Ethnomedicinal Survey of Some Woody Plant Species of Jakusko Local Government Area of Yobe State, Nigeria

Sa’id, Abba Idris and Abdullahi, Yusuf*

Department of Biological Sciences, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Nigeria

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The ethnomedical study of some woody plant species in the Dachia and Karage Communities of the Jakusko Local Government Area of Yobe State, Nigeria, was assessed. The current study offered ethnomedical applications of many medicinal plants for treating various ailments. To conduct the survey, interviews and a stratified random sampling approach were used. We collected 36 species in total, divided into 19 Families and 23 Genera (12 bushes and 24 trees). Most plants were found in the family Fabaceae: Caesalpinoidae and Mimosoidea. The most frequently utilized component for treating conditions like indigestion, fever, diarrhoea, constipation, and wound healing was leaves. Nineteen (19) different plants were used to treat gastrointestinal disorders, twelve (12) different plants were used to treat inflammatory diseases, and nine (9) different plants were used to treat pain and fever, respectively. Infusion and decoction were the most typical preparation techniques for these herbs. Based on the condition, health, age and severity of the patient’s sickness, the dosage and rate of the medicinal plants were determined. In any case, phytopharmacological screening of all plants is required to verify the regional folklore and look for various chemicals for the available traditional medical treatments.


Dachia, Ethnomedicine, Karage, Yobe State