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Reference : HF 08

Author(s) : Frazão-Moreira, A
Title : The symbolic efficacy of medicinal plants:practices, knowledge, and religious beliefs amongst the Nalu healers of Guinea-Bissau Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 12:24 (2016)
Reference HF 08 has information about 92 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) impotence RNS. leaves of Abrus precatorius, swallow
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aedesia glabra (Klatt) O.Hoffm
Official name : Aedesia glabra (Klatt) O.Hoffm
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(137)
Recipes : H(104) stomach aches, H(137) body aches, decoction of roots of Aedesia glabra, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’tonpin-na (Nalu)
Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum alboviolaceum (Ridl.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum latifolium K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, decoction of root of Aframomum alboviolaceum, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : mabôbé
Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.
Official name : Agelaea pentagyna (Lam.) Baill.
Family : Connaraceae
Synonyms : Agelaea dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) scabies leaves of Agelaea pentagyna, ointment
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Aidia genipiflora (DC.) Dandy
Official name : Aidia genipiflora (DC.) Dandy
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) impurity, foam of root of Aidia genipiflora, wash
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’armass (Nalu)
Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name : Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(034)
Recipes : H(034) palpitations, triturated leaves of Albizia zygia, swallow
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : masanp n’buk (Nalu)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(027), H(037), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(027) risk of miscarriage, decoction of root of Alchornea cordifolia, drink
H(037) chest ache peel of stems,wash
H(068) intestinal parasite, root boil drink
H(104) stomach ache, macerated leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’sum-na (Nalu)
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(003) swollen limbs, macerated leaves, drink and wash
H(027z) pregnancy, decoction of leaves of Allophylus africanus, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(003), H(091)
Recipes : H(003) swelling,topical with the latex of Alstonia congensis
H(091) fatigue, maceration of barks of Alstonia congensis, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : ianke (Nalu)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(109)
Recipes : H(109) lower back pain, leaves of Anacardium occidentale, topical
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : ialikê (Nalu)
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(033)
Recipes : H(033) infertility , decoction of rhizome of Anchomanes difformis, drink
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’denkamdudu (Nalu)
Anisophyllea laurina R. Br. ex Sabine
Official name : Anisophyllea laurina R. Br. ex Sabine
Family : Anisophylleaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye pains, moisten leaves of Anisophyllea laurina
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’sunt (Nalu)
Annona glabra L
Official name : Annona glabra L
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, infusion or maceration of roots of Annona glabra, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’bonhé (Nalu)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach ache, decoction of leaves of Annona muricata, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’sóp sóp (Nalu)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) open wounds, scrape the bark of Asystasia gangetica, poultice, topical
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(104)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, leaves of Bridelia micrantha , triturated and macerated, VO.
H(104) stomach ache, decoction of roots, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’tak (Nalu)
Caesalpinia benthamiana (Baill.) Herend. & Zarucchi
Official name : Caesalpinia benthamiana (Baill.) Herend. & Zarucchi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004)
Recipes : H(001) eye complaints macerated leaves of Caesalpinia benthamiana, topical
H(004) open wound, triturated root and leaves, topical
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’pinkid sé (Nalu)
Canthium sp.
Official name : Canthium sp.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(100), H(113)
Recipes : H(100) treponematoses, H(113) rheumatism, paste of leaves of Canthium sp., poultice
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Capparis erythrocarpus Isert
Official name : Capparis erythrocarpus Isert
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis acuminata De Wild.
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headache, root of Capparis erythrocarpos triturate or scrape, topical
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : néeu (Nalu)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) risk of miscarriage, decoction of roots of Carica papaya, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Guinea-Bissau
Vernacular name : n’pápa (Nalu)