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Reference : HH 6k

Author(s) : Heine, B. & M. Brenzinger
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 4: Plant of the Borana (Ethiopia and Kenya)296 p., Band 9 (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Reference HH 6k has information about 27 plants :
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), venereal diseases; swollen knees, root, bark, cook soup, drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(068) + H(006) intestinal worms (most effective medicine); peel, roots, to dry, to pound, to drink with milk, laxative.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Official name : Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia chrysops S. Moore , Aspilia holstii O.Hoffm
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boil root in tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004)+ blood, apply latex bleeding wound, stops bleeding
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004)+ blood, apply latex bleeding wound, stops bleeding
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124), apply latex to bleeding wound, stops bleeding
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), skin diseases dry leaves (contain latex), fry, grind, add fat, rub on skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), lice on calves and kids; pour leaves, soak in cold water, wash affected animal
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
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(086), H(100), H(109)
Recipes : H(109) women, back pain, ONS., RNS.
H(086), women's swollen glands (ny6gars~ m); root or stem, cook with sheep fat, drink soup.
H(100) gono., ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standley
Official name : Commicarpus plumbagineus (Cav.) Standley
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(111)
Recipes : H(111), burns; grind leaves, apply to burn. H(004), wounds; burn stem, apply
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(037), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach trouble; grind leaves, soak in cold water, drink, laxativeH(037) + H(051), cough, fever; grind leaves, soak in cold water for one day, drink decoction, or pound root, grind, soak in cold water for one day, drink three spoon ful, laxative and emetic H(006) + H(055)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic & H(006) laxative, various diseases i, latex. boil with water, drink,
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia grandicornis Goebel
Official name : Euphorbia grandicornis Goebel
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal disease add root to soup.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia heterochroma Pax
Official name : Euphorbia heterochroma Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal disease add root to soup.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia triaculeata Forssk.
Official name : Euphorbia triaculeata Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), venereal disease add root to soup.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(045), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051), fever, H(108)cought; boil leaves or seeds in water, drunk as tea or inhaled for H(018) headache. (Gabbra)
H(045), fumigation of milk containers
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, ONS., RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(020), H(027)
Recipes : H(020) snake bltes & H(027), variousother problems, especially those related to pregnancy; peel roots boil with sheep meat, drink soup, laxative, cures after,1 - 2 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Orobanche minor Smith
Official name : Orobanche minor Smith
Family : Orobanchaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100), venereal disease, pound root, add sheep fat drink as soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Platycelyphium voense (Engl.) Wild
Official name : Platycelyphium voense (Engl.) Wild
Family : Papilionaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), jaundice (bir~lle f); root and bark, drink and wash body.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia & Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered