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Reference : VM 47

Author(s) : Mafimisebi, T.E., A.E.Oguntade, A.N. Fajemisin, O.P. Aiyelari
Title : Local knowledge and socio-economic determinants of traditional medicines utilization in livestock health management in Southwest Nigeria. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 8:2, (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/pdf/1746-4269-8-2.pdf
Reference VM 47 has information about 25 plants :
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(098)
Recipes : V(098) treatment of sleeplessness with extract from leaves of Ageratum conyzoides (goat weed ) sprinkled with chewed alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(098), V(137)
Recipes : V(004), V(137) dressing sores and wounds.ONS. of Ageratum conyzoides, RNS.
V(098) treatment of sleeplessness with extract from leaves of Ageratum conyzoides (goat weed ) sprinkled with chewed alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta) , RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) cough., gound garlic (Allium sativum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) mixed with palm oil, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) persistent cough , extract of tender roots of Anacardium occidentale (cashew), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) deworming of livestock through extract of tender shoots of Ananas comosus , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Annona reticulata L.
Official name : Annona reticulata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) controll of body lice through application of leaf extract of Annona recticulata (bullock’s heart).
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : V(098)
Recipes : V(098) sleeping sickness , extract of roots of Ximenia americana (wild Oliver) with that of Annona senegalensis or Annona chrysophylla, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Official name : Aristolochia bracteata Retz.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : V(017), V(020), V(068)
Recipes : V(017) stimulating uterine contraction and parturition in pregnant animals, root and stem extract of Aristolocia bracteata (snakewort), RNS.
V(020) antidote to snake poison, scorpion bite, leaf extract. RNS.
V(068) antihelmintic, leaf extract. RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(106)
Recipes : V(106), cultivation of round the livestock houses of Ocimum gratissimum and Cymbopogon citratus to serve as repellents to insects.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : V(002), V(006), V(008)
Recipes : V(002) infusion of Euphorbia hirta (hairy spurge) given to animals for increased lactation, VO.
V(006) constipation. leaves pounded and mixed with water, VO.?
V(008) diarrhoea and dysentery, leaves of Euphorbia hirta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) anthelmintic, aqeous leaf extract of Hagenia abyssinica and Mollugo hirta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : V(052)
Recipes : V(052) haemorrhagic septicemia , coating the area of pain with molasses and ash of Harrisonia abyssiniea
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Official name : Kalanchoe crenata (Andr.) Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : V(091), V(113)
Recipes : V(091) general debility and V(113) stiffness of joints, leaf extract of Kalanchoe crenata, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link
Official name : Leucas aspera (Willd.) Link
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) cure cessation of defecation , applying few drops of juice of immature Leucus aspera mixed with table salt at the corner of the eyes
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Mollugo hirta Thunb.
Official name : Mollugo hirta Thunb.
Family : Molluginaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) anthelmintic, aqeous leaf extract of Hagenia abyssinica and Mollugo hirta, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Momordica charantia L.
Official name : Momordica charantia L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(036)
Recipes : V(006) purgative , V(006) + V(104) gastro-intestinal disorders , application of extract of ONS. of Momordica charantia, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.
Official name : Moringa pterygosperma Gaertn.
Family : Moringaceae
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : V(051)fever and mouth sores., root and bark of Radish plant (Moringa pterygosperma), RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Musa acuminata Colla.
Official name : Musa acuminata Colla.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : V(036)
Recipes : V(036) loose motion, leaves of Musa acuminata mixed with the ash of dried walnut.( Coula edulis ?), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002) improve lactation, gum of tamarind and banana together with straw to improve lactation on first delivery..
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ocimum gratissimum L.
Official name : Ocimum gratissimum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(106)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, cold infusion of leaf and whole plant of Ocimum gratissimum in treatment of diarrhoea, VO. 2 X / day
V(106), cultivation of round the livestock houses of Ocimum gratissimum and Cymbopogon citratus to serve as repellents to insects.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Saccharum sp.
Official name : Saccharum sp.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(162)
Recipes : V(162) cessation of urination, juice of sugarcane (Saccharum sp ) in crystallized form
V(162) cessation of urination , feeding the juice of old sugarcane (last season’s crop)
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.
Official name : Solanum nodiflorum Jacq.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(137)
Recipes : V(137) sore, application of Solanum nodiflorum wrapped in banana leaves and heated in hot ash. The juice is squeezed on to the sore and applied, twice daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Tamarindus sp.
Official name : Tamarindus sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002) improve lactation, gum of tamarind and banana together with straw to improve lactation on first delivery..
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : V(008x), V(098), V(137)
Recipes : V(008x) bloody diarrhoea, an infusion of crushed fruit of Ximenia americana (wild Oliver) given to animals
V(137) sores of domestic animals , crushed bark of Ximenia americana (wild Oliver), RNS.
V(098) sleeping sickness , extract of roots of Ximenia americana (wild Oliver) with that of Annona senegalensis or Annona. chrysophylla, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(037), V(091)
Recipes : V(006) raw ginger mixed with table salt to cure constipation, VO.
V(037) cough., gound garlic (Allium sativum) and ginger (Zingiber officinale) mixed with palm oil, RNS.
V(091) treatment of physical weakness by feeding raw ginger and molasses paste to an animaln, once daily.
Region : West Africa
Country : Southwest Nigeria
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors