Documentation of Ethno-Medicinal Herbs Commonly Used as Medicinal Herbology among Ebira Tribes in Kogi State, Nigeria

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Abdullahi Attah Alfa
Kokori Bajeh Tijani
Umar Sabdat Unoyiza
Abdulbasit Anoze Aliyu

Abstract

In Ebira Land, many medicinal plants are used as medicinal herbology which normally employed for the treatment of several diseases. These plants were not properly documented as to the dearth of knowledge of the uses of medicinal herbs. It is therefore important to document the medicinal values of these plants. The collection and identification of plants used for medicinal purposes, were conducted through field trips to each of the Four Local Government in the study area (namely; Adavi, Ajaokuta, Okehi and Okene) respectively in Kogi State, North Central Nigeria. The total number of 124 botanical species of medicinal herbs were collected. This research supports the local use of this plant for therapeutic purposes especially in this time of economic recession. The knowledge opens a window of business potentials that will improve the economic situation of the nation. This will surely be of great assistance to researchers, herb sellers and the entire consumers in overcoming the long standing problems of health challenges.

Keywords:
Ethno-medicinal plants, common herbs, ebira land, okene, Kogi state, Nigeria.

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Alfa, A. A., Tijani, K. B., Unoyiza, U. S., & Aliyu, A. A. (2021). Documentation of Ethno-Medicinal Herbs Commonly Used as Medicinal Herbology among Ebira Tribes in Kogi State, Nigeria. Asian Journal of Research in Botany, 5(2), 1-17. Retrieved from https://journalajrib.com/index.php/AJRIB/article/view/30140
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