Common plants used by the indigenous people of south eastern Nigeria for medicinal purposes were catalogued based on collections during field trips and visits to traditional medicine practitioners in these parts, and questionnaires administered to resident knowledgeable respondents. These plants were briefly described and their local names provided where possible while the medicinal uses and parts used were listed. Faced with rapid depletion and the current focus on cheaper alternatives to synthetic drugs, the need to document these plant resources and explore short and long term strategies of conserving them were highlighted. Emphasis was laid on integration of traditional with orthodox health care systems in order to enhance the health of the people in this area.
Obute, Gordian C.
"Ethnomedicinal Plant Resources of Southeastern Nigeria,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2005
, Article 5.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2005/iss1/5