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Reference : HD 27

Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : The medicinal use of some weeds, problem and alien plants in the Grahamstown and Peddie districts of the Eastern Cape, South Africa South African Journal of Science 96 , 467– 473. (2000)
Reference HD 27 has information about 28 plants :
Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Baill.
Official name : Anredera cordifolia (Ten.) Baill.
Family : Basellaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(013), H(126), H(152), H(179)
Recipes : H(003) swollen ankles, H(004)septic wounds, H(126) liver problems, H(152) feet (poor blood circulation), H(179) kidney pain, crushed fresh leaves of Anredera cordifolia, local application
H(013) itchy rash (izigxala), leaves sap
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : idlula
Araucaria bidwilli Hook
Official name : Araucaria bidwilli Hook
Family : Araucariaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhea due to congenital problems, tuberculosis and malnutrition, ONS, RNS;
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umavulakuvaliwe, abanqonqozi, indiwandyiya
Araujia sericifera Brot.
Official name : Araujia sericifera Brot.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illness, roots of Araujia sericifera, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : iquwa
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney pain ( (isinqa), enema from fresh roots decoction of Argemone mexicana and Rubus pinnatus. The decoction must be used immediately onlt by diviners.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ikhakhakhakha
Asclepias fruticosa L.
Official name : Asclepias fruticosa L.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, leaves of Asclepias fruticosa dried and powdered, used as a snuff
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : igwada
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(201)
Recipes : H(033) infertility and barrenness in woman, decoction of cleaned roots of Bidens pilosa, VO half a cup in the morning and the evening
H(201) jealousy or animosity, leaves are soaked in a bath overnight
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : isanama, umhalbangubo
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(210)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, stroke attack as preservative fresh leaves decoction, VO 3 X / day a tea spoon + steam bath
H(210) narcotic, ONS., RNS. - -
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : intsangu
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) unspecified parts of Cannabis sativa against bots (internal parasite of the gastrointestinal tract) in horse
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : intsangu
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(045)
Recipes : H(013) boils and abcesses, application of fresh green leaves of Datura stramonium
H(045) fresh leaves as a bandage to sooth the pain and swelling and as an antiseptic after circumcision. To be used only once
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : uqlwangu- qhwangu
Emex australis Steinh.
Official name : Emex australis Steinh.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(099), H(179)
Recipes : H(006) constipation and H(099) restlessness, roots of Emex australis decoction given to infants and adults, VO, 1 teaspoon, VO. 2 X / day
H(179) adults kidney pains (isinqa), decoction of roots of Emex australis and Galenia secunda, VO. 2spoonfuuls twice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : inkunzane
Exomis microphylla (Thumb.) Aellen var. axyrioides (Fenzl) Aellen
Official name : Exomis microphylla (Thumb.) Aellen var. axyrioides (Fenzl) Aellen
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(080), H(086)
Recipes : H(080) allergic reaction, (irawuzela) rash / pimples caused by eating unhygienic meat, roots decoction of Exomis microphylla
H(086) clear phlegm of infants, roots decoction, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umvenyathi
Galenia secunda (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Galenia secunda (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(179) adults kidney pains (isinqa), decoction of roots of Emex australis and Galenia secunda, VO. 2 spoonfuls twice a day
H(104) colic children (onomoya) root decoction of Emex australis and Galenia secunda, 2 drops / day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umvenyathi, isidikili
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(038), H(100), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(109) lower back and H(104) abdomen pain (isimqa), decoction of clean roots of Lantana camara, VO. As a tea
- H(038) urinary problems and H(100) gonnoroea and as a result of intercourse, decoction of clean roots, VO. as a tea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : iqunube, utywalabentakat
Mesembryanthemum aitonis Jacq.
Official name : Mesembryanthemum aitonis Jacq.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain (due to alcohol abuse), juice of fresh crushed leaves of Mesembryanthemum aitonis in cold H2O until to make the colour green, VO one cup/ day. No food during some hours
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : iquina
Nicotiana glauca Graham
Official name : Nicotiana glauca Graham
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boil,H(013) abscess, leaves of Nicotiana glauca warmed on fire and strapped as a poultice. It is replaced when the leaves dries
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : icubamfene
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) sore between toes and fingers, the fresh leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are baked on an open fire and the inner jelly applied
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : itolofiya
Pteronia incana (Burm.) DC.
Official name : Pteronia incana (Burm.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughing, decoction of leaves of Pteronia incana, VO as tea 3 to 3 X / day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ibossies, ubhubhusi
Punica granatum L.
Official name : Punica granatum L.
Family : Lythraceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) to prevent epilepsy, decoction of dried, grated root of Punica granatum, VO one table spoon, 3 X/day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : irharnathi
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(137)
Recipes : H(003) swelling and H(137) sooth pain, fresh leaves of Ricinus communis used as an antiseptic bandage and also after a cicumcission
H(013) boils and abcesses, application of fresh green leaves twice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umlavutha
Rubus pinnatus Willd
Official name : Rubus pinnatus Willd
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney pain ( (isinqa), enema from fresh roots decoction of Argemone mexicana and Rubus pinnatus. The decoction must be used immediately onlt by diviners. + Voir article
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ikunube, iqunube
Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(104), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(033) infertility and barrenness in woman, root infusion in cold water, VO. 1 cup a day
H(109) lower back and H(104) abdomen pain (isimqa), H(113) rheumatic, arthritis, roots infusion in cold water is sipped
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : idololenkonyane
Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) misfortune and evil, roots of Rumex sagittatus infusion in cold H2O as a body wash (iYesa lukuhlamba) to cleanse the body
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ibhathatha
Ruta graveolens L.
Official name : Ruta graveolens L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) an infliction known as "onomoya" (colic) caused by evil spirits, leaf infusiob mixed with brandy in a tea spoon of a mother'milk, 2 to 3 drops for the baby
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ivendrit
Schinus molle L.
Official name : Schinus molle L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(108) influenza, decoction of leaves of Schinus molle, inhalation
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ipepile
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(014), H(100), H(179)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, local application of crushed fruits
kidney problems, roots decoction as enema
H(100) gonococcal infection in male (drops), decoction of roots, VO. and enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umthuma
Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Official name : Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum sodomaeum auct. (invalid name) , Solanum hermannii auct. (invalid name)
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) sprained back, crushed and finely strained fruit of Solanum linnaeanum in cold H20 as enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umthuma omkhulu
Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Official name : Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(027)
Recipes : Vb(027) miscarriage or problematic birth, medicime given to cow, decoction of grated dried roots of Solanum mauritianum during 10'. VO. 1 bottle of 0,75 l
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : umbangabanga
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughing, raw soft piece of wood of Withania somnifera is chewed but not swallowed
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Grahamstowm & Peddie districts)
Vernacular name : ubuvimba