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Reference : HT 34

Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot & Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants of Kara and Kwego semi-pastoralist people in Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:23 (2010)
Reference HT 34 has information about 14 plants :
Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Official name : Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastrointestinal diseases, H(068) internal parasitism, roots of Balanites rotundifolia, crushed and boiled + goat meat
H(095) food, fruit ripe and raw, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : moroko (Kara), (Kwego)
Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(006) + H(104), H(068), H(095)
Recipes : H(006) + H(104) gastrointestinal diseases, H(068) internal parasitism, roots of Cadaba farinosa, chewing
H(095) food, boiled leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : diri (Kara), meti (Kwego)
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Official name : Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia sinensis Lam. , Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) respiratory disease, crushed roots of Cordia sinensis, infusion, VO.
H(095) food, fruit raw of Cordia sinensis, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : midit, tagaz (Kara), chuwacho (Kwego)
Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir.
Official name : Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) respiratory disease, crushed roots of Dobera glabra, infusion, VO.
H(095) food, boiled ripe fruit, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : shala (Kara), shelada (Kwego)
Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Official name : Flueggea virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Voigt
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(095)
Recipes : H(003) swelling,H(013) abscess, boils, crushed roots of Flueggea virosa, decoction, VO.
H(095) food, fruit as vegetable, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : tanta (Kara)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseases, syphilis, fruits of Grewia bicolor soaked in H2O, VO.
H(095) food, raw fruit
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : bereza (Kara), (Kwego)
Grewia kakothamnos K.Schum.
Official name : Grewia kakothamnos K.Schum.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) respiratory disease, crushed roots of Grewia kakothamn, decoction, VO.
H(095) food, raw fruit , juice, fried, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : demak (Kara), (Kwego)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(095)
Recipes : H(003) swelling,H(013) abscess, boils, crushed barks of Grewia villosa, infusion, VO.
H(095) food, raw fruit, juice or sweetening
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : rug rug (Kara), gergicha (Kwego)
Lycium shawii Roem. & Schult
Official name : Lycium shawii Roem. & Schult
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(013), H(095)
Recipes : H(003) swelling,H(013) abscess, boils, crushed roots of Lycium shawii, decoction, VO. or decoction with goat meat
H(095) food, boiled leaves as vegetable, famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : doreda (Kara), (Kwego)
Moringa stenopetala (Baker f.) Cufod.
Official name : Moringa stenopetala (Baker f.) Cufod.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(095), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(108) flu, boiled leaves of Moringa stenopetala as soup
H(095) food, boiled leaves as vegetable
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : haleko (Kara), kalenko (Kwego)
Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Official name : Saba comorensis (Bojer) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Landolphia comorensis (Bojer ex A. DC.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(095), H(100)
Recipes : H(100) veneral diseases, syphilis, powder of the fruit of Saba comorensis in H2O, VO.
H(095) food, fruit edible, row (juice) or boiled
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : giriza (Kara), geri (Kwego)
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) respiratory disease, crushed roots of Salvadora persica, decoction, VO. or decoction with goat meat
H(095) food, raw fruit (juice), famine food
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : mero (Kara), (Kwego)
Uvaria leptocladon Oliv.
Official name : Uvaria leptocladon Oliv.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(095)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(082) respiratory disease, decoction of crushed roots of Uvaria leptocladon
H(095) food, fruit edible ripe and row
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : chochum (Kwego), zebko (Kara)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) external injury and wounds, juice of the fruit of Ximenia americana, local application
H(095) food, ripe fruit
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone)
Vernacular name : mekela (Kara), miraw (Kwego)