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Reference : VG 01

Author(s) : Gelfand, M., S. Mavi, R.B. Drummond & B. Ndemera
Title : The traditional medical practitioner in Zimbabwe. His principles of practice and pharmacopoeia. Mambo Press, Gweru, Zimbabwe, 411 p., (1985)
Reference VG 01 has information about 34 plants :
Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Official name : Adenium obesum (Forssk.) Roemer & Schultes
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Nerium obesum Forssk. , Adenium somalense var. crispum Chiov. , Adenium honghel A.DC.
Symptoms : V(001), V(008x), V(008), V(015)
Recipes : Vv(001, r), hen, flowing eyes, instillation juice tuber roots (rare) (shona )
Vb(008x) + Vb(015), drink every 12 hours, infusion root tubereuse (rare) ( shona )
Vv(008, r), drops of infusion of tuber root in H2O (rare) (shona )
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Official name : Afzelia quanzensis Welw.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(016)
Recipes : Vb(016), infusion fruit (shona), VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe chabaudii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(008x), V(039)
Recipes : Vv(008, f), diarhoea leaves, infusion, (frequent) (Shona)
Vv(039, f), Vv(039), parasitism, hen is plunged into an leave's infusion (frequent) (Shona)
Vv(008x, f), blood in excrements, juice of leaves in H2O, in drink, (frequent) (Shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Official name : Aloe greatheadii Schönland
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(000)
Recipes : Vv(000), (ndebele), leaves, infusion, in drink
Region : East Africa
Country : East Africa (zone Ndebele)
Vernacular name : not registered
Ansellia africana Lindl.
Official name : Ansellia africana Lindl.
Family : Orchidaceae
Symptoms : V(134)
Recipes : V(134, f), to prevent the flight of the pigeons, (shona) soaked plant in drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006, r), Vc(006, r), Vo(006,r), (rare)(shona), infusion bulb
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Official name : Boophone disticha (L.f.) Herbert
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) a bulb infusion is applied as a drench to treat constipation in ruminants in Zimbabwe
(registered from reference VD 17)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Official name : Brachystegia boehmii Taub.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(109)
Recipes : Vb(006, r), constipation , VO., infusion, barks (rare) (shona)
Vb(109, r), lumbago, VO., infusion, barks (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cissus quadrangularis L.
Official name : Cissus quadrangularis L.
Family : Vitaceae
Synonyms : Vitis quadrangularis (L.) Wall. ex Wight & Arn.
Symptoms : V(022)
Recipes : Vc(022, r), whole crushed plant in vagina (rare)(shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
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(004), V(039)
Recipes : Vr(004) + Vr(039), fruits ashes on wounds
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Official name : Coccinia adoensis (A. Rich.) Cogn.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(126)
Recipes : Vcanis (126 , r), juice in food (rare)(shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Official name : Colophospermum mopane (Benth.) J. Léonar
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Colophospermum mopane (J.Kirk ex Benth.) J.Kirk ex J.Léonard
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008, r), VO., infusion barks (rare)(shona), RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb. var. aschersonii (Engl.) Verdc.
Official name : Convolvulus sagittatus Thunb. var. aschersonii (Engl.) Verdc.
Family : Convolvulaceae
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015, r) calf, VO. decoction roots(rare)(shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Crinum macowanii Bak.
Official name : Crinum macowanii Bak.
Family : Amaryllidaceae
Symptoms : V(002)
Recipes : V(002, f), infusion bulbs, VO., (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cucumis myriocarpus Naud.
Official name : Cucumis myriocarpus Naud.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(119), V(120)
Recipes : Vcanis(119, f) , juice of fruit, rubbed on the nose (frequent)
Vcanis(120, f), eggs, pulp in eggs , VO. (frequent)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Cussonia arborea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Araliaceae
Synonyms : Cussonia kirkii Seem. , Cussonia barteri Seem. , Cussonia djalonensis A. Chev.
Symptoms : V(015)
Recipes : Vb(015), blood urines or excrements , infusion roots, VO. (rare) (Shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Official name : Dicerocaryum zanguebaricum (Lour.) Merr.
Family : Pedaliaceae
Symptoms : V(022), V(030)
Recipes : V(022, r) dilation of the vagina, infusion plants in the vagina + VO. (rare)
V(030, r), VO. infusion plant (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea buchananii Benth.
Official name : Dioscorea buchananii Benth.
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(092), V(099)
Recipes : V(092, f), to immobilize , powder of tubercle or infusion in food (freq)
V(099, f) strong, ONS., RNS.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Dioscorea schimperiana Hochst. ex Kunth
Official name : Dioscorea schimperiana Hochst. ex Kunth
Family : Dioscoreaceae
Symptoms : V(092), V(099)
Recipes : V(099, r) stong, ONS., RNS.
V(092, r), to immobilize (rare), infusion tubercle, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe
Vernacular name : not registered
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Official name : Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex DC.
Family : Ebenaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068, r), VO., infusion roots (rare) (shona)
Region : East Africa
Country : Zimbabwe (zone shona)
Vernacular name : not registered