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Reference : HH 2k

Author(s) : Hedberg, I. & F. Staugärd
Title : Traditional medicine in Botswana. Traditional medicinal plants.The Nordic school of public health, 324 p., (1989) Ipelegeng Publischers.
Reference HH 2k has information about 32 plants :
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Glycine abrus L.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), red painful eyes . Seeds is covered with vaseline. Smoke eyes with the burning seed. Then grind seeds between fingers and put powder in eyes. Use at night only.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mpitipiti
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) to prevent vomiting, one teaspoon of cold water extract of fresh leaves of Acacia tortilis, VO. 2 to 3 times
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mosu
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034),heart palpitations., fresh or dried roots are chewed or one cup of water bolled with root is taken twice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : chaodabi
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(101)
Recipes : H(101), excessive menstrual bleeding, One table spoon of water boiled with powdered roots is taken twice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : motswarakgano
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(137)
Recipes : H(078) + H(137), body sores including cancer. Sores are washed with the solution of cold water in which bark and roots have soaked.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : monogo
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(100), H(104), H(126), H(179)
Recipes : H(126), liver problems indicated by vomiting, upper abdominal pain and loss of appetite liver , ONS., RNS.
H(006),constipation, especially in pregnant women, ONS., RNS.
H(008) bloody diarrhea, ONS., RNS.
H(100), syphlls in both sexes, ONS., RNS.
H(179), backbone and kidney problems, ONS., RNS.
H(104), stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : not registered
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(055), H(098)
Recipes : H(098) disturbed sleep, ONS., RNS.
H(055),ONS., RNS., enema
H(104) childs, colics , ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : motlhatabadimo
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), prevention of witchcraft, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mabohe
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(187)
Recipes : H(108), cough H(091) fontanelle, fontanelle stops fiuttering. Causes baby to vomit and bave. One cup of water boiled with dried or fresh roots is taken three times 3 day Roots are fried with pig fat, applied once to top of head
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : moselesele
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(104)
Recipes : H(108), cough.H(104), Cutting pain in the stomach. One hali cup of water boiled with roots is taken twice a day until recovery .
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : tihonya
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(137)
Recipes : H(004), large wounds; for wounds: the powder is applied directly on wounds.
H(014), scabies; dried plant is stamped and rubbed onto affected area, left on for some time and then rised off.
H(137), general internal body pains; powdered, dried plant is mixed with fat and massaged onto painful area
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mathakola
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(004), H(033), H(201)
Recipes : H(201), give to a man who sleeps with an adulteress who got prenant by a man other than her husband , One teacup of water boiled with powdered roots is taken three tjmes a day
H(033), For women who fail to menstruate, one teacup of water boiled with powdered roots is taken three tjmes a day
H(004) constip.ation , Two cups of water boiled with roots are taken twice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mothakola
Euphorbia sp.
Official name : Euphorbia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain and stomach bloating, one half cup of water boiled with roots of Euphorbia sp., VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : monamontso
Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Official name : Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) fontanelle stops fiuttering, dried leves of Evolvulus alsinoides are mixed with vaseline, rubbed onto the head
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : molemowanonyane
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020), powdered root is either put into incision or burned and the smoke is let to go into the wound
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : ngwevna
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), If a nursing mother cannot get milk out of her breasts 3 cups of cold water extract of stem bark is taken during the day.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mocbaba
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
Official name : Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) W.T. Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(077), H(126)
Recipes : H(126) + H(077) to induce vomiting in cases of hepatitis, 1 cup of fresh powdered leaves soaked for 20 minutes, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : motswamaswi
Grewia flava DC.
Official name : Grewia flava DC.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(109), H(113)
Recipes : H(000) if a woman gets pregnant while nursing a baby, the baby will get sick, a small cup of H2O boiled with fresh roots, VO. 3 X / Day
H(109) backbone, H(113) kidney pains, 1 cup of water boiled with roots, VO. 3 X / Day
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : moretlwa, moralwa
Maerua angolensis DC.
Official name : Maerua angolensis DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ONS., prevention of witchcraft .
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : momketi
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046), Small twigs and leaves are powdered and boiled with water. One tab)e spoon of the fluid is taken twice a day. The liquid is also rubbed on the chjld's body with corn husks. .
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : motono
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney pain, powdered roots of Osyris abyssinica, one tea spoon in meat soup, 2 X / Day, since recovery?. Eating meat is not advised
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : morogabali
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(124), H(201)
Recipes : H(124) epistaxis, poxdered leaves mixed with H2O, drops in nose and the fluid is splashed on center of skull
H(201) prevention of wichcraft, inner part of bark of Pappea capensis is powderer and mixed with cold water and sprinkled on the yard
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : mothatha
Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N.E. Br.
Official name : Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N.E. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Cynanchum cordifolium Retz. , Cynanchum extensum Jacq.
Symptoms : H(100), H(137)
Recipes : H(100), H(137)dos,one half cup of roots boiled with water is taken twice a day before meals.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : not registered
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(101)
Recipes : H(101), menstration en exesH(100) gono., Gonorrhea with pus disc~ Ad 1. One cup of fresh or dried r)Uzome is taken twice a day Ad 2. One half cup of milk mixed with powdered roots is taken twice a day (1
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : totamadi
Polygonum setosulum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Polygonum setosulum Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137)après accouchement, to relive pains and to 1lfix bIoodl1 in women who just gave birth. One half cup of water boiled with roots and tripe is drunk twice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : moraraIetiapagsdi
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), distended abdomen in pregnant women and women who bave just given birth. .
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : tagarag
Sansevieria sp.
Official name : Sansevieria sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : Sansevieria species are widely used to treat ear infection (From reference HV 09)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(201)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(201) prevention again witchcraft, ONS, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) genitals, open sores , penal and vulval sores , ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea, one cup of H2O boiled with dried roots of Solanum indicum, Solanum indicum, VO., 3 X / Day
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : tholatholwane
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(101)
Recipes : H(068), bilharzia, H(101), in the case of excess blood , ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : not registered
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(027z), H(033), H(034), H(173)
Recipes : H(027z), H(033), infertility in women, H(034), H(173), H(174), for pregnant women who feel sick, blood problems in bones , purify the blood after symptom, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana
Vernacular name : not registered