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Reference : VG 01

Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medical practitioner in Zimbabwe. His principles of practice and pharmacopoeia. Mambo Press, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 411 p., (1985)
Reference VG 01 has information about 34 plants :
Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Official name : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Nerium obesum Forssk. , Adenium somalense var. crispum Chiov. , Adenium honghel A.DC.
Symptoms : V(001), V(008x), V(008), V(015)
Recipes : Vv(001, r), hen, flowing eyes, instillation juice tuber roots (rare) (shona )
Vb(008x) + Vb(015), drink every 12 hours, infusion root tubereuse (rare) ( shona )
Vv(008, r), drops of infusion of tuber root in H2O (rare) (shona )
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Official name : Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016), infusion fruit (shona), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(008x), V(039)
Recipes : Vv(008, f), diarhoea leaves, infusion, (frequent) (Shona)
Vv(039, f), Vv(039), parasitism, hen is plunged into an leave's infusion (frequent) (Shona)
Vv(008x, f), blood in excrements, juice of leaves in H2O, in drink, (frequent) (Shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vv(000), (ndebele), leaves, infusion, in drink
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (zone Ndebele)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : V(134)
Recipes : V(134, f), to prevent the flight of the pigeons, (shona) soaked plant in drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006, r), Vc(006, r), Vo(006,r), (rare)(shona), infusion bulb
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) a bulb infusion is applied as a drench to treat constipation in ruminants in Zimbabwe
(registered from reference VD 17)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Official name : Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(109)
Recipes : Vb(006, r), constipation , VO., infusion, barks (rare) (shona)
Vb(109, r), lumbago, VO., infusion, barks (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vc(022, r), whole crushed plant in vagina (rare)(shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : V(004), V(039)
Recipes : Vr(004) + Vr(039), fruits ashes on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Official name : Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(126)
Recipes : Vcanis (126 , r), juice in food (rare)(shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Official name : Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J.Kirk ex J.Léonard
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008, r), VO., infusion barks (rare)(shona), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb. var. aschersonii (Engl.) Verdc.
Official name : Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb. var. aschersonii (Engl.) Verdc.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015, r) calf, VO. decoction roots(rare)(shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crinum macowanii Bak.
Official name : Crinum macowanii Bak.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002, f), infusion bulbs, VO., (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cucumis myriocarpus Naud.
Official name : Cucumis myriocarpus Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(119), V(120)
Recipes : Vcanis(119, f) , juice of fruit, rubbed on the nose (frequent)
Vcanis(120, f), eggs, pulp in eggs , VO. (frequent)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Araliaceae
Synonyms : Cussonia kirkii Seem. , Cussonia barteri Seem. , Cussonia djalonensis A. Chev.
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015), blood urines or excrements , infusion roots, VO. (rare) (Shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : V(022), V(030)
Recipes : V(022, r) dilation of the vagina, infusion plants in the vagina + VO. (rare)
V(030, r), VO. infusion plant (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea buchananii Benth.
Official name : Dioscorea buchananii Benth.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(092), V(099)
Recipes : V(092, f), to immobilize , powder of tubercle or infusion in food (freq)
V(099, f) strong, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea schimperiana Hochst. ex Kunth
Official name : Dioscorea schimperiana Hochst. ex Kunth
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(092), V(099)
Recipes : V(099, r) stong, ONS., RNS.
V(092, r), to immobilize (rare), infusion tubercle, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068, r), VO., infusion roots (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Eriospermum abyssinicum Bak.
Official name : Eriospermum abyssinicum Bak.
Family : Eriospermaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(091)
Recipes : Vv(000, r), (ndebele), roots, infusion in H2O (rare)
Vv(091, r), to increase the eggs production , roots, infusion in H2O (rare)
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia matabelensis Pax
Official name : Euphorbia matabelensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(105)
Recipes : Vv (039, r), drops of latex, VO., (rare) (shona)
Vv(105, r), Newcastle, drops of latex, VO., (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006, r), VO., infusion barks (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Julbernardia globifera (Benth.) Troupin
Official name : Julbernardia globifera (Benth.) Troupin
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008, r), VO., infusion barks (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Official name : Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vr(006, f), leaves, RNS., enema (Shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Monadenium lugardae N.E.Br.
Official name : Monadenium lugardae N.E.Br.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vcanis(039, r), VO. , drops of latex , 1X (rare)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(039)
Recipes : Vo(039 , f) worms in nose , V(001, f) , ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000, r), VO., infusion roots (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Official name : Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015, r), VO. infusion leaves and barks (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001, f), drops of juice in eyes (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(003)
Recipes : Vr(003, r), warm cataplasm of seeds (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002) use as a galactagogue in cows in Zimbabwe
Vcanis(068) the latex is used to treat intestinal parasites in dogs in Zimbabwe
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006) , VO., infusion leaves, enema (rare)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002, r), ears roasted and attached behind the nape of the neck (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered