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ERIC Number: EJ903173
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Ethnobotanical Potentials of Common Herbs in Nigeria: A Case Study of Enugu State
Aiyeloja, A. A.; Bello, O. A.
Educational Research and Reviews, v1 n1 p16-22 Apr 2006
Research was carried out on the ethnobotanical potentials of common herbs in Nigeria using Enugu State as a case study. A total of 200 questionnaires were administered on herb sellers in major herb markets in the state. In all, 96 different plant species were encountered in the markets. Attempts were made to write the names of the species both in botanical and English languages as well as in the three major languages in Nigeria (Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa). The families of the species were also documented. Finally, the various uses of the species and the part(s) of the plant species used were highlighted. This will surely be of great assistance to researchers, herb sellers and the entire consumers in overcoming the long standing problems of communication and identification. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria