The ethnomedicinal applications of the plant species used primarily as spices and condiments among the indigenous peoples of the Niger Delta area of Nigeria were examined. A total of 24 species belonging to 10 different families were found to have varying applications in ethnobotany and ethnomedicine. The studies indicate that the indigenous people have also developed different methods for collecting, processing, using and conserving these valuable plants and/or their products. The contributions of this study towards the understanding, documentation and safeguarding of indigenous knowledge and use of plants are discussed.
Ndukwu, B. C. and Ben-Nwadibia, N. B.
"Ethnomedicinal Aspects of Plants Used as Spices and Condiments in the Niger Delta Area of Nigeria,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2005
, Article 10.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2005/iss1/10