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Reference : HG 07

Author(s) : Getahun, A.
Title : Some common medicinal and poisonous plants used in ethiopian folk medicine. Faculty of Science, Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 63p., (1976)
Reference HG 07 has information about 78 plants :
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(126)
Recipes : H(092) arrows, combustion soot of Acokanthera schimper RNS.
H(126), combustion smoke of the whole the plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merz (Amarinya), keraro (Tigrinya), oboyo, wabayo, ghedulajo (Somali), karacha (Sidamo), mephteh, mephthi, merenz (Tigrinya)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), whole fresh plant, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gunyato, arema (Galinya)
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(151)
Recipes : H(004)legs, H(008), H(151), extract leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ungo-quasot Tigrinya), tale (Wollamo), akorarchigne (Amarinya)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tenia, ONS. of Albizia anthelmintica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : rhaybit (Somali), shina (Amaharic), kebita (Kaffa)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(113), H(126), H(127)
Recipes : H(001), H(051), H(113) knee, H(126), H(127), leaves, fresh juice , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : erret (Amarinya), argeber (Somali)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(113), H(126), H(127)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, fresh juice, RNS.
H(051), leaves, fresh juice, RNS.
H(113) knee, leaves, fresh juice, RNS.
H(126), leaves, fresh juice, RNS.
H(127), leaves, fresh juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : erret (Amarinya), argeber (Somali)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tapeworm expectorant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : lishalisho, ferenjitef (Amarinya), iyaso, jolili (Galinya), gagabsa (Wollamo)
Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Official name : Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014)legs, ONS, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Kalaffo, Ogaden)
Vernacular name : ghaga (Arabe), boro, grerbaad, ged-hurguma (Somali)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, leaf crushed, juise + H2O or honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ariti (Amaringa), chukun, jukun (Galinya-harar), kodo (Galinya), kapani (Galinya-bale)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) in Harar (Eastern Ethiopia) it is known Melia azadirachta as a tree of many remedies though these were not specified to the author at the time. The remedies depend on the plant part used.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : nib (Tiigrinya), (Arabic)
Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008), H(068) ascaris, extract from the growing shoot tips
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : azamrr (Amarinya), lolchissa (Galinya)
Boerhavia plumbaginea Cav.
Official name : Boerhavia plumbaginea Cav.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(126)
Recipes : H(004), H(126), decoction from leaves of Boerhavia plumbaginea used for jaundice, and to heal wounds.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175),H(014), H(173), leaves, powder + butter, dressing
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : woinos, kolla-wanza (Amarinya), melata (Tigrinia), abalo, tamija, komeny (Galinya), hadawi (Somali)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(005), H(091), H(100), H(173)
Recipes : H(005), green leaf, compress, oedema, H(091), roots, H(100), whole plant, H(173), latex
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : tobbeya, yahara-zaf, ghinda (Amarinya), ghinda, akalo, tomfi (Tigrinya), gala,boha (Somali), usher (Arabic)
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(210)
Recipes : H(210), powerfull narcotic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : hashish (Galinya)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(068), H(068), H(164)
Recipes : H(068)amoeba, H(068)worms, ONS, RNS, H(164), external use, ONS, RNS,
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : mitmitta (Amarinya)
Cissampelos pareira L. var. orbiculala (DC.) Miq.
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L. var. orbiculala (DC.) Miq.
Family : Menispermaceae
Synonyms : Cissampelos orbiculata DC.
Symptoms : H(004), H(020)
Recipes : H(004), H(020), roots, leaves, dressing
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not registered
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(027x), H(201)
Recipes : H(027x) + H(201) ritual, ONS, RNS, Galla tribes in West Ethiopia
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ulmae (Galinya), limich (Amarinya)
Clematis simensis Fres.
Official name : Clematis simensis Fres.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(202)
Recipes : H(202) Clematis simensis is very showy when in bloom and is known to cause permanent 'burns' on human skin. A row of circular permanent scars on a man's arms is considered manly and decorative. The mechanism appears to be a chemical irritation on the skin resulting in a bad wound which when finally healed leaves a scar.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : esdillee (Galinya, Harar) , elaydeea (Adaric) , harag (Amarinya)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(175), H(068), H(093)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), plant, decoction, dressing
H(006), plant Clerodendrum myricoides mixed with shoots of Croton macrostachyus + roots of inbuye, RNS.
H(068), plant, RNS.
H(093), decoction roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : missiritch, abek'a (Amarinya), surrubatri (Tigrinya), aghio (Kaffa)