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Official name : Sapium ellipticum (Hochst.) Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae

11 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 53
Author(s) : Amenu, E.
Title : Use and management of medicinal plants by indigenous people of Ejaji area (Chelya woreda) West Shoa, Ethopia: An Ethnobotanical Approach A Thesis submited to the school of graduate studies, Addis Ababan, Ethiopia, 104 p. June 2007
Symptoms : V(041), V(137)
Recipes : Vb(041) blackleg (bishftuu), dried toot of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Vb(137) sudden sickness, root of Thalictrum rhynchocarpum , Sapium ellipticum, Ricinus communis and Cucumis aculeatus are powdered together and mixed with water. Half a cup is given to cattle
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Ethiopia, Oromya Region, West Shoa Zone in Chelya woreda.
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Reference HB 01
Author(s) : Baerts, M. & J. Lehmann
Title : Guérisseurs et plantes médicinales de la région des crêtes Zaïre-Nil au Burundi. Musée royal de l'Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgique.Ann. Sc. Eco., Vol. 18, 214 p., (1989) From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(056), H(091), H(104), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(037) cough, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(051) fever, juice of leaves, barks stem, branche, trunk of Sapium ellipticum VO.
H(055) vomitive, powder of barks stem, branche, trunk, VO.
H(056) filariasis (elephantiasis), decoction of leaves, VO. And local application
H(091) fortifying for pregnant women, leaves maceration VO. and enema
H(091) anemia, leaves, barks stem, branche, trunk of Sapium ellipticum, leaves of Strychnos spinosa, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(104) colic, decoction (H2O) of leaves, barks stem, branche, trunk of Maytenus acuminata of Sapium ellipticum, stems with leaves of Geranium arabicum, VO. et enema
H(104) colic, infusion of barks stem, branche, trunk , VO.
H(113) rheumatism, decoction of leaves, local en application
H(113) rheumatism, roots powder, to snuff
H(201) against the bewitchment, decoction of the bark of the underground part and the stem bark of the trunk or branch? VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Burundi (Zaïre-Nil ridge region)
Vernacular name : umusasa (Kirundi)
Reference HB 05
Author(s) : Bouquet, A.
Title : Féticheurs et médecines traditionnelles du Congo (Brazzaville). Mém. O.R.S.T.O.M., 36, 282 p., (1969) http://www.docstoc.com/docs/41737230/Ficheurs-et-mecines-traditionn
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, bark stem, trunk or twigs of Sapium ellipticum, RNS., VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Popular republic) (Brazzaville) (ex Congo Brazaville)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(006), H(008), H(020), H(050), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation infants, decocted older leaves of Sapium ellipticum mixed with butter to drink
H(008) diarrhoea, drinking decocted older leaves of Sapium ellipticum with Allium cepa
H(008) diarrhoea, decocted fresh leaf mixed with butter to drink
H(020) snake bite, crushed fresh root homogenized in water to drink

H(020) snake bite, fresh root decoction serves to wash the bite area
H(050) abdominal distention, decocted older leaves mixed with butter to drink
H(104) abdominal cramp, decocted older leaves mixed with butter to drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (lowlands of Konta)
Vernacular name : wesaangguwaa
Reference HC 32
Author(s) : Carrière, M.
Title : Plantes de Guinée à l' usage des éleveurs et des véterinaires Centre de coopération internationale en recherche agronomique pour le développement département d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire. CIRAD-EMVT 10, rue Pierre-Curie 94704 Maisons-Alfort Cedex -France
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) latex of Sapium ellipticum highly caustic; sometimes used as poison.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea Conakry
Vernacular name : fama dion (Malinké).
Reference HM 40
Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otieno, Pamela K. Mbabazi, Anke Weisheit
Title : The Ethnomedicine of the Haya people of Bugabo ward, Kagera Region, north western Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:24 (2009) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-24 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/5/1/24
Symptoms : H(027), H(051), H(068), H(091), H(100), H(104), H(157), H(179)
Recipes : H(027) miscarriages in women, H(100) syphilis, the leaves of Sesbania macrantha can also be mixed with those of Zehneria scabra, and the roots of Sapium ellipticum and Alchornea cordifolia, boiled and the decoction taken orally
H(027) to prevent miscarriages, decoction made with aerial parts of Crassocephalum vitellinum mixed with the roots of Alchornea cordiflia, Sapium ellipticum, Acanthus pubescens and Emilia javanica is used
H(051) paludism, a decoction is made by boiling the roots of Sapium ellipticum, Trichilia emetica, Alchornea cordifolia together with the leaves of Zehneria scabra. The decoction is then administered orally three times a day for up to 7 days
H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions a decoction of the roots of Vernonia amygdalina is mixed with the stem bark of Sapium ellipticum and the leaves of Dalbergia nitidula, Desmodium salicifolium and Eriosema psoraleoides and drunk
H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Kigelia africana, Zehneria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum, are boiled and the decoction taken daily
H(068) worms, the leaves of Teclea nobilis, Sapium ellipticum are pounded and dried into a powder, then licked
H(100) gonnorhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Trichilia emetica of Alchonea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Zenheria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum are boiled and the decoction drunk.
H(051) paludism, H(091) poor nutrition, H(104) peptic ulcers, H(179) kidney problems, a decoction made with the leaves of Pseudospondias microparpa of Ludwigia abyssinica, Sapium ellipticum and Maytenus senegalensis is used to treat GIT problems such as mucoid diarrhoea, peptic ulcers and chest infections
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : orushasha
Reference HN 36
Author(s) : Nsimundele, L.
Title : Répertoire des plantes médicinales des régions côtieres du Mayumbe et du Bas-Congo,1966-1968. Unpublished notes of Léopold Nsimundele, Bureau chief forester / Inéac Luki, National Institute for Agronomic Study of Congo
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, infusion of bark of Sapium ellipticum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Lukaya and Cataractes)
Vernacular name : loniangu, kingelumi, nkuzi, muaza (Kikongo and Kiyombe)
Reference HS 02
Author(s) : Sillans, R.
Title : République centrafricaine (1953). From the data bank PHARMEL 2 (ref. HP 10)
Symptoms : H(076), H(196)
Recipes : H(076) stomatitis,, H(196) scorbutic, decoction barks of stem, trunk of twigs of Sapium ellipticum , hipbath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic
Vernacular name : not registrated
Reference VN 30
Author(s) : Nalule, A.S. , J. M. Mbaria, D. Olila & J. W. Kimenju
Title : Ethnopharmacological practices in management of livestock helminthes by pastoral communities in the drylands of Uganda Livestock Research for Rural Development 23 (2) 2011
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) helminthiasis, 3kg leaves of Sapium ellipticum, mix with fodder, given as forage
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (the drylands, Nakasongola community)
Vernacular name : omusasa
Reference VN 52
Author(s) : Ndizihiwe D., E. Ahishakiye, D. Nkuuhe, B. Sunday and Wycliffe T.
Title : Utilization of medicinal plants in treating livestock diseases around Queen Elizabeth national park, western Uganda International Journal of Herbal Medicine ; 7(2): 04-07, (2019)
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037) cough, ONS of Sapium ellipticum , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda (Queen Elizabeth national park)
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Reference VW 08
Author(s) : Wanzala, W., W. Takken, W. R. Mukabana, A. O. Pala & A. Hassanali
Title : Ethnoknowledge of Bukusu community on livestock tick prevention and control in Bungoma district, western Kenya Journal of Ethnopharmacology 140, 298– 324 (2012) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378874112000347
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vb(039, 3) against livestock ticks, root, bark of Sapium ellipticum used to make decoction, applied on the animal’s body surface
Region : East Africa
Country : Western Kenya (Bungoma district)
Vernacular name : kumuchaso