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Reference : HH 5k

Author(s) : Heine, B. & I. Heine
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 3: Rendille plants (Kenya).122 p., Band 8, (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Reference HH 5k has information about 18 plants :
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(191)
Recipes : H(006), laxative, ONS., RNS.
H(037), cough, boil water with a little milk, add the white inside of the bark, VO.
H(191), blood diseases, soak bark in water, drink as tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(135)
Recipes : H(006), constipation, soak inner (reddish) part of bark in water, drink after some hours
H(135), warriors soak the seeds in cold water, drink the liquid for digestion.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(006), H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(000), general health, H(051) paludism, paludism, H(055) emetic , H(006) laxative, boil rind of root in water, or add to soup; the roots are frequently stored in bornes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(055)
Recipes : H(006), H(055), barren women, tuber, boil in water, add some milk, drink (salty); laxative and emetic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Boscia coriacea Pax
Official name : Boscia coriacea Pax
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(156)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(055), H(156), paludism, vomiting, whooping- cough, boil bark in water, drink or add to soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Caralluma speciosa N.E. Br.
Official name : Caralluma speciosa N.E. Br.
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), open wounds, apply latex.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(039), H(130)
Recipes : H(130)polio, polio, H(039) childs, children's tick disease , boil root in water, add milk, drink and wash body with the 1 iquid, or add root to tea.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissus cactiformis Gilg.
Official name : Cissus cactiformis Gilg.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(045)
Recipes : H(004), wounds, antiseptic, crush branch, soak in water, wash the wound; (2) H(045), stomach problems, boil root, add milk, drink
H(037), tuberculosis, cut stem into pieces, soak in animal blood, drink after half a day or one day.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(100), H(100), H(109)
Recipes : H(100)veneral diseases, H(100) gono., back pain, general health; peel root, boil, drink after some hours, or mix with milk or drink as tea
H(100) gono., for chronic gonorrhoea crush bark, mix with fat, inject into anus
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(006)
Recipes : H(000), H(006), constipation,various body diseases, add root to soup.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Official name : Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia sinensis Lam. , Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult
Symptoms : H(031)
Recipes : H(031), the bark is used for rib pains, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Official name : Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(027)
Recipes : H(004), H(027y) women after delivery; cook bark with fat or milk, drunk by women as a strong tea to clean the stomach, laxative.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(037), H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(033) femal, the latex is used by herbalists for curing barren woman
H(037) cough, H(051) fever, fill container with the latex, add waster, boil with the liquid from the stomach of a slaughtered goat, sheep or cow, strongly emetic;
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) miscarriage, boil bark, drink decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(000), H(051)
Recipes : H(000), H(051) paludism, H(051), paludism, fever, general health; remove bark of root, boil root in water, drink; is said to enter blood.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(000), H(068)
Recipes : H(000), H(068), de-worming, anaemia, general health; grind seeds, add to tea, fat, or blood
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(033), H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(033) femal, barrenness of women, boil root, drink decoction
H(104) + H(006), stomach upset, peel root, hoil in water, add fat, drink, laxative
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(037)
Recipes : H(030), retaind placenta, cook root and leaves, drink as a soup wheo giving birth;H(037), coughs, boil root and leaves, drink decoction.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered