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Diversity of medicinal plants used in the treatment of typhoid fever in the High Guinean savannah zone of Cameroon
Boris Nyeck1,2*iD, Djongmo Victor Awé1iD,Djomo Cedric Chimi3 iD, Noumi Valery Noiha4iD
1Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Wakwa Regional Research Center,P.O. Box 65 Ngaoundéré - Cameroon
2Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Ngaoundere, P.O. Box 454,Ngaoundere, Cameroon
3Institute of Agricultural Research for Development (IRAD) Yokadouma research station,
P.O. Box 136 Yokadouma - Cameroon
4Department of Life Science, Higher Teacher Training College of Bertoua, University of Ngaoundere,P.O. Box 652, Bertoua, Cameroon 
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study consisted of an inventory of medicinal plants used in the treatment of typhoid fever by the populations of the Vina division of Cameroon. Ethnobotanical surveys were carried out among 20 naturopaths using survey forms. The naturopaths were 80% male and over 50 years of age. Twenty-four species were identified in the Vina subdivision as treating typhoid fever. Leaves were the most commonly used parts (58%) and decoction was the most commonly used preparatory method (99%). The oral administration is the most used mode in the treatment of typhoid (100%). These results show us that medicinal plants can contribute to the treatment of some diseases, subject to biological exploration of their activity so that these plants can constitute a source of improved traditional medicines for the treatment of typhoid fever.  

Keywords:

Cameroon,Medicinal plants,Naturopaths,Traditional medicine,Typhoid fever,

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Nyeck, B., Awé, D. V., Chimi, D. C., Noiha, N. V., 2021. Diversity of medicinal plants used in the treatment of typhoid fever in the High Guinean savannah zone of Cameroon.Int.J.Curr.Res.Biosci.Plantbiol. 8(10): 10-16. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcrbp.2021.810.002