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Reference : HG 60

Author(s) : Göhre, Á., B. Toto-Nienguesse, M. Futuro, C. Neinhuis & T. Lautenschläge
Title : Plants from disturbed savannah vegetation and their usage by Bakongo tribes in Uíge, Northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:42 (2016) DOI 10.1186/s13002-016-0116-9
Reference HG 60 has information about 114 plants :
Acanthospermum sp.
Official name : Acanthospermum sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(111)
Recipes : H(018) headache, whole plant of Acanthospermum sp., chewed
H(111) burns, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : makoloko (Kikongo)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, leaves infusion of Acanthus montanus, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) food, fresh or dried pulp or juice of fruit of Adansonia digitata
H(203) wood for charcoal
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kibaba (Kikongo)
Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051x), H(082), H(099)
Recipes : H(018) headache sap from chewed leaves of Aframomum alboviolaceum , applied to eyes
H(051x) yellow fever, crushed rhizome of Aframomum alboviolaceum, enema
H(082) respiratory disease, rhizome of Aframomum alboviolaceum with root of Annona senegalensis , RNS.
H(099) epilepsy, rhizome, leaves, decoction bath or enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ginguenga da queimada (Portuguse), masunjá. mansassa, dimbomboa (Kikongo)
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) worms, seeds of Monodora myristica, infusion with other species, Piper sp., Xylopia aethiopica and Aframomum sp.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : dungu za nzó (Kikongo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(165)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, leaf sap from crushed leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, applied to eye
H(051) fever, whole plant, decoction, bath
H(165) childhood disease (growth disorders) leaves of Ageratum conyzoides with Ocimum gratissimum and Chenopodium ambrosioides, RNS., dermal (local application)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kambwa katela, mbokatela, mbukata (Kikongo)
Albizia sp.
Official name : Albizia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018)
Recipes : H(008) Diarrhoea, cold water extract from crushed bark of Albizia sp., enema
H(018) headache, liquid from crushed root of Albizia sp. applied into nose
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mulu, muanse (Kikongo)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(014), H(051), H(103)
Recipes : H(051) fever, crushed leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, dermal
H(014) skin disease (furuncle), fruits, directly consumed, swallowed in whole
H(103) toothache, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia with Psidium guajava and Canarium schweinfurthi, decoction, rinsed in mouth
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : luunze (Kikongo)
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(014), H(033), H(040), H(082), H(095), H(191)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, sap from cut leaf of Aloe buettneri, local application
H(033) potency, H(040) backache, leaves decoction VO. or enema
H(033) fertility, H(068) worms, leaves decoction, enema
H(082) respiratory disease, leaves directly consumed or decoction, VO.
H(191) blood-purifying, fruit directly consumed VO.
H(095), cooked leaves eaten with beans as a vegetable
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : badianseka (Kikongo)
Alvesia rosmarinifolia Welw.
Official name : Alvesia rosmarinifolia Welw.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, crushed leaves of Alvesia rosmarinifolia, dermal
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anisophyllea quangensis Engl. ex Henriq.
Official name : Anisophyllea quangensis Engl. ex Henriq.
Family : Anisophylleaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(095)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, balm is made after bark of roots of Anisophyllea quangensis is removed, local application
H(095) food, fresh fruit, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mfungua (Kikongo), bilasoba (Portuguese)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(027z), H(033), H(068), H(082), H(094), H(095), H(104), H(150), H(169)
Recipes : H(027z) menstrual disorder, roots of Annona senegalensis, decocton, VO.
H(033) fertility, infusion of leaves, roots, barks, VO.
H(068) worms, H(150) leg pain, roots, leaves, infusion, VO.
H(082) respiratory disease, Annona senegalensis with Aframomum alboviolaceum, ONS, RNS.
H(094) haemorrhoids, crushed root in rectum
H(104) abdominal pain, roots, leaves, decoction, VO. or enema
H(095) fresh fruit, VO.
H(169) hernia, roots decoction, VO., 2 cups daily
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nlolo, nlolo kambulu, nlolopolo, nloloa pequena, mfuilu (Kikongo)
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Official name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, cooked fruit of Artocarpus altilis
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : fruta pão (Portugues)
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Official name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) food, leaves, fruit of Artocarpus altilis, for pigs
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : fruta pão (Portugues)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) general pain, leaves of Azadirachta indica, directly consumed or infusion VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : neem (Kikongo)
Bixa orellana L.
Official name : Bixa orellana L.
Family : Bixaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(165), H(175x)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease (Baço, splenomegaly after malaria infection?), H(051) paludism, bark of Bixa cf.orellana, decoction, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, roots directly consumed or cold water extract, VO.
H(175x) cosmetics used for red colour
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ndalamuenga (Kikongo)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, crushed barks, roots of Bridelia ferruginea mixed with small amount of water applied to wound
H(004) wounds, crude barks applied to wound
H(008) diarrhoea, nfusion from crushed barks and roots of Bridelia ferruginea , VO.
H(068) worms, cold water extract from crushed roots of Bridelia ferruginea with Hymenocardia acida , enema
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkánkati, muindu, windu, nkalakala (Kikongo)
Brillantaisia owariensis P.Beauv.
Official name : Brillantaisia owariensis P.Beauv.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(034), H(104), H(151), H(152), H(165)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, leaves of Brillantaisia owariensis, directly VO.
H(034) cardiac disease, leaves, decoction (with sugar), VO.
H(151), H(152) blood pressure (high or low), leaves directly VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves directly VO.
H(165) childhood disease (Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?), cold water extract, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lemba-lemba (Kikongo)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(095), H(165)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease (Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?),, liquid from crushed leaves of Cajanus cajan, applied into nose and eyes
H(095) food, cooked fruits
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : wandu (Kikongo)
Calopogonium mucunoides Desv.
Official name : Calopogonium mucunoides Desv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(240)
Recipes : H(240) soil fertility whole plant of Calopogonium mucunoides planted in crop area
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(095), H(098), H(103), H(104), H(211)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory disease, resin of Canarium schweinfurthii, rubbed on breast, inhalation
H(103) toothache, leaves of Canarium schweinfurthii with Psidium guajava and Alchornea cordifolia, decoction, rinsed in mouth
H(104) abdominal pain, heat resin of Canarium schweinfurthii and mix with palm oil, Xylopia aethiopica and Monodora myristica
H(104) abdominal pain, clean (and crush) crude root, VO or enema
H(098) nightmares, burnt resin, Inhalation
H(211) candles, used as wax substitute
H(095) cooked fruit, left in warm water for 1 h or until pulp softens
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mbidi, gimbidi (Kikongo)
Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC.
Official name : Canavalia gladiata (Jacq.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(165), H(201)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease, fruit of Canavalia gladiata hung around wrist of crying babies
H(201) protection against mischief, fruit hung around wrist of big children prevents defamation
H(201) plant at the edge of field protects it against influence of bad neighbours
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nzimamanu (Kikongo)
Canna indica L.
Official name : Canna indica L.
Family : Cannaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(218)
Recipes : H(037) thorax pain, whole leaves of Canna indica, compress at abdomen
H(218) seeds for rattles
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : chala (verde), cholo
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(077), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, H(077) nausea, crushed leaves of Carica papaya compress at abdomen
H(103) toothache, roots of Carica papaya, decoction, sometimes with Lannea antiscorbutica, rinsed in mouth
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mamoeiro
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(014), H(018), H(173)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, crushed leaves of Cassia alata, local application
H(018) headache, crushed leaves, compress around head
H(173) leprosy , balm from roasted leaves and oil, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(001), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease (e.g. parasites), liquid from crushed leaves of Senna occidentalis, applied to eye
H(104) abdominal pain, fruit, roots, cold water extract, VO., suitable for persons aged 6 years and up
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : maniokanioka (Kikongo)
Cayratia gracilis (Guill. & Perr.) Suess.
Official name : Cayratia gracilis (Guill. & Perr.) Suess.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) joint swelling, build-up of fluid, crushed leaves of Cayratia gracilis, applied to swollen joints
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nlembuzi (Kikongo)
Cayratia sp.
Official name : Cayratia sp.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia, cooked leaves of Cayratia sp., VO.
H(095) cooked leaves and eaten as a vegetable
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : hoselia, uuse (Kikongo)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(000), H(008), H(028z), H(040), H(082), H(104)
Recipes : H(000) general pain, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides, directly VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, directly VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Xylopia aethiopica of Milletia versicolor of Ocimum gratissimum
H(028z) gynaecological disorder, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Chromolaena odorata of Ocimum gratissimum for enema
H(040) backache and H(113) rheumatic pain, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Milletia versicolor of Ocimum gratissimum of Persea americana, steam bath
H(051) fever, roots of Cyperus sp. with Xylopia aethiopica and Monodora myristica, Chenopodium ambrosioides for enema
- H(051) paludism, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Monodora myristica of Ocimum gratissimum for enema
H(051) fever, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Cyperus sp. of Xylopia aethiopica of Monodora myristica for enema
H(082) respiratory disease, infusion of leaves, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves, for enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkavua (Kikongo), Santa Maria (Portuguese)
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(028z), H(104), H(240)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, crushed leaves of Chromolaena odorata, applied to wound
- H(028z) gynaecological disorder leaves of Chromolaena odorata with Ocimum gratissimum and Chenopodium ambrosioides, RNS.
H(104) abdominal pain, cold water extract of crushed leaves, VO. / enema
H(104) abdominal pain, crude crushed leaves, compress on abdomen
H(240) soil fertility Chromolaena odorata planted in Manihot esculenta field
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mobutu, kongo dia sika, mululusaire (Kikongo)
Cissus rubiginosa Planch.
Official name : Cissus rubiginosa Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(113), H(165)
Recipes : H(051) fever, crushed leaves of Cissus rubiginosa added to bathwate, suitable for children
H(068) worms, H(165) childhood disease (Baço, splenomegaly after malaria infection?) crushed leaves, enema
H(113) rheumatism, leg pain, leaves decoction, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkokelakai, mukokelakai (Kikongo)
Clerodendrum formicarum Gürke
Official name : Clerodendrum formicarum Gürke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(126) yellow urine, leaves infusion of Clerodendrum formicarum, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain child, leaves, roots, VO. Or enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lomba a mvula (Kikongo)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(075)
Recipes : H(075) seeds of Cola acuminata eaten to accompany alcoholic drinks.To alleviate the bitter taste, fruits are sometimes put into termite nests prior to consumption.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : coleira (Portuguese)
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
Official name : Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, crush leaves of Commelina diffusa with three salt crystals, add some water for the crystals to dissolve. Applied to eye, three drops two times daily
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ndakalaka (Kikongo)
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Official name : Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Family : Costaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, H(033) strengthening, H(095) food, stem of Costus afer, directly consumed, VO. (eat like sugar cane)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nsangalavula (Kikongo)
Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, leaves of Crassocephalum rubens, cooked and eaten as a vegetable
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : bungudia (Kikongo)
Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), leaves of Crassocephalum rubens for rabbits and pigs
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : bungudia (Kikongo)
Cyperus sp.
Official name : Cyperus sp.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, roots of Cyperus sp. with Xylopia aethiopica and Monodora myristica, Chenopodium ambrosioides for enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nsagonsago (Kikongo)
Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) H.J. Lam
Official name : Dacryodes edulis (G. Don) H.J. Lam
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), Cooked fruit of Dacryodes edulis, heated in water or in pan until pulp softens
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : safueiro (Portuguese)
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(092), H(097), H(203)
Recipes : H(092) intoxicant, burn the seeds of Datura metel, inhalation
H(097) Inflammation, crushed leaves, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Desmodium velutinum (Will.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium velutinum (Will.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, crushed leaves of Desmodium velutinum applied to head
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : malamalama (Kikongo)
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, whole plant of Drymaria cordata crushed, dermal or enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lumpwua (Kikongo)
Emilia coccinea (Sims) G.Don
Official name : Emilia coccinea (Sims) G.Don
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Emilia javanica auct.(missapl. Name)
Symptoms : H(001), H(004)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, leave sap from crushed leaves of Emilia coccinea rubbed into eyes
H(004) wounds, leave sap from crushed leaves, applied to wound
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : malalulalu (Kikongo)
Emilia coccinea (Sims) G.Don
Official name : Emilia coccinea (Sims) G.Don
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Emilia javanica auct.(missapl. Name)
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) food, leaves for rabbit
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : malalulalu (Kikongo)
Eriosema glomeratum (Guill. & Perr.) Hook. f.
Official name : Eriosema glomeratum (Guill. & Perr.) Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea leaves of Eriosema glomeratum directly consumed
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : zila wando (Kikongo)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(051x), H(107), H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, cold water extract from crushed bark of Erythrina abyssinica, VO.
H(126) hepatitis, H(051x) yellow fever, H(107) typhoid fever, barks infusion, VO.
H(126) hepatitis, barks of Erythrina abyssinica with Harungana madagascariensis, decoction, enema, causes cleaning diarrhoea
H(051x) yellow fever, barks decoction of Erythrina abyssinica with Harungana madagascariensis, enema, causes cleaning diarrhoea
H(033) fertility, bark decoction with sugar, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mulungulungu, mungomangoma, nlungwa kwma (Kikongo)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, latex from sprout of Euphorbia hirta, applied to eye
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
Official name : Euphorbia pulcherrima Willd. ex Klotzsch
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, latex from sprout of Euphorbia pulcherrima, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia scordifolia Jacq.
Official name : Euphorbia scordifolia Jacq.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia thymifolia Forssk. (illeg. Name)
Symptoms : H(001), H(008)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, latex from sprout of Euphorbia thymifolia applied to eye
H(008) diarrhoea child, whole plant decoction VO.l, drunken by mother, cleans breast milk
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mankombo (Kikongo)
Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.
Official name : Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, leaves of Galinsoga quadriradiata decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kabuata branca (Kikongo)
Gardenia ternifolia subsp. jovis-tonantis (Welw.) Verdc.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia subsp. jovis-tonantis (Welw.) Verdc.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(098), H(165), H(169), H(201)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease (Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?), ONS. Gardenia ternifolia subsp. jovis-tonantis directly consumed, sometimes with S. anceps, Vitex madiensis, VO.
H(169) hernia, roots cold water extract VO.
H(046) measles, fruits, barks, decoction, VO.
H(046) measles, crushed seeds, enema
H(201) again lightning , whole plant planted close to house/ branch placed on roof
H(201) protection against bad spells, planted in surroundings of house or field
H(098) nightmares, fruits placed under pillow
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kilemba nzau, kidia (Kikongo)
Gossypium barbadense L.
Official name : Gossypium barbadense L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, leaves of Gossypium barbadense decoction, VO.
H(053) earache, boil unripe fruit and apply juice into ear
H(053) earache, rub unripe fruit in hands and stick into ear
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : husu (Kikongo), algodeiro (Potuguese)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(051x), H(126)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, H(126) hepatitis, barks of Harungana madagascariensis, decoction with .Erythrina abyssinica, enema (causes strong, cleaning diarrhea
H(203) yellow or orange dye, barks cold water extract
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ntunu (Kikongo)
Helichrysum mechowianum Klatt var.mechowianum
Official name : Helichrysum mechowianum Klatt var.mechowianum
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(051), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, leaves of Helichrysum mechowianum + Helichrysum mechowianum var.mechowianum, sometimes with Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica for enema
H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Helichrysum mechowianum + Helichrysum mechowianum var.mechowianum with Chenopodium ambrosioides, Xylopia aethiopica of Monodora myristica, Ocimum gratissimum for enema
H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, leaves of Helichrysum mechowianum + Helichrysum mechowianum var.mechowianum with Chenopodium ambrosioides, Xylopia aethiopica of Monodora myristica, Cyperus sp. for enema
H(033) fertility leaves of leaves of Helichrysum mechowianum + Helichrysum mechowianum var.mechowianum with Urena lobata for enema
H(104) child light stomach pain, H(068) worms, leaves for enema
H(202) leaves of Helichrysum mechowianum + Helichrysum mechowianum var.mechowianum as toilet paper
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kafuke (Kikongo)
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea , roots of Hymenocardia acida with Syzygium guineense RNS.
H(068) worms, cold water extract from crushed roots of Bridelia ferruginea with Hymenocardia acida , enema
H(014) skin disease, balm from powder of barks mixed with oil
H(104) abdominal pain leaves, barks directly consumed VO. or enema
H(203), whole plant firewood
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : luvete (Kikongo)
Hymenocardia ulmoides Oliv.
Official name : Hymenocardia ulmoides Oliv.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(075), H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(077) nausea, H(104) abdominal pain, H(075) hunger, directly consumed ,young reddish leaves of Hymenocardia ulmoides
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkalangangula (Kikongo)
Hyparrhenia sp.
Official name : Hyparrhenia sp.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) leaves of Hyparrhenia sp. for roofing, also for walls
H(203) firelighter
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : capim, maxinde, musoki (Kikongo)
Hyparrhenia sp.
Official name : Hyparrhenia sp.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) leaves of Hyparrhenia sp. pasture (burn regulary for young shoots)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : capim, maxinde, musoki (Kikongo)
Hyptis suaveolens Poit.
Official name : Hyptis suaveolens Poit.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051)
Recipes : H(001) eye disease, liquid from crushed material applied to eye
H(051) fever, leaves infusion of Hyptis suaveolens, inhalation, steam bath
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kinsaquati (Kikongo)
Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Official name : Imperata cylindrica (L.) Raeusch.
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Imperata cylindrica var. africana (Andersson) C.E. Hubb.
Symptoms : H(111), H(171), H(203)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, rhizome of Imperata cylindrica, decoction, VO.
H(111) burns, seeds balm (with palm oil) local application
H(203) leaves for roofing
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kindonga (Kikongo)
Inga sp.
Official name : Inga sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) food, fresh fruits of Inga sp, VO.
H(203), wood for charcoal
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : banana makako (Kikongo), caseleira (Portuguese)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, leaves of Jatropha curcas, decoction, rinsed in mouth
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mpuluka (Kikongo)
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) earache,crushed leaves of Kalanchoe crenata, applied to ear
H(201), the whole plant, part of the ceremony to ask the ancestors for permission to enter the Grutas do Nzenzu
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : luikiaikuai
Lagenaria sp.
Official name : Lagenaria sp.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(202), dried fruit of Lagenaria sp. is opened and used as brush
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : disenga (Kikongo)
Landolphia owariensis P. Beauv.
Official name : Landolphia owariensis P. Beauv.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fresh fruit of Landolphia owariensis directly consumed
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : macongue, makonge (Kikongo)
Lannea antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.
Official name : Lannea antiscorbutica (Hiern) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(012), H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, decoction of crushed bark of Lannea cf. antiscorbutica with or without Carica papaya, applied to tooth
H(003) pulled muscles, H(012) fractures, decoction of crushed bark, applied externally and left to dry, forms cast
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkumbi (Kikongo)
Laportea sp.
Official name : Laportea sp.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(094)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Laportea sp. infusion, VO.,suitable for children
H(094) haemorrhoids, leaves cooked , VO., with peanuts
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kihidi, hidi (Kikongo)
Leonotis sp.
Official name : Leonotis sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) general pain, leaves infusion of Leonotis sp., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kakenginzongo (Kikongo)
Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Official name : Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves infusion of Lippia multiflora for tea
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : bulukutu (Kikongo)
Maesa sp.
Official name : Maesa sp.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(124)
Recipes : H(124) childhood disease (blood loss), ONS. Maesa sp. with Euphorbia pulcherrima, RNS.
H(033) infirtility ONS. Maesa sp. with Phragmenthera sp., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkambakiana (Kikongo)
Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Official name : Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, crushed leaves of Melanthera scandens applied to wound
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kalahi, kalau, makaila (Kikongo)
Millettia versicolor Welw. ex Bak.
Official name : Millettia versicolor Welw. ex Bak.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(040), H(046), H(113), H(203)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Xylopia aethiopica of Milletia versicolor of Ocimum gratissimum
H(040) backache and H(113) rheumatic pain, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Milletia versicolor of Ocimum gratissimum of Persea americana, steam bath
H(203), fiber used to tie off leg
H(046) measles barks tied around wrist
H(203) wood to produce mortars
H(203) wood for charcoal production
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mbota, mbandu (Kikongo)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(107), H(118)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat, whole plant of Momordica charantia, wrapped around neck
H(051) fever, leaves decoction, enema
H(006) constipation, leaves decoction, enema, for children
H(107) typhoid fever, leaves decoction, enema or VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lumbuzam-buza, nlumbuzu-buzua (Kikongo)
Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal
Official name : Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludim, seeds of Monodora myristica with Xylopia aethiopica, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Ocimum gratissimum, RNS. VO.
H(037) cough, seeds of Monodora myristica, directly consumed
H(051) fever, seeds of Monodora myristica with Cyperus sp., Xylopia aethiopica, Chenopodium ambrosioides
H(068) worms, seeds of Monodora myristica, infusion with other species, Piper sp., Xylopia aethiopica and Aframomum sp.
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves, seeds, sometimes on combination with other species enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : peve, gipeve, gipehe (Kikongo)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(040), H(104)
Recipes : H(040) backache barks, leaves of Morinda lucida , crushed material applied to back
H(104) abdominal pain barks, leaves infusion or directly consumed VO. (very bitter)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nsilu-nsilu (Kikongo)
Mussaenda arcuata Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Mussaenda arcuata Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, H(014) skin disease, crushed leaves of Mussaenda arcuata, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nsilu-nsilu (Kikongo)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(022), H(033), H(068), H(082), H(107), H(201), H(203)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, cold water extract or decoction of leave of Sarcocephalus latifolius in water for 1 h, VO. or enema
H(104) abdominal pain, roots directly consumed
H(068) worms, roots, barks, cold water extract, VO.
H(068) worms, roots, barks, decoction, enema
H(068) worms, roots, barks, directly consumed
H(033) potency,, roots directly consumed or decoction, VO. or enema
H(107) typhoid fever, roots decoction, VO.
H(022) birth, roots cold water extract, VO.
H(082) respiratory disease, barks directly consumed, VO.
H(201) protection of the baby, fruits put on baby
H(203) whole plant as firewood
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kelolo, kilolwa grande (Kikongo)
Neoboutonia melleri (Müll.Arg.) Prain
Official name : Neoboutonia melleri (Müll.Arg.) Prain
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(171) diabetes, roots decoction of Neoboutonia melleri, VO.or enema
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves crushed with salt, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : luunze (Kikongo)
Ochna afzelii subsp. mechowiana (O. Hoffm.) N. Robson
Official name : Ochna afzelii subsp. mechowiana (O. Hoffm.) N. Robson
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(040), H(104)
Recipes : H(040) backache, H(104) abdominal pain, leaves of Ochna afzelii subsp.mechowiana with Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica and Piper sp. (Kupidi)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : coxianti (Kikongo)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(028z), H(082), H(165)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, ONS. Ocimum gratissimum with Chenopodium ambrosioides, Monodora myristica, Xylopia aethiopica, RNS.
H(051),fever, H(051) paludism, leaves infusion of crushed leaves, VO. or steam bath
H(028z) gynaecological disorder, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum with Chromolaena odorata and Chenopodium ambrosioides, RNS.
H(040) backache, rheumatic pain, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum with Milletia versicolor, Chenopodium ambrosioides and Persea americana
H(051) paludism, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Monodoramyristica of Ocimum gratissimum for enema
H(082) respiratory disease, infusion of crushed leaves, VO. or steam bath
H(165) growth disorders child, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum with Ageratum conyzoides and Chenopodium ambrosioides.RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mazudizudi (Kikongo)
Oxalis latifolia Kunth
Official name : Oxalis latifolia Kunth
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia, leaves of Oxalis latifolia directly consumed VO., also during pregnancy
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : banana folha (Kikongo)
Passiflora edulis Sims
Official name : Passiflora edulis Sims
Family : Passifloraceae
Synonyms : Passiflora incarnata L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, fresh fruit of Passiflora edulis
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : maracujá (Kikongo)
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(028z), H(040), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(040) backache and H(113) rheumatic pain, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Milletia versicolor of Ocimum gratissimum of Persea americana, steam bath
H(051) fever, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Cyperus sp. of Xylopia aethiopica of Monodora myristica for enema
H(082) respiratory disease, infusion of leaves, VO.
H(028z) gynaecological disorder, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Chromolaena odorata of Ocimum gratissimum for enema
H(051) paludism, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Monodora myristica of Ocimum gratissimum for enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Piper sp.
Official name : Piper sp.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(040), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(040) backache leaves of Pipers sp. with Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica and Ochna afzelii subsp.mechowiana
H(068) worms, seeds of Pipers sp. Infusion with Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica and Aframomum sp. (Ndungu za nzó )
H(104) abdominal pain leaves of Pipers sp. with Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica and Ochna afzelii subsp.mechowiana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kupidi (Kikongo)
Pleiotaxis rugosa O. Hoffm.
Official name : Pleiotaxis rugosa O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, leaves, roots of Pleiotaxis rugosa, directly consumed or infusion, VO., not during pregnancy
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ntelamakatexe, kakatiana (Kikongo)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(095), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) abdominal pain, leaves of Psidium guajava directly consumed, VO.
H(103) toothache, leaves decoction of Psidium guajava with Alchornea cordifolia and, Canarium schweinfurthii, rinse in mouth
H(095) food, fresh fruits
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : goiabeira
Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Official name : Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(033), H(173)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease, crushed bark of Psorospermum febrifugum, local application
H(033) fertility ONS. decoction, VO.
H(173) leprosy, crushed root, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nlengula, Kilengula (Kikongo), pau preto (Portuguese)
Pteridium centrali-africanum (Hieron.) Alston
Official name : Pteridium centrali-africanum (Hieron.) Alston
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, rhizon, leaves of Pteridium centrali-africanum, decoction, bath or enema
H(095) young fronds are cooked as side dish (mitekwa)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : manguelele, mizili, manzelele (Kikongo)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(077)
Recipes : H(077) nausea, cold water extract of crushed leaves of Ricinus communis, VO.
H(018) headache, crushed leaves applied to head, compress
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mamonoa (Kikongo)
Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Official name : Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Setaria chevalieri Stapf
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) pasture, leaves of Setaria megaphylla
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : makangaya madianga (Kikongo)
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, cold water extract from crushed leaves of Sida acuta, enema
H(126) hepatitis, liquid from crushed leaves of Sida acuta applied to eye
H(126) hepatitis, cold water extract from crushed leaves, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lumzumzu (Kikongo)
Smilax anceps Willd.
Official name : Smilax anceps Willd.
Family : Smilacaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(099), H(165)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Smilax anceps infusion, VO.
H(099) epilepsy, leaves, roots, decoction, bath or enema
H(165) Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?, leaves of Smilax anceps with Vitex madiensis and Gardenia ternifolia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : gipolo, mpolo, mukulu (Kikongo)
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(165)
Recipes : H(165) childhood disease (Baço, splenomegaly after malaria infection?) fruits, barks of Solanum aculeastrum, decoction, enema or VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mabumi, gituno (Kikongo)
Solanum americanum Mill.
Official name : Solanum americanum Mill.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, cold water extract of crushed leaves of Solanum americanum, VO.
H(095) food, cooked leaves eaten as a vegetable
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : lundumbo, ndumbo (Kikongo)
Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Official name : Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves decoction of Solanum mauritianum, steam bath or inhalation
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : daniele
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(008), H(181)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Solanum nigrum, RNS.
H(051) fever, leaves of Solanum nigrum, infusion, VO., suitable for children
H(181) umbilical cord, sap from crushed leaves of Solanum nigrum, few drops daily applied to umbilical cord
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : gizue, lundumbo, windangonge (Kikongo)
Sopubia lanata Engl.
Official name : Sopubia lanata Engl.
Family : Orobanchaceae
Symptoms : H(028z), H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, whole plant of Sopubia lanata, crushed material, dermal or enema
H(028z) gynaecological disorder, suppository from crushed leaves mixed with e.g. garlic
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : diamba dia kana (Kikongo)
Stachytarpheta cayennensis (LC.Rich) Schua
Official name : Stachytarpheta cayennensis (LC.Rich) Schua
Family : Verbanaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(014), H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, crushed material of Stachytarpheta cayennensis, rectal, suppository
H(014) skin disease, H(082) respiratory disease,H(003) joint swelling, build-up of fluid, leaves infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kalangue (Kikongo)
Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Official name : Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(178)
Recipes : H(178) thrombosis, leaves decoction of Steganotaenia araliacea, dermal (local application)
H(033) fertility, barks, roots, decoction of 1,5 spoon of powder in 1 l of water, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mumvumbimvumbi (Kikongo)
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(033)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, cold water extract of crushed leavesof Syzygium guineense, sometimes with Hymenocardia acida, VO.
H(033) fertility, cold water extract of crushed leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nkizu (Kikongo)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(207)
Recipes : H(207) fish poison, cold water extractfrom crushed leaves of Tephrosia vogelii
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, crushed leaves of Tithonia diversifolia, compress (abdomen)
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mululula (Kikongo)
Tristemma mauritianum J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Tristemma mauritianum J.F.Gmel.
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, fresh fruit of Tristemma mauritianum
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) pregnancy, leaves of Triumfetta cordifolia, decoction, enema, to“clean” fetus
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : kingongi, luvunga (Kikongo)
Urena lobata L.
Official name : Urena lobata L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(091)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(091) childhood disease (general weakening), leaves of Urena lobata, RNS., enema
H(033) fertility leaves of leaves of Helichrysum mechowianum + Helichrysum mechowianum var.mechowianum with Urena lobata for enema
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : makolokosso, gingonge, ginsunsu (Kikongo)
Vernonia glaberrima Welw. ex O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia glaberrima Welw. ex O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(040), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, ashes of Gymnanthemumc glaberrimum (syn , of Vernonia glaberrima) local application
H(040) backache, H(068) worms, cold water extract of roots , VO.
H(091) anemia, decoction of crushed roots of Gymnanthemumcf.glaberrimum, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, crushed root, local application
H(104) abdominal pain, leaves infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : nsalu; kisalu (Kikongo)
Vernonia guineensis Benth.
Official name : Vernonia guineensis Benth.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Baccharoides guineensis (Benth.) H. Rob.
Symptoms : H(004), H(033), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) worms, cold water extract from crushed root tubers of Baccharoides guineensis, enema
H(004) wounds, H(165) childhood disease (Baço, splenomegaly after malaria infection?)
H(033) hiernia, H(104) abdominal pain, directly consumed peeled root tubers
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : matita, matitita (Kikongo)
Vernonia perrottetii Sch. Bip. ex Walp
Official name : Vernonia perrottetii Sch. Bip. ex Walp
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) whole plant of Vernonia perrottetii, planted on graveyards
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vernonia subaphylla Baker
Official name : Vernonia subaphylla Baker
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin disease (furuncle), leaves of Vernonia subaphylla infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : makutula (Kikongo)
Vitex madiensis subsp. Madiensis
Official name : Vitex madiensis subsp. Madiensis
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(040), H(095), H(165)
Recipes : H(040) backache, H(033) potency, strengthening (for women and men), leaves of Vitex madiensis subsp.madiensis, infusion, VO.
H(165) childhood disease (Gota = gout?, disease with epileptic symptoms?),, leaves infusion of Vitex madiensis subsp.madiensis, infusion, sometimes with Gardenia ternifolia and Smilax anceps
H(095) fresh fruits, Fresh fruits, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mafilu, filumfilu (Kikongo)
Vitex madiensis subsp. Madiensis
Official name : Vitex madiensis subsp. Madiensis
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) pasture for cattle
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : mafilu, filumfilu (Kikongo)
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(008), H(040), H(051), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludim, seeds of Monodora myristica with Xylopia aethiopica, Chenopodium ambrosioides, Ocimum gratissimum, RNS. VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Xylopia aethiopica of Milletia versicolor of Ocimum gratissimum
H(040) backache, H(104) abdominal pain, leaves of Ochna afzelii subsp.mechowiana xith Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica and Piper sp. (Kupidi)
H(051) fever, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides of Cyperus sp. of Xylopia aethiopica of Monodora myristica for enema
H(051) fever, seeds of Monodora myristica with Cyperus sp., Xylopia aethiopica, Chenopodium ambrosioides
H(051) fever, roots of Cyperus sp. with Xylopia aethiopica and Monodora myristica, Chenopodium ambrosioides for enema
H(068) worms, seeds of Monodora myristica, infusion with other species, Piper sp., Xylopia aethiopica and Aframomum sp.
H(104) abdominal pain leaves of Pipers sp. with Xylopia aethiopica, Monodora myristica and Ochna afzelii subsp.mechowiana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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(027)
Recipes : H(027) pregnancy, cooked, young leaves of Zanthoxylum gilletii, strengthing VO., or mixed into meals
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : ndansia tenga (Kikongo)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(082), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(082), respiratory disease rhizome of Zingiber officinale
H(095) rhizome as condiment in palm wine“Maruwu”
Region : West Africa
Country : northern Angola
Vernacular name : gengibre, gibidi (Kikongo)