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Reference : HU 01

Author(s) : Udoamaka F.Ezuruike n, J.M.Prieto
Title : The use of plants in the traditional management of diabetes in Nigeria: Pharmacological and toxicological considerations Journal of Ethnopharmacology 155, 857–924 (2014)
Reference HU 01 has information about 115 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, seeds, root of Abrus precatorius, decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-infective, convulsion, rheumatism, abortifacient, cold/ cough, conjuctivitis, contraceptive, aphrodisiac, ulcers, anemia, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ojuologbo (Yoruba), otoberebere (Ibo), idonzakara (Hausa), nneminua (Ibibio), cat'seye, jequiritybeans (Local English)
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(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves,pods, root, bark, seeds of Acacia nilotica, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, male sterility, inflammation, anti-microbial, hypertension, anti-spasms, insomnia, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : bagaruwa (Hausa)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem barks, leaves, fruit pulp, seedsof Adansonia digitata , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (NE, SW)
Other medicinal uses: anti-sickling, galactagogue, inflammation, anti-pyretic, analgesic, anti-parasitic, constipation, skin lubricant, asthma, nutritive value, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ose (Yoruba), kuka (Hausa), bokki (Fulani), african baobab tree (Local English)
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, seed, fruits, leaves of Aframomum melegueta maceration, tincture, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: stimulant, inflammation, diarrhoea, antifungal, insect repellent, skin conditions, malaria, analgesic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : atare (Yoruba), ose-orji (Ibo), citta (Hausa), aligator pepper, grains of paradise (Local English)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, whole plant, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, fresh juice extract, infusion, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (SW, NC)
Other medicinal uses: wound ulcers, antimicrobial, skin infections, analgesic, anti-spasm, insecticidal, diarrhoea, gonorrhoea, emetic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : imiesu (Yoruba), uratanjele (Ibo), Ebegho-edore (Bini), goatweed (Local English)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark, leaves, seeds, root of Alchornea cordifolia, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (SE, SW, SS)
Other medicinal uses: wound, ulcers, infections, anti-parasitic, liver disorders, rheumatism, fevers, diuretic, purgative, analgesic, gonorrhea, cough, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ipa (Yoruba), mbom (Ibibio), upia(Ige), uwanwe (Esan), osokpo (Ibo), christmas bush (Local English)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, bulb of Allium cepa , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: convulsion, rheumatism, vermifuge, hypertension, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : alubosa (Yoruba), onion (Local English)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, cloves of Allium sativum, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria), (South south of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, high cholesterol, stomach ache, general debility, hemorrhoids, tumours, asthma, anti-microbial, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : aayu(Yoruba), ayo-ishi (Ibo), tafarunua (Hausa), garlic (Local English)
Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Official name : Aloe vera (L.) Burm.f.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Synonyms : Aloe vulgaris Lam.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves of Aloe vera, juice extract, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: skin diseases, laxative, immune booster, wound ulcers, tumours, guinea worm, amenorrhoea, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ahon erin (Yoruba), barbados aloe (Local English)
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem bark of Alstonia boonei, tembark, decoction, tincture, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, Infertility, arthritis, anti-infective, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ahun (Yoruba), egbu (Ibo), stoolwood, devil tree, australian feverbush (Local English)
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem barks, root, leaves of Alstonia congensis, decoction, maceration, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: malaria, diuretic, analgesic, astringent, hypertension, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : egbu ora (Ibo), awogboahun (Yoruba), patternwood, alstonia (Local English)
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem barks, leaves, seed, nuts of Anacardium occidentale, RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South west of Nigeria), (NC )
Other medicinal uses: cough, malaria, skin infections, anti-parasitic, fevers, anti-helminthic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kasu(Yoruba), sashu (Ibo), kanju (Hausa), cashew (Local English)
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruits of Ananas comosus , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: inflammation, anti-parasitic, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : ogede oyinbo (Ibo), pneapple (Local English)
Anisopus mannii N.E. Br.
Official name : Anisopus mannii N.E. Br.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem, leaves, whole plant of Anisopus mannii, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: analgesic, anti-parasitic, Inflammation, hypertension, anti-microbial, infertility, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sakayau (Hausa), kashe zaki (Hausa)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, fruit, seeds, bark, root of Annona muricata, infusion, decoction, fruit juice , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North west of Nigeria), (North east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: hypertension, sedative, cancer, emetic, lactagogue, anti-microbial, anti-convulsant, anti-parasitic, rheumatism, analgesic, insecticide, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sapi sapi (Yoruba), soursop, custard apple (Local English)
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, root, leaves of Annona senegalensis, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, anti-bacterial, tumours, erectile dysfunction, wound-healing,Snake bites, convulsions, hemorrhage, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : uburu ocha (Ibo), abo (Yoruba), gwander-daji (Hausa), ogoganto (Esan), ndaweewu (Fulani), Wild custard apple (Local English)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes,stem-bark of Anogeissus leiocarpus, Anogeissus leiocarpus decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses: anti-parasitic, hemorrhoids, asthma, anti-microbial, anti-sickling, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : orin-odan or ayin (Yoruba), atara (Ibo), marke (Hausa), axle wood, giant fern (Local English)
Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev.
Official name : Anthocleista djalonensis A.Chev.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, stem-bark, roots, leaves of Anthocleista djalonensis decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South south of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:anti-microbial, inflammation, wound-healing, anti-parasitic, fevers, sexual disordes, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : sapo (Yoruba), akpakoro or uvuru (Ibo), putaa (Hausa), cabbage tree (Local English)
Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Official name : Anthocleista vogelii Planch.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, root, leaves, stem-bark of Anthocleista vogelii decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (North central of Nigeria), (South east of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:anti-microbial, purgative, diuretic, skin infections, emmenagog, anti-ulcer, malaria, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kwari (Hausa), opa oro (Yoruba), cabbage tree (Local English)
Aristolochia albida Duch.
Official name : Aristolochia albida Duch.
Family : Aristolochiaceae
Symptoms : H(171)
Recipes : H(171) diabetes, leaves, stem, roots, rhizome of Aristolochia albida, infusion, decoction , RNS. Region of use for diabetes (South east of Nigeria) (North east of Nigeria), (North west of Nigeria)
Other medicinal uses:anti-parasitic, anti-venom, analgesic, inflammation, skin infections, anti-spasmodic, aphrodisiac, SIDA, ONS. RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : duuman duutse (Hausa), paranfunfun (Yoruba), dutchmans pipe, hill gourd (Local English)