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Reference : HV 03

Author(s) : Vergiat, A.-M.
Title : Plantes magiques et médicinales des féticheurs de l'Oubangui (Région de Bangui) (3e partie) Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 16, n°9-10, Septembre-octobre 1969. pp. 418-456; Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 17, n°1-4, Janvier-février-mars-avril 1970. pp. 60-91; Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 17, n°5-6, Mai-juin 1970. pp. 171-199; Journal d'agriculture tropicale et de botanique appliquée, vol. 17, n°7-9, Juillet-août-septembre 1970. pp. 295-339 http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1969_num_16_9_3037 http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1970_num_17_1_3053 http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1970_num_17_5_3060 http://www.persee.fr/doc/jatba_0021-7662_1970_num_17_7_3071
Reference HV 03 has information about 313 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(038)
Recipes : H(008) infant diarrhea, pounded leaves of Abrus precatorius, RNS., VO.
H(038) urinary diseases, decoction (H2O) roots, VO.
H(100) gonorrhea. decoction of the root
H(201) ceremony for new initiates "sémalis" Ngakola (initiated to the cult of Ngakola)
H(201) insider's disease "sémalis Banda", anointings on the body with crumpled leaves of Jacquemontia capitata, associated with those of Abrus precatorius (pidichi )
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : pidichi (Manja), delangato (Banda)
Abrus pulchellus Wall. ex Thwaites
Official name : Abrus pulchellus Wall. ex Thwaites
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(007), H(037), H(051)
Recipes : H(006) laxative and H(007) diuretic, leaves of Abrus pulchellus , RNS.
H(037) cough, decoction of leaves, VO.
H(051) fever decoction of leaves, bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : mbiti (Banda), mazimbre (Manja), molongolongo (Linda).
Acacia ataxacantha DC.
Official name : Acacia ataxacantha DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(093), H(100), H(103), H(111)
Recipes : H(018) cephalalgia, juice of the leaves of Acacia ataxacantha, friction
H(093) decoction of young leaves of Acacia ataxacantha, associated with the roots of Pycnocoma minor (wakawaka), is an antidote for some poisonous species
H(100) powder of desiccated leaves on the cankers of the penis
H(103) teeth ache, decoction of leaves in gargle
H(111) burns, pounded leaves, in poultice
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : gunge (Banda), denyia (Manja), kodloli (Gbaya), Ngangu (Mbi), Ngara (Mono)
Acacia campylacantha Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acacia campylacantha Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) dysentery, decoction of bark of Acacia campylacantha
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : ngobo (Manja), ngombo (Gbaya), isi Banda)
Acacia verugera Schweinf.
Official name : Acacia verugera Schweinf.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(005x), H(012), H(037), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(005x) vesicant, H(012) fracture, fresh root scrapings of Acacia verugera in poultice
H(037) cough, H(104) sore belly, decoction of young shoots
H(201) The long spines serve, in spellbinding ceremonies, to cast spells.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : ganza (Manja), bugaza (Gbaya), egbire (Banda)
Acalypha ornata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha ornata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(137), H(201)
Recipes : H(094) hemorrhoids, seat bath with decoction of leaves of Acalypha ornata
H(094) hemorrhoids, decoction of roots, VO.
H(094) hemorrhoids, decoction of roots of Nicotiana tabacum of Alcalypha ornata, VO. + poultice of pounded roots
H(137) diffuse pain, rubing the chest against pain with ashes
H(201) plant fetish of the Maor genius
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : feua (Linda), fevo (Banda), koake (Langwasi), fafango (Lissongo), te sondo (Manja).
Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Acanthus montanus (Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(092), H(104), H(201)
Recipes : H(013) abscess, juice of the stem is put on the abscess to ripen and to pierce
H(092), decoction of stems would be a poison of genius Bêle Banda
H(104) belly pain. decoction of leaves and des stems, RNS
H(201) leaves are used to prepare drink and water lustrations of neophytes, in the rites of " Bele Banda"
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : tenga (Manja), tengala (Gbaya), Kanzakono , abangeme, bêle banda (Banda), tcheporo kono, (Y)
Adenia cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Harms
Official name : Adenia cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(026), H(033), H(037), H(126), H(210)
Recipes : H(018) headaches, decoction of the root for ablution
H(026) hypermenorrhoea, H(033) sterility, decoction of roots, VO.
H(037) disease of chest, leaves are eaten in spinach
H(126) liver disease, decoction of leaves, strongly colored
H(210) the bark of the liana (form of forest) is a fish narcotic.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : mbekporo (Banda), sanguru (Manja)
Adenia cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Harms
Official name : Adenia cissampeloides (Planch. ex Hook.) Harms
Family : Passifloraceae
Symptoms :
Recipes : V(210) the bark of the liana (form of forest) is a fish narcotic.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : lala (Manja), onu gusu (Banda)
Adenodolichos paniculatus (Hua) Hutch. & Dalziel
Official name : Adenodolichos paniculatus (Hua) Hutch. & Dalziel
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068) liver diseases, H(100) gonorrhea, decoction of the root of Adenodolichos paniculatus
H(103) sore of teeth, leaves, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : mbaka (Gbaya), tara (Dakpwa), vengele (Manja).
Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(018), H(034), H(097), H(172)
Recipes : H(014), H(131), leaves of Sarcocephalus esculentus, ripe fruit of Aframomum sp. decoction (H2O) , bath
H(018) headaches, migraine and vertigo, decoction of leaves, in ablution
H(034) decoction of the fruits and of the marrow of the twigs is pectoral
H(097) orchitis, H(172) elephantiasis, decoction of roots of leaves of Aframomum sanguineum of Annona senescabiesnsis, VO. Residues of cooking in poultice
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : bêle (Manja) kopea (Banda), gbagbili (Gbaya), Kokpo (Langwasi)
Aframomum sp.
Official name : Aframomum sp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(131)
Recipes : H(013) affection of the skin, H(131) yaws; fruits of "ndagara" =Aframomum sp. cut in half in the fire. When they are hot, they place them under their feet and wash themselves with the decoction of leaves of this plant and fruits of Aframomum sp. (ndagara)
H(201) fetish plant of "Maoro" genius. Wrinkled leaves are used to anoint the initiates
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : ndagara
Agelaea obliqua Baker
Official name : Agelaea obliqua Baker
Family : Connaraceae
Symptoms : H(201)
Recipes : H(201) leaves of Agelaea obliqua used to make anointings on an individual in order to remove him from the influence of ancestors. The leaves are also used to cast spells through the Manes.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : gbongo ngandoro (Banda), mokosekose (Langwasi)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(055), H(111), H(123), H(126)
Recipes : H(004) + H(111),burns and injuries, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides softened by fire, local application
H(126), stem, pounded leaves, crushed, VO.
H(055) + H(123), cooked leaves, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : mbuli, tibimbali, ihiana tana (Manja), sumaegutu, fumuru (Banda)
Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Official name : Albizia zygia (DC.) J.F. Macbr.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(093)
Recipes : H(001) eyes pain, barks stems, trunk or twigs of Albizia zygia, juice, RNS.
H(093), fruit hairs in food cause choking; antipoison, decoction of the roots and the leaves of Albizzia zyga (popo)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : kapo, popo (Banda), dop (Manja), ndolo (Gbaya)
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(008), H(093), H(104), H(158)
Recipes : H(006) drastic purge, decoction dried roots barks, with a little black fish (eyere or yaie)
H(008) diarrhea, H(104) colite, enteritis, gastro enteritis, leafy stem of Alchornea cordifolia, juice, VO.
H(093) antidote of plant poisons, roots of Alchornea cordifolia of Berlinia acuminata, dried in the sun , powder, VO.
H(158) dysfunctional uterine bleeding, decoction of leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : Embele (B), Mbulu (B), Kokolo (M), Kongovale (M).
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(124)
Recipes : H(007) diuretic, decoction of the root of Allophylus africanus of Sarcocephalus xanthoxylon
H(018) headaches, decoction (H2O) leaves of Allophylus africanus , seat bath
H(124) épistaxis), the bark is used to stop it
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : kutchumango (Banda), sisi (Gbaya)
Allophylus spicatus (Poir.) Radlk.
Official name : Allophylus spicatus (Poir.) Radlk.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(092)
Recipes : H(092) juice of ripe berries of Allophylus spicatus, poison of Badagi water "Bandas" genius. Antidote: decoction of roots of Pycnocoma minor.(wakawaka)
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : wi teko (Manja)
Amaranthus hybridus L.
Official name : Amaranthus hybridus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Amaranthus caudatus L.
Symptoms : H(030), H(113), H(126)
Recipes : H(030) decoction of tubers of Ipomoea batatas with roots Amarantus caudatus (mazinde), is given to the woman to facilitate the evacuation of the placenta.
H(126) liver diseases, decoction of the leaves of Amaranthus caudatus
H(113) rheumatism at the knees, crushed leaves applied in poultice
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : lumbo (Banda), mbude , Ihina zimbe (Manja), mbudeya (Langwasi), Gbudu kondo (S).
Amaranthus viridis L.
Official name : Amaranthus viridis L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(095)
Recipes : H(091) sickly child, crushed leaves of Amaranthus viridis in H20, wash the face
H(095) leaves eaten as spinach
Region : Central Africa
Country : Central African Republic (Oubangui)
Vernacular name : jinde (Banda), Mando (Manja).