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Reference : HO 08

Author(s) : Okello J., P.Ssegawa
Title : Medicinal plants used by communities of Ngai Subcounty, Apac District, northern Uganda. African Journal of Ecology, Volume 45 (Suppl.1), pp. 76 - 83 (2007)
Reference HO 08 has information about 44 plants :
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(104), H(179)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) worms, H(104) stomach ache, H(179) renal problems, pounded boiled roots of Aloe sp. in H2O + cold extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : iwikin
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, infusion of roots of Annona senegalensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : obwolo
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 2), 2 - 4 fruits of Asparagus africanus, VO. / Day until symptom disapears
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ogudu
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ache and tooth decay, roots infusion of Bidens pilosa smeared localy or leaves decoction as mouth wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ononot
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) boil, skin rush, oil extract of seeds of Butyrospermum paradoxum, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : yao
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(108), H(137)
Recipes : H(108) nose blockage, H(137) anal itching in childeren, leaves juice, drops in nose or anus
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : apena
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 10) mental desease, steam bath of leaves of Clematis hirsuta and Capsicum frutescens
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : alyera
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 8) diarrhoea,H(037, 8) cough, pounded roots of Carica papaya, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : apapalo
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(003)
Recipes : H(003, 3) general body swelling, scarifications with roots powder or infusion of roots of Carissa edulis , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : acuga
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 2) tuberculosis, decant the powder extract of the leaves of Cassia nigricans, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ayebi
Celosia trigyna L.
Official name : Celosia trigyna L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001, 5),H(037, 5) tuberculosis, chew the bark of the root of Celosia trigyna or VO. extract of the pounded root
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ocobolyec
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068, 7), pounded boiled roots of Cissampelos mucronata, cold extract, VO. 1/2 glas duriong 2 - 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(201)
Recipes : H(108, 10) influenza, sniffing flowers of Clematis hirsuta
H(201, 10) mental desease, steam bath of leaves of Clematis hirsuta and Capsicum frutescens
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : abwe
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 8) diarrhoea, infusion of roots of Combretum collinum, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : odugu
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 9) cough, extract of roots and buds of Combretum molle, chew or VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ioro
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108, 2) nose blockage in chideren, crush the flowers of Commelina benghalensis, squeeze the juice in the nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ototo
Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Official name : Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Conyza floribunda Kunth , Erigeron floribundus (Kunth) Schults - Bip. , Erigeron naudinii (Bonnet) Humbert
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100, 4) syphilis, gonorroea, exctract of roots and leaves of Conyza floribunda diluted in H2O, VO. In small quantities. The grounded leaves are plastered on the wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : adiltong - atar
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103, 7) tooth ache, pounded roots or stems of Erythrina abyssinica, decoction, mouth wash
H(103, 7) tooth ache, stem as stick teeth
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : iwila-kot
Ficus vallis-choudae Delile
Official name : Ficus vallis-choudae Delile
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 7) diarrhoea,H(037, 7) cough, pounded roots, seeds and leaves of Mangifera indica, roots of Ficus vallis-choudae, extract, VO. 2 X / day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : olam
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Official name : Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111, 6) leaves of Flueggea virosa pounded, local application or leaves poured in bathing water
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : Iakara
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 6) + H(104, 6) stomachaches, chew the bark of Gynandropsis gynandra or pound the bark of the roots, extract, VO.
H(014, 6) ringworm, leaves are rubbed on the site of the ringworm
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : akeo
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030) retained placenta, pounded roots extract of Harrisonia occidentalis in 1/2 glass H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : akere
Hibiscus surattensis L.
Official name : Hibiscus surattensis L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) mouth sores childeren, leaves infusion of Hibiscus surattensis, mouth wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : gwanyara
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(045), H(099)
Recipes : H(045, 7), fresh wound, squeeze the extract of the leaves of Hoslundia opposita on the wound
H(099, 4) epilepsy, roots extract of Securidaca longipedunculata of Sarcocephalus latifolius of Hoslundia opposita, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : itutu
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(008, 2) + H(104, 2) stomachaches, H(108, 2) nose blockage, pounded roots of Indigofera arrecta, extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : awe - arema
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(045)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, roots extract of Kigelia africana, VO. 2 X / day
H(045, 4) wounds, inner fruit tissue is plastered on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : yago
Lonchocarpus laxiflorus Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Lonchocarpus laxiflorus Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Lonchocarpus philenoptera Benth.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201, 3) evil spirits, leaves of Lonchocarpus laxiflorus in H2O, sprinkle H2O around the home
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : olwedo
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008, 7) diarrhoea,H(037, 7) cough, pounded roots, seeds and leaves of Mangifera indica, roots of Ficus valis chaude, extract, VO. 2 X / day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : aeme
Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster
Official name : Margaritaria discoidea (Baill.) G.L. Webster
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(018)
Recipes : H(003) general body swelling and pain, H(018) sick headache, roots pounded, extract of Margaritaria discoidea in scarifications on site of pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ategu
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(020), H(137)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, H(018, 4) sick headache, H(137, 4) body pains, pounded roots of Securidaca longipedunculata of Maytenus senegalensis, extract on scarifications
H(020, 7) fine leaves of Maytenus senegalensis are plastered at the site of the bite
H(137, 7) body pains, pounded roots of Maytenus senegalensis are smeared on scarifications
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : iterka
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, H(100, 4) syphilis, gonorrhoea, extract of pounded fresh roots of Momordica foetida of Trichilia emetica, administration through the anus or the vagina for sexually transmitted diseases and relieves pain in AIDS patients
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : bomo
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(099), H(137)
Recipes : H(099, 4) epilepsy, roots extract of Securidaca longipedunculata of Sarcocephalus latifolius of Hoslundia opposita, VO.
H(137, 3) pain to the anus, smear the anus with the powder of the whole plant mixed with oil
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ibele
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(008, 2) diarrhoea, pounded roots, extract mixed with H2O, VO.
H(051, 4) fever, sickle cell, leaves of Ocimum basilicum of Sida ovata are steamed in a little amount of H2O and the patient is covered with a blanket in the steam
H(091) anemia, leaves of Sida ovata and of Ocimum basilicum, steam bat, 2 X / Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : alokoli, mida
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 5) dysentery, pounded root extract of Piliostigma thonningii in 3/4 glass H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : ogali
Sansevieria sp.
Official name : Sansevieria sp.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 4), pounded roots extract of Sansevieria sp., VO. (induces vomiting)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : yat-twol
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(099), H(137)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, H(018, 4) sick headache, H(137, 4) body pains, pounded roots of Securidaca longipedunculata of Maytenus senegalensis, extract on scarifications
H(099, 4) epilepsy, roots extract of Securidaca longipedunculata of Sarcocephalus latifolius of Hoslundia opposita, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : elila
Sida ovata Forssk.
Official name : Sida ovata Forssk.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051, 4) fever, sickle cell, leaves of Ocimum basilicum of Sida ovata are steamed in a little amount of H2O and the patient is covered with a blanket in the steam
H(091) anemia, leaves of Sida ovata and of Ocimum basilicum, steam bat, 2 X / Day fever, sickle cell, leaves of Ocimum basilicum of Sida ovata are steamed in a little amount of H2O and the patient is covered with a blanket in the steam
H(091) anemia, leaves of Sida ovata and of Ocimum basilicum, steam bat, 2 X / Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : awe-apwaka
Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia schimperiana Hochst.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037, 7) cough, chew the leaves of Terminalia glaucescens
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : opok
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(139)
Recipes : H(008, 3) diarrhoea, roots infusion, VO.
H(008, 3) + H(104, 3), boiled leaves of Thunbergia alata of Senecio disciofolius in food, VO.
H(139, 3) impotence, leaves decoction, VO. with food
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : gwatadekoyo
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(008), H(100), H(139), H(199)
Recipes : H(008, 4) diarrhoea, H(100, 4) syphilis, gonorrhoea, H(199), extract of pounded fresh roots of Momordica foetida of Trichilia emetica, administration through the anus or the vagina for sexually transmitted diseases and relieves pain in AIDS patients , dysentery and worms
H(139, 4) impotence, extract of roots of Trichilia emetica of Vernonia grantii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : akwirakwir
Vernonia adoensis Schultz-Bip. ex Walp.
Official name : Vernonia adoensis Schultz-Bip. ex Walp.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia macrocephala A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137, 2) pain to the back hump, warm pounded roots and leaves of Vernonia macrocephala to massage the hump
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : alete
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(008, 3) + H(104, 3) stomachaches, extract of the whole plant of Vernonia amygdalina, VO.
H(137, 3) anus itching, squeeze the leaves, drops on anus
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : okelokelo - adongo
Vernonia grantii Oliv.
Official name : Vernonia grantii Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(139)
Recipes : H(026, 2), extract of leaves and roots of Vernonia grantii, VO.
H(139, 4) impotence, extract of roots of Trichilia emetica of Vernonia grantii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : okelokelo - atino
Vitex madiensis Oliv.
Official name : Vitex madiensis Oliv.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008, 9) diarrhoea,H(037, 9) cough, roots extract of Vitex madiensis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Ngai Subcounty, Apac District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors