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Reference : HM 02

Author(s) : Mapi, J.
Title : Contribution à l'étude éthnobotanique et analyses chimiques de quelques plantes utilisées en médecine traditionnelle dans la région de Nkongsamba (Moungo). Thèse de Doctorat, 3ème cycle, Université de Yaoundé, (1988) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10) and ref. HT 12
Reference HM 02 has information about 44 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), maceration of the whole plant of Abrus precatorius, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), inflorescence of Aframomum sp., leaves Ipomoea batatas, infusion, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), massage whith leaves of Ageratum conyzoides
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(037), H(045), H(051), H(124)
Recipes : H(037) hemoptysia, ONS of Aspilia africana, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(045), juice leaves of Aspilia., local application
H(051) paludism, ONS. of Hibiscus asper of Aspilia africana, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(124), leaves and flowers of Aspilia., to grind, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(026), H(051)
Recipes : H(018), leaves grinded of Bidens pilosa, local application
H(026), dysmenorroea, maceration of leaves of Bidens, VO.
H(051) jaune, whole plant of Bidens, decoction (H2O) + rock salt, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Biophytum petersianum Klotzch
Official name : Biophytum petersianum Klotzch
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034), chewed leaves of Biophytum petersianum
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(058), H(099)
Recipes : H(058), H(099), barks stem, branch, trunk of Polyscias fulva, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, to pound, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(006), ripe fruit of Carica papaya, VO.
H(068), seeds of Carica., VO.
H(126), ONS. of Cassia alata, roots of Carica papaya, ripe fruit of Citrus medica, whole plant of Spilanthes filicaulis, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(038), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104), H(104), H(038), leaves of Cassia., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(068) parasitism desease, infectieuse, juice leaves of Cassia alata, local application
H(126), ONS. of Cassia alata, roots of Carica papaya, ripe fruit of Citrus medica, whole plant of Spilanthes filicaulis, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia hirsuta L.
Official name : Cassia hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna hirsuta (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(113), H(172)
Recipes : H(113), leaves of Cassia hirsuta, massage
H(172), roots of Cassia., maceration, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves decoction (H2O) of Cassia occidentalis, VO
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), whole plant of Centelle asiatica, decoction (H2O), VO. + loca wineegar
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038), ONS. of Cissus quadrangularis, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), H(091), leaves of Commelina benghalensis, maceration, VO.
H(014), ONS. of Galinsoga ciliata of Commelina benghalensis, juice, local application
H(014), stems without leaves of Commelina., to grind, local application + salt
H(104) pregnant femal, ONS. of Commelina., maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(051)
Recipes : H(050), H(051), leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, green fruit of Citrus medica, decoction, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(008), H(018), H(037), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, leaves of Dichrocephala integrifolia, to grind, juice, drops in eyes + H2O
H(008), H(006) + H(104), leaves of Dichrocephala integrifolia, to pound, VO.
H(018), ONS. of Galinsoga ciliata of Dichrocephala integrifolia, juice leaves of Solanum lycopersicum, to grind, juice, drops in nostrils
H(037) bronchitis, leaves of Dichrocephala., to pound, VO. + friction
H(053), leaves of Spilanthes filicaulis, ONS. of Dichrocephala integrifolia, to grind in palm oil, drops in ears
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), leaves of Drymaria cordata, maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161), petiole of Elaeis guineensis + salt, to carbonize, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Eucalyptus saligna Sm.
Official name : Eucalyptus saligna Sm.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves of Eucalyptus saligna, decoction, inhalation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(094), H(172)
Recipes : H(094), leaves of Euphorbia hirta, maceration, VO.
H(172) filariosis, sap of Euphorbia, drops in eyes
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia prostrata Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), whole plant of Euphorbia prostrata, to pound in palmist oil, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Hibiscus asper Hook. f.
Official name : Hibiscus asper Hook. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(051)
Recipes : H(028t) leucorrhoea, ONS of Hibiscus asper, maceration, RNS.
H(051) paludism, ONS. of Hibiscus asper of Aspilia africana, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(087), H(094)
Recipes : H(087) whitlow, leaves of Ipomoea batatas, local application
H(094), inflorescences Aframomum sp., leaves Ipomoea batatas, infusion, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053), leaves of Kalanchoe crenata, softened by the heat of fire, to grind, drops in ears
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(001), H(027), H(124)
Recipes : H(001), juice leaves of Manihot esculenta, drops in eyes
H(027), leaves of Piper umbellatum, tuber of Manihot esculenta, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(124), tuber of Manihot., to pound, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.
Official name : Melinis minutiflora P. Beauv.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), stems without leaves of Melinis minutiflora, maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
Official name : Nelsonia canescens (Lam.) Spreng.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) child, whole plant, decoction, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, leaves juice of Nicotiana tabacum, drops in eyes
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), juice leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, drops in ears
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) baby at the breast, leaves of Oxalis corniculata, to pound in palm oil + salt, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, stems marrow, decoction (H2O), drops in eyes
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(013), H(027)
Recipes : H(013) back, ONS. of Piper umbellatum of Spilanthes filicaulis, decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(027), leaves of Piper umbellatum, tuber of Manihot esculenta, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Official name : Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(058), H(099)
Recipes : H(058), H(099), barks stem, branch, trunk of Polyscias fulva, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, to pound, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) child, ONS, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) child, leaves of Psidium guajava, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(077), leaves of Psidium., maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism child, leaves, fowers of Rumex abyssinicus, to pound, VO. + H2O
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name : Sida rhombifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), whole plant of Sida rhombifolia, maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum lycopersicum L.
Official name : Solanum lycopersicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), ONS. of Galinsoga ciliata of Dichrocephala integrifolia, juice leaves of Solanum lycopersicum, to grind, juice, drops in nose
H(018), juice leaves of Solanum., drops in nose
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(058)
Recipes : H(058) child, barks stem, branch, trunk of Spathodea campanulata, to pound, juice, drops in ears + pimento
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Trema orientalis, to pound in palm oil, VO. + salt for adults
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Triumfetta cordifolia A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(022), ONS of Triumfetta cordifolia, maceration (H2O), VO, laxative effect
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014) child, juice leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, local application
H(104), leaves of Vernonia, maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia guineensis Benth.
Official name : Vernonia guineensis Benth.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Baccharoides guineensis (Benth.) H. Rob.
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077), ONS. of Vernonia guineensis, maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(031), H(038)
Recipes : H(031) child, leaves of Zehneria scabra, to grind, VO. + massage
H(038) male, leaves of Zehneria., maceration (H2O), RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not registered