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Reference : VA 17

Author(s) : Assogba, M.N.
Title : Quelques enquêtes sur la pharmacopée traditionnelle vétérinaire en République populaire du Bénin. 13ème Conférence de la Société ouest africaine de pharmacologie, 23-24-25 février 1984 à Cotonou. Ministère de l'enseignement supérieur et de la recherche scientifique. Collège polytechnique universitaire, 107 p., (1984)
Reference VA 17 has information about 43 plants :
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : V(010)
Recipes : Vb(010), grilled seeds, powder in mouth
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gaoudi (Peul)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : V(008), V(010)
Recipes : Vb(008), pounded leaves + H2O, filter + fresh milk, V.O. big animals
Vb(010), leaves, stems, roots, barks, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bogossaga (Bariba)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), one pod Aframomum melegueta in the mouth of a dead snake + scrapings of roots Combretum hypopilinum , pounded, dough dried in sun , pounded, powder + H2O, VO
Vb(020), leaves Butyrospermum paradoxum + barks roots Annona senegalensis + pods Aframomum melegueta + snake, roast, powder in H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bohangossa (Bariba)
Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Official name : Afrormosia laxiflora (Benth.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pericopsis laxiflora (Benth.) Meeuwen , Ormosia laxiflora Benth.
Symptoms : V(037), V(074), V(082)
Recipes : Vb(037) + Vb(082), Vb(074), barks, pounded, maceration, fillter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kpassiwan (Bariba), gorodjohi bodehi (Peul)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(005), V(074)
Recipes : Vb(005), leaves Khaya senegalensis, Allium cepa, pounded + potash, cataplasm
Vb(005), leaves Paullinia pinnata, Allium cepa, , pounded + potash, cataplasm
Vb(074), leaves, Securidaca longipedunculata + pods Allium cepa, pounded, maceration, filter, drops in nostril
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ayomassa (Fon), aloubassa (Nago)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), leaves, Capsicum frutescens + pods Allium sativum, pounded, H2O, decantation, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ayo (Fon)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : V(014), V(020), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(014), stems and leaves from forked branchs of Annona senegalensis + mustard from seeds of Parkia biglobosa, to break crossing and to coat with mustard, to rub against a stone and to form a mud with which one coats the ill fingers
Vb(020), leaves, Butyrospermum paradoxum + barks from roots, Annona senegalensis + pods , Aframomum melegueta, to roll up the snake in Annona, Aframomum, + Butyrospermum, to roast, powder, delayed in H2O, VO.
Vb(068), pounded leaves, maceration , VO. 1x in the morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : batoko (Bariba), gnigole (Fon), doukovlhi (Peul)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004), barks , dried, powder on wound, 2x / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tani(Peul)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), barks, pounded + H2O, filter, the residues, VO., big animals
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bemebekou (Bariba)honsoukokoe (Fon)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(010), V(020), V(037), V(054), V(082), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(004), stem's barks, maceration, to wash the wounds with the maceration
Vb(010), seeds , RNS
Vb(020) snake, barks Securidaca longipedunculata, Butyrospermum paradoxum , pounded in H2O, VO. This powder preserves well in a flask
Vb(020), fresh egg of hen in Pupalia lappacea's ball. To roll this ball in Butyrospermum paradoxum's sap. Roasting, black powder + H2O, VO. in case of bite. This powder preserves well in a flask
Vb(020), fruit Capsicum frutescens, + roots, Trichilia emetica , Butyrospermum paradoxum, pounded + warm H2O, filter, VO. 2 daysVb(020), leaves, Butyrospermum paradoxum + barks from roots, Annona senegalensis + pods , Aframomum melegueta. To roll up the snake in Annona, + Aframomum, + Butyrospermum, roasting, residue in powder., delayed in H2O, VO.
Vb(037) + Vb(082), degenerate roots, pounded, powder, V.O.Vb(054), leaves Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Butyrospermum paradoxum, leaves, barks, stems, roots Khaya senegalensis, pounded, maceration, VO.
Vb(104), barks, pounded + warm ashes, H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kayehi (Peul)sombou (Bariba)limoutin (Fon)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(020), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(020), fruit Capsicum frutescens, + roots, Trichilia emetica , Butyrospermum paradoxum, pounded + warm H2O, filter, VO. 2 days
Vb(068), leaves, Capsicum frutescens + pods Allium sativum, pounded, H2O, decantation, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gamako (Peul)takihn (Fon)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : V(006), V(010), V(050), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(006), root, decoction, VO.
Vb(010), stems and flowers Phyllanthus amarus , stems and leaves and fruits Cassia occidentalis, leaves Gossypium herbaceum, whole plant Momordica charantia, decoction, VO., 1/2 l. / day Vb(050), roots, decoction, VO.
Vb(068), decoction roots, VO. during 6 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : akorere (Nago, région de Sakete)kinikiniba ako (Nago, région de Save
Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Official name : Citrus limon (L.) Burm. f.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Citrus limonum Risso
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), pells in ashes + juice of pulp , 3 soup-spoons of ashes + 2 soup-spoons of juice, VO., during 3 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kletin (Fon)ntissiti (Mina)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), 1 pod of Aframomum melegueta in the mouth of a dead snake + peels of roots of Combretum hypopilinum , to pound, dough dried in sun, to pound, fine powder which one can preserve. In case of bite, powders + H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bohangossa (Bariba)
Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Official name : Crossopteryx febrifuga (Afz. ex G. Don) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Rondeletia africana T. Winterb.
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004), fruit, grilled, pounded, on wonds and sur blessures or cuts
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbatogbatogololoe (Fon)lamadjogahi (Peul)bobian (Bariba)
Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Daniellia oliveri (Rolfe) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Paradaniellia oliveri Rolfe
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008)adult, leaves Daniellia oliveri, Terminalia avicennioides, pounded H2O, filter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : niamourou, nianou (Bariba)kayerhahi (Peul)
Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Detarium microcarpum Guill. & Perr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(006), V(050)
Recipes : Vb(004), leaves , crushed, juice on wounds
Vb(006), pounded barks + H2O, filter, filtration, VO.
Vb(050), pounded barks + H2O, filter, filtration, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : konkehi (Peul)bessegonov (Bariba)
Dioscorea sinensis Sweet
Official name : Dioscorea sinensis Sweet
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014), leaves, decoction, VO. +/- 125 ml in the morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tassoun (Bariba)te (Fon)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(004), fresh leaves , crushed, juices on wounds
Vb(104), leaves Diospyros mespiliformis, Indigofera arrecta , decoction , tepid, V.O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : nelbi (Peul)
Gossypium herbaceum L.
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum L.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Gossypium arboreum auct.
Symptoms : V(010)
Recipes : Vb(010), stems and flowers Phyllanthus amarus , stems and leaves and fruits Cassia occidentalis, leaves Gossypium herbaceum, whole plant Momordica charantia, decoction, VO., 1/2 l. / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : wainsou (Bariba), avocanfountin (Fon), abou (Peul)
Hexalobus monopetalus (A. Rich.) Engl. & Diels
Official name : Hexalobus monopetalus (A. Rich.) Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria monopetala A. Richard.
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vb(091), stem's barks, pounded + salt, powder, VO, again anorexia
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : daimahi (Peul)
Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Indigofera arrecta Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : Vb(104), leaves Diospyros mespiliformis, Indigofera arrecta , decoction , tepid, V.O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : boniriguele (Peul)
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : V(005), V(054), V(068), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(005), leaves Khaya senegalensis, Allium cepa, pounded + potash, cataplasm
Vb(054), leaves Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Butyrospermum paradoxum, leaves, barks, stems, roots Khaya senegalensis, pounded, maceration, VO.
Vb(054), pounded roots + salt, V.O.
Vb(054, 2 ), leaves, maceration or decoction, V.O.
Vb(104), barks, decoction, V.O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gbiribou (Bariba)kahi, kahibalehe (Peul)
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Official name : Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Nauclea africana Willd.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), stem's barks, decoction + karit‚ butter (Butyrospermum), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kauli (Peul)
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(010)
Recipes : Vb(010), stems and flowers Phyllanthus amarus , stems and leaves and fruits Cassia occidentalis, leaves Gossypium herbaceum, whole plant Momordica charantia, decoction, VO., 1/2 l. / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gninsikin (Fon)
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014)whitlow, ashes banana skin, powder on fingers
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kokoetin (Fon)akodouti (Mina)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : V(001), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(001), stem's barks, young shoots, to warm, to grind, instillation juice
Vb(104), dried roots, scrape, crush scrapings with intestines porcupine, powder who can be preserved, dilute H2O, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : ganyerou (Bariba)bakourehi (Peul)
Nymphaea lotus L.
Official name : Nymphaea lotus L.
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : Vb(104), 4-5 flowers, maceration H2O, filter, Sticky liquid +/- 0,25 l , VO. , one can repeat
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : sotodyame (Peul)
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 : V(004), V(037), V(074), V(082)
Recipes : Vb(004), stem's barks, powder H2O, to filter, filter VO.
Vb(004), clay + animal fat, dough on wound
Vb(004), warm butter on wound
Vb(004), petrol or fuel oil on wound
Vb(037) +Vb(082), Vb(074), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : kpakpirou (Bariba), foukoulhi (Peul)
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 : V(008), V(014)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, stem's barks, pounded, sift + fresh milk, VO.
Vb(014), stems, leaves of a forked branch of Annona senegalensis + seeds from fruit as mustard from Parkia biglobosa, to break crossing and to re-hang on it some mustard, to rub against a stone and to form a mud with which one coats ill parts
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : dombou (Bariba), ahouatin (Fon)
Paullinia pinnata L.
Official name : Paullinia pinnata L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(005)
Recipes : Vb(005), leaves Paullinia pinnata, Allium cepa, pounded + potash, cataplasm
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : tchedehi (Peul)
Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Phyllanthus amarus Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : V(010)
Recipes : Vb(010), stems and flowers Phyllanthus amarus , stems and leaves and fruits Cassia occidentalis, leaves Gossypium herbaceum, whole plant Momordica charantia, decoction, VO., 1/2 l. / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : hinlinwe (Fon)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), stem's barks, chewed, sap, drops in eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bakourou (Bariba)barkeyi (Peul)klon (Fon)
Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Official name : Pseudocedrela kotschyi (Schweinf.) Harms
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Cedrela kotschyi Schweinf.
Symptoms : V(054)
Recipes : Vb(054), leaves Pseudocedrela kotschyi, Butyrospermum paradoxum, leaves, barks, stems, roots Khaya senegalensis, pounded, maceration, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bississombou (Bariba)
Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Official name : Pupalia lappacea (L.) Juss.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes atropurpurea Lam. , Pupalia atropurpurea (Lam.) Moq.
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), fresh egg of hen in Pupalia lappacea's ball. To roll this ball in Butyrospermum paradoxum's sap. To roast, black powder + H2O, VO., in case of bite. This powder preserves well in a flask.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : maramorou (Bariba), lingbo oun (Fon)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : V(020), V(074)
Recipes : Vb(020) snake, barks Securidaca longipedunculata, Butyrospermum paradoxum , pounde in H2O, VO. This powder keeps well in a flask
Vb(074), leaves Securidaca longipedunculata, pods Allium cepa, pounded, maceration, filter, drops in the nostrils
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : sonouwa (Bariba)alali (Peul)
Sorghum vulgare Pers.
Official name : Sorghum vulgare Pers.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004), seeds, griled, powder on wounds or cuts
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : abokoun (Fon)dobi (Bariba)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, fruit peeled+ H2O, filter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gorokou (Bariba)mabatarhi, mabaterahi (Peul)
Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia dictyoneura Diels
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008)adult, leaves Daniellia oliveri, Terminalia avicennioides, pounded H2O, filter, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : guiguerehi (Peul)
Trichilia emetica Vahl
Official name : Trichilia emetica Vahl
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Trichilia roka (Forssk.) Chiov
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), fruit Capsicum frutescens, + roots, Trichilia emetica , Butyrospermum paradoxum, pounded + warm H2O, filter, VO. 2 days
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : bissayilade (Peul)gbekoudirebou (Bariba)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(054)
Recipes : Vb(054), leaves or barks or roots, pounded, maceration H2O, filter, V.O.
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : nyakorokou (Bariba)kpounouwan (Peul)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(020), V(054)
Recipes : Vb(001) in case of Vb(020), poison in eyes, instillation milk, fresh eggs
Vb(020), roots, decoction, VO.
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Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : klivovoe (Fon)tiapouli (Peul)
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(014)
Recipes : Vb(008)veau, 3 soup spoons of dough of corn+ 1 soup spoon water of fermentation + 1 glass vine of palm, 1 dose
Vb(014), ears of empty corns , roasted, powder + karit‚ butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , cream to coat the body of the animal
Region : West Africa
Country : Benin
Vernacular name : gberebou (Bariba)gbade (Fon), gbade (Goun)ebli (Mina)