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Reference : HN 20

Author(s) : Njoroge G.N., J. W. Kibunga
Title : Herbal medicine acceptance, sources and utilisation for diarrhoea management in a cosmopolitan urban area (Thika, Kenya). African Journal of Ecology, 45 (suppl. 1), pp. 65-70 (2007)
Reference HN 20 has information about 38 plants :
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, roots, bulb of Ajuga remota, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : wanjirû wa rûril (Kikuyu)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, bulb of Allium sativum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : kitunguu saumu (Swahili)
Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Official name : Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, sap of Aloe kedongensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : kiiruma (Kikuyu)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Amaranthus hybridus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : terere (Kikuyu)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Aspilia pluriseta, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : muutî (Kikuyu)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, roots, bulb of Azadirachta indica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mwarûmbaine (Kikuyu)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Bidens pilosa, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : muchege (Kikuyu)
Brassica oleracea L.
Official name : Brassica oleracea L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Brassica oleracea, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : kabici (Kikuyu)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Bridelia micrantha, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûkoigo (Kikuyu)
Caesalpinia volkensii Harms
Official name : Caesalpinia volkensii Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, fruits, roots, bulb of Caesalpinia volkensii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûbûthî (Kikuyu)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, fruits, sap, leaves of Carica papaya, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûbabaî (Kikuyu)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, bulb of Carissa edulis
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûkawa (Kikuyu)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, bulb, sap, leaves, seeds of Senna didymobotrya, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûenû (Kikuyu)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, fruit of Citrus limon, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûtimû (Kikuyu)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, bulb, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûkindûri (Kikuyu)
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, sap, leaves, fruits of Cucurbita maxima, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : marenge (Kikuyu)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Datura stramonium, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : magûrûkia (Kikuyu)
Dovyalis abyssinica (A. Rich.) Warb
Official name : Dovyalis abyssinica (A. Rich.) Warb
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, fruits of Dovyalis abyssinica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûkambura (Kikuyu)
Erucastrum arabicum Fischer & Meyer
Official name : Erucastrum arabicum Fischer & Meyer
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Erucastrum arabicum , RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûtogotia (Kikuyu)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, roots, bulb of Erythrina abyssinica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûhûûti (Kikuyu)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, roots, bulb of Ficus thonningii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûgûmo (Kikuyu)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, young leaves of Lantana camara
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : kagiri mûkigi mûkenia (Kikuyu)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Mangifera indica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûembe (Kikuyu)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, fruit of Musa paradisiaca, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : marigû (Kikuyu)
Physalis peruviana L.
Official name : Physalis peruviana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, sap, bulb, fruit, leaves, roots of Physalis peruviana, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûnathi (Kikuyu)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, bulb of Prunus africana, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûiri (Kikuyu)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, fruits of Psidium guajava, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûbera (Kikuyu)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, fruits of Ricinus communis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mbarîki (Kikuyu)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûtongu (Kikuyu)
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Solanum nigrum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : managu (Kikuyu)
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, roots of Sonchus oleraceus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûthûûnga (Kikuyu)
Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Official name : Strychnos henningsii Gilg
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, bulb, leaves of Strychnos henningsii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûteta (Kikuyu)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, sap of Tagetes minuta, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûbangi (Kikuyu)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, seeds, leaves, bulb of Tephrosia vogelii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : musoko (Kikuyu)
Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Official name : Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Urtica massaica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : thabai (Kikuyu)
Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia alboviolaceae De Wild.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Vernonia lasiopus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûcatha (Kikuyu)
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves, roots, bulb of Warburgia ugandensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûthîga (Kikuyu)
Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Official name : Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. , Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. var. preussi Engl , Fagara inaequalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, seeds, leaves, bulb of Zanthoxylum gilletii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (urban area of Thika)
Vernacular name : mûchagatha (Kikuyu)