br.
Official name : Zannia johanssenii N.E. Br.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles (aambeie), take a tea of the leaves of Zannia johanssenii
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : heuningbos (Hantam names)