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Reference : HO 06

Author(s) : Owuor, B. O. & D. P. Kisangau
Title : Kenyan medicinal plants used as antivenin: a comparison of plant usage. Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine Vol. 2 (7) (2006)
Reference HO 06 has information about 22 plants :
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 2) snake, leaves or roots are pounded, sap in local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : kitungu (Kamba)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 3) snake, crushed leaves of Annona senegalensis Pers. var. senegalensis are rubbed on the bites, some are chewed and the juice swallowed
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : obolo, obolobolo (Luo)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 4) snake, crushed leaves are rubbed on the bites
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : nyanyiek mon, onyiego (Luo)
Cassia siamea Lam.
Official name : Cassia siamea Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna siamea (DC.) Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 1) snake, roots of Senna siamea and Zanthoxylum chalybeum, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : ndege owinuoyieko (Luo)
Combretum collinum Fresen.
Official name : Combretum collinum Fresen.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum hypopilinum Diels
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 3) snake, roots, RNS., scarifications
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : adugo (Luo)
Combretum molle R. Br.
Official name : Combretum molle R. Br.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum microlepidotum Engl.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 9) snake, roots or barks are pounded, infusion, VO., 2 glasses 2 X / day
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : muama, kiama (Kamba)
Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Official name : Conyza sumatrensis (Retz.) E.K. Walker
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Erigeron sumatrensis Retz.
Symptoms : H(020), H(104)
Recipes : H(020, 7) puff adder (Bittis arietans), infusion of leaves, VO.
H(104, 7) stomachache infusion of leaves, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : yadh asere, yadh tong' (Luo)
Corchorus trilocularis Lam.
Official name : Corchorus trilocularis Lam.
Family : Tiliaceae
Synonyms : Corchorus somalicus Gandorger
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 1) spitting snake (Naja), infusion of leaves of Corchorus trilocularis and Hyptis pectinata are sprinkled in the human eyes + scarifications on the hind torso
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : apoth (Luo)
Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Crassocephalum mannii (Hook.f.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Crassocephalum multicorymbosum (Klatt) S. Moore , Solanecio mannii (Hook. f.) C. Jeffrey
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 1) snake, leaves of Solanecio mannii, crushed and chewed, application on the bite
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : maroa, marawa (Luo)
Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Official name : Fuerstia africana T.C.E. Fries
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 1) snake, crushed leaves, filtered infusion, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : abunga - useke, aremo (Luo)
Grewia sp.
Official name : Grewia sp.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 3) snake, leaves usedin cooking envenomed carcass as a treatment preventing secondary poisoning
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : powo (Luo)
Grewia sp.
Official name : Grewia sp.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020, 3) snake, livestockbitten are drenched with leaves or barks decoction + infusion and the mucilaginous crushed leaves used to wipe the bitten area
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : powo (Luo)
Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Official name : Hyptis pectinata (L.) Poir.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 1) spitting snake (Naja), infusion of leaves of Corchorus trilocularis and Hyptis pectinata are sprinkled in the human eyes + scarifications on the hind torso
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : not registered
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 2) puff adder (Bittis arietans), roots decoction, RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : katera (Luo)
Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Official name : Microglossa pyrifolia (Lam.) O. Ktze.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Microglossa volubilis (Wallich) DC. , Conyza pyrifolia Lam.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 5) snake, the leaves are chewed and the juice swallowed. The macerate is placed on the snake bite
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : nyabung odidi, nyabung adit (Luo)
Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Official name : Opilia celtidifolia (Guill. & Perr.) Endl.
Family : Opiliaceae
Synonyms : Opilia amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 16) snake, roots of Opilia amentacea burnt into charcoal, crushed into powder mixed with crushed snake teeth, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : mutanga (Kamba)
Solanum incanum L.
Official name : Solanum incanum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum insanum L. , Solanum coagulans Forssk.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 9) snake, stem or fruit cut into small pieces, dried in sun, pounded and powder applied. The sap of the fruit may also be directly applied
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : mutangu (Kamba)
Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Official name : Steganotaenia araliacea Hochst.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 2) snake, roots roasted in charcoal, crushed in powder, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : muvuavui, kivuavui (Kamba)
Tagetes minuta L.
Official name : Tagetes minuta L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 5) snake, crushed leaves, infusion, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : muvangi (Kamba)
Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Official name : Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsley) A. Gray
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020, 1) snake, leaves of Tithonia diversifolia, infusion, VO
Region : East Africa
Country : Kenya (rural areas of Nyanza and Makueni)
Vernacular name : maua madonga, otech (Luo)