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Reference : HY 03

Author(s) : Yemoa A.L., J.D. Gbenou, R.C Johnson., J.G. Djego, C.S Zinsou, M.Moudachirou, J. Quetin-Leclercq , A. Bigot., F. Portaels
Title : Identification et étude phytochimique de plantes utilisées dans le traitement traditionnel de l'ulcère de Buruli au Bénin Bulletin de la Société Française d'Ethnopharmacologie et de la Société Européenne d'Ethnopharmacologie. Numéro 42 Décembre 2008, pp 50 - 57
Reference HY 03 has information about 49 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, fruit ashes of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, bulb of Allium cepa, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Aloe buettneri maceration, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, root of Anchomanes difformis, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, leaves, roots of Anogeissus leiocarpa, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Boerhavia repens L.
Official name : Boerhavia repens L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves and roots of Boerrhavia erecta; decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 3) Buruli ulcerus, grinded barks of Bridellia ferruginea, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves powder of Bryophyllum pinnatum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, fruits of Capsicum frutescens, maceration, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Carpolobia lutea G. Don
Official name : Carpolobia lutea G. Don
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, powder of la tige of Carpolobia lutea, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Chenopodium ambrosioides, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, fruit of Citrus aurantifo/ia, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, roots of Clausena anisala, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Curcuma longa L.
Official name : Curcuma longa L.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Curcuma longa, decoction , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana
Official name : Dissotis rotundifolia (Sm.) Triana
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Dissotis rotundifolia, decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, powder of the whole plant of Eleusine indica, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Official name : Erythrophleum guineense G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Erythrophleum suaveolens (Guill. & Perr.) Brenan
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(037), H(100), H(108), H(118), H(173)
Recipes : H(013, 6) Buruli ulcerus, bark of Erythrophleum suaveolens, to wash the wound with the decoction and the powder in applcation on the wound. VO., during some weeks to months
H(020) snake bite, ONS., RNS.
H(037) tuberculosis, bronchitis, H(118) angina, bark decoction, VO. In small quantities
H(173) leprosy, maceration of the bark, mouthwash
H(100) blennorrage, H(108) sinusitis, ONS., RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Eugenia aromatica (L) Baill.
Official name : Eugenia aromatica (L) Baill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, fruit of Eugenia aromatica, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia kamerunica Pax
Official name : Euphorbia kamerunica Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia barteri N.E.Br.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 3) Buruli ulcerus, bark of Euphorbia kamerunica, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia unispina N.E.Br.
Official name : Euphorbia unispina N.E.Br.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, trunk wood of Euphorbia unispina, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Ficus exasperata, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Garcinia kola Heckel
Official name : Garcinia kola Heckel
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, powder of roots of Garcinia kola, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Holarrhena africana DC.
Official name : Holarrhena africana DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Holarrhena floribunda (G. Don) Dur. & Schinz
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, roots of Holarrhena floribunda, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia acida Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, powder of bark of Hymenocardia acida, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Jatropha curcas, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Official name : Jatropha gossypiifolia L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves powder of Jatropha gossypifolia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Official name : Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, grinded leaves of Kedrostis foedissima, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lactuca taraxacifolia (Willd.) Schum.
Official name : Lactuca taraxacifolia (Willd.) Schum.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Launaea taraxacifolia (Willd.) Amin ex C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcer, leaves of Launaea taraxacifolia, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lannea kerstingii (Enql.) K. Krause
Official name : Lannea kerstingii (Enql.) K. Krause
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Lannea kerstingii, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Lonchocarpus cyanescens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth.
Official name : Lonchocarpus cyanescens (Schumach. & Thonn.) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcer, roots of Lonchocarpus cyanescens, maceration, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal
Official name : Monodora myristica (Gaertn.) Dunal
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 3) Buruli ulcerus, seeds of Monodora myristica, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Musa sinensis Sagot
Official name : Musa sinensis Sagot
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcer, stems of Musa sinensis, maceration, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Official name : Newbouldia laevis (P.Beauv.) Seemann ex Bureau
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, root of Newbouldia laevis, trituration, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ocimum canum Sims
Official name : Ocimum canum Sims
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Ocimum canum, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Ocimum gratissimum, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Official name : Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Parquetina gabonica Baill.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Parquetina nigrescens, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Paullinia pinnata L.
Official name : Paullinia pinnata L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Paullinia pinnata, triturer, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Piliostigma thonningii, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Piper guineense Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) Buruli ulcerus, seeds of Piper guineense, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ritchiea capparoides (Andrews) Britten
Official name : Ritchiea capparoides (Andrews) Britten
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, roots of Ritchiea capparoide, maceration, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Official name : Spathodea campanulata P. Beauv.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, barks, root of Spathodea campanulata, infusion
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Spondias mombin, trituration, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, bark of Stereospermum kuntianum, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Official name : Strophanthus hispidus DC.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(100), H(170), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds: the leaves are used as poultice
H(013, 4) Buruli ulcerus, roots of Strophentiius hispidus, decoction ou maceration, RNS
H(013, 4) Buruli ulcerus, abscesses and wound healing: use of the decoction of the root is applied externally
H(100) syphilitic ulcers: stem bark of the root is given as beverage as enema and topical
H(170) ascites: use of aqueous maceration of the root and stem bark as a beverage.
H(173) leprosy: decoction of the root to be administered orally
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Terminalia glaucescens Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia schimperiana Hochst.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, barks and roots of Terminalia glaucescens, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Official name : Tetrapleura tetraptera (Schumach. & Thonn.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, fruit of Tetrapleura tetraptera, maceration, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 1) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Official name : Vitellaria paradoxa C. F. Gaertn.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 2) Buruli ulcerus, leaves of Vitellaria paradoxa, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013, 3) Buruli ulcerus, fruit of Xylopia aethiopica, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin (Zou district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors