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Official name : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae

8 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 65
Author(s) : Aiyeloja A.A and O.A Bello
Title : Ethnobotanical potentials of common herbs in Nigeria: A case study of Enugu state. Educational Research and Review Vol. 1 (1), pp. 16-22, April 2006 Available online at
Symptoms : H(033y), H(051)
Recipes : H(033y) sperm count, H(051) fever, fruit, leaves of Abelmoschus esculentus, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Enugu state)
Vernacular name : ila/ilasa (Yoruba), okwuru (Igbo), kubewa (Hausa)
Reference HA 66
Author(s) : Appiah, K.S.,, C. P. Oppong, H. K. Mardani, R. A. Omari, S. Kpabitey, C. A. Amoatey, S.Onwona-Agyeman, Y. Oikawa, K. Katsura & Y. Fujii
Title : Medicinal plants used in the Ejisu-Juaben municipality, Southern Ghana: An ethnobotanical study Medicines 2019, 6, 1; doi:10.3390/medicines6010001
Symptoms : H(004), H(027v)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, H(027v) child delivery, fruit, seeds of Abelmoschus esculentus , rub (Topical)
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (municipality of Ejisu-Juaben)
Vernacular name : nkruma (Twi dialect)
Reference HA 71
Author(s) : Abo, K.A. , A.A. Fred-Jaiyesimi, A.E.A. Jaiyesimi
Title : Ethnobotanical studies of medicinal plants used in the management of diabetes mellitus in South Western Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 115, pp 67–71 (2008)
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171, 3) diabetes mellitus, fruit of Abelmoschus esculentus, decoction, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South Western)
Vernacular name : ila (Yoruba), okro (English)
Reference HC 52
Author(s) : Catarino, L. , P. J. Havik , M. M. Romeiras
Title : Medicinal plants of Guinea-Bissau: Therapeutic applications, ethnic diversity and knowledge transfer Journal of Ethnopharmacology 183, 71–94 (2016)
Symptoms : H(002), H(027w), H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) pregnancy; childbirth; H(002) breastfeeding and H(027w) diseases of the newborn, seeds of Abelmoschus esculentus, RNS.
H(095) food, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : budágá (plant), mandágá (fruit) (Biafada), candja, sumaré (Guinean creole), candja, candjelana (Fula), malãkan, sumari (Nalu), n'candja (Pepel), sumari (Sosso)
Reference HL 32
Author(s) : Lautenschläger, T., M. Monizi , M. Pedro, J. L. Mandombe, M. Futuro Bránquima, C. Heinze and C. Neinhuis
Title : First large-scale ethnobotanical survey in the province of Uíge, northern Angola Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 14:51 (2018)
Symptoms : H(008), H(104), H(171)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(171) diabetes, H(104) intestinal inflammation, leaves of Abelmoschus esculentus, decoction, VO.
H(095) nutrition, fruit, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (province de Uíge)
Vernacular name : kiabo (Portuguese), kingombo (Kikongo)
Reference HM 82
Author(s) : Mpondo Mpondo, E., J. P. Ngene, L. Mpounze Som, G. Etame Loe, P. C. Ngo Boumsong , J. Yinyang , S. D. Dibong
Title : Connaissances et usages traditionnels des plantes médicinales du département du haut Nyong Journal of Applied Biosciences 113: 11229-11245 (2017)
Symptoms : H(126), H(151)
Recipes : H(126, 35) icterus, H(151, 35) high blood pressure, infusion of leaves of Abelmoschus esculentus, VO.3 to 4 glasses a day before meals
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun (Upper Nyong Department)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Reference HN 51
Author(s) : Nnanga Nga , E., C. Kidik Pouka, P. C. Ngo Boumsong, S. D. Dibong, E. Mpondo Mpondo
Title : Inventaire et caractérisation des plantes médicinales utilisées en thérapeutique dans le département de la Sanaga Maritime: Ndom, Ngambe et Pouma (Cameroun) Journal of Applied Biosciences 106:10333 –10352 (2016)
Symptoms : H(171y)
Recipes : H(171y) hyperglycemia, fruit of Abelmoschus esculentus, crush, macerate and sift, VO. 1 glass morning and evening and measure blood sugar
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Reference HS 54
Author(s) : Salinitro, M. , R. Vicentini, C. Bonomi & A. Tassoni
Title : Traditional knowledge on wild and cultivated plants in the Kilombero Valley (Morogoro Region), Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 13:17 (2017) DOI 10.1186/s13002-017-0146-y
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) food, fruit of Abelmoschus esculentus, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kilombero Valley, Morogoro Region)
Vernacular name : bamia