Prelude Medicinal Plants Database

Search |  Practical Guide |  Contact |  Authors |  Disclaimer

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)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves of Ipomoea involucrata are pounded with fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and the filtrate kept in sun for some hours and drunk as a remedy for paludism
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Costus afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion, VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Adenia lobata is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction, VO. .
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Albizia adianthifolia is boiled with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia and the decoction, VO.
H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ongokea gore are pounded with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia water added to it, and the filtrate set aside in the sun for a few hours before being VO.
H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Jatropha curcas is pounded with the juice of Citrus aurantifolia and water added to it. The liquid is filtered and kept in the sun for some hours before being VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : lumbe-nyényé (Kpaa Mende)
Clerodendrum scandens P. Beauv.
Official name : Clerodendrum scandens P. Beauv.
Family : Labiatae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) to induce abortion, leaves of Clerodendron scandens are boiled or macerated and the infusion or decoction is drunk
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : hona wuli (Kpaa Mende)
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(082), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(082) asthma, leaves are macerated together with salt , infusion, VO.
H(018) headaches, H(113) rheumatic pains, leaves of Microdesmis puberula are chewed with the nuts of Cola nitida and the paste used to massage joints and head ; leaves are also ground with clay and rubbed on aching parts after the massage
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : toloi (Kpaa Mende)
Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Official name : Cola nitida (Vent.) Scott & Endl.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(082), H(113)
Recipes : H (008) diarrhea, H (082) asthma, leaves of Cola nitida are soaked with salt, infusion, VO.
H (018) headache, H (113) rheumatism, leaves of Microdesmis puberula are chewed with nuts of Cola nitida, massage head and joins with the paste; leaves are pounded with clay and applquées on painful parts after a massage
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : toloi (Kpaa Mende)
Combretum smeathmannii G.Don
Official name : Combretum smeathmannii G.Don
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Combretum smeathmannii are chewed and liquid swallowed
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : hapkpa nyamui (Kpaa Mende)
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Official name : Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Family : Costaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(053), H(100), H(101), H(126)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection, infection, an inflorescence of Costus afer is heated over fire for a few minutes and the liquid used to treat ear infection, and H(004), wounds caused by thorns or spines
H(101) young leaves are pounded with clay and rolled into smaller balls, sun-dried and eaten as a remedy for foul discharge in women.
H(126) jaundice, H(051 paludism, stem bark of Craterispermum laurinum is pounded with that of Costus afer and lime, and then mixed with water. The infusion is then filtered and drunk
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Cos/us afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion is drunk for a week
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : howœ (Kpaa Mende)
Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Official name : Crassocephalum rubens (Juss. ex Jacq.) Moore
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(137)
Recipes : H(109) roots of Crassocephalum rubens are pounded with clay and the nest of a wasp, and the paste is used as a remedy for humpback.
H(137) womb pain., roots of Crassocephalum rubens together with those of Spondias mombin are boiled, decoction VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kikpoi (Kpaa Mende)
Craterispermum laurinum (Poir.) Benth.
Official name : Craterispermum laurinum (Poir.) Benth.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051x), H(100), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludism and H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Craterispermum laurinum is pounded and mixed with palm wine, and the infusion, VO15/09/2014 .
H(051) paludism and H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Craterispermum laurinum is pounded with that of Costus afer and lime, and then mixed with water. The infusion is then filtered and VO.
H(100) gonorrhea, stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Cos/us afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion is drunk for a week
H(051) paludispm and H(051x yellow fever, leaves of Morinda geminata are boiled together with those of Craterispermum laurinum and Nauclea latifolia and the decoction used to steam bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : nyèlae (Kpaa Mende)
Crossandra buntingii S. Moore
Official name : Crossandra buntingii S. Moore
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(157)
Recipes : H(001) leaves of Crossandra buntingiiare macerated and the liquid used to wash the eyes as a remedy for conjunctivitis.
H(013) a poultice of the leaves is also rubbed on developing boils to arrest further development.
leaves of Crossandra buntingii are pounded with those of Scoparia dulcis and the poultice placed inside a duiker horn or cowrie shell, covered with goat fat, and tied around neck of a child as a remedy for convulsion.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : komafali (Kpaa Mende)
Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Official name : Desmodium adscendens (Sw.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(022)
Recipes : Leaf poultice is mixed with goat fat and rubbed around the hips as analgesie, or some of the poultice is put in a cowrie shell and tied around the waist; an infusion of the leaves is drunk to relieve early labor pain in pregnant women, and bark of the inner stem is also removed and made into a twine and tied around the waist of the pregnant woman.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndogbo niki (Kpaa Mende)
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) hemorrhoids or piles, stem bark poultice of Dichrostachys glomerata is placed in the pants of an individual . Altematively, stem bark is boiled and anus is steam bathed with it.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndandae (Kpaa Mende)
Dioscorea minutiflora Engl.
Official name : Dioscorea minutiflora Engl.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(027y) pain experienced in the womb after child birth., underground tuber Dioscorea minutiflora is cooked with Capsicum annun and salt, and the soup, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : didi (Kpaa Mende)
Diospyros thomasii Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Diospyros thomasii Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) piles, inner bark of Diospyros thomasii is removed, placed in a bottle with water to stand for a while, after which the infusion is drunk
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndoku wuli (Kpaa Mende)
Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Official name : Dracaena arborea (Willd.) Link
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : H(178) heart pains, sun-dried leaves of Dracaena arborea are bumt to ashes and mixed with palm (Elaeis guineensis) nut oil and rubbed on the ches
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ningei (Kpaa Mende)
Dryopteris striata (K. Schum.) C. Chr
Official name : Dryopteris striata (K. Schum.) C. Chr
Family : Dryopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) immobile foetus, roots of Dryopteris striata are cut, sun dried and boiled with stems of Marsdenia latifolia and leaves of Scleria barteri then mixed with those of Palisota hirsuta and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica the decoction is drunk to induce foetal movement during pregnancy.y.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : koyé (Kpaa Mende)
Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(162)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, skin eruptions, leaves of Tetracera alnifolia with those of Eleusine indica are pounded and the poultice rubbed on skin
H(162) urine retention., leaves of Eleusine indica are macerated and the infusion VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ngetaewuli (Kpaa Mende)
Enantia polycarpa (DC.) Engl. & Diels
Official name : Enantia polycarpa (DC.) Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(126)
Recipes : H(051) paludisme and H(126) jaundice, infusion or decoction of the stem bark of Enantia polycarpa, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : gbelo wuli (Kpaa Mende)
Funtumia africana (Benth.) Stapf
Official name : Funtumia africana (Benth.) Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Funtumia africana infusion is drunk
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : boboi (Kpaa Mende)
Gouania longipetala Hemsl.
Official name : Gouania longipetala Hemsl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(051)
Recipes : H(022) leaves of Gouania longipetala are macerated in water .and an infusion drunk during the last month of pregnancy to hasten child delivcry.
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 : sawa wai (Kpaa Mende)
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Harungana madagascariensis Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), 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)
H(013) ,H(014) itch and rashes, leaves of Harungana madagascarensis are boiled and drunk; in addition, a poultice of leaves of Scoparia dulcis mixed with clay is rubbed on skin
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : mbeli mumui (Kpaa Mende)
Hymenocardia lyrata Tul.
Official name : Hymenocardia lyrata Tul.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach pain, roots of Hymenocardia lyrata are boiled and the decoction
H(022) the decoction is also drunk by pregnant women to help hasten child delivery.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : fagbanjoi (Kpaa Mende)
Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Official name : Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, leaves of Ipomoea involucrata are pounded with fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and the filtrate kept in sun for some hours and VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndondokoi (Kpaa Mende)
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) jaundice, stem bark of Jatropha curcas is pounded with the juice of Citrus aurantifolia and water added to it. The liquid is filtered and kept in the sun for some hours before being VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : katawuli (Kpaa Mende)
Mangifera indica L.
Official name : Mangifera indica L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : 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.
H(100) gonorrhea stem bark of Mangifera indica is mixed with that of Craterispermum laurinum, stems of Cos/us afer and fruits of Citrus aurantifolia and pounded in a mortar. The pulp is mixed with water and the infusion VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : mangoi (Kpaa Mende)
Manihot esculenta Crantz
Official name : Manihot esculenta Crantz
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Manihot utilissima Pohl
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020), leaf infusion of Microdesmis puberula together with those of Manihot esculenta is rubbed on the head and given orally to victims of snake bite. The leaves of the two species are ground with clay and the poultice rubbed around the bite site.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : tangae (Kpaa Mende)
Marsdenia latifolia K. Schum
Official name : Marsdenia latifolia K. Schum
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) roots of Dryopteris striata are cut and dried in sun and boiled with stems of Marsdenia latifolia, leaves of Scleria barteri mixed with leaves of Palisota hirsuta and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica, the décoction is drunk to induce foetal movement during pregnancy.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : tawa- beimbe (Kpaa Mende)
Microdesmis puberula Hook.f. ex Planch.
Official name : Microdesmis puberula Hook.f. ex Planch.
Family : Pandaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(020), H(113)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, leaf infusion of Microdesmis puberula together with those of Manihot esculenta is rubbed on the head and given orally to victims . The leaves of the two species are ground with clay and the poultice rubbed around the bite site.
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
H(113) rheumatic pains and H(018) headaches, leaves of Microdesmis puberula are chewed with the nuts of Cola nitida and the paste used to massage joints and head, leaves are also ground with clay and rubbed on aching parts after the massage
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : nikii (Kpaa Mende)
Millettia rhodantha Baill.
Official name : Millettia rhodantha Baill.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) inner bark of Millettia rhodantha is removed and chewed as a remedy for coughing
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : torlu gbélé (Kpaa Mende)
Morinda geminata DC.
Official name : Morinda geminata DC.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : 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.
H(051) paludism, H(051x) yellow fever, leaves of Morinda geminata are boiled together with those of Craterispermum laurinum and Nauclea latifolia and the decoction used to steam bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : njasui (Kpaa Mende)
Morinda morindoides (Baker) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Morinda morindoides (Baker) Milne-Redh.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) taenifuge, leaf of Morinda morindiodes, decoction is drunk as a taenifuge.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kojo logbo/ (Kpaa Mende)
Napoleonaea heudelotii A.Juss.
Official name : Napoleonaea heudelotii A.Juss.
Family : Lecythidaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludisme 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 : ngolo haemi (Kpaa Mende)
Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Official name : Nauclea latifolia Sm.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus russeggeri Schweinf. , Sarcocephalus latifolius (Smith) Bruce , Sarcocephalus esculentus Afzel. ex Sabine
Symptoms : H(006), H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : 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.
H(051x), leaves of Morinda geminata are boiled together with those of Craterispermum laurinum and Nauclea latifolia and the decoction used to steam bath individuals with paludism and yellow fever.
H(051) paludismdis, mroots 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 paludism
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : yumbuyambrae (Kpaa Mende)
Nymphaea sp.
Official name : Nymphaea sp.
Family : Nymphaeaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) leaves of Nymphaea sp are sun-dried and burnt to ashes, and the ash is put in the horn of a duiker and sealed with goat fat. A hole is bored through the tip of the horn, a thread is passed through and hung around the neck of a child as a remedy for convulsion.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : pupendœ (Kpaa Mende)
Ochthocosmus africanus Hook.f.
Official name : Ochthocosmus africanus Hook.f.
Family : Ixonanthaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) severe stomach aches, stem bark of Ochthocosmus africanus is sun-dried, boiled and the decoction drunk as a remedy for
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : twanyé (Kpaa Mende)
Ocimum viride Willd.
Official name : Ocimum viride Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(051), 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.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kumuli (Kpaa Mende)
Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
Official name : Ongokea gore (Hua) Pierre
Family : Olacaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) seed of Ongokea gore is pierced at one end and a thread is passed through the hole and tied to the wrist of a suckling child to suck on as a remedy for constipation.
H(113) rheumatism, leaves of Ongokea gore are pounded with the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia water added to it, and the filtrate set aside in the sun for a few hours before being drunk as a remedy for rheumatism
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : gbui (Kpaa Mende)
Palisota hirsuta (Thunb.) K. Schum.
Official name : Palisota hirsuta (Thunb.) K. Schum.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(094), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) 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.
H(094) inner bark of Palisota hirsuta is removed and put in the pants of an individual suffering from piles (hemorrhoids).
H(027) to induce foetal movement during pregnancy, roots of Dryopteris striata are cut, sun dried and boiled with stems of Marsdenia latifolia and leaves of Scleria barteri then mixed with those of Palisota hirsuta and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica the decoction is drunk .
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndumui (Kpaa Mende)
Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Official name : Phyllanthus discoideus (Baill.) Muell. Arg.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(112), H(116)
Recipes : H(112) abortion., H(116) to induce menstruation, a decoction of the stem bark of Phyllanthus discoideus, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : tijoe (Kpaa Mende)
Premna hispida Benth.
Official name : Premna hispida Benth.
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) arthrite, leaves of Premna hispida are ground with those of Capsicum annun, mixed with clay, and the poultice rubbed as a remedy for arthritis.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kamajovondoi (Kpaa Mende)
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Official name : Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(139)
Recipes : H(014) scabies, leaf poultice of Rauvolfia vomitoria mixed with clay is rubbed on the skin
H(139), infusion of pounded roots is drunk to induce or increase male virility, or altematively VO. an infusion of the inner bark
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kowogre (Kpaa Mende)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) childeren.vermifuge, leaves of Ricinus communis are boiled and the decoction, VO
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kasta weh or ngele bondoi (Kpaa Mende)
Scleria barteri Boeckeler
Official name : Scleria barteri Boeckeler
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(027)
Recipes : H(022) apical leaves of Scleria barteri are macerated, a hot charcoal is dropped in the leaf infusion, and the infusion is drunk during the last month of pregnancy to hasten child delivery.
H(027) roots of Dryopteris striata are cut, sun dried and boiled with stems of Marsdenia latifolia and leaves of Scleria barteri then mixed with those of Palisota hirsuta and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica the decoction is drunk to induce foetal movement during pregnancy.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : njawae (Kpaa Mende)
Scoparia dulcis L.
Official name : Scoparia dulcis L.
Family : Scrophulariaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(012), H(157)
Recipes : H(013),H(014) itch and rashes, leaves of Harungana madagascarensis are boiled and drunk; in addition, a poultice of leaves of Scoparia dulcis mixed with clay is rubbed on skin .
H(012)) fractures, leaf poultice of Scoparia dulcis is rubbed on broken limbs or arms and tied for 3-4 days. After removing bandages, a poultice of the leaves is mixed with clay and rubbed on the affected part daily . - - H(157) convulsion, leaves of Crossandra buntingii are pounded with those of Scoparia dulcis and the poultice placed inside a duiker horn or cowrie shell, covered with goat fat, and tied around neck of a child
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : pondolivali (Kpaa Mende)
Selaginella myosurus (Sw.) Alston
Official name : Selaginella myosurus (Sw.) Alston
Family : Selaginellaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, the entire plant of Selaginella myosurus is pounded with rice and rolled into smaller balls, sun-dried and eaten as remedy
H(014) eczema,whole plant of Selaginella myosurus is boiled and the decoction used to bathe individuals with eczema; . a poultice of the plant is rubbed on the skin
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndimoimoi (Kpaa Mende)
Sesamum indicum L.
Official name : Sesamum indicum L.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Synonyms : Sesamum orientale L.
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 : mandae (Kpaa Mende)
Sida acuta Burm. f.
Official name : Sida acuta Burm. f.
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Sida carpinifolia L.f. , Sida stipulata Cav.
Symptoms : H(013), H(157)
Recipes : H(013) pus formation, a poultice of the leaves with clay is rubbed on a boil to induce pus formation
H(157) inner stem bark of Sida stipulata is peeled off and made into a twine together with a black thread, tied into 3- 4 knots and hung around the neck of a child as a remedy for convulsions
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : helui (Kpaa Mende)
Smeathmannia pubescens Sol. ex R. Br.
Official name : Smeathmannia pubescens Sol. ex R. Br.
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(028s)
Recipes : H(028s) tems of Smeathmannia pubescens are cut into tiny bits, sun-dried, boiled, and the decoction is drunk by pregnant women to help induce womb enlargement
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndovotae (Kpaa Mende)
Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum duplosinuatum Klotzsch
Symptoms : H(022), H(108), H(124)
Recipes : H(022) a leaf infusion of Solanum duplosinuatum is drunk by pregnant women to hasten child delivery
H(108), fresh leaves are cooked and the sauce is given to women as a remedy for distended stomachs;
H(124) a leaf infusion together with salt is used to stop bleeding during early pregnancy
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kwao-gbolo (Kpaa Mende)
Spondias mombin L.
Official name : Spondias mombin L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Spondias lutea L.
Symptoms : H(027y)
Recipes : H(137) womb pain., roots of Crassocephalum rubens together with those of Spondias mombin are boiled and the decoction VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : gboji (Kpaa Mende)
Tetracera alnifolia Willd.
Official name : Tetracera alnifolia Willd.
Family : Dilleniaceae
Symptoms : H(004x), H(013), H(103), H(014)
Recipes : H(013) skin eruptions andH(013) scabies, leaves of Tetracera alnifolia with those of Eleusine indica are pounded and the poultice rubbed on skin
H(103) leaves of Tetracera alnifolia are boiled and the decoction held in the mouth as a remedy for toothache
H(004x) an infusion of the leaves with salt and palm (Elaeis guineensis) oil is drunk to remove a bone stuck in the throat.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : ndopanénéh (Kpaa Mende)
Tragia tenuifolia Benth.
Official name : Tragia tenuifolia Benth.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(027), H(027v)
Recipes : H(027) leaves of Tragia tenuifolia are pounded with clay and the poultice rubbed on the abdomen of a pregnant mother to induce foetal movement
H(027v) an infusion of the leaves is also drunk to help maintain pregnancy.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : morlinyényé (Kpaa Mende)
Tricalysia deightonii Brenan
Official name : Tricalysia deightonii Brenan
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, sun-dried inner stem bark of Tricalysia deightonii is boiled and the decoction is drunk
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kpoli wuli (Kpaa Mende)
Trichilia heudelotii Planch. ex Oliv.
Official name : Trichilia heudelotii Planch. ex Oliv.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(091)
Recipes : H(006) laxative, stem bark of Trichilia heudelotii is boiled and the decoction drunk.
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 : njawae (Kpaa Mende)
Triclisia patens Oliv.
Official name : Triclisia patens Oliv.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(028t)
Recipes : H(028t)discharge during early pregnancy, leaves of Triclisia patens, decoction, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : fok-lobœ (Kpaa Mende)
Tridax procumbens L.
Official name : Tridax procumbens L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, sun-dried shoots of Tridax procumbens are boiled and the decoction VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Official name : Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Uvaria aethiopica Guil. et Pers.
Symptoms : H(027), H(104)
Recipes : H(027) roots of Dryopteris striata are cut, sun dried and boiled with stems of Marsdenia latifolia and leaves of Scleria barteri then mixed with those of Palisota hirsuta and seeds of Xylopia aethiopica the decoction is drunk to induce foetal movement during pregnancy.
H(104) severe stomach aches; sun-dried seeds of Xylopia aethiopica are cooked and the soup VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : hewe (Kpaa Mende)
Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Official name : Zanthoxylum gilletii (De Wild.) P. G. Waterman
Family : Rutaceae
Synonyms : Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. , Fagara macrophylla (Oliv.) Engl. var. preussi Engl , Fagara inaequalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) bodily pain., stem bark poultice of Fagara macrophylla is rubbed on the skin
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : fui (Kpaa Mende)
Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Official name : Zingiber officinale Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(108)
Recipes : 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.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone (Moyamba District)
Vernacular name : kijre (Kpaa Mende)