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Reference : HL 09

Author(s) : Lejeune, J.B.H.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales spontanées (utilisées par les indigènes du Ruanda-Urundi). Servir, (Groupe scolaire Astrida), 1, 4, 20 - 25 & 1, 5, 26 - 31, (1940)
Reference HL 09 has information about 25 plants :
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(055)
Recipes : H(013), ears abscess, leaves juice in ears
H(055), roots, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda (Gisenyi district) (ex. Belgium protectorate)
Vernacular name : umubogora (Kinyarwanda), umubogobogo (Kirundi)
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(112)
Recipes : H(112), roots barks, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umunyonza (Kinyarwanda)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) child, young leaves cooked in banana tree, sap, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umucuru (Kinyarwanda)
Celosia trigyna L.
Official name : Celosia trigyna L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), leaves + oil, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umucunge (Kinyarwanda)
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(068), H(108)
Recipes : H(018), H(108), flowers rumpled, inhalation parfum
H(068), flowers + stems, pounded + H2O tepid + oil
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umugombe (Kinyarwanda)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(115)
Recipes : H(037), H(082), H(115), smoked as a cigarette
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : intibwe (Kinyarwanda)
Dracaena sp.
Official name : Dracaena sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(131)
Recipes : H(131), pounded leaves, sap, VO. For pregnant women who were contaminated by pian. To protect the nieuw born
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : ikihondahonda (Kinyarwanda)
Embelia schimperi Vatke
Official name : Embelia schimperi Vatke
Family : Myrsinaceae
Synonyms : Embelia kilimandschari Gilg
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), on a empty stomach, VO. 20 to 30 fruits, chewed
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umukarakara (Kinyarwanda)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137), roots, generalized pains, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umusange (Kinyarwanda)
Euphorbia sp.
Official name : Euphorbia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), latex, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umuduha (Kinyarwanda), ikihahe (Kirundi)
Kalanchoe sp.
Official name : Kalanchoe sp.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(175), H(068)
Recipes : H(004) + H(175), leaveson warm ashes on wounds
H(068) child, leaves on live coals, juice, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : ileke, ikitenetene (Kinyarwanda)
Lagenaria rufa (Gilg) Jeffrey
Official name : Lagenaria rufa (Gilg) Jeffrey
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), fruits cooked under living ashes , juice + cow urine, RNS
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umutanga (Kinyarwanda)
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umuhengeli (Kinyarwanda)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112), pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO. , by small dosis every 2 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umuhe, umushi (Kinyarwanda)
Mitragyna rubrostipulata (Schum.) Hav.
Official name : Mitragyna rubrostipulata (Schum.) Hav.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), 5 - 10 leaves, rumpled + H2O tepid, enema
H(051), barks, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umugomera (Kinyarwanda)
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purg., H(068) worms, H(104) colic, leaves + oil, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umwisha (Kinyarwanda)
Pavetta ternifolia (Oliv.) Hiern
Official name : Pavetta ternifolia (Oliv.) Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(090)
Recipes : H(090), pounded roots, RNS
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umunyamabuye (Kinyarwanda)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., pounded leaves, maceration H2O, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umuhoko (Kinyarwanda)
Protea madiensis Oliv.
Official name : Protea madiensis Oliv.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), child bronchitis, leaves dried in sun, ashes, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : ikihungele (Kinyarwanda)
Pycnostachys eminii Guerke
Official name : Pycnostachys eminii Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis , H(108) cold, leaves rumpled, maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umutsinduka (Kinyarwanda)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., pounded seeds, paste + hot H2O, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : imbonobono (Kinyarwanda)
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., leaves + fruits, pounded, decoction (H2O) , enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umutobotobo (Kinyarwanda)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(018), H(108), leaves, inhalation
H(051), leaves, decoction, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umuravumba (Kinyarwanda)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umubilisi (Kinyarwanda)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blen., pounded roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Rwanda, Burundi (ex. Ruanda-Urundi) (ex. Belgian protectorate)
Vernacular name : umushishiru (Kinyarwanda)