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Reference : HK 22

Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & A. Bouquet
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques de la Côte-d'Ivoire - Haute-Volta.Mission d'étude de la pharmacopée indigène en A.O.F. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 300 p., (1950)
Reference HK 22 has information about 228 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(018), H(022), H(034), H(037), H(045), H(100), H(104), H(124), H(126), H(139)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045) + H(124), stems, leaves of Abrus precatorius, local application
H(018), Abrus precatorius, leaves, juice + ginger (Zingiber officinale), RNS.
H(022), H(104), H(139), stems, leaves, decoction, VO.
H(034),H(037) cough, leaves, juice + palm wine, VO.
H(004) + H(045) + H(124), stems, leaves, pulp, local aplication
H(100)blen + H(007), H(126) + H(007), roots, RNS.
H(139), ONS. of Mallotus oppositifolius, Sida vernonifolia, Phylanthus floribundus, Abrus precatorius, Aframomum melegueta , powder in palm wine or H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : jéquirity, liane à réglisse, (local French), goassien (Tagouana), laboma, sicama (Baoulé), sanga (Yacouba), moudié - bi - titi (à feuilles un peu sucré) (Shien), gou-bléidi (Gouro), boudonguié (Gagou), krikpé, klékwé (Bété), damabo (Ashanti)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(037), H(077)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, barks, maceration, wash and friction
H(077), barks, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : balenza, balanzan, (Bambara), (Dioula), (Malinké), zangha (Mossi)
Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(076), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), ophtalmia, leaves of Acacia arabica, pulp on eyelids
H(008), barks, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(076), barks, decoction (H2O) , gargles, wounds in the mouth
H(104), barks, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : barand (Bambara), (Dioula), (Malinké), kada trépon (Gourmantché), pérananga, tiaranlanga (Mossi), kambani (Nienengué), bagana (Guimini)
Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Official name : Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), enema young child, decoction roots barks
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : zama naga (Mossi)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, to chew the roots, to puke
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : bakin kaya (Haoussa), guoissogola (Dagari)
Acacia pennata Willd.
Official name : Acacia pennata Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(097)
Recipes : H(051), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(097), orchitis, leaves, juice, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : né, nra, lakhié (Krou), kwétié (Shien), danguéyé (Yacouba), mala (Attié), m'ba (Abidji)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), Acacia seyal, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : gosié (Dagari), gompélaga (Mossi)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : fasa kaya, gopéla (Dagari)
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(093), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) purg, H(093), whole plant, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(113), whole plant, maceration H2O, VO. and bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : cram-cram (Vulgo), koakourou (Tagouana), iukoubassa mon (Dioula), tovenlé (Gagou), soukawouïa (Shien), béna iri (Gouro)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(173)
Recipes : H(004),H(013) ulcer, H(173), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : baobab, pain de singe ( local French), sira (Bambara), sira (Dioula), fromdo (Baoulé), toéga toyéga (Mossi), tuo (Dagari), mor (Bissa)
Aframomum cuspidatum (Gagnep.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum cuspidatum (Gagnep.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(006) purg., H(068), pulp roots Aframomum cuspidatum + lemon juice (Citrus aurantifolia), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : dia lélé ((Malinké), dadigogo (Foula), gogoué (Saussou), blaéblou (Trépo), do (Guéré), yaya (Maho)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(006), H(014), H(022), H(045), H(051x), H(104), H(126), H(139), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), roots Hoslundia opposita + seeds Aframomum melegueta + potash, powder on wounds
H(005) + H(006), H(104) + H(006), H(173) + H(006), leaves Cassia occidentalis, roots, Citrus aurantifolia , Aframomum melegueta, powder + palm wine
H(014) dermatosis, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, stems with leaves of Clerodendrum sp., local application
H(022), Hyptis pectinata whole plant + Aframomum melegueta or Piper sp., enema
H(126), H(051x), Cymbopogon giganteus , stems, rhizom, roots, pounded + lemon, to make a dough, friction + ventualy spices as Aframomum melegueta (maniguelte), Zingiber officinale (ginger), Piper umbellatum (Guinea peper)
H(139), roots of Cassia sieberiana, Xylopia aethiopica , Aframomum melegueta , powder on meat
H(139), ONS. of Mallotus oppositifolius, Sida vernonifolia, Phylanthus floribundus, Abrus precatorius, Aframomum melegueta , powder in palm wine or H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : maniguette (local French), saâ (Baoulé), niamakou (Dioula, Bambara), niangboulo (Tagouana)
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(022), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(014) itch, lichen, decoction of leaves of Aframomum sp. + fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, frictions
H(022), pulp of stems with leaves of Aframomum sp. of Trema guineensis, VO.
H(051), stiffness in the back with fever, decoction of leaves of Combretum sokodense of Cochlospermum tinctorium of roots of Aframomum sp., VO.
H(100) blennorrage, to boil roots + honey + pimento, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : tiegba (Tagouana), alosso (Baoulé), boto (Shien), yaya yayagba (Dioula), do, don (Guéré), fillo sron (Gouro), acensam (Ashanti), asram, alosso (Agni), assinssam (Abron), enfanti, annati (Koulango)
Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Official name : Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen , Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Symptoms : H(005), H(007), H(008), H(018), H(020), H(051), H(051x), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(005) knee, H(113), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO. and juice of leaves, frictions
H(007), H(051), leaves of Bauhinia thonningii, Afrormosia laxiflora, Cymbopogon giganteus, RNS., VO., bath and steam bath
H(018), H(031), barks, pulp, Afrormosia laxiflora, lemon + peper + butter of karite (Butyrospermum paradoxum), pomade, frictions + leaves Afrormosia laxiflora, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(007), H(051), leaves Bauhinia thonningii, Afrormosia laxiflora, Cymbopogon giganteus, RNS., VO., bath , steam bath
H(008), H(020) snake, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(051), H(051x), H(126), stems, leaves or barks of stems and roots, RNS., VO., bath, steam bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : domo, kolo-kolo (Dioula), kafi, katiembo (Tagouana), katémi (Senoufo), tiendiéré, digué (Guimini), kouendiblé, kpadiblé, kpangui , kokoré (Baoulé), torasin (Gouro), ounigo, ouloudio (Koulango), wa (Abron), tankoniliga (Mossi)
Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Official name : Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(007), H(027z), H(051), H(054), H(077), H(093), H(100), H(104), H(109), H(169), H(173)
Recipes : H(005), leaves Afzelia africana, Syzygium guineense, fruits Xylopia sp., decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(007) diur., H(051), H(077), barks, pulp Afzelia africana , Tamarindus indica , Afrormosia sp. , RNS.
H(054), H(093), roots of Afzelia africana , Tamarindus indica , Ficus capensis , decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(100) blen., H(104), Afzelia africana , roots, decoction (H2O) + pimentos (Capsicum annuum)
H(109), pains lumbar vertebrae, cooked barks + karite butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum), frictions
H(077), H(027z) + H(077), ONS. Tamarindus indica, Afzelia africana + little pieces of iron, RNS.
H(169), roots, powder + millet beer
H(173), cooked fruits, local application
H(173), fruits ashes in local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : bo (Attié), m'boro (Agni), dangha (Bambara), tiémé (Tagouana), lingué (Bambara), kpa kpa, koua koua (Baoulé), liebé (Senoufo), tiégué (Guimini), kiépouin (Gourounsi), kwassalio, toukouzingou (Koulango), kotogiben (Abron), kan (Mossi)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(031), H(037), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, juice, drops in eyes
H(018), H(053), pounded leaves + kaolin, friction forehead
H(031),H(037), fresh leaves, friction
H(104), pregnant woman, leaves, maceration, enema
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : zanouin( Guéré), pono, ponopan (Niamboi), logoniokoui (Néyau), nébouï piti, prouli titi (Shien), poni (Krou), douzi, doussouo (Yacouba), maingoué, mani goué (Gagou), bonwo (Bété), koitndré (Baoulé), noufon (Tagouana), agn (Ashanti)
Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name : Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(033), H(051)
Recipes : H(006), H(033) woman, ONS, RNS.
H(051), stiffness in the back with fever, decoction of leaves of Albizia zygia , VO. + bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : dekan (Senoufo), zaa (Yacouba), niépé, zazé (Shien), niapoï (Bété), kouin (Gagou), koro (Ashanti, Abron), koulé (Agni), laranoudio, naramougou digo (Koulango), koa (Attié), gori, koli, koli-bangban (Baoulé), toumoughi, tomoubé (Malinké), séa (Ouobé), mahé (Krou), droupahia (Ebrié), wochi (Abé)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(037), H(099), H(100), H(104), H(118), H(166), H(173)
Recipes : H(001) conjonctivitis, leaves decoction of Alchornea cordifolia, to wash the eyes
H(099) calming and H(166) antispasmodic, H(018) cephalgy, H(037) cough, bronchitis, H(118) angina, H(104 abdominal pain leaves decoction of Alchornea cordifolia, VO.
H(100) blennorrrage, roots decoction of Alchornea, VO. (induce a diarrhoea)
H(173), ONS of Milicia excelsa of Alchornea cordifolia of Annona senegalensis of Microglossa volubilis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : fémé (Tagouana), kotiâ (Diaoula), diéca (Baoule, Agni), yama, adiamba (Ashanti), adiama (Koulango, Abron), bourou (Shien), bourounéï (Bété), po, pro, polo (Guéré, fon (Yacouba), féllémé (Gouro)
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(006) + H(007) + H(051x)= ? H(126), roots, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(051), whole plant, VO., steam bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : pinangrou (Tagouana), nimbéléké (Guimini), sinzé toro (Moula), woudié (Baoulé), tienkara sansougou (Karaboro), magno goudondialé (Gouin), kpipiko (Koulango)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(012), H(020), H(051), H(092), H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(004) open wound,H(012)) fracture, decoction of barks of Alstonia congensis, to wash
H(005) oedema, pulp of leaves of Alstonia., local application
H(020) snake, latex of Alstonia congensis, application on the open wound or VO.
H(051) H(100) blennorrage, ONS de Alstonia congensis de Uncaria talbotii, RNS.
H(092), ONS., RNS. Slow action but very effective
H(126), leaves and barks of Omphalogonus nigritanus, Uncaria talbotii, Alstonia congestis, Holarrhena africana, Sarcocephalus diderichii, Harungana madagascariensis, maceration in H2O heated by sun, to filter, VO. + massage with residue
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : émiem (Agni, Appolonien), lerwé, leroi (Bondoukou, Ebrié), kokoûé (Attiré), onguiéguié (Abé), o-ourouzi (Brignan), léguéré (Foulla), idjhièlle (Dabou), korogbé, korokoué (Ebrié), oro, yourou (Gouro), kié, tié (Shien), miéï (Bété), sindolo niamédua (Ashanti), méa (Agni), senouro, tenoulo (Koulango), mohin (Guéré)