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Reference : HM 31

Author(s) : Maregesi, S. M., O.D. Ngassapa, L. Pieters, A.J. Vlietinck
Title : Ethnopharmacological suvey of the Bunda district, Tanzania: Plants used to treat infectious diseases. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 113, pp. 457 - 470 (2007)
Reference HM 31 has information about 29 plants :
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013)
Recipes : H(003, 5) infected swellings,H(013) abscess, pounded leaves of Acacia brevispica, rubbed localy or dressed on the abscess
H(003) infected swellings, leaves infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : bigeye (Jita), lugeye (Sukuma)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103)
Recipes : H(076, 5) mouth infection, H(103) dental pains, stem bark of Acacia tortilis, pounded, soaked in H2O, gargle with the extract
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : ng'ale (Sukuma)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(004, 10), wounds, sores, latex from the shoots of Argemone mexicana, local application
H(014) skin infection, crushed leaves soaked in cold H2O, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : rangiibili (Sukuma), rikararungu (Kurya)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037, 8) dry cough, chest infection, H(082) asthma, stem barks of Balanites aegyptiaca are macerated in warm H2O, VO. the extract
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : liluguyu (Jita)
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(053), H(101)
Recipes : H(008, 5) dysentery, H(053) mumps, H(101) veneral diseases, stem barks of Boscia angustifolia are boiled in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : lisingisi (Jita)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : H(004, 5) septic wounds, powder of seeds of Cardiospermum halicacabum, local application
H(013) abscess, leaves or shoots of Cardiospermum halicacabum are ground and mixed with fat, paste local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : nyamtumuka (Jita)
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 10) gonorrhea, roots of Senna siamea are peeled, pounded, boiled, decoction, VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, roots decoction of Euphorbia tirucalli and Senna siamea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : masongoma (Jita, Suikumu), mijohoro (Swahili)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(014), H(038), H(068)
Recipes : H(014, 6) thrush, H(038) vaginal ulcer, shoots of Chenopodium ambrosioides are grounded, soaked in warm H2O, mouth wash for thrush + VO. - douched for vagunal ulcer
H(068) tapeworm, leaves are soaked in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : injaga-yabekwabi (Jita), nemu ya Masai (Sukuma)
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(087)
Recipes : H(087) fungal or bacterial scalp infection, leaves or shoot of Chenopodium opulifolium are dried, powdered and localy applied + sometimes mixed with soda ash
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : mogabhogole (Jita)
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(087)
Recipes : H(004, 7) septic wounds, H(087) fungal or bacterial scalp infection, powdered leaves or stem barks of Combretum adenogonium are powdered and localy sprinkled
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : malangu (Jita), nonja minze, makoyoyo (Sukuma)
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(033), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(033, 5) femal infertility,H(037) tuberculosis, H(100) veneral diseases, decoction of root barks of Crossopteryx febrifuga, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : kumbwambizo (Sukuma)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(100)
Recipes : H(020, 7) snake, leaves are chewed and swallowed
H(100) veneral diseases, boiled roots of Dichrostachys cinerea , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : bisanjawe (Jita)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(126)
Recipes : H(008, 5) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery, jaundice, stem barks and roots of Erythrina abyssinica, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : liebhete (Jita)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(001), H(100)
Recipes : H(001, 10) infection, latex of Euphorbia tirucalli into eyes
H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, roots decoction, VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, roots decoction of Euphorbia tirucalli and Senna siamea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : minyaa (Swahili), masongorwa (Jita, Sukuma)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(013), H(038), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(013, 5) abscess,H(013) boils, H(104) peptic ulcers, H(104) gut (fungal infection), H(126) jaundice, decoction of stem barks of Ficus sycomorus, VO.
H(038) vaginal, anal infection, decoction of stem barks douched localy
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : likuyu (Jita), nkuyu (Sukuma)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(008, 10),H(013) abscess, H(051), H(051) paludism peeled roots of Harrisonia abyssinica, decoction, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : lisawa (Jita)
Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Official name : Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulata (Baker f.) J.B.Gillett
Symptoms : H(008), H(091), H(151)
Recipes : H(008, 5), H(008) dysentery, cholera, H(091) anemia roots or stems barks of Ozoroa reticulata, decocton, VO.
H(151) hypertension, roots or stems barks boiled in H2O + sugar, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : nago (Sukuma)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(038), H(051), H(151), H(157)
Recipes : H(038, 6) vaginitis, ground fresh leaves soaked in H2O, the extract douched in vagina
H(051) child, H(157) convulsion) child, roots boiled, VO.
H(151) hypertension, ground fresh leaves soaked in H2O, ground fresh leaves soaked in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : omunyenyete (Kurya)
Jasminum fluminense Vell.
Official name : Jasminum fluminense Vell.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(033), H(058)
Recipes : H(013, 7) abscess, H(058) cellulites, paste of fresh pounded leaves of Jasminum fluminense, local application
H(033) femal infertility, leaves macerated in cold H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : binyafwira (Jita)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(038), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(008, 5) dysentery,H(037) pneumonia, coughing, H(038) femal gynaecological problems, H(068) bilharzia, H(100) gonorrhea, stem barks of Kigelia africana are boiled in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : lisamwa (Jita), Ng'wicha (Sukuma)
Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(058), H(076), H(100)
Recipes : H(013, 7) abscess, H(058) cellulites, H(076) oral candidiasis, H(100) syphilis, stem barks of Lannea schweinfurthi, boiled in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : nago (Sukuma
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(157)
Recipes : H(004, 6) septic wounds, juice fron fresh ground leaves of Leonotis nepetaefolia or dry powder, local application
H(157) convulsion, decoction of leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : gabunyunya (Jita)
Rumex usambarensis (Engl.) Damm.
Official name : Rumex usambarensis (Engl.) Damm.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(155)
Recipes : H(094, 5) haemorrhoids, shoot of Rumex usambarensis , pounded, infusion, VO.
H(155) tonsilitis, leaves are wrapped in banana leaf, warmed and squeezed, juice in nostril
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : binyambe (Jita)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 10) veneral diseases, pounded fresh leaves of Sesbania sesban, soaked in cold or warm H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : zuzuma (Sukuma)
Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Vahl
Official name : Stachytarpheta jamaicensis Vahl
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(087)
Recipes : H(087, 5) fungal infection of nails, juice of fresh groundes leaves of Stachytarpheta jamaicensis, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014, 10) skin infection, pounded fresh leaves of Tithonia diversifolia soaked in H2O, bath
H(104) stomach pain, pounded fresh leaves, maceration, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : maua (Swahili, Sukuma)
Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.) R. Br.
Official name : Trichodesma zeylanicum (Burm.) R. Br.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Boraginella zeylanica O. Kuntze , Boraginoides zeylanica Hiern , Borago zeylanica Burm.
Symptoms : H(001), H(038)
Recipes : H(001, 6) cataract, infusion of leaves of Trichodesma zeylanicum, eyes drops
H(038) vaginitis, decoction of roots, VO. + hip bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : nyabugimbi (Jita)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(093)
Recipes : H(004, 5) sceptic wounds, powder of leaves of Waltheria indica are spinkled on
H(008) dysentery, H(093) antidote of poisoning, decoction of the whole plant, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : ngunb'u (Sukuma), echumya (Ruri), mkama-werungu (Jita)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(002), H(157)
Recipes : H(002, 5) roots powder of Withania somnifera is sprinkled on the nipples when babies are breast-feeding
H(157) child convulsions, roots of Withania somnifera are mixed with oil or fat and smeared all over the body during the attack
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Bunda district)
Vernacular name : lifubefube (Jita)