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Reference : HG 19

Author(s) : Giday, M.
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Zay people in Ethiopia. CBM:s Skriftserie 3, pp. 81 - 99, Uppsala 2001
Reference HG 19 has information about 23 plants :
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)
Recipes : H(004) skin wound, leaves of Achyranthes aspera, RNS., on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : dergu arba (Oromo)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsilitis, leaves of Acokanthera schimperi, RNS, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : qeeru (Oromo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache,H(037) chest pain, H(108) influenza, bulb of Allium sativum, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) skin lesion, cladodes of Asparagus africanus, RNS. , application on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : seriti (Oromo)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, latex from stems of Calotropis procera, RNS., anal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : tobiaw (Amharic)
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(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, roots of Carissa edulis, RNS, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : agamsa (Oromo)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106) the snakes, leaves of Senna occidentalis
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cordia ovalis R.Br. ex A.DC.
Official name : Cordia ovalis R.Br. ex A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia monoica Roxb.
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(051), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(001), H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) , leaves of Cordia monoica, RNS, VO. and nasal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : menchera (Oromo), ira (Zay)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(030), H(051), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) , roots, RNS, VO.
H(030) retained placenta, leaves of Croton macrostachyus, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : bekanisa (Oromo)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, roots of Cucumis ficifolius, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : holota (Oromo)
Cynoglossum lanceolatun Forssk.
Official name : Cynoglossum lanceolatun Forssk.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), leaves of Cynoglossum lanceolatun, RNS., VO. and nasal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : yemich kitel (Amharic)
Dyschoriste radicans Auct. non (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Nees
Official name : Dyschoriste radicans Auct. non (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Nees
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, whole plant of Dyschoriste radicans, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine coracana (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, seeds of Eleusine coracana, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : dagusa (Amharic)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tapeworm, flowers of Hagenia abyssinica, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : kosso (Amharic)
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, roots of Indigofera spicata, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Official name : Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, whole plant of Kedrostis foetidissima, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : holobido (Oromo)
Ocimum urticifolium Roth
Official name : Ocimum urticifolium Roth
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), leaves, barks of Ocimum urticifolium, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : chebicha, wehale (Oromo)
Pavetta gardeniifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Pavetta gardeniifolia A. Rich.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, leaves of Pavetta gardeniifolia, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : galo ajefu (Oromo)
Ruta chalepensis L.
Official name : Ruta chalepensis L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, leaves of Ruta chalepensis, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : tena adam (Amharic)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(018), H(020), H(037), H(051), H(104), H(155), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, roots, RNS.
H(020) snake, roots, RNS.
H(037) chest pain, root, root bark, VO., application on skin
H(155) tonsilitis, flowers, fruit, RNS., VO.
H(mich) (mich), leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : hidi (Oromo)
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Official name : Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Holcus bicolor L. , Sorghum vulgare subsp. durra (Forssk.) Maire & Weiller
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, seeds of Sorghum bicolor, RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : zengada (Amharic)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) skin wounds, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, RNS., VO., local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : ifbicha (Zay)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(107), H(166), H(200), H(201), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), leaves, RNS., VO., application on skin
H(037) chest pain, roots, RNS., VO.
H(107) typhoid, roots, RNS.
H(201) evil eye, roots, RNS., nasal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Zay people; Islands of lake Ziway)
Vernacular name : kumo (Oromo)