Entry 1/2 fandramanana
Part of speech noun
Explanations in Malagasy  [Tanala] [ fandramanaña ] Ravimboafotsy na ny hazony (fotony) [1.78]
 Anaran-kafa iantsoana ny voafotsy [1.1]
Explanations in English An osier; a shrub, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea, also as a medicine for gonorrhea. By the Betsileo it is used for sprains or dislocations, the leaves being boiled and applied locally. It is also used by them for sores or wounds, the stem being scraped on the sore. Aphloia theaeformis, Benn. Same as voafotsy [1.2]
Explanations in French  [Betsileo, Betsimisaraka, Merina] Nom donné aux infusions théiformes de diverses plantes administrées pour empêcher les sortilèges (nom magiques) ; on emploie surtout à cet effet : - le voafotsy, Aphloia theiformis (Vahl) Benn. (Aphloiaceae) - le hompy, Maytenus fasciculata (Tul.) Loes. (Celastraceae) Le principal sortilège contre lequel on utilise le fandramanana est le fehitratra, l'un des philtres d'amour malgaches (voir fehitratra). On donne aussi le nom de fandramanana à un philtre d'amour ( odi-fitia). [1.196]
Scientific name Aphloia theiformis, Maytenus fasciculata
Synonyms voafotsy

Entry 2/2 fandramanana (andra)
Part of speech noun
Explanations in English A charm, or philtre, or love charm. [1.2]


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