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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)