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Table 1 List of complications cured by plant medicine from NDUFR

From: Use of medicinal plants for human health in Udzungwa Mountains Forests: a case study of New Dabaga Ulongambi Forest Reserve, Tanzania

Complication cured Species name Local names Part(s) used Process Application
Abdominal pain Rhamnus mucronata Kihanga, Kihaga Root Boil Drink
  Zanha africna Kiwangaduma Root Boil, pound Drink, sniff
  Ocimum suave Lwenyi Root Boil Drink
  Embelia schimperi Mnyainyai Leaves, root Chew, boil Swallow, drink
  Nuxia floribunda Mngogo Root Pound, boil Drink
Aphrodisiac Faurea saligna Lwendi Root Boil Drink
  Nuxia floribunda Mngogo Root Boil Drink
  Sonchus schweinfurthii Sungasunga Root Boil Drink
Back ache after delivery Ocimum suave Lwenyi Leaves Pound mix with sheep tail fat Insert to the anus
Boil on breast during breastfeeding Maesa lanceolota Mhenyi Bark Pound Boil, smear on breast
  Ficus sp.   Bark Pound Boil, smear on breast
Conception Rhamnus mucronata Kihanga, Kihaga Root Boil Drink
  Casearia gladiiformis Mlelulelu Root Boil Drink
  Scolopia stolzii Mgogola Root Boil Drink
Convulsion Ziriphus sp. Kitanula Leaves Pound Drink and apply the whole body
  Clausena anisata Mnung'anung'a Leaves Pound Drink and apply the whole body
  Bersama abyssinica Mnyatoma Leaves Pond Drink and apply the whole body
  Zanha africna Kiwangaduma Leaves Pound Drink and apply the whole body
  Rubus sp. Mwifya Leaves, root Pound Drink
Cough Rhamnus mucronata Kihanga, Kihaga Root Boil Drink
  Citrus aurantifolia Mdimu Fruit, leaves Cut, boil Drink
  Osyris lanceolata Mdunula    Drink
Diarrhoea Olea europea Mlyandege Root Boil Drink
  Protea chionantha Nwinyigi Root Boil Drink
Epilepsy Rubus sp. Mwifya Leaves, root Pound Drink
Headache Zanha africna Kiwangaduma Root Boil, pound Drink, sniff
Heart burn Embelia schimperi Mnyainyai Leaves, root Chew, boil Swallow, drink
Irregular menstruation period Nuxia floribunda Mngogo Root Pound, boil Drink
Malnutrition Datura culeastrum Lidasi Fruit Cut, squeeze, boil Insert to the anus so as to diarrhoea
  Solanum incanum Ndulandula Fruit Cut, squeeze, boil Insert to the anus so as to diarrhoea
Measles Sonchus schweinfurthii Sungasunga Leaves Pound Apply to the whole body
Pneumonia Embelia schimperi Mnyainyai Leaves, root Chew, boil Swallow, drink
Skin rashes Datura culeastrum Lidasi Leaves Pound Apply to the infected areas
  Ocimum suave Lwenyi Leaves Pound Apply to the infected areas, drink
Snake bite Bersama abyssinica Mbasamono Leaves Pond Drink and apply to the bitten area/whole body
Venereal disease Ficus sp. Msombi Bark Pound Boil, smear on breast
  Ozorora insignis Mwitapozi Root Boil Drink
Vomiting Cyphostema sp. Mtogonigo Leaves Pound, boil Drink
Worm infestation Cyphostema sp. Mtogonigo Root Boil Drink
  Ocimum suave Lwenyi Leaves Pound Apply to the infected areas, drink
  Ozorora insignis Mwitapozi Root Boil Drink