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Reference : HJ 07

Author(s) : Johns, T., E. B. Mhoro, Pius Sanaya & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Batemi of Ngorongoro district, Tanzania a quantitative appraisal Economic Botany 48 (1) pp. 90-95. (1994)
Reference HJ 07 has information about 42 plants :
Acacia goetzei Harms
Official name : Acacia goetzei Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 3), decoction of bark of Acacia goetzei added to soup as a strengthening tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msigisigi (Batemi)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 3) diarrhoea, H(104, 3) gastrointestinal problems, decoction of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera put into soup
H(037, 2), bark of Acacia mellifera, used to treat coughs
H(051, 5) fever , infusion of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera, VO.
H(055, 3) emetic, decoction of bark or roots , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mng' orora (Batemi)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(075), H(091), H(135)
Recipes : H(075, 7), H(091, 4), H(135, 7) digestive , decoction of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera added to soup or drunk as a digestive aid and appetite stimulant or as a strengthening tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : kijemi (Batemi)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(091), H(113)
Recipes : H(091, 2), root of Acacia nubica, decoction added to soup as a strengthening tonic
H(113, 4), decoction of root or branches drunk or added to soup for joint and-muscle pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : oldebe (Batemi)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 6), roots of Acacia senegal chewed and juice swallowed or decoction drunk to treat coughs
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mhuti (Batemi)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), decoction of bark of Acacia tortilis added to soup for medicinal purposes.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mkamahe (Batemi)
Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Official name : Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), roots added to soup as an emetic or cathartic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mrera (Batemi)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(051, 8) fever, H(051, 8) paludism, H(055, 8) emetic, infusion drunk or infusion or decoction of root bark added to soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mrira (Batemi); mukutani (Maasai)
Aloe volkensii Engl.
Official name : Aloe volkensii Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(001, 2), drop of juice of Aloe volkensii used to treat eye problems
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : lugaka (Batemi)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(051, 4) fever, H(055, 4) emetic, decoction or infusion or bark of roots or stem drunk to relieve high feverand acts as an emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mjuiya (Batemi)
Boscia coriacea Pax
Official name : Boscia coriacea Pax
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), decoction of roots of Boscia coriacea is drunk or taken in soup for medicinal purposes.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : jugumetu (Batemi)
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(037)
Recipes : H(037, 4) roots of Carissa edulis boiled in water or soup are used to treat coughs
H(051, 2); roots used to treat fever
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mbaghao; ngamrvaga (Batemi)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135, 2), root of Cissampelos mucronata chewed and juice swallowed for indigestion
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mugulita (Batemi)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(137, 4) decoction of roots of Clerodendrum myricoides drunk or added to soup for relief of pains or as H(091, 2) atonie.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mgutugutu; mhurambura (Batemi)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 3) stems of Croton dichogamus or decoction of stems used in soup as a strengthening tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msiniya; mgilalugi (Batemi)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vc(091, 2), an infusion of the powdered bark and potash is given orally to goats as a conditioner
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : ekita-lambu; kitalambu (Batemi)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(117), H(127)
Recipes : H(051, 2) powdered bark is added to boiled milk to treat and prevent paludism and other fevers
H(104, 4), decoction or powder of bark is added to soup or tea and taken to treat abdominal problems associated with H(117, 4) gall bladder and H(127, 4) spleen problems
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : ekita-lambu; kitalambu (Batemi)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 3) stem bark of Euclea divinorum added to soup as tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msanganetu (Batemi)
Euclea racemosa subsp. schimperi (A. DC.) F. White
Official name : Euclea racemosa subsp. schimperi (A. DC.) F. White
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 3), stem bark of Euclea racemosa added to soup as tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msanganetu (Batemi)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2), roots of Grewia villosa to treat coughs
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msabasabwa (Batemi)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) Plant of Gynandropsis gynandra used medicinally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : nanseganii (Batemi)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(007), H(037), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(007) diurétique racines de Harrisonia abyssinica ajoutée à la soupe
H(037) toux, racines, mâchées et jus avalé
H(051) fièvre , decoction de racines de Harrisonia abyssinica ajoutée à la soupe
H(113) rhumatisme aux jointures) racines de Harrisonia abyssinica ajoutées à du lait ou decoction de racines ajoutée à la soupe, VO
H(113) maux du corps (rhumatismes?) decoction de racine, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : toro (Batemi)
Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) R. Br.
Official name : Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) R. Br.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 4) Drink decoction of root of Hypoestes forskalaei or chew and swallow juice for relief of stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msababo (Batemi)
Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), Bark and roots of Lannea schimperi are used medicinally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mginkinywa (Batemi)
Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Official name : Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(137, 6) fruits and roots whole or powdered are prepared as decoctions or added to soup, tea, porridge or other foods or beverages to relieve body pain, as H(068, 4) anthelmintic, or as H(091, 2) strengthening tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : nghasi (Batemi)
Ormocarpum kirkii S. Moore
Official name : Ormocarpum kirkii S. Moore
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, decoction of bark of Ormocarpum kirkii is drunk or added to soup or inner bark is chewed and juice swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mlemanjagu (Batemi)
Ozoroa mucronata (Bernh.) R. & A. Fernandes
Official name : Ozoroa mucronata (Bernh.) R. & A. Fernandes
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough , stem bark or decoction of Ozoroa mucronata added to milk, or inner bark is chewed and juice swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mgalati (Batemi)
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 10) branches are cut into pieces and boiled; decoction is added to soup, honey beer, milk or tea as a strengthening tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : kiboboyo (Batemi)
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 4), roots chewed and juice boiled or decoction drunk for stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mte wa masaba; mkangabana (Batemi)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(055)
Recipes : Root of Phytolacca dodecandra chewed and juice swallowed as a H(006, 4) cathartic and/or H(055, 4) emetic, H(051, 4) often for the treatment of fever.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mhaka (Batemi)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3), decoction of roots of Ricinus communis drunk for stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mubono (Batemi)
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(091), H(113)
Recipes : H(051, 2) fever, H(055, 2) emetic. infusion or decoction of roots of Salvadora persica, VO.
H(091, 4) decoction added to soup as a strengthening tonic
H(113, 7), decoction of roots drunk or added to soup for relief of pain in joints or other parts of body
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msago (Batemi)
Sansevieria sp.
Official name : Sansevieria sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(113, 2), decoction of chopped stems or roots of Sansevieria sp. taken in soup to treat joint pains and H(100, 2) syphilis
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mdubai;oldubai (Batemi)
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091, 2), stems of Sarcostemma viminale added to soup as a tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mbebe (Batemi)
Sericocomopsis hildebrantii Schinz
Official name : Sericocomopsis hildebrantii Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic to treat H(051) high fever , infusion of roots of Sericocomopsis hildebrantii
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : nalubaru; nambaru; namboro (Batemi)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 2), roots of Solanum incanum boiled or added to milk and drunk for gastrointestinal problems
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mdaghu (Batemi)
Solanum setaceum Dammer
Official name : Solanum setaceum Dammer
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(108) colds, decoction of roots of Solanum setaceum drunk or added to soup
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mghamia mariba (Batemi)
Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Official name : Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(113)
Recipes : H(091, 3), Roots of Strychnos henningsi or decoction of roots added to soup as a strengthening tonic or to treat H(113, 2) joint pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : kibunja (Batemi)
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(055, 2), decoction or infusion of bark of Trichilia emetica drunk as an emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mdaghamira (Batemi)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113, 2), decoction of roots of Vernonia amygdalina to treat joint pain (rheumatism)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msembereghu; mtembereghu (Batemi)
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(051, 7) infusion or decoction of bark of Warburgia salutaris, VO. to relieve fevers including paludism
H(091), H(104, 2) bark added to soup as a tonic or for relief of stomachache
H(137, 3) decoction of bark added to soup for relief of body pains
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : msegu (Batemi)
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3), decoction of root of Ximenia caffra drunk to relieve cough
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mloma (Batemi)