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Reference : VD 17

Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : Traditional veterinary medicine in the Alice district of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 97 , 375–379. (2001)
Reference VD 17 has information about 58 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(068), V(068)
Recipes : Vc(008) fresh bark is boiled in water and given to goats to treat diarrhoea.
Vc(068), Vo(068) bark is chopped into small pieces and boiled for ten minutes, cooled and the water given to goats and sheep (200 ml each morning) to treat intestinal parasites.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umnga
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : V(047), V(047)
Recipes : Vc(047), Vo(047) leaves are boiled for ten minutes, strained and left to stand overnight and given to goats and sheep (200 ml) to treat heartwater (inyongo).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : intlungunyembe
Agapanthus praecox Willd.
Official name : Agapanthus praecox Willd.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(008)
Recipes : Vc(008); Vo(008) the root is boiled for ten minutes, cooled, strained and given to sheep and goats (200 ml in the morning) to treat diarrhoea (umkhondo).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umkhondo
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(015), V(039), V(107), V(117)
Recipes : Vo(008) leaves of Brachylaena ilicifolia are mixed with the leaves of Leucas capensis and sap of Aloe ferox, boiled, strained and given (200 ml every morning) to lambs with diarrhoea
Vb(015) the leaves are boiled and mixed in the cattle drinking water to prevent red-water (amanzabomvu)
Vv(039), fresh leaves are put into poultry drinking water to prevent them contracting poultry disease and to prevent tick and lice infestation.
Vv(107) leaves are soaked in poultry drinking water to treat fowl typhoid (umbathalala)
Vb(117) leaves of Leucas capensis are mixed with Brachylaena ilicifolia leaves and Aloe ferox sap, boiled, strained and given (200 ml) to stock to treat gallsickness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : ikhala
Aloe tenuior Haw.
Official name : Aloe tenuior Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(015), V(030), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(030) the leaves are crushed and boiled in water for 20 minutes, cooled, strained and given to cows (750 ml in the morning) to treat retained after-birth (ukumelwa ngumgcantsi)
Vb(015) redwater,V(068) intestinal parasites, leaves of Aloe tenuior, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umjingqa
Araujia sericifera Brot.
Official name : Araujia sericifera Brot.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) the root is used to protect stock from witchcraft; a small piece is buried in the ground at the entrance to the kraal, so that animals will step over it every time they exit.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : impinda
Arctotis arctoides (L.f.) O.Hoffm.
Official name : Arctotis arctoides (L.f.) O.Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(047)
Recipes : Vc(047) the whole plant is boiled in water and used to treat heartwater in goats (200 ml per day)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : ubushwa
Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Official name : Asparagus setaceus (Kunth) Jessop
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Asparagus plumosus Baker
Symptoms : V(220)
Recipes : Vb(220), roots of Asparagus setaceus are mixed with Rhus incisa roots, soaked in cold water and used to treat livestock for shock after an accident
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : imvane
Asparagus suaveolens (Burch.) Oberm.
Official name : Asparagus suaveolens (Burch.) Oberm.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta in cows, roots, tubers of Asparagus suaveolens, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : imvane
Azima tetracantha Lam.
Official name : Azima tetracantha Lam.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vb(022) the dried root is ground and bottled in cold water and given to cows to treat dystocia (ukumelwa lithole)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : igceleya
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(012), V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015) redwater in cattle, V(006) constipation in cattle, V(012) used to facilitate healing of broken limbs, bulb, root, bulb scales of Boophone disticha, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : ishwadi
Brachylaena ilicifolia (Lam.) Phill.& Schweick
Official name : Brachylaena ilicifolia (Lam.) Phill.& Schweick
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(117)
Recipes : Vo(008) leaves of Brachylaena ilicifolia are mixed with the leaves of Leucas capensis and sap of Aloe ferox, boiled, strained and given (200 ml every morning) to lambs with diarrhoea
Vb(117) leaves of Leucas capensis are mixed with Brachylaena ilicifolia leaves and Aloe ferox sap, boiled, strained and given (200 ml) to stock to treat gallsickness
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umgqheba
Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.
Official name : Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015) a decoction of the root is used to treat redwater (amanzabomvu) in cattle
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : irooiwater
Capparis sepiaria L. var. citrifolia (Lam) Tölken
Official name : Capparis sepiaria L. var. citrifolia (Lam) Tölken
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201), a single branch is attached to the entrance of the kraal to protect stock from lightening.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : iqhagule
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : V(117) root decoction for gallsickness in stock, paste made from root, ashes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district of the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : not registered
Curtisia dentata (Burn. F.) C.A. Sm.
Official name : Curtisia dentata (Burn. F.) C.A. Sm.
Family : Cornaceae
Symptoms : V(047)
Recipes : Vb(047) bark of Curtisia dentala, together with the bark of Rapanea melanophloeos, is boiled for half an hour, cooled and given to cows (200 ml) followed by one litre of Coca-Cola soft drink to treat heartwater
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umlahleni
Cussonia spicata Thumb.
Official name : Cussonia spicata Thumb.
Family : Araliaceae
Symptoms : V(030), V(038), V(097x)
Recipes : Vb(030) the bark is used to treat retained afterbirth.
Vb(038), Vb(097x) leaves of Cussonia spicata are used in a remedy together with leaves of Olea europaea subsp. africana to treat cows with bloody urine after calving (endometritus and/or vaginitis).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : umsenge
Cyphostemma cirrhosum (Thumb.) Descoings ex Wild & Drum.
Official name : Cyphostemma cirrhosum (Thumb.) Descoings ex Wild & Drum.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) a piece of the stem is cut and buried underground at the entrance to the cattle kraal, so that all animals walk over it when leaving the kraal, thereby ensuring their safety and good health. This procedure is administered by traditional healers only.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : impinda
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina given to cows for mange, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : intololwana
Exomis microphylla (Thunb.) Aellen
Official name : Exomis microphylla (Thunb.) Aellen
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : V(097x)
Recipes : V(097x) endometritis and vaginitis, leaf decoction
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district of the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : not registered