Vol. 5, Issue 3, Part B (2017)
Preliminary survey of medicinal plant species in Gombe metropolitan, Nigeria
Author(s): Sulaiman Mohammed, Aishatu Modibbo, Haruna Sa’idu and Sani Ibrahim Aliyu
Abstract: The use of locally available plant parts for disease treatment is common among non-industrialized societies, because of its affordability over pharmaceutical products. Most herbal medicines are highly effective than industrial ones aside having less harmful side effect if properly used. Therefore, it is significant to determine the possible medicinal plant species found around the local community of Gombe metropolis. Questionnaire and oral interview were utilized for data collection on plants species, their uses, parts and preparation method. Different respondent used for the study include herbalist, old people, farmers and others were targeted. The data were statistically analyzed using SPSS. The total number of medicinal plants recorded during the study was 33 species under 25 families. Results of the study showed that the various parts of these plants are used for curing different types of diseases including malaria, snake bite and irregular menstruation. Fascinatingly, the leaves gave the highest percentage of 43.5% of the total parts, followed by the bark at 20.5%. In recommendation, government needs to ensure safety and efficiency in the use of those medicinal plants through a strategic plan.
How to cite this article:
Sulaiman Mohammed, Aishatu Modibbo, Haruna Sa’idu and Sani Ibrahim Aliyu. Preliminary survey of medicinal plant species in Gombe metropolitan, Nigeria. International Journal of Herbal Medicine. 2017; 5(3): 101-104.