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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(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
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
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