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Reference : HS 44

Author(s) : Sequeira, V.
Title : Medicinal plants and conservation in Sao Tome Biodiversity and Conservation 3, 910-926 (1994)
Reference HS 44 has information about 53 plants :
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, infusion of leaves of Acanthus montanus, VO.
H(104) abdominal pains, H(108) cold, infusion of leaves, cold infusion, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : cundu de muala vc
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(004), H(091)
Recipes : H(004) small wounds, squeeze juice of Achyranthes aspera on affected areas
H(091) anaemia, ingest the leaves
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha ponto
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(108), H(139)
Recipes : H(068) worm, whole plant of Ageratum conyzoides, infusion, VO.
H(108) colds, H(139) impotence, roots of Ageratum conyzoides + Chenopodium ambrosoides; infusion, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha male
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(006), H(094)
Recipes : H(006) diarrhoea, leaves and roots of Alchomea cordifolia, infusion, VO.
H(094) haemorrhoids, leaves, crush with salt and soot, add water, apply to area
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : bengue
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(006) diarrhoea, H(104) abdominal pains, leaves, roots, barks of Allophyllus africanus, infusion
H(139) aphrodisiac, barks of Allophyllus africanus + Piper umbellatum + Psychotria peduncularis, infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : pau tres
Aloe humilis (L.) Mill.
Official name : Aloe humilis (L.) Mill.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H020y) stings and H(111) burn, rub on area the leaves of Aloe humilis
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : babosa
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(113)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Annona muricata chop, mix with palm oil and anoint head
H(113) rheumatism, infusion of leaves of Annona muricata, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : sapo-sapo
Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Official name : Artocarpus altilis (Parkinson) Fosberg
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, diabetes, leaves of Artocarpus incisa, infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : fruta-piio
Begonia baccata Hook. f.
Official name : Begonia baccata Hook. f.
Family : Begoniaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(104)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual pain, H(104) abdominal pain, root of Begonia baccata, infusion, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha bôba vermelha
Brillantaisia sp.
Official name : Brillantaisia sp.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(046)
Recipes : H(004) small wounds, decoction of leaves of Brillantaisia sp, bathe the area
H(046) measles, decoction of leaves of Brillantaisia sp, bathe
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : mamleble
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(003), H(003x)
Recipes : H(003) swelling and H(003x) bruises, leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum, chop and apply
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha damina
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(006) purgative fruit of Carica papaya, VO.
H(068) worm, seeds of Monodora myristica + Chenopodium ambrosoides + Carica papaya + garlic + cane spirit; administer one spoonful a day
H(068) worm, flowers in infusion, VO.
, H(068) worm, seeds,masticate
H(126) purgative, bark in infusion, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : mamoeiro
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(014), H(104), H(026)
Recipes : H(014) itchiness, leaves of Senna occidentalis, rub on area directly or as an infusion
H(104) abdominal pains and H(026) menstrual pain, leaves and roots of Senna occidentalis, infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : maioba
Cassia podocarpa Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Cassia podocarpa Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna podocarpa (Guill. & Perr.) Lock
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pains, leaves and roots of Cassia podocarpa, infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha zaia
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) earache, leaves of Centella asiatica, squeeze juice into ear
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha viola
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(068), H(108), H(139)
Recipes : H(068) worm, seeds of Monodora myristica + Chenopodium ambrosoides + Carica papaya + garlic + cane spirit; administer one spoonful a day
H(068) worm, leaf infusion or eat with salt
H(108) colds, H(139) impotence, roots of Ageratum conyzoides + Chenopodium ambrosoides; infusion, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : matruso
Cinchona sp.
Official name : Cinchona sp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(104) abdominal pains, bark of Cinchona sp., infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : pau quina
Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume
Official name : Cinnamomum zeylanicum Blume
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(033z)
Recipes : H(033z) contraceptive, bark of Cinnamomum zeylandica daily infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : pau canela
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(091), H(104), H(075x)
Recipes : H(091) stimulant and H(075x) appetite suppressant, seeds of Sterculia acuminata, ingest
H(104) abdominal pains, bark, infusion, VO.
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : coleira
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds, leaves and roots of Cymbopogon citratus, ingest infusion
Region : Sao Tome
Country : Sao Tome
Vernacular name : folha gabiio