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Reference : HM 40

Author(s) : Mainen J. Moshi, Donald F. Otieno, Pamela K. Mbabazi, Anke Weisheit
Title : The Ethnomedicine of the Haya people of Bugabo ward, Kagera Region, north western Tanzania Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:24 (2009) doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-24 http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/5/1/24
Reference HM 40 has information about 113 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, leaves of Abrus precatorius are pounded together with ginger to make a thick paste which is squeezed and the exuding liquid given to children
H(037) coughs, the bark of Dovyalis abyssinica is boiled in water together with the leaves of Abrus precatorius and the decoction administered orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : kaligaligo
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002) galactagogue, Vb(051) paludism, the roots are cut into small pieces and boiled with water, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : amatoju
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : H(002), H(027), H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(002) galactagogue, H(051) paludism, the roots of Acanthus pubescens are cut into small pieces and boiled with water or broth/meat.
H(027) prevent miscarriage, decoction made with aerial parts of Crassocephalum vitellinum mixed with the roots of Alchornea cordiflia, Sapium ellipticum, Acanthus pubescens and Emilia javanica is used to prevent miscarriage
H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Kigelia africana, Zehneria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum, are boiled and the decoction taken daily
H(100) gonorrhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Acanthus pubescens are cut into small pieces, 2 bowls are taken per day
H(100) gonnorhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Trichilia emetica of Alchonea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Zenheria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum are boiled and the decoction drunk.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : amatoju
Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Official name : Adhatoda engleriana (Lindau) C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Justicia engleriana Lindau.
Symptoms : H(037), H(161)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, the leaves are put on fire to allow partial burning and then squeezed and 1 tablespoonful of the liquid obtained is given to children to treatH(037) coughs.
H(161) warts dry root powder is taken orally for treatment of warts
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : ekishenda
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(037), H(078), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, H(033) difficulties to conceive for women,H(037) coughs, H(078) fibroids, H(104) peptic ulcers, roots of Ageratum conyzoides are chewed fresh as an anti-acid and antiseptic. Leaves are boiled and decoction taken as tea
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : mwigara, omwigara, katabataba
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(027), H(051), H(100), H(100), H(157)
Recipes : H(027) to prevent miscarriage, a decoction made with aerial parts of Crassocephalum vitellinum mixed with the roots of Alchornea cordiflia, Sapium ellipticum, Acanthus pubescens and Emilia javanica is used to prevent miscarriage
H(027) miscarriages in women, H(100) syphilis, the leaves of Sesbania macrantha can also be mixed with those of Zehneria scabra, and the roots of Sapium ellipticum and Alchornea cordifolia, boiled and the decoction taken orally
H(051) paludism and H(157) febrile convulsions, leaves of Alchornea cordifolia Sapium ellipticum, Kigelia africana, Zehneria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum, are boiled and the decoction taken daily
H(051) paludism, a decoction is made from boiling the leaves of Zehneria scabra combined with the roots of Trichilia emetica, Alchornea cordifolia and Sapium ellipticum, of which one cup is administered three times a day for up to 7 days
H(100) gonnorhea, H(100) syphilis, the roots of Trichilia emetica of Alchonea cordifolia, Sapium ellipticum, Zenheria scabra, Acanthus pubescens, Emilia javanica and Oxygonum sinuatum are boiled and the decoction drunk.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : mjururuzi, omujururuzi
Allophylus chaunostachys Gilg
Official name : Allophylus chaunostachys Gilg
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(108), H(201)
Recipes : H(003) swelling of legs, H(108) colds, H(201) warding off spirits, the leaves of Allophylus chaunostachys are boiled and the decoction drunk as a cold remedy and to treat swollen legs. Bathing with an infusion of the leaves is believed to ward off bad spirits
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : orutete, akatete
Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg
Official name : Anthocleista grandiflora Gilg
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, the dried stem bark of Anthocleista grandiflora is boiled and a cup of the decoction taken three times a day for 5-7 days depending on severity
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : mgabaigana
Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.
Official name : Antiaris toxicaria Lesch.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) superstitious purposes, the whole plant of Antiaris toxicaria is used as a charm
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : omujuju
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Official name : Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia chrysops S. Moore , Aspilia holstii O.Hoffm
Symptoms : H(051), H(091), H(171)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(091) tonic, H(171) hypoglycaemic, aerial parts of Aspilia mossambiscensis are mixed with those of Centella asiatica, boiled and the decoction used for the treatment of paludism
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : eshurwa
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(075)
Recipes : H(075) appetite booster, leaves of Asystasia gangetica are pounded then squeezed and the juices given to patients to improve their appetite.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : ekiingura, kinyegezi
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(075)
Recipes : Vb(075) appetite booster, leaves of Asystasia gangetica are pounded then squeezed and the juices given to improve their appetite and make them grow well
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : ekiingura, kinyegezi
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(068), H(166)
Recipes : H(068) parasitic worm infestation, H(166) body spasms, a decoction is made by boiling the roots and stem bark of Bersama abyssinica
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : muhinguza, omuh inguza
Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Official name : Bidens biternata (Lour.) Merr. & Sherff
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(051x)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(051x) yellow fever, the leaves of Bidens biternata are boiled with water and the decoction drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : rwongwe, ongwe, akakurura, kakurura, obukurura
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(152), H(161)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, Bidens pillosa are with the leaves of Solanum nigrum can be baked under fire and then used for wound dressing
H(004) wounds, H(161) warts, the leaves Bidens pillosa with the leaves of Solanum nigrum are boiled and decoction drunk until warts disappear
H(008) dysentery, H(008) mucoid diarrhea, the stem bark of Markhamia zanzibarica, mixed with Bidens pilosa , Psidium guajava , Harungana madagascariensis, and the rusty yellow part of banana leaves and then boiled and decoction taken
H(152) low haemoglobin level, the stem bark of Macaranga monandra is boiled to make a decoction in combination with the leaves of Bidens pilosa and green coffee beans
H(161) warts, the aerial parts of Euphorbia hirta, Solanum nigrum, Bidens pilosa, and Oxygonum sinuatum and boiled. The decoction is then orally administered daily for the treatment of warts.
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : akakurura, kakurura, obukurura
Bidens schimperi Sch.Bip. ex Walp.
Official name : Bidens schimperi Sch.Bip. ex Walp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051x)
Recipes : H(051x) yellow fever, the leaves of Bidens schimperi are pounded, cold extracted and extractive administered orally three times a day until recovery
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : orwangwa
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye problems, the roots of Clerodendrum cephalanthus Oliv. var. cephalanthum of Bridelia micrantha are boiled in water and the ensuing steam directed into the eyes through a narrow aperture
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(108) colds, flu and in both children and adults, the succulent leaves are wrapped in banana leaves and baked under fire. The baked leaves are then squeezed and the exuding juice administered to patients orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : kikugwa, chikugwa
Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Official name : Canarium schweinfurthii Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(100)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, H(100) syphilis, the bark of Canarium schweinfurthii is ground into powder and boiled and decoction drunk
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region)
Vernacular name : muubani wakiume, omubafu
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(033), H(098)
Recipes : H(033) impotence, H(098) insomnia, the leaves of Capsicum frutescens are boiled and the decoction used to treat insomnia while a decoction of boiled fruits is used as treatment for impotence
Region : East Africa
Country : Tanzania (Kagera Region, Bugabo ward)
Vernacular name : karumali