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Reference : HS 20

Author(s) : Sonibare, M.A. , J.O. Moody, E.O. Adesanya
Title : Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of measles in Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 268–272 (2009)
Reference HS 20 has information about 23 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves with dried seed of Aframomum melegueta are milled together and the mixture cooked into soup using fish (Clarias gariepinus) and palm:oil (Elaeis guineensis) with the addition of a little salt. A small bowl of soup is taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Elytraria marginata, Bambusa vulgaris, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, and the whole plant of Corchorus olitorius are washed and boiled with a little potash using plenty water. It is allowed to cool and a teacup ful of extract is taken thrice daily after meal.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ataare (Ijebu)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the whole plant of Argemone mexicana is boiled and taken as water during infection in a severe case. Two tea cup fuls twice daily if the infection is mild.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : mafowokanmomi (Ijebu)
Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.
Official name : Bambusa vulgaris Schrad. ex J.C. Wendl.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Elytraria marginata, Bambusa vulgaris, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, and the whole plant of Corchorus olitorius are washed and boiled with a little potash using plenty water. It is allowed to cool and a teacup ful of extract is taken thrice daily after meal.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Bambusa vulgaris and Caesalpinia bonduc are soaked in hot water with the leaves of Dioscorea rotundata and then allowed to cool. Two t ablespoonfuls of the extract are, taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : oparun (Ijebu)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum juice are squeezed out and made into ointment by mixing with Butyrosperum paradoxum. This is applied topically on the skin twice daily after bathing.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ori (Ijebu)
Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
Official name : Caesalpinia bonduc (L.) Roxb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Bambusa vulgaris and Caesalpinia bonduc are soaked in hot water with the leaves of Dioscorea rotundata and then allowed to cool. Two t ablespoonfuls of the extract are, taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ayoo (Ijebu)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata with seeds of Capsicum frutescens and Deinbollia pinnata are cooked with fish (Clarias gariepinus) and taken as soup.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Elytraria marginata and seeds of Capsicum frutescens are cooked with Elaeis guineensis with salt to taste. The concoction is to be taken as soup twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ata wewe (Ijebu)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, dried root and leaves of Senna occidentalis aremilled and mixed with black soap and used to bathe twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : rere (Ijebu)
Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Official name : Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Cucumis colocynthis L. , Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad.
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, seeds of Citrullus colocynthis and Piper guineensis are milled and boiled in plenty ofwater. A teacup ful of the extract is to be taken warm many times a day.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : tagiri (Ijebu)
Corchorus olitorius L.
Official name : Corchorus olitorius L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Elytraria marginata, Bambusa vulgaris, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, and the whole plant of Corchorus olitorius are washed and boiled with a little potash using plenty water. It is allowed to cool and a teacup ful of extract is taken thrice daily after meal.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ewedu (Ijebu)
Deinbollia pinnata (Poir.) Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Deinbollia pinnata (Poir.) Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata with seeds of Capsicum frutescens and Deinbollia pinnata are cooked with fish (Clarias gariepinus) and taken as soup.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ogiri (Ijebu)
Dioscorea rotunda Poir.
Official name : Dioscorea rotunda Poir.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Bambusa vulgaris and Caesalpinia bonduc are soaked in hot water with the leaves of Dioscorea rotundata and then allowed to cool. Two tablespoonfuls of the extract are, taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : isu-igo (Ijebu)
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves with dried seed of Aframomum melegueta are milled together and the mixture cooked into soup using fish (Clarias gariepinus) and palm:oil (Elaeis guineensis) with the addition of a little salt. A small bowl of soup is taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Elytraria marginata and seeds of Capsicum frutescens are cooked with Elaeis guineensis with salt to taste. The concoction is to be taken as soup twice daily.
H(046) measles, dried leaves of Newbouldia laevis and Elytraria marginata are milled into powder and mixed with oil from Elaeis guineensis which is applied on the skin after bathing.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : eyin (Ijebu)
Elytraria marginata Vahl
Official name : Elytraria marginata Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves with dried seed of Aframomum melegueta are milled together and the mixture cooked into soup using fish (Clarias gariepinus) and palm:oil (Elaeis guineensis) with the addition of a little salt. A small bowl of soup is taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Elytraria marginata, Bambusa vulgaris, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, and the whole plant of Corchorus olitorius are washed and boiled with a little potash using plenty water. It is allowed to cool and a teacup ful of extract is taken thrice daily after meal.
H(046) measles, The leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, and Elytraria marginata, whole plant of Peperomia pellucida with the seeds Piper guineensis were made into soup, three tablespoonfuls to be taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata with seeds of Capsicum frutescens and Deinbollia pinnata are cooked with fish (Clarias gariepinus) and taken as soup.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Elytraria marginata and seeds of Capsicum frutescens are cooked with Elaeis guineensis with salt to taste. The concoction is to be taken as soup twice daily.
H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves are cooked with seeds of Piper guineensis into a soup which is taken thrice daily, two tablespoonfuls.
H(046) measles, The leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, and Elytraria marginata, whole plant of Peperomia pellucida with the seeds Piper guineensis were made into soup, three tablespoonfuls to be taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, dried leaves of Newbouldia laevis and Elytraria marginata are milled into powder and mixed with oil from Elaeis guineensis which is applied on the skin after bathing.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : eso (Ijebu)
Loranthus sp.
Official name : Loranthus sp.
Family : Loranthaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, dried leaves of Loranthus spp. are milled and then mixed with black soap. The mixture is use to bathe morning and evening using the local sponge (Momordica augustisepala).
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : etu (Ijebu)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the fresh leaves of Momordica charantia are washed and the juice is squeezed. Two tablespoonfuls of the juice are to be taken orally thrice daily and also used in bathing morning and evening.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Newbouldia laevis, Momordica charantia, Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are boiled together. The extract is allowed to cool and a glassful is taken thrice daily.
H(046) measles, extract from fresh leaves of Momordica charantia and Newbouldia laevis mixed with water is used to bathe.Two tablespoonfuls of the juice are also taken orally twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : Ejinrin (Ijebu)
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the leaves of Newbouldia laevis, Momordica charantia, Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are boiled together. The extract is allowed to cool and a glassful is taken thrice daily.
H(046) measles, extract from fresh leaves of Momordica charantia and Newbouldia laevis mixed with water is used to bathe.Two tablespoonfuls of the juice are also taken orally twice daily.
H(046) measles, dried leaves of Newbouldia laevis and Elytraria marginata are milled into powder and mixed with oil from Elaeis guineensis which is applied on the skin after bathing.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : akoko (Ijebu)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum juice are squeezed out and made into ointment by mixing with Butyrosperum paradoxum. This is applied topically on the skin twice daily after bathing.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Newbouldia laevis, Momordica charantia, Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are boiled together. The extract is allowed to cool and a glassful is taken thrice daily.
H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked into palm wine for 24 h after which a teacupful is taken twice daily until infection subsides.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : efinrin (Ijebu)
Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth
Official name : Peperomia pellucida (L.) Kunth
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves with dried seed of Aframomum melegueta are milled together and the mixture cooked into soup using fish (Clarias gariepinus) and palm:oil (Elaeis guineensis) with the addition of a little salt. A small bowl of soup is taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Peperomia pellucida, Elytraria marginata, Bambusa vulgaris, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, and the whole plant of Corchorus olitorius are washed and boiled with a little potash using plenty water. It is allowed to cool and a teacup ful of extract is taken thrice daily after meal.
H(046) measles, Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves are cooked with seeds of Piper guineensis into a soup which is taken thrice daily, two tablespoonfuls.
H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Elytraria marginata and Peperomia pellucida are boiled with seeds of Piper guineensis. One tablespoonful is to be taken three times daily but dosage can be tripled depending on extend of infection.
H(046) measles, The leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, and Elytraria marginata, whole plant of Peperomia pellucida with the seeds Piper guineensis were made into soup, three tablespoonfuls to be taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : renren (Ijebu)
Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, The leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, and Elytraria marginata, whole plant of Peperomia pellucida with the seeds Piper guineensis were made into soup, three tablespoonfuls to be taken twice daily.
H(046) measles, seeds of Citrullus colocynthis and Piper guineensis are milled and boiled in plenty ofwater. A teacup ful of the extract is to be taken warm many times a day.
H(046) measles Peperomia pellucida and Elytraria marginata leaves are cooked with seeds of Piper guineensis into a soup which is taken thrice daily, two tablespoonfuls.
H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Elytraria marginata and Peperomia pellucida are boiled with seeds of Piper guineensis. One tablespoonful is to be taken three times daily but dosage can be tripled depending on extend of infection.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : iyere (Ijebu)
Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, seeds of Citrullus colocynthis and Piper guineensis are milled and boiled in plenty ofwater. A teacup ful of the extract is to be taken warm many times a day.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : iyere
Raphia hookeri G.Mann & H.Wendl.
Official name : Raphia hookeri G.Mann & H.Wendl.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, the dried leaves of Vernonia amygdalina are soaked in alcohol (local wine from Raphia hookeri). The supernatant is decanted; one teaspoonful is taken once daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : oguro (Ijebu)
Secamone afzelii (Schult.) K. Schum.
Official name : Secamone afzelii (Schult.) K. Schum.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, dried leaves of Secamone afzelli aremilled and mixed with black soap and bathe with the mixture twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ailu (Ijebu)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(046)
Recipes : H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum juice are squeezed out and made into ointment by mixing with Butyrosperum paradoxum. This is applied topically on the skin twice daily after bathing.
H(046) measles, the leaves of Newbouldia laevis, Momordica charantia, Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are boiled together. The extract is allowed to cool and a glassful is taken thrice daily.
H(046) measles, the dried leaves of Vernonia amygdalina are soaked in alcohol (local wine—Raphia hookeri). The supernatant is decanted; one teaspoonful is taken once daily.
H(046) measles, fresh leaves of Vernonia amygdalina and Ocimum gratissimum are soaked into palm wine for 24 h after which a teacupful is taken twice daily until infection subsides.
H(046) measles, The leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, and Elytraria marginata, whole plant of Peperomia pellucida with the seeds Piper guineensis were made into soup, three tablespoonfuls to be taken twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Ijebu area of Ogun State)
Vernacular name : ewuro (Ijebu)