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Reference : HM 64

Author(s) : Moteetee, A. , B-E .Van Wyk
Title : The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Reference HM 64 has information about 131 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) Acacia karroo crushed for colic in infants
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leōka
Agapanthus campanulatus subsp. Patens (F.M. Leight.) F.M. Leight.
Official name : Agapanthus campanulatus subsp. Patens (F.M. Leight.) F.M. Leight.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) sap from leaves of Agapanthus campanulatus subsp .patens for skin rash in children, crust’on infant heads
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leta-la-phofu
Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey.& C.A.Mey.
Official name : Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey.& C.A.Mey.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, leaf of Agrimonia bracteata decoction mixed with Leucosidea sericea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosinoana
Ajuga ophrydis Burch. ex Benth.
Official name : Ajuga ophrydis Burch. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(027z), H(033)
Recipes : H(027z) root of Ajuga ophrydis decoction for regulation of menstrual cycle
H(026) period pains
H(033) female infertility ONS. RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : senyarela
Alepidea cordifolia B.-E.van Wyk
Official name : Alepidea cordifolia B.-E.van Wyk
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, roots of cordifolia, chewed or decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesoko
Alepidea pilifera Weim .
Official name : Alepidea pilifera Weim .
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, roots of Alepidea pilifera, chewed or decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesokoana
Alepidea setifera N.E.Br.
Official name : Alepidea setifera N.E.Br.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, roots of Alepidea setifera, chewed or decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesokoana
Aloe ecklonis Salm-Dyck
Official name : Aloe ecklonis Salm-Dyck
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(201)
Recipes : H(006) infusion of leaves of Aloe ecklonis as a purgative
H(201) boiled leaves and roots as charm to get rid of bad luck
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhalana
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) leaf of Aloe ferox decoction for constipation
H(171) leaf and root decoction for diabetes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhala-le-leholo, lekhala-la- thaba
Aloe striatula Haw. var. striatula
Official name : Aloe striatula Haw. var. striatula
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(104) stomach cramps; H(135) indigestion, leaf of Aloe triatula .var. striatula, infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohalakane/seholobe
Amaranthus thunbergii Moq.
Official name : Amaranthus thunbergii Moq.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(191)
Recipes : H(191) cleanse blood, H(068) vermifuge leaf of Amaranthus thunbergii infusion drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : thepe
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, leaf infusion of Artemisia afra
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lengana
Asclepias aurea (Schltr .) Schltr.
Official name : Asclepias aurea (Schltr .) Schltr.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, leaves of Asclepias aurea, chewed raw or infused as emetic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlatsisa
Asclepias humilis (E.Mey.) Schltr.
Official name : Asclepias humilis (E.Mey.) Schltr.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : V(000) animals, weak concentrations leaves of Asclepias humilis, infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehlomane
Asclepias humilis (E.Mey.) Schltr.
Official name : Asclepias humilis (E.Mey.) Schltr.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(055)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children, weak concentrations leaves of Asclepias humilis, infusion
H(055) emetic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehlomane
Asclepias stellifera Schltr.
Official name : Asclepias stellifera Schltr.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic, ONS., RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlatsisa, montsokoane, mohola-ntja[
Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, lotion made from roots of Asparagus asparagoides , bathe
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khōpananyana
Berkheya setifera DC.
Official name : Berkheya setifera DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, ONS. Berkheya setifera, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leleme-la-khomo
Berula erecta (Huds .) Coville subsp.thunbergii (DC.) B.L.Burtt
Official name : Berula erecta (Huds .) Coville subsp.thunbergii (DC.) B.L.Burtt
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) person suffering from headache, small pieces of plant of Berula erecta boiled to wash
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehlatso
Brunsvigia cooperi Baker
Official name : Brunsvigia cooperi Baker
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) Brunsvigia cooperi alone or mixed with other plants for infertility in women
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lematla
Buddleja salviifolia (L.) Lam.
Official name : Buddleja salviifolia (L.) Lam.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : V(102)
Recipes : V(102) excess bile in animals, leaves infusion of Buddleja salviifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lelothoane
Buddleja salviifolia (L.) Lam.
Official name : Buddleja salviifolia (L.) Lam.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(077), H(135)
Recipes : H(006) constipation; H(077) anti-emetic; H(135) improves digestion, leaves of Buddleja salviifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lelothoane
Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) leaves of Bulbine asphodeloides to heal cracked lips and burns
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : setlhare-sa-pekane
Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Official name : Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(033), H(191)
Recipes : H(033) decoction of bulbs drunk for infertility in women, H(191) to improve blood circulation, H(006) purgative,H(006) aperient
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khomo-ea-balisa
Cheilanthes involuta (Sw .) Schelpe & N.C.Anthony var .obscura (N.C.Anthony) N.C.Anthony
Official name : Cheilanthes involuta (Sw .) Schelpe & N.C.Anthony var .obscura (N.C.Anthony) N.C.Anthony
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) burnt leaves of Cheilanthes involuta var. obscura, smoked for head and chest colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lehōrōmetso, mahuoaneng
Chenopodium album L.
Official name : Chenopodium album L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, decoction of whole plant of Chenopodium album drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : serue
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds and H(104) stomach ache, infusion of plant Chenopodium ambrosioides
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : setla-bocha
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : Clematis brachiata for H(068 )vermifuge
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : morara-oa-thaba
Convolvulus bidentatus Bernh. Apud Krauss
Official name : Convolvulus bidentatus Bernh. Apud Krauss
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) root of Convolvulus bidentatus chewed for toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moroto-oa-phooko, morarana-o-monyane
Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb
Official name : Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) root chewed for toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moroto-oa-phooko, morarana-o-monyane[,
Conyza podocephala DC.
Official name : Conyza podocephala DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever; decoction of roots of Conyza podocephala
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : manku-e-moholo
Cotyledon orbiculata L.var . oblonga (Haw .) DC
Official name : Cotyledon orbiculata L.var . oblonga (Haw .) DC
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) leaves of Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga as hot poultice for toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : serelile
Crassula natalensis Schönland
Official name : Crassula natalensis Schönland
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(118)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, H(118) sore throat, decoction of plant of Crassula natalensis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohobe-ba-setsomi
Crassula peploides Harv
Official name : Crassula peploides Harv
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) leaves of Crassula peploides as hot poultice for toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mo-ora-metsi
Crinum bulbispermum Milne-Redh. & Schw.
Official name : Crinum bulbispermum Milne-Redh. & Schw.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, decoction of bulbs of Crinum bulbispermum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lelutla, mototse
Cussonia paniculata EckL.& Zeyh .subsp .sinuata (Reyneke & Kok) De Winter
Official name : Cussonia paniculata EckL.& Zeyh .subsp .sinuata (Reyneke & Kok) De Winter
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(055), H(104), H(113), H(135), H(162y)
Recipes : H(055) emetic; H(113) kidneys and H(162y) bladder; H(013) boils; H(104) intestinal ulcers; H(135) indigestion; H(104) heartburn, ONS.,Cussonia paniculata subsp .sinuata , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : motšetse
Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Official name : Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(102)
Recipes : H(102) stricture of the urethra, H(102) emetic for excess bile; decoction from boiling roots of Cyathula uncinulata drunk and unguent
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohome-bo-boholo, bohome-ba-lipoli
Cynoglossum hispidum Thunb.
Official name : Cynoglossum hispidum Thunb.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colic in children, decoction of whole plant of Cynoglossum hispidum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohomenyana
Cynoglossum lanceolatun Forssk.
Official name : Cynoglossum lanceolatun Forssk.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) colic in children, decoction of whole plant of Cynoglossum lanceolatum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohomenyana
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013)
Recipes : H(003) hot leaves of Datura stramonium for bruises and H(013) boils
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : etjoi
Dicoma anomala Sond. subsp. Anomala
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond. subsp. Anomala
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) heartburn,ONS, Dicoma anomala .subsp .anomala, RNS
H(068) vermifuge, ONS., RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea in children ONS of Hermannia geniculata mixed with Dicoma anomala
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hloenya
Elionurus muticus (Spreng .) Kuntze
Official name : Elionurus muticus (Spreng .) Kuntze
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) roots of Elionurus muticus chewed for treatment of colic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlōkō
Eriocephalus punctulatus DC.
Official name : Eriocephalus punctulatus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(006) aperient, H(171) diabetes, H(151) high blood pressure, leaf of Eriocephalus punctulatus, decoction
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sehalahala-sa-matlak
Eriospermum ornithogaloides Baker
Official name : Eriospermum ornithogaloides Baker
Family : Eriospermaceae
Symptoms : H(028), H(033)
Recipes : H(028) to cleanse the uterus and H(033) improve fertility; ONS. Eriospermum ornithogaloides mixed with Gunnera perpensa and Scabiosa columbaria
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khongoana-tšingoana, tsebe-ea-pela
Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Official name : Erodium cicutarium (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) cooked plant of Erodium cicutarium for dysentery
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : makorotsoane
Eucalyptus sp.
Official name : Eucalyptus sp.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) flu and H(108) colds; leaf of Eucalyptus sp. decoction for steaming
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : boloukomo
Euclea coriacea A.DC.
Official name : Euclea coriacea A.DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) decoction of bark of Euclea coriacea as a purgative for constipation
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlakola
Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke subsp. Crispa
Official name : Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke subsp. Crispa
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(201)
Recipes : H(026) leaf of Euclea crispa subsp.crispa decoction for painful menstruation
H(201) Euclea coriacea used alone or mixed with Euclea crispa for washing divining bones
H(201) charm to divert hailstorm
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlakola
Euphorbia clavarioides Boiss. var.clavarioides
Official name : Euphorbia clavarioides Boiss. var.clavarioides
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(113)
Recipes : H(013) for skin rash in children;
H(113) sap from plant for cracked heels
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sehlooko
Fingerhuthia africana Nees ex Lehm.
Official name : Fingerhuthia africana Nees ex Lehm.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(139) Fingerhuthia africana as stimulant for bulls
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : thita-poho
Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Official name : Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(077) crushed root of Gazania krebsiana subsp .serrulata, as anti-emetic in children; flatulency
H(104) heartburn; H(053) crushed plant mixed with water for earache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tsikitlane
Geranium multisectum N.E.Br.
Official name : Geranium multisectum N.E.Br.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(068) vermifuge; decoction of plant of Geranium multisectum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlapi-e-kholo
Gerbera ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.
Official name : Gerbera ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(102)
Recipes : H(102) root decoction of Gerbera ambiguaas emetic for excess bile
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : seboka
Gerbera ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.
Official name : Gerbera ambigua (Cass.) Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(027z), H(068), H(077), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge; H(077) anti-emetic; H(104) heartburn in children, crushed whole plant of Gerbera ambigua ,
H(027z), root infusion given to pregnant women
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : seboka
Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.
Official name : Gerbera piloselloides (L.) Cass.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(102)
Recipes : H(102) root of Gerbera piloselloides, decoction as emetic for excess bile
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tsebe-ea-pela
Gerbera viridifolia (DC.) Sch.Bip.
Official name : Gerbera viridifolia (DC.) Sch.Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(096), H(108)
Recipes : H(096) smoke from burning whole plant of Gerbera viridifolia inhaled as a decongestant
H(108) burnt as fumigant to clear head colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moarubetso
Geum capense Thunb.
Official name : Geum capense Thunb.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots Geum capense used for diarrhoea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : hlapi-ea-loti
Gladiolus dalenii Van Geel subsp .dalenii
Official name : Gladiolus dalenii Van Geel subsp .dalenii
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery, decoction of corms of Gladiolus dalenii subsp .dalenii drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khahla-e-kholo
Gladiolus saundersii Hook .f .
Official name : Gladiolus saundersii Hook .f .
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, cooked corms of Gladiolus saundersii mixed with food
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khahla-ea-loti
Gnidia anthylloides (L.f .) Gilg .
Official name : Gnidia anthylloides (L.f .) Gilg .
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) whole Gnidia anthylloides fumigant for feverish patient
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moomang
Gnidia kraussiana Meisn .var .kraussiana
Official name : Gnidia kraussiana Meisn .var .kraussiana
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) medicine with Gnidia kraussiana.var .kraussiana in animals
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : thobeha, thōpa-e-nyenyane
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp .decipiens (N.E.Br .) Goyder & Nicholas
Official name : Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp .decipiens (N.E.Br .) Goyder & Nicholas
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(159x)
Recipes : H(108) head and chest colds snuff from burnt crushed whole plant of Gomphocarpus fruticosus.subsp .decipiens smoked
H(159x) sore breasts, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moithimolo-oa-thaba
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp.fruticosus
Official name : Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp.fruticosus
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, sap from leaves inserted into nostrils as decongestant
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moithimolo, lebejane
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(026), H(027z)
Recipes : H(004), H(027z) Gunnera perpensa mixed with Asclepias humilisand Scabiosa columbaria used to regulate menstrual cycle;
H(004) leaves as hot poultice for wounds and H(013) boils
H(026) decoction of roots for period pains and H(104) colic in pregnant women
H(018) headache, leaves burnt and crushed and smoked
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : qobo
Helichrysum adenocarpum DC.subsp .adenocarpum
Official name : Helichrysum adenocarpum DC.subsp .adenocarpum
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea; H(077) anti-emetic in children; decoction of roots of Helichrysum adenocarpum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : toane-balingoan
Helichrysum caespititium (DC.) Harv.
Official name : Helichrysum caespititium (DC.) Harv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, leaf of Helichrysum caespititium, infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phate-ea-ngaka, selelu-saphooko, moriti-oa-naha
Helichrysum dregeanum Sond .& Harv
Official name : Helichrysum dregeanum Sond .& Harv
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) head cold, smoke from leaves of Helichrysum dregeanum inhaled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tōane-ea-thaba
Helichrysum ecklonis Sond .
Official name : Helichrysum ecklonis Sond .
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children, root of Helichrysum ecklonis, decoction
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tōane-balingoana-e-kholo
Helichrysum mundtii Harv.
Official name : Helichrysum mundtii Harv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest complaints, decoction of whole plant of Helichrysum mundtii
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefo-ea-liliba
Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Official name : Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(076), H(102), H(108), H(118), H(191)
Recipes : H(108) flu; H(037) coughs and H(108) colds, whole plant of Helichrysum odoratissimum burnt as fumigant
H(102) emetic for excess bile
H(118) sore throat; H(076) mouth ulcers; H(113) sore joints,H(191) improves blood circulation; Senecio asperulus mixed with Mentha spp .and Helichrysum odoratissimum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefo
Helichrysum setosum Harv
Official name : Helichrysum setosum Harv
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold, fumigation of Helichrysum setosum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefo-ea-thab
Helichrysum splendidum (Thunb.) Less.
Official name : Helichrysum splendidum (Thunb.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, root decoction of Helichrysum splendidum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefo-ea-malōti
Hermannia depressa N.E. Br.
Official name : Hermannia depressa N.E. Br.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) roots of Hermannia depressa chewed for heartburn
H055) decoction of whole plant drunk as emetic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : seletjan
Hermannia geniculata Eckl. & Zeyh
Official name : Hermannia geniculata Eckl. & Zeyh
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(050) for flatulency in pregnant women; H(104) heartburn;
H(008) diarrhoea in children ONS of Hermannia geniculata mixed with Dicoma anomala
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : selepe
Hermannia geniculata Eckl. & Zeyh
Official name : Hermannia geniculata Eckl. & Zeyh
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(139) Hermannia geniculata stimulant for bulls
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : selepe
Heteromorpha arborescens Cham .& Schltdl.var.arborescens
Official name : Heteromorpha arborescens Cham .& Schltdl.var.arborescens
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, smoke inhaled from burning plant of Heteromorpha arborescens.var.arborescens
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : monkhoane
Hibiscus microcarpus Garcke
Official name : Hibiscus microcarpus Garcke
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) Hibiscus microcarpus for headaches
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohojana
Hypoxis argentea Harv.ex Baker var. sericea Baker
Official name : Hypoxis argentea Harv.ex Baker var. sericea Baker
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) corms of Hypoxis argentea var. sericeaas as purgative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leihlo-la-khomo
Ipomoea crassipes Hook.
Official name : Ipomoea crassipes Hook.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) root of Ipomoea crassipes as charm to protect villages
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : maime
Ipomoea oblongata E. Mey. ex Choisy
Official name : Ipomoea oblongata E. Mey. ex Choisy
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) root of Ipomoea oblongata as charm against lightning
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mothokho
Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Harv.
Official name : Kalanchoe thyrsiflora Harv.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) leaves of Crassula peploides as hot poultice for toothache
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : serelile, sereleli
Kiggelaria africana L.
Official name : Kiggelaria africana L.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ONS., Kiggelaria africana as protective charm
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhatsi
Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(102)
Recipes : V(037) leaf of Leucosidea sericea, coughs
V(102) for excess bile in animals
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : cheche
Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) leaf of Leucosidea sericea, decoction for vermifuge
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : cheche
Lotononis decumbens (Thunb.) B.-E.van Wyk subsp .decumbens Benth.
Official name : Lotononis decumbens (Thunb.) B.-E.van Wyk subsp .decumbens Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(102)
Recipes : H(102) root of Lotononis decumbens subsp .decumbens, decoction as emetic for excess bile
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : semanamana-se-seholo
Malva parviflora L. var. parviflora
Official name : Malva parviflora L. var. parviflora
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(012), H(102)
Recipes : H(012) lotion from whole plant of Malva parviflora var .parviflora for bruised or broken limbs and for H(111) burns
H(102) emetic for excess bile
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tika-motse
Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill.var .laciniata
Official name : Medicago laciniata (L.) Mill.var .laciniata
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Medicago laciniata var .laciniata, love charm
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohomenyana
Mentha aquatica L.
Official name : Mentha aquatica L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, leaves of Mentha aquatica, infusion or decoction
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : koena-e-nyenyan
Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds .subsp .polyadena (Briq .) Briq
Official name : Mentha longifolia (L.) Huds .subsp .polyadena (Briq .) Briq
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(051) fever and H(108) colds, H(037) chest pains, H(037) coughs, leaf of Mentha longifolia, infusion or decoction
; H(096) decongestant
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : koena
Mentha sp.
Official name : Mentha sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(113), H(118), H(191)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat; H(076) mouth ulcers; H(113) sore joints, H(191) improves blood circulation; Senecio asperulus mixed with Mentha spp .and Helichrysum odoratissimum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Monsonia brevirostrata R.Kunth
Official name : Monsonia brevirostrata R.Kunth
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) roots of Monsonia brevirostrata for dysentery
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khoara
Monsonia burkeana Planch ex Harv.
Official name : Monsonia burkeana Planch ex Harv.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) roots of Monsonia burkeana for dysentery
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : makorotsoane
Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Official name : Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), powdered roots of Morella serrata sniffed to cause sneezing to get rid of head colds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : malokela
Myosotis sylvatica Ehrh. ex Hoffm.
Official name : Myosotis sylvatica Ehrh. ex Hoffm.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(104), H(121), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) colic in children, decoction of whole plant of Myosotis sylvatica
H(099) hysteria and neurasthenia; H(121) unguent for newly married couples
H(201) good luck charm; love charm
H(201) during initiation of apprentices to improve their memory
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohome
Nicotiana glauca Graham
Official name : Nicotiana glauca Graham
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold in the head, snuff of Nicotiana glauca given to children to make them sneeze
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : koae
Nolletia ciliaris (DC.) Steetz
Official name : Nolletia ciliaris (DC.) Steetz
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) chest and head colds, leaves of Nolletia ciliaris smoked
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moloka, sekikitlela
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(201)
Recipes : H(201) pegs from stems of Olea europaea subsp .africana as charm against lightning
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohloare
Parapodium costatum E. Mey.
Official name : Parapodium costatum E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) dried roots of Parapodium costatum as protective charm against bad omens
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sehamela-poli
Pelargonium alchemilloides (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Pelargonium alchemilloides (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery ONS. Pelargonium alchemilloides, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bolila-ba-thaba
Pelargonium bowkeri Harv.
Official name : Pelargonium bowkeri Harv.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) colic;ONS. Pelargonium bowkeri, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khoara
Phytolacca heptandra Retz.
Official name : Phytolacca heptandra Retz.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) roots of Phytolacca heptandra as poison used to get rid of an enemy
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : monatja
Prunus persica (L.) Batsch var. persica
Official name : Prunus persica (L.) Batsch var. persica
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) smoke from burning roots of Prunus persica var .persica inhaled for headaches
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : perekisi
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) smoke of Ranunculus multifidus inhaled for head and chest colds (but reported to be poisonous)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tlhapi
Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Official name : Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(113), H(162y), H(201)
Recipes : Rhamnus prinoides for H(037) pneumonia; H(162y) bladder and H(113) kidney problems
H(201) charm to ward off thunder and lightning and also to protect people and crops
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mofifi
Rhus lancea L.f.
Official name : Rhus lancea L.f.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Searsia lancea (L. f.) Moffett , Searsia lancea (L. f.) F.A. Barkley
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, leaf of Searsia lancea infusion, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Rumex cetosella L. subsp .angiocarpus (Murb .) Murb
Official name : Rumex cetosella L. subsp .angiocarpus (Murb .) Murb
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) crushed roots of Rumex cetosella subsp .angiocarpus for skin rash
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khamane
Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(026)
Recipes : H(004) hot lotion to bathe wounds and H(003) bruises
H(026) root of Rumex lanceolatus decoction for menstrual pains
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khamane
Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex sagittatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : Rumex sagittatus for H(018) snuff for headaches
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bolila-ba-likhomo
Salix mucronata Thunb.subsp .mucronata
Official name : Salix mucronata Thunb.subsp .mucronata
Family : Salicaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) preparation of plant of Salix mucronata subsp .mucronata to treat burns
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moluoane
Salvia repens Burch. ex Benth.var .repens
Official name : Salvia repens Burch. ex Benth.var .repens
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) Salvia repens for medicine for coughs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosisili, mosisili-oa-loti
Salvia runcinata L. f.
Official name : Salvia runcinata L. f.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) Salvia runcinata for medicine for coughs
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosisili
Scabiosa columbaria L.
Official name : Scabiosa columbaria L.
Family : Dipsacaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility, Scabiosa columbaria, cleanses womb
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : selomi
Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch .) Van der Merwe
Official name : Schizocarphus nervosus (Burch .) Van der Merwe
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation; crushed bulb of Schizocarphus nervosus mixed with food for a child
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lenaka-la-khomo
Searsia divaricata (Eckl.& Zeyh .) Moffett
Official name : Searsia divaricata (Eckl.& Zeyh .) Moffett
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(102) excessive bile, H(113)kidney and bladder problems, H(109) backache cooked roots of Searsia divaricata
H(037), H(108) dried leaves smoked to cure coughs and colds
H(201) pegs from stems for rainmaking
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : kolitšane
Searsia erosa (Thunb.) Moffet
Official name : Searsia erosa (Thunb.) Moffet
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) pegs from stems for rainmaking, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : tšilabele
Senecio asperulus DC.
Official name : Senecio asperulus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(108), H(118), H(191)
Recipes : H(108) colds, H(108) flu, steam from decoction of whole plant of Senecio asperulus
H(118) sore throat; H(076) mouth ulcers; H(118) sore joints, H(191) improves blood circulation; Senecio asperulus mixed with Mentha spp .and Helichrysum odoratissimum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : moferefere, letapisoana
Senecio rhyncholaenus DC.
Official name : Senecio rhyncholaenus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, smoke from burned plant of Senecio rhyncholaenus inhaled or leaves smoked
H(104) colic, decoction of roots, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mahuoaneng
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) powdered roots of Solanum nigrum inserted into incisions made on lower back for lumbago
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : seshoa-bohloko
Sonchus dregeanus DC
Official name : Sonchus dregeanus DC
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), lotion from leaves of Sonchus dregeanus for rash in children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leharasoana[
Stachys aethiopica L.
Official name : Stachys aethiopica L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Stachys aethiopica as as charm to improve memory of apprentices
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bolao-ba-litaola, bokhata
Stapelia grandiflora Masson
Official name : Stapelia grandiflora Masson
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) hot infusion of whole plant of Stapelia grandiflora used for numbness of limb
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bohatsu
Tulbaghia acutiloba Harv.
Official name : Tulbaghia acutiloba Harv.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(151)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea in children; H(104) stomach ache; H(151) high blood pressure; infusion of flowers to clear the lungs and chest; H(082) for treatment of asthma
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : sefotha-fotha
Ursinia nana DC.subsp.nana
Official name : Ursinia nana DC.subsp.nana
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, burnt plant of Ursinia nana mixed with fat used as ointment
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mokubetso
Urtica urens L.
Official name : Urtica urens L.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(104), H(162y), H(178)
Recipes : H(082) asthma; H(037) pulmonary tuberculosis; H(162y) to cleanse the bladder; H(178) heart problems; H(104) intestinal ulcers, ONS Urtica urens , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : bobatsi
Vernonia hirsuta (DC.) Sch.Bip.ex Wal
Official name : Vernonia hirsuta (DC.) Sch.Bip.ex Wal
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach disorders, infusion of roots of Vernonia hirsuta
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mofefa-bana, phefo-e-kholo
Vernonia oligocephala (DC.) Sch.Bip.ex Walp.
Official name : Vernonia oligocephala (DC.) Sch.Bip.ex Walp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach disorders, infusion of roots of Vernonia oligocephala
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mofefa-bana
Watsonia densiflora Bak.
Official name : Watsonia densiflora Bak.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea, decoction of crushed corms of Watsonia densiflora given to calves
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khahla
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) enema to get rid of ‘small snake’ in the stomach with Withania somnifera
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mofera-ngope
Xysmalobium parviflorum Harv. ex Scott-Elliot
Official name : Xysmalobium parviflorum Harv. ex Scott-Elliot
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) drunk for colic, ONS Xysmalobium parviflorum ., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leoto-la-khoho
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T. Aiton f. var.undulatum
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T. Aiton f. var.undulatum
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, powdered roots of Xysmalobium undulatum, H(104) eartburn; H(068) vermifuge in children; H(096) decongestant
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : poho-tšehla, leshokhoa
Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill subsp.albomaculata
Official name : Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill subsp.albomaculata
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(113), H(162y), H(201)
Recipes : H(113) cooked rhizomes of Zantedeschia albomaculata subsp .albomaculata for kidney and H(162y) bladder problems; H(076) mouth ulcers
H(201) rhizomes as protective charm against witchcraft
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohalalitoe