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Reference : HM 63

Author(s) : Mangambu Mokoso, Jean de Dieu , R. van Diggelen, J. C. Mwanga Mwanga, H. Ntahobavuka, F.Malaisse, E. Robbrecht
Title : Enthnobotanic survey of Pteridophytes, assessment of extinction risk and conservation strategies in the surroundings of the Kahuzi Biega National Park (DR Congo) Geo-Eco-Trop., 36 : 137-158 (2012)
Reference HM 63 has information about 40 plants :
Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Official name : Adiantum capillus-veneris L.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(022), H(139x)
Recipes : H(022)to facilitate a good childbirtht, decoction of about two handfuls of fresh fronds of Adiantum capillus-veneris is mixed with palm oil (Elaeis guineensis). Decoction is drunk during the last 2 weeks
H(139x) aphrodisiac man, whole plant eaten raw
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice of five hundred grams of petioles of Dicranopteris linearis and a ripe fruit of Ananas comosus + H20 to obtain one liter of solution + salt + two ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum crushed, VO. 1 half a glass a day for four days
H(037) acute cough and H(082) asthma. 1 handful of fronds of Platycerium elephantotis are pounded with 1 ripe fruit of Ananas comosus. Decoction of the juice + 1 teaspoon of table salt and 2 crushed ripe fruit of Capsicum spp..VO. 1/2 24 cl glass for four days
H(082) asthma, same treatment but, for seven days and the patient takes food prepared without oil of Elaeis guineensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Antrophyum mannianum Hook.
Official name : Antrophyum mannianum Hook.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, decoction of four handles of young fronds of Antrophyum mannianum placed in 5 liters of water for half an hour. Decoction is drunk for seven days VO. a beer glass a day. Decoction, VO. a beer glass each day
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium africanum Desv.
Official name : Asplenium africanum Desv.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, pound about 2 kg fronds of Asplenium africanum, maceration in 2 liters of water. VO. 1 beer glass three times a day for five days.
H(013) reduces pain due to abscess and cures. Piler 6 fronds and add with 5 drops of palm oil of Elaeis guineensis, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium dregeanum Kunze
Official name : Asplenium dregeanum Kunze
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(100)
Recipes : H(037) dry cough,, H(100) syphilis, decoction of 150 g of whole plant of Asplenium dregeanum. VO. 1 beer glass, twice a day for five days.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium emarginatum P. Beauv.
Official name : Asplenium emarginatum P. Beauv.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, decoction of 500 g of fresh whole triturated plants of Asplenium emarginatum in 2 liters of water and let stand for 30 minutes. VO. 1 beer glass three times a day for four days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium monathes L.
Official name : Asplenium monathes L.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, maceration of four handles of fresch fronds of Asplenium monanthes in 2 liters of water for 12 hours. enema, 1 times a day for six days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Asplenium variabile Hook.
Official name : Asplenium variabile Hook.
Family : Aspleniaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) poisoning, pound about 2 kg fronds of Asplenium variabile, maceration in 2 liters of water. VO.1 beer glass three times a day for five days.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : mugu-munyanya (Lega)
Blechnum tabulare (Thunb.) Kuhn
Official name : Blechnum tabulare (Thunb.) Kuhn
Family : Blechnaceae
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) venereal diseases, crushed fertile fronds of Blechnun tabulare, associated with the local drink from Musa sp. The treatment is done until complete healing.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice of five hundred grams petioles of Dicranopteris linearis and a ripe fruit of Ananas comosus + H20 to obtain one liter of solution + salt + two ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum crushed, VO. 1 half a glass a day for four days
H(082) asthma, same treatment but, for seven days and the patient takes food prepared without oil of Elaeis guineensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Capsicum sp.
Official name : Capsicum sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) acute cough and H(082) asthma. 1 handful of fronds of Platycerium elephantotis are pounded with 1 ripe fruit of Ananas comosus. Decoction of the juice + 1 teaspoon of table salt and 2 crushed ripe fruit of Capsicum spp..VO. 1/2 24 cl glass for four days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cheilanthes farinosa (Forssk.) Kaulf.
Official name : Cheilanthes farinosa (Forssk.) Kaulf.
Family : Pteridaceae
Symptoms : H(027z)
Recipes : H(027z) irregular menstruation, decoction 2 handful of fronds of Cheilanthes farinosa in 3 liters of water, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cyathea manniana Hook.
Official name : Cyathea manniana Hook.
Family : Cyatheaceae
Symptoms : H(139x)
Recipes : H(139x) aphrodisiac, crushed crosses of Cyathea manniana , associated with the local drink from Musa sp. , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : bishebekere (Shi et Tembo), bishembekele (Lega);
Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Official name : Cymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(169)
Recipes : H(169) hernia, aqueous decoction of 1 liter of of Odontosoria africana with the whole plant of Cymbopogon citratus, VO. 200 ml , three times
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Davallia chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud.
Official name : Davallia chaerophylloides (Poir.) Steud.
Family : Davalliaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) child fever, decoction of the plant of Davallia chaerophylloides, bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.
Official name : Dicranopteris linearis (Burm. f.) Underw.
Family : Gleicheniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, juice of five hundred grams petioles of Dicranopteris linearis and a ripe fruit of Ananas comosus + H20 to obtain one liter of solution + salt + two ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum crushed, VO. 1 half a glass a day for four days
H(082) asthma, same treatment but, for seven days and the patient takes food prepared without oil of Elaeis guineensis
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Didymocrea truncatula (Sw.) J.SM
Official name : Didymocrea truncatula (Sw.) J.SM
Family : Dryopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : H(037) cough, aqueous decoction during 30' of 2 kg of fresh leaves of Didymocrea truncatula in 2 liters of water. VO. 1 beer glass by day for six days
H(082) cardiac asthma, same recipe but,VO. 1 beer glass three times a day for seven days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Dryopteris manniana (Hook.) C. Chr.
Official name : Dryopteris manniana (Hook.) C. Chr.
Family : Dryopteridaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, ashes from a quantity of about 50 gr of whole plant of Dryopteris manniana is mixed with three tablespoons of oil from Elaeis guineensis.Treatment is licking the cure five times a day
H(037) cough, decoction of 100 g of whole plants, VO. 1 beer glass, twice a day for five days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Official name : Equisetum ramosissimum Desf.
Family : Equisetaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(104), H(173)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, 10 fronds of Equisetum ramossisimum associated with the roots of Bidens pilosa and 10 seeds of Ricinus communis are mixed and mashed with a pinch of salt kitchen. The treatment is done by tattoo close the wounds in the feet or hands infected, once a day for three consecutive days per week. This process continues until recovery.
H(173 )leprosy . ditto + oil palm (Elaeis guineensis)
H(104) stomach ache, decoction three entire plants in 2 liters of water. VO. 1 glass of 24 cl for five days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : biasi bia Mwami (Shi)
Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic. Serm.
Official name : Lycopodiella cernua (L.) Pic. Serm.
Family : Lycopodiaceae
Synonyms : Lycopodium cernuum L.
Symptoms : H(008), H(099), H(113)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhea, H(099) epilepsy, H(113) rheumatisms, decoction of about 1 liter from two handfuls of corn of Lycopodiella cernua in 2 litres, VO. 1 glass and a half per day for 7 days
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (Kahuzi Biega National Park
Vernacular name : lugwa-pinga (Mashi), nawalemba (Tembo)