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AAMPS African Medicinal Plants
(Based upon Lists A and B of the Centurion Declaration)

General warning
This website contains general information about medicinal plants and their uses. It is intended as a general overview and not as a medical handbook for self-treatment. Many of the medicinal plants described are highly toxic and may cause severe allergic reactions or serious poisoning. We cannot be held responsible for claims arising from the mistaken identity of plants or their inappropriate use. Do not attempt self-diagnosis or self-treatment. Always consult a medical professional or qualified practitioner.
Acacia senegal (L) Willd. Acacia
Adansonia digitata L. Baobab
Aframomum melegueta K. Schum Grains of Paradise
Agathosma betulina(Bergius) Pillans Buchu
Aloe ferox Mill Bitter Aloes
Antidesma madagascariensis Lam. Bois Bigaignon
Aphloia theiformis (Vahl.) Benn. Fandamane
Artemisia afra. Jacq African Artemisia
Aspalathus linearis (Burm. F.) Dahlg. Rooibos
Balanites aegyptica (L.) Del. Desert Date
Boswellia spp Frankincense
Bulbine frutescens (L.) Willd. Bulbine
Cajanus cajan (L.) Huth Pidgeon Pea
Carissa edulis Vahl. Natal Plum
Catharanthus roseus (L.) G. Don. Madagascan Periwinkle
Centella asiatica (L.) Urb Gotu Kula
Cola spp Kola Nut
Combretum spp Combretum
Commiphora myrrha (Nees) Engl. Myrrh
Crossopteryx febrifuga Benth. African Bark
Cyclopia genistoides (L.) R. Br. Honeybush
Danais fragrans (Lam.) Pers Liane
Euphorbia hirta L. Garden Spurge
Garcinia kola Heckel Bitter Kola
Griffonia simplicifolia (Vahl ex DC) Baill. Griffonia
Harungana madagascariensis Lam. Ex Poir. Haronga
Hibiscus sabdariffa L. Roselle
Hoodia gordonii (Masson) Sweet ex Decne. Hoodia
Harpagophytum procumbens (Burch.) DC. Devils Claw
Hypoxis hemerocallidea Fisch. & C.A. Mey. African Potato
Ipomoea pes-caprae spp. brasiliensis (L.) Br. Railroad Vine
Kigelia africana (Lam.) Benth. African Sausage Tree
Mondia whitei (Hook. F.) Skeels. White Ginger
Moringa oleifera Lam. Moringa
Nauclea spp Nauclea
Pelargonium sidoides DC. Umckaloabo
Prunus africana (Hook. F.) Kalkman African Cherry
Rauvolfia vomitoria Afzel. Devil Pepper
Ravenala madagascariensis J.F. Gmel. Ravenala
Sceletium tortuosum (L.) N.E. Br. Sceletium
Siphonochilus aethiopicus (Schweinf.) B.L. Burtt. African Ginger
Strophanthus gratus (Wallich & Hook. Ex Benth.) Baillon Strophanthus
Sutherlandia frutescens (L.) R. Br. Cancer Bush
Terminalia sericea Burch. Silver Terminalia
Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam. Toddalia
Trichilia emetica Vahl. Natal Mahogony
Vernonia spp Vernonia
Voacanga africana Stapf.ex Eliot Voacanga
Warburgia salutaris (Bertol. F.) Chiov. Warburgia
Xylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich. Senegal Peper
Xysmalobium undulatum R. Br. Milk Bush

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