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Official name : Solanum torvum Sw.
Family : Solanaceae

12 reference(s) related to this plant

Reference HA 40
Author(s) : Agyare, C. , A. Asase, M. Lechtenberg, M. Niehues, A. Deters, A. Hensl
Title : An Ethnopharmacological survey and in vitro confirmation of ethnopharmacological use of medicinal plants used for wound healing in Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma area, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 125, pp. 393- 403, (2009)
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, poultice of leaves of Solanum torvum
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (district of Gosomtwi-Atwima-Kwanwoma)
Vernacular name : kwaonsusua (Asante-Twi)
Reference HA 60
Author(s) : Amujoyegbe, O.O., M. Idu, J.M. Agbedahunsi, J.O. Erhabor
Title : Ethnomedicinal survey of medicinal plants used in the management of sickle cell disorder in Southern Nigeria Journal of Ethnopharmacology 185, 347–360 (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2016.03.042
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) sickle cell disorder, leaf from cultivated and wild Solanum torvum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria du sud
Vernacular name : iIgba-yinrin elegun, ikanwew (Local name), devil's Fig, wild eggplant, turkey berry (Common name)
Reference HF 04
Author(s) : Focho, D. A., M. C Newu, M. G Anjah, F. A Nwana, F. B Ambo
Title : Ethnobotanical survey of trees in Fundong, Northwest Region, Cameroon Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 2009, 5:17 (doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-17) + Additional file 1
Symptoms : H(033), H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(033) infertility, decoction of fruit barks of Solanum torvum, VO.
H(037) pneumonia, pulverized roots and fruits in water, VO.
H(104) gastritis, leaves are chewed with limestone.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Fundong, Northwest Region)
Vernacular name : finyiah (Fundong)
Reference HG 54
Author(s) : N' guessan, F., H. Kouassi Kouadio, D. Ouattara
Title : Plants used to treat anaemia, in traditional medicine, by Abbey and Krobou populations, in the South of Côte-d’Ivoire. Journal of Applied Sciences Research, 6(8): 1291-2197, (2010)
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) anemia, fruit of Solanum torvum, cooking and kneading soup
Region : West Africa
Country : South of Ivory Coast (
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HJ 08
Author(s) : Jiofack, T., l. Ayissi, C. Fokunang, N. Guedje and V. Kemeuze
Title : Ethnobotany and phytomedicine of the upper Nyong valley forest in Cameroon African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology Vol. 3(4). pp. 144-150, April, 2009 http://www.academicjournals.org/ajpp
Symptoms : H(033), H(037), H(092), H(104)
Recipes : H(033) female infertility,H(037) pneumonia, H(092) poisoning, H(104) gastritis, fruits and bark, leaves of Solanum torvum, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (upper Nyong valley forest)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HK 61
Author(s) : Kibungu Kembelo A.O.
Title : Quelques plantes médicinales du Bas-Congo et leurs usages (198 p.),(2003) http://www.sie-cameroun.cm/?q=biblio/doc/4825
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, decoction of barks or roots of Bridelia ferruginea, roots d’ Annona senegalensis. subsp. oulotricha, of Sarcocephalus latifolius, leaves of Morinda lucida, Allium sativum, roots of Millettia eetveldeana, leaves of Morinda morindoides, roots Vitex madiensis and of Sarcocephalus pobeguinii, barks of Millettia laurentii, Lippia multiflora, large and small Ocimum gratissimum and Malaka sp. Filter and let cool, add a bit of roots of Rauvolfia vomitoria and let stand during 12 hours; to filter and drink 1/3 glass 3 times per day. Prohibited food : chikwangues, foufou, tuber of cassava, rice, bananas, corn, peanuts, fruits, sweet potatoes, bread, milk, beverages, fish, palm oil, lemons. One can eat : toast, yams, taro, liquid milk, vegetables, lots of Solanum aethiopicum (gilo), Solanum macrocarpon and Solanum torvum
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Bas-Congo Province)
Vernacular name : binsukula (Kikongo)
Reference HK 70
Author(s) : Komlaga, G., C.Agyare, R. Akosua Dickson, M. L. Kwao Mensah, K. Annan, P.M. Loiseau, P.Champy
Title : Medicinal plants and finished marketed herbal products used in the treatment of malaria in the Ashanti region, Ghana Journal of Ethnopharmacology 172, 333–346, (2015)
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves of Solanum torvum with sugar added after decoction VO.
H(051) paludism, fruits of Solanum torvum with Mangifera indica stem bark and Saccharum officinarum stem, decoction, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ghana (Ashanti region)
Vernacular name : nsusuwa
Reference HN 28
Author(s) : Nnomo, R.D. , I.R. Tchouamo & J.Y. Pinta
Title : Apiphytothérapie à base du miel au Cameroun Ethnopharmacologia, n° 44, (december 2009)
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(026), H(033), H(068), H(094), H(100), H(113), H(139), H(179), H(191)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(113) kidney cleanse, H(191) blood purification, decoction of kernels of Persea americana of fruits of Solanum torvum, of leaves of Carica papaya of fruits of Citrus sinensis + honey, let stand for 4 days, VO.
H(006) constipation, kidney cleanse, kernel of Persea americana, fruits of Solanum torvum, leaves of Carica papaya of Cymbopogon citratus, decoction in 2 l H2O et 1/2 l H2O durant 20'. Filter, VO. 1 glass / Day for 1 weeks
H(008) diarrhea, H(068) amoebiasis, H(094) hemorrhoids, powder of barks of Mangifera indica of fruits of Solanum torvum, mix in 1/2 l. of honey. VO. 2 tablespoons 3x / Day for 3 days
H(026) painful menstruation, H(139) impotence, 1 handful of leaves et roots of Solanum torvum in 1 l. of palm wine, fermentation duranf 1 weeks, filter + honey, VO. 2 glasses / Day
H(033) promotes reproduction, decoction of 2 handfull of leaves and of fruits of Solanum torvum ainsi que 3 handfuls of Ageratum conyzoides, VO. 2 glasses 3 x/ day with honey during the fertile period
H(100) chlamydia, fruit powder of Solanum torvum of barks of Mangifera indica, mix with 1/2 kilo of each in 1 l of honey, VO. 2 tablespoons 4 X / Day during 2 months
H(113), 1 glass of fruits powder of Solanum torvum + 1 glass of honey. VO. 1 teaspoon, 3 x / Day
H(179) nephritis, decoction 10 handfull of leaves of Solanum torvum in 1 l. H2O + 2 glasses of honey. Filtrer, VO. 1/2 glass 3 x / Day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Reference HN 42
Author(s) : Nicolas J.-P.
Title : Plantes médicinales du Nord de Madagascar. Ethnobotanique antakarana et informations scientifiques 296 p. (2012) Editions Jardins du monde 15, rue saint Michel - 29 190 Brasparts www.jardinsdumonde.org
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) ringworm, paste consisting of fruits of Solanum torvum cut and heated in local application
Region : Madagascar
Country : North Madagascar
Vernacular name : babônga (Antakarana) , devil’s fig, prickly nightshade, turkey berry, wild eggplant (English)
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(004), H(018), H(046), H(051), H(092), H(113), H(182)
Recipes : H(004) wound, friction and macerationeaves of Solanum torvum, VO. 1/2 glass / day
H(018) cephalalgia + H(051) fever + H(113) body aches, H(046) varicella, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides + Solanum torvum, expression, VO.1 glass morning and evening
H(092) poisoning, H(182) zona, leaves of fruit of Solanum torvum, chew, manger 9 fruits et une feuille:single shot
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroun
Vernacular name : not registered by the authors
Reference HT 36
Author(s) : Telefo, P.B. , L.L. Lienou, M.D. Yemele, M.C. Lemfack, C. Mouokeu, C.S. Goka, S.R. Tagne, F.P. Moundipa
Title : Ethnopharmacological survey of plants used for the treatment of female infertility in Baham, Cameroon Journal of Ethnopharmacology ,136, 178–187, (2011) http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/03788741/136/1
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) femal infertility, fruits of Solanum torvum, whole plant of Centella asiatica, maceration in palm wine, VO. 4 glass / Day + seeds maceration in palm wine of Aframomum letestuanum, 1 glas / Day as enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Cameroon (Baham region)
Vernacular name : su su dem (Ghomala’a)
Reference HT 53
Author(s) : Terashima, H., M. Ichikawa
Title : A comparative ethnobotany of the Mbuti and Efe hunter-gatherers in Itury forest, Democratic Republic of Congo African Study Monographs, 24(1, 2): 1-168, (2003) *partially encoded*
Symptoms : H(004), H(095)
Recipes : H(004) Pasted fruit of Solanum torvum is applied to wounds caused by a kind of hairy caterpillar called "afidi". If a man steps on it, the sharp hairs enter into the sole and cause inflammation
H(095) The fruits of Solanum torvum are bitter and used to give special taste for food and drink. They are crushed and decocted with "eme" (Cola acuminata) for tea drink. Sometimes sweet potatoes or bananas are cooked with the fruits (Efe Pygmies in Ituri forest)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Itury forest)
Vernacular name : ngbaku, ba’o (Efe Pygmies, Ituri forest)