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Reference : HC 30

Author(s) : Chauke, MA., LJ. Shai, MA. Mogale, MP. Tshisikhawe, MP. Mokgotho
Title : Medicinal plant use of villagers in the Mopani district, Limpopo province, South Africa Afr J Tradit Complement Altern Med. 12(3):9-26 (2015) http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ajtcam.v12i3.2
Reference HC 30 has information about 43 plants :
Acacia nigrescens Oliv.
Official name : Acacia nigrescens Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, stem bark of Acacia nigrescens, boiled and administered for dysentry
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mokgwalo (Local Name), knob thorn (English)
Acacia rehmanniana Schinz
Official name : Acacia rehmanniana Schinz
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) persistent headache, leaves of Acacia rehmanniana, burnt and inhaled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mosemane (Local Name), silky thorn (English)
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(171)
Recipes : H(000) leaves of Aloe sp. used in mixtures with different plants for treatment of all kinds of diseases. Boiled thoroughly and juice drunk
H(171) diabetes mellitus, leaves of Opuntia ficus-indica are boiled with leaves of Momordica balsamina and Aloe sp. The extract is drunk by the patients
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : aloe (Local Name), aloe vera (English)
Aptosimum lineare Marloth & Engl.
Official name : Aptosimum lineare Marloth & Engl.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(020), H(103)
Recipes : H(004) wound healing, roots or whole plant of Aptosimum lineare are used
H(004) tissue repair, H(020) snake bite, leaves of Aptosimum lineare heated (on fire) and applied on affected area
H(103) toothache, whole plant
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : maropolane (Local Name),veld violet (English)
Asparagus concinnus Kies
Official name : Asparagus concinnus Kies
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(100), H(201)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, roots of Asparagus concinnus Roots boiled to treat gonorrhoea
H(000) roots boiled to treat in mixtures for treatment of all diseases
H(201) leaves used to stop rain.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : lefalatsamaru (Local Name), asparagus (English)
Blepharis sp.
Official name : Blepharis sp.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Blepharis spp are boiled and given to patient to drink
H(004) open wounds, roots are grinded and put as a paste on open wounds
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : molomanama (Local Name), creeping Blepharis (English)
Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Official name : Cassia abbreviata Oliv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(100), H(104), H(139), H(171)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, stem bark of Cassia abbreviata boiled or soaked in water. Extract drunk by patients..
H(171) diabetes mellitus, stem bark of Cassia abbreviata boiled or soaked in water. Extract drunk by patients
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots / stem bark boiled and extract administered for all STI’s
H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark and roots boiled and drunk
H(104) stomach complaints, stem bark of Peltoforum africanum inmmersed in water with Cassia abbreviata
H(199) AIDS (HIV), roots of Cassia abbreviata in decoction together with roots of Terminalia sericea and Ozoroa paniculosa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : molomanama (Local Name), longtail cassia (English)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(000), H(100)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Senna italica, used in mixtures with different plants for treatment of all kinds of diseases as stomach complaints
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots boiled in mixtures and administered to all STI patients
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : setlommana (Local Name), neutral henna (English)
Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Official name : Cassine transvaalensis (Burtt Davy) Codd
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Elaeodendron transvaalense (Burtt Davy) R. H. Archer
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach complaints, bark of Elaeodendron transvaalense immersed in water and extract drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : monamane (Local Name), anthill saffron (English)
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Official name : Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J.Kirk ex J.Léonard
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) baby stomach complaints, leaves of Colophospermum mopane chewed and spitted into baby’s mouth
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mohlanare (Local Name), balsam tree (English)
Combretum imberbe Wawra
Official name : Combretum imberbe Wawra
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves of Combretum imberbe, decoction, VO.
H(078) cancer, root or stem bark of Combretum imberbe, decoction, VO. Burnt and ash applied to tumours
H(078) cancer, ash of roots of Dichrostachys cineria mixed with ash of Combretum imberbe, applied to tumour
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mmoto (Local Name), leadwood (English)
Cordia grandicalyx Oberm.
Official name : Cordia grandicalyx Oberm.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Cordia grandicalyx used in mixtures for treatment of different ailments
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mothobathobe (Local Name), largefruit saucerbush (English)
Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana Brenan & Brummitt
Official name : Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. africana Brenan & Brummitt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(078), H(100), H(139)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots of Dichrostachys cinerea used in mixtures with different plants and for treatment of all kinds of diseases
H(078) cancer, ash of roots of Dichrostachys cineria mixed with ash of Combretum imberbe, applied to tumour
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Dichrostachys cinerea subsp. Africana boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : moreetse (Local Name), sicklebush (English)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Ensete ventricosum boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : banana (Local Name), ethiopian banana (English)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) continuos mesntuation, stem bark of Pappea capensis in mixtures with Euclea divinorum and Grewia hexamita
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Euclea natalensis subsp. angustifolia F. White
Official name : Euclea natalensis subsp. angustifolia F. White
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(171)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(027z) continuos mesntuation, roots of Euclea natalensis, together with roots of Grewia hexamita and Parinari capensis boiled and drunk. Also used to improve fertility
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots of Euclea natalensis boiled in mixtures
H(104) stomach complaints, H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Euclea natalensis subsp. angustifolia, boiled may also be mixed with other materials sourced from other plants.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mohlakola (Local Name), large-leaved guarri(English)
Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus abutilifolia (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(139)
Recipes : H(033) fertility, H(139) erectile dysfunction, roots /stem bark of Ficus abutilifolia boiled in mixtures
H(100) sexually transmitted infections, roots/stem bark of Ficus abutilifolia boiled in mixtures for all STI’s
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mofa (Local Name), arge-leaved rock fig (English)
Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Official name : Gomphrena celosioides Mart.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(171)
Recipes : H(100) sexually transmitted infections, leaves of Gomphrena celosioides boiled and used in mixtures for treatment of STI’s
H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Gomphrena celosioides used as part of mixtures for treatment of diabetes mellitus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : lebolomo la naga (Local Name),soft khaki weed (English)
Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (G. Watt) Vollesen
Official name : Gossypium herbaceum subsp. africanum (G. Watt) Vollesen
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) ear ache, the cotton 'Gossypium herbacium ) is inserted into the ear
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : lekudu (Local Name), levant cotton (English)
Grewia flavescens Juss.
Official name : Grewia flavescens Juss.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes mellitus, roots of Grewia flavescens used as part of mixtures for treatment of diabetes mellitus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Limpopo province, Mopani district)
Vernacular name : mopharantshone (Local Name), sandpaper raisin (English)