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Reference : VK 13

Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Reference VK 13 has information about 68 plants :
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(087)
Recipes : Vb(087), infusion leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kiptare (Marakwet, Kenya), mughobari (Kakamega), mosoma (Sukuma, Tanzania), olgirigiri (Masaï, Kenya & Tanzania)
Aerva persica var. latifolia (Vahl) Cuf.
Official name : Aerva persica var. latifolia (Vahl) Cuf.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : V(035), paste of infloressence and flowers +H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mwenza (Bende, Tanzania)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(105)
Recipes : Vv(105), ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : kiluma (Kamba, Kenya)
Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Official name : Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vc(000), ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : lekwelito (Turkana, Kenya)
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : Vb(051), VO., leaves crushed in H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mguluka (Shambaa, Tanzania), nguruka (Luguru, Tanzania)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : Vb(108), pounded bark + H2O , VO. to treat snoring
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : isongamino (Nyika), katazamiti (Luganda), muiya (Shambaa, Tanzania), mukoigo (Kikuyu, Kenya), mukwego (Meru, Kenya), odugu-kulo (Luo, Kenya),shikanganya (Kakamega).
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : V(050), decoction roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkamana, mrikawanda (Chagga, Tanzania)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vch(000), medicine for camel diseases, RNS, ONS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : boah (Somali, Kenya), etithuru (Turkana, Kenya), mpamba mwitu (Swahili, Kenya), okwot-pu (Luo, Kenya)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014), leaves, young stems, pounded + H2O, bath the affected parts
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : ithaa (Kamba, Kenya), lakera (Acholi, Ouganda), lubino, luwino (Kakamega), mwinu (Shambaa, Tanzania), murao (Meru, Kenya), owinu (Luo, Kenya), qarere (Iraqw, Tanzania)
Celtis africana Burm. f.
Official name : Celtis africana Burm. f.
Family : Ulmaceae
Symptoms : V(123)
Recipes : Vc(123) , to eat the leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : tontinwo (Tugen, Kenya), murudu (Kikuyu, Kenya)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : V(078)
Recipes : Vb(078,2 ), in the neck of calf , infusion pounded leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), Cissampelos mucronata + Vernonia amygdalina , pounded leaves, maceration H2O
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : esibasa (Lunyore), higerekyampiti (Lusoga), kishiki cha buga (Swahili, Kenya), masu (Padhola, Ouganda), olandra (Luo, Kenya)
Cissus fischeri Gilg
Official name : Cissus fischeri Gilg
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Cayratia fischeri ?
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), infusion stems and leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : osgurtuti (Masaï, Kenya & Tanzania)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) calf, stem crushed in water, wash the calve to remove flea
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : arunya (Nyankore); m(w)acheso (Digo, Kenya)
Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : V(108), the elephants use the roots to clean their trunks when suffering from colds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
Vernacular name : bisinda (Kipsigis, Kenya), minkamba (Haya, Tanzania), mugayangandu (Kukuyu, Kenya), omwombyer (Acholi, Ouganda)
Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Official name : Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vc(000), cooked leaves, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : lunyili (Kakamega)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(011)
Recipes : Vb(011), pounded roots + H2O, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda
Vernacular name : chemogong (Kipsigis, Kenya), muvweia (Kamba, Kenya), okwero (Acholi, Ouganda), shikuma (Kakamega)
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Official name : Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia sinensis Lam. , Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001) conjonctivitis bovins, decoction roots, barks
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mudawe
Crossandra nilotica Oliver
Official name : Crossandra nilotica Oliver
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020) cobra,chewed leaves, cataplasm on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : cheberenet (Kipsigis, Kenya)
Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Official name : Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(013), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(013), leaves infus, anthrax cows
V(039), burned leaves, insecticide
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mwiani (Kilifi, Kenya), mukwamba (Diga)