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Reference : HB 61

Author(s) : Bhat , RB.
Title : Medicinal plants and traditional practices of Xhosa people in the Transkei region of Eastern Cape, South Africa Indian Journal of Traditional Knowledge. Vol. 13 (2), pp. 292-298, April 2014
Reference HB 61 has information about 36 plants :
Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Official name : Acacia mearnsii De Wild.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomachache, small amount of grounded bark of Acacia mearnsii with H20, VO. 3X/day
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : idywabasi (Xhosa)
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) gastric problems, few washed leaves of Acokanthera oppositifolia are chewed , juice swalowed 2X/day for a week
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : intlungunyembe (Xhosa) Bushman's poison (English)
Acridocarpus natalitius A. Juss.
Official name : Acridocarpus natalitius A. Juss.
Family : Malpighiaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin allergy, handfull of leaves of Acridocarpus natalitius in a bath of cold or warm H2O
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : moth fruit (Xhosa), the binder (English)
Alepidea amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Alepidea amatymbica Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, underground stem of Alepidea amatymbica is grated, decoction in milk and flowers, VO. 2X/day for a week
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : iquily (Xhosa), larger tinsel (English)
Aloe arborescens Mill.
Official name : Aloe arborescens Mill.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104), H(113), H(027v)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(104) stomachache, 3 spoons of leaves gel, VO.
H(113) anti-inflamatory, small pieces of leaves are mixed with chichen feed
H(027v) childbirth, leaves mucilage, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : ikalene (Xhosa), krantz aloe (English)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(104) stomachache, 3 leaves of Aloe ferox, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : ikhala (Xhosa), bitter aloe (English)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, H(082) asthma, leaves of Artemisia afra in decoction 3X/day for one week
H(000) enemas stem and root in decoction are taken
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umhlonyane (Xhosa), wild wormwood (English)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) arthritis,1/4 cup decoction of leaves of Bidens pilosa VO 2 X/ day
H(095) leaves and stems used for potherb
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : inongwe (Xhosa), spanish needles, black jack (English)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) fever, fully mature fruits of Capsicum frutescens are added in a hot cup of tea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : tshilisi (Xhosa), chili (English)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) insecticide, decoction of crushed seeds of Chenopodium ambrosioides used as insecticide
H(095) young leaves used as wild vegetable
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : imbikicane (Xhosa), wild spinach (English)
Gazania krebsiana Less
Official name : Gazania krebsiana Less
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055) emetic, handfull of leaves of Gazania krebsiana for a decoction, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : matlapaneng (Xhosa), terracotta gazania (English)
Grewia occidentalis L.f.
Official name : Grewia occidentalis L.f.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(027v), H(033)
Recipes : H(004) wound, crushed bark of Grewia occidentalis, RNS.
H(027v) childbirth,roots for childbirth, RNS.
H(033) sterility,whole plant used again sterility, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umnqabaza, uhlolo (Xhosa),
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(026)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, decoction of crushed stems of Gunnera perpensa, VO. 1glass
H(026) menstrual pain, roots décoction, VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : iphuzi (Xhosa), river pumpkin (English)
Helichrysum pedunculatum Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Official name : Helichrysum pedunculatum Hilliard & B.L. Burtt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) circuncision wound, leaves of Helichrysum pedunculatum as dressing to avoid inflammation
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : isicwe (Xhosa)
Hypoestes aristata (Vahl) Sol. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Hypoestes aristata (Vahl) Sol. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, leaf juice of Hypoestes aristata, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : uhlololwane (Xhosa), ribbon bush (Anglais)
Hypoestes aristata (Vahl) Sol. ex Roem. & Schult.
Official name : Hypoestes aristata (Vahl) Sol. ex Roem. & Schult.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(012)
Recipes : Vb(012) broken legs of calf, leaf juice of Hypoestes aristata, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : uhlololwane (Xhosa), ribbon bush (Anglais)
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(078)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, H(078) cancer, RNS of roots tuber of Hypoxis hemerocallidea, VO. For a period of 4-8 weeks
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : ixonyi (Xhosa), star flower
Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
Official name : Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, H(151) high blood pressure, repiratory salads of leaves of Mentha longifolia
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : inixina (Xhosa), wild mint (English)
Nasturtium officinale R.Br.
Official name : Nasturtium officinale R.Br.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(045), H(202)
Recipes : H(045) antiseptic, whole plant of Nasturtium officinale as antiseptic to wash weeping sores
H(202) whole plant to remove spots and blemishes from the skin
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : umsobo (Xhosa), watercress (English)
Nicotiana glauca Graham
Official name : Nicotiana glauca Graham
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, leaves of Nicotiana glauca used as fumitory
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Transkei)
Vernacular name : icuba (Xhosa), wild tobaco (English)