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Reference : HS 31

Author(s) : Saotoing, P., T. Vroumsia, Tchobsala, F-N. Tchuenguem Fohouo, A.-M. Njan Nloga & J. Messi
Title : Medicinal plants used in traditional treatment of malaria in Cameroon Journal of Ecology and the Natural Environment Vol. 3(3), pp. 104-117, March 2011 http://www.academicjournals.org/jene/PDF/Pdf2011/March/Saotoing%20et%20al.pdf
Reference HS 31 has information about 48 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, seeds of Parkia biglobosa, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : tsaski (Fulfulde)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 12) paludism, barks and seeds of Acacia nilotica, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : gabdé (Fulfulde)
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, roots and leaves of Acanthospermum hispidum, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : mazaivri Guiziga)
Aleurites fordii Hemsley
Official name : Aleurites fordii Hemsley
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 16) paludism, bulb ofAllium cepa, RNS.(Some receipt with Azadirachta indica again paludism) Maceration of 500 gr old fruits de Tamarindus indica in 3 L H2O.. Filtrer after 2H. VO. 3/4 a glass 3X / Day during 5 to 7 Jours.. One could add grounded Allium cepa écrasé in the preparation.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : tigneree (Fulfulde)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, bulb of Allium sativum, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : angalajé (Fulfulde)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, leaves of Aloe vera, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : Aloes verra (French)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, barks of Ananas comosus
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : ananas (French)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, leaves of Annona senegalensis, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : dukuhi laddee (Fulfulde)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, leaves and barks of Anogeissus leiocarpa, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : zgnet (Mousgousm)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, seeds of Arachis hypogea, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : biriji (Fulfulde)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 104) paludism, fruits, leaves and barks of Azadirachta indica, RNS.
(Some receipt with Azadirachta indica again paludism) Maroua population boils 250 g of dried leaves of Azadirachta indica in a liter of water with 10 pinches of sugar for 15 to 20 m. The solution is cooled and then filtered. For children, the dosage administered is two tablespoons thrice daily for five days, but rather a half glass three times daily for adult.
Sometimes patients also boil leafy shoots in 10 to 15 L of water, to be used when the solution becomes warm, the patient takes ot bath twice a day with the warm solution. After each bath, the patient drinks a few sips of decoction set aside.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : gagné (Fulfulde)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, barks of Balanites aegyptiaca, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : tanni (Fulfulde)
Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Official name : Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 14) paludism, barks of Boswellia dalzielii, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : andakedje (Fulfulde)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 10) paludism, fruits of Capsicum frutescens, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : tchitta (Fulfulde)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 80) paludism, roots, fuits and leaves of Carica papaya, RNS.
(Some receipt with Carica papaya. again paludism) People of Maroua town do collect some mature leaves which are showing a yellow color After proper cleaning, the leaves are placed in a pot containing 5 to 7 L of water and boiled for 20 m. The patient bathes with the obtained solution every night for 3 to 5 days in a row, and then drinks a glass of the decoction previously set aside.
The leaves of Psidium guajava, Mangifera indica , Eucalyptus sp., and Carica papaya are mixed in equal amounts and boiled in water.The obtained solution is to be drunk, one glass three times per day for adults and half a glass three times a day for the children until recovery.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : dukudjee (Fulfulde)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, leaves of Cassia italica, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : wabderehi (Fulfulde)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 62) paludism, leaves of Cassia occidentalis, RNS.
(Some receipt with Cassia occidentalis again paludism) The leaves of Psidium guajava, Mangifera indica , Eucalyptus sp., and Carica papaya are mixed in equal amounts and boiled in water.The obtained solution is to be drunk, one glass three times per day for adults and half a glass three times a day for the children until recovery..
The leaves of Cassia occidentalis are dipped in water and then left herein for a few hours until maceration. The solution is taken in the morning and evening.
A few Cassia occidentalis leaves can be picked and consumed immediately after cleaning and grinding.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : kaccu-kaccunga (Fulfulde)
Chrysanthellium americanum auct
Official name : Chrysanthellium americanum auct
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, whole plant of Chrysanthellum americanum, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : guité pola (Fulfulde)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 80) paludism, fuits and leaves of Citrus limonum, RNS.
(Some receipt with Citrus limonum again paludism) The people of Maroua collect fresh ripe fruit of Citrus limonum and to extract the juice, they heat the fruit in water. The resulting is used to trigger hot sweating which is intended to reduce patients fever.
People of Maroua pick a quantity of Mangifera indica , Carica papaya, Psidium guajava leaves andsome Citrus limonum fruits, clean properly and place them in a pot of relatively equivalent water quantity and boil them for 15 to 20 m. After cooling, the resulting product is filtered, the filtrate is used to treat paludism VO. or the patient washes his body every night for 3 to 5 days in a row and after each warm bath, drinks a glass of the decoction.
Cymbopogon citratus helps in treating paludism as it reduces the fever. The leaves of this plant are boiled with a suitable amount of water for 10 to 20 m, and then the solution is drunk as desired. In some cases, the patient may add Citrus limonum fruits in the preparation.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : lemou (Fulfulde)
Corchorus olitorius L.
Official name : Corchorus olitorius L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, seeds of Corchorus olitorius, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : lalo (Fulfulde)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 16) paludism, leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, RNS.
(Some receipt with Cymbopogon citratus again paludism) Cymbopogon citratus helps in treating paludism as it reduces the fever. The leaves of this plant are boiled with a suitable amount of water for 10 to 20 m, and then the solution is drunk as desired. In some cases, the patient may add Citrus limonum fruits in the preparation.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : tii (Fulfulde)
Eucalyptus sp.
Official name : Eucalyptus sp.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 42) paludism, leaves and barks of Eucalyptus sp., RNS.
(Some receipt with Eucalyptus sp. again paludism) The leaves of Psidium guajava, Mangifera indica , Eucalyptus sp., and Carica papaya are mixed in equal amounts and boiled in water.The obtained solution is to be drunk, one glass three times per day for adults and half a glass three times a day for the children until recovery.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : gommier (French)
Ficus platyphylla Del.
Official name : Ficus platyphylla Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, leaves and barks of Ficus platyphylla, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : dundehi (Fulfulde)
Ficus polita Vahl
Official name : Ficus polita Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 8) paludism, leaves and barks of Ficus polita, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : litahi (Fulfulde)
Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Official name : Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Synonyms : Lasiosiphon kraussianus (Meisn.) Burtt Davy
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, leaves of Gnidia kraussiana, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : madam mada (Fulfulde)
Haematostaphis barteri Hook.f.
Official name : Haematostaphis barteri Hook.f.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, ripe fruits of Haemastotaphis barteri, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : ttursujee (Fulfulde)
Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Official name : Hibiscus cannabinus L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, leaves of Hibiscus cannabinus, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : gabbaydji (Fulfulde)
Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Official name : Hibiscus sabdariffa L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, flowers of Hibiscus sabdariffa, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : folere (Fulfulde)
Hyptis spicigera Lam.
Official name : Hyptis spicigera Lam.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, whole plant of Hyptis spicigera, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : fenfouré Toupouri)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 16) paludism, leaves; fruits and root of Khaya senegalensis, RNS.
(Some receipt with Khaya senegalensis again paludism) The leaves bark and even the seeds are taken into account in the treatment of malaria by the Maroua urban town population. In fact, some people do chew fresh leaves and swallow the juice when then feel the first symptoms of paludism. The decoction of bark or leaves the mixture is drunk morning, noon and evening after being boiled until cured. From seeds cons, people first extract the oil, then drink a very small quantity, a teaspoon, 3 times daily until healed.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : dalehi (Fulfulde)
Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia lancifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Decne.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, roots of Leptadenia hastata, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : zaraji (Fulfulde)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 58) paludism, leaves and barks of Mangifera indica, RNS.
(Some receipt with Mangifera indica again paludism) The leaves of Psidium guajava, Mangifera indica , Eucalyptus sp., and Carica papaya are mixed in equal amounts and boiled in water.The obtained solution is to be drunk, one glass three times per day for adults and half a glass three times a day for the children until recovery.
People of Maroua pick a quantity of Mangifera indica , Carica papaya, Psidium guajava leaves andsome Citrus limonum fruits, clean properly and place them in a pot of relatively equivalent water quantity and boil them for 15 to 20 m. After cooling, the resulting product is filtered, the filtrate is used to treat paludism VO. or the patient washes his body every night for 3 to 5 days in a row and after each warm bath, drinks a glass of the decoction.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : mongoro (Fulfulde)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, leaves of Ocimum basilicum, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : jambal johi (Fulfulde)
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, roots of Parkia biglobosa, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : naredje (Fulfulde)
Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Pennisetum glaucum (L.) R.Br.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, roots and seeds of Pennisetum glaucum, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : gawri (Fulfulde)
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 64) paludism, leaves of Persea americana, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : avocatier (French)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, barks of Piliostigma thonningii, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : barkedji (Fulfulde)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 65) paludism, leaves and barks of Psidium guajava, RNS.
(Some receipt with Psidium guajava again paludism) The leaves of Psidium guajava, Mangifera indica , Eucalyptus sp., and Carica papaya are mixed in equal amounts and boiled in water.The obtained solution is to be drunk, one glass three times per day for adults and half a glass three times a day for the children until recovery.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : goyof (Fulfulde)
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Official name : Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, roots of Pterocarpus erinaceus, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : banohi (Fulfulde)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, barks of Sclerocarya birrea, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : eedi (Fulfulde)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, roots of Securida longepedonculata, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : alali (Fulfulde)
Senna tora (L.) Roxb.
Official name : Senna tora (L.) Roxb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, seeds of Senna tora, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : tasba (Fulfulde)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, roots of Sorghum bicolor, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : muskuwari (Fulfulde)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 81) paludism, fuits and leaves of Tamarindus indica, RNS.
(Some receipt with Tamarindus indica again paludism) The preparation involves soaking 500 g of at least one year old fruits in 3 L of water. After two hours, the prepared solution is filtered. The malaria suffering patient drinks one-quarter glass three times daily for 5 to 7 days. In some households in Maroua, some pieces of the crushed Allium cepa are added to the preparation
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : djabbé (Fulfulde)
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)
Recipes : H(051, 6) paludism, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : chouwaka (haoussa)
Voandzeia subterranea (L.) DC.
Official name : Voandzeia subterranea (L.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, seeds of Voandzei subterranea, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : galadji (Fulfulde)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 4) paludism, flowers of Zea mays, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : masardji (Fulfulde)
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051, 2) paludism, roots of Ziziphus mauritiana, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (town of Maroua, Far North Region)
Vernacular name : livi (Daba)