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Journal of Entomology
  Year: 2005 | Volume: 2 | Issue: 1 | Page No.: 109-111
DOI: 10.3923/je.2005.109.111
 
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Application of Herbal Carica Papaya on Guineaworm Lesions: Responses to Health Questionnaire on this Local Practice at AI-Ezza

I.G. Ameh

Abstract:
A cross-sectional examination of the inhabitants of rural AI-Ezza in Ado local government area of Benue State shows a guineaworm disease prevalence rate of 39.4% (n = 241). An evaluation of traditional method of guineaworm disease treatment among those affected shows that 62 (65.3%) out of 95 of patients applied decoction made from root, stem and leave extract of pawpaw (Carica papaya) on guineaworm lesions. Statistical analysis however showed no association (CX<1) between the application of herb and expulsion of worms or relief from guineaworm pain. The frequency and the popularity of this practice among patients who use it nonetheless underscore the galenical value of Carica papaya, that may be exploited for guineaworm disease treatment.
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I.G. Ameh , 2005. Application of Herbal Carica Papaya on Guineaworm Lesions: Responses to Health Questionnaire on this Local Practice at AI-Ezza. Journal of Entomology, 2: 109-111.

DOI: 10.3923/je.2005.109.111

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=je.2005.109.111

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