Entry ahibalala (ahitra, valala)
Part of speech   noun
English definition   [Betsileo] a plant which the Betsileo give as an antidote when the poisonous insect called tsingala has accidentally been swallowed. A decoction is made of it mixed with leaves from the plants called sihanaka and verofehana, and given to drink. [Richardson 1885]
French definition   [Merina, Betsileo, Bara] (de ahitra = herbe, et valala = sauterelle). Helichrysum rusillonii Hochr. (Asteraceae). Décocté en lotions et massages pour supprimer les contractures ; par la bouche, pectoral, antitussif. [Boiteau: Végétaux]
Scientific name   Helichrysum rusillonii