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Reference : HP 12

Author(s) : Pappe, L.
Title : Pappe, L., 1847. A List South African Indigenous Plants Used as Remedies by the Colonists of the Cape of Good Hope. O.I. Pike, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1850. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus. A.S. Robertson, Cape Town. Pappe, L., 1857. Florae Capensis Medicae Prodromus, 2nd ed. W. Britain Press, Cape Town. From references HV 09, HV 51
Reference HP 12 has information about 23 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(121)
Recipes : H(121) emulcent, salve; gum of Acacia karroo (Cape gum, heyra)
H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery, barks, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : doringboom (Cape Dutch language)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) juice of Aloe ferox taken as laxative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Cape Dutch language)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(091), H(108), H(166)
Recipes : H(001) eye drops,H(037) cough, H(051) fever; H(068) anthelmintic; H(091) tonic, H(108) colds, H(108) influenza, H(166) antispasmodic, leaves of Artemisia afra; RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : wildeals, wilde-als, als, alsem (Cape Dutch language)
Asparagus laricinus Burch.
Official name : Asparagus laricinus Burch.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(037)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic to treatH(037) tuberculosis, roots of Asparagus laricinus, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : katdoring(wortels), t’nuance (Cape Dutch language)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) H(004) wounds and H(137) sores (leprosy), herb as topical
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : varkoortjies, waternael (Cape Dutch language)
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge; leaf juice for stomach acid
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : hondepisbossie (Cape Dutch language)
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007)
Recipes : H(006) purgative and H(007) diuretic in H(005) dropsy, fresh fruit flesh (bitter), VO.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : wildewaatlemoen, ramanas (Cape Dutch language)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(091), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : H(037) lung ailments and H(108) colds,H(037) tuberculosis, H(051) fever; H(091) general tonic, H(113) inflammation; ONS (“Toppe” (tips)) ONS, RNS
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : ysterhout(toppe), sandolien, t’koubi (Cape Dutch language)
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(037), H(104), H(135), H(179)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) ulcers, fresh leaf, local application
H(037) pulmonary ailments, H(104) dyspepsia, H(135) ndigestion, H(179) gravel, roots of Gunnera perpensa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : wilderamanas, rivierpampoen (Cape Dutch language)
Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Official name : Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms : Haemanthus coccineus Forssk.
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(007), H(013), H(082), H(186)
Recipes : H(004) septic wounds,H(013) ulcers, fresh leaves of Haemanthus multiflorus
H(005) dropsy; H(007) diuretic, H(082) asthma, H(186) expectorant, sliced bulb in vinegar, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : velskoenblaar (Cape Dutch language)
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Official name : Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : H(037) chest ailments, H(108) colds, leaves of Helichrysum nudifolium as tea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(018), H(020), H(037), H(093), H(116)
Recipes : H(001) eye ointment, H(006) purgative, H(018) headache,H(037) bronchitis; H(116) emmenagogue; leaves of Leonotis leonorus, RNS.
H(018) headaches; H(020) snakebiteantidote;H(037) bronchitis, H(093) first aid in poisoning, seeds , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : dagga, wildedagga, rooi dagga (Khoi/Nama language)
Melianthus major L.
Official name : Melianthus major L.
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(076), H(118), H(137)
Recipes : H(013) external for ulcers, H(020) snake bite, H(076) gum diseases, H(118) gargle for sore throat, H(137) sores, leaf infusions of Melianthus major
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : truitjie, kruidjie-roer-my-nie (Cape Dutch language)
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(055)
Recipes : H(006) cathartic and H(007) diuretic, H(055) emetic, tuber, RNS. for Khoikhoi (from reference HV 09)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Southeastern Karoo, Murraysburg region)
Vernacular name : not registered
Piper capense L. f.
Official name : Piper capense L. f.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(007x), H(050), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : H(007x) carminative, H(050) flatulence, H(091) stimulant, H(104) stomachic and H(104) colic, fruit tincture of Piper capense
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : bospeper, wilde-peper, staartpeper (Cape Dutch language)
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(078), H(137)
Recipes : H(078), H(137) juice of Ranunculus multifidus, ONS. for treatment of cancerous sores, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : kankerblare (Cape Dutch language)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), seed oil of Ricinus communis as purgative
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : kasterolie(boom) (Cape Dutch language)
Salvia africana-coerulea L.
Official name : Salvia africana-coerulea L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : H(000) women’s ailments, H(008) diarrhoeaH(037) coughs, H(108) colds, leaf decoctions for Salvia africana-coerulea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : bloublomsalie, wildesalie (Cape Dutch language)
Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Official name : Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(125)
Recipes : H(037) bronchitis, H(082) asthma, H(125) diaphoretic, leaf infusion of Tarchonantus camphoratus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : kanferhout, kamferbos, vaalbos (Cape Dutch language)
Urginea altissima (L.f.) Bak.
Official name : Urginea altissima (L.f.) Bak.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(082), H(097y)
Recipes : H(082) asthma, H(082) “consumption” ”hydrothorax”, H(097y) catarrh, bulb of Urginea altissima, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Cape region )
Vernacular name : maerman (Cape Dutch language)