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Reference : HS 56

Author(s) : Semenya S.S. , A. Maroyi, M.J. Potgieter & L.J.C. Erasmus
Title : Herbal medicines used by Bapedi traditional healers to treat reproductive ailments in the Limpopo province, South Africa Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 10(2):331-339 (2013) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v10i2.19
Reference HS 56 has information about 37 plants :
Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Official name : Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root of Ammocharis coranica boiled for 10 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Artemisia annua L.
Official name : Artemisia annua L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root of Artemisia annua boiled for 20 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mohlaswapatla (Sepedi)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual disorder, root of Bidens pilosa boiled for 15 minutes and extract taken orally twice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mophodisa / mokolonyane (Sepedi)
Brachylaena discolor DC.
Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility, root / bark of Brachylaena discolor boiled for 5-20 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mphahla (Sepedi)
Callilepis laureola DC.
Official name : Callilepis laureola DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(033y)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, H(033y) low sperm count, tuber of Callilepis laureola boiled for 5 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : phelana (Sepedi)
Capsicum chinense Jacq.
Official name : Capsicum chinense Jacq.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) period pains, root of Capsicum chinense boiled for 15 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mopherefere (Sepedi)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(112)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, fruit squeezed juice from unripe fruit of Carica papaya taken orally thrice a day.
H(112) abortion, root of Carica papaya pounded and 5 teaspoons taken orally with soft porridge thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mophopho (Sepedi)
Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Official name : Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R. H. Archer
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility,root / bark of Elaeodendron transvaalense combined with Peltophorum africanum bark and boiled for 20-30 minutes and taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : monamane (Sepedi)
Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Official name : Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root of Catha edulis boiled for 5 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : lewane (Sepedi)
Ceropegia purpurascens K. Schum. subsp. Purpurascens
Official name : Ceropegia purpurascens K. Schum. subsp. Purpurascens
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root of Ceropegia purpurascens subsp. purpurascens boiled for 10-30 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : monamela (Sepedi)
Chamaesyce prostrata (Aiton) Small
Official name : Chamaesyce prostrata (Aiton) Small
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(028s)
Recipes : H(028s) womb problem, , whole plant of Chamaesyce prostrata boiled for 20 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : sesese (Sepedi)
Cyperus papyrus L.
Official name : Cyperus papyrus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) menstrual disorder, whole plant of Cyperus papyrus boiled for 5 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mohlaka (Sepedi)
Drimia elata Jacq.
Official name : Drimia elata Jacq.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility, H(033) impotence, bulb of Drimia elata boiled for 5-10 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : sekanama (Sepedi)
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina boiled for 20 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mosehlana (Sepedi)
Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii (N.E. Br.) Reyneke ex J.C. Manning
Official name : Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii (N.E. Br.) Reyneke ex J.C. Manning
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, bulb of Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii boiled for 5 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mathubadifala (Sepedi)
Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii (N.E. Br.) Reyneke ex J.C. Manning
Official name : Eucomis pallidiflora subsp. pole-evansii (N.E. Br.) Reyneke ex J.C. Manning
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, tuber of Hypoxis obtusa pounded and mixed with Eucomis pallidiflora subsp.poleevansii, bulb and administered rectally with warm water.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mathubadifala (Sepedi)
Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Official name : Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) breast cancer, stem of Euphorbia ingens squeezed juice applied topically after bathing.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mohlohlokgomo (Sepedi)
Geigeria aspera Harv. var. aspera
Official name : Geigeria aspera Harv. var. aspera
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) period pains, root of Geigeria aspera var. aspera boiled for 20 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : makgonatsohle (Sepedi)
Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp.fruticosus
Official name : Gomphocarpus fruticosus (L.) Aiton f .subsp.fruticosus
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root of Gomphocarpus fruticosus subsp.fruticosus, boiled for 5-15 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mosotsa poo (Sepedi)
Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Official name : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, root / leaf of Gymnosporia senegalensis boiled for 5-20 minutes and extract taken orally thrice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mophato (Sepedi)