Herbal trade is on the increase in Nigeria in the recent times not only because it is cost effective but also because of easy accessibility and reported efficacy. Herbal medicines may be dispensed in refined ways by direct hawking, display in supermarkets and drug stores, and sometimes in hospitals and by crude means involving hawking directly to customers in various forms as ground powder, cooked decoction and concoction. The business is branded “paraga” in the parlance of the users. This complementary health care endeavour of the people encouraged the present study with the aims to evaluate the caliber of people that patronize it, the trend of incorporation of the approach into health care delivery system of the city and dispensing methodology.
Kadiri, Akeem Babalola
"Evaluation of Medicinal Herbal Trade (Paraga) in Lagos State of Nigeria,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2008
, Article 90.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2008/iss1/90