Inventory of medicinal plants diversity in Atan Okansoso village, APA, Badagry, Lagos state, Nigeria
David Adeolu Adenuga, Tolulope Seun Ewekeye, Olubunmi Josephine Sharaibi and Fatai Olakunle Ogundele
This research work was conducted at APA town, a sub-urban area of Badagry West Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, Nigeria .The aim was to identify plant species used for medicinal purposes in the study area and recommend strategies for their conservation. Six plots were randomly selected in the study area and the transect method was used. A total of one hundred and three (101) species belonging to fifty-two (52) families were identified. These include trees, shrubs, climbers, creepers, and herbs. The medicinal plants identified are used for the treatment of various diseases and ailments. They are also used as anti-inflammatory, insecticides, and pesticides. Effective conservation strategies for these plants include training on proper collection techniques, allocation of communal land to begin medicinal plant farms, commercialization of these plants and encouraging the indigenes to participate effectively in the conservation efforts made by the Government and other concerned bodies.
David Adeolu Adenuga, Tolulope Seun Ewekeye, Olubunmi Josephine Sharaibi, Fatai Olakunle Ogundele. Inventory of medicinal plants diversity in Atan Okansoso village, APA, Badagry, Lagos state, Nigeria. J Med Plants Stud 2020;8(4):176-182.