An ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants used in Kit Mikayi area of Western Kenya was carried out in 2007. The area is adjacent to Lake Victoria, the second largest fresh water lake in the world. Being a shrine, an ethnobotanical survey was conducted with the aim of documenting the local plants of economic value which have over time attracted both local and foreign visitors. Thirty-seven species were documented, and their use values and informant consensus factors were determined. The results were considered as important in defining conservation priorities as well as for further investigation of the identified plants for possible pharmacological applications.
Phanuel, Arwa S.; O., Nyunja R.; and C., Onyango J.
"Plant Species in the Folk medicine of Kit Mikayi Region, Western Kenya,"
Ethnobotanical Leaflets: Vol. 2010
, Article 13.
Available at: http://opensiuc.lib.siu.edu/ebl/vol2010/iss7/13