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Reference : HH 8k

Author(s) : Hirt, H. M. & M. Bindanda
Title : La médecine naturelle en Afrique.Comment se soigner par les plantes tropicales. Editions Centre de vulgarisation agricole, B.P. 4008, Kinshasa 2, République du Zaïre, 144 p., (1993)
Reference HH 8k has information about 28 plants :
Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(006), H(036), H(113)
Recipes : H(006), fresh leaves, dough, in H2O, RNS.
H(036), fresh leaves, dough, application on the face
H(113), leaves, infusion, to wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : matundula (Kiyaka)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(013), H(014), H(037), H(038), H(091), H(108), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(013),H(014), bulb pounded, juice, frictions affected parts
H(006) + H(104), H(038), H(151), bulb decoction (H2O) , filter, VO.
H(037), H(108)troat, juice bulb, 1 tea spoon juice +1 tea spoon H2O, VO., 3 - 4 fX / day
H(091)scorbut, eat the bulb
H(171), bulb, decoction (H2O) , filter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), ONS., RNS., to eat
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : biteko teko (Kiyaka)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(003), H(045), H(113), H(113), H(175)
Recipes : H(003), H(113), rhumatism, dried leaves, 1 hand + palm oil + 1 hand Eucalyptus sp.
H(045), 1 hand young fresh leaves + 1 glass flour (ex: manioc) + 1 glass palm oil, dressing, every morning, until recovery
H(113)legs + H(175), 1 glass pili pili powder + glass flour (ex: manioc) + 1 glass palm oil, dressing
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : ndungu (Kiyaka), pili pili (Lingala), kani buseu (Wolof), ndongo (Akwa)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(068), H(082), H(126), H(135)
Recipes : H(004), unripe fruit , 1 slice, application on wound
H(037), roots, 1 hand, decoction (H2O) in 1 bottle, 30', filter, VO.
H(068) , unripe fruit, latex, 3 spoons adults + laxative
H(068), roots , RNS.
H(068), 1 hand of roots of Carica papaya + 1 hand of Euphorbia hirta + 1 hand of young leaves of Mangifera indica + Psidium guajava + Zingiber officinale, decoction (H2O) in 5 l. H2O, rest 3 l., VO, 1 bottle / day
H(082), dry leaves, to smoke or fumigation
H(126), infusion, 1 l., RNS.
H(135), sap, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : paya paya (Kiyaka), dipaya paya (Kitandu), mpapai, mpapayu (Swahila), mouloolo (Lari)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(014)
Recipes : H(006), 1 hand of dry leaves + 1 l. H2O, infusion, VO.
H(006), 1 hand of dry barks+ 1 l. H2O, decoction (H2O) 10 ', VO.
H(014), fresh pounded leaves, juice, frictions affected parts
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : nzazi (Kiyaka, bwalu mbala (Kikongo), mbata (Wolof), muyiebuissi (Beembe)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(013), H(014), H(068), H(077), H(082), H(094), H(109)
Recipes : H(005), dry leaves or roots, decoction 15', filter, 4 parts , to drink in 1 day
H(006), 10 leaves , maceration or decoction / 1l H2O, VO. before to sleep
H(013) + H(175),1 hand fresh leaves, pounded, paste, dressing on abscessH(014),1 hand dry leaves + 1 l H2O, decoction, to wash
H(068), leaves , decoction, RNS.
H(077), 1 hand dry leaves or roots , decoction 1 l. H20 during 15', filter, VO, 1glass / day
H(082), asthma, dry seeds, powder, 1 soup spoon + 1l. H2O, decoction , VO. as tea
H(094), leaves , decoction (H2O) , VO, 1 / 2 glass for childs, 1 glass adults
H(109), 1 hand dry leaves + palm oil, decoction, filter, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n' tsambi - tsambi (Kiyaka), m' baumbau (Kikongo, kimbalu, mnuka uvundo, mwingajini (Swahili), nkratali (Teke)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(053), H(077), H(091), H(135)
Recipes : H(037), 2 hand of young fresh leaves+ 1 L H2O, decoction (H2O), filter, VO.
H(037) bronchitis, 1 hand peels of leaves, 1 glass H2O, decoction (H2O) 15', VO, 3 soup spoons, half dosis for child
H(051) paludism, H(051), 1 lemon juice, 0,5 L H2O hot, VO / 3X / day
H(053), 1 hand young fresh leaves + 2 big spoons H2O, maceration 1 day, filter, instillation in ears
H(077), hot njuice from peels, inhalation
H(091)scorbut, juice 1 lemon, 0,5 l. hot H2O, VO / 3X / dayH(135), green fruit, in pieces, roasted, 1 spoon of pieces in 0,2 l. H2O, decoction (H2O) until remains 0,1 l, VO. / 1day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(068), H(094), H(100), H(201)
Recipes : H(068), leaves infusion, RNS.
H(094), leaves infusion, RNS.
H(100), leaves infusion, RNS.
H(201) madness, leaves infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n'hala (Kiyaka)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), roots Daniellia oliveri, grind + black peper + roots Psidium guajava , in H20, filter, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n'lomba (Kiyaka)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111), leaves, paste, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : kazila (Kiyaka)
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), leaves, infusion
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : imbanziala (Kiyaka)
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Official name : Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
Symptoms : H(004), H(092)
Recipes : H(004), fresh barks, paste on wounds
H(092), barks, infusion, trial poison
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : putu (Kiyaka)
Eucalyptus sp.
Official name : Eucalyptus sp.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(113)
Recipes : H(003), H(113), rhumat, dry leaves, 1 hand + palm oil + 1 hand Eucalyptus sp.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(005), H(008), H(037), H(068), H(082), H(100), H(104), H(139), H(166)
Recipes : H(005), H(082), 1 hand dry leaves + 1 bottle H2O, maceration 15', filter, VO.
H(008), dysentery amibia, fresh or dry plant, decoction in d 1 bottle H2O / 15', filter, VO. in 1 day, 3X en 1 week
H(008), dysentery , fresh or dry plant, 1/2 hand, decoction in in d 1 bottle H2O / 15', filter, VO. in 1 day
H(037), whole plant, 1/2 hand, decoction in in d 1 bottle H2O / 15', filter, VO. in 3 days
H(068), stems, leaves, chewed, VO. juice
H(068), 1 hand of roots of Carica papaya + 1 hand of Euphorbia hirta + 1 hand of young leaves of Mangifera indica + Psidium guajava + Zingiber officinale, decoction in 5 l. H2O, rest 3 l., VO, 1 bottle / day
H(082), leaves, to smoke as a cigarette
.H(100), blennorragie, leaves, decoction, VO. - - H(139), stems, leaves, chewed, VO. juice
H(166) + H(104), 1 hand dry leaves + 1 bottle H2O, decoction 15', filter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : kimvumina (Kintandu, Kiyaka), mwache, mziwa (Swahili), tendele (Kikongo), mikondo ngwari (Kimbala), muyika (Kisuku)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(068), leaves, infusion, RNS.
H(126), root, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n'sanda (Kiyaka), musanda (Kikongo)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), fresh barks, sap, RNS
H(014), fresh barks, infusion, bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n' tunua (Kiyaka), mutunu (Kikongo
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003), leaves, friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(007), H(008), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(082), H(094), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) mouth, barks, 1hand, decoction (H2O) in 500 ml H20, 20', filter, gargle
H(005), H(007), H(082), young fresh leaves or dried, 1 hand, decoction (H2O) in1 l. H2O during 20', filter, VO, 1day
H(008), H(008) dys. amibia, stems barks or young leaves, 1 hand, decoction (H2O) in 1l. H2O during 20', filter, VO., 1day
H(037), cough, bronchitis, young leaves, 1 hand, infusion 1l. H2O during 20', filter, VO, 1day
H(051), young fresh leaves, decoction (H2O)/ 4 botles / 5', VO. in 24 h
H(068), pits of fruits, grilled, pounded, powder, decoction (H2O) in 0,5l. H2O, filter, VO, 2X in 1 day
H(068), flowers, 1 hand, infusion in 0,5 l. H2O, 2X in 1day
H(068), 1 hand of roots of Mangifera indica + 1 hand of Euphorbia hirta + 1 hand of young leaves of Mangifera indica of Psidium guajava of Zingiber officinale, decoction (H2O) in 5 l. H2O, rest 3 l., VO, 1 bottle / day
H(094), stems barks, decoction (H2O) in5 L H2O, filter, hip-bath
H(108)troat, stems bark or young leaves, 1 hand, decoction (H2O), 1 / 2 l. H20, 20', gargle with 2 little spoons
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n'Manga (Kiyaka)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(051)
Recipes : H(050), H(051), leaves, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : mazulu (Kiyaka)
Oryza sativa L.
Official name : Oryza sativa L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), seedss , infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : loso (Kiyaka)
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n' voka (Kiyaka), mutunu (Kikongo
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(104), H(008), H(014), H(068), H(091), H(126)
Recipes : H(004),H(014), fresh leaves, pounded, warm up, cataplasm
H(006) + H(104), dry leaves, 1 hand, decoction (H2O) in 1 litre H2O, 20', filter, VO, 1 dosis in 1 day
H(008), dysentery amibienna, dry leaves, 1 hand, decoction (H2O) in 1 l. H2O duing 20', filter, VO, 1 dosis in 1 day
H(008), barks or young leaves, dried, maceration in1 botlle H2O, 15', filter, to heat + 2 soup spoons suggar + 1 / 2 spoon salt, decoction (H2O) during some minutes VO, 5 bottles / day adults
H(068), 1 hand of roots of Mangifera indica + 1 hand of Euphorbia hirta + 1 hand of young leaves of Mangifera indica of Psidium guajava of Zingiber officinale, decoction (H2O) in 5 l. H2O, rest 3 l., VO, 1 bottle / day
H(091)scorbut, eat the fruit
H(126), roots Daniellia oliveri + black peper + roots Psidium guajava , to grind, dissolve in H20, filter, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : ngafunga 5kiyaka), fulanta (Kitandu), mapela (Lingala)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(094)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, decoction, RNS.
H(094), leaves, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : putluka (Kikongo), nzo bamputu (Kimbala
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(006), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(038), leaves, infusion, RNS.
H(104) + H(006), roots, decoction, RNS.
H(109), roots barks, pastes, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : n'sunda (Kiyaka)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008), roots decoction, RNS.
H(100), roots decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : balafilu (Kikaya)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(151), H(166), H(171)
Recipes : H(005), H(151), H(166), bristles , decoction in 1 L H2O, filter VO, small dosis in 1 day
H(171), bristles , decoction in1 L H2O, filter VO, during 3 to 4 days ( not to eat suggar)
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : ilefo kia masisi (Kiyaka), nzefu zi masasi (Kitandu), muhindi (Swahili), poone (Sotho), masangu (Kwilu), masasi (Kikongo)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), 1 hand of roots of Carica papaya + 1 hand of Euphorbia hirta + 1 hand of young leaves of Mangifera indica + Psidium guajava + Zingiber officinale, decoction in 5 l. H2O, rest 3 l., VO, 1 bottle / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered