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Reference : HG 24

Author(s) : Gill, L.S.
Title : Ethnomedicinal Uses of Plants in Nigeria. Uniben Press, Benin City, Nigeria. 276p, (1992) Extracted from HI O8 (Ethnobotanical Uses of Plants Among the Binis in the Treatment of Ophthalmic and ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat) Ailments) of Idu M., G.O. Obaruyi and J. O. Erhabor
Reference HG 24 has information about 20 plants :
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), leaves of Spilanthes filicaulis with alum are recommended as emetic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), the leaves of Spilanthes filicaulis along with alum are recommended as emetic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.
Official name : Albizia lebbeck (L.) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(088), H(094), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, dysentery, H(088) astringent, H(094) piles, H(100) gonorrhea, bark and seeds of Albizia lebbeck, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(082), H(094)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(082) asthma, bulbs of Allium cepa are used for treatment of dysentery and asthma, RNS.
H(094), a compression made of roasted bulb is applied to inflamed or protruding piles
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(051), H(068), H(082), H(118), H(126)
Recipes : H(001) eye-wash, H(018) headache, H(051) fever, H(118) gargle, H(126), jaundice, decoction of the leaves, RNS.
H(068) the roots are eaten as anthelmintic
H(082), the leaves of Citrus aurantifolia are chewed for bad breath
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(038), H(118), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery,H(037) bronchitis, H(038) uterine diseases, gleet, H(126) liver ailments, decoction of the roots of Cocos nucifera
H(118) decoction of the roots as gargle for sore throat
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(028z), H(037), H(118), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(028z) uterine diseases, H (037) bronchitis, H(126) liver disease, H(206) oozing, decoction of the root of Cocos nucifera.
H(118) sore throat, decoction of the roots gargled
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(075), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(075) appetizer, H(091) stimulant, decoction of the stem bark, RNS.
H(201) The pulp of the bark is taken during female confinement
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(075), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(075) appetizer, H (091) stimulating, decoction of stem barks, RNS.
H(201) bark pulp is used during the confinement of women (during the menstrual period or after birth?)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
Official name : Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(053), H(055), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) purgative , H(068) vermifuge, decoction of the bulb of Crinum jagus
H(053), warm leaf juice with a pinch of common salt is used for ear complaints, RNS.
H(055) emetic, warm leaf juice with a pinch of common sal, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
Official name : Crinum jagus (J.Thomps.) Dandy
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(053), H(055), H(068)
Recipes : H(053) ear complaints, H(055) emetic, warm leaf juice with a pinch of common salt
H(068) vermifuge , H(006) purgative, decoction of the bulb
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Gossypium hirsutum L.
Official name : Gossypium hirsutum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(157)
Recipes : H(008) decoction of the leaf and flower of Gossypium hirsutum is given in dysentery
H(157), juice of the leaf is used as eye drop to relieve convulsions
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Gossypium hirsutum L.
Official name : Gossypium hirsutum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(157)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, decoction of leaves and flowers of Gossypium hirsutum, VO.
H(157) convulsion, juice of leaves as eyes drops
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Official name : Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), decoction or infusion of the roots is given an anthelmintic especially for tape worms and dysentery
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Official name : Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(068) anthelmintic especially for tape worms and H(008) dysentery, decoction or infusion of the root of Musanga cecropioides
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(095), H(103), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(095) traditionally, the leaves of Nicotiana tabacum are dried, powdered and used for smoking, chewing dripping and snuffing.
H(103) the dried powdered leaves are mixed with potash and used for tooth pain.
H(078), H(104), H(108) the ointment made by simmering the leaves is used as a remedy for cold, ulcers and painful tumor
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Phoenix dactylifera L.
Official name : Phoenix dactylifera L.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(037), H(038), H(051), H(082), H(100), H(118), H(126)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(051) fevers, H(082) asthma, H(100) gonorrhea, H(118) sore-throat, H(126) liver complaints, fruits of Phoenix dactylifera, RNS.
H(038), sap is demulcent, diuretic and refrigerant in genito urinary disorder.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Phoenix dactylifera L.
Official name : Phoenix dactylifera L.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(038) genito urinary disorder. the sap is demulcent, diuretic and refrigerant
The fruit are also used for relief ofH(037) sore-throat, toux, H(082) asthma, H(051) fever, H(100) gonorrhea and H(126) liver complaints
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(098), H(098), H(099), H(151), H(201)
Recipes : H(098), urhobo people use the decoction of leaves to induce sleep
H(098), H(099), H(151), H(201), Infusion of the powdered root in cold water is used to treat nervous disorder, hypertension, insomnia and mental illness
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(008)
Recipes : H(003), H(004), the crushed leaves are applied over wounds, fresh cuts and bruises
H(008), the decoction of the leaves is given for diarrhea during pregnancy.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered