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Reference : HW 05

Author(s) : Wome, B.
Title : Recherches ethnopharmacognosiques sur les plantes médicinales utilisées en médecine traditionnelle à Kisangani (Haut-Zaïre). Thèse de doctorat, Université libre de Bruxelles, Fac. Sc., 561 p., (1985)
Reference HW 05 has information about 144 plants :
Abrus precatorius L.
Official name : Abrus precatorius L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(037), H(068), H(092)
Recipes : H(037), leaves and seeds of Abrus precatorius, pounded, scarifications
H(068), leaves and seeds, pounded, delayed in palm wine, VO.
H(092), seeds
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Official name : Abutilon mauritianum (Jacq.) Medik.
Family : Malvaceae
Symptoms : H(004)
Recipes : H(004), leaves, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Official name : Aframomum melegueta (Roscoe) K.Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(094)
Recipes : H(006), leaves of Aframomum melegueta, grinded + H2O, enema
H(094), seeds pounded of Aframomum melegueta, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Official name : Aframomum sanguineum (K. Schum.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Synonyms : Aframomum hanburyi K. Schum. , Aframomum angustifolium (Sonn.) K. Schum.
Symptoms : H(008), H(018), H(031), H(037), H(056), H(082), H(091), H(092), H(094), H(109), H(155), H(156)
Recipes : H(008) childs, leaves of Ageratum conyzoides, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, juice, VO.
H(018), H(109) lumbar, leaves of Thomandersia hensii of Lycopersicon cerasiforme, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, enema
H(031), H(155), bark of the underground part of Salacia pyriformis, to scrape, ripe fruit of Aframomum sanguineum, RNS., VO.
H(037) tuberculosis, barks stem, branch, trunk of Pentaclethra macrophylla, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, maceration, VO.
H(056), stems without leaves of Adenia gracilis, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, juice, VO.
H(082), fruit of Aframomum., to pound, infusion, VO.
H(091) childs, roots of withoutevieria trifasciata, ripe fruit of Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, to dilute, to filter, enema
H(092), bark of the underground part of Aframomum
H(094), leaves, ripe fruit of Capsicum annuum, Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, enema
H(094), ripe fruit of Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, enema
H(155), bark of the underground part of Rauvolfia vomitoria, to scrape, ripe fruit of Aframomum sanguineum, VO.
H(156), leaves of Cyathula prostrata, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, to pound, juice, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(005), H(008), H(014), H(018), H(045), H(053), H(068), H(086), H(104)
Recipes : H(004), local application of leaves of Ageratum conyzoides
H(005) oedma, friction of leaves
H(008) child, VO., leaves Ageratum conyzoides, seeds of Aframomum sanguineum, pounded, juice, VO.
H(012)), local application of leaves softened in fire
H(014) itch, friction with leaves
H(018), juice of leaves, local drops
H(053), local application of pounded leaves - - H(068), grinded leaves, to filterd, enema
H(086), local application of leaves softened in fire
H(104), grinded leaves, to filterd, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Official name : Alchornea cordifolia (Schum. & Thonn.) Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Alchornea cordata Benth.
Symptoms : H(008), H(014), H(028y), H(037), H(051), H(068), H(094), H(103), H(109)
Recipes : H(008) diarrhoea, young leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, VO.
H(014) itch, stem without leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, decoction, filtrer, hip-bath + enema
H(028y), grinded leaves of Alchorne., in vagina
H(037) cough, stem without leaves of Alchornea cordifolia, decoction, filtrer, VO.
H(051), H(103) carie, stem without leaves of Alchornea. decoction (H2O), inhalation
H(068) helminthiasis, decoction of leaves of Alchornea, enema
H(094), leaves of Spilanthes filicaulis of Alchornea cordifolia, paste, in rectum
H(094), H(109) back ache, stem without leaves, decoction, hip-bath
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : H(155)
Recipes : H(155), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Capsicum frutescens, leaves Phyllanthus niruri, VO.
H(155), bulb Allium cepa, ripe fruit Capsicum frutescens, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Official name : Allophylus africanus P. Beauv.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : H(068), H(100)
Recipes : H(068), decoction (H2O) of leaves of Allophylus africanus, enema
H(100) syph, barks stems, twigs, trunk of Allophylus africanus, maceration, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Alstonia boonei De Wild
Official name : Alstonia boonei De Wild
Family : Apocynaceae
Symptoms : H(068)
Recipes : H(068) helminthiasis, latex of Alstonia boonei , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Alstonia congensis Engl.
Official name : Alstonia congensis Engl.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Alstonia gilletii De Wild.
Symptoms : H(002)
Recipes : H(002) lactogenic, latex of Alstonia congensis, maceration in palm wine, VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Amaranthus viridis L.
Official name : Amaranthus viridis L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : H(091), H(103)
Recipes : H(091) child, leaves of Amaranthus viridis, friction
H(103), roots of Amaranthus viridis, ripe fruit of Capsicum frutescens, to pound, to take snuff
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Anacardium occidentale L.
Official name : Anacardium occidentale L.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(100)
Recipes : H(038), H(100), barks stem, branch, trunk of Anacardium occidentale, decoction (H2O) , VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ananas sativus Lindl.
Official name : Ananas sativus Lindl.
Family : Bromeliaceae
Synonyms : Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.
Symptoms : H(008), H(046), H(068)
Recipes : H(008), Asystasia gangetica, pounded leaves, diluted VO
H(008), fruit , juice, VO
H(046), Morinda morindoides, roasted leaves, diluted H2O, filter, enema
H(046), fruit, expression, delayed H2O, filter, enema
H(068), fruit, pounded, juice filter, VO,
Region : West Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Anonidium mannii (Oliv.) Engl. & Diels
Official name : Anonidium mannii (Oliv.) Engl. & Diels
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : H(050), H(169)
Recipes : H(050), maceration leaves, enema
H(169), infusion stems barks, trunc, twigs, maceration, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(139)
Recipes : H(026), menstrues regulation, leaves of Celosia trigyna, seeds of Arachis hypogea, RNS., enema
H(139), rhizom of Panicum repens, seeds of Arachis hypogea, chewing
H(139), roots of Carpolobia alba softened by the heat of fire, seeds of Azrachis hypogea, RNS., VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : H(008), H(091)
Recipes : H(008), Asystasia gangetica, leaves to pound, juice of fruit of Ananas comosus, to dilute, VO.
H(091) delay in motricity, leaves of Asystasia., to macerate, to filter, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : H(006), H(013), H(014), H(018), H(051), H(103)
Recipes : H(006), pounded leaves, elayed, to filterd, enema
H(013) , leaves softened in fire, local application
H(014) mycosis, grinded leaves, friction
H(051) paludism, grinded leaves, friction
H(051) paludism, grinded leaves, macerated in H2O, enema
H(051) paludism, pounded leaves to filterd, drops in eyes
H(051) paludism child, pounded leaves to filterd, drops in eyes
H(103), pounded leaves, local application
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Biophytum zenkeri Guill.
Official name : Biophytum zenkeri Guill.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : H(094), H(099)
Recipes : H(094, 2), leaves of Biophytum zenkeri, to pound, to macerate, to filter, enema
H(099) epilepsy, whole plant of Biophytum., decoction (H2O), VO.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boerhavia diffusa L.
Official name : Boerhavia diffusa L.
Family : Nyctaginaceae
Symptoms : H(004), H(037), H(038), H(045), H(091)
Recipes : H(004) wound, H(045) cicatrizing, pounded leaves, local application
H(037) bronchitis, H(038), aerian part, to pound, to filter, enema
H(091) insufficient growth progres of child, leaves of Laportea aestuans of Boerhavia diffusa, to grind, to dilute H2O, enema
H(091) insufficient growth progres of child, aerian part, to grind, to filter, enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered
Brachystegia laurentii (De Wild.) Louis ex Hoyle
Official name : Brachystegia laurentii (De Wild.) Louis ex Hoyle
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : H(038), H(100)
Recipes : H(028t) leucorrhoea, H(100) gono., barks stem, branch, trunk of Brachystegia laurentii, decoction (H2O), enema
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Kisangani)
Vernacular name : not registered