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Reference : HT 42

Author(s) : Tolossa, K , E. Debela, S.Athanasiadou, A.Tolera, G. Ganga, J.GM Houdijk
Title : Ethno-medicinal study of plants used for treatment of human and livestock ailments by traditional healers in South Omo, Southern Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:32 (2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/32
Reference HT 42 has information about 97 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain and tonsillitis, root of Achyranthes aspera chopped and mixed with water and taken orally. Leaf chewed and the extract kept near the inflammation area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : busino (Maale)
Achyrospermum africanum Hook.f.ex Baker
Official name : Achyrospermum africanum Hook.f.ex Baker
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, leaf and root chopped of Achyrospermum africanum and soaked with water
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : kebit buda (Aari)
Achyrospermum schimperi (Hochst. ex Briq.) Perkins ex Mildbr.
Official name : Achyrospermum schimperi (Hochst. ex Briq.) Perkins ex Mildbr.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) anthrax, leaf and flower of Achyrospermum schimperi chopped and soaked with hot water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : abasanga medihanit (Aari), (Amharic)
Alectra sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze
Official name : Alectra sessiliflora (Vahl) Kuntze
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, leaf of Plectranthus globosus chopped mixed with Alectra sessiliflora mixed in cold water and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Alonsoa acutifolia Ruiz & Pav.
Official name : Alonsoa acutifolia Ruiz & Pav.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, root of Alonsoa acutifolia chopped and mixed with Plectranthus glandulosus in water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : shosha tesha (Maale)
Barthlottia madagascariensis Eb.Fisch.
Official name : Barthlottia madagascariensis Eb.Fisch.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, concoction, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Barthlottia madagascariensis Eb.Fisch.
Official name : Barthlottia madagascariensis Eb.Fisch.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake bite/poison, concoction, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) flea and louse infestation, freshly chopped or dried and ground leaf mixed with water and applied to the H(039) flea and louse infested areas
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : kaino (Maale)
Carissa carandas L.
Official name : Carissa carandas L.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, leaf chopped, mixed with water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : goiti (Benigna),ebab medihanit (Amharic)
Carphalea glaucescens (Hiern) Verdc
Official name : Carphalea glaucescens (Hiern) Verdc
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia (known as airo), leaf of Carphalea glaucescens powdered mixed with Ipomoea kiwuensis smoked for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : wariamo (Maale)
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) joint ache and breakage of bones, leaf of Senna spp. rubbed on affected parts and some leaf chopped and soaked in warm water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : diko (Maale)
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : V(113)
Recipes : V(113) joint ache and breakage of bones, leaf of Senna spp. rubbed on affected parts and some leaf chopped and soaked in warm water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : diko (Maale)
Caylusea abyssinica (Fresen.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Official name : Caylusea abyssinica (Fresen.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Family : Resedaceae
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies (effective even when clinical signs are present), , root of Caylusea abyssinica chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : giesilla (Maale)
Caylusea abyssinica (Fresen.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Official name : Caylusea abyssinica (Fresen.) Fisch. & C.A.Mey.
Family : Resedaceae
Symptoms : V(070)
Recipes : V(070) rabies (effective even when clinical signs are present), root of Caylusea abyssinica chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : giesilla (Maale)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal ache, root of Centella asiatica dried, ground and mixed with cold water when needed (on cup or glass full)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : busino (Maale)
Chasmanthera dependens Hochst.
Official name : Chasmanthera dependens Hochst.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) black leg, root bark and leaf of Chasmanthera dependens dried and ground and given to emaciate calf as much as possible
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : moshito (Maale)
Chasmanthera welwitschii Troupin
Official name : Chasmanthera welwitschii Troupin
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) antiamoeba, root bark and leaf of Chasmanthera welwitschii dried and ground and given to emaciate calf as much as possible
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : heilho (Maale)
Cissampelos capensis L.f.
Official name : Cissampelos capensis L.f.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal cramp, root of Cissampelos capensis chopped, powdered, soaked with water, filtered and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : wontin kanna (Aari)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia with jaundice, leaf of Cissampelos mucronata collected, dried, ground and mixed with hot water and two spoonful taken at once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : kawuro (Maale)
Cissampelos pareira L.T
Official name : Cissampelos pareira L.T
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) broad spectrum antihelminthiasis, root of Cissampelos pareira ground mixed with large amount of water and drenched. It causes fever V(008) diarrhoea then animals are cured
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : shelindo (Maale)
Cissampelos sp.
Official name : Cissampelos sp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(126)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia like syndrome with H(126) jaundice, leaf of Cissampelos sp. collected, dried, ground with local mill and mixed with hot water and two spoonful taken at once (bitter)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : kawto (Maale)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) evil eye, Cissus quadrangularis tied under belly
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : bararo (Maale)
Claoxylopsis andapensis Radcl.-Sm.
Official name : Claoxylopsis andapensis Radcl.-Sm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, bark and leaf of Claoxylopsis andapensis chopped, soaked in water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : dorba (Aari)
Colignonia ovalifolia Heimerl
Official name : Colignonia ovalifolia Heimerl
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, leaf of Colignonia ovalifolia squeezed and inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : afesha (Aari)
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Official name : Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott
Family : Araceae
Synonyms : Colocasia antiquorum Schott & Endl.
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) to detach retained fetal membrane, root of Colocasia esculenta dried, ground and mixed with powdered root of Momordica spp. and all soaked in warm water and one cupful drenched
V(030) to detach fetal membrane, root of Momordica spp dried, ground and mixed with Colocasia esculenta, all soaked in warm water and one cupful filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : haleko (Aari), (Maale), (Benigna)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) coughing (for horses, mules and donkeys), leaf of Datura stramonium chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched via nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : onidod (Aari)
Desmodium dichotomum (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium dichotomum (Willd.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(086)
Recipes : V(086) epizootic lymphangitis ((tushita), leaf of Desmodium dichotomum chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched via nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : muasii (Aari)
Dobera sp.
Official name : Dobera sp.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : mitch (ailment characterized with H(051) fever, head ache and H(206) sweating), leaf of Dobera spp.boiled with water and VO.
mitch (disease characterized by H(051) fever, H(018) headache and H(206) sweating),
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : mitch medihanit (Aari), (Amharic)
Dombeya sp.
Official name : Dombeya sp.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(041)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax, leaf of Dombeya spp. is chopped and mixed with Tragia doryodes and the filtrate taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : bata (Aari)
Dombeya sp.
Official name : Dombeya sp.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) anthrax, leaf of Dombeya spp. is chopped and mixed with Tragia doryodes and the filtrate taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : bata (Aari)
Dovyalis sp.
Official name : Dovyalis sp.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) to detach retained placenta, leaf chopped and mixed with hot water and given as ad libtum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : mukale (Maale)
Droguetia debilis Rendle
Official name : Droguetia debilis Rendle
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(206)
Recipes : megagna, ailment characterized with H(051) fever, H(018) head ache and H(206) sweating), leaf apex of Droguetia debilis chopped and pasted on the pain area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : megagna, medanit (Amharic)
Droguetia iners (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Official name : Droguetia iners (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaf of Droguetia iners chopped and mixed with Premna oligotricha and boiled together one glassful drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : yewoba, medihanit (Aari)
Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Drymaria cordata (L.) Willd. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) evil eye in animals, leaf and root of Drymaria cordata chopped mixed in water and the filtrate is sprayed on animal body and the sediments are drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : yebuda medihanit (Aari), (Amharic)
Drymaria sp.
Official name : Drymaria sp.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, leaf of Drymaria spp. is chopped and mixed with water and the filtrate taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : Unknown
Echinacea spp.
Official name : Echinacea spp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, root of Echinacea spp chopped and soaked in warm water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Official name : Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) to detach retained fetal membrane, seed ground of Plumbago zeylanica by traditional mortar mixed with Galinsoga parviflora and boiled with water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : midirberbere, (Amharic)
Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Official name : Galinsoga parviflora Cav.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(030), H(103)
Recipes : H(030) to detach retained fetal membrane, seed ground of Plumbago zeylanica by traditional mortar mixed with Galinsoga parviflora and boiled with water and drenched
H(103) achy tooth, the flower of Galinsoga parviflora is chopped and mixed with Monosonia longipes and warmed on and applied of gum of achy tooth
H(103) tooth ache, seed and leaf of Monsonia parvifolia crushed and mixed with salt and Galinsoga parvifolia; made hot on fire with “enset leaf” and applied on gum.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : midirberbere, (Amharic)
Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.
Official name : Galinsoga quadriradiata Ruiz & Pav.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) to detach retained fetal membrane and/or placenta, leaf of Galinsoga quadriradiata chopped and mixed with Plumbango zeylanica and then drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : mukala (Maale)
Geranium aculeolatum Oliv.
Official name : Geranium aculeolatum Oliv.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) anthrax, leaf of Geranium aculeolatum chopped and rubbed on wounded part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : abasanga medihanit (Aari), (Amharic)
Geranium arabicum Forssk.
Official name : Geranium arabicum Forssk.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(086)
Recipes : V(086) epizootic lymphangitis, root of Geranium arabicum chopped and mixed with chopped root of Laggera tomentosa and one bear bottle drenched through left nose of horse.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : tushita (Aari)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) coughing of equines, bark dried, powdered and mixed with cold water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : bussa (Maale)
Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf
Official name : Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, plant material of Hyparrhenia hirta chopped and soaked in hot water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : goiti ebab” medihanit (Benigna)
Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf
Official name : Hyparrhenia hirta (L.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake bite/poison, plant material of Hyparrhenia hirta chopped and soaked in hot water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : goiti ebab” medihanit (Benigna)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia with jaundice, leaf of Indigofera arrecta dried and smoked to patients
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : wareami (Aari)
Indigofera trita L.f.
Official name : Indigofera trita L.f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002) to improve milk production of cows, root of Indigofera trita chopped, mixed with water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : wusis (Aari)
Ipomoea eriocarpa R. Br.
Official name : Ipomoea eriocarpa R. Br.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) endoparasite, root of Ipomoea eriocarpa chopped and mixed with water, then the filtrate is drenched and rest sediments are poured on the wound part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : choko (Maale)
Ipomoea kivuensis ?
Official name : Ipomoea kivuensis ?
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia (known as Airo), leaf of Carphalea glaucescens powdered mixed with Ipomoea kiwuensis smoked for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Justicia diffusa Willd.
Official name : Justicia diffusa Willd.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) coughing of equines, leaf chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched via nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : makaiso (Aari)
Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Official name : Lagenaria siceraria (Molina) Standley
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Lagenaria vulgaris Ser. , Cucurbita lagenaria L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(077) vomiting, leaf of Lagenaria siceraria chopped and ground and the drench the filtrate
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : busino (Maale)
Laggera tomentosa Sch-Bip
Official name : Laggera tomentosa Sch-Bip
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(086)
Recipes : V(086) epizootic lymphangitis, root of Geranium arabicum chopped and mixed with chopped root of Laggera tomentosa and one bear bottle drenched through left nose of horse.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : tushita (Aari)
Lantana trifolia L.
Official name : Lantana trifolia L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism (shivering type, vivax), root chopped and soaked with water and mixed with local alcoholic drink (areke)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : yewoba medihanit (Aari)
Leucas stachydiformis (Hochst. ex Benth.) Briq.
Official name : Leucas stachydiformis (Hochst. ex Benth.) Briq.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(126)
Recipes : H(091) anaemia with H(126) jaundice, leaf and bark of Leucas stachydiformis chopped and drench the filtrate or inhalation
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : businae (Maale)
Ludwigia abyssinica A. Rich.
Official name : Ludwigia abyssinica A. Rich.
Family : Onagraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, stem and root mixed with other plants and applied orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : yechira ebab medihanit (Amharic)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(077) vomiting, leaf and root of Momordica charantia ground well and mixed with milk and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) black leg, root of Momordica foetida chopped, soaked in water for half a day and a filtrate is drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : chekko (Maale), (Benigna)
Momordica sp.
Official name : Momordica sp.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) to detach retained fetal membrane, root of Colocasia esculenta dried, ground and mixed with powdered root of Momordica spp. and all soaked in warm water and one cupful drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : kill (Maale)
Monsonia longipes R.Knuth
Official name : Monsonia longipes R.Knuth
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) achy tooth, the flower of Galinsoga parviflora is chopped and mixed with Monosonia longipes and warmed on and applied of gum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : Unknown
Monsonia parvifolia Schinz
Official name : Monsonia parvifolia Schinz
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth ache, seed and leaf of Monsonia parvifolia crushed and mixed with salt and Galinsoga parvifolia; made hot on fire with “enset leaf” and applied on gum.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Mucuna melanocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Mucuna melanocarpa Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) ascariasis (for calf), leaf ground and mixed with water and drenched that induces V(008) diarrhoea
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : salabano (Maale)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) tick infestation, root chopped and mixed with water and dressed to the tick infested area on cow and calf
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : bangiso (Maale)
Operculicarya gummifera (Sprague) Capuron
Official name : Operculicarya gummifera (Sprague) Capuron
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake bite/poison, Operculicarya gummifera orally taken butt its preparation is not specified due to unwillingness of the respondent
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : dorba (Maale)
Operculicarya gummifera (Sprague) Capuron
Official name : Operculicarya gummifera (Sprague) Capuron
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, Operculicarya gummifera, orally taken butt its preparation is not specified due to unwillingness of the respondent
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : dorba (Maale)
Orthosiphon sarmentosus A.J.Paton & Hedge
Official name : Orthosiphon sarmentosus A.J.Paton & Hedge
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) ascariasis, leaf of Orthosiphon sarmentosus chopped, soaked in water and a glass full filtrate, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : zititu (Aari)
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) hunting poison, root of Oxalis corniculata chopped, cooked for two days and more and the paste rubbed on arrow tip to hunt wild animals
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : dani (Maale)
Oxalis corniculata L.
Official name : Oxalis corniculata L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Synonyms : Oxalis radicosa A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : V(092) hunting poison, root of Oxalis corniculata chopped, cooked for two days and more and the paste rubbed on arrow tip to hunt wild animals
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : dani (Maale)
Pelargonium alchemilloides (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Pelargonium alchemilloides (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, root of Pelargonium alchemilloides chopped and soaked in warm water taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : Unkown
Pentas suswaensis Verdc.
Official name : Pentas suswaensis Verdc.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) black leg (aba gorba ) leaf of Pentas suswaensis chopped and mixed with boiled water and the filtrate is drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : haromato (Maale)
Plectranthus glabriflorus P.I.Forst.
Official name : Plectranthus glabriflorus P.I.Forst.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, leaf of Plectranthus glabriflorus soaked in hot water and drunken
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : gullo/karika (Aari)
Plectranthus glandulosus Hook.f.
Official name : Plectranthus glandulosus Hook.f.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, root of Alonsoa acutifolia chopped and mixed with Plectranthus glandulosus in water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Plectranthus glandulosus Hook.f.
Official name : Plectranthus glandulosus Hook.f.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake bite/poison, root of Alonsoa acutifolia chopped and mixed with Plectranthus glandulosus in water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Plectranthus globosus Ryding
Official name : Plectranthus globosus Ryding
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, leaf of Plectranthus globosus chopped mixed with Alectra sessiliflora mixed in cold water and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : chambuase (Maale)
Plumbago auriculata Lam.
Official name : Plumbago auriculata Lam.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) evil spirit, leaf chopped of Plumbago auriculata and soaked in water and the filtrated drenched and the remaining sediments pasted on the body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : masilok (Maale)
Plumbago auriculata Lam.
Official name : Plumbago auriculata Lam.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil spirit, leaf chopped of Plumbago auriculata and soaked in water and the filtrated drenched and the remaining sediments pasted on the body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : masilok (Maale)
Plumbago sp.
Official name : Plumbago sp.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) evil eye in animals, leaf of Plumbago spp chopped and soaked in water and the filtrated drenched and the remaining sediments pasted on the body
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : misirich (Maale)
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030) to detach retained fetal membrane and/or placenta, leaf of Galinsoga quadriradiata chopped and mixed with Plumbango zeylanica and then drenched
V(030) to detach retained fetal membrane, seed ground by traditional mortar mixed with Galinsoga parviflora and boiled with water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : telba (Maale)
Premna oligotricha Baker
Official name : Premna oligotricha Baker
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaf of Droguetia iners chopped and mixed with Premna oligotricha and boiled together one glassful drenched
H(051) paludism (non-shivering type, falciparium), leaf of Premna oligotricha collected and ground and mixed with water
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : not registered
Premna schimperi Engl.
Official name : Premna schimperi Engl.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) dermatophilous and mite infestation, root of Premna schimperi chopped and soaked in warm water over night and filtrate applied topically to treat dermatophytes and tick mite infestations
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : bangizo (Maale)
Premna sp.
Official name : Premna sp.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea in calf, leaf of Premna spp.powdered and mixed with water and the filtrate drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : anchiphi (Maale)
Pycnostachys meyeri Gürke
Official name : Pycnostachys meyeri Gürke
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain (children), fresh root of Pycnostachys meyeri chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : unkown (Aari)
Rytigynia spp.
Official name : Rytigynia spp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(107)
Recipes : H(107) typhoid (micho), leaf of Rytigynia spp.chopped and mixed with water and taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : golodo (Maale)
Salvia acuminata Ruiz & Pav.
Official name : Salvia acuminata Ruiz & Pav.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea alone, chewing the leaf of Salvia acuminata
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : anchino (Maale)
Sida sp.
Official name : Sida sp.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) anti-parasitic/ to fatten calf, leaf chopped and soaked in water and the filtrate is drenched repeatedly
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : moishita (Maale)
Solanum acuminatum Ruiz & Pav.
Official name : Solanum acuminatum Ruiz & Pav.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030) to detach retained placenta, root of Solanum acuminatum chopped, mixed with cold water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : raki (Aari)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(086)
Recipes : V(086) epizootic lymphangitis (tushita), root of Solanum incanum chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched via nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : garint (Aari)
Solanum sp.
Official name : Solanum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : V(092) poisonous to animals, root of Solanum spp.chopped and concoction with water until paste is formed, rubbed on arrow tip & used for hunting
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : danni (Maale)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, root of Stereospermum kunthianum chopped and mixed with water/coffee and taken in ad libitum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : addi (Maale)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(077)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(077) vomiting, leaf of Tagetes minuta chopped and ground and the drench the filtrate
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : kawato (Maale)
Tagetes sp.
Official name : Tagetes sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) muscle cramp and joint pain, leaf of Tagetes spp.rubbed well and oils from the leaf are swabbed, on areas where pain felt. Fumigation is also possible.boiled filtrate is drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : businae (Aari)
Tragia doryodes M.G.Gilbert
Official name : Tragia doryodes M.G.Gilbert
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) anthrax, leaf of Dombeya spp. is chopped and mixed with Tragia doryodes and the filtrate taken orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : anderta (Aari)
Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert
Official name : Vaccaria hispanica (Mill.) Rauschert
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) contagious pleuropneumonia bovine and caprine, root chopped and mixed with large amount of water.It gets bloody color (the bloody color indicates appropriate concentration), then drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : sanba tesha (Maale)
Verbena officinalis L.
Official name : Verbena officinalis L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Verbena officinalis L. subsp. africana R.Fern. & Verdc.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite/poison, leaf of Verbena officinalis squeezed by hand and mixed with water and drenched by water
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : guni tesha (Aari)
Verbena officinalis L.
Official name : Verbena officinalis L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Verbena officinalis L. subsp. africana R.Fern. & Verdc.
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake bite/poison, leaf of Verbena officinalis squeezed by hand and mixed with water and drenched by water
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : guni tesha (Aari)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(098)
Recipes : H(098) night mare, roots powdered and children smoked until they cough
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : buto/wogare (Maale)
Zornia apiculata Milne-Redh.
Official name : Zornia apiculata Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(077)
Recipes : H(104) abdomen ache and H(077) vomiting in children, fresh root chopped and mixed with cold water and drenched
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : medhanit (Aari)
Zornia glochidiata Rchb. ex DC.
Official name : Zornia glochidiata Rchb. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, root bark of Zornia glochidiata is chopped and boiled/concoction with local drinks and boiled coffee leaf
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : halimi (Aari)
Zornia latifolia Sm.
Official name : Zornia latifolia Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(077)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal pain, H(077) vomiting, fresh leaf chopped and mixed to form filtrate
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern), South Omo
Vernacular name : medihanit (Aari)