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Reference : HY 04

Author(s) : York, T., H. de Wet, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Plants used for treating respiratory infections in rural Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 135, 696–710, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S037887411100239X
Reference HY 04 has information about 31 plants :
Acanthospermum glabratum (DC.) Wild
Official name : Acanthospermum glabratum (DC.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(082), H(091), H(108), H(118), H(118)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, Crush handful of whole plant of Acanthospermum glabratum and mix with half to one cup of warm water. Sieve and take whole decoction as an enema once a dayg take 1 tbsp three times a day orally to treat H(108) chills, H(051) fever, runny nose,H(037) chest pain H(118) sore throat and/or H(018) headache.
H(037) coughs and H(091) tiredness, boil a handful of the whole plant Acanthospermum glabratum with a handful of leavesd each of Tetradenia riparia and Lippia javanica in 1.5 L of water. Steam once a day and take 1 tbsp three times a day. Children under the age of three are not allowed to steam, while children over the age of three steam with parental supervision.
H(037) coughs, H(051) fever, H(108) chills and a runny nose, crush handful of the whole plant and add 1 L of warm water. Take a size 6–10 syringe (180–300 mL) daily as an enema, while children only use a syringe size one (±30 mL). One interviewee mentioned that you only take this decoction once, and that you should not take it again the following day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isihlaza, nkunzana, inkonzana, isibambaphansi, isichathabantwana (local names)
Aloe marlothii A.Berger
Official name : Aloe marlothii A.Berger
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(051) fever and aH(037) cough blocked nose, H(082) respiratory desease, chop one leaf of Aloe marlothii and mix it with the chopped bulb of Hypoxis sp., chopped underground parts of Scadoxis puniceus and a handful of crushed Erythrina caffra root. Add 1 L of boiling water and drink half a cup of the decoction once a day to treat . Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction once daily.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ipahla, iphahla, isiduli, isiphaluga, umduli, umphaphla (local names)
Brachylaena discolor DC.
Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough and a runny or blocked nose, crush a handful of leaves of Brachylaena discolorand add one cup of warm water. Take a size 1 syringe (30 mL) once a day as an enema and take one teaspoon three times a day. Children take the same amount when an enema is used, but only drink one teaspoon twice daily
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ipahla, iphahla, iiduli, isiphaluga, umduli, umphaphla (local names)
Brachylaena spp.
Official name : Brachylaena spp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Brachylaena spp., Eucalyptus grandis and Lippia javanica. Bring to boil with 2 L of water and drink one cup of this decoction three times a day to treatH(037) cough,H(037) chest pain, runny nose and H(051) fever. Children take one teaspoon of the decoction three times a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : iphahla (local names)
Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f. subsp cathartica
Official name : Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f. subsp cathartica
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Bridelia cathartica with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves with 2 L water, and bring to boil. Steam, until the decoction cools down, twice a day to treat H(108) chills, H(018) headache,H(037) cough and a runny nose. Children under the age of four can steam only with adult supervision.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : umkhawulangazi, umnangasi, umngwangazi, umnwangazi,umthundangazi, umzilanyoni (local names)
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : H(037), H(091)
Recipes : H(037) cough, blocked nose and H(091) fatigue, boil a handful of leaves of Citrus limon for 10 min with 1 L of water. Drink half a cup of this decoction three times a day. Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction three times a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : lemon tree (local names)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Clausena anisata with a handful of leaves from both Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Boil for 40 min before taking 1 tbsp of the decoction twice a day to treat aH(037) cough, runny and blocked nose. Children take one teaspoonful three times a day.
Mix a handful of leaves of Clausena anisata with a handful of leaves from both Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and boil for 10 min with 5 L of water. Drink half a cup of this decoction three times a day and steam once a day to treatH(037) cough and H(051) fever. For children, only a few leaves of each plant are boiled with 2 L of water. Children take 1 tbsp three times a day. Instead of steaming, two cups of this decoction may be splashed over a bathing child.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isifudu, isifuthu, umnukambhiba, umnukelambiba, umsanka, umwashampunzi (local names)
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, rub a little bit of stems and leaves between your hands and inhale to treat H(018) headache,H(037) coughs and a runny nose.
Mix a handful of leaves and stems of Clematis brachiata with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Steam for 4 min once a day. The interviewee stated that the plant is very strong, and one shouldn’t steam for longer. Children are not allowed to steam. The decoction is used to treatH(037) coughs and a runny or blocked nose,H(037) chest pain .
Bring a handful of leaves and stems to boil with 2 L of water. Steam for 5 min once a day to treat H(018) headache,H(037) coughs and a runny nose. The interviewee also mentioned that steaming for longer is bad for you and children are not allowed to steam
Mix a handful of stems and leaves of Clematis brachiata with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 5 L of water. Steam, until the decoction cools down, twice a day or take 1 tbsp three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache and a runny nose. Children only take one teaspoon of the decoction three times a day, and are not allowed to steam.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ihlonzo leziduli, inhlabahlanzi, inhlongo, umdladlatho, umdlandlathi, umdlonzo, umdlozo, umfufuna (local names)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves with a handful of leaves of Combretum molle both from Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and boil with 1.5 L of water until 0.5 L has evaporated. Drink half a cup three times a day to treatH(037) cough and H(051) fever. Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction three times a day.
Mix a handful of leaves of leaves of Combretum molle with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Steam, until the decoction cools down, twice a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) cough and aH(037) cough blocked nose. Children only steam with parental supervision.
Mix a handful of leaves of leaves of Combretum molle with a handful of leaves each of Lippia javanica and Terminalia sericea and bring to boil with 1 L of water.
Take 1 tbsp daily to treat a chronicH(037) cough. If theH(037) cough is really severe, drink the decoction more often. Children take one teaspoon of the decoction per day.
Take two handfuls of leaves and boil with 2 L of water until the water colours. Steam once a day until the decoction cools down. Used to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs and aH(037) cough blocked nose. Children are not allowed to steam.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : umbondo, umbondwe (-omhlope) (local names)
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, crush four pseudo-bulbs and add half a cup of cold water and soak. Take one sip of this three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain, H(108) chills,H(037) cough and H(037) blocked nose. For children the mixture is made a little bit weaker.
Crush two corm-like rhizomes and add 2 tbsps of cold water. Take 1 tbsp of this decoction twice a day to treat aH(037) cough, blocked nose and H(082) shortness of breath. In one household this infusion is only used for children.
Remove the skin from one corm-like rhizome, chew and swallow once a day to treat aH(037) cough,H(037) cough blocked nose and H(082) shortness of breath. To treat a small child, an adult will chew the corm and blow it into the child’s nostrils once a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : incethe (local names)
Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Official name : Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Ekebergia rueppelliana (Fresen.) A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, crush a handful of leaves, add boiling water and sieve. Take 1 tbsp of the decoction, or take a size eight syringe (±240 mL) as an enema once a day to treat aH(037) cough,H(037) chest pain and a runny nose. Not to be used by children.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isimanaye, umathunzi wentaba, umathunzini, umathunziniwezintaba, umgwenyana, wezinja, umnyamathi, umthoma, usimanaye, uvungu (local names)
Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Official name : Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, chop one leaf of Aloe marlothii and mix it with the chopped bulb of Hypoxis sp., chopped underground parts of Scadoxis puniceus and a handful of crushed Erythrina caffra root. Add 1 L of boiling water and drink half a cup of the decoction once a day
H(037) chest pain, H(051) fever and aH(037) cough blocked nose. Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction once daily..
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : umsinsi (local names)
Eucalyptus grandis Hill & Maiden
Official name : Eucalyptus grandis Hill & Maiden
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(053), H(091), H(098), H(108), H(118), H(155)
Recipes : H(108) chills,H(037) coughs, a runny nose, H(018) headache,H(037) chest pain, respiratory desease, H(155) tonsillitis, H(118) sore throat, H(091) fatigue, H(051) fever, or even H(053) ear ache, boil a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves in 2–5 L of water. Take 1 tbsp to half a cup of this decoction three times a dayg, while using what’s left to steam once or twice daily. Steam until the water cools down. When the decoction is made with more than 2 L of water, it can be used for bathing, once a day. . Some interviewees only drink half a cup of the decoction once a day. Children can drink the decoction, but at half the dosages used for adults and no steaming should be used
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache and a runny nose, mix three handfuls of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with one handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Steam until the water cools down, twice a day,.
H(037) chest pain andH(037) cough , It is used in Take a handful of a leaf filled branch tip and bring to boil with one cup of water. Boil for 20 min and take one teaspoon of this decoction four times a day . When making a large amount of this decoction (about 5 L) it can also be used for steaming. Steam for 30 min. Young children take one teaspoon twice a day.
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache and a runny nose, mix two handfuls of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with one handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Drink a quarter cup three times a day. Children take only 1 tbsp of the decoction three times a day.
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(051) fever and a blocked or runny nose Mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves from Ozoroa obovata and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Steam until the decoction cools down, once a day,. Children can steam only for 5 min per day with parental supervision.
H(037) cough, H(051) fever and runny nose, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Lippia javanica, Psidium guajava and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 6 L of water. Use this decoction to steam twice a day . Children don’t steam but they get bathed in this decoction. Mix a handful of leaves with a handful of leaves each from
H(037) cough and blocked nose, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Senecio serratuloides and Lippia javanica with 5 L of water and bring to boil. Drink one cup daily. Children take 2 tbsps three times a day.
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough and a runny nose, H(018) headache , mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandiswith a handful of leaves each from Lippia javanica and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 1.5 L of water. Drink half a cup three times a day . Children only take 1 tbsp of this decoction three times a day.
H(108) chills,H(037) coughs, H(098) sleepless nights, H(051) fever and H(018) headache, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves from Lippia javanica and Tetradenia riparia and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Boil until 1 L of the decoction is left and drink half a cup three times a day
H(037) cough,H(037) chest pain, runny nose and H(051) fever, mix a handful of leaves of Brachylaena spp., Eucalyptus grandis and Lippia javanica. Bring to boil with 2 L of water and drink one cup of this decoction three times a day. Children take one teaspoon of the decoction three times a day.
H(037) cough, runny and blocked nose, mix a handful of leaves of Clausena anisata with a handful of leaves from both Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Boil for 40 min before taking 1 tbsp of the decoction twice a day. Children take one teaspoonful three times a day.
H(037) cough and H(051) fever, mix a handful of leaves of Clausena anisata with a handful of leaves from both Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and boil for 10 min with 5 L of water. Drink half a cup of this decoction three times a day and steam once a day. For children, only a few leaves of each plant are boiled with 2 L of water. Children take 1 tbsp three times a day. Instead of steaming, two cups of this decoction may be splashed over a bathing child.
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(051) fever and a runny- or blocked nose, mix a handful of leaves of Ozoroa obovata with a handful of Eucalyptus grandis leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Steam once or twice daily (depending on the severity) . Children are only allowed to steam for 5 min with parental supervision.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : gum tree, gum bush, impiskayihlangulwa, umdlavusa, umdlebe (local names)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053), Boil a handful of modified stem in two cups of water until one cupful is left. Apply two drops of this decoction per affected ear once at night. Children only take one drop of the decoction per affected ear.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : inhlonhlwane, umnduze, umsululu (local names)
Helichrysum kraussii Sch. Bip.
Official name : Helichrysum kraussii Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough and blocked nose., Mix a handful of leaf filled branchese of Helichrysum kraussii with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and three leaflets from Trichilia emetica and boil for 10 min in 1 L of water. Sieve the decoction and take one teaspoonful each day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isilelevu, isipheshane, isiqoqo (local names)
Hypoxis sp.
Official name : Hypoxis sp.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain, H(051) fever and aH(037) cough blocked nose, chop one leaf of Aloe marlothii and mix it with the chopped bulb of Hypoxis sp., chopped underground parts of Scadoxis puniceus and a handful of crushed Erythrina caffra root. Add 1 L of boiling water and drink half a cup of the decoction once a day to treat Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction once daily.
H(082) respiratory desease, Chop the corms of Hypoxis sp. and mix one handful of this with a handful of Lippia Javanica leaves and bring to the boil with one cup of water. Sieve and take one cupful a day as an enema to treat flu symptoms. Children only take a quarter cup of the decoction per day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : inkomfe, inkomge enkula (local names)
Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Official name : Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, Mix a handful of stems and leaves of Krauseola mosambicina with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves, crush and bring to boil with 0.5 L of water. Take half a cup of the decoction as an enema once a day to treatH(037) cough and a runny or blocked nose. Children take only a quarter cupful of the decoction as an enema.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isihlaza, isihlazi (local names)
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(082), H(091), H(108)
Recipes : H(082) cold and flu symptoms., rub a few leaves between your hands and inhale the vapours to relieve
H(037) coughs and H(091) tiredness. Boil a handful of the whole plant Acanthospermum glabratum with a handful of leavesd each of Tetradenia riparia and Lippia javanica in 1.5 L of water. Steam once a day and take 1 tbsp three times a day to treat Children under the age of three are not allowed to steam, while children over the age of three steam with parental supervision.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Bridelia cathartica with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves with 2 L water, and bring to boil. Steam, until the decoction cools down, twice a day to treat H(108) chills, H(018) headache,H(037) cough and a runny nose. Children under the age of four can steam only with adult supervision.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Clausena anisata with a handful of leaves from both Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Boil for 40 min before taking 1 tbsp of the decoction twice a day to treat aH(037) cough, runny and blocked nose. Children take one teaspoonful three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Clausena anisata with a handful of leaves from both Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and boil for 10 min with 5 L of water. Drink half a cup of this decoction three times a day and steam once a day to treatH(037) cough and H(051) fever. For children, only a few leaves of each plant are boiled with 2 L of water. Children take 1 tbsp three times a day. Instead of steaming, two cups of this decoction may be splashed over a bathing child.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of stems and leaves of Clematis brachiata with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 5 L of water. Steam, until the decoction cools down, twice a day or take 1 tbsp three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache and a runny nose. Children only take one teaspoon of the decoction three times a day, and are not allowed to steam.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves and stems of Clematis brachiata with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Steam for 4 min once a day. The interviewee stated that the plant is very strong, and one shouldn’t steam for longer. Children are not allowed to steam. The decoction is used to treatH(037) coughs,H(037) chest pain and a runny or blocked nose
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves with a handful of leaves of Combretum molle both from Lippia javanica and Eucalyptus grandis and boil with 1.5 L of water until 0.5 L has evaporated. Drink half a cup three times a day to treatH(037) cough and H(051) fever. Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Combretum molle with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Steam, until the decoction cools down, twice a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) cough and a blocked nose. Children only steam with parental supervision.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of leaves of Combretum molle with a handful of leaves each of Lippia javanica and Terminalia sericea and bring to boil with 1 L of water. Take 1 tbsp daily to treat a chronicH(037) cough. If theH(037) cough is really severe, drink the decoction more often. Children take one teaspoon of the decoction per day. Take two handfuls of leaves and boil with 2 L of water until the water colours. Steam once a day until the decoction cools down. Used to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs and a blocked nose. Children are not allowed to steam.
H(082) respiratory desease, boil a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves in 2–5 L of water. Take 1 tbsp to half a cup of this decoction three times a dayg, while using what’s left to steam once or twice daily. Steam until the water cools down. When the decoction is made with more than 2 L of water, it can be used for bathing, once a day. Used to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs, a runny nose, H(018) headache,H(037) chest pain, H(155) tonsillitis, H(118) sore throat, H(091) H(091) tiredness, H(051) fever, or even H(053) ear ache. Some interviewees only drink half a cup of the decoction once a day. Children can drink the decoction, but at half the dosages used for adults and no steaming should be used
H(082) respiratory desease, mix three handfuls of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with one handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 4 L of water. Steam until the water cools down, twice a day, to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache and a runny nose.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with one handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Drink a quarter cup three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache and a runny nose. Children take only 1 tbsp of the decoction three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Lippia javanica, Psidium guajava and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 6 L of water. Use this decoction to steam twice a day to treat aH(037) cough, H(051) fever and runny nose. Children don’t steam but they get bathed in this decoction. Mix a handful of leaves with a handful of leaves each from
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Senecio serratuloides and Lippia javanica with 5 L of water and bring to boil. Drink one cup daily to treat aH(037) cough and blocked nose. Children take 2 tbsps three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandiswith a handful of leaves each from Lippia javanica and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 1.5 L of water. Drink half a cup three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough and a runny nose, H(018) headache . Children only take 1 tbsp of this decoction three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves from Lippia javanica and Tetradenia riparia and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Boil until 1 L of the decoction is left and drink half a cup three times a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs,H(098) sleepless nights, H(051) fever and H(018) headache.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaf filled branchese of Helichrysum kraussii with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and three leaflets from Trichilia emetica and boil for 10 min in 1 L of water. Sieve the decoction and take one teaspoonful each day to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough and a blocked nose.
H(082) respiratory desease, chop the corms of Hypoxis sp. and mix one handful of this with a handful of Lippia Javanica leaves and bring to the boil with one cup of water. Sieve and take one cupful a day as an enema to treat flu symptoms. Children only take a quarter cup of the decoction per day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix one handful of leaves Lippia javanica with one handful of Tetradenia riparia leaves and add a cup of warm water. Take 2 tbsps of this whenever you feel very ill. Used to treatH(037) coughs, H(118) sore throat and H(051) fever. Children take only 1 tbsp three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix one handful of leaves of Plectranthus neochilus with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Sugar can be added to taste. Take 1 tbsp three times a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) cough and a runny or blocked nose. Children take one teaspoon three times a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : umsuzwane, umswazi (local names)
Ozoroa obovata (Oliv.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.
Official name : Ozoroa obovata (Oliv.) R. Fern. & A. Fern.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Ozoroa obovata with a handful of Eucalyptus grandis leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Steam once or twice daily (depending on the severity)
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(051) fever and a runny- or blocked nose. Children are only allowed to steam for 5 min with parental supervision.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isifice (local names)
Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. incohata F.White
Official name : Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. incohata F.White
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) maladies repiratoires en général, prendre une poignée de racines de Parinari capensis, scrape off the outer layer, and chop before bringing to the décoction dans 2 L H2O. decoction until 0.5 L evaporates and drink 1/2 cup a day. Children are not allowed to use this medicine until they are “spiritually mature”.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : amabhulwa (local names)
Plectranthus neochilus Schltr.
Official name : Plectranthus neochilus Schltr.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix one handful of leaves of Plectranthus neochilus with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Sugar can be added to taste. Take 1 tbsp three times a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) cough and a runny or blocked nose. Children take one teaspoon three times a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ibozane (local names)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108), H(118)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, take two handfuls of leaves of Psidium guajava and boil for 30 min after adding 2 L of water. Drink half a cup of this decoction three times a day to treatH(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(108) chills, H(118) sore throat and a blocked nose. Children only take 1 tbsp three times daily.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Lippia javanica, Psidium guajava and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 6 L of water. Use this decoction to steam twice a day to treat aH(037) cough, H(051) fever and runny nose. Children don’t steam but they get bathed in this decoction.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : uguava (local names)
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear, take one whole leaf, and heat on the stove until extremely hot. Let it cool down before squeezing out the juice and applying one drop per affected ear (accompanied by a discharge) at least three times a day. After applying the decoction, the ear must be sealed with a piece of cotton wool.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : isikholokotho, isikwendle, isitokotoko, isikhotakhota (local names)
Scadoxis puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal
Official name : Scadoxis puniceus (L.) Friis & Nordal
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease,H(037) chest pain, H(051) fever and aH(037) cough, H(108) blocked nose chop one leaf of Aloe marlothii and mix it with the chopped bulb of Hypoxis sp., chopped underground parts of Scadoxis puniceus and a handful of crushed Erythrina caffra root. Add 1 L of boiling water and drink half a cup of the decoction once a day . Children take 1 tbsp of the decoction once daily.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : idumbelentaba, idumbi likanhloyile, umphompo, umgola, idumbe-likanhloyile, idumbe-likahlonyile, isiphompo (local names)
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Official name : Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, half a handful of bark of Sclerocarya birrea from the young branches is soaked in half a cup of cold water. Take 1 tbsp of this infusion three times a day to treat a dryH(037) cough. Children take only one teaspoon three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, , chop a piece of mature bark of Sclerocarya birrea , as well as the bark of Syzygium cordatum and mix a handful of each with 2 L of water before bringing to the boil. Take 2 tbsps of this decoction twice a day to treatH(037) cough, H(051) fever and a runny nose. Children only take one teaspoon twice a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : umganu (local names)
Senecio deltoideus Less.
Official name : Senecio deltoideus Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(051) fever and a runny nose, mix a handful of leaves of Senecio deltoideus with a handful of leaves from Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 1 L of water. Drink half a cup twice a day. Children only take 1 tbsp twice a dayg.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ulambula (local names)
Senecio serratuloides DC.
Official name : Senecio serratuloides DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Lippia javanica, Psidium guajava and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 6 L of water. Use this decoction to steam twice a day to treat aH(037) cough, H(051) fever and runny nose. Children don’t steam but they get bathed in this decoction. Mix a handful of leaves with a handful of leaves each from
H(037) cough and blocked nose, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves each from Senecio serratuloides and Lippia javanica with 5 L of water and bring to boil. Drink one cup daily . Children take 2 tbsps three times a day.
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough and a runny nose, H(018) headache. Mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandiswith of Lippia javanica and Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 1.5 L of water. Drink half a cup three times a day . Children only take 1 tbsp of this decoction three times a day.
H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(051) fever and a runny nose., mix a handful of leaves of Senecio deltoideus with a handful of leaves from Senecio serratuloides and bring to boil with 1 L of water. Drink half a cup twice a day. Children only take 1 tbsp twice a dayg.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : ichazampukane, insukumbili, intsukumbili-umahanya, umaphozisa, umkutelo (local names)
Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Official name : Syzygium cordatum Hochst. in C.Krauss
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(098)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, chop a piece of mature bark of Sclerocarya birrea , as well as the bark of Syzygium cordatum and mix a handful of each with 2 L of water before bringing to the boil. Take 2 tbsps of this decoction twice a day to treatH(037) cough, H(051) fever and a runny nose. Children only take one teaspoon twice a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, leaves or bark Terminalia sericea used in combination with Syzygium cordatum and a plant known as "intolwane’, as previously described, to treatH(037) coughs, H(098) sleepless nights and a runny or blocked nose.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : umdoni (local names)
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Official name : Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(098)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, leaves or bark Terminalia sericea used in combination with Syzygium cordatum and a plant known as "intolwane’, as previously described, to treatH(037) coughs,H(098) sleepless nights and a runny or blocked nose.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : amangwe, ikonono, inkonono (local names)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(082), H(091), H(098), H(108), H(118)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, bring to boil one handful of leaves in two cups of water and drink about half a cup twice to three times a day to treatH(037) cough,H(037) chest pain, H(018) headache and a blocked or runny nose. Children take one teaspoon twice to three times daily.
H(082) respiratory desease, put a handful of leaves in 1 L of water and boil the mixture until the water colours. Drink half a cup of the decoction three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain and H(051) fever. Children take only 1 tbsp of the decoction three times daily.
H(082) respiratory desease, crush a handful of leaves and mix with two cups of cold water. Drink half a cup of this decoction three times a day to treatH(037) chest pain,H(037) cough, H(018) headache, H(082) shortness of breath and a runny or blocked nose. Children take one teaspoon of this infusion three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, soak a handful of leaves in half to full cup of warm water. Take 2 tbsps of this decoction three times a day, or whenever you feel sick. Used to treatH(037) coughs, H(051) fever, H(118) sore throat and a runny nose. This decoction can also be taken as an enema. Adults take a size six syringe full (180 mL) twice a day, while children take a size two (60 mL) syringe full once a day. Children only take one teaspoon of this decoction three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, soak a handful of leaves (or about five leaves) in half a cup to a full cup of boiling water for about 5 min. Take 1 tbsp of the decoction three times a day to treatH(037) coughs,H(037) chest pain, H(118) sore throat, or a blocked nose. One interviewee mentioned that it gives immediate relief to a H(118) sore throat. Children can only take one teaspoon twice to three times a day.
H(082) respiratory desease, boil a handful of the whole plant Acanthospermum glabratum with a handful of leavesd each of Tetradenia riparia and Lippia javanica in 1.5 L of water. Steam once a day and take 1 tbsp three times a day to treatH(037) coughs and tiredness. Children under the age of three are not allowed to steam, while children over the age of three steam with parental supervision.
Mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves from Lippia javanica and Tetradenia riparia and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Boil until 1 L of the decoction is left and drink half a cup three times a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs,H(098) sleepless nights, H(051) fever and H(018) headache.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves from Lippia javanica and Tetradenia riparia and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Boil until 1 L of the decoction is left and drink half a cup three times a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs,H(098) sleepless nights, H(051) fever and H(018) headache.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix a handful of leaves of Eucalyptus grandis with a handful of leaves from Lippia javanica and Tetradenia riparia and bring to boil with 2 L of water. Boil until 1 L of the decoction is left and drink half a cup three times a day to treat H(108) chills,H(037) coughs,H(098) sleepless nights, H(051) fever and H(018) headache.
H(082) respiratory desease, boil a handful of the whole plant Acanthospermum glabratum with a handful of leavesd each of Tetradenia riparia and Lippia javanica in 1.5 L of water. Steam once a day and take 1 tbsp three times a day to treatH(037) coughs and tiredness. Children under the age of three are not allowed to steam, while children over the age of three steam with parental supervision.
H(082) respiratory desease, mix one handful of leaves Lippia javanica with one handful of Tetradenia riparia leaves and add a cup of warm water. Take 2 tbsps of this whenever you feel very ill. Used to treatH(037) coughs, H(118) sore throat and H(051) fever. Children take only 1 tbsp three times a day.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : iboza, ibozane (local names)
Trichilia emetica Vahl subsp. emetica
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl subsp. emetica
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov (illegal. Name)
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(082)
Recipes : H(082) respiratory desease, Mix a handful of leaf filled branchese of Helichrysum kraussii with a handful of Lippia javanica leaves and three leaflets from Trichilia emetica and boil for 10 min in 1 L of water.
-H(037) chest pain,H(037) cough and a blocked nose, sieve the decoction and take one teaspoonful each day .
H(018) headache, H(051) fever,H(037) cough and a runny nose. in combination with Lippia javanica, as previously described
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal)
Vernacular name : idumbelentaba, idumbi likanhloyile, umphompo, umgola, idumbe-likanhloyile, idumbe-likahlonyile, isiphompo (local names)