Natural Products Chemistry & Research

ISSN - 2329-6836

Oluwakemi Osunderu

Oluwakemi Osunderu
Federal Ministry of Health,

  • Research Article
    Medicinal and Economic Values of Forest Products in the Treatment of Cancer in Southwest Nigeria
    Author(s): Oluwakemi OsunderuOluwakemi Osunderu

    Medicinal plants are used to address the twin problems of promoting sustainable livelihoods and treatment of numerous illnesses in Nigeria. The study examined the medicinal value of forest products in the treatment of cancer in South-west Nigeria. Primary data was obtained in a cross-section survey of 327 respondents comprising 127 Traditional Medicine Practitioners (TMPs), 100 Orthodox Medicine Practitioners (OMPs) and 100 respondents from the General Public drawn by multistage sampling technique from the study area. Interview schedule was used in collection of data on the effectiveness of forest products in cancer treatment. The result showed that seven species were identified belonging to seven different families; Rutaceae, Asteraceae, Anarcardiaceae, Annonaceae, Meliaceae, Guttiferaceae and Leguminaceae topped the TMPs priority list. Result of economic analysis shows minimal compe.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6836.1000288

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