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Reference : HM 54

Author(s) : Mesfin Tadesse, Debela Hunde , Yehenew Getachew
Title : Survey of medicinal plants userd to treat human doseases in Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone, Ethiopia. Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, Volume 15 (2), 89 - 107 July 2005 http://www.ejhs.ju.edu.et/ejhs_journal/2005/volume15issue2.php
Reference HM 54 has information about 41 plants :
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(037) cough, bulbs of Allium sativanm and rhizomes of Zingiber officinale are pounded and mixed with honey, then the concoction is taken before meal in the morning
H(050) bloat, leaves of Croton macrostachys, seeds of Nigella sativa and bulbs of Allium sativum are boiled together and the décoction, VO. Once
H(051) paludism, fresh bulb of Allium sativum and seeds of Carum copticum are pulverized and the concoction is taken with food, 2 x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(104)
Recipes : H(006) constipation (yehode derqet), infusion is made from the leaves of Artemisia afra, VO., 1x
H(104) abdominal colic, décoction de leaves of Artemisia afra, VO. when cold, ½ tea cup, 1x / day for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : godoguracha (Oromic)
Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Official name : Bersama abyssinica Fres.
Family : Melianthaceae
Synonyms : Bersama abyssinica subsp. engleriana (Gürke) F.White
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, fresh pulverized leaf of Bersama abyssinica, VO., ½ tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : lochisa, esa (Oromic)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, décoction of pounded leaves of Carica papaya, VO., 1 x / day during 3 days
H(068) intestinal parasite, chewing of the seeds, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : papaya (Amharic)
Carum copticum (L.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Official name : Carum copticum (L.) Benth. & Hook.f.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, fresh bulb of Allium sativum and seeds of Carum copticum are pulverized and the concoction is taken with food, 2 x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : tikr azmud (Amharic)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Senna didymebotrya and Echinops macrochoetus are pounded and juice is VO.
H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Zehneria scabra of Hypericum quartinianum and Senna didymbotrya are pounded and juice ½ cup VO., once before meal in the morning
H(020) snake bite, fruits and /or leaves of Senna didymebotrya are pounded while fresh and the juice is VO. ½ tea cup, 1 x / day for 3 days
H(020) snake bite, leaves of Senna didymebotrya and fruit of Citrus aurantifolia are pounded and juice is VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : senemek (Oromic)
Cassia sp.
Official name : Cassia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna sp.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, fresh pulverized leaves of Senna sp., in ointment, 1x
H(013) streptothricosis (ekek), juice prepared from the seeds are applied on skin, till cure
H(013) skin disease like streptothricosis, fresh pulverized leaves of Senna sp.and Dicliptera laxata, ½ tea cup of the concoction is taken in once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : cheka (Oromic)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(092)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, leaves of Senna didymebotrya and fruit of Citrus aurantifolia are pounded and juice is VO.
H(092) poison (lemerze ), juice from ripe fruit is squeezed and taken, once
H(104) abdominal colic, pounding and squeezing the juice of the leaves of Ocimum basilicum and the fruit of Citrus aurantifolia, VO.1 tea cup, once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : lommi (Amharic)
Coffea arabica L.
Official name : Coffea arabica L.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) stabbing pain (wugat), roasted fruits of Coffea arabica and the leaves of Echinops macrochaetus are pounded and VO., once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : bunna (Amharic)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) streptothricosis, fresh leaves are pounded; little butter is added and applied on the skin surface, 1x / day every morning for three days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : wanza (Amharic), wedessa (Oromic)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(050), H(051)
Recipes : H(004) wound, juice prepared from the leaves of Croton macrostachys are applied on the wound till cure
H(013) streptothricosis (ekek), fresh leaves of Croton macrostachys of Vernonia auriculifera are pounded and applied on the skin surface, 1 x / day in the morning for three days
H(050) bloat (ye'hode menefat), leaves are pounded and juice will be extracted by squizing, VO., 1 x / day for 3 days
H(050) bloat (le'tenefa hod), fresh leaves of Croton macrostachys and Ocimum lamiifolium are pounded and juice is VO., once
H(050) bloat, leaves of Croton macrostachys, seeds of Nigella sativa and bulbs of Allium sativum are boiled together and the décoction, VO. Once
H(051) paludism, heating the leaf of Croton macrostachys on fire and inhaling the volatile vapors, 1x / day at night for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : bisana, besana (Amharic), bakanisa (Oromic)
Dicliptera laxata C.B. Clarke
Official name : Dicliptera laxata C.B. Clarke
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, fresh pulverized leaves of Dicliptera laxata in ointment, 1x
H(013) skin disease like streptothricosis, fresh pulverized leaves of Senna sp.and Dicliptera laxata, ½ tea cup of the concoction is taken in once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : togo (Oromic)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(126)
Recipes : H(126) liver (le' gubet himem), fresh leaves of Dodonaea angustifdia of Pittosporum abyssinicum are pounded and 1 glass of juice VO. once a day for four days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : etticca (Oromic)
Echinops macrochaetus Fresen.
Official name : Echinops macrochaetus Fresen.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(037), H(113)
Recipes : H(020) snake bite, chewing roots of Echinops macrochaetus, VO., 1x
H(037) pneumonia (sale), root and seeds of Echinops macrochaetus and seeds of Nigella sativa are pounded, VO. 1 tea cup of the juice, once a day in the morning for three days
H(113) stabbing pain (wugat), roasted fruits of Coffea arabica and the leaves of Echinops macrochaetus are pounded and VO., once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : qeberichos (Amharic)
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, leaves decoction of Eucalyptus globulus, VO. when cold, 1 tea cup, 1x / day in the morning for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : nechi-barzaf (Amharic)
Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale
Official name : Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) abdominal colic, leaves of Fagaropis angolensis are pounded and the juice extracted, VO., 1 tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : siglue (Oromic)
Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Hagenia abyssinica (Bruce) J.F. Gmel.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) tape worm, powder of dried fruits of Hagenia abyssinica is mixed with H2O, VO. 1 glass once
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : kosso (Amharic), hetto (Oromic)
Hypericum quartinianum A. Rich.
Official name : Hypericum quartinianum A. Rich.
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, leaves of Zehneria scabra of Hypericum quartinianum and Senna didymbotrya are pounded and juice ½ cup VO., once before meal in the morning
H(201) evil eye,fresh pulverized leaf of Hypericum quartinianum, VO., 1 tea cup, 1x
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : mukefoni (Oromic)
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, décoction de leaves of Ocimum lamiifolium of Justicia schimperiana and the vapor is inhaled , till cure
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : sensel (Amharic)
Mentha sp.
Official name : Mentha sp.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) blood pressure (le’ dem bizat), fresh leaves of Mentha sp. and Ocimum lamiifolium are pounded and the juice VO. 3 x / day for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Seka Chekorsa, Jimma zone)
Vernacular name : nana (Amharic)