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Reference : HO 12

Author(s) : Okafor, J. & R. Ham
Title : Identification, utilisation et conservation des plantes médicinales dans le sud-est du Nigeria. Thèmes de la biodiversité africaine, Le Programme d'Appui à la Biodiversité, Numéro 3, Juillet 1999 http://www.worldwildlife.org/bsp/publications/africa/okaforfr/okaforfr.pdf
Reference HO 12 has information about 62 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(104)
Recipes : H(037) cough, , chewed leaves of Abrus precatorius mixed with honey or palm oil
H(104) stomach pain, chewed leaves of Abrus precatorius
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) eczema, H(094) haemorrhoids, decoction of leaves of Acanthospermum hispidum, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(033), H(113)
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism; H(191), blood purifier, decoction of unripe Acanthus montanus with, salt and pepper.
H(033) promotes pregnancy and can be taken for six to seven months after pregnancy
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsions, to crush the leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum with 7 grains of alligator peper (Aframomum melegueta), to rub on the sick person.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : H(078) cancer, 3 leaves of Aloe vera crushed and mixed with half a glass of honey + 3 little spoons, VO. 3 X / day
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Official name : Anchomanes difformis (Bl.) Engl.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, juice of stems heated of Anchomanes difformis, drops in eyes, after a cure with Aspilia africana, ONS, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Official name : Aspilia africana (Pers.) C.A. Adams
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia latifolia Oliv. & Hiern
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataract, juice of stems heated of Anchomanes difformis, drops in eyes, after a cure with Aspilia africana, ONS, R
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Aubrevillea kerstingii (Harms) Pellegr.
Official name : Aubrevillea kerstingii (Harms) Pellegr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : H(027) barks of Aubrevillea kerstingii macerated in water, half a glass consumed twice a day to treat abortion or miscarriage
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124), bleeding, juice of leaves of Combretum paniculatum + leaves Boerhavia diffusa (optional) + a pinch of salt, VO., 3 X / day.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Official name : Bryophyllum pinnatum (Lam.) Kurz
Family : Crassulaceae
Synonyms : Kalanchoe pinnata (Lam.) Pers.
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsions, to crush the leaves of Bryophyllum pinnatum with 7 grains of alligator peper (Aframomum melegueta), to rub on the sick person.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Buchholzia coriacea Engl.
Official name : Buchholzia coriacea Engl.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(104)
Recipes : H(018) migraine and H(104) stomach problems
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, decoction of leaves of Cassia tora of Carica papaya of Picralima nitida and Costus afer, decoction in a bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cassia alata L.
Official name : Cassia alata L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna alata (L.) Roxb.
Symptoms : H(151)
Recipes : H(151) hypertension, extract of leaves of Cassia alata , decoction
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cassia tora L.
Official name : Cassia tora L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia obtusifolia L. , Senna obtusifolia (L.) H.S.Irwin & Barneby
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : H(157) convulsion, decoction of leaves of Cassia tora of Carica papaya of Picralima nitida and Costus afer, decoction in a bath
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Official name : Ceiba pentandra (L.) Gaertn.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : H(094)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, to cook leaves of Ceiba pentandra with plantain (not yet raw, without oil) , VO. 3 times. Bark could bre usefull too.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cissus sp.
Official name : Cissus sp.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : H(113) rheumatism, crushed stems of Cissus sp., frictions
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Cnestis ferruginea DC.
Official name : Cnestis ferruginea DC.
Family : Connaraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : H(037) cough, roots trunk of Cnestis ferruginea used as chewing stick to treat coughs.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Combretum paniculatum Vent.
Official name : Combretum paniculatum Vent.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(124)
Recipes : H(124), bleeding, juice of leaves of Combretum paniculatum + leaves Boerhavia diffusa (optional) + a pinch of salt, VO., 3 X / day.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Combretum platypetalum Welw. ex M.A.Lawson
Official name : Combretum platypetalum Welw. ex M.A.Lawson
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, roots of Combretum platypetalum, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Official name : Costus afer Ker Gawl.
Family : Costaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(113)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, H(113) joint pain and hemorrhoids.. ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (South-East) (Central plain of Igbo)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors