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Research Journal of Medicinal Plants
  Year: 2011 | Volume: 5 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 406-419
DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2011.406.419
The use of some Indigenous Plants for Medicinal and other Purposes by Local Communities in Namibia with Emphasis on Oshikoto Region: A Review
A. Cheikhyoussef, I. Mapaure and Martin Shapi

Abstract:
Local communities in Namibia possess an in-depth knowledge of the use of medicinal plants and their environment. Medicinal plants contribute significantly to the intellectual property rights of poor local households in theses local communities. This review gives an overview of the use of indigenous knowledge held by traditional healers, the uses of indigenous plants for medicinal and other purposes, medicinal preparation methods and treated diseases in different parts of Namibia, in particular the Oshikoto region. Factors threatening the existence of the medicinal plants are discussed and the gaps in the indigenous knowledge on the uses of the medicinal plants are also presented. This review strongly recommends the importance of proper and comprehensive documentation of the traditional healing methods in Namibia, which will have a high potential for sustainable development for the medicinal plants in Namibia.
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How to cite this article:

A. Cheikhyoussef, I. Mapaure and Martin Shapi, 2011. The use of some Indigenous Plants for Medicinal and other Purposes by Local Communities in Namibia with Emphasis on Oshikoto Region: A Review. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 5: 406-419.

DOI: 10.3923/rjmp.2011.406.419

URL: http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjmp.2011.406.419

COMMENTS
26 May, 2014
KAARINA N IYAMBO:
I WANT MY PROJECT TO BE ABOUT PLANTS THAT ARE BEING USED CULTURALLY AS MEDICINES,AND HENCE I AM TRYING TO GET THE NAMES OF THOSE PLANTS THAT WERE USED IN THE PAST.
 
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