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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2006 Vol.7 No.9 P.713-718

http://doi.org/10.1631/jzus.2006.B0713


Conservation of indigenous medicinal botanicals in Ekiti State, Nigeria


Author(s):  KAYODE Joshua

Affiliation(s):  Department of Plant Science, University of Ado-Ekiti, P.M.B.5363, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria

Corresponding email(s):   josmodkay@yahoo.com

Key Words:  Conservation, Medicinal botanicals, Nigeria


KAYODE Joshua. Conservation of indigenous medicinal botanicals in Ekiti State, Nigeria[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2006, 7(9): 713-718.

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Abstract: 
The rapid appraisal method was used to identify the botanicals used ethnomedicinally from a total of 300 randomly selected respondents drawn from the existing three geo-political zones of Ekiti State, nigeria. The results obtained revealed that about 40% of the 71 botanicals identified presently rare. Most of the presently abundant botanicals are species primarily cultivated for other purpose other than medicine. Most of the identified species are valued for their curative effects on malaria and fever, the predominant diseases in the study area. The need for the conservation of the rare species cannot be over emphasised as most rural dwellers in the study area depend mostly on herbs from these species. Strategies towards the attainment of this goal are proposed.

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