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Reference : HI 07

Author(s) : Ibrahim, J. A., I. Muazzam, I. A. Jegede, O. F. Kunle, J. I. Okogun
Title : Ethno_medicinal plants and methods used by Gwandara tribe of Sabo Wuse in Niger state, Nigeria, to treat mental illness3/12/20083/12/2008 African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines Volume 4 (2): 211 - 218, (2007)
Reference HI 07 has information about 11 plants :
Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Official name : Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, stembark of Afzelia africana of Lophira alata are powdered together and later dried. It is infused in water for 2hr. and given to the patient to drink and take bath to sedate him. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : kawo (Gwandara)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual; roots of Annona senegalensis, decoction is taken and bath with once daily. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : gwandardaji (Gwandara)
Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Official name : Boswellia dalzielii Hutch.
Family : Burseraceae
Synonyms : Boswellia odorata Hutch.
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, stembark of Boswellia dalzielii, Infused the powderised stembark and drink. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : hano (Gwandara)
Combretum micranthum G. Don
Official name : Combretum micranthum G. Don
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum raimbaultii Heck. , Combretum altum Perr.
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, leaves are burn to fumigate and the decoction of the root is taken 3 times daily. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : geeza (Gwandara)
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, whole plant of Olax subscorpioidea + Eleusine indica + Eragrostis celianensis are made into semi powder and burn to fumigate non-violent mental patient. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : tuji (Gwandara)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, whole plant of Lantana camara, powderised the plant and use it to fumigate the patient. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : kimbar maharba (Gwandara)
Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg
Official name : Milicia excelsa (Welw.) C.C. Berg
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Chlorophora excelsa (Welw) Benth. & Hook.
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, stem bark of Milicia excelsa of Sorghum sp. or Millet (Pennicetum sp), powderised the plants together and infused in water and drink. Or sprinkle powder on soup to calm te patient. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : loko, roko (Gwandara)
Olax subscorpioidea Oliv.
Official name : Olax subscorpioidea Oliv.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, whole plant of Olax subscorpioidea + Eleusine indica + Eragrostis celianensis (bunsurun fage) are made into semi powder and burn to fumigate non-violent mental patient. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : gwano kurmi (Gwandara)
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, roots of Securidaca longepedunculata, RNS. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : sanya,uwar-mgunguna (Gwandara)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, stem bark, root of Tamarindus indica + pap (maize or Guinea corn gruel) decoction of both the root and stembark used to make pap and to be taken daily. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : tsamiya (Gwandara)
Ximenia americana L.
Official name : Ximenia americana L.
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(099), H(201)
Recipes : H(099) madness, tranquillizing, H(201) ritual, stem bark, root and leaves of Ximenia americana, decoction to be taken 3 times daily. The medicinal plants used in treating this ailment either singly or in combination with other methods play a great role in relieving these patients.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (Sabo Wuse region)
Vernacular name : tsada (Gwandara)