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Reference : HM 72

Author(s) : Mahomoodally, M. F.
Title : A quantitative ethnobotanical study of common herbal remedies used against 13 human ailments catergories in Mauritus African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines,11(6):1-32 (2014)
Reference HM 72 has information about 80 plants :
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(051) fever, infusion of the leaves of Ageratum conyzoides. VO. twice.
H(050) flatulence Eat raw.
H(113) inflammation, infusion of the leaves of Ageratum conyzoides. VO.once.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : artichaut (local language), artichoke (English)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(053)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff. Extract the juice from the bulb of Allium cepa and apply with a piece of cotton onto the scalp.
H(053) earache, extract the juice from the bulb of Allium cepa. After warming, instill 1 drop in the ear
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zoiyuon (local language), onion (English)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(053), H(068), H(113), H(151), H(157)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption, poultice appled onto the skin
H(053) earache, heat Allium sativum in oil instill 1-2 drops in the ear.
H(068) helmintic condition, rub 1 clove of Allium sativum around the navel
H(113) rheumatic pain, bulb of Allium sativum crush and soak in mustard oil, apply onto the skin.
H(151) high blood pressure, prepare pickle of Allium sativum and Citrus limonia. Eat daily with meals
H(157) convulsion, poultice bind round the wrist
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : lail (local language), garlic (English)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, infusion of the leaves of Annona muricata and VO. Occasionally
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : corrosol (local language), soursop (English)
Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
Official name : Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, decoction of leaves and stem of Aphloia theiformis.VO. 2 to 3 cups per day occasionally
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : fendamane(local language)
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Official name : Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, decoction of the unripe fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. VO. 1 cup once or twice weekly
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zak (local language), jackfruit (English)
Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren
Official name : Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(200x)
Recipes : H(200x) weakened immune system, infusion of the tea bag of Aspalathus linearis which is sold.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : rooibos tea (English)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(013), H(171)
Recipes : H(013) acne, prepare a paste of the leaves of Azadirachta indica and apply on affected area.. Apply 3 to 4 times weekly
H(171) diabetes, decoction of the leaves. Administer 1 glass for 5 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : neem (local language)
Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
Official name : Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(001) pimple onto eyelid. Rub the leaves of Bambusa bambos onto the pimple
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : bamboo (English)
Brassica rapa L.
Official name : Brassica rapa L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, extract the juice from Brassica rapa the fruit of and sweeten with honey. Administer for 2 to 3 days till symptoms subside
H(050) flatulence. Eat raw.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : rave (local language), turnip (English)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(003x), H(014)
Recipes : H(003x) sprain, soak feet in an infusion of the leaves of Kalanchoe pinnata with salt
H(014) feet edema, soak feet in an infusion of the leaves of Kalanchoe pinnata with or without salt
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : sulfaf (local language)
Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
Official name : Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
Family : Theaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(108), H(195)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection.. Prepare a decoction of the tea bag of Camellia sinensis and when decoction cools use to wash eye twice daily.
H(037) cough. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensis infusion. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cure
H(108) influenza. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensi, infusion. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cured.
H(195) water retention, infusion of the tea bag which is sold and contain Lepidium meyenii, Coffea canephora and Camelia sinensis, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : di the (local language), tea (English)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption. Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum and bathe with it. Use the leaves to rub onto affected area.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : feuille pok pok (local language), ballon plant (English)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruptions, decoction of the leaves of Centella asiatica. Bathe with the decoction until itching stops.
H(113) inflammation, decoction of the leaves of Centella asiatica. VO. 1 glass.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : herbe boileau (local language), centella (English)
Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert
Official name : Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(098), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(006) infant colic, decoction of the flowers of Chamomilla recutita . Mix with baby’s milk for 2 to 3 days
H(098) insomnia, infusion of the flowers of Chamomilla recutita, VO. for 2 to 3 days
H(104) abdominal pain, H(135) indigestion, decoction of the flowers, VO. for 2 to 3 days
H(108) sinusitis, infusion of the whole plant.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : camomille (local language), chamomile (English)
Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Official name : Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(171)
Recipes : H(037) cough, add the powdered form of the bark of Cinnamomum verum in milk. VO. 1 cup daily.
H(171) hyperglycemia, infusion of the bark of Cinnamomum verum. VO. ½ cup every 2 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : canelle (local language), cinnamon (English)
Citrus ×limonia (L.) Osbeck
Official name : Citrus ×limonia (L.) Osbeck
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108), H(151)
Recipes : H(037) cough. Add a slice of Citrus limonia, Curcuma longa.and cow’s ghee to milk and allow to boil. Sweeten with sugar and honey. VO. 1cup a night till cured
H(037) cough. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensis. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cured.
H(037) cough. Extract the juice form the leaves of Plectranthus aromaticus , mix with Citrus limonia, honey and butter. VO. once at night.
H(108) influenza. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensis. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cured.
H(151) high blood pressure. Prepare the fruit of Citrus limonia together with Allium sativum in the form of pickle. Eat daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : limon (local language), lemon (English)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus aurantiifolia and additionally from the stem of Nasturtium officinale. Then sweeten with honey. Administer for 2 to 3 days
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : orange (English)
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, decoction of the root of Cocos nucifera and VO. 1 glass once daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : coco (local language), coconut (English)
Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner
Official name : Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(195)
Recipes : H(195) water retention, infusion of the tea bag which is sold and contain Lepidium meyenii, Coffea canephora and Camelia sinensis, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Official name : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Synonyms : Colocasia antiquorum Schott & Endl.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, apply warm oil on leaf of Colocasia esculenta and bind it on forehead.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : songe blanc (local language), taro (English)
Coriandrum sativum L.
Official name : Coriandrum sativum L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) indigestion, infusion of the leaves and stem of Coriandrum sativum and VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : cotomili (local language), coriander (English)
Curcuma longa L.
Official name : Curcuma longa L.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough Prepare a decoction of the leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus together with Zingiber officinale and Curcuma longa. VO. 1 cup at night.
H(108) influenza. Add 1 tablespoon of seeds of Piper nigrum in milk together with roots of Curcuma longa and allow to boil. Sweeten with honey and VO. 1 cup before going to bed for 2 to 3 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) influenza, infusion of the stem and leaves of Cymbopogon citratus. VO. 1 cup daily till cured.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : lemongrass (English)
Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle.
Official name : Cymbopogon nardus (L.) Rendle.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) cough, decoction of the leaves of Cymbopogon nardus. VO. 1 cup at night
H(037) cough Prepare a decoction of the leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus together with Zingiber officinale and Curcuma longa. VO. 1 cup at night.
H(051) fever, decoction of the leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus together with leaves of Toddalia asiatica and Zingiber officinale root. VO. 1 cup at night.
H(051) fever, decoction of the leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus together with Zingiber officinale Roscoe. Sweeten with honey. VO. 1cup at night.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : citronelle (local language), citronella (English)
Daucus carota L.
Official name : Daucus carota L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) neonatal jaundice, decoction of fruits of Daucus carota and mix with milk in feeding bottle if child is not being breastfed. Alternatively, if the child is being breastfed, then it is the mother who takes it.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : carote (local language), carrot (English)
Erythroxylum laurifolium Lam
Official name : Erythroxylum laurifolium Lam
Family : Erythroxylaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(179)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract infection Allow the bark of Erythroxylum laurifolium to soak in water. VO. 2 to 3 times daily till cured.
H(179) kidney stone Allow the bark of Erythroxylum laurifolium to soak in water. VO. 2 to 3 times daily till pain subsides.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : bois de ronde (local language)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, hot infusion of leavesof Eucalyptus globulus and inhale vapour.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : eucalyptis local language), eucalyptus (English)
Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl
Official name : Eupatorium triplinerve Vahl
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(050), H(077), H(104), H(135)
Recipes : H(004) cracked heels, poultice of the leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve and apply onto cracked heels. Use till cured.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the leaves of Mentha piperita, seeds of Pimpinella anisum and fruits of Illicium verum. VO. 1 cup as required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum of leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve and fruits of Illicium verum, leaves of VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the leaves of Mentha piperita of Ocimum tenuiflorum, seeds of Pimpinella anisum and fruits of Illicium verum, roots of Zingiber officinale . VO. 1 cup as required.
H(077) nausea & vomitting, decoction of the leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve. VO. as required.
H(104) abdominal pain, infusion of the leaves of Mentha piperita together with leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve. VO. 1 cup as required
H(104) abdominal pain, infusion of the leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve together with leaves of Mentha piperita. VO. 1 cup 2 to 3 times.
H(135) indigestion, infusion of the leaves. VO. 1 glass as required
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : ayapana (local language)
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Official name : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach upset Prepare an infusion of the seeds of Foeniculum vulgare together with leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum and Mentha piperita. VO. when required
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : fenouil (local language), fennel (English)
Helianthus annuus L.
Official name : Helianthus annuus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(200x)
Recipes : H(200x) weakened immune system, eat the dried seeds raw of Helianthus annuus twice weekly
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : sunflower (English)
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, soak the fruit of Abelmoschus esculentus in water. VO. 1 glass.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : lalo (local language), okra (English)
Hordeum vulgare L.
Official name : Hordeum vulgare L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation. Prepare a decoction of Illicium verum fruits, Hordeum vulgare seeds and Linum usitatissium seeds, VO. 2 to 3 times.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Illicium verum Hook.f
Official name : Illicium verum Hook.f
Family : Schisandraceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(113)
Recipes : H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum, fruits of Illicium verum. VO. when required
H(050) flatulence Prepare a decoction of Pimpinella anisum seeds, Illicium verum fruits and with or witout Eupatorium triplinerve leaves VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence Prepare a decoction of Pimpinella anisum seeds, Illicium verum fruits, Mentha piperita leaves, Ocimum tenuiflorum leaves and Zingiber officinale root. VO. when required.
H(113) inflammation. Prepare a decoction of Illicium verum fruits, Hordeum vulgare seeds and Linum usitatissium seeds, VO. 2 to 3 times.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : anis etoile (local language), star anise (English)
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, decoction of the skin of the fruit of Lagenaria siceraria. VO. thrice daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : calebasse (local language), bottlegourd (English)
Leonurus sibiricus L.
Official name : Leonurus sibiricus L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(195)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, VO. the ripe fruit of Lepidium meyenii.
H(104) stomach acidity. Extract the juice from the fruit and VO..
H(195) water retention, infusion of the tea bag which is sold and contain Lepidium meyenii, Coffea canephora and Camelia sinensis, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : maca (local language)
Lepidium sativum L.
Official name : Lepidium sativum L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022) new delivered, decoction of the seeds of Lepidium sativum in milk. VO. 3 to4 times
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : chansur (local language)
Linum usitatissimum L.
Official name : Linum usitatissimum L.
Family : Linaceae
Symptoms : H(060), H(113)
Recipes : H(060) hypercholesterolemia, crush the seeds of Hordeum vulgare and VO. with water or eat with honey.
H(113) inflammation, decoction of Linum usitatissimum, Hordeum vulgare seeds and Illicium verum fruits. VO. 2 to 3 times
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : graine de lin (local language), flaxseed (English)
Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B. Rob.
Official name : Litsea glutinosa (Lour.) C.B. Rob.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract infection, infusion of the leaves of Litsea glutinosa, VO. thrice daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : bois d’oiseau (local language), indian laurel (English)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) pimple onto eyelid, rub the leaves of Mangifera indica onto the eyelid
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : mangue (local language), mango (English)
Maranta arundinaceae L.
Official name : Maranta arundinaceae L.
Family : Marantaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, add the powdered fruit of Maranta arundinacea in water. VO. 2 to 3 times daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : arrow root
Melia azedarach L.
Official name : Melia azedarach L.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(046), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption, decoction of the leaves of Melia azedarach. Bathe with the decoction till itching stops
H(046) measles, decoction of the leaves. Bathe till cured.
H(113) inflammation, decoction of the leaves. VO. 1 glass monthly
H(171) diabetes, crush the leaves of Melia azedarach and prepare small pellets. VO. 1 pellet with water.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : lilas des Perse (local language), chinaberry tress (English)
Mentha piperata L.
Official name : Mentha piperata L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) dark spots, poultice of Ocimum tenuiflorum leaves together with Mentha piperita leaves. Apply the paste on dark spots
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the leaves. VO. 1 cup twice daily.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the leaves of Mentha piperita, seeds of Pimpinella anisum and fruits of Illicium verum. VO. 1 cup as required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the leaves of Mentha piperita of Ocimum tenuiflorum, seeds of Pimpinella anisum and fruits of Illicium verum, roots of Zingiber officinale . VO. 1 cup as required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum and leaves of Mentha piperita. VO. When required.
H(104) stomach acidity, decoction of the eaves. VO. 1 cup as required
H(104) abdominal pain, infusion of the leaves of Mentha piperita together with leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve. VO. 1 cup as required
H(104) stomach upset. Prepare an infusion of the seeds of Foeniculum vulgare together with leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum and Mentha piperita. VO. when required
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : la menthe (local language), peppermint (English)
Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi
Official name : Millettia pinnata (L.) Panigrahi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, wrap the seed of Millettia pinnata in a cloth and tie it around the neck
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : coqueluche (local language)
Mimosa pudica L.
Official name : Mimosa pudica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(157)
Recipes : H(099) agitation in children, H(157) convulsion, decoction using 2 to 3 leaves of Mimosa pudica . Administer for 1 week
H(099) agitation in children, H(157) convulsion, place 3 leaves of Mimosa pudica under the pillow
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : sensisive (local language), sensisive (English)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes. Extract the juice from the fruit of Momordica charantia. VO. once weekly.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : margoze (local language), bitter melon (English)
Morinda citrifolia L.
Official name : Morinda citrifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Morinda chrysorhiza DC.
Symptoms : H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, eat the fruit of Morinda citrifolia in the morning.
H(171) diabetes, extract the juice from the fruit. VO. once daily
H(113) pain, heat the leaf and spread oil onto it, then bind to body part where there is pain
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : feuille tortue (local language), noni (English)
Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, infusion of the leaves of Murraya koenigii.VO. 1 cup once per week
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : carripoule (local language), curry leaf (English)
Musa acuminata Colla.
Official name : Musa acuminata Colla.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption, decoction of the leaf and stem of Musa acuminate. VO. 2 to 3 times daily.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : banane (local language), banana (English)
Nasturtium officinale R.Br.
Official name : Nasturtium officinale R.Br.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, extract the juice and mix with cow’s ghee. Administer for 2 to 3 days
H(037) cough, extract the juice from the stem of Nasturtium officinale and from the fruit of Citrus aurantiifolia as well then sweeten with honey. Administer for 2 to 3 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : cresson (local language), watercress (English)
Nigella sativa L.
Official name : Nigella sativa L.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(200x)
Recipes : H(200x) weakened immune system, crush the seeds of Nigella sativa to powder form and administer with honey.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : blackseed (English)
Ocimum tenuiflorum L.
Official name : Ocimum tenuiflorum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(050), H(098), H(099), H(104), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(013) dark spots, poultice of Ocimum tenuiflorum leaves together with Mentha piperita leaves. Apply the paste on dark spots
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum, fruits of Illicium verum of Mentha piperita, leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum and roots Zingiber officinale, VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the leaves of Mentha piperita of Ocimum tenuiflorum, seeds of Pimpinella anisum and fruits of Illicium verum, roots of Zingiber officinale . VO. 1 cup as required.
H(098) insomnia, infusion of the leaves. VO. 1 cup for 2 to 3 days.
H(099) stress, H(171) diabetes, decoction of the leaves. VO. 1 cup daily.
H(104) stomach upset , infusion of the seeds of Foeniculum vulgare together with leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum and Mentha piperita. VO. when required
H(104) stomach acidity, decoction of a handful of the leaves. VO. 1 cup twice daily as required.
H(104) abdominal pain, decoction of the leaves. VO. 1 cup twice daily
H(151) high blood pressure, infusion of the leaves. VO. 1 cup once weekly.
H(108) influenza, infusion of the leaves. VO. 1 cup once daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : tulsi (local language), holy basil (English)
Olea europaea L.
Official name : Olea europaea L.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, infusion of the leaves of Olea europaea. VO. twice or thrice per day for 1 week
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zolive (local language), olive
Paederia tomentosa Blume
Official name : Paederia tomentosa Blume
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach acidity, H(104) abdominal pain, infusion of the leaves of Paederia tomentosa and VO. 1 glass as required.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : la liane lingue (local language)
Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss
Official name : Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(060)
Recipes : H(060) hypercholesterolemia, extract the juice from the leaves and stem of Petroselinum crispum. Administer once weekly.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : persille (local language), parsley (English)
Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Official name : Phaseolus vulgaris L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) depression. Extract the juice from the fruit of Phaseolus vulgaris. VO. once weekly.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : haricot (local language), common bean (English)
Pimpinella anisum L.
Official name : Pimpinella anisum L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum. VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum and leaves of Mentha piperita. VO. When required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum of leaves of Eupatorium triplinerve and fruits of Illicium verum. VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum, fruits of Illicium verum. VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum, fruits of Illicium verum of Mentha piperita. VO. when required.
H(050) flatulence, decoction of the seeds of Pimpinella anisum, fruits of Illicium verum of Mentha piperita, leaves of Ocimum tenuiflorum and roots Zingiber officinale, VO. when required.
H(104) gastritis, H(104) stomach pain decoction of seeds of Pimpinella anisum, VO. till cured.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : gro anis(local language), anise (English)
Piper betle L.
Official name : Piper betle L.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(014) eczema. Extract the juice from the leaves of Piper betel and apply onto affected area
H(037) cough, decoction of the leaves of Piper betel. VO. 1 cup daily at night.
H(037) cough, extract the juice and sweeten with honey. Administer once at night for 3 days.
H(037) cough, infusion of the leaves of Piper betet ogether with leaves of Plectranhus aromaticus. VO. 1 cup once at night for 3 days
H(051) fever apply warm oil on leaf and bind it to forehead.
H(082) respiratory tract infection, extract the juice from the leaves of Piper betel and that from leaves of Plectranhus aromaticus. as well. Administer for 3 days.
H(082) respiratory tract infection. Extract the juice from the leaves and sweeten with honey. Administer once at night for 3 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : betel (local language)
Piper nigrum L.
Official name : Piper nigrum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough. Add the seeds of Piper nigrum in milk and allow to boil. Sweeten with honey
H(108) influenza. Add 1 tablespoon of seeds of Piper nigrum in milk together with roots of Curcuma longa and allow to boil. Sweeten with honey and VO. 1 cup before going to bed for 2 to 3 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : di poivre (local language), , black pepper (English)
Plantago lanceolata L.
Official name : Plantago lanceolata L.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, infusion of the leaves of Plantago lanceolata then use to wash the eyes.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : plantain (local language), english plantain (English)
Plectranthus aromaticus Lour. Spreng
Official name : Plectranthus aromaticus Lour. Spreng
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, infusion of the leaves of Piper bete together with leaves of Plectranhus aromaticus. VO. 1 cup once at night for 3 days
H(082) respiratory tract infection. Extract the juice from the leaves of Plectranthus aromaticus and sweeten with honey. Then heat with cow’s ghee. VO. once at bedtime till cured.
H(082) respiratory tract infection. H(037) cough. Extract the juice from leaves of Plectranhus aromaticus and leaves of Piper betle. VO. once at night till cured.
H(037) cough. Heat the leaves then extract the juice and sweeten with honey.
H(037) cough. Extract the juice form the leaves of Plectranthus aromaticus , mix with Citrus limonia, honey and butter. VO. once at night.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : baume du Perou (local language)
Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Official name : Prunus persica (L.) Batsch
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Amygdalus persica L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea. Eat the unripe fruit of Prunus persica
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : peche (local language), peach (English)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, decoction of the leaves of Psidium guajava and VO. 1 cup once daily.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : goyave (local language), guava (English)
Punica granatum L.
Official name : Punica granatum L.
Family : Lythraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(076)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, decoction of the mesocarp of the unripe fruit of Punica granatum. VO. 1 cup twice daily.
H(076) bleeding of gums, decoction of the mesocarp of the unripe fruit and once cooled use to wash the gums.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : grenade (local language), pomegrenate (English)
Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Official name : Rosmarinus officinalis L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(098), H(099)
Recipes : H(099) stress, infusion of the leaves of Rosmarinus officinalis. VO. 1 cup daily.
H(098) insomnia, inhale the aroma.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : romarin (local language), (English)
Salvia hispanica L.
Official name : Salvia hispanica L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation Place 1 teaspoonful of the seeds of Salvia hispanica in water then VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : tourkmarya (local language), chia seeds (English)
Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
Official name : Sechium edule (Jacq.) Sw.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(060)
Recipes : H(060) hypercholesterolemia. Prepare a decoction of the stem of Sechium edule. VO. twice weekly.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : chouchou (local language), chayote (English)
Senna tora (L.) Roxb.
Official name : Senna tora (L.) Roxb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(099), H(113), H(157)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, decoction of a handful of the leaves. VO. 1 cup in the morning.
H(099) agitation in children, H(157) convulsion. Place 3 leaves under the pillow.
H(113) inflammation, decoction of a handful of the leaves of Senna tora . VO. 1 cup when required.
H(157) convulsion. Prepare a decoction using 2 to 3 leaves
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : sene (local language), (English)
Spinacia oleracea L.
Official name : Spinacia oleracea L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, extract the juice of leaves and stem of Spinacia oleracea and sweeten with honey.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : bred epinard (local language), spinach (English)
Swertia chirata Buch.-Ham. ex C.B. Clarke
Official name : Swertia chirata Buch.-Ham. ex C.B. Clarke
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(075)
Recipes : H(051) fever, infusion of the leaves of Swertia chirata . VO. 1 cup twice daily.
H(051) fever, infusion of the whole plant. VO. 1 cup daily for 2 to 3 days
H(051) fever, infusion of the stem. VO. 1 cup twice daily
H(075) loss of appetite, infusion of the stem. VO. 1 cup once monthly
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : chiraita (local language),
Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry
Official name : Syzygium aromaticum (L.) Merr. & L. M. Perry
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough. Boil the dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum in milk. VO. once at night until cough subsides
H(103) toothache. Apply oil of clove which is sold
H(108) sinusitis Mix the powdered dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum with powdred Zingiber officinale. Administer with honey once daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : girrofle (local language), clove (English)
Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels
Official name : Syzygium cumini (L.) Skeels
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, decoction of the leaves ofr Syzygium cumini. VO. 1 cup once per week
H(171) diabetes, infusion of the seeds. VO. 1 cup twice per week
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : jamblon (local language), jambul (English)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(076) gum pain. Rub a paste of the fruit of Tamarindus indica on to the gum
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : tamarin (local language), tamarind (English)
Thymus vulgaris L.
Official name : Thymus vulgaris L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(050), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough, decoction of the stem and leaves of Thymus. vulgaris.Sweeten with honey. VO. 1 cup daily till cured.
H(050) flatulence, infusion of the leaves. VO. 2 to 3 cups
H(108) influenza, decoction of the stem and leaves of Thymus. vulgaris . VO. 1 cup for 1 week.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : di tin(local language), thyme (English)
Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Official name : Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) trauma Prepare a poultice of Toddalia asiatica.leaves together with Curcuma longa and apply on wound
H(051) fever, decoction of the leaves of Toddalia asiatica together with Cymbopogon nardus and Zingiber officinale root. VO. 1 cup at nigh
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : la patte poule (local language)
Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague
Official name : Trachyspermum ammi (L.) Sprague
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, poultice of the crushed seeds of Trachyspermum ammi and apply
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : jawain (local language), ajwain (English)
Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Official name : Trigonella foenum-graecum L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, decoction of 1 tablespoon of the seeds.of Trigonella foenum-graecum. VO. once weekly.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : methi (local language), fenugreek (English)
Triticum aestivum L.
Official name : Triticum aestivum L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(200x)
Recipes : H(078) cancer. Extract the juice from the leaves of Triticum aestivum. VO. 1 cup daily.
H(200x) weakened immune system. Extract the juice from the leaves. VO. 1 cup per month.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : sirdar (local language), wheatgrass (English)
Triticum monococcum L.
Official name : Triticum monococcum L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea. Add flour of Triticum monococcum in soft drink VO. 2 or 3 times.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : la farine (local language), flour (English)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(050), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) cough. Prepare a decoction of the leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus together with Zingiber officinale and Curcuma longa. VO. 1 cup at night.
H(050) flatulence Prepare a decoction of Pimpinella anisum seeds, Illicium verum fruits, Mentha piperita leaves, Ocimum tenuiflorum leaves and Zingiber officinale root. VO. when required.
H(051) fever, decoction of the leaves and stem of Cymbopogon nardus together with Zingiber officinale . Sweeten with honey. VO. 1cup at night.
H(108) sinusitis Mix the powdered dried flower buds of Syzygium aromaticum with powdred Zingiber officinale. Administer with honey once daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : gingembre (local language), ginger (English)