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Reference : HK 35

Author(s) : Kamatenesi-Mugisha, M., H. Oryem-Origa
Title : Medicinal plants used to induce labour during childbirth in western Uganda. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 109 pp. 1 - 9 (2007) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874106003199
Reference HK 35 has information about 50 plants :
Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name : Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Albizia zygia, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : muragaza (Runyankole)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), stem bulb, leaves, root tuber of Allium cepa, chewing, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : katunguru (Runyankole, KI, Runyaruguru)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), stem bulb, leaves, root tuber of Allium cepa, chewing, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : tungurusumu (Rukonjo)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), fruits peeling of Ananas comasus, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : enanasi (Runyankole, Rukonjo, Runyaruguru),
Astripomoea grantii (Rendle) Verdc.
Official name : Astripomoea grantii (Rendle) Verdc.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Astripomoea grantii., squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mukuzanyara
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, seeds, fruit, roots of Bidens pilosa, squeezing by hands, VO. + smoking in a pipe
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : enyabarashama (Runyankole), omwisonya, omwisonia (Rukonjo), sers (Rukonjo, Luganda)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Cajanus cajan, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ntondigwa (Runyankole), enkolimbo (Runyaruguru), empinamuti (Rukonjo, Runyaruguru)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, seeds and fruit of Capsicum frutescens, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kamurari (Luganda), eshenda (Runyankole)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, roots, fruit of Carica papaya, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mapapari (Runyankole, Runyaruguru)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Senna didymobotrya, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mugabagaba (Runyankole), mukyora (Runyaruguru), mukora (Rukonjo)
Chenopodium procerum Hochst. ex Moq.
Official name : Chenopodium procerum Hochst. ex Moq.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, seeds and fruits of Chenopodium procerum, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mukazimurungi (Runyaruguru, Rukonjo), muzumbazumbe, mujumbajumbe (Runyankole)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Cissampelos mucronata, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kavamagombe (Rukonjo)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Clerodendrum myricoides, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kikuzumburi, mukuza nyana
Clerodendrum rotundifolium Oliv.
Official name : Clerodendrum rotundifolium Oliv.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Clerodendrum rotundifolium, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ekishekashekye (Runyankole), nkanyabe (Rukonjo), musekeseke (Lutooro)
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Commelina sp., squeezing by hands, VO. + leaves crushed in vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : akateija (Runyankole), ekiteza (Runyaruguru)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), roots of Croton megalocarpus , squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mutugunda (Runyankole)
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, fruit, roots, seeds of Cucurbita pepo., squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : bishusha (Runyaruguru), byozi (Runyankole)
Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Official name : Cyphostemma adenocaule (Steud. ex A. Rich.) Desc. ex Wild & R. B. Drumm.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Cyphostemma adenocaule , squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kibombo / bombo, kimara (Runyankole)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Erythrina abyssinica, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : murinzi (Runyaruguru), kiiko (Runyankole)
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(022)
Recipes : H(022), the whole plant of Euphorbia hirta , squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mpangura (Runyaruguru)
Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), the whole plant of Euphorbia prostrata , squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : obunyunyambuzi (Runyankole)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, stems, roots of Euphorbia tirucalli , squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ruyenze (Runyankole, Runyaruguru)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, flowers, roots of Cleome gynandra, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : esobyo, amarera (Rukonjo), eshogi (Runyankole)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Indigofera arrecta, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : musoroza (Runyankole), mukaliza (Rukonjo)
Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Official name : Indigofera spicata Forssk.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Indigofera spicata, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kibwankurata (Runyaruguru)
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Leonotis nepetaefolia, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kicumucumu (Runyankole), kifumufumu (Rukonjo)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Leucas martinicensis, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kakumukumu (Runyankole)
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Official name : Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Lycopersicon esculentum, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : nyanya (Runyankole, Runyaruguru)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and barks of Maesa lanceolata, squeezing by hands, to chew,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : muhanga (Runyankole)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), roots of Musa paradisiaca, squeezing by hands, to roast, to chew,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : entaragaza (Runyankole)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Nicotiana tabacum, squeezing by hands, to chew after roasting, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : taabe (Runyankole)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mujaja (Runyankole)
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and fruits of Ocimum lamiifolium, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : omweya (Runyaruguru), omwenyi, omwenye, mushaija (Runyankole)
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Pennisetum purpureum , squeezing by hands, to chew, + smear on the belly, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kibingo (Runyankole)
Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
Official name : Phoenix reclinata Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Phoenix reclinata, chewing, smear on the belly + VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : akakindo (Runyankole), mukindo (Runyaruguru)
Physalis peruviana L.
Official name : Physalis peruviana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Physalis peruviana, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kitutu (Runyankole)
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), barks, roots, leaves of Rhus vulgaris, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mukanja (Runyankole), mukanza (Runyaruguru)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves, fruits, roots of Ricinus communis , squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kashogashopga, kishogashopga (Runyankole, Runyaruguru), enkarakari (Rukonjo)
Sida cordifolia L.
Official name : Sida cordifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Sida rhombifolia, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mucundezi (Runyankole)
Solanum aculeatissimum Jacq.
Official name : Solanum aculeatissimum Jacq.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), seeds and fruit of Solanum aculeatissimum, to roast, crushed dans les mains, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ntobotobo (Runyankole, Runyaruguru)
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and fruit of Solanum indicum, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ntakara (Runyankole, Rikiga), katula (Rukonjo)
Solanum terminale Forssk.
Official name : Solanum terminale Forssk.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Solanum terminale, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : muhanura nkuba (Runyankole)
Spermacoce princeae (K. Schum.) Verdc.
Official name : Spermacoce princeae (K. Schum.) Verdc.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Borreria princeae K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Spermacoce princae , squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kishakimwe (Runyankole)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Tagetes minuta, squeezig by hand, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mukazimurofa (Runyankole), rwasesa (Rukonjo)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves of Tetradenia riparia, squeezing by hands, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : mutubya (Rukonjo), muravunga (Runyankole), murajunga (Runyaruguru), kyewamara (Rukonjo), Luganda)
Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Official name : Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Triumfetta rhomboidea, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ruhigura (Runyankole)
Vangueria apiculata K. Schum.
Official name : Vangueria apiculata K. Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), roots of Vangueria apiculata, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ntugunda (Runyaruguru)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), leaves and roots of Vernonia amygdalina, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : kibiriri (Rukonjo), omubirizi (Runyankole, KI, Runyaruguru), maluluza (Luganda)
Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Official name : Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. , Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. var. preussi Engl , Fagara inaequalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), barks and roots of Zanthoxylum gilletii , to pound, squeezing by hands, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : muremankobe (Runyaruguru)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), tubercles of Zingiber officinale, to chew, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Western)
Vernacular name : ntangahuzi (Runyaruguru, Runyankole)