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Reference : HS 29

Author(s) : Sonibare, M.A., and R. B. Abegunde
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by the Laniba village people in South Western Nigeria African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(24), pp. 1726-1732, 29 June, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/AJPP/PDF/pdf2012/29%20Jun/Sonibare%20and%20Abegunde.pdf
Reference HS 29 has information about 21 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), problematic pregnancy and delivery, Ori-ofafa (remains of the burnt head of a jackal) is burnt with Aframomum melegueta and kkept. When a woman is in hard labour, she is given as a powder on her palm to lick
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba)
Allium ascalonicum L.
Official name : Allium ascalonicum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(033y)
Recipes : H(033y) low sperm count, tortise shell, Borreria verticillata, Allium ascalonicum and Piper guineense are grounded together and cooked with snail. The preparation is taken as soup.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : alubosa elewe
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, Allium cepa and Allium sativum, cut into pieces and macerated in H2O, VO. 3 X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, Allium cepa and Allium sativum, cut into pieces and macerated in H2O, VO. 3 X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : aayu (Yoruba)
Borreria verticillata (L.) G. F. W. Mey.
Official name : Borreria verticillata (L.) G. F. W. Mey.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Spermacoce verticillata L.
Symptoms : H(033y)
Recipes : H(033y) low sperm count, tortise shell, Borreria verticillata, Allium ascalonicum and Piper guineense are grounded together and cooked with snail. The preparation is taken as soup.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : irawo-ile (Yoruba)
Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.
Official name : Caladium bicolor (Aiton) Vent.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) conquering enemies, fresh tubers of Dioscorea dumetorum (non-edible), Xanthosoma sagittifolium, leaves of Caladium bicolor and black soap are milled together and bathe with in a flowing river.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : ewe eleje
Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don
Official name : Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) cholera, crushed seeds of Chrysophllum albidum is soaked in juice of Citrus aurantifolia and alcohol in a covered jar and left for days. A small tumbler-full of the extract is taken. Not to take any food until after waking up from sleep
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : agbalumo
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) cholera, crushed seeds of Chrysophllum albidum is soaked in juice of Citrus aurantifolia and alcohol in a covered jar and left for days. A small tumbler-full of the extract is taken. Not to take any food until after waking up from sleep.
H(100) gonorrhoea, D. hirtiflora is peeled, sliced, dried and grounded into powder; it is then mixed with lime (Citrus aurantifolia). One table spoon is taken daily
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : bitter orange
Cucumis melo L.
Official name : Cucumis melo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Cucumis cognatus Fenzl ex Cogn. , Cucumis melo L. var. agrestis Naud.
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, peeled fruits of Cucumis melo are cut into pieces, Dioscorea hirtiflora is also peeled and cut into pieces, a handful of potash is added to it in a jar and then soaked in alcohol for some days. One small tumbler-full is taken without eating before the menstrual flow starts. If the symptoms persist, the drug is to be continued throughout the menstrual period.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : bara (Yoruba)
Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Official name : Dioscorea dumetorum (Kunth) Pax
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) boils, roasted Dioscorea hirtiflora is grounded and mixed with potash and drunk with hot pap (from Zea mays).
H(013) boils, roasted Dioscorea hirtiflora is grounded into powder and made into ointment by mixing with Vitellaria paradoxa. The preparation is applied topically
H(201) conquering enemies, fresh tubers of Dioscorea dumetorum (non-edible), Xanthosoma sagittifolium, leaves of Caladium bicolor and black soap are milled together and bathe with in a flowing river.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : esuru gudugudu (Yoruba)
Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
Official name : Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(026), H(100)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, peeled fruits of Cucumis melo are cut into pieces, Dioscorea hirtiflora is also peeled and cut into pieces, a handful of potash is added to it in a jar and then soaked in alcohol for some days. One small tumbler-full is taken without eating before the menstrual flow starts. If the symptoms persist, the drug is to be continued throughout the menstrual period.
H(100) gonorrhoea, D. hirtiflora is peeled, sliced, dried and grounded into powder; it is then mixed with lime (Citrus aurantifolia). One table spoon is taken daily
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : isu- ahun
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, fresh leaves of Talinum triangulare is grounded with Vitellaria paradoxa and Elaeis guineensis and applied topically
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : epo eyin (Yoruba)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(004), H(091), H(200)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(200) antimicrobial agent and H(091) tonic, fruits of Ficus sur, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : igi-opoto (Yoruba)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051x)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, fresh leaves of Morinda lucida are milled with soap. The mixture is used to wash only the head and neck region of the affected person.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : ewe oruwo (Yoruba)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), problematic pregnancy and delivery, inflorescence of Musa sapientum and seeds of Piper guineense are grounded together and cooked with wholesome rat to make a soup. The woman with a hard labour is to take the rat wholly from head to tail before sleeping in the night.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : ogede-wewe (Yoruba)
Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), problematic pregnancy and delivery, inflorescence of Musa sapientum and seeds of Piper guineense are grounded together and cooked with wholesome rat to make a soup. The woman with a hard labour is to take the rat wholly from head to tail before sleeping in the night.
H(033y) low sperm count, tortise shell, Borreria verticillata, Allium ascalonicum and Piper guineense are grounded together and cooked with snail. The preparation is taken as soup.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : iyere
Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Sebastiania chamaelea (L.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), problematic pregnancy and delivery, fresh leaves of Sebastiana chamaelea and little seeds of Piper guineense are milled together and the mixture cooked into soup.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : atikekere wu eyin
Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.
Official name : Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, fresh leaves of Talinum triangulare is grounded with Vitellaria paradoxa and Elaeis guineensis and applied topically
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : etigure (Yoruba)
Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Official name : Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, fresh leaves of Talinum triangulare is grounded with Vitellaria paradoxa and Elaeis guineensis and applied topically
H(013) boils, roasted Dioscorea hirtiflora is grounded into powder and made into ointment by mixing with Vitellaria paradoxa. The preparation is applied topically
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : ori/shea butter (Yoruba)
Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott
Official name : Xanthosoma sagittifolium (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) conquering enemies, fresh tubers of Dioscorea dumetorum (non-edible), Xanthosoma sagittifolium, leaves of Caladium bicolor and black soap are milled together and bathe with in a flowing river.
Region : West Africa
Country : South Western Nigeria (Laniba village)
Vernacular name : koko