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Reference : VD 03

Author(s) : Defour, G.
Title : Plantes médicinales traditionnelles au Kivu (République du Zaïre), (1994) Documentation du Sous-Réseau PRÉLUDE
Reference VD 03 has information about 187 plants :
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : V(006), V(008), V(025), V(068)
Recipes : V(006), leaves, juice, RNS.
V(008) , V (025), ONS., RNS.
V(066) , leaves, juice, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : kashangala , mugenge (Shi)
Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Official name : Acanthus pubescens (Thomson ex Oliv.) Engl.
Family : Acanthaceae
Synonyms : Acanthus arboreus C.B.Clarke
Symptoms : V(002), V(113)
Recipes : V(002), this plant stop lactation for man and animal
V(113), not signalized
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : lurhadu (Shi)
Achyranthes aspera L.
Official name : Achyranthes aspera L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Synonyms : Achyranthes annua Dinter , Achyranthes indica (L.) Mill. , Achyranthes aspera L. var. sicula , Achyranthes obovata Peter.
Symptoms : V(001)
Recipes : Vb(001), eyes inflamed , crushed leaves in H2O, 4 drops in eyes, in the morningf and evening
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mushomolangoko (Shi)
Ageratum conyzoides L.
Official name : Ageratum conyzoides L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(016), V(037), V(068), V(201)
Recipes : Vb(001), conjonctivitis,1 drop of leaves juice (from time to time)
Vb(016), not signalized
V(037), pneumonia, leaves juice or decoction
V(068), anthelmintique, macerationof pounded leaves with "ugundumuzimu"
V(201), some recommend it to spread the thunderbolt or the magicians.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : ishomola, kahyole (Shi), ruheha, kasiraruguma (Kinyaruanda)
Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Official name : Albizia grandibracteata Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), anthelminthic, bark trunc maceration , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mushebeye, mushemeye, hikungushebeye (Shi)
Allium cepa L.
Official name : Allium cepa L.
Family : Alliaceae
Symptoms : V(113)
Recipes : V(113), whitlow, paste, cataplasm
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : itunguru (Shi)
Aloe lateritia Engl.
Official name : Aloe lateritia Engl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(041), V(094), V(111)
Recipes : V(008), leaves sap, RNS.
V(041), infusion leaves, 1 bottle, 2 x / day, RNS.
V(094), crushed leaves, VO.
V(111), juice leaves, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : igikakarubamba (Kinyarwanda)
Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Official name : Alysicarpus glumaceus (Vahl) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : ngandu (Shi)
Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.
Official name : Alysicarpus rugosus (Willd.) DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : ngandu (Shi)
Amaranthus lividus L.
Official name : Amaranthus lividus L.
Family : Amaranthaceae
Symptoms : V(020), V(039)
Recipes : V(020) snake, infusion, ONS., RNS.

V(039)insects, ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : ntendebuka (Shi)
Andropogon canaliculatus Schumach.
Official name : Andropogon canaliculatus Schumach.
Family : Poaceae
Symptoms : V(094)
Recipes : V(117), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mwehwe (Shi)
Annona muricata L.
Official name : Annona muricata L.
Family : Annonaceae
Symptoms : V(036)
Recipes : V(036), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : mustafeli (Shi)
Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Official name : Asparagus asparagoides (L.) Druce
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : V(025)
Recipes : V(025), leaves and stems maceration , RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : hinyamigenge (Shi)
Astripomoea grantii (Rendle) Verdc.
Official name : Astripomoea grantii (Rendle) Verdc.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : V(016), V(059), V(094)
Recipes : V(016), to rub with crushed sheets and some kaolin
Vb(059), V(117), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : cinenwa ,nfumbia likasi (Shi)
Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Official name : Asystasia gangetica (L.) T. Anders.
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(003)
Recipes : V(003)sprain , crushed leaves., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : irungo (Shi), ijojwe, urusogo (Kinyaruanda)
Basella alba L.
Official name : Basella alba L.
Family : Basellaceae
Synonyms : Basella rubra L.
Symptoms : V(010), V(024), V(035), V(033), V(094)
Recipes : V(010), foot and mouth disease, maceration leaves, RNS.
V(024), flight with light, ONS, RNS.
V(033), induction of the oestral cycle, ONS, RNS.
V(035), theileriosis, ONS, RNS.
V(094), piles , ONS, RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : nderema (Shi)
Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Official name : Berkheya spekeana Oliv.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(027), V(030), V(039), V(094), V(104), V(094)
Recipes : V(006) constipation (leaves juice)
V(027) again abortion, leaves maceration
V(030), V(039), V(006) + V(104), V(094), V(117) , ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : cigwigwi (Shi) ikigwarara (Kinyarwanda)
Bidens pilosa L.
Official name : Bidens pilosa L.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(001), V(095)
Recipes : V(001), pounded leaves + H2O, 4 drops, morning and evening
V(095), this plant constitutes a good feed but gives to the milk a stench.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : kashisha (s'accroche aux vêtements, fleurs jaunes) (shi), nyabarasanya (kinyaruanda)
Biophytum helenae Buscal. & Muschl.
Official name : Biophytum helenae Buscal. & Muschl.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : V(027), V(094)
Recipes : V(027), threaten with abortion, ONS., RNS.
V(094) piles, ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : bishasri, kafunhya, funyebishari (shi)
Biophytum zenkeri Guill.
Official name : Biophytum zenkeri Guill.
Family : Oxalidaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002), ONS., RNS.
Region : Central Africa
Country : Congo (Democratic republic) (ex. Zaïre) (Bushi, South - Kivu)
Vernacular name : nabwifunye (shi)