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Reference : HB 25M

Author(s) : Bossard, E.
Title : La médecine traditionnelle au centre et à l'ouest de l'Angola. Ministério da ciênciae da tecnologia. Instituto de investigaçâo cientifica tropical. Lisboa - p. 531 (1996) (ISBN : 972-672-858-4)
Reference HB 25M has information about 172 plants :
Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Official name : Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) + H(104), boiled herbof Abutilon mauritianum is used to produce an emollient
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Golungo Alto, Dembos, Quibaxi)
Vernacular name : (ka) pianeka (Kimbundu), malvas (Portuguese)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(036), H(037), H(070), H(098), H(103)
Recipes : H(036) vertigo, roots decoction of Acacia sieberiana, VO.

H(037) pneumonia, bronchitis, barks roots, infusion, VO
H(070) rabies, bite, barks roots, infusion, VO
H(098) nightmare, dried roots, to pound, smoke bath
H(103) caries, ONS., local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Benguela)
Vernacular name : (i) songe (Umbundu)
Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum laurentii (De Wild. & T.Durand) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(031), H(099), H(169)
Recipes : H(031) intercostal pain, H(099) epilepsy, H(169) hernia, RNS, ONS
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cabinda, Maiombe)
Vernacular name : sisa (Umubumbu), (Kikongo)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) gastralgia, to chew the seeds of Aframomum melegueta
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Golungo Alto, Dembos, Luanda)
Vernacular name : ndongo ia kongo, ndungu ia kongo, ndongua ia kongo, iasasama, iaxixima mukanu (Kimbundu), dongos do Congo (Portuguese)
Agave sisalana Perr.
Official name : Agave sisalana Perr.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : H(031), H(179)
Recipes : H(031) intercostal pain, roots pounded of Agave sisalana, to heat lightly in H2O, VO
H(179) nephralgia, plant pounded, in scarifications + frictions
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Planalto)
Vernacular name : (alu) ngwengwe (Umbundu), sisal (Portuguese)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(104), H(108), H(124), H(175x)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, powder of leaves mixed with oil, to heat, local application
H(008) + H(104) abdominal pains, roots tea, VO.
H(108) allergic sinusitis, fresh plant, to wash, to pound, to press on a coton piece, to put in the nostrils
H(124) haemorrhage during delivery, to press 30 gr of the fresh plant, VO. the juice during 3 to 4 days
H(175x) pellicles, sap of leaves, to rub the hair
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Golungo Alto)
Vernacular name : (i) longo-longo (Umbundu)
Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Official name : Albizia coriaria Welw. ex Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(088)
Recipes : H(088), barks of Albizia coriaria, decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (in the country of Cuanza Norte, Malanje, Quela)
Vernacular name : palangonga (Kimbundu), zende (Malanje), zuembe, zuemba (Cuanza Norte)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(015), H(018), H(037), H(051), H(091), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(015) hematuria, to rub the belly with the tubercle of Allium cepa
H(018) cephalgy, to pound the roots and the tubercle, local frictions
H(037) chest pains, cataplasm on the chest
H(051) fever, to pound the tubercle and the roots, rub the body
H(091) anemia, rub the body with the tubercle
H(113) rhumatism, to pound the barks, friction
H(201) madness, ONS. of matya (Lycopersicon esculentum) of tiko (Blumea mollis) of sapola (Allium cepa), scarifications on head + local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto)
Vernacular name : (oka) sapola (Umunundu)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(018), H(034), H(053), H(058), H(068), H(082), H(104), H(115), H(135), H(151), H(163), H(179), H(192)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, local application of pods of Allium sativum or spread the juice of the pod on the eczema
H(014) tinea, OINS, tea, VO. 3 X / day
H(018) sick headache, tea of the plant, VO. 2 X / days + to pound the plant and to put it in the bath
H(034) tachycardia, ONS, tea, VO.
H(053) otitis, to pound vayu (Allium sativum) + palm oil, instillations. 1 drop in every ear by session
H(058) obesity, VO., tea of garlic + to eat the pod
H(068) helminthiasiss, to eat the pod
H(082) asthma, ONS. tea, VO. 3 X / day
H(104) dyspepsia, eat of the garlic
H(115) neuralgia, garlic tea VO. + local friction with the pod
H(135) digestion (troubles of), to eat the bulb
H(151) high blood-pressure, put of the garlic in some alcohol, cover the whole . Maceration for 15 days by moving 1 X / day. VO. A mouthful every day in every meal for 1 month. Idem afterward by decreasing the dose
H(163) uremia, herb tea of garlic, to drink and to eat
H(179) nephralgia, to eat garlic
H(192) varix, dip the garlic into some vinegar and some salt. massage the leg of bottom at the top with this product
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto)
Vernacular name : (olo) vayu (Umbundu), alho (Portuguese)
Aloe zebrina Baker
Official name : Aloe zebrina Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(013), H(015), H(020), H(031), H(033), H(036), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(077), H(094), H(099), H(100), H(111), H(126), H(139), H(151), H(173), H(175x), H(201)
Recipes : H(004) wound, ONS of Aloe zebrina or ONS in powder application on the washed wound
H(006) constipation, tea of roots, VO. 1 cup on an empty stomach or less according to the age
H(013) abscess, open leaves in two, local application
H(015) haematuria, tea of root, VO.
H(020) snake, chew the leaves, swallow
H(031) side stitch, tea of root, VO. 1 cup 3 X / days
H(033) infertility, H(139) sexual incapacity, ndilasonde (Pterocarpus angolensis) + andala (Aloe zebrina) + sasi (unidentified plant) + tende-mupa (Strychnos spinosa) , plants decoction, VO. + enema
H(036) vertigo, tea of root of andala (Aloe zebrina) of hondyo (Musa paradisiaca) of ndjelele (Asparagus angolensis)
H(037) chest pains, tea of root, VO., 1 cup, 3 X / day
H(051) fever, juice of leaves, 10 drops in a glass H2O, VO.
H(068) parasitose, tea or juice of the leaves
H(068) bilharziosis, tea of root of andala (Aloe zebrina) of mbombo (Cochlospermum angolense) of ambanda (Crotalaria ononoides)
H(077) nausea, tea of leaves, VO., 3 X / day
H(094) haemorrhoids, juice of leaves local application + VO
H(099) epilepsy, infusion of leaves, VO.
H(100) blennorrabiese, tea of root of andala (Aloe zebrina) of ngengete (Sapium oblongifolium), VO. 3 X / day
H(111) burn, ONS. powder or leaf split in two, local application
H(126, f) hepatitis, roots dipped in H2O of andala (Aloe zebrina) of kepa (Cynodon dactylon), tea + bath of leaves of andala (Aloe zebrina), the next day. Treatment to be followed for 8 days
H(151) high blood pressure, ONS of andala (Aloe zebrina) of tola (Piliostigma thonningii), massage and rubr
H(173), to pound the leaves of ndembi (Cymbopogon citratus), the roots of andala (Aloe zebrina), local friction
H(175x) dandruff, open the leaves of andala (Aloe zebrina) of longo-longo (Ageratum conyzoides),harvest the juice by pressing, rub hair against dandruff and to wash hair
H(201) madness, chew and swallow the leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Golungo Alto)
Vernacular name : andala (Umbundu), aloés (Portuguese), aloès (Français)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(100), H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(100) blennorrhagie, roots tea of Arachis hypogaea, VO. 3 X / days
H(139) sexual incapacity, to cook Arachis hypogaea and Aristida junciformis subsp. welwitschii, VO.
H(201) +H(013) (otchi) sawu, skin eruptions from an evil spell, to rub the body with the tubercle
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Huambo, Moxico)
Vernacular name : (alu) ngupa (Umbundu), amendoim (Portuguese)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(055)
Recipes : H(006), H(055) emetic, oil of seeds of Argemone mexicana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Luanda, Maianga and the rest of the country)
Vernacular name : papoula (Kimbundu), papoula-do-México (Portuguese)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(068)
Recipes : H(051) paludism (convalescence), leaves infusion of Artemisia afra, VO.
H(068) helminthiasis, leaves infusion of Artemisia afra + powder in food, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Hufla, Humpata)
Vernacular name : (e) nthilili (Nyaneka)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(039), H(051), H(082), H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, decoction of pounded leaves of Melia azadirachta, VO., 3 spoons
H(039) flea, fruits, RNS.
H(051) paludism, tea of the plant, VO.
H(082) asthma, roots tea, VO.
H(091) rachitisme, asthenia, washed roots in pieces, maceration, VO., 1 cup 3 X / day + baths with this liquid
H(103) caries, to chew the roots of mbombolo (Melia azadirachta) of nakokutu (Euphorbia candelabrum), to spit
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, littoral)
Vernacular name : (olo) mbombolo, (lo) mbobola (Umbundu)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020x)
Recipes : H(020x) bee, pounded leaves of Bidens pilosa, local application
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Bié, Katchiungo)
Vernacular name : holokoso (Umbundu)
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, infusion of stems with leaves of Boerhavia diffusa, VO.
H(126) icterus, spongy roots decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Golungo Alto)
Vernacular name : (u) lyangulo (Umbundu)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(075)
Recipes : H(075) lack of appetite (e) vuti, roots tea of Bridelia micrantha , VO., 3 X / days
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Sul, Amboim)
Vernacular name : (i) mbalala, mulengwe-lengwe (Umbundu)
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(127)
Recipes : H(127) splenomegaly, tea of leaves of Cannabis sativa, VO. 3 X / Day
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Planalto, Cuanza Norte, Benguela)
Vernacular name : (a) pangwe (Umbundu), canhamo (Portuguese)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(039), H(070)
Recipes : H(039) parasitose, to pound the roots of ndungu (Capsicum frutescens) of ngandja (Swartzia madascariensis) and rub then the anus
H(070) rabies, powder of roots of tema (unidentified plant) mixed to ndungu (Capsicum frutescens) + H2O, drink this liquid during 3 days + to rub the body with the powder of the two plants
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (regions of Cuanza Norte, Malanje, Huambo)
Vernacular name : (alu) ndungu (Umbundu), pimento, ppimentao-da-caiene (Portuguese)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(075), H(104), H(109)
Recipes : H(075) lack of appetite, to eat 0.05 gr of Capsicum annuum, many time each day
H(104) dyspepsia, chopped fruits in food
H(109) stiff neck, local application or friction
Region : West Africa
Country : Angola (region of Hufla)
Vernacular name : (omu) ndungu (Umbundu)