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Reference : VM 51

Author(s) : Maroyi, A
Title : Use of traditional veterinary medicine in Nhema communal area of the midlands province, Zinbabwe African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, 9(3):315-322 (2012)
Reference VM 51 has information about 23 plants :
Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Official name : Adenium multiflorum Klotzsch
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes var. multiflorum
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) eye problems, sap from Adenium multiflorum rubbed above animal’s eye lid
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : chisvosve
Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin
Official name : Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008), animal made to drink bark powder of Albizia amara and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : muwora
Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(008), V(039), V(082), V(091)
Recipes : V(004) septic wounds, dry leaves of Aloe chabaudii are crushed and the powder applied
V(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Aloe chabaudii , infusion given by drench
V(039) ectoparasites, animal washed with leaves infusion
V(082) respiratory infections, infusion of leaves put in drinking water
V(091) general weakness, infusion of leaves put in drinking water
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : gavakava
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(008), V(039), V(082), V(091)
Recipes : V(004) septic wounds, dry leaves of Aloe greatheadii are crushed and the powder applied
V(008) diarrhoea, leaves of Aloe greatheadii, infusion put in drinking water
V(039) bird ectoparasites, bird dipped into infusion of leaves
V(082) respiratory infections, infusion of leaves put in drinking water
V(091) general weakness, infusion of leaves put in drinking water
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : gavakava
Aneilema hockii De Wild.
Official name : Aneilema hockii De Wild.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) fleas, branches of whole of plant Aneilema hockii are placed near sleeping animals. Fleas are attracted by the herb and leave the animal.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : rutapatsikidzi
Bulbophylum sp.
Official name : Bulbophylum sp.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : V(012)
Recipes : V(012) fractures, barks of Bulbophyllum sp is tied around fracture as supporting pad
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : batanai
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, animal made to drink crushed fruit of Capsicum annum and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mhiripiri
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, animal made to drink root powder of Ficus burkei and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mushavhi
Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Official name : Musa ×paradisiaca L.
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ×sapientum L.
Symptoms : V(020), V(068)
Recipes : V(020), snake bite, V(068) endoparasites, animal made to drink root powder of Musa ×paradisiaca and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mubanana
Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
Official name : Myrothamnus flabellifolius Welw.
Family : Myrothamnaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, animal made to drink root powder of Myrothamnus flabellifoilius and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mufandichimuka
Neorautanenia mitis (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Official name : Neorautanenia mitis (A. Rich.) Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) to de-tick animals, washed with infusion of tuber of Neorautanenia mitis
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : garimanyemba
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(068), V(082), V(091)
Recipes : V(001) eye problems, snuff leaves mixed with soot and infusion of this is dropped into eyes
V(068) endoparasites, V(082) respiratory problems, V(091) general weakness, snuff leaves mixed with soot is given to the animal in drinking water
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : fodya
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Official name : Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & Sousa
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, animal made to drink crushed leaves of Xeroderris stuhlmannii and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : murumanyama
Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Official name : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth.
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Synonyms : Parinari curatellifolia Planch. ex Benth. subsp. mobola (Oliv.) R. A. Graham
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) animal made to drink bark powder of Parinari curatellifolia and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : muchakata
Pouzolzia hypoleuca Wedd.
Official name : Pouzolzia hypoleuca Wedd.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : V(030), V(050)
Recipes : V(030) retained placenta, fresh leaves of Pouzolzia hypoleuca are crushed and the slippery paste inserted into the vagina.
V(050) meteorism, animal made to drink crushed leaves and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : munhanzva
Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Official name : Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(101)
Recipes : V(101) footrot, infusion of leaves and barks of Pseudolachnostylis maprouneifolia taken by mouth
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mushozhiwa
Psydrax livida (Hiern) Bridson
Official name : Psydrax livida (Hiern) Bridson
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004) septic wounds, fresh leaves of Psydrax livida are ground, water added and paste put on wound
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : muvengahonye
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) sore eyes, sap of Pterocarpus angolensis dropped into eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mubvamaropa
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(068)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, animal made to drink stem powder of Sarcostemma viminale and water mixture
V(068) endoparasites, animal made to drink stem powder and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : rusungwe
Sesamum angustifolium (Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Sesamum angustifolium (Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : V(105)
Recipes : V(105) Newcastle disease, animal made to drink crushed fruit of Sesamum angustifolius and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : gusha
Solanum anguivi Lam.
Official name : Solanum anguivi Lam.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) eye problems, fruit of Solanum anguivi is crushed, fluid applied to the eye
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : nhundurwa
Solanum lycopersicum L.
Official name : Solanum lycopersicum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) eye problems, animal made to drink crushed leaves of Solanum lycopersicum and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : mutomatisi
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : V(068), V(082), V(091)
Recipes : V(068) endoparasites, animal made to drink crushed leaves of Vernonia amygdalina, soot and water mixture
V(082) respiratory problems, animal made to drink crushed leaves, soot and water mixture
V(091) general weakness, animal made to drink crushed leaves, soot and water mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (communal area of Nhema, midlands province)
Vernacular name : muzhozho