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Identification of Medicinal Plants Sold in Gashua Market, Yobe State, Nigeria.

Traditional medicine is important and often underestimated health resource with many applications, especially in the prevention and management of diseases, and in meeting the health needs of many populations in developed and developing countries seeking to expand coverage of essential health services at a time when consumer expectations for care are rising, costs are soaring, and most budgets are either stagnant or being reduced. The study aimed at identity sold in Gashua Market, Yobe State, Nigeria. The ethnobotanical survey was undertaken by means of an oral and written questionnaire. The questionnaires were administered to both herbal men and the local populace in the study area. The plants are obtained from bushes and forests, some are trees, shrubs, and herbs. A total of 55 species belonging to 31 families dominated by Fabaceae (16.87%), Malvaceae and Rubiaceae (7.23%) each, Moraceae (6.02%), Meliaceae, Combretaceae, and Apocynaceae (4.82%). Leaves, stems, roots, and fruits are parts use for the treatment of common ailments such as hypertension, dysentery, pile, fever, malaria, cold, body pain, ulcer, wounds, diarrhoea, intestinal worms, ear infection, eczema, prolapse, fire burn, blood clotting, scorpion sting, yellow fever, stomach ache, arthritis and jaundice using different methods of preparation and administration. Most of the plant materials were in dried form and sold singly or in combination with other plants. The findings support the need to encourage domestication and cultivation of medicinal plants as well as put in place conservation measures to ensure a sustainable source of medicinal plants and protect the patent right of the traditional medicine practitioners to encourage the release of information.

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1 - Federal University Gashua, Biological Science, Along Gahua Road, Damaturu, Yobe State, 60001, Nigeria

plant identification
Medicinal Plants

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Session: ETH, Ethnobotany
Location: /
Date: Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM(EDT)
Number: ETH004
Abstract ID:437
Candidate for Awards:None

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