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Reference : HH 3k

Author(s) : Heine, B. & C. König
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 2: Plants of the So (Uganda).142 p., Band 7 (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Reference HH 3k has information about 36 plants :
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), ticks; soak the root in water, aply the liquid to the body.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), chew bark.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), body pain, soak the root in water, VO. (Laughlin & AIlgeier 1979); general health, (1) drink a decoction prepared from the bark or (2) tie strings ,of the hark around extremities or wash the body with the bark
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia seyal Del. var. fistula (Schweinf.) Oliv.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del. var. fistula (Schweinf.) Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(006), H(008), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(001), eye disease, H(004), open wounds, apply the liquid to eye or wound, respectivelyH(008),diarrhoea, ONS., RNS.
H(104) stomach-ache, swollen belly, ONS., RNS.
H(135), digestion, chew bark or soak bark in water and drink VO.
H(055), emet and H(006) laxative, ONS., RNS.
H(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, paludism, chew bark or soak bark in water and drink VO.
H(104), stomach-ache; boil bark, drink cold
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(014), H(051)
Recipes : H(051), fever, disease of "the white ton9ue" (kapo8kot), chew the leaves;H(014), white spots or, ~, the skin, rub coarse l~aves untjl the spot.s disappear
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), very strong , laxative, cleans the germs in the stomach (hence the name); pound the barks, soak in cold wnter for a day, boil, drink warm
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Official name : Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(050)
Recipes : H(050), swollen belly, grind the bark, enter into the anus empty the intestine
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe wilsonii Reynolds
Official name : Aloe wilsonii Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(055), H(137)
Recipes : H(001)use the latex as an eye medicine, RNS.
H(137), body pains, H(018)headache; apply the latex to body part which aches, RNS.
H(055), soak or boil t- He plant in water, drink, RNS.
H(103), toothache, pound the root, mix with pounded leaves, apply to the paining tooth, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, "white tongue disease"; burn the leaves, add to milk, drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(008), H(055)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, ONS., RNS.
H(055), cleaning stomach, pound the bark, soak in water, VO.
H(006), laxative, ONS., RNS.
H(001), eye, disease, grind the gum, soak in water, apply the liquid fo the eye.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Official name : Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(076)
Recipes : H(076), white tongue disease" ,. burn the leaves, eat the ash; (2)H(000) childs, infant disease, cook the roots, give the decoction (H2O) to children to drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(104) stomach-ache; pound the root, boil in water, add to mutton soup, or to tea
H(055) emetic and H(006) laxative, ONS., RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), diarrhoea, swollen stomach stomach-ache; pound the bark, boilled water, drink when still warm, or chew the bark raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), ulcers, abscesses; grind, mix , with fat, apply to afected spot
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Official name : Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(104) + H(055), stomach trouble, drink the liquid inside the yellow, spiky fruit; emetic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Araliaceae
Synonyms : Cussonia kirkii Seem. , Cussonia barteri Seem. , Cussonia djalonensis A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea; a decoction (H2O) of the root is drunk for diarrhoea
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), tapeworms; grind the dry leaves, mix with mi]k, drink, or eat the dry leaves raw.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(137)
Recipes : H(137), breast pains, pound the root, add water, wait a bit, drink (very bot tast-e).:~H(078), The epiphyte growing on is applied to swellings
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus glumosa Del.
Official name : Ficus glumosa Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach-ache, diarrhoea; boil the bark, drink cold to soothe the stomach
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), inducee l vomiting; pound root and/or seeds, soak in cold water, , stir, drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(051)
Recipes : H(038)white urine dessease, pound th; bark, boil in watther, drink for about une month; H(051) paludism, childs, children's paludism, pound the b,'rk, boil 'n water, drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), diarrhoea, stomach-ache; boil the bark of the stem, drink decoction.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(020), scorpion stings (hence fthe name); (1) apply the latex to the sting; (2) burn the plant , grind, cut the skin at the place of the sting, apply the powder
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pavetta crassipes K. Schum.
Official name : Pavetta crassipes K. Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078)tumefaction, sweIIings; break th stick, put the stick into the glowing ashes during the night , press on swelling
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(004), H(113)
Recipes : H(004), wounds on legs (blood poisoning ?), apply root to wound
H(022), to speed up the drlivery, a decoct ion of the root is drunk by pregnant women
H(113), rheumatism, boil root or soak in cold water, drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(004), H(111), H(175)
Recipes : H(004), burnings, blow the latex of twigs on the wound
H(004), open wounds, cuts, apply the juice of the tuber, this stops flies from getting near the wounds
H(175), the leaf is also placed on wounds as a plaster
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), to chew raw roots
Region : West Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(051), H(109)
Recipes : H(000), H(051), fever, general health, chew f ruit, swallow
H(109)back pain, pound root, soak in cold water, drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sansevieria sp.
Official name : Sansevieria sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(027), H(135)
Recipes : H(027), problems relating to pregnancy between the 3rd and 6th month, pound the root, boil in water, drink the decoction
H(008), H(135) childs, vomiting and/or diarrhoea infants, boil the root in water, make the child drink the decoction.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(039), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach-ache, boil bark, drink the warm liquid,occasionally, a black gum is found on this plant which is applied to the hair to kill lice or rubbed on wounds H(004)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), body pain; soak the' bark in water, drink decoctjon
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), bed- Hugs, lice; pound, dry, mix with fat, rub on head.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Teclea nobilis Delile
Official name : Teclea nobilis Delile
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(000), general health problems, pound the twigs, soak in water or boil, wash the sick person
H(018) head disease , add root- to beef soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(078), H(201)
Recipes : H(018),H(037), various diseases, including headache and lung pains, pound the inside of the ba r k soak i n cold o r 1 u k e w a r m w a t e r , drink ha]f a cup (bitter); H(078)tuméfaction, swellings, grind the inside of the bark to powder, cut the skin where the swelling is, rub, powder into the cutting; H(037) tuberculosisculose, tuherculosis, grind hark and leaves, soak in water, drink (sudorific); H(201)folie, mental disease, burn a piece of the bark, hold under the nose of somebody suffering from mental disease, who will sneeze.H(055), the medicine is emetic when taken in larger quantities.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104) stomach ache, diarrhoea; pound the bark, boil in water, drink, or eat the bark raw; H(050), flatulence ;after having eaten much meat, chew bark raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Official name : Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus africana P. Mill. , Ziziphus sphaerocarpa Tul.
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) + H(006) + H(055), stomach-ache; pound bark and root in water drink warm; emetic and laxative
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered