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Reference : HK 45

Author(s) : Koduru, S., D. S. Grierson and A. J. Afolayan
Title : Ethnobotanical information of medicinal plants used for treatment of cancer in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Current Science, Vol. 92, N°. 7, 10 april 2007
Reference HK 45 has information about 17 plants :
Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffmanns
Official name : Agapanthus africanus (L.) Hoffmanns
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, sun-dried roots are powdered and infused in water and then taken orally until the patient is cured.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : mathunga, agapanthus
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, crushed leaves of Cannabis sativa are administered orally everyday until the patient is cured.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : nsangu, umya
Celtis africana Burm. f.
Official name : Celtis africana Burm. f.
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, sun-dried bark and roots of Celtis africana are powdered and infused in water or milk and taken orally every day till signs of relief are obvious.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : umvumvu
Curtisia dentata (Burn. F.) C.A. Sm.
Official name : Curtisia dentata (Burn. F.) C.A. Sm.
Family : Cornaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, bark and roots of Curtisia dentata are stamped and boiled in water to make a decoction. It is administered orally till signs of relief are obvious.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : umlahleni
Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Official name : Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, decoctions of warmed bulbs of Eucomis autumnalis in water or milk are usually administered orally for several weeks.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : umathunga
Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Official name : Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, latex of Euphorbia ingens is applied topically on external cancers everyday until the tumour heals.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : nkondze
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, aqueous infusions and decoctions of gently warmed rhizomes of Euphorbia ingens are administered orally for three to four weeks.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : ughobo, river pumpkin
Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex. Bak.
Official name : Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex. Bak.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, corms of Hypoxis argentea are stamped, boiled in water and administered orally till the patient is healed.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : Inongwe
Hypoxis colchicifolia Baker
Official name : Hypoxis colchicifolia Baker
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Synonyms : Hypoxis latifolia Hook.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, crushed corms of Hypoxis colchicifolia are boiled in water and administered orally for several days or weeks.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : ilabatheka
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, corms of Hypoxis argentea are pulverized, boiled in water and administered orally till signs of relief are obvious.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : inkomfe
Knowltonia capensis (L.) Huth
Official name : Knowltonia capensis (L.) Huth
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, crushed leaves of Knowltonia capensis are directly applied as poultices on external tumours.
H(078) cancer; crushed roots are boiled in water and taken orally.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : blistering leaves, brandblare
Merwilla plumbea (Lindl.) Speta
Official name : Merwilla plumbea (Lindl.) Speta
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, decoctions are made from bulbs of Merwilla plumbea, warmed gently and taken orally till the patient is cured.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : Inguduza
Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Official name : Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims
Family : Pittosparaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, decoctions or infusions are made with water from stamped bark and roots of Pittosporum viridiflorum and administered orally for several weeks.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : umkhwenkwe, umvusamvu
Scilla natalensis Planch.
Official name : Scilla natalensis Planch.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, decoctions are made from gently warmed bulbs of Scilla natalensisare and taken orally till signs of relief are obvious.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : blouslangkop
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruits of Solanum aculeastrum are boiled until they burst into pieces. It is filtered and the decoction administered once a day until the patient is cured. (This is the most commonly used plant in this area.)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : mtuma
Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Official name : Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, decoctions made from branches, leaves, flowers and seeds of Sutherlandia frutescens are administered orally for internal cancer and applied topically on external cancers.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : umnwele
Tulbaghia violacea Harv.
Official name : Tulbaghia violacea Harv.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fresh bulbs of Tulbaghia violacea are boiled in water and the decoction is taken orally for several weeks.
H(078) cancer, crushed leaves are infused in water. It is then administered orally for several days.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : wild garlic, wildeknoflok