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Reference : HM 69

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 69 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, H(100) syphilis, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(157) convulsion, roots extract of Acacia karroo, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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, bark extract of Albizia antunesiana, VO.
H(006) purgative remedy, leaves extract, VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(033) infertility in women, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots extract of Albizia antunesiana, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muriranyenze
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) constipation and H(100) gonorrhoea, leaves extract of Aloe greatheadii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : gavakava
Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots extract of Ampelocissus africana, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Ampelocissus obtusata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muzambiringa
Androstachys johnsonii Prain
Official name : Androstachys johnsonii Prain
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, roots extract of Androstachys johnsonii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : musimbiti
Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
Official name : Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(013) boils, paste of roots of Annona stenophylla, local application
H(020) extract of roots of Annona stenophylla mixed with roots of Securidaca longipedunculata and sprinkled around homestead as snake repellent
H(037) chest pains and H(100) sexually transmissible infections (STI) remedy, extract of roots of Annona stenophylla mixed with roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muroro
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(037) pneumonia, H(028s) to dilate birth canal, roots extract of Asparagus africanus, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : rukato
Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Official name : Azanza garckeana (F. Hoffm.) Exell & Hillc.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) earache, root extract of Azanza garckeana dropped into the ear
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mutohwe
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Official name : Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, roots extract of Berchemia discolor, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mupasa
Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Official name : Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmissible infections (STI) bark extract of Brachystegia boehmii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Bridelia cathartica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mutsvoritsvoto
Bridelia mollis Hutch.
Official name : Bridelia mollis Hutch.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots extract of Bridelia mollis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Carissa bispinosa, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Carisa edulis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muruguru
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(027), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(008) diarrhoea, H(027) abortion, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots extract of Cassia abbreviata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Catharanthus roseus, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(108) flu, extract of fruit of Citrus limon, leaves of Eucalyptus camaldulensis and Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mulemoni
Coleochloa setifera (Ridl.) Gilly
Official name : Coleochloa setifera (Ridl.) Gilly
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, root powder of Coleochloa setifera, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : rufuri
Commiphora marlothii Engl.
Official name : Commiphora marlothii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmissible infections (STI), roots extract of Commiphora marlothii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mupepe
Corchorus tridens L.
Official name : Corchorus tridens L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache roots extract of Corchorus tridens, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mukomberwa
Cucumis anguria L.
Official name : Cucumis anguria L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake repellent, pieces of fruit of Cucumis anguria left around homestead
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muchacha
Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Dalbergia melanoxylon Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, dried leaves of Dalbergia melanoxylon smoked as cigarette
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mugwiti
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : H(028s)
Recipes : H(028s) dilate birth canal, whole plant foam of Dicerocaryum zanguebarium inserted into vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : ruredzo
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach upset, bulb:extract of Dicoma anomala
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : chifumuro
Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Official name : Diospyros lycioides Desf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women, roots extract of Diospyros lycioides, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : musumadombo
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, roots extract of Diospyros mespiliformis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : musuma
Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Official name : Ekebergia benguelensis C. DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in men, Bark:extract of Ekebergia benguelensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mudyavarungu
Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms
Official name : Elephantorrhiza goetzei (Harms) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) abdominal pains, roots extract of Elephantorrhiza goetzei, VO.
H(068) bilharzia, roots extract of Elephantorrhiza goetzei, mixed with roots extract of Piliostigma thonningi, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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, bark extract of Erythrina abyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mutiti
Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.
Official name : Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehnh.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(108) flu, leaves extract of Eucalyptus camaldulensis with Citrus limon fruits and Psidium guajava leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mugamutiri
Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke
Official name : Euclea crispa (Thunb.) Gürke
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots extract of Euclea crispa, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Euclea divinorum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 and H(100) syphilis, roots extract of Ficus sur, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muonde
Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots extract of Ficus ingens, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Ficus sycomorus, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muonde
Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr.
Official name : Flacourtia indica (Burm. f.) Merr.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Synonyms : Flacourtia ramontchi L’Hér.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Flacourtia indica browsed by mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : munhunguru
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Official name : Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(112x), H(020)
Recipes : H(004), wound, root powder of Flueggea virosa, local application
H(008) pneumonia, roots extract of Flueggea virosa , VO.
H(112x) contraceptive, roots extract of Flueggea virosa , VO.before sexual intercourse
H(020) snake bite, dried root powder applied to bitten part
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mushagahuwe
Garcinia buchananii Baker
Official name : Garcinia buchananii Baker
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(017), H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, ripe fruits of Garcinia buchananii, VO.
H(017) bark:extract drunk to reduce birth canal
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Grewia bicolor , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mubhubhunu
Grewia monticola Sond.
Official name : Grewia monticola Sond.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots extract of Grewia monticola , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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, H(100) sexually transmissible infections (STI), roots extract of Ozoroa insignis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mubhedha
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract medicine, leaves extract of Hoslundia opposita dropped into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : nhindiri
Indigofera setiflora Baker
Official name : Indigofera setiflora Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots extract of Indigofera setiflora, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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) wounds, fruit juice of Kirkia acuminata, local application
H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) cholera, H(008) dysentery and H(006) constipation, bark extract of Kirkia acuminata
H(020) snake bite, fruits fruit juice applied to bitten part
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mubvumira
Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea discolor (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, root extract of Lannea discolor used as eye drops
H(027z) to reduce the duration of menstrual flow , fibre:extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mugan’acha
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) bilharzia, H(100) gonorrhoea , roots extract of Lannea edulis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mutsambatsi
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ring worm, leaf sap of Lantana camara applied on infected body parts
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mbarambati
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mutodzvo
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(108) cold, boiled leaves and twigs of Lippia javanica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : zimbani
Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Official name : Macaranga capensis (Baill.) Benth. ex Sim
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, roots extract of Macaranga capensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : musvosve
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, bark:extract of Mangifera indica VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mumango
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(103)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves extract of Moringa oleifera, VO.
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : moringa
Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
Official name : Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
Family : Myrothamnaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) cold, leaves and twigs Myrothamnus flabellifolius boiled and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : rufandichimuka
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaves of Nicotiana tabacum, snuff applied on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : fodya
Ochna pulchra Hook. f.
Official name : Ochna pulchra Hook. f.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach problems, leaf sap of Ochna pulchra, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 extract of Parinari curatellifolia, VO.
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mudziwebwe
Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Official name : Peltophorum africanum Sond.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, root extract of Peltophorum africanum used as eye drops
H(008) diarrhoea and H(100) sexually transmissible infections (STI) remedy, roots extract of Peltophorum africanum, VO.
H(100) syphilis, bark, leaves or root extract, VO.
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 root extract of Piliostigma thonningii, VO.
H(068) bilharzia, roots extract of Elephantorrhiza goetzei, mixed with roots extract of Piliostigma thonningi, VO.
H(101) menorrhagia, leaves extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : musekesa
Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Official name : Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Amygdalus persica L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves extract of Prunus persica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mupichisi
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(108), leaves extract of Eucalyptus camaldulensis with Citrus limon fruits and Psidium guajava leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 sore eyes
H(033) infertility in women, roots extract VO.
H(053) earache, bark extract of Pterocarpus angolensis dropped into ear
H(101) menorrhagia, bark extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mubvamaropa
Rhus longipes Engl.
Official name : Rhus longipes Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility in women and H(028s) to dilate birth canal : roots extract of Rhus longipes, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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, local application
H(103) toothache, teeth washed with root decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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 ear
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : zvikonje
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(027v), H(028s), H(042), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(003) leaves used as dressing on sprained ankle
H(042) child suffering from dehydration, sap of leaf or rhizome of Sansevieria hyacinthoides, VO.
H(104) colicky infant, macerated leaves, VO.
H(027v) rhizome added to non-alcoholic beverage taken by pregnant women to prepare the birth canal and prevent delivery complications
H(103) aching tooth, warm rhizome extract given to keep in mouth for up to two minutes before spitting out the mixture
H(028s) to dilate birth canal, roots extract of Sansevieria hyacinthoides, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : masavamhanda
Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Official name : Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pains, whole plant:extract of Schkuhria pinnata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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, steam of roots of Sclerocarya birrea directed into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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) ulcers and stomach problems, leaf sap of Searsia dentata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mubikasadza
Searsia pyroides (Burch.) Moffett
Official name : Searsia pyroides (Burch.) Moffett
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots extract of Searsia pyroides, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana
Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett
Official name : Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101) menorrhagia, extract of leaves of Searsia tenuinervis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mufokosiana
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(099), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(020) snake repellent, roots extract of Securidaca longepedunculata and mixed with roots of Annona stenophylla and sprinkled around homestead
H(099) epilepsy, roots extract of Securidaca longepedunculata, VO.
H(104) chest pains and H(100) sexually transmissible infections (STI) remedy, extract of roots of Annona stenophylla mixed with roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mufufu
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, fruits:of Solanum incanum macerate, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : nhundurwa
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach problems, leaves extract of Sonchus oleraceus, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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) abdominal pains, H(118) sore throat, H(139) aphrodisiac, root extract of Strychnos cocculoides, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muzumwi
Strychnos madagascariensis Poir.
Official name : Strychnos madagascariensis Poir.
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, root extract of Strychnos madagascariensis used as eye drops
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mukwakwa
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) abdominal pains, root extract of Strychnos spinosa, VO.
H(100) gonorrhoea, and H(161) genital wart, fruits extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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, bark extract of Syzygium cordatum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mukute
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots extract of Vangueria infausta, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mudzvirungombe
Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Vitex payos (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Vitex payos burnt and smoke inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : mutsvubvu
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, leaves extract of Ximenia americana, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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(100), H(109), H(139)
Recipes : H008) diarrhoea, H(100) venereal diseases, H(139) aphrodisiac, roots extract of Ximenia caffra, VO.
H(109) backache, leaves extract of Ximenia caffra, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
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
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : tsangamidzi
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(033), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) boils, powder of fruits and leaves of Ziziphus mucronata, local application
H(033) infertility in women, H(104) abdominal pains, roots extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (centre-sud)
Vernacular name : muchecheni