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Reference : HM 61

Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Traditional use of medicinal plants in south-central Zimbabwe: review and perspectives Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 9:31 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/31
Reference HM 61 has information about 92 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(139), H(157)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea and H(100)syphilis, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28]
H(157) convulsions remedy, roots of Acacia karroo extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muvunga
Albizia antunesiana Harms
Official name : Albizia antunesiana Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(033), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, barks of Albizia antunesiana extract , VO.
H(006) purgative, leaves of extract , VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(033) infertility in women, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muriranyenze
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(100) gonorrhoea, leaves of Aloe greatheadii extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : gavakava
Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Ampelocissus africanus extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muzambiringa
Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Official name : Ampelocissus obtusata (Welw. ex Baker) Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Ampelocissus obtusata extract , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muzambiringa
Androstachys johnsonii Prain
Official name : Androstachys johnsonii Prain
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Androstachys johnsonii extract drunk [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : musimbiti
Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
Official name : Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(106), H(199)
Recipes : H(013) boils, roots of Annona stenophylla paste applied on the boils
H(037) chest pains, H(199) STI, roots extract, VO.
H(106) snake repellent, roots of Annona stenophylla mixed with roots of Securidaca longipedunculata and sprinkled around homestead
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muroro
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(022) to dilate birth canal,H(037) pneumonia, roots of Asparagus africanus extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : rukato
Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Official name : Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) earache, roots of Azanza garckeana extract dropped into the ear
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutohwe
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Official name : Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, roots of Berchemia discolor extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : nyii
Brachylaena discolor DC.
Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) ulcers, leaves of Brachylaena discolor chewed and juice swallowed [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupasa
Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Official name : Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199) STI , barks of Brachystegia boehmii extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupfuti
Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Official name : Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in men, roots of Bridelia catharticaextract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutsvoritsvoto
Bridelia mollis Hutch.
Official name : Bridelia mollis Hutch.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots of Bridelia mollis extract drunk as cough medicine [8]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutuzvidzembwa
Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan
Official name : Carissa bispinosa (L.) Desf. ex Brenan
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) cough, roots of Carissa bispinosa extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muruguru
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) diarrhoea,H(037)cough, roots of Carisa edulis extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muruguru
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(100), H(112), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(008) diarrhoea, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(112) abortion, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Cassia abbreviata extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muremberembe
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Official name : Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach problems, roots of Catharanthus roseus extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : chirindamatongo
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037)cough, H(051) fever, H(108) flu, fruit of Citrus limon extract of leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis of Psidium guajava,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mulemoni
Commiphora marlothii Engl.
Official name : Commiphora marlothii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(199)
Recipes : H(199) STI, roots of Commiphora marlothii extract , VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupepe
Corchorus tridens L.
Official name : Corchorus tridens L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, roots of Corchorus tridens extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : derere
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery, barks of Crossopteryx febrifuga added to porridge [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mukomberwa
Cucumis anguria L.
Official name : Cucumis anguria L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(106) snake repellent, pieces of fruit of Cucumis anguria left around homestead
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muchacha
Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma,dried leaves àf Dalbergia melanoxylon,smoked as cigarette [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mugwiti
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) to dilate birth canal, whole plant of plant fo Dicerocaryum zanguebarium inserted into vagina [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : ruredzo
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach upset, bulb of Dicoma anomala extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : chifumuro
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women, roots of Diospyros lycioides extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : musumadombo
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, roots of Diospyros mespiliformis extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : musuma
Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Official name : Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhea, roots extract of Ekebergia benguelensis, VO.
H(033) infertility in men, barks of Ekebergia benguelensis extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mudyavarungu
Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms
Official name : Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) abdominal pains, roots of Elephantorrhiza goetzei extract , VO.
H(068) bilharzia (schistomiasis), roots of Elephantorrhiza goetze mixed with roots of Piliostigma thonningii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : ntorani
Entandrophragma caudatum (Sprague) Sprague
Official name : Entandrophragma caudatum (Sprague) Sprague
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161) genital warts, burnt fruit peels of Entandrophragma caudatum mixed with vaseline and applied to area affected [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mubanana
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(109)
Recipes : H(004) wounds washed with root extract of Erythrina abyssinica
H(109) backache, barks of extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutiti
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.
Official name : Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037)cough, H(051) fever, H(108) flu, fruit of Citrus limon extract of leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis of Psidium guajava,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mugamutiri
Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke
Official name : Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots of Euclea crispa extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muvhinji
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Euclea divinorum extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mushangura
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(100) syphilis, roots of Ficus sur extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muonde
Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots of Ficus ingens extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mushavhi
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots of Ficus sycomorus extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muonde
Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Official name : Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Flacourtia indica browsed by mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : munhunguru
Garcinia buchananii Baker
Official name : Garcinia buchananii Baker
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(139)
Recipes : H(022) to dilate birth canal, barks of Garcinia buchananii extract VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
H(139) aphrodisiac, ripe fruits of Garcinia buchananii are eaten [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutunduru
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(100) gonorrhoea, roots of Grewia bicolor extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutewa
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, roots extract of Grewia flavescens, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mubhubhunu
Grewia monticola Sond.
Official name : Grewia monticola Sond.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Grewia monticola extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutewa
Gymnosporia buxifolia (L.) Szyszyl.
Official name : Gymnosporia buxifolia (L.) Szyszyl.
Family : Celasraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, leaves of Gymnosporia buxifolia chewed and sap swallowed [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : chizhuzhu
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and STIs medicine , roots of Ozoroa insignis extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mubhedha
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) catarac, leaves of Hoslundia opposita extract dropped into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : hwahwa hwe shiri
Hypoxis obtusa Burch.
Official name : Hypoxis obtusa Burch.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Synonyms : Hypoxis obtusa Burch. ex Ker Gawl.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, bulb of Hypoxis obtusa chewed and sap swallowed [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : nhindir
Indigofera setiflora Baker
Official name : Indigofera setiflora Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Indigofera setiflora extract , VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : ruvavashuro
Kirkia acuminata Oliv.
Official name : Kirkia acuminata Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(008), H(020)
Recipes : H(004) fruit juice of Kirkia acuminata applied on wounds
H(006) constipation, H(008) diarrhoea, cholera, dysentery, barks of Kirkia acuminata extract , VO., [from ref. HC 28 ].
H(020) fruit juice applied to bitten part as snake antidote
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mubvumira
Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(101)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, roots extract used as eye drops
H(101) menstrual flow), fibre: extract drunk to reduce the duration of menstrual flow [from ref. HC 28].
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : ugan’acha
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) bilharzia (schistomiasis) roots of Lannea edulis extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
H(100) gonorrhoea medicine, roots of Lannea edulis extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutsambatsi
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, leaves of leaf sap applied on body parts infected [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : marambati
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) ulcers, leaves of Leonotis leonurus chewed and sap swallowed as remedy for ulcers [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutodzvo
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, boiled leaves and twigs of Lippia javanica, VO.[from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : zmbani
Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Official name : Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Macaranga capensis extract , VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : musvosve
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea barks of Mangifera indica extract , VO. [8]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mumango
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(103)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Moringa oleifera extract , VO.
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction as remedy for toothache
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : moringa
Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
Official name : Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
Family : Myrothamnaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold, leaves and twigs of Myrothamnus flabellifolius boiled and, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : rufandichimuka
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Nicotiana tobacum snuff applied on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : fodya
Ochna pulchra Hook. f.
Official name : Ochna pulchra Hook. f.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach problems, leaves sap of Ochna pulchraleaf, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : munimu
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) constipation, roots of Parinari curatellifolia extract, VO.
H(103) toothache, washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muchakata
Pellaea sp.
Official name : Pellaea sp.
Family : Sinopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pains, leaves and roots of Pellaea sp.burnt and smoke inhaled as remedy [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mudziwebwe
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(100), H(103), H(199)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, root of Peltophorum africanum extract used as eye drops
H(008) diarrhoea and H(199) STI medicine, roots of extract , VO.
H(100) syphilis, bark, leaves or roots extract , VO.
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muzeze
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)
Recipes : H(037) cough, bark, leaves or roots of Piliostigma thonningii extract, VO.
H(068) bilharzia (schistomiasis) roots of Piliostigma thonningii, mixed with roots of Elephantorrhiza goetzei, VO.
H(101) menorrhagia, leaves:extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : musekesa
Pouzolzia mixta Solms. Laub.
Official name : Pouzolzia mixta Solms. Laub.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(022), H(199)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, root powder of Pouzolzia mixta applied on wounds
H(022) to dilate birth canal, roots of extract instilled into the vagina, VO.
H(199) STI, roots of extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : munanzwa
Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Official name : Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Amygdalus persica L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea , leaves of Prunus persica extract , VO. [22]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupichisi
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, infusion of leaves of Psidium guajava, VO. or enema [from ref. HC 28 ]
H(037) cough, flu, H(051) fever, leaves extract of Psidium guajava with Citrus limon fruits and Eucalyptus camaldulensis leaves , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mugwavha
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(033), H(053), H(101)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, sap of Pterocarpus angolensis dropped into eyes
H(033) infertility in women, roots extract, VO.
H(053) earache, barks extract dropped into ear
H(101) menorrhagia, barks extract, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mubvamaropa
Rhus longipes Engl.
Official name : Rhus longipes Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(033)
Recipes : H(022) to dilate birth canal, H(033) infertility in women, roots of Rhus longipes extract drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, seed: oil of Ricinus communis applied on eyes
H(103) toothache, roots of Ricinus communis, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupfuta
Sansevieria aethiopica Thunb.
Official name : Sansevieria aethiopica Thunb.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) painful ear, leaf sap of Sansevieria aethiopica squeezed into the painful ear [31]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : zvikonje
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(042), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(003) sprained ankle, leaves used as dressing [31]
H(022) to dilate birth canall,H(022) prevent delivery complications; rhizome added to non-alcoholic beverage taken by pregnant womend
H(022) to dilate birth canal, roots of extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
H(042) dehydration, leaf or rhizome sap of Sansevieria hyacinthoides given to child suffering from dehydration (31].
H(104) colicky infant, leaves macerate given to colicky infant
- H(103) aching tooth, warm rhizome extract given to a person with aching tooth to keep in mouth for up to two minutes before spitting out the mixture [31].
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : masavamhanda
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. subsp. Viminale
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R.Br. subsp. Viminale
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes , roots of Strychnos madagascariensis extract used as eye drops
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mukwakwa
Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Official name : Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pains, whole plant of Schkuhria pinnata extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : ruhwahwa
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, roots of steam directed into sore eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mupfura
Searsia dentata (Thunb.) F. A. Barkley
Official name : Searsia dentata (Thunb.) F. A. Barkley
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach problems, H(104) ulcers, leaves of Searsia dentata, sap , VO.r, [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mubikasadza
Searsia pyroides (Burch.) Moffett
Official name : Searsia pyroides (Burch.) Moffett
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots of Searsia pyroides extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana
Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett
Official name : Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, leaves of Searsia tenuinervis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(106)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, roots of Securidaca longepedunculata extract, VO.
H(106) snake repellent, roots of Securidaca longepedunculata extract and mixed with roots of Annona stenophylla and sprinkled around homestead as
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mufufu
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(033z), H(037)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, root powder of Flueggea virosa applied on wounds
H(020) dried root powder applied to bitten part as snake antidote
H(033z) contraceptive roots extract, drunk before sexual intercourse
H(037) pneumonia, roots extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mushagahuwe
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, child bathed with fruit macerate of Solanum incanum [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : nhundurwa
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach problems, leaves of Sonchus oleraceus extract , VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : rurimirwemombe
Spirostachys africana Sond.
Official name : Spirostachys africana Sond.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal infections, root powder of Spirostachys africana mixed with porridge [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : munhiti
Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Official name : Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(100), H(104), H(118), H(139)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in men , H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) abdomina pains, H(118) sore throat, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Strychnos cocculoides, extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muzumwi
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(161)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) abdomina pains, roots of Strychnos spinosa.extract drunk
H(100) gonorrhoea, H(161) genital warts, fruits of Strychnos spinosa extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutamba
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, barks of Syzygium cordatum extract, VO. [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mukute
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Vangueria infausta extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mudzvirungombe
Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of leaves Vitex payos burnt and smoke inhaled, also from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutsvubvu
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, leaves of Ximenia americana, extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : mutengeni
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(008), H(109), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Ximenia caffra extract , VO.
H(109) backache, leaves of Ximenia caffra extract , VO.
H(100) venereal diseases, root powder applied on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : munhengeni
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pains , roots of Zingiber officinale chewed and swallowed [from ref. HC 28 ]
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : tsangamidzi
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(033)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, root powder of Ziziphus mucronata applied on wounds
H(013) fruits and leaves powder applied on boils
H(033) infertility in women, H(104) abdominal pains, roots extract VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (South-central)
Vernacular name : muchecheni