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Reference : HB 35

Author(s) : Bussmann R. W., G. G. Gilbreath, J. Solio, M. Lutura, R. Lutuluo, K. Kunguru, N. Wood and S. Mathenge
Title : Plant use of the Masasai of Sekenani Valley, Maasai Mara, Kenya. Additional file Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2:22 (2006)
Reference HB 35 has information about 43 plants :
Acacia polyacantha Willd.
Official name : Acacia polyacantha Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) eaten by elephants and goats
V(095) bees use this plant
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : orkigiro (Maa)
Acacia polyacantha Willd.
Official name : Acacia polyacantha Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203), fencing the village because has good thorn
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : orkigiro (Maa)
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203) hardwoods used to produce arrows
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : esiaeiti / esiati (Maa)
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(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, remove roots of Achyranthes aspera, smash with water, drink, vomit
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olekidogo (Maa)
Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Official name : Albizia gummifera (J.F.Gmel.) C.A.Sm.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201), H(203)
Recipes : H(201) strong stick used for ceremonie
H(203) to produce spears, for walking
H(203), bark used for fire
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : osupakupe (Maa)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), wash away spirit of the person who has passed away: put in water and wash yourself, use with olive to sacrifice (drought), then burn
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : embereepapa (Maa)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(095), H(100)
Recipes : H(095), eat fruit Carissa edulis
H(100) venereal diseases boil root, slaughter a ram and mix meat with the root, boil 2 hrs and eat
H(113), same for back and joint problems: drink liquid from boiling
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : nkamuriaki (Maa)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203), for young Maasai girls to use for tying together a hut
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olopitaq/olopito (Maa)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) eaten by goats and sheep when flower is in fruit
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olopitaq/olopito (Maa)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(051), H(095)
Recipes : H(051) prevents paludism and circulatory problems
H(095) root for making soup
H(095) slaughter bull and make soup with Combretum molle
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : ormaroroi (Maa)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) flowers of Combretum molle are good for bees
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : ormaroroi (Maa)
Commelina africana L.
Official name : Commelina africana L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) used to treat cows. Only used by special old men. These put magic and then place where cows pass
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : enkaiieieyia (Maa)
Commelina benghalensis L.
Official name : Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : V(201)
Recipes : V(201) used to treat cows. Only used by special old men. These put magic and then place where cows pass
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : enkaiieieyia (Maa)
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095), H(103x)
Recipes : H(091), root of Croton dichogamus flavors meat and gives strength
H(095) leaves used for Maasai beer
H(103x) toothbrush
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olokidigai (Maa)
Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Official name : Erythrococca bongensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) young children eat the fruit of Erythrococca bongensis and like it very much
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : nkayakug (Maa)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(045), H(095), H(103x), H(239)
Recipes : H(045) put meat on top of leaves to keep moist for 1-2 days
H(095), VO. sweet berries
H(103x) toothbrush
H(239), firewood
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : enkiyei (Maa)
Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Official name : Evolvulus alsinoides (L.) L.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) boil and wash yourself when spirit feels bad
H(201), add to fire for sacrifice
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : leleswa ekopo (Maa)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(099x), H(175x)
Recipes : H(099x), children remove leaves and chew like tobacco
H(175x) produces red color for decoration
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : oloitodor enkai (Maa)
Glycine wightii (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
Official name : Glycine wightii (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), eaten by goats and sheep when flower is in fruit
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olopito (Maa)
Glycine wightii (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
Official name : Glycine wightii (Wight & Arn.) Verdc.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(203)
Recipes : H(203), for young Maasai girls to use for tying together a hut
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Sekenani Valley)
Vernacular name : olopito (Maa)