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Reference : VR 04

Author(s) : Rimbach, L.
Title : Traditional methods of treating cattle diseases. Report for ASA (Studienaufenthalte in Africa, Asien und Latein-Amerika), 19 p., (1977) From reference: VB 10
Reference VR 04 has information about 54 plants :
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), roots, infusion, V.O., vomiting
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mosoma, kerefu (Sukuma)
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), roots,decoction , V.O.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : elvai (Masai), elvai (Meru)
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(035)
Recipes : Vb(035), roots, decoction, V.O. during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol erbat, ol erobat
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : V(006), V(055)
Recipes : Vb(055), roots, stems Barleria mucronata + fruit Balanites aegyptiaca, decoction, VO.
Vb(055), fruits, VO.
Vb(081), fruits, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ganyamda (Masai), mohoromo (Chagga), mchunju, mehunju, mjunju, mkonge (Swahili), mkonga, mkongo, (Morogoro)
Barleria mucronata Lindau
Official name : Barleria mucronata Lindau
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(055)
Recipes : Vb(055), roots, stems Barleria mucronata + fruits Balanites aegyptiaca, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol asurainiro, en jasuria, ol janit subugi, ol gurschasshi (Masai)
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), pounded leaves, maceration H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mumjeje, mumjenje (Pare)mguluka (Shamba)
Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Official name : Cadaba farinosa Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013), roots, decoction, VO. + blood + honey
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol ameloki, ol jani el sirgon (Masai)kaningwa, mpambue, sangwa sangwa (Sukuma)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mdeha (Chagga)
Cissus fischeri Gilg
Official name : Cissus fischeri Gilg
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Cayratia fischeri ?
Symptoms : V(037), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(037) calf, pounded plant+ butter, VO.
Vb(039), worms in wound, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : osgurtuti, osukurtuti (Masai)
Commiphora merkei Engl.
Official name : Commiphora merkei Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(106)
Recipes : Vb(014), resin, friction of the skin
Vb(106), ONS, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol dimuai (Masai)
Commiphora sp.
Official name : Commiphora sp.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), stems, green leaves, VO., for small animals
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : amadi, o'ropande, osilade, oscilale, ol amadi, ol angiani, ol bili,
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), pounded leaves of Cordia holstii , H2O , VO., emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol moringet (Arusha), ol eshola (Masai)ishimbo, mringa ringa (Chagga)
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), barks roots, roots whithout bark, decoction, RNS
Vb(001), roots and barks, decoction, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol durgo, ol durogo (Masai)
Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Official name : Croton pseudopulchellus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013), leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mukwamba (Digo)mwiani (Kilifi district)
Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Official name : Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), whole plant, juice, local aplication
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(014)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vb(014), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol abalasas , ol adaba (Masai)
Dolichos oliveri Schweinf.
Official name : Dolichos oliveri Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035), roots, decoction,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (Masai)
Vernacular name : kitenyien (Masai)
Embelia sp.
Official name : Embelia sp.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : V(013), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(013), ONS., RNS.
Vb(068), roots, fruit, dry seeds, RNS, vermifuge
Vb(068), stem's barks, ascaris, tenia
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol chani onyoke, ol chani onyokye, ol jani njugi (Masai)
Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Official name : Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, juice,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Official name : Erythrina abyssinica Lam. ex DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013), ONS., pounded, fumigation
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ekirikiti, ol goroshe, ol oboni (Masai)muuti (Meru), qanqari (Iraqv)
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041)black quarter, leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
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(002)
Recipes : Vc(002), Vo(002), leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mwache (Swahili)
Euphorbia sp.
Official name : Euphorbia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), pounded stems in H2O, VO., purgative
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : V(106)
Recipes : Vb(106) mosquitos, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol aile, ol oile (Masai)
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(008)
Recipes : Vo(008), roots or barks, decoction, RNS.
Vc(008), roots or barks, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : cloisuki, ol oisuki (Masai)
Faurea arborea Engl.
Official name : Faurea arborea Engl.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013), leaves, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol amulul (Masai)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : V(002), V(016)
Recipes : Vb(002), bark stems, juice, V.O., or friction dug
Vb(016), bark stems, pounded, decoction, friction dug, also as prevention.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mkuu, nkuu (Chagga)
Galium aparinoides Forssk.
Official name : Galium aparinoides Forssk.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(078)
Recipes : Vb(078)troat, whole plant , pounded, maceration H2O, decoction or infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol engeriantus
Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Official name : Gomphocarpus physocarpus E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vb(022), pounded leaves, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (zone Masai)
Vernacular name : kafumba (Luganda)
Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Official name : Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms : Haemanthus coccineus Forssk.
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vb(022), bulb juice, friction on the snout
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Heeria pulcherrima (Schweinf.) O. Ktze
Official name : Heeria pulcherrima (Schweinf.) O. Ktze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa pulcherrima (Schweinf.) R. & A. Fernandes
Symptoms : V(008), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, Vb(104) calf, barks powder in milk or cooled infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Official name : Heeria reticulata (Bak. f.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa reticulata (Baker f.) R. Fern. & A. Fern. , Ozoroa insignis subsp. reticulata (Baker f.) J.B.Gillett
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, juice,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Juniperus procera Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : V(035), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(035), barks decoction, VO.
Vb(068), young stems, leaves, infusion, VO., vermifuge
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol daraguai, ol darakwa, ol tarakwa, meru (Masai)
Kalanchoe sp.
Official name : Kalanchoe sp.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), leaves, juice, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Kigelia aethiopica Decne.
Official name : Kigelia aethiopica Decne.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : V(013), V(006)
Recipes : V(006), fruits, stem's barks, pounded in H2O, VO.
V(013), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol darboi (Masai), mg'wicha, ng'wicha, m' wicha (Sukuma), mwegea (Swahili)
Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Official name : Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), leaves, juice, V.O.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Official name : Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), leaves, maceration, drops in eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : ol dessa (Massai)maashu, mshashaw (shambala)
Monsonia angustifolia E. Mey. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Monsonia angustifolia E. Mey. ex A. Rich.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041)blackquarter, leaves, powder + warm ashes, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Myrsine africana L.
Official name : Myrsine africana L.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), 2-3 handful of ripe fruits, VO. afther no drink and food
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol segetit (Masai)maheli (Iraqw)
Ochna sp.
Official name : Ochna sp.
Family : Ochnaceae
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vb(022), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (zone Masai)
Vernacular name : lukoli (Bende), kipiki (Rungwe distr.)
Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne.
Official name : Osyris quadripartita Salzm. ex Decne.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris tenuifolia Engl.
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Osyris wightiana Wall.
Official name : Osyris wightiana Wall.
Family : Santalaceae
Symptoms : V(002), V(051), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, decoction + many suet
Vb(051), young stem, decoction, VO.
Vb(091), roots, decoction + many suet
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : n ndana ol asasiai, ol arasia, ol asasiai, ol asassiai (Masai), msandali, sandali, sandani (Swahili), kitandare (Chagga), kipaat (Iraqw)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(068)
Recipes : Vo(014), juice, local application after castration
Vb(068), ONS., RNS.,
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ibesa, ingorisu, ingorosoi, ivesa, mbesa (Chagga), ol adaba (Masai), hoko (Sukuma)
Plumbago zeylanica L.
Official name : Plumbago zeylanica L.
Family : Plumbaginaceae
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : Vc(033), pounded roots VO., induction of the oestrus cycle
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Official name : Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkman
Family : Rosaceae
Synonyms : Pygeum africanum Hook. f.
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), barks, maceration, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol koijuk
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), leaves, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol dule (Masai)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), stem's barks, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol ojengalani (Masai)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr. var. nubica Chiov.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr. var. nubica Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Sesbania aegyptiaca auct. plur. pro majore parte, non Pers.
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), pounded leaves, dough in H2O, VO. some days after the birth
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : mururume, murume (Zaramo)
Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Official name : Stephania abyssinica (Dill. & A. Rich.) Walp.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016), whole plant, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : mdehafuko, mkwamabewa, mdekafuko (Chagga), futeute (Shambaa)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : V(006), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(006), Vb(104), pounded leaves + H2O. , VO. , stomach pain
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol magingi (Masai), gombo (Chagga)
Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Official name : Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam.
Symptoms : V(037), V(068), V(082), V(093), V(113)
Recipes : Vb(037), fruit, RNS, cough
Vb(068), ONS., RNS.
Vb(082), cooked leaves in butter + leaves of beans (rheumatism)
Vb(093), ONS., RNS., poisoning food
Vb(113), cooked leaves in butter + leaves of beans (rheumatism)
Vb(136), roots, RNS., indigestion
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania( Masai, Chagga, Sukuma)
Vernacular name : ol aiseramai, ol cragudj (Masai), mbegu, mka nanga (Chagga), mdongonyezi (Swahili), kitonenge (Iringa), mkananga (Moshi)
Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, juice,VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : V(001), V(013)
Recipes : Vb(001), leaves, juice, drops in eyes, ophtalmia contagious
Vb(013), ONS., fresh juice on anthrax
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : ol asajet (Masai), mgeda (Sukuma)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), pounded roots in H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : ol ama (Masai), lama, lana (Chagga), mtundwe (Gogo), mpingi, mpinqi (Sukuma), mtumbuitumbui, timbui, yumbui