Yoruba Herbs And Their English Name | List Of Common Yoruba Herbs

Yoruba Herbs And Their English Name | List Of Common Yoruba Herbs

August 31, 2018 0 By mcsenior
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Yoruba Herbs – Popular Yoruba Herbs And Their English Names

On this list, we have selected most commonly used Yoruba herbs names with the botanica names and common names in order for you to be more familiar with their names. You should however know that, the list of medicinal plants in Nigeria is endless but we are only able to select just a few.

The order in which the herbs on our list are arranged goes thus: botanica name, followed by common name and the Yoruba name.

Yoruba Herbs Names Under A

• Aframomum melegueta
Alligator pepper
Atare

• Argemona Mexicana
Mexican poppy
Mafowokanmilomo

• Ancistropphyllum secundi
Okuuku

• Alchornea laxiflora
Three veined bead string
Opoto

• Ageratum conyzoides
Goat weed
Apasa (Imi-esu)

• Alcohorneae laxiflora
Christmas bush
Ijan, Pepe

• Allium sativa
Garlic
Ayu

Argyreia nervsa
Elephant creeper
Rerinkomi

• Alstonia congesis
Stool wood
Ahun

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• Aframomum melegueta
Alligator pepper
Atare

• Acacia ataxacantha
Acacia
Epinpin

• Adenopus breviflorus
Pseudclocyth
Tagiri

• Anacardium occidentale
Cashew
Kasu

• Allium ascalonicum
Shallt spring
Alubosa elewe

• Adenopus digitata
Lemonoda tree
Ose

• Alstomia boonel
Stool wood, Pattern wood
Ahun

• Azadirachata indica
Neem tree
Dongoyaro

• Allanblackia floribunba
Fallow tree
Roro

• Anthocleista nobilis
Saposapo

• Agerantum conyzoides
Goat weed
Imi-esu

• Magnifera indica
Mango
Mangoro

Yoruba Herbs Names Under B

• Bryophylum pinnatum
Life plant
Odundun

• Bryophylum pinnatum
Tassel flower
Odundun (abamoda)

• Bridelia atrviridis
Ira

• Banbusa vulgaris
Bamboo
Oparun

• Brysocarpus coccineus
Crimson thyme
Amuje

• Belbergia saxatilis
Flat bean
Paran, Ogudu

Yoruba Herbs Names Under C

• Cajanus cajan
Pegeon pea
Otili

• Citrus aurantifolia
Bitter orange
Osan jagan

• Capparis thonningii
Capper bush
Buba awodi

• Calotropis procera
Giant milk weed
Bomubomunn

• Clerodendrum Capitalum
Hollow stem
Asangba (feregede

• Capsicum annuum
Bell pepper
Ata

• Cocos nucifera
Coconut palm
Epo Agbon

• Citrus aurantifolia
Lime
Osan jagan

• Calliandra
Powder puff
Tude

• Caelsalpinia bonduc
Yellow nicker
Seyo,Ayo

• Carica papaya
Pawpaw
Ibepe

• Chasmanthera dependens
Chasmanthera
Ato

• Citrus aurantifolia
Lime
Osan wewe

• Crudia klainei
Mistletoe
Afomo

• Cjanus cajan
Pigeonpea
Feregede

• Chenopodium ambrosiodes
Worm wood
Arunpale

• Citrus sinensis
Sweet orange
Osan mimu

• Citrus aurantifolia
Lime, Swing
Orombo wewe

• Corchorus olitorius
Jute plant
Ewedu

Yoruba Herbs Names Under D

• Deterium microcarpum
Arira

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• Dabergia sxatilis
Flat bean
Paran

• Dennattia tripetata
Pepper fruit
Igbere

Yoruba Herbs Names Under E

• Ehretia cymosa
Puzzle bush
Jaoke

• Erythrophleum suaveolens
Saaswood
Obo

• Elaeis guinensis
Red oil palm
Ope

• Enantia chlorantha
African yellow wood
Osopa

• Euphophia Spp
Egele

• Emilia cocciea
Tassel flower
Odundun owo

 

Yoruba Herbs Names Under F

• Ficus thonningii
Umbrella thorn
Odan

Yoruba Herbs Names Under G

• Gossypium arboreum
Western Indian cotton
Owu

Yoruba Herbs Names Under H

• Hoslundia opposite
Hoshindia
Efinrin

• Hiptis pectinata
Hiptis
Jogbo

Yoruba Herb Names Under J

• Jatropha curcas
Physic nut
Osanlakuregbe

Yoruba Herb Names Under K

• Kigelia Africana
Sausage tree
Pandoro

• Khaya ivorensis
African mahogany
Oganwo

• Kalanchoe crenata
Nerver die
Odundun, eti

Yoruba Herb Names Under L

• Lactucal tarazacflora
Wild lettuce
Yanrin

• Laganaria breviflorus
Pseudclocyth
Tagiri

• Lactuca capensis
Wild lettuce
Yanrin

• Lophira alata
Iron wood
Ponhan

Yoruba Herbs Names under M

• Mondia whitei
Mondi
Isigun

• Morinda lucida
Brimstone tree
Oruwo

• Mimosa pigra
Catclaw mimosa
Aluro

• Manihot esculata
Cassava
Gbaguda,ege

• Magnifera indica
Mango
Mangoro

Yoruba Herbs Names Under N

• Nauclea latifolia
Nauclea
Gbersi

• Nicotiana tabacum
Tobacco
Taba

Yoruba Herbs Names Under O

• Olax-subscorpioidea
Olax, Stinkant forest
Ifon

Yoruba Herbs Names Under P

• Persea Americana
Avocado Pear
Pia

• Ptercrapus osun
Blood wood
Osun

• Pycanathus angolensis
Wild nutmeg
Akomu

• Perper guinensise
Clinbing balack pepper
Iyere

Yoruba Herbs Names Under S

• Spigelia anthelmia
Worm weed, Pink root
Aparan

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• Spathodea campanulata
Sausage tree
Oruru

• Spondias mombin
Yellow mombin
Iyeye

• Solanum americanus
Wonder berry
Odu

• Sphenocenturm jollyanum
Sphenocentum
Akerjupon,Ajo

• Securidaca longepedunculata
Violet tree
Ipeta

• Sorghum bicolor
Millet
Poporobaba

• Securinega Virosa
Securinega
Iranje

• Senna occidentalis
African coffee
Rere

• Sympolia globulifera
Hog gum tree
Aba

Yoruba Herb Names Under T

• Theobroama cacao
Cocoa
Koko

• Tetraplera tetraptera
Aridan

• Trema orientalis
Charcoal tree
Ayinyin,Afefe

• Tanum trianuglae
Water lettuce
Gbure

• Tetracera pototoria
Cup of water
Opon

• Terminalia superb
Korina, frake
Afara

Yoruba Herbs Names Under U

• Uvaria afzelii
Cluster pear
Gbogbonise

Yoruba Herbs Names Under V

• Vernonia amygdalina
Biter leaf
Ewuro

Yoruba Herbs Names Under X

• Xylopia aethiopica
Ethiopia pepper
Eeru

 

Do you have any medical condition you think there is no alternative medicine to cure it, why not check this out: EFFECTIVE HERBAL REMEDIES IN NIGERIA

This is just a few out of many commonly used Yoruba herbs often used for treating various medical conditions. If you have any herb that is not on this list, kindly add yours in the comment box below.
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