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Reference : HO 20

Author(s) : Olowokudejo J. D., A. B. Kadiri, V.A. Travih
Title : An Ethnobotanical Survey of Herbal Markets and Medicinal Plants in Lagos State of Nigeria Ethnobotanical Leaflets 12: 851-65. 2008. http://www.ethnoleaflets.com/leaflets/lagos.htm
Reference HO 20 has information about 144 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(013), H(033z), H(037), H(091), H(113), H(139), H(157)
Recipes : H(001) conjuctivitis,H(013) ulcer, H(033z) contraceptive,H(037) cough, H(091) anaemia, H(108) cold, H(113) rheumatism, H(139) aphrodisiac, H(157) convulsion, root, leaves, seeds.of Abrus precatorius, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : oju-ologbo (Yoruba)
Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Official name : Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(037), H(051), H(094), H(100)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(037) cough, H(051) antipyretic, H(094) pile, H(100) gonorrhoea, leaves, root of Abutilon mauritianum, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : furu (Yoruba)
Acacia ataxacantha DC.
Official name : Acacia ataxacantha DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(109)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(109) backache, young leaves of Acacia ataxacantha, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ihun, ewon adele
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : H(098), H(193)
Recipes : H(028t) leucorrhoea, root of Croton zambesicus, 3 seeds of Garcinia cola, Acacia nilotica leaves, 3 seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Mimosa pudica and small quantity of potash are ground together, and taken with cold pap. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
H(013) fungal infections,H(013) skin diseases, H(098) insomnia, H(193) emollient, fruits, bark, exudate of Acacia nilotica, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : baani, booni (Yoruba)
Acalypha wilkesiana Müll. Arg.
Official name : Acalypha wilkesiana Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(050), H(200)
Recipes : H(006) constipation,H(013) skin rashes, flatulence, H(200) antimicrobial, leaves, twigs of Acalypha wilkesiana, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : jiwini, ewe larapupa
Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Official name : Acanthospermum hispidum DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(018), H(037), H(051x), H(113)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(018) migraine, lH(037) tuberculosis,H(037) cough, H(051x) yellow fever, H(113) rheumatism, leaves, whole plant of Acanthospermum hispidum, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : dagunro (Yoruba)
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(037), H(028t), H(055), H(068), H(091)
Recipes : H(100) syphilis,H(037) cough, H(028t) urethral, discharge,H(013)H(013) boils, H(091) anaemia; H(006) purgative, H(055) emetic, H(068) antihelmintic, stem-twig, leaves, roots, Acanthus montanus, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ahon-ekun, irunmu arugbo
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(008), H(013), H(051), H(082), H(103), H(162y), H(179), H(200)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea,H(013) skin diseases, H(051) paludism, H(082) asthma, H(103) caries, H(179) kidney and H(162y) bladder diseases, H(200) antimicrobial, prophylactic, leaves, fruit pulp, bark of Adansonia digitata, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ose (Yoruba)
Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Official name : Aerva lanata (L.) Juss. ex Schult.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(007), H(013), H(020), H(068), H(179)
Recipes : H(004) wound,H(013) ulcer, H(020) snake bite, H(179) kidney and bladder stones sore; H(007) diuretic, H(006) purgative, H(068) antihelmintic, whole plants of Aerva lanata, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : efun-ile
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(037), H(051), H(100), H(103), H(113), H(135), H(200)
Recipes : H(004) wound,H(037) cough, H(046) chicken-pox, H(046) measles, H(051) paludism, H(091) anaemia, H(091) stimulant, H(103) toothache, H(113) rheumatism, H(143) smallpox, leaves, seeds of Aframomum melegueta, RNS.
H(028t) leucorrhoea, root of Croton zambesicus, 3 seeds of Garcinia cola, Acacia nilotica leaves, 3 seeds of Aframomum melegueta, leaves of Mimosa pudica and small quantity of potash are ground together, and taken with cold pap. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba)
Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Official name : Afzelia africana Smith ex Pers.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(055), H(100), H(104), H(109), H(169)
Recipes : H(051) febrifuge, H(055) antiemetic, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(104) stomach disorders, H(109) lumbago, H(169) hernia, , root, leaves, stem bark, seeds of Afzelia africanai, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : apa-igbo (Yoruba)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(008), H(013), H(055), H(068), H(100), H(135)
Recipes : H(001) eye wash, H(004) wound, H(008) diarrhoea,H(013) skin diseases,H(013) ulcer, H(055) emetic, H(068) craw-craw, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(135) digestive disturbance, whole plant, leaves, roots of Ageratum conyzoides, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : imi-esu (Yoruba)
Alafia barteri Oliv.
Official name : Alafia barteri Oliv.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(113)
Recipes : H(001) of the eye infection, H(091) sickle cell, H(091) anaemia, H(113) rheumatic pains, H(103) toothache, roots, leaves of Alafia barteri, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : agbari etu
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(037), H(051), H(100), H(103), H(113), H(135), H(200)
Recipes : H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic,H(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(100) gonorrhoea, H(103) toothache, H(113) rheumatism, H(200) antimicrobial, leaves, stem-bark, twig.of Alchornea cordifoliai, RNS.
H(135) coated tongue (digestion troubles ?), bark of Costus afer, bark of Khaya grandifoliola, bark of Bridelia, ferruginea, fruit of Alchornea cordifolia, bark of Bridelia micrantha, bark of Pycnanthus angolensis, sulphur, and lime water all poured into a container. One tablespoon of the extract to be taken before breakfast. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ipa (Yoruba)
Allanblackia floribunda Oliv.
Official name : Allanblackia floribunda Oliv.
Family : Clusiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(051), H(103), H(143)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(046) chicken-pox, H(046) measles, H(051) paludism, H(103) toothache, H(143) smallpox, root, leaves, stem-bark, fruit of Allanblackia floribunda, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : eku, eso roro
Allium ascalonicum L.
Official name : Allium ascalonicum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(157), H(028t), H(033x)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, H(157) convulsion, leaves, bulb of Allium ascalonicumi, RNS.
H(028t) leucorrhoea, Root of Glyphea brevis, root and leaves of Senna podocarpa, Senna alata, Allium ascalonicum and potash are put together into a container, and hot water poured on the mixture. The recipe is left till the next day. One glass cup to be taken every morning before breakfast for 3 days.
H(033x) the preparation is also suitable for seminal discharge in men. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : alubosa elewe
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(037), H(051), H(082), H(151), H(200)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, vH(037) cough, H(051) fever, H(051) paludism, H(082) asthma, H(151) hypertension, H(200) antibiotic, bulb of Allium sativum, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ayu (Yoruba)
Aloe barteri Bak.
Official name : Aloe barteri Bak.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe buettneri A. Berger
Symptoms : H(013), H(014), H(037), H(068), H(088), H(094), H(116), H(139)
Recipes : H(013) skin infection,H(014) ringworm,H(037) cough, H(068) antihelmintic, H(088) astringent, H(094) pile; H(116) amenorrhoea, H(139) aphrodisiac, leaves of Aloe barteri, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets i
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : eti-erin, ida-egun, ida-orisa (Yoruba)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(004), H(006), H(013), H(056), H(116), H(171), H(200)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(006) purgative,H(013) skin diseases, H(056) guineaworm, H(116) amenorrhoea, H(171) diabetes, H(200) immunity, leaf juice of Aloe vera, RNS. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets i
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : ahon-erin (Yoruba)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(135)
Recipes : H(135) coated tongue (digestion troubles ?), bark of Khaya ivorensis, bark of Pycnanthus angolensis, bark of Hymenocardia acida, bark of Bridelia ferruginea, bark and root of Rauvolfia vomitoria, bark of Alstonia boonei, twigs of Citrus medica, bark of Enantia chlorantha, bark of Melicia excelsa are all cooked and the decoction to be taken. (Information obtained from herb sellers and traditional medicine practitioners from three popular and largest markets in Lagos)
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria (Local markets in Lagos state)
Vernacular name : not registered