BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES

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Keywords

wound
plants
healers
herbs
diseases
ethno-botanical
treatment of wounds
fabaeceae
stem bark

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Sani, B. (2020). An Ethnobotanical Survey of the Plants Used for Wounds Treatment in Selected Villages of Gusau and Tsafe Local Government Areas,Zamfara State, Nigeria. BAKOLORI JOURNAL OF GENERAL STUDIES, 10, 2429-2439. https://doi.org/10.xxxx/abcd

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Abstract

Different tradition and cultures living in different parts of the world used plants around them to cure different ailment. According to the World Health Organization traditional medicine is an integral part of the culture of the people who practice it and reflected not only the culture but social, moral, beliefs attitude and religious background of the people that were prevalent in a given community. Many kind of diseases are cured by the use of plants such as diarrhea, bilharzias, hypertensions, ulcer, skin diseases, and wound are treated with plants. The objectives of this work is to document the medicinal plants used for the treatment of wounds in some seven selected villages of Gusau and Tsafe local government areas of Zamfara state. Ethnobotanical survey of the plant used for the treatment of wounds in seven selected villages in Gusau and Tsafe local government areas of Zamfara state was conducted out of sixty five(65)questionnaires administered, sixty (60) responded were recorded. The survey revealed 19 plants species belonging to 13 flowering families being used for wound healing in the study area. The family fabaeceae has the highest percentages of usage and stem bark is the most commonly used parts of the plants. Considering the rate at which vegetation is getting depleted in this part of the country, there is the need to document this precious knowledge of the plant species as well as the experience of traditional healers that will enables the scientist to carry out further research on utilization of herbs for medicine. It is recommended that government should enforce the existing laws that protect the plants from being destroyed

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