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Reference : VH 15

Author(s) : Hutchings A., Lewis G. and Cunningham A
Title : Zulu Medicinal Plants: An Inventory (Paperback). University of Natal Press. Pietermeritzburg. (1996) From reference VD 17, HP 50, VM 18
Reference VH 15 has information about 38 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vv(039), the roots are used to kill external poultry parasites in Zimbabwe.
(registered from reference VD 17)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe arborescens Mill.
Official name : Aloe arborescens Mill.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) used to drench sick calves, ONS.of Aloe arborescens, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe maculata All.
Official name : Aloe maculata All.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe latifolia (Haw.) Haw.
Symptoms : V(104), V(191)
Recipes : Vb(191) used for ‘blood scours’ in calves
Vv(104) enteritis and Vv(135) indigestion in poultry, leaf infusions of Aloe maculata
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(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) worms in cattle, bark, leaves of Apodytes dimidiata, RNS .
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Veq(068) equine anthelmintics, ONSde Bidens pilosa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Brachylaena discolor DC.
Official name : Brachylaena discolor DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), Vo(068), Vc(068) anthelmintics for calves, sheep and goats, dried leaf of Brachylaena discolor milk infusions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000), Vc(000) used to treat sick cattle and goats, ONS.of Bulbine asphodeloides, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Chenopodium album L.
Official name : Chenopodium album L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : V(091), V(091)
Recipes : Vc(091), Vo(091) decoctions made from Chenopodium album mixed with Chenopodium ambrosioides administered to goats and sheep for anaemia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : V(091), V(091)
Recipes : Vc(091), Vo(091) decoctions made from Chenopodium album mixed with Chenopodium ambrosioides administered to goats and sheep for anaemia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) dysentery in cattle, bark of Clausena anisata, infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Veq(068) vermifuge and for bods in horses, infusion from shoots and leaves of Clematis brachiata
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Official name : Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) purgatives in calves, ONS.of Clerodendrum glabrum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clutia pulchella L.
Official name : Clutia pulchella L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) drenches for griping pains in calves, milk infusions of leaves, stems and roots of Clutia pulchella
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cucumis africanus L.f.
Official name : Cucumis africanus L.f.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : V(000) used as animal medicines by the Xhosa, ONS.of Cucumis africanus, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Emex australis Steinh.
Official name : Emex australis Steinh.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Veq(068) threadworm in horses, ONS.of Emex australis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Erythrophleum lasianthum Corb.
Official name : Erythrophleum lasianthum Corb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(112)
Recipes : V(037) lung sickness in cattle, bark, RNS.
Vcanis (112) abortions in dogs, bark, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), lactogenic by Zulu, leaves and barks of Ficus sur Forssk., infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Official name : Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037) cough in stock animals, roots infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Microglossa mespilifolia (Less.) B.L.Rob.
Official name : Microglossa mespilifolia (Less.) B.L.Rob.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vb(091), tonics for stock animals, Infusions from leaves and stems of Microglossa mespilifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Official name : Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif.
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) in eye lotion for humans and animals using the leaf has been recorded in Africa
(registered from reference VD 17)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ozoroa paniculosa (Sond.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
Official name : Ozoroa paniculosa (Sond.) R.Fern. & A.Fern.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(104) abdominal problems in animals, bark, root bark de Ozoroa paniculosa , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet
Official name : Pelargonium luridum (Andrews) Sweet
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) administered to sick calves, leaf infusions of Pelargonium luridum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirbel
Official name : Podocarpus falcatus (Thunb.) R. Br. ex Mirbel
Family : Podocarpaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) the plant, used as a charm in cattle kraals to prevent cattle from straying, has been recorded in KwaZulu-Natal
(registered from reference VD 17).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : not registered
Polystichum sp.
Official name : Polystichum sp.
Family : Aspidiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Veq(068) administered to horses with bots, ONS.of Polystichum sp., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Protea caffra Meisn.
Official name : Protea caffra Meisn.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : V(008x)
Recipes : Vb(008x) enemas given to calves with bloody diarrhoea, roots barks of Protea caffra decoctions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.
Official name : Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.
Family : Ptaeroxylaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(041)
Recipes : Vb(039), Vb(041) anthrax remedy for ticks in cattle, wood of Ptaeroxylon obliquum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Gilg & M.Brandt
Official name : Rhoicissus digitata (L.f.) Gilg & M.Brandt
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vb(000) cattle diseases, tubers of Rhoicissus digitata, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) administered as a purgative to calves refusing to suckle, powdered seed of Ricinus communis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Scilla natalensis Planch.
Official name : Scilla natalensis Planch.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037), administered to cattle with lung sickness, ONS.de Scilla natalensis, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Senecio oxyriifolius DC.
Official name : Senecio oxyriifolius DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(003)
Recipes : V(003) swellings in animals, leaves of Senecio oxyriifolius, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sideroxylon inerme L.
Official name : Sideroxylon inerme L.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vb(091) calve, Vc(091) goat, preparation administred by Zulu, ONS of Sideroxylon inerme., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Official name : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum aculeastrum Dunal var. albifolium (C.H.Wright) Bitter
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) eyes infection, leaves of Solanum aculeastrum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Spirostachys abbrevia Sond. Non Stork
Official name : Spirostachys abbrevia Sond. Non Stork
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) sap applied to cattle sores to kill maggots, sap, wood of Spirostachys abbrevia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Strophanthus speciosus (Ward & Harv.) Reber
Official name : Strophanthus speciosus (Ward & Harv.) Reber
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020), given to cattle for snakebite, ONS.of Strophanthus speciosus , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) used for gallsickness and fevers in cattle, leaves, 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(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) gallsickness in cattle, roots of Withania somnifera, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), roots administered in the Transkei by Xhosa to treat hysteria (Extracts have exhibited weak CNS depressant and antidepressant activity ) (from reference VP 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa and zone)
Vernacular name : not registered
Zanthoxylum davyi (I.Verd.) P.G.Waterman
Official name : Zanthoxylum davyi (I.Verd.) P.G.Waterman
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Fagara davyi I.Verd.
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : HV091) tonic, roots of Zanthoxylum davyi, decoction
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu region)
Vernacular name : not registered