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Reference : HV 1M

Author(s) : Vanhee, E.
Title : Contribution à l'étude de plantes médicinales inhérentes au système de santé traditionnel Bamileke (Cameroun). Thèse pour le diplôme d'état de docteur en pharmacie. Faculté de Pharmacie. Université de Lille II, 125 p. (1996)
Reference HV 1M has information about 21 plants :
Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sw.
Official name : Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sw.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) sick headhache, cataplasm of leaves of Bidens pilosa of Abutilon mauritanum of Spilanthes acmella
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(045)
Recipes : H(045) antiseptic, leaves juice of Ageratum conyzoides of Bidens pilosa on wounds
H(045) antiseptic, spoiled meat boiled with leaves of Ageratum conyzoides
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : mhéguefa (Bamileke), sorcerer herb
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(111), H(116), H(118), H(135), H(175x)
Recipes : H(006) violent purgative, 5 gr of leaves of Ananas comosus, to boil in 1 l. of rice water during 10', VO. 1 cup in the morning on an empty stomach
H(111), leaves juice, local application
H(068) vermifuge, fruit juice, VO. 1 glass in the morning on an empty stomach during 3 jours
H(116) to bring on the oestral cycle, flowers, RNS.
H(118) angina, 1 coffe spoon of green fruit juice in tepid H2O , gargle
H(135) digestive, stem juice in food
H(175x), fruit juice, wash the skin, it is a tonic for the skin
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(018), H(034), H(045)
Recipes : H(004) wound, leaves juice of Bidens pilosa of Aspilia angustifolia
H(008) amoeba dysentery, chew the leaves of Bidens pilosa with the nuts of kola (Cola acuminata)
H(018) sick headache, cataplasm of leaves of Bidens pilosa of Abutilon mauritanum of Spilanthes acmella
H(034) tachycardia, infusion of 10 gr of the whole plant in 1 l. of boiling H2O during 15', filter, VO. 1 cup, 3 X / day
H(045) antiseptic, leaves juice of Ageratum conyzoides of Bidens pilosa on wounds
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : kingne, maléliet (Bamileke), coriope odorante (French)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(038), H(051), H(068), H(126), H(135), H(196)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, roots of young plants of Carica papaya, RNS.
H(051) paludism leaves, RNS.
H(068) vermifuge, 8 to 10 gr of fresh latex for childs, twice for adults
H(126), leaves of Carica papaya of Mikania cordata + one pinch of rock salt, to cook until a red color appears, to filter, VO. 1/2 glass in the morning and the evening
H(038) cystitis, H(135) digestive, H(196), seeds, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : pahpah (Bamileke)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(013) scurfs,H(014) dermatosis, leaves of Cassia alata softened by heating, local application or decoction of 40 gr. of powder of leaves andt of seeds in 1 l. H2O, to wash
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) amoeba dysentery, chew the leaves of Bidens pilosa with the nuts of kola (Cola acuminata)
H(091) stimulating, H(139) aphrodisiac, chew small quantities of nuts
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : tse, lepi (Bamileke), kolatier (French)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(104), H(106)
Recipes : H(051), decoction of the whole plant of Cymbopogon citratus, VO.
H(104) stomachic, infusion of +/- 15 gr of leaves
H(106) insect repellent, steaming bath with dry leaves
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : fipagrass (Bamiléké)
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(051), H(077), H(099), H(151)
Recipes : H(051) paludism black juice from the stone of Elaeis guineensis + roots of Rumex abyssinicus + crushed fruits of Solanum aethiopicum, VO.
H(077), crushed leaves with "leca" with earth-nuts or with palm oil, VO.
H(099) epilepsy, black juice (ning) from the stone of Elaeis guineensis + fruit juice of Solanum sp., VO.
H(151), decoction in H2O of 2 leaves and roots, VO. 1 glass in the morning and the evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : lété'eu (Bamiléké)
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(039), H(077), H(173)
Recipes : H(014) itch, decoction of leaves of Ficus exasperata, to wash
H(039) external parasitism, crumple leaves in H2O, to wash
H(077), crushed leaves with "leca" , ground-nuts or palm oil, VO.
H(100) blennorrage, leaves of Ficus exasperata of Rubus apetalus, decoction, VO. 1 glass in the morning and evening
H(173), ashes of leaves of Ficus exasperata of Costus sp., the powder VO. + local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : aka (Bamiléké)
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(022), H(037)
Recipes : H(004) infected wounds, fresh washed leaves of Hibiscus esculentus in cataplasm
H(006) laxative, fruit, VO.
H(022) parturition (made easier), rasped stems with slices of sweet banana, VO.
H(037) cough, roots of Hibiscus esculentus, infusion or decoction (10 gr. per l.), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : ankoul (Bamiléké)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(008), H(068), H(082), H(103), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, sweet leavesof Mangifera indica, VO. or en decoction
H(008) diarrhoea, 30 gr. of leaves or barks in 1 l. H2O, decocton or maceration, VO.
H(082) asthma, H(118) angina, 10 gr. of leaves + 5 gr. of flowers, infusion in 1 l? H2O during 10', filter, VO. 3 cups / day
H(103), leaves RNS external application
H(104) colic + H(068) amibiasis, infusion of 20 leaves + salt + honey, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Official name : Mikania cordata (Burm.f.) B.L. Robinson (not registered in African data Base)
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), leaves of Carica papaya of Mikania cordata + one pinch of rock salt, cook until a red color appear, filter, VO. 1/2 glass in the morning and the evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(045), H(103), H(109)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045), infusion of 10 gr of leaves of Nicotiana tabacumduring 15 ', filter, to wash + compresses
H(013) abcès, furoncle, cuire des leaves, crushed, en cataplasm
H(109) lumbago, fresh leaves of Nicotiana tabacum in of l'huile of ricin chaude, local application
H(103) en prévention of caries, chiquer régulièrement 2/3 of tabac + 1/3 of ashes alcalines
H(007) diuretic, H(125) sudorifique, infusion d'une feuille in 1 l. H2O, VO. 3 cups / day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : tia (Bamiléké)
Persea americana Mill.
Official name : Persea americana Mill.
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, infusion of 60 gr. of young leaves and of buds of Persea americana for 1 l. of H2O, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(014)
Recipes : H(004), boiled leaves of Psidium guajava in cataplasm on purulent wounds
H(008), young plants, crushed and cooked with salt, VO. or decotion (15 gr. of leaves pour 1 l. H2O) (not for pregnant women)
H(014) skin deseases, infusion of 2 handfull of leaves, to boil 10', filter, in bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) lumbago, fresh leaves of Nicotiana tabacum in hot castor- oil, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not registered
Rubus apetalus Poir.
Official name : Rubus apetalus Poir.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) blennorrage, leaves of Ficus exasperata of Rubus apetalus, decoction, VO. 1 glass in the morning and the evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism black juice from stone of Elaeis guineensis + roots of Rumex abyssinicus + crushed fruits of Solanum aethiopicum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Solanum aethiopicum L.
Official name : Solanum aethiopicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum gilo Raddi
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism black juice from the stone of Elaeis guineensis + roots of Rumex abyssinicus + crushed fruits of Solanum aethiopicum, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murray
Official name : Spilanthes acmella (L.) Murray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) sick headache, cataplasm of leaves of Bidens pilosa of Abutilon mauritanum of Spilanthes acmella
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Bamileke land)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author