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Reference : HI 10

Author(s) : Idu, M., B. C. Ndukwu
Title : Studies of Plants Used in Ethnomedicine in Ethiope Concil Area of Delta State, Nigeria Research Journal of Botany 1 (1) : 30 -43 (2006) http://scialert.net/qredirect.php?doi=rjb.2006.30.43&linkid=pdf
Reference HI 10 has information about 59 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022) to hasten delayed labour, the leaf of Achyranthes aspera is washed with uririe (alligator pepper = Aframomum melegueta ) and used to rub the tummy of the pregnant woman. This is every effective and almost immediately the baby comes out.
H(104) stomach disorders, taken once daily and used to treat H(104) stomach disorders. When taken too much it can cause abortion.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : devil's horsewhip (local english), irie (local dialect)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(082), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children, H(104) stomachach, the leaf of Dissotis rotundifolia is cooked with Aframomum melegueta (alligator pepper) and a cupful is taken once daily for two days. Half a glass is given to children.
H(022) to hasten delayed labour, the leaf is washed with uririe (alligator pepper) and used to rub the tummy of the pregnant woman. This is every effective and almost immediately the baby comes out. and H(104) stomach disorders
H(082) asthma and H(139) sexual weakness. The fresh leaf of Sansevieria liberica is boiled along with alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta ), allowed to cool and a cupful of the filtrate is taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : alligator pepper (local english), uririe (local dialect)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(188)
Recipes : H(188) to reawaken an unconscious person. The leaf of Alchornea cordifolia is grounded and used to rub the body of an unconscious person to waken him up. The perceived stinging property of the leaf is believed to accomplish this waking up
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : osokpo (local dialect)
Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Official name : Alchornea laxiflora (Benth.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x) chewing stick of Alchornea laxiflora to keep the teeth healthy because of its antimicrobial properties
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : urievwu
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(124), H(169)
Recipes : H(094) pile, H(124) appendicitis and H(169) hernia. Six to seven bulbs of the garlic are sliced inside a bottle with dry gin (ogogoro) and allowed for 3 days before use. One glass is taken twice daily for three days in the treatment of piles. The bulb is dug very early in morning and cut into smaller sizes and put into a bottle, an onion bulb, 7 seeds of egwoye and ogogoro are then added, A glassful is taken twice daily for three to four days to treat H(124) appendicitis and H(169) hernia
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : haemorrhage plant (local english), garlic (local dialect)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(051)
Recipes : H(003) swollen foot. The bark of the root and stem of Alstonia boonei is pounded, uhie (a dye) added and the mixture is rubbed on the swollen foot twice until the foot comes down.
H(051) paludisme. Dried leaves of Carica papaya (pawpaw), Psidium guajava (guava), Azadirachta indica (neem) leaves, Citrus limon (lemon grass) leaf with Alstonia boonei (ukpukuhu) are boiled together and allowed to cool. A cupful is taken three times daily for four days. The patient may a1so bath with the water
H(051) paludisme, the stem bark and leaves of Magnifera indica along with the bark of Alstonia boonei, fallen leaves of Carica papaya, Azardiracha indica and Morinda lucida boiled and drank thrice daily for three to four days against paludisme.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ukpukuhu (local dialect)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(118), H(076)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, H(118) throat and H(076)mouth (ulcers). The decoction of the leaf of Amaranthus spinosus is prepared with one tablespoon of salt. A glass of the mixture is taken three times daily for 3 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : prickly amaranthus (local english), iseruen (local dialect)
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) internal bleeding, decoction of leaves of Aspilia africana is put in a basin and a woman who is suffering from internal bleeding sit on it and this stops the bleeding. This is done in the morning and evening.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : haemorrhage plant (local english), isahrasa (local dialect)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051), H(094)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, dried leaves of Carica papaya (pawpaw), Psidium guajava (guava), Azadirachta indica (neem) leaves, Citrus limon (lemon grass) leaf with Alstonia boonei (ukpukuhu) are boiled together and allowed to cool. A cupful is taken three times daily for four days. The patient may a1so bath with the water
H(051) paludism, the stem bark and leaves of Magnifera indica along with the bark of Alstonia boonei, fallen leaves of Carica papaya, Azardiracha indica and Morinda lucida boiled and drank thrice daily for three to four days against paludism.
H(094) pile. The seed of Azadirachta indica is bumt, powdered and mixed with sugar. A full tablespoon is taken twice daily. A glass of water is then latter drank to dilute the mixture. This is very effective
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : neem tree (local english), dongoyaro (local dialect)
Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.
Official name : Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea. The young shoo of Bambusa vulgarist is sliced and cooked with local gin together with tobacco leaf and native salt. A glassful is taken twice daily for three-four days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : bambu (local English), okpo
Baphia nitida Lodd.
Official name : Baphia nitida Lodd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) used to prevent miscarriage or abortion in women, The leaf of Baphia nitida is crushed and applied to the lower part of the abdomen twice daily for two days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : orhua
Blighia sapida Koenig
Official name : Blighia sapida Koenig
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever and H(076) infections of the tongue. The root and stern bark of Blighia sapida is cooked with uririe and native salt. A cupful is taken twice daily for three days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ukpe rerhen (oghighen) (local dialect)
Bosqueia angolensis Ficalho.
Official name : Bosqueia angolensis Ficalho.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea. The leaf and stern bark is boiled and a cupful of this decoction is taken once daily for 2 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : otukhurhu
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(037), H(181)
Recipes : H(037) cough, the root of Kalanchoe pinnata is cooked and the decoction is cupful taken twice daily
H(181) navel wounds of newly born baby. Juice extracted from mildly flame – heated leaf of Kalanchoe pinnata is mixed with local ash and salt. This is then applied to the navel of baby until the wound heals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : resurrection plant (local english), ebe-okponkpan (local dialect)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, ried leaves of Carica papaya (pawpaw), Psidium guajava (guava), Azadirachta indica (neem) leaves, Citrus limon (lemon grass) leaf with Alstonia boonei (ukpukuhu) are boiled together and allowed to cool. A cupful is taken three times daily for four days. The patient may a1so bath with the water
H(051) fever, fresh leaves of Psidium guajava and Carica papaya are boiled and the water is used to bath the patient with fever
H(051) paludism, the stem bark and leaves of Magnifera indica along with the bark of Alstonia boonei, fallen leaves of Carica papaya, Azardiracha indica and Morinda lucida boiled and drank thrice daily for three to four days against paludism.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : pawpaw (local english), eto-oyibo (local dialect)
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache. The leaf of Chromoalaena odorata is chewed and this helps to relieve the pain and also treat the toothache. This is done for three days
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : siam weed; awolowo weed (Anglais local), ishero
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(201)
Recipes : H(033) impotens in men. Ten to twelve lime (Citrus aurantiifolia)s is sliced and put inside a bottle, local gin is added and a cupful of the mixture taken twice daily for 1 week.
H(201) seven leaves of the lime are boiled together with native palm kernel cream used in bathing to remove hatred.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : lime (local english) , evwe (local dialect)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism The leaves are boiled together with mango (Mangifera indica) and (Psidium guajava) guava leaves. One cupful of the decoction is taken three times daily for three to four days. The steam from the decoction is also inhaled
H(051) paludism., dried leaves of Carica papaya (pawpaw), Psidium guajava (guava), Azadirachta indica (neem), Citrus limon (lemon grass), Alstonia boonei (ukpukuhu) are boiled together and allowed to cool. A cupful is taken three times daily for four days. The patient may a1so bath with the water
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : lemon (local english) , itie-akpaenfi (local dialect)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) to prevent boil. Native cola, which is put in arua leaf, followed by some incantations and then chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : kola (local english), evwe (local dialect)
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) prevention against boils, local kola wrapped in a leave chewing after incantations
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (District of the Delta State)
Vernacular name : kola (Anglais local), evwe (Dialecte local)
Combretum grandifolium F.Hoffm
Official name : Combretum grandifolium F.Hoffm
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice. Decoction of the leaf is used to bath twice daily for three days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ikedike
Curcuma longa L.
Official name : Curcuma longa L.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(051x), H(051), H(107)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, H(051) paludism and H(107) typhoid fever. The content of the rhizome of Curcuma longa is extracted with local gin and cupful of the extract is taken twice daily for three days
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : iblue (local dialect)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(037), H(051), H(099x)
Recipes : H(037) chest pains,H(037) cough, H(051) paludism fever.The leaves of Cymbopogon citratus together with onion bulbs are boiled and honey added. This is taken thriee daily for three to four days.
H(099x) to stirnulate the nervous system. The fresh or dried roots are chewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : lemmon grass (local english) , iti (local dialect)
Dennettia tripetala Baker f.
Official name : Dennettia tripetala Baker f.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever. Fresh leaves of Dennettia tripetala are boiled along with the leaves of Mangifera indica. It is taken twice daily for three days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : pepper fruit (local English), imako
Dialium guineense Willd.
Official name : Dialium guineense Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever. Fresh leaves of Dialium guineense are boiled and the decoction is used to bath the patient suffering from fever. This is done twice daily for three days
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : black or velvet tamarind (Anglais local), ohiorama
Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana
Official name : Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children, H(104) stomachach, the leaf of Dissotis rotundifolia is cooked with Aframomum melegueta (alligator pepper) and a cupful is taken once daily for two days. Half a glass is given to children.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ukuerovwo
Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Official name : Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Dracaena mannii Baker , Dracaena reflexa var. nitens (Welw. ex Baker) Baker
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaf of Dracaena mannii is crushed in water; the juice extracted is cooked with rabbit or squirrel. The dose taken is usually different depending on the kind of ailment
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : orie-erivwin (local dialect)
Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Official name : Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Dracaena mannii Baker , Dracaena reflexa var. nitens (Welw. ex Baker) Baker
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaf of Dracaena mannii are crushed in H2O, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Delta State)
Vernacular name : orie-erivwin
Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC.
Official name : Emilia sonchifolia (L.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(091), H(118)
Recipes : H(001) juice from fresh leaves of Emilia sonchifolia is used to clear the eyes .
H(091) leaves extract is rubbed on the limbs of children to make them walk.
H(118) sore throat, leaves with guinea corn and limejuice, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : yellow tassel flower (Anglais local), orho-orua
Fagara leprieurii (Guill. & Perr.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara leprieurii (Guill. & Perr.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache. The stem and root bark of Fagara leprieurii are powdered and applied on tooth thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ujo
Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Official name : Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler
Symptoms : H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(091) body weakness and H(103) toothache. A cupful of the warm extracts of the root of Fagara zanthoxyloides is drunk twice daily for three days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : oriata (local english) , ujo (local dialect)
Fleurya aestuans (L.) Gaudich.
Official name : Fleurya aestuans (L.) Gaudich.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) make the foetus develop well. The leaf is crushed with a mortar and native chalk. The paste is applied over the lower abdomen of the pregnant woman so that the foetus can be well developed
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : tropical nettle weed (Anglais local), ovie risokpo
Gossypium hirsutum L.
Official name : Gossypium hirsutum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(026) r to relieve menstrual pain. The leaf of Gossypium hirsutum is ground with black peper (uririe) and boiled in water. A cupful is taken three times daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : cotton (local Englishl), garlic
Hannoa klaineana Pierre & Engl.
Official name : Hannoa klaineana Pierre & Engl.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(151)
Recipes : H(051) fever and H(151) hypertension the stem and root barks are cooked in water and the liquid extracted taken. A cupful is recommended twice daily for three days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ofor
Hymenostegia afzelii (Oliv.) Harms
Official name : Hymenostegia afzelii (Oliv.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) twigs of Hymenostegia afzelii are chewed for and to clean teeth.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : upa
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(100)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(100) chronic gonorrhoea. The root of Jatropha curcas plus native chalk, ogogoro (local gin) and Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco) leaf is used for the gonorrhoea. All these are put inside a bottle; the ogogoro helps to extract the active constituents from these materials. The patients are always advised to drink a glassful twice daily for 3 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : boundary stick (local english), Ishakpa (local dialect)
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver problem The leaf juice of Lagenaria siceraria is extracted and a glassful is taken three times daily for four days
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : bottle gourd (local english), ahwore (local dialect)
Mammea africana Sabine
Official name : Mammea africana Sabine
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(100)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease and H(100) syphilis. The root bark of Mammea africana is cooked and the patients suffering from any skin disease and syphilis is bathed with decoction by the plant.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : urherame (local dialect)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(111), H(118), H(166), H(171)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(171) diabetes, the powder of young leaves is used to treat diarrhoea and diabetes.
H(051) paludism, the stem bark and leaves of Magnifera indica along with the bark of Alstonia boonei, fallen leaves of Carica papaya, Azardiracha indica and Morinda lucida boiled and drank thrice daily for three to four days against paludism.
H(051) paludism The leaves are boiled together with mango (Mangifera indica) and (Psidium guajava) guava leaves. One cupful of the decoction is taken three times daily for three to four days. The steam from the decoction is also inhaled
H(051) fever. Fresh leaves of Dennettia tripetala are boiled along with the leaves of Mangifera indica . It is taken twice daily for three days.
H(111) burns, the ash from the leaf is used to treat burns
H(118) throat disease, H(166) hiccup, the smoke from the burning leaves is inhaled .
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : mango (local english), imagolo (local dialect)
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to prevent cutlass from entering someone (but the person must be an Indigene of the study area). The juice from the leaf is extracted and drank over some incantation to prevent the entering of cutlass.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : cassava (local english), imidaka (local dialect)
Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg
Official name : Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Chlorophora excelsa (Welw) Benth. & Hook.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), bark of Chlorophora excelsa is powdered and applied on the wound.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : Iroko tree (local english), uno (local dialect)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion. The whole plant is cooked and two spoons given thrice daily, The water is used to bathe the patient and juice from the leaf is put in the eyes to relieve convulsion. The fresh leaf is tied around the neck of children to relieve convulsion
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : african cucumber (local english), udjiro (local dialect)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, the stem bark and leaves of Magnifera indica along with the bark of Alstonia boonei, fallen leaves of Carica papaya, Azardiracha indica and Morinda lucida boiled and drank thrice daily for three to four days against paludism.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : not registered
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) barrenness. The bark of the plantain and black pepper are pounded and cooked with electric fish A spoonful is taken morning and evening while the fish is licked and dried. This is done for seven days; on the seventh day the fish is eaten
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : plantain (local english), orhe
Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Official name : Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery and H(068) tapewor The root bark of Musanga cecropioides is cooked and the decoction is given to the patient suffering from dysentery and tapeworm.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ukhorube
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(027), H(033)
Recipes : H(026) painful menstruation, H(027) threatened abortion and H(033) barrenness, . The bark of the tree together with pepper-soup spices (Ethiopian pepper) is grounded. It is taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : tree of life or life stick (local english) , ogiriki (local dialect)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(100)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(100) chronic gonorrhoea. The root of Jatropha curcas plus native chalk, ogogoro (local gin) and Nicotiana tabacum (tobacco) leaf is used for the gonorrhoea. All these are put inside a bottle; the ogogoro helps to extract the active constituents from these materials. The patients are always advised to drink a glassful twice daily for 3 days.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : tobacco (local english)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178) to treat stroke. The liquid extracted from the leaf together with the white liquid from snail and the person's urine is used to treat stroke. Half a glass is taken twice daily
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ira (local dialect)
Phyllanthus muellerianus (Kuntze) Exell
Official name : Phyllanthus muellerianus (Kuntze) Exell
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) to treat back worm. The juice extract from the leavesof Phyllanthus muellerianus is mixed with local dry gin and a half-cup is given for two days to expel worms.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : obuko lyeke
Piptadeniastrum africanum (Hook.f.) Brenan
Official name : Piptadeniastrum africanum (Hook.f.) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) nervous system stimulant, roots and stem barks of Piptadeniastum africanum are ground into powder, snuff is taken
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : owangan
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, fresh leaves of Psidium guajava and Carica papaya are boiled and the water is used to bath the patient with fever
H(051) paludism. Dried leaves of Carica papaya (pawpaw), Psidium guajava (guava), Azadirachta indica (neem) leaves, Citrus limon (lemon grass) leaf with Alstonia boonei (ukpukuhu) are boiled together and allowed to cool. A cupful is taken three times daily for four days. The patient may a1so bath with the water
H(051) paludism The leaves are boiled together with mango (Mangifera indica) and (Psidium guajava) guava leaves. One cupful of the decoction is taken three times daily for three to four days. The steam from the decoction is also inhaled
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : guava (local english), igobe (local dialect)
Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Heckel
Official name : Ricinodendron heudelotii (Baill.) Pierre ex Heckel
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(027v), H(172)
Recipes : H(027v) labour pains and H(172) elephantiasis, bark of Riccinodendron heudeloth is grounded and applied topically to relieve
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : water cane (local English), eke
Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Official name : Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(139)
Recipes : H(082) asthma and H(139) sexual weakness. The fresh leaf of Sansevieria liberica is boiled along with alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta ), allowed to cool and a cupful of the filtrate is taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : bowstring hemp (local english), erevwen-eban
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(100), H(126), H(157)
Recipes : H(001) redness of the eye, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(126) liver enlargement and H(157) convulsion, the juice from the leaf of Solanum nigrum is used.
H(013) skin disease, the leaf is crushed, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : black nightshade (local english) , ebe-akpe (local dialect)
Solenostemon monostachyus (P. Beauv.) Briq. subsp. Monostachyus
Official name : Solenostemon monostachyus (P. Beauv.) Briq. subsp. Monostachyus
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) clear the eye, le jus de feuilles is put into the eye to clear it.
H(037) tuberculose, feuilles sont écrasées et honey is added
H(104) maux d'estomace, les feuilles is boiled with a spice, poivre noir (Piper guinensis). This is taken thrice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ariophe
Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Synedrella nodiflora (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) to stop bleeding. The juice from the leaf of Synedrella nodiflora is applied to fresh cuts and wounds to stop bleeding.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ogbugho
Tridax procumbens L.
Official name : Tridax procumbens L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178), the leaf and flower of Tridax procumben, are pounded with black pepper and ishasha (spice). It is used to wake the dead nerve cells of the patient. treat stroke. Half a glass is taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : awere (local dialect)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, the leaf extract of Vernonia amygdalina with a pinch of salt is used to treat stomachache.
H(014) itching conditions and ringworm, the leaf extract is used to rub the body in itching condition and ringworrn.
H(004) wounds., the extract from the leaves is also used to heal deep wounds after two to three days' treatrnent
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : bitter leaf (local english), origbo (local dialect)
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(013), H(037)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, eczema , the leaf and stem bark are dried and made into powdered form. Palm oil is added to the powder, mixed and applied to the infected places
H(037) cough. the opened dried fruit without seed is burnt, grounded into powder and mixed with palm oil, One table spoon is recommended twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Area of Delta State)
Vernacular name : ethopian pepper (local english), urheri (local dialect)