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Reference : HM 45

Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used by the people in Nhema communal area, Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnopharmacology 136, 347–354, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111003229
Reference HM 45 has information about 59 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157, 2) convulsions, root of Acacia karroo crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muhwa (Shona)
Albizia antunesiana Harms
Official name : Albizia antunesiana Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(100), H(139), H(157), H(201)
Recipes : H(006, 3) purgative, leaves of Albizia antunesiana crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(008, 6) diarrhoea, H(100, 3) gonorrhoea, H(139, 7) aphrodisiac, H(201, 2) infertility in women, roots of Albizia antunesiana crushed, mixed with cold water, extract VO.
H(157, 3) convulsions, bark of Albizia antunesiana crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muriranyenze (Shona)
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(100)
Recipes : H(006, 3) constipation, H(100, 4) gonorrhoea, leaves of Aloe greatheadii, hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : gavakava (Shona)
Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, roots of Ampelocissus africana, crushed, mixed with water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muzambiringa (Shona)
Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Official name : Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 5) diarrhoea, roots of Ampelocissus obtusata, crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muzambiringa (Shona)
Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
Official name : Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(100), H(106)
Recipes : H(013, 4) boils, roots of Annona stenophylla, paste applied on the boil
H(037, 4) chest pains, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract drunk
H(100, 5) sexually transmitted diseases, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(106, 9) snake repellent, roots of Annona stenophylla mixed with roots of Securidaca longipedunculata and sprinkled around homestead
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muroro (Shona)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 3) diarrhoea, roots of Asparagus africanus, crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(022, 8) to dilate the birth canal, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(037, 4) pneumonia, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : rukato (Shona)
Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Official name : Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053, 2) earache, roots of Azanza garckeana, infusion dropped into the ear
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutohwe (Shona)
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Official name : Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) abdominal pains, roots of Berchemia discolor crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : nyii (Shona)
Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Official name : Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 2) sexually transmitted diseases, barks of Brachystegia boehmii crushed, mixed with cold water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mupfuti (Shona)
Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Official name : Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 3) infertility in men, roots of Bridelia cathartica crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutsvoritsvoto (Shona)
Bridelia mollis Hutch.
Official name : Bridelia mollis Hutch.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2) cough, roots of Bridellia mollis hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutuzvidzembwa (Shona)
Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan
Official name : Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 8) diarrhoea, roots of Carissa bispinosa hot water extract VO. three times a day
H(037, 4) cough, roots of Carissa bispinosa hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muruguru (Shona)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 7) diarrhoea, roots of Carisa edulis hot water extract VO. three times a day
H(037, 5) cough, roots of Carisa edulis hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muruguru (Shona)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(100), H(112), H(139)
Recipes : H(006, 2) constipation, H(008, 7) diarrhoea, H(100, 6) gonorrhoea, H(112, 3) abortion, H(139, 6) aphrodisiac, roots of Cassia abbreviata crushed, mixed with cold water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muremberembe (Shona)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037, 9) cough, H(051,9) fever, H(108, 9) flu, extract of Citrus lemon fruit, Eucalyptus sp. and Psidium guajava leaves drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mulemoni (Shona)
Corchorus tridens L.
Official name : Corchorus tridens L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109, 2) backache, roots of Corchorus tridens crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : derere (Shona)
Cucumis anguria L.
Official name : Cucumis anguria L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106, 7) snake repellent, pieces of fruit of Cucumis anguria left around homestead
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muchacha (Shona)
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 3) infertility in women, roots of Diospyros lycioides crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : musumadombo (Shona)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104, 3) abdominal pains, roots of Diospyros mespiliformis crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : musuma (Shona)
Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Official name : Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(201)
Recipes : H(026, 2) dysmenorrhea, roots of Ekebergia benguelensis crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(201, 2) infertility in men, barks of Ekebergia benguelensis crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mudyavarungu (Shona)
Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms
Official name : Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 7) diarrhoea, roots of Elephantorrhiza goetzei hot water extract VO. three times a day
H(068, 3) bilharzia, A mixture with root of Elephantorrhiza goetzei and Piliostigma thonningii taken by mouth
H(100, 4) gonorrhoea, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(104, 3) abdominal pains, , roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : ntorani (Shona)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(109)
Recipes : H(004, 2) wounds, washed with infusion of roots of Erythrina abyssinica
H(109, 3) backache, barks crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutiti (Shona)
Eucalyptus sp.
Official name : Eucalyptus sp.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037, 9) cough, H(051,9) fever, H(108, 9) flu, extract of Citrus lemon fruit, Eucalyptus sp. and Psidium guajava leaves drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mugamutiri (Shona)
Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke
Official name : Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2) cough, roots of Euclea crispa hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muvhinji (Shona)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 5) diarrhoea, roots of Euclea divinorum hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mushangura (Shona)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3) cough, roots of Ficus ingens crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mushahvi (Shona)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhoea, roots of Ficus sur crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(100, 3) syphilis, roots crushed, mixed with water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muonde (Shona)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3) cough, roots of Ficus sycomorus, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muonde (Shona)
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Official name : Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(037), H(112x)
Recipes : H(004, 4) wounds, roots powder of Flueggea virosa applied on wounds
H(020, 4) snake bite (antidote), dried powder of roots applied to bitten part
H(037, 3) pneumonia, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(112x, 3) contraceptive , roots decoction taken by mouth before sexual intercourse
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mushagahuwe (Shona)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, roots of Grewia bicolor, hot water extract VO. three times a day
H(100, 2) gonorrhoea, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutewa (Shona)
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101, 3) menorrhagia, roots of Grewia flavescens crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mubhubhunu (Shona)
Grewia monticola Sond.
Official name : Grewia monticola Sond.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhoea, roots of Grewia monticola hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutewa (Shona)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008, 5) diarrhoea, hot water extract of roots of Ozoroa insignis, drunk three times a day
H(100, 2) sexually transmitted diseases, roots crushed, mixed with cold water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mubhedha (Shona)
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 2) cataract, leaves infusion of Hoslundia opposita dropped into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : hwahwa hwe shiri (Shona)
Kirkia acuminata Oliv.
Official name : Kirkia acuminata Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020)
Recipes : H(004, 3) wounds, fruit juice of Kirkia acuminata applied to wounds
H(020, 5) snake bites (antidote), fruit juice of Kirkia acuminata applied to bite
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mubvumira (Shona)
Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 4) sore eyes, roots of Lannea discolor, infusion used as eye drops
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mugan’acha (Shona)
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008, 6) diarrhoea, roots of Lannea edulis, hot water extract, drunk three times a day
H(100, 4) gonorrhoea, Cold water extract of roots, drunk three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutsambatsi (Shona)
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(103)
Recipes : H(008, 5) diarrhoea, crushed leaves of Moringa oleifera , mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(103, 2) toothache, tooth washed with decoction of leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : moringa (Shona)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 5) wounds, leaves of Nicotiana tobacum , snuff applied to wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : fodya (Shona)
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(006), H(103)
Recipes : H(006, 3) constipation, roots of Parinari curatellifolia crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(103, 5) toothache, tooth washed with decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muchakata (Shona)
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(100)
Recipes : H(001, 2) sore eyes, infusion of Peltophorum africanum roots dropped into eyes
H(100, 3) syphilis, bark, leaves or roots of Peltophorum africanum, Crushed, mixed with cold water, extract VO.
H(100, 3) sexually transmitted diseases, crushed roots, mixed with cold water, extract VO.
H(103, 4) toothache, boiled roots and steam directed into mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muzeze (Shona)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(037), H(068), H(101), H(157)
Recipes : H(037, 2) cough, bark, leaves or roots of Piliostigma thonningii hot water extract VO. three times a day
H(068, 3) bilharzia,, a mixture with root of Elephantorrhiza goetzei and Piliostigma thonningii taken by mouth
H(101, 2) menorrhagia water extract VO. three times a day
H(157, 2) convulsions, roots, hot water extract VO. three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : musekesa (Shona)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(037, 9) cough, H(051, 9) fever, H(108, 9) flu, extract of Citrus lemon fruit, Eucalyptus sp. and Psidium guajava leaves drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mugwavha (Shona)
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(053), H(101), H(201)
Recipes : H(001, 4) sore eyes, sap of Pterocarpus angolensis dropped into eyes
H(053, 3) earache, infusion of Pterocarpus angolensis barks dropped into ear
H(101, 2) menorrhagia, barks crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(201, 2) infertility in women, roots cushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mubvamaropa (Shona)
Rhus longipes Engl.
Official name : Rhus longipes Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(201)
Recipes : H(022, 4) to dilate birth canal (4), roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(201, 3) infertility in women, roots of Rhus longipes cushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana (Shona)
Rhus pyroides Burch.
Official name : Rhus pyroides Burch.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3) cough, hot water extract of Rhus pyroides roots, drunk three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana (Shona)
Rhus tenuinervis Engl.
Official name : Rhus tenuinervis Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101, 4) menorrhagia, leaves of Rhus tenuinervis crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana (Shona)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(053)
Recipes : H(001, 3) sore eyes, seeds oil of Ricinus communis taken by mouth
H(053, 5) earache, seeds oil dropped into ear
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mupfuta (Shona)
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. subsp. Viminale
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. subsp. Viminale
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 3) sore eyes, Infusion of leaves of Strychnos madagascariensis dropped into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mukwakwa (Shona)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 5) sore eyes, roots of Sclerocarya birrea boiled and steam directed into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mupfura (Shona)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(099, 3) epilepsy, crushed, roots mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(106, 9) snake repellent, roots of Annona stenophylla mixed with roots of Securidaca longipedunculata and sprinkled around homestead
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mufufu (Shona)
Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Official name : Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(118), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(100, 4) gonorrhoea, H(104, 2) abdominal pains, H(139, 3) aphrodisiac, H(201, 2) infertility in men, H(118) sore throat, roots of Strychnos cocculoides crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muzumwi (Shona)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100, 4) gonorrhoea, H(104, 2) abdominal pains, roots of Strychnos spinosa crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutamba (Shona)
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, hot water of Vangueria infausta roots extract, drunk three times a day
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mudzvirungombe (Shona)
Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 3) cough leaves of Vitex payos, burnt and smoke inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutsvubvu (Shona)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109, 3) backache, leaves of Ximenia americana crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : mutengeni (Shona)
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(004), H(008), H(100), H(109), H(139)
Recipes : H(004, 3) wounds, powder of roots of Ximenia caffra applied on wounds
H(109, 3) backache, leaves of Ximenia caffra crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
H(008, 6) diarrhoea, H(100, 3) venereal diseases, H(139, 2) aphrodisiac, roots of Ximenia caffra crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : munhengeni (Shona)
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(004, 3) wounds, roots of Ziziphus mucronata, powder applied to wounds
H(013, 3) boils, fruit and leaves of Ziziphus mucronata, powder applied to boil
H(104, 2) abdominal pains, H(201, 3) infertility in women, roots crushed, mixed with hot water, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (Nhema communal area)
Vernacular name : muchecheni (Shona)