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Reference : HD 23

Author(s) : De Wet , H., V.N. Nzama, S.F. Van Vuuren
Title : Medicinal plants used for the treatment of sexually transmitted infections by lay people in northern Maputaland, KwaZulu–Natal Province, South Africa South African Journal of Botany, Volume 78, pp. 12 - 20, (2012) free full-text available on http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/02546299/78
Reference HD 23 has information about 33 plants :
Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms var. gummifera
Official name : Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms var. gummifera
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped root of Adenia gummifera with a handful of chopped leaves of Erianthemum dregei and a handful of Sarcophyte sanguinea stem in 10 L of water for 5 h. Take half a cup twice daily to cure any HIV/AIDS related infections and gonorrhoea.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Venda country)rthen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : impindamshaya
Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W.Wight var. adianthifolia
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schumach.) W.Wight var. adianthifolia
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped bark of Albizia adianthifolia with a handful of chopped Trichilia dregeana bark in 2 L of water. Half a cup of the decoction is taken as an enema once a day to treat syphilis.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : igowane
Aloe marlothii (A. Berger) subsp. Marlothii
Official name : Aloe marlothii (A. Berger) subsp. Marlothii
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush three quarters of a hands length of leaf of Aloe marlothii and boil in 2 L of water for 1 h with one handful of chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea and a handful of Senecio serratuloides leaves. Take half a cupful thrice daily to cure internal and external sores caused by STIs. Half a cup can be taken as an enema once daily.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, place a piece of leaf of Aloe marlothii (approximately 1 cm×2 cm) in two cups of water and add a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Sieve and take half a cup four times daily or one cup once a day as an enema to treat sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a piece of leaf (approximately 1 cm×3 cm) and boil in two cups water. Half a cupful is taken orally four times a day or one cup once a day as an enema to treat sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : inhlaba
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, chop a handful of the stem and leaves of Bidens pilosa and combine with a handful of chopped Clematis brachiata (stem and leaves), Rununculus multifidus (stem and leaves) and Sarcophyte sanguinea stem and boil in water. It is taken orally to treat genital sores and warts. The dosage depends on the seriousness of the infection.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : uqandolo
Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f. subsp cathartica
Official name : Bridelia cathartica Bertol.f. subsp cathartica
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(137)
Recipes : H(100, 3) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of leaves of Bridelia cathartica in 2 L of water until the water changes colour.
H(137) one cup of the decoction is taken orally twice daily to treat internal sores, particularly in the womb.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umkhawulangazi
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum with a handful of chopped Opuntia stricta stem and a handful of chopped Euphorbia hypericifolia (whole plant) in 2 L of water. Use one cup of the concoction once daily as an enema. According to the interviewee the gonorrhoea infection "drop” will disappear within 4 days.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umvuthuzi
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Carica papaya and boil in 4 L of water with a handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves and a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Take half a cup twice a day to treat gonorrhoea infection
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil half a handful of chopped roots of Carica papaya in 2.5 L of water for 10–15 min together with half a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves. Take three quarters of a cup twice daily to treat internal sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Carica papaya and boil in 1 L of water for 20 min with a handful of Senecio serratuloides leaves. Take 1 tb (25 mL) three times a day to treat gonorrhoea and shingles.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : upopo
Cladostemon kirkii (Oliv.) Pax & Gilg
Official name : Cladostemon kirkii (Oliv.) Pax & Gilg
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(137)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped roots of Cladostemon kirkii in 1 L of water.
H(137) take half a cup of the decoction twice daily to treat internal sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : isidumbu
Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Official name : Clematis brachiata Thunb.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, chop a handful of the stem and leaves of Bidens pilosa and combine with a handful of chopped Clematis brachiata (stem and leaves), Rununculus multifidus (stem and leaves) and Sarcophyte sanguinea stem and boil in water. It is taken orally to treat genital sores and warts. The dosage depends on the seriousness of the infection.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : ufufuno
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped roots or leaves of Combretum molle in 5 L of water with a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and a handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides and Kigelia africana leaves. Take half a cup three times a day to treat sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umbondo
Erianthemum dregei (Eckl & Zeyh) V. Tiegh
Official name : Erianthemum dregei (Eckl & Zeyh) V. Tiegh
Family : Loranthaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped root of Adenia gummifera with a handful of chopped Erianthemum dregei leaves and a handful of Sarcophyte sanguinea stem in 10 L of water for 5 h. Take half a cup twice daily to cure any HIV/AIDS related infections and gonorrhoea.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : iphakama
Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Official name : Erythrina caffra Thunb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(161)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix one handful of crush Ozoroa engleri leaves with one handful of chopped Erythrina caffra root. Add 2 L of water and boil. Take a quarter of a cup once a day to treat internal sores. Concoction is reportedly very strong.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped roots in 1 L of water and take half a cup three times a day
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix a handful of crushed Ozoroa engleri leaves and a handful of chopped Erythrina caffra root and boil in 2 L of water. Sieve and take a quarter of a cup once a day to treat internal sores in the womb and genitals
H(161) to treat genital warts (cauliflower).
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umsinsi
Euphorbia hypericifolia L.
Official name : Euphorbia hypericifolia L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum with a handful of chopped Opuntia stricta stem and a handful of chopped Euphorbia hypericifolia (whole plant) in 2 L of water. Use one cup of the concoction once daily as an enema. According to the interviewee the gonorrhoea infection "drop” will disappear within 4 days.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umaphipha
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, Mix one handful of crushed Ozoroa engleri leaves together with one handful of crushed Euphorbia tirucalli stem and one handful of Tabernaemontana elegans leaves and one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Add 10 L of water and boil for 1 h. Take two sips (25 mL) of this concoction twice a day to treat gonorrhoea. Roots of Ozoroa engleri can be use instead of leaves to make concoction stronger.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Euphorbia tirucalli and boil in 10 L of water for 1 h together with a handful of crushed Tabernaemontana elegans and Ozoroa engleri leaves and a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Ozoroa engleri roots are reportedly more effective than its leaves. Take two sips (25 mL) of the decoction twice a day to treat gonorrhoea.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umnduze
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Official name : Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & Avé-Lall.
Family : Hypoxidaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Euphorbia tirucalli and boil in 10 L of water for 1 h together with a handful of crushed Tabernaemontana elegans and Ozoroa engleri leaves and a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Ozoroa engleri roots are reportedly more effective than its leaves. Take two sips (25 mL) of the decoction twice a day to treat gonorrhoea.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix one handful of chopped Musa acuminata roots with one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves and one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Add 2 L of water and boil. Take one cup of this concoction three times a day to cure HIV/AIDS related infections, especially internal and external sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix one handful of crushed Ozoroa engleri leaves together with one handful of crushed Euphorbia tirucalli stem and one handful of Tabernaemontana elegans leaves and one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Add 10 L of water and boil for 1 h. Take two sips (25 mL) of this concoction twice a day to treat gonorrhoea. Roots of Ozoroa engleri can be use instead of leaves to make concoction stronger.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil two handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides in 2 L of water for 30 min. Take half a cup of the decoction three times a day to treat internal and external sores
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea and one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves in 2 L of water for 20 min (or boil until water changes colour). Take half a cup of the concoction three times a day to treat gonorrhoea.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil one chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea, one handful of leaves of Senecio serratuloides and Ranunculus multifidus in 1.5 L of water for 10 min. Take 1 tb of the decoction three times a day to treat internal sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Hypoxis hemerocallidea and boil in 2 L of water together with a handful of crushed Tabernaemontana elegans leaves. Take one cup of this decoction three times a day to treat gonorrhoea.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix one handful of chopped Pyenacantha kaurabassan roots with one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and boil in 2 L of water. Take half a cup three times a day to treat genital warts.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush three quarters of a hands length of leaf of Aloe marlothii and boil in 2 L of water for 1 h with one handful of chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea and a handful of Senecio serratuloides leaves. Take half a cupful thrice daily to cure internal and external sores caused by STIs. Half a cup can be taken as an enema once daily.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, place a piece of leaf of Aloe marlothii (approximately 1 cm×2 cm) in two cups of water and add a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Sieve and take half a cup four times daily or one cup once a day as an enema to treat sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of leaves of Carica papaya and boil in 4 L of water with a handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves and a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Take half a cup twice a day to treat gonorrhoea infection
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil half a handful of chopped roots of Carica papaya in 2.5 L of water for 10–15 min together with half a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves. Take three quarters of a cup twice daily to treat internal sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped roots or leaves of Combretum molle in 5 L of water with a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and a handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides and Kigelia africana leaves. Take half a cup three times a day to treat sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : inkomfe
Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Official name : Ipomoea batatas (L.) Lam.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of Ipomoea batatas leaves together with a handful of Tabernaemontana elegans leaves in 2 L of water. Take one cup of the decoction three times a day to treat gonorrhoea.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : ubhatata
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, chop one mature fruit of Kigelia africana and mix with one handful of chopped corm of Hypoxis hemerocallidea, add 2 L water and bring to boil. Take half a cup of this decoction three times a day to cure STI sores.
H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil a handful of chopped roots or leaves of Combretum molle in 5 L of water with a handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm and a handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides and Kigelia africana leaves. Take half a cup three times a day to treat sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : umvongothi
Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Official name : Krauseola mosambicina (Moss) Pax & K. Hoffm.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, crush a handful of the whole plant of Krauseola mosambicina and add to 1 L of warm water. Take a quarter of a cup twice daily or use as an enema once daily. Apparently this is a strong concoction to treat internal sores cause by STI's.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : isihlaza
Mimusops caffra E. Mey. ex A. DC.
Official name : Mimusops caffra E. Mey. ex A. DC.
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, boil one handful of chopped roots of Mimusops caffra in 1 L of water for 45 min, strain and take half a cup three times a day to cure gonorrhoea.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : amasethole
Musa acuminata Colla.
Official name : Musa acuminata Colla.
Family : Musaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) sexual transmitted infections, mix one handful of chopped Musa acuminata roots with one handful of crushed Senecio serratuloides leaves and one handful of chopped Hypoxis hemerocallidea corm. Add 2 L of water and boil. Take one cup of this concoction three times a day to cure HIV/AIDS related infections, especially internal and external sores.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (northen Maputaland, KwaZulu-Natal Province)
Vernacular name : ubhanana