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Reference : HO 14

Author(s) : Ogie-Odia, E.A . & E.F Oluowo
Title : Assessment of Some Therapeutic Plants of the Abbi People in Ndokwa West L.G.A of Delta State, Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 13: 989-1002. 2009.
Reference HO 14 has information about 26 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), seeds of Aframomum melegueta are used in preparing “pepper-soup” which is given to sick patients for quick relief.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ose-ojo
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(018), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : H(001), H(018), H(151), H(171) the whole bulb of Allium cepa is eaten regularly to clear the eye; it is also used to treat hypertension, diabetes and head-ache.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : alubasa
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(068), H(151)
Recipes : H(004), H(068), H(151), cloves of Allium sativum are eaten regularly and are a good anti-biotic for wounds and intestinal worms; it is used to control high blood pressure.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ayun
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), H(051) paludism, decoction of the roots, bark and leaves is drunk twice daily for three days for treatment of paludism and dysentery.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : kasu
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), plant parts (leaves, stem and bark) of Azadirachta indica are boiled and the decoction taken frequently is used to treat paludism and high fever.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : dogogaro
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(012x)
Recipes : H(012x), used in treating dislocation in joints (it is ground and tied round the dislocated part of the joints with the aid of a cloth wrapped round the affected part).
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ose
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(082), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(082), H(104), H(157), leaves of Carica papaya are boiled along with other plant like Mangifera indica, Psidium guajava and decoction is taken twice daily for treatment of paludism, stomach ulcer, convulsion and respiratory problems.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ekebo
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), the leaves of Senna alata are squeezed and the extract is rubbed on the affected part for treatment of craw-craw and ringworm
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), the leaf extract of Chromolaena odorata is used in dressing or treating open wounds.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : mbujbo-akpi
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(107), H(126)
Recipes : H(107), H(126), whole parts Citrus aurantiifolia (leaves and cut fruit) is boiled with Lipton tea and used for treatment of typhoid fever and jaundice in little children.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : oleme-ntiti
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(098), H(118)
Recipes : H(098), H(118), fruit eaten clears the throat and also used as antidote for sleep.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : oji
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(191)
Recipes : H(191), the leaves of Cucurbita pepo serve as blood tonic when squeezed and the liquid extract taken
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(107)
Recipes : H(037), H(051) paludism, H(107), leaves of Cymbopogon citratus are boiled, mixed with honey and drunk. It is used in the treatment of typhoid fever, paludism and cough.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : koriko
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), the leaves are used to treat stomach problem when squeezed and the extract taken orally.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ipotato
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(082), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(082), H(104), H(157), leaves of Carica papaya are boiled along with other plant like Mangifera indica, Psidium guajava and decoction is taken twice daily for treatment of paludism, stomach ulcer, convulsion and respiratory problems.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : magoro
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), leaves, seed.of Nicotiana tabacum are eaten and it acts as stimulant.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : taba
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), decoction of leaves and stem of Persea americana is used to treat fever.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : uber
Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), the seeds of Piper guineense are ground and used as spices for soup (pepper soup) given to patients having fever.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ose
Piper nigrum L.
Official name : Piper nigrum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), seeds of Piper nigrum used as spices in pepper soup for fever.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : uziza
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(082), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(082), H(104), H(157), leaves of Carica papaya are boiled along with other plant like Mangifera indica, Psidium guajava and decoction is taken twice daily for treatment of paludism, stomach ulcer, convulsion and respiratory problems.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(051), H(107)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(107), decoction of the leaves of Sida acuta is used to treat paludism and typhoid fever.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.
Official name : Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) extract from the leaves and root of Talinum triangulare is used to cure asthma.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : gbologi
Terminalia catappa L.
Official name : Terminalia catappa L.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) the fruit of Terminalia catappa are used as sedative when eaten in large amount.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : ebelebo
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014), H(104), bitter extract from squeezed leaves of Vernonia amygdalina is taken for stomach ache and the foamy extract is rubbed on itching skin or with any other skin infection.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : owuso or onugo
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124), decoction of cob of Zea mays is damped on infected nose with a small hand towel and aids in the treatment of nose bleeding
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : agbado
Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(104)
Recipes : H(026), H(104), underground stem or rhizome of Zingiber officinale aids digestion, reduces stomach upset and menstrual discomfort when chewed or boiled and drunk
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ndokwa Delta State)
Vernacular name : alele or aje