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Reference : HJ 02

Author(s) : Johns, T., J.O. Kokwaro & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Luo of Siaya District, Kenya: establishing quantitative criteria for consensus. Economic Botany, 44, 3, 369 - 381, (1990)
Reference HJ 02 has information about 47 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 4) cough, chewed leaves of Abrus precatorius, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ombulu ( Luo )
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) stomach problems, decoction of pounded roots of Acanthus arborea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : otagalo ( Luo )
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103, 3), leaves, roots, flower buds, chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ajuok-olaw, asol-olaw (Luo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124, 6), ponded leaves, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : oluoro-chieng ( Luo )
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(014, 4) child, dermatosis, barks and roots, decoction (H2O) , bath
H(037, 3), barks and roots, decoction, VO.
H(104, 6) stomach, barks and roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ober ( Luo )
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 5), roots and stem of Aloe sp. are pounded and made into a decoction that is drunk to treat stomach problems
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ogaka ( Luo )
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 3) constip., leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 3) stomach, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : dwele ( Luo )
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3)cough, bark is ground + salt, licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : othoo ( Luo )
Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Official name : Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), roots, decoction (H2O) or infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akudho, onyango arungu ( Luo )
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 3), roots Carica papaya, Carissa edulis, Euclea divinorum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : poi poi ( Luo )
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(006), H(104), H(100)
Recipes : H(006, 5) purg. + H(104, 5) stomach, roots Carissa edulis, Aphania senegalensis (ochol), Rhoicissus revoilii, Rhus natalensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100, 3), roots Carica papaya, Carissa edulis, Euclea divinorum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ochuoga ( Luo )
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(006, 18) constip., leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 18) stomach, leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : owinu ( Luo )
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 18) constip., leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 18) stomach, leaves or roots, infusion or decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : nya-vado, ohingla lhieng ( Luo )
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(006, 18) constip., ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : oyieko ( Luo )
Coleus kilimandschari Guerke
Official name : Coleus kilimandschari Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006, 5) constipation, pounded leaves, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : okita ( Luo )
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), gastrointestinal problems, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : arupien, keyo ( Luo )
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, 3), illness "chira", pounded leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : hariadho, siriedho ( Luo )
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 3), roots Carica papaya, Carissa edulis, Euclea divinorum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akado ( Luo )
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(104)
Recipes : H(034, 8), roots or seeds, decoction, VO.
H(104, 8) stomach, roots or seeds, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : roko ( Luo )
Gutenbergia cordifolia Benth. ex Oliv.
Official name : Gutenbergia cordifolia Benth. ex Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104, 5) stomach child + H(201, 5), pounded plant, infusion;, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akech, pom pom ( Luo )
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) stomach, eaten as cooked vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akeyo ( Luo )
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100, 3), roots, decoction (H2O) or roots, Harrisonia abyssinica, Aphania senegalensis (ochol), decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(104, 8) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O) or roots, Harrisonia abyssinica, Aphania senegalensis (ochol), decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : pedo ( Luo )
Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen.
Official name : Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen.
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Jasminum grandiflorum L. subsp. floribundum (R.Br. ex Fresen.) P.S.Green
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, 3), illness "chira", pounded leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : omen ( Luo )
Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Official name : Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046, 3) children with measles, plant of Kedrostis foetidissima pounded, mixed with water, and used as a bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : angwe (Luo)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(037), H(202)
Recipes : H(037, 5) cough, pounded leaves, juice, VO.
H(103x) stem is chewed as a toothbrush
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : magwagwa, nyabend-winy ( Luo )
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 5)cough, pounded leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : magwagwa, nyabend-winy ( Luo )
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), gastrointestinal problems, pounded roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : osuno-osuno madongo ( Luo )
Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Official name : Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 5) stomach, leaves, roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : bware ( Luo )
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(104, 4) stomach, chewed roots or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(108, 4)cold, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : nyabung-odide ( Luo )
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 11) constip., chewed leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 11) stomach, chewed leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : mieny, bwar ( Luo )
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(106)
Recipes : H(006, 11) constip., chewed leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104, 11) stomach, chewed leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(106), leaves in the house
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : bwar ( Luo )
Ormocarpum trichocarpum (Taub.) Harms
Official name : Ormocarpum trichocarpum (Taub.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 4), H(104, 4) diarrohea and other stomach problems, roots and leaves of Ormocarpum trichocarpums, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : det (Luo)
Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Official name : Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 3)furuncle, ashes of leaves on furuncle
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : nyatiend gweno, okuro ( Luo )
Phyllanthus fischeri Pax
Official name : Phyllanthus fischeri Pax
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, 7), illness "chira", leaves chewed or decoction (H2O), VO.
? pounded leaves on back for hunchback
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : kagno ( Luo )
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112, 4), pounded leaves, juice, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : mahoho, owoho ( Luo )
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137, 4), general ilness, leaves or roots pounded, decoction, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : rachier (Luo)
Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Official name : Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(033), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 5) purgative + H(104, 5) stomach, roots Carissa edulis, Aphania senegalensis (ochol), Rhoicissus revoilii, Rhus natalensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(033, 3)sterility, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100, 3), roots, RNS
H(104, 5) yamo, roots, RNS (yamo refers to a disease that results in stomach pains and/or swelling on the skin. While it may often correspond to anthrax, the term refers to a general group of ailments)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : rabongo ( Luo )
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(103)
Recipes : H(006, 5) purg. + H(104, 5) stomach, roots Carissa edulis, Aphania senegalensis (ochol), Rhoicissus revoilii, Rhus natalensis, decoction, VO.
H(103, 3), chewed stems
H(104, 5) yamo, chewed stems (yamo refers to a disease that results in stomach pains and/or swelling on the skin. While it may often correspond to anthrax, the term refers to a general group of ailments)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : sangala ( Luo )
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103, 3), chewed stems of Rhus vulgaris
H(104, 3) yamo, chewed stems (yamo refers to a disease that results in stomach pains and/or swelling on the skin. While it may often correspond to anthrax, the term refers to a general group of ailments)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : sangala ( Luo )
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(030)
Recipes : H(022, 4), chewed roots or decoction of roots, VO.
H(030, 4), chewed roots or decoction of roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : odagwa ( Luo )
Solanum sessilistellatum Bitter
Official name : Solanum sessilistellatum Bitter
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(013)
Recipes : Vb(000), Vb(013) anthrax juice of fruit of Solanum sessilistellatum is given orally to treat anthrax and other livestock diseases
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ochok madhako (Luo)
Sonchus schweinfurthii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Sonchus schweinfurthii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) stomach, ONS. in foods
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : achak (Luo)
Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Official name : Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots of Toddalia asiatica are chewed or taken as a decoction for relief of stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : ajua, nyalwet kwach (Luo)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) stomach, roots + leaves, decoction, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : akech, olulusia ( Luo )
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006, 3) constipation and H(104, 3) stomachache, Warburgia salutaris does not grow in Siaya, but the bark is sold in markets by herbalists as a remedy, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : sogo-maitha (Luo)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(006)
Recipes : H(006, 4),constip, roots, decoction, VO.
H(006, 4)belly or stomach, roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : olemo ( Luo )
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Official name : Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(103x)
Recipes : H(037, 8) decoctions of the roots or seeds of Zanthoxylum chalybeum are drunk to treat chest pains
H(104, 8) decoctions of the roots or seeds are drunk to treat stomach problems including those ascribed to yamo (yamo refers to a disease that results in stomach pains and/or swelling on the skin. While it may often correspond to anthrax, the term refers to a general group of ailments)
H(103x, 5) twigs of Zanthoxylum chalybeum have an aromatic taste and are popular as toothbrushes and breath fresheners
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Luo, district of Siaya)
Vernacular name : rook (Luo)