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Reference : VS 20

Author(s) : Sori, T., M. Bekana, G. Adugna, E. Kelbessa
Title : Medicinal Plants in the Ethnoveterinary Practices of Borana Pastoralists, Southern Ethiopia Intern J. Appl. Res. Vet .Med., Vol. 2, No. 3 (2004)
Reference VS 20 has information about 43 plants :
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(047), V(011)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, V(047) cowdriasis or heartwater disease, V(011) 3-day sickness, paste infusion of roots barks of Acacia brevispica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : hammaressa (Borana language)
Acacia bussei Harms ex Y.Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia bussei Harms ex Y.Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(016), V(030), V(111)
Recipes : V(004) wounds and V(111) burns, V(016) mastitis, swollen teats and V(030) retained fetal membrane, inner bark of Acacia bussei , paste with or without butter; infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : hallo (Borana language)
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, bark of Acacia mellifera, red colored; infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : jamas (Borana language)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : V(008), V(020), V(030), V(047)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, roots of Accacia nilotica infusion, VO.
V(020) snake bite, Paste of roots, VO; / Nasal
V(030) retained fetal membrane, infusion of roots of Accacia nilotica, VO.
V(047) cowdriasis or heartwater disease, auricular / ocular paste of roots
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : jirme (Borana language)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, infusion of inner bark of Accacia tortilis, VO.
V(203) surgery, inner bark as suture
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : dhadacha (Borana language)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) helminthiasis, root bark decoction of Albezia anthelimentica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : hawacho (Borana language)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(045)
Recipes : V(045) antiseptic, V(186) expectorant, bulb of Allium sativum, aste or as, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qullubbi (Borana language)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) antipaludisml (for humans), bulb of Allium sativum, paste or as, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qullubbi (Borana language)
Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Official name : Aloe kedongensis Reynolds
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : V(014) dermatophilosis, paste of the whole plant of Aloe kedongensis, topical
V(187) abdominal distension, infusion of the whole plant of Aloe kedongesis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : chakke (Borana language)
Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Official name : Aloe secundiflora Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(004), V(053), V(111)
Recipes : V(001) ophthalmia, V(004) wounds, V(053) ear pain, V(111) burns, sap of shoots or leaves of Aloe secundiflora, topical
V(001) ophthalmia, V(004) wounds, V(053) ear pain, V(111) burns, root, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : shoot (Borana language)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ectoparasites and V(068) endoparasites, roots infusion of Azardrachta indica ,VO.
V(039) ectoparasites, paste of leaves as topic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : neem (Borana language)
Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Official name : Balanites rotundifolia (Tiegh.) Blatt.
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) dermatophilosis, V(014) mange mites, ash of branches of Balanites rotundifolia, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : baddana (Borana language)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(008), V(039)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, V(047) cowdriasis or heartwater disease, infusion of pods of Capsicum annum, VO.
V(039) tick infestation, paste of pods as topic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : mimmixa (Borana language)
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(014), V(016), V(068)
Recipes : V(014) ringworm, paste of roots, VO.
V(016) mastitis, paste of roots, topical
V(068) helminthiasis, decoction of roots of Carissa edulis
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : dhagamsa (Borana language)
Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cissus adenocaulis Steud. ex A. Rich.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake bite, roots paste of Cissus adenocaulis, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : baaltokkee (Borana language)
Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(047)
Recipes : V(047) cowdriasis or heartwater disease, roots infusion of Cissus rotundifolia, VO. and enema
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : burii jaldeessaa (Borana language)
Commiphora erythraea (Ehrenb.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora erythraea (Ehrenb.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(030), V(047), V(098)
Recipes : V(014) skin diseases, paste of gum of Commiphora erythraea, topical
V(030) retained fetal membrane, bark infusion, VO.
V(047) cowdriasis or heartwater disease, infusion of gum / resin, VO.
V(098) foot rot, paste of gum / resin, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : agarsu (Borana language)
Commiphora hodai Sprague
Official name : Commiphora hodai Sprague
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : V(041) anthrax, navel illness, paste of gum / resin of Commiphora hodai, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qumbi (Borana language)
Crotalaria natalitia Meisn.
Official name : Crotalaria natalitia Meisn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : V000) sudden illness, roots and leaves of Crotalaria natalitia, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : gurracha (Borana language)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : V(033) poor mothering, paste of roots of Croton dichogamus, in vagina
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : mokofa (Borana language)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(050)
Recipes : V(014) ringworm,sap of Croton macrostachys as topic
V(050) bloat, infusion of leaf / twig of Croton macrostachys, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : makkanisa (Borana language)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004) bleeding wounds, sap of branches of Croton megalocarpus as topic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : nyappo (Borana language)
Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Official name : Diospyros scabra (Chiov.) Cuf.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(126)
Recipes : V(014) mange mites, V(126) liver fluke, moistened ash of branches as topic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : ocho (Borana language)
Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir.
Official name : Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) mange mites, sap of branches of Dobera glabra as topic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : chersi (Borana language)
Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Official name : Euphorbia abyssinica J.F.Gmel.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) mange mites, sap of stem of Euphorbia abyssinica as topic
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : adama (Borana language)
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : V(014), V(126)
Recipes : V(014) skin diseases, paste of shoots of Euphorbia tirucalli, topical
V(126) liver fluke, infusion of shoots, of shoots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : anno (Borana language)
Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Official name : Fagara chalybea (Engl.) Engl.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, Ppneumonia, seeds infusion of Fagara chalybea, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qorsa dima (Borana language)
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) contagious camel skin necrosis, paste of leaves of Ficus sycomorus, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : oda (Borana language)
Grewia bicolor Juss.
Official name : Grewia bicolor Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : V(030), V(203)
Recipes : V(030) retained fetal membrane, infusion of barks, VO.
V(203) as suture material, threads
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : haroressa (Borana language)
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : V(000) sudden illness, decoctions of roots and leaves of Grewia villosa, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : ogumdi (Borana language)
Rhus abyssinica Hochst. ex Oliv.
Official name : Rhus abyssinica Hochst. ex Oliv.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001) eye problems, V(014) skin problems, paste of leaves of Rhus abyssinica, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : xaxessa (Borana language)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(030), V(203)
Recipes : V(030) retained fetal membrane, leaf / root of Ricinus communis, infusion, VO.
V(203) application of medicine, leaf / stalk, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : oobbo (Borana language)
Rosa abyssinica Lindl.
Official name : Rosa abyssinica Lindl.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) skin problems, paste of roots of Rosa abyssinica, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : gora (Borana language)
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : V(054)
Recipes : V(054) trypanosomiasis, V(041) anthrax, bark root of Salvadora persica, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : hudha (Borana language)
Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Official name : Sesbania sesban (L.) Merr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(016), V(106)
Recipes : V(016) mastitis, infusion of root-bark of Sesbania sesban, topical
V(106) tsetse flies, decoction of leaves, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : daysa (Borana language)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(014), V(041), V(047), V(074)
Recipes : V(014) dermatophilosis, roasted fruit, topical
V(014) skin diseases, paste of leaves, topical .
V(041) blackleg, roots decoction, VO.
V(047) cowdriasis or heartwater disease, fruit infusion, VO. + nasal
V(074) pasteurellosis, decoction of fruits, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : hiddi (Borana language)
Sphaeranthus steetzii Oliv. & Hiern
Official name : Sphaeranthus steetzii Oliv. & Hiern
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : V(050) bloat, infusion of leaves of Sphaeranthus steetzii, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : walgabbisa (Borana language)
Sterculia alexandri Harv.
Official name : Sterculia alexandri Harv.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : V(014) mange mites, decoction of stems of Sterculia alexandri, topical
V(014) mange mites, latex, topical
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qollobbo (Borana language)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism in humans, infusion of ffruit / pulp of Tamarindus indica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : roqa (Borana language)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : V(008) diarrhoea, infusion of stem of Tamarindus indica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : roqa (Borana language)
Woodfordia uniflora (A. Rich.) Koehne
Official name : Woodfordia uniflora (A. Rich.) Koehne
Family : Lythraceae
Symptoms : V(000), V(011), V(070), V(201)
Recipes : V(000) sudden illness, V(011) 3-day sickness, paste of roots, VO.
V(070) rabies, decoction of roots, VO.
V(201) evil eye, sap roots, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qorsa dima (Borana language)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(077), V(104)
Recipes : V(077) emesis, paste of rhizome of Zingiber officinale, topical
V(104) colic, V(164) rubefacient, paste, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : ginger (Borana language)
Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Official name : Ziziphus mauritiana Lam.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Synonyms : Ziziphus jujuba Lam.
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : V(050) bloat, decoction of bariks of Ziziphus mauritiana , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Southern)
Vernacular name : qurqura (Borana language)