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Reference : HW 03

Author(s) : Wilson, R. T. & M. Woldo Gebre
Title : Medicine and magic in Central Tigre: a contribution to the ethnobotany of the Ethiopian plateau. Economic Botany, 33, 1, 29 - 34, (1979)
Reference HW 03 has information about 24 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), crushed roots + H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : muchello
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) lice, leaves crushed in water, liquid used as a body wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : hisawis
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), the crushed roots are burned in the haunted place. This procedure control the evil spirits
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : andal
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(093)
Recipes : H(093), VO., decoction of roots as poison antidote
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : surubatri
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(068) tapeworm, crushed leaves and seeds + H2O, VO.
H(100), fruits eaten and roots decoction (H2O) VO.
H(112), seeds eaten for inducement of abortion
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : tambuk
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(087), H(092), H(103), H(111)
Recipes : H(087), fungicide, dried ground leaves are mixed with butter and applied to infected part
H(092), cardiac poison, seeds ion coffee or tea
H(103),vapor of boiled seeds inhaled
H(111), juice of crushed leaves is applied to burnt area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : mezerbae
Embelia schimperi Vatke
Official name : Embelia schimperi Vatke
Family : Myrsinaceae
Synonyms : Embelia kilimandschari Gilg
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tapeworm, crushed seeds + H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : enkoko
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), decoction (H2O) leaves and young branchs, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : enkoko
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Official name : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono, leaves of Foeniculum vulgare & Lycopersicon sp. (tomatim), boiled H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : insillal
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(112)
Recipes : H(068) tapeworm, H(112), VO., young leaves and dried flowers are ground + H2O or local beer
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : habbi
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(068)
Recipes : H(014) skin infection, seeds of Maesa lanceolata, crushed and fried in butter, local application
H(068) tape worm, seeds of Maesa lanceolata crushed + H2O, VO
H(068) tape worm, oil of fruit, VO.
H(092) , leaves extract, fish poison and molluscide
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : suwaria
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078), cancer, crushed bark mixed with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : kebkeb
Millettia ferruginea (Hochst.) Baker
Official name : Millettia ferruginea (Hochst.) Baker
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin infection, seeds of Millettia ferruginea, crushed and fried in butter, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : biribira
Nigella sativa L.
Official name : Nigella sativa L.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachj ashe, crushed seeds of Nigella sativa in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : awassida
Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Official name : Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill.
Family : Cactaceae
Symptoms : H(173)
Recipes : H(173), flowers are crushed + honey, applied to infected area
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : beless
Oxalis anthelmintica A. Rich.
Official name : Oxalis anthelmintica A. Rich.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tapeworm, roots are either chewed and swallowed or crushed, mixed with water and then drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : habatchego
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(112)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(100) gono.,crushed roots + H2O, VO.
H(112), crushed roots + H2O, VO. , attention to dosage
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : shibti
Rumex bequaertii De Wild.
Official name : Rumex bequaertii De Wild.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, the aqueous root extract , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : shumbubata
Sesamum indicum L.
Official name : Sesamum indicum L.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Synonyms : Sesamum orientale L.
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) earache, oil extracted from seeds of Sesamum indicum, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : selif
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach pains, roots is chewed and swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Official name : Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126), crushed bark + H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : weba
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101), VO., leaves crushed in H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : grawa
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) arthritis, crushed leaves are applied as a poultice to affected areas
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : agol
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach ache, rhizome chewed and swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Central Tigre region)
Vernacular name : zingibil