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Reference : HM 2k

Author(s) : Mbuya, L.P. , H.P. Msanga, C.K. Ruffo, A. Birnie & B. Tengnäs
Title : The useful trees and shrubs for Tanzania.Identification, propagation and management for agricultural and pastoral communities.Regional soil Conservation Unit .Swedish International Development Authority. Technical handbook n° 6, 540 p., (1994)The Manager national tree seed project.Morogoro, Tanzania, P.O. Box 4012
Reference HM 2k has information about 23 plants :
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000, f) highly valued almost throughout Tanzania for its medicin uses
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(103), H(104), young 1eaves are used to treat both tooth and stomach ache.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) internal, many medicinal uses for internal disorders.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(104), H(139), roots extracts are used for stomach ache and as an aphrodisiac.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Coleus sp.
Official name : Coleus sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves of Coleus sp., Rumex usambarensis and Vernonia myriantha, are use to treat fever in paludism.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum fragrans F. Hoffm. , Combretum ghasalense Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(004),H(013) , H(051) paludism, leaves bave been used to treat paludism, rashes and wounds.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(173)
Recipes : H(008), H(020), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(173), the root bas been used for treating hookworm, snake bite, stomach pains, fever, dysentery and leprosy.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) fishing poison (young branchs), fish poison (latex) . Medicine from the plant must be used with extreme care due to its high toxicity.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(100), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(100) syph.ylis, H(104),bark RNS.
H(037), H(108), roots RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Grewia similis K. Schum.
Official name : Grewia similis K. Schum.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137), the sticky substance under the bark has be used as a cure for sores.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), dry female flowers are l1sed as a dewormin~ trea tmen t--a nthe l m i n tic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Julbernardia globifera (Benth.) Troupin
Official name : Julbernardia globifera (Benth.) Troupin
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037)
Recipes : H(020),H(037), the bark bas been used as a cough medicine and to treat snake bite, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068), H(091)
Recipes : H(091), bark extracts are used to treat body pains and fatigue
H(068), seeds and roots are used as anthelmintic and to treat coughs
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Synonyms : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth. subsp. mobola (Oliv.) R. A. Graham
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), fruit, bark
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Rauvolfia caffra Sond.
Official name : Rauvolfia caffra Sond.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Rauvolfia macrophylla Stapf
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151), bark and roots treatment of hypertension.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Rumex usambarensis (Engl.) Damm.
Official name : Rumex usambarensis (Engl.) Damm.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves of Coleus sp and Rumex usambarensis, together with Vemonia, are use to treat fever in paludism.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(200)
Recipes : H(200) + H(103), the bark contains an antibiotic which keeps mouth clean and helps to prevent tooth decay.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(103), H(112)
Recipes : H(020) ,H(037) an antidote for snakebite and a cough mixture are prepared from leaves, RNS.
H(112) from powdered bark RNS.
H(103), a root infusion relieves toothache
But great care must be taken when using these medicinal substances
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Official name : Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, paludism and H(100) venereal disease is made from the roots.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Official name : Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), leaves are used as medicine for stomach ache and diarrhoea
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
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), H(068), H(093)
Recipes : H(093), the leaves is reported to be an antidote to poison in general, RNS.
H(068), both bark and leave use for deworming, RNS.
H(037), cough medicine RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), leaves of Coleus sp and Rumex usambarensis, together with Vemonia, are use to treat fever in paludism.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(201)
Recipes : H(037), H(051) paludism, H(201)psycho, leaves and roots are used to t coughs, paludism and psychological illnesses
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered