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Reference : HE 15

Author(s) : Ekué, M. R.M., B. Sinsin, O. Eyog-Matig, R. Finkeldey
Title : Uses, traditional management, perception of variation and preferences in ackee (Blighia sapida K.D. Koenig)) ruit traits in Benin: implications for domestication and conservation Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 6:12 (2010)
Reference HE 15 has information about 8 plants :
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) whitlow incinerate a mix of ackee seeds + cashew nuts (Anacardium occidentale). Add palm oil to the ashes, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Blighia sapida Koenig
Official name : Blighia sapida Koenig
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(012), H(013), H(014), H(020), H(039), H(051), H(051x), H(056), H(077), H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) eyes problems, soak bark of Blighia sapida in water, wash the eyes with the water
H(004) wounds, cCrush bark or seeds into powder, local application
H(006) constipation, decoction of bark, VO.
H(008) dysentery, decoction of leaves of Blighia sapida + shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), VO.
H(012)) fracture, massage the fractured limb with the macerate leaves
H(013) abscess, crush bark + common beans or cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata), application on the abscess
H(013) abscess, crush roasted seeds + palm oil, local application
H(014) cutaneous infections, buttons on the body, infusion of leaves and bark, take a shower with the infusion
H(014) whitlow, bark of + common beans or cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) + salt. Crush the mixed, local application
H(014) whitlow, crush roasted seeds + palm kernel oil, local application
H(014) whitlow, crush roasted seeds + palm oil, local application
H(014) whitlow incinerate a mix of ackee seeds + cashew nuts (Anacardium occidentale). Add palm oil to the ashes, local application
H(020) bite of scorpion or snake, crush dried bark into powder + salt, application on the wounded zone and eat also
H(039) head lice, Incinerate the capsules to obtain ashes, use the ashes to wash the head
H(051) child fever, infusion of the roots, wash the child with the infusion
H(051) child fever, decoction of leaves and bark, wash the child with the decoction
H(051) child fever, triturate leaves with water , wash the child
H(051) fever, H(051x) yellow fever, triturate leaves of Blighia sapida of Tectona grandis (teak) and Mangifera indica (mango) mix with crushed dried bark of Blighia sapida + salt, add the whole to a porridge, VO
H(051x) yellow fever, crush bark of Blighia sapida + bean of Parkia biglobosa (mustard), VO.
H(051) paludismdim, infusion of bark of Blighia sapida + seeds of green pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) + soya bean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.) leaves, VO. 3 glass / day
H(051) paludism, infusion of Blighia sapida rape fruits and papaya (Carica papaya) leaves, VO. 3 glass / day
H(051) paludism, infusion of Blighia sapida barks, VO. 3 glass / day
H(051) paludism, decoction of Blighia sapida leaves, VO. 3 glass / day
H(051) paludism, decoction of Blighia sapidadried barks, VO. 3 glass / day
H(056) Guinea-worm, crush dried barks of Blighia sapida + shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) + potash, apply the mix on the skin
H(077) anti-vomitory, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(091) anemia, decoction of roots, VO.
H(103) dental decay, crush dried bark, put on the hole of the decaying teeth
H(103) dental decay, crush seeds + salt. put on the decaying teeth
H(103) apparition of the first children’s teeth, decoction of leaves and bark, VO.
H(124) internal hemorrhage, crush dried bark, add to porridge and VO.
H(124) pregnant woman blood flow, macerate leaves previously exposed to the dew + limestone, VO. 3 glass / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : diremou (Batombu), ichin, iguichin (Yoruba ), moufodom (Otamari), foulama (Natemba)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludismdim, infusion of bark of Blighia sapida + seeds of green pepper Capsicum annuum + soya bean Glycine max leaves, VO. 3 glass / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, infusion of Blighia sapida rape fruits and papaya (Carica papaya) leaves, VO. 3 glass / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(051x) yellow fever, triturate leaves of Blighia sapida of Tectona grandis (teak) and Mangifera indica (mango) mix with crushed dried bark of Blighia sapida + salt, add the whole to a porridge, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(051x)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, crush bark of Blighia sapida + bean of Parkia biglobosa (mustard), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Official name : Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, crush bark + common beans or cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata), application on the abscess
H(014) whitlow, bark of + common beans or cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata) + salt. Crush the mixed, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Official name : Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(056)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, decoction of leaves of Blighia sapida + shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa), VO.
H(056) Guinea-worm, crush dried barks of Blighia sapida + shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) + potash, apply the mix on the skin
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors