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Reference : HS 12d

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. IV.Plants of the families Passifloraceae - Zygophyllaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 38, pp. 1 - 29, (1993)
Reference HS 12d has information about 12 plants :
Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(033)
Recipes : H(026), dysmenorrhoea, a piece of 15 cml of fresh root, boiled + 2 glasses H2O, VO., 2 glasses / day for 1 to 3 days
H(033) femal, 1 kgr of fresh roots without bark, powdered, boiled + 2 glasses H2O, VO. 1 cup daily during 7 days
H(033) femal, fresh or dried roots are crushed or powdered and mixed cold H2O, VO. 2 cups daily for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : carmo co'ley, carmo lo'loy
Corchorus trilocularis Lam.
Official name : Corchorus trilocularis Lam.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Corchorus somalicus Gandorger
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), to treat patient suffering from stomach when drinking sour drinks. A handfull of fresh leaves, boiled with 1 cup water, VO. 1 cup in the morning and 1 at bed time for 1 month
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : dhareeriye, gnolold
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(018), H(082)
Recipes : H(018), headache, unripe but soft fruits are crushed and a small piece of resin of Commiphora molmol is added with a little water and oil. The mixture is applied on head at night. Can be repeated
H(082), the stigma of one flower is removed and the remain is smoked as a cigarette
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : bocoroole, geed-jinni
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(162)
Recipes : H(104), stomach, 3 to 4 leaves are crushed, mixed with cold or boiling water, the mixture is drunk daily for 3 days
H(162) , 3 to 4 leaves are pounded, infusion or decoction, VO. during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : fil-fil awliyaad
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), pain in abdomen, 4 X 30 cm of fresh or dried root, boiles + 1 l H2O, decoction (H2O) filtered, VO. 1 cup 3X / day for 1 week
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : kabash
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(104), H(108), H(173)
Recipes : H(026), dysmnorrhoea, H(104), intestinal wounds, 2 handfull of fresh leaves + 1 l H2O, filtered, the whole preparation is eaten with bread once a day for one week
H(026), dysmnorrhoea, H(104), intestinal wounds, 1 handfull of fresh roots are boiled with 1 l H2O, filtered, 2 cups 2X / day for 3 days
H(108), sinusitis, 3 root pieces (15 cm long) are crushed + 1 cup H2O, filtered, 3 drops in each nostril
H(173), the fresh or dried whole plant is crushed and powdered which is applied on the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : jijimoole
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(026), H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(013), 50 gr powdered roots mixed with half a cup H2O, local application
H(026), roots powdered and mixed with fresh or fermented cow milk, 2 cups, twice a day, for 9 days
H(126) from H(051) paludism the bark is removed from the root which is crushed; 1 handfull is mixed with 1/2 glass of cold water, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : cadey
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(077)
Recipes : H(008), fresh or dried roots are crushed, boiled with H2O. 2 cups/ day
H(068), 4 fresh fruits are crushed + 1 cup water or alcohol. 2 drops in each ear 2X/ day during 3 days
H(077), fresh or dried roots are crushed, boiled with H2O. 2 cups/ day
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : makarumbey
Solanum nigrum L.
Official name : Solanum nigrum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum judaicum Bess
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034), cardiac complaints, 2 handfuls of the fresh whole plant, boiled with one cup of water, VO.3 spoon ful, 3X / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : munafoqow
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, Fresh or dried leaves, crushed and mixed with an egal quantity of crushed leaves of Citrus ?. 3 teaspoons of this mixture is added to 1 egg and 1 teaspoon of "ghee". The preparation is eaten daily during 9 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : raqay
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) gono., 15 cm fresh root , crushed + 1 1/2 glass H2O, filtered, VO. 1 glass 2X /day during 1 week
H(104), intestinal pain, fresh roots, crushed + 1 glass H2O, filtered, VO., 1 glass / day for 2 to 3 days
H(113), pain in muscles, 1 handfull of fresh leaves of Withania somnifera , crushed, mixed with 5 gr of resin of Commiphora myrrha, lacal application
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : ab-ab
Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Official name : Ziziphus spina-christi (L.) Desf.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus africana P. Mill. , Ziziphus sphaerocarpa Tul.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(012), H(013), H(026), H(037), H(048), H(068), H(091), H(116)
Recipes : H(004), crushed leaves on wounds
H(008), diarrhoea, 1 handful of leaves, crushed, boiled in 1 glass H2O, filtered, VO. ,1 glass 3X / day
H(012)), 1 handfull of seeds, crushed and boiled + 1l H2O, the decoction is allowed to settle and the supernatand is applied topically on broken bonesH(013), skin rash, 1 handfull fresh leaves, crushed + 1 cup H2O, filtered, the whole body is washed with the extract
H(026), dysmenorrhoea,15 cm piece of roots in pieces, boiled + 1 cup H2O, VO. & cup 3X / day for 3 days
H(037), bronchitis, 15 cm piece of roots, crushed+ 1 cup H2O, filtered, + 3 yolks + 1 spoon sugar, VO. 1 spoon 3X / day for 3 days
H(048), gas in stomach,1 handfull of twigs with leaves, crushed and boiled + 1 l H2O, VO., the whole1X / day during 3 days
H(068), 1 handfull of twigs with leaves, crushed and boiled + 1 l H2O, VO., the whole in once
H(091), 1 handfull of the plant, crushed and boiled + 1 cup H2O, when the liquid is thick, used topically
H(116), amenorrhoea,1 handfull of twigs with leaves, crushed and boiled + 1 l H2O, VO., the whole1X / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : geb