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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)