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Reference : HA 44

Author(s) : Ashidi, J.S. , P.J. Houghton, P.J. Hylands, T. Efferth
Title : Ethnobotanical survey and cytotoxicity testing of plants of South-western Nigeria used to treat cancer, with isolation of cytotoxic constituents from Cajanus cajan Millsp. leaves Journal of Ethnopharmacology 128, 501–512 (2010)
Reference HA 44 has information about 45 plants :
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 12) cancer, flowering shoots of Acanthospermum hispidum, poultice and as topic; decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : dagunro, dagunro (Yoruba)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, leaves and roots of Acanthus montanus, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ahon-ekun (Yoruba)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, fruiting shoot of Aframomum melegueta, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ata-ire (Yoruba)
Allium ascalonicum L.
Official name : Allium ascalonicum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, whole plant of Allium ascalonicum, decoction , VO.; infusion , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : alubosa elewe (Yoruba)
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, rhizome of Anchomanes difformis, infusion , VO.; poultice and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : agooni, abirisoko (Yoruba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 5) cancer, leaves of Annona senegalensis, infusion , VO.; decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : abo (Yoruba)
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 10) cancer, leaves of Cajanus cajan, poultice and as topic; concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : otili (Yoruba)
Canavalia ensiformis (L.) D.C.
Official name : Canavalia ensiformis (L.) D.C.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, seeds of Canavalia ensiformis, poultice, VO.; decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : sese-nla (Yoruba)
Croton penduliflorus Hutch.
Official name : Croton penduliflorus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 4) cancer, seeds and stem bark of Croton penduliflorus, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : aworo-oso (Yoruba)
Croton zambesicus Müll.Arg.
Official name : Croton zambesicus Müll.Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, sem bark of Croton zambesicus, decoction, VO.; concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ajeofole (Yoruba)
Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Official name : Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, rhizome of Curculigo pilosa, infusion , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : epa-ikun (Yoruba)
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, leaves and rhizome, concoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ekan (Yoruba)
Dioclea reflexa Hook. f.
Official name : Dioclea reflexa Hook. f.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, seeds of Dioclea reflexa, poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : ebe, agbarin (Yoruba)
Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
Official name : Dioscorea hirtiflora Benth.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, leaves of Dioscorea hirtiflora, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : isanyinahun (Yoruba)
Diospyros canaliculata De Wild
Official name : Diospyros canaliculata De Wild
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 7) cancer, leaves of Diospyros canaliculata, decoction , as topic and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oriloje, odubu (Yoruba)
Entandrophragma macrophyllum A.Chev.
Official name : Entandrophragma macrophyllum A.Chev.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, stem bark of Entandrophragma macrophyllum, decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : aunje, ijebo (Yoruba)
Euphorbia heterophylla L.
Official name : Euphorbia heterophylla L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, Root and leaves of Euphorbia heterophylla decoction , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oro (Yoruba)
Euphorbia hirta L.
Official name : Euphorbia hirta L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia pilulifera var. procumbens Boiss. , Euphorbia hirta var. procumbens Br. , Chamaesyce hirta (L.) Millsp.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078, 4) cancer, shoot concoction , VO. and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : emile, oro-elewe (Yoruba)
Euphorbia lateriflora Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Euphorbia lateriflora Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, root and leaves of Euphorbia laterifolia, infusion , as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : enu-kopire (Yoruba)
Euphorbia poissoni Pax
Official name : Euphorbia poissoni Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, sap of Euphorbia poissonii poultice and as topic
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-western)
Vernacular name : oro-adete (Yoruba)