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Reference : HU 01

Author(s) : Udoamaka F.Ezuruike n, J.M.Prieto
Title : The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological considerations Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155, 857–924 (2014)
Reference HU 01 has information about 115 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seeds, root of Abrus precatorius, decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-infective, convulsion, rheumatism, abortifacient, cold/ cough, conjuctivitis, contraceptive, aphrodisiac, ulcers, anemia, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ojuologbo (Yoruba), otoberebere (Ibo), idonzakara (Hausa), nneminua (Ibibio), cat'seye, jequiritybeans (Local English)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves,pods, root, bark, seeds of Acacia nilotica, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, male sterility, inflammation, anti-microbial, hypertension, anti-spasms, insomnia, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : bagaruwa (Hausa)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem barks, leaves, fruit pulp, seedsof Adansonia digitata , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (NE, SW)
Other medicinal uses: anti-sickling, galactagogue, inflammation, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-parasitic, constipation, skin lubricant, asthma, nutritive value, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ose (Yoruba), kuka (Hausa), bokki (Fulani), african baobab tree (Local English)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seed, fruits, leaves of Aframomum melegueta maceration, tincture, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: stimulant, inflammation, diarrhoea, antifungal, insect repellent, skin conditions, malaria, analgesic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba), ose-orji (Ibo), citta (Hausa), aligator pepper, grains of paradise (Local English)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, whole plant, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, fresh juice extract, infusion, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (SW, NC)
Other medicinal uses: wound ulcers, antimicrobial, skin infections, analgesic, anti-spasm, insecticidal, diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, emetic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : imiesu (Yoruba), uratanjele (Ibo), Ebegho-edore (Bini), goatweed (Local English)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark, leaves, seeds, root of Alchornea cordifolia, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (SE, SW, SS)
Other medicinal uses: wound, ulcers, infections, anti-parasitic, liver disorders, rheumatism, fevers, diuretic, purgative, analgesic, gonorrhea, cough, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ipa (Yoruba), mbom (Ibibio), upia(Ige), uwanwe (Esan), osokpo (Ibo), christmas bush (Local English)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, bulb of Allium cepa , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: convulsion, rheumatism, vermifuge, hypertension, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba), onion (Local English)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, cloves of Allium sativum, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, high cholesterol, stomach ache, general debility, hemorrhoids, tumours, asthma, anti-microbial, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aayu(Yoruba), ayo-ishi (Ibo), tafarunua (Hausa), garlic (Local English)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Aloe vera, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: skin diseases, laxative, immune booster, wound ulcers, tumours, guinea worm, amenorrhoea, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ahon erin (Yoruba), barbados aloe (Local English)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark of Alstonia boonei, tembark, decoction, tincture, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, Infertility, arthritis, anti-infective, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ahun (Yoruba), egbu (Ibo), stoolwood, devil tree, australian feverbush (Local English)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem barks, root, leaves of Alstonia congensis, decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, diuretic, analgesic, astringent, hypertension, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : egbu ora (Ibo), awogboahun (Yoruba), patternwood, alstonia (Local English)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem barks, leaves, seed, nuts of Anacardium occidentale, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (NC )
Other medicinal uses: cough, malaria, skin infections, anti-parasitic, fevers, anti-helminthic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kasu(Yoruba), sashu (Ibo), kanju (Hausa), cashew (Local English)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruits of Ananas comosus , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: inflammation, anti-parasitic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ogede oyinbo (Ibo), pneapple (Local English)
Anisopus mannii N.E. Br.
Official name : Anisopus mannii N.E. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem, leaves, whole plant of Anisopus mannii, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: analgesic, anti-parasitic, Inflammation, hypertension, anti-microbial, infertility, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sakayau (Hausa), kashe zaki (Hausa)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit, seeds, bark, root of Annona muricata, infusion, decoction, fruit juice , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, sedative, cancer, emetic, lactagogue, anti-microbial, anti-convulsant, anti-parasitic, rheumatism, analgesic, insecticide, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sapi sapi (Yoruba), soursop, custard apple (Local English)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, root, leaves of Annona senegalensis, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, tumours, erectile dysfunction, wound-healing,Snake bites, convulsions, hemorrhage, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : uburu ocha (Ibo), abo (Yoruba), gwander-daji (Hausa), ogoganto (Esan), ndaweewu (Fulani), Wild custard apple (Local English)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes,stem-bark of Anogeissus leiocarpus, Anogeissus leiocarpus decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, hemorrhoids, asthma, anti-microbial, anti-sickling, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : orin-odan or ayin (Yoruba), atara (Ibo), marke (Hausa), axle wood, giant fern (Local English)
Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev.
Official name : Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, roots, leaves of Anthocleista djalonensis decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:anti-microbial, inflammation, wound-healing, anti-parasitic, fevers, sexual disordes, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sapo (Yoruba), akpakoro or uvuru (Ibo), putaa (Hausa), cabbage tree (Local English)
Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Official name : Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, leaves, stem-bark of Anthocleista vogelii decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:anti-microbial, purgative, diuretic, skin infections, emmenagog, anti-ulcer, malaria, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kwari (Hausa), opa oro (Yoruba), cabbage tree (Local English)
Aristolochia albida Duch.
Official name : Aristolochia albida Duch.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem, roots, rhizome of Aristolochia albida, infusion, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria) (North east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:anti-parasitic, anti-venom, analgesic, inflammation, skin infections, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, SIDA, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : duuman duutse (Hausa), paranfunfun (Yoruba), dutchmans pipe, hill gourd (Local English)
Aristolochia bracteolata Lam.
Official name : Aristolochia bracteolata Lam.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, roots, seeds of Aristolochia bracteolata, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: skin infections, anti-helminthic, anti-venom, analgesic stimulant, insecticide, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : gadau kuka (Hausa) , snake wort, birth wort (Local English)
Aristolochia repens Mill.
Official name : Aristolochia repens Mill.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark of Aristolochia repens decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria) , (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses hemorrhoids, rheumatism, aphrodisiac, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : akoigun (Yoruba)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seed, bark, root, fruit, gum of Azadirachta indica, infusion, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), SW)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, anti-pyretic, anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, jaundice, ringworm, liver problems, hemorrhoids, inflammation, wound-healing, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : dogonyaro (Yoruba), ogwu akom (Ibo), neem, indian lilac (Local English)
Bauhinia monandra Kurz
Official name : Bauhinia monandra Kurz
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem-bark, pods, root of Bauhinia monandra, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), SW)
Other medicinal uses: post-natal hemorrhage, anti-microbial, laxative, inflammation, pesticidal, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abafe (Yoruba), pink orchid, Napoleon's plume (Local English)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, root, fruit of Bauhinia rufescens, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-infective, anti-parasitic, wound healing, fibrosis, inflammation , ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : jirga (Fulani), matsatsagi (Hausa)
Bauhinia tomentosa L.
Official name : Bauhinia tomentosa L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, roots, leaves, flower of Bauhinia tomentosa, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-microbial, diuretic, vermifuge, aphrodisiac, anti-tumours , ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : jinga (Hausa), abafe-pupa (Yoruba),; yellowbell orchid, camel foottree, (Local English)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, leaves, roots, aerial parts of Bidens pilosa, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-cancer, anti-pyretic, anti-microbial, inflammation, diuretic, anti-parasitic, colic, wound ulcers, hemorrhoids, malaria, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abere-oloko (Yoruba), spanish needle, needle grass, black jack (Local English)
Bixa orellana L.
Official name : Bixa orellana L.
Family : Bixaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seeds of Bixa orellana, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, skin infections, anti-tumour, analgesic, anti-pyretic, jaundice, gonorrhea, purgative, snakebites, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : osun-buke (Yoruba), aje (Yoruba), uhie (Ibo), lipsticktree, bixa plant, annatto, achiote (Local English)
Blighia sapida Koenig
Official name : Blighia sapida Koenig
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, bark, fruits, leaves of Blighia sapida, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: wound ulcers, malaria, anti-parasitic, migraine, laxative, diuretic, epilepsy, liverdiseases, anti-emetic, snakebites, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : okpu ulla (Ibo), ishin (Yoruba), gwanja-kusa (Hausa), ila (Nupe), ackee apple, breadfrui ttree (Local English)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem bark, root of Bridelia ferruginea, infusion, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: inflammation, oral thrush, Anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, hemorrhoids, anti-tumour, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ira or iralodan (Yoruba), kirni orKizni (Hausa), ola (Ibo)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem bark of Bridelia micrantha, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:oral gargle, anti-microbial, jaundice, dysentry, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : iranje, ogaofia (Ibo), ugoagu (Ibo), sweetberry, coastal golden leaf (Local English)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, flower of Bryophyllum pinnatum, Juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, analgesic, inflammation, wound ulcers, anti-parasitic, insect bites, anti-cancer, cough, diarrhoea, sedative, diuretic, anti-microbial, convulsions, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewe abamoda (Yoruba), africa never die, life plant, resurrection plant (Local English)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, latex, root, stem bark, flower of Calotropis procera, maceration, poultice, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: Inflammation, hypertension, anti-microbial,anti-parasitic, purgative, convulsions, abortifacient, anti-cancer, skin infections, hemorrhoids, anti-pyretic, asthma, leprosy, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : bomu-bomu (Yoruba), tumfafiya (Hausa), sodom apple, giant milkweed, swallow wort,mudar (Local English)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit of Capsicum annum in decoction. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: analgesic, antimicrobial, inflammation, hemorrhoids, fevers, dysentry, malaria, carminative, stimulant, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ata orata wewe (Yoruba), ose (Ibo), barkono (Hausa), asin (Esan), chilli, bird pepper (Local English)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit pulp, seed, latex of Carica papaya, infusion, decoction, vegetable, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, dyspepsia, hemorrhoids, hypertension,sexually transmitted diseases, purgative, wound healing, Antivenin, sickle cell anemia, abortifacient, Anti-fertility, cancer, mental disorder, malaria, convulsiont, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ibepe(Yoruba), okworo, bekee or okwere (Ibo), gwanda (Hausa), pawpaw (Local English)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, flower, root, stem, bark of Cassia alata, decoction, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: purgative, ringworm, eczema, pruritus, snake bites, analgesic, constipation, hypertension, anti-infective, inflammation, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : asunwon oyibo (Yoruba), ringworm plant, candle bush (Local English)
Cassia fistula L.
Official name : Cassia fistula L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes,seeds, leaves, pods, stem-bark of Cassia fistulat, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: liver disorders, anti-microbial, purgative, astringent, hemorrhoids, rheumatism, ulcers, jaundice ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aidantoro (Yoruba), indian laburnum, golden shower (Local English)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, pods, seeds of Cassia occidentalis, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: inflammation, anti-pyretic, analgesic, purgative, malaria, anti-tumour, anti-microbial, hepato-protective, insecticidal, GIT ailments, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sanga-sanga or raidore (Hausa), rere (Yoruba), akede-agbara (Ibo), coffee senna (Local English)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, leaves, stem-bark of Cassia sieberiana, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: veterinary, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, impotence, convulsion, inflammation, analgesic, malaria, dysmenorrhea ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ukosei (Esan), margaa (Hausa), margaje (Fulani), aridan-tooro (Yoruba), african laburnum, drumstick tree (Local English)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, leaves of Cassia goratensis, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (?)
Other medicinal uses: inflammation, anti-pyretic, analgesic, malaria, gonorrhea, heartburn, convulsions, constipation, wound, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : runfu (Hausa), golden shower (Local English)
Cassytha filiformis L.
Official name : Cassytha filiformis L.
Family : Lauraceae
Synonyms : Cassytha guineensis Schum. & Thonn.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes,whole plant of Cassytha filiformis, decoction, dried parts are chewed before meals, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: veterinary, antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, impotence, convulsion, inflammation, analgesic, malaria, dysmenorrhea ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : rumfar-gada (Hausa), sulunwahi (Fulani), otetebilete (Idibio), love vine, woevine (Local English)
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Official name : Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, whole plant, leaves, flower, roots of Catharanthus roseus, decoction, RNS.
Other medicinal uses:cancer, malaria, insect stings, sorethroat, antibiotic, diuretic, expectorant, wound healing, hemorrhage, hypertension ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : Madagascar periwinkle (Local English)
Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don
Official name : Chrysophyllum albidum G. Don
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, stem- bark, leaves, fruit, root of Chrysophyllum albidum decxoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: cancer, miscarriage, hemorrhoids, asthma, analgesic, inflammation, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : agbalumo (Yoruba), Uuala (Ibo), African star apple, cherry (Local English)
Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Official name : Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Cucumis colocynthis L. , Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves fruit, rind, seed, pulp of Citrullus colocynthis , infusion, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses :laxative, wound ulcers, anti-bacterial, tumours ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : baala, egusegusi (?) - - - melon, desert gourd, bitter apple, bitter cucumber (Local English)
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seeds, fruit pulp of Citrullus lanatus, decoction, RNS.
Other medicinal uses: laxative, wound ulcers, anti-bacterial, tumours ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : egusi bara (Yoruba), guna (Hausa), water melon, Kalahari melon (Local English)
Citrus ×aurantium L.
Official name : Citrus ×aurantium L.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck , Citrus paradisi Macfad
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves fruit, seed of Citrus sinensis , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : osa nmimu (Yoruba), oroma (Ibo), lemun misra (Fulani), alimo (Esan), orange (Local English)
Citrus ×aurantium L.
Official name : Citrus ×aurantium L.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus sinensis (L.) Osbeck , Citrus paradisi Macfad
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit, leaves, root, stem-bark, stem-twigs of Citrus aurantium , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: weightloss, GIT probems, malaria, fibroids, cancer, cough ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oan ganinganin or, ijaganyin (Yoruba), oloma oyibo (Ibo), babban lemu (Hausa), ntom (Ibibio), sour orange, seville orange (Local English)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruits of Citrus aurantiifolia, juice extract. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria),
Other medicinal uses: worm expeller, weight loss, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-parasitic, colds, arthritis ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : osanwewe (Yoruba), oroma nkilishi (Ibo), igbopinnigue (Esan), lime (Local English)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, nuts, stem- bark, leaves of Cola acuminata, decoction, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : stimulant, appetite suppressants, aphrodisiac, respiratory infections, hypertension, anti-parasitic ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : obiagada (Yoruba), orji (Ibo), kolanut (Local English)
Corchorus olitorius L.
Official name : Corchorus olitorius L.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seeds of Corchorus olitorius, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : purgative, diuretic, tumours, analgesic, cystitis, measles ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewedu(Yoruba), ulogburu (Ibo), long fruited jute, jew's mallow (Local English)
Croton lobatus L.
Official name : Croton lobatus L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit, stems, leaves, seed of Croton lobatus, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : wound ulcers, purgative, malaria, dysentry ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : eru alamo (Yoruba), lobed croton, cascarilla (Local English)
Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin
Official name : Cucumeropsis mannii Naudin
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seed, fruit of Cucumeropsis mannii, juice extract, powdered seeds, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : anti-microbial, indigestion, infant colic ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : egusi-itoo (Yoruba), ogiri (Ibo), whitemelon, African melon (Local English)
Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Official name : Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, rhizome, fruit of Curculigo pilosa, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : anti-microbial, epilepsy, infertility, sickle cell, purgative, sexually transmitted diseases ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : epakun (?), golden eye grass, donkey's ear (Local English)
Curcuma longa L.
Official name : Curcuma longa L.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, rhizome, leaves, flower, roots of Curcuma longa, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : anti-microbial, epilepsy, infertility, sickle cell, purgative, sexually transmitted diseases ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atale pupa (?), turmeric (Local English)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Cymbopogon citratus, decoction, infusion, juice extract , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : oral thrush, inflammation, athlete's foot, fever, cough, malaria, jaundice, cancer, infections, diuretic, hypertension, obesity, sedative, insecticidal, aroma-therapys ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : koriko-oba (Yoruba), nche awula (Ibo), ihumibo (Esan); lemon grass (Local English)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, leaves, stem bark of Daniellia oliveri, maceration , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : analgesic, inflammation, anti-infective, aphrodisiac, hemorrhoids, spasms, fevers, diarrhea, wound ulcers, tumours, sickle cell ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : iya (Yoruba), maje (Hausa), ozabwa (Ibo), african balsam (Local English)
Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, bark, seeds, fruit, gum, roots of Detarium microcarpum, decoction, seed powder, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, molluscicidal, hemorrhoids, malaria, impotence, sickle cell, diarrhea ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : taura (Hausa), ogbogbo (Yoruba), ofo (Ibo)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, root, fruits, latex of Ficus exasperata, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : analgesic, arthritis, hemorrhoids, hypertension, arrythmias, abortafacient, child birth, insomnia, infections, eczema, cancer, fevers, diarrhea, ulcer, sexually transmitted diseases ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : eepin or opoto (Yoruba), ogbu (Ibo), fig tree, forest sandpaper (Local English)
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem-bark of Ficus thonningii, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : malaria, pain, diarrhoea, purgative, anti-microbial ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : cediya (Hausa), loin cloth or wild fig, chines banyan (Local English)
Garcinia kola Heckel
Official name : Garcinia kola Heckel
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit, root, stem-bark, seed of Garcinia kola, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : malaria, pain, diarrhoea, purgative, anti-microbial ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : omgbo (Yoruba), agbi-ilu (Ibo), namiji-goro (Hausa), bitterkola (Local English)
Gongronema latifolium Benth.
Official name : Gongronema latifolium Benth.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem, root of Gongronema latifolium, infusion, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, hypertension, inflammation, hepato-protective,GIT problems, chewing stick, laxative, ulcer, analgesic, fevers ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : utazi(Ibo), madumaro or arokeke (Yoruba), utasi (Ef), bush buck (Local English)
Gossypium hirsutum L.
Official name : Gossypium hirsutum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, root of Gossypium hirsutum decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria))
Other medicinal uses : gonorrhea, dysnetry, sore throat, malaria, uterine fibroids ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : auduga (Hausa); ela-owu (Yoruba); eto-ofo (Ibibio); owu (Ige); ebe-oru (Bini), cotton (Local English)
Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. ex Schult.
Official name : Gymnema sylvestre (Retz.) R.Br. ex Schult.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, roots of Gymnema sylvestre Infusion, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses :obesity, anti-sweetner, ulcer, diuretics, laxatives, skin infections, asthma, hepato-protective, inflammation, snake bites, anti-microbial, anti-plasmodial ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : cow plant (Local English)
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit,seed of Abelmoschus esculentus, decoction, maceration, food vegetable, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria) , (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: infections, Immune-modulatory, fevers, spasms, gonorrhoea, dysentry, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ila (Yoruba); okweje(Ibo); kubewa (Hausa), lady's fingers (Local English)
Hunteria umbellata (K. Schum.) Hallier f.
Official name : Hunteria umbellata (K. Schum.) Hallier f.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, fruit pulp, bark, roots of Hunteria umbellata, maceration, decoction, infusion, RNS.
Other medicinal uses : labour induction, anti-pyretic, analgesic, obesity, gastric ulcer, dysmenorrhea, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, immune booster, anti-helminthic, sexually transmitted diseases, hypertension ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : mkpokiri (Ibo), erin or abeere (Yoruba), osu (Bini)
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, bark, fruit, leaves of Hymenocardia acida decoction, maceration, infusion, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses :obesity, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, sicklecell, ulcers, diarrhea, dysentry, analgesic, malaria, tumours, arthritis, anti-fertility, insecticidal ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : janyaro (Hausa), enache (Idibio), heart fruit (Local English)
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, whole plant, leaves, bark of Ipomoea batatas, juice extract, infusion, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses : anti-proliferative, anti-microbial, purgative, wound ulcers, analgesic, hemorrhoids ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ji-oyibo or bkimako (Ibo), odunkun (Yoruba), dankali (Hausa), sweet potato (Local English)
Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-LeComte ex O'Rorke) Baill.
Official name : Irvingia gabonensis (Aubry-LeComte ex O'Rorke) Baill.
Family : Irvingiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, fruit, leaves, stem-bark, root of Irvingia gabonensis, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria), (South west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: dysentry, wound ulcers, liver disorders, hemorrhage, anti-microbial, analgesic ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ogbono (Ibo), dikanut, african mango, bush mango (Local English)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, leaves, root, latex, stem-bark of Jatropha curcas , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: purgative, cancer, abortifacient, diuretic, hemostatic, anti-pyretic, inflammation, convulsions, wound healing, anti-microbial, insecticidal, jundice, sexually transmitted diseases, anti-parasitic, skin diseases, molluscicidal, chewing stick, irregular menses, sciatica, paralysis, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : botuje or lapalapa (Yoruba), binida zugu (Hausa), owulo idu (?) pignut plant, physic nut, purging nut, barbados nut (Local English)
Khaya ivorensis A. Chev.
Official name : Khaya ivorensis A. Chev.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark, leaves of Khaya ivorensis, maceration, decoction, infusion , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: arthritis, fevers, anti-parasitic, jaundice, anemia, anti-tumour, wound healing, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oganwo (Yoruba), ono (Ibo), african, Lagos or red mahoganyt (Local English)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark, leaves, seeds of Khaya senegalensis, infusion, maceration, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: fevers, sickle cell, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, anti-tumour, hypertension, insecticidal, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oganwo (Yoruba), ono (Ibo), madachi (Hausa), okpen (Esan), ago (Ig), dry-zone or african mahoganyt (Local English)
Lawsonia inermis L.
Official name : Lawsonia inermis L.
Family : Lythraceae
Synonyms : Lawsonia alba Lam.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Lawsonia inermis, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: wound infection, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, jaundice, nervous disorder, arthritis, analgesic, ulcers, diarrhea, anti-pyretic, hepato-protective, leucorrhoea, excessive ejaculation, emmenagog, skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, abortifacient, sickle cell, tumours, tuberculosis, splenomegaly, menorrhagia ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : laali (Yoruba), lelle (Hausa)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem-bark, kernel, fruits of Mangifera indica, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:, malaria, analgesic, inflammation, anti-microbial, anti-helminthic, diarrhoea, menorrhagia, hypertension, insomnia, asthma, scabies, sexually transmitted diseases, anemia, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : mangoro (?), mango (Local English)
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, tubers of Manihot esculenta, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: arthritis, gonorrhea, burns, ulcera, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : gbaguda or ege (Yoruba), akpu or abacha (Ibo), rogo (Hausa), cassava, tapioca (English
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit, leaves, root, seeds of Momordica charantia, decoction, juice extract , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (NV)
Other medicinal uses:anti-fertility, malaria, anti-helminthic, anti-microbial, insecticidal, weight loss, abortifacient, skin infections, inflammation, purgative, dysentry, fevers, burns, colic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ejirin (Yoruba), ebe isiugwu (Bini), urakhanye (Esan), daddagu (Hausa), African cucumber, bitter melon, bitter guord, bitter squash, karela (Local English)
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, fruit, leaves, stem, flower, whole plant of Momordica foetida, juice extract, maceration, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, ulcer, gastrointestinal disorderg, anti-microbial, anti-helminthic, hypertension, abortifacient, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ebeisiugwu (Bini), ejinrin-wewe (Yoruba), bitter melon (Local English)
Mondia whitei (Hook.f.) Skeels
Official name : Mondia whitei (Hook.f.) Skeels
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem, root of Mondia whiteii, Infusion, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: infertility, erectile dysfunction, malaria, gonorrhea, anti-parasitic, anti-depressant, anti-spasmodic, hemorrhoids, inflammation, memory loss, cancer, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : isirigun or aghuma or gbologbolo (Yoruba), whiteginger, african ginger (Local English)
Morinda citrifolia L.
Official name : Morinda citrifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Morinda chrysorhiza DC.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruits, roots, stems, bark, flower, leaves of Morinda citrifolia, decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:malaria, wound healing, anti-microbial, anti-helminthic, inflammation, immune booster, colds and flu, ulcers, tumours, analgesic, arthritis, hypertension, tuberculosis, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : Indian mulberry, noni (Local English)
Morinda lucida Benth.
Official name : Morinda lucida Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, roots, stem-bark of Morinda lucida, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anti-helminthic, analgesic, laxative, hypertension, jaundice, oligo-menorrhea, insomnia, wound ulcers, diuretic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oruwo (Yoruba), eze ogwu (Ibo), brimstone tree (Local English)
Moringa oleifera Lam.
Official name : Moringa oleifera Lam.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, pods of Moringa oleifera Infusion, dried leaves, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, anti-cancer, inflammation, diuretic, anemia, hypertension, aphrodisiac, anti-pyretic, purgative, gastrointestinal disorderg, immune stimulant, anti-spasmodicc, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : zogale (Hausa), okwe-oyibo or okochi egbu (Ibo), gergedi (Igala), ewe- igbale or gbogbo-nise (Yoruba), konamarade (Fulani), drumstick or horseradish tree, moringa (Local English)
Morus alba L.
Official name : Morus alba L.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit, bark of Morus alba, infusion, decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (?)
Other medicinal uses: antimicrobial, anti-parasitic, anti-cancer, inflammation, diuretic, anemia, hypertension, aphrodisiac, anti-pyretic, purgative, gastrointestinal disorderg, immune stimulant, anti-spasmodic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : white mulberry (Local English)
Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Murraya koenigii (L.) Spreng.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seed, stem of Murraya koenigii, powdered leaves as spice, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: dysentry, diarrhoea,stimulant, anti-venom, hypertension, anti-microbial, inflammation, anti-parasitic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : curry tree, sweet neem (Local English)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit of Musa paradisiaca as a meal, juice extract, Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anemia, hypertension, ulcers, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ogede (Yoruba), abrika (Ibo), ayaba (Hausa), plantain banana (Local English)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, bark, leaves of Sarcocephalus latifolius, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, anti-parasitic, anti-infective, hypertension, jaundice, infertility, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ubulu inu (Ibo), African peach (Local English)
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, Infusion, food vegetable, , Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: diarrhoea, malaria, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, anxiolytic, analgesic, inflammation, wound healing, cold symptoms, hemorrhoids, insect repellent, anti-helminthic, infant colic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : nchonwu (Ibo), efirin (Yoruba), daidoya (Hausa), scent leaf, african basil, mint (Local English)
Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Synonyms : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth. subsp. mobola (Oliv.) R. A. Graham
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, root-bark of Parinari curatellifolia , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (?)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, dysentry, epilepsy, toothache, sexually transmitted diseases, anti-cancer, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ebere (Yoruba), mobola plum (Local English)
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, root, bark of Parkia biglobosa infusion , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, analgesic, inflammation, anti-microbial, snake venom, fevers, diarrhoea, anti-plasmodial, anti-helminthic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : iru (Yoruba), ugba (Ibo), dawadawa (Hausa), African locust bean Soumbala (Local English)
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seeds, leaves, root, bark, fruit of Persea americana , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anemia, analgesic, anti-microbial, hypertension, high cholesterol, inflammation, convulsions, wound healing, gastric ulcer, arthritis, cough, insecticidal ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ube bekee or ube oyibo (Ibo), igba or apoka or Ipia(Yoruba), eben mbakara (Ef), piya (Hausa), alligator pear, avocado pear (Local English)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, whole plant of Phyllanthus amarus, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: fevers, ringworm, gonorrhoea, cancer, anti-viral, diuretic, hypertension, anti-microbial, diarrhoea, inflammation, analgesic, dropsy, jaundice, hepato-protective, gastric ulcers, kidney disorde ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : eyin olobe (Yoruba), pick-a-back, stone breaker, carry meseed, black catnip (Local English)
Picralima nitida (Stapf) T. Durand & H. Durand
Official name : Picralima nitida (Stapf) T. Durand & H. Durand
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, seeds, root, fruit rind of Picralima nitida Infusion , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: jaundice, pneumonia, asthma, trypanosomiasis, hypertension, anesthesia, malaria, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abere (Yoruba), osu-igwe,mkpokiri or otosu (Ibo), akuamma plant (Local English)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, roots, stem-bark of Bauhinia thonningii, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria) , (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, malaria, inflammation, snake bites, purgative, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kalgo (Hausa), abafe (Yoruba), camel'sfoot (Local English)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, stem, stem-bark, leaves of Rauvolfia vomitoria, decoction, maceration, powdered root, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: mental disorders, sedative, hypertension, snake bites, skin infections, anti-parasitic, oral infections, rheumatism, aphrodisiac, purgative, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : asofeyeje (Yoruba), akanta (Ibo), wadda (Hausa), African or Indian snakeroot (Local English)
Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name : Scoparia dulcis L.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, whole plant of Scoparia dulcis, infusion, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-infective, HIV, abortifacient, sickle cell, inflammation, analgesic, anti-tumour, bronchitis, hypertension, gastric disorders, sedative, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : roma-fada (Hausa), aiya (Ibo), mesenmesen gogoro (Yoruba), ndiyang (Ef), bibimbelemo (Ij), sweet broomweed (Local English)
Secamone afzelii (Schult.) K. Schum.
Official name : Secamone afzelii (Schult.) K. Schum.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, pods, stems, whole plant of Secamone afzelii, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hemorrhoids, anti-microbial, purgative, dysentery, colic, wound healing, aphrodisiac, measles, sexually transmitted diseases, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ailu (Yoruba) secamone, ringworm plant (Local English)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, stem-bark, leaves, seeds of Securidaca longipedunculata, decoction, tinctures, infusions, powders, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: erectile dysfunction, arthritis, tumours, cough, inflammation, anti-pyretic, analgesic, pesticide, anti-microbial, convulsions, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ipeta (Yoruba), sanya or uwar magunguna (Hausa), e'zeogwu (Ibo), violettree, rhodesian violet (Local English)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit, roots of Solanum incanum , infusion, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria),
Other medicinal uses: convulsions, colic, flatulence, syphillis, hypertension, anti-fungal, sexually transmitted diseases, hepatitis, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : osun (Yoruba), anara (Ibo), garden egg (Local English)
Solanum melongena L.
Official name : Solanum melongena L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit of Solanum melongena, soup condiment, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: cholesterol, anti-viral, sedative, analgesic, fevers, rheumatism, skin diseases, digestive, tonic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : igbagba or igba ijesu (Yoruba), mafowo-bomonu (Ibo), African eggplant, aubergine (Local English)
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Official name : Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Holcus bicolor L. , Sorghum vulgare subsp. durra (Forssk.) Maire & Weiller
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, shaft of Sorghum bicolor, maceration RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, fevers, anemia, anti-microbial, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : okababaor poroporo (Yoruba),, sorgum (Ibo), jero (Hausa), sorghum (Local English)
Sphenocentrum jollyanum Pierre
Official name : Sphenocentrum jollyanum Pierre
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, seed, stem-bark, fruit, leaves of Sphenocentrum jollyanum, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, cough, wounds, fevers, jaundice, malaria, emetic, purgative, aphrodisiac, swollen breasts, inflammation, depression, sicklecell, anti-microbial, analgesic, anti-cancer, anti-helminthic, aphrodisiac, constipation, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : akerejupon (Yoruba)
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit of Spondias mombin, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: infertility, childbirth, abortifacient, inflammation, gastrointestinal disorderg, psychosis, laxative, anti-infective, diuretic, lactation, anxiety, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : iyeye or olosan (Yoruba), tsada (Hausa), ngulungwu or isikara (Ibo), hog plum (Local English)
Stachytarpheta indica (L.) Vahl.
Official name : Stachytarpheta indica (L.) Vahl.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Stachytarpheta angustifolia (Mill.) Vahl
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Stachytarpheta angustifolia, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: immune modulatory, anti-microbial, diarrhoea, abortifacient, skin ulcers, rheumatism, cataract, ear sores, gonorrhea, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : nchaaji (Ibo), wutsiyabera (Hausa), iru alangba (Yoruba)
Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Official name : Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem, root, leaves of Strophanthus hispidus, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: cardio-stimulant, snake bites, Insecticidal, sexually transmitted diseases, inflammation, constipation, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sagere (Yoruba), aguru-ala or osisi nke aguru (Ibo), kwan-kwani (Hausa), poison arrow wine, brown/hairy, strophathus (Local English)
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seed, stem, leaves of Syzygium guineense, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, cardio-protective, anti-microbial, diarrhoea, inflammation, immune-modulatory, venom, anti-cancer, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : malmo (Hausa), adere(Yoruba),Ori (Ibo), mho (Ti), asurahi (Fulani), snake bean treeWater, berry Water pear (Local English)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, fruits, seed of Tamarindus indica, decoction, maceration, powder, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: nutritional, inflammation, anti-microbial, anti-parasitic, fevers, laxative, alcohol detox, anti-cancer, anti-obesity, hepato-protective, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : tsamiya (Hausa), icheku oyibo (Ibo), ajagbon (Yoruba), tamsugu (Nupe), tamarind, indian date (Local English)
Tapinanthus bangwensis (Engl. & Krause) Danser
Official name : Tapinanthus bangwensis (Engl. & Krause) Danser
Family : Loranthaceae
Synonyms : Loranthus bangwensis Engl. & K. Kr.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Tapinanthus bangwensis, infusion, decoction, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-hypertensive, anti-microbial, immuno-modulatory, anti-cancer, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : African mistletoe (Local English)
Telfairia occidentalis Hook.f.
Official name : Telfairia occidentalis Hook.f.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit, seeds of Telfairia occidentalis, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (?)
Other medicinal uses: convulsion, gastrointestinal disorderg, anemia, hypertension, anti-tumour, immune modulating, anti-parasitic, analgesia, inflammation, high cholesterol, anxiety, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ugwu/ugu (Ibo), irokoor, apiroko (Yoruba), ubong (Ef), umee (Urhobo), umeke (Bini), fluted pumpkin (Local English)
Terminalia catappa L.
Official name : Terminalia catappa L.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem bark, fruit, seeds of Terminalia catappa, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria) , (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: aphrodisiac, hepato-protective, analgesic, inflammation, anti-microbial, insomnia, anti-cancer,Anti-viral, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : belebo orIgifuruntu (Yoruba), ibulu (Ibo), tropical almond, umbrellatree (Local English)
Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Official name : Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, pod, bark of Tetrapleura tetraptera, decoction, infusion , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria) , (South east of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: Hemorrhoids, Insect repellent, convulsions, asthma, cough, insomnia, poison antidote, gonorrhoea, rheumatism, infertility, bilharzia, sicklecell, lactation, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aridan (Yoruba), kpokrikpo or mkpuruma oshosho (Ibo)
Treculia africana Decne.
Official name : Treculia africana Decne.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes,ONS of Treculia africana , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-microbial, anti-helminth, laxative, skin diseases, dental allergies, depression, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ukwa (Ibo), afon (Yoruba), breadfruit (Local English)
Urena lobata L.
Official name : Urena lobata L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, flower of Urena lobata, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-microbial, colic, skin diseases, dysentry, expectorant, emollient, malaria, rheumatism, woundhealing, analgesic, inflammation, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ilasa-omode or Ilasa-agborin (Yoruba), odoazezo (Ibo), rama rama (Hausa), caesar'sweed (Local English)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, roots of Vernonia amygdalina, decoction, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hemorrhoids, measles, ringworm, analgesic, malaria, pneumonia, anti-microbial, anti-cancer, anti-feedant, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ewuro (Yoruba), shuwaka (Hausa), olugbu (Ibo), etidot (Ibibio), bitte rleaf (Local English)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruits, stem, stem-bark, leaves of Ximenia americana, decoctiont, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, inflammation, pesticidal, Analgesic, anti-pyretic, anti-cancer, hepato-protective, ulcers, skin infections, purgative, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : tsaada (Hausa), igo (Yoruba)
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, fruit, seeds of Xylopia aethiopica , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (?)
Other medicinal uses: purgative, neuralgia, amenorrhea, anti-convulsant, bronchitis, stomachache, cough, hemorrhoids, asthma, insect antifeedant, anti-microbial, diuretic, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : erunje or eeru (Yoruba), uda (Ibo), kimba (Hausa), Ethiopian or negro pepper, long nose pepper (Local English)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seed silk of Zea mays decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, analgesic, inflammation, contraceptive, nose bleeds, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : agbado (Yoruba), oka (Ibo), masara (Hausa), corn Maize (Local English)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, rhizome of Zingiber officinale maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: typhoid, nausea, cold symptoms, asthma, stimulant, rheumatism, hemorrhoids, liver disorders, obesity, gastrointestinal disorderg, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atale (Yoruba), jinga (Ibo), chita (Hausa), ginger (Local English)