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Reference : HK 63

Author(s) : Kipkore, K., B. Wanjohi, H. Rono, G. Kigen
Title : A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:24 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/24
Reference HK 63 has information about 108 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruit bodies of Faidherbia albida, burnt and ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kokocha (local dialect), apple ring acacia (Englisch)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(086)
Recipes : H(013) itchy skin rashes, leaves of Acacia brevispica crushed and rubbed on skin
H(086) removal of ganglion, leaves of Acacia brevispica crushed and applied on ganglion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : korniswo (local dialect), prickly Thorn Bonsai (Englisch)
Acacia hockii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia hockii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic) pains, herbal “tea”, barks of Acacia hockii, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : churur (local dialect), whistling thorn/shittim wood (Englisch)
Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Official name : Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) synergistic herb, leaves of Acacia lahai pounded and mixed with other herbs
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : seretetwo (local dialect) , red thorn (Englisch)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted diseases, roots of Acacia mellifera, decoction, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, higher parasites burnt and ashes licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : ngowo (local dialect), black thorn / wait-a-bit thorn (Englisch)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic), bark of Acacia nilotica chewed when raw or decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : ngopkwo (local dialect) , thorntree / whistling thorn (Englisch)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruit bodies of Acacia tortilis burnt and ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sesia (local dialect), shittim wood (Englisch)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(045), H(076), H(103)
Recipes : H(045) craniotomy (surgery), whoile plant crushed and applied on the area to be operated before surgery
H(076) oral thrush , whole plant of Spilanthes mauritiana crushed and used as mouthwash
H(103) toothache, whole plant of Spilanthes mauritiana crushed and applied on the affected tooth
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kibutkut (local dialect), (Englisch)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) arrow poison, decoction of roots of Acokanthera schimperi (application on arrow?)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kelyo (local dialect), arrow-poison plant (Englisch)
Albizia sp.
Official name : Albizia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(112)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruit bodies, burnt and ash licked
H(112) abortifacient, contraceptive, bark, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : seet (local dialect), flea tree / frywood (Englisch)
Albuca bracteata (Thunb.) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Official name : Albuca bracteata (Thunb.) J.C. Manning & Goldblatt
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, bulbs of Albuca bracteata decoction and administered
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : k'dowt (local dialect), pregnant onion plant (Englisch)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Aloe spp., crushed and sap applied
H(045) craniotomy (surgery), leaves of Aloe spp. crushed and sap applied on the operated area
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chepkenderetwo (local dialect), burn plant (Englisch)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, leaves, fruits of Balanites aegyptiaca, cooked as vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tuyunwo (local dialect), desert date (Englisch)
Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Official name : Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) pesticide, crush the fruits of Balanites rotundifolia, soak in water and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : lomion (local dialect)
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Official name : Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots of Berchemia discolor, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : muchukwo (local dialect), bird plum (Englisch)
Boscia coriacea Pax
Official name : Boscia coriacea Pax
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(058)
Recipes : H(058) obesity, graines de Boscia coriacea , decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sorukwo (local dialect)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic, leaves of Calotropis procera, burnt and ash administered
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kibou (local dialect), giant milkweed / calotropis (Englisch)
Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Official name : Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(178)
Recipes : H(095) food flavour, flowers dried, crushed and added to meal
H(104) heartburn, peptic ulcers, leaves of Capparis cartilaginea, chewed/ burnt and ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chepteretwo (local dialect), caper shrub (Englisch)
Caralluma acutangula (Decne.) N.E. Br.
Official name : Caralluma acutangula (Decne.) N.E. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest congestion (wheezing), whole plant of Caralluma acutangula chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : mochontopokot (local dialect), caralluma (Englisch)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) general malaise, roots of Carissa edulis, decoction and added to other herbs or used alone
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : legetetwet (local dialect), egyptian carissa (Englisch)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(124), H(151)
Recipes : H(124) antihaemorrhagic (stops bleeding), dried bark of Cassia didymobotrya, pound and applied on bleeding area
H(151) hypertension, leaves / bark, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : senetwo (local dialect), peanut- butter cassia (Englisch)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves and graines de Cassia occidentalis, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kipkurkuris (local dialect), senna (Englisch)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves and graines de Cassia obtusifolia, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kipkurkuris (local dialect), senna (Englisch)
Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
Official name : Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(178), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) heartburn, leaves / twigs of Cirsium vulgare burnt and ash licked
H(201) talisman, leaves / twigs of Cirsium vulgare burnt and ash applied on incisions made on the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tokoukowo (local dialect), spear thistle (Englisch)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(076), H(104) "Kipei” condition (abdominal pain and oral thrush), leaves of Clerodendrum myricoides burnt and ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chebobet (local dialect), blue glory bower (Englisch)
Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Official name : Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots of Clutia abyssinica , decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kapkurelwo (local dialect), smooth-fruited lightning-bush (Englisch)
Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Official name : Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(098)
Recipes : H(098) treatment of heavy snoring, leaves of Coccinia grandis , decoction, VO. comme des légumes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : minjilwo (local dialect), iIvy ground (Englisch)
Combretum apiculatum Sond.
Official name : Combretum apiculatum Sond.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruit bodies of Combretum apiculatum burnt and ash licke
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : leleiya (local dialect) red bushwillow (Englisch)
Commicarpus africanus (Lour.) Dandy
Official name : Commicarpus africanus (Lour.) Dandy
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(086)
Recipes : H(086) removal of ganglion, ccushed leaves of Commicarpus africanus rubbed on the ganglion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tanagit (local dialect), Comicarp ( Catalan)
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Official name : Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia sinensis Lam. , Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult
Symptoms : H(175x)
Recipes : H(103x) toothbrush, break tender twigs of Cordia sinensis for use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : adomeyon (local dialect), (Englisch)
Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore , Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) arthritis, roots of Crassocephalum mannii, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : terkekwo (local dialect), thickhead (Englisch)
Crotalaria incana L.
Official name : Crotalaria incana L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia, leaves of Crotalaria incana , boiled and used as vegetable
H(091) healing vegetable,, leaves of Crotalaria incana, cooked as vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kimira (local dialect), woolly rattlepod (Englisch)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) "Kipei” condition (abdominal pain and oral thrush), higher parasites on this plant of Croton dichogamus, burnt and ash licked
H(037)chest congestion (wheezing), bark, roots and flowers, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kerelwo (local dialect), orange leaved croton (Englisch)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, roots of Croton megalocarpus, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : otonwet (local dialect), broadleaved croton (Englisch)
Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Official name : Cucumis dipsaceus Ehrenb. ex Spach
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic, fruits Cucumis dipsaceus , crushed and mixed with little water and administered to patient
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kisangwa (local dialect), bitter gourd (Englisch)
Cyperus esculentus L.
Official name : Cyperus esculentus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Synonyms : Cyperus aureus Tenore
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, abdominal (colic) pains, H(201) talisman, tuber of Cyperus esculentus, chewed
H(104) colic pain in children, tuber, decoction or chewed
H(201) talisman, tuber of Cyperus esculentus, chewed and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : morgut (local dialect), yellow nutsedge (Englisch)
Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Official name : Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) pesticide, tubers of Cyphostemma cyphopetalum, crush and apply on the pests
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kibungwach (local dialect)
Cyphostemma serpens (A. Rich.) Desc.
Official name : Cyphostemma serpens (A. Rich.) Desc.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, dried stem of Cyphostemma serpens , decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kirorot (local dialect)
Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.
Official name : Dactyloctenium aegyptium (L.) Willd.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(178)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, whole plant cooked as vegetable
H(104) heartburn, leaves of Dactylocteniuma egyptium, crushed and chewed raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : anyinya (local dialect), Egyptian crowfoot grass (Englisch)
Digera muricata (L.) Mart.
Official name : Digera muricata (L.) Mart.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, leaves of Digera muricata cooked as vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chesugut (local dialect), false amaranth (Englisch)
Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Official name : Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(175x)
Recipes : H(051) fever in children, bark of Diospyros scabra, decoction and patient bathed in concoction and covered
H(103x) toothbrush, break tender twigs for use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : turetwo (local dialect), ebony tree (Englisch)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(175x)
Recipes : H(103x) toothbrush, break tender twigs of Dodonaea viscose for use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tebelekwo (local dialect), hopbush (Englisch)
Dolichos sp.
Official name : Dolichos sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002) enhance lactation , dry leaves of Dolichos sp., pound, mixed with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kipchoror (local dialect), hyacinth bean (Englisch)
Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop
Official name : Drimia indica (Roxb.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, bulb of Drimia indica applied on the ulcers
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : barangoya (local dialect), indian-squill (Englisch)
Ehretia cymosa var. silvatica (Gürke) Brenan
Official name : Ehretia cymosa var. silvatica (Gürke) Brenan
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, bark of Ehretia cymosa, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kabonbonet or mororion (local dialect), stamperwood (Englisch)
Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Official name : Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Ekebergia rueppelliana (Fresen.) A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, bark of Ekebergia rueppelliana, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kerbu (local dialect), ekebergia (Englisch)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(104) heartburn, tip end (flower) of Ensete ventricosum, crushed, dried and burnt. Ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sosurwo (local dialect), false banana(Englisch)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) mumps, barks of Erythrina abyssinica applied on the ulcers
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : korkorwo (local dialect), corpse flower (Englisch)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(093), H(175x)
Recipes : H(093) antivenom, pound barks of Euclea divinorum and applied on the incision made on the bitten site
H(103x) toothbrush, break tender twigs Euclea divinorum for use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : uswo (local dialect), magic guarri (Englisch)
Faurea saligna Harv.
Official name : Faurea saligna Harv.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) period pains, bark of Faurea saligna, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sirirte (local dialect), beechwood (Englisch)
Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Official name : Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) fermentation, fruits of Flacourtia indica, dry the fruit and use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : iingoswo (local dialect), governor’s plum (Englisch)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) eye ailments, H(103) toothache, leaves of Fuerstia africana, crushed and sap applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kipirirwo (local dialect)
Gardenia sp
Official name : Gardenia sp
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(055) emetic, fruits of Gardenia sp, crushed and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : mogilion / kobilwoc (local dialect), forest gardenia (Englisch)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) fermentation, cover milk gourd with leaves of Grewia villosa
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : mokurwo (local dialect), mallow (Englisch)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, leaves of Gynandropsis gynandra cooked and used as healing vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sachan (local dialect), african spider flower (Englisch)
Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Official name : Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulata (Baker f.) J.B.Gillett
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030) removal of retained placenta, burnt the barks of Heeria reticulata and ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : mutung’wo (local dialect), raisin bush (Englisch)
Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Official name : Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulata (Baker f.) J.B.Gillett
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) removal of retained placenta, burnt the barks of Heeria reticulata and ash licked
V(006) constipation in animals, crush leaves, soak in water and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : mutung’wo (local dialect), raisin bush (Englisch)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) amoebiasis, H(104) colic pain in children, leaves, roots of Hoslundia opposita, decoction, VO.
H(076), oral thrush, leaves crushed, soaked in water and gargled
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sumeyon (local dialect), orange bird berry (Englisch)
Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) R. Br.
Official name : Hypoestes forskaolii (Vahl) R. Br.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) pesticide, leaves, twigs of Hypoestes forskaolii, crush, soak in water, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sirkonwo / kaberkewo (local dialect), white ribbon bush (Englisch)
Iboza sp.
Official name : Iboza sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(208)
Recipes : H(208) perfume, leaves of Iboza spp.crushed and pound
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : lonwo (local dialect), nutmeg bush (Englisch)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, synergistic herb, roots of Indigofera arrecta, decoction and mixed with others herbs
H(103) toothache, roots chewed
H(104) stomachache roots of Indigofera arrecta, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sargellat (local dialect), african indigo (Englisch)
Ipomoea lapidosa Vatke
Official name : Ipomoea lapidosa Vatke
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted diseases, stem of Ipomoea lapidosa, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kimugugu (local dialect), common morning glory (Englisch)
Justica sp.
Official name : Justica sp.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic), leaves of Justica sp., decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kepkalomion (local dialect), jacobinia (Englisch)
Kalanchoe germanae Raym.-Hamet ex Raadts
Official name : Kalanchoe germanae Raym.-Hamet ex Raadts
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(086), H(175)
Recipes : H(086) removal of ganglion, pound leaves of Kalanchoe germanae and rubbed on ganglion area
H(175) poultice, pound leaves of Kalanchoe germanae and rubbed on painful area
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kibarbany (local dialect), air plant (Englisch)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) for fermentation during the brewing of traditional beer, fruits of Kigelia africana split and dry
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : rotion (local dialect), african sausage (Englisch)
Lannea fulva (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea fulva (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) antivenom, barks of Lannea fulva pound and mixed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : lolotwo (local dialect)
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(104)
Recipes : H(002) enhance lactation, leaves, twigs & fruits of Lantana trifolia, decoction, VO
H(104) abdominal pains (colic), leaves, twigs Lantana trifolia, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : bekaptarit (local dialect), three-leafshrubverbena (Englisch)
Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia lancifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Decne.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, tender leaves of Leptadenia hastata, cooked as vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kipchegin (local dialect)
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(068) amoebiasis, leaves and twigs of Lippia javanica, decoction, VO.
H(095) food flavour, decoction together with maize, cassava, groundnuts and even tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chebokobil (local dialect), zinziba plant (Englisch)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : V(093)
Recipes : V(093) antipoison for animals, whole plant of Maesa lanceolata, crush , soak in water and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : mborion (local dialect), false assegai (Englisch)
Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.
Official name : Nuxia congesta R. Br. ex Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic), flu, roots of Nuxia congesta, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chorwa (local dialect), brittle wood (Englisch)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye ailments, leaves of Ocimum basilicum cxrushed and sap instilled on the affected eye
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : klachir (local dialect), basil (Englisch)
Olea africana Miller
Official name : Olea africana Miller
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013)
Recipes : H(001) eye ailments, dried bark of Olea africana pound and powder applied
H(013) itchy rashes, barks decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : remit (local dialect), wild olive (Englisch)
Ornithogalum tenuifolium F. Delaroche
Official name : Ornithogalum tenuifolium F. Delaroche
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) arthritis, tubers of Ornithogalum tenuifolium crushed and applied on joints
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : katagwa (local dialect), sea-onion (Englisch)
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(113)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruit bodies of Pappea capensis burnt and ash licked
H(113) rheumatism, higher parasites burnt and ash licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kibiryokwo (local dialect), jacket plum (Englisch)
Pavetta abyssinica Fresen.
Official name : Pavetta abyssinica Fresen.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, bark of Pavetta abyssinica crushed and administered
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : cheptabirbirwo (local dialect)
Pentas longiflora Oliv.
Official name : Pentas longiflora Oliv.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism like symptoms, fruits, bark of Pentas longiflora, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chebirbirgorok (local dialect)
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(039), H(201)
Recipes : H(039) pesticide, crush the fruits, soak in water and applied
H(201) ceremonial plant with fruios and leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sinende (local dialect)
Podocarpus gracilior Pilg.
Official name : Podocarpus gracilior Pilg.
Family : Podocarpaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, barks of Podocarpus gracilior decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : bennet (local dialect), african fern tree, bastard yellow wood (Englisch)
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, whole crushed plant of Portulaca oleracea , decoction with other herbs
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chemorin (local dialect), asthma weed (Englisch)
Portulaca quadrifida L.
Official name : Portulaca quadrifida L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, whole plant of Portulaca quadrifida cooked as vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kitumerio (local dialect), small-leaved purslane (Englisch)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(128x), H(151)
Recipes : H(128x) enlarged prostate, bark, roots of Prunus africana , decoction, VO
H(151) hypertension, bark of Prunus africana , decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tendwo (local dialect), african plum tree (Englisch)
Psiadia punctulata (DC.) Vatke
Official name : Psiadia punctulata (DC.) Vatke
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Psiadia arabica Jaub. & Spach
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) herbal “tea”, bark of Psiadia arabica , decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : konocho (local dialect)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) treatment of hides and skins, crushed graines de Ricinus communis and oil applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : menwa (local dialect), castor bean (Englisch)
Rumex acetosella L.
Official name : Rumex acetosella L.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, H(171) diabetes, tubers of Rumex acetosella, chewed or decoction and administered
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kibongbong (local dialect), sheep sorrel (Englisch)
Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Official name : Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Landolphia comorensis (Bojer ex A. DC.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(128x)
Recipes : H(128x) enlarged prostate, fruit of Saba comorensis consumed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : ochon (local dialect), rubber vine (Englisch)
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(175x)
Recipes : H(103x) toothbrush, break tender twigs and use
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : chekowo (local dialect), toothbrush tree (Englisch)
Sansevieria intermedia N.E. Br.
Official name : Sansevieria intermedia N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(215)
Recipes : H(215) used to kill snakes, leaves sap used as bait
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sorogat (local dialect), mother-in-law tongue (Englisch)
Sansevieria intermedia N.E. Br.
Official name : Sansevieria intermedia N.E. Br.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : V(215)
Recipes : V(215) used to kill snakes, leaves sap used as bait
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sorogat (local dialect), mother-in-law tongue (Englisch)
Schefflera volkensii (Engl.) Harms
Official name : Schefflera volkensii (Engl.) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(208)
Recipes : H(108) blocked nose, dried resin of Schefflera volkensii , sniffed
H(208) perfume, dried resin smear on body
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tingwon (local dialect), schefflera (Englisch)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, bark of Sclerocarya birrea chewed or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : orolwo (local dialect), amarula tree (Englisch)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic), rootsof Solanum incanum decoction or chewed raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kalobotwo (local dialect), thorn apple (Englisch)
Sphaeranthus ukambensis Vatke & O.Hoffm.
Official name : Sphaeranthus ukambensis Vatke & O.Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache resulting food poisoning, roots of Sphaeranthus ukambensis chewed or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : moyon (local dialect)
Sterculia africana (Lour.) Fiori
Official name : Sterculia africana (Lour.) Fiori
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) erectile dysfunction, chewed graines of Sterculia africana
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : ililwo (local dialect), african star chestnut tree (Englisch)
Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Official name : Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic), jaundice, bark of Terminalia brownie, decoction or chewed raw
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : koloswo (local dialect), mbarao (Swahili)
Terminalia spinosa Engl.
Official name : Terminalia spinosa Engl.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, barks of Terminalia spinosa, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kitong’wo (local dialect), spiny cluster-leaf (Englisch)
Tragia brevipes Pax
Official name : Tragia brevipes Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) anti-venom, roots of Tragia brevipes pound and mixed with other herbs
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kimelei (local dialect), shortspikenoseburn (Englisch)
Tribulus terrestris L.
Official name : Tribulus terrestris L.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(139)
Recipes : H(091) healing vegetable, whole plant cooked as vegetable
H(139) erectile dysfunction, whole crushed plant of Tribulus terrestris chewed or decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kilesan (local dialect), bullhead (Englisch)
Uvaria scheffleri Diels
Official name : Uvaria scheffleri Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(108) colds, roots decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : murkuiyo (local dialect)
Vangueria apiculata K. Schum.
Official name : Vangueria apiculata K. Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food supplement, fruits of Vangueria apiculata cooked as porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tabirirwo (Komolwone mining) (local dialect), triangle-flowered wild-medlar (Englisch)
Vangueria madagascariensis J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Vangueria madagascariensis J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food supplement, fruits of Vangueria madagascariensis cooked as porridge
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : komolwo neo (local dialect), common wild medlar (Englisch)
Vernonia brachycalyx O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia brachycalyx O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic, roots of Vernonia brachycalyx, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kimagoi or chebongony (local dialect), ironweed (Englisch)
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, leaves chewed or soaked in hot water, VO.
H(018) headache, bark burnt and smoked, sniffed , leaves crush and applied
H(037) cough, H(108) colds, H(118) sore throat, leaves chewed or soaked in water and gargled
H(076) oral thrush, leaves soaked in water and gargled
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : sokwon (local dialect), East African green wood (Englisch)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) chronic skin ulcers, leaves of Withania somnifera crushed and applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tarkukai (local dialect), red cherry (Englisch)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, graines de Ximenia americana crushed and oil applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kunyotwo (local dialect), yellow plum (Englisch)
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Official name : Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(091), H(113)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, administered to recuperating patients (after surgery), decoction, VO.
H(068) amoebiasis, bark, seeds, decoction, chewed
H(091) synergistic herb, bark, graines de Zanthoxylum chalybeum pounded together and mixed with other herbs
H(113) rheumatism, higher parasites, burnt and ashes licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : kochon (local dialect), knob wood (Englisch)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(037), H(078), H(091), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(108) colds, leaves of Zehneria scabra, crushed and rushed and VO.
H(078) cancer whole plant, decoction with other herbs
H(091) administered to recuperating patients, whole plant, decoction , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : cheserya (local dialect)
Ziziphus mauritania var. spinachristi (L.) Wild. (not registered in African Plant Database)
Official name : Ziziphus mauritania var. spinachristi (L.) Wild. (not registered in African Plant Database)
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal (colic), bark of Ziziphus mauritania, chewed raw
H(095) herbal “tea”, bark boiled with water
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : tilomwo (local dialect), christ thorn / jujube (Englisch)