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Reference : HT 2k

Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Reference HT 2k has information about 61 plants :
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091) child, cold infusion ONS., used as child's tonic. H(095), Humans eat pods.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sangale
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(055) + H(051), boiled root infusion used as emetic against fevers. Leaves rubbed on itches (MASAMUS).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ptara, kiptara
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(018), H(055), H(104), H(126), H(178), H(185)
Recipes : H(018) headache, (MilKULOGH), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(055), Boiled root infusion, plus others, used as emetic ( MNGOROR), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(055) + H(051) emetic against fevers, cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
, H(104) stomach- ache, (KIPTANGTANG ) , cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(126) (hepatitus), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(178) (heart pains) , (KIPKOLOSWO), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(185), Inner bark chewed against (KIRIUN (sneezing, cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamon panyarit
Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(013), H(051), H(055), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), juice from twigs or pods applied to infected eyes.
H(008), bark is chewed as cure for diarrhoea.
H(013) , boiled bark infusion or with other species against LOKICHUM (?anthrax)
H(055) + H(051), boiled bark infusion as emetic against fevers.
H(091), boiled bark infusion used against TERMES (enlarged spleen)
H(104), bark is chewed as cure for stomachache
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kopkwo
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(018), H(055), H(126)
Recipes : H(018)headaches, string from bark tied around head against headaches
H(055) + H(126), an emetic against Îevers., ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : pelil, chesamus
Acacia raddiana Savi
Official name : Acacia raddiana Savi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(053), H(104)
Recipes : H(008),diarrhoea boiled infusion of bark , RNS.
H(104), stomachache boiled infusion of bark , RNS.
H(053), gum from bark used against earache , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ses
Acacia seyal Del. var. seyal
Official name : Acacia seyal Del. var. seyal
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178), roots used against heart pains (?MUKULOGH).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chooh
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104), root infusion usedagainst stomachache
H(201), or mixed with root of Acalypha volkensii and milk for child not passing wind(?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kaparasamugh, tapakapow, kasilaya
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(091), H(201)
Recipes : H(006), H(007), root infusion used as diuretic especially for children also as as purgative
H(091), Root infusion with milk used as child's tonic. Sticks used to make arrows
H(201), or mixed wjth root of Acalypha volkensii and milk for child not passing wind(?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kembirwo , kaparasamugh, tapakapow, kasilaya
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103), for teeth and gums (against ulcers?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kotkotia
Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Official name : Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes var. multiflorum
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(092), H(112)
Recipes : H(014), crushed stem in water, used to get rid of skin lumps
H(051), fever. Infusion of fruits mixed with water used agalnst earache
H(091), boiled root infusion with other plants used against KALAZAR
H(092), poisonous - whole plant, especially roots, when chewed 'makes person go mad' in one day and acts as diuretic ; no antidote
H(112), trunk (bark?) chewed as abortifacient.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : koliya
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(055), H(068), H(139), H(167)
Recipes : H(006) purg.ative,H(013) boils, H(055) + H(051) emetic against fevers, H(139), cold bark infusion RNS.
can cause hallucinations, H(167), ONS., RNS.
H(006) + H(068)purgative against tapeworms, H(055), emetic , cold infusion of bark or roots, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kapakitengiap , mukutonuo
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(055)
Recipes : H(004) to keep away flies, and on eyes ONS., RNS.
H(055), juice from leaves used on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tolkosiap
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : fH(201), enclosed in leather as a protective charm.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tikoukawa
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(055)
Recipes : H(001), juice mixed with water used as eyedrops (?and against burns)
H(055) + H(051) paludism, emetic for fever (? paludism)., boiled root infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tuyonwo
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109), boiled bark infusion mixed with broth of goat against backache.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sekonon
Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk. subsp. farinosa
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051), boiled root infusion used carefully against fever, not an emetic
H(037), bark of root chewed against coughing
H(091), boiled root infusion with milk used as child's tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : arerenion
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, Boiled root iniusion used against paludism.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : adodotian
Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Official name : Capparis cartilaginea Decne.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), boiled infusion of leaves used as eye lotion for humans and cattle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chepkogh
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(018), H(091), H(139)
Recipes : H(018) child headache; H(091), to strengthen backbone and other bones; H(139), and to make penis sit up, boiled root infusion, RNS.
H(091), soup from roots used as a health drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : lokotetwo
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) childs, boiled plant infusion used against children's stomach complaint, RNS.
H(091)used as mixed with milk as child' tonic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : cheropon
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(006), H(091)
Recipes : H(006), root infusion used as purgative, RNS.
H(091) childs, boiled root infusion with milk used as child's tonic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : cheporon, cheroponpolalwa, chesokisian, ketpararar
Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Official name : Chenopodium opulifolium Schrad. ex W.D.J. Koch & Ziz.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) child, crushed leaves rubbed on swellings on child's head.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : munturichon,mdurich
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) childs, Boiled root infusion with milk used as child' s tonic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chepchan
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), Said to be poisonous for humans. Juice possibly has irritant- properties, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sirkano-kapsakom, tutuyon
Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum aculeatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(091)
Recipes : H(055) + H(051), boiled root infusion used as emetic against fever, or with other spp. against MWAROR disease. H(091) child, Boiled root infusion with milk as child's tonic, Children eat fruits (?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(091)
Recipes : H(004), young bark put on wounds,H(091) child, boiled root infusion with milk for child's tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : katagh, mindarotwo
Cyperus rotundus L.
Official name : Cyperus rotundus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(053), H(135), H(108), H(201)
Recipes : H(037), raw aromatic roots chewed as cure for coughs, H(135) indigestion, H(108) chestpains, H(051) fever and H(053) heartpains (MUKULOGH). Medicine man (LIOKINl chews root and spits on patient as cure or for protection. Roots used to make a protectiveMOIKUT, MOIKUT-POCHEPKONO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), boiled root infusion used against headache. Infusion wiped over front of baby with bad chest. (?Roots) boiled with other species; infusion against an
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tiin
Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Official name : Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : Sacred tree, providing shade throughout the year. H(104), boiled bark infusion used against women's stomach complaints and to wash people made ill by H(201) witching. Boiled root infusion with Grewia tenax used against TBI. H(201), Leaves used in exorcism of spirits by LIOKIN medicine man). H(201), Orange roots mixed with yellow clay and smeared on witchdoctors patients, and leaves used to smear white clay on men going off to battle.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tuwot
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006)
Recipes : H(006), root ground and boiled, infusion as purgativeH(001), Infusion of bark used to relieve blindness.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : korkorwo
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045) cuts, milky latex used as antiseptic on small cuts.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : topil, chepkonghon
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(001), H(092)
Recipes : H(001), milky latex used as eye medicine
H(092), Used extensively as hedging plant. Milky latex used as gun in manufacture of spears and arrows, and put on arrows as a poison.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tumwen
Ficus populifolia Vahl
Official name : Ficus populifolia Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(001), juice used as eye medicine
H(008), bark infusion used to stop diarrhoea
H(091), bark infusion used against KALAZAR (?).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sosotwo
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(055), H(091)
Recipes : H(006) + H(055, 2) + H(051, 2), boiled inÎusion of stem used as an emetic and purgative against fever (?paludism); also the fruit and bark. Inner part of fruit squeezed into water until it foams and used as H(055) + H(051) emetic against chronic fever; also H(091)used as a health tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kopulwo, akoroyon
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) boiled roots infusion used against diarrhoea in humans, H(201), Sticks used in earthquake-stopping ceremony.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : sitat
Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Official name : Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms : Haemanthus coccineus Forssk.
Symptoms : H(016), H(037), H(091)
Recipes : H(016), ONS., swollen human breast.
H(037) child, boiled root infusion against childs cough
H(091), boiled root infusion mixed wjth milk as child's tonic).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : psirioch, kipuwer
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots chewed, boiled root infusion used for stomach complaints.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : mukurkona
Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Official name : Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) childs, root infusion used as child's tonic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : soyuo
Iboza multiflora (Benth.) E.A. Bruce
Official name : Iboza multiflora (Benth.) E.A. Bruce
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001), juice from crushed leaves applied to eyes against cataracts.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : lonuo
Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Official name : Ipomoea spathulata Hall. f.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), boiled root infusion with milk used as child's tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamach
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), infusion of root used against liver pains.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : rotin
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(000), H(006), H(091), H(109)
Recipes : boiled root infusion (or chewed root) used against H(109) backache and H(104), stomach- ache, KIPTANGTANG and as H(006) purgative. Said to be used for H(000) "any disease". H(091) childs, Boiled root infusion with milk used as child's tonic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : asachait, kaparamenion
Maerua subcordata (Gilg) DC.
Official name : Maerua subcordata (Gilg) DC.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Courbonia subcordata Gilg
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(091)
Recipes : H(006), root chewed as purgative(?anthelmintic), H(018), Srnoke frorn leaves used to clear headaches. H(091), Boiled root infusion with soup used as tonic. Roots chewed when very thirsty as source of moisture.Roots and fruits used to clarify dirty water.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : crepuluswo
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104), ONS., RNS.
H(201), used as magic protection against epidemics. ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : mormorwo
Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N.E. Br.
Official name : Pergularia extensa (Jacq.) N.E. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Cynanchum cordifolium Retz. , Cynanchum extensum Jacq.
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(055), H(068), H(091), H(172)
Recipes : H(055) + H(051) paludism, boiled root infusion used, sometimes with other spp., as emetic against 'paludism' , particularly for children. At the same time a ram should be killed and eaten to complets the cure.H(006) +H(068), Roots also reported to be antihelmintic and purgaive.H(172), Leaves are dried and put into holes in skin called SARRA - possibly smallpox, filiariases worms or creeping sep- taceamia, and mostly on the legs. A cut is made Îurther up and leaves applied again, etc. H(091) childs, Boiled root infusion with milk used as child's tonic.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chemokol, okonuo, kutitany,ketpochooh
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(091), H(104), H(112), H(200)
Recipes : H(004), wood of root sharpened and used to dig open pussy wound, then pus along vein until no more and plug with bit of root
H(091), and against TERMES (?enlarged spleen).
H(104), boiled root infusion used against stomach ache
H(112), long root tied around lower stomach to induce abortion at 1 - 2 months.
H(200),, root used against SARRA (creeping septacaemia)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : keriendus
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(091)
Recipes : H(014), remedy for skin troubles of humans and goats.H(008)bébé, Roots used against babies diarrhoea. H(091), Boiled root infusion mixed with milk as childs tonlc.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : nomkagi, tanakat
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), oil from seeds, on skin cuts
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ponponuo
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(013), H(036), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(086), H(091)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, boiled infusion of smaller roots used to induce sweating to get rid of fever ( 'paludism' ), H(086)langue noire, against PAROSKUT ("black tongue" ) ; H(036), TUMBOMUT (dizziness) ,H(104), stomach- ache, KIPTANGTANG KUPANGUR (TB?) andH(013) , LOKICHUM (anthrax); H(055)also acts as emetic and H(006), purgative.H(001), Root infusion used as eyewash, and H(091), mixed with meat as a health tonic.H(037), Fruits eaten raw to stop coughing.
H(103x) stems widely used as a toothbrush.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : asiokonion
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(014)
Recipes : H(004),H(014), juice from root used against scabies or rashes, or on wounds.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : cheporewo, molion,cherkoinyon
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), boiled root infusion used against stomachache (KIPTANGTANG)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kiptarpotich, chepochepkai
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(037), H(055)
Recipes : H(037), Root chewed, but spat out, against coughing.H(055), boil root with other species.jinfusion an emetic against MNGO LIOKIN (medicine man) chews roots and spits on patient as a cure - a substituts for Cyperus sp. Roots chewed by mother and spat into child's mouth to stop it crying. Put on fire in earthquake-stopping ceremony. Fruits ued as beads in protective charm necklace. Children use fruits as toys.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : lopotwo
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(039), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(004), crushed dried leaves applied to wounds,H(104) childs, Boiled root infusion used to calm upset stomach in children. H(039), Used as insecticide against bedbugs. H(201), Used as a charm against enemies.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : chemoyoi, chepangi, cheposorwa, lomunyin
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(037), H(091)
Recipes : H(037), leaves eaten raw; also crushed and left in water for later consumption.
H(091),young pods eaten raw - slightly salty~ considered especially good for pregnant women,
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : oron
Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Official name : Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(095), H(126)
Recipes : H(004), Leaves crushed and put on cuts.
H(007), also acts as diuretic
H(037), chew bark as cough cure
H(055) + H(051), or used as emetic against fevers ( 'paludism').
H(095), ripe seeds in fruits eaten by children
H(126), boiled bark infusion (also leaves and roots) mixed with meat of specially slaughtered sheep as cure for hepatitus (KOLOSWO=yellow)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : koloswa
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), for wounds , RNS, ONS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : ketenai
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) woman, boiled root infusion used against womens stomachache
H(055) + H(051), or as emetic against fevers.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : akakagh
Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra
Official name : Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(095)
Recipes : H(030), boiled root infusion used to bring out afterbirth or for late periods in women
H(095), outer part of fruits eaten (sweet).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : kunyotwo
Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Official name : Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(020), H(051), H(055), H(091), H(091), H(108)
Recipes : H(055 ) + H(051), boiled infusion of root, sometimes with other spP., used as emetic against fevers, LOKICHUM (anthrax), MWAROR (?),H(020) and snake bite. Boiled infusion of bark used against H(018) headaches, H(108) sore throat, ROLION (cough), and emetic against H(104), stomach-ache, KIPTANGTANG bark burnt to stop fainting H(091) (TUMBOMUT) or H(018) head- aches. H(091) childs, Fruit infusion used as a child's health tonic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : songowo
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : H(008), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), boiled bark infusion against KUMON (diarrhoea) and stomachache
H(095), raw fruits frequently eaten
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : tolomwo