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Official name : Elephantorrhiza elephantina (Burch.) Skeels
Family : Fabaceae

23 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 52
Author(s) : Appidi, J. R., D.S. Grierson & A. J. Afolayan
Title : An ethnobotanical study of plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences 11(15): 1961 - 1963, (2008)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, decoction of crushed roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa.(Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : intolwane
Reference HB 41
Author(s) : Bandeira, S. O. , F. Gaspar; F. P. Pagula
Title : Ethnobotany and Healthcare in Mozambique. Pharmaceutical Biology, Volume 39, Issue 1 Supplement 1, 70 – 73, (2001)
Symptoms : H(008), H(033), H(128x), H(139)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, dysentery, cholera, H(033) sterility, H(128x) prostate, H(139) sexual incapacity, ONS of Elephantorrhiza elephantina , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HB 54
Author(s) : Bisi-Johnson, M. A., Obi, C. L., Kambizi, L. and Nkomo, M.
Title : A survey of indigenous herbal diarrhoeal remedies of O.R. Tambo district, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa African Journal of Biotechnology Vol. 9(8), pp. 1245-1254 (2010) http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(104) stomach ailments, boil equal part of root and stem of Elephantorrhiza elephantina of Acokanthera oblongifolia, VO.
H(008) diarrhoea, H(116) menstrual disorder, infusion of ground stem of Elephantorrhiza elephantina
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape Province,Tambo district)
Vernacular name : intolwane (Xhosa), (Zulu), skeels, elephant’s root (English)
Reference HD 29
Author(s) : de Wet, H. , S.Nciki, S.F. van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of various skin disorders by a rural community in northern Maputaland, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 9:51, (2013) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-9-51 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/51 + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(137), H(182)
Recipes : H(137) sores, roots of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie and bark of Ficus sur, leaves of Senecio serratuloides and a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis are boiled in 1 L of water for 5 min. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults three times a day for the treatment of sores. Children take 1 table spoon of the decoction
H(182) shingles,, chopped root of Cladostemon kirkii in combination with 30 cm fresh or dry chopped root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Sarcophyte pirie as well as a chopped bulb of Drimia delagoensis and one handful of Ranunculus multifidus (whole plant) are boiled in 2 L of water. Half a glass of the strained decoction is taken by adults once a day for the treatment of shingles. Children take 1 teaspoon full of the medication
(registered from references HD 29 and HD 29_supl )
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northern Maputaland)
Vernacular name : umsehle
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(008), H(026), H(033), H(091), H(092), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(008), H(026), roots infusion of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, VO.
H(033) woman, roots infusion, VO.
H(091) child, cachexia, roots infusion, VO.
H(092), whole plant
H(104), roots infusion, VO.
H(139) aphrodisiac, roots powder of Elephantorrhiza elephantina of Trichodesma physaloides, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference HJ 10
Author(s) : Jacot Guillarmod, A
Title : Flora of Lesotho .Cramer, Lehre . From : The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Symptoms : H(100), H(104), H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, H(100) syphilis and H(104) intestinal disorders; rhizome of Elephantorrhiza elephantina
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mositsane
Reference HM 30
Author(s) : Mathabe, M.C., R.V. Nikolova, N. Lall, N.Z. Nyazema
Title : Antibacterial activities of medicinal plants used for the treatment of diarrhoea in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 105, pp. 286 - 293 (2006)
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), stem rhizome of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, decoction to prepare porridge
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : leshitsana
Reference HM 71
Author(s) : Monakisi, C. M.
Title : Knowledge and use of traditional medicinal plants by the Setswana-speaking commnity of Kimberley, northern cape of South Africa Thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science (Ecological Assessment) at the University of Stellenbosch, 148 p. (2007)
Symptoms : H(014), H(082), H(113), H(151), H(155), H(191)
Recipes : H(014) itchiness, H(082) clearing the air canal, H(113) kidney failure, H(151) high blood pressure, H(155) tonsilitis, H(191) blood purifier, decoction of the usually sliced underground rhizome of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, extract, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Northern Cape)
Vernacular name : mosetsana (Setswana), elandsbean (Afrikaan)
Reference HM 76
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild and cultivated plants in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,13:43 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-017-0173-8
Symptoms : V(013), V(191)
Recipes : V(013) rashes, V(191) purify blood, rhizomes of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : intolwane (isi Xhosa)
Reference HM 76
Author(s) : Maroyi, A.
Title : Diversity of use and local knowledge of wild and cultivated plants in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine,13:43 (2017) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-017-0173-8
Symptoms : H(013), H(094), H(151), H(191)
Recipes : H(013) rashes, H(094) haemorrhoids, H(151) high blood pressure, H(191) purify blood, rhizomes of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape province)
Vernacular name : intolwane (isi Xhosa)
Reference HM 81
Author(s) : Mongalo, N. I. and T. J. Makhafola
Title : Ethnobotanical knowledge of the lay people of Blouberg area (Pedi tribe), Limpopo Province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 14:46 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0245-4
Symptoms : H(000), H(005), H(191), H(199)
Recipes : H(199, 85) roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina are used to treat sexually transmitted infections, H(191) blood purifier, and as H(000) general medicine, RNS., VO.
H(005) dropsy and other STIs on a patient without sores, stem bark of Peltophorum africanum, a handful of roots of Elephantorrhiza burkei, stem bark of Cassia abbreviate, three nodes of Cissus quadrangularis The mixture is cooked in 2 L of tap water in a clay pot and the patient have to inhale the heat coming out of pot for three consecutive days.
H(001) eye infections, roots of Elephatorrhiza elephantina, a handful of root bark of Jatropha zeyheri. The two plant specimen are immersed in about 500 mL water and the resulting solution is used to wash eyes until healed.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mohauwane
Reference HM 81
Author(s) : Mongalo, N. I. and T. J. Makhafola
Title : Ethnobotanical knowledge of the lay people of Blouberg area (Pedi tribe), Limpopo Province, South Africa Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 14:46 (2018) https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-018-0245-4
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(087) roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina are used to treat infections in cattle., RNS., VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mohauwane
Reference HR 16
Author(s) : Ribeiro, A., M. M. Romeiras, J. Tavares & M. T. Faria
Title : Ethnobotanical survey in Canhane village, district of Massingir, Mozambique: medicinal plants and traditional knowledge Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 6:33 (2010)
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(051) fever, H(137) pain killer, roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina decoction, VO.
H(091) anemia, roots, cutting and maceration; decoction and grinding, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Mozambique (Canhane village, district of Massingir)
Vernacular name : xivurayi (Changana)
Reference HS 37
Author(s) : Semenya, S.S, M. J. Potgieter
Title : Bapedi traditional healers in the Limpopo Province, South Africa: their socio-cultural profile and traditional healing practice Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2014, 10:4 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-10-4 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/4 + Additional file 1: 1550002148105490_add1.docx, 74K http://www.ethnobiomed.com/imedia/1279488442116872/supp1.docx
Symptoms : H(191), H(191x), H(199)
Recipes : H(191, 1) blood purifier, leaves of Turraea obtusifolia, roots of Triumffeta sp of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, barks of Peltophorum africanum. Decoction for 17 minutes. One tin cup of the extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
H(191x,1) blood clotting, roots of Asparagus falcatus of Aloe aborescens of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, Decoction for 5 minutes. One tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
H(199, 1) HIV/AIDS, roots of Boscia albitrunca of Elephantorrhiza elephantina of Plectranthus ciliatus of Peltophorum africanum. Decoction for 20 minutes. One tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
H(199, 1) HIV/AIDS, roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina 1 mixed with bark of Peltophorum africanum. Decoction for 20 minutes and one tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
H(191x,1) blood clotting (3), blood purifier 5. Decoction for 5–20 minutes and one tin cup of extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
H(199, 1) HIV/AIDS barks of Sclerocarya birrea subsp., bulb of Drimia elata, root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina of Elaeodendron transvaalense of Zanthoxylum capense and wigs of Sarcostemma viminale. Decoction for 10 minutes. One tin cup of the extract is taken orally. Thrice a day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo Province)
Vernacular name : mosehlana / moshisane
Reference HS 45
Author(s) : Seleteng Kose, L. , A. Moteetee, S. Van Vuuren
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in the Maseru district of Lesotho Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 170, 184–200, (2015)
Symptoms : H(013), H(033), H(037), H(078), H(094), H(100), H(104), H(191)
Recipes : H(013) herpes, H(033) infertility, H(037) tuberculosis, H(078) breast cancer, H(094) piles, H(100) syphilis, H(104) stomach and intestinal disorders, H(104) abdominal pains, H(191) cleans blood; rhizome of Elephantorrhiza elephantin, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Lesotho ( Maseru district)
Vernacular name : mositsane (Sesotho)
Reference VD 17
Author(s) : Dold, A.P. & M.L. Cocks
Title : Traditional veterinary medicine in the Alice district of the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 97 , 375–379. (2001)
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) root of Elephantorrhiza elephantina given to cows for mange, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Alice district)
Vernacular name : intololwana
Reference VL 16
Author(s) : Luseba, D., D. Van der Merwe
Title : Ethnoveterinary medicine practices among Tsonga speaking people of South Africa. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research Volume 73, pp.115–122. (2006)
Symptoms : V(041), V(047), V(091)
Recipes : V(041) blackquarter, Vb(047) heartwater, V(091) appetite stimulant or tonic, roots, aerial parts and bulb of Elephantorrhiza elephantina , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Tsonga region)
Vernacular name : xixuvari (Tsonga)
Reference VM 48
Author(s) : Moreki, J.C., K. Tshireletso and I. C.Okoli
Title : Potential Use of Ethnoveterinary Medicine for Retained Placenta in Cattle in Mogonono, Botswana Journal of Animal Production Advances, 2(6):303-309 (2012) http://www.grjournals.com/portals/grjournals/JAPA/Vol2%20Issue6/JAPA-2012-05-303-309.pdf
Symptoms : V(030)
Recipes : Vb(030, 8) retained placenta, bulb of Elephantorrhiza elephantina, remedies are administered either as a decoction or infusion. + soap detergent for 2 informants, (information presented was obtained from herdboys and stockowners)
Region : South Africa
Country : Botswana (Mogonono village in Kweneng District)
Vernacular name : mositsane (Tswana), elephant foot (English)
Reference VS 07
Author(s) : Simon, C. & M. Lamla
Title : Merging pharmacopoeia: understanding the historical origins of incorporative pharmacopoeial processes among Xhosa healers in Southern Africa. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 33, pp. 237 - 242, (1991)
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : Vb(201) a root decoction used for metaphysical protection for cattle in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Reference VS 23
Author(s) : Sanhokwe, M., J. Mupangwa, P.J. Masika, V. Maphosa & , V. Muchenje
Title : Medicinal plants used to control internal and external parasites in goats Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 83(1), a1016. (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v83i1.1016
Symptoms : V(039), V(068)
Recipes : Vc(039) ticks, Vc(039) mites, Vc(068, 6) helminths, grind the roots of Elephantorrhiza elephantina and decoction in water for about 30 minutes until the water turns red. Dose 300 mL or spray the animals
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, (Kwezi and Ntambethemba villages in the Eastern Cape Province)
Vernacular name : intolwane