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Reference : HA 29 f

Author(s) : H. Terashima, M. Ichikawa and M. Sawada
Title : The Efe Pygmies and the Balese farmers in the Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire, around Andiri village (N 1.55', E 29.10', alt. c. 1000 m), Zone de Mambasa, Region de Haut-Zaire in : AFLORA on the Web (http://130.54.103.36/aflora.nsf) The database of traditional plant utilization in AfricaCenter for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Reference HA 29 f has information about 23 plants :
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(077)
Recipes : H(008), H(077), a bitter infusion of the bark of Alstonia congensis is drunk for diarrhea and nausea.
H(020), the plant is used for snakebites; the ashes of the bark mixed with the sap are applied to the wounds
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : ode (Balese, Efe), mokpo (Efe)
Brachystegia laurentii (De Wild.) Louis ex Hoyle
Official name : Brachystegia laurentii (De Wild.) Louis ex Hoyle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(201)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(165) , an acute disease peculiar to children, the barkpowder is put into the nostril of the child
H(201) girl sniffs the barkpowder
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : mukulu (Balese)| mu'ulu (Efe)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(118)
Recipes : H(037), H(118), bark decoction (H2O) is drunk for sore-throat"kumbukumbu" or for cough "timba
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : munjaku (Balese)| muzau (Efe), the name derives from the silkworms called <munjaku> which live on the tree.
Carapa procera DC.
Official name : Carapa procera DC.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) baby, the plant is used to protect a newborn baby against evils and to pray for its healthy growth; a decoction (H2O) or infusion of the leaves, together with such plant as "mungulu" and "sungbe", is given as a wash to a baby everyday for 2-3 weeks after the birth
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : mbolu (Balese), boru (Efe)
Celtis mildbraedii Engl.
Official name : Celtis mildbraedii Engl.
Family : Ulmaceae
Synonyms : Celtis soyauxii Engl.
Symptoms : H(165)
Recipes : H(037) , an acute disease peculiar to children, the barkpowder is put into the nostril of the child suffering from the disease of "eke"
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : buruwe (Balese ), buruwe (Efe)
Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Official name : Cola acuminata (P. Beauv.) Schott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia acuminata P. Beauv.
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091), H(095), the crushed seeds or sometimes the bark is decocted into tea; the fruit of "ngbbaku" are decocted together; honey is added when available; people often chew little pieces of the seed as a tonic, which taste very bitter
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : eme (Balese , Efe)
Cordia abyssinica R. Br.
Official name : Cordia abyssinica R. Br.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(165)
Recipes : H(165) The leaf-sap of the young leaves of Cordia abyssinica are dripped into the eyes of a child who is attacked by , an acute disease peculiar to children; the treatment is said painless and seems fairly popular; observed on October 1983, at Andiri village
The wood is used for making a dog's bell.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : anga (Balese), aga (Efe)
Ficus sp.
Official name : Ficus sp.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(118)
Recipes : H(095), the young leaves are cooked with bananas
H(118), the leaves are used for sore throat and hoarse voice; such voice is called "ondeyama", the disease of the tree hyrax, because the tree hyrax, "yama", always cries in a husky voice at night
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : wasazaruyama (Balese)| zaruyama (Efe)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), a squeeze of the flower of Kigelia africana, added some water, is dripped into the eyes for sore eyes caused by conjunctivitis, and so on
H(104) a slightly heated bark-infusion is used as an enema for bowels disorder called ; this treatment is only for adults
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : alipa (Balese, Efe)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(201)
Recipes : H(003) the bark of the plant is used to cure a kind of swell called which grows at the armpits or the crotch; the ashes of the bark, mixed with palm-oil, are applied to it
H(201) The plant is said to protect crops in fields or palm-wine, , again
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : munjimunji (Balese), muuziimuuzii (Efe)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(078), H(104)
Recipes : H(001), squeeze of the flower, added some water, is dripped into the eyes for sore eyes caused by conjunctivitis
H(078), the plant is used to cure a kind of swell called "tabo" whichgrows at the armpits or the crotch; the ashes of the bark, mixed withpalm-oil, are applied to it
H(104), a slightly heated bark-infusion is used as an enema for bowels disorder called "ondekoke"
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : alipa, munjimunji (Balese)| alipa, muuziimuuzii (Efe) (Efe), sausage-tree (English); saucissonnier (Frenjch); faux baobab (French)
Myrianthus holstii Engl.
Official name : Myrianthus holstii Engl.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : V(119)
Recipes : Vcanis (119) the plant of Myrianthus holstii is said to have an effect to make dogs brave and aggressive for hunting; the ashes of the roots mixed with the excrement of the bush-pig, duikers, etc., are rubbed into scarifications on the nose
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : akawa (kawa) (Balese),| a'awa (Efe)
Myrianthus holstii Engl.
Official name : Myrianthus holstii Engl.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) The fruit of Myrianthus holstii are sweet and eated
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : akawa (kawa) (Balese),| a'awa (Efe)
Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Official name : Parquetina nigrescens (Afzel.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Parquetina gabonica Baill.
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092), juice, RNS.
H(201), leaves , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : mutalikuko (Balese)| orouo (Efe)
Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Official name : Phytolacca dodecandra L'Hérit.
Family : Phytolaccaceae
Synonyms : Phytolacca abyssinica Hoffm.
Symptoms : H(013), H(091), H(113)
Recipes : H(013), the leaf or a piece of macerated wood is applied to a kind of swelling (eruption) named "atoedi"
H(091), H(113), the ashes of the wood are rubbed into scarifications to cure pain at the joints, or to recover strength when one feels so weary
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : atoedikuko (Balese), atoedikuko, aferudikuko (Efe)
Piper umbellatum L.
Official name : Piper umbellatum L.
Family : Piperaceae
Synonyms : Piper subpeltatum Willd.
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : H(022), the leaves are used to make a delivery easy; the leaves, crumpled and softened, are put on the belly of a woman in labor
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kombukombu (Balese), obuobu (Efe)
Psidium guajava L.
Official name : Psidium guajava L.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(008x), H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(008x), H(104), a leaf-infusion or decoction (H2O) is drunk for stomachache or bloody diarrhea called "ondekutu"
H(095), the ripe fruit are eaten raw; tasty
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kombukombu (Balese), obuobu (Efe)
Solanum sp.
Official name : Solanum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(113), H(210)
Recipes : H(004) + H(113), the paste of crushed fruit is applied to wounds caused by a kind of hairy caterpillar named ; if a man steps on it, the sharp hairs enter into the sole and it becomes inflamed there
H(210) , fruit , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : bbaoaduadu (Efe), ngbbaku (Balese), bbao (Efe)
Strychnos sp.
Official name : Strychnos sp.
Family : Strychnaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), the plant is said to serve as emergency food in the forest; some informant claims that the leaves were eaten even raw
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : kpere (Balese), kpere (Efe)
Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Official name : Tephrosia vogelii Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(092)
Recipes : H(092) the leaves of Tephrosia vogelii are pounded together with those plants such as the red pepper , , etc., and put into small rivers to paralyze fish
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Ituri forest of northeastern Zaire)
Vernacular name : ruru (Balese), lulu (Efe)