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Reference : VW 01

Author(s) : Watt, J.M., Breyer-Brandwijk, M.G.
Title : The medicinal and poisonous plants of southern and eastern Africa.E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburg and London, Second edition, 1457 p., (1962) (partially from the references VM 18, HV 09, HC 26, HL 22, HS 32)
Reference VW 01 has information about 227 plants :
Acacia karroo Hayne
Official name : Acacia karroo Hayne
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(093)
Recipes : Vb(093) a bark decoction is used to treat tulp (Moraea polystachya) poisoning in cattle in South Africa
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia seyal Del.
Official name : Acacia seyal Del.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(104), ONS., RNS.
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sieberiana DC.
Official name : Acacia sieberiana DC.
Family : Fabaceae
Synonyms : Acacia sieberiana DC. var. sieberiana
Symptoms : H(100)
Recipes : H(100) gonorrhoea, roots decoction , RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : Afrique du Sud
Vernacular name : not registered
Acacia sp.
Official name : Acacia sp.
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(104)
Recipes : V(104), roots powder of Acacia sp., repels the snakes
Region : East and South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Official name : Acalypha villicaulis Hochst.ex A. Rich.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : H(112)
Recipes : H(112) abortifacient, roots of Acalypha villicaulis, RNS.
(registered from reference HS 32 ) (Journal of Ethnopharmacology 86 (2003) 97–108)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : umpendulo (Zulu)
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : V(003), V(013), V(020), V(068)
Recipes : V(020) the powdered root is used to treat snake¬bite in humans and animals
V(013), V(068) a root decoction is used to treat anthrax and tapeworm
V(003) the powdered leaf is applied to swollen limbs of animals
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Official name : Acokanthera oppositifolia (L.) Codd
Family : Apocynaceae
Synonyms : Acokanthera venenata auct.
Symptoms : H(020)
Recipes : H(020) the powdered root is used to treat snake¬bite
(registered from reference HR 50)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Acrotome inflata Benth.
Official name : Acrotome inflata Benth.
Family : Lamiaceae
Symptoms : V(005), V(078)
Recipes : Vb( 005), ONS., RNS.
V(078), ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa, Basutoland (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Adenopodia spicata (E. Mey.) Presl
Official name : Adenopodia spicata (E. Mey.) Presl
Family : Fabaceae
Symptoms : V(108)
Recipes : Veq(108) Mfengu use bark for colds in horses, roots, bark of Adenopodia spicata , RNS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Agave americana L.
Official name : Agave americana L.
Family : Agavaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : V(006, 2)ostrich, extract dry leaves, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (farmers of Koroo)
Vernacular name : not registered
Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Official name : Agrimonia eupatoria L.
Family : Rosaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), leaves, powder, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Zulu)
Vernacular name : not registered
Albuca cooperi Bak.
Official name : Albuca cooperi Bak.
Family : Hyacinthaceae
Symptoms : V(004)
Recipes : V(004), lotion, ONS., RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe broomii Schönl.
Official name : Aloe broomii Schönl.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(039)
Recipes : V(039), decoction leaves, (no effect on sheep)
Veq(039), leaves, juice, 1 little spoon, blood becomes bitter for mosquitoes
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe cooperi Baker
Official name : Aloe cooperi Baker
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(123)
Recipes : Vb(123), used to protect cattle from the ill effects of eating improper food, smoke from burning leaves of Aloe cooperi
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(006), V(014)
Recipes : V(006), thick juice of leaves (South Africa), RNS.
V(006), juice with meal, with clay (South Africa), RNS.
Vo(014 ), juice leaves (Africa of East and the South) RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : East and South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe ferox Miller
Official name : Aloe ferox Miller
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006), the sap is mixed with meal as a purgative for cattle in South Africa
Vb(015), Vb(068) the leaf sap used to treat redwater and intestinal parasites in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape.)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw.
Official name : Aloe saponaria (Aiton) Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(008), V(012)
Recipes : Vv(008), infusion leaves, (Sotho du sud), RNS.
V(012), ashes from leaves , buried under the paw, favor cure (Sotho)
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Sotho)
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe sp.
Official name : Aloe sp.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(013)
Recipes : Vb(013)anthrax, decoction stems , leaves + Clutia heterophylla, Ptaeroxylon obliquum
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa
Vernacular name : not registered
Aloe tenuior Haw.
Official name : Aloe tenuior Haw.
Family : Asphodelaceae
Symptoms : V(006)
Recipes : Vb(006) a root decoction used as a purgative to treat tapeworm in the Eastern Cape.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Eastern Cape)
Vernacular name : not registered
Andrachne ovalis Müll. Arg.
Official name : Andrachne ovalis Müll. Arg.
Family : Euphorbiaceae
Symptoms : V(068)
Recipes : V(068), roots, decoction, RNS.
Region : South Africa
Country : South Africa (Swaziland-Swati)
Vernacular name : not registered