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Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae

47 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HB 08
Author(s) : Bally, P.R.O.
Title : Native medicinal and poisonous plants of East Africa. Kew Bull., 1, 10 - 25, (1937)
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HB 25M
Author(s) : Bossard, E.
Title : La médecine traditionnelle au centre et à l'ouest de l'Angola. Ministério da ciênciae da tecnologia. Instituto de investigaçâo cientifica tropical. Lisboa - p. 531 (1996) (ISBN : 972-672-858-4)
Symptoms : H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(051) paludism (convalescence), leaves infusion of Artemisia afra, VO.
H(068) helminthiasis, leaves infusion of Artemisia afra + powder in food, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Hufla, Humpata)
Vernacular name : (e) nthilili (Nyaneka)
Reference HB 44
Author(s) : Bekalo, T. H., S. D. Woodmatas, Z. A. Woldemariam
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by local people in the lowlands of Konta Special Woreda, southern nations, nationalities and peoples regional state, Ethiopia. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 5: 26 (2009) doi: 10.1186/1746-4269-5-26 + Additional file
Symptoms : H(037), H(068), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough (infants) , 1st day the infant will drink decocted fresh fruit (seed) of Ocimum basilicum which is mixed with butter, 2nd day the infant will drink decocted Allium cepa mixed with butter, 3rd day the infant will drink decocted Artemisia afra mixed with butter
H(037) cough, H(091) to maintain health of infants, decocted fresh leaves mixing with butter, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, fresh crushed concoction of fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium of Artemisia afra and Ruta chalepensis homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(068) intestinal parasite, fresh crushed leave of Artemisia absinthium concocted with Artemisia afra and homogenized in H2O, VO.
H(104) abdominal cramp, crushed fresh leaves of Artemisia absinthium, Artemisia afra and Cuscuta campestris, concocted, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : aguppiyaa (Konta)
Reference HB 59
Author(s) : Bhat R.B. , T.V. Jacobs
Title : Traditional herbal medicine in Transkei Journal of Ethnopharmacology 48, 7-12 (1995)
Symptoms : H(046), H(108)
Recipes : H(046) measles, hot infusion prepared from fresh leaves is mixed with goat droppings and applied externally
H(108) colds and flu, fumes are inhaled from the decoction of an handful of leaves of Artemisia caffra , sometimes a handful of leaves are squeezed and the vapour inhaled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : um hlonyane (Xhosa); wild wormwood (English)
Reference HB 61
Author(s) : Bhat , RB.
Title : Medicinal plants and traditional practices of Xhosa people in the Transkei region of Eastern Cape, South Africa Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 13 (2), pp. 292-298, April 2014
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(082) asthma, leaves of Artemisia afra in decoction 3X/day for one week
H(000) enemas stem and root in decoction are taken
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umhlonyane (Xhosa), wild wormwood (English)
Reference HC 27
Author(s) : Coopoosamy, R. M. and K. K. Naidoo
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by traditional healers in Durban, South Africa. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 6(11), pp. 818-823, 22 March, 2012
Symptoms : H(018), H(037), H(051), H(053), H(068), H(075), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, H(037) coughs, H(051) fever, H(053) earache, H(068) intestinal worms, H(075) loss of appetite, H(104) colic, H(108) colds, infusion, ONS., RNS. (Medicinal herbs being sold at local markets (Umlazi and Durban))
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (province of Durban, Umlazi region)
Vernacular name : mhlonyane (Zulu)
Reference HC 31
Author(s) : Chekole, G., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 11:4 (2015) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/11/1/4
Symptoms : H(014), H(091), H(100), H(101), H(201)
Recipes : H(014) itchiness, fresh and dried roots of Artemisia afra, écraser, powder then cream with butter
H(091) impotency, H(100) gonnoria, H(100) syphilis, fresh and dried roots, écraser, infusion with honey then drink the juice
H(101) excessive menstruation, racines fraîches, chew and swallow the juice
H(201) evil eye, fresh and dried roots, sniff, drink and fumigate concoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Northwest Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yesiet kest (Amharic)
Reference HD 12c
Author(s) : Desta, B.
Title : Ethiopian traditional herbal drugs.Part III: Anti-fertility activity of 70 medicinal plants. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 44, pp. 199 - 209, (1994)
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortion or prevention pregnacy, leaves, H2O extract, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ttcikkugne
Reference HD 19
Author(s) : Dykman, E.J.
Title : De Suid Afrikaanse Kook- Koek- en Resepte Boek, 14th improved impression. Paarl Printers Ltd., Paarl (Cape Colony), South Africa.( 1908) From reference HV 51
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(091), H(108), H(166)
Recipes : H(001) eye drops,H(037) cough, H(051) fever; H(068) anthelmintic; H(091) tonic, H(108) colds, H(108) influenza, H(166) antispasmodic, leaves of Artemisia afra; RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : wildeals, wilde-als, als, alsem (Cape Dutch language)
Reference HD 22
Author(s) : De Beer, J.J.J., B.-E. Van Wyk
Title : An ethnobotanical survey of the Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 77, 741–754, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0254629911000469
Symptoms : H(037), H(104), H(108), H(109), H(179)
Recipes : H(037, 3) tight chest (toegetrekte bors), H(108, 3) colds, leaves of Artemisia afra (used with wynrui) treating pains, especially, H(109, 4) backache; H(104) stomach pain, H(179, 2) kidneys
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Agter–Hantam, Northern Cape Province
Vernacular name : wildeals, (African wormwood)
Reference HD 25
Author(s) : Dyubeni, L. and L. V. Buwa
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of ear, nose and throat (ENT) infections in Nkonkobe Municipality, South Africa Journal of Medicinal Plants Research Vol. 6(14), pp. 2721-2726, 16 April, 2012 http://www.academicjournals.org/JMPR/PDF/pdf2012/16Apr/Dyubeni%20and%20Buwa.pdf
Symptoms : H(053), H(108)
Recipes : H(053) ear infections (Indlebe ebuhlungu, Izilonda endlebeni). leaves of Artemisia afra are boiled and the warm brew is dropped into the ear to relieve earache
H(108) nose infections (Izilonda empumlweni, Umongoza) fresh leaves are used raw and are inserted into the nostrils to help blocked nose and infection.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (municipality of Nkonkobe)
Vernacular name : umhlonyane (Xhosa)
Reference HG 01
Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medicinal practitioner in Zimbabwe. Mambo Press, Gweru (Zimbabwe), 411 p., (1985) (From reference HC 26, HL 22)
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) pneumo, roots of Artemisia afra, infusion, VO.
H(051), leaves of Artemisia., decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HG 07
Author(s) : Getahun, A.
Title : Some common medicinal and poisonous plants used in ethiopian folk medicine. Faculty of Science, Addis Abeba University, Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, 63p., (1976)
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, leaf crushed, juise + H2O or honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia
Vernacular name : ariti (Amaringa), chukun, jukun (Galinya-harar), kodo (Galinya), kapani (Galinya-bale)
Reference HG 13
Author(s) : Grierson, D.S. & A.J. Afolayan
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of wounds in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 67, pp. 327- 332, (1999)
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, infusion, wash the wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umhlonyane
Reference HH 14
Author(s) : Hutchings, A., J. van Staden
Title : Plant used for stress-related ailments in traditional Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho medicine. Par 1: Plants used for headaches. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 43, pp. 89 - 124 (1994)
Symptoms : H(018), H(108)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Artemisia afra inserted in nostrils (Zulu)
H(108) cold, influenza, leaves of Artemisia afra inserted in nostrils or steam bath (Xhosa, Sotho)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa and Sotho zone)
Vernacular name : lengana (Sotho), umhlonyana (Xhosa, Zulu)
Reference HH 15
Author(s) : Hutchings, A.
Title : Observations on plant usage in Xhosa and Zulu medicine Bothalia 19, 2 : pp 225 - 235 (1989)
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108), plant infusion of Artemisia afra, drunk or inhaled- or leaves inserted in nostrils for influenza or colds. Cultivated by healer. Artemisia afra collected in open grassland
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu, Xhosa regions in Transkei)
Vernacular name : umhlorryane (Xhosa)
Reference HH 1k
Author(s) : Harjula, R.
Title : Mirau and his practice.A study of the ethnomedicinal repertoire of a tanzanian herbalist. Institut for cultural research, University of Turku, Finland, 224 p., (1980)TRI-MED BOOKS LTD: LONDON Registered Office: 5 Tudor Cottage, Lovers Walk, Finchley, London, N3 1JH
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), A handful of the leaves is boiled to make a dose of somewhat more than half a litre; the dose may be repeated after 2 days if necessary. Child ren are given less.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : sumangara
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)
Recipes : H(008), diarrhoea, "white tongue disease"; burn the leaves, add to milk, drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (So)
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HJ 03
Author(s) : Jäger, A.K., Hutchings, A. & J. van Staden
Title : Screening of Zulu medicinal plants for prostaglandin - synthesis inhibitors. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 52, pp. 95-100, (1996)
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018), aerial parts, snuffed, steam inhaled
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
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(051), H(055), H(068), H(118), H(135)
Recipes : H(051), plant heated, fermentation, RNS
H(055),chewed leaves, juice swalowed
H(068), roots, decoc, VO., 2-3 x / J
H(118)troat, plant heated, fermentation, RNS
H(135)indigestion, plant, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : fifi (Shambaa), ushemeli (Sukuma)