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Reference : HH 4k

Author(s) : Heine, B. & I. Heine
Title : Plant concepts and plant use .An ethnobotanical survey of the semi-arid and arid lands of East Africa.Part 1: Plants of the Chamus (Kenya).104 p., Band 6, (1988) Kolner Beiträge zur Entwicklungsländerforschung / Cologne Development StudiesVerlag breitenbach Publishers, Saarbrücken, Fort Lauderdale
Reference HH 4k has information about 21 plants :
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), to clean stomach; boil bark, drink with water (tastes salty), give to pregnant women or children; emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Del. subsp. subaldta (Vatke) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach ache and cleaning stomach, especially of women after delivery; boil bark, drink the red liquid.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomach ache, boil root, drink with milk or water
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Official name : Albizia anthelmintica Brongn.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(000), H(068), H(100) gono., genreral health, worms, gonorrhea; boil bark and root, add to soup, important medicine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055): stomach cleaning, boil bark, drink decoction or add bark to soup, emetic
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Blepharis linariifolia Pers.
Official name : Blepharis linariifolia Pers.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Blepharis hirta Hochst. ex Nees
Symptoms : H(046), H(143)
Recipes : H(046), H(143) smallpox, measles; pound whole plant, soak in water, wash children suffering from smallpox or measles, or boil root, inhale steam
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(191)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, paludism, H(191)blood disease? , H (006), constipation; boil plant, drink with milk or mutton soup, laxative, hence useful for both paludism and constipation
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, fever, paludism (1- bQil ruot, dI.ink with soup or water, usually mixed l with l-em6ny (Rhamnus staddo).
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(100) gono., , boil root with mutton or soup made from goat's meat
H(006), H(113) laxative; joint disease, boil root, drink with milk
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Croton dichogamus Pax
Official name : Croton dichogamus Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), general health, mostly of small children; hoil root in water, add milk, drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(006), H(027)
Recipes : H(006), ONS., RNS., laxative
H(027y), health problems of young mothers; boil root, add to soup, give to woman who has just given birth
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ficus sycomorus L.
Official name : Ficus sycomorus L.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus damarensis Engl. , Ficus cocculifolia Baker
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), stomachache, boilled bark, mix with milk
H(008), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Grewia villosa Willd.
Official name : Grewia villosa Willd.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Grewia echinulata Del.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) pregnant woman, stomach pains of pregnant women; hoiI l root in water, drink decoctjon
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Launaea cornuta (Hochst. ex Oliv. & Hiern) C. Jeffrey
Official name : Launaea cornuta (Hochst. ex Oliv. & Hiern) C. Jeffrey
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H 051), fever, eat root raw (known to few people only) .
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Myrsine africana L.
Official name : Myrsine africana L.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(104), general health, stomachache, boil root and fruit, drink with soup, tapeworms, gonorrhoea (if mixed with m6kut~n), grind seeds, drink with bot water or milk, or eat dry
H(004) internal, H(006), injuries inside the body, grind seeds, drink with soup made from mutton fat, is said to help the blood circulation by sweeping the bad hlood out through the stomach; laxative
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Official name : Rhamnus prinoides L' Hérit.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, maJaria , cut the root, boil in water, drink
H(091), "lack of blood", ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Salvadora persica L.
Official name : Salvadora persica L.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), is said to gather all bad stuff in the stomach from where it can leave the body: laxative, boil root, drink with soup; emetic, drink with water; H(104), blood disease? affecting first stomach and then back grind the bark of the root, soak in cold water, stir, drink, causes diarrhoea and vomitting instantly
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091), strength, boil root, drink with soup (especially old men)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Teclea nobilis Delile
Official name : Teclea nobilis Delile
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(113) bone/joint diseases, ONS., RNS.
H(014), itching; boil root, add milk or drink with water or soup
H(201), the plant is claimed to be used by witchdoctors ir their ceremonies .
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Official name : Terminalia brownii Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, paludism, boil bark (rare)
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Chamu)
Vernacular name : not registered