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Reference : HV 51

Author(s) : Van Wyk, B.-E.
Title : A review of Khoi-San and Cape Dutch medical ethnobotany. Journal of Ethnopharmacology , Volume 119, pp.331–341 (2008)
Reference HV 51 has information about 183 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) Gum (heyra); emulcent, salve; bark of Acacia karroo for H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : doringboom (Africaans)
Adiantum poiretii Wikstr.
Official name : Adiantum poiretii Wikstr.
Family : Pteridaceae
Synonyms : Adiantum aethiopicum L.
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : Herb of Adiantum aethiopicum; H(037) cough, H(082) respiratory ailments (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Thunberg (1785) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : vrouwehaar (Africaans)
Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Official name : Agathosma betulina (P.J.Bergius) Pillans
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(007), H(007), H(091), H(162y)
Recipes : Leaves of Agathosma betulina; H(004) and H(162y) ailments; H(007) diuretic, H(091) tonic; leaves in vinegar for H(004) wounds, H(003) sprains and contusions Burchell (1822–1824); ; from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : boegoe, buchu. letulina, bookoo (Khoi/Nama)
Agathosma crenulata (L.) Pillans
Official name : Agathosma crenulata (L.) Pillans
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(004), H(007), H(091), H(113), H(162y)
Recipes : Leaves of Agathosma crenulata; H(113) kidney and H(162y) ailments; H(007) diuretic, H(091) tonic; leaves in vinegar for H(004) wounds, H(003) sprains and contusions Burchell (1822–1824) ; from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : boegoe, buchu. (Khoi/Nama)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(086), H(175)
Recipes : Bulb of Allium cepa; as warm H(175) poultices (uiepap), H(086) glandular swellings ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica.; from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ui (Africaans)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(137)
Recipes : Bulb of Allium sativum; H((077)) nausea, H(137) sores, H(037) cough, H(051) fever ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica. from Dykman (1908); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : knoffel (Africaans)
Aloe africana Mill.
Official name : Aloe africana Mill.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : Juice of Aloe africana taken as H(006) laxative (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : aalwyn (Africaans)
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : Juice of Aloe ferox taken as H(006) laxative (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) ; from Marloth (1915) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : aalwyn, bitteraalwyn (Africaans)
Aloe plicatilis (L.) Mill.
Official name : Aloe plicatilis (L.) Mill.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : Juice of Aloe plicatilis taken as H(006) laxative (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : aalwyn (Africaans)
Aloe variegata L.
Official name : Aloe variegata L.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : Fresh leaf of Aloe variegata; H(014) whitlow ONS., RNS (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kanniedood (Africaans)
Annesorhiza sp.
Official name : Annesorhiza sp.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(050)
Recipes : Root tincture of Annesorhiza sp.; H(050) flatulence (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : anyswortel (Africaans)
Arctopus echinatus L.
Official name : Arctopus echinatus L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(007), H(100), H(191), H(193)
Recipes : Tuberous root of Arctopus echinatus; H(193) demulcent, H(007) diuretic, H(100) syphilis (mixed with rabas), H(100) gonorrhoea; H(000) general medicine; H(191) blood purifier ONS, RNS. from Thunberg (1785); B4, from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from MacOwan (1897) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : sieketroos(t), platdoring (Africaans)
Arctopus monacanthus Carmich. ex Sond.
Official name : Arctopus monacanthus Carmich. ex Sond.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(007), H(100), H(191), H(193)
Recipes : Tuberous root of Arctopus monacanthus; H(193) demulcent, H(007) diuretic; H(100) syphilis (mixed with rabas), H(100) gonorrhoea; H(000) general medicine; H(191) blood purifie O?S., RNS.r from Thunberg (1785); from de Barry (1827), from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857), from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from MacOwan (1897) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : sieketroos(t), platdoring (Africaans)
Artemisia absinthium L.
Official name : Artemisia absinthium L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : Leaf of Artemisia absinthium; H(104) stomach ailments ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica. From Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : groenamara (Africaans)
Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Official name : Artemisia afra Jacq. ex Willd.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(001), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(091), H(108), H(166)
Recipes : Leaves of Artemisia afra; H(091) tonic, H(166) antispasmodic, H(068) anthelmintic; H(000) various uses; H(108) colds, H(108) influenza, H(037) cough, H(051) fever; H(001) eye drops (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildeals, wilde-als, als, alsem (Africaans)
Asclepias crispa P. J. Bergius
Official name : Asclepias crispa P. J. Bergius
Family : Asclepiadaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(104)
Recipes : Root of Asclepias crispa; H(007) diuretic, H(104) stomach pain (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Thunberg (1785); from Smith (1895); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bitterhout(jie), bitterwortel (Africaans)
Aspalathus cordata (L.) R. Dahlgren
Official name : Aspalathus cordata (L.) R. Dahlgren
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(082)
Recipes : Leaf infusionsof Aspalathus cordata ;H(082) asthma; H(007) diuretic, (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : stekeltee (Africaans)
Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren
Official name : Aspalathus linearis (Burm. f.) R. Dahlgren
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000)
Recipes : Leaf infusions; H(000) general health tea Marloth (1925) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rooibostee, bossietee (Africaans)
Asparagus laricinus Burch.
Official name : Asparagus laricinus Burch.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(037)
Recipes : Roots of Asparagus laricinus as H(007) diuretic and H(037) tuberculosis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : katdoring (wortels) (Africaans), t’nuance (Khoi/Nama)
Asparagus retrofractus L.
Official name : Asparagus retrofractus L.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(037)
Recipes : Roots of Asparagus retrofractus H(007) diuretic and to treat H(037) tuberculosis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : katdoring (wortels) (Africaans), t’nuance (Khoi/Nama)
Asparagus stipulaceus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus stipulaceus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(037)
Recipes : Roots as Asparagus stipulaceus , H(007) diuretic and to treat H(037) tuberculosis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : katdoring (wortels) (Africaans), t’nuance (Khoi/Nama)
Athanasia cuneifolia Lam.
Official name : Athanasia cuneifolia Lam.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : Herb of Athanasia cuneifolia; tintures or infusions for a H(178) weak heart from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ghwarrieson (Khoi/Nama), kwarison (Africaans)
Ballota africana L.
Official name : Ballota africana L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(046), H(051), H(108)
Recipes : Leaf infusions used for colds,H(051) fever, H(046) measles, H(108) influenza from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) D; from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kattekruie (Africaans)
Berkheya sp.
Official name : Berkheya sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(179)
Recipes : Bruised root of Berkeya sp. as tincture; H(007) diuretic, H(179) gravel, ONS., RNS (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : graweelwortel (Africaans)
Berula erecta (Huds .) Coville subsp.thunbergii (DC.) B.L.Burtt
Official name : Berula erecta (Huds .) Coville subsp.thunbergii (DC.) B.L.Burtt
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(076), H(103)
Recipes : Root (rhizome) of Berula erecta held in H(076) mouth or chewed for H(103) toothache (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : tandpynwortel, tandpynbossie (Africaans)
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : Bulb scales; H(013) skin diseases (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) Burchell (1822–1824); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : gifbol (Africaans)
Brachylaena elliptica (Thunb.) DC.
Official name : Brachylaena elliptica (Thunb.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(118), H(171)
Recipes : Leaf decoctions of Brachylaena elliptica gargled for H(118) sore throat; H(171) diabetes (species that are mainly of historical interest) S; from Kling (1923); Watt and Breyer-Brandwijk (1928); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bitterblaar, (-blare) (Africaans)
Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.
Official name : Bulbine alooides (L.) Willd.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(191)
Recipes : Tuber of Bulbine alooides; used as H(191) “blood purifier”; H(109) lumbago (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rooiwortel (Africaans)
Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(191)
Recipes : Tuber of Bulbine latifolia; used as H(191) “blood purifier”; H(109) lumbago (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rooiwortel (Africaans)
Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Bulbine asphodeloides (L.) Spreng.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(086), H(088)
Recipes : Rhizome and roots of Bulbine asphodeloides; H(086) scrofula; juice used as H(088) styptic (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildekopieva (Africaans)
Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd.
Official name : Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : H(086), H(088)
Recipes : Rhizome and roots of Bulbine frutescens; H(086) scrofula; juice used as H(088) styptic (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildekopieva, geelkatstert (Africaans)
Cannabis sativa L.
Official name : Cannabis sativa L.
Family : Cannabaceae
Symptoms : H(178x)
Recipes : Cannabis sativa to be smoke after a H(178x) stroke ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica. from Dykman (1908); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : makdagga, rookdagga, dagga (Khoi/Nama)
Carpobrotus acinaciformis (L.) L. Bolus
Official name : Carpobrotus acinaciformis (L.) L. Bolus
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(017), H(022), H(076), H(085), H(111), H(118), H(183)
Recipes : Leaf juice of Carpobrotus acinaciformis gargled for H(085) diphtheria, H(118) sore throat, H(076) mouth infections, H(183) excessive alivation; H(008) swallowed (dysentery); H(111) burns and scalds; H(017) delayed labour, H(022) retained afterbirth from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : perdevy (Africaans)
Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
Official name : Carpobrotus edulis (L.) N.E.Br.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(017), H(022), H(076), H(118), H(183)
Recipes : Leaf juice of Carpobrotus edulis gargled for H(085) diphtheria, H(118) sore throat, H(076) mouth infections, H(183) excessive salivation; H(008) swallowed (dysentery); H(111) burns and scalds; H(017) delayed labour, H(022) retained afterbirth from Thunberg (1785) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : suurvy (Africaans), ghaukum, vyerank, nautsi amma (Khoi/Nama)
Cassine peragua L.
Official name : Cassine peragua L.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : Bark of Cassine peragua; H(020) snake bite (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Wehdemann (1836) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : saffraan (Africaans)
Cassytha ciliolata Nees
Official name : Cassytha ciliolata Nees
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(198x)
Recipes : Hair wash with Cassytha ciliolata, H(198x) scald head (said to promote hair growth) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : nooienshaar, vrouehaar (Africaans)
Cassytha ciliolata Nees
Official name : Cassytha ciliolata Nees
Family : Lauraceae
Symptoms : H(198x)
Recipes : Hair wash with Cassytha ciliolata, H(198x) scald head (said to promote hair growth) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : nooienshaar, vrouehaar (Africaans)
Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Official name : Catha edulis (Vahl) Forssk. ex Endl.
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082)
Recipes : Leaf of Catha edulis , chewed or taken as tea for H(037) cough, H(082) asthma (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bosjesmansthee (Africaans)
Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.
Official name : Centaurea benedicta (L.) L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : Herb of Centaurea benedicta; tinctures as H(091) bitter tonic, H(104) stomachic; H(037) cough and hoarseness; H(078) treatment of internal cancers ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of themateria medica. from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : karmedik (Africaans)
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Official name : Centella asiatica (L.) Urb.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(137)
Recipes : Herb of Centella asiatica; topical to treat H(004) wounds and H(137) (leprosy) (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : varkoortjies, waternael (Africaans)
Centella glabrata L.
Official name : Centella glabrata L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(125)
Recipes : H(008) roots and stalks of Centella glabrata; treament of chronic H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery; H(125) diaphoretic (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : persiegras, persgras (Africaans)
Chamarea capensis (Thunb.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Official name : Chamarea capensis (Thunb.) Eckl. & Zeyh.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007x)
Recipes : Root of Chamarea capensis; H(007x) carminative (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Van der Stel (1685) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : chamare (Khoi/Nama),
Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Official name : Chenopodium ambrosioides L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Synonyms : Dysphania ambrosioides (L.) Mosyakin & Clemants
Symptoms : H(068), H(104)
Recipes : H(068) vermifuge; leaf juice of Chenopodium ambrosioides for H(104) stomach acid (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : hondepisbossie (Africaans)
Chironia baccifera L.
Official name : Chironia baccifera L.
Family : Gentianaceae
Symptoms : H(027)
Recipes : Leaves, stems and fruits of Chironia baccifera; used post-partum to expel a H(027) retained placenta; traditional Khoi medicine from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bitterbos, (-blare), aambeibos (Africaans)
Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
Official name : Cirsium vulgare (Savi) Ten.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(104)
Recipes : Herb of Cirsium vulgare; tinctures as H(091) bitter tonic, H(104) stomachic; H(037) cough and hoarseness; H(078) treatment of internal cancers (species that are mainly of historical interest) ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica). Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : karmedik (Africaans)
Cissampelos capensis L.f.
Official name : Cissampelos capensis L.f.
Family : Menispermaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(008), H(020), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : Root, rhizome of Cissampelos capensis; H(055) emetic, H(006) purgative; tincture for H(008) dysentery, H(100) syphilis; H(020) snake bite (leaf paste, root decoction) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from MacOwan (1897); from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dawidjies (seedawidjiewortel) (Africaans)
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : H(006), H(007)
Recipes : Fresh fruit flesh (bitter) of Citrullus lanatus used as H(006) purgative and H(007) diuretic in dropsy (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildewaatlemoen, ramanas (Africaans)
Cliffortia ilicifolia L.
Official name : Cliffortia ilicifolia L.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : Herb of Cliffortia illicifolia; H(037) expectorant in coughs (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : doringtee, rysbos (Africaans)
Cliffortia odorata L. f.
Official name : Cliffortia odorata L. f.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(116)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, H(116) amenorrhoea, Tips (toppe) of of Cliffortia odorata; strong infusion (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Dykman (1908); ; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildewingerd (Africaans)
Cliffortia odorata L. f.
Official name : Cliffortia odorata L. f.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(116)
Recipes : H(094) haemorrhoids, H(116) amenorrhoea, Tips (toppe) of of Cliffortia odorata; strong infusion (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Dykman (1908); ; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildewingerd (Africaans)
Conyza scabrida DC.
Official name : Conyza scabrida DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(037), H(104), H(108), H(178)
Recipes : Herb of Conyza scabrida; infusions for H(104) stomach, H(037) chest ailments,H(178) eart, H(108) Influenza (1918); H(000) topical (steaming) for women’s ailments (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : oondbos, oondbesembos (Africaans)
Cotula villosa DC.
Official name : Cotula villosa DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(111), H(113)
Recipes : Herb of Cotula villosa ; H(113) rheumatism, H(111) scalds, H(013) cutaneous eruptions (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kamso, t’kamso (Khoi/Nama)
Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Official name : Cotyledon orbiculata L.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(053), H(099), H(118), H(161)
Recipes : Fresh leaves of Cotyledon orbiculata applied to remove H(161) warts; H(118) gargle for sore throat; H(099) treatment of epilepsy; warm leaf juice (H(053) earache) (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Smith (1895); from Kling (1923)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : plakkie, varkoor kout(e)rie(bos) (Africaans)
Crassula ericoides Haw.
Official name : Crassula ericoides Haw.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : Herb of Crassula ericoides; H(051) fever (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : karkai (Khoi/Nama),
Crassula muscosa L.
Official name : Crassula muscosa L.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(051)
Recipes : Herb of Crassula muscosa; decoction for H(051) fever (diaphoretic) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : klein koorsbos (Africaans)
Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Official name : Crassula ovata (Mill.) Druce
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) Fresh leaves of Crassula ovata boiled in milk to treat H(008) diarrhoea (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : karkay, t’karkai, karkey (Khoi/Nama),
Crassula sp.
Official name : Crassula sp.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : Leaf of Crassula sp.; H(008) dysentery (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Boerhaave (1727) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : Nor recorded
Crassula tetragona L.
Official name : Crassula tetragona L.
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : Fresh leaves of Crassula tetragona boiled in milk to treat H(008) diarrhoea (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : karkay, t’karkai, karkey (Khoi/Nama),
Cyclopia genistoides (L.) R. Br.
Official name : Cyclopia genistoides (L.) R. Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(186)
Recipes : Cyclopia genistoides for H(186) expectorant, restorative, treatment of "H(037) consumption” from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); Marloth (1925); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : heuningbos(tee), heuningtee (Africaans)
Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Official name : Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(163)
Recipes : Rhizomes of Cynodon dactylon; decoctions for H(037) coughs; mixed with fat and rubbed in for H(163) gout (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Dykman (1908);; from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kweekgras (Africaans), garre, gari(e)s (Khoi/Nama)
Datura sp.
Official name : Datura sp.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(082)
Recipes : Wilted leaves of Datura sp. as hot poultice; powdered leaf (with potassium nitrate) as H(082) asthma powder ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : olieboom, stinkblare (Africaans)
Dicoma capensis Less.
Official name : Dicoma capensis Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(040), H(091), H(108), H(113), H(162y)
Recipes : Herb of Dicoma capensis; H(091) bitter tonic and H(007) diuretic; H(113) kidney, H(162y) bladder, H(040) back pain, H(077) nausea, H(108) influenza, H(108) colds, H(078) cancer; H(008) anti-diarrhoea from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : karmedik, wilde karmedik (Africaans)
Diospyros pallens (Thunb.) F. White
Official name : Diospyros pallens (Thunb.) F. White
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(104)
Recipes : Decoction of powdered roots of Diospyros pallens used for H(104) stomach pain; with stems included, to treat H(008) diarrhoea (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bloubos, swartwortel (Africaans)
Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Official name : Dodonaea angustifolia L. f.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : " Toppe” (tips) of Dodonaea angustifolia used for H(108) colds and H(051) fever; H(091) general tonic, H(113) inflammation; H(037) lung ailments,H(037) tuberculosis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ysterhout(toppe), sandolien (Africaans), t’koubi (Khoi/Nama)
Ecklonia maxima (Osbeck) Papenfuss (Illegitimate )
Official name : Ecklonia maxima (Osbeck) Papenfuss (Illegitimate )
Family : Cyperaceae
Symptoms : H(003), H(100)
Recipes : Ecklonia maxima, source of iodine; hot poultices; H(003) glandular swellings; an infusion of the ash taken for H(100) syphilis (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : seebamboes (Africaans),
Elytropappus rhinocerotis (L. f.) Less.
Official name : Elytropappus rhinocerotis (L. f.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068), H(104), H(135), H(179)
Recipes : Twigs (“toppe”, tips) of Elytropappus rhinocerotis; H(104) bitter for dyspepsia, H(135) indigestion,H(008) diarrhoea, H(179) tincture for gravel; H(068) vermifuge; fumigant from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); D; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : enosterbos(toppe), anosterbos (Africaans),
Emex australis Steinh.
Official name : Emex australis Steinh.
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(099), H(157)
Recipes : Leaf of Exomis microphylla decoctions in milk; old Khoi remedy for H(099) epilepsy; H(050) winds, H(157) cramps and convulsions in infants (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : hondebos (Africaans)
Empleurum unicapsulare (L. f.) Skeels
Official name : Empleurum unicapsulare (L. f.) Skeels
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(003)
Recipes : Leaf of Empleurum unicapsulare; H(003) bruises (oral and topical) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Wehdemann (1836) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : hottentot’s buchu (Africaans),
Eriocephalus africanus L.
Official name : Eriocephalus africanus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(108)
Recipes : Herb Eriocephalus africanus; H(007) traditional diuretic for dropsy; H(108) colds and chest ailments; H(104) stomach pain; weak stomach from Thunberg (1785) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kapokbos(sie), wilderoosmaryn (Africaans),
Eriospermum capense subsp. Capense
Official name : Eriospermum capense subsp. Capense
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(116), H(137)
Recipes : Tuber of Eriospermum capense;H(013) topical for ulcers, H(137) sores; in decoction for H(116) amenorrhoea (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bobbejaanore (Africaans),
Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Official name : Eucalyptus globulus Labill.
Family : Myrtaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(085)
Recipes : Leaves of Eucalyptus globulus; H(051) fever, H(085) diphtheria, H(037) cough (in mixtures); ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) wounds from Dykman (1908); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : blougom [bloekom] (Africaans)
Euclea sp.
Official name : Euclea sp.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : H(178)
Recipes : Leaves of Euclea sp.; infusions for H(178) heart problems (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ghwarriebos (Khoi/Nama), ghuarriebos (Africaans),
Euryops multifidus (Thunb.) DC.
Official name : Euryops multifidus (Thunb.) DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : Resin of Euryops multifidus; a few drops of the infusion or tincture in water, for H(018) headache, H(108) influenza; resin mixed with fat for H(137) sores (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857), from from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : harpuisbos (Africaans), t’goonu(?), nu-nu (Khoi/Nama)
Euryops sp.
Official name : Euryops sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(108), H(137)
Recipes : Resin of Euryops sp.; a few drops of the infusion or tincture in water, for H(018) headache, H(108) influenza; resin mixed with fat for H(137) sores (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : harpuisbos (Africaans), t’goonu(?), nu-nu (Khoi/Nama)
Fockea edulis K. Schum.
Official name : Fockea edulis K. Schum.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(020), H(095)
Recipes : Tuber of Fockea edulis used as H(095) food; H(007) diuretic; fresh sliced tuber applied to H(020) (snake) bites and stings “to draw out the poison” from Van der Stel (1685); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kambroo, camarebi, camao (Khoi/Nama)
Fockea sp.
Official name : Fockea sp.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(020), H(095)
Recipes : Tuber of Fockea sp. used as H(095) food; H(007) diuretic; fresh sliced tuber applied to H(020) (snake) bites and stings “to draw out the poison” from Van der Stel (1685); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kambroo, camarebi, camao (Khoi/Nama)
Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Official name : Foeniculum vulgare Mill.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007x), H(001)
Recipes : Leaves and/or fruits of Foeniculum vulgare; H(007x) carminative, H(001) eye drops ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : vinkel (Africaans)
Galenia africana L.
Official name : Galenia africana L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(103)
Recipes : Small amount of leaves of Galenia africana chewed for H(103) toothache (too much results in blisters); H(001) eye drops (inflammation) from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kraalbos (Africaans), t’kooi dabee (Khoi/Nama)
Garuleum bipinnatum (Thunb.) Less.
Official name : Garuleum bipinnatum (Thunb.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(007), H(020), H(125), H(186)
Recipes : Root of Garuleum bipinnatum; H(037) chest ailments, H(186) expectorant, H(125) diaphoretic, H(007) diuretic in gout and H(005) dropsy, H(020) antidote for snake bite; H(104) weak stomach from Pappe (1850); (1857) ; from Dykman (1908);; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : slanghoutjie, gifhoutjie, kowerbos(sie) (Africaans)
Gethyllis sp.
Official name : Gethyllis sp.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(104)
Recipes : Fresh frangrant fruit of Gethyllis sp. in H(104) tincture for colic, H(050) flatulence, H(104) dyspepsia Burchell (1822–1824); from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : koek(oe) makranka, kukumakranka (Khoi/Nama)
Glia prolifera (Burm. f.) B.L. Burtt
Official name : Glia prolifera (Burm. f.) B.L. Burtt
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(007x)
Recipes : Root of Glia prolifera; H(007x) carminative, H(007) diuretic (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Van der Stel (1685) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : gli (also chamare) (Khoi/Nama)
Gonioma kamassi E. Mey.
Official name : Gonioma kamassi E. Mey.
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : Bark of Gonioma kamassi; H(113) muscular weakness (topical) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from = Wehdemann (1836) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kamassie (Africaans)
Gunnera perpensa L.
Official name : Gunnera perpensa L.
Family : Gunneraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(037), H(104), H(135), H(179)
Recipes : Root of Gunnera perpensa for H(104) dyspepsia, H(135) indigestion,H(179) gravel, H(037) pulmonary ailments; fresh leaf applied to H(013) ulcers and H(004) wounds (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wilderamanas, rivierpampoen (Africaans)
Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Official name : Haemanthus multiflorus Martyn
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Synonyms : Haemanthus coccineus Forssk.
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(007), H(082), H(186)
Recipes : Sliced bulb of Haemanthus coccineus in vinegar: H(186) expectorant, H(007) diuretic; H(082) asthma, H(005) dropsy; fresh leaves for H(013) ulcers and H(004) septic wounds (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : velskoenblaar (Africaans)
Heeria argentea (Thunb.) Meisn.
Official name : Heeria argentea (Thunb.) Meisn.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(111), H(121)
Recipes : Gum of Heeria argentea (mixed with sweet oil) used as plaster for H(111) burns, H(004) wounds, H(121) tender nipples (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Kling (1923); from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kliphout(gom), klipes (Africaans)
Helichrysum litorale Bolus
Official name : Helichrysum litorale Bolus
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : Powdered herb of Helichrysum litorale (with fat) applied to H(013) ulcers (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe(1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : beetbossie (Africaans)
Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Official name : Helichrysum nudifolium (L.) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : Leaves of Helichrysum nudifolium as tea; H(037) chest ailments, H(108) colds (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Official name : Helichrysum odoratissimum (L.) Sweet
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037), H(099), H(108), H(178)
Recipes : Herb of Helichrysum odoratissimum for; H(037) cough, H(178) heart ailments,H(108) influenza, H(099) nervous disorders (usually in mixtures) (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kooigoed (Africaans)
Helichrysum sp.
Official name : Helichrysum sp.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : Helichrysum sp. for H(099) nervous conditions, H(099)hysteria (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Boerhaave (1727) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Hoodia pilifera (L. f.) Plowes
Official name : Hoodia pilifera (L. f.) Plowes
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(075x), H(094), H(095)
Recipes : Fresh stems of Hoodia pilifera as functional H(095) food; H(075x) suppression of thirst and appetite; H(094) tinctures for haemorrhoids Pappe (1850); (1857); Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928); Marloth (1932); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ghaap, hoodia, guaap (Khoi/Nama)
Jamesbrittenia atropurpurea (Benth.) Hilliard
Official name : Jamesbrittenia atropurpurea (Benth.) Hilliard
Family : Scrophuilariaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(166)
Recipes : Herb of James brittenia atropurpurpe ; H(166) antispasmodic, H(091) stimulant; H(157) convulsions; H(037) cough, H(037) bronchitis (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : geelblommetjie, saffraanbossie (Africaans)
Kedrostis africana (L.) Cogn.
Official name : Kedrostis africana (L.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(007)
Recipes : Tuber of Kedrostis africana; H(055) emetic, H(007) diuretic; H(005) dropsy, H(100) syphilis from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from MacOwan (1897); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel,rabuiswortel (Africaans), gameroo (Khoi/Nama) (?)
Kedrostis nana (Lam.) Cogn.
Official name : Kedrostis nana (Lam.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : Tuber of Kedrostis nana; H(055) emetic, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(005) dropsy, H(100) syphilis ; from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from MacOwan (1897); from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel,rabuiswortel (Africaans), gameroo (Khoi/Nama) (?)
Knowltonia capensis (L.) Huth
Official name : Knowltonia capensis (L.) Huth
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(113)
Recipes : Leaves of Knowltonia capensis; counter-irritant to treat H(113) rheumatism, H(109) lumbago (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Commelin (1697-1701); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : brandblare, ka(a)tjiedrieblaar (Africaans)
Knowltonia vesicatoria (L. f.) Sims
Official name : Knowltonia vesicatoria (L. f.) Sims
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(109), H(113)
Recipes : Leaves of Knowltonia vesicatoria; counter-irritant to treat H(113) rheumatism, H(109) lumbago (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Commelin (1697-1701); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : brandblare, ka(a)tjiedrieblaar (Africaans)
Leonotis intermedia Lindl.
Official name : Leonotis intermedia Lindl.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(018), H(020), H(037), H(116)
Recipes : Leaves of Leonotis intermedia; H(006) purgative, H(116) emmenagogue; H(018) headache,, H(037) bronchitis; H(001) eye ointment; seeds for H(037) bronchitis, H(018) headache; H(020) snakebite antidote; first aid in poisoning (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : klipdagga (Khoi/Nama)
Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Official name : Leonotis leonurus (L.) R.Br.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(018), H(020), H(037), H(116)
Recipes : Leaves of Leonotis leonurus; H(006) purgative, H(116) emmenagogue; H(018) headache, H(001) eye ointment; H(037) seeds for bronchitis, H(018) headache,; H(020) snakebite antidote; first aid in poisoning (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dagga, wildedagga, rooi dagga (Khoi/Nama)
Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Official name : Leonotis ocymifolia (Burm.f.) Iwarsson
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(006), H(018), H(020), H(037), H(116)
Recipes : Leaves of Leonotis ocymifolia; H(006)purgative, H(116) emmenagogue; H(018) headache, H(037) bronchitis; H(001) eye ointment; H(037) seeds for bronchitis, H(018) headache, H(020) snakebite antidote; first aid in poisoning (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : klipdagga (Khoi/Nama)
Lessertia annularis Burch.
Official name : Lessertia annularis Burch.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : Poultice of Lessertia annularis for H(013) abscesses (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : krimpsiekbos (Africaans)
Leysera gnaphalodes (L.) L.
Official name : Leysera gnaphalodes (L.) L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : Herb of Leysera gnaphalodes; H(037) cattarh, cough, “H(037) consumption” (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : geelblommetjieste, duinetee, hongertee (Africaans)
Lichtensteinia lacera Cham. & Schltdl.
Official name : Lichtensteinia lacera Cham. & Schltdl.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(104)
Recipes : Root (rhizome) of Lichtensteinia lacera; H(104) dyspepsia (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Kling (1923); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kalmoes, kalmiswortel (Africaans)
Lobelia pinifolia L.
Official name : Lobelia pinifolia L.
Family : Lobeliaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(125), H(191)
Recipes : Root of Lobelia pinifolia; H(125) diaphoretic, H(113) rheumatism, H(191) gout (blood purifier) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildelobelia (Africaans)
Lobostemon fruticosus (L.) H. Buek
Official name : Lobostemon fruticosus (L.) H. Buek
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : Chewed leaf pulp of Lobostemon fruticosus applied as plaster; ointments for H(137) sore from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : agdaegeneesbos, douwurmbos (Africaans)
Lobostemon sp.
Official name : Lobostemon sp.
Family : Boraginaceae
Symptoms : H(137)
Recipes : Chewed leaf pulp of Lobostemon sp. applied as plaster; ointments for H(137) sore from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : agdaegeneesbos, douwurmbos (Africaans)
Malva parviflora L.
Official name : Malva parviflora L.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(115), H(118), H(137)
Recipes : Malva parviflora for H(137) poultices (sores); decoctions for H(115) neuralgia, H(118) throat ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Pappe (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kiesieblaar, kasies (Africaans)
Melianthus comosus Vahl
Official name : Melianthus comosus Vahl
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(076), H(118), H(137)
Recipes : Leaf infusions of Melianthus comosus ; H(118) gargle for sore throat, H(076) gum diseases; H(013) for externa ulcers, H(137) sores, H(020) snake bite from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : (truitjie-)kruidjie-roer-my-nie (Africaans)
Melianthus major L.
Official name : Melianthus major L.
Family : Melianthaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(020), H(076), H(118), H(137)
Recipes : Leaf infusions of Melianthus major; gargle for H(118) sore throat, H(076) gum diseases; H(013) for externa ulcers, H(137) sores, H(020) snake bite from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : (truitjie-)kruidjie-roer-my-nie (Africaans)
Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
Official name : Mentha longifolia (L.) L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(007x), H(125), H(166)
Recipes : Herb of Mentha longifolia as tea; H(166) antispasmodic, H(007x) carminative; H(104) treatment of colic, H(099) hysteria;H(125) diaphoretic (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van WykH(104)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : balderjan, baldrian (Africaans), t’kamma (Khoi/Nama)
Mentha spicata L.
Official name : Mentha spicata L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(104)
Recipes : H(000) general medicine with Mentha spicata, H(104) stomach ailments ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kruisement (Africaans)
Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
Official name : Mesembryanthemum crystallinum L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(162), H(162y)
Recipes : Fresh juice of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum ; H(162) urinary incontinence, H(162y) bladder ailments (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ysplant, brakslaai, slaai (Africaans), kama (Khoi/Nama)
Mesembryanthemum tortuosum L.
Official name : Mesembryanthemum tortuosum L.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(104), H(217)
Recipes : Whole plant of Mesembryanthemum tortuosum; H(217) suppression of thirst; chewed as hypnotic and sedative, for H(103) toothache, H(104) stomach ache; H(104) treatment of colic in infants; “will make a child sleep” from Van der Stel (1685); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); Hartwich (1911).; from Zwicky (1914).; from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kanna (wortel), (“channa, canna”) kougoed (Khoi/Nama)
Mohria caffrorum (L.) Desv.
Official name : Mohria caffrorum (L.) Desv.
Family : Anemiaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : Powdered leaf (aromatic) of Mohria caffrorum in ointments: H(111) burns and scalds (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : brandvaring, brandbossie (Africaans)
Monsonia burkeana Planch ex Harv.
Official name : Monsonia burkeana Planch ex Harv.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(103), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : Herb of Monsonia burkeana and root used for H(103) diarrhoea and dysentery; Khoi remedy for H(108) colds and H(113) inflammation of the chest (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923); Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : keita, geita, nceta (Khoi/Nama)
Monsonia emarginata (L.f.) L'Hér.
Official name : Monsonia emarginata (L.f.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(108), H(113)
Recipes : Herb of Monsonia emarginata and root used for H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery; Khoi remedy for H(108) colds and H(113) inflammation of the chest (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923); Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : keita, geita, nceta (Khoi/Nama)
Notobubon galbanum (L.) Magee
Official name : Notobubon galbanum (L.) Magee
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(058), H(179)
Recipes : Leaf of Notobubon galbanum decoctions; H(007) diuretic; H(179) of gravel, H(058) obesity (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Dykman (1908); ; from Kling (1923); Watt and Breyer-Brandwijk (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bergseldery, wilde seldery (Africaans)
Nylandtia spinosa (L.) Dumort.
Official name : Nylandtia spinosa (L.) Dumort.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(221)
Recipes : Tips (toppe) of Nylandtia spinosa; decoction for H(221) atrophy, H(037) phthisis (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : skilpadbessie (Africaans)
Nymania capensis (Thunb.) Lindb.
Official name : Nymania capensis (Thunb.) Lindb.
Family : Meliaceae
Symptoms : H(157)
Recipes : Nymania capensis for H(157) convulsions, ONS., RNS. (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : stinkbos (Africaans)
Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Official name : Olea europaea L. subsp africana (P.Miller) P.S. Green
Family : Oleaceae
Synonyms : Olea europaea L. subsp. cuspidata (Wall. ex G.Don) Cif.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : Tips (toppe of Olea europaea pounded and applied as H(001) cold poultice to eye injuries (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : olienhout
Oncosiphon glabratum (Thunb.) Källersjö
Official name : Oncosiphon glabratum (Thunb.) Källersjö
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(166)
Recipes : Herb of Oncosiphon glabratum ; H(166) antispasmodic, H(104) colic, H(104) stomachic in dyspepsia; H(157) convulsions (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildekamomille, kamelle (Africaans)
Oncosiphon piluliferum (L. f.) Källersjö
Official name : Oncosiphon piluliferum (L. f.) Källersjö
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(020), H(068), H(091), H(107), H(108), H(104), H(113)
Recipes : Herb of Oncosiphon piluliferum; H(091) tonic, H(135) digestive, H(068) anthelmintic, H(007) diuretic; H(157) infantile convulsions; H(104) pain; H(020) poultice for scorpion stings; H(107) typhoid fever, H(113) rheumatic fever, H(108) influenza from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : stinkkruid, wurmkruid, wurmbos, miskruid (Africaans)
Oncosiphon suffruticosum (L.) Källersjö
Official name : Oncosiphon suffruticosum (L.) Källersjö
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(020), H(068), H(091), H(104), H(107), H(108), H(113), H(135), H(157)
Recipes : Herb of Oncosiphon suffruticosum; H(091) tonic , H(135) digestive, H(068) anthelmintic, H(007) diuretic; H(157) infantile convulsions; H(104) pain; H(020) poultice for scorpion stings; H(107) typhoid fever, H(113) rheumatic fever, H(108) influenza from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : stinkkruid, wurmkruid, wurmbos, miskruid (Africaans)
Osmitopsis afra (L.) K. Bremer
Official name : Osmitopsis afra (L.) K. Bremer
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : Herb of Osmitopsis afra: H(037) chest ailments (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : belskruie (Africaans)
Osmitopsis asteriscoides (P. J. Bergius) Less.
Official name : Osmitopsis asteriscoides (P. J. Bergius) Less.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(091), H(094), H(104), H(166)
Recipes : Herb of Osmitopsis asteriscoides; H(166) antispasmodic, H(091) tonic; H(037) treatment of cough, H(037) chest ailments, H(104) colic; H(094) haemorrhoids; H(104) dyspepsia from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bels, belskruie (Africaans)
Othonna leptodactyla Harv.
Official name : Othonna leptodactyla Harv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(113)
Recipes : Leaf of Othonna leptodactyla; poultice for H(113) cramps (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Van der Stel (1685) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the author
Oxalis pes-caprae L.
Official name : Oxalis pes-caprae L.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : Oxalis pes-caprae for H(068) vermifuge (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : suring (Africaans)
Pelargonium antidysentericum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kostel.
Official name : Pelargonium antidysentericum (Eckl. & Zeyh.) Kostel.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : Tuber of Pelargonium antidysentericum; decoctions in milk for H(008) dysentery (Namaqualand) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : t’namie, t’kamie, naniewortel (Khoi/Nama)
Pelargonium cucullatum (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Pelargonium cucullatum (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(104), H(179), H(193)
Recipes : Herb of Pelargonium cucculatum; H(104) colic, H(179) nephritis and as H(193) emollient from = Herman (1687); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : malva, wilde malva (Africaans)
Pelargonium grossularioides (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Official name : Pelargonium grossularioides (L.) L'Hér. ex Aiton
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(116)
Recipes : Red stems of Pelargonium grossularioides; H(116) amenorrhoea (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923), from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rabassam (Khoi/Nama), rooiwortel (Africaans)
Pelargonium myrrhifolium (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Pelargonium myrrhifolium (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(026), H(037), H(053), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : Root of Pelargonium myrrhifolium; H(026) menstrual disorders, H(091) tonic, H(037) tuberculosis, H(053) earache, H(104) colic (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Burman (1759) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Pelargonium pinnatum (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Pelargonium pinnatum (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Synonyms : Plargonium pinnatum (L.) L'Hér.
Symptoms : H(075)
Recipes : Roasted root of Pelargonium pinnatum; appetite stimulant (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Burman (1759) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Pelargonium ramosissimum (Cav.) Willd.
Official name : Pelargonium ramosissimum (Cav.) Willd.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(099), H(108)
Recipes : Herb of Pelargonium ramosissimum; infusion or tincture, for H(108) colds, H(037) tuberculosis; as H(099) nerve tonic (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Smith (1895); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dassieboegoe (Africaans)
Pelargonium reniforme Curtis
Official name : Pelargonium reniforme Curtis
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(008) Tuberous roots of Pelargonium reniforme; H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery; H(091) anaemias and weakness, H(051) fever (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rabas, rooirabas (Khoi/Nama)
Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Official name : Pelargonium sidoides DC.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(051), H(091)
Recipes : H(008) Tuberous roots of Pelargonium sidoides; H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery; H(091) anaemias and weakness,H(051) fever (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895); from MacOwan (1897) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rabas, rooirabas (Khoi/Nama)
Pelargonium triste (L.) L'Hér.
Official name : Pelargonium triste (L.) L'Hér.
Family : Geraniaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) Tuberous roots; of Pelargonium triste, H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rabas, rooirabas (Khoi/Nama)
Persicaria decipiens (R. Br.) K. L. Wilson
Official name : Persicaria decipiens (R. Br.) K. L. Wilson
Family : Polygonaceae
Symptoms : H(005)
Recipes : Persicaria decipiens for H(005) dropsy (oedema) (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Thunberg (1785) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss
Official name : Petroselinum crispum (Mill.) Fuss
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : Leaf of Petroselinum crispum infusion as H(007) diuretic ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : pietersielie (Africaans)
Pharnaceum lineare L. f.
Official name : Pharnaceum lineare L. f.
Family : Aizoaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : Herb of Pharnaceum lineare; infusion used to treat H(037) tuberculosis from Pappe (1850); (1857) from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : droëdaskruie (Africaans)
Piper capense L. f.
Official name : Piper capense L. f.
Family : Piperaceae
Symptoms : H(007x), H(078), H(091), H(104)
Recipes : Fruit of Piper capense tincture; H(104) stomachic, H(091) stimulant, H(007x) carminative; H(078) and H(104) colic (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bospeper, wilde-peper, staartpeper (Africaans)
Plantago lanceolata L.
Official name : Plantago lanceolata L.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) of Plantago lanceolata infusions used to treat H(008) diarrhoea (especially children); leaf as poultice for H(004) wounds and H(137) sore ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : weeblaar (Africaans)
Plantago major L.
Official name : Plantago major L.
Family : Plantaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(008), H(137)
Recipes : H(008) Seed of Plantago major infusions used to treat diarrhoea (especially children); leaf as poultice for H(004) wounds and H(137) sores ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : weeblaar (Africaans)
Plectostachys serpyllifolia (P.J.Bergius) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Official name : Plectostachys serpyllifolia (P.J.Bergius) Hilliard & B.L.Burtt
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(108)
Recipes : Leaves of Plectostachys serpyllifolia as tea; H(037) chest ailments, H(108) colds (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : hottentotstee, vaaltee (Africaans)
Plectranthus fruticosus L'Hér.
Official name : Plectranthus fruticosus L'Hér.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : Fresh leaf of Plectranthus fruticosus; H(004) open wounds (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : muishondblare (Africaans)
Podaxon carcinomalis (L.) Fr.
Official name : Podaxon carcinomalis (L.) Fr.
Family : Agaricaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : Fungal spores of Podaxon carcinomalis; H(078) cancerous ulcers (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Protea nitida Mill.
Official name : Protea nitida Mill.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : Bark of Protea nitida; astringent for H(008) diarrhoea from Thunberg (1785) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : [waboom(bas) (Africaans)
Protea repens (L.) L.
Official name : Protea repens (L.) L.
Family : Proteaceae
Symptoms : H(186)
Recipes : Nectar of Protea repens; H(186) expectorant syrup [bossiestroop] from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : suikerbos (Africaans)
Pteronia onobromoides DC.
Official name : Pteronia onobromoides DC.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(111), H(111x)
Recipes : Powdered leaf of Pteronia onobromoides, mixed with fat, used to anoint the body; also for H(111) burns, H(111x) sunburn, H(053) earache (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : sab(plural:san) (Khoi/Nama),boegoebos (Africaans)
Punica granatum L.
Official name : Punica granatum L.
Family : Lythraceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(068)
Recipes : H(008) fruit rind, roots of Punica granatum; H(068) vermifuge; H(008) treatment of diarrhoea and dysentery ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Pappe (1857); Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : granaat(skille), granaatbas (Africaans)
Rafnia acuminata (E. Mey.) G.J. Campbell & B.-E. van Wyk
Official name : Rafnia acuminata (E. Mey.) G.J. Campbell & B.-E. van Wyk
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(007)
Recipes : Leaf of Rafnia acuminata, H(007) diuretic (species that are mainly of historical interest) Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : vascobossie (Africaans)
Rafnia amplexicaulis (L.) Thunb.
Official name : Rafnia amplexicaulis (L.) Thunb.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(032), H(082), H(113)
Recipes : Root of Rafnia amplexicaulis Thunb. ; similar to liquorice root; leaf infusions H(082) asthma, H(108) influenza, H(113) bad back, H(032) infertility (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : soethoutbossie,[waboomtee] (Africaans)
Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Official name : Ranunculus multifidus Forssk.
Family : Ranunculaceae
Symptoms : H(078)
Recipes : Leaf juice of Ranunculus multifidus; treatment of H(078) cancerous sores (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kankerblare (Africaans)
Ricinus communis L.
Official name : Ricinus communis L.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : Seed oil of Ricinus communis as H(006) purgative ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kasterolie(boom) (Africaans)
Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek
Official name : Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum (L.) Hayek
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(037)
Recipes : Tea of Rorippa nasturitum-aquaticum for H(037) bronchitis, H(037) lung ailments (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Dykman (1908); from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bronkorsslaai (Africaans)
Rubia petiolaris DC.
Official name : Rubia petiolaris DC.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : H(008)
Recipes : H(008) Root of Rubia petiolaris ; H(008) diarrhoea and dysentery from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : rooihoutjie (Africaans)
Rubus pinnatus Willd
Official name : Rubus pinnatus Willd
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : H(099)
Recipes : Rubus pinnatus for; H(008) diarrhoea; H(094) haemorrhoids, H(099) epilepsy, ONS., RNS. (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : braam(wortels), braamboswortel (Africaans)
Ruta graveolens L.
Official name : Ruta graveolens L.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(113), H(151), H(171)
Recipes : Ruta graveolens for weak infusions for H(113) inflammation, H(113) rheumatism, H(051) fever, H(037) chest ailments, H(171) diabetes, H(151) high blood pressure ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923 reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wynruit (Africaans)
Salix babylonica L.
Official name : Salix babylonica L.
Family : Salicaceae
Symptoms : H(018), H(051), H(113)
Recipes : Tips (toppe) or bark of Salix babylonica; H(051) fever, H(113) inflammation, H(018) headache, old Khoi remedy for H(113) rheumatic fever ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) from Dykman (1908); from Smith (1895); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wilger(toppe), rivierwilger (Africaans)
Salix mucronata Thunb.
Official name : Salix mucronata Thunb.
Family : Salicaceae
Symptoms : H(051), H(113), H(018)
Recipes : Tips (toppe) or bark of Salix mucronata; H(051) fever, H(113) inflammation, H(018) headache, old Khoi remedy for H(113) rheumatic fever (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Dykman (1908); from Smith (1895); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wilger(toppe), rivierwilger (Africaans)
Salvia africana-coerulea L.
Official name : Salvia africana-coerulea L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(008)
Recipes : Leaf of Salvia africana-caerulea decoctions used for H(037) coughs, H(108) colds colds, H(000) women’s ailments; H(008) diarrhoea from Pappe (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bloublomsalie, wildesalie (Africaans)
Salvia africana-lutea L.
Official name : Salvia africana-lutea L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(037), H(108)
Recipes : Leaf of Salvia africana-lutea decoctions used for H(037) coughs, H(108) colds, H(000) women’s ailments from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : s(tr)andsalie, geelblomsalie (Africaans)
Salvia officinalis L.
Official name : Salvia officinalis L.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(118)
Recipes : Salvia officinalis for gargle for H(118) sore throat ( non-indigenous species (early introductions) that became an integral part of the materia medica) Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : salie, maksalie (Africaans)
Samolus valerandi L.
Official name : Samolus valerandi L.
Family : Theophrastaceae
Symptoms : H(013), H(037)
Recipes : Samolus valerandi for tea for H(037) lung ailments; H(013) skin rash (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bronkors (Africaans)
Sansevieria aethiopica Thunb.
Official name : Sansevieria aethiopica Thunb.
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(094)
Recipes : Rhizomes of Sansevieria aethiopica; infusions to treat H(094) haemorrhoids; decoction for H(068) intestinal worms (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1850); (1857);Smith (1895); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : aambeiwortel, ghaiwortel (Africaans), t’kay (Khoi/Nama)
Solanum giganteum Jacq.
Official name : Solanum giganteum Jacq.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : Leaf of Solanum giganteum, fruit juice;H(013) ulcers and H(004) wounds (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : genees(blaar) boom (-bos) (Africaans)
Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Official name : Solanum linnaeanum Hepper & Jaeger
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum sodomaeum auct. (invalid name) , Solanum hermannii auct. (invalid name)
Symptoms : H(005)
Recipes : Root of Solanum linnaeanum; H(005) dropsy (oedema) (species that are mainly of historical interest) Houttuyn (1776) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : ?
Steirodiscus tagetes (L.) Schltr.
Official name : Steirodiscus tagetes (L.) Schltr.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(164)
Recipes : Leaf of Steirodiscus tagetes; H(164) rubefacient poultice (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Van der Stel (1685) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : cabaroë (Khoi/Nama)
Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Official name : Sutherlandia frutescens L. R.Br.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(001), H(004), H(037), H(046), H(051), H(078), H(091)
Recipes : Roots, leaves of Sutherlandia frutescens; H(004) wounds, H(001) eye diseases; H(091) bitter tonic, H(078) cancer, H(000) numerous ailments; H(051) fever, H(037) consumption, H(046) chicken pox; (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); from Dykman (1908); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kankerbos(sie), kalkoenblom (Africaans)
Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Official name : Tarchonanthus camphoratus L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(125)
Recipes : Leaf of Tarchonanthus camphoratus, infusion; H(125) diaphoretic, treatment of H(037) bronchitis,H(082) asthma (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1857); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : kanferhout, kamferbos, vaalbos (Africaans)
Teucrium africanum Thumb.
Official name : Teucrium africanum Thumb.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(091), H(103), H(118)
Recipes : Herb of Teucrium africanum; H(091) tonic, H(118) sore throat; hot infusion for H(020) snake bite; leaf paste for H(103) toothache (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : paddaklou(w),[katjiedrieblaar] (Africaans)
Teucrium trifidum Retz.
Official name : Teucrium trifidum Retz.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : H(020), H(091), H(103), H(118)
Recipes : Herb of Teucrium africanum; H(091) tonic, H(118) sore throat; H(020) hot infusion for snake bite; leaf paste for H(103) toothache (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : paddaklou(w),[katjiedrieblaar] (Africaans)
Tulbaghia alliacea L. f.
Official name : Tulbaghia alliacea L. f.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108), H(151)
Recipes : Herb of Tulbaghia alliacea; infusion (milk) used to treat H(068) intestinal worms, H(051) fever, H(108) influenza, H(151) blood pressure, H(037) tuberculosis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wilde knoflook (Africaans)
Tulbaghia violacea Harv.
Official name : Tulbaghia violacea Harv.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(051), H(108), H(151)
Recipes : Herb of Tulbaghia violacea; infusion (milk) used to treat H(068) intestinal worms, H(051) fever, H(108) influenza, H(151) high blood pressure, H(037) tuberculosis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildeknoffel, wilde knoflook (Africaans)
Tylecodon wallichii (Harv.) Toelken
Official name : Tylecodon wallichii (Harv.) Toelken
Family : Crassulaceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : Tylecodon wallichi for Poultice for H(013) abscesses (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : krimpsiekbos
Urginea altissima (L.f.) Bak.
Official name : Urginea altissima (L.f.) Bak.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(082), H(097y)
Recipes : Bulb of Urginea altissima ; catarrh,H(082) asthma, “H(037) consumption”, “hydrothorax” (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : maerman (Africaans)
Urtica urens L.
Official name : Urtica urens L.
Family : Urticaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(137), H(156)
Recipes : Urtica urens for H(037) chest ailments, whooping cough; H(004) wounds and H(137) sores,; powdered leaf or leaf tincture as H(088) styptics (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895); ; from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : brandnetels (Africaans)
Valeriana capensis Thunb.
Official name : Valeriana capensis Thunb.
Family : Valerianaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(099), H(107), H(125)
Recipes : Root infusions of Valeriana capensis; H(107) typhoid fever, H(099) epilepsy, H(099) hysteria, H(068) intestinal worms; H(125) sudoriferous (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wildebalderjan (seebalderja), baldrian (Africaans)
Veltheimia capensis (L.) DC.
Official name : Veltheimia capensis (L.) DC.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : H(006)
Recipes : Bulb of Veltheimia capensis, H(006) laxative (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Van der Stel (1685) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : quaroebe (Khoi/Nama)
Viscum capense L. f.
Official name : Viscum capense L. f.
Family : Viscaceae
Symptoms : H(000), H(099), H(166)
Recipes : Whole herb of Viscum capense; infusions; H(166) antispasmodic, H(099) epilepsy in children; H(000) wasting disease (children) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : voëlent, litjiestee (Africaans)
Widdringtonia cedarbergensis J.A.Marsh
Official name : Widdringtonia cedarbergensis J.A.Marsh
Family : Cupressaceae
Symptoms : H(113), H(163)
Recipes : Resin of Widdringtonia cedarbergensis; used in (warm) plasters to treat H(163) gout, H(113) rheumatism (species that are mainly of historical interest) from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : sederboom(gom) (Africaans)
Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Official name : Withania somnifera (L.) Dun.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Physalis somnifera L.
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(091)
Recipes : Leaf of Withania somniferum for H(013) ulcers and H(004) wounds; root bark as H(091) tonic (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Smith (1895); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : geneesblare (Africaans)
Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Xysmalobium undulatum (L.) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(007), H(104)
Recipes : Root of Xysmalobium undulatum; H(007) diuretic, H(104) stomach pain (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from Smith (1895); Kling (1923); Watt and Breyer-Brandwijk (1928); reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : bitterwortel (Africaans)
Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Zantedeschia aethiopica (L.) Spreng.
Family : Araceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(137)
Recipes : Warmed leaf of Zantedeschia aethiopica ( applied to H(004) wounds and H(137) sores,; pounded root as poultice on inflamed wounds (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Pappe (1857); S; from Dykman (1908); from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : varkblaar, varkblom (-wortel) (Africaans)
Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Official name : Zanthoxylum capense (Thumb.) Harv.
Family : Rutaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(104), H(130)
Recipes : Fruit of Zanthoxylum capense; H(104) colic, H(050) flatulence, H(130) paralysis (South African plant with a wide distribution that is also traditionally used in the Sotho and Nguni cultures) from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857) ; from Kling (1923) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : wilde kardamon, wildekarmonk (Africaans)
Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Official name : Zehneria scabra (L.f.) Sond.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Melothria punctata (Thunb.) Cogn.
Symptoms : H(005), H(006), H(007), H(055), H(100)
Recipes : Tuber of Zehneria scabra; H(055) emetic, H(006) purgative, H(007) diuretic; H(005) dropsy, H(100) syphilis from Thunberg (1785); from Pappe (1847); (1850); (1857); from MacOwan (1897); from Kling (1923); from Laidler (1928) reference to be found in HV 51_van Wyk
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa ((from Namaqualand to the Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : dawidjiewortel, Dawid’s wortel, rabuiswortel (Africaans), gameroo (Khoi/Nama) (?)