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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 of Acacia raddiana , 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) ;