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Reference : HG 22

Author(s) : Gbolade, A. A.
Title : Inventory of antidiabetic plants in selected districts of Lagos State, Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 121, pp. 135–139, (2009)
Reference HG 22 has information about 39 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Leaves of Abrus precatorius, Alchornea cordifolia and Blighia sapida should be squeezed with H2O until the juice comes out, infusion in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ojuologbo
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, african giant sail and seeds of Aframomum melegueta and pap wrapped in a leaf, concoction
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Allium cepa and Aframomum melegueta dried leaves and Carica papaya roots are ground, infusion, taken with hot pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, dried bulb of Allium cepa, dried root of Carica papaya and dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta are ground into powder and taken with hot pap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ataare
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Macaranga barteri, Ageratum conyzoides and Vernonia amygdalina are squeezed with water until the juice comes out., VO.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, whole plant of Ageratum conyzoides, leaves of Momordica charantia and Mangifera indica are boiled with cold water.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : Imi eshu
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Securidaca longipedunculata, seeds of Bidens pilosa are boiled with H2O. One cup to be taken daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Abrus precatorius, Alchornea cordifolia and Blighia sapida should be squeezed with H2O until the juice comes out, infusion in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ipa
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Allium cepa and Aframomum melegueta dried leaves and Carica papaya roots are ground, infusion, taken with hot pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, dried bulb of Allium cepa, dried root of Carica papaya and dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta are ground into powder and taken with hot pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves and Allium cepa bulb are soaked in water for 5 days. One cup drunk daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : alubosa
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Allium sativum, Vernonia amygdalina, Ocimum gratissimum, and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup is taken daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ayu
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Aloe vera and Crudia klainei are squeezed until juice comes out. Half glass cup is taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : aloe
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, barks of Alstonia boonei, fruit juice of Citrus aurantiifolia and seeds of Cucumeropsis mannii in ashesdrunk with H2O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : ahun
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Nicotiana tabacum leaves, Bridelia micrantha bark, Bidens pilosa seeds, Alstonia congensis roots and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup drunk daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : awogbo ahun
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, fruits of Ananas comosus and unripe fruits of Carica papaya and Ficus asperifolia are boiled with H2O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ogede-oyinbo
Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev.
Official name : Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Garcinia kola and Anthocleista djalonensis mixed with cow urine and boiled with water.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : sapo
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Bidens pilosa fruits and Vernonia amygdalina leaves are soaked in water. One cup is taken, three times daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, the dried roots of Bidens pilosa ground into powder, mixed with hot pap and honey. Two teaspoonfuls are taken twice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Bidens pilosa seeds, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Momordica charantia fruits and Ocimum gratissimum leaves, Alstonia congensis bark are soaked in local alcohol.
Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Bidens pilosa seeds, Uvaria afzelii roots are soaked in water. One cup is drunk three times daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Securidaca longipedunculata, seeds of Bidens pilosa are boiled with H2O. One cup to be taken daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves and roots of Vernonia amygdalina, Momordica charantia, Carica papaya, Bidens pilosa and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked in alcohol. One cup is taken thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : abere
Blighia sapida Koenig
Official name : Blighia sapida Koenig
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Abrus precatorius, Alchornea cordifolia and Blighia sapida should be squeezed with H2O until the juice comes out, infusion in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : isin
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Nicotiana tabacum leaves, Bridelia micrantha bark, Bidens pilosa seeds, Alstonia congensis roots and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup drunk daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, stem and bark of Bridelia micrantha, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are squeezed with water and drunk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : arasha, osha
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Allium cepa and Aframomum melegueta dried leaves and Carica papaya roots are ground, infusion, taken with hot pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves and roots of Vernonia amygdalina, Momordica charantia, Carica papaya, Bidens pilosa and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked in alcohol. One cup is taken thrice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, dried bulb of Allium cepa, dried root of Carica papaya and dried seeds of Aframomum melegueta are ground into powder and taken with hot pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Senecio biafrae roots, Carica papaya leaves and Aframomum melegueta seeds are soaked in alcohol. One cup to be taken daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, fruits of Ananas comosus and unripe fruits of Carica papaya and Ficus asperifolia are boiled with H2O.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Carica papaya fruits are boiled with H2O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ibepe
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Citrullus lanatus fruit and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup is drunk every 3 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : egusi bara
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Citrus aurantiifolia and powder of cascara are squeezed with water and the juice in water, Infusion
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Rauvolfia vomitoria are squeezed with water, mixed with the juice of Citrus aurantiifolia and boiled for 10min, VO.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Ficus asperifolia and juice of Citrus aurantiifolia, decoction with H2O.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, barks of Alstonia boonei, fruit juice of Citrus aurantiifolia and seeds of Cucumeropsis mannii in ashes, VO. with H2O.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, juice of Citrus aurantiifolia and potash mixed with bile of cow. VO. One cup every 3 days.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, fruit juice of Cucumeropsis mannii and potash, mixed with the juice of Citrus aurantiifolia. VO. one spoonful is taken at night.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : orombo wewe
Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
Official name : Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Crinum jagus bulb is cut into pieces and soaked in water for 5 days. One teaspoonful to be taken every 3 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : isu meri
Dichapetalum toxicarium (G. Don) Baill.
Official name : Dichapetalum toxicarium (G. Don) Baill.
Family : Dichapetalaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Khaya ivorensis bark, Dichapetalum tonicarium root and shaft of Sorghum caudatum are soaked in hot water for 10–15min.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : itakun
Garcinia kola Heckel
Official name : Garcinia kola Heckel
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Garcinia kola and Anthocleista djalonensis mixed with cow urine and boiled with water.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : orogbo
Glyphaea brevis (Spreng.) Monach.
Official name : Glyphaea brevis (Spreng.) Monach.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Glyphaea brevis are boiled with H2O for 20 min and then drunk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : not registered
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Jatropha curcas fruits in ashes, taken with pap.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Jatropha curcas and Syzygium guineense and palm oil are boiled with H2O. One cup every morning.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : botute
Khaya ivorensis A. Chev.
Official name : Khaya ivorensis A. Chev.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Khaya ivorensis bark, Dichapetalum tonicarium root and shaft of Sorghum caudatum are soaked in hot water for 10–15min., RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : oganwo
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Lawsonia inermis and potash salt are boiled with H2O. One cup is taken every morning.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : laali
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, whole plant of Ageratum conyzoides, leaves of Momordica charantia and Mangifera indica are boiled with cold water.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : mangoro
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, cut into pieces Momordica charantia bark and leaf, decoction in H2O, VO.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves and roots of Vernonia amygdalina, Momordica charantia, Carica papaya, Bidens pilosa and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked in alcohol. One cup is taken thrice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Bidens pilosa seeds, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Momordica charantia fruits and Ocimum gratissimum leaves, Alstonia congensis bark are soaked in local alcohol.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, whole plant of Ageratum conyzoides, leaves of Momordica charantia and Mangifera indica are boiled with cold water.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ejinrin were
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Saccharum officinarum and Morinda lucida are squeezed till the juice comes out, then mix with H2O and take a glassful twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : oruwo”
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Nicotiana tabacum leaves, Bridelia micrantha bark, Bidens pilosa seeds, Alstonia congensis roots and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup drunk daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : taba
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves and roots of Vernonia amygdalina, Momordica charantia, Carica papaya, Bidens pilosa and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked in alcohol. One cup is taken thrice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Ocimum gratissimum and Vernonia amygdalina are squeezed with water, filtered and taken with glass cup thrice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Allium sativum, Vernonia amygdalina, Ocimum gratissimum, and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup is taken daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, stem and bark of Bridelia micrantha, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are squeezed with water and drunk.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are squeezed with water and drunk.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Bidens pilosa seeds, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Momordica charantia fruits and Ocimum gratissimum leaves, Alstonia congensis bark are soaked in local alcohol.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : efinrin nla
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Rauvolfia vomitoria are squeezed with water, mixed with the juice of Citrus aurantiifolia and boiled for 10min, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : asofeyeje
Saccharum officinarum L.
Official name : Saccharum officinarum L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Saccharum officinarum and Morinda lucida are squeezed till the juice comes out, then mix with H2O and take a glassful twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ireke
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, dried root and bark of Securidaca longipedunculata and Uvaria afzelii are ground and taken with hot pap once daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Securidaca longipedunculata root is soaked in alcohol for 10 days. One cup daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Securidaca longipedunculata, seeds of Bidens pilosa are boiled with H2O. One cup to be taken daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ipeta
Senna podocarpa (Guill. & Perr.) Lock
Official name : Senna podocarpa (Guill. & Perr.) Lock
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, The fresh leaves and roots of Senna podocarpa are boiled with water for 20 min. One glass cup is taken every morning.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : asunwon egba
Solanum aethiopicum L.
Official name : Solanum aethiopicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum gilo Raddi
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Solanum aethiopicum leaves are infused in hot water and taken with One cup thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : osun
Sorghum caudatum (Hack.) Stapf
Official name : Sorghum caudatum (Hack.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, Khaya ivorensis bark, Dichapetalum tonicarium root and shaft of Sorghum caudatum are soaked in hot water for 10–15min.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : oka baba
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Jatropha curcas and Syzygium guineense and palm oil are boiled with H2O. One cup every morning.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ori
Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Official name : Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, dried leaves and roots of Icacina trichantha, and Tetrapleura tetraptera fruit are ground into powder and taken with pap.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : aridan
Uvaria chamae P. Beauv.
Official name : Uvaria chamae P. Beauv.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Uvaria chamae boiled with water. VO. 1 cup taken daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Lagos State, Nigeria
Vernacular name : eruju
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves and roots of Vernonia amygdalina, Momordica charantia, Carica papaya, Bidens pilosa and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked in alcohol. One cup is taken thrice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves should be squeezed till the juice comes out and mixed with salt + H2O, VO.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves should be squeezed in water, Infusion and drunk twice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Allium sativum, Vernonia amygdalina, Ocimum gratissimum, and potash are boiled with H2O. One cup is taken daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Ocimum gratissimum and Vernonia amygdalina are squeezed with water, filtered and taken with glass cup thrice daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Bidens pilosa fruits and Vernonia amygdalina leaves are soaked in water. One cup is taken, three times daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina juice mixed with potash salt and honey. One cup is taken every morning and night.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Macaranga barteri, Ageratum conyzoides and Vernonia amygdalina are squeezed with water until the juice comes out., VO.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves and Allium cepa bulb are soaked in water for 5 days. One cup, drunk daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Bidens pilosa seeds, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Momordica charantia fruits and Ocimum gratissimum leaves, Alstonia congensis bark are soaked in local alcohol.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Bidens pilosa seeds, Uvaria afzelii roots are soaked in water. One cup is drunk three times daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, stem and bark of Bridelia micrantha, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are squeezed with water and drunk.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are squeezed with water and drunk.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves, Croton lobatus fruits and Macaranga barteri leaves are boiled with H2O. One cup drunk daily.
H(171) diabetes mellitus, Vernonia amygdalina leaves are squeezed with water
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Glyphaea brevis are boiled with H2O for 20 min and then drunk.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Lagos State)
Vernacular name : ewuro