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Reference : HD 39

Author(s) : De Wildeman, É.
Title : A Propos de Médicaments Indigènes Congolais Institut Royal Colonial Belge. Section des Sciences naturelles et Médicales Mémoires.-Collection in-8°. Tome III, fascicule 3. (1935)
Reference HD 39 has information about 32 plants :
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) tachycardia; skin incision, cardiac region. Rub the incisions with a mixture of 3 drops of Rhipsalis cassytha (niando), a pinch of powder of (?) zimfula, of crushed leaves of Ageratum conyroides (tuvi a makoko)
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : tuvi a makoko
Alchornea floribunda Müll.Arg.
Official name : Alchornea floribunda Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(103), H(210)
Recipes : H(006) purgative; 3 drops of sap of Alchornea floribanda (niondo) in beaten eggs yolk with a little salt. Purgative very violent.
H(068) helminthiasis. Put in macerated water: a few leaves of Alchornea floribunda (bunzi, niando ), a piece of bark of (?) lunga mamba, liana of Costus phyllocephala (minkuisa) pieces crash on a stone, drink two glasses of this maceration keep bottled.
H(103) tooth decay Boil in water: leaves of :Maprounea sp. (sele-sele) ; leaves of Alchornea cordifolia (m'bunzi); leaves of Caloncoba welwitschii (makuwakua) , take a sip of liquid in the mouth.
H(210) narcotic, Alchornea floribunda (niando) active plant.The use of this plant appears in many regions, more frequent than that of hemp
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : bunzi, niando
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008) + H(104)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104) intestinal inflammation, leaves of Bidens pilosa (lusolokoto) , add salt and let soak in water. Drink by small glass.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : lusolokoto
Bridelia atroviridis Müll. Arg.
Official name : Bridelia atroviridis Müll. Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis. Put in macerated water: a few leaves of Alchornea floribunda (bunzi, niando ), a piece of bark of Bridelia atroviridis (doubtful) (lunga mamba or lungua mamba), Costus phyllocephalus (minkuisa) (liana) pieces crash on a stone, drink two glasses of this maceration keep bottled.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : lunga mamba, lungua mamba
Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Official name : Brillantaisia patula T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) purgative; a few leaves of Brillantaisia patula (doubtful).(dilemba-lemba) in a glass of palm wine,laisser macérer pendant un jour à froid. Boire un verre.
H(068) helminthiasis. In a large pot filled of palm wine, cold maceration: a piece of Ipomoea paniculata = lpomea digilata (mbala-fuba) (liana) ; a few leaves of Symphonia globulifera (dibolongo) ; a few leaves of Clerodendron splendens (lumdula) ; some leaves Brillantaisia patula (doubtful).(dilemba-lemba) ; some leaves (?) mungelengenze , add a piece to the size of an egg of bobo, center of the root of a dead banana tree. After soaking for a day, drink a cup of the cold liquid.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : dilemba-lemba
Caloncoba welwitschii (Oliv.) Gilg
Official name : Caloncoba welwitschii (Oliv.) Gilg
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth decay, Boil in water: leaves of : Maprounea sp. (sele-sele) ; leaves of Alchornea cordifolia (m'bunzi); leaves of Caloncoba welwitschii (makuwakua) , take a sip of liquid in the mouth.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : makuwakua
Capsicum sp.
Official name : Capsicum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis;Take the heart of a young palm tree, Elaeis sp, add Capsicum sp. (pili-pili) ,salt (the capacity of a teaspoon) , boil all in a glass of palm wine, to form a paste to eat with a spoon, three times per day.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : pili-pili
Cissus debilis Planch
Official name : Cissus debilis Planch
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020)
Recipes : H(013) bubos,incise wound and apply an infusion of leaves of Cissus debilis (dilombozi)
H(020) snake bite or scorpion sting; Apply to the injured area crushed leaves of Cissus debilis (dilombozi)
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : dilombozi
Citrus sp.
Official name : Citrus sp.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis,orange juice (Citrus sp.) in the ear.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Official name : Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) purgative, ONS. of Clerodendrum glabrum, RNS.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Official name : Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(020) snakebites, roots of Clerodendron glabrum in infusion
H(037) catarrh, H(051) fevers, H(068) intestinal parasites, leaves of Clerodendron glabrum , RNS.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Clerodendrum splendens G. Don
Official name : Clerodendrum splendens G. Don
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis. In a large pot filled of palm wine, cold maceration: a piece of Ipomoea paniculata = lpomea digilata (mbala-fuba) (liana) ; a few leaves of Symphonia globulifera (dibolongo) ; a few leaves of Clerodendron splendens (lumdula) ; some leaves Brillantaisia patula (doubtful).(dilemba-lemba) ; some leaves (?) mungelengenze , add a piece to the size of an egg of bobo, center of the root of a dead banana tree. After soaking for a day, drink a cup of the cold liquid.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : lumdula
Clerodendrum volubile P. Beauv.
Official name : Clerodendrum volubile P. Beauv.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) impotence, maceration for a day in a glass of palm wine: barks of (?) dimbu-dimbu, leaves of Clerodendron volubile (dinkiza n'golo), leaves of Symphonia globulifera (doubtful) dibolongo, a drink a day
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : dinkiza n'golo
Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum.
Official name : Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum.
Family : Costaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis. Put in macerated water: a few leaves of Alchornea floribunda (bunzi, niando ), a piece of bark of Bridelia atroviridis (doubtful) (lunga mamba or lungua mamba), Costus phyllocephalus (minkuisa) (liana) pieces crash on a stone, drink two glasses of this maceration keep bottled.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : minkuisa
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea; A handful of grass of Cymbopogon citratus (dilundi ou dilundu; grass villages) est bouillie dans 500 cm³ d'eau. Drink one to two cups. Preferred treatment of indigenous ; it seems their most active.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : dilundi or dilundu
Desmodium lasiocarpum (P.Beauv.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium lasiocarpum (P.Beauv.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(156)
Recipes : H(156) whooping cough (sangati); Take a few leaves of Millettia sp. (fukazi; liana of the forest) , add a few leaves of Desmodium lasiocarpum (mbata-bata; shrub bush), macerate in water for ten minutes by crushing the leaves. Drink a glass of maceration.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : mbata-bata
Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Official name : Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, tubers of Dioscorea bullbifera dried and powdered, to heal ulcers by topical application
H(051) intermittent fevers, leaves, RNS.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Elaeis sp.
Official name : Elaeis sp.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(037), H(173)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis;Take the heart of a young palm tree, Elaeis sp, add Capsicum sp. (pili-pili) , salt (The capacity of a teaspoon) ,boil all in a glass of palm wine, to form a paste to eat with a spoon, three times per day.
H(173) leprosy; Mix earth of black mound of forest ( kukua-ya-makazu ), with blakûkuâ, kind of flowing sap of diseased palms Elaeis sp.. Rub the affected parts
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Gossypium sp.
Official name : Gossypium sp.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis; A handful of leaves of Gossypium sp.(sadi) (shrub cultivated in the villages of Mayumbe), are plundered in a cup of cold water. The liquid may be bottled, it is drunk.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : sadi
Ipomoea paniculata (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Ipomoea paniculata (L.) R.Br.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis. In a large pot filled of palm wine, cold maceration: a piece of Ipomoea paniculata = lpomea digilata (mbala-fuba) (liana) ; a few leaves of Symphonia globulifera (dibolongo) ; a few leaves of Clerodendron splendens (lumdula) ; some leaves Brillantaisia patula (doubtful).(dilemba-lemba) ; some leaves (?) mungelengenze , add a piece to the size of an egg of bobo, center of the root of a dead banana tree. After soaking for a day, drink a cup of the cold liquid.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : mbala-fuba
Maprounea africana Müll. Arg.
Official name : Maprounea africana Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea; Take 25cm of root of Maprounea africana (sele-sele; shrub found in savannas on plates) , scrape the bark and boil in palm wine. Drink a cup of liquid per day.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : sele-sele
Maprounea sp.
Official name : Maprounea sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth decay, Boil in water: leaves of : Maprounea sp. (sele-sele) ; leaves of Alcliornea cordifolia (m'bunzi); leaves of Caloncoba welwitschii (makuwakua) , take a sip of liquid in the mouth.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : sele-sele
Millettia sp.
Official name : Millettia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(156)
Recipes : H(156) whooping cough (sangati); Take a few leaves of Millettia sp. (fukazi; liana of the forest) , add a few leaves of Desmodium lasiocarpum (mbata-bata; shrub bush), macerate in water for ten minutes by crushing the leaves. Drink a glass of maceration.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : fukazi
Millettia versicolor Welw. ex Bak.
Official name : Millettia versicolor Welw. ex Bak.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy (niangui) for prevention.Crush leaves of Millettia versicolor (lubota) and mix with the juice of an orange, eat slowly.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : lubota
Momordica charantia fo. abbreviata (Ser.) W.J. de Wilde
Official name : Momordica charantia fo. abbreviata (Ser.) W.J. de Wilde
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis, Macerate,in a glass of palm wine,a few leaves of Momordica charantia var. abbreviata (buzu-buzu) , add half a lemon. Cold drink one cup a day for three days
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : buzu-buzu
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache; Rub the gums with mixture: a banana Musa sp., Capsicum sp.(pili pili) + salt
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173) leprosy; Rub the affected parts with sap of Oclrnum gratissimum (matsusu tysusu) or Schwenkia americana or crushed leaves juice
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : matsusu tysusu
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea; a few leaves of the shrub Piper umbelatum (mafukwa gowa) to infuse in water. a drink a day.
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : mafukwa gowa
Pterocarpus sp.
Official name : Pterocarpus sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(143)
Recipes : H(034) tachycardia;an egg, an orange, a little powder of Pterocarpus sp.(tukula) in a little H2O, VO. Several times
H(143) smallpox Boil in water powder of Pterocarpus sp.(tukula). Mix the liquid with earth and coat the body
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : tukula
Rhipsalis cassytha Gaertn.
Official name : Rhipsalis cassytha Gaertn.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) tachycardia; skin incision, cardiac region. Rub the incisions with a mixture of 3 drops of Rhipsalis cassytha (niando), a pinch of powder of (?) zimfula, of crushed leaves of Ageratum conyroides (tuvi a makoko)
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : niando
Schwenckia americana L.
Official name : Schwenckia americana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173) leprosy; Rub the affected parts with sap of Oclrnum gratissimum (matsusu tysusu) or Schwenkia americana or crushed leaves juice
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Symphonia globulifera L. f.
Official name : Symphonia globulifera L. f.
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) purgative; a few leaves of Symphonia globulifera (dibolongo) in a glass of palm wine, macerate for a cold day. Have a drink
H(006) purgative; incise (?) diza, drop three drops in a glass of palm wine. Cold drink.
H(068) helminthiasis. In a large pot filled of palm wine, cold maceration: a piece of Ipomoea paniculata = lpomea digilata (mbala-fuba) (liana) ; a few leaves of Symphonia globulifera (dibolongo) ; a few leaves of Clerodendron splendens (lumdula) ; some leaves Brillantaisia patula (doubtful).(dilemba-lemba) ; some leaves (?) mungelengenze , add a piece to the size of an egg of bobo, center of the root of a dead banana tree. After soaking for a day, drink a cup of the cold liquid.
H(139) impotence, maceration for a day in a glass of palm wine: barks of (?) dimbu-dimbu, leaves of Clerodendron volubile (dinkiza n'golo), leaves of Symphonia globulifera (doubtful) dibolongo, a drink a day
Region : West and Central Africa
Country : Belgian Congo
Vernacular name : dibolongo