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Reference : HG 17

Author(s) : Geissler, W., S. A. Harris, R. J. Prince, A. Olsen, R. A. Odhiambo, H. Oketch-Rabah, P. A. Madiega, A. Andersen, P. Molgaard
Title : Medicinal plants used by Luo mothers and children in Bondo district, Kenya. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874102001915 Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 83, pp. 39 - 54 (2002)
Reference HG 17 has information about 57 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), H(104), H(108), leaves and roots of Abrus precatorius to chew or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya( Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ombulu (Luo)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(039), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), H(039) "headworms", roots and seeds decoction , VO. + powder to snuff
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : osiri (Luo)
Acacia hockii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia hockii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) wuoyo, mbaha, (diarrhoea, stomach ache), barks decoction of Acacia hockii, washing, steam bath, decoction VO.
H(003),H(013) yamo (boils, swelling), barks decoction of Acacia hockii, washing, steam bath, decoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : obedi (Luo)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) (yamo, wuoyo), decoction of barks of Acacia sp. , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : alaktar (Luo)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) wuoyo, orianyacha, barks and roots, decoction of Acacia sp., washing, steam bath, VO decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : omuya (Luo)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) (yamo, chira), decoction of pounded barks, roots, leaves of Acacia sp., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : alii (Luo)
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(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) bleeding wounds, roots and leaves pounded, decoction, VO. + local application
H(104) stomach ache, roots and leaves pounded, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : orianyacha (Luo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), leaves and roots of Ageratum conyzoides, decoction, steam bath, bath, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : orianyacha (Luo)
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) (yamo, wuoyo), barks decoction of Albizia coriaria, washing, steam bath, decoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ober (Luo)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(003)H(013) (yamo), (swelling, boils), leaves decoction, VO.
H(008) (wouyo) (diarrhoea), leaves infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ogaka, selele (Luo)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(076) mouth infectin (lep), whole plant rubbed on tongue
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ododo (Luo)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) false teeth (chira), pounded leaves (H2O), VO. + rubbed on gum
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : atipa (Luo)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), leaves, roots, barks of Melia azadirachta, decoction or infusion, VO.
H(046), H(104), leaves and roots, decoction, VO. + washing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : dwele, arubaine (Luo)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) wuoyo, mbaha, chira (diarrhoea), leaves, barks of Balanites aegyptiaca, decoction, VO. + steram bath + washing
H(037) (yamo), leaves, bartks, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : othoo (Luo)
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(008), H(046)
Recipes : H(008) (ang'iev), H(046), roots decoction of Carissa edulis, CO + bath + steambath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ochuoga (Luo)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) (yamo, wuoyo), decoction od leaves and roots of Senna didymobotrya , washing, steam bath, VO + pounded leaves + H2O, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : owino (Luo)
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068), H(104) (yamo), infusion of leaves and roots of Cassia nigricans, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : okeke (Luo)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) orianyacha (diarrhoea, stomach ache), leaves and roots of Senna occidentalis, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : oinglatiang (Luo)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(008x)
Recipes : H(008x), decoction of roots of Cissus quadrangularis, VO.
H(014), wasing with the decoction
H(053), drops of the decoction in ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : minya (Luo)
Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Official name : Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), whole plant of Coccinia grandis, crushed in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyamutu kuru (Luo)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), barks and roots of Combretum molle, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : keyo (Luo)
Crossandra massaica Mildbr.
Official name : Crossandra massaica Mildbr.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) syphilis, pounded leaves (H2O), applied on affected parts
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : akudho (Luo)
Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Official name : Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) yamo (stomach ache), hima (swollen abdomen), roots of Cyphostemma adenocaule, decoction, VO. + roots pounded and rubbed intio scarifications on abdome
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : obuombwe (Luo)
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(104) (chira), leaves decoction of Erythrococca bongensis, VO.
H(104) (chira), roots and leaves, infusion or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : adhiambo lera (Luo), hariadho (Luo)
Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Official name : Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008)
Recipes : H(004) bleeding wound, roots and leaves of Evolvulus alsinoides, pounded, local application
H(008), roots and leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : orianyacha (Luo)
Ficus sp.
Official name : Ficus sp.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) (yamo) stomach ache, barks, roots of Ficus sp., decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ng'o (Luo)
Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Official name : Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) (homa), dried leaves of Gomphocarpus physocarpus, powder, snuffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : obwo (Luo)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(173)
Recipes : H(008) (orianyacha), H(104) (sihoho), H(173), whole plant, rubbed on anus, infusion or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : akeyo (Luo)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) yamo, roots infusion or decoction of Harrisonia abyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : pedo (Luo)
Ipomoea sp.
Official name : Ipomoea sp.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), (yamo), barks decoction of Ipomoea sp., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyanwyang liech (Luo)
Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Official name : Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014)
Recipes : H(008), roots decoction of Ipomoea spathulata, VO.
H(014) ringworm (wuoyo), roots, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : oboke (Luo)
Jasminum fluminense Vell.
Official name : Jasminum fluminense Vell.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) (wuoyo), roots decoction of Jasminum fluminense, VO. + steam bath + to wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : amina amina (Luo)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) yamo, decoction of barks of Kigelia africana, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : yago (Luo)
Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) (yamo, wuoyo), decoction of roots and barks, steam bath, washing, decoction drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : kuogo (Luo)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(108), H(118)
Recipes : H(108), H(118), leaves, roots of Lantana camara, infusion, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyabend winy (Luo)
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(100) gono, H(068), H(104) (sihoho), roots, leaves of Leonotis nepetaefolia, decoction, washing + VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyunyodhi (Luo)
Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Official name : Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Synonyms : Markhamia hildebrandtii (Bak.) Sprague , Markhamia platycalyx (Baker) Sprague
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots of Markhamia lutea, decoction , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : siala (Luo)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), decoction of roots of Maytenus senegalensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : undaro (Luo)
Microglossa sp.
Official name : Microglossa sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) yamo, wouyo, decoction of roots of Microglossa sp., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyabung odide (Luo)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) , H(104) (yamo, wuoyo), the whole plant of Ocimum gratissimum, decoction, VO. + bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : bwar (Luo)
Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Official name : Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(003), H(004) infected wound (yamo), the whole plant of Oxygonum sinuatum , pounded, heated, local application
H(014) skin infection, pounded leaves, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyatiend gwero, awayo (Luo)
Plectranthus sp.
Official name : Plectranthus sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(053) (ear ache), pounded leaves of Plectranthus sp., local application
H(104) (orianyacha) (stomach ache), leaves infusion, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : okita (Luo)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), H(201) evil eye, roots infusion of Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : mapera (Luo)
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots decoction of Rhus natalensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : osangala (Luo)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) chira (headworms), pounded leaves of Sesbania sesban, mixed with H2O, VO. + pounded leaves, powder, snuffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : oyieko (Luo)
Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name : Sida rhombifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(187)
Recipes : H(008) (chira), diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ache, infusion of leaves of Sida rhombifolia, VO.
H(187) fontanelle, pounded leaves applied on child head
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : anyango nyaywora (Luo)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(004),H(014) skin infection, H(014)ringworm, H(045) desinfection of unbilical cord, fruit, leaves of Solanum incanum, local application, washing with infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : ochock (Luo)
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(006), H(053), H(103)
Recipes : H(006), decoction of leaves of Solanum nigrum, VO.
H(053), H(103), feuilles pilées de Solanum incanum en application locales
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : osuga (Luo)
Solanum sp.
Official name : Solanum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(003), H(118) (yamo), dried leaves of Solanum sp., ashes, licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : nyanjaga (Luo)
Sonchus sp.
Official name : Sonchus sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), H(104), the whole plant of Sonchus sp., decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : achak (Luo)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) bleeding wound, the whole plant of Tagetes minuta, pounded, applied on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : anyach (Luo)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(053), pounder roots and leaves of Tamarindus indica, applicationon ears
H(104), decoction of roots and leaves, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : chwa (Luo)
Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Official name : Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), pounded leaves of Triumfetta rhomboidea, massage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : owich maoko (Luo)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), wuoyo, mbaha (diarrhoea), roots abd leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, decoction, VO.
H(104), sihoho (stomach ache), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : olulusia (Luo)
Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(103), H(104), barks and roots of Ximenia caffra, decoction, gargle, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : olemo (Luo)
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Official name : Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(103), roots of Zanthoxylum chalybeum, chewed
H(104) (yamo), roots of Zanthoxylum chalybeum, decoction, VO. + steam bath + washing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : roko (Luo)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) (and'iew), pounded leaves of Zehneria scabra in H2O, washing + VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya Bondo district)
Vernacular name : afifi (Luo)