Table 2

List Of Species Mentioned In This Study As Used For Malaria Management By Frequency Of Mention In Central Kenya

Local name (Kikuyu)

Latin Name

Family Name

Number of times mentioned

Place cited


mubuthi/mucuthi

Caesalpinia volkensii Harms

Caesalpiniaceae

37

Kiambu, Maragwa, Muranga, Nyeri & Thika

muteta

Strychnos henningsii Gilg

Loganiaceae

26

Thika, Nyeri, Murang'a, Maragwa, Kiambu

wanjiru

Ajuga remota Benth

Lamiaceae

18

Kiambu, Muranga, Nyeri, Thika

Muthiga

Warburgia ugandensis Sprague

Canellaceae

11

Kiambu, Maragwa, Nyeri & Thika

Mutamaiyu

Olea europaea L.

Oleaceae

10

Kiambu, Maragwa & Nyeri

mukarakinga

Rahmnus prinoides L. He'rit

Rhamnaceae

8

Nyeri, Maragwa & Kiambu

mukaragati

Fagaropsis angolensis (Engl.) Dale

Rutaceae

7

Maragwa

mukenera

Zanthoxylum chalybeum Engl.

Rutaceae

7

Maragwa, Murang'a & Thika

mwinu

Senna didymobotrya(Fresen.) Irwin & Barneby

Caesalpinaceae

6

Kiambu, Maragwa & Nyeri

mugwanugu

Aloe kedongensis Reynolds

Liliaceae

6

Kiambu & Thika

mwarubaine

Azadirachta indica A.Juss.

Meliaceae

6

Kiambuu, Murang'a & Nyeri

Muthura

Rhus vulgaris Meikle

Anacardiaceae

5

Maragwa

Muhindahindi

Trimeria grandifolia (Hochst.) Warb.

Flacourtiaceae

5

Thika, Nyeir & maragwa

kiiruma

Aloe lateritia Engl.

Liliaceae

5

Maragwa & Murang'a

Muhuti

Erythrina abyssinica DC

Papilionaceae

5

Maragwa

Muhuha

Pentas longiflora Oliv.

Rubiaceae

5

Maragwa

Mutimu

Citrus aurantiifolia (Christm.) Swingle

Rutaceae

5

Maragwa

Munderendu

Teclea simplicifolia (Engl.) Verdoorn

Rutaceae

5

Maragwa

Munjuga Iria

Clerodendrum myricoides (Hochst.) Vatke

Verbenaceae

5

Maragwa & Nyeri

ndurutua

Rhoicissus tridentata (L.f.) Wild & Drummond

Vitaceae

5

Kiambu

Ruithiki/Mukenia/ Ruithiki

Lantana camara L.

Verbenaceae

4

Murang'a & maragwa

Mukawa

Carissa edulis (Forssk.)Vahl

Apocynaceae

3

Maragwa & Murang'a

Gakuinini

Schkuhria pinnata (Lam.) Thell.

Asteraceae

3

Thika & maragwa

muthuthi

Maytenus senegalensis (Lam.) Exell.

Celastraceae

3

Maragwa

muthima mburi

Clutia abyssinica Jaub. & Spach

Euphorbiaceae

3

Maragwa

Maruru

Tithonia diversifolia (Hemsl.) Gray

Asteraceae

2

Thika & Maragwa

gakungui

Cucumis aculeatus Cogn.

Cucurbitaceae

2

Kiambu

gacuki

Ocimum kilimandscharicum Guaerke

Lamiaceae

2

Murang'a

muthaiti

Ocotea usambarensis Engl.

Lauraceae

2

Maragwa & Nyeri

mubau

Eucalyptus globulus Labil.

Myrtaceae

2

Maragwa & Nyeri

Mwikunya

Scutia myrtina (Burm.f.) Harms

Rhamnaceae

2

Maragwa

muthathi

Cassipourea malosana (Bak.) Alston

Rhizophoraceae

2

Thika

Muiri

Prunus africana (Hook. f.) Kalkm.

Rosaceae

2

& Thika

mururue

Toddalia asiatica (L.) Lam.

Rutaceae

2

Nyeri & maragwa

muthithii

Osyris lanceolata Hochst. & Steudel

Santalaceae

2

Kiambu

thabai

Urtica massaica Mildbr.

Urticaceae

2

Kiambu

muthigiu

Rhus natalensis Krauss

Anacardiaceae

1

Murang'a

Muimbathunu

Periploca linearifolia Dill. & A. Rich.

Asclepiadaceae

1

Thika

mukungugu

Commiphora eminii Engl.

Burseraceae

1

Murang'a

Mahuithia

Kalanchoe lanceolata (Forsk.) Pers.

Crassulaceae

1

Thika

mukinduri

Croton megalocarpus Del.

Euphorbiaceae

1

Maragwa

kariria

Euphorbia tirucalli L.

Euphorbiaceae

1

Maragwa

kaiyaba

Dovyalis caffra (Hook. F. & Herv.) Warb

Flacourtiaceae

1

Kiambu

mukambura

Dovyalis abyssinica A. Rich

Flacourtiaceae

1

Maragwa

muthigira

Hydnora abyssinica Schweinf.

Hydnoraceae

1

Murang'a

mutoo

Azanza gackeana (F.Hoffm.) Excell & Hillcoat

Malvaceae

1

Maragwa

mukuriahungu

Ekebergia capensis Sparrm.

Meliaceae

1

Maragwa

Mucugu

Cajanus cajan Millsp.

Papilionaceae

1

Maragwa

Mwaritha

Dalbergia lactea Vatke

Papilionaceae

1

Thika

hondo

Passiflora ligularis A.Juss.

Passifloraceae

1

Kiambu

munyamati

Pittosporum lanatum Hutch. & Bruce

Pittosporaceae

1

Nyeri

ngukura

Rhamnus staddo A. Rich

Rhamnaceae

1

Nyeri

Mugukuma

Keetia gueinzii (Sond.) Bridson

Rubiaceae

1

Maragwa

mugucwa

Zanthoxylum usambarense (Engl.) Kokwaro

Rutaceae

1

Maragwa

Muba

Pappea capensis (Spreng) Eckl. & Zeyh.

Sapidiaceae

1

Maragwa

murumbae

Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal

Soalanaceae

1

Maragwa

mutura

Solanum aculeastrum Dunal

Solanaceae

1

Maragwa

mutambi

Cyphostemma maranguense (Gilg) Desc.

Vitaceae

1

Maragwa


Njoroge and Bussmann Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine 2006 2:8   doi:10.1186/1746-4269-2-8

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