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Reference : HV 56

Author(s) : Volpato G. , P. Kourková, V. Zelený
Title : Healing war wounds and perfuming exile: the use of vegetal, animal, and mineral products for perfumes, cosmetics, and skin healing among Sahrawi refugees of Western Sahara Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 8:49 (2012) http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/8/1/49
Reference HV 56 has information about 54 plants :
Acacia ehrenbergiana Hayne
Official name : Acacia ehrenbergiana Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004)
Recipes : H(001) eye infections and conjuntivitis, resin of Acacia ehrenbergiana triturated, topical, application to eyes
H(004) antiseptic for wounds, leaves dried and powdered, topical application
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : tamat (Hassaniya)
Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne subsp. raddiana (Savi) Brenan var. raddiana
Official name : Acacia tortilis (Forssk.) Hayne subsp. raddiana (Savi) Brenan var. raddiana
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(001), H(004), H(020)
Recipes : H(001) eye infection, (to remove dirt from eyes), H(020) snakebites, resin of Acacia tortilis, dried or roasted, topical application of a plaster obtained by mixing it with water, or alone in powder; a bandage is made and renewed for three days
H(004) antiseptic for infected wounds, leaves, seeds, triturated, topical application
H(004) wound cicatriser, bark, triturated, topical application
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : talha (Hassaniya)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) antiseptic for wounds, bulb of Allium cepa, topical application
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : besla (Hassaniya)
Allium sativum L.
Official name : Allium sativum L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004) antiseptic for wounds, bulb of Allium sativum, topical application
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : thoum (Hassaniya)
Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Durieu
Official name : Ammodaucus leucotrichus Coss. & Durieu
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(020)
Recipes : H(004) to prevent infections in wounds (against ntaaf), seeds of Ammodaucus leucotrichus, H(020) scorpion stings,H(013) infected boils, triturated, a plaster is made with water or fat, or applied as powder
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : kammuna, kammuna t-rag (Hassaniya)
Anastatica hierochuntica L
Official name : Anastatica hierochuntica L
Family : Brassicaceae
Symptoms : H(014)
Recipes : H(014) vitiligo and other white spots on the skin
H(014) mycotic skin infections, particularly on hands and nails, aerial parts of Anastatica hierochuntica, dried, triturated, boiled in water, topical application when cooled down or dried, triturated, mixed with water to form a plaster
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : kamsha (Hassaniya)
Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels
Official name : Argania spinosa (L.) Skeels
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : H(198x), H(202)
Recipes : H(202) against aging and H(198x) to strengthen hair , oil obtained from the seeds of Argania spinosa applied as a cream
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : argan (Hassaniya)
Atriplex halimus L.
Official name : Atriplex halimus L.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(005), H(202)
Recipes : H(005) skin oedema, leaves, aerial parts of Atriplex halimus in decoction applied as a plaster
H(202) used like henna for feet and hands, leaves, aerial parts in decoction gives a reddish tint
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : legtaf (Hassaniya)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : H(014), H(076)
Recipes : H(014) to eliminate spots from the skin, roasted, peeled fruit of Balanites aegyptiaca, an oily substance is extracted and applied to skin
H(014) mycosis, the ashes obtained from burning the fruit are mixed with oil and applied topically
H(076) mouth infections, mouth washes with the infusion of fruit peels and leaves
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : teichat (Hassaniya)
Beta patellaris Moq.
Official name : Beta patellaris Moq.
Family : Chenopodiaceae
Symptoms : H(053)
Recipes : H(053) otitis in children seeds of Beta patellaris fried in oil, topical application in ears
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : silk (Hassaniya)
Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. f. subsp. Pocera
Official name : Calotropis procera (Ait.) Ait. f. subsp. Pocera
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(202)
Recipes : H(004) antiseptic and cicatriser for wounds ashes from burning the stem of Calotropis procera, topical application
H(202) to make the colour of henna darker, powdered leaves, mixed with henna, application to hair
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : tursha (Hassaniya)
Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Official name : Cassia italica (Mill.) Spreng.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna italica Mill.
Symptoms : H(001)
Recipes : H(001) cataracts, powdered seeds of Cassia italica, application to eyes
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : fellajit (Hassaniya)
Caylusea hexagyna (Forssk.) M.L. Green
Official name : Caylusea hexagyna (Forssk.) M.L. Green
Family : Resedaceae
Symptoms : H(039)
Recipes : H(039) lice, aerial parts of Caylusea hexagyna fresh, pounded, the juice extracted is mixed with oil or fat and applied topically to hair
H(175x) the juice extracted to perfume hair
H(198) a dressing with a cloth is made and left in place for 24 hours for hair loss and H(198x) to stimulate hair growth
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : dhenban (Hassaniya)
Centaurea pungens Pomel
Official name : Centaurea pungens Pomel
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(013)
Recipes : H(013) abscesses, leaves of Centaurea pungens triturated, application with oil
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : zreiga (Hassaniya)
Chamomilla pubescens (Desf.) Alavi
Official name : Chamomilla pubescens (Desf.) Alavi
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(103)
Recipes : H(103) toothache, flowering tops of Chamomilla pubescens pounded, application to aching tooth
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : lerbien, uazuaza (Hassaniya)
Cleome africana Botsch.
Official name : Cleome africana Botsch.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(103)
Recipes : H(004) wounds, fresh leaves are cooked in camel hump fat and the resulting poultice is applied topically/
H(103) toothache, fresh leaves are triturated, a poultice is applied topically
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : lemkheinza, mkheinza (Hassaniya)
Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Official name : Commiphora africana (A. Rich.) Engl.
Family : Burseraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013), H(103)
Recipes : H(004) wounds,H(013) skin , H(103) teeth, as antiseptic for infections, resin of Commiphora africana is triturated and applied topically
H(208) for perfuming and H(201) against evil eye, stems, resin burnt in the tent
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : dirs (Hassaniya)
Convolvulus trabutianus Schweinf. & Muschl.
Official name : Convolvulus trabutianus Schweinf. & Muschl.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : H(111)
Recipes : H(111) burns, aerial parts of Convolvulus trabutianos in decoction to apply to burns in order to avoid being left with a scar
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : gandul (Hassaniya)
Corrigiola telephiifolia Pourr.
Official name : Corrigiola telephiifolia Pourr.
Family : Caryophyllaceae
Symptoms : H(175x), H(208)
Recipes : H(208) burnt dried roots of Corrigiola telephiifolia in the fire in the tent to perfume the air
H(175x) to prepare perfumes, roots soaked in colonia
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : taserghinit (Hassaniya)
Cuminum cyminum L.
Official name : Cuminum cyminum L.
Family : Apiaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(013)
Recipes : H(004) infected wounds,H(013) skin infections, triturated seeds of Cuminum cyminum , topical application
Region : Western Sahara
Country : Sahara
Vernacular name : kammuna (Hassaniya)