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Reference : HM 21

Author(s) : Mac Foy, C.A. & A.M. Sama
Title : Medicinal plants in Pujehun district of Sierra Leone. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 8, pp. 215 - 223, (1983)
Reference HM 21 has information about 21 plants :
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(051)
Recipes : H(004), crushed leaves, juice, RNS.
H(051x), leaves and stems Ageratum conyzoides + stems Craterispermum laurinum, decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : yarnigbei
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(045), H(181)
Recipes : H(045) + H(181), juice heated leaves + talk powder, heals the navel of young babies
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kpolaa
Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Official name : Cajanus cajan (L.) Millsp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cajanus indicus Spreng.
Symptoms : H(046), H(175)
Recipes : H(046) measles + H(175), pounded leaves and H2O, poultice on measles
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : congo binch
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051x), decoction (H2O) dried leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : fakai
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), laxative, decoction (H2O) dried leaves, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : njepaa
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(006), H(051)
Recipes : H(006), roots of Cassia siamea, Sarcocephalus esculentus, Morinda germinata (njasui), Smeathmannia pubescens (ndovotei), infusion or decoction, RNS.
H(051), roots, infusion or decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sheku turay
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) dysenteriy, fruits Citrus aurantiifolia + leaves Tetracera alnifolia (katatei), infusion, RNS.
H(068), bilharziosis, fruit + leaves Macaranga barteri (ndewei gboi)H(100) gono., fruit Citrus aurantiifolia + leaves Macaranga heudelotii (ndewei guee), infusion , RNS.
H(100) gono., fruit Citrus aurantiifolia + stems (without epiderms) of Costus afer (howoi), pounded, infusion, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : lumbe-nyenye
Datura metel L.
Official name : Datura metel L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Datura alba Nees , Datura fastuosa L.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) boils, ground leaves in H2O, paste on boils
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : jao-gojie
Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Official name : Dichrostachys glomerata (Forssk.) Chiov.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(175)
Recipes : H(094) + H(175) piles, young leaves Dichrostachys glomerata, Mereya micrantha (nwanwai), ground + H2O, cataplasm applied to the anus
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : ndandei
Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Official name : Elaeis guineensis Jacq.
Family : Palmae
Symptoms : H(013), H(175)
Recipes : H(013) blue boil + H(175), cataplasm with Elais, burnt toad and palm oil
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : tokpoi
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : H(175), H(187)
Recipes : H(187) frontal suture + H(175), grinding leaves + H2O, poultice + white clay
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : ndahie
Ficus exasperata Vahl
Official name : Ficus exasperata Vahl
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(097x), H(112), H(175)
Recipes : H(013) skin diseases + H(175), leaves Ficus exasperata , Dissotis rotundifolia (ngaku-wui), saltaginella myosurus (dimoi), poultice with white clay
H(097x), dry leaves, powder, cures vaginal rash
H(112), infusion crushed leaves, abortion during early pregnancy
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : kamaamai
Gouania longispicata Engl.
Official name : Gouania longispicata Engl.
Family : Rhamnaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z), infusion, RNS. , promotes foetal development
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : sawai
Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Official name : Hibiscus esculentus (L.) Moench
Family : Malvaceae
Synonyms : Abelmoschus esculentus (L.) Moench
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(187)frontal suture + H(175), grinding leaves + H2O, poultice
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : bondei
Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Official name : Ipomoea involucrata P. Beauv.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124) haemostatis, juice from leaves, drops in nose
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : ndondokoei
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(034), H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(034) tachicardia, leaves Microglossa volubilis, Psychotria rupifilis (kafei), decoction, RNS.
H(034) tachicardia, chewed leaves with kola nuts
H(091), leaves decoction (H2O), bathing childeren
H(103), leaves, decoction (H2O) concentrated, gargle
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : grimbo yufii
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)
Recipes : H(006), roots of Cassia siamea, Sarcocephalus esculentus, Morinda germinata (njasui), Smeathmannia pubescens (ndovotei), infusion or decoction, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : yumbuyambei
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(001)
Recipes : .H(001), stem juice
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : yumbuyambei
Ocimum americanum L.
Official name : Ocimum americanum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, crushed leaves, juice dropwise to the head, hands, eyes and mùouth whilst the crushed leaves are placed at the anus
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : pasmanje
Portulaca oleracea L.
Official name : Portulaca oleracea L.
Family : Portulacaceae
Symptoms : H(122)
Recipes : H(122), leaves, infusion H2O + palm oil
Region : West Africa
Country : Sierra Leone
Vernacular name : tolugei