Medicinal Plants Sold in Markets in Abeokuta, Nigeria (Including DOSAGE)

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Traditional herbal medicine is widely used by the local population in Nigeria to treat numerous health conditions. The below table documents the medicinal values, local names, method of preparation, dosage forms and parts of common medicinal plants sold in some markets in Abeokuta, Nigeria.

FamilyLatin nameLocal nameMedicinal usePart usedDosage
ALLIACEAEAllium ascalonicum L.Alubosa eleweStomachic and stop vomitingRoot and leaves1 small cup 3 times daily for 1 week.
ALLIACEAEAllium sativum L.Alubosa ayuFor stroke and pain in the eyeRootThe extracted juice by chewing is
swallowed for as
long as symptoms
persist.
APOCYNACEAERauwolfia vomitoria Afzel.AsofeyejeAnti insomniaRoot1 small cup once
daily(preferably
evening) for 3 days.
APOCYNACEAEAlstonia boonei De Wild.AwunAnti malaria
and body pain
Reliever
Bark2 cups 3 times daily
for 2 weeks.
ANACARDIACEAELannea egregia Engl. & K. KrauseEki danFor blood supplyBark2 tablespoons twice
daily for adults / 2
teaspoons once
daily for children for
1 week.
ANACARDIACEAELannea welwitschii( Hiern) Engl.OriraPurgative and anti purgativeBark1 small cup once
daily for 2 days.
ANACARDIACEAEAnacardium occidentale L.KajuFor oral infectionBark1 small cup once
daily for 10 days.
ARACEAEAnchomanes difformis (Blume)
Engl.
LangbodoAnti hypertamiaRoot1 small cup once daily
AMARYLLIDACEAECurculigo pilosa Engl.Epa kunFor gonorrhoeaRoot1 small cup once daily
AMARYLLIDACEAECrinum jagus
(Thomson) Dandy
IsumeriFor asthma and tuberculosisRoot and leaves1 small cup once daily (can cause
vomiting if taken in
excess).
ARISTOLOCHIACEAEAristolochia repens
Mill.
Ako igunFor dewormingRoot1 teaspoon 3 times daily for 3 days.
ANNONACEAEUvaria afzelii Sc. ElliotGbogbonseFor any ailmentRoot1 cup once daily.
ANNONACEAEUvaria chamae P.
Beauv.
EerujuAnti malariaLeaves½ stainless steel cup twice daily for 2
weeks.
ANNONACEAEXylopia aethiopica (Dunal) A. Rich.Eeru awon ri n kaFor skin irritationSeed1 small cup once daily
BORAGINACEAEHeliotropium indicum L.Atapari-obukoBody pain
reliever
Root1 small cup 3 times daily
CUCURBITACEAECitrullus colocynthus Schrad.BaaraFor dysenteryFruit½ stainless steel
cup twice daily for
3 days.
CUCURBITACEAEAdenopus breviflorus
Bth.
TagiriFor measlesFruitThe fruits are
placed in the
patient’s room for
as long as
symptoms persist.
1 teaspoon before
eating (carry the
victim because
he/she will be too
weak after the
herbal remedy is
administered)
CONNARACEAEAgelaea obliqua (P. Beauv.) Baill.IrohinAs an anti -convulsantRoot
CONNARACEAECnestis ferruginea DC.Gboyin gboyinAphrodisiacRoot1 small cup once daily
COMBRETACEAETerminalia avicennioides Guill. &
Perr.
IdiFor skin irritationBarkDrink in small quantity to avoid
stomach
COMBRETACEAETerminalia superba Engl. & Diels.AfaraAnti malaria and for measlesBark1 small cup for adults twice daily / 2 teaspoons for
children twice
daily
DIOSCOREACEAEDioscorea cayenensis Lam.ApepeFor blood supplyBarkAdminister in
small quantity for
1 week.
EUPHORBIACEAECroton peduliflorus Hutch.Iso ariwoFor coughSeed1 small cup 3
times daily .
EUPHORBIACEAEEuphorbia lateriflora Schum. & Thonn.Enu opiriFor typhoidRootAdminister in
small quantity for
2 weeks.
EUPHORBIACEAESecurinega virosa(Roxb. Ex Wille.) Pax. et Hoffm.IranjePain relieverLeaves½ stainless steel cup 3 times daily
FABACEAEAcacia ataxacantha DC.Aso bo niStomachic andfor dysenteryPod and seedLick soup thrice daily for 1 week
FABACEAEAngylocalyx
oligophyllus Bak. f.
Oko ajaAphrodisiacRoot1 small cup once daily for 5 days.
FABACEAECajanus cajan (L.)
Millsp.
OtiliFor measlesLeaves1 small cup 3 times daily
FABACEAECalliandra
haematocephala
Hassk.
TudeStomachic and
for ringworm
treatment
Root1 small cup for adults once daily
/ 1 teaspoon for
children once
daily
FABACEAECassia sieberiana DC.Aridan tooroFor dysenteryRoot1 small cup
taken only in the
morning for 2
days.
FABACEAECynometra manii OliverEkuTo suppress
swelling on the
cheeks
SeedUse poultice to
massage the
cheek.
FABACEAEDaniella oliveri
(Rolfe.) Hutch. &
Dalz
IyaFor rashesBark1 teaspoon for
babies
FABACEAEDetarium
microcarpum
Guill & Perr.
OgbogboFor dysenteryBarkNo dosage
FABACEAEDioclea secandensDasaFor good sight
and to stop
excessive
menstrual flow
(Anti
menorrhagia)
LeavesNo dosage
FABACEAEErythrophleum
suaveolens (Guill.
&Perr.) Brenan
OboFor skin irritationBarkConcoction is
used to bath
twice daily.
FABACEAEIndigofera pilosa Poir.Ka seAnti malariaBark1 small cup twice daily
FABACEAELonchocarpus
cyanescens
(Schum. & Thonn.)
Bth.
EluFor rashesRoot1 small cup once
daily for adults
and bath once
daily for children
FABACEAETetrapleura
tetraptera (Schum
& Thonn.)Taub
AridanAnti convulsantFruit2 small cups foradults / 2 teaspoons for
children twice
daily
GRAMINEAEBambusa vulgaris L.OparunFor measlesLeaves½ stainless cup 3
times daily
GUTTIFERAEGarcinia kola Heckel.OrogboBody pain relieverBark1 small cup once
daily (for adults
only)
LYTHRACEAELawsonia inermis L.LaaliFor typhoidLeaves½ stainless steel cup 3 times daily
MORACEAEBosqueia angolensis
Ficalho.
SaworoFor blood supplyBarkNo dosage
MORACEAETreculia africana
Decne.
Moraceae
AfonFor skin irritationRoot1 teaspoon for
children 3 times
daily
MORACEAEFicus capensis Thunb.
OpotoFor blood supplyLeaves½ stainless steel
cup 3 times daily
for adults and 1
teaspoon 3 times
daily for children
MELIACEAEKhaya ivorensis A. ChevOganwoFor blood supplyBark1 small cup once daily
MENISPERMACEAESphenocentrum jollyanum PierreAkerejukponAnti malaria and typhoidRoot1 stainless steel
cup twice daily
for 2 weeks.
MYRTACEAESyzygium guineense (Wild.) DC.OriPurgative and anti
purgative
BarkI small cup once
for adults / 2
teaspoons once
daily for children
OCHNACEAELophira alata Banks ex F. Gaertn.f.PonhanFor typhoidBark1 small cup 3 times daily
OCHNACEAESchrebera arboreaA .Chev.OpeleFor skin tear on a child’s
head
SeedPlace 9 seeds
on male and 7 on
female child (as
seed closes the
child’s head
heals)
PAPAVERACEAEArgemone mexicana L.Ma fo wok an omo miFor measlesLeaveTo be used in
small quantity
PHYLLANTHACEAEBridelia atroviridis Mull. Arg.ArasaFor eczemaLeavesRub on affected part for as long as
conditions
remains
POACEAECymbopogon citratus (DC.) Stapf.Ewe teaAnti malariaLeaves2 small cups 3 times daily for
2 weeks.
PERIPLOCACEAEMondia whitei (Hook.f.) SkeelsIsirigunFor dewormingRoot1 teaspoon 3 times daily (for
children)
RUBIACEAENauclea latifolia Sm.EgbesiFor jaundice (yellow fever)Root1 small cup once daily
STERCULIACEAETheobroma cacao L.KokoFor blood supplyBark1 small cup 3 times daily
STERCULIACEAENesogordoniapapaverifera (A. Chev.) R. CapuronOroFor fibroidBark1 small cup once daily
SAPINADIACEAELecaniodiscus cupanioides Planch.
ex Benth.
AkaTo heal fractures and
wounds of the
leg
RootRub on affected parts.
ZINGIBERACEAEAframomum melegueta K. Schum.Ata ireFor measlesLeaves1 small cup 3 times daily for
2 weeks.
ZINGIBERACEAEZingiber officinale Rosc.AtalekopaFor typhoidRootEat hot once daily.
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Reference(s)

Documentation on Medicinal Plants Sold in Markets in Abeokuta, Nigeria. MacDonald Idu, Joseph O Erhabor and Harriet M Efijuemue (Tropical Journal of Pharmaceutical Research April 2010; 9 (2): 110-118)

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