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Reference : HO 13

Author(s) : Oso, B. A.
Title : Mushrooms in Yoruba Mythology and Medicinal Practices Economic Botany, 32 : 367-371 (1971)
Reference HO 13 has information about 14 plants :
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) charm is also prepared by roasting the mushroom Termitomyces robustus with the bark of Ceiba pentandra and that of Adansonia digitata and divining on it.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) hunters prepare a magical prescription of the mushroom chewed Termitomyces globulus with seven seeds of Aframomum melegueta and the leaf of Phyllanthus floribundus, When this is spat on the palm and rubbed on the gun or the bow and arrow with sorne incantations, the hunted game becomes drowsy and easy to kill.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan
Official name : Calvatia cyathiformis (Bosc) Morgan
Family : Agaricaceae
Symptoms : H(028t), H(038)
Recipes : H(028t) leucorrhoea, Calvatia cyathiformis ground with another fungus, Daldinia concentrica, and mixed with the African black soap, The soap corn pound is used by the patient for washing her vagina at prescribed intervals.
H(038) pneumaturia (Maasomaaso), C. cyathiformis is ground with sorne other herbal ingredients and administered orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : isoaparo (Yoruba)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, pound a large quantitiey of the fruit bodies of the fungus (Termitomyces microcarpus (Berk. & Br.) Heim), pulp of the fruit of Cucurbita pepo and leaves of Cassia alata and some oter ingredients, RNS., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) charm is also prepared by roasting the mushroom Termitomyces robustus with the bark of Ceiba pentandra and that of Adansonia digitata and divining on it. This is eaten periodically
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, pound a large quantitiey of the fruit bodies of the fungus (Termitomyces microcarpus (Berk. & Br.) Heim), pulp of the fruit of Cucurbita pepo and leaves of Cassia alata and some oter ingredients, RNS., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Cesati & de Notaris
Official name : Daldinia concentrica (Bolton) Cesati & de Notaris
Family : Xylariaceae
Symptoms : H(028t)
Recipes : H(028t) leucorrhoea, Calvatia cyathiformis ground with another fungus, Daldinia concentrica and mixed with the African black soap, The soap corn pound is used by the patient for washing her vagina at prescribed intervals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Loranthus sp.
Official name : Loranthus sp.
Family : Loranthaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(201) remedy for Maagun. This is a magic drug put on a woman, unknown to herself, so that when she commits adultery it may cause her paramour to fall over three times and die. This remedy is prepared by pounding the mushroom Termitomyces robustus with Loranthus species growing on Jatropha curcas, the fruits of Piper guineense and some fresh pork, mixed with lime juice and Schnapps and administered orally.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Phyllanthus floribundus Müll. Arg.
Official name : Phyllanthus floribundus Müll. Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) hunters prepare a magical prescription of the mushroom chewed Termitomyces globulus with seven seeds of Aframomum melegueta and the leaf of Phyllanthus floribundus, When this is spat on the palm and rubbed on the gun or the bow and arrow with sorne incantations, the hunted game becomes drowsy and easy to kill.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) remedy for Maagun. This is a magic drug put on a woman, unknown to herself, so that when she commits adultery it may cause her paramour to fall over three times and die. This remedy is prepared by pounding the mushroom Termitomyces robustus with Loranthus species growing on Jatropha curcas, the fruits of Piper guineense and some fresh pork, mixed with lime juice and Schnapps and administered orally.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Pterocarpus osun Craib
Official name : Pterocarpus osun Craib
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Termitomyces robustus is used in the preparation of charms for good luck by roasting the mushroom together with chalk and the wood of Pterocarpus osun and divining on it. This is mixed with African black soap and used for washing. It is supposed to bring good luck to anyone using it.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Termitomyces globulus R. Heim & Gooss.-Font
Official name : Termitomyces globulus R. Heim & Gooss.-Font
Family : Lyophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) hunters prepare a magical prescription of the mushroom chewed Termitomyces globulus with seven seeds of Aframomum melegueta and the leaf of Phyllanthus floribundus, When this is spat on the palm and rubbed on the gun or the bow and arrow with sorne incantations, the hunted game becomes drowsy and easy to kill.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Termitomyces microcarpus (Berk. & Broome) Heim
Official name : Termitomyces microcarpus (Berk. & Broome) Heim
Family : Lyophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, pound a large quantitiey of the fruit bodies of the fungus Termitomyces microcarpus pulp of the fruit of Cucurbita pepo and leaves of Cassia alata and some oter ingredients, RNS., VO.
H(201) Termitomyces microcarpus as ingredient in the preparation of a charm supposed to bring good luck, particularly to traders.
H(201) used in combination with other ingredients in a propitiation to the gods for increased population in towns and villages by reducing mortality rate.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : ota-oran (Yoruba)
Termitomyces robustus (Beeli) R. Heim
Official name : Termitomyces robustus (Beeli) R. Heim
Family : Lyophyllaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(201) Termitomyces robustus is used in the preparation of charms for good luck by roasting the mushroom together with chalk and the wood of Pterocarpus osun and divining on it. This is mixed with African black soap and used for washing. It is supposed to bring good luck to anyone using it.
H(201) charm is also prepared by roasting the mushroom Termitomyces robustus with the bark of Ceiba pentandra and that of Adansonia digitata and divining on it. This is eaten periodically
H(201) remedy for Maagun. This is a magic drug put on a woman, unknown to herself, so that when she commits adultery it may cause her paramour to fall over three times and die. This remedy is prepared by pounding the mushroom Termitomyces robustus with Loranthus species growing on Jatropha curcas, the fruits of Piper guineense and some fresh pork, mixed with lime juice and Schnapps and administered orally.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Southwestern, Yoruba people)
Vernacular name : ogogo (Yoruba)