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Medicinal Based Plants: A Call to Nature

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Herbal plants play an unprecedented role in preventing and treating of human diseases. For many years, people have been using medicinal plants in traditional medicine. Human civilization around the world have been associated with plants, however, plants are known as a rich source of phytochemical compounds that enable it to have a medicinal value. In the development of herbal and conventional drugs, medicinal plants are potential sources. In the 21st century, medicinal plants have been considered due to its pharmacological effects as a promising drug for the management of diverse health implication. The resurgence of interest to discover medicinal plants as a potential source of new drug has become imperative. Even though synthetic drugs are gaining ground in the healthcare system all over the world, however, available evidences suggest that nature will be a pointer for drug discovery. Hence, there is a need to understand and discover the knowledge of medicinal plants as a rich source of herbal drugs knowing fully well its active compositions.
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  • Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 5054, Jericho Hills, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Forestry Research Institute of Nigeria, PMB 5054, Jericho Hills, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
  • Moist Forest Research Station, Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
  • Federal College of Forestry, PMB 5087, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
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