An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant used in treating wound infection in some selected Comunities in Ogun state, south west Nigeria
Oladipo FM and Adeniji KA
An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in treating wound infection in Ado-Odo community of Ado-Odo Ota Local government area of Ogun State south west Nigeria, was carried out between February and July 2019. Ethnobotanical Information were collected from one hundred and five (105) respondents with the aid of a semi structure questioner and oral interview. The respondents are made up of traditional medical practitioners, herb sellers, farmers and artisan. From the survey a total of 23 plants species belonging to 17 families were found. Herbal remedies were either prepared from dry or freshly collected plants while the solvent of choice is water. The methods of preparation were squeezing, decoction and powdering, while method of administration ranges from application of paste to the infected area and drinking a cup full of decoction daily. Survey revealed that leaves form the major part of plant used for herbal preparations plants were collected from the forest and around the house, some were also purchased from the market duration of treatment ranges from 10 – 72 days.
Oladipo FM, Adeniji KA. An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant used in treating wound infection in some selected Comunities in Ogun state, south west Nigeria. J Med Plants Stud 2020;8(4):300-303. DOI: 10.22271/plants.2020.v8.i4d.1179