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Reference : HL 24

Author(s) : Lulekal, E., Z. Asfaw, E. Kelbessa, P. Van Damme
Title : Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 9:63 ( 2013) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/9/1/63 + Additional fil
Reference HL 24 has information about 136 plants :
Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Official name : Acacia abyssinica Hochst. ex Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) chancroid, fresh or dry roots of Acacia abyssinica, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : girar (Amharic)
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(124), H(181)
Recipes : H(124) minor bleeding, H(181) omphalitis, fresh leaves of Achyranthes aspera, grind, paste the crushed part and tie on the wound
H(124) epistaxis, fresh leaves , extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : telenj (Amharic)
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(100), H(103), H(118), H(155)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, fresh ou dry leaves and flowers of Acmella caulirhiza, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(103) toothache, fresh flowers hold with teeth
H(118) epiglottitis, fresh or dried leaves and flowers, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(155) tonsilitis, fresh flowers, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, fresh roots of Acokanthera schimperi, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : merenz (Amharic)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(037), H(082), H(108)
Recipes : H(013) herpes zoster,H(014) atopic eczema,H(014) ringworm, fresh bulb of Allium sativum, extract the juice and pour or paint the affected area
H(014) dandruff, fresh bulb, extract the juice and pour or paint it
H(037) coughing, H(082) asthma, bulb, fresh or dry, drink the concoction
H(037) pneumonia, H(108) common cold, bulb, fresh or dry, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Allophylus abyssinicus (Hochst.) Radlk.
Official name : Allophylus abyssinicus (Hochst.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) hepatitis, fresh roots of Allophyllus abyssinicus, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : imbis (Amharic)
Anthemis tigreensis J. Gay ex A. Rich.
Official name : Anthemis tigreensis J. Gay ex A. Rich.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(070)
Recipes : H(070) rabies, fresh roots of Anthemis tigreensis, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(201) evil spirit fresh or dried roots, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Arisaema schimperianum Schott
Official name : Arisaema schimperianum Schott
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) scabies,H(014) ringworm,H(014) skin lesion, fresh roots of Arisaema schimperianum, grind and paint the powder or crushed part
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : amoch (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(012), H(013), H(014), H(033), H(099), H(100)
Recipes : H(012) bone fracture, fresh stem, grind, paste the crushed part and tie
H(013) chancroid, fresh roots, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(014) skin lesion, fresh roots, grind and paint the powder or crushed part
H(014) scabies,H(014) atopic eczema, fresh roots, grind and paint the powder or crushed part
H(033) impotence, H(100) gonorrhoea, fresh or dried roots of Asparagus africanus, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(099) epilepsy, fresh or dried roots, leaves, stem bark, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm.f.) Bech.
Official name : Asplenium aethiopicum (Burm.f.) Bech.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(099)
Recipes : H(018) headache, fresh roots of Asplenium aethiopicum, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
H(099) epilepsy, fresh leaves and roots, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Berberis holstii Engl.
Official name : Berberis holstii Engl.
Family : Berberidaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(126)
Recipes : H(094) hemorrhoids, fresh root of Berberis holstii , extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
H(126) jaundice fresh root of Berberis holstii , extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yeset af (Amharic)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, H(006) constipation, fresh leaves of Bersama abyssinica, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(068) ascariasis, seeds, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : azamir (Amharic)
Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Official name : Buddleja polystachya Fresen.
Family : Buddlejaceae
Synonyms : Buddleja acuminata R. Br.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, fresh root of Buddleja polystachya, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : anfar (Amharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(014), H(068), H(103), H(118), H(137)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(008) diarrhoea, H(068) giardiasis, H(118) epiglottitis, fresh roots, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(014) scabies, fresh leaves, grind and paint the powder or crushed part
H(103) toothache, fresh roots, hold with teeth
H(137) sore, fresh root, extract the juice/oil/latex and pour or paint it
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : digita (Amharic)
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(030)
Recipes : de
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : mitmita (Amharic)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) taeniasis, H(104) dryness abdominal, H(104) gastritis, H(006) constipation, fresh seeds of Carica papaya, eat the part
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : papaya (Amharic)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(018), H(020), H(113), H(201)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(020) snake bite, H(113) rheumatism, fresh roots of Carissa spinarum, boil and drink the decoction when cool
H(008) diarrhoea, fresh roots of Carissa spinarum, crush, homogenize with cold water and drink
H(018) headache, fresh leaves, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
H(201) evil spirit, fresh or dried roots, crush, heat/ burn or boil the part and inhale its smoke or steam
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : agam (Amharic)
Cassia mimosoides L.
Official name : Cassia mimosoides L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
Symptoms : H(038)
Recipes : H(038) cystitis, fresh leaves of Chamaecrista mimosoides, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : yeayt gomen (Amharic)
Cassipourea malosana (Baker) Alston
Official name : Cassipourea malosana (Baker) Alston
Family : Rhizophoraceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : H(116) menstrual disorder, fresh stem bark of Cassipourea malosana, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : werer (Amharic)
Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Official name : Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(013) chancroid, H(033) impotence, fresh or dried roots of Catha edulis, boil and drink the decoction when cool
Region : East Africa
Country : North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia
Vernacular name : chat (Amharic)