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Reference : VW 01

Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Reference VW 01 has information about 227 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(093)
Recipes : Vb(093) a bark decoction is used to treat tulp (Moraea polystachya) poisoning in cattle in South Africa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(104), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, roots decoction , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Afrique du Sud
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(104), roots powder, repels the snakes
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, roots of Acalypha villicaulis, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umpendulo (Zulu)
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : V(003), V(013), V(020), V(068)
Recipes : V(020) the powdered root is used to treat snake¬bite in humans and animals
V(013), V(068) a root decoction is used to treat anthrax and tapeworm
V(003) the powdered leaf is applied to swollen limbs of animals
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) the powdered root is used to treat snake¬bite
(registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acrotome inflata Benth.
Official name : Acrotome inflata Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(005), V(078)
Recipes : Vb( 005), ONS., RNS.
V(078), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Basutoland (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Adenopodia spicata (E. Mey.) Presl
Official name : Adenopodia spicata (E. Mey.) Presl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : Veq(108) Mfengu use bark for colds in horses, roots, bark of Adenopodia spicata , RNS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Agave americana L.
Official name : Agave americana L.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006, 2)ostrich, extract dry leaves, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (farmers of Koroo)
Vernacular name : not registered
Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Official name : Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), leaves, powder, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Albuca cooperi Bak.
Official name : Albuca cooperi Bak.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004), lotion, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe broomii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe broomii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), decoction leaves, (no effect on sheep)
Veq(039), leaves, juice, 1 little spoon, blood becomes bitter for mosquitoes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe cooperi Baker
Official name : Aloe cooperi Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(123)
Recipes : Vb(123), used to protect cattle from the ill effects of eating improper food, smoke from burning leaves of Aloe cooperi
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(014)
Recipes : V(006), thick juice of leaves (South Africa), RNS.
V(006), juice with meal, with clay (South Africa), RNS.
Vo(014 ), juice leaves (Africa of East and the South) RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), the sap is mixed with meal as a purgative for cattle in South Africa
Vb(015), Vb(068) the leaf sap used to treat redwater and intestinal parasites in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw.
Official name : Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(012)
Recipes : Vv(008), infusion leaves, (Sotho du sud), RNS.
V(012), ashes from leaves , buried under the paw, favor cure (Sotho)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013)anthrax, decoction stems , leaves + Clutia heterophylla, Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe tenuior Haw.
Official name : Aloe tenuior Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) a root decoction used as a purgative to treat tapeworm in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : not registered
Andrachne ovalis Müll. Arg.
Official name : Andrachne ovalis Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), roots, decoction, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Swaziland-Swati)
Vernacular name : not registered
Annona squamosa L.
Official name : Annona squamosa L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), seeds + green fruit , dough on the body
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(138), H(139)
Recipes : H(037), the Pedi community uses a root infusion of A. africana for children with cough symptoms
H(138) Ansellia africana is used by young men to prevent women from having children if their love is not returned
H(139) decoction of Ansellia africana is used as an aphrodisiac by women (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : imfe-nkawu
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(051), H(053), H(094), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) boils, H(051) fever, H(053) earache, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(053) earache, H(082) respiratory complaints, H(103) tooth ache, H(108) sinusitis, H(108) head colds, infusion and poultice of leaves of Artemisia afra Jacq
(registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : Afrique du Sud
Vernacular name : not registered
Asclepias fruticosa L.
Official name : Asclepias fruticosa L.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea and H(104) stomach pain in children, infusion of leaf and root (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Official name : Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Protasparagus virgatus (Bak.) Oberm.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) anthelmintics, root infusions or decoctions of Protasparagus virgatus, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Official name : Asparagus virgatus Bak.
Family : Asparagaceae
Synonyms : Protasparagus virgatus (Bak.) Oberm.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), roots, decoction or infusion, Asparagus virgatus, Fagara capensis, Indigofera sp, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Official name : Barleria acanthoides Vahl
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vo(000), Vc(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Barleria stuhlmannii Lindau
Official name : Barleria stuhlmannii Lindau
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : Vb(033, 2), crushed leaves, 1x / day., during 1 month
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bersama tysoniana Oliv.
Official name : Bersama tysoniana Oliv.
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), bark, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Bersama tysoniana Oliv.
Official name : Bersama tysoniana Oliv.
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) used by Xhosa for gallsickness in cattle, bark decoction of Bersama tysoniana
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentry and diarrhoea, infusion of leaves de Bidens pilosa
(registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : Afrique du Sud
Vernacular name : not registered
Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Meyer
Official name : Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Meyer
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : V(013), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Meyer
Official name : Blepharis integrifolia (L.f.) E.Meyer
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : V(013), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015), a remedy for redwater disease in cattle using the bulb in South Africa.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(113), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(004) septic cuts,H(013) boils, H(137) sores, H(113) inflammatory conditions, bulb scales of Boophone disticha in local application
(registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, dry bulb scales of Boophone disticha are applied.
(registered from reference HV 09)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Graaff-Reinet region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Official name : Boscia albitrunca (Burch.) Gilg & Gilg-Ben.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), infusion leaves, cold, lotion
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj. & Coss.
Official name : Brassica juncea (L.) Czernj. & Coss.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Brassica oleracea L.
Official name : Brassica oleracea L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : V(005)
Recipes : Vb(005) calf, local application very warm leaves, relieve the oedema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vm(004), leaves + young stems, dough + peaces of leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa Erythrea, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not registered
Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.
Official name : Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(191)
Recipes : H(109) lumbago, H(191) “blood purifier”, tuber of Bulbine alooides (registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : rooiwortel (Cape Dutch language)
Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Official name : Bulbine narcissifolia Salm - Dyck.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : Vb(033), decoction roots, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Callilepis laureola DC.
Official name : Callilepis laureola DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(039), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(004), ONS. of Callilepis laureola, RNS.
Vb(039)worms in injury , ONS., RNS.
Vb(068) used to kill maggots in cattle, root paste of Callilepis laureola
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vv(039), leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal
Vernacular name : not registered
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(004), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(004), infusion, lotion
Vb(039)worms in wound, paste roots, pomade
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu & Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Calpurnia intrusa E. Mey.
Official name : Calpurnia intrusa E. Mey.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia villosa Harv.
Symptoms : V(004), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(004), infusion, lotion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Capparis sepiaria L.
Official name : Capparis sepiaria L.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) used by Xhosa for gallsickness in stock, root of Capparis sepiaria decoctions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Capparis sepiaria L. var. citrifolia (Lam) Tölken
Official name : Capparis sepiaria L. var. citrifolia (Lam) Tölken
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(117), V(201)
Recipes : Vb(117), a root decoction used to treat gallsickness in stock
Vb(201) the root is used as a protective charm in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : V(008), V(016), V(104)
Recipes : Vb(016) root ash paste of Capparis tomentosa applied to sore teats in cows;
V(104) root infusions used for stomach ailments in animals,
Vb(008) particularly diarrhoea in cattle, paste made from root, ashes, root infusions and decoctions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
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 : Vb(068), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassine aethiopica Thunb.
Official name : Cassine aethiopica Thunb.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(095)
Recipes : Vb(095) used by Zulus to drench Vb(068) worm-infested calves, milk or whey bark of Cassine aethiopica infusions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Official name : Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Family : Pedialiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, and dysmenorrhoea, leaves of Ceratotheca triloba, RNS.
H(008) diarrhoea and H(008) + H(104) gastro-intestinal, H(113) cramps, nfusions (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Official name : Ceratotheca triloba (Bernh.) Hook. f.
Family : Pedialiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, leaves of Ceratotheca triloba, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : udonqabathwa (Zulu), wild foxglove (English)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Veq(095) sick horses, aerial part of Cissus quadrangularis, RNS. used as a drench by Zulu
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(135)
Recipes : Vb(135)drinking calf, leaves
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V‚q(068), infusion stems, leaves
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Official name : Clematopsis scabiosifolia (DC.) Hutch.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vc(000), Vo(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Official name : Clerodendrum glabrum E. Mey.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : V(004), V(068), V(006), V(106)
Recipes : Vb(006), ONS., RNS. (Zulu)
Vm(068), infusion barks roots, RNS. (Lobedu)
V(106) + V(004), insects repellant on wounds, ONS., RNS. (Sotho)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : V(008), V(035)
Recipes : Vb(008, 2) calf, Vb(035), barks roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clutia heterophylla Willd.
Official name : Clutia heterophylla Willd.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013)anthrax, decoction stems, leaves, Clutia heterophylla, Aloe sp., Ptaeroxylon obliquum, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Clutia sp.
Official name : Clutia sp.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Veq(006), leaves, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Mfengu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), seeds powder, local application, eyes wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lobedu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond.
Official name : Combretum erythrophyllum (Burch.) Sond.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vcanis(091) small doses administered as fattening tonics to dogs, roots, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Commelina africana L.
Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Commelina africana, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ucolane (Zulu)
Commelina ancilema ?
Official name : Commelina ancilema ?
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Commelina africana, RNS.(From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
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), stem's barks, roots, decoction, wash the eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crassula lycopodioides Lam.
Official name : Crassula lycopodioides Lam.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), roots, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa & Mfengu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crocosmia paniculata (Klatt) Goldblatt
Official name : Crocosmia paniculata (Klatt) Goldblatt
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) used for bovine diarrhoea by the Sotho, ONS. of Crocosmia paniculata, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Croton gratissimus Burch.
Official name : Croton gratissimus Burch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001), leaves, infusion, cold, lotion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Botswana, Kgatha)
Vernacular name : not registered
Croton sylvaticus Hoschst. ex Krauss
Official name : Croton sylvaticus Hoschst. ex Krauss
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), barks powder, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Zwaziland (Swati)
Vernacular name : not registered
Curtonus panicatus N.E. Br.
Official name : Curtonus panicatus N.E. Br.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(003), V(004), V(045), V(087)
Recipes : V(003), V(004), V(045), V(087), for horses and sheep, powder from the leaves of Datura stramonium, take out the pus, against wounds and bruises
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) boils,H(013) absces andH(013) ulcers, H(137) sores, poultice of leaves of Datura stramonium in local application
Region : South Africa
Country : Afrique du Sud
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : V(030), leaves of Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zambia, Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(022), juice, ONS. de Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (South Soto)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(013), V(014)
Recipes : V(013), V(014, 2), powder barks or fresh leaves of Dichrostachys glomerata , pounded, local aplication
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(117), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(117) gallsickness in stock animals; powdered plants used for V(137) sores and V(004) wounds on horses, root of Dicoma anomala, decoction
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicoma anomala Sond.
Official name : Dicoma anomala Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Dicoma anomala, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umuna (Zulu), inyongana, (Xhosa)
Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz
Official name : Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds and H(137) sores in humans by Xhosa, water heated in scooped out tuber of Dioscorea dregeana, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz
Official name : Dioscorea dregeana (Kunth) T.Durand & Schinz
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(137)
Recipes : V(004) wounds and V(137) sores in animals by Xhosa, water heated in scooped out tuber of Dioscorea dregeana, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl.
Official name : Dioscorea sylvatica Eckl.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(028)
Recipes : Vb(016), inflammation of the mammary glands internal part of tubercle of Dioscorea sylvatica, crushed, decoction, lotion , massage udder
Vb(028), internal part of tubercle, crushed, decoction, wash vagina
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), ONS., decoction, + juice of Euphorbia truncata., boiled, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ehretia rigida Druce
Official name : Ehretia rigida Druce
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), roots, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) , Veq(008), Xhosa use roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina for diarrhoea and dysentery in cattle, and horses
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), Xhosa use roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina for diarrhoea and dysentery
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Entada spicata Druce
Official name : Entada spicata Druce
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : Veq(108), barks of Entada spicata, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa (Mfengu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Official name : Entada stuhlmannii (Taub.) Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), VO. extract roots crushed in H2O + local application of the rest
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Eriosema salignum E. Mey.
Official name : Eriosema salignum E. Mey.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vb(091), plant, RNS., stimulant for the bull
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho of Basutoland)
Vernacular name : not registered
Erythrophleum lasianthum Corb.
Official name : Erythrophleum lasianthum Corb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(027)
Recipes : Vcanis(27), barks, seeds, powder, prevention
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Euclea schimperi (A. DC.) Dandy
Official name : Euclea schimperi (A. DC.) Dandy
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, bark of Euclea schimperi, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : idungamuzi (Zulu), bush guarri (English)
Eucomis undulata Ait.
Official name : Eucomis undulata Ait.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Bantu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Eulophia clavicornis Lindl. var. clavicornis
Official name : Eulophia clavicornis Lindl. var. clavicornis
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : Sotho use a cold water infusion of a few Eulophia species (Eulophia clavicornis (plant part not specified) and Eulophia tenella (tubers)) to treat infertility (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : elihlaza, imfe yamasele (encani)
Eulophia cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.
Official name : Eulophia cucullata (Afzel. ex Sw.) Steud.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(175)
Recipes : H(175) cooked roots of Eulophia cucullata used in Malawi as a poultice (From reference: HC 26)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : amabelejongosi, uhlamvu lwabafazi, umabelejongosi, undwendweni
Eulophia tenella Rchb. f.
Official name : Eulophia tenella Rchb. f.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, tubers of Eulophia tenella, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : untongazibomvana (Zulu)
Euphorbia truncata N.E.Br.
Official name : Euphorbia truncata N.E.Br.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), boiled juice from Euphorbia truncata + decoction Diospyros mespiliformis, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Euphorbia truncata N.E.Br.
Official name : Euphorbia truncata N.E.Br.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), boiled juice from Euphorbia truncata + decoction Diospyros mespiliformis, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Fagara capensis Thunb.
Official name : Fagara capensis Thunb.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(094)
Recipes : V(068), decoction or infusion roots, Asparagus virgatus, Fagara capensis, Indigofera sp, RNS.(Zulu, Lala)
-Vb(117), decoction or infusion roots, Asparagus virgatus, Fagara capensis, Indigofera sp, RNS.(Zulu, Lala)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : V(002), V(030)
Recipes : Vb(002), infusion roots, barks, leaves of Ficus capensis, (Zulu)
Vb(002), decoction roots, udder massage , (Tanzania)
Vb(030), decoction roots, RNS., (South Africa, Zimbabwe)
Region : East and South Africa
Country : South Africa, Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), lactogenic, barks of Ficus ingens decoction (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), leaves, fruits, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus thonningii Blume
Official name : Ficus thonningii Blume
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus iteophylla Miq. , Ficus burkei (Miq.) Miq.
Symptoms : V(005)
Recipes : Veq(005)legs, cataplasm, pounded barks in H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Official name : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(008), H(037), H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, H(008) diarrhea,H(037) cough, H(050) flatulent, H(104) stomachache, H(113) cramps, H(135) digestive problems, ONS., RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Galenia africana L.
Official name : Galenia africana L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004), lotion, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Gnidia capitata L.f.
Official name : Gnidia capitata L.f.
Family : Thymelaeaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) a root decoction used to treat anthrax has been recorded in South Africa.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Graderia scabra (L. f.) Benth.
Official name : Graderia scabra (L. f.) Benth.
Family : Scrophuilariaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(112)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, H(112) abortifacient, ONS. of Graderia scabra, RNS. (rregistered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : ugweje (Zulu), wild penstemon (English)
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030), roots, decoction, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu) (South Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Habenaria epipactidea Rchb.f.
Official name : Habenaria epipactidea Rchb.f.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) vomitive, root infusions of Habenaria epipactidea (From reference: HC 26).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umabelebuca omkhulu
Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Official name : Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms : Haemanthus coccineus Forssk.
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vb(022), bulb juice, oinment udder
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Heeria paniculosa O. Ktze
Official name : Heeria paniculosa O. Ktze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(072), V(104), barks, RNS., few efficacity
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
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)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, powder barks in milk or infusion, RNS.
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), extract roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Heeria sp.
Official name : Heeria sp.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(008)
Recipes : Vb(001), juice, lotion
Vb(008) calf, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Official name : Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vo(000 ), Vc(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Hermannia coccocarpa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
Official name : Hermannia coccocarpa (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kuntze
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Veq(037), decoction roots of Hermannia coccocarpa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Heteromorpha trifoliata (H.L.Wendl.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Véq(068), Xhosa use roots for threadworm in horses, bark, roots of Heteromorpha trifoliata, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Official name : Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(037)
Recipes : V(001), juice of leaves, drops in ardent eyes(Xhosa)
V(037), decoction ONS, RNS., (Botswana, Kwena)
V(037), leaves, roots, infusion, , (Zulu, Tswana)
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Official name : Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(037), V(037)
Recipes : V(001) the leaf sap used to treat inflamed eyes of animals
Vb(037), Vo(037) a leaf decoction used to treat coughing and to expel mucus in sheep and goats
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Official name : Hippobromus pauciflorus (L.f.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(087)
Recipes : V(001) leaf sap of Hippobromus pauciflorus in inflamed eyes
Vo(087), Vc(087) leaves and roots infusion used to clear mucus from noses of sheep and goats
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex. Bak.
Official name : Hypoxis argentea Harv. ex. Bak.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Veq(004), oil ointment from warm roots
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Hypoxis villosa L.
Official name : Hypoxis villosa L.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) , tubercle, leaves, flowers , cattle diaorea
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Impatiens pseudoviola Gilg
Official name : Impatiens pseudoviola Gilg
Family : Balsaminaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vc(000), Vo(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Indigofera cylindrica DC.
Official name : Indigofera cylindrica DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) anthelmintics in humans, especially roundworm , root bark decoctions of Indigofera frutescens, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Indigofera cylindrica DC.
Official name : Indigofera cylindrica DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068) anthelmintics in animals, especially roundworm , root bark decoctions of Indigofera frutescens, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Indigofera sp.
Official name : Indigofera sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), roots, decoction or infusion, Indigofera sp., Fagara capensis , Asparagus vigatus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Kaempferia ethele Wood
Official name : Kaempferia ethele Wood
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(051), V(082), V(096), V(142)
Recipes : Veq(051) + Veq(082) + Veq(096)head = Veq(142), head, cold infusion of roots, RNS., not contagious seasonal disease to asses, mules, horses. Fever, inflation of the head, difficulties respiratory. Passed on with mosquitoes and the midges
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Swati)
Vernacular name : not registered
Kalanchoe somaliensis Bak.
Official name : Kalanchoe somaliensis Bak.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, f), insects repellant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Kalanchoe sp.
Official name : Kalanchoe sp.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : V(002), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(002), leaves, RNS.
V(039, f), insects repellant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa, Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Oken
Official name : Kniphofia uvaria (L.) Oken
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, rhizome/root of Kniphofia uvaria, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : icacane (Zulu), red-hot poker (English)
Kohautia amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Kohautia amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, ONS. of Kohautia amatymbica, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhungulo (Zulu), labantwana (Xhosa), tremble tops (English)
Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Official name : Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Official name : Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eyes complaints, paste or infusion of leaves of Lantana rugosa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Official name : Lantana rugosa Thunb.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(012)
Recipes : V(001) strong astringent , ophtalmia and conjunctivites paste or infusion of leaves of Lantana rugosa ( Jaluo)
V(012), ash leaves, buried under the paw, favor cure ( Sotho)
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ledebouria cooperi (Hook.f.) Jessop
Official name : Ledebouria cooperi (Hook.f.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : Vb(033) administered to cows to ensure a succession of calves of the same gender, ONS. De Ledebouria cooperi, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop
Official name : Ledebouria revoluta (L.f.) Jessop
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : V(117) gallsickness in animals by the Xhosa, bulbs, leaves of Ledebouria revoluta, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Leonotis dysophylla Benth.
Official name : Leonotis dysophylla Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(091), V(108)
Recipes : Vb(091) calf, ONS., of Leonotis dysophylla RNS.
Vb(108), decoction stems, leaves, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Orienta Transvaall)
Vernacular name : not registered
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(037), V(108)
Recipes : Vv(008), ONS., RNS. (Natal)V(037), leaves, roots, infusion, VO., enema ( SouthAfrica)
V(108), leaves, roots, infusion, VO., enema ( SouthAfrica),(Zulu, Kwena)
V(108), decoction ONS., RNS., Botswana (Kwena)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Kwena)
Vernacular name : not registered
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, ONS. of Leonotis leonorus , RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : imunyamunya (Zulu), Wild dagga (English)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk. var. mildbraedii (Gilg & G.Schellenb.) Lebrun
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk. var. mildbraedii (Gilg & G.Schellenb.) Lebrun
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), powder leaves in H2O, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Official name : Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), administered by Zulus to stock animals for diarrhoea, bark and leaf infusions of Maytenus heterophylla
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Official name : Microglossa oblongifolia O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(004)
Recipes : Vb(001), leaves maceration, local application
Vb(004), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Kenya (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : Vb(108), leaves in nostril
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Haya)
Vernacular name : not registered
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : V‚q(051), bath, ONS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(014), H(100)
Recipes : H(005) oedema (dropsy),H(014) skin conditions, H(100) syphilis, ONS, RNS (registered from reference HV 09)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Murraysburg region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Monsonia emarginata (L.f.) L'Hér.
Official name : Monsonia emarginata (L.f.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : Vb(104), Vo(104) stomach ailments in calves, lambs, ONS. of Monsonia emarginata, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Official name : Morella serrata (Lam.) Killick
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, ONS.of Morchella serrata, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umlulama (Zulu)
Mucuna coriacea Bak.
Official name : Mucuna coriacea Bak.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(025)
Recipes : Vcanis(025), decoction roots of Mucuna coriacea, NS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Musa sp.
Official name : Musa sp.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vc(008), buds and flowers Musa sp. + leaves of Myrica kilimandscharica , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Official name : Myrica kilimandscharica Engl.
Family : Myricaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vc(008), buds and flowers Musa sp. + leaves of Myrica kilimandscharica , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Mystroxylon aethiopicum (Thunb.) Loes
Official name : Mystroxylon aethiopicum (Thunb.) Loes
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) an infusion of the bark administered as a drench to treat worm infested calves in KwaZulu-Natal
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Nicotiana tabacum L.
Official name : Nicotiana tabacum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Olea africana Miller
Official name : Olea africana Miller
Family : Oleaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : V(001), leaves, infusion, cold lotion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Thlaping)
Vernacular name : not registered
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)
Recipes : Vb(002), roots, RNS.
Vb(051), young stems, decoction,RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Othonna natalensis Sch. Bip.
Official name : Othonna natalensis Sch. Bip.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) calf, roots, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pappea capensis E. & Z. var. radlkoferi Schinz.
Official name : Pappea capensis E. & Z. var. radlkoferi Schinz.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), roots, infusion, VO. and enema
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Zimbabwe (Ndebele)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pelargonium pulverulentum Colvill ex Sweet
Official name : Pelargonium pulverulentum Colvill ex Sweet
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(126)
Recipes : Vb(126), Vo(126) a decoction used to treat liver disease in cattle and sheep has been recorded in the Eastern Cape
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pelargonium pulverulentum Colvill ex Sweet
Official name : Pelargonium pulverulentum Colvill ex Sweet
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(078)
Recipes : Veq(006),Veq(078), the root is bound in the mouth
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pelargonium sidifolium (Thunb.) R.Knuth
Official name : Pelargonium sidifolium (Thunb.) R.Knuth
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068)calf decoction, + Ziziphus zeyheri , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Official name : Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) used as anthelmintics for calves with Pelargonium sidoides, Ziziphus zeyheriana , decoctions ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Pennisetum typhoides (Burm.) Stapf. & Hubb.
Official name : Pennisetum typhoides (Burm.) Stapf. & Hubb.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex Eckl. & Zeyh.) Walp. subsp. Prunelloides
Official name : Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex Eckl. & Zeyh.) Walp. subsp. Prunelloides
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030) retained placenta, roots of Pentanisia prunelloides, decoction, used by Xhosa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Official name : Pentanisia prunelloides (Klotzsch ex. Eckl.& Zeyh.) Walp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030), roots, decoction, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : V(124)
Recipes : Vo(124)after castration powder, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Phytolacca heptandra Retz.
Official name : Phytolacca heptandra Retz.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vb(082), the Xhosa use the roots for lung sickness in cattle, roots of Phytolacca heptandra, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Phytolacca octandra L.
Official name : Phytolacca octandra L.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : V(037) lung sickness in cattle, roots of Phytolacca octandra, infusion
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Plectranthus laxiflorus Benth.
Official name : Plectranthus laxiflorus Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Plectranthus albus Gürke
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), drenches for animals, powdered aerial parts of Plectranthus laxiflorus, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Polygonum pulchrum Blume
Official name : Polygonum pulchrum Blume
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(015), V(094)
Recipes : Vb(015), Vb(117), decoction rhizom, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Thembu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Protea hirta Klotzsch
Official name : Protea hirta Klotzsch
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, inner part of the roots, infusion, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Protea welwitschii Engl.
Official name : Protea welwitschii Engl.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea, dysentery in calves, decorticated roots of Protea welwitschii, infusions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Psorospermum baumii Engl.
Official name : Psorospermum baumii Engl.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), decoction roots
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Psorospermum baumii Engl.
Official name : Psorospermum baumii Engl.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), decoction roots
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.
Official name : Ptaeroxylon obliquum (Thunb.) Radlk.
Family : Ptaeroxylaceae
Symptoms : V(013), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(013)anthrax, decoction stems, leaves, Clutia heterophylla, Aloe sp , Ptaeroxylon obliquum, RNS.
V(039), powder, infusion, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(027z), H(112)
Recipes : H(027z) irregular menstruation and H(112) abortifacient, roots of Pteriduim aquilinum, RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(116) irregular menstruation, H(112) abortifacient, roots of Pteridium aquilinum, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhlashoshana (Zulu), bracken fern (English)
Pyrenacantha scandens Planch. ex Harv.
Official name : Pyrenacantha scandens Planch. ex Harv.
Family : Icacinaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, roots of Pyrenacantha scandens, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : unginakile (Zulu)
Rhoicissus capensis Planch.
Official name : Rhoicissus capensis Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068),decoction roots in milk, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Official name : Rhoicissus tomentosa (Lam.) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) anthelmintics for calves, roots of Rhoicissus tomentosa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhus erosa Thunb.
Official name : Rhus erosa Thunb.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), seeds powder on the tongue
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, sores,H(013) boils, H(104) stomach ache, ONS., RNS.
H(113) inflammation and H(113) rheumatism, leaves are bound to affected area
H(018) headache (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Rubia cordifolia L.
Official name : Rubia cordifolia L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) amenorrhoea, root of Rubia cordifolia, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umalibombo (Zulu), sticky-leaved Rubia (English)
Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, rhizome of Rumex lanceolatus, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : idololenkonyane (Zulu), idolonyana (Xhosa), smooth dock (English)
Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Official name : Rumex lanceolatus Thunb.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, rhizome of Rumex lanceolatus, RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Rumex sp.
Official name : Rumex sp.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V‚q(004), fresh leaves, compress
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho, Nguni)
Vernacular name : not registered
Salix safsaf Forssk. ex Trautv.
Official name : Salix safsaf Forssk. ex Trautv.
Family : Salicaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006), leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zambia
Vernacular name : not registered
Salvia africana-coerulea L.
Official name : Salvia africana-coerulea L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030), infusion stems, RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Salvia repens Burch.
Official name : Salvia repens Burch.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), decoction roots, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Sarcostemma viminale (L.) R. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002) use as a galactagogue in cows in the Eastern Cape
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape )
Vernacular name : not registered
Scabiosa columbaria L.
Official name : Scabiosa columbaria L.
Family : Dipsacaceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, root of Scabiosa columbaria, RNS. (registered from reference HS 32 (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : igwalaza (Zulu)
Sclerocarya caffra Sond.
Official name : Sclerocarya caffra Sond.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, 2) , ONS., RNS., South and East Africa (Zulu)V(039) , fruits, RNS., South Africa (Zulu)
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Sebaea crassulifolia Cham. & Schl.
Official name : Sebaea crassulifolia Cham. & Schl.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020), decoction, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) dysmenorrhoea, roots of Securidaca longipendunculata, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : mpesu (Vhavenda), violet tree (English)
Sideroxylon inerme L.
Official name : Sideroxylon inerme L.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) gallsickness, bark of Sideroxylon inerme used by Xhosa, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinnf.) B.L. Burtt
Official name : Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinnf.) B.L. Burtt
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Veq(000) prophylactics against horses sickness, rhizome of Siphonochilus aethiopicus infusions
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum bojeri Dun.
Official name : Solanum bojeri Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vc(000), Vo(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum capsicoides Allioni
Official name : Solanum capsicoides Allioni
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(025)
Recipes : V(014), pulp, leaves, RNS.
Vcanis(025), juice, roots or fruit, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : V(004), V(078)
Recipes : Vm(004), fruits in H20, injection??
Veq(078), fruits in H20, injection??
Veq(078), infusion leaves, cataplasm
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Official name : Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum sodomaeum auct. (invalid name) , Solanum hermannii auct. (invalid name)
Symptoms : V(137)
Recipes : V(137) sores on sheep and horses, fruit sap and leaves paste of Solanum hermannii
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Official name : Solanum mauritianum Scop.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery and H(008) diarrhoea , infusion of Solanum mauritianum, RNS. (From ref : HL 22)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa,
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum merkeri Dammer
Official name : Solanum merkeri Dammer
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016), juice from roasted leaves, to mass the painful udder
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Haya)
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum sodomeum L.
Official name : Solanum sodomeum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Veq(004) and Vch(004)from the saddle and harness,Vo(004), fruit juice or leaves paste, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Stachys aethiopica L.
Official name : Stachys aethiopica L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(015), V(094)
Recipes : Vb(015) prevention, ONS., RNS.
Vb(117), fumigation, ONS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Sutera pinnatifida O. Ktze.
Official name : Sutera pinnatifida O. Ktze.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vo(001), juice leaves in eyes
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
Official name : Synadenium grantii Hook. f.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(035)
Recipes : Vb(035), massage of glands with the latex
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa, Kenya, Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(106)
Recipes : Veq((039) ears worms , ONS., RNS.
V(039) , V(106), ONS., oil repelant again flies
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Official name : Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039, f), insects repelant, ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Tephrosia macropoda Harv.
Official name : Tephrosia macropoda Harv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(039), V(068)
Recipes : Vcanis(039x), Vcanis(039x), ONS., RNS., (South anf East Africa)
Vb(068), ONS., RNS., South Africa (Zulu)
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Terminalia sp.
Official name : Terminalia sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), extract tanin, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania (Masai)
Vernacular name : not registered
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vb(117), ONS., RNS., + Fagara capensis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Teucrium africanum Thumb.
Official name : Teucrium africanum Thumb.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(117), V(117)
Recipes : Vb(041), Vc(041), Vb(117) , Vc(117) a leaf decoction used to treat anthrax and gallsickness in cattle and goats has been recorded in the Eastern Cape
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Official name : Toddalia aculeata Pers.
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam.
Symptoms : V(093), V(123)
Recipes : V(093), V(123), roots, decoction, poisoning from spoiled meat, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Typha capensis (Rohrb.) N.E. Br.
Official name : Typha capensis (Rohrb.) N.E. Br.
Family : Typhaceae
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : V(030), roots,decoction, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Xhosa)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vangueria infausta Burch.
Official name : Vangueria infausta Burch.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(026)
Recipes : H(026) menstruation, root of Vangueria infausta, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : muzwilu (Vhavenda), wild medlar (English)
Vangueria sp.
Official name : Vangueria sp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : Vb(033), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (Kgatha)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia angola O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia angola O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Chagga)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia corymbosa Less.
Official name : Vernonia corymbosa Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vm(068), decoction roots + sugar, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lobedu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Vernonia corymbosa Less.
Official name : Vernonia corymbosa Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, leaves/root of Vernonia tigna, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : phathaphathane (Vhavenda)
Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Official name : Vernonia subuligera O. Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), crushed roots, H2O, extract VO. + local application of the mixture
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : not registered
Watsonia densiflora Bak.
Official name : Watsonia densiflora Bak.
Family : Iridaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhoea in calves by the Sotho, ONS. of Watsonia densiflora, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : V(004), V(014)
Recipes : Veq(004), green fruits, stems , leaves, dough in ointment for wounds due to belts and saddles
V(014) green berries, friction
V(014), green fruits, pounded, massage (Xhosa)
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : V(004), V(008x), V(106)
Recipes : V(004), crushed barks, astringent , RNS.(Angola)
Vb(008x), fruits or roots, decoction, RNS. (Zambia, Zimbabwe)
V(004), V(106), crushed leaves on wounds , to repel flies (East and South Africa)
Region : East, West and South Africa
Country : Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(007), H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(137) sores, roots decoction de racines of Xysmalobium undulatum as lotion
H(007) diuretic, H(104) stomach pain, root of Xysmalobium undulatum, RNS. (registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : bitterwortel (Cape Dutch language)
Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Official name : Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : V(117)
Recipes : Vb(117) a root decoction used to treat gallsickness has been previously recorded in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Official name : Ziziphus mucronata Willd.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(013), H(037)
Recipes : H(013) boils,H(013) absces , poultice applied to boils, abscesses and septic swellings of the skin, H(004) powder also applied to wounds and decoction taken for pneumonia
(registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Ziziphus zeyherana Sond.
Official name : Ziziphus zeyherana Sond.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) used as anthelmintics for calves with Pelargonium sidoides, Ziziphus zeyheriana , decoctions ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors