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Reference : HS 12c

Author(s) : Samuelsson G., M. H. Faraha, Per Claeson, M. Hagos, M. Thulin, O. Hedberg, A. M. Warfa, A. O. Hassan, A. H. Elmi , A. D. Abdurahman, A. S. Elmi, Y. A. Abdie & M. H. Alin
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. III. Plants of the families Lauraceae - Papilionaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 37, pp. 93 - 112, (1992)
Reference HS 12c has information about 12 plants :
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(051), H(051)
Recipes : H(051), H(051) paludism, a handfull of fresh stembark, crushed, boiled for 20' in 1 l H2O, filtered, VO. 3 small cups / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : bilcil
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), 3 pieces of dried roots (20 cm long), boiled in 1 l H2O, filtered, 1 cup / day during 15 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : gumar
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068), H(100) gono., a handfuf of fresh or dried roots or barks, crushed, boiled, VO. 2 cups 3X / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : reydab
Cassytha filiformis L.
Official name : Cassytha filiformis L.
Family : Lauraceae
Synonyms : Cassytha guineensis Schum. & Thonn.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) inflammation of the conjonctiva, roots, fresh or dried + leaves, crushed, powdered, extracted in a small amount H2O, drops in eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : arjeeg
Clitoria ternatea L.
Official name : Clitoria ternatea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), constip., 7 fresh roots are crushed, boiled + 1 l. H2O, filtered, the whole preparation is taken as one dose
H(006), constip., 1/2 kgr of fresh roots is powdered and mixed + 1 glass of milk, the whole preparation is taken as one dose
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : caleen-koris, fiit fiite
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(088), H(139)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, 3 teaspoon ful of powdered leaves is mixed with 1 cup H2O, mixture applied externally
H(088), astringent on the skin, fresh or dried leaves are crushed, applied 1x / day for 3 days
H(139), impotence, 1 kg of fresh roots, boiled with 4 glasses of H2O until 2 glasses remain. VO. 1 glass daily for 2 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : dhiigtaar
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(002), H(008)
Recipes : H(002), 2 handfuls of fresh or dried stembark are cut to pieces and boiled with 3 glasses H2O. The women is fumigated and the cold decoction is poured over her shoulder. Lactation starts immediately
H(008), dysentery, 1 handful of dry leaves which have fallen to the ground are boiled with 1 cup of water, filtered, 1 cup 1X / day for 3 days
H(008), 2 pieces of roots (15 cm long) are boiled with 1 glass of water, 1 1/2 glass once a day for 1 week
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : mukey, darey
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : H(053), H(112)
Recipes : H(053), unripe fruit heated in a flame, the juice is squeezed out and dropped in the ears once a day for 2 days
H(112), a piece of root (15 cm long) boiled in 2 glasses H2O, the whole is drunk once a day for 2 day
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : suuf-duureed
Indigofera schimperi Jaub. & Spach
Official name : Indigofera schimperi Jaub. & Spach
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Indigofera tettensis Klotzsch.
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), temporary impotence, root mixed with salt is eaten every one and half hours during the day
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : geed-guduuka
Indigofera tinctoria L.
Official name : Indigofera tinctoria L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Indigofera bergii Vatke
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), bronchitis, a handfull of fresh leaves or 1 piece (10 cm long) roots, are crushed, mixed with half a cup of butter or oil, the mixture is applied on the chest
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : cilaan-ari
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(018), H(026), H(027y), H(126)
Recipes : H(018), headache, fresh leaves, crushed + H2O, cataplasm on the head
H(026), dymenorrhoea, fresh or dried leaves, crushed + 1/2 glass cold H2O, filtered, VO., 1/3 of the extract for 7 days
H(026), dymenorrhoea, fresh or dried roots (20 cm long) , crushed , boiled in 2 glasses H2O, filtered, VO., 1/3 of the extract for 7 days
H(027y), post partum diseases, fresh or dried leaves or bark of stems, crushed + cold H2O, in a bath or after heating for fumigation
H(126), jaundice, a handfull dried leaves, crushed + 1 l cold H2O, filtered, 1/3 of the extract for 7 days
H(126),hepatitis, fresh or dried leaves or bark of stems, crushed + cold H2O, in a bath or after heating for fumigation
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : cilaan, eyrab
Ximenia caffra Sond.
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond.
Family : Olacaceae
Synonyms : Ximenia americana L. var. caffra (Sond.) Engl. , Ximenia americana L. var. tomentosa Engl.
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(077)
Recipes : H(008), 2 teaspoon ful of fresh leaves are crushed and boiled + 1 cup H2O, VO. 1 cup 3X / day for 4 days
H(068), bilharzia,1 piece of fresh root (50 cm) is crushed, boiled + 2 glasses of water, filtered, 1/3 of the decoctio is drunk each day for 3 daysH(077), 2 teaspoon ful of fresh leaves are crushed and boiled + 1 cup H2O, VO. 1 cup 3X / day for 4 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : madharuug, muracood, mandharud