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Reference : HG 04

Author(s) : Githinji, C.W. & J.O. Kokwaro
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of major species in the family Labiatae from Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 39, pp. 197- 203, (1993)
Reference HG 04 has information about 14 plants :
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(018), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO. or chewed leaves for mùild headache
H(051), fever, infusion, VO.
H(051), paludism infusion, VO.
H(100), gono, infusion, VO.
H(108), cold, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chebonurar (Marakwet), mataliha (Luhya), karaci, wanjiru wa rucii (Kikuyu)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(014), H(053), H(108)
Recipes : H(001), leaves grounded, juice, drops in eyes
H(014), maladies of la peau, juice ONS., RNS.
- H(053), leaves grounded, juice, drops in ears
H(108), cold, juice, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : birirwa (Marakwet), kalaku (Kamba), munga'atha (Kikuyu)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(020), H(093), H(139)
Recipes : H(020) + H(093), ONS., RNS.H(139), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : shikurua (Luhya)
Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Official name : Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), molluscide, ONS., RNS. (Kamba)
H(000), boiled plant, RNS. (Meru)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mungainu (Kamba), makuri (Meru)
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(013), boils, whole plant, RNS.
H(104), stomach, crushed leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chepchai (Kipsigis), kacibii (Meru)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), ONS., RNS.
H(104), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : munyua shui (Kikuyu)
Nepeta azurea R. Br. ex Benth.
Official name : Nepeta azurea R. Br. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), pounded leaves, rubbed on the back to relieve backache
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : makori (Meru), mkandu (Kikuyu)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(106), H(108)
Recipes : H(006), constipation, ONS., RNS.
H(068), crushed leaves and juice used as vermifuge
H(104), mal à l'estomach ache, ONS., RNS.
H(106), leaves used to repel mosquitos
H(108), vapour of boiling leaves inhaled for nasal or bronchial catarrh. or cold or the leaves are rubbed between palms and sniffed for colds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chemishwa Tugen), chenekom, sipko (Pokot), embuke, emboa (Bukusu), lemurran (Samburu), mwenye (Luhya), mutaa (Kamba), rigorio (Marakwet)
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(037), H(068), H(103), H(106), H(108)
Recipes : H(034), roots boiled in soup, treat chest-ache
H(037), leaves rubbed between the palms and sniffed to treat a blocked nose and cough
H(068), leaves, juice, anthelmintic for small children, VO.
H(103), chewed leaves treat toothache
H(106), ONS. , it may be burnt at night to drive away insects
H(108), flu, by the Meru, leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chemwoken (Pokot), mukandu (Kamba), makanda kandu (Meru), yoiyoiya, chesimia (Marakwet), mkandu (Kikuyu), sivai (Kipsigis), sunoni (Masai)
Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Official name : Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(175), H(006), H(030), H(051), H(091), H(104), H(113), H(175), H(175)
Recipes : H(003) + H(175), H(113) + H(175), leaves are heated and applied as poultice to sprain and skin neck to ease stiffness and muscle cramp
H(006) constip.ation, H(104) stomach, pounded leaves, juice, VO.
H(030), roots, chewed by woman after delivery to accelerate the expulsion of placenta
H(051), whole plant, RNS.
H(091) childs, tonic, leaves, decoction, VO.
H(175), hot leaves as cataplasm
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : maigoya (Kikuyu), muunya (Kamba), mwaigut (Turgen)
Plectranthus caninus Roth.
Official name : Plectranthus caninus Roth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(037), H(092)
Recipes : H(002), by the Marakwet the mothers use the leaves to wash their breast before nursing the baby
H(037), roots eaten for cough
H(092), considered poisonous by the Masai and Kipsigis
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kia (Kamba), mwenda thigo (Kikuyu), nguruwo (Marakwet)
Pycnostachys umbrosa (Vatke) Perkins
Official name : Pycnostachys umbrosa (Vatke) Perkins
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(143)
Recipes : H(091), tonic, the whole plant, RNS.
H(143), small-pox, leaves pounded and mixed with sugar and rubbed on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kioru, muoru (Meru)
Satureja pseudosimensis Brenan
Official name : Satureja pseudosimensis Brenan
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(104) stomach, ONS, to induce diarrhoea in treatement of swollen stomach (constipation)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kibararia (Marakwet), leoinetua (Samburu)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : H(013), H(053)
Recipes : H(013), boils, H(053) mumps, ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered