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Reference : HH 10

Author(s) : Hussain, H.S.N. & Y.Y. Karatela
Title : Traditional medicinal plants used by Hausa tribe of Kano State of Nigeria. Int. J; Crude Drug Res., 27, 4, 211-216, (1989)
Reference HH 10 has information about 52 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(014), H(173)
Recipes : H(014), bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS
H(173), leaves, fruits, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : gawo (Hausa)
Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(039)
Recipes : H(037) cough, whole plant, decoction (H2O) , RNS
H(056) Guinea worm, whole plant, powder, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : not registered
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(004), H(091)
Recipes : H(004), bark stems , pounded, latex, cataplasm on wound
H(091), (hyneia) , roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : gwander jeji (Hausa)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough, truncs bark, decoction (H2O) + potash
H(104) stomach, truncs bark, decoction (H2O) + potash
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : marike (Hausa)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : aduwa (Hausa)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, bark, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kadanya (Hausa)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), leaves, decoction (H2O) + latex, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : yumtapaya (Hausa)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(051x), leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS
H(104) stomach, dryed leaves, RNS
H(112), roots, juice + salt
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : gwanda (Hausa)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : filasko (Hausa)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(008), H(113), H(178)
Recipes : H(008), roots, decoction (H2O) + potash
H(113), leaves, pounded, cataplasm
H(178), seeds, infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : raidora (Hausa)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), dry leaves, pounded, powder + butter, external use only
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : tafasa (Hausa)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(087)
Recipes : H(013) boils, latex, RNS.
H(087)finger, stems bark, powder, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : judarkar (Hausa)
Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) + H(104), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : malaiduwa (Hausa)
Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Synonyms : Cochlospermum niloticum Oliv.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x), roots, barks, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : rawaja (Hausa)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), leaves, juice
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : dashi (Hausa)
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) (tan-tan), stem pounded, paste, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kabewa (Hausa)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045)antiseptic, pounded leaves, local aplication on wounds
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : dundu (Hausa)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(094)
Recipes : H(076), dry fruits, decoction (H2O), month bath
H(094), dry fruits, decoction (H2O), hip-bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kanyan (Hausa)
Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Entada africana Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Entada sudanica Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), stems bark, pounded + milk, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : twatsa (Hausa)
Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Official name : Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, stems bark, maceration H2O, VO.
H(051x), stems bark, maceration H2O, VO. -
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(014), H(020)
Recipes : H(014) tinea, leaves, decoction (H2O)
H(020) scorpion, latex, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : nonon-kurchiya (Hausa)
Feretia apodanthera Del.
Official name : Feretia apodanthera Del.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kurukuru (Hausa)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(014), H(037)
Recipes : H(014) tinea, external application of latex
H(037) tuberculosisculosis, juice from roots, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : baure (Hausa)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(014), H(037)
Recipes : H(014) tinea, latex, ointment
H(037) tuberculosisculosis, roots, extract
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : chediya (Hausa)
Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), leaves pounded, RNS
H(104)estomac, leaves pounded, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : sabara (Hausa)
Ipomoea repens Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea repens Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Synonyms : Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.
Symptoms : H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) boils, whole plant, decoction (H2O)
H(104) stomach, whole plant, decoction (H2O)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : duman rafi (Hausa)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction, VO.
H(103), latex, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : birida zugu (Hausa)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037) cough, bark, decoction, VO.
H(068), leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : madaei (Hausa)
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(077), H(122)
Recipes : H(077), roots, RNS.
H(122), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : lalee (Hausa)
Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia lancifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Decne.
Symptoms : H(014), H(020), H(022), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) tinea, latex
H(020), latex
H(022), leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(113),, leaves, pounded, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : yadiya (Hausa)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), whole plant, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kam barawu (Hausa)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., bark, decoction (H2O)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : namijon (Hausa)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves, decoction (H2O)
H(068) paludism
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : garrafuri (Hausa)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051x), leaves stems decoction (H2O)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : tajashi (Hausa)
Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
Official name : Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, decoction of he whole plant of Nelsonia canescens, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : tsamiya-makiyaya) (Hausa)
Nymphaea lotus L.
Official name : Nymphaea lotus L.
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Symptoms : H(005)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, leaves + stems, pounded
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : not registered
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(008), H(111)
Recipes : H(008), stems bark, powder + milk, VO.
H(111), stems bark, powder + milk, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : dorawa (Hausa)
Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.
Official name : Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) paste from leaves of Pennisetum pedicellatum on cuts and wounds
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kansuwa (Hausa)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), young buds, decotion, instil. eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kargo (Hausa)
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O) + red potash
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : juna (Hausa)
Schwenckia americana L.
Official name : Schwenckia americana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea in young children, decoction of the whole plant of Schwenckia americana, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : farfetsi (Hausa)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(094)
Recipes : H(008), barks, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO.
H(094), écorces, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : danya (Hausa)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(013), leaves, powder + milk, VO., ulcere = sabaria
H(099) epilepsy, young stems, leaves, powder, inhaled
H(201), mental disorder, young stems, leaves, powder, inhaled
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, leaves, stems, decoction (H2O) + potash
H(051), leaves, stems, decoction (H2O) + potash
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : zamorka (Hausa)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x), bark, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : sansami (Hausa)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(004), H(051), H(159)
Recipes : H(004), fruits, pulp, cataplasm
H(051), barks, decoction, VO.
H(159), barks, decoction, VO. , breast pain (goza)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : tsamiya (Hausa)
Terminalia macroptera Guil. & Perr.
Official name : Terminalia macroptera Guil. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kwandari (Hausa)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, pounded leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : shiwaka (Hausa)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(143)
Recipes : H(143) bark stems , decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : dinya (Hausa)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(145)
Recipes : H(145), stem, roots, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : magarya (Hausa)
Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Official name : Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus africana P. Mill. , Ziziphus sphaerocarpa Tul.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), leaves of Ziziphus spina-christi pounded in foods, VO., woman , breast pain (gorah)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Kano)
Vernacular name : kurma (Hausa)