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Reference : HS 17

Author(s) : Stafford, G.I., P.D. Pedersen, A.K. Jäger, J. Van Staden
Title : Monoamine oxidase inhibition by southern African traditional medicinal plants. South African Journal of Botany, Volume 73, pp. 384 - 390, (2007)
Reference HS 17 has information about 9 plants :
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), weak decoction of bulb scales of Boophone disticha given to sedate psychotic patients
H(201), healers and patients drink a bulb infusion to induce hallucination for divinatory purposes and to treat mental illness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), ONS. of Clausena anisata to treat mental disease and schizophrenia by Xhosa healers
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) leaves of Datura stramonium are used to sedate hysteria and psychotic patients and also to treat insomnia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz
Official name : Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), Zulu healers use the tuber of Dioscorea dregeana to treat hysteria, convulsion and epilepsy
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Official name : Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(099)
Recipes : H(091) leaves of Gomphocarpus physocarpus to stregthen the body, RNS. (from reference Pujol)
H(099) powdered leaves as sedative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) corn infusions of Hypoxis hemerocallidea used to treat insanity
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) leaves of Leonotis leonorus are reported to be mildly narcotic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Mentha aquatica L.
Official name : Mentha aquatica L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(091), leaves of Mentha aquatica as stimulant (from reference Williamson and Evans)
H(201) leaves of Mentha aquatica of Tagetes minuta are burned and the smoke inhaled to treat mental illness in Venda
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) leaves of Mentha aquatica of Tagetes minuta are burned and the smoke inhaled to treat mental illness in Venda
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors