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Reference : HQ 03

Author(s) : Quansah, N.
Title : Ethnomedicine in the Maroantsetra Region of Madagascar Economic Botany 42 (3), pp. 370-375 (1988)
Reference HQ 03 has information about 17 plants :
Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.
Official name : Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.
Family : Connaraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache, stem of Agelaea pentagyna is cut into pieces and boiled, liquid strained , VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : vahamainty
Brochoneura sp.
Official name : Brochoneura sp.
Family : Myristicaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tree/sap of Brochoneura sp. is applied directly on gums to treat sores on gums and in the mouth.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : malamanitra
Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don
Official name : Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, fresh leaves of Clidemia hirta crushed and applied directly on bleeding wounds to stop the bleeding.
H(037) , fresh leaves also dried on flame then ground into powder and applied in small quantitites under the tongue to relieve pains in the lung.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : trotrobato, tsitotroko
Clinogyne comorensis (Brongn. ex Gris) H.Perrier.
Official name : Clinogyne comorensis (Brongn. ex Gris) H.Perrier.
Family : Marantaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), ripe fruits of Clinogyne comorensis are swallowed to prevent the formation of abcesses (boils) on any part of the body.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : tsintombamba
Elephantopus plurisetus (O. Hoffm.) Clonts
Official name : Elephantopus plurisetus (O. Hoffm.) Clonts
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Elephantopus scaber L.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, extract from fresh leaves of Elephantopus scaber, VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : ahiboka, fandosimasitraomby
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) sprains, entire plant of Eleusine indica is boiled and used to treat sprains
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : tsiavotraombilahy/
Ficus sp.
Official name : Ficus sp.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026), H(027y), tree/bark of Ficus sp. is boiled and beverage drunk to treat abdominal (menstrual) pains and also to hasten the healing process of the wombafter childbirth (tone-up the uterus)
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : voararano
Leea guineensis G. Don
Official name : Leea guineensis G. Don
Family : Leeaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, shrub/bark of Leea guineensis ground and placed on deep wounds for skin regrowth (regeneration)
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : maimbohavana
Lycopodium cernuum L.
Official name : Lycopodium cernuum L.
Family : Lycopodiaceae
Synonyms : Lycopodium cernuum L.
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) nervous disorders, dried plant of Lycopodium cernuum boiled and VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : anatrandraka
Lygodium lanceolatum Desv.
Official name : Lygodium lanceolatum Desv.
Family : Lygodiaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, H(126) liver ailments, dried plant of Lygodium lanceolatum is put in boiled water and the beverage VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : pamahitra-ankanga
Melaleuca viridiflora Gaertner
Official name : Melaleuca viridiflora Gaertner
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) shoot of Melaleuca viridiflora is put in boiled water and the resulting vapour inhaled for the treatment of blocked (stuffy) nose.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : kininiua
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037)
Recipes : H(018) headache,H(037) cold, shoot of Ocimum gratissirnum put in boiled water, the resulting vapour inhaled for the treatment of blocked (stuffy) nose (cold) and headache
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : rombav
Phyllanthus sp.
Official name : Phyllanthus sp.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever in children, entire plant is boiled and the beverage , VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : ambanivihy, mandrihartvav
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea (dysentery), extract of young leaves of Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : goavy
Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.
Official name : Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.
Family : Strelitziaceae
Symptoms : H(075)
Recipes : H(075) the pith of shoot of Ravenala madagascariensis is cooked and eaten with meal to restore one's lost appetite (to treat anorexia).
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : ravenala
Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.
Official name : Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.
Family : Strelitziaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(091) the pith of shoot of Ravenala madagascariensis is cooked and to the feed.of cattle and pigs to fatten them up.
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : ravenala
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), extract of fresh leaves of Solanum indicum is applied on wounds as an antibiotic to treat persisting wounds
Region : Madagascar
Country : Madagascar (The Betsimisaraka region in the NorthEast)
Vernacular name : angivy