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Reference : VA 03

Author(s) : Ake-Assi, Y.A.
Title : Contribution au recensement des espèces végétales utilisées traditionnellement sur le plan zootechnique et vétérinaire en Afrique de l'Ouest. Thèse de doctorat (Sc. Vétérinaires), Lyon, Université Claude Bernard, 220 p., (1992)
Reference VA 03 has information about 82 plants :
Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Official name : Acacia nilotica (L.) Willd. ex Delile
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia scorpioides (L.) W.F. Wight
Symptoms : V(001), V(045), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(001), crushed leaves, filtered
Vb(091), Vc(091), Vo(091), taninns , cure for pregnant animals
Vb(045), crushed leaves, filtered , cicatrising the wounds
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : gamalwa (Fon) ; gabbé (Peuhl) ; bagaruwo (Hausa)
Acacia raddiana Savi
Official name : Acacia raddiana Savi
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vch(091), leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : seing (Wolof) ; tahl (Maure) ; zadie (Malinké)
Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Official name : Acacia senegal (L.) Willd.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Mimosa senegal L.
Symptoms : V(099)
Recipes : V(099), painkiller entheralgia, decoction peels of stalks, or rubber powder, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : verek (Ouolof) ; dibé (Bambara) ; koundo (Baoulé) ; patonki (Peuhl)
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(091)
Recipes : Vb(001), Vc(001),Vo(001), kratitis and eyes disease, chewed stem's barks + salt, extract in eyes
V(091), decoction stem's barks, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : menèn (Dendi)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : V(013), V(030), V(050)
Recipes : Vb(013), Vc(013), Vo(013), dermathosis, roasted dried pods + karit‚ butter (Butyrospermum parkii) , massage RNS.
Vb(030), decoction filtter salt, placenta, RNS.
Vb(050), decoction barks again swelling of the abdomen, stop if diarrhoea, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : Bu ba (Dioula); Boki (Malinké); Frondo (Baoulé); Ngigué (Sénoufo); Zizon (Fon); Toéga (Mossi), Baobab (Fr)
Adansonia digitata L.
Official name : Adansonia digitata L.
Family : Bombacaceae
Synonyms : Adansonia sphaerocarpa A.Chev.
Symptoms : V(004), V(045), V(093)
Recipes : V(004), repulsive insects in kraal, pulp, fumigation
V(045), powders outside fruit + gum, cicatrizing, and astringent
V(093), seedes antidote of the stophantine, poison arrow
Region : South Africa
Country : Malawi
Vernacular name : Bu ba (Dioula); Boki (Malinké); Frondo (Baoulé); Ngigué (Sénoufo); Zizon (Fon); Toéga (Mossi), Baobab (Fr)
Andropogon gayanus Kunth
Official name : Andropogon gayanus Kunth
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vcanis(006), VO., decoction leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (savana zone)
Vernacular name : not registered
Annona senegalensis Pers.
Official name : Annona senegalensis Pers.
Family : Annonaceae
Synonyms : Annona arenaria Thonn. , Annona chrysophylla Bojer
Symptoms : V(025), V(068), V(104)
Recipes : Veq(025), Veq(068),Veq(104), roots, dry, powder in H2O or in millet, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : dougour lanouri (Volof); batako (Peul); anyandjéle (Yoruba); ananse dua (Ashanti)
Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Anogeissus leiocarpa (DC.) Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Anogeissus schimperi Hochst. ex Hutch. & Dalziel
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Veq(068), extract from roots, barks and seeds, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kodioli (Peuhl) : maréké (Hausa) ; anyi (Yoruba) ; klihon (Fon) ; kalama (Bambara)
Arachis hypogaea L.
Official name : Arachis hypogaea L.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), Vc(006), Vo(006),. oil , RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : n'gachi (Abbey) ; chin'do (Akyé) ; n'gaté (Agni, Baoulé) ; tiga, tika (Malinké) ; aziin (Fon, Goun) ; ekpagidi (Yoruba) ; san-a (Bariba)
Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Official name : Balanites aegyptiaca (L.) Delile
Family : Zygophyllaceae
Synonyms : Balanites gillettii Cufod.
Symptoms : V(001), V(041), V(045), V(092)
Recipes : Vb(001), maceration from fresh leaves, instilation eyes (conjonctivitis)
Vb(041), roots, decoction H2O, charcoal
Vb(045), powder from dried barks
Vp(092), fishing poison
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (sahelian zone)
Vernacular name : not registered
Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Official name : Bauhinia rufescens Lam.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Piliostigma rufescens (Lam.) Benth.
Symptoms : V(045)
Recipes : V(045), decoction leaves, after delivery
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : nator (Moba)
Bombax costatum Pellegr. & Vuill.
Official name : Bombax costatum Pellegr. & Vuill.
Family : Bombacaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vo(094), cold decoction twigs and leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger
Vernacular name : forgo (Niger) , kapokier (Français)
Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Official name : Boscia angustifolia A. Rich.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vch(091), Veq(091), leaves in small fragments for animals suffering from diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : hasou (Dendi) ; yiribé (Bambara) ; tipi (Peuhl)
Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Official name : Boscia salicifolia Oliv.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Boscia powellii Sprague & Green , Boscia stylosa Gilg & Bened.
Symptoms : V(051)
Recipes : Vb(051), decoction leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : gigilé (Peuhl) ; anza (Hausa) ; orha (Zarma)
Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam. ex Poir.
Official name : Boscia senegalensis (Pers.) Lam. ex Poir.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(039), V(045), V(051), V(054), V(096)
Recipes : Vch(006), fruit, RNS.
V(039),V(045), crushed leaves on wounds, sur plaies, insectifcide flies
Vch(051), extract fresh leaves with salt + H2O during hot period
Vch(054), pounded leaves with tobaco, maceration with urine of ewe , drops in nostril
V‚q(096), inhalation of ground leaves, relieving congestion, horses
Vch(096), relieving congestion camel, pounded leaves, decoction with H2O and cow's milk, provokes une diarrhoea with blood
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : gisilé (Peuhl) ; bélé (Bambara) ; na bédèga (Mossi)
Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Official name : Bridelia ferruginea Benth.
Family : Phyllanthaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, decoction leaves + with or without milk, stems barks: diarrhoea with or without worms
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (North) (Lataha)
Vernacular name : hongla (Fon) ; ira (Yoruba) ; séa (Baoulé) ; akamati (Ehoué) ; sagouan (Bambara)
Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Official name : Butyrospermum paradoxum (Gaertner f.) Hepper
Family : Sapotaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013),Vo(013), friction with butter
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : kaday (Haoussa) ; bulanga (Zarma) ; karehi (Peuhl)karité, arbre à beurre (Fr)
Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Official name : Calotropis procera (Aiton) W.T.Aiton
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Asclepias procera Aiton
Symptoms : V(002), V(004), V(014), V(033), V(039), V(086)
Recipes : Vb(002),Vb(033), ONS, RNS.
Vch(004), paint with latex of Calotropis procera camels wounds
Vo(014), Vc(014), roots maceration + karite butter (Butyrospermum paradoxum)
Vb(039), Vc(039), Vo(039),V(039), VO., Capparis corymbosa, Calotropis procera, decoction roots, + paint infested parts with latex
Veq(086), paint with latex of Calotropis procera + Euphorbia balsamifera for epizootic lymphangit
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : bambambi (Pheul); toumfalia (Hausa); amouman (Fon);
Capparis corymbosa Lam.
Official name : Capparis corymbosa Lam.
Family : Capparaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), VO., Capparis corymbosa, Calotropis procera, decoction roots, +paint infested parts with latex
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : tabuti (Bambara) ; gumba (Peuhl) ;
Capsicum annuum L.
Official name : Capsicum annuum L.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Capsicum frutescens L.
Symptoms : V(001), V(005), V(006)
Recipes : V(001), maceration, stems, leaves drops in eyes, conjonctivitis
V(005), anti-oedema, ONS., RNS.
V(006), stimulating laxative, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : yébéssévi (Mina), atabévi (Ewé), fon takin winéwini (Fon), atasisédé (Yoruba), biéko (Akyé), makon (Agni, Baoulé), froto (Malinke), pili-pili (Fr)
Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Official name : Carissa edulis (Forssk.) Vahl
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Carissa xylopicron Thouars , Carissa pubescens A. DC. , Carissa spinarum L.
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068), berries, vermifuges
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : ahanyo (Fon); souroukou; n'tombolo (Sénoufo);kouma kouma (Malinké);
Cassia mimosoides L.
Official name : Cassia mimosoides L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Chamaecrista mimosoides (L.) Greene
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : Vo(039)ticks, friction with dough from stems and leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (savana zone)
Vernacular name : bariba , nyinguinyon (Fon) ; atabouman (Watchi); atabouman (Yoruba)
Cassia nigricans Vahl
Official name : Cassia nigricans Vahl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(045), V(051), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(045), Vc(045), Vo(045), dough from leaves, RNS.
V(051), decoction stems, leaves bechic, febrifuge, sudorific, RNS.
V(068), decoction roots, vermifuge, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : gwaya (Hausa) ; nya'ngal (Zarma) ; niangari bubu (Peuhl)
Cassia occidentalis L.
Official name : Cassia occidentalis L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Senna occidentalis (L.) Link
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), leaves, RNS. , Guinea worms
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : rai'dor (Hausa), okamo (Ibo), ananse dua (Ashanti)
Cassia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Cassia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Cassia kotschyana Oliv.
Symptoms : V(059)
Recipes : Vv(059), bark stems, hen
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : malga (Hausa), sisangahi (Peuhl), singian (Bambara)
Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.
Official name : Ceratotheca sesamoides Endl.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Synonyms : Sesamum heudelotii Stapf
Symptoms : V(030), V(091)
Recipes : V(030), VO. maceration whole plant, H2O , placenta
V(091), upper part of the plant, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : wari (Bariba) ; agbo (Fon et Goun) ;
Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Cissus populnea Guill. & Perr.
Family : Vitaceae
Symptoms : V(010), V(068)
Recipes : V(010), decoction stems and leaves on wounds from foot-and-mouth disease
V(068), mucilage roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : karayérékou, sarou yara (Peuhl)
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013), Vc(013), Vo(013), VO., maceration leaves and stems, paint
V(033), fumigation
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : minon (Lissongo) ; kankpé (Goun)
Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Official name : Citrullus colocynthis (L.) Schrad.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Cucumis colocynthis L. , Colocynthis vulgaris Schrad.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vv(008), maceration fruits in H20 , in the drink, white diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (souvent littoral)
Vernacular name : goussi (Fon) et (Goun)
Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Official name : Citrullus lanatus (Thunb.) Matsumara & Makai
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Synonyms : Citrullus vulgaris Eckl. & Zeyh. , Colocynthis citrullus (L.) Kuntze
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(002) lactation disorders, seeds of Colocynthis citrullus + leaves of Rhynchosia nyassica, VO.
Vv(008) white diarrhoea , fruit maceration of Colocynthis citrullus, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : goussi (Fon, Goun)
Cochlospermum planchonii Hook. f.
Official name : Cochlospermum planchonii Hook. f.
Family : Cochlospermaceae
Symptoms : V(059)
Recipes : Vb(059), decoction roots, VO., 1l. in the morning
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (North) (Lataha)
Vernacular name : yarudi (Peuhl) ; rawaya (Hausa) ; broguiessé (Baoulé)
Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Official name : Combretum glutinosum Perr. ex DC.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(037), V(045)
Recipes : Vb(037), Vc(037), Vo(037), maceration in H2O pounded roots, VO.
Vb(045), to mold stem's barks = cicatrising dough
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (soudano-sahelian zone)
Vernacular name : ndoki (Peuhl) ; taramnya (Hausa) ; bu lata (Diola)
Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Combretum nigricans Lepr. ex Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Combretum elliotii Engl. & Diels
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Veq(091), horses and donkey, maceration H2O of leaves , VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (soudano-sahelian zone)
Vernacular name : sama bali (Bambara) ; busdé (Peuhl) ; tap (Volof)
Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Official name : Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehrenb. ex Asch.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia sinensis Lam. , Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), eyes inflamed , decoction roots and stem's barks, wash
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : bomo-dangay (Zarma)
Cucumis prophetarum L.
Official name : Cucumis prophetarum L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vv(008) maceration fruits in H20 , white diarrhoea
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : tchian kaney (Zarma)
Cymbopogon schoenanthus (L.) Spreng.
Official name : Cymbopogon schoenanthus (L.) Spreng.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(045)
Recipes : V(014), mange, ONS., RNS.
Vb(045), Vc(045), Vo(045), powder
Vcanis(75), decoction stems with leaves, troubles of womb, anorexia
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : moushinnourtou (Berba)
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Veq(068), stem's barks, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Nigeria
Vernacular name : kanya (Haoussa) ; onye-koyi (Ibo) ; kaman (Yoruba)
Eragrostis tremula Steud.
Official name : Eragrostis tremula Steud.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vcanis (006), whole plant, VO., constipation dogs
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (savana zone)
Vernacular name : not registered
Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Official name : Erythrina senegalensis A. DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(007)
Recipes : Veq(007), decoction stem's barks, leaves, diuretic
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : goutin (Fon) ; n'den (Bambara) ; mototay (Peuhl) ; bousentafou (Diola) ; soka (Baoulé)
Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Official name : Euphorbia balsamifera Ait.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Euphorbia sepium N. E. Br.
Symptoms : V(002), V(033), V(086)
Recipes : Vb(002), Vb(033), latex , ONS., RNS.
Vb(002), maceration H2O, ONS., RNS. , VO.
V‚q(086), latex Euphorbia balsamifera, Calotropis procera, for epizootic lymphangit
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : aguwa (Hausa) ; barré (Zarma) ; nabia (Moba)
Ficus capensis Thunb.
Official name : Ficus capensis Thunb.
Family : Moraceae
Synonyms : Ficus sur Forssk.
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : Vb(033), plundered green figs + millet, 8 days a year, to obtain prolific cows, (North Ivory Coast, Peuhl)
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast
Vernacular name : sere fora (Bambara) ; nigéré bete (Peuhl) ; valèman (Fon) ;mboté (Akyé) ; aloma (Baoulé)
Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Official name : Ficus ingens (Miq.) Miq.
Family : Moraceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002) , decoction peel stalks
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : nyianpenri (Yon)
Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Gardenia ternifolia Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Rubiaceae
Symptoms : V(015), V(051), V(093)
Recipes : V(015 )+V(051), fiever + blood, ONS., RNS.
V(093), arrows, ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (savanes)
Vernacular name : dekpla (Fon)
Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Official name : Guiera senegalensis J.F. Gmel.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(045), V(201)
Recipes : V(045), powder from dry leaves, cicatrizing wounds
V(201), fumigation again bad spell+ Heeria insignis + Crossopteryx febrifuga
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : geloki (Peuhl) ; n'guji (Bambara) ; fu nuk (Diola) ; kundé (Malinké)
Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Official name : Heeria insignis (Delile) Kuntze
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Ozoroa insignis Del.
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : V(091), improvement of zootechnical preformance, mixed in food + Crossopteryx febrifuga + Guiera senegalensis
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : kanfunu (Kabiye), tinonnyira (Waama), satarey koss (Zarma);
Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Official name : Khaya senegalensis (Desv.) A. Juss.
Family : Meliaceae
Synonyms : Swietenia senegalensis Desv.
Symptoms : V(006), V(045), V(051), V(054), V(068)
Recipes : Vb(006), constipation , stem's barks + salt, filter, RNS.
Vb(045), to wash the wounds with a decoction of leaves + dressing with the powder of dried barks
Vb(051), decoction stem's barks + powder of dried barks from Khaya s‚n‚galensis, RNS.
Vb(054), extract stem's barks, pounded in H2O + salt, RNS.
Vb(068), Vo(068), Vc(068), decoction H2O , stem's barks + onions + hot peper, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa, soudano-zambezian and sahelian zone
Vernacular name : farrey (Zarma) ; kaïl (Peuhl) ; mad' âtchi (Hausa) ; zounza (Fon) ;jala (Bambara) ; djarrasoum (Sénégal)
Lannea acida A. Rich.
Official name : Lannea acida A. Rich.
Family : Anacardiaceae
Synonyms : Odina acida (A. Rich.) Oliv.
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : V(091), improvement of zootechnical preformance, mixed in food
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : zouzou (Fon); koudron (Baoulé);
Lannea microcarpa Engl. & Krause
Official name : Lannea microcarpa Engl. & Krause
Family : Anacardiaceae
Symptoms : V(045), V(091)
Recipes : V(045) + improvement of zootechnical preformance, mixed in food
V(091), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (soudano-sahelian zone)
Vernacular name : tarkoudako (Dendi); tchivi (Fon et Goun)
Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia hastata (Pers.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia lancifolia (Schumach & Thonn.) Decne.
Symptoms : V(082), V(104), V(002), V(027)
Recipes : Vb(002), ONS., RNS.
Vb(027) , ONS., RNS.
Vb(082), (North Ivory-Coast) , powder, roots barks
Veq(104), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : yadyahul (Pheul); yadya (Hausa);
Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne.
Official name : Leptadenia pyrotechnica (Forssk.) Decne.
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Leptadenia spartium Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : Veq(050), Vb(050), flatulence, roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Senegal (all the zone from Nord Senegal)
Vernacular name : not registered
Maerua crassifolia Forssk.
Official name : Maerua crassifolia Forssk.
Family : Capparaceae
Synonyms : Maerua rigida R. Br.
Symptoms : V(006), V(051), V(068), V(101)
Recipes : Veq(006), Veq(068), fesh leaves in balls
Vb(051), decoction of leaves, VO.
Vb(101), powder on tongue
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : bérédu (Bambara), sogi (Peuhl), débarke (Volof)
Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Official name : Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell
Family : Celastraceae
Synonyms : Gymnosporia senegalensis (Lam.) Loes.
Symptoms : V(008), V(008), V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vo(008), Vc(008), maceration H2O pounded leaves, boisson, diarrhoea, dysentery
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : gbéramounyon (Bariba) ; yowuyowublé (Waama)
Mitragyna ciliata Aubrév.& Pellegr.
Official name : Mitragyna ciliata Aubrév.& Pellegr.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Mitragyna macrophylla Hiern
Symptoms : V(093), V(007)
Recipes : V(007), diuretic decoction stem's barks
V(093), antipoisoning, decoction barks, stems, leaves
Region : West Africa
Country : from Liberia to Zaïre
Vernacular name : bahia (?)
Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Official name : Mitragyna inermis (Willd.) K.Schum.
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Nauclea africana Willd.
Symptoms : V(008), V(033)
Recipes : V(008), anti diarrhoea, stem's barks, decoction
V(033), against the infertility, lives Tapinanthus bangwensis + seeds and fruits of Mitragina inermis, maceration, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (wet plain)
Vernacular name : dion (Bambara) ; kodioli (Peuhl) ;
Momordica balsamina L.
Official name : Momordica balsamina L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : Veq(104), decoction stems, leaves, VO., anorexia and enteralgia
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : gerahuni, zaata (Hausa) ; badôma (Zama) ; badôma (Peuhl) ;tikikarak (Tamacheck)
Nauclea pobeguinii (Pobéguin ex Pellegr.) Petit
Official name : Nauclea pobeguinii (Pobéguin ex Pellegr.) Petit
Family : Rubiaceae
Synonyms : Sarcocephalus pobeguinii Pobéguin ex Pellegr.
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vc(091), VO. , extract from fresh barks, pounded, or dried barks in powder, in foods
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : assoubo, sibo (Agni) ; dountiangol (Foullah) ; patouguiné (Kroumen) ;kobati, kogbati (Malinké)
Oryza sativa L.
Official name : Oryza sativa L.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) calf, to drink water of cooking of the rice, diarrhea without worms
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : saka (Abbey et Bété) ; malo (Akyé, Bambara, et Malinké) ;ahué (Agni et Baoulé)
Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Official name : Parkia biglobosa ( Jacq.) R.Br. ex G. Don
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Parkia clappertoniana Keay
Symptoms : V(075), V(008)
Recipes : Vb(075) calf, to rub the body with the powder of the roasted plant + salt
Vv(008), white diarrhoea, maceration of crushed valves from pods, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (North)
Vernacular name : néré (Malinké) ; kparalé, kpalé (Baoulé) ; arouati (Fon) ; niri (Peuhl)
Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Official name : Piliostigma reticulatum (DC.) Hochst.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia reticulata DC.
Symptoms : V(008), V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008), Vo(008), powder stem's barks +H2O
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (zone savanes)
Vernacular name : kalgo (Hausa), Barki (Peuhl), kosorey (Zarma)
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Official name : Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Bauhinia thonningii Schumach.
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020), dehydration of roots, powder + H2O, juice fresh leaves, drops in eyes, spitter snake (Peuhl Ct-Iv.)
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (zone savanes)
Vernacular name : diamara (Baoulé) ; klon (Fon) ; barkere (Peuhl) ; nyamata (Bambara)
Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Official name : Prosopis africana (Guill. & Perr.) Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : Vo(094), cold decoction twigs and leaves, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : zamtouri (Niger)
Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Official name : Pterocarpus erinaceus Poir.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vv(008), maceration H2O, stem's barks
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : boa, tona, yarondou (Bariba) , yessigougué (Berba) , kosso ( Fon et Goun) , tem (Kotokoli) , songa (Waama) , akpékpé (Yoruba)
Saba florida (Benth.) Bullock
Official name : Saba florida (Benth.) Bullock
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Landolphia florida Benth.
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : Vb(002), latex, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : doctobou (Waana)
Samanea dinklagei (Harms) Keay
Official name : Samanea dinklagei (Harms) Keay
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Pithecellobium dinklagei (Harms) Harms
Symptoms : V(075)
Recipes : Vb(075), anorexia, decoction 1 l. 3X weeks, decoction leaves, stem's barks and roots
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dense forest)
Vernacular name : iônindé (Sénoufo)
Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Official name : Sansevieria liberica Gérôme & Labroy
Family : Dracaenaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vo(020), extract of the fresh leaves, drops in eyes, antidote snakes spitters ( Naja)
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Official name : Securidaca longipedunculata Fresen.
Family : Polygalaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(045), V(091), V(099)
Recipes : V(091), drink from maceration of roots + H20 (Peuhl), V(039), V(045), residus = antiparasites and external antiseptic externe small wounds and reinvigorating
V(099), powder from stem's barks in nostrils
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : alali (Peuhl) ; djomba (Bambara)
Solanum capsicoides Allioni
Official name : Solanum capsicoides Allioni
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vv(091), maceration H2O roots, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : tbomassu (Fon) ; bamomi (Yoruba) ; aubergine sauvage(Fr)
Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Official name : Solanum dasyphyllum Schumach. & Thonn.
Family : Solanaceae
Synonyms : Solanum duplosinuatum Klotzsch
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vv(091), ONS., RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Official name : Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench
Family : Poaceae
Synonyms : Holcus bicolor L. , Sorghum vulgare subsp. durra (Forssk.) Maire & Weiller
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Veq(008), diarrhoea, dysentery, boisson, VO., spring up seeds crushed
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : agbokounvovo, kpokpo Fon et Goun)
Sterculia setigera Del.
Official name : Sterculia setigera Del.
Family : Sterculiaceae
Synonyms : Sterculia tomentosa Guill. & Perr.
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020) snake, VO. and drops in nostrilsfrom maceration in H2O of stem's barks
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : foroman, gawuré, polo (Bariba) ; porola (Boko) ; moukou (Ditamari) ; azilokwe, nyinnyinfou (Fon et Goun) ; olawa telou (Loukpa)
Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Official name : Stereospermum kunthianum Cham.
Family : Bignoniaceae
Symptoms : V(050)
Recipes : Veq(050), flatulence, stem's barks
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (savana with trees)
Vernacular name : more iri (Bambara); moro yéri (Malinké); nsandi (Fon); Sansami (Hausa);
Striga senegalensis Benth.
Official name : Striga senegalensis Benth.
Family : Orobanchaceae
Synonyms : Striga hermontheca (Del.) Benth.
Symptoms : V(010), V(013), V(030)
Recipes : Vb(013) from Vb(010), decoction stems with leaves on wounds foot-and-mouth disease
Vb(030), Vo(030),Vc(030), decoction whole plant, VO., placenta
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dry land)
Vernacular name : manli (Dendi)
Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Official name : Strychnos spinosa Lam.
Family : Strychnaceae
Synonyms : Strychnos buettneri Gilg
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), tenia, seeds pounded plant in food
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : gbéssègbwékou, goulogoy (Bariba) ; potohoka (Waama) ; pinpedora (Yom)
Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Official name : Swartzia madagascariensis Desv.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(095)
Recipes : V(095), fruit in food (exept pregnant cow) (Nord Ct-Iv Peuhl )
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (zone savanes)
Vernacular name : ohli ((Peuhl) ; fomégui (sénoufo) ; so iri (Bambara)
Tamarindus indica L.
Official name : Tamarindus indica L.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Tamarindus erythraea Mattei
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006), stem's barks, constipation, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : djammi (Peuhl) ; tsamia (Hausa) ; diko (Baoulé) ; djévivi) (Fon)
Tapinanthus bangwensis (Engl. & Krause) Danser
Official name : Tapinanthus bangwensis (Engl. & Krause) Danser
Family : Loranthaceae
Synonyms : Loranthus bangwensis Engl. & K. Kr.
Symptoms : V(033)
Recipes : V(033), against the infertility, lives Tapinanthus bangwensis + seeds and fruits of Mitragina inermis, maceration, VO.
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (dense forest)
Vernacular name : kokobiako (Akyé) ; goussourou (Bariba) ; itché (Yoruba)
Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr.
Official name : Terminalia avicennioides Guill. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Synonyms : Terminalia dictyoneura Diels
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) calf, leaves and roots, RNS.
Region : West Africa
Country : Niger (soudan savana)
Vernacular name : bawshi (Hausa) ; farka hanga (Zarma) ; bôde (Peuhl) ; tâbêtênêt (Tamacheck) ; kumâda (Beriberi)
Terminalia macroptera Guil. & Perr.
Official name : Terminalia macroptera Guil. & Perr.
Family : Combretaceae
Symptoms : V(099)
Recipes : Vb(099), decoction seeds. VO. for nervous animal
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa (not too dense forest)
Vernacular name : vuolo (ouolof) ; cassaoulé (Malinké) ; bodévi (Peuhl) ;bouhinkabon (Diola) ; wolomuso (Bambara)
Uapaca togoensis Pax
Official name : Uapaca togoensis Pax
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Synonyms : Uapaca somon Aubrév. & Léandri
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : V(020), juice roots, antidote eyes, snake spitter (Peuhl)
Region : West Africa
Country : Ivory Coast (North) (Lataha)
Vernacular name : béla, gbéla (Baoulé) ; somon (Malinké)
Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Official name : Vernonia amygdalina Delile
Family : Asteraceae
Synonyms : Vernonia senegalensis A. Chev. , Gymnanthemum amygdalinum (Delile) Sch. Bip. Ex Walp.
Symptoms : V(027), V(091)
Recipes : Veq(026), Veq(091), leaves, RNS
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : boutâhat (Diola), Bété (Fon), kossaflan ou kosadouné (Malinké)
Vitex doniana Sweet
Official name : Vitex doniana Sweet
Family : Verbenaceae
Symptoms : V(020)
Recipes : Vb(020) snake, maceration in H2O, fresh leaves pounded+ marcs residues on wound
Region : West Africa
Country : West Africa
Vernacular name : hrankilata (Berba) ; kounda (Boko) ; boyi (Dendi) ; fon (Fon et Goun) ; soossou penyerbou, sissibenyerbou (Waama) ; ewé ohwi (Yoruba)