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Reference : HP 01

Author(s) : Pousset, J.-L.
Title : Plantes médicinales africaines. Utilisation pratique. Agence de coopération culturelle et technique, (A.C.C.T.), Paris, 156 p., (1989) http://data.cameroun-foret.com/system/files/18_17_32.pdf
Reference HP 01 has information about 46 plants :
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), fruits whitout seeds, powder, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : nebnep, nepnep (Wolof), barana, bagana (Bambara), gaddé, gaudi (Peuhl), gonakie, gommier rouge (local French)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), pulp fruit, dessication, delayed, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : gui (pour l'arbre), lalo (pour la feuille) (Wolof), sira, sito (Bambara), boy, boiö, boki (Peuhl), baobab (local French)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(037)
Recipes : H(001), juice leaves, drops in eyes
H(004), friction whith leaves
H(037), friction whith leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : gobu (Wolof), nungu (Bambara), herbe aux sorciers (local French)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151), barks stem, branch, trunk of Anacardium occidentale, powder, maceration, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : darkasou (Wolof), finzâ (Bambara, anacardier, pommier cajou (local French)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(104) stomach ulcer, leaves of Azadirachta indica, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : nim, neem, dimi buki (Wolof), nim, neem (local French)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflamation, leaves juice of Balanites aegyptiaca, decoction, frictions
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : sump (Wolof), sérené (Bambara)
Borreria verticillata (L.) G. F. W. Mey.
Official name : Borreria verticillata (L.) G. F. W. Mey.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Spermacoce verticillata L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(087)
Recipes : H(004),H(013) , H(087) whitlow, leaves juice of Borreria verticillata, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : ndatuchan u gor, mola, sanêt (Wolof), som som (Bambara), samtarde (Peuhl), harwati (Hausa)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(053)
Recipes : H(004),H(013) ulcer, leaves, local application
H(018), leaves, local application on the head
H(053), juice of leaves in the hear during one night
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii (G. Don) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum subsp. parkii (G. Don) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(108), oil of Butyrospermum paradoxum,drops in nose
H(113), oil of Butyrospermum paradoxum , friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : karité (Wolof), sé, si sii (Bambara), karé, karey, karedé, kolo (Peuhl), karité (local French)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(008), leaves decoction (H2O) of Cajanus cajan, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : waken-masar, waken-turawa (Hausa), pois d'Angol, pois de pigeon (local French)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(113), H(135)
Recipes : H(113), ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, local application
H(135), ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : kani buseu (Wolof), foratu, gamaho, ebaba kani (Bambara), barkono, barkhannu (Haussa), piment de Cayenne, piment enragé, petit piment, pilipili (local French)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(068), H(068) small worms in stomach, H(068) trichocephalosis, latex, VO.
H(126), barks of the underground part , unripe fruit, to cook, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : papayo (Wolof), papiu, papia (Bambara), papayi, papayo (Peuhl), papayer (local French)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), Cassia alata leaves, juice, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : mbâta (Wolof), dartrier (local French)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), Cassia italica leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : laïdur (Wolof), m'bali, mbali (Bambara), falajin (Peuhl), illesko, filasko (Hausa), séné africain (local French)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : H(006), H(102), decoction leaves of Cassia occidentalis, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : bêtamarê, xob bu adama, bâté, bâta (Wolof), mbala mbala fin (Bambara), tasbati, câbali, aldama (Peuhl), faux kinkeliba (local French)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : H(007), leaves of Cassia sieberiana, maceration (H2O), VO.
H(007), underground part without bark of Cassia., maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : sindian (Wolof, Bambara), sindia (Peuhl)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045), leaves juice of Centella asiatica, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), leaves, top of stems with fruits of Chenopodium ambrosioide, infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cochlospermum tinctorium Perr. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Synonyms : Cochlospermum niloticum Oliv.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), roots of Cochlospermum tinctorium, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : fayar (Wolof), nda déré, ndadure, darundé (Peuhl)
Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Official name : Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), leaves of Combretum glutinosum, decoction (H2O), VO. + sugar
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : rat (Wolof), âgara (Bambara), dokï (Peuhl)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(007), H(102)
Recipes : H(007), H(102), leaves of Combretum micranthum, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : sereo (Wolof), kobobe, dolabe (Bambara), talli gugumi (Peuhl), geza (Hausa), kinkeliba (local French)
Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Official name : Cucurbita maxima Duchesne ex Lam.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068)
Recipes : H(006), H(068) taenia, seeds of Cucurbita, to pound, to dilute, VO. To take the laxative after 5 H
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taenia, seeds of Cucurbita pepo, to pound, to dilute, VO. + honey. To take the laxative after 5 H
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(048), H(106)
Recipes : H(048), fresh leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, infusion, VO.
H(106), dryed leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, fumigation
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(196)
Recipes : H(091) vitamin C , scorbut, whole fruit, V.O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : ditaq, detar, döta (Wolof), bodo (Bambara), mobodey (Peuhl)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(008), H(082), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(082), H(104), whole plant of Euphorbia hirta, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : mbal (Wolof), dada dablé (Bambara), nonan kurchiya (Hausa), malnommée (local French)
Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Official name : Fagara zanthoxyloides Lam.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Zanthoxylum zanthoxyloides (Lam.) Zepernick & Timler
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) drepanocytosis, whole plant of Fagara zanthoxyloides, maceration (H2O), VO.
H(091) drepanocytosis, roots of Fagara., powder, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : guene gui deg (Wolof), wo, gozo ngua (Bambara), barkeley, bulabarkele (Peuhl), fasahuari (Hausa), dori (Toucouleur)
Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Guiera senegalensis, decoction (H2O), to filter, VO. + sugar
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : nger (Wolof), kudêmbbé (Bambara), géloki (Peuhl)
Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Official name : Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(045), H(068)
Recipes : H(007), H(045) urinary conduct, H(068) colibaciliosis, calyx of Hibiscus sabdariffa, infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : bisap (Wolof), dakumu (Bambara), folérébadi (Peuhl), oseille de Guinée, kaekade, thé rose d' Abyssinie (local French)
Holarrhena africana DC.
Official name : Holarrhena africana DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Holarrhena floribunda (G. Don) Dur. & Schinz
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), stems barks, trunk, twigs, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : sélu (Wolof), fufu, nofo, kedan (Bambara), indama, taraki (Peuhl), bokin-mutun (Hausa), holarrhena (local French)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), barks stem, branch, trunk of Khaya senegalensis, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : kail (Wolof, Peuhl)), dala (Bambara), caïlcédrat (local French)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(033) + H(201), to boil the pulp of the fruit and to made a massage of the breast of young girls
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : dabolé (Wolof), sidiamba (Bambara), saucissonier (local French)
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(202)
Recipes : H(003), H(113), ONS., RNS.
H(202), to made a paste from leaves with warm H2O, local application on hair and skin
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : fudôn (Wolof), jabi (Bambara, bulbure (Peuhl), lale, lalle (Hausa), henné (local French)
Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Official name : Lippia multiflora Moldenke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) sedative, leaves of Lippia multiflora , infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : nbornbor, mbalat, duté (Wolof), ganéla (Bambara), thé de Gambie (local French)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), barks stem, branch, trunk of Mangiirona indica, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(007), H(008), leaves of Mangiirona indica, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
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(051)
Recipes : H(051), roots of Nauclea latifolia, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051), barks stem, branch, trunk of Nauclea., decoction (H2O), VO.
H(051), leaves of Nauclea latifolia, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : nidok, nâdop (Wolof), bari (Bambara), bauré, bakuré, bakari, dundunké (Peuhl), pêcher africain (local French)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135), whole plant of Ocimum basilicum, infusion (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : lebalep bu djigen, ngugum, gugunô (Wolof), suholan (Bambara), guguma (Peuhl), dai doya ta gida (basilic (local French)
Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Official name : Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Symptoms : H(004), H(103)
Recipes : H(004) wound with complication, leaves of Piliostigma reticulatum, to pound, local application
H(103), stems without leaves of Piliostigma reticulatum in tooth-pick
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : gigis, ngigis (Wolof), niama, niama tiéné (Bambara), barkey, bordedji, barkevi (Peuhl)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(020) spiting snake, roots of Sclerocarya birrea, maceration (H2O), drops in eyes
H(020), roots of Sclerocarya., powder, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, arthralgic, roots of Sclerocarya., pulp, to rub
H(113) rheumatism, roots of Sclerocarya.,, powder, to dilute in du karite butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum), local application
H(171) hypoglycemic, leaves of Sclerocarya., decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : ber, bir (Wolof), mguna (Bambara), éri, béri (Peuhl)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(113)
Recipes : H(020), one pinch of roots powder, VO.
H(020), spit snake, to wach the eyes with a consentrated decoction of powder
H(113) rheumatism, arthralgic, roots of Securidaca longipedunculata, powder, to dilute in du butter of karite (Butyrospermum paradoxum), local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : füf (Wolof), ndêdo (Bambara, dutu (Peuhl), arbre à serpent (local French)
Sterculia setigera Del.
Official name : Sterculia setigera Del.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia tomentosa Guill. & Perr.
Symptoms : H(006), H(048)
Recipes : H(006), H(048), gum of Sterculia sestemra, powder, to dilute (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : mbep (Wolof), kôgurani, kogosito, forka (Bambara), bobérl, bobori (Peuhl), kukuko (Hausa), mbep, gommier mbep, platane du Sénégal (local French)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(006), H(075)
Recipes : H(006), fruits without seeds of Tamarindus indica, to pound, to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(075) refreshing appetizing, fruits without seeds of Tamarindus., to pound, to dilute (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : dakhar (Wolof), tombi, ntomi, tumi (Bambara), dam, dabé, dami, djammi (Peuhl), tsamyia, tsamia (Hausa), tamarinier, tamarin (local French)
Tinospora bakis (A. Rich.) Miers
Official name : Tinospora bakis (A. Rich.) Miers
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051), H(126), roots of Tinospora bakis, maceration (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : bakis (Wolof), abolo, bakani (Peuhl), bakis (local French)
Vetiveria nigritana (Benth.) Stapf
Official name : Vetiveria nigritana (Benth.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(045), H(045)
Recipes : H(008), H(045) antiseptic, essence of Vetiveria nigritana , to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(008) new born, H(045) new born antiseptic, essence of rhizome of Vetiveria nigritana , to dilute (H2O), VO.
H(045) antiseptic, roots of Vetiveria., decoction (H2O), desinfecting H2O of drinking water
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : tep, sep (Wolof), bangasa, ngokoba (Bambara), sêban, sâban (Peuhl), vetiver (local French)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) asthenia, leaves of Vitex doniana , decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : lêg, lung, höl (Wolof), koro, koroba, korofin, koto (Bambara), prune noire (local French)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(135)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(135), powder of rhizom, maceration of 40 gr. In 1 l. H2O + sugar, VO. the fresh preparation
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : dinjar, dinjer, jinjër (Wolof), niamahu (Bambara), citaraho, sakanjabir (Hausa), gingembre (local French)