J Ethnopharmacol. 1987 Dec; 21(3): 253-77.
Plants used in traditional medicine in eastern Tanzania. I. Pteridophytes and angiosperms (Acanthaceae to Canellaceae).
Traditional Medicine Research Unit, Muhimbili Medical Centre, University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Seventy-seven plants are listed, which are used by traditional healers in five regions of eastern Tanzania, Coast, Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro, Morogoro and Tanga. For each species are given the botanical name, vernacular name, collection number, locality, habit, distribution and medical uses. Results of a literature survey are also reported, including medical use, isolated constituents and pharmacological effects.