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Reference : HT 48

Author(s) : Thornton-Barnett, S.R
Title : Ancestral pharmacopoeias: a paleoethnobotanical assessment of plant use in the western free state, South Africa Thesis submitted to the Graduate Council of Texas State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts with a Major in Anthropology, December 2013
Reference HT 48 has information about 58 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(095) sap of Acacia karroo, VO. like honey
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : bareku (Basotho)
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(095) seeds pod of Acacia sp., , VO. like candy
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : disutu (Basotho)
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(201)
Recipes : H(201) reunite people, ground the whole plant of Achyranthes aspera
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : lemanamana (Basotho)
Acrotome inflata Benth.
Official name : Acrotome inflata Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) soak ons. Acrotome inflata in bath for luck in court cases.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : tsilatsila (Basotho)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), whole plant of Allium cepa banish evil spirits
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : eive (Basotho)
Aloe aristata Haw.
Official name : Aloe aristata Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, jelly of leaf of Aloe aristata.applied to inflamed eye
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : lekgala le lenyenyane/ lekgalamna la badimo
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(097z)
Recipes : H(097z) skin inflamation, jelly of leaf of Aloe ferox.applied to skin
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : large aloe
Aloe polyphylla Pillans
Official name : Aloe polyphylla Pillans
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(097z)
Recipes : H(097z) skin inflamation jelly of leaf of Aloe polyphylla.applied to skin
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : lekgala kharatsa
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) influenza, decoction of leaves of Artemisia afra used as nasal plug
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : wormwood (Afrikaans)
Asparagus microraphis Baker
Official name : Asparagus microraphis Baker
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) for the female,enhancement of fertility, grounder roots of Asparagus microraphis, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : leraratau (Basotho)
Athrixia phylicoides DC.
Official name : Athrixia phylicoides DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) increase strengh, decoction of the whole plant of Athrixia phylicoides
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : sephomolo (Basoto)
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(138)
Recipes : H(138), Boophone disticha prevent lightning strikes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : leshoma (Basotho)
Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Official name : Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney complaints, decoction of roots of Bulbine narcissifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : kgomoyabadisa (Basotho)
Chenopodium album L.
Official name : Chenopodium album L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) leaves of Chenopodium album eaten like spinach
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : seruwe (Basotho)
Cotyledon sp.
Official name : Cotyledon sp.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection, jelly of leaf of Cotyledon sp.put into inflamed ear
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : aloe (Basotho)
Cyperus usitatus Burch.
Official name : Cyperus usitatus Burch.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruit of Cyperus usitatus as food
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : monakaladi (Basotho)
Delosperma hirtum Schwantes
Official name : Delosperma hirtum Schwantes
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth decay, roots of Delosperma hirtum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : mabona (Basotho), rooistorom (Afrikaans)
Delosperma hirtum Schwantes
Official name : Delosperma hirtum Schwantes
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, ground plant of Delosperma hirtum , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mabone (Basotho) , rooistorom
Delosperma lavisiae L. Bolus
Official name : Delosperma lavisiae L. Bolus
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, ground plant of Delosperma lavisiae , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mabone (Basotho) , rooistorom
Epilobium hirsutum L.
Official name : Epilobium hirsutum L.
Family : Onagraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) cause someone to lose their job, ground the top of Epilobium hirsutum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : moferifiri (Basoto)
Eragrostis planiculmis Nees
Official name : Eragrostis planiculmis Nees
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) banish evil spirits, decoction of woody branches de Eragrostis planiculmis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : mofiti/mofethe
Eriocephalus punctulatus DC.
Official name : Eriocephalus punctulatus DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(190)
Recipes : H(190) blood purification, decoction of leaves of Eriocephalus punctulatus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : sehalahalasamatlaka
Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Official name : Eucomis autumnalis (Mill.) Chitt
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(113) inflamation, H(171) diabetes, H(033) fertility, roots of Eucomis autumnalis , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : kgapumpu (Basoto)
Eucomis autumnalis subsp. clavata Reyneke
Official name : Eucomis autumnalis subsp. clavata Reyneke
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), plant of Eucomis autumnalis subsp. clavata banish evil spirits
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : kgampupu (Basotho)
Eucomis bicolor Baker
Official name : Eucomis bicolor Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), plant of Eucomis bicolor banish evil spirits
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : kgampupu (Basotho)
Eucomis bicolor Baker
Official name : Eucomis bicolor Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(113) inflamation, H(171) diabetes, H(033) fertility, roots of Eucomis bicolor, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : kgampumpu (Basotho)
Eucomis regia (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Eucomis regia (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), plant of Eucomis regia banish evil spirits
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba
Vernacular name : kgampupu (Basotho)
Eucomis regia (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Eucomis regia (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(113), H(171)
Recipes : H(113) inflamation, H(171) diabetes, H(033) fertility, roots of Eucomis regia , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : kgapumpu (Basoto)
Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Official name : Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) leaves of Gazania krebsiana subsp. Serrulata for luck in court cases
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : shweshwe (Basotho)
Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Official name : Gazania krebsiana Less.subsp .serrulata (DC.) Roessler
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) eaten to make poisoner forget to poison, top of Gazania krebsiana
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : shweshwe (Basotho)
Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Drucevar .linearis
Official name : Gazania linearis (Thunb.) Drucevar .linearis
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) eaten to make poisoner forget to poison, top of Gazania linearis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : shweshwe (Basotho)
Geranium caffrum Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Geranium caffrum Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) upset stomach, roots of Geranium caffrum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : kgwara/kgwaara (Basotho)
Hermannia geniculata Eckl. & Zeyh
Official name : Hermannia geniculata Eckl. & Zeyh
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Hermannia geniculata,charm for protection, ONS, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : selepe (Basotho)
Hirpicium armerioides Roessler
Official name : Hirpicium armerioides Roessler
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093) eaten to make poisoner forget to poison, top of Hirpicium armerioides
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : shweshwe (Basotho)
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood presure, ground roots of Hypoxis hemerocallidea, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : kgaratsa/lotsana (Basotho)
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney problems, whole plant of Hypoxis hemerocallidea, VO.
H104) laxative for stomach ache in toddlers, decoction of the whole plant
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : kgaratsa/losana/lotsane (Basoto)
Indigofera sp.
Official name : Indigofera sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heartbeat, ONS. of Indigofera sp., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mmusapelo/musapelo (Basoto)
Ipomoea crassipes Hook.
Official name : Ipomoea crassipes Hook.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) banish evil spirits, H(201) protect from lightening, whole plant of Ipomoea crassipes chopped
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : maime (Basoto)
Ipomoea oblongata E. Mey. ex Choisy
Official name : Ipomoea oblongata E. Mey. ex Choisy
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) increase power, decoction of roots of Ipomoea oblongata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : mathokgo (Basoto)
Kyllinga erecta Schumach
Official name : Kyllinga erecta Schumach
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, ground plant of Kyllinga erecta, reduce foot swelling.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : setinemollo/setimamollo (Basoto)
Lessertia depressa Harv.
Official name : Lessertia depressa Harv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heartbeat, ONS. of Lessertia depressa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mmusapelo/musapelo (Basoto)
Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Leucosidea sericea Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, decoction of leaves of Leucosidea sericea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : tjhetjhe
Lycium horridum Thunb.
Official name : Lycium horridum Thunb.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) cause someone to lose their job, ground the top of Lycium tenue
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : moferifiri (Basoto)
Lycium horridum Thunb.
Official name : Lycium horridum Thunb.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) cause someone to lose their job, ground the top of Lycium horridum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : moferifiri (Basoto)
Othonna natalensis Sch. Bip.
Official name : Othonna natalensis Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heartbeat, ONS. of Othonna natalensis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mmusapelo/musapelo (Basoto)
Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Official name : Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, ground plant of Kyllinga erecta, reduce foot swelling.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : setinemollo/setimamollo (Basotho)
Plectranthus ciliatus E. Mey. ex Benth.
Official name : Plectranthus ciliatus E. Mey. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, ONS of Plectranthus ciliatus, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : lephelephele (Basotho)
Schizoglossum atropurpureum E. Mey.
Official name : Schizoglossum atropurpureum E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(201) luck in courtcases, ground plant of Schizoglossum atropurpureum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : sewetemputswe (Basotho)
Scleria dregeana Kunth
Official name : Scleria dregeana Kunth
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : H(118) sore throat, barks, gum, leaves of Scleria dregeana, chewed
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : motswetswe (Basotho)
Searsia dentata (Thunb.) F. A. Barkley
Official name : Searsia dentata (Thunb.) F. A. Barkley
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) berries of Searsia dentata as travel food
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Basotho Cultural Village herbal trail)
Vernacular name : mabelebele (Basotho)
Senecio barbertonicus Klatt
Official name : Senecio barbertonicus Klatt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) cause someone to lose their job, ground the top of Senecio asperulus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : moferifiri (Basoto)
Senecio macrospermus DC
Official name : Senecio macrospermus DC
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) to establish innocence, whole plant of Senecio macrospermus, dried and ground, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : lesire/lesira (Basotho)
Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Official name : Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heartbeat, ONS. of Sutherlandia frutescens, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mmusapelo/musapelo (Basoto)
Thesium angulosum DC.
Official name : Thesium angulosum DC.
Family : Santalaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, whole plant of Thesium angulosum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : marakalla (Basotho) , marakalle
Thesium costatum A. W. Hill var. costatum
Official name : Thesium costatum A. W. Hill var. costatum
Family : Santalaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, whole plant of Thesium costatum var. costatum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : marakalla (Basotho), marakalle
Thesium sp.
Official name : Thesium sp.
Family : Santalaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals, whole plant of Thesium sp., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : marakalla (Basoto) , marakalle
Trifolium africanum Ser.var.africanum
Official name : Trifolium africanum Ser.var.africanum
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) irregular heartbeat, ONS. of Trifolium africanum var.africanum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (region of Phutaditjhaba)
Vernacular name : mmusapelo/musapelo (Basoto)
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruit of Ziziphus mucronata as food cooked with meat or eaten raw
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (grassland marshes at Florisbad. )
Vernacular name : mokhgalo (Basotho), wag-n-bitjie (Afrikaans)