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Ethnobotanical Survey of Commonly Used Medicinal Plants in Northern Cross River State, Nigeria

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An ethnobotanical survey of commonly used medicinal plants was carried out among the people of Northern Cross River comprising five Local Government Areas (Ogoja, Yala, Bekwarra, Obudu and Obanliku) in Cross River State, Nigeria through the use of oral interview using short structured questionnaires. Those interviewed included herbalist (native doctors) and herbal medicine sellers. The survey was to identify commonly used medicinal plants in these areas and how these medicinal plants are sourced and used. Results obtained from the survey show that a total of 110 plant species belonging to 43 families were identified as commonly used medicinal plants in the study area. The commonly used medicinal plants are mostly sourced from uncultivated land, communal (unprotected) and protected forests and farm lands. The survey revealed some of the local uses of these plants and the different ailments they can cure.
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  • Department of Botany, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
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  • Department of Botany, University of Calabar, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
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