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Reference : HL 18

Author(s) : Lebbie, A. R., R. P. Guries
Title : Ethnobotanical value and conservation of sacred groves of the Kpaa Mende in Sierra Leone Economic Botany, 49 (3), pp. 297-308, (1995)
Reference HL 18 has information about 78 plants :
Acacia pennata Willd.
Official name : Acacia pennata Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) leaves Acacia pennata are pounded with goat fat and a tiny amount is put in a tooth if there is a hole in it..
H(103) ordinary toothache, a decoction of the leaves is held in the mouth and then spewed
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : tanyé (Kpaa Mende)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(162)
Recipes : H(162) leaves of Acanthus montanus are boiled and the decoction drunk as a remedy for urine retention
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kpete pela (Kpaa Mende)
Acioa scabrifolia Hua
Official name : Acioa scabrifolia Hua
Family : Chrysobalanaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) stem bark poultice of Acioa scabrifolia is rubbed on the joints of children to make them strong.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : nyegalse (Kpaa Mende)
Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Official name : Adenia lobata (Jacq.) Engl.
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(100)
Recipes : H(013) eruptive skin diseases, leaves of Adenia lobata and stem are sun-dried and bumt to ashes, the ash is mixed with hot palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil and rubbed as a remedy for .
H(100) gonorrhea., stem bark of Adenia lobata is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : mawoni (Kpaa Mende)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(077)
Recipes : H(013),H(014) scabies and rash, leaf poultice of Ageratum conyzoides is rubbed on the skin
H(077) leaf infusion is drunk to stop vomiting.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ngu-gbe (Kpaa Mende)
Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Official name : Albizia adianthifolia (Schum.) W. F. Wight
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhea,. stem bark of Albizia adianthifolia is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kpakpa gbogboi (Kpaa Mende)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(004), H(008)
Recipes : H(004) wound, liquid from poultice of the leaves of Alchornea cordifolia is squeezed into a wound .
H(008) diarrhea, while arms are folded at back, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia are taken in the mouth, chewed and the liquid swallowed
H(008) dysentery, a decoction of leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : njœkoi (Kpaa Mende)
Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Official name : Alchornea hirtella Benth.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139),sun-dried leaves of Alchornea hirtella are pounded with those of Trichilia heudelotii, Harungana madagascarensis and Alternanthera sessilis, Alchornea hirtella and sieved. The powder is mixed with roasted and pounded seeds of. Sesamum indicum and salt. One teaspoon is put in a cup of tea or wine to induce or increase male virility (erection)
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : tokenge (Kpaa Mende)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludi!sm, H(051) paludisme roots of Napoleona heudelotii are sun dried with those of Nauclea latitolia and Morinda geminata and with leaves of Gouania longipetala and stem bark of Alstonia boonei and the decoction drunk as a remedy for paludisme.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kalui (Kpaa Mende)
Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
Official name : Alternanthera sessilis (L.) R. Br. ex DC.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(091)
Recipes : H(091) induce or increase male virility (erection), sun-dried leaves of Alchornea hirtella are pounded with those of Trichilia heudelotii, Harungana madagascarensis and Alternanthera sessilis, Alchornea hirtella and sieved. The powder is mixed with roasted and pounded seeds of. Sesamum indicum and salt. One teaspoon is put in a cup of tea or wine
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndata wuli (Kpaa Mende)
Amphimas pterocarpoides Harms
Official name : Amphimas pterocarpoides Harms
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) Sun-dried stem bark is mixed with water and the infusion drunk to alleviate shortness of breath.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : njumbo wuli (Kpaa Mende)
Anisophyllea laurina R. Br. ex Sabine
Official name : Anisophyllea laurina R. Br. ex Sabine
Family : Anisophylleaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(008), H(020), H(100)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, the inner bark is scraped and put in a leaf funnel at the base of which is cotton wool, and water is added and set aside for some time. The liquid is squeezed into eyes.
H(008) dysentery, dried stem bark of Anisophyllea laurina is poundcd, sieved and mixed mixed with rice flour. Water is added to the mixture
H(020) a poultice of the leaves is rubbed around a snake bite after removing any fangs
H(100) syphilis, stem bark of Bridelia micrantha is boiled with that of Mangifera indica and an individual with syphilis asked to sit in the decoction for some time, then leaves of Anisophyllea laurina are heated over fire and the liquid squeezed onto the sores, and a poultice of the leaves rubbed on the genitals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kandi (Kpaa Mende)
Anthonotha macrophylla P.Beauv.
Official name : Anthonotha macrophylla P.Beauv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(126)
Recipes : H(013) boils to ease pain and induce pus formation. a poultice of the leaves with salt and a wasp is rubbed on the boils
H(126) jaundice, leaves of Anthonotha macrophylla are macerated and the infusion, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : mbombi (Kpaa Mende)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(100)
Recipes : H(004) stem bark of Bride/ia micrantha is boiled and the decoction used to wash wounds to aid in healing.
H(100) syphilis, stem bark of Bridelia micrantha is boiled with that of Mangifera indica and an individual with syphilis asked to sit in the decoction for some time, then leaves of Anisophyllea laurina are heated over fire and the liquid squeezed onto the sores, and a poultice of the leaves rubbed on the genitals.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kui (Kpaa Mende)
Canthium glabriflorum
Official name : Canthium glabriflorum
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism , H(126) jaundice, decoction of fresh leaves of Cassia sieberiana of Canthium glabriflorum and Ocimum viride, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : mbeli wawa (Kpaa Mende)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(027y), H(051), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(027y) underground tuber Dioscorea minutiflora is cooked with Capsicum annun and salt, and the soup is drunk as a remedy for pain experienced in the womb after child birth.
H(051) fever, H(108) cold, tubers of Zingiber officinaleare pounded with a single fruit of Capsicum annun and the poultice rubbed as a remedy for children.
H(113) arthritis., leaves of Premna hispida are ground with those of Capsicum annun, mixed with clay, and the poultice rubbed
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : pujae (Kpaa Mende)
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) leaves of Cassia alata are pounded with clay and the poultice is rubbed on boils to promote pus development.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : njepa (Kpaa Mende)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(068), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(126) jaundice, fresh leaves of Canthium glabriflorum are boiled together with those of Cassia sieberiana and Ocimum viride and the decoction VO.
H(006) constipation, H(068) vermifuge, roots and sun-dried leaves of Nauclea latifolia are boiled together with those of Cassia sieberiana and the decoction , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : gbangbay (Kpaa Mende)
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Official name : Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculoseis, whole plant of Catharanthus roseus is sun-dried and the decoction is drunk over several weeks as a remedy for tuberculosis.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ftawah (Kpaa Mende)
Cercestis afzelii Schott
Official name : Cercestis afzelii Schott
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatic pains., terminal buds of Palisota hirsuta are pounded with those of Cercestis afzelii and Microdesmis puberula and the poultice mixed with clay and rubbed on aching joints to relieve rheumatic pains.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : mbembei (Kpaa Mende)