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Reference : VT 29

Author(s) : Tendai Nyahangare, E., B. Marimanzi Mvumi, Tonderai Mutibvu
Title : Ethnoveterinary plants and practices used for ecto-parasite control in semi-arid smallholder farming areas of Zimbabwe Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 11:30 (2015) doi:10.1186/s13002-015-0006-6
Reference VT 29 has information about 45 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) fleas and mites, leaves and roots of Acacia karroo in fowl run
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : muzunga (Shona)
Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin
Official name : Albizia amara (Roxb.) Boivin
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks , fleas, crush the leaves of Albizia amara and mix with water and spray (Safe to use)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umbola (Ndebele)
Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) lice, succulent leafy stems of Aloe chabaudii, grind and soak and smear the bird with sticky water
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : inhlaba (Ndebele)
Aloe excelsa A. Berger
Official name : Aloe excelsa A. Berger
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks , fleas, stemmy leaves of Aloe excelsa crush the leaves, mix with water for 24 h & spray
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : gavakava, mhangani (Shona)
Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Official name : Bauhinia petersiana Bolle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) goats, ticks, crush leaves of Bauhinia petersiana, mix with water
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mutyatyambe (Shona)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks , crush the fruits of Capsicum annuum and mix with soot in water and spray. Could causes eye irritation
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mhiripiri (Shona)
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(039)
Recipes : V(039) lice and ticks, grind leaves of Carissa edulis , mix with water in the ratio 1:4 and spray. Wash hands after use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umlugulu (Ndebele)
Cassia singueana Delile
Official name : Cassia singueana Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna singueana (Delile) Lock , Cassia goratensis Fresen.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) ticks, crush bark of Senna singueana and mix with water. User friendly
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mudyamhungu, mukundanyoka (Shona)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush stems of Cissus quadrangularis and mix with water to spray. Always Handle with care, has an itchy effect
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : chiololo (Shangani), murunjurunju (Shona)
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Official name : Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J.Kirk ex J.Léonard
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, fleas, mites, burn and apply ashes of Colophospermum mopane on animal, Always Safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mopani (Shona)
Combretum imberbe Wawra
Official name : Combretum imberbe Wawra
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, ash of the bark and twigs of Combretum imberbe dusted on infestation sites. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : uchenarota, mutsviri (Shona)
Croton gratissimus Burch.
Official name : Croton gratissimus Burch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) lice, leaves and twigs of Croton gratissimus use as bedding in the fowl run. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : inkiza emhlope (Ndebele)
Cucumis anguria L.
Official name : Cucumis anguria L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ecto parasites, crush leaves of Cucumis anguria , mix with water and spray or crush leaves and put on wound or tick infestation site, always
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mujachacha (Shona), amagaka (Ndebele)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, lice, crush leaves mix with water and spray on animal.Always but scarce. Safe to use3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : iyoyi (Ndebele), chowa (Shona)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) flea, crush leaves of Euclea divinorum (muchekesani) soak in water and spray
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : muchekesan (Shona), mundorani (Shona)
Euphorbia cooperi N.E.Br. ex A.Berger
Official name : Euphorbia cooperi N.E.Br. ex A.Berger
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) fleas, smoke the walls of the fowl run with the branches of Euphorbia cooperi. Handle with care
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umhlonhlo (Ndebele)
Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Official name : Euphorbia ingens E.Mey. ex Boiss.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) fleas and ticks, mix milk sap of stems of Euphorbia ingens with water and place on infested sites. Avoid contact with the eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mukondekonde (Shona)
Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Official name : Gnidia kraussiana Meissner
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Synonyms : Lasiosiphon kraussianus (Meisn.) Burtt Davy
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush and mix with water to spray. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : chitupatupa (Shona)
Kleinia sp.
Official name : Kleinia sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush leaves of Kleinia sp mix with water and rub on affected are. Scarce. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : Iphunja (Ndebele)
Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Official name : Lippia javanica (Burm. f.) Spreng.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, lice and fleas, crush leaves mix with water and spray, twigs can also be used as bedding in fowl runs. Safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : zumbani (Shona), umsuzwane (Ndebele)
Maerua edulis (Gilg & Gilg-Ben.) DeWolf
Official name : Maerua edulis (Gilg & Gilg-Ben.) DeWolf
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, mix Maerua edulis roots and Solanum incanum fruits with water and spray. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : katunguru (Shona)
Monadenium lugardae N.E.Br.
Official name : Monadenium lugardae N.E.Br.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks , fleas, whole plant of Monadenium lugardiae crush and mix with water 24 h, handle with care
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : chisvosve (Shona)
Neorautanenia brachypus (Harms) C.A. Sm.
Official name : Neorautanenia brachypus (Harms) C.A. Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) flea, ticks, crush the bulb of Neorautanenia brachypus, mix with water and spray. Avoid water contamination
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : zhombwe (Shona)
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, break leaves of Nicotiana tabacum and mix with water
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : tobacco. (Shangani)
Ornithogalum sp.
Official name : Ornithogalum sp.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush roots of Ornithogalum sp (chihanyanisi, ) and mix with water. Always but scarce. Very effective
V(039) ticks, crush bulb of Ornithogalum sp.,(masimbe ) soak in water and spray Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : chihanyanisi, masimbe (Shona)
Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Official name : Ostryoderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Dunn ex Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Xeroderris stuhlmannii (Taub.) Mendonça & Sousa
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) flea, ticks, crush stemsof Xeroderris stuhlmannii and spread on infestation sites. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : murumanyama (Shona)
Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Official name : Osyris abyssinica Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Family : Santalaceae
Synonyms : Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, pestle roots of Osyris lanceolata, soak in water and spray. Always but scarce. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : ingobamakhos (Ndebele)
Psydrax livida (Hiern) Bridson
Official name : Psydrax livida (Hiern) Bridson
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ecto parasites, crush leaves of Psydrax livida with water and spray or crush leaves and put on wound or tick infestation site
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : muvengahonye (Shona)
Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.
Official name : Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.
Family : Ptaeroxylaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, lice and fleas, crush leaves, soak in water and pray, aAways but scarce. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umpahla, umpandula (Ndebele)
Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Official name : Pterocarpus angolensis DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) ticks, barks, branches Pterocarpus angolensis mix with water. Safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umvagazi (Ndebele), mubvamaropa
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, grind leaves and paste on tick infested site, Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umtshafuto (Ndebele)
Rotheca eriophylla (not registered in African plant Database)
Official name : Rotheca eriophylla (not registered in African plant Database)
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, lice and tsetse fly, macerate the leaves ofRotheca eriophylla, soak with water and spray. Very effective and safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : umnukanja (Ndebele), munukanja (Shona)
Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Sansevieria hyacinthoides (L.) Druce
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) ticks, squash the temmy rhizomes of Sansevieria hyacinthoides, mix with water and spray on ticks. Handle with care
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : chikwenga (Shona) , bushfibre (Shangani), mashamhanda (Shona)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, mix Maerua edulis roots and Solanum incanum fruits with water and spray. Very effective. Handle with care
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : nhundurwa (Shona)
Solanum panduriforme E. Mey. ex Dunal
Official name : Solanum panduriforme E. Mey. ex Dunal
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush fruits of Solanum panduriforme (nhundurwa and mix with water. Handle with care
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : nhundurwa (Shona)
Spirostachys africana Sond.
Official name : Spirostachys africana Sond.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, cut barks break of Spirostachys africana and mix with water. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mutovhoti (Shona)
Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Official name : Strychnos cocculoides Baker
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) lice, squash the fruit of Strychnos cocculoides and smear contents on animal infested. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : ubuhlali (Ndebele)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush unripe fruits of Strychnos spinosa, mix with water and spray. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : matamba (Shona)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, fleas, mites, crush the whole plant of Tagetes minuta d mix with water,. Safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : munyakambanje (Shona)
Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Official name : Terminalia sericea Burch. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush leaves of Terminalia sericea mix with water for spray. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mususu (Shona)
Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake
Official name : Vernonia colorata (Willd.) Drake
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush roots of Vernonia colorata munyatera mix with water for an hour and spray. Always but scarce.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : munyatera (Shona)
Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Official name : Vigna unguiculata (L.) A. Walp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, empty pods of Vigna unguiculata burnt and ash applied on tick sites. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : cowpea (Shangani)
Xanthocercis zambesiaca (Baker) Dumaz-le-Grand
Official name : Xanthocercis zambesiaca (Baker) Dumaz-le-Grand
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) flea, ticks, crush the bark of Xanthocercis zambesiaca and soak in water to form a soapy solution for spraying; Safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : muturufuwa (Shona)
Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill.
Official name : Zantedeschia albomaculata (Hook.) Baill.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039) ticks, crush stemsof Zantedeschia albomaculata , mix with water and drench. Very effective
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mufanawembudzi (Shona)
Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Official name : Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039) flea, ticks, crush stems of Zanthoxylum capense and spread on infestation sites. Safe to use
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : mukundanyoka (Shona)