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P-ISSN: 2394-0530, E-ISSN: 2320-3862

2024, Vol. 12, Issue 1, Part B

Medicinal plants used in the treatment of children’s ailments in Bali subdivision of northwest region, Cameroon

Beatrice Ambo Fonge, Doris Besem Arrey, Sylvie Etanke Essomo and Ngwi Lapah Bryelle

Childhood diseases remains an increasing problem in many developing countries. This work accessed the existing knowledge on medicinal plants to treat Childhood disease in Bali Subdivision. An ethnobotanical survey was conducted with 177 participants with the aid of semi- structured questionnaires using the show and tell method of sampling. Data was analysed using relative frequency of citation and use value method. A total of 58 plants from 29 Families were recorded as medicine used for the treatment of children’s ailments in Bali subdivision. The family Fabaceae and Lamiaceae were reported as dominant with a species contribution of 6 species each (10%), followed by Asteraceae (8.3%, 5 species). The highest number of plant species were used for dermatological disorders (21 species). The plant with the highest used report values were Carica papaya (35.9%), Cymbopogon citratus (22.2%), Ocimum gratissimum (18.8%). These plants should be considered when thinking of drug discovery for children.
Pages : 112-120 | 90 Views | 58 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Beatrice Ambo Fonge, Doris Besem Arrey, Sylvie Etanke Essomo, Ngwi Lapah Bryelle. Medicinal plants used in the treatment of children’s ailments in Bali subdivision of northwest region, Cameroon. J Med Plants Stud 2024;12(1):112-120.
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