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Reference : VM 41

Author(s) : Mesfin, F., S. Demisse, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:28 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-28 (2009)
Reference VM 41 has information about 33 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : V(008), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, pwder dry / fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera with H2O is applied externally
Vb(039) ectoparasite, pwder dry / fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera with H2O is applied externally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : derrgu (Gedeoffa)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(015)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, pwder fresh leaf mixed with residue of local ‘tella’ or ‘areqie’ is given orally
Vb(015) bloody urine, crushed and pounded fresh leaf of Argemone mexicana mixed with roots of Solanum indicum in cold H2O is given as a drunk
Vb(068) intestinal parasites, crushed and pounded fresh leaf of Argemone mexicana mixed with leaf of Vernonia amygdalina is given orally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kossalae (Gedeoffa)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, powder of dry root of Asparagus africanus is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : uffae (Gedeoffa)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, powder of fresh/dry root bark of Brucea antidysenterica is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kapparro (Gedeoffa)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(001), V(041), V(162)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye infection, seed powder of Calpurnia aurea mixed with butter is applied on infected eye.
Vb(041) black leg, pwder fresh/dry root with butter is given orally
Vb(041) anthrax, crushed, pounded fresh root of Calpurnia aurea with fresh leaf of Vernonia amygdalina mixed with residue of local areqie or tella is given orally
Vb(041) blackleg, crushed, pounded fresh root of Calpurnia aurea with fresh leaf of Parthneium hysterophrus mixed with residue of local areqie or tella is given orally
Vb(162) urine retention , pwder fresh/dry root with H2O is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : chekketa (Gedeoffa)
Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.
Official name : Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.
Family : Casuarinaceae
Symptoms : V(086), V(162)
Recipes : Vb(086) lymphatic swelling , Vb(162) urine retention, concoction of fresh/dry root bark of Casuarina cunninghamiana mixed with leaf of Croton macrostachyus and H2O is given as drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : shewshewae (Gedeoffa)
Cirsium englerianum O.Hoffm.
Official name : Cirsium englerianum O.Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(015), V(020), V(033), V(041)
Recipes : Vb(014) skin infection / Vb(000) Kintarot, fresh leaf is squeezed on to affected part for five days
Vb(015) urine with blood, concoction of fresh / dry root of Cirsium englerianum mixed with residue of local 'tella’ or ‘areqie’ is given asdrink.
Vb(020) snake bite, Crushed, pounded and mix with cold H2O, applied orally for three days
Vb(033) sterility, crushed, pounded and mix with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ and drink.
Vb(041) anthrax, pwder fresh leaf mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : galigloo (Gedeoffa)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(201) evil eye, root bark of Cordia africana is smoked in the barn
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : waddissa (Gedeoffa)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(086), V(162)
Recipes : Vb(068) intestinal parasites, crushed, pounded fresh/dry leaves of Justicia schimperiana is concocted with bark of Croton macrostachyus in cold H2O, VO. for three days.
Vb(086) lymphatic swelling, Vb(162) urine retention, concoction of fresh/dry root bark of Casuarina cunninghamiana mixed with leaf of Croton macrostachyus and H2O is given as drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : bissano (Gedeoffa)
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) skin infection , resh/dry root ash o Cucurbita pepo mixed with butter is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : buqe (Gedeoffa)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Datura stramonium mixed with Parthenium hysterophorus leaf applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : atsefareceae (Gedeoffa)
Discopodium penninervium Hochst.
Official name : Discopodium penninervium Hochst.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : H(091) inability to walk properly, rubbing affected part with fresh / dry crushed leaf of Discopodium penninervum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : Serbae (Gedeoffa)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(086)
Recipes : Vb(039) ectoparasite, crushed, pounded dry fruit of Dodonaea viscosa with H2O is applied
Vb(086) lymphatic swelling, pwder dry fruit with H2O is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : ittechhae (Gedeoffa)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037) cough, crushed, pounded fresh / dry root bark of Grewia ferruginea with roots of Ensete ventricosum and mixed with H2O and kept overnight is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : warqo (Gedeoffa)
Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), crushed, pounded fresh/dry root bark of Grewia ferruginea with roots of Ensete ventricosum and mixed with H2O and kept overnight is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : ogomdii (Gedeoffa)
Hypericum revolutum Vahl
Official name : Hypericum revolutum Vahl
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vb(091) fattening, leaf of Hypericum revolutum is pounded and mix with H2O applied orally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) intestinal parasites, crushed, pounded fresh/dry leaves of Justicia schimperiana is concocted with bark of Croton macrostachyus in cold H2O, VO. for three days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dummiuggae (Gedeoffa)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, dry stem of Lantana camara pwder mixed, with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : yewef kollo (Gedeoffa)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) anthrax, pwder fresh/dry root of Maesa lanceolata mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Vb(041) blackleg, pwder fresh/dry root of Maesa lanceoloata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kaggano (Gedeoffa)
Maytenus arbutifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) R.Wilczek
Official name : Maytenus arbutifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) R.Wilczek
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, pwder dry leaf mixed with butter is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kombollechae (Gedeoffa)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : Vb(051) febrile disease, root powder of Maytenus senegalensis mixed with leaf of Ocimum lamiifolium is administered orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : shekko (Gedeoffa)
Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Ocimum lamiifolium Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : Vb(051) febrile disease, root powder of Maytenus senegalensis mixed with leaf of Ocimum lamiifolium is administered orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : damakase (Gedeoffa)
Olea europaea L.
Official name : Olea europaea L.
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) mental problem, the root powder of Olea europaea is smoke in livestock fence
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : wayrro (Gedeoffa)
Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne.
Official name : Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris tenuifolia Engl.
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) skin infection, pwder fresh/dry fruit mixed with H2O is given orally for three days and applied topically on infected body part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : watto (Gedeoffa)
Parthenium hysterophorus L.
Official name : Parthenium hysterophorus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(041)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Datura stramonium mixed with Parthenium hysterophorus leaf applied topically
Vb(041) blackleg, crushed, pounded fresh root of Calpurnia aurea with fresh leaf of Parthneium hysterophrus mixed with residue of local areqie or tella is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Pentas schimperana (A. Rich.) Vatke
Official name : Pentas schimperana (A. Rich.) Vatke
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) mental problem, root bark fine powder of Pentas schimperana is mixed with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dibexxo (Gedeoffa)
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg, crushed, pounded fresh / dry root of Rhus vulgaris mixed with cold H2O; kept outside for overnight is given as drink in the morning
Vb(041)anthrax, Crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Solanum indicum and root of Rhus vulgaris mixed with H2O is given as drink for 2 to 3 days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : suggutae (Gedeoffa)
Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Official name : Rumex nepalensis Spreng.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, paste of fresh / dry stem powder of Rumex nepalensis with butter is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dangago (Gedeoffa)
Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Sida schimperiana Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida cuneifolia auct.
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) mental problem, leaf powder of Sida schimperiana is mixed with H2O, VO. for three days before grazing
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : gebresede (Gedeoffa)
Solanum indicum L.
Official name : Solanum indicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(015), V(037), V(041)
Recipes : Vb(015) bloody urine, crushed and pounded fresh leaf of Argemone mexicana mixed with roots of Solanum indicum in cold H2O is given as a drunk
Vb(037) cough, concoction of crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Solanum indicum with Vernonia amygdalina leaf is given as drink
Vb(041) blackleg, a cup of fresh/dry root powder of Solanum indicum concocted with Vernonia amygdalina leaf with seven cups of H2O is boiled until only one cup of mixture remains then mixed with the residue of ‘tella’ and ‘ areqie’ is given for as drink for three days.
Vb(041) anthrax, crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Solanum indicum and root of Rhus vulgaris mixed with H2O is given as drink for 2 to 3 days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dimoxxa embayo (Gedeoffa)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : V(037), V(041), H(068)
Recipes : Vb(037) cough, concoction of crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Solanum indicum with Vernonia amygdalina leaf , VO.
Vb(041) anthrax, crushed, pounded fresh root of Calpurnia aurea with fresh leaf of Vernonia amygdalina mixed with residue of local areqie or tella is given orally
Vb(041) blackleg, pwder fresh/dry root of Maesa lanceoloata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Vb(041) blackleg, A cup of fresh/dry root powder of Solanum indicum concocted with Vernonia amygdalina leaf with seven cups of H2O is boiled until only one cup of mixture remains then mixed with the residue of ‘tella’ and ‘ areqie’ is given for as drink for three days.
H(068) intestinal parasites, crushed and pounded fresh leaf of Argemone mexicana mixed with leaf of Vernonia amygdalina is given orally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : ebicha (Gedeoffa)
Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Official name : Vernonia auriculifera Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, crushed, pounded root of Vernonia auriculifera mixed with cold H2O is administered orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dangireto (Gedeoffa)
Xanthium strumarium L.
Official name : Xanthium strumarium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) skin infection, Vb(161) wart, squeezing leaf through clean locally made cloth for five days on affected part or wash the affected part
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dehanekayae (Gedeoffa)