Prelude Medicinal Plants Database

Search |  Practical Guide |  Contact |  Authors |  Disclaimer

Reference : HT 1k

Author(s) : Tadesse, D.
Title : Traditional use of some medicinal plants in Ethiopia.Vol. 1, 273-293, (1994) Proceedings of the 13 th plenary meeting of AETFAT, Zomba, Malawi, (2-11 april 1991)Vol 1 and Vol 2, 1514 p. (1994) Edited by J.H. Seyani & A.C. Chicuni.National herbarium and Botanic Gardens of Malawi, Zomba, Malawi.
Reference HT 1k has information about 38 plants :
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(094), H(173)
Recipes : H(014), roots of Acokanthera schimperi, Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa, Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis , leaves and barks stems Euclea schimperi (DC.) Dandy, powder+ buter, application on wounds
H(094), roots powder + honey, local application
H(173), leaves, Acokanthera schimperi, Brucea antidysenterica , roots Rumex abyssinicus, Maesa lanceolata , powder + butter, plaster, local application, patient in sun treatment during 7 days
H(173),barks stems, Acokanthera schimperi , powder, decoction (H2O) in 7 cup H2O, reduce in 1 cup, local application, patient in the sun
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merenz (Amaharic)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), roots Acokanthera schimperi , Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa , Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis, leaves ande stems barks Euclea schimperi in powder + butter, local application on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : eret (Amaharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), stems , leaves , powder + butter, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kestenicha (Amaharic), seriti (Oromigna)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), leaves Acokanthera schimperi, Brucea antidysenterica , roots Rumex abyssinicus, Maesa lanceolata , powder+ butter, plaster, local application, 7 days
H(173), pounded leaves, fruit, roots + H2O, local application , not on genital parts, not on the breast
H(173), green leaves, Dodonaea angustifolia , Brucea antidysenterica , Jasminum abynissicun , Jasminum grandiflorum L. subsp. floribundum . , powder + butter, ointment all the body, 7 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yedega-abalo (Amaharic), waginos (Geez)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots, powdre + latex, ointment, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : tobiaw (Amaharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves or fruit, powder + H2O, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : digita (Amaharic), sirtara (Tigregna), sotellu (Oromigna)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), roots Acokanthera schimperi , Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa , Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis, leaves ande stems barks Euclea schimperi in powder + butter, local application on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gumero (Amaharic
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), seeds, powder + juice lemon, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : fire
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(051), H(094)
Recipes : H(094), plant, powder + butter, local application
H(051) paludism, Clerodendrum myricoides , Cucumis prophetarum, Lobelia giberroa , Myrica salicifolia , Withania somnifera , roots of those plants,1 cup powder + 7 cups H2O, boilled, decoction remain 1 cup + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : misirich (Amaharic)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(194)
Recipes : H(194), plant, powder on wound.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : wuha, anqur (Amaharic)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), stems bark Croton macrostachyus, roots Echinops kebericho , powder + latex Euphorbia sp.; powder + latex = plaster on wounds + scarifications to maintain with a wet linen 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : bissana (Amaharic)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), fruits Cucumis ficifolius, Cucumis prophetarum, Withania somnifera, leaves and fruit Osyris abyssinica, powder + H2O, plaster on mange
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yemedir emboi
Cucumis prophetarum L.
Official name : Cucumis prophetarum L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(014), fruits Cucumis ficifolius, Cucumis prophetarum, Withania somnifera, leaves and fruit Osyris abyssinica, powder + H2O, plaster on mange
H(051) paludism, Clerodendrum myricoides , Cucumis prophetarum, Lobelia giberroa , Myrica salicifolia , Withania somnifera , roots of those plants,1 cup powder + 7 cups H2O, boilled, decoction remain 1 cup + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : emboi, yemidr-mbol
Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Official name : Cyphostemma cyphopetalum (Fresen.) Descoings ex Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots, flowers, decoction (H2O), bath or juice on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gindosh (Amaharic),kalkalo (Oromigna
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), floral buds , powder, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : girao (Amahari
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(094), H(173)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, fruit, 1 cup powder + 7 cups H2O, boilled, decoction (H2O), until rest 1 cup+ milk, VO.
H(094), roots, leaves, poxder, local, application
H(173), leaves Dodonaea angustifolia , Brucea antidysenterica , Jasminum abynissicun , Jasminum grandiflorum L. subsp. floribundum , powder+ butter, ointment, 7 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kitkita (Amaharic)
Dracaena steudneri Engl.
Official name : Dracaena steudneri Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Dracaena papahu Engl.
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots, powder, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : etse patos, norkok, alghe (oromigna
Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), latex from roots, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kulkwal
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), latex from roots, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kulkwal
Euphorbia sp.
Official name : Euphorbia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), stems bark Croton macrostachyus, roots Echinops kebericho , powder + latex Euphorbia sp.; powder + latex = plaster on wounds + scarifications to maintain with a wet linen 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kolekol (Amaharic)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), latex , local application on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : qinchib (Amaharic), nono (Oromigna)
Galium aparinoides Forssk.
Official name : Galium aparinoides Forssk.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), maceration of plant on pimples
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ashkit
Gladiolus psittacinus Hook.f.
Official name : Gladiolus psittacinus Hook.f.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(194)
Recipes : H(014), roots Acokanthera schimperi , Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa , Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis, leaves ande stems barks Euclea schimperi in powder + butter, local application on wounds
H(194 ), roots powder on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : enzerezei (Amaharic, Tigrenia)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), crushed flowers + honey + H2O, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : kosso (Amaharic)
Lobelia giberroa Hemsl.
Official name : Lobelia giberroa Hemsl.
Family : Lobeliaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Clerodendrum myricoides , Cucumis prophetarum, Lobelia giberroa , Myrica salicifolia , Withania somnifera , roots of those plants,1 cup powder + 7 cups H2O, boilled, decoction (H2O) remain 1 cup + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : jeberra
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), leaves Acokanthera schimperi, Brucea antidysenterica , roots Rumex abyssinicus, Maesa lanceolata , powder+ butter, plaster, local application, 7 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not registered
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), flowers, powder, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : atat (Amaharic, tigregna)
Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Myrica salicifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Clerodendrum myricoides , Cucumis prophetarum, Lobelia giberroa , Myrica salicifolia , Withania somnifera , roots of those plants,1 cup powder + 7 cups H2O, boilled, decoction (H2O) remain 1 cup + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : scinet
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), fruits Cucumis ficifolius, Cucumis prophetarum, Withania somnifera, leaves and fruit Osyris abyssinica, powder + H2O, plaster on mange
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : qeret (Amaharic)
Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Official name : Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094), roots powder + latex, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : moider (Amaharic)
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(173)
Recipes : H(094),leatex, fruit, powder + butter, local application
H(173), roots, leaves, decoction (H2O), local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : amera (Amaharic)
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(173), H(194)
Recipes : H(094), flowers , fruits, powder + butter, local application
H(173), fruit, roots, powder + honey, local application
H(194), flowers , fruits, powder + butter, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gudiy (Amaharic), etse siol (Geez)
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots, powder, cooked with butter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : inchibir (Amaharic)
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(173)
Recipes : H(014), roots Acokanthera schimperi , Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa , Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis, leaves ande stems barks Euclea schimperi in powder + butter, local application on wounds
H(173), leaves Acokanthera schimperi, Brucea antidysenterica , roots Rumex abyssinicus, Maesa lanceolata , powder+ butter, plaster, local application, 7 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : mekmeko (Amaharic)
Rumex bequaertii De Wild.
Official name : Rumex bequaertii De Wild.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014), roots Acokanthera schimperi , Aloe sp., Capparis tomentosa , Gladiolus psittacinus, Rumex abyssinicus , Rumex bequaertii , Ferrula communis, leaves ande stems barks Euclea schimperi in powder + butter, local application on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : tulit (Amaharic
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots, powder, cooked with butter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : etse-menahe
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) paludism, roots, powder, cooked with butter, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : girwa (Geez)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(014), H(051)
Recipes : H(014), fruits Cucumis ficifolius , fruit Cucumis prophetarum ., leaves and fruit Osyris abyssinica , fruits Withania somnifera, powder + H2O, plaster on mange
H(051) paludism, Clerodendrum myricoides , Cucumis prophetarum, Lobelia giberroa , Myrica salicifolia , Withania somnifera , roots of those plants,1 cup powder + 7 cups H2O, boilled, decoction remain 1 cup + milk, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : gizawa