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Reference : HS 23

Author(s) : Simbo, D. J.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:8 (2010) + Additional file of: An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Babungo, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 6:8 (2010)
Reference HS 23 has information about 107 plants :
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, concoction with the leaves of Acanthus montanus of Senna alata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : gekbou (Babungo)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, stem, leaves and flowers of Spilanthes filicaulis are mixed with others plants, RNS.
H(100) veneral diseses, concoction of the whole plant of Paspaludismm conjugatum of Stelleria media and Spilanthes filicaulis, VO.
H(100) veneral disease, concoction of the stem, leaves and flower combined with Spilanthes filicaulis and Paspaludismm conjugatum is VO.
H(103) toothache, flowers are chewed
H(104) gastritis, H(104) stomachache, stem, leaves and flowers are chewed and juice swallowed
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nyantanyui (Babungo)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseases, concoction of the stems and leaves of Portulaca oleracea of the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(100) veneral disease, concoction of the leaves of Jateorhiza macrantha of the bark with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
H(201), used for driving away evil spirits
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : iswo (Babungo)
Afrostyrax kamerunensis Perkins & Gilg
Official name : Afrostyrax kamerunensis Perkins & Gilg
Family : Huaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases, concoction with the seeds of Afrostyrax kamerunensis the roots of Raphia hookeri, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fulong (Babungo)
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) antiinflammatory, H(137) local analgesic, The paste from ground leaves of Agave sisalana is applied topically on affected pparts.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nseng (Babungo)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, H(051) fevers, infusion of the stem, leaves and flowers of Ageratum conyzoides is taken orally.
H(008) Infantile diarrhoea, maceration of the young leaves, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndobovensi (Babungo)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(151)
Recipes : H(104) gastritis, leaf of Carica papaya juice is mixed with grated Allium sativum bulbs and the fruit juice of Citrus limon and VO.
H(151) hypertension, the bulbs of Allium sativum are added to a decoction of the leaves of Lantana camara, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) skin diseases, latex from the leavesof Aloe vera is applied on affected parts.
H(051) paludism, maceration of leaves, VO.
H(104) gastritis, H(104) stomachache, leaves of Aloe vera are chewed and the leaf juice is swallowed.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) antiinflammatory, paste from ground leaves of Amaranthus hybridus are applied on affected parts.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fith (Babungo)
Amaranthus lividus L.
Official name : Amaranthus lividus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, leaves of Amaranthus lividus are squeezed and the leaf juice VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : flower bai (Babungo)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, concoction of the leaves Annanas comosus and the stem bark of Spathodea campanulata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(004), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaf juice from crushed leaves of Aspilia africana is applied on wounds
H(104) gastritis, young leaves of Aspilia africana are chewed and the leaf juice is swallowed.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : wowoh (Babungo)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) aneamia, the leaves of Asystasia gangetica are squeezed and the leaf juice, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : formenshi (Babungo)
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(091) strengthen neonates, decoction of stem and leaves of Basella alba is taken as an enema.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : luii (Babungo)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, decoction of stem bark of Bersama abyssinica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fuaveti (Babungo)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(039), H(051), H(106)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Bidens pilosa are crushed and leaf juice applied on wounds
H(051) fever, paludism, concoction of the whole plant of Bidens pilosa of the leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, VO.
H(039) insecticide, the whole plant is burnt to keep away insects.
H(106) insecticide,whole plant is burn to repel inscts
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : shoctesuc (Babungo)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) painful ear, leaves of Bryophylum pinnatum are warmed and the leaf juice is squeezed into the ears.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : juteweh (Babungo)
Caladium sp.
Official name : Caladium sp.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludim, decoction of leaves of Caladium sp., VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : lala (Babungo)
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(100) veneral dideases, H(139) aphrodisiac, concoction with the roots of Canarium schweinfurthii, Vernonia amygdalina, Capsicum frustesens and the bracts of Musa paradisiaca, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : tibew (Babungo)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(100) veneral dideases, H(139) aphrodisiac, concoction with the roots of Canarium schweinfurthii, Vernonia amygdalina, Capsicum frustesens and the bracts of Musa paradisiaca, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nyantafesucse (Babungo)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(027y), H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(027y), H(091) restorative after delivery, fruits of Capsicum annuum are added to soups in large quantities
- - H(095) The fruits are added to food.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nyanta (Babungo)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaf juice of Carica papaya is applied on fresh wounds.
H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, concoction with the leaves of Vernonia amygdalina of Carica. papaya, VO.
H(051) paludism, leaf of Carica papaya juice is squeezed and VO.
H(104) gastritis, leaf of Carica papaya juice is mixed with grated Allium sativum bulbs and the fruit juice of Citrus limon and VO.
H(104) gastritis, juice of leaf of Carica papaya of fruit of Citrus limon, VO.
H(107) typhoid, decoction of a mixture of the roots and leaves, VO.
H(126) jaundice, concoction of leaves of Carica papaya of Musa paradisiaca, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : pawpaw (Babungo)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, oncoction with the leaves of Acanthus montanus of Senna alata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cassia hirsuta L.
Official name : Cassia hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna hirsuta (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, decoction of leaves of Cassia hirsuta, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : tulushine (Babungo)
Celosia globosa Schinz
Official name : Celosia globosa Schinz
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(181)
Recipes : H(014) athlete’s foot, leaves are squeezed and the leaf juice applied on affected parts.
H(181) navel pains, a paste made from a mixture of ground leaves of Celosia globosa and palm oil, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : mumebeng (Babungo)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, infusion of the leaves of Centella asiatica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nid (Babungo)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, leaves juice of Chenopodium ambrosioides, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fulunfu (Babungo)
Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Official name : Chromolaena odorata (L.) R.M.King & H.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eupatorium odoratum L.
Symptoms : H(013), H(175)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases, wound dressing, leaf juice is applied on wounds and on skin diseases. A poultice made from the crushed leaves is used to cover wounds
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : twigi (Babungo)
Citrus ×aurantium L.
Official name : Citrus ×aurantium L.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck , Citrus paradisi Macfad
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, decoction of the roots and leaves of Citrus aurantium, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : orange (Babungo)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, infusion of the silk of Zea mays and the fruit juice of Citrus limon, VO.
H(104) gastritis, leaf of Carica papaya juice is mixed with grated Allium sativum bulbs and the fruit juice of Citrus limon and VO.
H(104) gastritis, juice of leaf of Carica papaya of fruit of Citrus limon, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : lemon (Babungo)
Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Official name : Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) stimulant, infusion of stem and leaves of Clematopsis scabiosifolia, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nyantatoh (Babungo)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Cola acuminata are squeezed and VO. the juice
H(091) stimulant, seeds are chewed
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ibi (Babungo)
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Official name : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Synonyms : Colocasia antiquorum Schott & Endl.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) whitlow, paste from grated tubers is applied on affected parts and tied with a band.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndai (Babungo)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ring worm, latex of Commelina benghalensis is applied on affected parts.
H(018) headache, poultice made from the warm leaves is pressed and rubbed on the forehead.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : wiwih (Babungo)
Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Official name : Conyza bonariensis (L.) Cronquist
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Conyza floribunda Kunth , Erigeron floribundus (Kunth) Schults - Bip. , Erigeron naudinii (Bonnet) Humbert
Symptoms : H(026), H(104)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual pain H(104) gastritis, young leaves of Erygeron floribundus are chewed and the leaf juice is swallowed.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndobovensi (Babungo)
Cordia platythyrsa Baker
Official name : Cordia platythyrsa Baker
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(037) tuberculosis, decoction of young leaves of Cordia platythyrsa , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ibokwing (Babungo)
Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) conjunctivitis, juice from the crushed leaves of Crassocephalum rubens is dropped into the infected eye.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndobovensi (Babungo)
Crotalaria mucronata Desv
Official name : Crotalaria mucronata Desv
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, paste from ground leaves of Crotalaria mucronata is mixed with palm oil , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nekbaba (Babungo)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, decoction of roots of Croton macrostachyus, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : njang (Babungo)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, paludism, concoction of the whole plant of Bidens pilosa of the leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, VO.
H(051) paludism, concoction of the stem bark and the leaves of Mangifera indica of Cymbopogin citratus and Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Official name : Dichrocephala integrifolia (L.f.) O. Ktze
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Dichrocephala bicolor (Roth) Schldl.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, warmed leaves of Dichrocephalla integrifolia are pressed on the forehead.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndobevensi (Babungo)
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(034), H(037), H(093), H(104), H(157), H(181)
Recipes : H(031) side pains, pounded leaves of Eleusine indica are mixed with palm oil, VO.
H(034) palpitation, leaves of Mimosa pudica are chewed with palm kernels
H(037) cough, the rind fruit of Musa sapientum is burnt and ashes mix with palm oil, VO.
H(093) poison antidote, palm oil, VO.
H(104) stomachache, leaves of Platycerium stemaria are dried in a hot pot, ground into a fine powder, mixed with palm oil, VO.
H(104) stomachache, whole plant of Polystachya odorata is dried in a hot pot, ground into a fine powder, mixed wit palm oil, VO.
H(157) convulsion, paste from ground leaves of Crotalaria mucronata is mixed with palm oil , VO.
H(181) navel pains, a paste made from a mixture of ground leaves of Celosia globosa and palm oil, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : iteh (Babungo)
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(012), H(031)
Recipes : H(012) fractures, paste from pounded leaves is applied on broken parts and tied with a bandage.
H(031) side pains, pounded leaves of Eleusine indica are mixed with palm oil, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : woh (Babungo)
Emilia coccinea (Sims) G.Don
Official name : Emilia coccinea (Sims) G.Don
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Emilia javanica auct.(missapl. Name)
Symptoms : H(004), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Emilia coccineaare crushed and leaf juice is applied on wounds
H(053) suppuration of the ears, leaves are warmed and leaf juice is squeezed into the ears.
H(104) gastritis, leaves are chewed and leaf juice swallowed
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nsefouse, femefouse (Babungo)
Ensete gilletii (De Wild.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete gilletii (De Wild.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) mental illness, decoction of roots of Ensete gilletii, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ngomeke (Babungo)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), the leaves of Entada abyssinica are used for fodder
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fundung (Babungo)
Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Entada abyssinica Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of stembark of Entada abyssinica, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fundung (Babungo)
Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst.) Cufod.
Official name : Eremomastax speciosa (Hochst.) Cufod.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(091) aneamia, H(104) stomachache, leaves of Eremomastax speciosa are squeezed and leaf juice VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nsebai (Babungo)
Eryngium foetidum L.
Official name : Eryngium foetidum L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heart beat, leaves are squeezed and the juice VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ?
Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Official name : Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice, VO. decoction of stem bark of Erythrina senegalensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : tinyao (Babungo)
Eucalyptus sp.
Official name : Eucalyptus sp.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, colds, infusion of the young leaves of Eucalyptus spp., VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) gastritis, H(104) stomachache, nausea, stem, leaves, flowers are chewed and juice swallowed.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : femenvensi (Babungo)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility, VO. decoction of the fruit of Ficus exasperata
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ngwase (Babungo)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, concoction of stem bark of Ficus thonningii with the leaves of Citrus citratus, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ngung (Babungo)
Gossypium hirsutum L.
Official name : Gossypium hirsutum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of the roots of Gossypium hirsutum, VO.
H(100) veneral diseases, decoction of the leaves, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : meh (Babungo)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(056)
Recipes : H(056) filaria, leaves of Harungana madagascariensis are crushed and leaf juice applied on affected parts.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : febai (Babungo)
Hemizygia welwitschii (Rolfe) M.Ashby
Official name : Hemizygia welwitschii (Rolfe) M.Ashby
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, decoction of the stem, leaves and flowers of Hemizygia welwitschii, Hemizygia welwitschii, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : yengong (Babungo)
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Official name : Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) aneamia, leaves are squeezed and the leaf juice VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : viguala (Babungo)
Hilleria latifolia (Lam.) H.Walter
Official name : Hilleria latifolia (Lam.) H.Walter
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) strengthen neonates, decoction of stem, leaves and flowers of Hilleria latifoli is used as enema and also for a bath.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : bibe (Babungo)
Hydrocotyle bonariensis Lam.
Official name : Hydrocotyle bonariensis Lam.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(181)
Recipes : H(181) navel pains, decoction of the whole plant of Hydrocotyle bonariensis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : itomau (Babungo)
Jateorhiza macrantha (Hook.f.) Exell & Mendonça
Official name : Jateorhiza macrantha (Hook.f.) Exell & Mendonça
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral disease, concoction of the leaves of Jateorhiza macrantha of the bark with the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : gaiko (Babungo)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(100)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, latex from cut stem of Jatropha curcas applied on wounds.
H(013) skin diseases, latex from cut stem applied on affected parts
H(100) veneral diseases, VO. decoction of the roots
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : medjai (Babungo)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, decoction of the stem bark and leaves of Kigelia africana, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : thai (Babungo)
Lactuca capensis Thunb.
Official name : Lactuca capensis Thunb.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(151)
Recipes : H(051) cerebral paludism, VO. decoction of the leaves of Lactuca capensis
H(104) gastritis, leaves are chewed and the leaf juice is swallowed.
H(151) hypertension, VO. decoction of the leaves
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nsefouse / femeh (Babungo)
Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea schimperi (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, decoction of the stem bark is used as a mouth wash
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nkwelegito (Babungo)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(107), H(151)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid, VO. decoction of the leaves
H(151) hypertension, the bulbs of Allium sativum are added to a decoction of the leaves of Lantana camara, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis nepetifolia (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(031)
Recipes : H(031) side pains, VO. decoction of the leaves Leonotis nepetifolia
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fulong (Babungo)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, concoction of the stem bark and the leaves of Mangifera indica of Cymbopogin citratus and Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : mango (Babungo)
Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Official name : Markhamia lutea (Benth.) K. Schum.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Synonyms : Markhamia hildebrandtii (Bak.) Sprague , Markhamia platycalyx (Baker) Sprague
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, VO. decoction of the stem bark and leaves of Markhamia lutea
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : bengtifua / tibeng (Babungo)
Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Official name : Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(112)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, H(112) abortifacient, leaves of Mikania cordata are squeezed and leaf juice, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : shobise (Babungo)
Mimosa invisa Mart. ex Colla
Official name : Mimosa invisa Mart. ex Colla
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) whitlow, crushed leaves of Miosa invista, local apcation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : kwiteweh (Babungo)
Mimosa pudica L.
Official name : Mimosa pudica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) palpitation, leaves of Mimosa pudica are chewed with palm kernels
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : kwiteweh (Babungo)
Momordica cissoides Benth.
Official name : Momordica cissoides Benth.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(181)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(181) navel pains, decoction of leaves of Momordica cissoides as enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : woteh (Babungo)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(100), H(126), H(139)
Recipes : H(100) veneral dideases, H(139) aphrodisiac, concoction with the roots of Canarium schweinfurthii, Vernonia amygdalina, Capsicum frustesens and the bracts of Musa paradisiaca, VO.
H(126) jaundice, concoction of leaves of Carica papaya of Musa paradisiaca, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nkwili (Babungo)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(037), H(056)
Recipes : H(037) cough, the rind fruit of Musa sapientum is burnt and ashes mix with palm oil, VO.
H(056) filaria, VO. decoction of the bracts
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : yuck (Babungo)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, dried leaves of Nicotiana tabacum are ground in fine powder and put in the painfull tooth
H(091) stimulant, dried leaves are smoked
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndobo (Babungo)
Ocimum americanum L.
Official name : Ocimum americanum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(106)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, infusion of leaves of Ocimum basilicum, VO.
H(106), the plant serves as insect repellent
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : zwitefua (Babungo)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(157)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, VO. juice fron squeezed leaves of Ocimum gratissimum
H(157) convulsion in childeren, juice fron squeezed leaves is dropped in the eyes and rubbed all over the body
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fulungfu (Babungo)
Olystachya odorata Lindl.
Official name : Olystachya odorata Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, whole plant of Polystachya odorata is dried in a hot pot, ground into a fine powder, mixed wit palm oil, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ?
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(181)
Recipes : H(181) navel pains, decoction of stem and leaves of Oxalis corniculata, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ithomau (Babungo)
Paspalum conjugatum P.J.Bergius
Official name : Paspalum conjugatum P.J.Bergius
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseses, concoction of the whole plant of Paspalum conjugatum of Stelleria media and Spilanthes filicaulis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : shocsi (Babungo)
Physalis angulata L.
Official name : Physalis angulata L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) restorative after delivery, ripe fruits of Physalis angulata are eaten fresh
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : batetoh (Babungo)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, VO. Decoction of stem bark of Piliostigma thonningii
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : bing (Babungo)
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, leaves juice of Piper umbellatum is rubbed around the anus
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : mumbua (Babungo)
Plectranthus glandulosus Hook.f.
Official name : Plectranthus glandulosus Hook.f.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea H(091) anemia, VO. leaves juice of Plectranthus glandulosus
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nsebai (Babungo)
Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Official name : Polyscias fulva (Hiern) Harms
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, VO. Decoction of leaves of Polyscias fulva
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : vai (Babungo)
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseases, concoction of the stems and leaves of Portulaca oleracea of the seeds of Aframomum melegueta, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ngekbaba (Babungo)
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(099) mental illness, VO. decoction of the stem barks of Prunus africana
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : pygeum (Babungo)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, young leaves of Psidium guajava chewed and juice swallowed
H(051) paludism, concoction of the stem bark and the leaves of Mangifera indica of Cymbopogin citratus and Psidium guajava, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : guava (Babungo)
Raphia hookeri G.Mann & H.Wendl.
Official name : Raphia hookeri G.Mann & H.Wendl.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases, concoction with the seeds of Afrostyrax kamerunensis the roots of Raphia hookeri, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : kho (Babungo)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, H(099) mental illness, VO. decoction of roots of Rauvolfia vomitoria
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : thauvengo (Babungo)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, castor oil extracted from the seeds of Ricinus communis, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : medjai (Babungo)
Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Official name : Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, leaves of Sansevieria liberica are ground into a paste which is applied on affected parts.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nseng (Babungo)
Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name : Scoparia dulcis L.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) antidote, leaves of Scoparia dulcis are chewed and the juice is swallowed.
H(201) traditional elixir, leaves dried in a hot pot and ground into a powder.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fornyui (Babungo)
Sida rhombifolia L.
Official name : Sida rhombifolia L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(098)
Recipes : H(098) drowsiness, leaves of Sida rhombifolia are chewed and the juice is swallowed
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : nsengnebew (Babungo)
Sida veronicifolia Lam.
Official name : Sida veronicifolia Lam.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(137) eses delivery, leaves of Sida veronicifolia are squeezed and juice VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : mbuase (Babungo)
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Official name : Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Holcus bicolor L. , Sorghum vulgare subsp. durra (Forssk.) Maire & Weiller
Symptoms : H(056)
Recipes : H(056) filaria, VO. decoction of stem and leaves of Sorghum bicolor
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : saigini (Babungo)
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(100) veneral disease, VO. decoction of stem barks of Spathodea campanulata
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not registered
Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Official name : Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : V(062)
Recipes : Vv(062) coccidiosis, the leaves of Stellaria media are crushed and the leaf juice is feed to birds.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fotofoteye (Babungo)
Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Official name : Stellaria media (L.) Vill.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral disease, concoction of the stem, leaves and flower combined with Spilanthes filicaulis and Paspaludismm conjugatum is VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fotofoteye (Babungo)
Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.
Official name : Thevetia neriifolia Juss. ex Steud.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) local analgesic, leaves of Thevetia neriifolia are ground into a paste which is applied on affected parts.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : thau (Babungo)
Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Official name : Trema orientalis (L.) Blume
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Sponia orientalis var. affinis (Planch.) Baker , Trema guineensis (Schum. & Thonn. ) Ficalho
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heart beat, VO. decoction of leaves and stem bark of Trema orientalis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : fai (Babungo)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(126), H(175)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, concoction with the leaves of Vernonia amygdalina of Carica. papaya, VO.
H(100) veneral dideases, H(139) aphrodisiac, concoction with the roots of Canarium schweinfurthii, Vernonia amygdalina, Capsicum frustesens and the bracts of Musa paradisiaca, VO.
H(175) wound dressing, poultice made from the crushed leaves
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ying (Babungo)
Vernonia calvoana var microcephala
Official name : Vernonia calvoana var microcephala
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves and stems of Vernonia calvoana are warmed over a fire and pressed on the forehead.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : ndoboven (Babungo)
Voacanga africana Stapf
Official name : Voacanga africana Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : H(099) mental illness, concoction of the stem bark and the roots of Voacanga africana, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : thau (Babungo)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, infusion of the silk of Zea mays and the fruit juice of Citrus limon, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : sai (Babungo)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(187)
Recipes : H(187) cryptorchidism, decoction of leaves of Zehneria scabra, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : gi (Babungo)