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Reference : HT 27

Author(s) : Tilahum Teklehaymanot, Mirutse Giday
Title : Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used by people in Zegie Peninsula, Northwestern Ethiopia, Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, 3:12 (2007)
Reference HT 27 has information about 54 plants :
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : H(014), H(124), H(201)
Recipes : H(014) herpes zoster (shererit kusil) chewing fresh leaves of Achyranthes aspera
H(124) blood clotting, dressing with crushed fresh leaves
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Achyranthes aspera of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Verbascum sinaiticum , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : telenzje (Amharic)
Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Official name : Acokanthera schimperi (A.DC.) Schweinf.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(014), H(074)
Recipes : H(014) herpes (kusil), dressing with crushed whole plant of Acokanthera schimperi
H(074) bacterial infection of nail (yetat merz), dressing with crushed fresh root
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yemerz enchet (Amharic)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(201)
Recipes : H(001) eyes sickness (ayne maz) rubbing with warmed bulb of Allium sativum
H(201) evil eye, smelling aroma of bulb
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : nech shinkurt (Amharic)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(139), H(201)
Recipes : H(139) impotence (sinfete wesib), root powder of Asparagus africanus is eaten with chicken soup
H(139) impotence (sinfete wesib), root powder of Asparagus africanus, Clerodendrum myricoides, Ferrula communis of Pavonia urens are taken with a local beverage (tella)
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yeset kest (Amharic)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(051), H(091), H(094), H(201)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, juice of leaves of Brucea antidysenterica, VO. in the morning
H(008) diarrhoea +H(014) itching + H(051) + H(091) weight loss (all those symptoms are called : bullad), fruit powder mixed with honey and fermented for seven days is taken orally until cure
H(008) dysentery + H(051) + H(091) weight loss (all those symptoms are called : mushoro), roots powder mixed with honey , VO. until cure
H(014) eczema (chiffea), dressing with inner bark paste mixed with butter or oil
H(014) eczema (chiffea), roots paste of Brucea antidysenterica of Cucumis ficifolius, make a dressing with honey
H(094) haemorrhoids, fruit powder mixed with milk, VO. during 3 days
H(201) craziness, bathing with crushed fresh leaves and roots of Brucea antidysenterica of Podocarpus gracilis (zigba)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : aballo (waginos) (Amharic)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + H(104) stomach ache (kuruba), leaves or fruits powder of Calpurnia aurea mixed with H2O or honey, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : digita (Amharic)
Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis tomentosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Capparis polymorpha Guill. & Pers. , Capparis persicifolia A.Rich.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Achyranthes aspera of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Verbascum sinaiticum , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
H(201) evil eyes roots paste of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata with H20, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : gumero (Amharic)
Carica papaya L.
Official name : Carica papaya L.
Family : Caricaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : H(051) paludism, juice of leaves of Carica papaya, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : papaya (Amharic)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, dressing with leaves paste of Centella asiatica
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yeayit joro (Amharic)
Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Official name : Clausena anisata (Willd.) Hook. f. ex Benth.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(053) ear sickness, drops of juice of leaves of Clausena anisata in ears
H(104) stomach ache, chewing roots
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : limche (Amharic)
Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Clematis hirsuta Guill. & Perr.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(018), H(037), H(051), H(166), H(200), H(206)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, dressing with leaves paste of Clematis hirsuta
H(018) + H(051) + H(166) muscle spasm +H(014) herpes + H(206) (all those symptoms = mich), juice of fresh leaves as body lotion
H(037) cough, juice of leaves mixed with butter or fat, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : azo hareg (Amharic)
Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Official name : Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) R. Br. ex Vatke
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(139) impotence (sinfete wesib), root powder of Asparagus africanus, Clerodendrum myricoides, Ferrula communis of Pavonia urens are taken with a local beverage (tella)
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : misrich (Amharic)
Commelina sp.
Official name : Commelina sp.
Family : Commelinaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(080)
Recipes : H(053) ear infection, juice of fresh leaves of Commelina sp. as ear drops
H(080) skin allergia, dressing with crushed fresh leaves
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yemariam wuha (Amharic)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + H(104) stomachache (kuruba), leaves of Croton macrostachyus are eaten whith soup (wat)
H(008), leaves powder mixed with H2O, VO.
H(014) scabies (ekeke), dressing with crushed leaves mixed with butter or oil
H(014) tinea versicolor (quaqucha) , rubbing and dressing with latex of leaves
H(104) stomachache disorder, leaves, roots and seeds of Croton macrostachyus of Eragrostis tef of Solanum indicum, are boiled in butter, VO.
H(126) hepatitis, jaundice (wef beshita), leaves powder mixed with H2O, VO. during 7 days
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : bissana (Amharic)
Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Official name : Cucumis ficifolius A. Rich.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(070), H(104), H(126)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + H(104) stomach ache (kuruba), chewing roots of Cucumis ficifolius
H(014) eczema (chiffea), roots paste of Brucea antidysenterica of Cucumis ficifolius, make a dressing with honey
H(043) meningitis (majrat getr), roots poxder mixed wit honey, VO.
H(070), roots powder VO. with tef kita
H(075) lose of appetite (ayn bar tessa), chewing roots
H(126) hepatitis, jaundice (wef beshita), roots powder mixed with skimmed milk or noug, VO. in the morning
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : yemidir embuay (Amharic)
Cyphostemma junceum (Webb) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Official name : Cyphostemma junceum (Webb) Wild & R.B.Drumm.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) snake, chewing roots of Cyphostemma junceum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : etse zewe (Amharic)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(014), H(103), H(175x)
Recipes : H(003) swelling, dressing with leaf paste of Datura stramonium
H(014) herpes (kusil), dressing with leaves paste
H(103) tooth ache, fresh leaves are boiled, steam inhalation
H(175x) dandruff (fore fore), fresh leaves are rubbed and dressed
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : astenagir (Amharic)
Dorstenia barnimiana Schweinf.
Official name : Dorstenia barnimiana Schweinf.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(070), H(078), H(091), H(100), H(126), H(161)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea + H(051) + H(091) weigh lost, roots powder of Dorstenia barnimiana mixed with honey and fermented for seven days, VO. until cure
H(070) rabies, root powder is taken with skimmed milk or noug orally in the morning for seven days
H(078) cancer, scarification and inserting the root
H(100) syphillis, roots powder mixed with honey, VO. In the morning
H(126) hepatitis, jaundice (wef beshita), root powder is taken with skimmed milk or noug orally in the morning
H(161) donkey's wart (yeahya kintarot), dressing with root paste
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : work bemeda (Amharic)
Dracaena steudneri Engl.
Official name : Dracaena steudneri Engl.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Synonyms : Dracaena papahu Engl.
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, root of Dracaena steudneri is burned and smoke is inhaled
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : etse patos (Amharic)
Echinops kebericho Mesfin
Official name : Echinops kebericho Mesfin
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) evil eye, root powder of Echinops kebericho is sprinkled on burning charcoal and smoke is inhaled
H(201) evil eyes roots powder of Allium sativum of Asparagus africanus of Capparis tomentosa of Carissa spinarum (agam) of Clausena anisata of Dracaena steudneri of Echinops kebericho of Justicia schimperiana (sensel) of Ruta chalepensis , spinkled on burning charcoal and inhaling smoke
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (Northwest, Zegie peninsula)
Vernacular name : kebercho (Amharic)