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Reference : HA 55

Author(s) : Avigdor, E., H Wohlmuth, Z. Asfaw, T. Awas
Title : The current status of knowledge of herbal medicine and medicinal plants in Fiche, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 10:38 (2014) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/10/1/38
Reference HA 55 has information about 83 plants :
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(004), H(027)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, leaves of Achyranthes aspera are rubbed and put on cut or wound
H(027) (Rhesus factor incompatibility in pregnancy), herbs of Achyranthes aspera, Thalictrum rhynchocarpum, Indigofera zavattarii, Cucumis ficifolius, Gomphocarpus purpurascens, Rumex nepalensis, these herbs are dried, chopped together and put in a cotton pouch to be hung around the pregnant woman’s neck in the seventh month. When the baby is born it is taken off the mother and put on the baby. “To be collected on a Wednesday or a Friday, having abstained from sexual relations, and having not spoken to anybody on yhe morning of the collecting day"
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : elenj/qay telenj (Amharic)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : mrenz (Amharic)
Actiniopteris semiflabellata Pic. Serm.
Official name : Actiniopteris semiflabellata Pic. Serm.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burn (severe), powdered roasted plant of Actiniopteris semiflabellata, applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : menna (Amharic)
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Albizia anthelmintica, VO. with tella (local beer)
H(068) taeniasis, bark of Albizia anthelmintica , Guizotia abyssinica and sugar, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, bark of Albizia anthelmintica , Guizotia abyssinica chopped together, RNS.
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Embelia schimperi, chopped with Albizia anthelmintica and Guizotia abyssinica and eaten or with a drink of tella (local beer)
H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Glinus lotoides, mixed with Guizotia abyssinica and Albizia anthelmintica., taken orally as a paste
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : musena (Amharic)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(201)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising Arake (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(201) evil eye, take the dried skin of a hyena and put the herbs as Artemisia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Allium cepa in a pouch of the leather as a charm around the neck.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : shinkurt (Amharic)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(193), H(201)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(193) demulcent, ONS of Trigonella foenum-graecum Mixed with garlic (Allium sativum) in the treatment of asthma, to protect against gastritis which may be caused by strong application of Allium sativum
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Aloe debrana Christian
Official name : Aloe debrana Christian
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds (kusil), wound that is infected and very dry, contracted, they will use Aloe debrana and it will relax”
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aloe pulcherrima M. G. Gilbert & Sebsebe
Official name : Aloe pulcherrima M. G. Gilbert & Sebsebe
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, sap of Aloe pulcherrima is boiled with water. Sugar is added. This is filtered to about ½ teacup. Drink this and suck on a lemon. Do this for four days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : sete eret (Amharic)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burn, the burn is washed first with warm water and salt, then Aloe sp placed on top
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : eret (Amharic)
Andrachne aspera Spreng.
Official name : Andrachne aspera Spreng.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, root is chewed, followed by lots of water. Will cause to vomit
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), root of Andrachne aspera is chewed for stomach treatment and nausea (anti-emetic)
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nose
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : tekeze (Amharic)
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Cymbopogon citratus and made into an infusion and filtered, and drunk
H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), ONS. of Artemisia absinthium mixed with Ruta chalepensis and Zingiber officinale made into an infusion, filtered and drunk
H(104) stomach ache, ONS. of Artemisia absinthium, Cymbopogon citratus, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum, RNS. (recipe collected from vendors of medicinal plants in local market of Fiche)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : ariti (Amharic)
Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Official name : Artemisia abyssinica Sch.Bip ex Rich
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, take the dried skin of a hyena and put the herbs as Artemisia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Allium cepa in a pouch of the leather as a charm around the neck.
H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nos
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : chikugn (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) rituals such as circumcision, and giving birth, branch of Asparagus africanus hung in the doorway "Considered cleansing because “women are unclean just after giving birth”
H(201) rituals Hung on the door where tella (local beer) is being made, as protectant against uncleanliness (someone who is menstruating, or has recently had sexual relations)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : seriti (Amharic)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) eczema (chiffe), leaves of Brucea antidysenterica are collected and dried, the powder is then applied to the skin
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : fit aballo, aballo (Amharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) child with diarrhoea (tekmet), leaves of the young shoots from seven plants of Calpurnia aurea are rubbed in the hands for the juice; the juice is mixed with water Dosage is very important, depending on the age of the child (The stem bark is poisonous. The dosage should be measured carefully)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : digita (Amharic)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (likuft) , roots of Acokanthera schimperi of Capparis tomentosa of Maytenus arbutifolia , young shoots of Solanum incanum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : gumero (Amharic)
Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Official name : Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) psychiatric disease (lekeft), Take ONS. of Artemisia abyssinica and three young leaves of Aloe pulcherrima with Allium sativum, Ruta chalepensis, the whole plant of Andrachne aspera, along with the leaves of Catha edulis and Verbascum sinaiticum: chop together. The juice is applied to the nos
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : chat (Amharic)
Chenopodium murale L.
Official name : Chenopodium murale L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) unexplained stomach ache (megagna), young shoots of Chenopodium murale are collected with scissors and rubbed through a sieve as used for the domesticated grass Tef (Eragrostis tef)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : sinko (Amharic)
Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Official name : Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(082)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, ONS. of Allium cepa as part of a formula comprising "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
H(082) asthma, 3-4 cloves of Allium sativum chopped and mixed with honey, dissolved by Kosso arake "kosso arake" (spirit brewed with fermented grains) with Hagenia abyssinica, Ruta chalepensis, Zingiber officinale and Cinnamomum verum, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopie (town of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : quorofa (Amharic)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) skin rash, ONS. of Croton macrostachyus mixed with egg yolk and applied to the skin
H(013) skin rash, dandruff, fresh bud is cut and the fluid applied to the rash. If the problem is on the head, the head is shaved and bud fluid applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (City of Fiche, Oromia region)
Vernacular name : bisana (Amharic)