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Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.

27 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HC 13d
Author(s) : Chabra, S.C., R.L.A. Mahunnah & E.N. Mshiu
Title : Plants used in traditional medicine in Eastern Tanzania.IV. Angiosperms (Mimosaceae to Papilionaceae). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 29, pp. 295 - 323, (1990)
Symptoms : H(008), H(078), H(104), H(139), H(145)
Recipes : H(016), fresh stembark, pounded and applied to the breasts
H(008) diar., VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(104) abdominal pains during menstruation VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(139, 2) impotency and aphrodisiac, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(145) rectum prolapse, VO. decoction (H2O) roots
H(078), cancer, stembark, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (East)
Vernacular name : mnoa (Pare), msasa (Swahili)
Reference HC 24a
Author(s) : Cheikhyoussef, A., M. Shapi, H. Mu. Ashekele
Title : Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge on medicinal plant use by traditional healers in Oshikoto Region, Namibia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 7:10 (2011) See also ref HC 24b
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, duration of treatment: 1-2 days, roots of Acacia mellifera , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Namibia (Oshikoto region)
Vernacular name : okadilanghono
Reference HG 1k
Author(s) : Gachathi, F.N.
Title : Kikuyu botanical dictionary of plant names and uses. Publication supported by GTZ , (1989)The print shop, P.O. Box 24576, Nairobi.
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), bark, constipation, intestinal worms
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 18
Author(s) : Hassan-Abdallah, A., A. Merito, S. Hassan, D. Aboubaker, M. Djama, Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Medicinal plants andt heir uses by the people in the Region of Randa, Djibouti Journal of Ethnopharmacology 148 701–713, (2013)
Symptoms : H(004), H(014), H(045), H(111), H(118)
Recipes : H(004) injuries,H(014) whitlow, H(045) wound infections, H(124) haemorrhage, leaves paste of Acacia mellifera , local application
H(111) burns, heated leaf powder , local application
H(118) angina, fresh leaves in chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Djibouti (Region of Randa)
Vernacular name : makqarto (Geez ?)
Reference HH 3k
Author(s) : Heine, B. & C. König
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 2: Plants of the So (Uganda).142 p., Band 7 (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008), H(104), chew bark.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HH 4k
Author(s) : Heine, B. & I. Heine
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 1: Plants of the Chamus (Kenya).104 p., Band 6, (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), to clean stomach; boil bark, drink with water (tastes salty), give to pregnant women or children; emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HJ 07
Author(s) : Johns, T., E. B. Mhoro, Pius Sanaya & E.K. Kimanani
Title : Herbal remedies of the Batemi of Ngorongoro district, Tanzania a quantitative appraisal Economic Botany 48 (1) pp. 90-95. (1994)
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(055), H(104)
Recipes : H(008, 3) diarrhoea, H(104, 3) gastrointestinal problems, decoction of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera put into soup
H(037, 2), bark of Acacia mellifera, used to treat coughs
H(051, 5) fever , infusion of bark or roots of Acacia mellifera, VO.
H(055, 3) emetic, decoction of bark or roots , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Batemi of the Ngorongoro district)
Vernacular name : mng' orora (Batemi)
Reference HK 13
Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(033), H(051), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(033), bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(100) syph, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(104) stomach, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kilawata (Swahili, Kenya), muthiia (Kamba, Kenya), talamong (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda), eiti, oiti pi (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Reference HK 22
Author(s) : Kerharo, J. & A. Bouquet
Title : Plantes médicinales et toxiques de la Côte-d'Ivoire - Haute-Volta.Mission d'étude de la pharmacopée indigène en A.O.F. Editions Vigot Frères, Paris, 300 p., (1950)
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, to chew the roots, to puke
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso
Vernacular name : bakin kaya (Haoussa), guoissogola (Dagari)
Reference HK 36a
Author(s) : Kareru, P. G., G. M. Kenji, A. N. Gachanja, J. M. Keriko, G. Mungai
Title : Traditional medicine among the Embu and Mbeere peoples of Kenya. African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines, Volume 4 (1): 75 - 86 (2007) http://journals.sfu.ca/africanem/index.php/ajtcam/article/view/160/172
Symptoms : H(037), H(113)
Recipes : H(037) pneumonia, barks decoction of Acacia mellifera , VO.
H(113) backache, jointsache, roots boiled + goat soup, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Eastern Province, Embu and Mbeere tribes)
Vernacular name : muthigira (Embu)
Reference HK 63
Author(s) : Kipkore, K., B. Wanjohi, H. Rono, G. Kigen
Title : A study of the medicinal plants used by the Marakwet Community in Kenya Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:24 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/24
Symptoms : H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted diseases, roots of Acacia mellifera, decoction, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, higher parasites burnt and ashes licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet Community)
Vernacular name : ngowo (local dialect), black thorn / wait-a-bit thorn (Englisch)
Reference HL 01
Author(s) : Lindsay, R.S. & F.N. Hepper
Title : Medicinal plants of Marakwet Kenya.Kew, Royal Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom, 49 p., (1978)
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) femal, barks stems, trunk of Acacia mellifera , decoction (H2O) , V.O.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Marakwet)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HL 10
Author(s) : Le Floc'h, E., D. Lenormant, A. Lignon & N. Rezkallah
Title : Pratiques ethnobotaniques des populations Afars de la moyenne vallée de l'Awash (Ethiopie). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 14, pp. 283 - 314, (1985)
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y), pounded leaves, maceration H2O during 1 night, VO.
H(027y) barks fibers, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Awash valley)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HL 15
Author(s) : Lulekal, E., E. Kelbessa, T. Bekele, H. Yineger
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Mana Angetu District, southeastern Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , Volume 4 : 10 (2008) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/4/1/10 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(179)
Recipes : H(179) kidney (birbirti), dried roots of Acacia mellifera crush boil and VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Southeastern Ethiopia (Mana Angetu District)
Vernacular name : bilala (Afaan Oromo)
Reference HN 23
Author(s) : Njoroge, G. N. & R. W. Bussmann
Title : Traditional management of ear, nose and throat (ENT) diseases in Central Kenya. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Volume 2, pp. 1-9 ( 2006).
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) wooping cough (Gikoroa thakame) , bark of Acacia mellifera, chewing
H(037) cough (ruhaya, gikorora), crushed bark, chewing
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Central Kenya)
Vernacular name : mûthigira (Kikuyu)
Reference HR 17
Author(s) : Ruffo, C. K.
Title : A Survey of medicinal plants in Tabora region, Tanzania in :Traditional Medicinal Plants. Dar Es Salaam University Press - Ministry of Health - Tanzania, 391 p. (1991)
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, roots of Acacia mellifera, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Tabora region)
Vernacular name : mugongwa, ilugala (Nyamwezi)
Reference HS 12c
Author(s) : Samuelsson G., M. H. Faraha, Per Claeson, M. Hagos, M. Thulin, O. Hedberg, A. M. Warfa, A. O. Hassan, A. H. Elmi , A. D. Abdurahman, A. S. Elmi, Y. A. Abdie & M. H. Alin
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. III. Plants of the families Lauraceae - Papilionaceae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 37, pp. 93 - 112, (1992)
Symptoms : H(051), H(051)
Recipes : H(051), H(051) paludism, a handfull of fresh stembark, crushed, boiled for 20' in 1 l H2O, filtered, VO. 3 small cups / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : bilcil
Reference HT 2k
Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : H(018), H(055), H(104), H(126), H(178), H(185)
Recipes : H(018) headache, (MilKULOGH), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(055), Boiled root infusion, plus others, used as emetic ( MNGOROR), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(055) + H(051) emetic against fevers, cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
, H(104) stomach- ache, (KIPTANGTANG ) , cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(126) (hepatitus), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(178) (heart pains) , (KIPKOLOSWO), cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
H(185), Inner bark chewed against (KIRIUN (sneezing, cold or boiled bark infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamon panyarit
Reference HT 50
Author(s) : Teklehaymanot, T.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:40 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0166-7
Symptoms : V(046), V(074)
Recipes : Vch(074) external infection, seeds of Acacia mellifera, topical
Vb(046) rinderpest, leaves, eye-drop
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Yalow Woreda, Afar regional state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HT 50
Author(s) : Teklehaymanot, T.
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal and edible plants of Yalo Woreda in Afar regional state, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:40 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0166-7
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(027v), H(037), H(108), H(111)
Recipes : H(001) eyes , leaves of Acacia mellifera, RNS. eye-drop
H(108) flue leaves /bark , sniffing, VO.
H(111) fire-burn seeds, topical
H(004) head/ bullet injury barks,seeds tying, topical
H(037) extrapulmonary tuberculosis, leaves RNS., VO.
H(027v) birth labour YB VO., body wash
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Yalow Woreda, Afar regional state)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HW 11
Author(s) : Wambugu, S. N. , Peter M. Mathiu, D. W. Gakuya, T. I. Kanui, J. D. Kabasac, S. G. Kiama
Title : Medicinal plants used in the management of chronic joint pains in Machakos and Makueni counties, Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 137, 945– 955, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874111004661
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113, 3) joint pains, root, stem bark of Acacia mellifera boiled in H2O and concoction VO., one glass 2 times daily, for 14 days or until patient recovers. Pavetta crassipes leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Machakos and Makueni counties)
Vernacular name : muthiia (Kamba)
Reference HZ 02
Author(s) : Zerabruk, S., G. Yirga
Title : Traditional knowledge of medicinal plants in Gindeberet district, Western Ethiopia South African Journal of Botany 78, 165–169 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000962
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) male sexual impotence, roots of Acacia mellifera, root and barks of Amaranthus cruentus, RNS, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia (Gindeberet district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference VA 07
Author(s) : Agab, H.
Title : Traditional treatment methods of camels in eastern Sudanwith emphasis on firing. Journal of Camel Practice and Research, Volume 5, 1, 161 - 164, (1998)
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vch(068), bark, pods, infusion, anthelmintic, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Sudan (East)
Vernacular name : kitir
Reference VB 17
Author(s) : Bekalo, I., M. Keengwe, E. Mathias, P. Mundy & al.
Title : ITDG and IIRR. Ethnoveterinary medicine in Kenya.A field manual of traditional animal health care practice.Intermediate Technology Development Group and International Institute of Rural Reconstruction, Nairobi, Kenya, 226 p., (1996)
Symptoms : V(001), V(008)
Recipes : Vb(001), Vch(001),Veq(001),Vc(001), Vo(001), wash eyes + 1 pinch powder ONS. (Samburu)
Vb(008), stem's barks, Acacia mellifera, Acacia neglecta, maceration H2O until apparition red color, VO. No other drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Samburu) (Masai)
Vernacular name : iti (Samburu), oiti-pi (Masai)
Reference VG 25
Author(s) : Gradé, J.T., J. R.S. Tabuti, P.Van Damme
Title : Ethnoveterinary knowledge in pastoral Karamoja, Uganda Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 122, pp. 273–293 (2009) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874109000233
Symptoms : V(046)
Recipes : Vb(046) rinderpest ( loleo), H2O extract of barks of Acacia mellifera, RNS. (receipt from the Bokora tribe)
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Karamoja of northern Uganda)
Vernacular name : ekapeliman (Ngakarimojong)
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)
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)
Reference VT 2k
Author(s) : Timberlake, J. R.
Title : Ethnobotany of the Pokot of Nothern Kenya, 106 p., (1987)Unpublished report. East African Herbarium, Nairobi.Multigraphié. Center for Economic Botany, Royal Botanic Gardens.Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AE, UK.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : Vch(095), Vc(095), Vb(095), camel and goat fodder, and cattle in the dry season. Goats eat pods. branchs cut as fodder in dry season.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (North region)
Vernacular name : talamon panyarit