Ethnomedical inventory of antiulcer plants used by the tradipraticians of Yopohué sub-prefecture in central-western Côte d'Ivoire
Sidio SR, Wangny AAS, Angaman KR and N’guessan K
The objective of this study, which focuses on the traditional treatment of gastroduodenal ulcerative disease, was to compile an inventory of the antiulcer plants sold and prescribed by the health tradipraticians of the sub-prefecture of Yopohué. For this purpose, ethnobotanical surveys were carried out among 28 practitioners of traditional medicine composed of fetishers, phytotherapists and herbalists. Fifteen species of plants, used in the development of 18 medicinal recipes have been listed. The leafy branches are the most stressed plant parts. Of the different forms of use of remedies, decocted is the predominant form. Oral medication is the most commonly used method of administration. Among the species surveyed, Zanthoxylumgilletii and Clerodendrumsplendens are the best known, thus justifying an important consensus on their therapeutic use. With a view to verifying the therapeutic effects reported by the respondents and possibly the discovery of potentially effective active molecules to fight against the studied disease, Phytochemical and pharmacological testing of the most significant species would be beneficial.
Sidio SR, Wangny AAS, Angaman KR, N’guessan K. Ethnomedical inventory of antiulcer plants used by the tradipraticians of Yopohué sub-prefecture in central-western Côte d'Ivoire. J Med Plants Stud 2021;9(3):129-135.