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Reference : HM 27

Author(s) : Mac Donald, I., & D. I. Olorunfemi
Title : Research, projects : Plants used for medicinal purposes by Koma people of Adamawa State, Nigeria.Indigenous Knowledge and Development Monitor, november 2000. Article on Internet: http://www.nuffic.nl/ciran/ikdm/8-3/res-macdonald.html
Reference HM 27 has information about 27 plants :
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(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, barks of Acacia nilotica , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : buldagl (Koma)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, leaves and stems of Allium sativum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : alubaza (Koma)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism leaves of Anacardium occidentale, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : mashichada (Koma)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves, barks of Anogeissus leiocarpa, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : tasu (Koma)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism neem. of Azadirachta indica, RNS;
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : dogonyaro (Koma)
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) dermatitis, spreading hogweed of Boerhavia diffusa, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : gogomashu (Koma)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism leaves and fruits of Carica papaya, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : gwada (Koma)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151), stems barks of Cassia goratensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : wangula (Koma)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, roots barks of Daniellia oliveri, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : tugada (Koma)
Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono, leaves of Detarium microcarpum , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : jangel (Koma)
Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Official name : Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism barks of Erythrina senegalensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : kowule (Koma)
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(014)
Recipes : H(014) dermatosis, leaves and stems of Euphorbia hirta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : kumama (Koma)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism neem.of Khaya senegalensis RNS;
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : opi (Koma)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism leaves and barks of Mangifera indica, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : mangoro (Koma)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, barks of roots of Maytenus senegalensis , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : yoi (Koma)
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, fruit, roots, barks of Moringa oleifera, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : zogole (Koma)
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism fruit of Musa sp., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : ayaba (Koma)
Nauclea pobeguinii (Pobéguin ex Pellegr.) Petit
Official name : Nauclea pobeguinii (Pobéguin ex Pellegr.) Petit
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus pobeguinii Pobéguin ex Pellegr.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono, roots of Nauclea pobeguinii , RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : wujango (Koma)
Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Pergularia daemia (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves, barks of Pergularia daemia , RNS.
H(113) rheumatism, leaves, stems barks, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : watcuto (Koma)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) mental disorder, roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : voly (Koma)
Tribulus terrestris L.
Official name : Tribulus terrestris L.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, leaves and stems of Tribulus terrestris, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : tedo (Koma)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104), leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, RNS
H(113) rheumatism, leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : gwuchzaali (Koma)
Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Official name : Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, leaves of Vitellaria paradoxa , RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : bulanga (Koma)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, scorpio, leaves of Vitex doniana , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : wawo (Koma)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111), roots, stems, stems barks of Ximenia americana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : shamaigoro (Koma)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilharzia, roots of Zingiber officinale, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : magoni (Koma)
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) conjonctivitis, leaves of Ziziphus mauritiana, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Adamawa state, Koma people)
Vernacular name : yago (Koma)