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International Research Journal of Plant Science

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Zapfack L

Deaprtment of Plant Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Yaounde I, Yaoundé, Central Province, Cameroon


  • Research Article   
    Quantitative ethno botanical survey of medicinal plants used in the infertility by local people in Cameroon
    Author(s): Noiha Noumi V*, Awe Djongmo V, Nyeck B, Noubissi T, Kouam Kamning P and Zapfack L

    The study aims to identify and catalogue the medicinal plants used in the treatment of infertility in Cameroon. Based on the prevalence of infertility, 138 people were interviewed in 3 localities of the Littoral region. The interviewees were of both sexes and aged between 50-60 years (43%). A total of 36 species in 32 genera and 21 families were identified. The most represented families are Asteraceae, Liliaceae, Acanthaceae, Malvaceae and Zingiberaceae. Aframomum letestuanum, Ageratum conyzoides, Tetrapleura tetraptera, Allium sativum, Crinum distichum, Cyathula prostrata, Bryophylum pinnatum and Gingiber officinale are the most cited species. Herbaceous are the most used (64%). This survey has led to recording 25 recipes, most of which are prepared using combinations of plants. Water (80%), white wine (8%) and palm oil (12%) are the most used solvents. Maceration and decoction are t.. View More»
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