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Reference : HM 72

Author(s) : Mahomoodally, M. F.
Title : A quantitative ethnobotanical study of common herbal remedies used against 13 human ailments catergories in Mauritus African Journal of Traditional, Complementary and Alternative Medicines,11(6):1-32 (2014)
Reference HM 72 has information about 80 plants :
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(051) fever, infusion of the leaves of Ageratum conyzoides. VO. twice.
H(050) flatulence Eat raw.
H(113) inflammation, infusion of the leaves of Ageratum conyzoides. VO.once.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : artichaut (local language), artichoke (English)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(053)
Recipes : H(014) dandruff. Extract the juice from the bulb of Allium cepa and apply with a piece of cotton onto the scalp.
H(053) earache, extract the juice from the bulb of Allium cepa. After warming, instill 1 drop in the ear
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zoiyuon (local language), onion (English)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(053), H(068), H(113), H(151), H(157)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption, poultice appled onto the skin
H(053) earache, heat Allium sativum in oil instill 1-2 drops in the ear.
H(068) helmintic condition, rub 1 clove of Allium sativum around the navel
H(113) rheumatic pain, bulb of Allium sativum crush and soak in mustard oil, apply onto the skin.
H(151) high blood pressure, prepare pickle of Allium sativum and Citrus limonia. Eat daily with meals
H(157) convulsion, poultice bind round the wrist
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : lail (local language), garlic (English)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) high blood pressure, infusion of the leaves of Annona muricata and VO. Occasionally
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : corrosol (local language), soursop (English)
Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
Official name : Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn.
Family : Flacourtiaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, decoction of leaves and stem of Aphloia theiformis.VO. 2 to 3 cups per day occasionally
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : fendamane(local language)
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Official name : Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, decoction of the unripe fruit of Artocarpus heterophyllus. VO. 1 cup once or twice weekly
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : zak (local language), jackfruit (English)
Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren
Official name : Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(200x)
Recipes : H(200x) weakened immune system, infusion of the tea bag of Aspalathus linearis which is sold.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : rooibos tea (English)
Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Official name : Azadirachta indica A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Melia azadirachta L.
Symptoms : H(013), H(171)
Recipes : H(013) acne, prepare a paste of the leaves of Azadirachta indica and apply on affected area.. Apply 3 to 4 times weekly
H(171) diabetes, decoction of the leaves. Administer 1 glass for 5 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : neem (local language)
Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
Official name : Bambusa bambos (L.) Voss
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(001) pimple onto eyelid. Rub the leaves of Bambusa bambos onto the pimple
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : bamboo (English)
Brassica rapa L.
Official name : Brassica rapa L.
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(082)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, extract the juice from Brassica rapa the fruit of and sweeten with honey. Administer for 2 to 3 days till symptoms subside
H(050) flatulence. Eat raw.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : rave (local language), turnip (English)
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(003x), H(014)
Recipes : H(003x) sprain, soak feet in an infusion of the leaves of Kalanchoe pinnata with salt
H(014) feet edema, soak feet in an infusion of the leaves of Kalanchoe pinnata with or without salt
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : sulfaf (local language)
Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
Official name : Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze
Family : Theaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(108), H(195)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection.. Prepare a decoction of the tea bag of Camellia sinensis and when decoction cools use to wash eye twice daily.
H(037) cough. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensis infusion. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cure
H(108) influenza. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensi, infusion. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cured.
H(195) water retention, infusion of the tea bag which is sold and contain Lepidium meyenii, Coffea canephora and Camelia sinensis, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : di the (local language), tea (English)
Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Official name : Cardiospermum halicacabum L.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruption. Prepare a decoction of the leaves of Cardiospermum halicacabum and bathe with it. Use the leaves to rub onto affected area.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : feuille pok pok (local language), ballon plant (English)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(113)
Recipes : H(014) skin eruptions, decoction of the leaves of Centella asiatica. Bathe with the decoction until itching stops.
H(113) inflammation, decoction of the leaves of Centella asiatica. VO. 1 glass.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : herbe boileau (local language), centella (English)
Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert
Official name : Chamomilla recutita (L.) Rauschert
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(098), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(006) infant colic, decoction of the flowers of Chamomilla recutita . Mix with baby’s milk for 2 to 3 days
H(098) insomnia, infusion of the flowers of Chamomilla recutita, VO. for 2 to 3 days
H(104) abdominal pain, H(135) indigestion, decoction of the flowers, VO. for 2 to 3 days
H(108) sinusitis, infusion of the whole plant.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : camomille (local language), chamomile (English)
Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Official name : Cinnamomum verum J. Presl
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(171)
Recipes : H(037) cough, add the powdered form of the bark of Cinnamomum verum in milk. VO. 1 cup daily.
H(171) hyperglycemia, infusion of the bark of Cinnamomum verum. VO. ½ cup every 2 days.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : canelle (local language), cinnamon (English)
Citrus ×limonia (L.) Osbeck
Official name : Citrus ×limonia (L.) Osbeck
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108), H(151)
Recipes : H(037) cough. Add a slice of Citrus limonia, Curcuma longa.and cow’s ghee to milk and allow to boil. Sweeten with sugar and honey. VO. 1cup a night till cured
H(037) cough. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensis. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cured.
H(037) cough. Extract the juice form the leaves of Plectranthus aromaticus , mix with Citrus limonia, honey and butter. VO. once at night.
H(108) influenza. Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus limonia and add few drops in Camellia sinensis. VO. 2 or 3 times daily till cured.
H(151) high blood pressure. Prepare the fruit of Citrus limonia together with Allium sativum in the form of pickle. Eat daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : limon (local language), lemon (English)
Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Official name : Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough Extract the juice from the fruit of Citrus aurantiifolia and additionally from the stem of Nasturtium officinale. Then sweeten with honey. Administer for 2 to 3 days
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : orange (English)
Cocos nucifera L.
Official name : Cocos nucifera L.
Family : Arecaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : H(113) inflammation, decoction of the root of Cocos nucifera and VO. 1 glass once daily
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : coco (local language), coconut (English)
Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner
Official name : Coffea canephora Pierre ex A. Froehner
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(195)
Recipes : H(195) water retention, infusion of the tea bag which is sold and contain Lepidium meyenii, Coffea canephora and Camelia sinensis, VO.
Region : Mauritius
Country : Mauritius
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors