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Table 2 Ethno-pharmacological knowledge on the indigenous fruit used by local communities in the studied areas in Ohangwena and Oshikoto region, Namibia

From: Ethnobotanical knowledge on indigenous fruits in Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions in Northern Namibia

Scientific name Local name Family Voucher number Ailment or diseases* Plant parts used *
Ancylanthos rubiginosus Desf. Omumbu Rubiaceae IKSTF 022 Toothache Roots
Tonsillitis Leaves
Heartburn Twig
Annona stenophylla Engl. & Diels subsp. nana (Exell) N. Robson Omutyaalale Annonaceae IKSTF 019 NR NR
Berchemia discolor (Klotzsch) Hemsl. Omuye Rhamnaceae IKSTF 001 Flue & cold Leaves
Skin itching Bark
Nose bleeding Bark
Boscia albitrunca (Burch.)Gilg & Benedict Omunkunzi Capparaceae IKSTF 039 Constipation Leaves
Headache Roots
Dialium engleranum Henriq. Omufimba Fabaceae IKSTF 009 NR NR
Diospyros mespiliformis Hochst. ex A.DC. Omwandi Ebenaceae IKSTF 007 NR NR
Diospyros lycioides Desf. Oshimumu Ebenaceae IKSTF 031 Toothache Roots
Ficus sycomorus L. subsp. gnaphalocarpa (Miq.) C.C.Berg Omukwiyu Moraceae IKSTF 044 Constipation Stem
Grewia avellana Hiern Omukopakopa Malvaceae IKSTF 021 Diarrhoea Roots
Grewia flavescens Juss. var. flavescens Omushe Malvaceae IKSTF 011 Cough Leaves
Diarrhoea Roots
Grewia schinzii K. Schum. Omushe Malvaceae IKSTF 027 Heartburn Fruits
Guibourtia coleosperma (Benth.) J.Léonard Omushii Fabaceae IKSTF 006 Cough Leaves
Hyphaene petersiana Klotzsch ex Mart Omulunga Arecaceae IKSTF 037 Dry Cough Kernel, root
Wounds Leaves
Parinari capensis Harv. subsp. capensis Omukokofi Chrysobalanaceae IKSTF 042 Snake bites Roots
Pygmaeothamnus zeyheri (Sond.)Robyns var. zeyheri Unknown Rubiaceae IKSTF 020 NR NR
Salacia luebbertii Loes. Okandongondongo Celastraceae IKSTF 024 Wounds Roots
Schinziophyton rautanenii (Schinz) Radcl.-Sm. Omunkete Euphorbiaceae IKSTF 018 Measles Leaves
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.)Hochst. subsp. birrea Omugongo Anacardiaceae IKSTF 023 Toothache Roots
Tonsillitis Leaves
Heartburns Sticks
Cough Branch
Ear infection Epilepsy Kernel (oil) Bark
Searsia tenuinervis (Engl.) Moffett Omupombo Anacardiaceae IKSTF 016 NR NR
Spirostachys africana Sond. Omuhongo Euphorbiaceae IKSTF 013 Snake bites Twig
Strychnos pungens Soler. Omupwaka Loganiaceae IKSTF 008 Stomachache Roots
Strychnos spinosa Lam. Omuuni Loganiaceae IKSTF 010 NR NR
Ximenia americana L. var. microphylla Welw. ex Oliv. Oshikukulu Olacaceae IKSTF 015 Constipation Leaves
Ximenia caffra Sond. var. caffra Oshimbyupeke Olacaceae IKSTF 005 Stomachache Roots
Unstable pregnancy Roots
Ziziphus mucronata Willd. Omukekete Rhamnaceae IKSTF 002 Skin allergy and rush Leaves Roots
Sore fingers Leaves
  1. *: NR; Not Reported by respondents.