Medicinal Plants of Ethiope West and Sapele Local Government Areas of Delta State, Nigeria

Authors

  • Taiye R Fasola Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • A Egunyomi Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Ibadan
  • EO Odudu Department of Botany, University of Ibadan, Ibadan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11084

Keywords:

Ethnobotanical survey, Herbal preparation, Medicinal plants, Sapele, Ethiope West, Nigeria

Abstract

Medicinal plants used by the Urhobo people of Ethiope West and Sapele local government areas of Delta State of Nigeria were documented. Fifty one plant species belonging to thirty one families are used for the treatment and management of diseases such as measles, diabetes, stroke, jaundice, malaria, typhoid, hypertension, gonorrhoea and rheumatism. The list provides useful information on medicinal plants and their uses. This may serve as a lead for further scientific studies aimed at ascertaining the veracity or otherwise the therapeutic claims ascribed to the plants by the indigenous people of the region. The need to conserve these medicinal plants in the region is hereby emphasized.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11084

International Journal of Environment Vol.3(3) 2014: 252-263

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Published

2014-09-13

How to Cite

Fasola, T. R., Egunyomi, A., & Odudu, E. (2014). Medicinal Plants of Ethiope West and Sapele Local Government Areas of Delta State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environment, 3(3), 252–263. https://doi.org/10.3126/ije.v3i3.11084

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Research Papers