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Reference : HK 13

Author(s) : Kokwaro, J.O.
Title : Medicinal plants of East Africa. East african literature bureau, Kampala, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, 368 p., (1976)
Reference HK 13 has information about 359 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(038), H(055), H(104), H(139)
Recipes : H(008), leaves of Abrus precatorius, RNS.
H(020) snake, roots chewed, juice on bite
H(038), dryed leaves, powder
H(055) + H(104) stomach, pounded leaves + H2O cold, emetic
H(104), leaves, RNS.
H(139), roots chewed, juice , VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : lufyambo (Shambaa, Tanzania), motipitipi (Swahili, Kenya), mwanga - la - nyuki (Digo, Kenya), ombulu (Luo, Kenya), osito (Padhola, Ouganda), banyorboi (Boni, Kenya)
Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sw.
Official name : Abutilon grandifolium (Willd.) Sw.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(112), H(201)
Recipes : H(001), roots of Abutilon grandifolium, eye friction
H(112), ONS., RNS.
H(201), roots in collar again bad spell
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : kifura (Luganda)
Acacia albida Del.
Official name : Acacia albida Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Faidherbia albida (Delile) A. Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(037)
Recipes : H(008), barks, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(037), barks, decoction (H2O) , VO. ,1 cup, 2 x / Day
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ipogoro (Nyika, Tanzania), iti (Taita, Kenya), mpogoro (Hehe, Tanzania)
Acacia brevispica Harms
Official name : Acacia brevispica Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(033), H(068), H(139)
Recipes : H(013), roots, decoction (H2O) , friction
H(020) snake, roots, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(033), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(068), pounded roots, infusion, VO.
H(139), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kiptare (Marakwet, Kenya), mughobari (Kakamega), mosoma (Sukuma, Tanzania), ol-girigiri (Masai,kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Official name : Acacia drepanolobium Harms ex Sjöstedt
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(027y), H(118)
Recipes : H(007) diur. + H(027y), roots, decoction (H2O) + milk , after delivery
H(118), chewed bark, VO. juice
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Official name : Acacia mellifera (Vahl) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa mellifera Vahl.
Symptoms : H(033), H(051), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(033), bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(051) paludism, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(100) syph, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
H(104) stomach, bark, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kilawata (Swahili, Kenya), muthiia (Kamba, Kenya), talamong (Pokot, Kenya, Ouganda), eiti, oiti pi (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(034), H(037), H(037), H(051), H(091), H(100), H(104), H(118), H(135), H(139)
Recipes : H(034), leaves, decoction (H2O) in tea, VO.
H(034), roots, RNS
H(037) cough, chewed stems whitout bark, VO. juice
H(037) pneumo, leaves, decoction (H2O) in tea, VO.
H(051) child, bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(091), bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(100) gono, roots, RNS
H(104) estomac, roots, decoction (H2O), VO.
H(118), chewed stems whitout bark, VO. juice
H(135), roots, decoction (H2O), VO
H(135), bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(139), bark, decoction (H2O), VO
H(139), bark, roots, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : chigundigundi (Digo, Kenya), mfuku (Gogo, Tanzania), mopira (Shambaa, Tanzania), munga (Giriama, Kenya), musemei, kisemei (Kamba, Kenya), ol-erbat (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia nubica Benth.
Official name : Acacia nubica Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia oerforta (Forssk.) Schweinf.
Symptoms : H(013), H(055)
Recipes : H(013) anthrax, ONS, ashes, RNS
H(055), bark, emetic, ONS, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, ?
Vernacular name : loepe (Samburu, Kenya)
Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Official name : Acacia reficiens Wawra & Peyr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(097), H(139)
Recipes : H(097), roots, swolen scrotum
H(139), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : eragai (Turkana, Kenya)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(006), H(104), H(008), H(100), H(104)
Recipes : H(006), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(006) purg + H(104)estomac, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(008), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(100) gono, roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(104), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : achika (Acholi, Ouganda), chepkomon (Kipsigis, Kenya), ol-munishui (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Acacia seyal, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa
Vernacular name : omugando (Nyankore)
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(051), H(104)
Recipes : H(051) childs, bark of roots, maceration H2O, VO. + bath 2 x / D
H(104), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : alui (Padhola, Ouganda), icheses (Nyika, Tanzania), mokwanga (Rufiji, Tanzania)
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(051), H(100), H(103), H(104), H(108), H(156)
Recipes : H(001), plant, drops in eyes
H(006) constipation, crushed leaves, stewed, filter, VO. 1/2 cup
H(051), roots, booiled (1/2h), VO., hot juice
H(100) gono.., roots, infusion, VO.
H(103), stems, roots, RNS.
H(104) stomach, roots, infusion, VO.
H(108), roots, booiled (1/2h), VO., hot juice
H(156), roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mahacha (Swahili, Kenya), mfulwe (Shambaa, Tanzania), mutasatsa (Giriama, Kenya), olando-makwar (Luo, Kenya)
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(139), H(162)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, infusion, wash
H(139), roots, RNS.
H(162) child, because of burning urines, roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ayila (Acholi, Ouganda), shembawa (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Acalypha volkensii Pax
Official name : Acalypha volkensii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(053), roots, RNS
H(100) gono, boiled roots + milk, VO.
H(108), strong cough, roots, RNS + inhalation steams from infusion of crushed leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania
Vernacular name : feendili (Shambaa, Tanzania)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(124), H(006), H(013), H(018), H(031), H(100)
Recipes : H(003), dryed leaf pounded, powdre on scarifications
H(004) + H(124), chewed roots, juice on wounds
H(006) child, decoc roots, RNS
H(013) furuncle, ashes leaf on ...
H(018), dryed leaf pounded, powdre on scarifications
H(031), decoc roots, RNS
H(100), pounded leaf in warm H2O hot, cold maceration, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : auch-auch (Luo, Kenya), inyalo (Turu), lugeni (Hehe, Tanzania), lusayi (Kakamega), pulule (Swahili, Kenya), uthekethe (Kamba, Kenya)
Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Official name : Acmella caulirhiza Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Spilanthes mauritiana (A. Rich. ex Pers.) DC. , Spilanthes filicaulis (Schumach. & Thonn.) C.D.Adams
Symptoms : H(008), H(012), H(076), H(103), H(104), H(118)
Recipes : H(008) diar.hoea, pounded plant, maceration H2O, VO.
H(012)), crushed plant, local application, broken limbsH(076), sores in mouth, flowers buds, chewed
H(076), sores in mouth, chewing roots, juiceswalowed
H(076)glossit-child, pounded leaves, juice on the tong of children suffering of mutata (by the Kamba)
H(103), sore on the gums, chewing roots, juiceswalowed
H(104) stomach, pounded plant, maceration H2O, VO.
H(103), sore on the gums, flowers buds, chewed
H(118), sore in troat, chewing roots, juiceswalowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
Vernacular name : ajvok-olaw , salamatwe (Luo, Kenya), ekum (Masai, Kenya, Tanzania), mtango (Shambaa, Tanzania), mutata (Kamba, Kenya), nyakanyaka (acholi, Ouganda), shiranda (Kipkarren)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(092), H(100)
Recipes : H(092)for arrows, bark + roots, infusion
H(100) syph., roots, infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : kelyot (Kipsigis, Kenya), namikouko (Fipa, Tanzania), ol-morigye (Masai, Kenya & Tanzania)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(137)
Recipes : H(051), bark, steam baths
H(091), roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(091), bark, decoction (H2O) , bath
H(137), bark, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya, Tanzania
Vernacular name : mbuyu (Digo, Kenya)), mlamba (Taita, Kenya), moandu (Sukuma, Tanzania)
Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Official name : Adenia gummifera (Harv.) Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(020), H(091), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diar., roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
H(020) snake, chewed roots, juice, VO.
H(091)anemia, roots, decoction (H2O) + milk, VO.
H(100) gono.., roots, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania, Kenya
Vernacular name : gale (Luguru, Tanzania), mgore, mugore, munua nyoka (Digo, Kenya)