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Capparidaceae




Description

This item is from "Some Common Medicinal And Poisonous Plants Used In Ethiopian Folk Medicine" work, by Amare Getahun.

Capparidaceae

Capparis tomentosa Lam.

gomor (Som)

gemaro (A)

andal (T)

Effects: Goats--->instant death.

Camels--->the symptoms of poisoning may last as long as two weeks.

Symptoms: In camel-- it loses coordination and collapses after three to four days. There is also a creaking sound of all natural joints brought on by poisoning. After that, the camel either suffers severe diarrhoea and is cured, or is short of its natural breath and death finally results.

Duration: As long as two weeks.

Treatment: Drenching the animal with a mixture of soap from a well cooked sheep or goat, and milk with its fat unremoved. This apparently acts as a purgative as the animal ingests this soapy mixture by licking itself.

Gynadropsis speciosa (H.B.K.) D.C.

A tea preparation from this herb is taken for a period of two weeks. This is considered effective against kidney stone.

A close relative, G. gynadra (L.) Berqu., is used as a vegetable in parts of Ethiopia when food is scarce. This herb grows profusely in gardens or on old and abandoned village yards.

Maeruia longifolia

Medicinally highly esteemed but not specified to me.

 

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