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Reference : HF 04

Author(s) : Focho, D. A., M. C Newu, M. G Anjah, F. A Nwana, F. B Ambo
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of trees in Fundong, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2009, 5:17 (doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-17) + Additional file 1
Reference HF 04 has information about 47 plants :
Agauria salicifolia (Comm. ex Lam.) Hook.f. ex Oliv.
Official name : Agauria salicifolia (Comm. ex Lam.) Hook.f. ex Oliv.
Family : Ericaceae
Synonyms : Agauria polyphylla Baker
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(100, 11), decoction of leaves and barks of Agauria salicifolia, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : ling (Fundong)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(056), H(102), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) eye pains, H(056) filaria, H(104) abdominal pain, decoction of leaves is taken orally and as eye drops
H(006) constipation, H(102) bile, decoction of barks, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : fuwem (Fundong)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(051), H(099), H(169)
Recipes : H(020, f) snake bite, latex of stem of Alstonia boonei, in local application
H(051, f) paludism, H(169) hernia, H(099) mental retardation, cold infusion, VO. or or as enema until healed.
H(099, f) epilepsy, decoction of roots of Alstonia boonei, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruits of Annona muricata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : sweetsop (Fundong)
Annona squamosa L.
Official name : Annona squamosa L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruits of Annona squamosa, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : soursop (Fundong)
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Official name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) ffruits of Artocarpus altilis are eaten
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : bread fruit (Fundong)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, decoction of leaves of Azadirachta indica or infusion is taken orally or as a bath.
H(051) paludism, decoction of barks of Azadirachta indica
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : neem (Fundong)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068, 2) round worms, decoction of roots of Bersama abyssinica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, concoction of leaves of Citrus sinensis of Bidens pilosa and Carica papaya, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bridelia speciosa Müll.Arg.
Official name : Bridelia speciosa Müll.Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(171) diabetes, maceration or infusion of leaves of Bridelia speciosa, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : sem (Fundong)
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, pulverized resin of Canarium schweinfurthii mixed with palm oil, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : ambah (Fundong)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(082), H(091), H(126), H(171)
Recipes : H(051, f) paludism, H(126, f) jaundice, dry leaves of Carica papaya are taken as tea. and concoction with Cymbopogon citratus, VO.
H(051, f) paludism, concoction of leaves of Citrus sinensis of Bidens pilosa and Carica papaya, VO.
H(068, f) round worms, H(082, f) asthma, H(091, f) anaemia, H(171, f) diabetes, seeds of Carica papaya are chewed and juice from ripe fruits, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : pawpaw (Fundong)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion in childeren, concoction of leaves of Cordia millenii, Centella asiatica, VO.
H(157) convulsion in childeren, concoction of leaves of Dacryodes edulis, Centella asiatica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Citrus ×aurantium L.
Official name : Citrus ×aurantium L.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck , Citrus paradisi Macfad
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, juice of fruits of Citrus simensis, VO.
H(051) paludism, concoction of leaves of Citrus sinensis of Bidens pilosa and Carica papaya, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : orange (Fundong)
Citrus ×aurantium L.
Official name : Citrus ×aurantium L.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck , Citrus paradisi Macfad
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, juice of fruits of Citrus paradisi, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : lemon (Fundong)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(056), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(056) filaria, juice of fruits of Citrus aurantifolia is applied on the body after a bath.
H(095) fruits are eaten
H(104) abdominal pains, decoction of Citrus aurantifolia leaves, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : lime (Fundong)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(033), H(037), H(075), H(057)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, H(057) goiter, maceration of leaves, VO.
H(037) cough, H(075) loss of appetite, juice from ripe fruit of Citrus limon, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : grape (Fundong)
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(014), H(126)
Recipes : H(002) difficult lactation,H(014) dandruff,H(014) scabies, fruits of Cocos nucifera are eaten.
H(126) liver ailments, décoction de racines, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : coconut palm (Fundong)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) cough, fruits of Cola acuminata are eaten.
H(100) gonorrhoea, decoction of barks, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : ibi (Cola nut) (Fundong)
Cordia millenii Baker
Official name : Cordia millenii Baker
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion in childeren, concoction of leaves of Cordia millenii, Centella asiatica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : available (Fundong)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 10) pneumonia, decoction of barks of Croton macrostachyus, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : ejuam (Fundong)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, dry leaves of Carica papaya are taken as tea.and concoction with Cymbopogon citratuss, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) H.J. Lam
Official name : Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) H.J. Lam
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion in childeren, concoction of leaves of Dacryodes edulis, Centella asiatica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : ajong (Fundong)
Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Official name : Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(126), H(201)
Recipes : H(126) liver disorders, decoction of leaves of Dracaena arborea, VO
H(201), whole plant is a panacea for witchcraft.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : anchochom (Fundong)
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(002), H(008), H(157)
Recipes : H(002, f) difficult lactation, fresh wine is drunk
H(008, f) dysentery, nuts of Elaeis guineensis are eaten with pulverized leaves of Psidium guajava
H(157, f) anticonvulsant, kernel oil of Elaeis guineensis, applied on the body and is taken orally with salt
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : asomme (Fundong)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(087), H(100)
Recipes : H(033) male and female infertility, H(087) candidiasis, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(100) syphilis, decoction of barks of Entada abyssinica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : felvung (Fundong)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082), H(126)
Recipes : H(037) cough catarris, H(082) asthma, cold infusion or decoction of flowers of Eucalyptus globulus, VO.
H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, decoction of leaves, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : gum tree (Fundong)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(094)
Recipes : H(013) boils,H(014) ringworms, H(094) haemorrhoids, pulverized leaves of Ficus exasperata, in local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : sand peper tree (Fundong)
Garcinia kola Heckel
Official name : Garcinia kola Heckel
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) asthma, decoction of roots bark of Garcinia kola, VO.
H(104) gastritis, H(139)aphrodisiac, fruits are eaten.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : ibi-aku (Fundong)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(092), H(099), H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, latex of Jatropha curcas is applied topically.
H(092) poisoning, pulverized seeds, VO. With food
H(099) epilepsy, decoction of roots, VO.
H(099) mental disorders, pulverized dry seeds, VO.
H(104) gastritis, maceration of leaves of Jatropha curcas + lemon juice, VO.
H(112) abortifacient, seeds are burnt and eaten
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(033), H(037), H(056)
Recipes : H(001, f) cataract pulverized leaves of Kigelia africana are applied topically or juice from leaves is applied as an eye drop.
H(004, f) wound, H(056, f) filaria, H(037, f) pneumonia, H(113, f) rheumatism, concoction with lime, VO.
H(033, f) male sexual impotence, decoction of barks of Kigelia africana, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : atem (Fundong)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068, 13) ascaries and round worms, crushed fruits of Maesa lanceolata are orally taken as a single dose
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : seim (Fundong)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(103), H(107)
Recipes : H(051, f) paludism, H(100, f) syphilis, H(107, f) typhoid fever, leaves of Mangifera indica, concoction with the bark of Persea americana, VO.
H(103, f) dental caries, pulverized bark of Mangifera indica is applied topically or hot decoction is used as mouth wash
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : mango (Fundong)
Markhamia tomentosa (Benth.) K. Schum. ex Engl.
Official name : Markhamia tomentosa (Benth.) K. Schum. ex Engl.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) male sexual impotence, decoction of barks of Markhamia tomentosa, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : eyngueh (Fundong)
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, barks of Polyscias fulva of Pennisetum purpureum, concoction, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(107), H(126), H(151)
Recipes : H(051, f) paludism, H(100, f) syphilis, H(107, f) typhoid fever, leaves of Mangifera indica, concoction with the bark of Persea americana, VO..
H(126, f) jaundice, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(151, f) hypertention, decoction of leaves of Persea americana with a bit of salt, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : pear tree (Fundong)
Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Official name : Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(126)
Recipes : H(018, f) headache, H(126, f) jaundice, infusion of leaves of Polyscias fulva, VO.
H(037, f) pneumonia, barks of Polyscias fulva of Pennisetum purpureum, concoction, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : umbrella three (Fundong)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(100), H(097y), H(126), H(151)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, H(097y) catarrh, concoction with leaves of Psidium guajava of Prunus africana, VO.
H(126) jaundice, leaves decoction, VO.
H(151) hypertention, leaves decoction of Prunus africana with a bit of salt, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : kanda stick (Fundong)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100), H(097y)
Recipes : H(008, f) dysentery, pulverized leaves of Psidium guajava are eaten with the nuts of Elaeis guineensis.
H(008, f) diarrhoea, maceration is taken of young leaves
H(100, f) gonorrhoea, H(108x, f) catarrh, concoction with leaves of Psidium guajava of Prunus africana, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : futam (Fundong)
Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.
Official name : Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, decoction of barks of Pterocarpus soyauxii, VO.
H(201) madness, put pulverized bark into nostrils.
H(201) against evil spirits, powdered bark, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : cam wood (Fundong)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(068), H(026), H(151)
Recipes : H(020, f) snake bite, roots barks of Rauvolfia vomitoria, paste is applied topically
H(026, f) menstrual pains, H(068, f) intestinal worms, powder of leaves mixed with H2O, enema
H(151, f) hypertention, decoction of barks, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : Ijah (Fundong)
Solanum torvum Sw.
Official name : Solanum torvum Sw.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, decoction of fruit barks of Solanum torvum, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, pulverized roots and fruits in water, VO.
H(104) gastritis, leaves are chewed with limestone.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : finyiah (Fundong)
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(094), H(201)
Recipes : H(051, f) paludism, decoction of barks of Spathodea campanulata, VO.
H(094, f) haemorrhoids, pulverized leaves in local application
H(201, f) mental disorders, drops cold infusion in nostril
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : few (Fundong)
Terminalia catappa L.
Official name : Terminalia catappa L.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(171)
Recipes : H(008, f) diarrhoea, pulverized leaves of Terminalia catappa mixed with kernel oil, VO.
H(171) diabetes, infusion or maceration of leaves, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : shade tree (Fundong)
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033, 21) male and female infertility, maceration or infusion of leaves of Trema guineensis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : fang kom (Fundong)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 7) syphilis, concoction of bark of Vitex doniana of Voacanga africana, VO.
H(100, f) gonorrhoea, leaves of Voacanga africana with Vitex doniana fruits, concoction, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Voacanga africana Stapf
Official name : Voacanga africana Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(092), H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(001, f) eyes problems, juice of fruits of Voacanga africana, drops in eyes
H(100) syphilis, concoction of bark of Vitex doniana of Voacanga africana, VO.
H(100, f) gonorrhoea, leaves of Voacanga africana with Vitex doniana fruits, concoction, VO.
H(092) poison, bark decoction, VO.
H(103) carious teeth, pulverized root bark is applied topically.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : utong (Fundong)