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Reference : HM 5k

Author(s) : Masinde, P.S.
Title : Medicinal plants of the Marachi people of Kenya, 747 -753, (1996) The Biodiversity of African Plants.Proceedings14 th AETFATCongress.Wageningen, The Netherlands, 22 - 27 augustus 1994. Edited by J.G. van der Maesen, X.M. van der Burgt & J.M. van Medenbach de Rooy.Kluwer Academic Publishers, 861 p., (1996)
Reference HM 5k has information about 31 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), leaves of Abrus precatorius, chewed
H(108), leaves, chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : ombulu (Marachi)
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots decoction (H2O) , RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : not registered
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(124)
Recipes : H(004), H(124), pounded leaves, juice, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : nasirundu (Marachi)
Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Official name : Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : lirakalu, lisatsa (Marachi)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157), roots, infusion
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : inguyes (Marachi)
Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Official name : Bridelia micrantha (Hochst.) Baillon
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(008)+ blood, roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : lupobo lusatsa (Marachi)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) tuberculosis, leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : feuil, décoc (Marachi)
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(075), H(104)
Recipes : H(075), leaves, RNS, VO
H(104), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : ochuoka (Marachi)
Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Official name : Cassia didymobotrya Fres.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna didymobotrya (Fresen) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(014), H(100), H(100), H(101), H(104)
Recipes : H(014), leaves cataplasm, ointment
H(100) gono., roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(100) syph., roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(101), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(104), leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : libinubinu (Marachi)
Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Official name : Cissampelos mucronata A. Rich.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mulandira (Marachi)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051), roots, leaves, decoction (H2O), bath
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : omustwistwi (Marachi)
Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Official name : Croton megalocarpus Hutch.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), H(108), barks, ashes to be licked
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : (Marachi)
Diplolophium africanum Turcz.
Official name : Diplolophium africanum Turcz.
Family : Apiaceae
Synonyms : Diplolophium abyssinicum Benth. & Hook.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) hallucination, fleaves, ashes on scarifications
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : omunya (Marachi)
Dissotis canescens (E. Meyer ex Graham) Hook. f.
Official name : Dissotis canescens (E. Meyer ex Graham) Hook. f.
Family : Melastomataceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), H(108), leaves, infusion, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : nalunyulunyu (Marachi)
Eriosema psoraleoides (Lam.) G. Don
Official name : Eriosema psoraleoides (Lam.) G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Eriosema cajanoides (Guill. et Perr.) Hook. f.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots, leaves, decoction (H2O), RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : omuyenula (Marachi)
Euclea divinorum Hiern
Official name : Euclea divinorum Hiern
Family : Ebenaceae
Synonyms : Euclea keniensis R.E. Fries
Symptoms : H(006), H(103)
Recipes : H(006), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(103), ONS., chewed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : mukato (Marachi)
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(100)
Recipes : H(001), to burn the stems, fumigation
H(100) gono., roots, decoction
H(100), roots, decoction
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : esiuna (Marachi)
Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Official name : Harrisonia abyssinica Oliv.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Synonyms : Harrisonia occidentalis Engl.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots, decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : marachi
Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Official name : Lannea edulis (Sond.) Engl.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(022)
Recipes : H(008), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
H(022), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : masungubale (Marachi)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots decoction (H2O), RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : obengele (Marachi)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : induli (Marachi)
Momordica foetida Schumach.
Official name : Momordica foetida Schumach.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Momordica schimperiana Naud.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : litunda (Marachi)
Ocimum basilicum L.
Official name : Ocimum basilicum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono., roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : obwali butiti (Marachi)
Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Official name : Rhoicissus revoilii Planch.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), roots decoction (H2O), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : omulandira (Marachi)
Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Official name : Rhus vulgaris Meikle
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Rhus incana Brenan
Symptoms : H(037), H(100), H(108)
Recipes : H(037), chewed leaves
H(100) gono., roots decoction, RNS.
H(108), chewed leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : owayo (Marachi)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(055)
Recipes : H(055), fruits, decoction, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : liroborobo (Marachi)
Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Official name : Tetradenia riparia (Hochst.) Codd
Family : Lamiaceae
Synonyms : Iboza riparia (Hochst.) N.E. Br.
Symptoms : H(051), H(103), H(108)
Recipes : H(051), H(051) paludism, H(108), leaves, decoctiob, RNS.
H(103), chewed leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : ogita, orokoma (Marachi)
Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Official name : Thunbergia alata Bojer ex Sims
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(076)
Recipes : H(076), chewed leaves, spit
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : msala, kwe, sikwata (Marachi)
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104), decoction leaves, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : liuwa, lilulu (Marachi)
Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Official name : Triumfetta rhomboidea Jacq.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) + blood, leaves, decoction, RNS
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : (Marachi)
Waltheria indica L.
Official name : Waltheria indica L.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Waltheria americana L.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), dry leaves, powder on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya
Vernacular name : (Marachi)