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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 :
Recipes : Vb(155) tonsil (cattle), 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 : 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)
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)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(155)
Recipes : H(003) swellings, H(155) tonsils (male), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kia (Kikuyu)
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia (male), ONS. de Dodonaea angustifolia, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(013) pimples,H(037) pneumonia (male), H(108) colds, flu, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(008), H(117)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(117) anaplasmosis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kinyai (Kikuyu)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary problems, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gakiaito (Kikuyu)
Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Official name : Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : taa (Kikuyu)
Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Official name : Hibiscus fuscus Garcke
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gere (Kikuyu)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(104)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes, H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : chingiri (Kikuyu)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(051) paludism, H(108) cold, flu, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, flu, H(091) anaemia, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kenia (Kikuyu)
Leonotis mollissima Guerke
Official name : Leonotis mollissima Guerke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(038), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(038) urinary problems, H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : nyua cui (Kikuyu)
Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Official name : Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(038), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(038) urinary problems, H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : nyua cui (Kikuyu)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : tei, ibuca (Kikuyu)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, flu, H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : taa (Kikuyu)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, flu, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : kandu (Kikuyu)
Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Official name : Oxygonum sinuatum (Meissn.) Dammer
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(038) urinary problems, H(103) toothache, H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : cong'e(Kikuyu)
Pentas longiflora Oliv.
Official name : Pentas longiflora Oliv.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(109)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : huha (Kikuyu)
Physalis peruviana L.
Official name : Physalis peruviana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(027y), H(068), H(107)
Recipes : H(027y) post partum pains, H(068) helminthiasis, H(107) typhoid, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : nathi (Kikuyu)
Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Official name : Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068), H(104), H(161)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach pains, H(161) warts, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : igoya (Kikuyu)
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gatumia (Kikuyu)
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(027y), H(041), H(103), H(109)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(027y) post partum pains, H(041) anthrax, H(103) toothache, H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : thigi(Kikuyu)
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : ra (Kikuyu)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(030), H(038)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes, H(030) placenta problems, H(038) urinary problems, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : ki (Kikuyu)
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) helminthiasis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : gakarak (Kikuyu)
Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Official name : Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) O. Kuntze
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(051) paludism, H(108) cold, flu, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : mwendathigo, mwendangw (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(008), H(103), H(109), H(155)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(008) diarrhoea, H(103) toothache, H(109) back pains, H(155) tonsils (male), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : ra (Kikuyu)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : tongu (Kikuyu)
Solanum mauense Bitter
Official name : Solanum mauense Bitter
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin rashes, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : coo (Kikuyu)
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : managu (Kikuyu)
Sonchus oleraceus L.
Official name : Sonchus oleraceus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : a nyeni (Kikuyu)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(103), H(104), H(124)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(103) toothachet, H(104) stomach pains, H(124) coagulant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : bangi (Kikuyu)
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068), H(051), H(068), H(104), H(108), H(117)
Recipes : H(013) pimples, H(068) ascaris, H(051) paludism, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach pains, H(108) cold, flu, H(117) anaplasmosis, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Official name : Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam.
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) back pains, ONS. De Toddalia asiatica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tragia brevipes Pax
Official name : Tragia brevipes Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary problems, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : njegeni (Kikuyu)
Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Official name : Urtica massaica Mildbr.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(038), H(108), H(151)
Recipes : H(013) pimples, H(038) urinary problems, H(108) colds, flu, H(151) hypertension, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : tabai (Kikuyu)
Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia lasiopus O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia alboviolaceae De Wild.
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(013) skin rashes, H(027y) post partum pains, H(068) helminthiasis, H(104) stomach pains, H(109) back pains, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : catha (Kikuyu)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(027y), H(108), H(124)
Recipes : H(027y) post partum pains, H(108) colds, flu, H(124) coagulant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : rumbae (Kikuyu)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(108), H(151)
Recipes : H(108) cold, flu, H(151) hypertension, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (central province) (Kikuyu people)
Vernacular name : mwegethia (Kikuyu)