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Reference : HP 54

Author(s) : Phillips, E.P.
Title : A contribution to the flora of the Leribe Plateau and environs . Annals of the South African Museum16: 1–379 . (1917) From: The medical ethnobotany of Lesotho: a review. Bothalia 41,1: 209–228 (2011)
Reference HP 54 has information about 230 plants :
Abutilon sonneratianum (Cav.) Sweet
Official name : Abutilon sonneratianum (Cav.) Sweet
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(139) Abutilon sonneratianum as stimulant for bulls in spring
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lecheane
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) Acacia karroo crushed for colic in infants
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : leōka
Acrotome inflata Benth.
Official name : Acrotome inflata Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) Acrotome inflata mixed with other plants for cattle with ‘black leg’
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlajoane
Aeollanthus buchnerianus Briq .
Official name : Aeollanthus buchnerianus Briq .
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(108)
Recipes : H(108) colds in children, decoction of Aeollanthus buchnerianus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : thōkōloane
Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey.& C.A.Mey.
Official name : Agrimonia bracteata E.Mey.& C.A.Mey.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge, leaf of Agrimonia bracteata decoction mixed with Leucosidea sericea
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mosinoana
Alchemilla woodii Kuntze
Official name : Alchemilla woodii Kuntze
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(018)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, plant of Alchemilla woodii roasted on hot ashes and smoke inhaled
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : molala-phoka
Alepidea cordifolia B.-E.van Wyk
Official name : Alepidea cordifolia B.-E.van Wyk
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, roots of cordifolia, chewed or decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesoko
Alepidea pilifera Weim .
Official name : Alepidea pilifera Weim .
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, roots of Alepidea pilifera, chewed or decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesokoana
Alepidea setifera N.E.Br.
Official name : Alepidea setifera N.E.Br.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051)
Recipes : HH(037) coughs, H(037) chest pains, H(051) fever, roots of Alepidea setifera, chewed or decoction drunk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lesokoana
Aloe ecklonis Salm-Dyck
Official name : Aloe ecklonis Salm-Dyck
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(037)
Recipes : H(006) infusion of leaves of Aloe ecklonis as a purgative
H(037) pulmonary tuberculosis
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lekhalana
Argyrolobium lotoides Harv.
Official name : Argyrolobium lotoides Harv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) Argyrolobium lotoides charm to drive away hailstorm
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : letōmōkō
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(096), H(104), H(108)
Recipes : H(108) flu, H(108) colds, H(037) coughs, H(051) fever, H(096) decongestant, leaf decoction of Artemisia afra
H(104) stomach ailments, ONS. enema, H(006) constipation, ONS. of Artemisia afra given to children
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : lengana
Arundinella nepalensis Trin.
Official name : Arundinella nepalensis Trin.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, lotion prepared from the plant of Arundinella nepalensis for washing
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mahlakamane
Asclepias aurea (Schltr .) Schltr.
Official name : Asclepias aurea (Schltr .) Schltr.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006) constipation, leaves of Asclepias aurea, chewed raw or infused as emetic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohlatsisa
Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) sore eyes, lotion made from roots of Asparagus asparagoides , bathe
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khōpananyana
Asparagus ramosissimus Baker
Official name : Asparagus ramosissimus Baker
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : H(104) crushed roots of Asparagus ramosissimus to cure colic
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : khōpa
Aster bakerianus Burtt Davy ex C.A. Sm.
Official name : Aster bakerianus Burtt Davy ex C.A. Sm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(041)
Recipes : H(041) anthrax treatment Lotononis lanceolata mixed with Aster bakerianus
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phōa
Athrixia angustissima DC.
Official name : Athrixia angustissima DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sore feet, decoction of whole plant of Athrixia angustissima inserted in incisions made on sore feet
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefshoana-e-nyenyan
Athrixia elata Sond.
Official name : Athrixia elata Sond.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : H(137) sore feet, decoction of whole plant of Athrixia elata inserted in incisions made on sore feet
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : phefshoana-ea-basiea
Berkheya montana J.M. Wood & M.S. Evans
Official name : Berkheya montana J.M. Wood & M.S. Evans
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) bruises, lotion made from roots of Berkheya montana
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Lesotho)
Vernacular name : mohatollo