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Reference : HM 56

Author(s) : Megersa, M., Z.Asfaw , E. Kelbessa, A. Beyene and B. Woldeab
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:68 ( 2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-68 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/68
Reference HM 56 has information about 130 plants :
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(126) bat urine (jaundice), juvenile leaves of Acacia abyssinica crushed and sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : laaftoo (Afaan Oromo)
Acacia persiciflora Pax
Official name : Acacia persiciflora Pax
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : Vb(104) stomach ache, the powdered bark of Acacia persiciflora mixed in water and given for the cattle forcefully
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : garbii (Afaan Oromo)
Acanthus polystachyus Delile
Official name : Acanthus polystachyus Delile
Family : Achantaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, leaves of Cordia africana, leaves of Acanthus polystachyus crushed together with feces of goat then put on fire the ash mixed with butter and creamed on affected part.
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : kosorruu (Afaan Oromo)
Acanthus polystachyus Delile
Official name : Acanthus polystachyus Delile
Family : Achantaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound (‘madaa gatiittii’), fresh leaves decoction Acanthus polystachyus crushed and rubbed on affected part (wound)
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : kosorruu (Afaan Oromo)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsillitis, fresh flowers of Acmella caulirhiza chewed and swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : guutichaa (Afaan Oromo)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(113)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, leaves of Albizia gummiffera crushed, mixed n water. Put in cotton and rubbed on affected teeth.
H(113) rheumatism, bark of Albizia gummiffera chewed in order to get relief from rheumatism
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : muka arbaa (Afaan Oromo)
Albizia malacophylla (A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Albizia malacophylla (A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg, bark of Albizia malacophylla powdered and given for treatment
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : arganboobee (Afaan Oromo)
Albizia sp.
Official name : Albizia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, dried bark of Albizia sp. powdered and applied on affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : ambaltaa (Afaan Oromo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, the bulb of Allium sativum taken with 'injera’ and Capsicum annuum . for 5 days before eating breakfast (injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture)
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : qullubbii adii (Afaan Oromo)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) spider poison, fresh leaves of Asparagus africanus crushed and applied on the affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : sariitii (Afaan Oromo)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(068), H(106)
Recipes : H(004) skin cut exudates of Bersama abyssinica put on the cut skin to stop bleeding
H(008) diarrhoea, root powdered and mixed in water and VO.
H(068) ascaris, fresh leaves decoction Brucea antidysentrica crushed and mixed with leaves of Bersema abyssinica and cooked with porridge and VO.
H(106) mosquito repellant, bark of croton put on fire and the smoke used as to protect mosquito bite
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bidens macroptera (Sch. Bip. ex Chiov.) Mesfin
Official name : Bidens macroptera (Sch. Bip. ex Chiov.) Mesfin
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) athletes foot, fresh leaves decoction Bidens macroptera put on fire and rubbed on affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : keelloo (Afaan Oromo)
Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Official name : Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, seeds of Hordeum vulgare powdered with seeds of Brassica carinata and drunk
H(108) common cold, dried seed of Brassica carinata powdered and mixed with water, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : goommana (Afaan Oromo)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(068), H(070)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea , root of Brucea antidysenterica powdered and mixed in water and VO.
H(018) headache, leaves of Justicia schimperiana put on fire with leaves of Brucea antidysentrica and rubbed on head
H(068) ascaris, fresh leaves decoction Brucea antidysentrica crushed and mixed with leaves of Bersema abyssinica and cooked with porridge and VO.
H(070) rabies, bark of Clausena anisata, leaves of Sida rhombifolia, root of Cucumis ficifolius, bark root of Brucea antidysentrica powdered together and mixed in milk then drunk a cup of tea for three days in order to get cured from rabies disease
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : qomanyoo (Afaan Oromo)
Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Official name : Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Synonyms : Buddleja acuminata R. Br.
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(001) eye disease, fresh leaves decoction Buddleja polystachya smashed and the extracts dropped in the eyes of affected cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : hanfaarree (Afaan Oromo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) external parasite / silmii, fresh leaves decoction Guizotia scabra and leaves of Calpurnia aurea crushed and rubbed
Vb(039) external parasite, fresh leaves soaked in water and wash the body of calf
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : ceekaa (Afaan Oromo)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(020), H(068)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, leaves of Calpurnia aurea crushed and mixed in water given by bottle forcefully
H(068) ascaris, 9 juvenile leaves of Calpurnia aurea, 9 leaves of Senna occidentalis and 9 juvenile leaves of Clausena anisata smashed and the extracts taken. One cup of tea is given for man and half cup for Children
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : ceekaa (Afaan Oromo)
Canarina eminii Asch. & Schweinf.
Official name : Canarina eminii Asch. & Schweinf.
Family : Campanulaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(018)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, the whole plant of Canarina eminii crushed together and rubbed on affected part
H(018) headache, the whole plant of Canarina eminii crushed together, chewed and swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : maaracaa (Afaan Oromo)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) fibril illness, roots of Capparis tomentosa crushed and sniffed
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : gurraacha (Afaan Oromo)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, the bulb of Allium sativum taken with 'injera’ and Capsicum annuum . for 5 days before eating breakfast (injera is a yeast-risen flatbread with a slightly spongy texture)
Region : East Africa
Country : West Ethiopia (Wayu Tuka District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors