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Reference : HM 55

Author(s) : Mahwasane S. T., L. Middleton, N. Boaduo
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants used by the traditional healers of the Lwamondo area, Limpopo province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany 88, 69–75 (2013) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629913002615
Reference HM 55 has information about 16 plants :
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199), leaves of Ageratum conyzoides are soaked in cold water for 3 days and the mixture drank by HIV positive patients to boost their immune systems. (1 citation)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : mutungwi (tshiVenda)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(005), H(022), H(027z), H(033), H(051), H(139)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, H(027z) pains during pregnancy, H(033) infertility, H(051) fever, H(104) stomach problems, H(139) improved sexual performance, roots of Annona senegalensis are boiled and the mixture drank
H(005) oedema,H(022) easy labour, H(104) stomach problems, bark is boiled
H(104) leaves are boiled and the mixture is used to make a soft porridge for alleviating stomach problems in babies.(9 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : muembe (tshiVenda)
Bauhinia galpinii N. E. Br.
Official name : Bauhinia galpinii N. E. Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(068) stomach worms, H(139) improved sexual performance, roots of Bauhinia galpinii are boiled and the mixture drank
H(104, 3) stomach pains, the mixture can be used to make a soft porridge, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : mutswiriri (tshiVenda)
Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston
Official name : Caesalpinia decapetala (Roth) Alston
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Caesalpinia decapetala are boiled and the mixture drank (1 citation)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : luanakha (tshiVenda)
Cassia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Cassia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna petersiana (Bolle) Lock
Symptoms : H(026), H(033), H(036)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(033) infertility, H(036) syncope, roots of Senna petersiana are boiled and the mixture drank (5 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : munembenembe (tshiVenda)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(026), H(097), H(104)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(097) swollen penis, H(104) stomach problems, roots of Senna obtusifolia are boiled and the mixture drank (2 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : mutsheketsheke (tshiVenda)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(077) to stop vomiting, H(104) stomach problems, bark of Diospyros mespiliformis is boiled and the blend drank (3 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : musuma (tshiVenda)
Erythrina lysistemon Hutch.
Official name : Erythrina lysistemon Hutch.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(139)
Recipes : H(005) relieving oedema, H(139) improved sexual performance, the bark of Erythrina lysistemon is boiled and the compound drank (2 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : muvhale (tshiVenda)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(026), H(091)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, dried roots of Lantana camara are burned and smoked over private parts
H(091) kwashiorkor, leaves and roots are boiled and the mixture drank (2 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : tshidzimbampotolo (tshiVenda)
Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Official name : Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, roots of Lantana rugosa are boiled and the mixture drank to bring down fever. (1 citation)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : tshidzimbavhalesa (tshiVenda)
Mucuna coriacea subsp. irritans (Burtt Davy) Verdc.
Official name : Mucuna coriacea subsp. irritans (Burtt Davy) Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033z), H(103)
Recipes : H(033z) contraceptive, roots of Mucuna coriacea subsp.irritans are boiled and the mixture drank
H(103, 2) toothache, roots are boiled and mixed with salt and gargled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : mulada (tshiVenda)
Oxalis semiloba Sond. subsp. Semiloba
Official name : Oxalis semiloba Sond. subsp. Semiloba
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(094)
Recipes : H(001), juice from the crushed leaves of Oxalis semiloba subsp.semiloba. is used as eye drops for treating eye problems (tearing).
H(094) haemorrhoids, the whole plant is crushed and inserted rectally
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : mupurungwane (tshiVenda)
Phyla nodiflora var. rosea (D. Don) Moldenke
Official name : Phyla nodiflora var. rosea (D. Don) Moldenke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(076) oral thrush, flowers, leaves or roots of Phyla nodiflora are chewed and spit out (2 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : tshishengelaphofu (tshiVenda)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(008x), H(075), H(104)
Recipes : H(008x) haematochezia (haemorrhagic diarrhoea), bark of Piliostigma thonningii is boiled to make a soft porridge, VO.
H(075) loss of appetite, roots are boiled and the mixture drank
H(104) stomach problems.roots are boiled and used to make a soft porridge
H(104) stomach problems, leaves are boiled and the mixture drank (4 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : mukolokote (tshiVenda)
Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Official name : Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(026), H(100), H(104), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) stomach problems, H(151) hypertension, diabetes, the whole plant of Schkuhria pinnata is boiled and the mixture drank
H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots or leaves are chewed and swallowed (9 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : luswielo (tshiVenda)
Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze
Official name : Striga asiatica (L.) Kuntze
Family : Orobanchaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(008x), H(094), H(161)
Recipes : H(004) the whole plant of Striga asiatica is burned and the charred remains are used as a dressing on wounds to dry
H(005) oedema, roots are boiled and the paste is padded on legs
H(005) oedema, the whole plant is burned and the charred remains are rubbed on legs
H(008x) haematochezia (haemorrhagic diarrhoea), the whole plant is boiled and the mixture drank
H(094) haemorrhoids, the whole plant is burned and the preparation is inserted rectally
H(161) warts the whole plant is burned and the smouldering smoke is used to kill off warts (7 citations)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Lwamondo area)
Vernacular name : vhuri (tshiVenda)