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Reference : HS 12b

Author(s) : Samuelsson G., M. H. Faraha, Per Claeson, M. Hagos, M. Thulin, O. Hedberg, A. M. Warfa, A. O. Hassan, A. H. Elmi , A. D. Abdurahman, A. S. Elmi, Y. A. Abdie & M. H. Alin
Title : Inventory of plants used in traditional medicine in Somalia. II. Plants of the families Combretaceae - Labiatae. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 37, pp. 47 - 70, (1992)
Reference HS 12b has information about 13 plants :
Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Official name : Acalypha fruticosa Forssk.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Acalypha amentacea Roxb.
Symptoms : H(004), H(045), H(106), H(137)
Recipes : H(004) + H(045) + H(106) , a handfull of fresh leaves, crushed and mixed with 1 glass H2O, filtered, the extract is appled on the infected wound
H(137), fresh leaves are crushed or powdered, mixed with copd H2O, vapours inhaled or mixture applied on the skin as sedative
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : jambac
Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Official name : Aspilia mossambicensis (Oliv.) Wild
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Aspilia chrysops S. Moore , Aspilia holstii O.Hoffm
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gono, 1/2 kgr fresh roots Aspilia mossambicensis, decoction (H2O) + 50 gr gum of Boswelia, VO. 1 cup, 3x / day for 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : lubaan-duureed
Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Official name : Coccinia grandis (L.) Voigt
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(093)
Recipes : H(020), 1/2 kgr of fresh or dried roots crushed and boiled with 6 glasses of water, 3 teaspoon ful taken once
H(020) + H(093)eyes, fresh or dried leaves are crushed, boiled H2O, a cotton wad is drenched in the preparation and applied on the eyes against snake poison in the eyes
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : guud-fayleey
Commelina forskalaei Vahl
Official name : Commelina forskalaei Vahl
Family : Commelinaceae
Synonyms : Commelina falcata Hassk.
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), the whole dried plant is crushed to a powder and applied on the wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : not registered
Cyperus esculentus L.
Official name : Cyperus esculentus L.
Family : Cyperaceae
Synonyms : Cyperus aureus Tenore
Symptoms : H(101)
Recipes : H(101), crushed dried roots packed in cotton and introduced in the vagina. 3X / day during 3 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : qunto
Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Official name : Eclipta prostrata (L.) L.
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Eclipta alba (L.) Hassk.
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013), the whole plant is crushed, maceration H2O during 1 h, extract on the affected area of the skin
H(173), the whole plant is crushed, mixed with oil, local application
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : liilaw
Euphorbia robecchii Pax
Official name : Euphorbia robecchii Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(086)
Recipes : H(086), a handful of dry stem bark from a dead tree is roasted and then boiled in butter with 114 coffee seeds. The preparation is rubbed over the inflamed nodes 2X / day during 1 month
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : dharkeen
Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Official name : Euphorbia tirucalli L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia laro Drake
Symptoms : H(027), H(100)
Recipes : H(027), 3 drops of latex in 1 glass skim milk, VO.
H(100) gono., 7 pieces of fresh branchs are extracted with 1l H2O. VO., 1 cup, 2X / day for 1 week
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : dano
Jatropha curcas L.
Official name : Jatropha curcas L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : H(006), 3 seeds are roasted, peeled. The kernel is crushed and added to 1 cup of tea. VO. + 1 - 2 l. milk
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : cantal-muluug
Momordica spinosa (Gilg) Chiov.
Official name : Momordica spinosa (Gilg) Chiov.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(055), H(082), H(113)
Recipes : H(055) + H(082), a piece of fresh root (30 cm) is crushed and boiled in 3 l H2O. VO. 1 glass, 3 X / day. The patient must vomit
H(113), pain of the back, a piece of fresh root (30 cm) is crushed and mixed with 1/3 l. H2O, filtered, enema
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : wal-wal daye, madax bishaar
Ocimum americanum L.
Official name : Ocimum americanum L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039), the fresh orr dried aerial part of 3 plants are crushed with 1l wineegar. The extract is sprayed about the house as insecticide
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : riixaan dureed
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(003), H(018), H(068), H(113), H(130)
Recipes : H(001), 2 teaspoon ful of the oil is put in the eye
H(003), leaves are boiled in water, the decoction is applied on the affected part of the body
H(018), 1 handfull of fresh leaves are crushed mixed with 1 cup of olive oil, filtered and applied on the head and 1 drop in each nostril
H(068), 50 gr of fresh roots are boiled with 1 glass of H2O until 1 cup remains. VO. 1 cup 2X / day for 3 days
H(113), 1 handfull of fresh leaves are crushed mixed with 1 cup of sesame oil, filtered and applied on rigid knees
H(130), 1 hand ful of seeds + 1 handful of dried or fresh leaves, crushed, mixed with 1 l olive oil, filtered. Mixture is rubbed on thethe skin on the paralyzed limb, 2X / day for 1 month
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : balambaal olyo, balambaal
Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Official name : Securinega virosa (Roxb. ex Willd.) Baill.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) bilh., 1 kgr of fresh roots is crushed and boiled with 6 glasses H2O, 3 tablespoon ful twice daily childeren, 1 cup 2X / daily, adults
Region : East Africa
Country : Somalia
Vernacular name : xararaay