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Reference : HN 15

Author(s) : Natabou Dégbé, F.
Title : Contribution à l'étude de la médecine et de la Pharmacopée traditionnelles au Bénin: Tentatives d'intégration dans le système de santé officiel. Thèse pour l'obtention du diplôme de Docteur en Pharmacie de l'Université Cheikh Anta Diop (Diplôme d'état), 138 p., Juillet 1991
Reference HN 15 has information about 85 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eyes diseases, maceration (H2O) of the red and black shells of Abrus precatorius, drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : assiounkouvi, awouiounkouvi, djindjinklindjin (Adja), dindinfoundinkoui, asenoukoun (Fon), odjou ologbo, odjou eça, mésin mésin, omissimissi (Yoruba), baba gnikou (Bariba), djendjenkoudjen (Mina), déklédei (Watchi), naaram (Yom), piplignéékou (Dendi), liane réglisse, œil de serpent, chapelet du prédicateur (French)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(007), H(013), H(097), H(100), H(102), H(108), H(173), H(179)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(100) syphilis, H(102) cholagogue, H(173) leprosy, whole plant of Acacia sieberiana, RNS.
H(013) ecthyma, roots decoction of Acacia., RNS.
H(097) orchitis, H(108) cold, H(179) back ache, leaves infusion of Acacia., RNS.
H(100) blennorrage, leaves maceration of Acacia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : farkaya, boudji (Haoussa), konkonpiele, adouwé, tchaga (Fon), dakouatopana (Somba), sihé (Yoruba), tchaya, koukoumbou, lepousia, sangounou kpika (Bariba), waaporika (Waama), sihé (Nagot)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(015), H(051), H(102), H(103), H(116), H(124), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Adansonia digitata, RNS.
H(008), dysentery, H(104) enteralgia, decoction of pounded seeds of Adansonia, VO.
(H(051) + H(102) + H(015) bilious haematiric fever), little roots, RNS.
H(103) odontalgia, sap on caries
H(116) non occurrence of themenses, decoction of fruits of Adansonia, VO.
H(124) haemorrhage, barks of Adansonia., RNS.
H(137) antalgia, seeds paste of Adansonia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : olagba (Adja), kpassa, zouzon, koo (Fon), dido (Mina), otché (Nagot), tobro (Pila-pila), didotchi, dido, toribou (Waama), torga (Yom), touronbou, datona (Somba), kouka (Haoussa), sona, chommou, dontouri, chombou (Bariba), bokki (Peuhl), koo (Dendi), moutornou (ditammari), baobab, arbre aux calebasses (French)
Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Official name : Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen , Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Symptoms : H(051), H(103), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(104) enteralgia, barks of Afrormosia laxiflora, RNS.
H(103) made easyer the teeth growing, leaves infusion of Afrormosia laxiflora, VO.
H(201) insanity, maceration of barks of Afrormosia, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : saijndon, sadjouma (Fon), itchédou (Nagot), makarfo (Haoussa), sinafélékou, sinafélégourou (Bariba), diolan (Pila-pila), kokkobi (Peuhl), tchantare (Waama), dilané (Yom), motouherlé, tianré (Somba), takonnabéta (Ditammar), goboutchiré (Dendi), faux dalbergia (French)
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(014), H(108), H(130), H(171)
Recipes : H(014) mycosis, leaves and roots of Aloe buettneri, RNS.
H(108) cold, H(130) polio, decoction of the whole plant of Aloe., bath, steam bath, VO. 1/2 glass per day
H(171) diabetes, fleshy part of the leaf of Aloe buettneri , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : sokoro, sinagoowou (Bariba), séképé madé (Waama), éti érin (Yoruba), mimi (Mina), zogan (Fon, Boun), éti erin (Nagot), aloe (Français)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(112), H(173)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, maceration of fresh barks of Anacardium occidentale, VO.
H(112) abortifacient, RNS. leaves of Anacardium.
H(173) leprosy, sap of the fruit of Anacardium., local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : darkassou (Goum, kadjoutin (Fon), yovotchan (Adja), kadjou (Yoruba), ékadjou (Nagot), akadiya (Yom), youbourou somba, yibo somba (Bariba), anacardier, pomme acajou (French)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(045), H(051), H(093), H(125)
Recipes : H(037) syrup again cough, H(051) fever, leaves infusion of Annona muricata
H(037) cough, flowers and buds of Annona., RNS.
H(045) open wound cicatrizing, fresh leaves of Annona., pounded, local application
H(093) antidote, decoction of roots of Annona., VO.
H(125) sudorific, decoction of leaves of Annona., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gniglou, niglou (Adja), yovo wouinglé (Fon), chapou chapou (Dendi), agniglo (Watchi), doukoumé porto (Peuhl), sap - sap (Bariba), okoungoro, otrigbogbo, gnibo (Dassa), sapi sapi (Yoruba), wouinglo (Sahoué), corossolier épineux, grand corossolier, cachimantier, annone muriculée (French)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(002), H(006), H(007), H(008), H(033), H(037), H(045), H(051), H(099), H(082)
Recipes : H(002), H(033) femal, barks powder of Annona seneitchnsis, RNS.
H(006) laxative, aerian part of Annona., decoction (H2O), VO?
H(007) diuretic,H(037) cough, H(045) cicatrizing, H(051), H(099) + H(082) sedative respiratory desease, leaves and roots of Annona., RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, barks, stems or branches with leaves of Annona. , maceration (H2O), VO?
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbémingniglou, zogbégniglou (Adja), gnigoulé (Fon), amouro(Nagot), kariti, kioiiti (Bariba), gouhanda, gonda naroura, gouandar dadji (Haoussa), n'doukouho (Peuhl) – gnakékélé (Goun),pomme cannelle du Sénégal, annone (French)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(091), H(108), H(113), H(139), H(126)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Anogeissus leiocarpa, decoction (H2O), VO?
H(108) cold, barks of Anogeissus., infusion, VO (?)
H(068) vermifuge, H(091), H(113) rheumatism, H(139) aphrodisiac, barks roots and trunk of Anogeissus.RNS.
H(126), infusion of leaves of Anogeissus., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tipoupéyé (Waama), kodioli (Peuhl), héhé (Mina), binasélimébou, marékè (Haoussa), agni (Yoruba), siga (Yom), moussii (Ditammari), hihihaye (Fon), sira (Pila Pila), karosoufa (Somba), kakala, kakara, kalékélé (Bariba), bouleau d'Afrique (French)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(046), H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(014) child dermatosis, oil of Arachis hypogaea, local application
H(046) measles in case of epidemic, maceration of seeds of Arachis., bath in the evening
H(068) urinary bilharziosis , maceration of the barks o grilled seeds, VO.
H(068) tenia, maceration of fresh seeds, VO. in the morning on an empty stomach
H(112) abortifacient, maceration of fresh seeds, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : azi-in (Fon), azi (Goun, Mina), ékpa (Yoruba), aji-in (Adja), saa (Bariba), tikomati (Ditammari), densi, densisi (Dendi), yekoana (Somba), doukoumani (Pila-pila)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(005), H(051), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(005) oedema, H(051) paludism, H(113) rheumatism, decoction of leaves of Azadirachta indica, VO.
H(171) diabetes, decoction of barks of Azadirachta., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kinninintin (Fon), cogognaro (Yoruba), kinniniti (Mina), kininoutchi (Adja), koribou (Bariba), saanan, tagmùaséguér (Yom), kininouti (Sanoue), margose, lilas des Indes, nim (French)
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(006) constipation of pregnant women, laxative, young leaves of Basella rubra, RNS.
H(045) cicatrizing, ONS., RNS.
H(091) strengthening abdominal muscles of pregnant women, young leaves of Basella rubra, RNS.
H(091), ONS, RNS.
H(100) blennorarrage, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : vobouta (Waama), ché éjé chonro, ché éyé toro (Yoruba), djomakou (Fon), glasoué kpadjiton (Goun)
Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Official name : Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Family : Arecaceae
Synonyms : Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Symptoms : H(037), H(118)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, H(118) troubles of throat, roots of Borassus aethiopum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : agontin, kolaka (Fon), agbon-oko (Nagot), agontégré, ago (Adja), agbancorico (Dassa), agoti (Mina), doukounkandé, baadorororou (Bariba), moutchétimou (Ditanmari), rônier (French)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(046), H(104), H(171)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, ONS. of Bridelia ferruginea, RNS.
H(033) femal sterility, powder of dried leaves of Bridelia ferruginea, in le vagin
H(046) varicella, decoction of leaves of Bridelia ferruginea, RNS.
H(104) abdominal pains, maceration and decoction of roots and barks without suber of Bridelia., VO.
H(171) diabetes, leaves of Bauhinia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : honsou-kouékoué, hongla (Fon), nlinhoui, hon, awlin (Adja), hita (Nagot), pékpéra, bénebenkou, kpépéla (Bariba), kisni, kiri (Haoussa), ahlinhoti (Kotafon), kpatiika (Waama), djabako (Dendi), dégnin (Somba), anoun, banoun (Yon)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(018), H(113)
Recipes : H(003), H(113) stiffness in the back and limbs, seeds of Butyrospermum paradoxum, seeds fat obtained by a light warm up, unction of the sick parts
H(018), leaves dd Butyrospermum., head friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tambéré, tamrou (Pila-pila), limouto, ouko, kotoblé (Fon), hémé (Nagot), kolo, karédié (Peulh), chombou, chobou (Bariba), kadé, kadania (Haoussa), moutamou (Somba), ayotchi, yotcho (Adja), somou (Kotokoli), karité type dahoméen (Français)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(015x), H(038), H(046), H(179)
Recipes : H(015x) albuminuria, H(038) bladder stones, H(179) renal disorders, leaves infusion of Cajanus cajan, roasted then crushed, VO., 1/2 glass every hours
H(046) measles, decoction (H2O)of stems with leaves, bath + VO. 1 small glass 2 X / Day during 5 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kwlékoun, adjanyi (Fon, Goun), otili, owé otili (Nago, Yoruba), ékioui (Adja), klouénan (Kotafon), blikodjé (Sahoué), adouwa, wotrilli (Bariba), paltigou (Yom), yépétoun (Somba); pois d'Angole, Ambrevade (French)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(045), H(055), H(068), H(093)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(055) emetic, H(093) antidote, powder of roots of Calotropis procera in du lait frais ou caillé, VO.
H(037) cough, decoction (H20) of fresh leaves of Calotropis procera, VO.
H(045) antiseptic, H(099) sedative, latex of Calotropis procera, en external use
H(068) vermifuge, leaves maceration of Calotropis, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kpenté, amonman (Fon), toumfafia (Haoussa), bananbé, baouane, bandambi, bambambi (Peuhl), agblolaba, foutoufoutou (Adja), kpaman kpaman (Dassa), gboloma, djéma, mawouéman (Mina), saarguéi (Dendi), dénankanko, mounakanko (Somba), korobou, poulaporou (Bariba), kounankoukou (Ditanmari), nakimin koobou (Waama), nagabiko, narbiko (Yom), arbre à soie du Sénégal, pomme de Sodome, herbe hirondelle (French)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022) to make the delivery easyer, liquide with many crushed seeds of Capsicum frutescens, VO.
H(104) abdominal pain, sap of terminal leaves of Capsicim., drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : yébéssi (Adja), yébéssé (Mina), tambo, ata (Nagot), taki (Fon), vavo (Goun), yékou (Waama), ountakouin (Popo), gninkou (Bariba, Dendi)), tambo (Savé), olobéré (Dassa), tonka (Djerma)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(002), H(007), H(020), H(068), H(124), H(126)
Recipes : H(002) lactogenic, H(020) sting by a venomous animal, H(124) haemostatic, barks and leaves of Carica pâpaya, RNS.
H(007) diuretic, roots and leaves of Carica., RNS.
H(068) vermifuge, seeds and fruits of Carica., RNS.
H(126) icterus, fruit of Carica., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : douba (Adja), adouba (Mina), kpin (Fon), gbékpé (Nagot), igbékpé (Pédah), aguipa (Dassa), carabossi, krakrambossi (Bariba), carabossi (Dendi), papayi (Peuhl), korokotoré (Somba), papayer (French)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(014), H(151)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, salted infusion of leaves and of fruits of Cassia alata, VO.
H(013) scurfs,H(014) tinea, leaves infusion of Cassia alata, RNS.
H(151), decoction of fresh leaves of Cassia., VO., 1 glass of beer, 3 X / Day during 8 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kangagni, mandosophoné (Mina), mandonsohomé (Adja), amassoum yovoton (Fon), éwé, assouwan (Magot), zokou (Sahoué), moumonta kpétimou (Somba), fakatibou, partibou (Waama), dartrier (French)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(013), H(022), H(033), H(051), H(100), H(111), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(068) anthelmintic, roots of Cassia occidentalis, RNS.
H(013) skin eruption, seeds of Cassia., RNS.
H(022) dystocia, H(033) sterility, H(051) paludism, H(100) venereal illness, H(112) abortifacient, H(126) hepatitis, H(139) male sexual incapacity, the whole plant, roots, leaves, RNS., internal way
H(001) eye disease, H(111), H(113) rheumatism, the whole plant, roots, leaves, RNS., external way
H(126) jaundice, decoction of leaves and of young stems, baths, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : toutoukoti (Somba), lalouiman (Adja), bésisan (Mina), tasbati, tchamball, sanga-sanga (Peuhl), raidoré (Haoussa), sénanwami, kinikiniba (Fon)
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(026), H(055), H(068), H(099), H(100), H(108), H(126), H(137)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(068) anthelmintic, roots decoction of Cassia tora, VO.during 6 days
H(020) snake, H(055) vomitive, fruit of Cassia tora, RNS.
H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(137) antalgia, roots decoction of Cassia tora, VO.
H(055) emetic, leaves of Cassia., RNS.
H(099) nervous sedative, juice of fresh leaves, drops in eyes
H(100) blennorrage, H(108) chronic sinusitis, H(126) severe icterus, plant of Cassia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kpanwoun (Fon), zanzi (Goun), akoréré, abrangbé, alalensoun (Yoruba), akpaoun (Mina), akpaounou (Watchi, kpaoun, lalouiman, kpan (Adja), kparatchi tommo (Dendi), lalwissou, kpaoun (Sahoué), akoréré (Nagot of Sakété), kikkiliba ako (Nagot of Savé), tafasa (Haoussa), oulo (Peuhl), cassia fétide, casse fétide (Fench)
Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Synonyms : Cochlospermum niloticum Oliv.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), roots tuber of Cochlospermum tinctorium in small pieces, decoction, VO. + baths
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gooungadé (Adja), lawaga (Haoussa), fadou radé (Peuhl, kpararou (Bariba), rawayé, awo owou, férou, gwéwoutou (Yoruba), tinasoniiti (Ditammari, Bouousorombo (Waana)
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(099x), H(139)
Recipes : H(022) ocytocic, fruit of Cola nitida, to pound, diluted in H2O, VO.
H(099x) muscles and nerves stimulant, fresh nuts of Cola nitida, to chew
H(116) amenorrhoea, roots decoction of Pterocarpus erinaceus of 2 nuts of red kola (Cola acuminata), VO.
H(139) aphrodisiac, fresh nuts of Cola nitida, to chew
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbaoundja, gora (Nagot), golo (Adja), goro (Peuhl, Popo, Djerma, Bariba, Dendi), koro (Waama), kolatier (French)
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(099x), H(139)
Recipes : H(022) oxytocin, fruit Cola nitida, to pound, to dilute in H2O, VO.
H (099x) muscle and nerve stimulant, Walnut Cola nitida chewed fresh (decreases the sensation of tiredness and hunger)
H(116) amenorrhoea, decoction of the roots of Pterocarpus erinaceus, 2 red kola nuts (Cola acuminata), VO.
H(139) aphrodisiac, Walnut Cola nitida masticated
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbaoundja, gora (Nagot), golo (Adja), goro (Peuhl, Popo, Djerma, Bariba, Dendi), koro (Waama), kolatier (Français)
Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Combretum adenogonium Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum fragrans F. Hoffm. , Combretum ghasalense Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, powder of roots of Trichilia emetica of Combretum ghazalense + powder of Guinea peper, diluted in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(006), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, leaves of Combretum hypopilinum, RNS.
H(103) odontalgia, gum of Combretum, RNS.
H(104) stomach pains, roots decoction of Combretum., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : doso, ayahoui (Fon), dooki (Peuhl), jargagni, jar taramniya (Haoussa), bouangossou, denguéboroumé (Bariba), adjantiro (Yoruba), yékan assou (Adja), wourou poporé (Waama), moufape, mouyambimou (Ditammari), baamou (Dendi), fétan pouara (Somba), Combretum feutré (French)
Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum elliotii Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(037), H(092), H(104), H(186)
Recipes : H(037) syrup again cough, H(104) enteralgia, H(186), leaves of Combretum nigricans, RNS.
H(092) fishing poison, branches and leaves of Combretum nigricans in H20
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : dokigori, bouhiki (Peuhl), chiriri, dagéra (Haoussa), hégnimalé, koudékoudé (Fon), koulogoutémini (Bariba), moufopaïe, alémébé (Samba)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(020), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) dermatosis, sap of leaves of Commiphora africana, local application (?)
H(020) snake, leaves maceration of Commiphora., VO.
H(113) rheumatism, maceration of the trunks barks of Commiphora., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kouwénou (Somba), gnangoa (Adja), lidjin (Goun), badadhy (Peuhl), dachi (Haoussa), oridjin, drindjin, oloyékounkoun (Yoruba), lidji, adjacoyo (Fon), myrrhe africaine (French)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(095), H(171)
Recipes : H(051) fever, leaves and roots decoction of Cymbopogon citratus, VO.
H(095), leaves decoction of Cymbopogon is a refreshing and digestive drink
H(171) diabetes, leaves and roots powder of Cymbopogon citratus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : minklé (Popo), tigbé (Adja), tchaama (Fon), tikossou (Dendi), kékonibo (Savé), ofirin-ognibo (Dassa), koriko oba, koko oba (Nagot), tiwouroussou (Bariba), timookou (Waama), citronnelle, herbe citron (French)
Cyperus esculentus L.
Official name : Cyperus esculentus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Synonyms : Cyperus aureus Tenore
Symptoms : H(018), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(018) sick headache, leaves of Cyperus esculentus, cataplasm on the fronthead
H(104) stomachic, soft decoction of rhizoms of Cyperus esculentus, VO.
H(139) anaphrodisiac, tubercules of Cyperus., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : éfio, adantofio (Adja), ofio, omou (Nagot), fio (Fon), haya (Haoussa), gaassou (Dendi), afio (Goun), tantankpouin (Bariba)yanaatchémmora (Ditammari), péréope (Yon), yakama (Somba), souchet comestible, amande de terre (French)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(014), H(018), H(033), H(037), H(045), H(100), H(104), H(113), H(139)
Recipes : H(014) itch, resin of Daniellia oliveri, RNS.
H(018) persistent cephalalgy , barks smokes of Daniellia oliveri
H(033) male impotence, powder of great dried stipules of Daniellia in H2O or foods
H(037), leaves decoction of Daniellia. Is a sweet sedative for cough
H(037) tuberculosis, barks of Daniellia, RNS.
H(045) vulnerary, stipules, RNS.
H(100) gonorrhoea, H(113) stiffness in the back and limbs , resin from the trunk of Daniellia, RNS.
H(104) colic, ONS., RNS.
H(139) aphrodisiac, roots of Daniellia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : za (Fon), lifiti (Mina), yia, hia (Nagot), éza, gnamourou (Adja), djatin (Goun), gnabourou, gnabourou, gnagou, lignar, (Bariba), férma, faimé (Dendi), diampédi (Somba), térébenthe, copalier africainh bde Balsam (French)
Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(008), H(033), H(045), H(050), H(100), H(113), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(050) meteorism, stems barks of Detarium microcarpum in (H2O), to filter, VO.
H(007) diuretic, H(104) enteralgia, barks of Detarium microcarpum, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, H(033) male, H(100) blennorrage, H(113) rheumatism, ONS., RNS.
H(045) vulnerary, sap of leaves of Detarium, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : koukei, konkéi (Peuhl), béchérou, béhérou (Bariba), kokoubou, kokouaka (Somba), touharel (Pila-pila), dakpa (Fon), tahoura (Haoussa), iyédé (Yoruba), zokouma (Adja), mounakoo (Ditammari), kokoubou (Waama), kpaléénou (Dendi)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(014), H(018), H(037), H(051), H(053), H(078), H(100), H(101), H(113)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, H(078) tumour, ONS. of Diospyros mespiliformis, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, H(101) menorrage, powder of dried leaves and fruits, internal way
H(008) child diarrhoea, maceration of crushed green fruits of Diospyros mespiliformis, enema, VO.
H(014) dermatosis, H(018) cephalalgy, H(113) articular pains, powder of dried leaves and fruits, external way
H(037) pneumonia, H(051) fever, H(100) venereal illness, leaves of Diospyros., RNS.
H(053) ear pains, sap of roots of Diospyros, drops in ears
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : adie (Adja), nerbi, melbi, poupoui (Peuhl), nouibou (Bariba), kabou (Somba), garo (Pila-pila), kain, kainoui (Fon), gaaga (Yom), djé (Goum), kaabou (Waama), djéti (Mina), kagnia, kaeoua (Haoussa), moupii (Ditammari, tokoi, tououri (Dendi)
Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Official name : Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(050), H(051), H(102), H(116), H(126)
Recipes : H(022) dystocia, H(050) meteorism, roots decoction of Erythrina senegalensis, VO.
H(051) paludism, H(116) amenorrhoea, H(126) + H(102) hepatic-biliiary affection, maceration of trunck barks of Erythrina senegalensis, VO.
H(116) amenorrhoea, powder of dried flowers of Erythrina. + salt
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : igui ologounchéché (Yoruba), kpakléou, kpakléssi (Fon), minédjiria, majiria (Haoussa), hounkpaslé, goutin (Goun), légbatchi (Adja), ahwintoum (Kotafon), godogbourorou, kitangbintadou (Bariba), arbre corail, erythrine du Senégal (French)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) icterus, aerian part of Euphorbia hirta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : hlingbové, houndi houndi (Goun), nonsinwé (Fon), éguélé, émi ilé (Yoruba), anonsigbé, godota (Mina), godokoué, sonan (Watchi), atana (Kotafon), hounman, anonchi, ayéwé (Adja), kpatchama (Sahoué), gorigbodjim, kirabom (Bariba), kououwékitintima (Waama), gnargatamsim (Yom), kpalannwaa (Dendi), herbe d'Australie (French)
Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Official name : Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler
Symptoms : H(001), H(014), H(022), H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(001) purulent conjunctivitis, juice of barks of Fagara zanthoxyloides, instillation (?)
H(014) itch, pounded barks of Fagara. in vegetable butter, local application
H(022) ocytocic, rape seeds of Fagara zanthoxyloides, RNS.
H(045) vulnerary, powder of roots of Fagara., external application (?)
H(091) drepanocytosis, roots of Fagara., to chew
H(103) odontalgia, decoction of leaves of Fagara, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tché, ohétin (Goum), éhétchi (Adja), dabo (Waama), éhé, éhéti (Mina), hé,hétin (Fon), ohé (Bahoué), ata (Nagot), iqui ota, ata hifé, igui ata (Yoruba), kparouagou (Yom), yambou (Bariba), caïlcédat (French)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(002), H(022), H(033), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(002), maceration of pounded fruits of Ficus capensis, RNS.
H(022) ocytocic, maceration of pounded fruits of Ficus capensis, RNS.
H(033) femal sterility, maceration of pounded fruits of Ficus capensis, belly massages, uterus enemas
H(091) child rachitis, H(201) child abdominal pain, maceration of pounded fruits of Ficus capensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : voti (Mina), sé-vou, avové (Adja), ouar hiara (Haoussa), gandou, ganié malou (Bariba), vogbaminton (Fon), okpoto, (Nagot), ganahi, gannou (Peuhl, kasaalfa (Waana)
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : H(002), H(008), H(026), H(091)
Recipes : H(002) lactogenic, decoction of seeds (without fibers) of Gossypium herbaceum, VO.
H(008) decoction of leaves of Gossypium herbaceum, VO.
H(026) painful menstruation, decoction of roots of Gossypium., VO.
H(091) child rachitis, maceration of roots of Gossypium., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : détchi (Adja), avokanfountin (Fon), wouinsoudanrou, orundéka (Bariba de Parakou), wouinsoukorou (Bariba de Kandi), sékanfountin (Boun, Pédah), équi-owou (Save), habou-touri (Dendi), abou (Peuhl), détchiwo (Sahoué), détiioti (Popo)
Grewia mollis Juss.
Official name : Grewia mollis Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia venusta Fresen.
Symptoms : H(008), H(091), H(098), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, ONS. of Grewia mollis, RNS.
H(091) pains from drepanocytosis, decoction of leaves of Grewia., bath + VO.
H(098) disturbed sleep, strong maceration of barks of Grewia, VO.
H(139) sexual asthenia, maceration (H2O) of triturated leaves of Grewia., VO. 1 glass of beer 1 X / Day during 8 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ogbolo (Yoruba), derza (Haoussa), chadoussousoun (Somba), azinsisoma, ayokounsisoma (Fon), yira, yima (Baribaà, moussatipé (Ditammari), sarikibou (Waama, zorgou Yon)
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(008), H(124)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(193), fruits of Hibiscus esculentus, RNS.
H(124) haemorrhage post partum, decoction of green fruits of Hibiscus esculentus, to wash + VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : fétri (Adja), févi (Fon), la (Dendi), yabonou, kpéwoko (Bariba), wannan (Dompargo), gniéhoun (Popo), fétri (Mina), ila (Dassa), gninhoun (Sahoué), gombo (French)
Holarrhena africana DC.
Official name : Holarrhena africana DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Holarrhena floribunda (G. Don) Dur. & Schinz
Symptoms : H(007), H(008), H(033), H(051), H(100), H(104), H(171)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(033) sterility), H(068) internal parasitism, H(100) blennorrage, roots decoction of Holarrhena africana, VO.
H(008) dysentery, H(051) fever, decoction of trunck barks of Holarrhena africana, VO.
H(104) enteralgia, maceration of roots of Holarrhena africana, VO.
H(171) diabetes, powder of twigs with leaves and barks of stems, trunk, roots, 4 spoons of powder diluted in 4 liters H2O, VO., VO. 1 X / week during 2 months
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : hondéhan, wodéa (Bariba), ako iré, iré ibedji (Nagot), akoyine,létin wéwé, lingbagbé (Fon), téibounnou (Dendi), gaountchi, séséou (Adja), séséwou (Watchi), gaoti, afeketi (Mina), moukou koummou (Ditammari), holarrhène, faux caoutchouc (French)
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(018), H(020), H(027), H(033), H(037), H(099), H(113), H(139), H(183), H(189), H(201)
Recipes : H(006) laxative,H(037) syrup again cough, H(183) sialagogue, ONS. of Hymenocardia acida, RNS.
H(013) ulcers, H(189) disorder of..., barks of Hymenocardia., RNS.
H(018) sick headache, powder of ashes of twigs of Hymenocardia acida, RNS.
H(020) snake, H(139) male impotence, to chew the twigs of Hymenocardia.
H(027) prevention of abortion , H(033) femal sterility, H(099) epilepsy, H(201) psychose, powder of roots of Hymenocardia.
H(113) rheumatism, fumigation of green roots of Hymenocardia
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : séma, sénégou, nkakolingué (Bariba), sotivé, sokpétin, sotin, atinwé, sodjatin (Fon), sobétigué, atindjin (Mina), oroupa, sénégou, igui osoun (Nagot), tadanta (Ditanmari), titééri bérika (Waama), tété néta (Somba)
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, cataplasms of hot leaves of Ipomoea batatas
H(013) anthrax, leaves of Ipomoea batatas, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : foro ontéma (Wanna), gbonti (Adja), koutakou, tantim, tamtin (Bariba), woli, dokoui, dokin (Fon), loki, idoki (Nagot), oyoué (Popo), dounoudoukiri, doundouyou (Dendi), djété, anago (Mina), houéli (Pédah), éwé koukoudoukou (Yoruba), patate douce (French)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(013), H(045), H(092)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, sap of fresh leaves of Jatropha curcas, local application (?).
H(006) purgative, ONS. of Jatropha curcas, RNS.
H(013) prurit, seeds oil of Jatropha., local application (?)
H(045) vulnerary, latex of Jatropha curcas in local application
H(092) latex of Jatropha, toxic in internal way
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbotchi (Adja), gnikpotin, gbaguidikpotin (Fon), boukatoudouabinou (Bariba), tando kpantaa, tééribou (Goun), iyalodé (Nagot), oloboutoudjé, botorouyé (Yoruba), boutatounou (Dendi), pughère, gros pignon d'Inde (French)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(006), H(046), H(051), H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, H(091) tonic, bitter bark of Khaya seneitchnsis, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, maceration (H2O) of barks of Khaya, VO.
H(046) varicella, RNS. of barks and of leaves of Khaya., external use
H(103) gingivitis, gargle with the decoction of stems of Khaya. + local application of barks powder
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : mahogin (Mina), biribou, bilibou, gbivribou (Bariba), kouroubou (Somba), shiro (Pila-Pila), biriagao, zounza (Fon), caïl, cahi (Peuhl), féllé (Dendi), madotchi (Haoussa), ékpo aganwo (Yoruba), aganou, agawo (Goun), acajou du Sénégal, caïlcédrat, quinquina du Sénégal (French)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(045), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(045) vulnerary, H(104) gastralgia, H(113) back ache, barks of Kigelia africana, RNS.
H(033) sterility male or femal, decoction of barks of stems of Kigelia. + honey + condiments, VO., in the morning, midday and evening, during 1 week
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : jlilahi (Peuhl), rahounia, tarangnia (Haoussa), gniankpo, gnianblikpo (Fon), niapopo, gniakpékpé (Mina), agnakpo (Goun), ekpo kpandoro (Yoruba), sototooribou (Waama), saucissonnier, faux baobab (French)
Lactuca taraxacifolia (Willd.) Schum.
Official name : Lactuca taraxacifolia (Willd.) Schum.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Launaea taraxacifolia (Willd.) Amin ex C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(004), H(094), H(124)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(124) haemostatic, leaves of Lactuca taraxacifolia
H(094) haemorrhoids, decoction (H2O) of stems with fresh leaves of Lactuca taraxacifolia, hip bath + pomade on the anal area made with palm oil and the powder of the burned plant
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : wontou (Adja), gnontoto, gnatotoué, gnatoto (Fon), gnanrin (Yoruba), agnonto (Watchi), gnoto (Sahoué), katankpassou (Bariba), laitue sauvage, langue de vache (French)
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) icterus, decoction of leaves of Lagenaria siceraria + urinate of of, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : étré (Mina, Adja), ka (Fon), ko-yégué (Gourma), dioni (Somba), wanni (Natimba), oka (Goun), igba (Yoruba), kpakata, igba (Dassa), oka (Sahoué), ika (Pédah), wambika (Berba), calebassier (French)
Lannea acida A. Rich.
Official name : Lannea acida A. Rich.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina acida (A. Rich.) Oliv.
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(068), H(088), H(094), H(099), H(196)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, infusion of barks of Lannea acida, VO.
H(013) scurfs, decoction of leaves of Lannea acida, RNS.
H(068) bilharziosis, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(099) beriberi, plant of Lannea acida, RNS.
H(088) astringent, barks, RNS.
H(196), leaves of Lannea, RNS., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : yadibou, yoronou, yronédou (Bariba), toubo, tingoli, bémbéy, tingouli (Peuhl), akouhou, asoguidoka, okou, akou, akounou (Nagot), zonzon, zouzoukli (Fon), mousso (Ditammari), wasawaiémou (Waama), yakpéèna (Yom), moutché honda (Somba)
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(003), H(113)
Recipes : H(003) sprain, decoction of leaves of Lawsonia inermis, local application
H(113) joins rheumatism, decoction of leaves of Lawsonia inermis, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : lalé, lalli (Dendi), lalitin, laritin (Fon), lalle, boubouré (Peuhl), lari, lali (Yoruba), lallé (Waama), ayguirérou, ladé, badorou (Bariba), henné, troène d'Egypte, Chypre des anciens (French)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(037), H(055), H(068), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, young leaves of Mangifera indica + nuts of kola, VO.
H(037) bronchitis, decoction of leaves of Mangifera indica, VO.
H(055) the green fruit of Mangifera indica is emetic
H(068) ascaris, small intestinal worms, ankylostomiasis, 1 coffe spoon of powder of the almond of the fruit in the food, in the morning and evening + decoction of barks of Mangifera., gargles
H(201) insanity, decoction of leaves of Mangifera, baths + VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : mango (Adja), yovoslotin, anangatin (Fon), mango-touri (Dendi), mago (Peuhl), mangoti (Sahoué), pétamou (Natimba), iporé, tambo (Woaba), dapotaga (Berba), mou-piétamou, boubatouri (Somba), mangokorou, mangodanrou (Bariba), égui-mango (Savé), boubatouri (Bourma), yapéétaa (Ditammari), mangounou (Yom), manguier (Français)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(045), H(051), H(053), H(156)
Recipes : H(045) vulnerary, H(051) fever, decoction of the whole plant of Momordica charantia, VO.
H(053) otitis, sap leaves of Momordica., drops in ears
H(156), infusion of 5 gr. Of stems with leaves in 1 litre H2O, VO. 2 spoons 2 X / Day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : djoukéassou (Adja), babomo, badomahi (Peuhl), aniagnaran (Mina), garahouni (Haoussa), baado-oma (Dendi), gninsikin (Fon), asiosikan (Goun), édjinrin, édjiriwéwé (Yoruba), concombre africain, balsamine -poirer, margose (French)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(051), H(104), H(112), H(126)
Recipes : H(005) oedemas, H(104) enteralgia, decoction of leaves of Morinda lucida, RNS.
H(051) fever, H(126) icterus, roots of Morinda lucida, RNS.
H(112) abortive properties, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : houébou (Bariba), houinsoué (Goun), houinsi, hwéso, wétin, kwéma (Fon), éwé orouwo, adjou ologbo (Yoruba), atchikémachi, wouli, houassou (Adja), zaklan (Mina), dadaklan, dédaklanou (Watchi), kwasso (Sahoué), arbre soufre (French)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) child severe diarrhoeas, banana pulp (Musa paradisiaca), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : mandan (Adja), kouékoué (Fon), aguédétouri, ayabatouri (Dendi), makokouétin (Popo), égui-oguédé (savé), aguedekorou, ayabakorou (Bariba), équé, doboro (Dassa), akokoué (Goun), akodou (Mina), bananier (French)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(094), H(104)
Recipes : H(001) ophtalmia, barks stems of jeunes pousses of Nauclea latifolia, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoeas, dysenterys, H(104) colic, maceration of roots of Nauclea latifolia, VO. (?)
H(094) internal haemorrhoids (cause of diarrhoeas), roots decoction of Nauclea, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gnimon (Adja), kodo, féfédo, agbési, igbési, tokoui yagba (goun), konombou (waama), nimon (Mina), gounoubi (Dendi), koti, iba oubourau, égbési (Yoruba), féféda, ninion (Goun), djimoko (Yom), ko, tahé, agbosida, agbositakin, godatin (Fon), pécher africain, liane fraise, pécher de guinée (French)
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(036), H(077), H(078), H(113), H(126), H(151), H(172)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(036) vertigo, H(077) anti-vomitory, whole plant of Newbouldia., RNS.
H(020) snake, H(113) articular pains, rheumatisms, H(172) dracunculosis, ONS. of Newbouldia laevis, solution (H2O), VO.
H(078) reduction of a fibroma, roots decoction of Newbouldia., VO. (?)
H(126) icterus, H(151), leaves of Newbouldia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : désré (Kotafon), déslé, houn, kpatin (Goun), désré, aflaman, avégnan (Adja), kpatin, adjaman (Fon), kpatiman, hounmatin (Mina), akoko, olodé, djébo, agbomada (Yoruba), déébou (Bariba), hysope africaine (French)
Ocimum canum Sims
Official name : Ocimum canum Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(018), H(045), H(053), H(106), H(124)
Recipes : H(014) dermatose, itch, juice of fresh leaves of Ocimum canum, local application
H(018) sick headache, sap of leaves of Ocimum canum, drops in eyes
H(045) cicatrizing, H(124) haemostatic, sap fresh leaves of Ocimum., local application (?)
H(053) otitis, leaves of Ocimum. crushed in palm oil, drops in ears
H(106) plant which pushes back mosquitoes by her smell
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : hissi hissi (Dassa), héchihéchi, héhéchi (Adja), nounaugoué (Peuhl), hésihési, késoukésou (Fon), bonourégou (Bariba), kékéssou (Popo), ahamé (Mina), éfirin érisi (Yoruba), basilic (French)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(077), H(097x), H(118), H(126)
Recipes : H(022) dystocia, 1 beer glass of the decoction of the aerian part, VO.
H(077) anti-vomitive, decoction of leaves of Ocimum. + pimento + red oil, RNS.
H(097x) vaginitis, decoction of leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, vaginal bath
H(118) angina, sap of leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, VO.
H(126) viral hepatitis, maceration stems with crushed leaves of Ocimum + juice of lemon, VO., 1 beer glass, 2 X / Day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tchayo, tchanmadidoé (Fon), èsrou, zogbéti (Mina), gnadodou (Adja), tchanadidoué (Kotafon), éfinrin, simonoua, arebla, aribla (Yoruba), djindjergou (Yom), ounmar ounmassa (Dendi), plante moustique, buisson thé, feuille fièvre (French)
Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Official name : Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Family : Opiliaceae
Synonyms : Opilia amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(068), H(173)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic, roots of Opilia amentacea, RNS.
H(068) vermifuge, child small intestinal worms, salted maceration during 12 hours of twigs with leaves of Opilia.
H(173) plant of Opilia amentacea antileprosy, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : sakakoko, sakakouko (Bariba), korifo (Somba), koka (Pila-Pila), touahantouma (Fon), ninda (Yoruba), klintchi (Adja), fioudoudami, kagué (Mina), zémidri (Sahoué), koktifokbou (Waama)
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(037), H(091), H(108), H(201)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, H(108) coryza, decoction of barks of Parinari curatellifolia, VO. (?)
H(037) pulmonary diseases, maceration of barks of stems of Parinari curatellifolia, VO.
H(091) muscular tonic, sap leaves of Parinari curatellifolia
H(201) madness, coat the head of a paste of powder of roots of Parinari then to wash the head with an infusion of leaves of Parinari
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : fookaa (Dendi), gorodjoni danehi (Peuhl), moukiounou (Somba), houantou, kotama, awétoun (Fon), idiofou, tchaoko (Nagot), pakoukou, pachon, kpakpikou, bawourou (Bariba), gaouhassa (Maoussa), barobou (Waana)
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(045), H(053), H(077), H(100), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) child diarrhoea, barks of stems of Parkia biglobosa, decoction, enema
H(033) sterility, H(100) venereal illness, barks and roots of Parkia biglobosa, RNS.
H(045) vulnerary, small leaves of Parkia biglobosa, softly roasted and crushed on wounds of burns
H(053) mumps, H(103) odonthalgia, ostéopathie, barks of Parkia., RNS.
H(091) anemia, ONS., RNS.
H(104) severe colic + H(077) anti-vomitory, to chew the internal barks of the stems of Parkia, toswallow the juice
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : dona (Bariba), éwa (Adja), ahouatin (Fon), boudoukou, Gourma), nwobu (Natimba), dobou (Woaba), nwoga (Berba), mou, rwa, dobira (Somba), igba (Dassa), nareyi (Peuhl), dooso (Dendi), mimosa, arbre à fauves, caroubier africain, arbre à farine (Français)
Paullinia pinnata L.
Official name : Paullinia pinnata L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(077), H(087), H(091), H(113), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) fever, H(091) revigorant, H(087) infections aiguës soudaines, maceration (H2O), twigs with leaves of Paullinia pinnata, VO. (?)
H(077) baby anti-vomitive, decoction of leaves of Paullinia, VO. (?)
H(091) stimulant, fortifying, decoction of leaves of Paullinia., VO. + bath every evenings during 1 week
H(113) rheumatism, aerian part of Paulinia., RNS.
H(139) aphrodisiac, barks of roots of Paullinia.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kaka chinla, bobo awiya (Yoruba), eyi éyitchanman (Adja), aganganlisséman, adkloma, sésélévikin (Fon), kanakana (Haoussa), loko (Goun), sapogorokou (Yom), anégan soukounon (Mina), non tchoviwakoui (Sahoué), afatoka (Bariba), dikiti néétiibou (Waama), wabroma (Ditammari)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(034), H(055), H(077), H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, decoction (H2O) of stems with leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, VO.
H(034) tachycardia, decoction of stems with leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, VO., 1 glass, 3 X / Day (adultes), 1 small glass, 2 X / Day
H(055) emetic, H(126) viral hepatitis, decoction (H2O) of stems with leaves of Phyllanthus amarus, VO. 1 beer glass, in the morning on an empty stomach
H(077) anti-emetic, decoction of the whole plant of Phyllanthus., VO; 1 / 2 beer glass, once
H(100), decoction of fresh leaves of Phyllanthus amarus + pieces of a rape anana (Ananas comosus) + water of fermentation of Zea maïs, VO., 1 beer glass in the morning and evening
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : awasiafé (Adja), hli, éhli (Watchi, éhlin, éhlinvi, ahlinvi (Mina), égniolobé, tégnibisowo, tégnisoo (Yoruba, Nagot), hilinwé (Fon), hlinwéwé (Goun)
Phyllanthus niruri auct.
Official name : Phyllanthus niruri auct.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(075), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) baby constipation, leaves infusion of Phyllanthus niruri, VO.
H(008) dysentery, H(104) spasmodic colics, leaves infusion ofv Phyllanthus niruri, VO.
H(075) aperitive, leaves infusion of Phyllanthus niruri, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : hlenworié (Fon), lébel (Peuhl), aïbisso (Dassa), hlinworie, awasiafé (Adja), éniylolobe, tégnibisowo, tégniso (Nagot, Yoruba), hlinwé (Mina), hévigbé (Sahoué), éhlin (Watchi), tobarou (Bariba), dorika ponne (Waama), loonan, kawoukan (Yom), banna banna birikou
Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Official name : Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Symptoms : H(008), H(045), H(091), H(124)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, dysentery, barks of Piliostigma reticulatum, RNS.
H(045) vulnerary, H(124) haemostatic, leaves and barks of Piliostigma., RNS.
H(091) fortifying post partum, aerian part of Piliostigma., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : aklo (Adja), kalgo (Haoussa), kongbo (Goun), barkei, barki (Peuhl), klongbo, klon (Fon), abafé (Yoruba), dabakadé, moukalémou, namourorou (Somba), bakourou, gousouri (Bariba), mounabaa (Ditammari), bakoumbou, dotipipitibou, bagounou (Waama), baakou (Yom), bakata (Dendi)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(008), H(015), H(036), H(045), H(051), H(068), H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, diarrhoea, H(015) haemoglobinuria, H(068) vermiifuge, H(100) blennorrage, H(103) odontalgia, ONS. of Bauhinia thonningii , RNS.
H(036) vertigo, leaves infusion of Bauhinia., bath
H(045) cicatrizing, roots of Bauhinia, RNS.
H(051) fever, decoction of young leaves of Bauhinia thonningii, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kalgo (Haoussa), klo (Mina), klon (Fon), namororou (Somba), bakoulou (Bariba)
Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Official name : Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(039), H(045), H(051), H(103), H(183)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(104) enteralgia, ONS. of Prosopis africana , VO.
H(039) external parasitism, ONS. of Prosopis africana , Vois externe
H(045) vulnerary, barks powder of Prosopis., local application (?)
H(051) fever, powder of leaves of Prosopis., RNS.
H(103) odontalgia, roots decoction of Prosopis africana, RNS.
H(103) caries, H(183) sialagogue, barks of Prosopis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : guésowourou (Waama), kohy (Peuhl), kaké (Fon, Adja), kakacagni (Nagot), shoba, guinnou, gaijndan, soba (Bariba), kiryia (Haoussa), koun (Yom)
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(078), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(078) cancer wound on the breast, application of the powder of the second bark of Pseudocedrela kotschy
H(100) syphilis cankers, maceration of barks of Pseudocedrela kotschy, local application, RNS
H(104) stomach pain, infusion of roots of Pseudocedrela kotschyi, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : atindodokpoué, tchaklikli (Fon), tunan, tonan (Haoussa), atchikédéké (Adja), mouséé (Ditammari), émigbégbi (Yoruba), atisoudodopoué (Mina), bisisombou, bibisowa (Bariba), adodokpo (Goun), cèdre de zone sèche (French)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(088), H(091)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(091) stimulant, rape fruits of Psidium guajava, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(088) astringent, roots , leaves and green fruits of Psidium guajava, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ébo (dassa), kinkou, gbébé (Adja), kin, kinkoun (Fon), éwé arasa (Yoruba), gbafou, goavavoutouri (Dendi), gbébéti (Mina), vototin (Popo), gouwayba (Haoussa), kinkoun (Goun), gouabétin (Sahoué), goyavier (French)
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Official name : Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(015), H(018), H(037), H(038), H(051), H(116)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery,H(037) syrup again cough, decoction of barks of Pterocarpus erinaceus, VO. (?)
H(015) hématurie, H(038) urétrite, decoction of trunck barks of Pterocarpus., VO. (?)
H(018) cephalalgy, crushed leaves maceration of Pterocarpus., to wash the head
H(051) paludism, decoction of leaves of Pterocarpus., inhalations, baths, VO.
H(116) amenorrhoea, roots decoction of Pterocarpus erinaceus and of 2 nuts of red kola (Cola acuminata), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : madobihia (Haoussa), tona, boutombou (Bariba), noirgue (Somba), koso, tchagbé, gbagbé, gbédjama (Fon), toti (Mina), akpékpé, osoundoudou, hahikpé (Nagot), bannouki, bani, mbani (Peuhl), ahoundiahoundi (Adja), soona (Waama), noroum (Yom), palisandre du Sénégal, santal, veine teck africain (French)
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : H(004), H(027), H(037), H(051), H(124)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(124) haemostatic, sap of leaves of Pupalia lappacea, local application
H(027) prevention of abortion, decoction of leaves + kaolin, VO. + hip-bath
H(037) cough, H(051) fever, plant of Pupalia lappacea in the soup
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tété (Kotafon), aqui fété (Bariba), nawan nawar (Yom), énmo agbo, tété maté, yara, éma agbo (Yoruba, tétémanlinman (Adja), nakabéré, nagobéré (Peuhl), avomlingodoué, trédoagboko (Fon)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(068), H(099), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(033) femal sterility + gynicologic complications, ONS. of Rauvolfia vomitoria , maceration in gin, VO.
H(068) vermifuge, leaves infusion of Rauvolfia + 4 lemons, VO.
H(099) somniferous, powder of roots of Rauvolfia., 1/2 of coffe spoon in H2O, VO., in the evening
H(139) aphrodisiac, powder of roots of Rauvolfia., 1/4 of coffe spoon in the sugared porridge of milet or of maïs, VO. , in the morning and evening during 2 days
H(201) insanity, powder of roots of Rauvolfia., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : dodémakpowé (Adja, Mina), létin, legbagbéman, létin wéwé (Fon), alétin, kanakanatin, klanklantin (Goun), jagbojina, wourouhou ora (Nagot), asoféyédjé, rébé, ira, igba (Yoruba)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(015), H(018), H(020), H(022), H(037), H(051), H(053), H(056), H(068), H(092), H(100), H(102), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(056) Guinea worm, H(113) rheumatisms, roots decoction of Securidaca longipedunculata, external use
H(006) purgative, powder of roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, small dosis
H(018) sick headache, powder of roots of Securidaca, to snuff
H(020), roots of Securidaca longipedunculata à odeur of salicylate of méthyle repoussent less erpents
H(020) snake, infusion of barks of Securidaca., VO.
H(022) ocytocic, powder of roots of Securidaca, diluted in H2O), VO.
H(037) bronchitis, (H(015) + H(051) + H(102) bilious fever and haematuria), H(100) venereal illness, H(104) abdominal pain, roots decoction of Securidaca, VO.
H(053) otitis, juice of fruits of Securidaca, pounded, instillation
H(068) vermifuge, powder of roots of Securidaca longipedunculata middle dosis
H(092), powder of roots of Securidaca longipedunculata with strong dosis
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : sonoua, yokoré, sonhoua (Bariba), fanayou, fanoum (Yom), ikpata, ikpéta (Nagot), alali (Peuhl), kpata, atakpa, waniwi (Fon), ouar nagoungouna (Haoussa), sagna (Waama), poulaka (Somba), kpéta (Goun), sornmar (Dendi), médicament du serpent, arbre violette (French)
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(077), H(139), H(162)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(046) varicella, H(077) anti-vomitive, ONS. Of Sida acuta, RNS.
H(139) aphrodisiac, powder of roots barks of Sida., RNS.
H(162) oliguria, fresh leaves triturated of Sida acuta + fresh banana, diluted in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : avonha, aboma (Adja), adon, gbékiza, dégbédégbé (Goun, Fon), ochékpotou, aalé odan (Nagot, Yoruba), takoutarou (Bariba), adémésou, adélé, hagbé, éhagbé (Mina), hiniféiyorto (Dendi), naatinoodaaka (Waama)
Solanum lycopersicum L.
Official name : Solanum lycopersicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(014), H(039), H(113), H(171), H(202)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(007) diuretic, H(171) diabetes, H(151), ONS. of Solanum lycopersicum, RNS.
H(014) mycosiss, H(039) insecticide, H(113) anti-inflammatory, extract of leaves and stems of Solanum, RNS.
H(202), extract of leaves and stems of Solanum, body care, fatty skin, to soften the hands skin
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : yovogbo (Adja), timati (Fon, Dendi, Popo), tomati (Bariba), gbovi (Sahoué), yapéérka (Ditammari), tomate (French)
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(008), H(027), H(051), H(100), H(103), H(124)
Recipes : H(004) circumcision wound, powder of dryed barks of Spondias in local application
H(007) diuretic, H(051) fever, fresh fruits of Spondias mombin, VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, almonds of Spondias., RNS.
H(008) dysentery, decoction of leaves of Spondias., VO.
H(027) prevention of abortion, decoction of leaves and of barks of Spondias, VO.
H(100) gonorrhoea, leaves infusion of Spondias, VO.
H(103) odontalgia, leaves infusion of Spondias, baths of bouche
H(124) haemorrhage post partum, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kouko (Adja), talé, tali (Peuhl), akounkon, aklikotin (Fon), iyéyé, okika, ékika, ékan (Yoruba), kliconti (Sahoué), akliconti (Mina), égui-éwéwé (Dassa), sammooro (Dendi), mombin, prune icaque (French)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(051), H(077), H(100)
Recipes : H(013) ulcer, H(051) fever, H(077) anti-emetic, maceration ou roots decoction of Stereospermum kunthianum, VO.
H(037) cough, bronchitis, pneumonia, decoction of trunck barks of Stereospermum, RNS.
H(100) blennorrage, barks infusion of Stereospermum. VO.(?)
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : nsandi, gnaswin (Fon), adjadain, adjadé (Nagot), sansami (Haoussa), baritpuouri (Dendi), adjadé (Goun), ayada, afé (Yoruba), golombi (Peuhl), bénouhébé, gouroubondoula (Bariba)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : H(026), H(037), H(077), H(091), H(093), H(099), H(104), H(158), H(166), H(201)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots barks in porridge of sorgho
H(037) cough, H(104) stomachic, barks powder of Strychnos spinosa, RNS.
H(077) anti-emetic, seeds of Strychnos, RNS.
H(091) fortifying for locomotor retarded childs, H(158) metrorrhagia, maceration of twigs with leaves of Strychnos., RNS.
H(093) antidote, seeds of Strychnos, RNS., small dosis
H(099) sedative, powder of roots of Stereospermum, RNS.
H(104) enteralgia, scraped roots of Strychnos., decoction, VO. (?)
H(166) antispasmodic, roots of Strychnos rubbed on the teeth
H(201) madness, fumigation with the powder of crushed roots and excrements of lion, 2 X / Day during 2 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kokio, tlada (Haoussa), gogo, goulogou, gorokou, bouayirou (Nagot), amilimon, mokémoké (Fon), gorokou (Bariba) , tchabouli, mabatérahi (Peuhl), moubombormou (Di tammari), potoorka (Waama), pempééya (Yom), bayakoudo, kotado, mognakou (Somba) , oranger de brousse (French)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(037), H(046), H(051), H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(006), fruit of Tamarindus indica is laxative
H(006) sweet laxative, H(051) fever, H(095) give a drink, calming the thirst, pulp of Tamarindus.
H(018) cephalalgy, leaves infusion of Tamarindus, to wash the head
H(037) cough, trunk barks of Tamarindus., RNS.
H(046) varicella, decoction of leaves of Tamarindus., bath during many days
H(068) bilharziosis, maceration of ONS. of Tamarindus., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : adjagbon (Magot), djammi (Peuhl)djêvivitin, bokosso, moupin (Fon) djévivi (Adja), tsamia (Haoussa), mosos, mokoso (Bariba), pousika (Waama), bobosé (Dendi), dipi, mousoso (Somba), tamarinier (Français)
Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia schimperiana Hochst.
Symptoms : H(037), H(045), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) cough, to chew young leaves Terminalia togoensis
H(045) wounds antiseptic, roots barks of Terminalia togoensis, RNS.
H(100) syphilis, dry roots, pounded in different receipts
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : alotou, anagositin, anagoyiroun (Fon)), épi (Somba), anagositoun (Goun), égbo idi, idi odon (Yoruba), dogbétchi (Adja), moukérimou (Ditammari), koonibou (Waama), aybérébou, dargou bèro (Bariba)
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(007), H(055), H(068), H(093), H(096)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, leaves of Trema guineensis, RNS.
H(055) emetic, twigs with leaves, RNS. large dosis
H(068) vermifuge, H(093) antidote, H(096), twigs with leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : aza (Sahoué), waza waza (Watchi), hélitin (Kotafon), tièouki (Peuhl), djividjivi, koklodotin (Fon), félé, aflétin (Goun), afoforo, aféré, amokoré (Yoruba), ikpido (Adja)
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(006), H(020), H(051), H(055), H(094)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(055) emetic, roots, small dosis of Trichilia emetica, RNS.
H(006) purgative, H(051) fever, H(100) syphilis, barks of Trichilia., RNS.
H(020) snake, roots of Trichilia comme teeth pick (?)
H(020) snake, powder of roots of Trichilia emetica of Combretum ghazalense + powder of Guinea peper, diluted in H2O, VO.
H(094), roots decoction of Trichilia, VO. + hip bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : jan sa¨va (Haoussa), békou dérébou (Bariba), bissayilade (Peuhl), tchivi (Fon), ogodou (Yoruba), wanpirogou (Yom), dipouguédi (Ditammari)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(007), H(014), H(026), H(103), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(113) back ache, roots decoction of Vernonia amygdalina, VO. (?)
H(014) oozing eczema, friction of leaves of Vernonia.
H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(126) hepatitis, roots decoction + leaves maceration of Vernonia, VO. (?)
H(103) odontalgia, roots en teeth pick
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : loma (Adja), aloma, koulou, amavivé (Mina), aloman, amavivé, dada hizihan (Fon), souwaka (Dendi), alouba, éwouro, aloukouto, hahikoo (Yoruba), feuille amère (Français)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(050), H(051), H(068), H(092), H(094), H(104), H(160)
Recipes : H(006) strong purgative, H(092) toxic, almonds of Ximenia americana
H(050) intestinal meteorism, H(051) childs fever, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) colitis, H(160), decoction of fresh leaves of Ximenia, VO. (?)
H(094), powder of roasted roots mixed with karite butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum), local application
H(139) aphrodisiac, maceration of barks of Ximenia., VO. (?)
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tsada, mararouwou (Haoussa), kilivovoué (Fon), somounoléou, tantasé, gorokou, gamororou (Bariba), thiabouli, golohi (Peuhl), igo (Yoruba), moutamoutinou (Ditammari), minimbou (Waama), mouta détéhéda, moutamoutignian (Somba), citronier de mer, prunier de mer, prunier épine (French)