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Reference : VG 26

Author(s) : Gakuubi, M. M.& W. Wanzala
Title : A survey of plants and plant products traditionally used in livestock health management in Buuri district, Meru County, Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 8:39, (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/39
Reference VG 26 has information about 48 plants :
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta (uremera), decoction of barks of Acacia drepanolobium
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muruai
Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), Vv(037), Vpc(037), Vr(037) coughing (gukora), infusion of leaves of Acacia mearnsii
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muthanduku
Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Official name : Acacia xanthophloea Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(048)
Recipes : Vb(048), Vv(048), Vr(048) foot and mouth disease (ikunguri), decoction of barks of Acacia xanthophloea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : murera
Ajuga remota Benth.
Official name : Ajuga remota Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(035), V(068), V(105)
Recipes : Vb(035) east coast fever (itaa/Ng’arang’ari), infusion of leaves of Ajuga remota
Vv(105) new castle disease ('kuthinka), decoction of the whole plant
Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka),, decoction of the whole plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kirurite
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : Vb(050) bloat (kuuna), bulb of Allium cepa concoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : gitunguru
Aloe maculata All.
Official name : Aloe maculata All.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe latifolia (Haw.) Haw.
Symptoms : V(004), V(008), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), decoction of leaves of Aloe latifolia
Vb(008), Vv(008), Vc(008), Vo(008) Vpc(008) diarrhoea / dysentery (kuarwa) decoction of leaves
Vb(004), Vv(004), Vc(004), Vo(004) Vpc(004) sores/ chronic wounds (ironda) gel from leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : cukurui
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : V(068), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), decoction of leaves of Azadirachta indica
Vb(091), Vv(091), Vc(091), Vo(091) Vpc(091) general weakness/dullness (kuaga inya), decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mwarubaine
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(105)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vv(008), Vc(008), Vo(008) Vpc(008) diarrhoea / dysentery (kuarwa], Vv037) pneumonia (mpio), and Vv(105) newcastle disease ('kuthinka) leaves of Cannabis sativa in a cold infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : bangi
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(008), V(105)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vv(008), Vc(008), Vo(008) Vpc(008) diarrhoea / dysentery (kuarwa) and V(p) dullness (kuaga inya), Vv(105) newcastle disease (kuthinka) and Vb(091), Vv(091), Vc(091), Vo(091) Vpc(091) general weakness/dullness (kuaga inya), decoction of fruits of Capsicum annuum
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : nchini
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(008), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vv(008), Vc(008), Vo(008) Vpc(008) diarrhoea / dysentery (kuarwa] and Vb(091), Vv(091), Vc(091), Vo(091) Vpc(091) general weakness/dullness (kuaga inya), decoction of fruits of Capsicum frutescens
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : nchini
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : V(002), V(016), V(033)
Recipes : Vb(002) poor milk let down (kuitha iria), decoction of roots of Carissa spinarum
Vb(033),Vc(033) infertility (kuthata], decoction of roots
Vb(016) mastitis (kuimba riere] and Vb(027) miscarriage (guta njau), decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mukawa
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : V(068), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) anaplasmosis (Ntigana) decoction of leaves of Senna didymobotrya
Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kirao
Cassia septemtrionalis Viv.
Official name : Cassia septemtrionalis Viv.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna septemtrionalis (Viv.) Irwin & Barneby , Cassia laevigata Willd
Symptoms : V(068), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) anaplasmosis (Ntigana) decoction of leaves of Senna didymobotrya
Vb(068), Vc(068), helminthiasis (Njoka), infusion of roots of Senna septemtrionalis
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kirao
Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Vis.
Official name : Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium (Trevir.) Vis.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039), Vp(039) general ectoparasites (ngumba), Vb(039), Vp(039) specifically mites, lice and fleas infestation (nthuuga] and Vb(039), Vv(039), Vc(039), Vo(039) Vpc(039) ticks infestation (as an aetiologic agent) [igumba], concoction of flowers of Chrysanthemum cinerariifolium
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mbeniko
Commiphora eminii Engl.
Official name : Commiphora eminii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(037), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), Vv(037), Vpc(037), Vr(037) coughing (gukora), infusion of leaves of Commiphora eminii
Vb(117), Vr(117) anaplasmosis (ntigana) and Vb(068), Vc(068), Vo(068), Vv(068), Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), and Vb(008), Vc(008), Vo(008), Vv(008), Vpc(008) diarrhoea/dysentery (kuarwa), decoction of barks
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mutunguu
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) eyes diseases (meetho) and Vb(091), Vc(091), Vo(091) Vpc(091) general weakness (kuaga inya), leaves of Cordia africana are crushed to extract juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muringa
Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore , Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) anaplasmosis (Ntigana) and Vb(054), Vc(054) trypanosomiasis [mutombo) decoction of leaves of Solanecio mannii
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mutoromboro
Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
Official name : Crotalaria laburnifolia L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(068), Vc(068), Vo(068), Vv(068), Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), decoction of roots of Crotalaria laburnifolia
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mucugucu gu
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vc(008), Vo(008), Vv(008), Vpc(008) diarrhoea/dysentery (Kuarwa), decoction of barks of Croton megalocarpus
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mukinduri
Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Official name : Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117), Vr(117) anaplasmosis (nhtigana), concoction of fruits of Cucumis aculeatus
Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), and Vv(013) loss of feathers (gutambui), fruits are crushed to extract juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kamungu
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(068), V(105)
Recipes : Vb(039), Vp(039) general ectoparasites (ngumba], Vb(039), Vp(039), specifically mites, lice and fleas infestation (nthuuga), Vb(039), Vv(039), Vc(039), Vo(039) Vpc(039) ticks infestation (aetiologic agent) (igumba) , Vv(105) newcastle disease (kuthinka) and Vb(068), Vr(098), Vo(098) Vpc(098) foot rot (maronda maguru), concoction of leaves of Datura stramonium
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : sikisiki
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035) east coast fever (itaa/ng’arang’ari], decoction of roots of Dodonaea angustifolia
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : murema ngigi
Dovyalis caffra (Hook.f. & Harv.) Hook.f.
Official name : Dovyalis caffra (Hook.f. & Harv.) Hook.f.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), Vv(037), Vpc(037), Vr(037) coughing (gukora) ripe fruits of Dovyalis caffra are crushed to extract the juice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kariaba
Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Official name : Ehretia cymosa Thonning
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(117), Vr(117) anaplasmosis (ntigana] and Vb(008), Vc(008), Vo(008), Vv(008), Vpc(008) diarrhoea/dysentery (kuarwa), decoction of roots of Ehretia cymosa
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : murembu
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117), Vr(117) anaplasmosis (ntigana) and Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), decoction bark and roots of Erythrina abyssinica
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muuti
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : V(006), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117), Vr(117) anaplasmosis (ntigana) decoction fruits of Euclea divinorum
Vb(006), Vc(006), Vo(006) constipation (ntigana), decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mukirinyei
Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Official name : Euphorbia candelabrum Trémaux ex Kotschy
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035) east coast fever(itaa/ng’arang’ari), barks and latex of Euphorbia candelabrum , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kibubungi
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vc(008), Vo(008), Vv(008), Vpc(008) diarrhoea/dysentery (kuarwa), decoction of barks of Ficus thonningii
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mugumo
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : V(022), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), and Vb(022) dystochia (an abnormal or difficult childbirth or labour) (Kuremera njau], decoction of barks of Kigelia africana
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : murantina
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vo(037) pneumonia (mpio] and Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), Vv(037), Vpc(037), Vr(037) coughing (gukora], decoction of leaves of Lantana camara
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muchomor
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(039), Vp(039) general ectoparasites (Ngumba) and Vb(039), Vp(039) specifically mites, lice and fleas infestation (Nthuuga], concoction and fumigation with leaves of Nicotiana tabacum
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mbaki
Olea europaea L.
Official name : Olea europaea L.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka),barks decoction of Olea europaea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mutero
Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Official name : Plectranthus barbatus Andrews
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(037)
Recipes : Vb(004), Vc(004), Vo(004) Vpc(004) fresh wounds (gutemwa), leaves of Plectranthus barbatus are crushed and juice squeezed.
Vb(037) pneumonia (mpio) decoction of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kijara
Plumeria alba L.
Official name : Plumeria alba L.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004), Vc(004), Vo(004) fresh wounds (gutemwa), leaves of Plumeria alba are crushed and juice squeezed.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mubono
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), Vv(037), Vpc(037), Vr(037) coughing (gukora), barks of Prunus africana in concoction (boiled and mixed with honey)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mueria
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(035), V(050)
Recipes : Vb(035) east coast fever (iItaa/ng’arang’ari) and Vb(050) bloat (Kuuna), concoction, seeds are crushed to extract oil of Ricinus communis
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muariki
Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Official name : Rumex abyssinicus Jacq.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), Vc(001), Vo(001), Vv(001), Vpc(001) eye diseases (conjuctivitis) (meetho), juice of leaves of Rumex abyssinicus is squeezed into the eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muraiguna
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(013), V(068), V(098)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), decoction of roots of Solanum incanum
Vb(013) lumpy skin disease (ngoci) and V(0ç8), Vr(098), Vo(098) Vpc(098) foot rot (maronda maguru), fruit extract concoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mutongu
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vv(013) skin rashes (weere) and loss of feather (Guta mbui), fruits, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : ntongu
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vc(008), Vo(008), Vv(008), Vpc(008) diarrhoea/dysentery (kuarwa), decoction of roots of Stephania abyssinica
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : gatambanathi
Synadenium compactum L.E.Br.
Official name : Synadenium compactum L.E.Br.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035) east coast fever (itaa/Ng’arang’ari), latex of stems of Synadenium compactum is applied to swollen lymph nodes.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muthuuri
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039), Vp(039) general ectoparasites (ngumba), concoction and fumigation of leaves of Tagetes minuta
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mubangi
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039), Vp(039) general ectoparasites (ngumba), decoction of leaves of Tephrosia vogelii
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mucugucugu
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : V(027), V(054), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117), Vr(117) anaplasmosis (ntigana) , Vb(054), Vc(054) trypanosomiasis (mutombo)
Vb(027) miscarriage (guta njau]), concoction / decoction of leaves of Tetradenia riparia
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kiaraka
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039),general ectoparasites (ngumba), Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka), concoction / decoction of leaves of Tithonia diversifolia
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : kingana
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(037),Vb(037), Vo(037), Vv(037) pneumonia (mpio), infusion of roots of Vangueria infausta
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mubiru
Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Official name : Warburgia ugandensis Sprague
Family : Canellaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(068), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vv(068), Vc(068), Vo(068) Vpc(068) helminthiasis (njoka),Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), Vv(037) pneumonia (mpio), Vb(091), Vv(091), Vc(091), Vo(091) Vpc(091) general weakness/dullness (kuaga inya), barks, leaves, roots of Warburgia ugandensis in decoction or infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : muthiga, musunui
Zea mays L.
Official name : Zea mays L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta (kuremera thigiri), Maize cob is burnt, grinded into fine powder and mixed with water
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Buuri district, Meru County)
Vernacular name : mpempe