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Reference : HT 23

Author(s) : Tapsoba, H. & J.P. Deschamps
Title : Use of medicinal plants for the treatment of oral diseases in Burkina Faso. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 104, pp.68 - 78 ( 2006)
Reference HT 23 has information about 51 plants :
Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Official name : Acacia macrostachya Reichenb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache Leaves are boiled with white and black stones to make a mouthwash that is used until recovery. The decoction can be also prepared with leaves alone
H(103), bark decoctions of Acacia macrostachya (Karidga) or Khaya senegalensis (Kouka) may be used as a mouthwash against bleeding gums.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : guembaogo (Moore)
Acacia nilotica var. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) Kuntze
Official name : Acacia nilotica var. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) Kuntze
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Del. subsp. adstringens (Schumm. & Thonn.) Roberty , Acacia adansonii Guill. & Perr.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis, sores The fresh fruit is peeled and crushed together with bark. The resulting mixture may be stored for 4–6 months. The remedy is rubbed sparingly onto the gum or put in the painful tooth every morning before breakfast for 3–4 days or until pain relief is obtained.
H(103), toothache, gingivitis, sores, Dried fruit is added to bark from the mango tree (Mangifera indica L.) and Zinm before pounding and straining. The result can be stored for around 5 years. A pinch of the powder is put in the decayed tooth cavity or rubbed onto gums and sores twice a day for 7–10 days after meals.
H(103) gingivitis, a decoction of fruits and leaves is used as a mouthwash to treat gingivitis. A bark decoction prepared in a clay pot is used as a mouth rinse for 3 or 4 days for males and females, respectively.
H(103) gingivitis, a decoction of Acacia nilotica var. adansoni can be prepared with leaves of Pseudocedrela kotschyi as a mouth rinse
H(103) gingivitis can be treated with the seeds of Acacia nilotica var. adansonii (Guill. & Perr.) O. Ktze. (Peg-nenga), which are burnt, crushed and then applied to the gums.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : peg nenga (Moore)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache Young leaves and thorns are combined with leaves of Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst ex A. DC. (three or four handfuls of each) and boiled with a black stone. The result is used for inhalations followed by gargles, three or four times until the symptoms disappear.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gon peelga (Moore)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103) toothache A decoction made with bark or leaves is used as a mouthwash to alleviate tooth pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gon miougou (Moore)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toot ache, powder of dried leaves, to put on the gums or in the pit of the tooth
H(103) extraction of a tooth, dried leaves or burned flowers, to put in the pit of the tooth. It is enough to remove the tooth after 1 day. When the extraction is painfull, mouth wash with the barks decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : tohega (Moore)
Alternanthera pungens Kunth
Official name : Alternanthera pungens Kunth
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Alternanthera repens O. Ktze.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, dried leaves + millet flour, local application RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : sibgpoonre (Moore)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, a hanfull of resin + 4 cups of H2O + salt in a closed pot during 7 days, filter, compress on the ill tooth
H(103) gingivitis, sores, powder of roots and barks to clean gums and sores, 2 X / J
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : siiga (Moore)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x), oral hygiene, used as chewing-sticks for mouth and teeth cleaning
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : neem (Moore)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, fruits in powder in the painfull parts
H(103) gingivitis, boiled leaves with white stones, decoction, VO.
H(103), to fortify a loose tooth, barks trunk + Zimm ? + white stones, hot mouth washes
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kyeguelga (Moore)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, leaves decoction, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : ti pohega (Moore)
Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Official name : Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(108), H(118)
Recipes : H(103) toot ache, gingivitis, barks or roots decoction, inhalation or gargle, 2 X / dat during 2 to 10 days
H(103) abcess, compress (no cold drink during the treatment
H(108) sinusitis, H(118) sore throat, tea + honey - - H(103) gingivitis, sores, barks of Daniellia oliveri , Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Boswellia dalzielii, ecoction, VO., 2 glass / J + mouth wash + inhalation
H(103), To alleviate toothache, a leaf decoction of Pseudocedrela kotschyi used in the form of mouth rinse is prepared in combination with Boswellia dalzielii leaves.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gondregneogo (Moore)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ache, roots boiled + white stone + cowry shells, salt, mouth washes
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : putrepuugu (Moore)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, decoction made with roots of Capparis tomentosa., Cassia sieberiana and Indigofera tinctoria L. is used for mouthwash against toothache.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : lamboitega (Moore)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, boiled leaves for inhalation
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : papaye (Moore)
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth ashes leaves recolted during the rainy season, boiled leaves + Zimm, warm decoction, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : zandre kuka (Moore)
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingivitis, inhalation of boiled leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : cassia (Moore)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth ashes, boiled leaves with white stones, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gielpoonsre (Moore)
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingivitis, sores, barks decoction, mouth washes
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : gounga (Moore)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x), stem as tooth brush
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : randega (Moore)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth extraction, decoction of leaves + Zimm + white stone, mouth wash, to be repeated if necessary
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : saag noabga (Moore)
Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov.
Official name : Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis, sores (mouth, tongue, lips) A portion of fresh root decoction is used hot for inhalation, and the remainder is used as a warm mouthwash for at least 7 days.
H(103), dried roots, with or without flowers, are crushed and a pinch of the powder applied on the painful area (tooth, bleeding gums or sore) once or twice a day until symptoms disappear
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kuware (Moore)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth ashes, decoction of leaves, gargle
H(103) gingivitis, sores, barks of Daniellia oliveri , Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Boswellia dalzielii, ecoction, VO., 2 glass / J + mouth wash + inhalation
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : sana yiri (Dioula)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, dried leaves, boiled with white and black stone
H(103) tooth ashes, sores, decoction of barks, inhalation and mouth wash, 2 X / Day
H(103), toothache Young leaves and thorns are combined with leaves of Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst ex A. DC. (three or four handfuls of each) and boiled with a black stone. The result is used for inhalations followed by gargles, three or four times until the symptoms disappear.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : ganka (Moore)
Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Ficus gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sycomorus L. subsp. gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) C.C. Berg
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), sores , the decoction is used as a mouthwash.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kankanga (Moore)
Ficus platyphylla Del.
Official name : Ficus platyphylla Del.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), tooth extraction, r oots are boiled with white stones and cowry shells for inhalation and mouthwashing. Tooth loss generally occurs after 3 months of treatment
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kamsaogo (Moore)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, the decoction is used as a mouthwash.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kunkwi pelega (Moore), djetigui faaga (Dioula)
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(103)
Recipes : H(103), disintegration of a diseased tooth. For use when there is a cavity. The bark, which must be collected with a stone, is pounded in a mortar with soumbala and indigenous salt that has been dried and crushed. The fine powder is put inside the cavity 2–3 times until the diseased tooth disintegrates
H(004), lip sores The root decoction is used to treat sores.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : lambre zungu (Moore)
Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(103)
Recipes : H(103) abcess, stems barks boiled + black stone, mouth wash until abcess mature
H(103), sores lips and tonge, decoction of leaves of Guiera senegalensis and Parkia biglobosa, RNS
H(000), Wilin-wiiga (Guiera senegalensis), were used as panaceas. According to the President of the ATHKP, this “universal” medicinal plant well known among the Mossi ethnic group was given by God to the humans at the beginning of the World. All parts of Wilin-wiiga from the aerial parts to the roots are thought to be effective when used to both prevent and cure several health problems. The President of the Association said that a healer who is unable to diagnosis an illness or specify a remedy can always recommend this plant to the patient and be sure of recovery.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : wilin wiiga (Moore)
Hyptis spicigera Lam.
Official name : Hyptis spicigera Lam.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103), toothache A small quantity of crushed leaves is put in a spoon with water and set aside for a while. The patient lies on his back for administration. To alleviate tooth pain located on the right side, the remedy is introduced into the left nostril, and vice versa for pain on the left
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : rung rungu (Moore)
Indigofera tinctoria L.
Official name : Indigofera tinctoria L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Indigofera bergii Vatke
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothashe, gingivitis, sores, roots are pounded with a little water, salt and soumbala (a foodstuff made with Parkia biglobosa) and made into small pieces. When dried, they are placed in the cavity to relieve dental pain. A decoction can then be made with tobacco (Nicotiana tabacum L.) leaves or powder and used as a gargle twice a day after meals for 7–10 days.
H(103), fresh roots are boiled to make a mouthwash for relief of toothache.
H(103) toothashe, gingivitis, sores roots of Capparis tomentosa, Cassia sieberiana , Indigofera tinctoria, decoction, mouth washes
decoction made with roots of Capparis tomentosa Lam., Cassia sieberiana DC. and Indigofera tinctoria L. is used for mouthwash against toothache.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : garga (Moore)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, fresh bark is boiled with salt and used in the form of inhalation followed by a mouth rinse twice a day for 4 and 3 days, respectively for women and men
H(103), toothache, gingivitis sores (mouth, tongue) Dried bark is used in two ways. It can be boiled with lemon or tamarind (Tamarindus indica L.) fruits to produce a decoction that is then stored in bottles in a cool place for about 1 year.Alternatively, dried bark can be pounded, mixed with salt and red pepper and then strained. A small amount of water is added to make a paste that is formed into small pieces, dried and placed into the cavity of the painful tooth.
H(103), bark boiled alone or with Zinm is used to make a gargle to alleviate tooth pain.
H(103), bark decoctions of Acacia macrostachya (Karidga) or Khaya senegalensis (Kouka) may be used as a mouthwash against bleeding gums.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kouka (Moore)
Lannea acida A. Rich.
Official name : Lannea acida A. Rich.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina acida (A. Rich.) Oliv.
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(103), to prevent pain tooth, barks decoction, mouth wash
H(103) decayed tooth, dried leaves in powder in the cavity
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : sabtulga (Moore)
Lannea microcarpa Engl. & Krause
Official name : Lannea microcarpa Engl. & Krause
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), to prevent pain tooth, leaves decoction, VO.
H(103), boiled barks + local salt, mouth wash to aleviate pain
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : sabga (Moore)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, barks and leaves dried separatly, powdered, local application, 2 X / Day
H(103) gingivitis, inhalation from roots, mouth wash again pain
H(103) sores, decoction of barks, gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : tokvougri (Moore)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis Leaves are stored dried or powered. Used alone, a pinch of tobacco powder placed in the cavity of a painful tooth or on bleeding gums will immediately alleviate the ailment. Mixed with Zinm and shea butter, a small amount is regularly applied to the painful area until recovery. Fresh leaves can be boiled with Zinm to make a mixture that should not be stored for more than 6 months. Cotton wool impregnated with this product is put into the cavity twice a day (morning and evening) for a maximum of 7 days or whenever the person feels the pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : taba (Moore)
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(103)
Recipes : H(103), sores lips and tonge, decoction of leaves of Guiera senegalensis and Parkia biglobosa, RNS
H(103), toothach, fumigation made with bark is prescribed to relieve pain. Treatment is repeated until recovery.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : roaaga (Moore)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, roots decoction, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : baagd yanga (Moore)
Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Official name : Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, dried bark is pounded and applied to bleeding gums
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : seinga (Moore)
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis, leaves are dried and stored. The leaf decoction is used as a gargle and for inhalation. The root decoction is stored in a tightly closed pot for at least 1 month or strained and stored in bottles for several months and then reheated when needed for inhalation. In both cases, the treatment is administered for 3–4 days or until recovery. Hot pepper and bitter food are proscribed during the treatment.
H(103), To alleviate toothache, a leaf decoction used in the form of mouth rinse is prepared in combination with Boswellia dalzielii leaves.
H(103x), A well-known oral hygiene product, the twigs are used as chewing-sticks. Siguédré is also the generic name for chewing-sticks among the Mossi ethnic group.
H(103) gingivitis, sores, barks of Daniellia oliveri , Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Boswellia dalzielii, ecoction, VO., 2 glass / J + mouth wash + inhalation
H(103) gingivitis, a decoction of Acacia nilotica var. adansoni can be prepared with leaves of Pseudocedrela kotschyi as a mouth rinse
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : singuedre (Moore)
Pteleopsis suberosa Engl. & Diels
Official name : Pteleopsis suberosa Engl. & Diels
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(103) gingivitis, dried barks, powder, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : guirgo (Moore)
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Official name : Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103), toothache Trunk bark from two opposite sides is boiled with cowry shells for inhalation and gargles.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : noeeka (Moore), gbinnin yiri (Dioula)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingivitis, sores, dried roots are pounded and stored for around 5 years. To alleviate bleeding gums and sores, the powder is applied to the affected part once a day until recovery
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : pelga (Moore)
Sterculia setigera Del.
Official name : Sterculia setigera Del.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia tomentosa Guill. & Perr.
Symptoms : H(004), H(103), H(103x), H(108)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis sores Bark is used either fresh or dried. Dried bark can be stored for some time. Boiled bark makes an inhalation or mouthwash for use twice a day for 2–3 days.
H(004), H(108), hot decoction can be also drunk, when it is said also to be effective against sore throat and sinusitis.
H(103), in case of abscess, a piece of boiled bark is lightly rubbed on the swelling cheek on a regular basis until the abscess matures
H(103x), oral hygiene Twigs are used as chewing-sticks to clean teeth.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : ponsemporgo (Moore)
Striga senegalensis Benth.
Official name : Striga senegalensis Benth.
Family : Orobanchaceae
Synonyms : Striga hermontheca (Del.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), gingivitis, sores, a decoction with roots of Striga senegalensis, Ximenia americana and tobacco leaves is used as a mouthwash. Zinm may be added.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : waango (Moore)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ashes, barks decoction
H(103) sores, boiled leaves, mouth wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : pousga (Moore)
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) sores A root decoction is used as a gargle until recovery.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kinkirs taanga (Moore)
Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Official name : Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103), abscess, trunk bark is taken from two opposite sides. Bones (preferably from beef) and red pepper (three or four of each according to sex) are placed between two large pieces of bark and covered with Zinm before being brought to the boil. The warm mixture is stored in a clay pot and used for regular mouthwashing until the abscess matures. Toothache For toothache, the bark is boiled with white stones and crushed bones and used as a warm gargle. Bark is said to be more effective when removed from a tree that has fallen naturally rather than one that has been intentionally collected (by a person).
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : taanga (Moore)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103), H(103x)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, sores The decoction is used as a mouthwash.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : andga (Moore)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, gingivitis sores Roots are boiled with roots of Securidaca longepedunculata Fres. to make a decoction that is warmed and used for mouth rinsing and inhalation for 3–7 days in order to relieve pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : yaar yamde (Moore)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, the roots are boiled with red and white stones for inhalation. Some healers advise against gargling because of the risk of losing other teeth, even healthy ones. Inhalations made by boiling together fresh leaves and roots can be administered twice a day for 7 days
H(103) gingivitis, sores, dried leaves and roots can be stored for some time. To treat gingivitis and mouth lesions, the dried leaves are boiled with white stones. Twice a day after meals, a gargle is followed by inhalation with the patient's head covered with a white blanket. Treatment is for 3 or 4 days according to sex. The root decoction is used as a mouthwash. Root and bark decoctions are used as a gargle until recovery. Some traditional healers say secret words when taking bark.
H(103), gingivitis, sores, a decoction with roots of Striga senegalensis, Ximenia americana and tobacco leaves is used as a mouthwash. Zinm may be added.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : leenga (Moore)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(103), toothache, decoction made with flowers, indigenous salt and white stones is used as a mouthwash.
Region : West Africa
Country : Burkina Faso (Kadiogo province)
Vernacular name : kamaana (Moore)