Prelude Medicinal Plants Database

Search |  Practical Guide |  Contact |  Authors |  Disclaimer

Reference : HM 53

Author(s) : Maliwichi-Nyirenda, C. P. & L. L. Maliwichi
Title : Medicinal plants used for contraception and pregnancy-related cases in Malawi: A case study of Mulanje Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 4(20), pp. 2121 - 2127, 18 October, 2010 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2010/18Oct/Nyirenda%20and%20Maliwichi.pdf
Reference HM 53 has information about 29 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough (chifuwa), grind roots of Abrus precatorius, add water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : musiye apite
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(027y)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027y) a cure for post maturity, leaves and roots of Apodytes dimidiata pound, add water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mzaza
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia (kusowa magazi), infusion of leaves of Azedaracht indica
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : neem
Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027) to prevent miscarriage, stem bark of Bauhinia petersiana weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : muimiko
Breonadia microcephala (Delile) Ridsdale
Official name : Breonadia microcephala (Delile) Ridsdale
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (chibayo), soak barks of Breonadia microcephala in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : chonya
Cissampelos sp.
Official name : Cissampelos sp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as pseudo pregnancy, grind tuber of Cissampelos sp., squeeze and drink the part of the fluid. Add remnant to cooked porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo
Cissus integrifolia (Baker) Planch.
Official name : Cissus integrifolia (Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as swollen legs, mix the roots of Cissus integrifolia with hot water and make a hot compress over the leg
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo wamng'ono
Cissus sp.
Official name : Cissus sp.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) avoid miscarriage, pound roots of Cissus sp. , make an infusion or boil and drink
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo
Cissus zombensis (Baker) Gilg & M.Brandt
Official name : Cissus zombensis (Baker) Gilg & M.Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (flagellate protozoan) (mauka / libale / likango), soak roots of Cissus zombensis in water and drink concoction
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mwanamphepo
Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027) to prevent miscarriage, seeds of Dalbergia melanoxylon weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : phingo
Dalbergia nitidula Bak.
Official name : Dalbergia nitidula Bak.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Dalbergia dekindtiana Harms
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) Infertility, roots of Dalbergia nitidula boil in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nansula
Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Official name : Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (mauka / libale / likango), cook the roots Ekebergia benguelensis of and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mulepa
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(037), H(068)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (chibayo), pound barks of Ficus capensis and add powder in porridge
H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (mauka / libale / likango), soak barks of Ficus capensis in water and drink concoction
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nankuyu, nkuyu
Ficus kirkii Hutch.
Official name : Ficus kirkii Hutch.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(104)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(104) damage in the stomach after delivery, barks of Ficus kirkii pounded, cooked in water and add to porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : kachere
Hippocratea parviflora N.E.Br.
Official name : Hippocratea parviflora N.E.Br.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(104)
Recipes : H(027) avoid miscarriage, pound the leaves of Hippocratea parviflora and put on roof or rubthe leaves and add to porridge
H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(104) stomach pains, boil the roots and drink the infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mulimbiko
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea (m'mimba motsekula), soak roots of Hymenocardia acida in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : therutheru
Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Official name : Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Sphaerosicyos sphaericus (Sond.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) plant of Lagenaria sphaerica used as contraceptives, roots weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Official name : Lagenaria sphaerica (Sond.) Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Sphaerosicyos sphaericus (Sond.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) plant of Sphaerosicyos sphaericus used as contraceptives, roots weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : sopa
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(104)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(104) stomach pains, stem bark of Mangifera indica soak in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mango
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (m'mimba), bark of Mangifera indica soak or boil in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mango
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (chibayo), barks of Musa paradisiaca wear around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nhochi (nthanzi)
Ormocarpum kirkii S. Moore
Official name : Ormocarpum kirkii S. Moore
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(112x)
Recipes : H(068) trichomonas vaginalis (mauka / libale / likango), boil leaves and stems of Ormocarpum kirkii and drink infusion
H(112x) plant of Ormocarpum kirkii used as contraceptives, drink infusion of barks
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nsungachuma
Parinari excelsa Sabine
Official name : Parinari excelsa Sabine
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (chibayo), roots of Parinari excelsa warm on fire and make a compress on ribs.
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : muula
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(027z), H(027y)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027y) post maturity, stems of Bauhinia thonningii tie a knot, let the woman untie it using teeth
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : chitimbe / muuwa
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) plant of Psidium guajava used as contraceptives, stems weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : gwafa
Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Official name : Psorospermum febrifugum Spach
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) plant of Psorospermum febrifugum used as contraceptives, barks weared around waist
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : mdima
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(027y)
Recipes : H(027z) plant used for pregnancy-related cases as H(027y) a cure for post maturity, roots and leaves of Ricinus communis soak in water and drink infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nsatsi
Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.
Official name : Vigna subterranea (L.) Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(112x)
Recipes : H(112x) seed of Vigna subterranean used as contraceptives, drink infusion of seedss of Vigna subterranean after delivery and dispose of remnant with placenta
H(112x) drink raw seeds with water
H(112x) swallow the seeds.
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : nzama
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(027x), H(104)
Recipes : H(027x), H(104) damage in the stomach aftert miscarriage, leaves of Vitex doniana added to porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi (Mulanje District)
Vernacular name : ntonongoli