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Reference : HM 54

Author(s) : Mesfin Tadesse, Debela Hunde , Yehenew Getachew
Title : Survey of medicinal plants userd to treat human doseases in Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Volume 15 (2), 89 - 107 July 2005 http://www.ejhs.ju.edu.et/ejhs_journal/2005/volume15issue2.php
Reference HM 54 has information about 41 plants :
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(037) cough, bulbs of Allium sativanm and rhizomes of Zingiber officinale are pounded and mixed with honey, then the concoction is taken before meal in the morning
H(050) bloat, leaves of Croton macrostachys, seeds of Nigella sativa and bulbs of Allium sativum are boiled together and the décoction, VO. Once
H(051) paludism, fresh bulb of Allium sativum and seeds of Carum copticum are pulverized and the concoction is taken with food, 2 x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation (yehode derqet), infusion is made from the leaves of Artemisia afra, VO., 1x
H(104) abdominal colic, décoction de leaves of Artemisia afra, VO. when cold, ½ tea cup, 1x / day for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : godoguracha (Oromic)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, fresh pulverized leaf of Bersama abyssinica, VO., ½ tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : lochisa, esa (Oromic)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, décoction of pounded leaves of Carica papaya, VO., 1 x / day during 3 days
H(068) intestinal parasite, chewing of the seeds, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : papaya (Amharic)
Carum copticum (L.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Official name : Carum copticum (L.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, fresh bulb of Allium sativum and seeds of Carum copticum are pulverized and the concoction is taken with food, 2 x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : tikr azmud (Amharic)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Senna didymebotrya and Echinops macrochoetus are pounded and juice is VO.
H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Zehneria scabra of Hypericum quartinianum and Senna didymbotrya are pounded and juice ½ cup VO., once before meal in the morning
H(020) snake bite, fruits and /or leaves of Senna didymebotrya are pounded while fresh and the juice is VO. ½ tea cup, 1 x / day for 3 days
H(020) snake bite, leaves of Senna didymebotrya and fruit of Citrus aurantifolia are pounded and juice is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : senemek (Oromic)
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, fresh pulverized leaves of Senna sp., in ointment, 1x
H(013) streptothricosis (ekek), juice prepared from the seeds are applied on skin, till cure
H(013) skin disease like streptothricosis, fresh pulverized leaves of Senna sp.and Dicliptera laxata, ½ tea cup of the concoction is taken in once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : cheka (Oromic)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(092)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, leaves of Senna didymebotrya and fruit of Citrus aurantifolia are pounded and juice is VO.
H(092) poison (lemerze ), juice from ripe fruit is squeezed and taken, once
H(104) abdominal colic, pounding and squeezing the juice of the leaves of Ocimum basilicum and the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, VO.1 tea cup, once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : lommi (Amharic)
Coffea arabica L.
Official name : Coffea arabica L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) stabbing pain (wugat), roasted fruits of Coffea arabica and the leaves of Echinops macrochaetus are pounded and VO., once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : bunna (Amharic)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) streptothricosis, fresh leaves are pounded; little butter is added and applied on the skin surface, 1x / day every morning for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : wanza (Amharic), wedessa (Oromic)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(050), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) wound, juice prepared from the leaves of Croton macrostachys are applied on the wound till cure
H(013) streptothricosis (ekek), fresh leaves of Croton macrostachys of Vernonia auriculifera are pounded and applied on the skin surface, 1 x / day in the morning for three days
H(050) bloat (ye'hode menefat), leaves are pounded and juice will be extracted by squizing, VO., 1 x / day for 3 days
H(050) bloat (le'tenefa hod), fresh leaves of Croton macrostachys and Ocimum lamiifolium are pounded and juice is VO., once
H(050) bloat, leaves of Croton macrostachys, seeds of Nigella sativa and bulbs of Allium sativum are boiled together and the décoction, VO. Once
H(051) paludism, heating the leaf of Croton macrostachys on fire and inhaling the volatile vapors, 1x / day at night for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : bisana, besana (Amharic), bakanisa (Oromic)
Dicliptera laxata C.B. Clarke
Official name : Dicliptera laxata C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, fresh pulverized leaves of Dicliptera laxata in ointment, 1x
H(013) skin disease like streptothricosis, fresh pulverized leaves of Senna sp.and Dicliptera laxata, ½ tea cup of the concoction is taken in once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : togo (Oromic)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver (le' gubet himem), fresh leaves of Dodonaea angustifdia of Pittosporum abyssinicum are pounded and 1 glass of juice VO. once a day for four days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : etticca (Oromic)
Echinops macrochaetus Fresen.
Official name : Echinops macrochaetus Fresen.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(113)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, chewing roots of Echinops macrochaetus, VO., 1x
H(037) pneumonia (sale), root and seeds of Echinops macrochaetus and seeds of Nigella sativa are pounded, VO. 1 tea cup of the juice, once a day in the morning for three days
H(113) stabbing pain (wugat), roasted fruits of Coffea arabica and the leaves of Echinops macrochaetus are pounded and VO., once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : qeberichos (Amharic)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves decoction of Eucalyptus globulus, VO. when cold, 1 tea cup, 1x / day in the morning for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : nechi-barzaf (Amharic)
Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale
Official name : Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, leaves of Fagaropis angolensis are pounded and the juice extracted, VO., 1 tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : siglue (Oromic)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tape worm, powder of dried fruits of Hagenia abyssinica is mixed with H2O, VO. 1 glass once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : kosso (Amharic), hetto (Oromic)
Hypericum quartinianum A. Rich.
Official name : Hypericum quartinianum A. Rich.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Zehneria scabra of Hypericum quartinianum and Senna didymbotrya are pounded and juice ½ cup VO., once before meal in the morning
H(201) evil eye,fresh pulverized leaf of Hypericum quartinianum, VO., 1 tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : mukefoni (Oromic)
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, décoction de leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium of Justicia schimperiana and the vapor is inhaled , till cure
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : sensel (Amharic)
Mentha sp.
Official name : Mentha sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) blood pressure (le’ dem bizat), fresh leaves of Mentha sp. and Ocimum lamiifolium are pounded and the juice VO. 3 x / day for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : nana (Amharic)
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound (kusel), latex prepared from the pseudostem of Musa sp. in bandaging, every other days, for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : muze (Amharic)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(068)
Recipes : H(050) bloat, leaves of Croton macrostachys, seeds of Nigella sativa and bulbs of Allium sativum are boiled together and the décoction, VO. Once
H(068) intestinal parasite, root of Phytolocca dodecandra, leaves and barks of Nicotiana tabacum are pounded and the concoction VO. after drinking butter
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : tambo (Oromic)
Nigella sativa L.
Official name : Nigella sativa L.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, pulverized leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium of Nigella sativa are smelling (snuff) till cure
H(037) pneumonia (sale), root and seeds of Echinops macrochaetus and seeds of Nigella sativa are pounded, VO. 1 tea cup of the juice, once a day in the morning for three days
H(068) intestinal parasite (yehod- wustetilatel), powder of fruits of Nigella sativa mixed with honey, VO.,1 tea spoon,.1 x / day during 3 days
H(104) abdominal colic, washing the seeds of Nigella sativa and Trigonella foenum-graecum and chewing, once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : tikure azmude (Amharic)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, pounding and squeezing the juice of the leaves of Ocimum basilicum and the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, VO.1 tea cup, once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : besobila (Amharic)
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(037), H(050), H(104), H(151)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, décoction de leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium of Justicia schimperiana and the vapor is inhaled , till cure
H(018) headache, (ler asmitat), fresh leaves are pounded and the volatile substance will be inhaled, 1 x / day for 2 days
H(018) headache, pulverized leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium of Nigella sativa are smelling (snuff) till cure
H(037) cough, general body illness (mich), fresh leaves are pounded, and then juice is prepared and VO. 1 tea cup, once
H(050) bloat (le'tenefa hod), fresh leaves of Croton macrostachys and Ocimum lamiifolium are pounded and juice is VO., once
H(104) abdominal colic (kurtet), juice from fresh pulverized leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium, VO.once before meal in the morning
H(151) blood pressure (le’ dem bizat), fresh leaves of Mentha sp. and Ocimum lamiifolium are pounded and the juice VO. 3 x / day for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : damakese (Amharic)
Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Official name : Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ache (ye'tiris himem), décoction de leaves of Olea europeae, VO., 1 tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : ejersa (Oromic), woyra (Amharic)
Pavonia urens Cav.
Official name : Pavonia urens Cav.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ache (ye’tirs himem), décoction of roots of Pavonia urens and taken when cold, gargling, during pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : metene (Oromic)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal parasite, root of Phytolocca dodecandra, leaves and barks of Nicotiana tabacum are pounded and the concoction VO. after drinking butter
H(100) gonorrhoea (chebit), stems of Phytolocca dodecandra and leaves of Vernonia amygdalina are pounded and concoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : endod (Amharic)
Pilea bambuseti Engl.
Official name : Pilea bambuseti Engl.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012) broken bone, infusion is made from the leaves of Pilea bambusteti, VO. 1 coffee cup.1 x / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : surma (Oromic)
Pittosporum abyssinicum Delile
Official name : Pittosporum abyssinicum Delile
Family : Pittosporaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver (le' gubet himem), fresh leaves of Dodonaea angustifdia of Pittosporum abyssinicum are pounded and 1 glass of juice VO. once a day for four days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : lola (Amharic)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, fresh pulverized bark of Prunus africana, bandaging, 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : tikur-zafe (Amharic), homi (Oromic)
Punica granatum L.
Official name : Punica granatum L.
Family : Lythraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, fresh pulverized leaf of Punica granatum, VO., 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : roman (Amharic)
Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Official name : Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, roots of Rumex nepalensis are washed and chewed while fresh
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : muca-araba (Oromic)
Ruta chalepensis L.
Official name : Ruta chalepensis L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, juice from fresh pulverized leaves and fruit of Ruta chalepensis, VO., 1 x / day for 3 days
H(104) abdominal colic (kurtet), fresh leaves or seeds of Ruta chalepensis are pounded and then juice is prepared. VO., 1 tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : tenadam (Amharic)
Salix subserrata Willd.
Official name : Salix subserrata Willd.
Family : Salicaceae
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies (yebd wesha besheta), leaves are pounded and dried, and then 1 tea spoon powder is mixed with milk, VO., 1 x / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : aleltu (Oromic)
Sphaeranthus steetzii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Sphaeranthus steetzii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) cutaneous leishmaniasis (ye'wof beshita), leaves and bark of Sphearanthus steetzii are pounded while fresh and the concoction applied on the skin surface where H(004) wounds occur during 2 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : qoricha -cheffe
Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Official name : Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, washing the seeds of Nigella sativa and Trigonella foenum-graecum and chewing, once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : abish (Amharic)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea (chebit), stems of Phytolocca dodecandra and leaves of Vernonia amygdalina are pounded and concoction VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : ebicha (Oromic)
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) streptothricosis (ekek), fresh leaves of Croton macrostachys of Vernonia auriculifera are pounded and applied on the skin surface, 1 x / day in the morning for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : reje (Oromic), grawa (Amharic)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Zehneria scabra of Hypericum quartinianum and Senna didymbotrya are pounded and juice ½ cup VO., once before meal in the morning
H(104) abdominal colic (kurtet), fresh pulverized leaves of Zehneria scabra, VO., 1 coffee cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : hidebogebefa , hide buqe bofa (Oromic)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, décoction of rhizomes of Zingiber officinale freshly pulverized is taken while warm, VO. till cure
H(037) cough, bulbs of Allium sativanm and rhizomes of Zingiber officinale are pounded and mixed with honey, then the concoction is taken before meal in the morning
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : zingible (Amharic)