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Reference : HH 06a

Author(s) : Hedberg I., O. Hedberg, P.J. Madati, K.E. Mshigeni, E.N. Mshiu & G. Samuelsson
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Tanzania. I. Plants of the families Acanthaceae - Cucurbitaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 6, pp. 29 - 60 (1982)
Reference HH 06a has information about 83 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(104), H(127)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, H(127) spleen, roots decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiandama ( Korogwe district)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : FAIRE H(026) gynecological complaint called Chashi, the symptom of which is more or less pronounced vaginal bleeding, decoction of the stem bark of Adansonia digitata also containing stem bark of Sterculia cfr. stenocarpa (moza ) and Sterculia cfr. appendiculata (mfume ) as well as plant debris left behind by floods (“Shiizi”) is used
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbuyu (Korogwe district)
Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Official name : Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Justicia engleriana Lindau.
Symptoms : H(077), H(126), H(127)
Recipes : H(077) nausea, H(126) swollen liver, H(127) spleen, decoction (H2O) of roots mixed with an egg yolk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : tugutu (Lushoto district)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(020), H(104), H(175)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), H(020) snake + H(175),H(013) abscessses + H(175), roots grounded of Annona senegalensis Pers. var. senegalensis with H2O, paste applied on . . .
H(104), abdominal pain due to muscle contraction, roots + leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbokwe, mtopetope (Tanga district)
Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari
Official name : Artabotrys hexapetalus (L. f.) Bhandari
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(104) abdomen and H(179) kidney pain. decoction of roots and leaves of Artabotrys hexapetalus mixed with roots of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (mshofu)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwangatini (Korogwe district)
Berberis holstii Engl.
Official name : Berberis holstii Engl.
Family : Berberidaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice, decoction of roots of Berberis holstii , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mmash’o (Kilasho). (Lushoto district)
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : H(037), H(093)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculose, H(093), ashes of leaves from Boscia salicifolia , Maerua triphylla (mnyukampara) in juice of mdala (Euclea divinorum), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mguruka (Handeni district)
Capparis erythrocarpus Isert
Official name : Capparis erythrocarpus Isert
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis acuminata De Wild.
Symptoms : H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) + H(157) childs, juice from pounded leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msoo (Sambaa), mvoro (Same district)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv. subsp. Abbreviata
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv. subsp. Abbreviata
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilharzia., a cold water extract of Cassia abbreviata Oliv. subsp abbreviata is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwalola (Makonde). (Korogwe district)
Cassia afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula
Official name : Cassia afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, H(091) to cure body weakness, decoction of roots of Cassia afrofistula Brenan var. afrofistula, VO (the extract is red and bitter)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muumba-mume, monzoke (Nyamwezi). (Tanga district)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027), roots of Cassia didymobotrya, decoction (H2O), VO. against frequent abortions
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwinu (Lushoto district)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) mental illness, decoction of roots Sorindeia madagascariensis mixed with roots of Cassia didymobotrya (mwinu), Macaranga capensis (mkumba) and Myrica salicifolia (mshegheshe), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwinu (Lushoto district)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) bronchopneumonia, crushed leaves of Cassia singueana , juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mvumba (Tanga district)
Cedrela odorata L.
Official name : Cedrela odorata L.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) mental diseases decoction of roots of Cedrela odorata (Mtonga, Mwuje) of Monanthotaxis fornicata, garlic, onions and elephant dung,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtonga, wuje (Tanga district)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(008), H(101), H(124), H(145)
Recipes : H(008) diar.. + H(124) anus, roots of Combretum collinum, Combretum molle, Phyllanthus reticulatus (mkwambamaji) decoction (H2O) , boiled, RNS.
H(101) + H(124), roots Combretum collinum + roots + barks Kigelia africana, decoction, VO., excessive menstrual, bleeding beyond the normal time
H(145), powder of stem bark in porridge or the tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mnama (Mgunku) (Korogwe district)
Combretum exalatum Engl.
Official name : Combretum exalatum Engl.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose. Infusion of roots against excessive H(101) bleeding in menstruation.
H(201) to “drive out the devil”, decoction of roots of Combreturn exalatum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwelekela.(Korogwe district)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(008) diar.. + H(124) anus, roots of Combretum collinum, Combretum molle, Phyllanthus reticulatus (mkwambamaji) decoction (H2O) , boiled, RNS.
H(104) abdominal pain, roots, powder in tea
H(104), stomach ache, colic, decoction of roots of Ximenia caffra , Combretum molle, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlarna
Combretum pentagonum M. A. Lawson
Official name : Combretum pentagonum M. A. Lawson
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, decotion of roots of Combretum pentagonum mixed with Vangueria infausta Burchell (mviru)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msukusuku.(Handeni district)
Combretum xanthothyrsum Engl. & Diels
Official name : Combretum xanthothyrsum Engl. & Diels
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illness, decoction of root of Combretum xanthothyrsum
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtundamchovu. (Handeni district)
Combretum zeyheri Sond.
Official name : Combretum zeyheri Sond.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(055)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(055) vomiting, hot-water extract of root and stem bark of Combreturn zeyheri added to porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlamamweupe. (Handeni district)
Commelina zambesica C.B. Clarke
Official name : Commelina zambesica C.B. Clarke
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of the body “Mchango” the patient is covered with a blanket and subjected to the vapours of boiling stems and leaves of Commefina zambesiaca
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kong’ho, ikongwe (Pam) (Korogwe district)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbambara (Tanga district)
Commiphora boiviniana Engl.
Official name : Commiphora boiviniana Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea (kisalisali), decoction of roots of Commiphora boiviniana
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : danda chindi.(Tanga district)
Commiphora madagascariensis Jacq.
Official name : Commiphora madagascariensis Jacq.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain and H(101) excessive menstruation, extract of roots in cold water
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtonto (Handeni district)
Commiphora pteleifolia Engl.
Official name : Commiphora pteleifolia Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) "swollen internal parts of a woman” (Kuvimba kinena kwa ndani), i.e. cervical cancer? (making it painful or impossible to have intercourse) decoction of roots of Comrniphora pteleifolia boiled with roots of mvungaliza and egg drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : danandasindi.(Handeni district)
Commiphora zimmermannii Engl.
Official name : Commiphora zimmermannii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Synonyms : Commiphora kyimbilensis Engl.
Symptoms :
Recipes : FAIRE H(101) excessive bleeding during menstruation or after birth, branches cut into pieces and soaked in cold water. The extract is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mnyakun, kdondo, isume.(Korogwe district)
Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia (O. Hoffm.) Wild
Official name : Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia (O. Hoffm.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(157)
Recipes : H(157) chid convulsions (similar to epileptic attacks),H(037) chest infections., decoction of a mixture of roots of Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia with roots from Mdimu, Hozandoguli and Reza, or with Hoslundia opposita ( Mshwee), or with mgusapungu and mlenga.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Korogwe district)
Vernacular name : mshashu, muuka (Korogwe district)
Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia (O. Hoffm.) Wild
Official name : Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia (O. Hoffm.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) attacks, similar to epilepsy, in children, decoction of roots of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon mixed with roots from Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia ( mshashu ) mgusapungu and mlenga, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tanga district)
Vernacular name : mshashu (Tanga district)
Cordia ovalis R.Br. ex A.DC.
Official name : Cordia ovalis R.Br. ex A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia monoica Roxb.
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173) leprosy, decoction of root of Cordia ovalis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mshasha (Handeni district)
Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Official name : Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Senecio bojeri DC. , Senecio subscandens Hochst. ex A. Rich. , Solanecio angulatus (Vahl) C.Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilharziosis, leaves and stems grounded + fresh milk and honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Gynura vitellina Benth.
Symptoms : H(004), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) sores in mouth or the body + H(051), decoction (H2O) of roots and leaves Crassocephalum vitellinum + roots of Trimera grandiflora (mdagha) VO. Sores in the mouth or the body accompanied by fever
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : uwenge (Lushoto district)
Croton polytrichus Pax
Official name : Croton polytrichus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose.
H(101) bleeding in menstruation., infusion of roots against excessive
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa.(Korogwe district)
Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Official name : Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose. Infusion of roots against excessive H(101) bleeding in menstruation.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkombechii .(Korogwe district)
Cucumis melo L.
Official name : Cucumis melo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Cucumis cognatus Fenzl ex Cogn. , Cucumis melo L. var. agrestis Naud.
Symptoms : H(068), H(100), H(173)
Recipes : H(068) bilharziosis, H(100), H(173), seeds of Cucumis melo administered rectumly
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : atomiki (Tanga district)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(008x), H(104)
Recipes : H(008x), H(104) stomach ulcer, leave of Dichrocephala integrifolias decoction (H2O), filtered, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : shinda kaya (Lushoto district)
Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Official name : Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Diplorhynchus angolensis Büttner
Symptoms : H(190)
Recipes : H(145) rectal prolapse, root bark powder (fresh or dried) of Diplorhynchus condylocarpon in the slurry
. H(033w) "thin the sperm" and H (190) "liquid blood" extract from the stem bark prepared with cold water
H(145) rectal prolapse, powdered root and stalk Diplorhynchus condylocarpon in porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtogo (Handeni district)
Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Official name : Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Diplorhynchus angolensis Büttner
Symptoms : H(190)
Recipes : H(145) rectal prolapse, powdered stem bark (fresh or dry) of Diplorhynchus condylocarpon mixed with porridge against
H(033w) “fluidy semen” and H(190) "light blood”. extract of stem bark prepared with cold water
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtogo (Handeni district)
Ehretia amoena Klotzsch
Official name : Ehretia amoena Klotzsch
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(101), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, e.g. fungus infection; dry stem bark of Ehretia amoena ground and mixed with perfumed oil, e.g. “Moono” or “Hongera”, a little cold water added and warm mixture used
H(101) bleeding in menstruation, roots infusion.
H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose. Infusion of roots against excessive
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mvungalwiza .(Korogwe district)
Ficus vogelii (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus vogelii (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus baronii Baker , Ficus lutea Vahl
Symptoms : H(101), H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose. Infusion of roots against excessive H(101) bleeding in menstruation.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwiinukiwa, mvule .(Korogwe district)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : FAIRE H(068) bilharzia., decoction of roots of Ozoroa insignis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muhombe (Handeni district)
Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Official name : Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulata (Baker f.) J.B.Gillett
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilharzia, roots of Heeria reticulata decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muhombe (Handeni district)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : FAIRE H(116) irregular menstruation , decoction of roots of Maytenus putterlickioides mixed with Hoslundia opposita (mmorwe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania ( Handeni district)
Vernacular name : mmorwe (Handeni district)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(037), H(157)
Recipes : FAIRE H(157) chid convulsions (similar to epileptic attacks),H(037) chest infections., decoction of a mixture of roots of Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia with roots from Mdimu, Hozandoguli and Reza, or with Hoslundia opposita ( Mshwee), or with Mgusapungu and Mlenga.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Korogwe district)
Vernacular name : mshashu, muuka (Korogwe district)
Hyptis suaveolens Poit.
Official name : Hyptis suaveolens Poit.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : FAIRE H(157) chid convulsions, decoction of the roots of Uvaria acuminata mixed with roots of Msienene, VO., The treatment also includes bathing the child with a mixture of the mother’s urine and crushed leaves of Hyptis suaueolens (Kifumbasi) as well as letting the child inhale the smoke from a burning mixture of elephant dung, chicken feathers and leaves of Hyptis suaueolens
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kifumbasi (Tanga district)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(101), H(108), H(124), H(139)
Recipes : H(101) + H(124), roots Combretum collinum + roots + barks Kigelia africana, decoction, VO., excessive menstrual, bleeding beyond the normal time
H(108), sinusitis (kambaku), stem bark and leaves boiled with meat are used against sinutisis (kambaku)
H(139) male sterility, bark, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwegea, mvungunya, mvungwe (Tanga district)
Launaea cornuta (Hochst. ex Oliv. & Hiern) C. Jeffrey
Official name : Launaea cornuta (Hochst. ex Oliv. & Hiern) C. Jeffrey
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, extract in hot water roots and leaves of Launaea cornuta + roots Cissampelos pareira L. var. orbiculala, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mchunga (Swahili), mshunga (Korogwe district)
Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Official name : Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illness, decoction of roots Sorindeia madagascariensis mixed with roots of Cassia didymobotrya (mwinu), Macaranga capensis (mkumba) and Myrica salicifolia (mshegheshe), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkumba (Lushoto district)
Maerua angolensis DC.
Official name : Maerua angolensis DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) again abortion, roots of Maerua angolensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlampofu ( Handeni district)
Markhamia obtusifolia (Baker) Sprague
Official name : Markhamia obtusifolia (Baker) Sprague
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) tachycardia, powdered root wood (no bark) of Markhamia obtusifolia is macerated with cold water and filtered. A piece of burning charcoal is added to the filtrate which is drunk against
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muyuyu (Makonde). (Muyuyu (Makonde). (Korogwe district)
Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Official name : Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, leaves of Maytenus heterophylla used, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ndegamau (Makonde), mjengamanyigu (Swahili). (Korogwe district)
Maytenus putterlickioides (Loes.) Exell & Mendonça
Official name : Maytenus putterlickioides (Loes.) Exell & Mendonça
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(116), H(139), H(169)
Recipes : H(116) irregular menstruation, decoction of roots of Maytenus putterlickioides mixed with Hoslundia opposita (mmorwe) .
H(169) hernia and H(097) swollen testicles, also used as an H(139) aphrodisiac and to treat H(026) dysmenorrhoea , decoction of roots mixed with roots of Securinega virosa (muhumba)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtulavuha (Handeni district)
Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Official name : Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), chest infection ?, roots of Microglossa oblongifolia in decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mshashu, muuka (Korogwe district)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy (Kabla Hajaungva). roots with barks of Microglossa pyrifolia, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kichuaghembe (Same district)
Momordica calantha Gilg
Official name : Momordica calantha Gilg
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(082), H(104)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, H(018) headache and H(104) stomach-ache, dried leaves and stems of Momordica calantha powdered, mixed with honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : fuiza.(Lushoto district)
Monanthotaxis fornicata (Baill.) Verdc.
Official name : Monanthotaxis fornicata (Baill.) Verdc.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental diseases; outer root bark of Monanthotaxis fornicata scraped off and burnt and smoke inhaled against
H(201) mental diseases decoction of roots of Monanthotaxis fornicata boiled with roots of Cedrela odorata (Mtonga, Mwuje). and garlic, onions and elephant dung,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mchofu (Tanga district)
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : FAIRE H(201) mental illness, decoction of roots Sorindeia madagascariensis mixed with roots of Cassia didymobotrya (mwinu), Macaranga capensis (mkumba) and Myrica salicifolia (mshegheshe), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mshegheshe (Lushoto district)
Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Official name : Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Parquetina gabonica Baill.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026),dysmenorrhoea, herbs of Parquetina nigrescens, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : sikombe (Makonde) (Korogwe district)
Pluchea dioscoridis (L.) DC.
Official name : Pluchea dioscoridis (L.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) sterility in women ( “Kizuka” ) and impotence in men, decoction of root bark of Pluchea dioscorides and cooking fat (a few drops), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mnywenywe (Handeni district)
Premna chrysoclada (Bojer) Gürke
Official name : Premna chrysoclada (Bojer) Gürke
Family : Verbanaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental disease, leaves of Uvaria lucida subsp. lucida.boiled mixed with leaves of Premna chrysoclada (mvuma-mke), Mwinikanguu and Mchelele, soaked in cold water and the extract used for bathing the patient
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mvuma-mke (Tanga district)
Psiadia punctulata (DC.) Vatke
Official name : Psiadia punctulata (DC.) Vatke
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Psiadia arabica Jaub. & Spach
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy; roots and leaves of Psiadia punctulata ground to powder and mixed with honey smeared on tongue
H(099) epilepsy; decoction of roots with roots of Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia (mshashu), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mpalaghasha (Lushoto district)
Pteleopsis myrtifolia (M. A. Lawson) Engl. & Diels
Official name : Pteleopsis myrtifolia (M. A. Lawson) Engl. & Diels
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) steriliity or infertility., decoction of roots of Pteleopsis myrtifofia boiled with chicken, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mgonji.(Handeni district)
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), roots decoction, VO., to drive out the devil
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkumbambogo ( Tanga district)
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026), painful menstruation, roots decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbungulu (Same district)
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(116), H(139), H(169)
Recipes : H(116) irregular menstruation, decoction of roots of Maytenus putterlickioides mixed with Hoslundia opposita (mmorwe) .
H(169) hernia and H(097) swollen testicles, also used as an H(139) aphrodisiac and to treat H(026) dysmenorrhoea , decoction of roots mixed with roots of Securinega virosa (muhumba)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muhumba (Handeni district)
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : FAIRE H(033) woman cannot be pregnant in association with H(026) menstrual bleeding, decoction of roots of Vernonia lasiopus with roots of other plants such as Securinega virosa (muumbiti, muhumba, mkwamba), Trimeria grandifolia subsp. tropica (mdagha ), Mtulang’hondo
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muumbiti, muhumba, mkwamba (Lushoto district)
Sorindeia madagascariensis Thouars ex DC.
Official name : Sorindeia madagascariensis Thouars ex DC.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental illness, decoction of roots Sorindeia madagascariensis mixed with roots of Cassia didymobotrya (mwinu), Macaranga capensis (mkumba) and Myrica salicifolia (mshegheshe), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkunguma (Lushoto district)
Sterculia appendiculata K. Schum.
Official name : Sterculia appendiculata K. Schum.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) gynecological complaint called Chashi, the symptom of which is more or less pronounced vaginal bleeding, decoction of the stem bark of Adansonia digitata also containing stem bark of Sterculia cfr. stenocarpa (moza ) and Sterculia cfr. appendiculata (mfume ) as well as plant debris left behind by floods (“Shiizi”) is used
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mfume (Korogwe district)
Sterculia stenocarpa H. Winkl.
Official name : Sterculia stenocarpa H. Winkl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) gynecological complaint called Chashi, the symptom of which is more or less pronounced vaginal bleeding, decoction of the stem bark of Adansonia digitata also containing stem bark of Sterculia cfr. stenocarpa (moza ) and Sterculia cfr. appendiculata (mfume ) as well as plant debris left behind by floods (“Shiizi”) is used
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : moza (Korogwe district)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(077), crushed leaves , juice in porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkwedu (Makonde), mkwaju (Swahili) (Korogwe district)
Terminalia kilimandscharica Engl.
Official name : Terminalia kilimandscharica Engl.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(109), H(179)
Recipes : H(082), asthma and other types ofH(037) cough, also used against especially H(109) pains in back and H(179) pain in loins, decoction of stem bark of Tenninalia kilimandscharica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkulyungu, (Makonde).( Korogwe district)
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Official name : Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : FAIRE H(100) gonorrhoea, decoction of roots of Terminalia sericea
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mhungweluwala.( Handeni district)
Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.) R. Br.
Official name : Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.) R. Br.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Boraginella zeylanica O. Kuntze , Boraginoides zeylanica Hiern , Borago zeylanica Burm.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), the herb is burn and the ashes are used against cough due to enlarged uvula
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ligalu (Makonde) (Korogwe district)
Trimeria grandifolia subsp. tropica (Burkill) Sleumer
Official name : Trimeria grandifolia subsp. tropica (Burkill) Sleumer
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(033) woman cannot be pregnant in association with H(026) menstrual bleeding, decoction of roots of Vernonia lasiopus with roots of other plants such as Securinega virosa (muumbiti, muhumba, mkwamba), Trimeria grandifolia subsp. tropica (mdagha ), mtulang’hondo
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mdagha (Lushoto district)
Uvaria acuminata Oliv.
Official name : Uvaria acuminata Oliv.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental diseases., decoction of roots of Uvaria acuminata, VO.
H(157) convulsioris in children., decoction of the roots of Uvaria acuminata mixed with roots of Msienene, VO., The treatment also includes bathing the child with a mixture of the mother’s urine and crushed leaves of Hyptis suaueolens (Kifumbasi) as well as letting the child inhale the smoke from a burning mixture of elephant dung, chicken feathers and leaves of Hyptis suaueolens
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mungwene, mngwene, msalansi (Tanga district)
Uvaria leptocladon Oliv.
Official name : Uvaria leptocladon Oliv.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(104) abdomen and H(179) kidney pain. decoction of roots and leaves of Artabotrys hexapetalus mixed with roots of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (mshofu)
H(099) attacks, similar to epilepsy, in children., decoction of roots of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon mixed with roots from Conyza pyrrhopappa subsp. oblongifolia ( mshashu ) mgusapungu and mlenga, VO.
H(201) to “drive out the devil”, vapours are inhaled from leaves Combreturn exalatum boiled together with leaves of Croton polytrichus, (mkame, mtalawanda, mwooza, mlawa) of Ficus vogelii (mwiinukiwa, mvule ) of Ehrettu amoena (Mvungalwiza) of Croton pseudopulchellus (Mkombechii) of Uvaria cfr. leptocladon (Mshofu) and Ninda. A decoction of a mixture of roots of these plants is also drunk for the same purpose. Infusion of roots against H(101) excessive bleeding in menstruation.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mshofu (Korogwe district) and (Tanga district)
Uvaria lucida Benth. subsp. lucida.
Official name : Uvaria lucida Benth. subsp. lucida.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(201)
Recipes : H(006) purgative against constipation and to relieve stomach pain; decoction of roots of Uvaria lucida subsp. lucida.boiled with coconut
H(201) mental diseas, leaves of Uvaria lucida subsp. lucida.boiled mixed with leaves of Premna chrysoclada (mvuma-mke), Mwinikanguu and Mchelele, soaked in cold water and the extract used for bathing the patient
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mngwene (Tanga district)
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : FAIRE H(169) hernia, decotion of roots of Combretum pentagonum mixed with Vangueria infausta Burchell (mviru)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mviru.(Handeni district)
Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake
Official name : Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : FAIRE H(003) swelling (tumor?) legs, arms and chest, decoction of roots of Vernonia colorata msuza, msegese, mkongolo and mtulankhondo
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mhasahanda ( Korogwe district)
Vernonia hildebrandtii Vatke.
Official name : Vernonia hildebrandtii Vatke.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental diseases, decoction of roots of Vernonia hildebrandtii and leaves of mguluka, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : uswaswaki ( Korogwe district)
Vernonia jugalis Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Vernonia jugalis Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033)sterility women, roots of Lantana viburnoides + Vernonia jugalis, decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(033) woman cannot be pregnant in association with H(026) menstrual bleeding, decoction of roots of Vernonia jugalis with roots of other plants such as Securinega virosa (muumbiti, muhumba, mkwamba), Trimeria grandifolia subsp. tropica (mdagha ), mtulang’hondo
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mhasha ( Lushoto district)
Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia alboviolaceae De Wild.
Symptoms : H(002), H(033)
Recipes : H(002), roots decoction (H2O), VO., to purify the milk of lactating women or to produce lactation
H(033)sterility women, roots of Lantana viburnoides + Vernonia lasiopus (mhasha), decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(033) woman cannot be pregnant in association with H(026) menstrual bleeding, decoction of roots of Vernonia lasiopus with roots of other plants such as Securinega virosa (muumbiti, muhumba, mkwamba), Trimeria grandifolia subsp. tropica (mdagha ), Mtulang’hondo
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mhasha (Lushoto district)
Vernonia usambarensis O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia usambarensis O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) excessive menses, decotion of roots of Vernonia usambarensis O. Hoffm.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mpalwe (Same district)
Voacanga africana Stapf
Official name : Voacanga africana Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(101), H(179)
Recipes : H(003) internal sores (cancer?, fruits with seeds of Voacanga afiicana are extracted with cold water for 7 days and the extract used
H(179)) kidney trouble, H(101) abnormally frequent menstruations, and too requent urinating in men, roots (outer dirty bark removed) are dried, powdered and sieved. The powder is mixed with soft porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mberebere (Same district)