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Reference : HS 1k

Author(s) : Sawyerr, E.S.
Title : Medicinal plants of West Africa.Vol. 1 Solomon Islands, 88 p. (1983)
Reference HS 1k has information about 32 plants :
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(088), H(138)
Recipes : H(088), pounded leaves+ H2O, infusion, VO
H(138) paludism, rain saison, pounded leaves + H2O, infusion, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : monkey brade (Krio), bo - wului (Mende), an- derabai (Temne)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020)repulsive, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : yabas (Krio), yawe (Mende), ta yabas (Temne)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(088), H(103), H(137)
Recipes : H(088), H(103), H(137)gums, barks, leaves, infusion, gargle
H(008), barks, leaves, infusion, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kushu (Krio), kusui (Mende), e - lil- e - potho (Temne)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), fresh leaves, pounded, RNS.
H(008), leaves, RNS
H(051) childs, leaves, decoction (H2O) , lotion and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sour sap (Krio), sour sapi (Mende)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139), seeds, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : grannat (Krio), nyui (Mende), a kan (Temne)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(104), pounded leaves+ H2O, paste, bell of leaves around the body
H(112), RNS., ONS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : fakai laa (Mende), an papai (Temne)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006), H(014), H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(006), dry leaves, RNS.
H(014), skin, pounded leaves + lemon juice or oil, cataplasm
H(068), leaves, juive, RNS.
H(112), leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : nje pai (Mende), aiyani (Temne)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(051), H(157)
Recipes : H(006), plant , RNS
H(018), peeled roots + plant + black peper, juice in nose
H(051), leaves, decoctionRNS
H(157), ONS , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : stinking löf, coffee (Krio), e - sabe , e - lamba coke (Temne), jipa, nje pai (Mende)
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(051), H(051), H(051), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves, roots, decoction during 2H, RNS.
H(051), H(051x), H(091), H(104) stomach, roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(091), H(104), H(172)
Recipes : H(091) male, H(104) stomach, H(172), roots washed and in pieces in a bottle H2O, in the sun until apparition of the yellow color, VO every morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : gbangbei (Mende), a kon - korot (Temne)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027),infusion leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : jokoje (Krio)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(008), H(051), H(055), H(108), H(131)
Recipes : H(001), leaves, juice, drops in eyes
H(004)chronic, slices of the grilled fruit on ...H(008), leaves juice + strong sp, RNS.
H(051), leaves decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(055) + H(051)bilar., leaves, juice, RNS.
H(108)gorge, leaves, juice, gargle
H(131), slices of the grilled fruit on ...
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : lem (Krio), dumbele (Mende), ma roks (Temne)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), leaves in H2O, sticky liquid, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : tolo (Mende), an kola (Temne)
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(005), H(113)
Recipes : H(005), juice pounded leaves, paste, local application, 2X / day
H(113) rheumatism, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : jao gojie (Mende)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(112)
Recipes : H(013) vaginal,H(014), leaves, powder, application 2X / day
H(112), pounded leaves+ H2O + hot ashes, filter, 1 à 3 X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : cratch leaf (Krio), kamamei laa (Mende), ka nana (Temne)
Gossypium sp.
Official name : Gossypium sp.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(112)
Recipes : H(008), leaves, infusion + lemon juice, RNS.
H(112), roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : wik (Krio), fande (Mende), e - pompo (Temne)
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(139), H(175)
Recipes : H(139), seeds, RNS.
H(175), pounded leaves, paste, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : okro (Krio), bonde (Mende), a lontho (TYemne)
Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Official name : Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(091)
Recipes : H(004), hot leaves, external use, “sand cracks feet”
H(007), H(091)scorbut, leaves, flower-cup, pounded in H2O, maceration, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sour sour (Krio), satoi (Mende), kapan thorr (Temne)
Lippia adoensis Hochst. ex Walp.
Official name : Lippia adoensis Hochst. ex Walp.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(034), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(006), leaves, RNS.
H(006) childs, leaves, RNS.
H(034), leaves +soft laxative
H(051), leaves , poerre + H2O, cold VO.
H(051) childs, leaves, RNS.
H(100), leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : gambey tea busch (Krio), a - kimbo (Temne),
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(088), H(103)
Recipes : H(008), ONS., RNS.
H(068), seeds, RNS.
H(088), barks, leaves, RNS.
H(103), ONS. juicej, gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : mangro (Krio), mangoi (Mende), a - -mangkro (Temne)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), leaves, roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : igbesi (Krio), yumbuyambei (Mende)
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(051), H(104), H(172)
Recipes : H(026), H(104), dry barks, young branchs, Infusion
H(051) paludism, barks from stems and roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(172), roots, leaves pounded, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : snof lif (Krio), pumamagbei (Mende), an jol (Temne)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(082), H(103)
Recipes : H(004)insects, ashes ONS., RNS.
H(082), smel leaves
H(103), leaves, powder, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : tabaca (Krio), tawei (Mende), an thaba, thabakai (Temne)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(077), H(157)
Recipes : H(026), RNS, ONS
H(077), RNS, ONS
H(157) baby, pounded leaves, juice, drops on the fore head, eyes, mouth, pounded leaves on the arms
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sasmenje, pugbawo (Mende)
Oryza sativa L.
Official name : Oryza sativa L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(095)
Recipes : H(013), rice flour, friction or cataplasm
H(095), rice H2O, VO. with other medication
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : res (Krio), mba (Mende), a - pola (Temne)
Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Official name : Pennisetum purpureum Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037), ONS, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : bush sugar cane (Krio), njalei (Mende), an wo (Temne)
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), pounded leaves + palm oil
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : arata jace (Krio), tondo wolii (Mende), ma kil ma - agro (Temne)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), leaves, VO.
H(008), leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : gueva (Krio), goyava Mende), an gweva (Temne)
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(022), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), pounded leaves, decoction, RNS.
H(004), barks, powder, compres circumcision wound
H(022), H(104)post partum, leaves, RNS;
H(037), leaves, infusion , RNS.
H(037), barks, decoction, RNS.
H(104), youg leaves, juice, child
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : fiks plum (Krio), gboji (Mende), eleop (Temne)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(013)
Recipes : H(004), fruit, RNS.
H(006), leaves decoction, external use, wash the wounds
H(006), powder of leaves on wounds
H(013) , young leaves, cataplasm
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sour tumbla (Krio, Mende), an thombi (Temne)
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(020), H(033), H(037)
Recipes : H(006), fruit, RNS.
H(018), pounded leaves, friction head
H(020), fruit, barks, RNS.
H(033) femal, ONS., RNS.
H(037), fruit, cough, RNS.
H(037), fruit, barks, bronchitis
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : hewei (Mende), an pos (Temne)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(018), H(091), H(103), H(104), H(113), H(137)
Recipes : H(018), roots on flame, juice, drops in eyes
H(091), ONS., decoction, RNS
H(103), RNS, ONS
H(104), ONS., decoction, RNS.
H(113), RNS, ONS
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : ginga (Krio), kijei (Mende), ta san (Temne)