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Reference : HJ 06

Author(s) : Jeruto, P., C. Lukhoba, G. Ouma, D.Otieno, C. Mutai
Title : An ethnobotanical study of mericinal plants used by the Nandi people in Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 116, pp. 370 - 376, (2008) + Herbal treaments in Aldai and Kaptumo Division in Nandi District, Rift Valley Province, Kenya African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 103-105 (2008)
Reference HJ 06 has information about 25 plants :
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : H(037), H(078), H(082), H(155)
Recipes : H(037) dry cough,H(037) pneumonia, H(078) cancer, H(082) chronic asthma, H(108) flu "mireiwek", H(155) tonsils, ashes of leaves of Acanthus pubescens, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : ndakariat
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(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, ashes of roots of Achyranthes aspera , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : chesirimiot/chesirimto .
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases (syphilis), roots of Acokanthera schimperi, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : keliot
Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Official name : Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(051), H(053), H(062), H(107), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(014) skin diseases, H(051) paludism, H(053) ear problems, H(062) coccidiosis, H(107) typhoid, H(108) colds, leaves and roots of Aloe kedongensis , infusion , VO. & external use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : tangaratwet
Amaranthus graecizans L.
Official name : Amaranthus graecizans L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(078)
Recipes : H(013) boils, H(078) cancer, paste of leaves of Amaranthus graecizans, external application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : mbogiat
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(002), H(027y), H(104)
Recipes : H(002) increase milk production, H(027y) removal of after birth, H(104) stomach pains, leaves and roots of Basella alba, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : nderemiat
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(051), H(055), H(078)
Recipes : H(006) purgative,H(014) skin diseases,H(014) ringworms, H(051) paludism, H(055) emetic, H(078) cancer, H(100) gonorrhea, H(102) excess of bile, leaves and roots of Cassia didymobotrya, infusion VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : senetwet
Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore , Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(037), H(078), H(099), H(107)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia,H(037) cough, H(078) cancer, H(099) epilepsy, H(107) typhoid, roots of Solanecio mannii, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : chepkurbet
Dyschoriste radicans Auct. non (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Nees
Official name : Dyschoriste radicans Auct. non (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Nees
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(001) eye infections, H(004) wounds,H(014) skin diseases, leaves of Dyschoriste radicans, infusion VO., external application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : chemurguiwetab suswek
Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Official name : Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(051), H(082), H(099), H(100), H(107), H(139), H(155), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(037) pneumonia,H(037) dry cough, H(051) paludism, H(082) asthma, H(099) epilepsy, H(099) mental problems, H(100) venereal diseases, H(107) typhoid, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(155) tonsils, H(201) witchcraft, leaves and roots of Ehretia cymosa , infusion , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : mororwet
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(030), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(030) facilitates & removes afterbirth, H(051) paludism, H(104) stomach congestion, leaves and roots of Cleome gynandra, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : isakiat
Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers,H(037) pneumonia, H(201) sorcery, H(201) charms, ashes of leaves of Justicia flava, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : rokorabchepkimis/chepyochoit
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(013), H(014), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(008) diarrhoea,H(013) ulcers,H(014) skin diseases, H(171) diabetes, bark, seeds, roots of Kigelia africana, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : ratinuet
Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) chest problems, H(104) pain stomach, barks of Lannea schimperi, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : kipng’etingwet
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(037), H(078), H(100), H(161), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(033) fertility,H(037) pneumonia, H(078) cancer, H(100) venereal diseases, H(161) warts, H(201) rituals, roots of Periploca linearifolia, decoction , VO. & exudates of milky latex, external application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : sinendet
Plantago palmata Hook. f.
Official name : Plantago palmata Hook. f.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(037), H(100), H(107), H(155)
Recipes : H(001) eye problems, H(008) antidiarrhorea,H(037) pneumonia, H(100) venereal diseases, H(107) typhoid, H(155) tonsils, roots of Plantago palmata, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : masiririet
Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Official name : Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(058)
Recipes : H(058) obesity, decoction of bark of Polyscias fulva, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : soiyet
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin diseases, leaves, shoots of Pteridium aquilinum, infusion external application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : tilalwet
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(100), H(104), H(108), H(178)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) cough, H(100) venereal diseases, H(104) abdominal pains, H(108) cold, H(178) heartburn, roots of Rhus natalensis, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : siriat
Sonchus asper (L.) Hill.
Official name : Sonchus asper (L.) Hill.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(155)
Recipes : H(037) cough, "mireiwek", H(155) tonsils, juice of buld of Sonchus asper, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : chebara/chebartet
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds in children, sap of Spathodea campanulata, infusion , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : sebetaiyat
Tabernaemontana stapfiana Britten
Official name : Tabernaemontana stapfiana Britten
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(022) aids in delivery,H(037) pneumonia,H(037) chest problems, bark, roots of Tabernaemontana stapfiana, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : mabondet
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(039)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) ulcers, H(039) insecticide, ashes of leaves of Tagetes minuta, external application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : chepnyosoret
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(037), H(109)
Recipes : H(027) foetus placement in the womb,H(037) cough,‘mireiwek’, H(109) backache, infusion of leaves of Thunbergia alata, VO. & external application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : cheptereret
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(051), H(076), H(104), H(155)
Recipes : H(006) constipation,H(037) pneumonia, H(051) fever, H(076) uvala problems, H(104) stomachache, H(155) tonsils, bark of Warburgia ugandensis, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Nandi peuple)
Vernacular name : soget