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Reference : HH 50

Author(s) : Hutchings, A., Scott, A.H., Lewis, G., Cunningham, A.
Title : Zulu Medicinal Plants. An Inventory. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg. (1996) : from references HG 50, HF 50, HV 09, HC 26)
Reference HH 50 has information about 43 plants :
Agapanthus campanulatus F. M. Leight.
Official name : Agapanthus campanulatus F. M. Leight.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), root decoctions of Agapanthus campanulatus are taken orally or as enemas for stomach problems in children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(098), H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(098) Ansellia africana leaves are prepared as an infusion to treat persons experiencing bad dreams
H(099) infusion of the leaves and stem of Ansellia africana is prepared by the Zambians in the Mpika district to treat symptoms of madness
H(201) leaves are used by men as a courting charm (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : imfe-nkawu
Antidesma venosum E.Mey. ex Tul.
Official name : Antidesma venosum E.Mey. ex Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), leaf decoctions of Antidesma venosum are used for abdominal disorders and dysentery, VO
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, dry bulb scales of Boophone disticha are applied.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f.
Official name : Bowiea volubilis Harv. ex Hook. f.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, bulbs of Bowiea volubilis, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ugibisisila (Zulu)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Capparis tomentosa, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umqoqolo (Zulu), muoba-dali (Vhavenda)
Crocosmia paniculata (Klatt) Goldblatt
Official name : Crocosmia paniculata (Klatt) Goldblatt
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, corms of Crocosmia paniculata, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : undwendweni (Zulu), falling stars (English)
Crocosmia pottsii (Macnab ex Baker) N. E. Br.
Official name : Crocosmia pottsii (Macnab ex Baker) N. E. Br.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, corms of Crocosmia pottsii, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : undwendweni (Zulu), sender Crocosmia (English)
Cryptocarya latifolia Sond.
Official name : Cryptocarya latifolia Sond.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, bark of Cryptocarya latifolia, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umthungwa (Zulu), wild quince (English)
Cucumis hirsutus Sond
Official name : Cucumis hirsutus Sond
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), leaf and root decoctions of of Cucumis hirsutusare used for abdominal pain as well as diarrhoea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Cyperus textiles Thunb.
Official name : Cyperus textiles Thunb.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) Root infusions of Cyperus textiles are used as enemas for children with various stomach pains and cramps
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(113), H(163)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) boils,H(013) abscesses, H(113) rheumatism, H(163) gout, using a poultice (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), bark and root decoctions of Diospyros lycioides are taken for bloody faeces and dysentery
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Dissotis princeps (Kunth) Triana
Official name : Dissotis princeps (Kunth) Triana
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), leaf infusions of Dissotis princeps are administered as enemas for dysentery and diarrhoea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Eulophia clavicornis Lindl. var. clavicornis
Official name : Eulophia clavicornis Lindl. var. clavicornis
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033), H201) tubers of Eulophia clavicornis are used to create dolls that represent fertility (From reference: HC 26)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : elihlaza, imfe yamasele (encani)
Eulophia ovalis Lindl.
Official name : Eulophia ovalis Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, tubers of Eulophia ovalis, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iphamba (Zulu)
Eulophia ovalis Lindl. subsp. Ovalis
Official name : Eulophia ovalis Lindl. subsp. Ovalis
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) burnt tuber powder of Eulophia ovalis is rubbed into incisions made on limbs affected by pain symptoms (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : iphamba
Eulophia petersii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Official name : Eulophia petersii (Rchb.f.) Rchb.f.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) love charm, the tubers of Eulophia petersiien are prepared as a sprinkling infusion (From reference: HC 26)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isaha/isaka
Eulophia sp.
Official name : Eulophia sp.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, ONS de Eulophia sp., RNS. (From reference: HC 26)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amabelejongosi, umabelejongosi, undwendweni, imfe yamasele empofuimabeleyongosi
Eulophia streptopetala Lindl.
Official name : Eulophia streptopetala Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(055), H(201)
Recipes : Eulophia streptopetala H(201) love charm H(055) emetic infusions , ONS., RNS. (From reference: HC 26)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amabelejongosi
Eulophia tenella Rchb. f.
Official name : Eulophia tenella Rchb. f.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) tuber infusion prepared from E. tenella is used by young men to wash with and is used as a courting charm (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : untongazibomvana
Gladiolus sericeovillosus Hook. F.
Official name : Gladiolus sericeovillosus Hook. F.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Gladiolus sericeovillosus, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umlunge (Zulu), large speckled Gladiolus (English)
Gladiolus sericeovillosus Hook. F.
Official name : Gladiolus sericeovillosus Hook. F.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Gladiolus sericeovillosus, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umlunge (Zulu), large speckled Gladiolus (English)
Habenaria epipactidea Rchb.f.
Official name : Habenaria epipactidea Rchb.f.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) dried burnt powder of the whole plant of Habenaria epipactidea mixed with sheep fat may also be applied to incisions cut into the wrists, foreheads and ankles of every member of the homestead as protection from storms (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umabelebuca omkhulu
Haworthia limifolia Marloth
Official name : Haworthia limifolia Marloth
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), decoction made from the leaves of Haworthia limifolia is used for stomach trouble
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Helichrysum foetidum (L.) Moench
Official name : Helichrysum foetidum (L.) Moench
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, ONS of Helichrysum foetidum , RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : isicwe (Zulu), everlastings (English)
Kohautia amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Kohautia amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, ONS. of Kohautia amatymbica, RNS.(registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhungulo (Zulu), labantwana (Xhosa), tremble tops (English)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Phytolacca dodecandra, RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Phytolacca dodecandra, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umahedeni (Zulu)
Protea simplex E.Phillips
Official name : Protea simplex E.Phillips
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), decorticated root and bark infusions of Protea simplex are used for dysentery and diarrhoea, VO
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Protea simplex E.Phillips
Official name : Protea simplex E.Phillips
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), decorticated root and bark of Protea simplexinfusions are used for dysentery and diarrhoea in calves
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, sores,H(013) boils, H(104) stomach ache, ONS., RNS.
H(113) inflammation and H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ricinus communis are bound to affected area
H(018) headache (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, root of Rubia cordifolia, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umalibombo (Zulu), sticky-leaved Rubia (English)
Sansevieria sp.
Official name : Sansevieria sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : Sansevieria species are widely used to treat ear infection
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Scabiosa columbaria L.
Official name : Scabiosa columbaria L.
Family : Dipsacaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, root of Scabiosa columbaria, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : makgha (Xhosa), wild scabious (English)
Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Official name : Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia roots of Solanum mauritianum, RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Official name : Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, roots of Solanum mauritianum, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umtotovane (Zulu), bug tree (English)
Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Official name : Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, bark of Strychnos henningsii, RNS. (registered from the reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umqaloti (Zulu), umnonono (Xhosa), natal teak (English)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : H(005), H(008), H(018), H(037), H(051), H(103)
Recipes : Tetradenia riparia has traditionally been used in the treatment ofH(037) coughs, H(005) dropsy, H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) fever, H(018) headaches, H(051) paludism and toothaches, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia natalensis Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Official name : Vernonia natalensis Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), decoctions from leaves and stems are used for stomach cramps, nervous spasms of the stomach and other stomach ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Watsonia tabularis J.W.Mathews & L.Bolus
Official name : Watsonia tabularis J.W.Mathews & L.Bolus
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), corms of Watsonia tabularis are used for diarrhoea in calves, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Watsonia tabularis J.W.Mathews & L.Bolus
Official name : Watsonia tabularis J.W.Mathews & L.Bolus
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), corms of Watsonia tabularis are used for diarrhoea, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Official name : Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Zanthoxylum capense, RNS.
(registered from the reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umlungumabele (Zulu); (Xhosa), small knobwood (English)