Ethnomedicinal survey of plants used in the treatment of female ınfertility in chanchaga niger state, Nigeria.
Hauwa, Gana Jiya
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An ethno-medicinal survey of plants used to treat female infertility in Chanchaga Local Government Area in Minna, Niger state of Nigeria was conducted for record purpose. Using a structured questionnaire, fifteen herbalists; 8 males and 7 females specialized in female infertility treatment were interviewed in September, 2015. A total of 29 taxa belonging to 26 families with their botanical names, frequency index, preparation of drugs, methods and doses were documented. Most remedies were prepared as infusions or decoctions. All species were harvested from the field when needed by locals. It is advised that careful efforts be made to conserve useful plants by inhabitants of the study area. Younger people should also be encouraged to show interest in the knowledge of traditional medicines.