Prelude Medicinal Plants Database

Search |  Practical Guide |  Contact |  Authors |  Disclaimer

Reference : HA 1k

Author(s) : Ainslie, J.R.
Title : A list of plants used in native medicine in Nigeria. Imperial Forestry Institute.University of Oxford, Institute Paper, n° 7, (1937)
Reference HA 1k has information about 123 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(013), H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(001), pounded seeds of Abrus precatorius, paste, conjonctivitis
H(006), idem small dosis, purgative
H(013) + H(100) syph.,H(013) +H(037) tuberculosisculosis , sometime on lupus and ulcer (tuberculosis and syphilis)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : mesen-mesen (Lagos Yoruba), iwere-jeje (Yor)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(008), H(088)
Recipes : H(088) in case of H(008), powder of the bark as astringent
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : verek
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), smoke of the burning wood is insecticid
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068), decoction (H2O) roots , leaf decoction (H2O) , vermifuge
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aluki, siyi (yor), banje (hausa), fara - kaya (hausa)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(055), H(088), H(091)
Recipes : H(088), H(091), leaves, infusion, RNS.
H(020), fresh root on bite of the scorpion
H(020), flower spike, crushed biteH(008), H(055), infusion roots , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abore, kakorin-machiji (Hausa)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(051)
Recipes : H(008), pulp fruit VO, fever, dysentery
H(051), bark decoction in 1 pint H2O, fever
H(051), leaves powder , again fever (prevention)
H(191), leaves soup, blood purifier
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ose (yoruba), igi-ose, kuka (Hausa)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(006), H(008), H(013), H(018), H(020), H(100), H(101), H(139)
Recipes : H(100) gono., leaves decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(101), seeds, RNS.
H(006) + H(104), H(008)decoction (H2O) roots, RNS.
H(018), aphrodisiac, ONS., RNS.
H(018), chewed seeds
H(013) , seeds powder on tumor , abscess etc
H(020), dry roots small dosis on snake bite
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : oburu-duru, oburo, oburu, atare
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(018), H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(018) head ache, green leaves on the head
H(091), concoction leaves
H(003)bruises, H(004) cuts, H(137)sore, whole plant, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : imi- esu
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068), H(082), H(091), H(094), H(113), H(130), H(186)
Recipes : This section will be completely encoded in a future version.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba), tafarnuwa (Hausa)
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(008), H(012)
Recipes : H(008), infusion root bark, RNS.
H(012)) , H(003) , barks powder, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ebe-agadeha
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(161)
Recipes : H(161) warts,H(013) ulcers, keratitis, juice, strong blistering agent. (This plant was introduced at the beginning of century, little known)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kaju (yor), kadinnia (hausa), kanju (Hausa, kanuri)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116), unripe fruit, emmenagogue
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ope-imbo
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), gum, laxative, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ayin (Yoruba), marike (Gausa)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(093), H(179)
Recipes : H(006), oil nuts , laxative, H(179)stones, gall-stones, RNS.
H(093), antidote poison, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : egpa (Yoruba), gedda (Hausa)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(056), H(055), H(210)
Recipes : H(055), ONS., big dosis, emetic RNS.
H(008), seed oil laxative, RNS.
H(018), lotion , ONS., RNS.
H(056) Guinea worm, roots ground and onion on guinea-worm
H(210), seeds, narcotic, cathartic, small dosis
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : akunakun (Yoruba)
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(001), H(022), H(088)
Recipes : H(022), leaves infusion, facilitate the delivery
H(001), squeezed in water , lotion eyes
H(088), leaves and flowers, pounded , used as a styptic (astringent)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : yinrin-yinrin, yunyun (Yoruba), nanake (Hausa)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(045), H(055), H(068), H(113)
Recipes : H(014), leaves decoction (H2O) , poultice skin diseases, cold compres for exema
H(018), pounded leaves and flowers, local application
H(018), oil seeds, external use
H(045) + H(004), oil seeds, antiseptic for wound , RNS.
H(045) +H(013) , oil seeds, antiseptic for ulcer , RNS.
H(051), stems barks, RNS.
H(055) , stems roots, RNS., emetyic big dosis , RNS.
H(068), stems roots, stewed, VO.
H(068), juice leaves, toxic could be the cause of abortion
H(068), stems barks, anthelm, RNS.
H(113), oil seeds, external uses
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : eke-oyenbo
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(088)
Recipes : H(088), fruit , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : adua (Hausa), heglig(arabic)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(051), H(053), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : H(001), leaves infusion H2O
H(004), seeds burnt, powdered and rubbed into cuts, anaesthetic
H(008), flowers, RNS.
H(051), roots , RNS.
H(053), leaves infusion H2O, RNS.
H(104), roots, leaf infusion, RNS.
H(113), young shoots chewed, rhumatism
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : abere-aluko, akisan (Yoruba)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(012), H(013), H(037), H(111), H(137)
Recipes : H(037), bark decoc, mild aperient, cough-remedy
H(137), wood boiled in pulp, sores
H(003),H(012)),H(013) , H(111), bark, leaves, roots, pounded, applic external, bruise, boils, ulcers, burns, dislocations
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ira-odan, asha, arasa