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Reference : VD 06

Author(s) : Dupiré, M.
Title : Pharmacopée Peule du Niger et du Cameroun. Bull. IFAN, XIX, sér. B, 3-4, 382 - 417, (1957)
Reference VD 06 has information about 55 plants :
Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia arabica (Lam.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099x), H(138), H(210)
Recipes : H(099x), H(138), H(210) euphoric and hallucinatory drink to prepare for ritual battle , maceration of roots and barks of Centaurea alexandrina of Ziziphus mucronata of Ziziphus pseudo jujuba of unripe fruit of Acacia arabica of Dichrostachys glomerata and of roots of Feretia canthioides, VO. Several times a day for a week (Peul receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : bagarwa (Hausa & Peul of Niger)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, pounded plants of Achyranthes aspera of Ziziphus jujuba of Loranthus sp. of Balanites aegyptiaca of Acacia senegal + coton seeds. The powder is enclosed in a skin of the right leg of a sacrificed cow. It ensures the birth of heifers (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : dibe'i (Hausa)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(004x), H(051), H(127)
Recipes : H(003) hematoma, leaves decoction of Acacia seyal in milk, local application (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
H(051) paludism + H(127) enlarged spleen (nanol), children, barks of Acacia seyal, pounded in milk or mixed in a ball of millet (Peul receipts of Taboua, Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : bulki, bulbi (Peul of Niger), 'erafi (Hausa)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(004x)
Recipes : H(004x) clot formation of blood after shots (fight), barks maceration of Acacia sieberiana in H2O + sel of Bilma, VO. (Peul receipts of Madaoua, Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : aluki (Peul of Niger)
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 : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, pounded plants of Achyranthes aspera of Ziziphus jujuba of Loranthus sp. of Balanites aegyptiaca of Acacia senegal + coton seeds. The powder is enclosed in a skin of the right leg of a sacrificed cow. It ensures the birth of heifers (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : kebbon, daole (Bororo of Niger)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, pounded plants of Achyranthes aspera of Ziziphus jujuba of Loranthus sp. of Balanites aegyptiaca of Acacia senegal + coton seeds. The powder is enclosed in a skin of the right leg of a sacrificed cow. It ensures the birth of heifers (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : aduahe (Bororo of Niger), adua (Hausa)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) charm for women, maceration of crushed wood of Balanites aegyptiaca et des white kolas , just wash early morning (receipt of the Peul of Madaoua, Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : aduahe (Bororo of Niger), adua (Hausa)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, fruit of 3 successive years of Bauhinia rufescens surrounded by eggs of toads+ barks of 7 species of Ficus sp. + the whole plant of Cyperus esculentus, put it to the place of the first rain
Vb(095) these plants are crushed on a Sunday and mixed with salt of Bilma and given to the herd in June-July (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : nammari, nammahi (Bororo of Niger), jirga (Hausa), nammahi (Peul of Niger & Bororo of Cameroon)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, leaves decoction of Bauhinia thonningii of Bauhinia rufescens in the sauce of gambo, VO. (Peul receipts of Madaoua, Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : nammari, nammahi (Bororo of Niger), jirga (Hausa), nammahi (Peul of Niger & Bororo of Cameroon)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) migraine, tight the head with a rod of Bauhinia rufescens + inhalation of smoke from a cloth (recipe Peul of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : nammari, nammahi (Bororo of Niger), jirga (Hausa), nammahi (Peul of Niger & Bororo of Cameroon)
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, powder of fruits of Bauhinia rufescens of Bauhinia thonningii of Ficus sp.+ fat of a sacrificed cow, all in one horn of a sacrificed ram which is closed. The horn is attached to the wearer beef.(recipe Dafun of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : nammari, nammahi (Bororo of Niger), jirga (Hausa), nammahi (Peul of Niger & Bororo of Cameroon)
Borreria stachydea (DC.) Hutch. & Dalziell
Official name : Borreria stachydea (DC.) Hutch. & Dalziell
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) talisman to be loved, branches of Tamarindus indica of Borreria stachydea of Crotalaria arenaria, make a broom that is sprinkled with the blood of a cow or sacrificed sheep and keep the broom, (receipt Wodabe of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : fairare (Bororo of Niger)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, barks of Carica papaya + dried brain of a sacrificed bull . This powder is put on a fibrous bark with red embers. It is deposited on the fire of the kraal (recipe Dafun of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : dukuhi (Bororo of Niger & Bororo of Cameroon), godda (Hausa)
Centaurea alexandrina Delile
Official name : Centaurea alexandrina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(099x), H(138), H(210)
Recipes : H(099x), H(138), H(210) euphoric and hallucinatory drink to prepare for ritual battle , maceration of roots and barks of Centaurea alexandrina of Ziziphus mucronata of Ziziphus pseudo jujuba of unripe fruit of Acacia arabica of Dichrostachys glomerata and of roots of Feretia canthioides, VO. Several times a day for a week (Peul receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : suradu, suradum (Peul of Niger), suradu (Hausa)
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(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, pounded fruits and barks of Ficus capensis of Ficus congensis of Crossopteryx febrifuga in fresh milk and warm. The shepherd absorbs the drink for 1 to 2 months (recipe Wodabe of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, flower cluster of Bauhinia thonningii of Ficus platyphylla of fruits of Crossopteryx febrifuga of barks of Ficus capensis + fat surrounding the kidney of a sacrificed cow. The crushed mixture is enclosed in a soft skin and reach as talisman by a woman in the arm or wrist (recipe Wodabe of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : rimadogohi (Bororo & Peul of Cameroon)
Crotalaria arenaria Benth.
Official name : Crotalaria arenaria Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) talisman to be loved, branches of Tamarindus indica of Borreria stachydea of Crotalaria arenaria, make a broom that is sprinkled with the blood of a cow or sacrificed sheep and keep the broom, (receipt Wodabe of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : nanani (Bororo of Niger), nanafo (Peul of Niger), nannanho (Hausa)
Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov.
Official name : Cymbopogon giganteus Chiov.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(036)
Recipes : Vb(036) calf turning sickness (goî-goî), decoction of Cymbopogon giganteus, of excrement of warthog, elephant, civet, VO. + fumigation intended to scare away spirits (recipe Daffun of Adamawa, Cameroon)
Region : West Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : gadali, wadalo (Bororo of Niger & Bororo of Cameroon), lubo (Peul of Niger)
Cyperus articulatus L.
Official name : Cyperus articulatus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(201), H(202)
Recipes : H(201), H(202) talisman for a woman falls in love, maceration of fragrant seeds of Cyperus articulatus of Loranthus which grows close of Balanites aegyptiaca of red natron. Just wash 4 times before of after wintering + incantatory words , (Wodabe receipt of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : go'e, gohal (Bororo of Niger)
Cyperus esculentus L.
Official name : Cyperus esculentus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Synonyms : Cyperus aureus Tenore
Symptoms : V(095), V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) charm for the prosperity of the herd, fruit of 3 successive years of Bauhinia rufescens surrounded by eggs of toads+ barks of 7 species of Ficus sp. + the whole plant of Cyperus esculentus, put it to the place of the first rain
Vb(095) these plants are crushed on a Sunday and mixed with salt of Bilma and given to cows in June-July (Wodabe receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : ayaru, ayadi (Bororo of Niger)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Mimosaceae
Symptoms : H(099x), H(138), H(210)
Recipes : H(099x), H(138), H(210) euphoric and hallucinatory drink to prepare for ritual battle , maceration of roots and barks of Centaurea alexandrina of Ziziphus mucronata of Ziziphus pseudo jujuba of unripe fruit of Acacia arabica of Dichrostachys glomerata and of roots of Feretia canthioides, VO. Several times a day for a week (Peul receipts of Niger)
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : burli (Peul of Niger), dundu (Hausa)