Therapeutic plants used for Typhoid Fever treatment in Kaduna State Nigeria

Abdulrahman, M.D. (2021) Therapeutic plants used for Typhoid Fever treatment in Kaduna State Nigeria. Al-Qadisiyah Journal Of Pure Science (QJPS), 26 (3). pp. 9-21.

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For ages, medicinal plants play a significant role in the effective, affordable, and safe healthcare system. Medicinal plants continue to play an important role in Nigeria's healthcare system, which serves more than 70% of the country's population. For pharmaceutical exploration and conservation, it is important to document the use of medicinal plants in a specific region across time. The study's goal was to find out which plants were used to treat typhoid illness in Kaduna state. The in-depth interview guide was utilized in conjunction with an expert method and non-random probability sampling. The study discovered and recorded 31 plant species from 25 families that are used by Kaduna residents to cure typhoid diseases. Plants with a 0.45 value of relative frequency citation were documented. The highest relative frequency of citation (0.9) and fidelity level (90%) are found in Garcinia mangostana, Senna alata, Moringa oleifera, and Hibiscus sabdariffa, respectively. In Nigeria, traditional medicinal knowledge is guarded by elderly people. The study discovered plant species that could be used as a potential source of anti typhoid in Nigeria.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: respondents; medicinal; plants; documentation; interview
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QK Botany
Depositing User: ePrints deposit
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 12:14
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 12:14

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