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Reference : HG 1k

Author(s) : Gachathi, F.N.
Title : Kikuyu botanical dictionary of plant names and uses. Publication supported by GTZ , (1989)The print shop, P.O. Box 24576, Nairobi.
Reference HG 1k has information about 67 plants :
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), bark, constipation, intestinal worms
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), roots juice, sores
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : (051) paludism, paludism,H(037) pneumo, H(104) stomach, H(126) liver, rhizom, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), bark of the mot is used for intestinal wonns
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe graminicola Reynolds
Official name : Aloe graminicola Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), plant is used in treatment of wounds, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Official name : Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051), H(051) paludism, H(108), leaves are used for colds, fever and paludism, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe lateritia Engl.
Official name : Aloe lateritia Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(108), leaves are used for colds and paludism., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046), leaves, measles, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(068), bilharz, H(100) gono., leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116), infuson leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(126)
Recipes : H(001), Leaves and young flowers aw used for the treatment of sore eyes.H(126), Roots aw used in the treattnent of liver problems.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(093)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, RNS.
H(093), seeds, antipoisoning arrows, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(117)
Recipes : H(117), gall , leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), rots aw used for intestinal Worms
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(027y), H(108)
Recipes : H(018), H(027y), H(108), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(103)
Recipes : H(037), the fresh roots when crushed bave a strong pungent smell which is inhaIed to cure coIds or to cIear a bIocked nose.H(103), oldd stems aw used for toothache.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Clematis simensis Fres.
Official name : Clematis simensis Fres.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), old stems are chewed , toothache.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(166x)
Recipes : H(166x), bark decoction, VO., stimulate spasm during childbirth
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Official name : Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), H(108), roots, chest pain, sore throat
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Gynura vitellina Benth.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), the flowerhead is suitable for removing a very tiny body from the eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161), juice , warts, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), bark severe colds and pneumo, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Official name : Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(126), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(035)
Recipes : H(035), roots , east coast fever
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Dombeya goetzenii K. Schum.
Official name : Dombeya goetzenii K. Schum.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), H(108), roots, chest pain and colds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Official name : Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots, diarrhoea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Official name : Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Ekebergia rueppelliana (Fresen.) A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots, diarrhoea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Elaeodendron buchananii (Loes.) Loes.
Official name : Elaeodendron buchananii (Loes.) Loes.
Family : Sapotaceae
Synonyms : Cassine buchananii Loes.
Symptoms : H(004), H(053)
Recipes : H(004), barks on wound
H(053), leaves, red inside of the root, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(126), H(172)
Recipes : H(126), H(172), roots, barks, liver, (no alcohol)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), roots, produce yellow dye mal aux dents
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(008), H(103), H(126)
Recipes : H(103), juice toothacheH(008), H(126), bark, liver and diarrhoea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(008), H(126)
Recipes : H(008), H(126), the bark is used in the treatment of liver problems and diarrhoea..
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leaves are used in the treatement of eye problems
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : gathiriga
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008), barks ONS., RNS.
H(068), inflorescence, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Official name : Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037)poumon, Roots are used in the twatment of chest complaints,
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), barks, RNS.
H(104), young leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Official name : Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078), leaves are used for massaging aching or swelling
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Kalanchoe marmorata Bak.
Official name : Kalanchoe marmorata Bak.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(126)
Recipes : Leaves are used for massage and , for the tratment of H(126) liver troubles and forH(014) skin diseases.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), fruit intestinal worms
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), roots, soup, chest, joints complaints
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Myrsine africana L.
Official name : Myrsine africana L.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(172)
Recipes : H(068), fruits are used for intestinal worms while the bark is used in the treatement of (no alcohol) H(172).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Neoboutonia macrocalyx Pax
Official name : Neoboutonia macrocalyx Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161) warts, juice of Neoboutonia macrocalyx
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), Juice from the leaves is used in treatment of old wounds.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kibaki
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), decoction inflorescence, sore eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037), H(051), roots in soup, chest complain and fevers
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Piper capense L. f.
Official name : Piper capense L. f.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), roots decoction, soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), bark, constipation
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Pycnostachys umbrosa (Vatke) Perkins
Official name : Pycnostachys umbrosa (Vatke) Perkins
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), whole plant, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Official name : Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Family : Primulaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), fruits pulp used for intestinaI wonns. The bark is used in the treatment of (no alcohol) H(172)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Official name : Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Family : Primulaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(172)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, pulp fruits of Rapanea melanophloeios, RNS.
H(172), barks of Rapanea., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Official name : Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), roots , stem, in soup, rhumatism
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), stems, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., H(068) bilharziosis, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), Roots which have a yellow dye are used in the treattnent of scabies. A
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), fruit, juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), juice from the leaves is used for wounds.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots , dysentry
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) , plant, ritual
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(103), H(179)
Recipes : H(051), H(103), H(179), barks, chest pain, fever, tooth-aches
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(001), H(051)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, eyes
H(051) paludism, roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Official name : Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. , Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. var. preussi Engl , Fagara inaequalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037), H(104), bark and leaves of Zanthoxylum gilletii are used in the treatment of severe colds and stomach-ache
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro
Official name : Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), Roots and leaves are used for the treannent of severe cold and pneumonia
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), tea of leaves, cold, fever
H(051), rhizome, fevers and colds, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered