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Reference : VM 41

Author(s) : Mesfin, F., S. Demisse, T. Teklehaymanot
Title : An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wonago Woreda, SNNPR, Ethiopia Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine , 5:28 doi:10.1186/1746-4269-5-28 (2009)
Reference VM 41 has information about 33 plants :
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(008), V(039)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, pwder dry / fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera with H2O is applied externally
Vb(039) ectoparasite, pwder dry / fresh leaf of Achyranthes aspera with H2O is applied externally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : derrgu (Gedeoffa)
Argemone mexicana L.
Official name : Argemone mexicana L.
Family : Papaveraceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(015)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, pwder fresh leaf mixed with residue of local ‘tella’ or ‘areqie’ is given orally
Vb(015) bloody urine, crushed and pounded fresh leaf of Argemone mexicana mixed with roots of Solanum indicum in cold H2O is given as a drunk
Vb(068) intestinal parasites, crushed and pounded fresh leaf of Argemone mexicana mixed with leaf of Vernonia amygdalina is given orally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kossalae (Gedeoffa)
Asparagus africanus Lam.
Official name : Asparagus africanus Lam.
Family : Asparagaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, powder of dry root of Asparagus africanus is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : uffae (Gedeoffa)
Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Official name : Brucea antidysenterica J.F. Mill.
Family : Simaroubaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, powder of fresh/dry root bark of Brucea antidysenterica is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kapparro (Gedeoffa)
Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Official name : Calpurnia aurea (Aiton) Benth.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Calpurnia subdecandra (L'Hérit.) Schweick.
Symptoms : V(001), V(041), V(162)
Recipes : Vb(001) eye infection, seed powder of Calpurnia aurea mixed with butter is applied on infected eye.
Vb(041) black leg, pwder fresh/dry root with butter is given orally
Vb(041) anthrax, crushed, pounded fresh root of Calpurnia aurea with fresh leaf of Vernonia amygdalina mixed with residue of local areqie or tella is given orally
Vb(041) blackleg, crushed, pounded fresh root of Calpurnia aurea with fresh leaf of Parthneium hysterophrus mixed with residue of local areqie or tella is given orally
Vb(162) urine retention , pwder fresh/dry root with H2O is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : chekketa (Gedeoffa)
Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.
Official name : Casuarina cunninghamiana Miq.
Family : Casuarinaceae
Symptoms : V(086), V(162)
Recipes : Vb(086) lymphatic swelling , Vb(162) urine retention, concoction of fresh/dry root bark of Casuarina cunninghamiana mixed with leaf of Croton macrostachyus and H2O is given as drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : shewshewae (Gedeoffa)
Cirsium englerianum O.Hoffm.
Official name : Cirsium englerianum O.Hoffm.
Family : Asteraceae
Symptoms : V(014), V(015), V(020), V(033), V(041)
Recipes : Vb(014) skin infection / Vb(000) Kintarot, fresh leaf is squeezed on to affected part for five days
Vb(015) urine with blood, concoction of fresh / dry root of Cirsium englerianum mixed with residue of local 'tella’ or ‘areqie’ is given asdrink.
Vb(020) snake bite, Crushed, pounded and mix with cold H2O, applied orally for three days
Vb(033) sterility, crushed, pounded and mix with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ and drink.
Vb(041) anthrax, pwder fresh leaf mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : galigloo (Gedeoffa)
Cordia africana Lam.
Official name : Cordia africana Lam.
Family : Boraginaceae
Synonyms : Cordia holstii Guerke
Symptoms :
Recipes : Vb(201) evil eye, root bark of Cordia africana is smoked in the barn
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : waddissa (Gedeoffa)
Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Official name : Croton macrostachyus Hochst. ex Del.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068), V(086), V(162)
Recipes : Vb(068) intestinal parasites, crushed, pounded fresh/dry leaves of Justicia schimperiana is concocted with bark of Croton macrostachyus in cold H2O, VO. for three days.
Vb(086) lymphatic swelling, Vb(162) urine retention, concoction of fresh/dry root bark of Casuarina cunninghamiana mixed with leaf of Croton macrostachyus and H2O is given as drink.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : bissano (Gedeoffa)
Cucurbita pepo L.
Official name : Cucurbita pepo L.
Family : Cucurbitaceae
Symptoms : V(014)
Recipes : Vb(014) skin infection , resh/dry root ash o Cucurbita pepo mixed with butter is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : buqe (Gedeoffa)
Datura stramonium L.
Official name : Datura stramonium L.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, crushed, pounded fresh/dry root of Datura stramonium mixed with Parthenium hysterophorus leaf applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : atsefareceae (Gedeoffa)
Discopodium penninervium Hochst.
Official name : Discopodium penninervium Hochst.
Family : Solanaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : H(091) inability to walk properly, rubbing affected part with fresh / dry crushed leaf of Discopodium penninervum
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : Serbae (Gedeoffa)
Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Official name : Dodonaea viscosa (L.) Jacq.
Family : Sapindaceae
Symptoms : V(039), V(086)
Recipes : Vb(039) ectoparasite, crushed, pounded dry fruit of Dodonaea viscosa with H2O is applied
Vb(086) lymphatic swelling, pwder dry fruit with H2O is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : ittechhae (Gedeoffa)
Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Official name : Ensete ventricosum (Welw.) Cheesman
Family : Musaceae
Synonyms : Musa ensete J.F. Gmel.
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037) cough, crushed, pounded fresh / dry root bark of Grewia ferruginea with roots of Ensete ventricosum and mixed with H2O and kept overnight is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : warqo (Gedeoffa)
Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Official name : Grewia ferruginea Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Family : Tiliaceae
Symptoms : V(037)
Recipes : Vb(037), crushed, pounded fresh/dry root bark of Grewia ferruginea with roots of Ensete ventricosum and mixed with H2O and kept overnight is given orally
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : ogomdii (Gedeoffa)
Hypericum revolutum Vahl
Official name : Hypericum revolutum Vahl
Family : Hypericaceae
Symptoms : V(091)
Recipes : Vb(091) fattening, leaf of Hypericum revolutum is pounded and mix with H2O applied orally.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : not communicated by the authors
Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Official name : Justicia schimperiana (Hochst. ex Nees) T. Anderson
Family : Acanthaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : Vb(068) intestinal parasites, crushed, pounded fresh/dry leaves of Justicia schimperiana is concocted with bark of Croton macrostachyus in cold H2O, VO. for three days.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : dummiuggae (Gedeoffa)
Lantana camara L.
Official name : Lantana camara L.
Family : Verbenaceae
Synonyms : Lantana antidotalis Thonning.
Symptoms : V(008)
Recipes : Vb(008) diarrhea, dry stem of Lantana camara pwder mixed, with H2O, VO.
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : yewef kollo (Gedeoffa)
Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Official name : Maesa lanceolata Forssk.
Family : Myrsinaceae
Symptoms : V(041)
Recipes : Vb(041) anthrax, pwder fresh/dry root of Maesa lanceolata mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Vb(041) blackleg, pwder fresh/dry root of Maesa lanceoloata and Vernonia amygdalina leaf mixed with residue of local ‘areqie’ or ‘tella’ is given as drink
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kaggano (Gedeoffa)
Maytenus arbutifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) R.Wilczek
Official name : Maytenus arbutifolia (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) R.Wilczek
Family : Celastraceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : Vb(004) wound, pwder dry leaf mixed with butter is applied topically
Region : East Africa
Country : Ethiopia (region of Wonago Woreda)
Vernacular name : kombollechae (Gedeoffa)