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Plants and Environment

E-ISSN: 2582-3744
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2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1

Anti-anaemic, haemostatic and other medicinal plants used in Tiv traditional medicine


Author(s): Nahandoo Ichoron*, Michael Nor, Ngutor Stephen Tsenongo, Ngozichukwuka Peace Igoli, Terrumun Amom Tor-Anyiin and John Ogbaji Igoli

Affiliation: *Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture PMB 2373 Makurdi, Nigeria

Abstract: An ethnobotanical survey of plants used in treating anaemia, haemostasis and other diseases in Tiv traditional medicine was carried out. Seventy-six traditional medicine practitioners in Gboko, Konshisha and Ushongo Local Government Areas of Benue State, Nigeria were interviewed using a structured questionnaire. Fifty-six plant species belonging to twenty-nine families were reported as being used in treating the ailments identified. Ethnobotanical indices such as Informant Consensus Factor, Use Value and Fidelity Level were used to analyze the data. The results showed that Jatropha tanjorensis, Vernonia amygdalina, Telfairia occidentalis, and Mucuna pruriens were most used for the treatment of anaemia. The plant with the highest prescription was Carica papaya for the treatment of malaria.

DOI: 10.22271/2582-3744.2020.mar.6

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