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Reference : HF 03

Author(s) : Flatie, T., T. Gedif, K. Asres, T. Gebre-Mariam
Title : Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia (Medicinal plants reported by household respondents of Berta ethnic group) Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2009, 5:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-14
Reference HF 03 has information about 60 plants :
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhorea , H(104) burning sensation in the upper alimentary tract (cheguara), roots of Pterolobium stellatum (qudu) , after removing the cover, boiled together with Acacia sp. in H2O and VO.
H(018) headache, H(108, 4) common cold (gunfan), ground fruit of Acacia sp (Acacia sp), decoction (H20), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : mezel
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorder,H(014) herpes, (shererit), rubbed leaves between palms and applied to the affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : Dalecha Debes
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(051) fever, decoction (H20) of leaves of Achyranthes aspera, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : dumugelo
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) dental pain with or without swelling of face area (tirs himem), ground roots of Acmella caulirhiza, put in between teeth
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne andewu
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) skin disorder,H(014) herpes, (shererit), grounded leaves, mixed with sesame oil, and also applied to the affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : gutecha
Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Official name : Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 3) demon possession and characterized by intermittent convulsion (setan), grounded roots, dispersed in water and drunk, and applied to body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : abujelalen
Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Official name : Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhorea, H(091, 3) body weakness and intermittent shock (lib himem), ground seeds of Aristolochia bracteolata diluted in H2O, VO and applied on the body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : abujenajil
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051), H(018)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism, H(018, 3) headache, leaves of Melia azadirachta decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : almin
Breonadia salicina (Vahl) Hepper and Wood
Official name : Breonadia salicina (Vahl) Hepper and Wood
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Breonadia microcephala (Delile) Ridsdale
Symptoms : H(008), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + vomiting in childeren on breast (yehitsane beshita), ground stem of Breonadia salicina diluted in H2O, VO.
H(113) joint pain (kurtema)t, seeds put into fire, smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : digel
Breonadia salicina (Vahl) Hepper and Wood
Official name : Breonadia salicina (Vahl) Hepper and Wood
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Breonadia microcephala (Delile) Ridsdale
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) demon possession with intermittent convulsion (setan), dried stem and roots of Breonadia salicina in fire, smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : tigl
Bridelia sp.
Official name : Bridelia sp.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108)
Recipes : H(018, 4) headache, ground roots of Bridelia sp. applied on the head
H(108) common cold (gunfan), ground roots of Bridelia sp.applied on the head and VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : sheketful
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 2), exuding latex from fresh leaves of Calotropis procera, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : aberdade
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 9) diarrhoea + vomiting in childeren on breast (yehitsane beshita), ground roots of Calpurnia aurea, VO. With H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne eru
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and vomiting in children on breast (yehitsan beshita), grounded roots, dispersed in water then drunk, and also applied on body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne eru
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) yewegeb medhanit), grounded roots of Carissa spinarum, diluted in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne gundew
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhoea, grounded roots of Senna sp.(aterha), diluted in H2O, VO.
H(008, 2) diarrhoea, bark of Senna sp. (ayune) is eaten as it is
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : aterha, ayune
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012, 2) fracture roots of Senna sp. (etsegne shalew) are ground and drunk with water and also tied around the fractured bone
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne shalew
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 4) demon possession with intermittent convulsion (setan), dried roots of Senna sp. (etseya shemegna) are put on fire, smokebath
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etseya shemegna
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal cramps, powdered seed of Senna sp.(umusihir) is dispersed in water and drunk; bark is eaten as it is; powdered root is dispersed in water and drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : umusihir
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(008), H(012)
Recipes : H(008, 14) diarrhoea, grounded stems of Senna sp.(etsegne eyu), VO. + H2O
H(012)) fracture, pôwder of stems tied on fracture bone
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne eyu
Cissampelos pareira L.T
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L.T
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) total body weakness and intermittent shock ( lib himen), grounded roots of Cissampelos pareira, VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etseyanefasu/di
Cissampelos pareira L.T
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L.T
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 6) diarrhoea, H(091, 3) total body weakness and intermittent shock ( lib himen), H(104) abdominal cramps, grounded roots of Cissampelos pareira, VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : abujelajil
Clematis sp.
Official name : Clematis sp.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(018, 4) headache, grounded roots of Clematis sp.(etsegn egne), VO. with H2O
H(000) yetut medhanit, grounded seeds of Clematis sp.(etsegn egne) dispersed in water, VO.; also local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegn egne
Clematis sp.
Official name : Clematis sp.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) burning sensation in the upper alimentary tract (cheguara), grounded roots of Clematis sp.(bishchereh), dispersed in H2O and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : bishchereh
Clematis sp.
Official name : Clematis sp.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(018)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of body (ebdet), powdered seeds and put in fire with gum Arabic, patient is exposed to the smoke
H(018) headache, grounded roots and applied on the head
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : shekedful, shekelful
Clematis sp.
Official name : Clematis sp.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(106), H(108)
Recipes : H(106) snake repellant, grounded seeds of Clematis sp.(shekedful), dispersed in water and sprayed in areas around house
H(108) common cold (gunfan), grounded seeds of Clematis sp.(shekedful) smoked like cigarette
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : shekedful
Clematis sp.
Official name : Clematis sp.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2) coughing and chest pain with or without fever (birde), grounded fruit of Clematis sp. (etsegn shaleha), dispersed in H20, VO., + local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegn shaleha
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) common cold (gunfan), grounded roots of Clerodendrum myricoides (etseye hoho) dispersed in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etseye hoho
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2) coughing and chest pain with or without fever (birde), boiled roots of Clerodendrum myricoides (etseya shalew) and VO. like soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etseya shalew
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(091) total body weakness and intermittent shock (lib himem), barks of Combretum sp (keye), eaten as it is or ground, dispersed in H2O and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : keye
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake and scorpio, grounded barks of Croton macrostachyus
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : abnga
Dovyalis sp.
Official name : Dovyalis sp.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(091, 2) total body weakness and intermittent shock (lib himem), grounded roots of Dovyalis sp., VO. with H2O or eaten
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etseya bishu
Echinops sp.
Official name : Echinops sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 3) demon possession and characterized by intermittent convulsion (setan) dried roots of Echinops sp. put in fire, smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne setan
Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Official name : Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludisme; H(104) burning sensation in the upper alimentary tract (cheguara), fruit of Flacourtia indica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : agnaneshewe
Grewia mollis Juss.
Official name : Grewia mollis Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia venusta Fresen.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) stop bleeding from cuts (dem mefses lemakome), cut the stems of Grewia mollis into pieces and put on the bleeding part together with the leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : hurinotse
Grewia trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Grewia trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) stop bleeding from cuts (dem mefses lemakome), tied on the part of barks of Grewia trichocarpa to cover the cut and stop bleeding
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : horgnatse
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) nausea, grounded seeds of Indigofera spicata (atahuna) to fine powder and VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : atahuna
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) chronic patient, ground roots of Indigofera spicata (esegne murkewu), dispersed in H2O and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : esegne murkewu
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 2) body weakness and intermittent shock (lib himem), ground roots of Indigofera spicata (esegne shumegn), dispersed in H2O and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : esegne shumegn
Lannea sp.
Official name : Lannea sp.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(012)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, ground the barks of Lannea sp., mixed with hot H2O and VO.
H(012), 2) bone fracture (ssiberat) tied the grounded barks of Lannea sp.around broken area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : kuwa
Ocimum canum Sims
Official name : Ocimum canum Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(091)
Recipes : H(001, 3) to get dirt out of eyes, H(001) tracoma (1) , seeds of Ocimum canum are powdered and sprinkled into the eye
- H(091) body weakness and intermittent shock (lib himem), grounded leaves, VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : beshiw
Ocimum urticifolium Roth
Official name : Ocimum urticifolium Roth
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) febrile illness characterized by fever, headache, skin rash and muscle spasm (mich), rubbed leaves of Ocimum urticifolium between palms and the fluid is applied on the affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : anchebu
Phyllanthus limmuensis Cufod.
Official name : Phyllanthus limmuensis Cufod.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and vomiting in children on breast (wetet beshita), H(201, 4) demon possession and characterized by intermittent convulsion (setan), grounded roots of Phyllanthus limmuensis and VO. With H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : aselfudi
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(008x)
Recipes : H(008x) bloody diarrhoea, grounded roots of Piliostigma thonningii , dispersed in water and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : mekel
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) demon possession and characterized by intermittent convulsion (setan), dried roots of Piliostigma thonningii , put in fire and patient is exposed to smoke bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : magel mukul
Plectranthus sp.
Official name : Plectranthus sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughing and chest pain with or without fever (birde), grounded roots of Plectranthus sp , dispersed in water and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne retuba
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, barks of Pseudocedrela kotschyi , eaten as it is
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : aduruba
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012) fracture of bone of any part of the body from any cause (seberat), leaves of Ricinus communis immersed in warm H20 and used to massage the area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : ashenshemuke
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018, 3) headache, grounded roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, applied to the head
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : shekede
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, grounded roots of Sterospermum kunthianum, dispersed in water and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : estegne eyo
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + vomiting in childeren on breast (yehitsane beshita), powdered stems of Syzygium guineense , dispersed in H2O and VO.; also applied on the body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : abulmitse
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal disorder (hod himem), grounded seeds of Syzygium guineense and applied on the painful area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : bul-meste
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(075)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051, 10) paludism, H(075, 2) appetizer, chopped fruits of Tamarindus indica, dispersed in H2O and the suspension is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : mala
Vernonia sp.
Official name : Vernonia sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, grounded roots of Vernonia sp. (etsene ahuha), dispersed in water and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsene ahuha
Vernonia sp.
Official name : Vernonia sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, leaves of Vernonia sp. (heten), boiled with H2O and sugar is added before it is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : heten
Vigna sp.
Official name : Vigna sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003, 2) swelling and fluid accumulation around the neck or breast in femal (kanser), grounded roots of Vigna sp. and VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne, alhanser
Vigna sp.
Official name : Vigna sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003, 2) swelling and fluid accumulation around the neck or breast in femal (kanser), grounded roots of Vigna sp. and VO. with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : etsegne, alhanser
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of body part especially of the abdomen, face and legs (ebdet), grounded roots of Waltheria indica, dispersed in water then drunk, and also applied on the head
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : albe
Ximenia sp.
Official name : Ximenia sp.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108, ) common cold (gunfan), H(051) + illness characterized by fever, headache, throat pain and skin rash ( kufigne), leaves of Ximenia sp., eaten with salt
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : bibi
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) open wound, leaves of Ziziphus mauritiana are ground, dispersed in water and applied on the wound
H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludism, seeds of Ziziphus mauritiana are grounded, dispersed in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia)
Vernacular name : amurusam