Plant species used for folk medicine from diverse families of angiosperms employed by people in south eastern Nigeria were analysed for the basic chemical compounds that make them medicinal. It was observed that flavonols and Phenolic compounds were widespread in these plants. However, the types and amounts of these chemicals varied for even species in the same family.
Obute, Gordian C. and Adubor, Godswill O.
"Chemicals Detected in Plants Used For Folk Medicine in South Eastern Nigeria,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2007
, Article 17.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2007/iss1/17