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2023, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B

Ethno-medicinal survey of tree species among the Inhabitants of zing local government area of Taraba state, Nigeria


Author(s): Mamman GS, Adedotun A and Sarki K

Abstract: An ethnomedicinal survey was conducted to document the medicinal tree species used in treatment of various ailments in Zing Local Government Area of Taraba State, Nigeria. A total of 90 respondents were interviewed and 30 copies of questionnaire was administered in each of the (3) wards (Zing B, Bitako and Monkin A) that was purposively chosen for the study on the ethno-medicinal tree species, tree parts, methods of preparation and mode of administration of treatment to various ailments. A total of 19 tree species were documented. The leaves, barks, flowers, fruits, roots of the trees were used in treatment of ailments such as diarrhea, dysentery, cough, skin burn, and liver protection. Majority of respondents 43.3% found the medicinal tree species to be very effective, 32.2% effective while 5.6% believed the plants were not effective. The frequency of citation of the tree species range from 51 to 89 indicating high acceptability, awareness and usage of the medicinal tree species among the inhabitants. Pearson Correlation test (r = 0.985) indicated a positive correlation between the age and number of medicinal trees cited p<0.01. This study has shown the presence of some vital medicinal tree species in the study area and documentation of the ethno-medicinal knowledge may contribute to the development of new drugs.

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Mamman GS, Adedotun A, Sarki K. Ethno-medicinal survey of tree species among the Inhabitants of zing local government area of Taraba state, Nigeria. South Asian J Agric Sci 2023;3(1):149-154.
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