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Reference : HT 33

Author(s) : Tilahun Teklehaymanot
Title : Ethnobotanical study of knowledge and medicinal plants use by the people in Dek Island in Ethiopia Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume124, pp 69–78, (2009)
Reference HT 33 has information about 60 plants :
Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Official name : Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite (ibabe sinedf), fresh root of Abutilon mauritianum is crushed and boiled and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yebab medihanit (Amharic)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea ( chebtu), fresh root of Acokanthera schimperi is chewed and swallowed before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gerero (Amharic)
Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Official name : Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex Schult.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Aerva persica (Burm. f.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), powder of Aerva javanica, Plumbago zeylanicum, Lepidium sativum, mixed with bat’s blood is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : tobia (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) skin lesion ( likft), topical application of fresh crushed root of Asparagus africanus
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Official name : Brackenridgea zanguebarica Oliv.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), eating seeds of Brassica carinata
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gomen zer
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(126), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery (tekmat), juice of crushed bark of Brucea antidysenterica with water is taken orally
H(104) + H(008) stomach-ache and dysentery (yedem tekimat), juice of crushed root with water is taken orally
H(126) hepatitis (wef beshita), fresh parts of Brucea antidysenterica, Gardenia ternifolia, Solanum marginatum, Solanaum incanum boiling in water and inhaling the steam through mouth
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : waginos (Aballo) (Amharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008x), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) external injury (kusil), topical application of leaf paste of Calpurnia aurea
H(008) frequent dysentery with blood as plague (tesbo), juice of fresh leaf is taken orally for 3 days
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), juice of fresh leaf is taken orally
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : digita (Amharic)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(041), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax (kuruba), crushed fresh roots of Capparis tomentosa, Solanaum incanum, Ricinus communis with water is filtered and the liquid is taken orally
H(118) sore throat (guroro siabt), mixed powderof Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, mixed with water is taken orally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gumero (Amharic)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (tehod qurtet), dry and powdered fruit of Capsicum frutescens is taken mixed with water orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : mtmita (Amharic)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling (ibach), topical application of fresh crushed paste of Cardiospermum halicacabum, Momordica foetida
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : semeg (Amharic)
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(106), H(118), H(201)
Recipes : H(106) snake repellent (ibab meklia), root powder of Capsicum frutescens mixed withwater is poured into the holes of snake
H(118) sore throat (guroro siabt), mixed powderof Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, mixed with water is taken orally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : agam (Amharic)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : limbche (Amharic)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder of Clerodendrum myricoides, Cucumis ficifolius, Verbascum sinaiticum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : misrich (Amharic)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) external injury/wound (kusil), fresh crushed leaf and stem of Commelina bengalensis is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yelam andebet (Amharic)
Crepis rueppellii Sch. Bip.
Official name : Crepis rueppellii Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008x), H(151), H(161)
Recipes : H(008x) dysentery with blood (yedem tekimat), juice of crushed fresh leaf and root of Crepis rueppellii is taken orally
H(151) blood pressure (yedem bizat), root is boiled in water and taken as tea at bed time
H(161) wart (yeahiya kintarot), topically applying fresh leaf and root paste of Crepis rueppellii, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with latex
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yemidir gusmt (Amharic)
Crinum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Crinum abyssinicum Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), topical application of powder of Crinum abbyssinicum, Kalanchoe petitana, Verbascum sinaiticum, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with hyena feces and atex
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gibb shinkurt
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) tinea versicolor (quaqucha), rubbing the affected site with the latex of Croton macrostachyus
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : bissana (Amharic)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(014), H(018), H(043), H(051), H(070), H(104), H(113), H(201), H(206)
Recipes : H(004) worsening external figure injury (yekusil merz), tying fresh root of Cucumis ficifolius around the injury until cure
H(008) amoebic dysentery (yedem tekmat), chewing fresh root and swallowing the juice before breakfast for 3 days
H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) , boiled in water and inhaling the steam at bed time
H(043) meningitis (majirat getir), root powder mixed with honey taken orally until cure
H(070) rabies (yewusha beshita), Crushed fresh root with water fermented for 3 days is taken with honey early morning before breakfast orally until cure
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), chewing fresh root and swallowing the juice
H(161) wart (yeahya kintarot), topical application of leaf and root powder
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder of Clerodendrum myricoides, Cucumis ficifolius, Verbascum sinaiticum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yemidir embuay (Amharic)
Cynoglossum coeruleum A.DC.
Official name : Cynoglossum coeruleum A.DC.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burning on external part (katelo), topical application of fresh leaf powder of Cynoglossum coeruleum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : chemgogit (Amharic)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids (kintarot), dry root powder of Dodonaea viscosa mixed with butter is applied topically around the anus
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : ktkitta (Amharic)
Dorstenia barnimiana Schweinf.
Official name : Dorstenia barnimiana Schweinf.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(070), H(078), H(091), H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), making small opening at affected part and inserting in the opening fresh or dry root of Dorstenia barnimiana
H(070) rabies (yeibd wush beshita), root powder with shimmed milk or nug is taken orally early morning until cure
H(100) syphilis (kitinge), root powder with honey is taken orally
thinning/unhealthy weight loss/, dysentery and fever with rush on the body (amenmin), root powder paste with honey is fermented for 7 days and taken orally for 7 days
H(126) hepatitis (wef beshita), root powder with shimmed milk or nug is taken orally early morning until cure
H(161) wart (yeahya kintarot), root paste is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : work bemeda (Amharic)
Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(078), H(161)
Recipes : H(014) fungal infection on head (yeras fiff), latex of Euphorbia abyssinica with butter is applied topically
H(078) cancer (neqersa), topical application of powder of Crinum abbyssinicum, Kalanchoe petitana, Verbascum sinaiticum, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with hyena feces and atex
H(161) wart (kintarot), topical application of root powder and latex paste of Euphorbia abyssinica
H(161) wart (yeahiya kintarot), topically applying fresh leaf and root paste of Crepis rueppellii, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with latex
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : qulqwal (Amharic)
Ferula communis L.
Official name : Ferula communis L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) excess blooding during giving birth (serakesetan), fresh root of Ferula communis is buried outside at the door
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : dog (Amharic)
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis (wef beshita), fresh parts of Brucea antidysenterica, Gardenia ternifolia, Solanum marginatum, Solanaum incanum boiling in water and inhaling the steam through mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : gambello (Amharic)
Gladiolus candidus (Rendle) Goldblatt
Official name : Gladiolus candidus (Rendle) Goldblatt
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), topical application of root powder and mixed with water is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : milas golgul
Glinus lotoides L.
Official name : Glinus lotoides L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) tape worm (kosso), powder of Glinus lotoides pounded with ‘nug’ seed is taken orally at night before bed or early morning
H(104) stomach-ache ( hodkurtet), chewing fresh root of Glinus lotoides and swallowing the juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : amkin (Lefata) (Amharic)
Gloriosa superba L.
Official name : Gloriosa superba L.
Family : Colchicaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite (ibabsinedf), eating fresh root of Gloriosa superba rolled with local thin bread.(dagusa’ injera) or fermented drink made from honey, water and hops (tef) porridge
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), eating fresh root
H(139) impotence (sinfete wesib), root powder is taken with ‘tej’ for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yebab mashila (Amharic)
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) fungal infection on head (yeras fiff), topical application of fruit powder of Gossypium herbaceum on the head
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : tit (Amharic)
Hordeum vulgare L.
Official name : Hordeum vulgare L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(054)
Recipes : H(054) trypanosomiasis (kumegna), mixed powder of Hordeum vulgare, Verbascum sinaiticum, Vernonia filigera with water is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : barely
Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Official name : Hoslundia opposita Vahl
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Hoslundia oppositifolia P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(113), H(014), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) leaf and stem of Hoslundia opposita Vahlboiled in water and inhaling the steam during bed time
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yemch medhanit (Amharic)
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache and burning (kuruba), juice of crushed fresh leaf of Justicia schimperiana is taken orally
H(201) mental disorder (yeayne bar teza) (igeseb), mixed powder of Calpurnia aurea, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana , Carissa spinarum with water is taken orally early morning before breakfast
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : smiza (Amharic)
Kalanchoe petitiana A.Rich.
Official name : Kalanchoe petitiana A.Rich.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(104)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), topical application of powder of Crinum abbyssinicum, Kalanchoe petitana, Verbascum sinaiticum, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with hyena feces and atex
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), chewing fresh root of Kalanchoe petitana and taking the juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : endehuahula (Amharic)
Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood
Official name : Laggera crispata (Vahl) Hepper & J.R.I. Wood
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) excessive menstruation (yeworabeba simeta), fresh crushed leaves of Laggera crispata with water is taken orally before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : dedeho
Lepidium sativum L.
Official name : Lepidium sativum L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), powder of Aerva javanica, Plumbago zeylanicum, Lepidium sativum, mixed with bat’s blood is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : fetto (Amharic)
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(000), H(003), H(018), H(051), H(166), H(014), H(206)
Recipes : H(003) swelling (ibach), topical application of fresh crushed paste of Cardiospermum halicacabum, Momordica foetida
H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), leaf and stem of Momordica foetida boiled in water and inhaling the steam during bed time
epidemic disease (tesbo beshita), sprinkling mixed root and leaf powder on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : amora hareg (Amharic)
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(113), H(014), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), juice of fresh leaf of Ocimum lamiifolium is taken with hot coffee
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : dama kesse (Amharic)
Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Official name : Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear sickness (yejoro wugat), powder leaves of Olea europaea, Sesamum orientale, Verbena officinalis mixed with oils and goat butter is used as ear drop
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : weyra (Amharic)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, jaundice (wef beshita), juice of crushed fresh root of Phytolacca dodecandra taken with skimmed milk orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : endod (Amharic)
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), powder of Aerva javanica, Plumbago zeylanicum, Lepidium sativum, mixed with bat’s blood is taken orally early morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : amira (Amharic)
Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirbel
Official name : Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirbel
Family : Podocarpaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer (neqersa), powdered dry root of Podocarpus falcatus mixed with water is taken orally and applied topically at site of illness
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : bribira (Amharic)
Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Official name : Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Rhoicissus erythrodes (Fresen.) Planch.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : wedel asfesa (Amharic)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain (‘wugat), tying fresh root of Ricinus communis around neck with cotton trade
H(104) stomach-ache and burning (kuruba), juice of crushed fresh root of Ricinus communis is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : qachima (Amharic)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(041)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax (kuruba), crushed fresh roots of Capparis tomentosa, Solanaum incanum, Ricinus communis with water is filtered and the liquid is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : qachima (Amharic)
Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Official name : Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(155), H(194), H(201)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), eating fresh root of Rumex nepalensis
H(155) tonsilitis (entil siwered), crushed fresh root and leaf with water is taken orally
H(194) leishimaniasis (gurtb’), rubbing the spot with fresh root and leaf until cure; topical
H(201) excess bleeding during giving birth (serakian beshita), fresh root is buried outside at the door
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : tult (Amharic)
Sauromatum venosum (Dryand. ex Aiton) Kunth
Official name : Sauromatum venosum (Dryand. ex Aiton) Kunth
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) ascariasis (wosfat), root paste mixed with water is taken in the morning before breakfast
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : amoch
Scadoxus multiflorus (Martyn) Rafin
Official name : Scadoxus multiflorus (Martyn) Rafin
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(194)
Recipes : H(194) leishimaniasis (gurtb), root paste of Scadoxus multiflorus is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : dem astefi (Amharic)
Sesamum indicum L.
Official name : Sesamum indicum L.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Synonyms : Sesamum orientale L.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear sickness (yejoro wugat), powder leaves of Olea europaea, Sesamum orientale, Verbena officinalis mixed with oils and goat butter is used as ear drop
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : selit (Amharic)
Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida cuneifolia auct.
Symptoms : H(004), H(187)
Recipes : H(004) blood clotting (dem makomia), topical application of fresh leaf powder of Sida schimperiana on external injury for blood clotting
H(004) external injury (kusil, gurmt), topical application of fresh leaf paste
H(161) wart (kintarot), topical application of root powder and latex paste of Euphorbia abyssinica and Sida schimperiana
H(187) worsening figure nail illness (yemerz tat), topical application of fresh root paste
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : chiffrig (Amharic)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(004), H(041), H(104), H(126), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) external injury/wound (kusil), fresh leaf juice of Solanum incanum is applied topically
H(041) anthrax (kuruba), crushed fresh roots of Capparis tomentosa, Solanaum incanum, Ricinus communis with water is filtered and the liquid is taken orally
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), crushed fresh root juice is taking orally
H(126) hepatitis (wef beshita), fresh parts of Brucea antidysenterica, Gardenia ternifolia, Solanum marginatum, Solanaum incanum boiling in water and inhaling the steam through mouth
H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder paste of Capparis tomentosa, Carissa spinarum, Justicia schimperiana , Clausena anisata, Solanaum incanum, Cucumis ficifolius; with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : embuay (Amharic)
Solanum marginatum L. f.
Official name : Solanum marginatum L. f.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis (wef beshita), fresh parts of Brucea antidysenterica, Gardenia ternifolia, Solanum marginatum, Solanaum incanum boiling in water and inhaling the steam through mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : geber embuay (Amharic)
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye (buda), powder of Asparagus africanus, Capparis tomentosa, Justicia schimperiana, Syzgium guineense, Rhoicissus tridentata, Rhoicissus tridentata, Carissa spinarum, Brucea antidysenterica, Clausena anisata, Calpurnia aurea, Solanaum incanum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : doqima (Amharic)
Triumfetta heterocarpa Sprague & Hutch.
Official name : Triumfetta heterocarpa Sprague & Hutch.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis (yewof beshita), crushed fresh root is mixed water and taken orally without food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : yelam tut
Verbascum sinaiticum Benth.
Official name : Verbascum sinaiticum Benth.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(054), H(078), H(201)
Recipes : H(054) trypanosomiasis (kumegna), mixed powder of Hordeum vulgare, Verbascum sinaiticum, Vernonia filigera with water is taken orally
H(078) cancer (neqersa), topical application of powder of Crinum abbyssinicum, Kalanchoe petitana, Verbascum sinaiticum, Euphorbia abyssinica mixed with hyena feces and atex
H(201) evil eye (buda), mixed powder of Clerodendrum myricoides, Cucumis ficifolius, Verbascum sinaiticum is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : qetetina (Amharic)
Verbena officinalis L.
Official name : Verbena officinalis L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Verbena officinalis L. subsp. africana R.Fern. & Verdc.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear sickness (yejoro wugat), powder leaves of Olea europaea, Sesamum orientale, Verbena officinalis mixed with oils and goat butter is used as ear drop
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : atuch (Amharic)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155) tonsillitis (entil siwerd), fresh leaf juice of Vernonia amygdalina is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : giraw (Amharic)
Vernonia filigera Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Vernonia filigera Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(054)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm + H(200) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), powder is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled nasally
H(054) trypanosomiasis (kumegna), mixed powder of Hordeum vulgare, Verbascum sinaiticum, Vernonia filigera with water is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : daba keded
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies (yeibd wush beshita), soaking bark of Ximenia americana in water and the water is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : enkuay (Amharic)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(113), H(014), H(206)
Recipes : H(018) + H(051) + H(113) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich) febrile illness (mich or ‘girfat), ONS. boiled in water and inhaling the steam
H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), root paste is taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : sharit (hareg ressa) (Amharic)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach-ache (hodkurtet), chewed rhizome of Zingiber officinale taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : jinjible (Amharic)
Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ziziphus abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice (wef beshita), fresh leaves and root of Ziziphus abyssinica are crushed and mixed with water and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Dek Island in lake Tana )
Vernacular name : kurkura (Amharic)