African Journal of Infectious Diseases

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Medicinal Plants Used In The Management Of Malaria Among The Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMP\'s) In South Western Nigeria

AT Oladele, CO Adewunmi


This study examined the type of medicinal plants used in the management of malaria in the Yoruba folklore in south western Nigeria. 87 Traditional medicine practitioners (TMP's) were interviewed. Plants available in the regions were considered in the survey and recorded with their local names, parts used, preparation and the modes of use. A total of 21 plant species used by TMP`s in the management of malaria infections were identified. These species belong to 18 plant families.

Keywords: Malarial management, TMP`s, Yoruba.

African Journal of Infectious Diseases Vol. 2 (1) 2008: pp. 51-59
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