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Reference : HM 39

Author(s) : Medley, K
Title : Extractive forest resources of the Tana river national primate reserve, Kenya Economic Botany 47 (2) pp. 171-183. (1993)
Reference HM 39 has information about 28 plants :
Acalypha echinus Pax & K.Hoffm.
Official name : Acalypha echinus Pax & K.Hoffm.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(175)
Recipes : H(004), H(175), leaves of Acalypha echinus used as a poultice in circumcision.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mvundakiundu, mgawabarisa (Pokomo)
Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Ampelocissus africana (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(104)
Recipes : H(003) swollen legs, H(104), stomach, decoction of tuberous root of Ampelocissus africana
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mchikichi (Pokomo)
Azima tetracantha Lam.
Official name : Azima tetracantha Lam.
Family : Salvadoraceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mughogho (Pokomo)
Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Official name : Borassus flabellifer var. aethiopum (Mart.) Warb.
Family : Arecaceae
Synonyms : Borassus aethiopum Mart.
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruit of Borassus aethiopum edible, stem sap used in preparing palm wine
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mtalpa (Pokomo)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), roots of Capparis tomentosa boiled to drink or use topically.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mbutula (Pokomo)
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(104)
Recipes : H(104) paludismdim, branch & root tips of Carissa edulis, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mlalanche (Pokomo)
Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana (Holmes) Brenan
Official name : Cassia abbreviata subsp. beareana (Holmes) Brenan
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(239)
Recipes : H(068) bilharzia, decoction of roots of Cassia abbreviata boiled
H(239) firewood.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mbaraka mtoni. (Pokomo)
Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Cissus rotundifolia (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(175)
Recipes : H(175) boiled leaves of Cissus rotundifolia used as a poultice.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : murhrabahaba (Pokomo)
Cyphostemma sp.
Official name : Cyphostemma sp.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) tooth medicine, , ONS. of Cyphostemma sp. but not to be swallowed because it contains silicate or oxalate crystals
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mwengale (Pokomo)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) stomach, decoction of roots of Harrisonia abyssinica, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : cheiwa (Pokomo)
Hibiscus micranthus L.f.
Official name : Hibiscus micranthus L.f.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201), symbolic, for the prevention of punishment, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mvunjahukumu (Pokomo)
Hyphaene compressa H.Wendl.
Official name : Hyphaene compressa H.Wendl.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(095), H(203)
Recipes : H(095) fruit of Hyphaene compressa, VO.
H(203) construction material:
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mkoma (Pokomo)
Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Official name : Kedrostis foetidissima (Jacq.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), ONS., RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : kanuke (Pokomo)
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Official name : Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), fruits of Kigelia africana used in making an alcoholic beverage
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mbwoka (Pokomo)
Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Official name : Maytenus heterophylla (Eckl. & Zeyh.) N.Robson
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mlalanche (Pokomo)
Monanthotaxis trichocarpa (Engl. & Diels) Verdc
Official name : Monanthotaxis trichocarpa (Engl. & Diels) Verdc
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), leaves and roots of Monanthotaxis trichocarpa boiled, burned.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mndagoni (Pokomo)
Ocimum suave Willd.
Official name : Ocimum suave Willd.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(095)
Recipes : H(095), ONS., flavoring in tea.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : uvumbani (Pokomo)
Oncella ambigua (Engl.) Tiegh.
Official name : Oncella ambigua (Engl.) Tiegh.
Family : Loranthaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) to reduce brain swelling in children, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mudawa (Pokomo)
Pluchea dioscoridis (L.) DC.
Official name : Pluchea dioscoridis (L.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : H(000), decoction of roots of Pluchea dioscoridis, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : mnoynwe (Pokomo)
Rauvolfia mannii Stapf
Official name : Rauvolfia mannii Stapf
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Rauvolfia obscura K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eyes pain, milky sap of Rauvolfia mombasiana, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (Mt. Kenya and the Aberdare mountain range)
Vernacular name : ufeke (Pokomo)