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Reference : HA 18

Author(s) : Adam, J.G.
Title : Quelques utilisations de plantes par les Manon du Libéria (Monts Nimba). Journal d'Agriculture Tropicale et de Botanique Appliquée, (J.A.T.B.A.), 18, 372 - 378, (1971)
Reference HA 18 has information about 23 plants :
Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Official name : Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(207)
Recipes : V(092) the sap of Adenia lobata is ichthyotoxic
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : zânma; kpônobêlê (Manon)
Aframomum longiscapum (Hook. f.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum longiscapum (Hook. f.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the mesocarp pulp of Aframomttm longiscapum is sought after by monkeys and other animals
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : nduâ-nduâ (Manon)
Aframomum strobilaceum (Sm.) Hepper
Official name : Aframomum strobilaceum (Sm.) Hepper
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the pulp of Aframomum strobilaceum has a slightly lemony scent is consumed by monkeys
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : duhâdi; nduâdi (Manon)
Amanoa bracteosa Planch.
Official name : Amanoa bracteosa Planch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the seeds of Amanoa bracteosa projected in the distance are sought after by the antelopes.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : hoto (Yacouba)
Ampelocissus multistriata (Baker) Planch
Official name : Ampelocissus multistriata (Baker) Planch
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis, pellets are formed with the ashes of the stems of Ampelocissus multistriata mélangées mixed with oil preferably peanut oil. The pellets are placed in the ear to treat inflammations
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : kpaâ sélé bêlé (Nimba)
Canthium vulgare (K. Schum.) Bullock
Official name : Canthium vulgare (K. Schum.) Bullock
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) fruits of Canthium vulgare are sought by birds.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : loigbine; lélébuhôiri (Nimba)
Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(095)
Recipes : H(006) the leaves are eaten cooked like spinach by women after childbirth as mild laxative.
H(095) the leaves are eaten cooked like spinach.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : goîn; goên (Nimba)
Drypetes ivorensis Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Drypetes ivorensis Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruit pulp of Drypetes ivorensis (consumption by Basa and Manon)
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : tuagbono (Nimba)
Garcinia kola Heckel
Official name : Garcinia kola Heckel
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac, seeds of Garcinia kola, Cut into pieces, macerate in water or preferably in beer for twenty minutes; absorb one or two glasses of the beverage.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : non enregistré par l'auteur
Impatiens irvingii Hook.f.
Official name : Impatiens irvingii Hook.f.
Family : Balsaminaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) the leaves of Impatiens irvingii are eaten cooked like spinach
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : gbele laa gêkéléi; gbala laa klégên (Nimba)
Landolphia foretiana (Pierre ex Jum.) Pichon
Official name : Landolphia foretiana (Pierre ex Jum.) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the fruits of Landolphia foretiana are sought after by monkeys
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : trodê (Nimba)
Landolphia foretiana (Pierre ex Jum.) Pichon
Official name : Landolphia foretiana (Pierre ex Jum.) Pichon
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) The fruit pulp of Landolphia foretiana is acid and sweet, it is palatable and edible.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : trodê (Nimba)
Olax gambecola Baill.
Official name : Olax gambecola Baill.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) aphrodisiac,washed roots of Olax gambecola, cut into pieces are macerated for 24 hours in water or beer, VO.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : non enregistré par l'auteur
Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
Official name : Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) very firm pulp and seed of Ongokea gore are sought by the antelopes.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : kosiri (Nimba)
Parinari excelsa Sabine
Official name : Parinari excelsa Sabine
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) the fruit pulp of Parinari excetsa is consumed by man.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : koine (Nimba)
Parinari excelsa Sabine
Official name : Parinari excelsa Sabine
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) the fruit pulp of Parinari excetsa is consumed by animals (antelopes, monkeys, porcupines ...)
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : koine (Nimba)
Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Official name : Pteridium aquilinum (L.) Kühn
Family : Dennstaedtiaceae
Synonyms : Pteris aquilina L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) Pteridium "sticks" are edible cooked. They come in the composition of sauces in small quantities.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : boovuru (Nimba)
Ricinodendron africanum Müll.Arg.
Official name : Ricinodendron africanum Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) amebic dysentery, decoction of bark of Ricinodendron africanum
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : koo; ko (Nimba)
Stephania dinklagei (Engl.) Diels
Official name : Stephania dinklagei (Engl.) Diels
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) the decoction of Stephania dinklagei causes menstruation. ONS?
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : mênêgborlêê (Nimba)
Strophanthus preussii Engl. & Pax
Official name : Strophanthus preussii Engl. & Pax
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) The seeds of Strophanthus are part of the composition of arrow poisons, but they would be less effective than those of S. gratus.
Region : W
Country : Liberia (Nimba mountains)
Vernacular name : konên (Nimba)