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Reference : HN 25

Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N., R. W. Bussmann, B. Gemmill, L.E. Newton & V. W. Ngumi
Title : Utilisation of weed species as sources of traditional medicines in central Kenya. Lyonia, Volume 7 (2), pp. 71-87, (december 2004)
Reference HN 25 has information about 58 plants :
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : cemei (Kikuyu)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(041), H(103), H(109)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax, H(103) toothache, H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : fegenye (Kikuyu)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gatharaita (Kikuyu)
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(104), H(108), H(117)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach upsets, H(108) colds, flu, H(117) anaplasmosis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : wanjiru wa (Kikuyu)
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(155) tonsil (cattle), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : wanjiru wa (Kikuyu)
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Official name : Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Asparagus plumosus Baker
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(013), H(027y), H(103), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(008) diarrhoea,H(013) abcess, H(027y) post partum pains, H(103) toothache, H(137) sores, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : rura, tumbae (Kikuyu)
Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Official name : Aspilia pluriseta Schweinf.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(027y), H(027y), H(068), H(124)
Recipes : H(013) anthrax,H(013) pimples, H(027y) post partum pains, H(068) helminthiasis, H(124) coagulant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : rerema (Kikuyu)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach ache, H(124) coagulant,, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : cege (Kikuyu)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037) pneumonia cattle, ONS.of Senna didymobotrya, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(107), H(109), H(117)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes,H(037) pneumonia, H(051) paludism, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach pains, H(107) typhoid , H(109) back pains, H(117) anaplasmosis, H(155) tonsil (male), ONS. Of Senna didymobotrya, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : iganjo (Kikuyu)
Commelina africana L.
Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kengeria (Kikuyu)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kengeria (Kikuyu)
Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Official name : Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Erigeron sumatrensis Retz.
Symptoms : H(008), H(008), H(027y), H(103), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(008) dysentery, H(027y) post partum pains, H(103) toothache, H(104) stomach pains, H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kenga anake (Kikuyu)
Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Official name : Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cyathula polycephala Baker
Official name : Cyathula polycephala Baker
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary propblems, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gwatang'ondu (Kikuyu)
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(166)
Recipes : H(166) hiccuups, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : rago (Kikuyu)
Cyphostemma maranguense (Gilg) Desc.
Official name : Cyphostemma maranguense (Gilg) Desc.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(117) anaplasmosis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : nyanyange (Kikuyu)
Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Official name : Dalbergia lactea Vatke
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : mwaritha (Kikuyu)