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Ecological and Ethnomedicinal Survey of Plants within Homesteads in Abia State, Nigeria
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Ecological and Ethnomedicinal Survey of Plants within Homesteads in Abia State, Nigeria
Chima, Uzoma Darlington; Adekunle, Adekunle Tajudeen; Okorie, Maureen Chiamaka Funmilayo;
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Ecological and ethnomedicinal survey of plants was conducted in one hundred and twenty homesteads in Mbala, Amuda, Umuaku, and Nneato communities of Nneochi Local Governement Area, Abia State-Nigeria. A total of ninety-one medicinal plant species belonging to seventy-eight genera and forty-eight families, used in the treatment of malaria, yellow fever, fibroid, hepatitis, convulsion, hypertension, diabetes, insomnia, ulcer, rashes, low sperm count, snake bite, among others, were documented. Plant remedies were prepared mostly as infusions or decoctions from different plant parts with mainly water, and palm wine/gin sometimes. The highest number of medicinal plant species (73) was recorded in Mbala, followed by Amuda (71), Umuaku (68) and Nneato (61). Medicinal plant species diversity was highest in Amuda (Simpson 1-D
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