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Inventory of antidiabetic plants in selected districts of Lagos State, Nigeria.

Abstract

This study reports an ethnobotanical survey by means of semi-structured questionnaire of medicinal plants in five districts of Lagos State of Nigeria reputed for the treatment of diabetes. 100 respondents from the predominantly Yoruba tribe mostly males (76%) were knowledgeable in traditional treatment of diabetes. About half of the respondents with 20-30 years experience in treating diabetes used mainly herbs (96%) and have developed effective and easily recognised diagnostic tools. 92% of diabetic patients were usually out-patients aged 21-60 years. Diabetes trado-specialists (80%) rarely referred their patients but usually treated referred cases (96%). Fifty multi-component herbal recipes covered in the survey were mainly liquid preparations often administered without serious side effects (92%). The principal antidiabetic plants included Vernonia amygdalina, Bidens pilosa, Carica papaya, Citrus aurantiifolia, Ocimum gratissimum, Momordica charantia and Morinda lucida. Dietary recommendations also accompanied therapy.

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    Department of Pharmacognosy, Faculty of Pharmacy, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Sagamu campus, Ogun State, Nigeria. adegbolade@yahoo.com

    Source

    Journal of ethnopharmacology 121:1 2009 Jan 12 pg 135-9

    MeSH

    Adult
    Data Collection
    Diabetes Mellitus
    Ethnobotany
    Female
    Humans
    Hypoglycemic Agents
    Male
    Medicine, African Traditional
    Middle Aged
    Nigeria
    Outpatients
    Phytotherapy
    Plant Preparations
    Plants, Medicinal

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    19013225

    Citation

    Gbolade, Adebayo A.. "Inventory of Antidiabetic Plants in Selected Districts of Lagos State, Nigeria." Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol. 121, no. 1, 2009, pp. 135-9.
    Gbolade AA. Inventory of antidiabetic plants in selected districts of Lagos State, Nigeria. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009;121(1):135-9.
    Gbolade, A. A. (2009). Inventory of antidiabetic plants in selected districts of Lagos State, Nigeria. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 121(1), pp. 135-9. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2008.10.013.
    Gbolade AA. Inventory of Antidiabetic Plants in Selected Districts of Lagos State, Nigeria. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Jan 12;121(1):135-9. PubMed PMID: 19013225.
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