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Reference : HS 43

Author(s) : Shinkafi, T. S., L. Bello b, S. W.Hassan, S. Ali
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of antidiabetic plants used by Hausa–Fulani tribes in Sokoto, North west Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 172, 91–99, (2015)
Reference HS 43 has information about 54 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes, leaves of Abrus precatorius, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : idon zakara (Fulani, Hausa), rosary pea (English)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Acacia albida, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : gardaye (Fulani)
Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Official name : Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Acacia macrostachya, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : gawo (Hausa), winter thorn (English)
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(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Acasia nilotica, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : bagaruwa (Hausa), egyptian mimosa (English)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes, roots, barks of Adansonia digitata, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kuka (Hausa), baobab (English)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, bulb of Allium sativum,VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : tafarnuwa (Fulani), garlic (English)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes,l eaves, seeds of Annona senegalensis, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : gwadda-daji (Fulani), African custard-apple (English)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(17, 2) diabetes, leaves, barks of Anogeissus leiocarpus , maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : marke (Hausa), axlewood tree (English)
Asclepias tuberosa L.
Official name : Asclepias tuberosa L.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, leaves, roots of Asclepias tuberosa, infusion
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : yadiya (Hausa), butterfly weed (English)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 8) diabetes, leaves, roots, barks of Azadarachta indica, infusion or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : dogon yaro (Fulani, Hausa), neem (English)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, leaves, roots, barks of Balanites aegyptiaca, maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : aduwa (Fulani), soapberrytree (English)
Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Official name : Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Family : Arecaceae
Synonyms : Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, barks of Borassus flabellifer, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : giginya (Fulani), african fan palm (English)
Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Official name : Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes, roots of Boswellia dalzielii, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : hano (Fulani, Hausa), frankincense tree (English)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Bridelia ferruginea, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kizni (Fulani)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes, seeds, leaves, barks of Carica papaya , maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : gwadda (Fulani, Hausa), pawpaw (English)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng. subsp. Italica
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng. subsp. Italica
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obovata Collad.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, leaves of Cassia obovata, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : hilisko (Fulani), neutral henna (English)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 5) diabetes, leaves, roots of Cassia occidentalis infusion or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : sanga-sanga (Fulani, Hausa) violet tree (English)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 19) diabetes, leaves, roots of Cassia sieberiana, maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : malga (Fulani, Hausa), west african laburnum (English)
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, seeds, fruits of Citrullus lanatus, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kankana (Fulani), water melon (English)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes, roots of Combretum altum, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : geza (Hausa)
Combretum sericeum G. Don
Official name : Combretum sericeum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, barks of Combretum sericeum, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : taro (Hausa)
Commiphora kerstingii Engl
Official name : Commiphora kerstingii Engl
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, leaves of Commiphora kerstingii, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : ararrabii (Fulani), sand paper tree (English)
Crescentia cujete L.
Official name : Crescentia cujete L.
Family : Bignonaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, barks of Crescentia cujete, infusion
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kwarya (Fulani), calabash (English)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, barks of Daniellia oliveri , decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : majee (Fulani, Hausa), african copaiba balsam (English)
Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Detarium senegalense J.F.Gmel.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, roots, barks of Detarium senegalense, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : taura (Fulani, Hausa), Boire (English)
Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Official name : Dioscorea bulbifera L.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, roots of Dioscorea bulbifera, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kamumuwa (Fulani, Hausa), the air potato (English)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 8) diabetes, leaves, roots, barks of Ficus exasperata, maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : borai (Fulani, Hausa), sand paper tree (English)
Ficus platyphylla Del.
Official name : Ficus platyphylla Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, (barks of Ficus platyphylla, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : gamji (Fulani), red robber tree (English)
Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 5) diabetes, leaves, roots of Guiera senegalensis, maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : sabara (Fulani, Hausa) moshi medicine (English)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Heeria insignis, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kasheshe (Fulani)
Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.
Official name : Hyphaene thebaica (L.) Mart.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Hyphaene thebaica, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : goriba (Fulani), doum palm (English)
Indigofera hirsuta L.
Official name : Indigofera hirsuta L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, leaves of Indigofera hirsuta, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kai-kai mashekiya (Hausa), hairy indigo (English)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes, leaves, roots, barks of Jatropha curcas, maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : cini dazugu (Fulani, Hausa), barbados nut, (English)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, barks of Khaya senegalensis , decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : madacci (Hausa), african mahogany (English)
Lannea barteri (Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea barteri (Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina barteri Oliv
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 5) diabetes, leaves, barks of Odina barteri , maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : faru (Fulani, Hausa), olive (English)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(17, 2) diabetes, leaves, barks of Mangifera indica , maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : mangwaro (Fulani), mango (English)
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes, leaves of Momordica balsamina, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : garahuni (Hausa), african cucumber (English)
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes, leaves, barks, roots of Moringa oleifera, infusion or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : zogale (Fulani, Hausa), miracle tree (English)
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(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, roots of Sarcocephalus russeggeri, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : tafashiya (Fulani, Hausa), african peach (English)
Nymphaea odorata Aiton
Official name : Nymphaea odorata Aiton
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 2) diabetes, leaves of Nymphaea odorata, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kainuwa (Fulani), american waterlily (English)
Parkia filicoidea Welw.
Official name : Parkia filicoidea Welw.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Parkia fillicoidea, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : dorawa (Fulani), africa locust bean tree (English)
Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.
Official name : Pennisetum pedicellatum Trin.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, leaves of Pennisetum pedicellatum, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kyasuwa (Hausa), nigeria grass (English)
Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Official name : Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 4) diabetes, roots, barks of Piliostigma reticulatum, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : kalgo (Fulani, Hausa), camel's foot (English)
Pleurotus tuber-regium (Rumph. ex Fr.) Singer
Official name : Pleurotus tuber-regium (Rumph. ex Fr.) Singer
Family : Pleurotaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Pleurotus tuber-regium, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : katala (Hausa), kingtuber mushroom (English)
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes, roots of Pseudocedrela kotschyi , decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : tuna (Fulani, Hausa), Savanna woodland tree (English)
Schwenckia americana L.
Official name : Schwenckia americana L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 8) diabetes, leaves, roots, barks of Schwenckia americana, maceration or decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : dandana (Fulani)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, leaves of Securidaca longipedunculata, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : sanya (Hausa), coffee senna (English)
Solanum lycopersicum L.
Official name : Solanum lycopersicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, seeds of Solanum lycopersicum , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : tumatur (Hausa), tomato (English)
Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.
Official name : Talinum triangulare (Jacq.) Willd.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes, roots, barks of Talinum triangulare, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : gaudi (Fulani), water leaf (English)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 7) diabetes, roots, bark, seeds of Tamarindus indica, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : tsamiya (Fulani, Hausa), tamarind (English)
Terminalia macroptera Guil. & Perr.
Official name : Terminalia macroptera Guil. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Terminalia macroptera, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : baushe (Hausa), (Fulani), black afara (English)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, roots of Vitex doniana, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : dunya (Fulani), black plum (English)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 1) diabetes, leaves of Waltheria indica, maceration
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : yankufa (Hausa), sleepy morning (English)
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 5) diabetes, roots of Zizyphus jujube, decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : North west Nigeria
Vernacular name : magarya (Fulani), jujube fruit (English)