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Reference : HB 43

Author(s) : Blench, R.
Title : Dagomba plant names (Preliminary circulation draft) Published on WWW. (2006) http://www.rogerblench.info/Ethnoscience%20data/Dagbani%20plant%20names.pdf
Reference HB 43 has information about 70 plants :
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fresh baobab leaves (tùkáɣú) used for soup, the flesh of the pods can be eaten and the seeds can be roasted and made into a paste for flavouring
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : tùá (Dagomba)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fresh baobab leaves (tùkáɣú) used for soup, the flesh of the pods can be eaten and the seeds can be roasted and made into a paste for flavouring
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : tùá (Dagomba)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Anacardium occidentale, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : àntírìnyà (Dagomba)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Anacardium occidentale, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : àntírìnyà (Dagomba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(095), H(104)
Recipes : H(095), tree of Annona senegalensis with edible fruit.
H(104) roots are used to treat waist-pain.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bulimbugu (Dagomba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), leaves are fed to animals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bulimbugu (Dagomba)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Anogeissus leiocarpa, together with Terminalia avicennioides or Terminalia glaucescens are used to treat diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : shììyà (Dagomba)
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) creeping weed used to staunch blood flows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : zìnyùrìgù (Dagomba)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) twigs of Azadirachta indica used as chewsticks. Oil from the seeds is used to preserve stored crops.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : nyímsílì (Dagomba)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) small thorn tree with edible fruit
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gàblìgá (Dagomba)
Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Official name : Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095) cut leaves to feed the animals.
Fluff is collected for pillows
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : va!bgà (Dagomba)
Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Official name : Bombax buonopozense P. Beauv.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(201), H(208)
Recipes : H(003) thorns are burnt and the charcoal resulting is mixed with butter to treat a swollen body
H(208), dried gum is used for scent
H(201) the mistletoe growing on this tree has important magical uses, being included in a medicine used to start quarrels in the household. Farmers do not like to cultivate under it because the land is infertile. The bark is burnt to make a smoke that drives away aliZini spirits.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : va!bgà (Dagomba)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) Shrub of Calotropis procera growing on exhausted land whose roots are used as medicine. The latex is used to sour milk when making cheese.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : wàlàpùgú (Dagomba)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095) fruit of Carica papaya, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : góndílí (Dagomba)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) used to treat stomach pains, ONS. Of Cassia sieberiana, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : kù(l)`kpàryòò (Dagomba)
Cleome viscosa L.
Official name : Cleome viscosa L.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(103x)
Recipes : H(103x) roots of Cleome viscosa are used as chewsticks and which make the teeth red
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : bùdùnì (Dagomba)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(004x), H(103)
Recipes : H(004x) the fibre is boiled to treat internal sores.
H(103) the chewstick is used to keep the teeth firm.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gbìrgá (Dagomba)
Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum elliotii Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : H(004x), H(103)
Recipes : H(004x) the fibre is boiled to treat internal sores.
H(103) the chewstick is used to keep the teeth firm.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : gbìrgá (Dagomba)
Combretum sp.
Official name : Combretum sp.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) the roots are ground and applied to sores.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : yùríŋ kóŋà (Dagomba)
Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Official name : Curculigo pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) Engl.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000) herb of Curculigo pilosa whose corm or tuber is used for medicine
Region : West Africa
Country : Ghana (Northern region)
Vernacular name : táríŋgúlì (Dagomba)