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Reference : HK 13

Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Reference HK 13 has information about 359 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(038), H(055), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Abrus precatorius, RNS.
H(020) snake, roots chewed, juice on bite
H(038), dryed leaves, powder
H(055) + H(104) stomach, pounded leaves + H2O cold, emetic
H(104), leaves, RNS.
H(139), roots chewed, juice , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : lufyambo (Shambaa, Tanzania), motipitipi (Swahili, Kenya), mwanga - la - nyuki (Digo, Kenya), ombulu (Luo, Kenya), osito (Padhola, Ouganda), banyorboi (Boni, Kenya)
Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sw.
Official name : Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sw.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(112), H(201)
Recipes : H(001), roots, eye friction
H(112), ONS., RNS.
H(201), roots in collar again bad spell
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : kifura (Luganda)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008), barks, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(037), barks, decoction (H2O) , VO. ,1 cup, 2 x / Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ipogoro (Nyika, Tanzania), iti (Taita, Kenya), mpogoro (Hehe, Tanzania)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(033), H(068), H(139)
Recipes : H(013), roots, decoction (H2O) , friction
H(020) snake, roots, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(033), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), pounded roots, infusion, VO.
H(139), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiptare (Marakwet, Kenya), mughobari (Kakamega), mosoma (Sukuma, Tanzania), ol-girigiri (Masai,kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(027y), H(118)
Recipes : H(007) diur. + H(027y), roots, decoction (H2O) + milk , after delivery
H(118), chewed bark, VO. juice
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(033), H(051), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(033), bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(100) syph, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(104) stomach, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kilawata (Swahili, Kenya), muthiia (Kamba, Kenya), talamong (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda), eiti, oiti pi (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
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(034), H(037), H(037), H(051), H(091), H(100), H(104), H(118), H(135), H(139)
Recipes : H(034), leaves, decoction (H2O) in tea, VO.
H(034), roots, RNS
H(037) cough, chewed stems whitout bark, VO. juice
H(037) pneumo, leaves, decoction (H2O) in tea, VO.
H(051) child, bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(091), bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(100) gono, roots, RNS
H(104) estomac, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(118), chewed stems whitout bark, VO. juice
H(135), roots, decoction (H2O), VO
H(135), bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(139), bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(139), bark, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chigundigundi (Digo, Kenya), mfuku (Gogo, Tanzania), mopira (Shambaa, Tanzania), munga (Giriama, Kenya), musemei, kisemei (Kamba, Kenya), ol-erbat (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(013), H(055)
Recipes : H(013) anthrax, ONS, ashes, RNS
H(055), bark, emetic, ONS, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, ?
Vernacular name : loepe (Samburu, Kenya)
Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Official name : Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(097), H(139)
Recipes : H(097), roots, swolen scrotum
H(139), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : eragai (Turkana, Kenya)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(006), H(104), H(008), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(006) purg + H(104)estomac, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(008), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(100) gono, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : achika (Acholi, Ouganda), chepkomon (Kipsigis, Kenya), ol-munishui (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : omugando (Nyankore)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) childs, bark of roots, maceration H2O, VO. + bath 2 x / D
H(104), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : alui (Padhola, Ouganda), icheses (Nyika, Tanzania), mokwanga (Rufiji, Tanzania)
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(051), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(108), H(156)
Recipes : H(001), plant, drops in eyes
H(006) constipation, crushed leaves, stewed, filter, VO. 1/2 cup
H(051), roots, booiled (1/2h), VO., hot juice
H(100) gono.., roots, infusion, VO.
H(103), stems, roots, RNS.
H(104) stomach, roots, infusion, VO.
H(108), roots, booiled (1/2h), VO., hot juice
H(156), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mahacha (Swahili, Kenya), mfulwe (Shambaa, Tanzania), mutasatsa (Giriama, Kenya), olando-makwar (Luo, Kenya)
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(139), H(162)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, infusion, wash
H(139), roots, RNS.
H(162) child, because of burning urines, roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ayila (Acholi, Ouganda), shembawa (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(053), roots, RNS
H(100) gono, boiled roots + milk, VO.
H(108), strong cough, roots, RNS + inhalation steams from infusion of crushed leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : feendili (Shambaa, Tanzania)
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(003), H(004), H(124), H(006), H(013), H(018), H(031), H(100)
Recipes : H(003), dryed leaf pounded, powdre on scarifications
H(004) + H(124), chewed roots, juice on wounds
H(006) child, decoc roots, RNS
H(013) furuncle, ashes leaf on ...
H(018), dryed leaf pounded, powdre on scarifications
H(031), decoc roots, RNS
H(100), pounded leaf in warm H2O hot, cold maceration, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : auch-auch (Luo, Kenya), inyalo (Turu), lugeni (Hehe, Tanzania), lusayi (Kakamega), pulule (Swahili, Kenya), uthekethe (Kamba, Kenya)
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(008), H(012), H(076), H(103), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(008) diar.hoea, pounded plant, maceration H2O, VO.
H(012)), crushed plant, local application, broken limbsH(076), sores in mouth, flowers buds, chewed
H(076), sores in mouth, chewing roots, juiceswalowed
H(076)glossit-child, pounded leaves, juice on the tong of children suffering of mutata (by the Kamba)
H(103), sore on the gums, chewing roots, juiceswalowed
H(104) stomach, pounded plant, maceration H2O, VO.
H(103), sore on the gums, flowers buds, chewed
H(118), sore in troat, chewing roots, juiceswalowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ajvok-olaw , salamatwe (Luo, Kenya), ekum (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), mtango (Shambaa, Tanzania), mutata (Kamba, Kenya), nyakanyaka (acholi, Ouganda), shiranda (Kipkarren)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(100)
Recipes : H(092)for arrows, bark + roots, infusion
H(100) syph., roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kelyot (Kipsigis, Kenya), namikouko (Fipa, Tanzania), ol-morigye (Masai, Kenya & Tanzania)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(051), bark, steam baths
H(091), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(091), bark, decoction (H2O) , bath
H(137), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbuyu (Digo, Kenya)), mlamba (Taita, Kenya), moandu (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Official name : Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diar., roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(020) snake, chewed roots, juice, VO.
H(091)anemia, roots, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO.
H(100) gono.., roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Kenya
Vernacular name : gale (Luguru, Tanzania), mgore, mugore, munua nyoka (Digo, Kenya)
Adenia volkensii Harms
Official name : Adenia volkensii Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(104)
Recipes : H(078), bulb, ashes + milk, VO
H(104) stomach, bulb, ashes + milk, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kilyambiti (Kamba, Kenya)
Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Official name : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Nerium obesum Forssk. , Adenium somalense var. crispum Chiov. , Adenium honghel A.DC.
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), insecticide lice, toxic for man, roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : kalun (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda)
Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(020) snake, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), dried seeds, ground with fingermillet, paste + H2O, VO. (powerfull)
H(104) stomach, dried seeds, ground with fingermillet, paste + H2O, VO. (powerfull)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : menyua (Meru, Kenya), mtangawizi (Digo, Kenya), osaye (Luo, Kenya), oseyo (Padhola, Ouganda)
Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Official name : Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(139)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots pounded, maceration H2O, VO.
H(020) snake, fresh roots , chewed
H(139), fresh roots , chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mkongo (Swahili,Kenya)
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), yong leaves, juice, local application (desinfectant)
H(006) constip.., yong leaves, juice, VO.
H(104) stomach, yong leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : ikonge (Kamba, Taita, Kenya)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(034), H(037), H(099), H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, RNS
H(004) + H(124), leaves, juice hemostatic
H(034) chest pain, roots, decoc, VO., 3x 1j
H(037) cough, leaves or roots fresh, decoc, VO.
H(099), roots, decoc, VO. relax
H(104) stomach, leaves or roots fresh, decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ilusa (Kakamega), kundambara (Swahili, Kenya), matawana (Chagga, Tanzania), oluoro-chieng (Luo, Kenya),otikidiel (Padhola, Ouganda)
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(103), H(151)
Recipes : H(008) dys., leaves, infusion, VO.
H(051), leaves, infusion, VO.
H(103), leaves, infusion, VO.
H(151), leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mataliha (Kakamega)
Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms
Official name : Alangium chinense (Lour.) Harms
Family : Alangiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) magic, branch, stem, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mutobolo (Kakamega)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(051), H(068), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) purg., bark or roots , decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(051) paludism, bark or roots , decoction (H2O) , VO. (overdose can cause death)
H(051), roots, RNS.
H(068) tenia, bark or roots , decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(100), roots, RNS.
H(139), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kyoa, muoa, muowa (Kamba, Kenya), mkutoni (Gogo, Tanzania)
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(027), H(027y), H(100), H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, roots, in steam
H(027), barks, RNS.
H(027y) + H(124), barks, RNS.
H(100), roots, RNS
H(104), barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mugavu (Luganda), mwita (Lusoga), ober (Luo, Kenya), omubele (Kakamega)
Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Official name : Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : owak (Acholi, Ouganda)
Albizia petersiana (Bolle) Oliv.
Official name : Albizia petersiana (Bolle) Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, pounded bark, maceration H2O, VO., 3 x / D
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlanga langa, molangalanga (Haya, Tanzania)
Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name : Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O) or maceration, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : sesut (Sebei, Ouganda)
Aloe graminicola Reynolds
Official name : Aloe graminicola Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism + H(055), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO. (vomit in case of...)
H(055) + H(104) stomach, leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO. (vomit in case of...)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : olkos (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(034), H(037), H(045), H(075), H(077)
Recipes : H(001), roots, RNS.
H(001), leaves, juice, drops in eyes
H(018), headache, leaves, juice, VO.
H(034), chest pain, leaves, juice, VO.
H(037), pneumo., leaves, juice, VO.
H(045), desinfection, leaves, juice VO.
H(075), leaves, juice VO.
H(077), leaves, juice VO.
H(086), bark of Aloe secundiflora, Pappea capensis, Fagara chalybea , decoction, RNS., treatment of internal body swellings
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kiluma (Kamba, Kenya), sukuroi (Samburu)
Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Official name : Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(104)
Recipes : H(003), bruises, fresh leaves, pounded, juice on bruises
H(104) childs, leaves, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : cheberenet (Nandi, Kenya), Kishampa (Shambaa, Tanzania), kaasha - maho (Giriamo, Kenya)
Anisopappus africanus (Hook. f.) Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Anisopappus africanus (Hook. f.) Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(068)
Recipes : H(004), leaf, local applic.
H(068)ankylostomiasis, leaves and stems are boiled in a pot of water. The patient inhal the steam
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : singasingati (Pare)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(008), H(077), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), gum on wound
H(008), fruit, VO.
H(077), fruit, VO.
H(108), roots, decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mbokwe (Digo, Kenya), obolo (Acholi & Luo, Kenya)
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chesimboleyet (Kipsigis, Kenya), masaba, wanda (Kakamega)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), pounded seeds, powder + beer, !!! toxic
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(068), H(118), H(135)
Recipes : H(051), plant heated, fermentation, RNS
H(055),chewed leaves, juice swalowed
H(068), roots, decoc, VO., 2-3 x / J
H(118)troat, plant heated, fermentation, RNS
H(135)indigestion, plant, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : fifi (Shambaa), ushemeli (Sukuma)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(022), H(037), H(086), H(100), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, RNS.
H(022), roots, infusion, ocyto., VO.
H(037) cough, roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(086), leaves, infusion, bubonic plague (by the Taita)
H(100), roots, infusion
H(118), roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(201) madness, stems, leaves, roots, pounded, maceration H2O, VO. 2-3 x / J
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chichilazyuka (Gonja), embare baba (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), kapalang'anga (Hehe, Tanzania), lwafumbo (Taita, Kenya), murikano (Giriama, Kenya)
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(135)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(135), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Official name : Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia chrysops S. Moore , Aspilia holstii O.Hoffm
Symptoms : H(001), H(002), H(004), H(014), H(038), H(068), H(100), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(001)conj., leaves of Aspilia mossambicensis pounded and tied in the leaf of Vernonia auriculifera, heated over a flam and applied ao eyes suffering from cunjunctivities
H(002), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(004), leaves pounded, applic. local
H(014) ringworm, leaves pounded, friction skin
H(038)cystitis, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), leaves pounded, decoc, VO.
H(068)hookworm, leaves, stems,decoction (H2O), inhalation steams
H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104) belly, plant, juice warm or cold, VO.
H(109), bark, one hand, decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : eraji (Nyankore), ihwula (Sukuma, Tanzania), lilelie (Lunyore), mubiawawala (Busoga, Ouganda), muti (Kamba, Kenya), mutanzi, maruwa, muhepe (Digo, Kenya), nyanganyanga (Shambaa, Tanzania), raywetigo (Luo, Kenya)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(001) trachom, the leaf which is like sand paper is used to "cut" the eye rash of trachoma infected patients
H(004), pounded leves, local application
H(014), pounded leves, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : muti, wuti (Kamba, Kenya), ol-oiyabase (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), shilambila (Kakamega)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), leaf pounded, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mforfor (Digo)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(006), H(034), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, RNS,
H(034), gum + porridge
H(068), roots, RNS,
H(104), roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mnyira, njienjia (Swahili), ngoswet (Kipsigis)
Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Official name : Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135), plant, ashes, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : katabut (Marakwet)
Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres. subsp. abyssinica var. abyssinica
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(008), H(068), H(094), H(099), H(108), H(139)
Recipes : H(004), roots, decoction (H2O), VO., wash the sores
H(006) purg., bark, juice, VO. (Arusha people)
H(008) dys., young stems, juice, VO.
H(068) childs, bark, powder or decoction (H2O), VO.
H(068) ascaris, young stems, juice, VO.
H(094)hémor., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(099) epilepsy, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(108), leaves, pounded, snuffed
H(139), leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbatsamwono (Hehe, Tanzania), misuangatu (Nyakyusa, Tanzania), mkururumbi (Kaguru), mrindawa (Chagga, Tanzania)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(051), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(001)conjonctivitis, pounded lives, juice, instil. eyes
H(006) constip. nw.born, pounded lives, infus or maceration, 3 X / J
H(051) paludism, chewed roots, juice, VO., or, decoc, VO.
H(068), leaves, decoc, 1 glass/men, 1/2 child
H((104) stomach, pounded lives, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mumyugunnyugu (Meru, Kenya), munzee (Kamba, Kenya), ologohe (Maragoli), onyiego (Luo, Kenya), qalmir bo (Iraqw, Tanzania), seere (Padhola, Ouganda)
Biophytum petersianum Klotzch
Official name : Biophytum petersianum Klotzch
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) childs, whole plant, pounded, maceration H2O, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : ori - bino (Padhola, Ouganda)
Blumea alata (D. Don) DC.
Official name : Blumea alata (D. Don) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(166)
Recipes : H(108)sinusitis, roots, infusion, VO.
H(166)hiccup , roots, decoc, VO., or chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ludenyikumbwe (Hehe), muuga (Shambaa)
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O) , VO., 3 x 1day
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msingesa (Gogo)
Boscia coriacea Pax
Official name : Boscia coriacea Pax
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) gono.r, roots in soup, VO.
H(104) stomach, chewed leaf, juice swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chariso (Taita)
Boswellia hildebrandtii Engl.
Official name : Boswellia hildebrandtii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(100)
Recipes : H(007) diur., roots, decoction (H2O) VO. after meal
H(100) gono., roots, decoction VO. after meal
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : muhodja (Digo)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(068), H(091), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) childs, bark boiled in soup, it is recommended that child should eat nothing in cases where diarrhoea is accompanied by bleeding
H(018), roots, powder mixed with gease, skull rubbed
H(068) tenia, bark, decoction (H2O) (30'), VO.
H(091) childs, bark, decoction (H2O) , soup + milk, VO. H(104) stomach, bark, decoction (H2O) (30'), VO.
H(113), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : isongamino (Nyika, Tanzania), muiya (Shambaa, Tanzania), mukoigo (Kikuyu, Kenya), mukwego (Meru, Kenya), odugu-kulo (Luo, Kenya), shikanganya (Kakamega), katazamiti (Luganda)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(014), H(082), H(104), H(135), H(173)
Recipes : H(004), leaveses, powder + fat, local application
H(008), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(014), leaveses, powder + fat, local application
H(082), astma, leaves + roots cooked with meat, VO.
H(104) belly, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104)estomac, leaves + roots cooked with meat, VO.
H(135), leaves + roots cooked with meat, VO.
H(173), leaves, powder + fat, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkamana, mrikawanda (Chagga, Tanzania)
Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(100), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) ulcer, leaf, powder, local applic
H(100) gono.r, leaf, powder, VO.
H(137), ash of the plant used for rubbing into the skin to cure general body pains
H(201), ritual protection
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : eren (Turkana, Kenya), luharamira (Luguru, Tanzania), mchachale (Shambaa, Tanzania), larasoro (Samburu, Kenya)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(103), H(111), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), dry stems, powder on sores
H(006) + H(201), roots, decoction (H2O), VO., to promote a diarrhoea to expel toxic substances produced by witchcraft
H(103), stems chewed, juice, VO.
H(111), dry stems, powder on scalds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : madohola (Zaramo, Tanzania), mbanzi (Swahili, Kenya), musuu (Kamba, Kenya), ngogu (Luganda)
Calophyllum inophyllum Lam.
Official name : Calophyllum inophyllum Lam.
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(086)
Recipes : H(086), leaves, oil for glandular swellings in the neck and jaws
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : motondoo (Swahili)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(020), H(055), H(068)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots, RNS.
H(055), roots, decoction (H2O)
H(068)ankylostomie, roots, decoc.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : boah (Somali), etithuru (Turkana), mpamba mwitu (Swahili), okwot-pu (Luo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006)
Recipes : H(004) + H(006), leaves, juice on wound to kill any maggots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : murut (Luo, Kenya)
Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Official name : Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(135)
Recipes : H(001), leaf, decoction (H2O), bath occular
H(135)indigestion, leaf, decoction (H2O), VO. warm
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(034), H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(034) , bark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(037) cough, roots, decoction (H2O), highly poisonous in large quantities
H(082) asthma, leaf, decoction (H2O)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : dunguranassa (Seguha), iravu (Chagga, Tanzania), kitandambo, mutandambo (Kamba, Kenya)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(077), H(135)
Recipes : H(077), leaves, , RNS., VO.
H(135), leaves,RNS., VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : pilipili (Luo, Swahili, Kenya)
Caralluma speciosa N.E. Br.
Official name : Caralluma speciosa N.E. Br.
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), stem, juice squeezed and diluted in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013)rashes, leaves + roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : binyna (Luo, Kenya)
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(034), H(051), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(034) chest, infus roots
H(051) paludism, roots, decoc, VO.
H(104)pregnacy, H(135), roots washed, decoction (H2O) + H2O, VO. warm
H(113)polio, ONS, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kamasai (Nyamuka), kikawam mukawa (Kamba, Kenya), mufumbwe (Hehe, Tanzania), ochuoga (Luo, Kenya), lamuriei (Samburu, Kenya)
Cassia absus L.
Official name : Cassia absus L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Chamaecrista absus (L.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) syph., poundedleaves, cataplasm on sores
H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : pingano awima (Turu)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, leaves, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cassia angustifola Vahl.
Official name : Cassia angustifola Vahl.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia acutifolia Del. , Cassia senna L.
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), roots, barks, leaves, pounded, decoction (H2O) , VO. 2 X 1 day
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : msahala (Swahili)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(046), H(055), H(075), H(093), H(100), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(006), stem, root, leaves, decoction (H2O),RNS.
H(006), barks + roots, maceration H2O, VO.
H(014)ring worm, leaves, ashes, local application
H(018) + H(051) paludism + H(055) + H(102), roots + leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(046), leaves, decoction (H2O), bath
H(055), barks + roots, maceration H2O, VO.
H(075), leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(093), roots, RNS
H(100) gono., leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104) stomach, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(113) woman back , leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : ithaa (Kamba, Kenya), lakera (Acholi, Ouganda), lubino, luwino (Kakamega), mwinu (Shambaa, Tanzania), murao (Meru, Kenya), owinu (Luo, Kenya), qarere (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(006), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, RNS.
H(100) gono., roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : bsuneute (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Cassia mimosoides L.
Official name : Cassia mimosoides L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(005), H(037), H(053), H(111)
Recipes : H(001), fleaves, juice, instil. eyes
H(004) + H(053), leaves, juice, application on ears wounds
H(005), leaves, juice to reduce swellings
H(008), roots of Cassia mimosoides, Waltheria indica , pounded, maceration in warm H2O, VO., 3 X 1 dayH(037) cough, roots, decoction, VO. - - - H(111), dry leaves, pounded, powder on burns
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : akaryaburiba (Nyankore), kilecha (Swahili, Kenya), masambu-koinyama (Kakamega), moesho ya mpasi (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, pounded leaves + warm H2O , VO. , 3 x /1 Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : achack (Padhola, Ouganda)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(051), H(097), H(104), H(179), H(201)
Recipes : H(006), seeds, RNS.
H(020) snake, leaves, RNS.
H(051), leaves, decoction (H2O) , steam bath
H(097), roots, decoction, VO., swollen testicles
H(104)stomac, roots pounded, small particles , maceration, VO. 1 tea spoon every 4 hours (bitter and powerful)
H(179)kidney, leaves, RNS.
H(201), roots, illness from the spirits Kinyamkera
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : imindi (Lunyore), inglatiang (Luo, Kenya), mwengajini (Swahili, Kenya), segusse (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Cassia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Cassia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068), leaves, roots, RNS.
H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : nkundekunde (Zaramo, Tanzania)
Cassia septemtrionalis Viv.
Official name : Cassia septemtrionalis Viv.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna septemtrionalis (Viv.) Irwin & Barneby , Cassia laevigata Willd
Symptoms : H(006), H(030)
Recipes : H(006), fruits and roots of Cassia floribunda are pounded, infusion in H2O, VO.
H(030), leaves of Cassia floribunda are crushed, mixed with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : nkumambusi (Shambaa), mugusa (Maragoli)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008), bark or roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(077), bark or roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mzangaye (Swahili )
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(000), H(004), H(004), H(006), H(100), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(000), roots, barks, leaves, decoction (H2O), inhalation
H(004) stomach, young leaves, chewed, VO. juice
H(004), sores, roots, RNS.
H(006), young leaves, chewed, VO. juice
H(100) gono., sores, roots, RNS.
H(104) stomach, young leaves, chewed, VO. juice
H(157) childs, roots Cassia singueana , Microglossa densiflora, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chebaayiwet (Sebei, Ouganda), humbahumba (Vidunda), mhumba (Shambaa, Tanzania), msambiria (Sukuma, Tanzania), muhumbu (Giriama , Kenya), mukengeka (Kamba, Kenya), sisilamosa (Bukusu, Ouganda)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022), roots, chewed by woman during delivery
H(104) stomach, stems, leaves, pounded + H2O cold, VO. 1x / 1 J
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : yekeyeke (Padhola, Ouganda)
Celosia schweinfurthiana Schinz
Official name : Celosia schweinfurthiana Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilh., roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : yangandu (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) syph., whole plant, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026), leaves of Hyptis pectinata + Chenopodium opulifolium + Leonotis nepetaefolia, pounded + H2O, VO., pain during menstruation
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Chenopodium procerum Hochst. ex Moq.
Official name : Chenopodium procerum Hochst. ex Moq.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(018)
Recipes : H(006) childs, roots, decoc, VO. 3 x 1days
H(018)cepha., roots, leaf, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : hangazimu (Bondei, Shambaa, Tanzania)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(020), H(027z), H(037), H(091), H(097), H(104), H(108), H(118)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), curing wounds, ashes, RNS.
H(020) snake, roots, RNS
H(020) snake, roots, powder + H2O
H(037) cough, roots, powder + H2O
H(091) kwash., child whose belly is badly swollen, roots, pounded, infusion, VO., 2 x / 1 Day
H(097) new. born, male child with swollen testicles, roots, pounded, infusion, VO., 2 x / 1 Day
H(104), roots, RNS
H(104) stomach, leaves + roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(108), roots, powder + H2O
H(118), roots, powder + H2O
H(174), leaves + roots, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : esibasa (Lunyore), higerekyampiti (Lusoga), kishiki cha buga (Swahili, Kenya), masu (Padhola, Ouganda), olandra (Luo, Kenya), moeru (Rufiji, Tanzania), msimbasi (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(013), H(027z), H(037), H(087), H(100), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), warmed leaves , cataplasm on chest
H(005) + H(087), paste of tubercle, cataplasm
H(005) + H(113), washed tubercles , decoction, VO.
H(006) purg., leaves, decoction, VO.
H(013) abscessses, paste of tubercle, cataplasm
H(027z) + H(104) belly, washed tubercles , decoction, VO.
H(037), warmed leaves , cataplasm on oedema
H(100) syph.,washed tubercles , decoction, VO.
H(104) swollen belly, leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwengele (Swahili, Kenya), mwengere (Zigua, Tanzania), mwenjere (Digo, Kenya)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(004), H(124), H(005), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) + H(124), stems inside of the fibers are used to stop bleedings
H(005), chopped roots, mixed with the meal
H(108), ( swellings) chopped roots, mixed with the meal
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : arunya (Nyankore), macheso, mwacheso (Digo, Kenya)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), root, RNS.
H(108), leaves, fruits, fresh or mixed with other drinks, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(018), H(022), H(100), H(108), H(135)
Recipes : H(002), roots, decoction, VO.
H(018), pounded roots, mixed in the soup, VO.
H(022), pounded roots, mixed in the soup, VO.
H(100) syph.ilis, roots, decoction, VO., 3 x / D
H(103), stems as tooth brushes
H(108), pounded roots, mixed in the soup, VO.
H(135), pounded roots, mixed in the soup, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kisimbari (Kakamega), mjavikali (Swahili, Kenya), matathi (Kikuyu, Kenya), mnyapala, munyapala (Digo, Kenya), Msongambwa (Luguru, Tanzania), mtanwa (Zinza, Tanzania)
Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(051), H(100), H(100), H(108), H(118), H(131)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, infusion, VO.
H(018), roots, RNS.
H(051) paludism., roots, infusion, VO.
H(100) gono.., leaves, infusion, VO.
H(100) syph., leaves, infusion, VO.
H(108), roots, RNS.
H(118), leaves, infusion, VO.
H(131), leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : bisinda (Kipsigis, Kenya), minkamba (Haya, Tanzania), mugayangandu (Kukuyu, Kenya), omwombyer (Acholi, Ouganda)
Clematis simensis Fres.
Official name : Clematis simensis Fres.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(018), chewed leaves, juice, VO.
H(051) paludism, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(108) cold, chewed leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : bisinda (Kipsigis, Kenya), sisiat (Nandi, Kenya), sheraha, shiraha (Tiriki)
Clerodendrum discolor (Klotzch) Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum discolor (Klotzch) Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(139)
Recipes : H(005), chewed leaves, juice on the swellings in the cheek or neck
H(006) constip.., roots, decoction (H2O),enema
H(139), roots, decoction (H2O),enema (impotence)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbale (Chagga, Tanzania), mpugambu (Nyamwezi, Tanzania), mupambaduma (Hehe, Tanzania), nunke (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Clerodendrum johnstonii Oliv.
Official name : Clerodendrum johnstonii Oliv.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach + belly, fresh leaves, chewed or pounded, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ikwandire, iwandire (Chagga, Tanzania)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(006), H(034), H(051), H(055), H(100), H(103), H(108), H(113), H(118), H(124)
Recipes : H(006), roots, decoction, VO.
H(034) chest, roots coocked, VO.
H(051) paludism, roots pounded, maceration, or chewed, VO.
H(055), roots, decoction, VO.
H(100) gono., roots, decoction, VO.
H(103) + H(124), roots extract, RNS.. (to stop gum bleeding)
H(108), roots extract, RNS.
H(113), rheumatism, roots pounded, maceration, or chwed, VO.
H(118), roots pounded, maceration, or chewed, VO.
H(133), roots pounded, maceration, or chewed, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : chemogong (Kipsigis, Kenya), muvweia (Kamba, Kenya), okwero (Acholi, Ouganda), shikuma (Kakamega), makutikuti (Samburu, Kenya)
Clerodendrum rotundifolium Oliv.
Official name : Clerodendrum rotundifolium Oliv.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(005), H(013), H(018), H(037), H(068), H(112), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), roots pounded, cataplasm
H(013) boils, roots pounded, cataplasm
H(018), leaves or roots, decoction, VO.
H(037) cough, leaves or roots, decoction, VO.
H(068), leaves or roots, decoction, 1 - 2 x / 1Day, VO.
H(112), leaves, RNS.
H(113) rheumatisme, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiarankwate (Meru, Kenya), mluli (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Official name : Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(104), H(108), H(126), H(135)
Recipes : H(018), roots, decoction, soup, VO.
H(051) paludism, roots, decoction, soup, VO.
H(104), roots, decoction, soup, VO.
H(108), roots, decoction , VO.
H(126), roots, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO.
H(135), roots, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mburuku (Pare, Tanzania), muhende (Shambaa, Tanzania), muthimamburi (Kikuyu, Kenya), sambukwe (Kakamega)
Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Official name : Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020)crushed leaves + H2O, VO. (puff-adder)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : lukokoti (Yao), obutsiba (Kakamega)
Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum fragrans F. Hoffm. , Combretum ghasalense Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100) syph., roots, decoction (H2O), cure the wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mufuka (Bemba)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100) syph., roots, decoction (H2O), cure the wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : ititu (Kamba, Kenya), odugu (Acholi, Ouganda)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(008), H(020), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(112), H(173)
Recipes : H(005) generalized oedema , H(008), H(051), H(068), H(104) stomach, H(112), H(173), roots, decoction, VO
H(004), leaf of C. molle. + roots pounded of Senecio lyratipartitus + leafs of banana tree as bandage
H(020), roots and leaf
H(034) chest complaints, leaf chewed or pounded , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : gendai (Iraqw, Tanzania), kiama (Kamba, Kenya), kimarolo (Chagga, Tanzania), mkuru ya mnenfua (Sukuma, Tanzania), mnama (Shambaa, Tanzania), mukhungula (Kakamega), murama (Meru, Kenya), mwama, mwawa (Taita, Kenya)
Commelina africana L.
Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(053), H(093), H(201)
Recipes : H(001) + H(093), buds contain a fluid used as antidote when an irrrritant latex drop into eyes
H(051), plant, infusion, bath
H(053), plant, juice, drops in ears
H(201), plant, juice, drops in ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : dzedza (Digo, Kenya), loblobityet (Kipsigis, Kenya), nioloniolo (Kakamega)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(053), H(108)
Recipes : H(001), flower, juice, drops in eyes
H(053), stems, juice, RNS.
H(108), cold, stems, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : loblobityet (Kipsigis, Kenya), mkengera (Taita)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(020), H(051), H(097), H(104), H(107), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), resin, disinfecting wound
H(020) snake, chewed bark with tobaco on wound
H(051), roots + bark, steam bath
H(097), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(107), fruit, RNS
H(108), roots + bark, steam bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kitungu, mutungu (Kamba, Kenya), mbambara, mlororo (Swahili, Kenya), mpome (Rufiji, Tanzania), msagacha (Sumbua, Tanzania), tola (Giriama, Kenya)
Commiphora zimmermannii Engl.
Official name : Commiphora zimmermannii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Synonyms : Commiphora kyimbilensis Engl.
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(051), H(103), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, bark chewed
H(006) constipation, bark + roots, decoc, VO.
H(020) snake, roots, RNS
H(051), maceration leaf, VO.
H(103), stem with leaf, warmed and chewed
H(104) stomach, bark chewed
H(135), bark in food
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbombwe (Shambaa, Tanzania), mnyakwa (Swahili, Kenya), msume (Pare, Tanzania), mtulansuwi (Sukuma, Tanzania), mutunguv (Meru, Kenya)
Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Official name : Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Conyza floribunda Kunth , Erigeron floribundus (Kunth) Schults - Bip. , Erigeron naudinii (Bonnet) Humbert
Symptoms : H(051), H(201)
Recipes : H(051), leaves, crumple, inhalation
H(201), for a baby who does not want to suckle, the plant is crushed and applied on the nipples, which will cause to baby to suckle
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : nkalisha (Shambaa)
Conyza newii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Conyza newii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(055)
Recipes : H(034)pectoral pain, chewed leaves, juice swallowed
H(055), roots, decoction, VO. (hot), emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kisegeyo (Shambaa)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012), fresh juicy bark tied on broken bone, changed often
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : muringa (Meru)
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Official name : Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia sinensis Lam. , Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoc. roots in milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mudawe (Gogo)
Cotyledon barbeyi Schweinf. ex Bak.
Official name : Cotyledon barbeyi Schweinf. ex Bak.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, heated leaves, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Official name : Crassocephalum bojeri (DC.) Robyns
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Senecio bojeri DC. , Senecio subscandens Hochst. ex A. Rich. , Solanecio angulatus (Vahl) C.Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(051), H(093), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(051), H(093), H(108), H(113), crushed leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : reza (Giriama,Kenya), leza (Shambaa,Tanzania), yamundekelelwa (Chagga, Tanzania)
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(006), H(008), H(068), H(135)
Recipes : H(006), H(008), H(068), H(135), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : gulanguso (Shambaa, Tanzania), mdaa (Pare, Tanzania), yergekwa (marakwet, Kenya)
Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum vitellinum (Benth.) S. Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Gynura vitellina Benth.
Symptoms : H(000), H(001)
Recipes : H(000), flower, if a very tiny particle gets into eye, the flower is used to rub the inside of the eye, thus removing the tiny particle
H(001), plant, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : omusheda (Haya, Tanzania), thima (Kikuyu, Kenya)
Crossandra nilotica Oliver
Official name : Crossandra nilotica Oliver
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 2) cobra, leaf chewed, juice on wound)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Kipsigis) (Masai)
Vernacular name : cheberenet (Kipsigis)
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(001), H(100)
Recipes : H(001), pounded leaves + H2O, fermentation, RNS.
H(100), roots, decoction (H2O), VO., 2-3 x / J
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : elechorai (Teso, Kenya)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(051), H(091), H(104), H(104)
Recipes : H(034), leaves chewed or smoked as cigaret (Sukuma einTanzania)
H(051), dry leaves, burned, inhalation, fumigation
H(091), crushed leaves added to soup from goat's meat
H(104), leaves chewed or smoked as cigaret (Sukuma einTanzania)
H(104) stomach, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : girigirimu (Mbulu, Tanzania), lakingdirgat (Samburu, Kenya)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(124), H(006), H(013), H(037), H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(004) + H(124), fresh leaves, juice, hemostatic
H(006) purg., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(013) , roots and stem's barks, decoc H2O, nw. born bathed in the mixture
H(037) cough, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(037) cough, leaves, ashes are licked
H(051) paludism, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(068) tenia, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : musudzu, musutsu (Kakamega), mutundu (Meru, Kenya), mutuntu (Meru , Kenya), muwulugu (Hehe, Tanzania)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(068), H(156)
Recipes : H(005) internal, roots of Euclea divinorum Hiern, Croton megalocarpus,boiled together, VO.
H(068), pounded bark, one night in H2O , extract, VO.
H(156), pounded bark, one night in H2O , extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : lalei (Chagga), mbali (Luguru), musine (Kakamega, muthulu (Kamba)
Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Official name : Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(082)asthm, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100) gono., leaves + young stems, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(108), leaves, decoction (H2O), cataplasm, cold
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mwiani (Kilifi, Kenya), mukwamba (Digo, Kenya)
Croton sylvaticus Hoschst. ex Krauss
Official name : Croton sylvaticus Hoschst. ex Krauss
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(037), H(091)
Recipes : H(005) +H(037) tuberculosis, leaves, decoction (H2O), bath
H(005) + H(091) kwash., leaves, decoction (H2O), bath
H(006) purg., leaves, infusion, VO.
H(037) tuberculosis, roots bark, decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : msandusi, msinduzi, msunduzi (Kenya)
Culcasia scandens P. Beauv.
Official name : Culcasia scandens P. Beauv.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(125)
Recipes : H(091) + H(125), plant, ashes in the porridge every morning
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kamata (Digo, Kenya)
Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Araliaceae
Synonyms : Cussonia kirkii Seem. , Cussonia barteri Seem. , Cussonia djalonensis A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(093), H(100)
Recipes : H(093), leaf, RNS,
H(100) gono.rr., roots, decoc or maceration H2O, VO, 2 à 3x / D
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kitandawabaisa (Kakamega), mntindi, mtindi (Shambaa)
Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Official name : Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(033, 2), to induce pregnancy, roots, decoction (H2O), VO
H(055) emetic, roots, RNS.
H(104) belly, fruits, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : irimata (Pare), mtulula (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Cyperus alternifolius L.
Official name : Cyperus alternifolius L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), rash, piece of roots + H2O, bath
H(013) , pimples, piece of roots + H2O, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : zira (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), head ache, chewed leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : ndago (Meru, Kenya)
Cyperus rotundus L.
Official name : Cyperus rotundus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(135), H(178)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots, RNS.
H(104) colic, roots, RNS.
H(135), roots, RNS.
H(178), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : moikut (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda)
Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Official name : Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(086)
Recipes : H(013), itchy rash, pounded leaves, local application
H(086), enlarged glands, pounded leaves, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kiptora (Marakwet, Kenya)
Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Official name : Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(104) belly, leaves, roots, RNS.
H(113)rhoemat., roots, external use
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : kowa (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Dalbergia nitidula Bak.
Official name : Dalbergia nitidula Bak.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Dalbergia dekindtiana Harms
Symptoms : H(004), H(045)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045) cicatrizing, ONS, juice, on sores
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mfuufu (Lusoga), muhogo (Nyankore)
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(082), H(092)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(037) cough, roots + leaves, pounded, dried, snoked as a cigarette or in in a pipe
H(082), flowers, RNS. asthma
H(092), roots + leaves, infusion (!!! poison)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : iwongewonge (Sukuma, Tanzania), mnanaha, mnawha (Swahili, Kenya)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(014), H(053), H(092), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), leaves, cataplasm
H(014) tinea, seeds + leaves, dried, pounded, powder + geace, friction
H(053), mature fruit, warmed in ashes. The fruit is cooled, juice, instillation ear
H(092), seeds, RNS. (!!! toxic) - - - H(113), leaves, cataplasm
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : barutu, chemogong (Kipsigis, Kenya), mwalola (Taita), silulu (Bukusu, Ouganda)
Delonix elata (L.) Gamble
Official name : Delonix elata (L.) Gamble
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(076), H(103)
Recipes : H(008), barks, infusion
H(068) bilh., barks, maceration (24 h.)H20, VO. many days
H(076), young stems as brush toot
H(103) gingivitis, young stems as brush toot
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlangawa (Sukuma, Tanzania), mtangaro (Nyamwezi, Tanzania)
Desmodium repandum (Vahl) DC.
Official name : Desmodium repandum (Vahl) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004), roots, RNS. , large sores
H(104) baby, leaves, juice, VO., 1 spoon
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kuloko la kuku (Shambaa)
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(004), H(018), H(045)
Recipes : H(004) + H(018) + H(045), the seeds are ground up, mixed with cow's ghee and the mixture rubbed on the head to heal the sores which may appear as a result of cuts made during local treatment of headache
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : bichna (Kakamega)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(013), H(020), H(045), H(088), H(093), H(100), H(104), H(137), H(139)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, juice + sealt
H(004) + H(045), branch burned and tip used to cauterize cuts
H(013) , pounded leaves, RNS
H(020) snake + H(093), chewed roots, juice on bite
H(020) scorpion + H(088), roots, decoction, VO. + chewed leaves on bite
H(100) gono., pounded leaves, RNS
H(104) stomach, leaves, juice + sealt
H(137)anesthesic,pounded leaves, RNS
H(139), pounded roots in food or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : inpangala (Nyika, Tanzania), kakongondero (district Rungwe, Tanzania), mgegere (Hehe, Tanzania), mulagembe (Shambaa, Tanzania), mundua (Kamba, Kenya), msingino (Boni, Kenya)
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : weya (Hehe)
Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Official name : Diplorhynchus condylocarpon (Muell. Arg.) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Diplorhynchus angolensis Büttner
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(022), H(097), H(100)
Recipes : H(008), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(020), roots, powder, VO.
H(022), roots, powder, VO.
H(097)testicules, roots, decoction, VO.
H(100) gonnor. , roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : itelembe (nyika, Tanzania), mtoga (Ruffiji, Tanzania), msonga (Tabora district, Tanzania)
Dissotis senegambiensis (Guill. & Perr. )Triana var. alpestris (Taub.) A. & R. Fernandes
Official name : Dissotis senegambiensis (Guill. & Perr. )Triana var. alpestris (Taub.) A. & R. Fernandes
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(014), H(027), H(099), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(006) purg. + H(008) dys. , roots, decoction (H2O), warm VO.
H(006) purg.. + H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O), warm VO.
H(014) ringworm, pounded leaves, friction
H(027) + H(201), leaves, maceration H2O, (to prevent abortion in contact with a person with underisable characteristics)
H(099) epilepsy, leaves, maceration H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : manyas - olele (Luo, Kenya)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(008), H(088)
Recipes : H(002), fresh roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(008), pounded leaves, juice, RNS.
H(088), leaves, styptic, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : luhahi (Hehe, Tanzania), mkapwani (Swahili, Kenya), muendu (Kakamega), mwajio, njitwe (Pare, Tanzania)
Dolichos kilimandschari Taub.
Official name : Dolichos kilimandschari Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots of Dolichos kilimandschari, decoction (H2O), VO. + beer
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ngupa (Yao, Tanzania)
Dracaena afromontana Mildbr.
Official name : Dracaena afromontana Mildbr.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034), chest pains, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(034), chest pains, roots, pounded, rubbed into bleeding cuts
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : gome (Acholi, Ouganda)
Dracaena deremensis Engl.
Official name : Dracaena deremensis Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(022) ocyto., roots softly grilled , chewed
H(051) paludism-child, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(113)rhumat, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : kimenue (Shambaa, Tanzania), penyi (Padhola, Ouganda), senjondet (Sebei, Ouganda)
Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Official name : Dracaena usambarensis Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Dracaena mannii Baker , Dracaena reflexa var. nitens (Welw. ex Baker) Baker
Symptoms : H(034), H(100), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(034), roots, decoction (H2O), VO., 3 x / Day
H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(201), leaves, infusion, bath for people who have been bewitched
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkwan'ga, msigandi, mukwanga, mupwanga (Digo, Kenya), mtetemu (Mwera, Tanzania)
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(034)
Recipes : H(018), herb is roasted on a sheet of iron, the fumes inhaled to alleviate headache
H(034), leaf dryed, smoked as cigaret
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ukiko (Chagga)
Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Official name : Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(088), H(139)
Recipes : H(004) + H(088), juice leaf is styptic on wounds
H(139), roots, leaf, toxic!
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : murembu (Meru, Kenya), yambu (Chagga, Tanzania), shekutu (Kakamega)
Elaeodendron buchananii (Loes.) Loes.
Official name : Elaeodendron buchananii (Loes.) Loes.
Family : Sapotaceae
Synonyms : Cassine buchananii Loes.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(004), roots, powder, applic local on wounds
H(008), leaf chewed, juice, VO.
H(037)tub, roots, powder or decoc
H(100) syph., roots, powder
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mhakumo (Nyamwezi)
Embelia schimperi Vatke
Official name : Embelia schimperi Vatke
Family : Myrsinaceae
Synonyms : Embelia kilimandschari Gilg
Symptoms : H(006), H(022), H(027x), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) purg., fruits, RNS.
H(022), leaves, ocitocic, RNS.
H(027x), leaves, linament for swollen breast of mothers, cataplasm
H(068), fruits, RNS.
H(068, 2), fruits or roots, decoction (H2O) or maceration H2O, VO.
H(068)tape worm, leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : gezi (Chagga, Tanzania), igalilonji (Nyika, Tanzania), ngera (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : H(027z), H(027y), H(126)
Recipes : H(027z) woman, pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO.
H(027y) woman, juice resting between the leaf sheatls around the trunk, VO.
H(126), trunc, decoction, VO.(liver troubles)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mukobo (Meru, Kenya)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, roots, decoction (H2O), VO
H(201) ritual, important ingrediend in rain - making medicine and many ceremonies
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kumusembe (Bukusu, Ouganda), mfutaluma (Sukuma, Tanzania), mworora (Luganda)
Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Official name : Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), roots, decoction, VO., 2 x / D
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mgosinkagona (Kwere, Tanzania)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(003), H(013), H(020), H(051), H(068), H(100), H(104), H(111)
Recipes : H(001, 2), bark young stems , RNS.
H(003), grlled barks, powder on...
H(013) , ONS, fumigation (on anthrax = yamo by the Luo)
H(020) snake, roots, RNS.
H(051), roots, RNS.
H(068), bark young stems , juice, VO.
H(100) syph., roots, RNS.
H(100) gono., kooked bark with goat meet
H(104), bark young stems , juice, VO. (kirumati by the Meru)
H(104) colic, roots Rhamnus prinoides + bark Erythrina abyssinica , decoction (H2O), VO.
H(111), grlled barks, powder on...
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ekirikiti, ol - goroshe (Masai, Kenya), kivuti, muvuti (Kamba, Kenya), lokoro (Acholi, Ouganda), mjafari (Swahili, Kenya), murembe (Lunyore, Luo, Kenya), muuti (Meru, Kenya), omuko (Nyankore), qanqari (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice from pounded leaves mixed with H2O, drunk or juice mixed with butter, eaten
H(104) stomach, pounded leaves, cooked + groundnuts, eaten
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kimbundu (Chagga, Tanzania), ngessa (Padhola, Ouganda, frontière Kenya)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(008), H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(005) internal, roots of Euclea divinorum, Croton megalocarpus, boiled together, VO.
H(006), bark, roots, soup, VO.
H(008) diar., ONS., RNS.
H(037) chest, pneumo., roots of Euclea divinorum, Croton megalocarpus, cook, VO.
H(068), bark, roots, soup, VO.
H(091), bark, roots, soup, VO.
H(201) ritual, (initiation by the Sebei), bark, roots, soup, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : cheptuishak, wuswet (Sebei, Ouganda), kikuthi, mukuthi (Kamba, Kenya), ol-kinye (Masai, Kenya + Tanzania), lchinge (Samburu, Kenya)
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030), decoction (H2O) of stems given to women after childbirth to clear out the after birth (extreme care!)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : bondo (Luo, Kenya), kuresyet (Kipsigis, Kenya), ol-pongoni (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Euphorbia grantii Oliv.
Official name : Euphorbia grantii Oliv.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(124), H(020), H(053), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) + H(124), fresh latex on wound, emostatic
H(020), a cutting of the stem(2cm) incubated in hot ash, the milky hot juice is used, RNS
H(053), a cutting of the stem(2cm) incubated in hot ash, the milky hot juice is squeezed into the ear
H(055), roots, emetic in case of suspicious poisoning
H(104) stomach child
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtulasongo, ndulwa songo (Nyamwezi, Tanzania), muthuri (Meru, Kenya)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), leaves + stems, juice, instil. eyes
H(004), fresh leaves on wounds
H(013) boils, leaves + stems, juice
H(104)pyrosis, chewed leaves, juice swallowed in case of heart-burn
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : acak-acak (Acholi, Ouganda), achaki (Padhola, Ouganda frontière Kenya), chiziyaziya, muziyaziya (Digo, Kenya frontière Tanzanianne, océan indien), mwache (Swahili,Kenya océan indien)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(020), H(033), H(055), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(020) + H(055), roots, decoction (H2O), emetic in case of snake bite
H(033), roots, decoction (H2O), sterility in woman
H(104) stomach, grilled yong stem, chewed, juice, VO.
H(118), grilled yong stem, chewed, juice, VO., sore throat
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : asubgwa (Marakwet, Kenya), ngesa (Shambaa, Tanzania), ojuok (Luo, Kenja)
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(020), H(036), H(037), H(051), H(086), H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(005) + H(091) kwash., leaves decoction (H2O), VO.
H(020) snake, leaves, VO.
H(036), bark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(037), bark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(086), bark of Aloe secundiflora, Pappea capensis, Fagara chalybea , decoction (H2O), RNS., internal ganglion
H(091), barks, juice + milk, VO.
H(103), chewed barks
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : cloisuki (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), mdongo (Sonjo, Tanzania), mfuakumbi (Shambaa, Tanzania), mukenea (Kamba, Kenya), mulungulungu (Hehe, Tanzania), mundungu , mdumgu (Digo, Kenya), songowowo (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda), arer, arere (Boni, Kenya)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(103), H(137)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(103) + H(137), joung stems + milk on aching tooth , !!! toxic
H(104) stomach, pounded barks, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mukuu (Meru,Kenya), mukuyu (Digo, Kenya), ,g'owo (Luo, Kenya), ol - oboni (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(002), H(108)
Recipes : H(002), roots or bark decoction , VO.
H(002), roots or bark maceration H2O
H(108), bark, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : ananga (Lango, Ouganda), laro (Lugbara, Ouganda), omutoma (Nyankore)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(051), H(068), H(076), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, juice, drop in eyes
H(006), leaves, RNS
H(051), leaves, RNS
H(068), leaves, RNS
H(076)tongue infection, leaves, young stems, pounded, extract
H(104) stomach, leaves, young stems, pounded, extract
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : birirwob-sot, pirirwob-sot (Kipsigis, Kenya), kalaku (Kamba, Kenya), kimamuo, kimamko (Chagga, Tanzania)
Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Official name : Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(104), stems, leaves, chewed, juice
H(108), stems, leaves, chewed, juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : nmyenye (Meru)
Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Official name : Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Synonyms : Lasiosiphon kraussianus (Meisn.) Burtt Davy
Symptoms : H(092), H(104)
Recipes : H(092), roots,decoction, VO., must be used with care, toxic
H(104) belly, roots,decoction, VO., must be used with care, toxic
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : ilulwi (Safwa)
Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Official name : Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), chewed bark (Baganda of Uganda)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Masai)
Vernacular name : kafumba (Luganda)
Gossypioides kirkii (Mast.) J.B. Hutch.
Official name : Gossypioides kirkii (Mast.) J.B. Hutch.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), leaves, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mpamba mwitu (Swahili)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(034), H(108)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots, maceration, RNS.
H(034), roots, maceration, RNS.
H(108), roots, maceration, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkomagere (Sukuma, Tanzania), mkone (Swahili, Kenya), olsitete (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), powo (Luo, Kenya)
Grewia similis K. Schum.
Official name : Grewia similis K. Schum.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), sores, bark, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mlele (Chagga, Tanzania)
Grewia tembensis Frensen
Official name : Grewia tembensis Frensen
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) typhoid, roots, chief constituent in a remedy for typhoid
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : muvindaviti (Kamba, Kenya)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(001), H(104), H(127)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, RNS.
H(104)abdomen, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(127)spleen troubles, leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : eponge (Karamoja, Ouganda), mongurwa (Marakwet, Kenya), msarasi (Sukuma, Tanzania),mshoshote (Taita, Kenya)
Guizotia scabra (Vis.) Chiov.
Official name : Guizotia scabra (Vis.) Chiov.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), used for abortion, leaves are burnt, ash collected and mixed with unknow species (opel) and cooked. Preparation is eaten
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : ofungila (Padhola)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(001), H(022), H(053), H(068), H(099), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(022), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(053), joung leaf, juice, instil ear
H(068) ascaris, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(099) epilepsy, joung leaf, juice, instil ear, nose, eyes
H(104)estomac, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : akeyo (acholi, Ouganda) (Luo, Kenya), akau (Karamoja (Ouganda), lisaka (Bunyala), mbweso za mwitinji (Yao, Tanzania)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(008) diar., bark pounded + cold H2O, VO.
H(051) paludism, roots in the cooking of the meal, VO.
H(068)anthelm., dried female inflorescences , powder, VO.H(104) stomach, bark pounded + cold H2O, VO.
H(112), bark pounded + cold H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kamonde, muinyeri (Kikuyu, Kenya), mujogajoga (Meru, Kenya), mwaanga (Chagga, Tanzania)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(015y), H(020), H(034), H(051), H(077), H(086), H(097), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kidori (Digo, Kenya), mkidunya (Kakamega), mkoromando (Swahili, Kenya), mulilyulu (Kamba, Kenya), omindi, pedo (Luo, Kenya), orongonwe (Kurya), sabuini (Boni, Kenya), lasaramai (Samburu, Kenya)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(026), H(051)
Recipes : H(018), leaves, friction of the head
H(026), roots + barks, decoction (H2O) , VO., 2X / Day, to interrupt menses
H(051), bark, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : aremo (Luo, Kenya), mkuntu, mnyampome (Shambaa, Tanzania), munyamwe (Meru, Kenya)
Helichrysum gerberifolium Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Helichrysum gerberifolium Sch.Bip. ex A.Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091)nw born, ashes of burned leaves + greace
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (zone Shambaa)
Vernacular name : kakuhe
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Official name : Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(138)
Recipes : H(138), dried leaves are crushed in butter and given to young chidren to protect them from illness
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (zone Kakamega)
Vernacular name : lukashe
Helichrysum schimperi (Schultz - Bip.) Moeser
Official name : Helichrysum schimperi (Schultz - Bip.) Moeser
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), chewed leaves, swalow juice or pounded roots, maceration H2O, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : isurwa (Pare, Tanzania), luyafuno (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Helinus mystacinus (Ait.) E. Mey . ex Steud.
Official name : Helinus mystacinus (Ait.) E. Mey . ex Steud.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(018), roots + leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
H(104) childs, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : hangazimu (Shambaa, Tanzania), lubenganzi (Kakamega)
Heliotropium indicum L.
Official name : Heliotropium indicum L.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(131)
Recipes : H(131) yaws, roots in decoc or maceration, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : humbangara (Ngoni)
Hibiscus calyphyllus Cav.
Official name : Hibiscus calyphyllus Cav.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, undersides of leaves applied on sores
H(037), roots, decoction (H2O), inhalation vapors + VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kungala (Digo, Kenya)
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Official name : Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(104)
Recipes : H(020) spider, pounded roots, cataplasm
H(104) stomach, leaves, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : malaba (Nyamwezi, Tanzania), nyaduwa (Nyanja)
Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Official name : Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(093), H(139)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(093), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(139), roots, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Kenya
Vernacular name : kirundu (Chagga, Tanzania), mukuma (Meru, Kenya)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(037), H(051), H(051), H(108), H(139)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), chewed leaves, cataplasm on wounds
H(037), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051) childs, leaves, infusion, bath
H(051), leaves + roots, crushed in H2O, VO.
H(108), leaves + roots, crushed in H2O, VO.
H(139) male, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mdahamwitu (Swahili, Kenya), mtserere (Digo, Kenya), mutserere (Giriama, Kenya), mvua (Swahili, Kenya), mvua (Zaramo, Tanzania), gurguo mishothie (Boni, Kenya)
Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
Official name : Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018)
Recipes : H(001), fumigation, ulcer corneous
H(018), infus hole plant, frictionbody
H(018), pounded leafs in nostril
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : anduong'o (Luo), chimvuno (Digo), komba (Giriama), koxemea (Turu Diste)
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), bark, powder, wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : moirima (Makua), orang'o (Luo, Kenya)
Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Official name : Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(026), leaves of Hyptis pectinata + Chenopodium opulifolium + Leonotis nepetaefolia, pounded + H2O, VO., pain during menstruation
H(037)lungs, pounded leaves, paste, cataplasm
H(104) stomach, roots, leaves, chewed, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : hozandoghoi, osandogue (Shambaa, Tanzania), oluwo chiel (Luo, Kenya)
Iboza multiflora (Benth.) E.A. Bruce
Official name : Iboza multiflora (Benth.) E.A. Bruce
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(055), H(113), H(135)
Recipes : H(037) pneumo., chewed roots or decoction, VO.
H(055), leaves, RNS.
H(068)bilhar., chewed roots or decoction, VO.
H(113) rheumatisme, chewed roots or decoction, VO.
H(135), chewed roots or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : fukufuku (Nyika, Tanzania), honwa (Marakwet, Kenya), lilaaku (Lunyore), mshunshu (district de Baroka), mwache (Pare, Tanzania), mwaraka (Meru, Kenya)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, infusion, VO.
H(104) stomach, roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(113), leaves, pounded + oil, massage lotion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : afaxawi (Iraqw, Tanzania), laywer (Acholi, Ouganda), lufumanyabu (Hehe, Tanzania), lweyu (Kakamega), olando (Luo, Kenya)
Indigofera hirsuta L.
Official name : Indigofera hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037), leaves of Indigofera hirsuta , RNS.
H(104) stomach, plant of Indigofera., ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mchenene (Giriama, Kenya)
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(037), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(022), roots, chewed, juice, VO.
H(037) cough, roots, maceration H2O, RNS.
H(104) stomach, leaves + roots, pounded, juice, VO.
H(118), roots, maceration H2O, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : hiri (Maragoli), musuusuu (Kamba, Kenya), myata (Shambaa, Tanzania), olando (Luo, Kenya)
Indigofera tinctoria L.
Official name : Indigofera tinctoria L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Indigofera bergii Vatke
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) syph., roots of Indigofera tinctoria , RNS.
H(104) stomach, leaves of Indigofera., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : igangula (Sumbua, Tanzania), muarema (Giriama, Kenya)
Ipomoea longituba Hall. f.
Official name : Ipomoea longituba Hall. f.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002), ONS, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mungaso (Hehe)
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(008), H(068), H(104), H(126), H(155)
Recipes : H(008), roots, decoction + milk VO.
H(068)anthelm., pounded leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.H(104), roots, decoction + milk VO.
H(126), roots, decoction + milk VO.
H(155), tonsilitis, roots chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chebokyot (Kipsigis, Kenya)
Jasminum fluminense Vell.
Official name : Jasminum fluminense Vell.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(201)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots, RNS.
H(201) ritual, misfortunes, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtanyeze (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(034), H(179)
Recipes : H(004), leaves or stems, juice on the wound 1X / Day
H(034), roots, chest pain
H(179), roots, decoction (H2O) + gruel, kidney pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : browa (Padhola, Ouganda), mbogo (district de Kigoma, Tanzania), mbogo-komo (giriama, Kenya)
Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), worms, young stick + crushed buds, H2O, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mutarakwa (Kikuyu)
Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Justicia flava (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(037), H(055), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(008), H(104)stomac, roots, decoc H2O, VO.
H(037) cough, H(201) magic, roots, chewed
H(001), leaf , decoc. , lotion,
H(055) emetic, leaf
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Kenya
Vernacular name : lihululu (Kakamega) , mukobo (Bondei, Tanzania), turkwot (Kipsigis, Kenya)
Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Official name : Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(112)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves, juice
H(112), roots, leaves,RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : sopolwa (Shambaa)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(046), H(051), H(112)
Recipes : H(018), bark, decoc, VO.
H(046), "measles", fruit in beer?
H(051) paludism, leaf, decoc, VO.
H(112), hole plant, abortion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : masina, mvongonia (Taita), mnikya (Lunyore), morabe (Kakamega), murantina (Meru), muratina (Meru), yago (Luo)
Kotschya africana Endl.
Official name : Kotschya africana Endl.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), roots, frictions
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtoo (Pare, Tanzania), serkyangu (Haya, Tanzania)
Lablab niger Medic.
Official name : Lablab niger Medic.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(018), leaves pounded, to take snuff (headache)
H(022), leaves, RNS.
H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : nguya (Mwera, Tanzania), th'randa (Kakamega)
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008x), H(034), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(008x), leaf maceration, VO.
H(034), roots or bark, decoc, VO
H(103), roots ,decoc, mouth's bath
H(108), roots or bark, decoc, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mvumvu mkubwa (Zaramo, Tanzania), nekote (Karamojong, Ouganda), unahavumba (Nyika, Tanzania)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(037), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(001) inflammation of the conjonctiva, leaves, ashes + salt, RNS.
H(018), leaves, decoction (H2O), vapour inhaled
H(037) cough, leaves, ashes + salt, RNS.
H(103), leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
H(108), leaves, decoction (H2O), vapour inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : magwagwa (Luo, Kenya), xaslaslaamo (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(086), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), leaves pounded in hot water, cataplasm on eyes
H(086), gland disorders, leaves pounded in hot water, cataplasm on gland
H(113) rheumatism, roots pounded + hot water, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : esimenenua (Lunyore), msasa - kilasha, muhamanta (Shambaa, Tanzania), mwemberi (Taita, Kenya)
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : lngiriai (Samburu, Kenya)
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(104)
Recipes : H(026), leaves of Hyptis pectinata + Chenopodium opulifolium + Leonotis nepetaefolia, pounded + H2O, VO., pain during menstruation
H(104) stomach, pounded leaves, juice, VO.
H(104) stomach, roots, infusion, VO.
H(104) stomach, leaves decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : inyunyuvi (Turu), nyanyodhi (Luo)
Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Official name : Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, chewed leaves, juice, VO.
H(104), chewed leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : bware (Luo, Kenya), lumitsani (Kakamega)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : akachemuchumu (Nyankore)
Lonchocarpus laxiflorus Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Lonchocarpus laxiflorus Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Lonchocarpus philenoptera Benth.
Symptoms : H(026), H(109), H(130), H(135)
Recipes : H(026), pounded roots of Vernonia subuligera + Lonchocarpus laxiflorus , decoction (H2O), VO.
H(109), roots infusion, VO., paralysis
H(130), infusion roots, VO., backache
H(135)indigestion, écorce, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : olwedo (Acholi), sigirio (Marakwet)
Maerua angolensis DC.
Official name : Maerua angolensis DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(103)
Recipes : H(103), roots, RNS
H(108) cold, roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msurula (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Maerua subcordata (Gilg) DC.
Official name : Maerua subcordata (Gilg) DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Courbonia subcordata Gilg
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), roots, infus or decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chepulusuwo (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda), milamila (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(027z), H(068), H(104), H(118), H(157)
Recipes : H(006) purg., fruits, RNS.
H(027z)abdomen, pregnacy women, roots, decoction (H2O), VO. H(068)tape worm, fruits, VO.
H(104) stomach, child, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(118)throat, fruits, RNS.
H(157) childs, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kalatera (Luo, Kenya), likoi (Hehe, Tanzania), lisebesebe (Lunyore), mborio (Marakwet, Kenya), mguangule (Shambaa, Tanzania), mushebeshebe (Kakamega)
Marantochloa leucantha (K. Schum.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Marantochloa leucantha (K. Schum.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Marantaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : rupoka (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Official name : Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Synonyms : Markhamia hildebrandtii (Bak.) Sprague , Markhamia platycalyx (Baker) Sprague
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), bark chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mtarawanda (Swahili)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(020), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), maceration H2O, instil. eye
H(008), roots, infusion, RNS
H(020), roots, RNS
H(051), roots, infusion, RNS
H(113), roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : luwenje, mchomafasi (Sukuma, Tanzania), munyandetap chemetyo (Sebei, Ouganda), mrambangoma (Nguru), mweza (Haya, Tanzania)
Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Official name : Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135), lick the ashes of the burned plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kisangwa (Marakwet)
Melia volkensii Guerke
Official name : Melia volkensii Guerke
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137), bark, decoction (H2O), VO., pain and aches in the body (little dosis, toxic)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kirumbutu (Taita, Kenya)
Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.
Official name : Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, decoction (H2O), VO., 2 x 1 Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : futaute (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Microglossa densiflora Hook.f.
Official name : Microglossa densiflora Hook.f.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(157)
Recipes : H(000) childs, leaves, RNS
H(157) childs, roots Cassia singueana , Microglossa densiflora, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : muuka (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Official name : Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051)
Recipes : H(018), leaves of Plectranthus cylindraceus , Microglossa oblongifolia , decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051), leaves of Plectranthus cylindraceus , Microglossa oblongifolia , decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(012), H(018), H(055), H(108)
Recipes : H(012), leaves pounded, broken legs, arms
H(018), roots pounded, maceration H2O, VO.
H(055), leaves infusion
H(108), roots pounded, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : burungo (Rungwe district), muhinga, muteeii (Kikuyu)
Micromeria purtschelleri Guerke
Official name : Micromeria purtschelleri Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), leaves, roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : retanguhi (Kakamega)
Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Official name : Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : lukunyano (Shambaa)
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(053), H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(006), purg., roots, RNS.
H(020)tortoise bite, leaveses crushed, cataplasm on the bite
H(053), leaves crushed in ears
H(068), roots, infusion, worm infection, VO.
H(112), infusion, leaves, roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : bomo (Acholi) , lilande (Kakamega)
Momordica spinosa (Gilg) Chiov.
Official name : Momordica spinosa (Gilg) Chiov.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), fruits, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : maddah bahk (Somali)
Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. pruriens
Official name : Mucuna pruriens (L.) DC. var. pruriens
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(088), H(124)
Recipes : H(088) + H(124)epistaxys, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO., 2 x / Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mgihe (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151), terminal part of inflorescence in small pieces, ashes + castor oil seeds + milk or tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : iiu (Kamba, Kenya)
Myrica kandtiana Engl.
Official name : Myrica kandtiana Engl.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, infusion,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mkekimbo (Luganda)
Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Official name : Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037)couxgh, bark, RNS.
H(068)hookworm, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : msegeshe (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(018), H(103), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(014)derm, young leaves, pounded + greace, frictions
H(018), roots, RNS.
H(103), barks, chewed, juice, VO.
H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
H(135, 2), roots pounded, decoction (H2O) or maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kitaloswa (Marakwet, Kenya), mangwe (Athu)
Myrsine africana L.
Official name : Myrsine africana L.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(034), H(068), H(068), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) purg., ripe fruit , RNS.
H(034)poitrine, ripe fruit , dry, powder, 1 cofee spoon in milk or cold H2O, VO.
H(068), ripe fruit , general anthelmintic, RNS., no food no drink during 12 H
H(068) ascaris, ripe fruit, 2 à 3 hands, VO.
H(068)tape worm, ripe fruit, 2 à 3 hands, VO.
H(104) stomach, ripe fruit, RNS.
H(113)joints, ripe fruit , dry, powder, 1 cofee spoon in milk or cold H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : maheli (Iraqw, Tanzania), mugaita (Kikuyu, Kenya), ol - segetit (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), segatet (Marakwet, Kenya), segetyet (Kipsigis, Kenya)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots or leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Neorautanenia mitis (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Official name : Neorautanenia mitis (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O), VO. 3 x / J, take care toxic!
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkaswende (Sukuma, Tanzania), tuha (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.
Official name : Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135), barks or leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
H(135), barks or leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ochna sp.
Official name : Ochna sp.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kipiki (district de Rungwe, Tanzania), lukoli (Bende, Tanzania)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(104), H(106)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, roots, decoction (H2O), enema
H(037), branchs, leaves, decoction (H2O), vapors, inhalation
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction (H2O), VO., pregnant woman
H(106)mosquitoes, branchs in house
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : bwar (Luo, Kenya), chivumbani (digo, Kenya), jrumba yaza (Nyamwezi, Tanzania), kurimbasi (Swahili, Kenya)
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(045), H(053), H(106)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, RNS.
H(037) cough, leaves, RNS.
H(045), leaves, infusion
H(053), leaves, RNS.
H(104) belly, leaves, RNS.
H(106), leaves, infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kirumbasi (Swahili, Kenya), mukandu (Kamba, Kenya), Yoiyoiya (Marakwet, Kenya)
Oldenlandia herbacea (L.) Roxb.
Official name : Oldenlandia herbacea (L.) Roxb.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(020), H(093), H(100)
Recipes : H(001),whole plant, juice, RNS
H(004), roots, RNS.
H(020) snake + H(093), roots, RNS.
H(100) syph., roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : kayitanseva (Lusoga, lambula (Lukisa)
Olea africana Miller
Official name : Olea africana Miller
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tape worm, pounded bark, maceration H2O during 1 night, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mutamaiyu (Kikuyu, Kenya)
Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Official name : Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Family : Opiliaceae
Synonyms : Opilia amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Official name : Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & Sousa
Symptoms : H(037), H(108), H(172)
Recipes : H(037), bark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(108), bark, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(172), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mnondondo (Mwera, Tanzania), mnyinga (Zigua, Tanzania)
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) purg., barks, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(008) diar., leaves pounded, maceration H2O, VO.
H(051), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100) gono., roots, decoction (H2O) +milk or meat
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : dunula (Bena), idululantumbi (Irangi), kithawa (Kamba, Kenya),lassassi (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), muvamba - la - fidunda (Hehe, Tanzania)
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(014), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), crushed leaves, juice, RNS.
H(008), leaves + other plants ?, RNS.
H(014) tinea, pounded leaves + greace, friction head
H(037) cough, crushed leaves, juice, RNS.
H(104) stomach, crushed leaves, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : achwa (Padhola, Ouganda), awayo (Luo, Kenya), kidadeishi (Shambaa, Tanzania), kyunyu (Kamba, Kenya), nandwa (Kakamega)
Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Official name : Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) inflammation of the conjonctiva, crushed leaves, juice, drops in eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : song'e (Kamba, Kenya)
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(086), H(104)
Recipes : H(086), bark of Aloe secundiflora, Pappea capensis, Fagara chalybea , decoction (H2O), RNS., treatment of internal body swellings
H(104) stomach, barks, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kibiriokwo (Tugen, Kenya), kiva, muva (Kamba, Kenya), ol - kisigang (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Official name : Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Parquetina gabonica Baill.
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, rootss, decoc, VO. evening
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ubombo (Shambaa)
Passiflora edulis Sims
Official name : Passiflora edulis Sims
Family : Passifloraceae
Synonyms : Passiflora incarnata L.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053), pounded roots, maceration H2O, drops in ears
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkuluko (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Paullinia pinnata L.
Official name : Paullinia pinnata L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(088), H(100), H(130)
Recipes : H(020) snake, leaves, RNS.
H(088), roots, RNS.
H(100) gono.., pounded leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(130), pounded leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mgogote (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Pavetta crassipes K. Schum.
Official name : Pavetta crassipes K. Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037)cougfh, leaves chewed, juice, VO.
H(068), fruits, fresh or dry or powder, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mikumu (Luo, Kenya), mupembe (Kamba, Kenya)
Pavonia urens Cav.
Official name : Pavonia urens Cav.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) belly, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ishare (Pare, Tanzania)
Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke
Official name : Pentas zanzibarica (Klotzsch) Vatke
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(091), H(100), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) purg., leaves, juice + H2O (few), VO.
H(091) childs, roots + leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) childs, leaves, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(091) childs, leaves , decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100) syph., roots , decoction (H2O), VO.
H(100) gono.., roots , decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mdimi (Shambaa, Tanzania), mdobe (Digo, Kenya)
Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N.E. Br.
Official name : Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N.E. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Cynanchum cordifolium Retz. , Cynanchum extensum Jacq.
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(037), roots, infusion, VO. or chewed roots or pounded and maceration or pounded and decoction (H2O)
H(104), roots, infusion, VO.
H(112), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ngale (Shambaa)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, leaves, infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mokichinento (korokoro )
Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Official name : Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, roots used as a slowly acting remedy for stomach disorders
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : muharara (Kikuyu)
Phyllanthus fischeri Pax
Official name : Phyllanthus fischeri Pax
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), general body illness, roots decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mukururu (Meru)
Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poiret
Official name : Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poiret
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(055), whome plant, decoc, VO.
H(104) stomach, roots pounded, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chemul-chemaman-belyon (Kipsigis)
Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poiret
Official name : Phyllanthus nummulariifolius Poiret
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(068), leaves cooked in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chihumbu tsungu (Digo, Kenya)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(068), H(086), H(100)
Recipes : H(006), roots, small dosis
H(055) + H(086), roots, decoction (H2O), VO. (vomiting for enlarged glands)
H(068)tinea, roots, small dosis
H(068) tapeworm - roundworm, roots pounded + H2O, VO., 2 spoons / J
H(100) syph., roots, decoction (H2O), VO. (1 glas, !!! toxic)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : libokho (Kakamega), mahoho, ooho, owoho (Luo, Kenya), mbopola (Tukuyu), sikotit (Sebei, Ouganda), tloxi (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(037), H(045), H(100), H(101), H(104), H(108), H(124)
Recipes : H(004) cuts + H(045), chewed bark, juice, VO.
H(020) snake + H(045), dry leaves, ashes on bite
H(037) cough, chewed bark, juice, VO.
H(037) chest, fchewed leaves, juice, VO.
H(100), roots, infusion, VO.
H(100) gono., chewed bark, juice, VO.
H(101), roots, infusion, VO.
H(104) stomach,fresh leaves, chewed, juice VO.
H(108), roots, infusion, VO.
H(108), chewed bark, juice, VO.
H(124), roots, decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya
Vernacular name : chumutwet (Sebei, Ouganda), mchikichiki (Swahili, Kenya), mulana (Kakamega), murema (Kikuyu, Kenya), mutseketse (Digo, Kenya), ogali (Acholi, Ouganda), oga lo (Luo, Kenya)
Piper capense L. f.
Official name : Piper capense L. f.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037) cough, seeds, RNS.
H(068)anthelm, roots, RNS .
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : suguya (Kikuyu, Kenya)
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(053), H(139)
Recipes : H(053) earache, leaves, RNS.
H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Piper umbellatum, Aframomum sp., decoction (H2O), VO., 2 cups / J
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : gugufa (Shambaa, Tanzania), indana (Kakamega)
Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Official name : Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(046), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purg., leaves pounded, juice, VO.
H(046), by the Luo, maceration of the plant in warmwater, bath for the baby
H(104) stomach, leaves pounded, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : kenya
Vernacular name : maiya (Kamba), muigoya (Kikuyu)
Plectranthus caninus Roth.
Official name : Plectranthus caninus Roth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), leaves chewed, juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : sassio (Pare, Tanzania)
Plectranthus cylindraceus Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Plectranthus cylindraceus Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Plectranthus villosus T. Cooke
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(018), leaves of Plectranthus cylindraceus , Microglossa oblongifolia , decoction, VO.
H(051), leaves of Plectranthus cylindraceus , Microglossa oblongifolia , decoction, VO.
H(104), gastric ulsters , bark, decoction,VO.
H(104)gastric ulsters, young pounded leaves of Portulaca quadrifida + H2O + extract of Plectranthus cylindraceus
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kayo-kiyo (Kanba, Kenya), saweriyang (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Plectranthus laxiflorus Benth.
Official name : Plectranthus laxiflorus Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Plectranthus albus Gürke
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : pupua (Shamba)
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(096), H(104)
Recipes : H(013), blisters on skin, roots ,decoction, VO.
H(068), roots, RNS., VO.
H(096)legs, roots, RNS. external uses
H(104) stomach, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : takale (Taita, Kenya), wala (Kamba, Kenya), lkimantus (Samburu, Kenya)
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, fresh roots, chewed or decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkoga (Rufiji, Tanzania)
Portulaca quadrifida L.
Official name : Portulaca quadrifida L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(005), leaves, pounded on swollen parts
H(103), chewed leaves, juice, VO.
H(104)gastric ulster, young pounded leaves of Portulaca quadrifida + H2O + extract of Plectranthus cylindraceus
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kenyinya (Kamba, Kenya), kinyorwe (Swahili, Kenya), shiranda (Kakamega, Kabras)
Protea madiensis Oliv.
Official name : Protea madiensis Oliv.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, bark or leaves pounded, maceration H20, VO., 2 - 3 x 1 J
H(037) cough, bark or leaves pounded, decoction H20, VO., 2 - 3 x 1 J
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : umpapa (Fipa, Tanzania)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(051), H(075), H(104)
Recipes : H(051), leaves, inhalation
H(091), leaves, infusion, VO.
H(104) stomach, pounded bark + H2O cold, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : migambo, (Matengo, Tanzania), mufubia (Vinza), muiri (Kikuyu, Kenya), ol - koijuk (Masai, Kenya,Tanzania)
Pseudarthria hookeri Wight & Arn.
Official name : Pseudarthria hookeri Wight & Arn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), roots, juice or maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : maselinyandi (Kakamega)
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Official name : Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104) stomach + belly, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : iputilampanda (Nyika), mselenkanga (Zigua), mtoto (Haya), sesexu (Sandawi)
Pseudosopubia hildebrandtii (Vatke) Engl.
Official name : Pseudosopubia hildebrandtii (Vatke) Engl.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ritual protection
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : likidamperoi (Samburu, Kenya)
Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Official name : Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(076), H(173)
Recipes : H(013) pimples, pounded roots + oil
H(014) gale, pounded bark + buter, local application
H(076)glossite, roots, decoction (H2O)
H(173), root, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ketit ap pras (Sebei, Ouganda), kithinia (Kamba, Kenya), mkandandogowe (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, decoc, 3 x 1 day
H(020), roots, decoc, 3 x 1 day
H(100) syph., roots, decoc, 3 x 1 day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kalamata (Lango, Ouganda), mamata (Shambaa, Tanzania), mumuhai (Mbulu, Tanzania)
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), emetic, roots, pounded, decoction (H2O) , VO., 2 - 3x / DToxic for sheeps
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mdaua (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Rauvolfia caffra Sond.
Official name : Rauvolfia caffra Sond.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Rauvolfia macrophylla Stapf
Symptoms : H(005), H(037), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), bark, decoc, VO.
H(037) pneumonia,bark, decoc, VO.
H(113), bark, decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya
Vernacular name : mutondwet (Sebei, Ouganda), mutu (Meru, Kenya)
Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Official name : Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) colic, roots Rhamnus prinoides + bark Erythrina abyssinica , decoction, VO.
H(113)legs, rheumatism, roots soup , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kosisityet (Kipsigis, Kenya), mshimbamba (Chagga, Tanzania), ol - kokola, ol - konyel (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Official name : Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(045), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(004), roots, RNS.
H(004), stems, juice, local application
H(006) constip. + blood, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(004) + H(045) + H(137), stems, juice, local application
H(045) + H(111) + H(137), stems, juice, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mtambaa dume (Swahili, Kenya)
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(137), H(005), H(086), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045) + H(137)anesth., stems, RNS.
H(005), warmed roots in fire, on swollen parts
H(086), warmed roots in fire, on swollen parts in the front part of the pelvis
H(104) roots, decoction, VO. (abdominal pains during menstruation)
H(135), chewed roots, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : durutua (Kamamega), mutonganego (Hehe, Tanzania), torotwet (Sebei, Ouganda)
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(022), H(027z), H(033), H(094), H(100)
Recipes : H(004), stem, decoc, applic loc
H(008), fruit, decoc, VO.
H(022), roots + X, decoc, VO
H(027z), roots + X, decoc, VO
H(033), roots + X, decoc, VO
H(094), leaf, RNS
H(100) gono., roots, powder + poridge, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : awayo, sangla modongo (Luo, Kenya), msagara (Haya, Tanzania), muthigio (Kikuyu, Kenya), mtuntano (Shambaa, Tanzania), nyungu (Chagga, Tanzania)
Rhynchosia hirta (Andr.) Meikle & Verdc.
Official name : Rhynchosia hirta (Andr.) Meikle & Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(022), H(030), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, decoction, RNS.
H(022), ONS, RNS
H(030), ONS, RNS
H(068) bilh., roots, decoction, RNS.
H(104) stomach, roots, leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : malundulisi (Yao, Tanzania), mnyeo (Shambaa, Tanzania), nyatik - otenga (Luo, Kenya)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(008), H(053), H(075), H(100), H(104), H(104), H(172)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), yong and fresh leaves cataplasm on wounds
H(008), stems + leaves, juice, VO.
H(053), seeds, oil, eyes drops
H(075), roots, decoction, VO.
H(100), roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) belly, roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) belly, crushed seeds + H2O, afterbirth bleeding cure
H(104) belly, crushed seeds + H2O, abdominal trouble
H(104) stomach, stems + leaves, juice, VO.
H(172)dracun., roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya
Vernacular name : coga macon (Acholi, Ouganda), libono (Lunyore), mbono (Swahili, Kenya), mbonu (Taita, Kenya), mwriki (Meru, Kenya), odagwa (Luo, Kenya)
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(093), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diar.., leaves + stems, pounded, juice, VO.
H(093), roots, decoction, VO. , 3 x / D
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction, VO. , 3 x / D
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kawala (Kamba, Kenya), kitariche (Chagga, Tanzania), lukaka, mguira (Shambaa, Tanzania), ndusi (Pare, Tanzania)
Rubus apetalus Poir.
Official name : Rubus apetalus Poir.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough child, pounded roots, maceration H2O, VO.
H(108) cold child, pounded roots, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : encherere (Nyankore)
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(004), pounded roots, application on wounds
H(037) pneumonia, leaves + soft stems, pounded , juice
H(037) cough, leaves, RNS.
H(104) stomach, pounded roots, maceration H20, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : gentamana (Shambaa, Tanzania), kinyonywe (Kamba, Kenya), omuka (Nyankore)
Rumex bequaertii De Wild.
Official name : Rumex bequaertii De Wild.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(013) abscessses, roots, RNS
H(104) belly + H(068), roots, RNS.
H(118), fresh pounded leaves, snuffed
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiweriweri (Chagga, Tanzania)
Rumex usambarensis (Engl.) Damm.
Official name : Rumex usambarensis (Engl.) Damm.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(143)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves, RNS.
H(104) stomach, pounded leaves + H2O, VO.
H(143), smallpox, whole plant, decoction (H2O), VO., bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kchambo (Pare, Tanzania)
Saba florida (Benth.) Bullock
Official name : Saba florida (Benth.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Landolphia florida Benth.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), roots, decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(037), H(103), H(104), H(127)
Recipes : H(004), scratched bark, latex on sores
H(013) , boils, pounded roots , cataplasm
H(037), roots, decoction, VO.
H(103), gingivitis, young stems as brush tooth
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction, VO.
H(127), spleen trouble, roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ethokoni (Tuckana, Kenya), kizungumoto (Taita, Kenya), mkunkuni (Gogo, Tanzania), mueza - moyo (Giriama, Kenya)
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, roots, RNS
H(055) emetic, roots, powder
H(100) gono.-syph, roots, powder
plant toxic à user with prudence
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : bakoni (Lusoga), cheporewo (Pokot), kitupa (Swahili), lilia (Sandawi), mkomi (Luganda)
Schefflera volkensii (Engl.) Harms
Official name : Schefflera volkensii (Engl.) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, gum, RNS
H(108) cold, gum , RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : jinet (Mandi), tinet (Kipsigis)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) dys., bark, RNS
H(113) rheumatism, bark, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : roluwo (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda)
Sclerocarya caffra Sond.
Official name : Sclerocarya caffra Sond.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), H(103), H(104), bark, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kyua (Kamba, Kenya), mugongo (Swahili, Kenya), ngongo (Fipa & Zaramo, Tanzania)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(018), H(022), H(088), H(195)
Recipes : H(005), oedema, roots, infusion, bath
H(006) purg., roots, decoction, VO.
H(018), cyclic headaches , pounded roouts, small cuts on the forehead and at theneck , preparation are rugged into the bleeding cuts
H(022), roots, decoction, VO.
H(088), roots, decoction, VO.
H(195), roots, infusion, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya
Vernacular name : laliya (Acholi, Ouganda), luguluka (Yao, Tanzania), mbazu (Shambaa, Tanzania), mtikwi (Mwera, Tanzania), mulyasenga (Hehe, Tanzania), nyakasasi (Yao, Tanzania), mzigi (Digo, Swahili, Kenya)
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(104)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots, fruits, chewed
H(104) stomach,roots, pounded + H2O, filter,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkwamba (Shambaa, Tanzania), mkwamba (Swahili, Kenya), mukuluu (Kamba, Kenya)
Senecio lyratipartitus Sch.- Bip. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Senecio lyratipartitus Sch.- Bip. ex A. Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaf of Combretum molle + roots pounded of Senecio lyratipartitus + leafs of banana tree as bandage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : rwinkithia (Meru)
Senecio petitianus A. Rich.
Official name : Senecio petitianus A. Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Senecio hadiensis Forssk.
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108)sinusitis, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : amudiranfu (Nyankore)
Sesamum angolense Welw.
Official name : Sesamum angolense Welw.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), roots chewed, juice, VO.
H(077), roots pounded, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : delele (Ngoni, Tanzania), mkuyamani (Yao, Tanzania)
Sesamum angustifolium (Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Sesamum angustifolium (Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(055)
Recipes : H(001) childs, pounded leaves + H2O
H(008) diar., pounded leaves + H2O
H(055), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO. 2 x / 1 J
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : luta (Kamba, Kenya), malendi, mlenda (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(104)
Recipes : H(005), pounded leaves local application on swollen parts
H(104) stomach, pounded leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : lusabasabi (Lunyore), mururume (Zaramo, Tanzania), oyieko (Luo, Kenya)
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113), swollen limbs, pounded leaves, cataplasm
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : jagio, mfagia (Swahili, Kenya)
Sida alba L.
Official name : Sida alba L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, chewed leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : minyundimi (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Sida cordifolia L.
Official name : Sida cordifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(109), H(112), H(116)
Recipes : H(008), leaves, infusion, VO.
H(109) lumbago, roots pounded + greace, friction
H(112), whole plant, decoction, VO., 3 x / Day during 2 Day
H(116), chewed bark, juice, VO. (to stimulate menstruation)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mbangula mavi (Digo, Kenya), ololundu (Tiriki)
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(005), H(014), H(037), H(092), H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), leaves, cataplasm
H(014) moth,, seeds + leaves, dried, pounded, powder + greace, local application
H(037) bronchitis, roots, decoction, VO.
H(092), seeds, RNS., (!!! toxic)
H(100) gono., roots, decoction, VO.
H(113), leaves, cataplasm
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum duplosinuatum Klotzsch
Symptoms : H(068), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) hookworm, roots, decoction, VO.
H(100) gono., roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) stomach, leaves pounde in porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : omuhaira (Nyankore)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(051), H(053), H(055), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004), break the fruit, apply the content on fresh cuts or wounds
H(014)) ringworm, ONS, RNS
H(014)dermatosis, fruits, RNS.
H(051), roots, decoction, VO.
H(053), leaves, infusion, drops in ears
H(055) childs, fruits as emetic (!!! toxic)
H(100) syph., ONS, RNS.
H(103), root as teeth brush
H(104) stomach, roots, decoction, VO.
H(104) stomach, ONS., RNS.
H(104) dys.pepsia, roots, decoction, VO.
H(113)polio, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : hangali (Iraqw, Tanzania), indalandalwa, maduranzura (Kakamega), labotwa (Marakwet, Kenya), machoge, ochok (Luo, Kenya), mrongo (Taita, Kenya), mtunguja (Swahili, Kenya), mtunguza Koma (Digo, Kenya), mukondu, mutungu (Kamba, Kenya), mutongu (Kikuyu, Merw
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(103)
Recipes : H(034), chewed leaves
H(103), roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : jibokemnerkeny (Marakwet, Kenya)
Solanum mauense Bitter
Official name : Solanum mauense Bitter
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037)
Recipes : H(013), roots, decoction, RNS.
H(037) pneumonia, cooked leaves , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ottulelei (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(013), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) ulcer, fleaves pounded, maceration H2O, fermentation, RNS.
H(013) boils, leaves pounded, maceration H2O, fermentation, RNS.
H(103) childs, leaves + seeds, infusion, massage gem when bad implantation of teeth
H(104) stomach ulcer, leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
H(104)abdomen, leaves, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : munavu (Giriama, Kenya), ndulu (Kamba), ocuga (Acholi, Ouganda), osuga (Luo, Kenya)
Solanum terminale Forssk.
Official name : Solanum terminale Forssk.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(125)
Recipes : H(091)stimulant, roots, infusion, VO.
H(125)diaphoretic, roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kadaru, msira (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(053)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, RNS
H(053), pounded leaves, maceration H2O,ear bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : kware (Shambaa), sungasunga (Hehe)
Sonchus schweinfurthii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Sonchus schweinfurthii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(055)
Recipes : H(034), chest pain, roots, eaten
H(055), leaves, emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : achak (Luo), ibunabuni (Kakamega), mchunga (Swahili)
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) nw born, bark, decoction, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mutsurio (Kakamega)
Sphaeranthus bullatus Matt. F.
Official name : Sphaeranthus bullatus Matt. F.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(091) young man, leaves, decoction, RNS
H(104) stomach, pounded leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : masonzoia (Kamba)
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Vahl
Official name : Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Vahl
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mupurure (Digo, Kenya)
Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Official name : Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(008), H(020), H(048), H(080), H(118)
Recipes : H(005) + H(080), roots, infusion, VO. and bath
H(008), barks, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO. (excess of gaz in the stomach)
H(020) snake, roots, RNS.
H(048), barks, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO.
H(118) , barks + roots, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : chokuwo (Pokot, Kenya, Uganda), mogura (Zigua, Tanzania), muvuavui (Kamba, Kenya), olwiro (Acholi, Ouganda)
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(139)
Recipes : H(004), whole plant, dried, powder on little cuts
H(020),tortoise bite, pounded leaves, local application
H(139), rootss, aphrodisiac
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : futeute (Shambaa, Tanzania), ibokho (Kakamega), lufiafia (Taita, Kenya), mdekafuko (Chagga, Tanzania), muugu (Kikuyu, Kenya)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(004), leaf, infusion, washed
H(013) ulcer, leaf, infusion, washed
H(037) cough, bark, roots, RNS
H(100)veneral, roots, decoction, VO., 2 x 1 day
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : maholu (Kakamega), mkande (Shambaa), mtelelela (Sukuma)
Striga senegalensis Benth.
Official name : Striga senegalensis Benth.
Family : Orobanchaceae
Synonyms : Striga hermontheca (Del.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(076)thrush, fresh leaves, pounded, maceration H2O, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : hayongo (Luo, Kenya)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(020), H(053), H(108), H(195)
Recipes : H(020) snake, roots, chewed, Juice, VO.
H(020) snake, roots, decoction, VO.
H(053), roots, juice, drops in ears
H(108), roots, decoction, head bath + VO.
H(195), roots, decoction + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : E
Vernacular name : mtonga (Swahili), muhonga, mukonga, murasapungu, musikiro (Digo)
Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
Official name : Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(113), H(118), H(137)
Recipes : H(109) back + H(137), leaves, powder on scarifications on the back
H(113), leaves, powder on scarifications (swelling of joints)
H(118)throat , leaves, ashes, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : fangafa (Luo, Kenya)
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135), bark or root, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(118)
Recipes : H(037) cough, bark, decoction (H2O)VO.
H(051), bark, decoction (H2O)VO.
H(118), bark, decoction (H2O), gargle
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : chwaa, ochwaa (Luo, ), mkwadju (Digo), mkwaju (Swahili), muthithu (Meru)
Tarenna graveolens (S.Moore) Bremek.
Official name : Tarenna graveolens (S.Moore) Bremek.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism of the joints, roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kikuma, mukukuma (Kamba, Kenya)
Teclea nobilis Delile
Official name : Teclea nobilis Delile
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(068), H(113)
Recipes : H(037), roots, leaves, decoction + honey
H(051), leaves, decoction, smoke inhalation
H(068), roots, RNS?
H(113), roots or leaves, decoction + honey
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, ?
Vernacular name : kurisyot (Kipsigis, Kenya), midat (Luo), mutaro (Kakamega), muzo (Lunyore), nzo (Luganda)
Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Official name : Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tephrosia purpurea L. Persoon
Symptoms : H(037), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), cold in chest, chewed roots, juice
H(100), roots, decoction, VO.
H(108) baby, whole plant, decoction, inhalation
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chibalazi , chibarazi (Digo, Kenya), xaano hay ehi (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Official name : Tephrosia pumila (Lam. ) Persoon
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tephrosia purpurea L. Persoon
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(020), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots + leaves, decoction, VO.
H(018), leaves, RNS.
H(020), leaves, RNS.
H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kapodzo (Giricema, Kenya), ludumio (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(131)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, roots, decoction
H(014) gale, leaves decoction
H(131)pian, leaves decoction -
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Official name : Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x)/child, chewed fibers of phloena, juice swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kuuku, muvuku (Kamba, Kenya)
Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia schimperiana Hochst.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004)circumcision, roots on wounds of circumcised boy
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : bukwo (Sebei)
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(109), H(113), H(184)
Recipes : H(076) childs, pounded leaf, maceration, VO., mouth and tong pain
H(109), H(113), H(184), leaf + bud, pounded + grease (ghee), friction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kimira (Maragoli), nyawendf-agwata (Kenya), tsindelesia (Kakamega)
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(118), H(126), H(135)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO.
H(118)sore throat, pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO.
H(126)liver, pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO.
H(135)indigestion, pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mava-madongo (Luo)
Tragia brevipes Pax
Official name : Tragia brevipes Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(022), H(113), H(164)
Recipes : H(006) purg., roots, RNS
H(022), roots, RNS
H(113) + H(164), leaves, rubbed on the knees and other joints again rheumatism
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kimelet (Kipsigis, Kenya), mugrgeni (Kikuyu, Kenya)
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(037), H(106)
Recipes : H(037) cough, pounded leaves +lemon juice, VO.
H(106)insecticide, this plant produce an insecticide
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : musakala (Kakamega, Tiriki), mpehe (Zaramo, Tanzania)
Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.) R. Br.
Official name : Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.) R. Br.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Boraginella zeylanica O. Kuntze , Boraginoides zeylanica Hiern , Borago zeylanica Burm.
Symptoms : H(020), H(037)
Recipes : H(020) snake, chewed roots or décoc. in H2O, VO. + wound washed
H(037) tuberculosis. roots, decoc, VO. , 2-3 x 1 day
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : igunguru (Nyamwezi)
Tridax procumbens L.
Official name : Tridax procumbens L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, chewed leaves, swallowed juice
H(104) stomach, chewed leaves, swallowed juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (borders with Kenya)
Vernacular name : dagada (Padhola)
Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Official name : Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(103), H(111), H(131)
Recipes : H(004) circumcison, roots, RNS
H(013) abscessses, pounded leaves, H2O, RNS.
H(018), roots, warmed, RNS
H(103), roots, RNS
H(111), pounded leaves + H2O, local application
H(131 ), pounded leaves + H2O, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : lohhandi (Kakamega), mjungu (Digo, Kenya), namkechir (Sebei), tumonne (Boni), darsa, kelal (Boni, Kenya)
Urera hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Wedd.
Official name : Urera hypselodendron (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Wedd.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(104)
Recipes : H(027z) + H(104)abdomen, stems, decoction + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : emushe (Kiga), muyuchi (Kakamega)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(077)
Recipes : H(051), pounded leaves, juice, VO.
H(068), infusion roots for childs infected by a trematode (Entorobuis vermicularis)
H(077), for spot on the body, or for a person feeling hot and liable to vomit. The leaves are pounded and mixed with hot water for bathing
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya
Vernacular name : labwori (Acholi, Ouganda), musuritsa (Kakamega), olusia (Luo, Kenya), omuburiri (Nyankore)
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001)conj., leaves of Aspilia mossambicensis pounded and tied in the leaf of Vernonia auriculifera, heated over a flam and applied ao eyes suffering from cunjunctivities
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : muchatha (Kikuyu), musabakwa (Gusii)
Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake
Official name : Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(053), H(093)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves, RNS
H(053), roots, decoction, juice in ears
H(093), roots, decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : fuka mwitu (Digo, Kenya), hashaanda (Shambaa, Tanzania), liuluga (Mwera, Tanzania)
Vernonia karaguensis Oliver & Hiern. ex Oliver
Official name : Vernonia karaguensis Oliver & Hiern. ex Oliver
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(068)
Recipes : H(014)anthrax, infusion roots
H(068) tenia, infusion roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya
Vernacular name : muya (Luo, Kenya), navimuli (Bukusu, Ouganda)
Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia alboviolaceae De Wild.
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(135), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) purg., leaves , decoction, VO.
H(104)estomac,chewed leaves , juice, VO.
H(104)estomac, leaves , decoction, VO.
H(104)estomac, roots, decoction, VO.,very efficient
H(104) belly, leaves , decoction, VO.
H(135), leaves , decoction, VO.
H(139), roots , decoction, VO, sex stimulant for men
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : muatha (Meru), muhasha (Swahili), muvatha (Kamba)
Vernonia podocoma Sch. Bip. Ex Scheinf. & Aschers.
Official name : Vernonia podocoma Sch. Bip. Ex Scheinf. & Aschers.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(088)
Recipes : H(034) chest, chewed leaves, juice, VO.
H(088), leaves, juice + H2O, styptic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : tduhuru (Chagga)
Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(026), H(108)
Recipes : H(002), leaves, RNS
H(026), pounded roots of Vernonia subuligera + Lonchocarpus laxiflorus , decoction, VO.
H(108)influenza, roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : taa lyec (Acholi)
Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Official name : Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(030), H(111)
Recipes : H(018), crushed leaves, inhalation smel, headache
H(030), roots,chewed, juice, VO
H(030), roots, pounded + H2O cold, VO
H(111), leaves chewed, juice on burns
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : akaihakuru (Nyankore), alot-bo (Luo, Kenya), bole (Padhola, Ouganda)
Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich.
Official name : Vigna vexillata (L.) A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), pounded leaves + H2O, drops in eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : msimbi (Digo, Kenya)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), young leaves pounded, juice, drops ineyes
H(113) backaches-women, roots or leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda
Vernacular name : oywelo (Acholi, Ouganda)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(018), H(037), H(088)
Recipes : H(001), roots, RNS.
H(008), roots of Cassia mimosoides, Waltheria indica , pounded, maceration in warm H2O , VO., 3 X 1 Day
H(018)stems heated, applied on head, head ache
H(037) cough, roots, decoction, VO.
H(037) cough, roots, maceration, VO.
H(088), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : wanjiru wa ngamba (Kikuyu, Kenya), sosakole (Shambaa, Tanzania), mziza (Swahili, Kenya)
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(037), H(051), H(103), H(104), H(113), H(137), H(138)
Recipes : H(006) constipation,H(037) cough, H(051), H(103), H(104) stomach, H(113), H(137),1° dried bark is chewed and juice swallowed or, 2° bark scrapped off, dried, ground in powder. 1 tea spoon in a cup of tea
H(008) + H(138), by the Kikuyu, roots in a soup
H(051) paludism, bark or leaf, decoc, VO. ( strong emetic)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : apacha (Kakamega), muthiga (Kikuyu, Kenya), olosogoni (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), sakwenamo (Iraqw, Tanzania), soget (Kipsigis, Kenya), sogo-maitha (Luo, Kenya), soke (Tugen, Kenya)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(013), H(022), H(100), H(102), H(104), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : H(013), skin rashes, roots, decoction,VO.
H(022), roots, decoction,VO.
H(100) gono., roots, decoction,VO.
H(102), roots, decoction,VO.
H(104) stomach, roots, pounded, juice, VO.
H(108) childs, roots, decoction,VO.
H(137), heated leaves, local application as analgesic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mtemua shimba (Sukuma, Tanzania), mwanzo (Kamba, Kenya), xaxardu (Iraqw, Tanzania), xoxorik'o (Sandawi, Tanzania)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), fruits, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : olemo (Luo)
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(001), H(034), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(001) trachom-child, leaf, juice + H2O, drops in eyes
H(034) chest, roots, decoction, VO.
H(068)ankylostome, roots, decoction, VO.
H(100) syph., roots, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kitula, mutula (Kamba, Kenya)
Xymalos monospora (Harv.) Baill.
Official name : Xymalos monospora (Harv.) Baill.
Family : Monimiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), leaf is softened, placed on the sores
H(137), roots, powder on cuts made on aching part
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mwawusungu (Taita, Kenya)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(014), skin rashes, pounded leaves + H2O, wash
H(104)abdomen, roots, RNS.
H(111), ashes of the plant, cataplasm
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : fsuiza (Shambaa)
Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(037) pneumo., dry roots, powder on scarifications on the chest
H(082), roots, decoction, VO.
H(104), roots Ziziphus abyssinica , Rhynchosia sp., decoction, VO.
H(112), roots, decoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : kiae, muae (Kamba, Kenya), la (Lugbara, Ouganda), mutanula (Hehe, Tanzania), olango (Acholi, Ouganda)
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135), roots, decoction, VO. (indigestion)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : lango (Acholi, Ouganda), yilomwa (Marakwet, Kenya)
Zornia setosa Bak. f.
Official name : Zornia setosa Bak. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, fresh roots, chewed, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kaeema (Kamba, Kenya), xaano gura (Iraqw, Tanzania)