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Reference : HO 17

Author(s) : Okello, S.V., Nyunja R.O., Netondo G.W. & Onyango J.C.
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by Sabaot of Mt. Elgon Kenya African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 7, No. 1, pp 1-10 (2010)
Reference HO 17 has information about 104 plants :
Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Official name : Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin eruption, decoction of barks of Acacia lahai, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kaimetiet (Sabaot)
Acalypha stuhlmannii Pax
Official name : Acalypha stuhlmannii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease, chewing the leaves of Acalypha stuhlmannii
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : cheblelechandet (Sabaot)
Acanthus eminens C.B.Clarke
Official name : Acanthus eminens C.B.Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(126), H(127)
Recipes : H(104) eusophage, H(126) liver, H(127) spleen, decoction of roots of Acanthus eminens, RNS. (Probably VO.)
H(104) eusophage, H(126) liver, H(127) spleen, roasted leaves, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tegeldet (Sabaot)
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(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disease, decoction of the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipsirim (Sabaot)
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)
Recipes : H(022) + H(027y) after birth, H(103) toothache, whole plant of Acmella caulirhiza, chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kiben (Sabaot)
Aeschynomene abyssinica (A.Rich.) Vatke
Official name : Aeschynomene abyssinica (A.Rich.) Vatke
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) heart burn (kasogutiet), chewing barks of Aeschynomene abyssinica
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : ketitaparamte (Sabaot)
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burns, roasting leaves of Agave sisalana, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : makonket (Sabaot)
Agrocharis incognita (C.Norman) Heywood & Jury
Official name : Agrocharis incognita (C.Norman) Heywood & Jury
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, decoction of roots of Agrocharis incognita, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : korkopsarmoi (Sabaot)
Albizia glaberrima (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth
Official name : Albizia glaberrima (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(104) stomachache, decoction of leaves of Albizia glaberrima, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : seswet (Sabaot)
Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Official name : Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(104) stomachache, decoction of roots of Albizia grandibracteata or soaking or pounding, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : seyet (Sabaot)
Allophylus abyssinicus (Hochst.) Radlk.
Official name : Allophylus abyssinicus (Hochst.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(104) heartache, H(109) backache, wood of Allophyllus abyssinicus, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : bionwet (Sabaot)
Aloe elgonica Bullock
Official name : Aloe elgonica Bullock
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(038), H(051)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, H(038) urinary tract disease, H(051) paludism, decoction of roots of Aloe elgonica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
H(013) ulcers, H(038) urinary tract disease, H(051) paludism, pounding leaves, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : rodipchepkukwa (Sabaot)
Aningeria adolfifriediricii (Engl.) Rob & Gilb
Official name : Aningeria adolfifriediricii (Engl.) Rob & Gilb
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) backache, decoction of roots barks of Aningeria adolfifriediricii, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : lulyondet (Sabaot)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of leaves of Artemisia afra, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sisimwet (Sabaot)
Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Official name : Asparagus racemosus Willd.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(097), H(113)
Recipes : H(022) labour, H(097) scrotum, H(113) kidney pain, decoction of roots or roasting of roots of Asparagus racemosus, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kapchaut (Sabaot)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) concoctions (any disease), decoction of roots, barks, leaves of Melia azadirachta, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mwarubaine (Sabaot)
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) breathing difficulties, pounding leaves of Basella alba, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : nderemet (Sabaot)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia,H(037) tuberculosis, H(051) paludism, H(104) stomachache, decoction of seeds, chewing of leaves of Bersama abyssinica
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipsigriet (Sabaot)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease, decoction or soaking of barks of Bridelia micrantha, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : lambachwet (Sabaot)
Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Official name : Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, decoction of roots of Buddleia polystachya, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chorwet (Sabaot)
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(038), H(046), H(100)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disease, H(046) measles, H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), decoction of roots of Carissa edulis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : legetetwet (Sabaot)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(013), H(051), H(107)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease, H(051) paludism, H(051) fever, H(107) typhoid, decoction of roots, leaves , barks of Senna didymobotrya, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : senetwet (Sabaot)
Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Official name : Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037)
Recipes : H(013) skin disease,H(037) tuberculosis, decoction of roots barks of Catha edulis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chemgangoi (Sabaot)
Chaetachme aristata Planch.
Official name : Chaetachme aristata Planch.
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, ‘sirunda’., decoction of roots of Chaetacme aristata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chebiliondet (Sabaot)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(112), H(151)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, H(151) hypertension,decoction of roots of Cissampelos mucronata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tingwet (Sabaot)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism (portabarak), H(178x) stroke, decoction of roots, leaves of Clausena anisata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chesamishiet (Sabaot)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) all diseases, decoction of roots barks of Clerodendrum myricoides
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mtoniet (Sabaot)
Clutia robusta Pax
Official name : Clutia robusta Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) digestion, decoction of roots of Clutia robusta, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chepkioson (Sabaot)
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(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, pounding roots of Conyza bonariensis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : saruryandet (Sabaot)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : H(012)
Recipes : H(012) broken limbs, barks of Cordia africana as poultice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mugengeret (Sabaot)
Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore , Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heartburn (alumgule), ashes of leaves of Solanecio mannii, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sobitiet (Sabaot)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(026)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(014) ringworms, H(026) dysmenorrhea, sap of leaves, pounding leaves, decoction of leaves, barks of Croton macrostachyus, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tabaswet (Sabaot)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(051) fever, decoction of leaves, barks of Croton macrostachyus, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tabaswet (Sabaot)
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(014) worms,H(022) + H(027y) after birth, chewing the roots and the seeds of Cucurbita pepo
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : msebebit (Sabaot)
Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Official name : Cyathula uncinulata (Schrad.) Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) heart burn (kasogutiet), chewing the roots of Cyathula uncinulata
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kimnagejir (Sabaot)
Diospyros abyssinica (Hiern) F. White subsp. Abyssinica
Official name : Diospyros abyssinica (Hiern) F. White subsp. Abyssinica
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(004x), H(006), H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(004x) internal injuries, H(006) laxative,H(013) skin rashes,H(014) ringworms, H(051) paludism, decoction of barks of Diospyros abyssinica subsp abyssinica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : cheptuyet (Sabaot)
Dolichos compressus R.Wilczek
Official name : Dolichos compressus R.Wilczek
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, decoction of roots of Dolichos compressus, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chebugaa (Sabaot)
Dombeya torrida (J.F. Gmel.) Bamps
Official name : Dombeya torrida (J.F. Gmel.) Bamps
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), H(033) sustain pregnancy, decoction of roots of Dombeya torrida, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : porowetapko (Sabaot)
Echinops angustilobus S.Moore
Official name : Echinops angustilobus S.Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), decoction of roots of Echinops angustilobus, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : metitapsorin (Sabaot)
Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Official name : Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Ekebergia rueppelliana (Fresen.) A.Rich.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea (cow), decoction of barks of Ekebergia capensis, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kibumetet (Sabaot)
Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Official name : Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Ekebergia rueppelliana (Fresen.) A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(037), H(109)
Recipes : H(037) chest,, H(109) backache, pounding barks of Ekebergia capensis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kibumetet (Sabaot)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, grinding, roasting stems of Ensete ventricosum, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sasurwet (Sabaot)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, decoction of barks of Entada abyssinica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : msiembut (Sabaot)
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004x), H(006), H(076)
Recipes : H(004x) internal injuries, H(006) laxative, H(076) mouth disease, decoction of roots or grinding barks of Erythrina abyssinica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kakorwet (Sabaot)
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), decoction of roots of Euphorbia candelabrum, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kureshiet (Sabaot)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(077) vomiting, decoction of barks of Ficus sur or pounding barks, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mogoiwet (Sabaot)
Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Official name : Flacourtia flavescens Willd.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(100)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhea, H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), decoction of roots, leaves, barks of Flacourtia indica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tungururwet (Sabaot)
Grewia trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Grewia trichocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(013) skin, H(051) paludism, decoction of roots of Grewia trichocarpa, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : moabarwa (Sabaot)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y) after birth, chewing roots of Cleome gynandra
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sakiandet (Sabaot)
Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) ulcers, decoction of roots of Heteromorpha trifoliata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mitiviazi (Sabaot)
Impatiens tinctoria A. Rich.
Official name : Impatiens tinctoria A. Rich.
Family : Balsaminaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, decoction of roots of Impatiens tinctoria, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chemakalbyi (Sabaot)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027x), H(038), H(051)
Recipes : H(027x) abortion, H(038) urination pain, H(051) paludism, decoction or chewing of roots of Indigofera arrecta
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kisisitiet (Sabaot)
Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen.
Official name : Jasminum floribundum R. Br. ex Fresen.
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Jasminum grandiflorum L. subsp. floribundum (R.Br. ex Fresen.) P.S.Green
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, H(051) paludism, H(104) stomachache, decoction of roots of Jasminum floribundum or soaking, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kisagamng’ok (Sabaot)
Jatropha velutina Pax & K.Hoffm.
Official name : Jatropha velutina Pax & K.Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, pounding leaves of Jatropha velutudina, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : ? (Sabaot)
Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(082)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(082) breathing difficulty, pounding roots and berries of Juniperus procera , chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : keterwet (Sabaot)
Kalanchoe mitejea Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet
Official name : Kalanchoe mitejea Leblanc & Raym.-Hamet
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(175)
Recipes : H(175) poultice of leaves of Kalanchoe miteja
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kuserwen (Sabaot)
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, burning leaves of Lantana trifolia, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : pakapmasewe (Sabaot)
Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Official name : Leucas calostachys Oliv.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(108) colds, pounding leaves of Leucas calostachys, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : moetiet (Sabaot)
Leucas grandis Vatke
Official name : Leucas grandis Vatke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, ashes of the whole plant of Leucas grandis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : ketitabroronik (Sabaot)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heartburn, burning leaves of Maesa lanceolata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kabortit (Sabaot)
Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Official name : Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Synonyms : Markhamia hildebrandtii (Bak.) Sprague , Markhamia platycalyx (Baker) Sprague
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, chewing the leaves of Markhamia lutea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sinendet (Sabaot)
Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Official name : Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) chest, H(051) paludism, H(082) breathing difficulty,H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), decoction of roots of Maytenus heterophylla, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chepkatait (Sabaot)
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roasted roots or decoction of roots of Momordica foetida, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : laikaandet (Sabaot)
Mucuna gigantea (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Mucuna gigantea (Willd.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, ashes of leaves of Mucuma gigantea, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kimesayet (Sabaot)
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disease, decoction of roots of Myrica salicifolia, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sagatetit (Sabaot)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wound (persistent), decoction of roots of Nicotiana tabacum, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tomotiet (Sabaot)
Olea capensis L.
Official name : Olea capensis L.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough,H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) difficulty in breathing, H(051) paludism, decoction of barks of Olea capensis or soaking, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : pekeriondet (Sabaot)
Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Official name : Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach rumbles, decoction of roots of Olea europaea subsp. Africana, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : korshiondet (Sabaot)
Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Official name : Olinia rochetiana A. Juss.
Family : Oliniaceae
Synonyms : Olinia volkensii Engl. , Olinia usambarensis Gilg
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain,H(037) tuberculosis,H(037) pneumonia, decoction of roots barks , leaves of Olinia rochetiana or chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kaptolongit (Sabaot)
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(100), H(201)
Recipes : H(018) headache (intermittent), H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), H(201) initiation, decoction of roots, leaves of Periploca linearifolia, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sinendet (Sabaot)
Phragmanthera usuiensis (Oliv.) M. G. Gilbert
Official name : Phragmanthera usuiensis (Oliv.) M. G. Gilbert
Family : Loranthaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(130), H(163), H(178x)
Recipes : H(078) stomache cancer, H(130) paralysis, H(163) gout, H(178x) stroke, decoction of barks or pounding barks of Phragmanthera usuiensis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mondoiwet (Sabaot)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(012), H(093)
Recipes : H(012) fracture, H(093) anti-venon, burning leaves or chewing fruits
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kupsogotit (Sabaot)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) asthma, roasting leaves of Piliostigma thonningii, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chebutiandet (Sabaot)
Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims ssp vividiflorum
Official name : Pittosporum viridiflorum Sims ssp vividiflorum
Family : Pittosporaceae
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disease, decoction of roots of Pittosporum viridiflorum sps. viridiflorum, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chemroriandet (Sabaot)
Plectranthus comosus Sims
Official name : Plectranthus comosus Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(104)
Recipes : H(003) swollen legs, H(104) stomachache upset, pounding leaves of Plectranthus comosus, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : anguriet (Sabaot)
Podocarpus latifolius (Thumb.) R. Br. Ex Mirb.
Official name : Podocarpus latifolius (Thumb.) R. Br. Ex Mirb.
Family : Podocarpaceae
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y) cleanse womb,H(022) + H(027y) after birth, decoction of roots of Podocarpus latifolius, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipsabitet (Sabaot)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) urinary tract disease, decoction of roots barks of Prunus africana, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : arumotit (Sabaot)
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(014), H(104)
Recipes : H(014) worms, H(104) stomachache pain, decoction of the whole plant of Pteridium aquilinum, or chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kuptoret (Sabaot)
Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Official name : Rapanea melanophloeos (L.) Mez
Family : Primulaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, decoction of barks of Rapanea melanophloeos, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sitotwet (Sabaot)
Rentas longiflora ?
Official name : Rentas longiflora ?
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(051)
Recipes : H(006) laxative,H(013) skin, H(051) paludism, roots, leaves of Rentas longiflora, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipseret (Sabaot)
Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Official name : Rhus natalensis Bernh. ex Krauss
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(202)
Recipes : H(022) delivery, H(103x)) toothbrush, decoction of roots of Rhus natalensis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : siruetapsoi (Sabaot)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, decoction of roots of Ricinus communis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : manuet (Sabaot)
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(156)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(156) whooping-cough, ashes of leaves of Rubia cordifolia, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipsong’ortot (Sabaot)
Rubus keniensis L.
Official name : Rubus keniensis L.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(022) + H(027y) after birth, H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), decoction of roots of Rubus keniensis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tagamamwet (Sabaot)
Schefflera volkensii (Engl.) Harms
Official name : Schefflera volkensii (Engl.) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(156)
Recipes : H(003) swollen bodies, H(156) whooping-cough, sap of Schefflera volkensii , RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kwelet (Sabaot)
Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida cuneifolia auct.
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat, chewing roots of Sida cuneifolia
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kupchuwet (Sabaot)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(014), H(053), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(014) ringworms, H(053) ear, H(103) toothache, H(104) sharp abdominal pains, chewing roots and fruits of Solanum incanum,,
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : labotwet (Sabaot)
Solanum micranthum Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Solanum micranthum Roem. & Schult.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(091), H(100), H(104), H(109), H(161)
Recipes : H(020) snake-cat-or dog bite, H(091) vitality, H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), H(104) stomachache, H(109) backache, H(161) wart, decoction of roots of Solanum micranthum, burning fruits, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sigowet (Sabaot)
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(100), H(109)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's) (sirunda), H(109) backache, decoction of barks of Spathodea campanulata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : rotiandet (Sabaot)
Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Official name : Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013)
Recipes : H(001) partial blindness,H(013) skin, grinder barks of Steganotaenia araliacea, RNS. (Probably VO.)
H(001) partial blindness,H(013) skin, roasting and soaking leaves, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mobchabelyo (Sabaot)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) ingredient for concoction, decoction of roots, leaves, barks of Stereospermum kunthianum, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kapteritet (Sabaot)
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, decoction of roots barks of Syzygium cordatum, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : lamaywet (Sabaot)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, chewing leaves of Tagetes minuta
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : ngwekwe (Sabaot)
Teclea nobilis Delile
Official name : Teclea nobilis Delile
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(022) labour, H(104) stomach-ache, decoction of roots of Teclea nobilis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kwiriondet (Sabaot)
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, pounding leaves of Thunbergia alata, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : chebundamu (Sabaot)
Trimeria grandifolia (Hochst.) Warb.
Official name : Trimeria grandifolia (Hochst.) Warb.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) heartburn, rosting leaves of Trimeria grandifolia, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : kipkerelong (Sabaot)
Urena lobata L.
Official name : Urena lobata L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(022) + H(027y) after birth,H(022) easen delivery, decoction of roots and chewing roots of Urena lobata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : mtishiet (Sabaot)
Urtica dioica L.
Official name : Urtica dioica L.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068)
Recipes : H(013) boils, H(068) worms., decoction of leaves, roots of Urtica dioica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : Ilaila (Sabaot)
Vangueria apiculata K. Schum.
Official name : Vangueria apiculata K. Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) part of concoctions, decoction of roots, leaves of Vangueria apiculata, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : taburwet (Sabaot)
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(097)
Recipes : H(022) labor,H(022) + H(027y) after birth, decoction of barks of Vernonia auriculifera, RNS. (Probably VO.)
H(097) testicles pain, decoction of roots, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : tabongwe't (Sabaot)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(077) vomiting, decoction of barks of Vitex doniana, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : bulgenwet (Sabaot)
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(146)
Recipes : H(018) headache,H(037) chest paint,H(037) pneumonia, H(146) rectum, grinding barks of Warburgia ugandensis, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : sakwondet (Sabaot)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(038), H(100), H(103)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(038) urinary tract disease, H(100) sexually transmitted infection (STI's), H(103) toothache, H(146 ) rectum, decoction or soaking or pounding roots of Withania somnifera, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : ketipkiruk (Sabaot)
Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burns, pounding barks of Ziziphus abyssinica, RNS. (Probably VO.)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mont Elgon region)
Vernacular name : matabiet (Sabaot)