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Reference : HM 42c

Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otienoi, Anke Weisheit
Title : Ethnomedicine of the Kagera Region, north western Tanzania. Part 3: plants used in traditional medicine in Kikuku village, Muleba District Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2012, 8:14 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-8-14 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/14
Reference HM 42c has information about 57 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of pounded leaves of Abrus precatorius, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kaligaligo (Kikuku)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(033), H(037), H(076), H(078), H(135)
Recipes : H(001) eye infections, H(076) mouth ulcers, the leaves of Dichrocephala integrifolia are pounded together with those of Ageratum conyzoides and the sap squeezed and applied into the eyes as drops.
H(006) constipation,H(037) cough, H(135) peptic ulcers, H(078) fibroids in women, H(033) infertility in women, the roots are chewed fresh as an antiacid and antiseptic while the leaves are boiled the decoction taken as tea.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwigara (Kikuku)
Amaranthus spinosus L.
Official name : Amaranthus spinosus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) peptic ulcers, the leaves of Amaranthus spinosus are boiled with unskimmed cow milk and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : olulele (Kikuku)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(051), H(051x), H(115)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(051x) yellow fever, H(051) paludism, H(115) amenorrhoea, decoction of roots of Bridelia micrantha, Bridelia micrantha, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mshamako (Kikuku)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(003), H(077), H(092)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of legs, leaves of Cajanus cajan used for massaging swollen legs.
H(077) nausea during pregnancy, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(092) poisoning, aerial parts are burnt and the ash taken with H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : entandaigwa (Kikuku)
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(208)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(100) syphilis, the bark of Canarium schweinfurtii is ground into powder and boiled, VO
H(208) aromatic gum is produces which can then be burnt and used as a scent.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : muubani (Kikuku)
Canna indica L.
Official name : Canna indica L.
Family : Cannaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in men women, leaves of Canna indica are dried, groud and powdered, soaked in a small amount of water, VO. a spoonful.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : amarango / embakyo (Kikuku)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Capsicum frutescens are chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : obuguluma/pilipili (Kikuku)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(162)
Recipes : H(162) urinary obstruction, decoction of leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : oluzibula (Kikuku)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism decoction of the leaves of Senna occidentalis with natural salt, VO.
H(068) antihelmintic, decoction of pounded roots of Senna occidentalis
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwetanjoka (Kikuku)
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Official name : Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, the leaves are boiled and the decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kiua (Kikuku)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(201), H(202)
Recipes : H(201) lucky charm, H(201) for making soap, the leaves of Dysphania ambrosioides are applied topically.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : orwita marago/Kaitamarogo (Kikuku)
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(076) mouthH(013) ulcers, H(100) venereal diseases, decoction of leaves of Chenopodium opulifolium, VO. or bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwetango (Kikuku)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(157) febrile convulsions, H(104) abdominal colics, decoction of the stem barks of Clerodendrum myricoides, VO. half a teaspoonful
H(201) lucky charm, H(202) making soap, decoction of the stem barks used for making soap and as a lucky charm
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ekisheke (Kikuku)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, leaves of Trema orientalis are pounded, decoction with the leaves of Combretum collinum and Erythrina abbyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern
Official name : Craterispermum schweinfurthii Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051x), H(095)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever; H(095) source of sugar, the leaves/stem bark of Craterispermum schweinfurthii are dried and ground into a powder. The powder is then given to the patient to lick
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Katoro Ward)
Vernacular name : omushekera
Crinum papillosum Nordal
Official name : Crinum papillosum Nordal
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(078)
Recipes : H(003) swollen breast, legs and abdomen, the underground tuber is mixed with anthill soil.
H(078) anticancer activity(?), underground tuber is mixed with anthill soil
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ekiwakye kitunguru (Kikuku)
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(026) excessive menstrual bleeding, H(124) epistasis, fruit of Cucurbita maxima is baked under ashes and squeezed into the nostrils or the vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mwongu / boga (Kikuku)
Cyphomandra crassifolia (Ortega) Kuntze
Official name : Cyphomandra crassifolia (Ortega) Kuntze
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(090), H(091)
Recipes : H(090) cardiotonic, dried seeds of Cyphomandra crassifolia are pounded, VO.
H(091) fruits are eaten as food to increase blood.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mtomatoma/mtomasi (Kikuku)
Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium salicifolium (Poir.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(139)
Recipes : H(051) febrile convulsions, fever, paludisme, a decoction made with leaves of Vernonia amygdalina the stem bark of Rhus natalensis, leaves of Dalbergia nitidula, Desmodium salicifolium, Eriosema psoraleoides, VO.
H(139) aphrodisiac, the roots/leaves of Desmodium salicifoliumare pounded together with Elaeodendron buchananii and Tragia furialis, boiled in water and a glass taken daily.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : mongorana
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(001) eye infections, H(076) mouth ulcers, the leaves of Dichrocephala integrifolia are pounded together with those of Ageratum conyzoides and the sap squeezed and applied into the eyes as drops.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ibuza (Kikuku)
Dioscorea praehensilis Benth.
Official name : Dioscorea praehensilis Benth.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension and diabetes, tubers of Dioscorea praehensilis are eaten as food
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : amasoma (Kikuku)
Dolichos kilimandschari Taub.
Official name : Dolichos kilimandschari Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, leaves of Cajanus cajan boiled together with other plants
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dracaena fragrans (L.) Ker Gawl.
Official name : Dracaena fragrans (L.) Ker Gawl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) increase CD4 counts in HIV/AIDS patients, the roots are boiled with water and a glass taken daily
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omuramura/Isale (Kikuku)
Dracaena steudneri Engl.
Official name : Dracaena steudneri Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Dracaena papahu Engl.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women,H(037) chest problems in children, H(078) fibroids in women, H(082) asthma, H(127) splenomegally, H(169) hernia, leaves of Dracaena steudneri are burnt and the ash is then combined with soda ash and the powder licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mgologolo (Kikuku)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, leaves of Trema orientalis are pounded, decoction with the leaves of Combretum collinum and Erythrina abbyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
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 :
Recipes : H(002) lactation disorders, decoction of the aerial parts of Euphorbia hirta mixed with Solanum nigrum, VO.
H(007) diuretic same preparation
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kahyebulimbe empango (Kikuku)
Euphorbia mossambicensis (Klotzsch & Garcke) Boiss.
Official name : Euphorbia mossambicensis (Klotzsch & Garcke) Boiss.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(002)
Recipes : H(001) cataracts, decoction of leaves of Euphorbia mossambicensis, local application.
H(002) galactagogue, decoction of leaves of Euphorbia mossambicensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kahyebulimbe enkye (Kikuku)
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Official name : Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(013), H(100) gonorrhea andH(013) skin conditions, decoction of leaves of Flueggea virosa, VO. or applied topically.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : mturuka (Kikuku)
Gutenbergia polycephala Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Gutenbergia polycephala Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(077)
Recipes : H(077) prevent belching of infants so that milk can remain in stomach after breast feeding, leaves of Gutenbergia polycephala are boiled with water and a teaspoonful of decoction given to child as need arises
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Katoro Ward)
Vernacular name : akatoma
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(113) arthritis and H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Cleome gynandra are eaten as vegetables
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : eshobyo / mgagani (Kikuku)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, the stem bark of Harungana madagascariensis is soaked in water or dried, pounded and the resulting powder is taken with tea
H(068) anthelmintic, the seeds are dried and then powdered. The powder is taken orally for the treatment of all types of worm infestations
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omujumbojumbo (Kikuku)
Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Official name : Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(097x)
Recipes : H(130) polio, leaves of Hibiscus fuscus are pounded and mixed with fat (Ghee) and massaged on the affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omusingasinga (Kikuku)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(016) mastitis, H(187) koilonichia (nail disease), the leaves are baked under fire, and the sap squeezed into the affected area for 5 days. It should never be taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ekiho (Kikuku)
Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock
Official name : Justicia striata (Klotzsch) Bullock
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) antipyretic, leaves of Justicia striata, decoction administered to children
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : akalaza (Kikuku)
Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Official name : Melanthera scandens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Roberty
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) ulcers, H(191) lowering blood glucose levels, leaves of Melanthera scandens are boiled to make a thick decoction, VO. or the paste applied on a wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : byabarwoya (Kikuku)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(037) cough and H(108) flu., H(082) cleansing airways, H(111) scalds (burn injury caused by hot liquids or gases), leaves of Microglossa pyrifolia are pounded and the sap is squeezed into the nostrils.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omuhe / mkuraiju (Kikuku)
Orthosiphon suffrutescens (Thonn.) J.K.Morton
Official name : Orthosiphon suffrutescens (Thonn.) J.K.Morton
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions in children, leaves of Sesbania microphylla are boiled with the leaves of Orthosiphon suffrutescens and Solanum aculeastrum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Orthosiphon thymiflorus (Roth) Sleesen
Official name : Orthosiphon thymiflorus (Roth) Sleesen
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(157) febrile convulsions, decoction of leaves of Orthosiphon thymiflorus of Solanum aculeastrum, VO. by children who are sometimes bathed in it.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : lwamo (Kikuku)
Oxygonum cordofanum (Meisn.) Dammer
Official name : Oxygonum cordofanum (Meisn.) Dammer
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(161)
Recipes : H(004) wounds and H(161) warts, leaves of Oxygonum cordofanum are burnt and the ashes licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : akanyunyambuzi / akaikutukura (Kikuku)
Physalis peruviana L.
Official name : Physalis peruviana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid fever, juice of fruits of Physalis peruviana is used for treatment of typhoid
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : ntuntunu (Kikuku)
Plectranthus barbatus var. grandis (L.H.Cramer) Lukhoba & A.J.Paton
Official name : Plectranthus barbatus var. grandis (L.H.Cramer) Lukhoba & A.J.Paton
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020x)
Recipes : H(020x) antidote for insect bites, aerial parts of Plectranthus barbatus var. grandis are crushed and rubbed on the affected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : akajera akake (Kikuku)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of leaves of Rauvolfia vomitoria, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omuatabusinde/kinyabusinde (Kikuku)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, H(078) cancer, the leaves of Ricinus communis are burnt and the ash wetted, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kijuna (Kikuku)
Senecio stuhlmannii Klatt
Official name : Senecio stuhlmannii Klatt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(003) swellings, H(004) wounds, H(109) stiff neck, leaves of Senecio stuhlmanii are pounded anded used as an antiseptic dressing.
H(037) coughs, leaves are baked with salt and then chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kikarabo / eirarire (Kikuku)
Sesbania microphylla Harms
Official name : Sesbania microphylla Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions in children, leaves of Sesbania microphylla are boiled with the leaves of Orthosiphon suffrutescens and Solanum aculeastrum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : msenga / mbondo (Kikuku)
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : Vb(002) stimulate milk of a cow, fruits are placed under ash fire and then rub on the udder
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omulembezi / entobatobe (Kikuku)
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions in children, leaves of Sesbania microphylla are boiled with the leaves of Orthosiphon suffrutescens and Solanum aculeastrum, VO.
H(051) paludism, H(157) febrile convulsions, decoction of leaves of Orthosiphon thymiflorus of Solanum aculeastrum, VO. by children who are sometimes bathed in it
H(057) goitre, fruits are placed under ash fire and then applied to the affected area.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omulembezi / entobatobe (Kikuku)
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(014) ring worms, H(068) hookworms, leaves of Solanum nigrum are pounded and applied topically.
H(161) warts, leaves are pounded and baked under fire before being used for dressing
H(162x) preventing children from bed wetting, ripe fruit
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : shwiga (Kikuku)
Tetradenia urticifolia (Baker) Phillipson
Official name : Tetradenia urticifolia (Baker) Phillipson
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) ulcers, tonsils, decoction of leaves, VO., or pounded and used for dressing
H(051) paludism, decoction of leaves of Tetradenia urticifolia, VO. 1glass of the decoction taken three times a day.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omushunshu (Kikuku)
Tragia furialis Bojer
Official name : Tragia furialis Bojer
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of the leaves of Tragia furialis in combination with other plants
H(078) cancer, leaves are burnt in an earthen pot, and the smoke directed to the affected area.
- H(135) peptic ulcers, decoction of the leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omugonampili (Kikuku)
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(201)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, leaves of Trema orientalis are pounded, decoction with the leaves of Combretum collinum and Erythrina abbyssinica, VO.
H(091) haematinic(anémia), infusion made from the leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : muge (Kikuku)
Tricalysia coriacea (Benth.) Hiern
Official name : Tricalysia coriacea (Benth.) Hiern
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(051x) yellow fever (jaundice),H(013) skin diseases, epixstasis, decoction of leaves and roots of Tricalysia coriacea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : omwani kibira (Kikuku)
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(157) febrile convulsions, decoction of leaves of Vernonia auriculifera, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : kishwiya (Kikuku)
Vernonia brachycalyx O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia brachycalyx O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, leaves Pappea capensis boiled with the leaves of Vernonia brachycalyx and a tablespoonful of the decoction taken three times a day.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Whitfieldia elongata (P.Beauv.) De Wild. & T.Durand
Official name : Whitfieldia elongata (P.Beauv.) De Wild. & T.Durand
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(046), H(145)
Recipes : H(013), skin diseases, sap Whitfieldia elongata, local application
H(046) varicella, aerial parts pressed and given to children
H(145) rectal prolapse, the sap can be drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : lugenge/ekigenge (Kikuku)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(033), H(037), H(076), H(078), H(135)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, H(051) paludism, H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, H(027v) cleansing uterus before a child is delivered, decoction of leaves of Zehneria scabra, VO. (often mixed with several other plants for treatment of paludism)
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Muleba District)
Vernacular name : akabindizi (Kikuku)