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Reference : VG 23

Author(s) : Gerstner, J.
Title : A preliminary checklist of Zulu names of plants with short notes. Bantu Studies 12, 215–236, 321–342. (1938). From reference VM 18, HC 26, HL 22 A preliminary checklist of Zulu names of plants with short notes. Bantu Studies 15, 277–301, 369–383.(1941) From reference VM 18
Reference VG 23 has information about 27 plants :
Albuca sp.
Official name : Albuca sp.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(068)
Recipes : V(006) purgative and V(068) vermifuge for animals, ONS.of Albuca sp., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Official name : Ammocharis coranica (Ker Gawl.) Herb.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) used medicinally for cattle, ONS of Ammocharis coranica., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Official name : Apodytes dimidiata E. Mey. Ex Arn.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) purgatives for calves, bark, leaves, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Brachylaena elliptica (Thunb.) DC.
Official name : Brachylaena elliptica (Thunb.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) roots of Brachylaena elliptica, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Calpurnia intrusa E. Mey.
Official name : Calpurnia intrusa E. Mey.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia villosa Harv.
Symptoms : V(068), V(137)
Recipes : V(137) Sotho use plant of Calpurnia villosa infusions topically on V(068) maggot-infested sores on cattle, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crinum moorei Hook.f.
Official name : Crinum moorei Hook.f.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000), ONS of Crinum moorei, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crinum stuhlmannii Baker
Official name : Crinum stuhlmannii Baker
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000), ONS of Crinum stuhlmanni, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cyphostemma natalitium (Szyszyl.) J.J.M.van der Merwe
Official name : Cyphostemma natalitium (Szyszyl.) J.J.M.van der Merwe
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : Vb(104) colic in cattle, ONS of Cyphostemma natalitium ., RNS. by Zulu
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Eulophia cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.
Official name : Eulophia cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic infusions, bulbous roots of Eulophia cucullata (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amabelejongosi, uhlamvu lwabafazi, umabelejongosi, undwendweni
Eulophia sp.
Official name : Eulophia sp.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(055), H(099)
Recipes : H(099) hysterical outbursts are treated with H(055) emetic prepared from certain Eulophia species (plant part not specified) (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umahayiza
Eulophia speciosa (R.Br. ex Lindl.) Bolus
Official name : Eulophia speciosa (R.Br. ex Lindl.) Bolus
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(201)
Recipes : H(000), root infusions of Eulophia speciosa are prepared as emetics for both humans and animals .In African traditional medicine emetics are widely used to facilitate the removal of what is thought to be the cause of the ailment.(From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amabelejongosi, umlunge omhlope
Eulophia speciosa (R.Br. ex Lindl.) Bolus
Official name : Eulophia speciosa (R.Br. ex Lindl.) Bolus
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(201)
Recipes : V(000), root infusions of Eulophia speciosa are prepared as emetics for both humans and animals .In African traditional medicine emetics are widely used to facilitate the removal of what is thought to be the cause of the ailment.(From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amabelejongosi, umlunge omhlope
Gloriosa superba L.
Official name : Gloriosa superba L.
Family : Colchicaceae
Symptoms : V(013), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) used to kill lice, for Vb(013) skin eruptions, Vb(039) tick infections and screw-worm on cattle, corns olf Gloriosa superba, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) used to facilitate expulsion of afterbirth in animals, roots de Gunnera perpensa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : H(030) used to facilitate expulsion of afterbirth in women, roots de Gunnera perpensa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(104) , V(086) scrofula and V(068) vermifuge for horses, Zulus use bark of Heteromorpha trifoliata for colic, scrofula as ermifuge, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Mikania capensis DC.
Official name : Mikania capensis DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Veq(000) plants used for horse sickness, ONS. of Mikania capensis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Official name : Pappea capensis Ecklon & Zeyher
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) used by Zulu for calves, ONS.de Pappea capensis, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Printzia pyrifolia Less.
Official name : Printzia pyrifolia Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) plants used for calves sickness, ONS.of Printzia pyrifolia, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, leaves of Ricinus communis as infusions administered orally or as enemas (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Scilla nervosa (Burch.) Jessop
Official name : Scilla nervosa (Burch.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) used as purgatives for calves, ONS.of Scilla nervosa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Senecio tamoides DC.
Official name : Senecio tamoides DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(041), V(201)
Recipes : Vb(041)anthrax and "quarter evil" in cattle, ONS.de Senecio tamoides, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Tephrosia macropoda Harv.
Official name : Tephrosia macropoda Harv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) roots and seeds used for killing vermin, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Tephrosia macropoda Harv.
Official name : Tephrosia macropoda Harv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) roots and seeds used for killing vermin on animals
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Urginea physodes (Jacq.) Baker
Official name : Urginea physodes (Jacq.) Baker
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vc(014) Itch in goats, ONS.de Urginea physodes, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia neocorymbosa Hilliard
Official name : Vernonia neocorymbosa Hilliard
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) used by Zulus to treat calves, roots, leaves of Vernonia neocorymbosa , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002) to stimulate milk production, ONS. de Withania somnifera,
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered