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The Utilization of Plant species in the Treatment of Some Identifiable Viral Diseases in Southwestern Nigeria

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Viral diseases have been prevalent in most parts of the tropics for ages, resulting to serious fatalities especially in Sub-Saharan Africa. However, different communities in most parts of Africa have discovered various medicinal plants capable of treating these diseases. Therefore, this study deals with the utilization of plant species employed in treating some of the identifiable viral diseases in Southwestern Nigeria. Data were collected through the use of structured questionnaires and oral interview. Results obtained from this work revealed that a total of 55 medicinal plant species belonging to 35 families were identified. The study revealed some of the parts of the plants used in treating viral infections and their uses.
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  • Federal College of Wildlife Management, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 268, New Bussa, Nigeria
  • Department of Forestry Technology, Federal College of Wildlife Management, Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 268, New Bussa, Niger State, Nigeria
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