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Reference : HN 21

Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Ethnoterapeutic management of skin diseases among the Kikuyus of Central Kenya. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 111, pp. 303-307 ( 2007)
Reference HN 21 has information about 24 plants :
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111, 4), fibers of Agave sisalana as bandage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûkongo (Kikuyu)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(014), H(161)
Recipes : H(004, 8) wound,H(013) pimples,H(014) ringworm, H(161), sap from leaves of Aloe secundiflora, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûgwanûgû (Kikuyu)
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Official name : Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Asparagus plumosus Baker
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 7) boils, leaves and stems of Asparagus setaceus, pounded, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : rürura (Kikuyu)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : H(004, 7) wound,H(013) pimples, sap of Aspilia pluriseta applied directly
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : muuti (Kikuyu)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 4) skin rash, leaves of Melia azadirachta boiled, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mwarubaine (Kikuyu)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(046), H(161)
Recipes : H(013) pimples,H(014) scabies, H(046), H(161), leaves boiled of Senna didymobotrya, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mwenü (Kikuyu)
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 5), barks and sap of Chenopodium opulifolium , local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûiganjo (Kikuyu)
Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Official name : Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Erigeron sumatrensis Retz.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 4) pimples, pounded leaves of Conyza sumatrensis, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûrûnga anake (Kikuyu)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(137), H(161)
Recipes : H(004, 12) wound,H(014) ringworm, H(137) sores, H(161), sap from leaves and young twigs of Croton macrostachyus, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûtûndu (Kikuyu)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 9), ONS., sap, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûkindûri (Kikuyu)
Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Official name : Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014, 3) ringworm, fruit juice of Cucumis aculeatus, loal application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : gakûngûi (Kikuyu)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003, 7) swelling on skin, sap of Datura stramonium used as massage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : ndatura (Kikuyu)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013, 4) pimples,H(014) ringworm, boiled leaves of Eucalyptus globulus in bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûbaû (Kikuyu)
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(161)
Recipes : H(004, 7) wounds, H(161), local application of latex of Euphorbia candelabrum
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûthûri (Kikuyu)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(161)
Recipes : H(161, 5), local application of latex of Euphorbia tirucalli
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : nyanjoye (Kikuyu)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) boils,H(014) scabies, fruit juice of Ficus sycomorus, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûgumo (Kikuyu)
Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Official name : Kalanchoe densiflora Rolfe
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(003, 7) swelling on skin, leaves of Kalanchoe densiflora used as massage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûhûithia (Kikuyu)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(013), H(014)
Recipes : H(013, 3) pimples,H(014) itch, boiled barks of Prunus africana, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûiri (Kikuyu)
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 5) pimples, boiled leaves of Rhoicissus tridentata, bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : ndûrûtua (Kikuyu)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 5) skin rash, oil from seeds of Ricinus communis, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûbariki (Kikuyu)
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(014) ringworm, fruit juice, sap from barks of Solanum aculeastrum, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûtûra (Kikuyu)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004, 3), ONS. Sap of Tagetes minuta, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûbangi (Kikuyu)
Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia alboviolaceae De Wild.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(013, 10) skin rash,H(013) pimples,H(014) scabies, leaves of Vernonia lasiopus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mûchatha (Kikuyu)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 4) boil, sap from young grain of Zea mays, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province)
Vernacular name : mbembe (Kikuyu)