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Over 50% of all current medical drugs are of natural product origin and thus these products play important roles in drug development in the pharmaceutical sciences.The traditional Nigerian system of medicine includes many natural plants with anti- fungal activity. In the current study, the plants used for the treatment of fungal infections in Keffilocal government, Nasarawa state, Nigeria are discussed. A total number of around twenty-three plants such as Parkiabiglobosa Jacqbenth, Annonasenegalensis Pers., Combretumlamprocarpum Diels, Stereo spermumkunthianumcham., Celosia argentea Linn., Sterculiasetigera Del. and Allium cepaetc. from various families used locally against fungal infections and related disorders are being covered, which includes Botanical names, family, plant part used,common name, local name and use for all the plants. This comprehensiveinformation will be helpful for the pharmacist, ethno- botanist, pharmacologist, medicinal chemist and pharmacognosist for more scientific research.
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Author(s): Alqasim Abdullahi Mustapha
Ethno-medicinal, Herbal drugs, Anti-fungal, Keffi local government, Nasarawa state, Nigeria, Ethnopharmacognostic Evaluation Of Medicinal Plants