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Reference : HP 13

Author(s) : Phanuel, A. S., R.O. Nyunja and J.C. Onyango
Title : Plant Species in the Folk medicine of Kit Mikayi Region, Western Kenya Ethnobotanical Leaflets 14: 836-40. (2010)
Reference HP 13 has information about 36 plants :
Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L. subsp. africanus Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Glycine abrus L.
Symptoms : H(046), H(100)
Recipes : H(046) measles, H(100) veneral illness, whole plant of Abrus precatorius. spp.africana, RNS. (number of informants = 3 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ombulu
Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Official name : Acacia lahai Steud. & Hochst. ex Benth
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014, 10) skin eruption, barks of Acacia lahai, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : alaktar
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver, leaves of Acanthus pubescens, RNS. (number of informants = 4 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : oywech
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), H(137)
Recipes : H(103) teeth pain, H(137) sores, leaves, whole plant of Spilannthes maurttanum, RNS. (number of informants = 10 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : nyajuok
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(045), H(104)
Recipes : H(045) disinfectant, H(104) stomachache, leaves of Agave sisalama, RNS. (number of informants = 11 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : tuoro
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) cuts, leaves, roots of Ageratum conyzoides, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : oluoro chieng
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(100), H(137)
Recipes : H(001) eyes, H(100) veneral illness, H(137) sore, barks of Albizia coriaria, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ober
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) veneral illness, H(104) stomachache, bark, fruit, roots of Balanites aegyptica, RNS. (number of informants = 20 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : othoo
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(001) eye, H(104) stomachache, leaves of Bidens pilosa, RNS. (number of informants = 12 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : onyiego
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(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(104) stomachache, roots of Carissa edulis, RNS. (number of informants = 10 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ochuoga
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver, leaves of Chenopodium opulifolium, RNS. (number of informants = 2 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : onggodo
Commiphora africana (A.Rich.) Engl. var. africana
Official name : Commiphora africana (A.Rich.) Engl. var. africana
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(100) veneral illness, H(104) stomachache, roots of Commiphora africana, RNS. (number of informants = 10 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : aru piny
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, inhalation fumigatio with leaves, roots of Croton dischogamus, RNS. (number of informants = 16)
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : okwash
Cyphostemma serpens (A. Rich.) Desc.
Official name : Cyphostemma serpens (A. Rich.) Desc.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, leaves of Cyphostemma serpens, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : bwombwe
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Erythrococca bongensis, RNS. (number of informants = 12 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : okwero gweno
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(006), H(103)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(103) toothache, fruits, roots, barks of Euclea divinonim, RNS. (number of informants = 20 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ochol
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, leaves of Fuerstia africana, RNS. (number of informants = 10 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : aremo
Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Official name : Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, roots, leaves of Hyptis pectinata, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : oluochiel
Ipomoea hildebrandtii Vatke
Official name : Ipomoea hildebrandtii Vatke
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(104)
Recipes : H(046) measles, H(104) stomachache, leaves of Ipomea hildebrandtii, RNS. (number of informants =18 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ong'ong'o
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, fruits, bark of Markhamia lutea, RNS. (number of informants = 12 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : yago
Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var stuhlmannii (Engl.) Kokwaro
Official name : Lannea schweinfurthii (Engl.) Engl. var stuhlmannii (Engl.) Kokwaro
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Lannea stuhlmannii (Engl.) Engl.
Symptoms : H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(104) stomachache, barks of Lannea schweinfurthii, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : kwogo
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) conjunctivitis, labour, leaves, roots of Markhamia lutea, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : siala
Ormocarpum trichocarpum (Taub.) Harms
Official name : Ormocarpum trichocarpum (Taub.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) prevention of abortion, barks of Ormocarpum trachocarpum, RNS. (number of informants = 9 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : det
Plectranthus comosus Sims
Official name : Plectranthus comosus Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear problems, leaves of Plectranthus comosus, RNS. (number of informants = 12 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : okita
Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Official name : Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(200)
Recipes : H(200) bacteriostatic, roots of Rhoicissus revoili, RNS. (number of informants = 2 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : rabongo madhako
Scutia myrtina (Burm. F.) Kuntz
Official name : Scutia myrtina (Burm. F.) Kuntz
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(109)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(109) backache, roots of Scutia myrtina, RNS. (number of informants = 4 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ong'ono
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, leaves of Sesbania sesban, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : osao
Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida cuneifolia auct.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, roots of Sida cuneifolia, RNS. (number of informants = 2 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ogundu
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(004), H(037)
Recipes : H(004) cuts,H(037) chest pains, fruits of Solanum incanum, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ochok
Sphaeranthus cyathuloides O.Hoffm.
Official name : Sphaeranthus cyathuloides O.Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, leaves of Sphaeranthus cyathuloides, RNS. (number of informants = 14 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : adupa
Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.
Official name : Thevetia peruviana (Pers.) K.Schum.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) cut, H(108) flu, leaves, fruits of Thevetia Peruviana, RNS. (number of informants = 5 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : chamama
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(109)
Recipes : H(076) mouth, tongue, H(109) backache, leaves of Thunbegia alata, RNS. (number of informants = 5 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : nyawendagwata
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, H(118) sore throat, leaves of Tithonia diversifolia, RNS. (number of informants = 15 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : akech
Tylosema fassoglensis (Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.
Official name : Tylosema fassoglensis (Schweinf.) Torre & Hillc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) kwashiorkor, roots of Tylosema fassoglense, RNS. (number of informants = 8 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ombasa
Vernonia aemulans Vatke
Official name : Vernonia aemulans Vatke
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(051) fever, leaves of Vernonia aemulans, RNS. (number of informants = 12 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : nyabung odede
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Official name : Warburgia salutaris (Bertol.f.) Chiov.
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(103), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(051) fever, H(103) toothache, H(104) stomachache, barks of Warburgia salutaris, RNS. (number of informants = 13 )
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Kit Mikayi Region)
Vernacular name : ajua