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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862

Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2022, Vol. 10, Issue 4, Part C
Traditional healing of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease in the Tonkpi region (Côte d'Ivoire)

Bene Kouadio, Sylla Youssouf, Kouakou Donthy Kouakoubah Richard, Koffi Akessé Georges, Fah Monh Alice, Tra Bi Boli Francis, Moyabi Any Georges Armel, Kande Brahima, Kouame Kouassi Bernadin, Azokou Alain, Koala Moumouni and Kone Mamidou Witabouna

The study aims to reveal traditional knowledge in the healing of schistosomiasis in order to eventually propose an alternative treatment. A semi-structured interview with 120 Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMP) was carried out. The TMP, mostly men (72.5%) have a good level of knowledge of the pathology. About 73% of these TMP are naturotherapists and speak mainly the local language Yacouba (90%). It is known in the local dialect by several names, the most cited of which is "Goudô-youa" which translates as "fat belly disease". The plants, with 40 species listed and divided into 26 botanical families, are mainly used in the traditional treatment of schistosomiasis. The leaves (37%) are the most organ used and the decoction (35.5%) method as the most requested method in the preparation of traditional therapy. Therefore, the medicinal drink taken orally (75%) is the most recommended mode of administration. These results constitute a valuable database for phytochemical and pharmacological research with the aim of proposing a therapeutic alternative based on plants.
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Bene Kouadio, Sylla Youssouf, Kouakou Donthy Kouakoubah Richard, Koffi Akessé Georges, Fah Monh Alice, Tra Bi Boli Francis, Moyabi Any Georges Armel, Kande Brahima, Kouame Kouassi Bernadin, Azokou Alain, Koala Moumouni, Kone Mamidou Witabouna. Traditional healing of schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease in the Tonkpi region (Côte d'Ivoire). J Med Plants Stud 2022;10(4):200-204.
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