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Reference : HR 17

Author(s) : Ruffo, C. K.
Title : A Survey of medicinal plants in Tabora region, Tanzania in :Traditional Medicinal Plants. Dar Es Salaam University Press - Ministry of Health - Tanzania, 391 p. (1991)
Reference HR 17 has information about 115 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye diseases,H(014) scabies, H(091) anaemia, H(127) spleen diseases, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(143) smallpox, roots of Abrus precatorius, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : muchichi, mshiti (Nyamwezi)
Abrus schimperi Hochst. ex Baker
Official name : Abrus schimperi Hochst. ex Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y) cure post partum H(104) stomachache, H(151) hypertension , roots of Abrus schimperi, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : vugagati (Nyamwezi)
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(068)
Recipes : H(013) abscess and H(068) bilharziosis, roots of Acacia drepanolobium, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : vuvula (Nyamwezi)
Acacia hockii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia hockii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, roots of Acacia hockii, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : munyenyela (Nyamwezi)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, roots of Acacia mellifera, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : mugongwa, ilugala (Nyamwezi)
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(082), H(091)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, H(091) anaemia, roots of Acacia nilotica, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : mugulunga, mudubilo (Nyamwezi)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, roots of Acacia senegal, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : katita, mgwata (Nyamwezi)
Albizia harveyi E.Fourn.
Official name : Albizia harveyi E.Fourn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(037) chest pains, H(104) stomachache, leaves of Albizia harveyil, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : mupogolo (Nyamwezi)
Albizia petersiana (Bolle) Oliv.
Official name : Albizia petersiana (Bolle) Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(169)
Recipes : H(037) lung diseases, H(169) hernia, roots of Albizia petersianal, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : musisigulu (Nyamwezi)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(127), H(139), H(178), H(179)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, H(127) spleen, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(178) heart pains, H(179) kidney diseases, leaves of Aloe sp., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : itembwe, Lugaka (Nyamwezi)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(020), H(104)
Recipes : H(020) snake bites and H(104) stomachache, roots of Annona senegalensis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : mutopetope, mufila, mukonola (Nyamwezi)
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) body swelling, H(020) snake bites, H(113) rheumatism, stems of Ansellia africana, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : inyazya (Nyamwezi)
Antidesma venosum E.Mey. ex Tul.
Official name : Antidesma venosum E.Mey. ex Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(020) snake bites and H(092) poisoning, roots, leaves of Antidesma venosum
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : musekela (Nyamwezi)
Aristolochia sp.
Official name : Aristolochia sp.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(020) snake bites, H092) poisoning, H(104) stomachache, H(157) convulsions, roots of Aristolachia sp., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : kilikamo (Nyamwezi)
Asparagus falcatus L.
Official name : Asparagus falcatus L.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(139), H(169), H(100)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, H(169) hernia and H(100) gonorrhoea, barks of Asparagus falcatus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : kasolanhanga, sawi (Nyamwezi)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(004) wounds and H(051) relapsing fevers in children, leaves of Bidens pilosa
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : ndasa (Nyamwezi)
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : H(014), H(018)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, H(018) headache, H(103) tooth ache, H(113) rheumatism, bark, roots of Boscia salicifolia, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : muguluka (Nyamwezi)
Brachystegia spiciformis Benth.
Official name : Brachystegia spiciformis Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite,H(037) cough, barks of Brachystegia spiciformis, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : mutundu (Nyamwezi)
Bridelia duvigneaudii J.Léonard
Official name : Bridelia duvigneaudii J.Léonard
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) intestinal worms, roots of Bridelia duvigneaudi, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : muvuzivuzi (Nyamwezi)
Burkea africana Hook.
Official name : Burkea africana Hook.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, barks of Burkea africana
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : muganda, mukalati (Nyamwezi)