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Reference : HS 00

Author(s) : Saadou, M.
Title : Les plantes médicinales du Niger: premier supplément à l'enquête ethnobotanique de 1979. Rev. Méd. Pharm. Afr., Vol. 7, n°1, 11 - 24, (1993)
Reference HS 00 has information about 41 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), ONS. of Abrus precatorius, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : idon zakara (Hausa), gurmundi (Zarma)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(126)
Recipes : H(005), H(126), ONS. of Acacia seyal, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : chama (Hausa), sa ciray (Zarma)
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(100)
Recipes : H(100) syph., infusion, ONS. of Achyranthes aspera
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : machi gadangare (Hausa), mollo hangaw (Zarma)
Andropogon gayanus Kunth
Official name : Andropogon gayanus Kunth
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(080), H(162)
Recipes : H(080), H(162), ONS. of Andropogon gayanus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gamba (Hausa), subu nya (Zarma)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201)rite, ONS. of Asparagus africanus , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gode (Hausa), fulan yollo (Zarma)
Cadaba glandulosa Forssk.
Official name : Cadaba glandulosa Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal, ONS. of Cadaba glandulosa , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : taïs (Hausa), teera (Zarma)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(001), H(053), H(068), H(124), H(126), H(139), H(173)
Recipes : H(001), H(053), H(068), H(124), H(126), H(139), H(173), ONS. of Cassia singueana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : runhu (Hausa)
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(124), H(139)
Recipes : H(124), H(139), ONS. of Ceiba pentandra , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : rimi (Hausa), bantar (Zarma)
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.
Official name : Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Synonyms : Sesamum heudelotii Stapf
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphro., ONS. of Ceratotheca sesamoides, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : yodo (Hausa), ganda foy (Zarma)
Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(139)
Recipes : H(005), H(139), ONS. of Cissus populnea , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : loda (Hausa), lada (Zarma)
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis, ONS. of Citrullus lanatus , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : guna (Hausa), kanay (Zarma)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(034), H(094), H(104)
Recipes : H(034) belly, H(094) hemor., H(104), tachicardia, ONS. of Citrus aurantiifolia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : lemu tsami (Hausa), lemu (Zarma)
Commelina forskalaei Vahl
Official name : Commelina forskalaei Vahl
Family : Commelinaceae
Synonyms : Commelina falcata Hassk.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), ONS. of Commelina forskalaei , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : balassa (Hausa), balase (Zarma)
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : H(080), H(139)
Recipes : H(080), H(139)aphro, ONS. of Crossopteryx febrifuga , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : yodo (Hausa), ganda foy (Zarma)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(014), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(014), H(100) syph, H(104) belly, ONS. of Daniellia oliveri , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : mage (Hausa), farme (Zarma)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(162)
Recipes : H(051), H(104), H(162), ONS. of Dichrostachys glomerata , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : dundu (Hausa), n'koko (Zarma)
Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia sepium N. E. Br.
Symptoms : H(003), H(053), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(003), H(053) otitis, H(100) syph., H(139), ONS. of Euphorbia balsamifera, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : aguwa (Hausa), barra (Zarma)
Ficus platyphylla Del.
Official name : Ficus platyphylla Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(020), H(104), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(014), H(020), H(104) belly, H(139) male, H(201) rite, ONS. of Ficus platyphylla , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gamji (Hausa), kobe (Zarma)
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : H(053), H(126)
Recipes : H(053) otitis, H(126), ONS. of Gossypium herbaceum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kada (Hausa)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), ONS. of Grewia villosa , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gursumy (Hausa), gri sumi (Zarma)
Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Official name : Gynandropsis gynandra (L.) Briq.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Cleome gynandra L. , Gynandropsis pentaphylla DC.
Symptoms : H(080)
Recipes : H(080), ONS. of Gynandropsis gynandra , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : tabaday (Hausa), hubay (Zarma)
Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
Official name : Hygrophila auriculata (Schumach.) Heine
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(051), H(143)
Recipes : H(046), roots infusion of Hygrophila auriculata, RNS.
H(051),decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(143), leaves infusion
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : zaza guiwa (Hausa), ceeberi kargi (Zarma)
Ipomoea repens Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea repens Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Synonyms : Ipomoea asarifolia (Desr.) Roem. & Schult.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), ONS. of Ipomoea repens , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : duman kada (Hausa), talhana (Zarma)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(080), H(162)
Recipes : H(013), H(080), H(162), ONS. of Jatropha curcas, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : tchini da zugu (Hausa)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) tachy., ONS. of Lantana camara, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : lantana (Hausa)
Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia spartium Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(005), H(126), H(162)
Recipes : H(005),H(022), H(080), H(126), H(162), ONS. of Leptadenia pyrotechnica, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kalumbo (Hausa), surgu hanam (Zarma)
Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Official name : Leucas martinicensis (Jacq.) R. Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) ritual, ONS. of Leucas martinicensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kan barao (Hausa), sorbo hanzurey (Zarma)
Maerua angolensis DC.
Official name : Maerua angolensis DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118), ONS. of Maerua angolensis, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : tchitchiwa (Hausa), kubu forto (Zarma)
Maerua crassifolia Forssk.
Official name : Maerua crassifolia Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Maerua rigida R. Br.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), ONS. of Maerua crassifolia , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : jiga (Hausa), hasubi (Zarma)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) women, ONS. of Mangifera indica, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : manguaro (Hausa), mangu (Zarma)
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(046), H(053)
Recipes : H(046), H(053) otitis, ONS. of Manihot esculenta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : rogo (Hausa), rogo (Zarma)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(131)
Recipes : H(131), ONS. of Maytenus senegalens, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : marihanga (Zarma)
Neocarya macrophylla (Sabine) Prance
Official name : Neocarya macrophylla (Sabine) Prance
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Synonyms : Parinari macrophylla Sabine
Symptoms : H(005), H(104), H(173)
Recipes : H(005), H(104) belly, H(173) , ONS. of Neocarya macrophylla, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gawasa (Hausa), gamsa (Zarma)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : H(001), H(103), ONS. of Ocimum gratissimum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : dodoya (Hausa), day doye (Zarma)
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(118), H(126), H(173)
Recipes : H(118), H(126), H(173), ONS. of Parkia biglobosa, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : dorowa (Hausa), lutu, doso (Zarma)
Pergularia tomentosa L.
Official name : Pergularia tomentosa L.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(053), H(099), H(173)
Recipes : H(014), H(053), H(099), H(173), ONS. of Pergularia tomentosa, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : huataka (Hausa), fataka (Zarma)
Pteleopsis suberosa Engl. & Diels
Official name : Pteleopsis suberosa Engl. & Diels
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) belly, ONS. of Pteleopsis suberosa , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : wiyan damo (Hausa), zayi barji (Zarma)
Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Official name : Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, ONS. of Sansevieria liberica , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kaba kara (Hausa), koro kongu (Zarma)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(162)
Recipes : H(162), ONS. of Sesbania sesban , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kyerno (Hausa), kakaru (Zarma)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), ONS. of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : gawtan kura (Hausa), haw moy (Zarma)
Vetiveria nigritana (Benth.) Stapf
Official name : Vetiveria nigritana (Benth.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), ONS. of Vetiveria nigritana , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : djema (Hausa), dgri nya (Zarma)