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Reference : HG 31

Author(s) : Gueye, M., M. Diouf
Title : Traditional leafy vegetables in Senegal: diversity and médicinal uses African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines 4 (4): 469 – 475 (2007) http://www.bioline.org.br/pdf?tc07062
Reference HG 31 has information about 39 plants :
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(014), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea and dysentery,H(013) abscess,H(014) whitlow, ONS.of Adansonia digitata, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
H(104) fruit of A. digitata help to combat colic.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Amaranthus graecizans L.
Official name : Amaranthus graecizans L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(053), H(111), H(095), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) abscesses,H(013) pustules, H(053) ear infection and H(111) burns, H(173) lepromes, leaves and roots of Amaranthus graecizans, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables. Amaranthus graecizans is heavily consumed in Tambacounda, the unspoiled region of Casamance
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(053), H(111), H(095), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) abscesses,H(013) pustules, H(053) ear infection and H(111) burns, H(173) lepromes, leaves and roots of Amaranthus hybridus, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(053), H(111), H(095), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) abscesses,H(013) pustules, H(053) ear infection and H(111) burns, H(173) lepromes, leaves and roots of Amaranthus spinosus, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Amaranthus viridis L.
Official name : Amaranthus viridis L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(053), H(111), H(095), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) abscesses,H(013) pustules, H(053) ear infection and H(111) burns, H(173) lepromes, leaves and roots of Amaranthus viridis, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Arachis hypogaea are cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves, boiled and mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(095), H(139)
Recipes : H(006 ) ONS. of Balanites aegyptiaca sometimes indicated as a laxative, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs gathered perennial species, boiled leaves of Balanites aegyptiaca are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
H(139) ONS., RNS. used to improve sexual desire like an aphrodisiac
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Boerhaavia diffusa gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Official name : Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Brassica carinata gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(027y), H(095)
Recipes : H(006) purgative,H(013) dartres, ONS of Senna obtusifolia, RNS.
H(027y) leaves and roots reduce post-partum abdominal pains
H(095) vegetable herbs, spinach, gathered annual species, is eaten like spinach
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.
Official name : Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Synonyms : Sesamum heudelotii Stapf
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs gathered of Ceratotheca sesamoides annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Corchorus aestuans L.
Official name : Corchorus aestuans L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated, boiled leaves of Corchorus aestiams are mixed in a sauce. Greatest consumption of Corchorus aestiams in Casamance
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Corchorus olitorius L.
Official name : Corchorus olitorius L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Corchorus olitorius gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Corchorus tridens L.
Official name : Corchorus tridens L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables, Corchorus tridens greatest consumption in the North-East (Matam and Bakel) of Senegal
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cordia platythyrsa Baker
Official name : Cordia platythyrsa Baker
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
H(104) colic, roots of Cordia senegalensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Cucurbita maxima, cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves, boiled and mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia sepium N. E. Br.
Symptoms : H(014), H(068), H(094), H(095)
Recipes : H(014) skin diseases, H(068) intestinal worms and H(094) haemorrhoids, ONS of Euphorbia balsamifera RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Ficus capensis, gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sycomorus L. subsp. gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) C.C. Berg
Symptoms : H(014), H(033), H(095), H(139)
Recipes : H(014) skin diseases, H(033) sterility in females, H(139) aphrodisiac, bark of Ficus sycomorus, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(037), H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(091) tiredness, leaves and bark of Ficus iteophylla , RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
H(126) roots of Gardenia ternifolia are effective against jaundice
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hibiscus abelmoschus. L.
Official name : Hibiscus abelmoschus. L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Hibiscus abelmoschus, gathered annual species, are frequently consumed like spinach and as seasoning.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hibiscus asper Hook. f.
Official name : Hibiscus asper Hook. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) fever H(108) cold, boiled leaves of all varieties of Hibiscus, RNS.
H(091) the flowers calices and epicalices of the red variety when liquefied or prepared as a decoction are highly prized everywhere in Senegal and taken as a beverage which efficiently treats tiredness.
H(095) vegetable herbs, spinach, condiment, gathered annual species, are frequently consumed like spinach and as seasoning
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves, boiled and mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Official name : Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) fever H(108) cold, boiled leaves of all varieties of Hibiscus, RNS.
H(091) the flowers calices and epicalices of the red variety when liquefied or prepared as a decoction are highly prized everywhere in Senegal and taken as a beverage which efficiently treats tiredness.
H(095) vegetable herbs, spinach, condiment, cultivated, are frequently consumed like spinach and as seasoning and is consumed everywhere in Senegal.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves boiled in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb.
Official name : Jacquemontia tamnifolia (L.) Griseb.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves, boiled and mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia lancifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Decne.
Symptoms : H(014), H(192), H(094), H(095), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, H(192) varicose veins, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(100) blennorrhagia, H(113) rheumatism, rubbery sap of Leptadenia hastata has been indicated as a strong salve while the different parts of the plant (root and leaf)
H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables. Greatest consumption of L. hastata in the groundnut plains
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(013), H(095)
Recipes : H(013) boils, ONS of Manihot esculenta, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves, boiled are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce
H(113) rheumatism, H(171) diabetes, leaves and seeds, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Sesuvium portulacastrum L.
Official name : Sesuvium portulacastrum L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), Sesuvium portulacastrum gathered annual species is eaten in a salad.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Solanum aethiopicum L.
Official name : Solanum aethiopicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum gilo Raddi
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs of Solanum aethiopicum , cultivated, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Stylochaeton warneckei Engl.
Official name : Stylochaeton warneckei Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(095), H(113), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) sometimes indicated as a laxative, ONS. of Tamarindus indica, RNS.
H(095) vegetable herbs, condiment, gathered perennial species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables as a seasoning
H(139) aphrodisiac, to improve sexual desire like an aphrodisiac, ONS., RNS.
H(113) Tamarind is also indicated against rheumatic pain and H(055) vomiting
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Trianthema portulacastrum L.
Official name : Trianthema portulacastrum L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Official name : Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, cultivated first for their fruits, their root, or tubers and secondly for their leaves, boiled in a sauce or with other vegetables, Vigna unguiculata is most preferred in the East (Bakel) and in Eastern Senegal (Tambacounda).
H(091) indicated in cases of vitamin deficiency.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Zornia glochidiata Rchb. ex DC.
Official name : Zornia glochidiata Rchb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) vegetable herbs, gathered annual species, boiled leaves are mixed in a sauce or with other vegetables
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors