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Reference : HK 59

Author(s) : Kwenzi-Mikala. J. (Prof.) & S. Mbadinga (Dr.)
Title : Pharmacopée et médecine traditionnelles chez les Pygmées du Gabon Barimba et Baghama (Nyanga), Babongo (Ngounié, Ogooué Lolo et Haut Ogooué ) et les Bakoya (Ogooué Ivindo) Programme : Société-Nature chez les Pygmées du Gabon. (UNESCO publication) http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0018/001868/186858fo.pdf
Reference HK 59 has information about 97 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to gain favor, chew the leaves of Abrus precatorius and maintaining in the mouth and swallowing saliva. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Achras zapota L.
Official name : Achras zapota L.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068) worms, seeds of Achras zapota decoction, VO.
H(100) hot pee, barks maceration, VO.
(recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : tendjédji
Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum giganteum (Oliv. & D. Hanb.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, grate inside the stem and collect the fibers and the sap,, VO.
H(095) flavored water, pounded leaves in funnelform
(Recette:Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : didjombu
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) back pain, cut the stems containing leaves. Clean fire recently used, display the small stems on the fire still warm, lie on the back for three days or more until pain relief.(recipe Mouroumba)
H(109) back pain, grated barks of Eucalyptus robusta mixed with pepper (Aframomum melegueta) (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : didjombu di gheï
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(031), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(003) sprain ; shock ; H(003) swollen feet, mix the crushed leaves of Ageratum conyzoides to almond oil, massage on the affected part
H(013) abscess, put saliva on heated leaves and put on the abscess to soften
H(031) stitch in the side, heating the leaves, attaches as a poultice on the affected side
H(103) sore teeth, crushed flowers in or on the decayed tooth
H(104) stomach ache, crushed leaves with H2O, VO. (recipes Babongo and Baghama)
H(103) toothache, crush the leaves between hands of Gossypium barbadense , mix with leaves of Ageratum conyzoïdes.in H2O, mouthwash (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mfumfuyi / bamvumvuyi ; ekondi ya vindzi / ikondi bya vindzi ; edukia / idukia ; rufi du tabe / rufi dou tabe
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(027), H(033)
Recipes : H(027) to prevent abortions, H(033) against infertility, fiber cord of leaves of Ananas comosus tied around his waist until the rope is released and falls by itself (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mokodi / mikodi (Babongo)
Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Official name : Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) stérilité féminine par les vers, hemorrhoids, decoction of barks of Anthocleista vogelii, VO. (recettte Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : muvughudiang / mivughudiang ou ifundzale
Anthostema aubryanum Baill.
Official name : Anthostema aubryanum Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(091) run a child, give the child a leaf of Anthostema aubryanum decoction, VO.
H(139) impotence and improve male virility, decoction of leaves and roots, VO.
H(139) impotence and improve male virility, chew the roots, swallow the sap (Babongo receipt)
H(201) hunt enemies, rub the ashes of burned leaves on body parts
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ekuta / ikuta
Antrocaryon klaineanum Pierre
Official name : Antrocaryon klaineanum Pierre
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to bring good luck, maceration of barks of Antrocaryon klaineanum bath (Babongo revenue)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mossanguia / missanguia
Asplenium sp.
Official name : Asplenium sp.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil spirits, obsession by evil spirits, put the stems and the leaves in a large pot or bucket with water, take a bath of vapors (recipes Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : didjombu
Aucoumea klaineana Pierre
Official name : Aucoumea klaineana Pierre
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(003) foot pain, barks place on fire, poultice
H(008) diarrhea, chew and swallow gratings of barks
H(051) paludism, decoction of leaves, bath of vapeur (recipes Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : nguma
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(008), H(013)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, crushed the leaves of Cassia alata, mix with H2O, filter, cool slightly, enema
H(013) scab, rub with the crushed fresh leaves of Cassia alata (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : moviovio
Cassia hirsuta L.
Official name : Cassia hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna hirsuta (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery and diarrhea, decoction of leaves of Cassia hirsuta of Citrus sp., VO.
H(104) stomach ache, colic, H(126) liver trouble, crushed leaves in H2O, filter, VO.
H(113) arthrosis, rheumatism, massaging the painful area with the crushed leaves (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mukemu mfumbi / mikemu mi mfumbi ou kinkéliba
Celtis tessmannii Rendle
Official name : Celtis tessmannii Rendle
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(031)
Recipes : H(031) stitch in the side, decoction of barks of Celtis tessmannii and allow to cool,, VO. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : etsèmé / itsèmè
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(068), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, decoction of leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides with the leaves of ndzandzi with lemongrass + sugar, VO
H(104) stomach pain, crush the leaves with H2O, VO.
H(113) feet and ankles joint pain , mix the leaves with those of ndzandzi, crush and rub between hands several times on the painful area (recipes Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : diabu / badiabu
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(020), H(113)
Recipes : H(020) bites of snake, crush the fresh leaves of Chromolaena odorata, topical (recipes Baghama and Babongo)
H(113) foot pain and joint pain, crush the leaves, mix with palm oil, cataplasm on the painful area for a one or two nights (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mubotse / mibotse
Cissus dinklagei Gilg & M. Brandt
Official name : Cissus dinklagei Gilg & M. Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051x), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) myopie, cut the liana of Cissus dinklagei and use the liquid that comes out in ocular instillations
H(051x) yellow fever , pound the leaves, les mettre dans un paquet and mix à of l'palm oil and faire cuire. Eat with banana
H(104) stomach pain, mix the leaves of Cissus dinklagei with celles of mukoka, pound, put them in a package, to mix with palm oil and cook of the fire. Eat with banana (Receipts: Babongo, in the zone of collect: Mamanéya)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : eéko / léko
Cissus dinklagei Gilg & M. Brandt
Official name : Cissus dinklagei Gilg & M. Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, mix the leaves of Ongoka gore with those of eéko (Cissus dinklagei), pound, put them in a package, to mix with palm oil and cook of the fire. Eat with banana
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : eéko
Citrus sp.
Official name : Citrus sp.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery and diarrhea, decoction of leaves of Cassia hirsuta of Citrus sp., VO. (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Coelocaryon sp.
Official name : Coelocaryon sp.
Family : Myristicaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) protection of lands, barks of Coelocaryon sp. placed in the house(recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mabégni
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027z) protection of pregnancies, against abortions , hip bath in a lukewarm decoction of barks of Cola nitida or optionally of other trees, VO. (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mwali
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027z) protection of pregnancies, against abortions, seat bath in a tepid decoction of bark of Cola nitida or possibly other trees, VO. (Barimba recipe)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mwali
Copaifera religiosa J. Léonard
Official name : Copaifera religiosa J. Léonard
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Copaifera salikounda Heckel
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) malchance «corps sale», decoction dans un seau of H2O of plusieurs barks of Capaïfera religiosa and of "moudume", bath of purification (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mutéli / mitéli
Copaifera religiosa J. Léonard
Official name : Copaifera religiosa J. Léonard
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Copaifera salikounda Heckel
Symptoms : H(033), H(104)
Recipes : H(033) stérilité, H(104) mal of bas ventre, H(026) painful menstruation, maceration of barks of Copaïfera religiosa in one bottle , mix with etsèlèbètè, VO. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mutombi / mitombi
Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum.
Official name : Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum.
Family : Costaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(095)
Recipes : H(001) ll of the eye or myopia, crushed the leaves of Dinophora spennoïdes, mix with le mukuissa (Costus lucanusianus), drops in eyes
H(095) food plant (vegetable), the prepared leaves with fish or meat
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mukuissa
Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum.
Official name : Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum.
Family : Costaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) myopia, sore eyes, peel the stem, crush and collect the juice. Mix with the Massiéssi, ocular instillation
H(001) myopia, sore eyes, crush the leaves of Dinophora spennoïdes, mix with le mukuissa (Costus lucanusianus), ocular instillation
H(095) leaves prepared with fish or meat
H(198) hair loss or bristles, crushing the young leaves, rub the body part where you want to see hair grow.
H(201) reduction of trances initiation; stem crushed or chewed violently struck on the body of an initiated in trance to the Bwiti (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mukuissa / mikuissa, dugregne / magregne
Coula edulis Baill.
Official name : Coula edulis Baill.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) protection of pregnancies, against abortions , hip bath dans une decoction of barks tièdies of Coula edulis or optionally other trees, VO. (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mughumunu
Culcasia tenuifolia Engl.
Official name : Culcasia tenuifolia Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) pour attirer and envoûter, crush the fresh leaves and frotter le bas of la nuque or mettre dans les tresses pour les femmes (recipes Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : motombi bi diabi
Cylicodiscus gabunensis Harms
Official name : Cylicodiscus gabunensis Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) purification, put barks of Cylicodiscus gabunensis in a bucket mix with other barks, adding of H2O, to wash (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mudume / midume
Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(093), H(138), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, chew and swallow the leaves of Desmodium adscendens with salt
H(093) poisons, H(138) prevention against gunshots at night, H(201) evil spirit, leaves mix with Bishinga in an old pot roast without oil, take a new gillette for scars, rub on fresh scars
H(201) attraction, take the leaves, put them in your mouth and speak to the person concerned (receipt Baghama and Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mupipinde / mipipinde
Dialium dinklagei Harms
Official name : Dialium dinklagei Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) general tiredness , decoction of barks, bath (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : nduma
Dichostemma glaucescens Pierre
Official name : Dichostemma glaucescens Pierre
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) misfortune, bath of purification with the barks of Dichostema glaucescens (recettte Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dibule / mabule
Dinophora spenneroides Benth
Official name : Dinophora spenneroides Benth
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes or nearsightedness, crushed the leaves of Dinophora spennoïdes, mix with le mukuissa, eyedrop
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dissiéssi / massiéssi
Dinophora spenneroides Benth
Official name : Dinophora spenneroides Benth
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes or nearsightedness, peel the stem of Costus lacanusianus, crush and collect the juice mix with the Massiéssi (Dinophora spennoïdes), eyedrop
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : massiéssi
Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Official name : Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, whitlow, boil, put the dough of fruits of Dioscorea bulbifera on the abscess, whitlow, boil to remove or soften the concentrate of pus, speed healing and reduce pain.
H(020) bite of snake, grate the fruit to make a paste hich is placed on the bite (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dilindi
Dischistocalyx sp
Official name : Dischistocalyx sp
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, decoction of leaves until a red liquid, VO. with some sugar (Receipts : Babongo-
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : edibundjélè ndzina / idibundjélè ndzina (sindara), kayila ndjina
Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana
Official name : Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(050)
Recipes : H(050) belly bloat, dip barks of Dissotis rotundifolia in cold water or decoction, drink like herbal tea, helps induce vomiting
H(022) pain following childbirth, purge from a decoction of barks and of chili peper (recipes Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : itendji
Dissotis sp.
Official name : Dissotis sp.
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(004x), H(034), H(095)
Recipes : H(004x) internal injury , put the crushed leaves of Dissotis sp in a package, set fire with other ingredients, mix with of palm oil, VO.
H(034) palpitations, put the crushed leaves of Dissotis sp in a package, set fire, mix with of palm oil, VO.
H(095) food, eat the crushed leaves in a package, add other ingredients, incinerate, mix with of palm oil, VO. (recipes Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mioghu mine
Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Official name : Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
Symptoms : H(018), H(045)
Recipes : H(018) headache or céphalées, H(018) headache associated with sinusitis , crushed leaves between hands. Crush the seeds of nungu tsi tsissi and mix the powder obtained with the crushed leaves. Take a razor blade ; make two small scars on each temple, to the forehead and at the base of the neck
H(045) cicatrization, anti-pigmentation crush the leaves between hands and concentrate the green liquid, topical (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : munombu / minombu
Enantia chlorantha Oliv.
Official name : Enantia chlorantha Oliv.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, decoction of ripe banana of Enantia chlorantha, VO. (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mwambe bèngue / miambe mi bengue
Erythrophleum ivorense A. Chev.
Official name : Erythrophleum ivorense A. Chev.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) bad luck, decoction in a bucket of H2O several barks of Erythrophleum ivorense and moudume, purification bath (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mbaka
Eucalyptus robusta Sm.
Official name : Eucalyptus robusta Sm.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(037), H(109)
Recipes : H(027) protection of pregnancies , decoction of barks of Eucalyptus robusta mix with pepper (Aframomum melegueta) , purge
H(037) cough, decoction of barks, VO. tea
H(109) back pain, grated barks of Eucalyptus robusta mixed with pepper (Aframomum melegueta) (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : iIsilong, nsoko
Ficus sp.
Official name : Ficus sp.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(127)
Recipes : H(127) spleen, leaves of Ficus sp., RNS (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dissasse/ massasse
Geophila afzelii Hiern
Official name : Geophila afzelii Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain (ulcères gastrite.), take two leaves of Geophila afzelii for each use. Take each part of the mix leaves with cola. Chew some leaves with each of the cola. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dibumba / mabumba
Gossypium barbadense L.
Official name : Gossypium barbadense L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(103)
Recipes : H(099) calm the agitated and reduces crazy madness, to crush the leaves of Gossypium barbadense with H2O with 3 others leaves
H(103) toothache, leaves of Gossypium barbadense crushed between the hands, mix with leaves of Ageratum conyzoïdes.in H2O, mouthwash (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : magha ma mukondu (Feuilles du cotonnier)
Greenwayodendron suaveolens (Engl. & Diels) Verdc.
Official name : Greenwayodendron suaveolens (Engl. & Diels) Verdc.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) threatened abortion, hip bath dans une decoction of barks tièdie of Greenwayodendron suavolens or éventuellement d'autres arbres, VO. (recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mwambe pinde
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) palpitations, juice of youg leaves of Harungana madagascariensis, put eye drops (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mussasse / missasse
Hexalobus crispiflorus A. Rich.
Official name : Hexalobus crispiflorus A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(051), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(027) prevention of abortion, decoction of the bark of Hexalobus crispiflorus and other trees, VO. (recipe Barimba)
H(051) malaria, H(104) colic in infants, H(113) rheumatism, decoction of barks, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : siému
Hua gabonii Pierre ex De Wild.
Official name : Hua gabonii Pierre ex De Wild.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(095)
Recipes : H(027) threatened abortion, hip bath in a warmed bark of Hua gabonii decoction or VO.
H(095) feeding, put some leaves in vegetables in cooking and in sauces by cutting a piece of barks and mix or grind the beans to a powder and mix in all preparations of your choice (recipes Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ovita, difire, banfinre
Irvingia grandifolia (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Irvingia grandifolia (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Irvingiaceae
Symptoms : H(139), H(179)
Recipes : H(139) sexual impotence, H(179) backache, to dry the barks of Irvingia grandifolia, burn, crush, mix lemon, vaccination by scarification (Receipts : Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mulende / milende
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(036), H(108)
Recipes : H(003) sprain, heat the eaves of Kalanchoe crenata, mix to almond oil, rub the painful area
H(036) fainting, crush the leaves, drops in the nostrils
H(108) child flu, heating a leaf and crush, drops in the nostrils (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : edukia
Lannea zenkeri Engl. & K.Krause
Official name : Lannea zenkeri Engl. & K.Krause
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swollen feet, take the barks of Lannea zenkeri and put them in a pot or bucket, boil for one hour soak feet for two to three days (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mndungu / mindungu
Lecomtedoxa klaineana (Pierre ex Engl.) Dubard
Official name : Lecomtedoxa klaineana (Pierre ex Engl.) Dubard
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, decoction of barks of Lecomtedoxa klaineana + salt, mouthwash
H(027y) postpartum care, mouthwash with sap (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ngoba
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(027), H(113)
Recipes : H(001) disorders of vision, jus of crushed leaves, ocular instillation
infections des parties du thorax, maceration leaves det d'autres plantes, VO.
H(027) bleeding and prevention of abortion, crushed the leaves of Leonotis nepetifolia and mix with leaves of ndzandzi in a plate all white, do enemas and keep the mixture in the vagina for three days..
H(113) feet and ankles joint pain, mix the leaves of Leonotis nepetifolia with the ndzandzi, crushed between the hands, attach to the sore places (recipes Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : malamu ma ndzwengui
Lipocarpha senegalensis (Lam.) Dandy
Official name : Lipocarpha senegalensis (Lam.) Dandy
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(056)
Recipes : H(056) filaria, rub or practicing purging with bark of Lipocarpha senegalensis (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : nangoki
Maesobotrya klaineana (Pierre) J.Léonard
Official name : Maesobotrya klaineana (Pierre) J.Léonard
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) cough, barks put in a bottle of fruit juice or of water.Let rest, VO.
H(095) feeding, prepare vegetables with leaves fish or meat
H(095) feeding, prepare fruits such as peanuts and shell (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : munièghèdi / minièghèdi
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) caries, decoction of barks of Swartzia fistuloides, mix with the barks of Mangifera indica, mouthwash (recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Maprounea africana Müll. Arg.
Official name : Maprounea africana Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(201)
Recipes : H(018) headache, crushed the leaves of Maprounea africana add drops of water and let stand, put drops in the eye.
H(201) purification, leaves and barks macerated , bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mirendzi, baobao
Millettia thonningii (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baker
Official name : Millettia thonningii (Schumach. & Thonn.) Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(138)
Recipes : H(138) prevention against gunshots at night, decoction of barks of Millettia thonningii , massage or soak the affected limb (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ntul
Mimosa pudica L.
Official name : Mimosa pudica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) wins favor and sympathy, crushed the leaves of Mimosa púdica and put them in your mouth and make the request.
H(201) wins favor and sympathy, and away misfortune, soften the heart of man or women, crushed leaves, with other ingredients in a white dish, rub on certain body parts or speaking involving prayers
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : rine bodji ;tsoni
Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal
Official name : Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) bad luck, crush the seeds of Monodora myristica, ingredients in all therapeutic preparations
H(201) purification, powder seeds chewed and spat out on to purify the person pronouncing words of blessing. (recipes Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dundzingo / bandzingou, doudzingou / ndzingou
Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Official name : Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) poisonings, gratter barks of the root of Musanga cecropioides with a knife, mix the powder obtained with the "nzingo" crushed. Put them both in a grilled banana, VO..
H(093) poisonings, put the barks in a container of water, add the crushed nzingo, VO. (recipes Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : museng yombi / miseng yombi
Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Official name : Musanga cecropioides R. Br.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) purification, H(201) attracts sympathy and good graces, bath of purification with the barks of Musanga cecropioides, bath of purification with des barks of Musanga cecropioïdes
H(201) bad luck, attracts sympathy and good grace, bath of purification and prayers to the tree at its foothills (recetttes Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : dibale / mabale
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(037), H(051), H(103), H(113)
Recipes : H(027) bleeding and prevention of abortion, mix the leaves of Ocimum gratissimum with thoses of malamou ma ndzwengui, crush, enemas and keep the mixture in the vagina for three days
H(037) cough, chew the leaves and swallowing saliva
H(051) fever, leaves in H2O, bathing the child
H(103) toothache, put a crushed leaf on the tooth
H(113) feet and ankles joint pain, with the leaves of malamou ma ndzwengui, crush, attach to the sore places. (recipes Barimba and Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ndzandzi ou ditsiépo / matsiépo
Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
Official name : Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, leaves, mix to almond oil, in a package, rub on the body the part concerned
H(104) stomach pain, mix the leaves of Ongoka gore with those of eéko (Cissus dinklagei), pound, put them in a package mix in the palm oil and bake in fire. Eat with banana (recipes abongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mukoka / mikoka
Pachyelasma tessmannii (Harms) Harms
Official name : Pachyelasma tessmannii (Harms) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(055)
Recipes : H(050) belly bloat, maceration or decoction of the bark Pachyelasma tessmannii, VO
H(055) as a herbal tea that helps to induce vomiting (revenue and Bakoya Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ndjakala
Pachylobus trimera (Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Pachylobus trimera (Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, eat the powder of salted barks of Pachylobus trimera
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : oghungou / mighungou
Paspalum vaginatum Sw.
Official name : Paspalum vaginatum Sw.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(138)
Recipes : H(138) prevention against gunshots at night, H(201)evil spirit, H(092) poisons, grilling without oil the flowers of Paspalum vaginatum with the leaves of mupenda, rub on fresh scars (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : echinga / bichinga
Pausinystalia johimbe (K. Schum.) Pierre ex Beill
Official name : Pausinystalia johimbe (K. Schum.) Pierre ex Beill
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(092), H(139)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, decoction of barks, VO.
H(092) poison, scrape the barks, mix the powder with museng yiombi and other ingredients in a container of water, VO.
H(139) impotence, chew a small piece of bark (recipes Baghama)
H(139) sexual weaknes, maceration of barks, VO. 1 glass / Day (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ukande / dukande, n'nagubitempi
Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Official name : Pentaclethra macrophylla Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104), H(169), H(204)
Recipes : H(104) pain of stomach, H(169) hernia, grate the bark in H2O, VO.
H(095) allimentation, soak fruits in water for a week, boil, dip the fruit, to dry and pound, cooking with fish or meat (recipe Babongo)
H(204) first pygmies shoes, hull of the fruit (recetttes Baghama and Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mobada / mibada duvandji
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(020x), H(051x), H(104)
Recipes : H(020x) stings of ants and mosquitoes, chauffer or non les leaves of Piper umbellatum les écraser between hands, frotter sur les parties du corps
H(051x) yellow fever , H(104) stomach pain, pound the leaves, mix with palm oil. Cook the package in fire. Eat with banana (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ilembè-lembè / malembè-lembè, embè-embè / imbè-embè, maghodzo / mighogzo
Psychotria gabonica Hiern
Official name : Psychotria gabonica Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051x)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever , decoction of barks, bath (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ghébengué / ghibengué
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(034), H(037), H(093), H(104), H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(034) palpitations, take several tips of young stems of Pteris aquilinium, put in a package of palm oil oil on fire, VO.
H(093) antipoison, take the curved end of the rod, mix in a bit of honey and another leaf; swallow and keep for two days in the belly, induce vomiting on the third day to remove the poison.
H(095) feeding, make several stems of young shoots, boil, wash and dress, VO.(recipes Baghama)
H(126) liver ailments, H(104) ailments of the stomach,H(037) ailments of the lungs, etc., pound young shoots of leaves, mix with ndzingo, to palm oil or to almond oil, put in a packet and bake in fire, eat with a baked banana (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mbabangue / bambabangue, etsenguènguè / Itsenguènguè
Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.
Official name : Pterocarpus soyauxii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027v), H(201)
Recipes : H(027v) parturient care, ONS powder of Pterocarpus soyauxii mixed with palm oil , rub all over the body
H(201) initiation rites, put kaolin on the fontanelle (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mogoli (Kaolin rouge)
Pycnanthus angolensis (Welw.) Warb.
Official name : Pycnanthus angolensis (Welw.) Warb.
Family : Myristicaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : stomachache women, give the name of the person and the disease to be treated by the tree. Take the peel Pycnanthus angolensis making a prayer. Take barks and put them in a bucket with water, enema
H(201) protection against attacks by sorcerers, take the barks, take the hair, nails and other body parts hidden at the foot of the tree (recipes Baghama and Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mulomba ( Arbre saint )
Quassia africana (Baill.) Baill.
Official name : Quassia africana (Baill.) Baill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernias, powder of barks in H2O, VO.(recipe Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : issindou ighal
Sarcocephalus diderrichii De Wild.
Official name : Sarcocephalus diderrichii De Wild.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, bark decoction of Sarcocephalus didderrichü, wash the eyed
H(051) fever, maceration of young leaves or barks, VO. (Recipes Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ntomba
Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name : Scoparia dulcis L.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(104), H(126), H(201)
Recipes : H(020) snake venoms, crushed the leaves of Scoparia dulcis mixaux ndzingo, mettre sur la morsure
H(126) liver ailments, H(104) ailments of the stomach,H(037) ailments of the lungs, etc., pound the young shoots of leaves, mix with ndzingo, withf palm oil or to almond oil, put in a packet and bake in fire, eat with a baked banana
H(201) against bad luck, rub with the leaves as a cream
H(201) to attract love and graces at work, crush the leaves mix to ndzingo, put in scent, rub on the body or perfume (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mongatsi-ngatsi / mingatsi-ngatsi ou bongavidi
Selaginella myosurus (Sw.) Alston
Official name : Selaginella myosurus (Sw.) Alston
Family : Selaginellaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(201)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, heat leaves by exposing to the flame, crush, put in the diseased tooth
H(201) against evil spells, burning leaves and stems and take the ashes, mix with almond oil, to rub on the body (recipes Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : langla / malangla
Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Official name : Setaria megaphylla (Steud.) Dur. & Schinz
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Setaria chevalieri Stapf
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) promotes ovulation, dry the barks of Setaria megaphylla in the sun, piler and mix with ndungu or with sugar, put in the mouth and suck (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : orata / rata
Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name : Sida rhombifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(138), H(201)
Recipes : H(138) prevention against gunshots at night, extracting the fibers of barks of Sida rhombifolia and attach them to the feet
H(201) purification hunters after transporting an animal body , bath with the leaves of Sida rhombifolia (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : kembitchi / bakembitchi
Smilax sp
Official name : Smilax sp
Family : Smilacaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(201) bad luck, H (201) purification, leaves Smilax sp., mixed with other ingredients in a bucket with water.
H(201) bad luck, purification, vine tied around his waist or feet
H(095) feeding, roots prepared with or without the peel (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : eyioko / lyioko
Solenostemon monostachyus (P. Beauv.) Briq. subsp. Monostachyus
Official name : Solenostemon monostachyus (P. Beauv.) Briq. subsp. Monostachyus
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, heat gently the leaves of Solenostemon monostachyus , crush them and mix with almond oil and rub the body (recipe Babonga)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mupogha pogha \ mipogha pogha
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) bites of snakes and extraction of venom, put the dough wet smear of the bark of Spondias mombin on the bite and attach. It sucks the poison and keeps it in the dough. (Recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mungingue / minguengue
Staudtia kamerunensis var. gabonensis (Warb.) Fouilloy
Official name : Staudtia kamerunensis var. gabonensis (Warb.) Fouilloy
Family : Myristicaceae
Synonyms : Staudtia stipitata Warb , Staudtia gabonensis Warb.
Symptoms : H(037), H(091), H(101)
Recipes : H(037) cough, maceration of barks of Staudtia kamerunensis, VO.
H(091) anémie, H(101) prolonged menstruation, decoction of barks, VO. (recipes Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mobé / mibé, oghobé / mighobé
Swartzia fistuloides Harms
Official name : Swartzia fistuloides Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(109), H(139)
Recipes : H(103) caries, decoction of barks of Swartzia fistuloides mix with the barks du manguier (Mangifera indica), mouthwash
H(109) back pain, H(139) sexual weaknesses, decoction of barks, VO. tea + sugar (recipes Baghama)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mulolu bousambe / milolu mi busambe
Tabernanthe iboga Baill.
Official name : Tabernanthe iboga Baill.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) fatigue / sleep, extract the contents of the fruit, VO.
H(201) spiritual elevation, bark or roots Tabernanthe iboga, RNS., VO.
H(201) protects the land, planted on family land to grow plants (Babongo recipe)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : diboé / maboé
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(039), H(092)
Recipes : H(004) injury and rapid healing, attach crushed leaves of Tephrosia vogelii on the wound.
H(039) lice, crush the leaves, mix with almond oil, rub the product on the head
H(092) fishing poison , put crushed leaves into the river to kill fish (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : engongui / ingongui
Tetracera alnifolia Willd.
Official name : Tetracera alnifolia Willd.
Family : Dilleniaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(095x)
Recipes : H(020) snake bites and removing toxins from the venom, cut a piece of vine water of Tetracera alnifolia after attaching on the snake bite the dough munguingue + drink all the water content of the piece of the vine cut
H(095x) quenches thirst, drink water that contains the piece of the vine .(recipe Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : nvughe mambe (Jeune pousse de la Liane d'eau ), mfughe diabu
Tetrorchidium didymostemon (Baill.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Official name : Tetrorchidium didymostemon (Baill.) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) land protection, take the straight trunk of Tetrorchidium didymostemon , use as a spear , throwing on wild animals
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : tchango / tchango
Treculia obovoidea N.E. Br.
Official name : Treculia obovoidea N.E. Br.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, chew the powder of barks of Treculia obovoidea
H(095), spiny fruit peel, remove the seeds and cook and eat
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : epovo / ipovo
Uncaria africana G. Don
Official name : Uncaria africana G. Don
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, maceration of barks of Uncaria africaca in a full plate for 4 h H2O, VO. X 3 / day
H(037) chest pain, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(108) cold, burning the barks in fire then grate, eat the powder obtained (recipes Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : akogheli
Vangueriopsis rubiginosa Robyns
Official name : Vangueriopsis rubiginosa Robyns
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) back pain, mix the barks of Vangueriopsis rubiginosis with du kévazingo, VO. as tea (recipe Bakoya and Bakota)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : elatipaza
Vernonia conferta Benth
Official name : Vernonia conferta Benth
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) pain of stomach,H(037) of chest and others internal affection, maceration of barks of Vernonia conferta, VO. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia conferta Benth
Official name : Vernonia conferta Benth
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : pain of stomach, of poitrine and autres affections internes, maceration of barks of Vernonia conferta , VO. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : muvughu / mivughu.
Xylopia vallotii Chipp ex Exell
Official name : Xylopia vallotii Chipp ex Exell
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) threatened abortion, decoction of barks of Xylopia vallotii with barks others three (facultatif), hip bath or VO. (recipes Barimba)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : mughoghuru
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(037)
Recipes : H(014) koussou (irritation of the buttocks children), pound the roots of Zingiber officinale and put a few drops into the anus. Optionally add leaves of banana or Marantaceae
H(037) cough, peeled roots, chewed
H(037) cough, maceration of roots, VO. (recipe Babongo)
Region : West Africa
Country : Gabon
Vernacular name : ndongo ya tsina