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Reference : HM 09

Author(s) : Minja, M.M.J.
Title : The Maasai Wonder Plants. People and Plants training workshop held at the Tropical Pesticides Research Institute, Arusha, Tanzania, 15th – 18th march 1999.
Reference HM 09 has information about 21 plants :
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), root, RNS., general body fitness
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : engirgiri (Maasai)
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(099x), H(135)
Recipes : H(099x), bark stems + roots, decoction (H2O) , VO., H(135), bark stems + roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : olkiloriti (Maasai)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(135), H(139), H(169)
Recipes : H(006) purg., root + stem, H(135), root + stem, H(139) woman, root + stem, H(169)hernia, root + stem
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : olchoray (Maasai)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030)women, bark + leaves, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : ormisira (Maasai)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(099x)
Recipes : H(068), bark, decoc, broadspectrum anthelmintic
H(099x), stem or root, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : ormukutan (Maasai)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), bark, decoc, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : embere e papa (Maasai)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(200)
Recipes : H(200) + H(100), root, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : enjani orpukel (Maasai)
Cynodon sp.
Official name : Cynodon sp.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), leaf, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : embalakay (Maasai)
Euphorbia grantii Oliv.
Official name : Euphorbia grantii Oliv.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), stem, decoction (H2O), VO. also to woman after delivery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : engorbobi (Maasai)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), bark stems , decoc, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : enjani engahe (Maasai)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(200)
Recipes : H(200), root + stem, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : engiloilo (Maasai)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(099)
Recipes : H(006) purg., fruit, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(099x), fruit, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : iloodwa (Maasai)
Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Official name : Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), root(wood and bark), decoc, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : olkitolua (Maasai)
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), bark stems , decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : orkitalaswa (Maasai)
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, root, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : olasesiai (Maasai)
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), stem + root, decoction (H2O), VO., increases libido
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : oltimigomi (Maasai)
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055), H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), root, decoction, VO.
H(055) emetic, root, decoction, VO. + milk
H(099x), root, decoction, VO. + milk
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : oremiti (Maasai)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), bark stems , decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : armanguayi (Maasai)
Sphaeranthus bullatus Matt. F.
Official name : Sphaeranthus bullatus Matt. F.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030), whole plant , decoction, VO, for women and cow
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : olkipire lekima (Maasai)
Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
Official name : Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), stem, decoc, VO. also to woman after delivery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : engorbobi (Maasai)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(099x)
Recipes : H(099x), bark stems , decoc, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Simanjiro country)
Vernacular name : alamayi (Maasai)