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Reference : HM 63

Author(s) : Mangambu Mokoso, Jean de Dieu , R. van Diggelen, J. C. Mwanga Mwanga, H. Ntahobavuka, F.Malaisse, E. Robbrecht
Title : Enthnobotanic survey of Pteridophytes, assessment of extinction risk and conservation strategies in the surroundings of the Kahuzi Biega National Park (DR Congo) Geo-Eco-Trop., 36 : 137-158 (2012)
Reference HM 63 has information about 40 plants :
Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Official name : Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(139x)
Recipes : H(022)to facilitate a good childbirtht, decoction of about two handfuls of fresh fronds of Adiantum capillus-veneris is mixed with palm oil (Elaeis guineensis). Decoction is drunk during the last 2 weeks
H(139x) aphrodisiac man, whole plant eaten raw
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice of five hundred grams of petioles of Dicranopteris linearis and a ripe fruit of Ananas comosus + H20 to obtain one liter of solution + salt + two ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum crushed, VO. 1 half a glass a day for four days
H(037) acute cough and H(082) asthma. 1 handful of fronds of Platycerium elephantotis are pounded with 1 ripe fruit of Ananas comosus. Decoction of the juice + 1 teaspoon of table salt and 2 crushed ripe fruit of Capsicum spp..VO. 1/2 24 cl glass for four days
H(082) asthma, same treatment but, for seven days and the patient takes food prepared without oil of Elaeis guineensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Antrophyum mannianum Hook.
Official name : Antrophyum mannianum Hook.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, decoction of four handles of young fronds of Antrophyum mannianum placed in 5 liters of water for half an hour. Decoction is drunk for seven days VO. a beer glass a day. Decoction, VO. a beer glass each day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium africanum Desv.
Official name : Asplenium africanum Desv.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, pound about 2 kg fronds of Asplenium africanum, maceration in 2 liters of water. VO. 1 beer glass three times a day for five days.
H(013) reduces pain due to abscess and cures. Piler 6 fronds and add with 5 drops of palm oil of Elaeis guineensis, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium dregeanum Kunze
Official name : Asplenium dregeanum Kunze
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) dry cough,, H(100) syphilis, decoction of 150 g of whole plant of Asplenium dregeanum. VO. 1 beer glass, twice a day for five days.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium emarginatum P. Beauv.
Official name : Asplenium emarginatum P. Beauv.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, decoction of 500 g of fresh whole triturated plants of Asplenium emarginatum in 2 liters of water and let stand for 30 minutes. VO. 1 beer glass three times a day for four days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, maceration of four handles of fresch fronds of Asplenium monanthes in 2 liters of water for 12 hours. enema, 1 times a day for six days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium variabile Hook.
Official name : Asplenium variabile Hook.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, pound about 2 kg fronds of Asplenium variabile, maceration in 2 liters of water. VO.1 beer glass three times a day for five days.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : mugu-munyanya (Lega)
Blechnum tabulare (Thunb.) Kuhn
Official name : Blechnum tabulare (Thunb.) Kuhn
Family : Blechnaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases, crushed fertile fronds of Blechnun tabulare, associated with the local drink from Musa sp. The treatment is done until complete healing.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice of five hundred grams petioles of Dicranopteris linearis and a ripe fruit of Ananas comosus + H20 to obtain one liter of solution + salt + two ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum crushed, VO. 1 half a glass a day for four days
H(082) asthma, same treatment but, for seven days and the patient takes food prepared without oil of Elaeis guineensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Capsicum sp.
Official name : Capsicum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) acute cough and H(082) asthma. 1 handful of fronds of Platycerium elephantotis are pounded with 1 ripe fruit of Ananas comosus. Decoction of the juice + 1 teaspoon of table salt and 2 crushed ripe fruit of Capsicum spp..VO. 1/2 24 cl glass for four days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cheilanthes farinosa (Forssk.) Kaulf.
Official name : Cheilanthes farinosa (Forssk.) Kaulf.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) irregular menstruation, decoction 2 handful of fronds of Cheilanthes farinosa in 3 liters of water, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cyathea manniana Hook.
Official name : Cyathea manniana Hook.
Family : Cyatheaceae
Symptoms : H(139x)
Recipes : H(139x) aphrodisiac, crushed crosses of Cyathea manniana , associated with the local drink from Musa sp. , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : bishebekere (Shi et Tembo), bishembekele (Lega);
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, aqueous decoction of 1 liter of of Odontosoria africana with the whole plant of Cymbopogon citratus, VO. 200 ml , three times
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Davallia chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud.
Official name : Davallia chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud.
Family : Davalliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) child fever, decoction of the plant of Davallia chaerophylloides, bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.
Official name : Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.
Family : Gleicheniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice of five hundred grams petioles of Dicranopteris linearis and a ripe fruit of Ananas comosus + H20 to obtain one liter of solution + salt + two ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum crushed, VO. 1 half a glass a day for four days
H(082) asthma, same treatment but, for seven days and the patient takes food prepared without oil of Elaeis guineensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Didymocrea truncatula (Sw.) J.SM
Official name : Didymocrea truncatula (Sw.) J.SM
Family : Dryopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, aqueous decoction during 30' of 2 kg of fresh leaves of Didymocrea truncatula in 2 liters of water. VO. 1 beer glass by day for six days
H(082) cardiac asthma, same recipe but,VO. 1 beer glass three times a day for seven days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dryopteris manniana (Hook.) C. Chr.
Official name : Dryopteris manniana (Hook.) C. Chr.
Family : Dryopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, ashes from a quantity of about 50 gr of whole plant of Dryopteris manniana is mixed with three tablespoons of oil from Elaeis guineensis.Treatment is licking the cure five times a day
H(037) cough, decoction of 100 g of whole plants, VO. 1 beer glass, twice a day for five days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Official name : Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Family : Equisetaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(104), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, 10 fronds of Equisetum ramossisimum associated with the roots of Bidens pilosa and 10 seeds of Ricinus communis are mixed and mashed with a pinch of salt kitchen. The treatment is done by tattoo close the wounds in the feet or hands infected, once a day for three consecutive days per week. This process continues until recovery.
H(173 )leprosy . ditto + oil palm (Elaeis guineensis)
H(104) stomach ache, decoction three entire plants in 2 liters of water. VO. 1 glass of 24 cl for five days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : biasi bia Mwami (Shi)
Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic. Serm.
Official name : Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic. Serm.
Family : Lycopodiaceae
Synonyms : Lycopodium cernuum L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(099), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(099) epilepsy, H(113) rheumatisms, decoction of about 1 liter from two handfuls of corn of Lycopodiella cernua in 2 litres, VO. 1 glass and a half per day for 7 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : lugwa-pinga (Mashi), nawalemba (Tembo)
Lycopodium clavatum L.
Official name : Lycopodium clavatum L.
Family : Lycopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008x), H(008), H(013), H(018), H(045), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) wounds andH(013) ulcers, decoction of young leaves of Lycopodium clavatum , local application
H(008x) red diarrhea, decoction of 1 litre from of two handfuls of corns and1 liter and a half H2O
H(008) diarrhea and dysentery enfants, dried fronds in sun and powdered mixed with plantain and milk, VO.in small doses
H(008) dysentery, H(051) paludism, extraction of the aerial parts, VO.
H(018) headache, whole dried plant powdered and fumigation
H(045) healing chapped lips, grilling the whole plant with sugar cane and banana skins , local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : pinga (Bashi)
Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Brown
Official name : Lygodium microphyllum (Cav.) R. Brown
Family : Lygodiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, decoction of 1 litre from 2 handles of fertile fronds of Lygodium microphyllum, VO. a quarter glass per day for 4 days.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lygodium smithianum Presl. ex Kuhn
Official name : Lygodium smithianum Presl. ex Kuhn
Family : Lygodiaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) epilepsy, decoction of fronds of Lygodium smithianum in 2 liters of water during 30 ', VO. 1 glass and a half two times a day until healing
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Marsilea minuta L.
Official name : Marsilea minuta L.
Family : Marsileaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, maceration of 12 h, 1 handful of fresch fronds of Marsilea minuta in 2 liters of water, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott.
Official name : Nephrolepis biserrata (Sw.) Schott.
Family : Nephrolepidaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(197)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, decoction of 2 handfuls of crosses of Nephrolepis biserrata chopped in 2 liters of waterreduce to 1 litre. Enema, halfi litre by day for five days
H(197) fontanelle in neonates and develop their growth, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Odontosoria africana Ballard
Official name : Odontosoria africana Ballard
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, aqueous decoction of 1 liter of of Odontosoria africana with the whole plant of Cymbopogon citratus, VO. 200 ml , three times
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pellaea viridis (Forssk.) Prantl
Official name : Pellaea viridis (Forssk.) Prantl
Family : Sinopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, aqueous decoction of the whole plant of Pellaea viridis in 1 liter of water with a few leaves Persea americana. VO. 200 ml , three times a day until recovery
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, aqueous decoction of the whole plant of Pellaea viridis in 1 liter of water with a few leaves Persea americana. VO. 200 ml , three times a day until recovery
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, H20 decoction of a handful of leaves of Pteris kivuensis of Piper umbellatum. VO. 200 ml , three times a day until recovery
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link
Official name : Pityrogramma calomelanos (L.) Link
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility resulting from venereal diseases, decoction of young leaves of Pityrogramma calomelonos, mixed with cow's milk. VO. for 7 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Platycerium elephantotis Schweinf.
Official name : Platycerium elephantotis Schweinf.
Family : Polypodiaceae
Synonyms : Platycerium angolense Welw. ex Hook.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) acute cough and H(082) asthma. 1 handful of fronds of Platycerium elephantotis are pounded with 1 ripe fruit of Ananas comosus. Decoction of the juice + 1 teaspoon of table salt and 2 crushed ripe fruit of Capsicum spp..VO. 1/2 24 cl glass for four days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Platycerium stemaria (P. Beauv.) Desv.
Official name : Platycerium stemaria (P. Beauv.) Desv.
Family : Polypodiaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, crushed a handful of fronds of Platycerium stemaria is mixed with 4 tablespoons of oil from Elaeis guineensis. Application across the chest and back by bandage for 5 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pleopeltis macrocarpa (Bory ex Willd.) Kaulf.
Official name : Pleopeltis macrocarpa (Bory ex Willd.) Kaulf.
Family : Polypodiaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) early abortion, decoction three handfuls of young and fresh fronds of Pleopeltis macrocarpa, VO. evening drinks a quarter glass
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn subsp. aquilinum
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kuhn subsp. aquilinum
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, 12 h maceration of a handful of fresh fronds of Pteridium aquilinum in 2 liters of water. Enema 1 x / day for six days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : bisurisuri (Shi et Tembo)
Pteris kivuensis C.Chr.
Official name : Pteris kivuensis C.Chr.
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, H20 decoction of a handful of leaves of Pteris kivuensis of Piper umbellatum. VO. 200 ml , three times a day until recovery
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pteris vittata L.
Official name : Pteris vittata L.
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, marrow extracted of the plant Pteris vittata is crushed, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pyrrosia schimperiana (Mett. ex Kuhn) Alston
Official name : Pyrrosia schimperiana (Mett. ex Kuhn) Alston
Family : Polypodiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, 2 handfull of young fronds of Pyrrosia chimperiana are chopped in 2,5 l H2O. decoction en enema at a rate of 1 quart liter per day for 5 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vittaria guineensis Desv. var. orientalis Hieron.
Official name : Vittaria guineensis Desv. var. orientalis Hieron.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) to increase sexual potency in men decoction 15 fresch fronds of Vittaria guineensis in 2 liters of water during 20'. VO. 1 beer glass every morning for four days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vittaria reekmansii Pic.Serm
Official name : Vittaria reekmansii Pic.Serm
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) to increase sexual potency in men, decoction of 3 handfuls fronds of Vittaria reekmansii. VO. 1 beer glass three times a day, during a week
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vittaria volkensii Hieron.
Official name : Vittaria volkensii Hieron.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) to increase sexual potency in men , decoction of 1 handful of fronds Vittaria volkensii in 1 liter H2O . VO. 1 beer glass three times a day, during a week.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors