Fractures healing activities of African medicinal plants are poorly investigated
Donfack Jean Hubert, Ngueguim Tsofack Florence and Atemkeng Tsatedem Faustin
Fracture is defined as complete or incomplete separation in the continuity of bone. Given its biodiversity, Africa has many medicinal plants used for the treatment of various diseases. The main objective of this review was to have information’s about the plants used in Africa for fracture healing. In the present study, one hundred and forty-six (146) authors claim that one hundred and thirty-two (132) plants are used in different countries for the treatment of fractures. These plants are distributed in sixty-nine (69) different families. Among these 132 plants, 84% are used in Asia and only 09.84% in Africa for the treatment of fractures. The most cited plant for fractures healing was Cissus quadrangularis with 21, 23% of citations. The plants used in Africa for the treatment of fractures are not very well known. It would be necessary to deepen ethnobotanical surveys and research in that field.