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dc.contributor.authorNyamwamu, N. C
dc.contributor.authorWagai, S.O
dc.contributor.authorGisesa, W.N.O
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-09T07:49:50Z
dc.date.available2020-09-09T07:49:50Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationNyamwamu, N. C., Wagai, S., & Gisesa, W. N. O. (2020). Plants used by abagusii traditional healers in the treatment of cancer and other inflammatory conditions.en_US
dc.identifier.issnISSN (E): 2320-3862 ISSN (P): 2394-0530
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.plantsjournal.com/archives/2020/vol8issue3/PartA/8-1-13-925.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/20299
dc.descriptionA research article published in Journal of Medicinal Plants Studiesen_US
dc.description.abstractAn ethnomedical survey of plants used by Abagusii traditional healers of South West Kenya in the treatment of cancer and other inflammatory conditions was carried out. A number of traditional healers were interviewed about the plants that they used in the treatment of cancer, method of preparation and dosage regimens. Their responses were recorded. Each materia medica entry followed the format; Latin binomial; Common name; Vernacular and taxonomic name; parts used; constituents; indications; safety considerations; preparation and dosage. Five plant species were botanically identified. It was found that in this ethnic group greatly depended on herbal remedies I treatment of cancer and its related ailments This study also revealed that the Abagusii healers have an extensive knowledge of their flora. This study also revealed that there is a rapid degeneration of many indigenous herbal medicinal plants, hence the need for their conservation.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJournal of Medicinal Plants Studiesen_US
dc.subjectCanceren_US
dc.subjectmedicinal plantsen_US
dc.subjectAsteraceaeen_US
dc.subjectadaptogensen_US
dc.subjectabagusiien_US
dc.subjectKenyaen_US
dc.titlePlants used by abagusii traditional healers in the treatment of cancer and other inflammatory conditionsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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