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International Journal of Botany
  Year: 2007 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 3 | Page No.: 302-306
DOI: 10.3923/ijb.2007.302.306
 
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Survey of Anti-Inflammatory Plants Sold on Herb Markets in Lagos Nigeria

M.O. Sofidiya, O.A. Odukoya, A.J. Afolayan and O.B. Familoni

Abstract:
Ethnobotanical survey conducted presents findings on medicinal plants commercialized and used for the treatment of inflammatory diseases in the major herb markets in Lagos metropolis. Data were collected through direct interview with traditional herb sellers using unstructured questionnaires. Study revealed a total of 41 plants species belonging to 23 families. Botanical and local names, plant part used, methods of preparation and administration are described. The part of the plants most frequently used was the leaves 55%, stem bark (14%), root (11%), whole plant (9%), sap (5%), aerial parts, flowers and fruits (2%) each. There was a high degree of informant consensus for the family Sapindaceae while oral and topical routes of administration are commonly employed.
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How to cite this article:

M.O. Sofidiya, O.A. Odukoya, A.J. Afolayan and O.B. Familoni, 2007. Survey of Anti-Inflammatory Plants Sold on Herb Markets in Lagos Nigeria. International Journal of Botany, 3: 302-306.

DOI: 10.3923/ijb.2007.302.306

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijb.2007.302.306

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