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Ethnobotany

Ogunmefun, Olayinka [1], Olatunji, B.P. [1], Olagbemide, P.T. [1].

A Survey of Ethnomedicinal Contraceptives used in Ekiti State, Southwestern, Nigeria.

A survey was carried out to gather information on the uses of fertility regulatory plants as birth control methods and as abortifacient in Ekiti, a Southwestern state of Nigeria. This method of contraception using herbal medicines was mostly common with the people in the rural areas of Ekiti state due to low cost and easy accessability. Anti-fertility plants are commonly used by women as contraceptives, as plants are generally used for health remedies from times immemorial which make it a vital area of research. The different parts of plants used, the actions they perform and the methods of preparation were documented which can serve as an eye opener for pharmacological testing and subsequent pharmaceutical preparations of these plant products into forms that are acceptable worldwide.


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1 - Afe Babalola University, Biological Sciences, Km 8.5 Afe Babalola Way, Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti, 6969, Nigeria

Keywords:
Abortifacient
Contraceptives
Herbal medicines
Pharmacological testing.

Presentation Type: Oral Paper
Number: 35003
Abstract ID:70
Candidate for Awards:Economic Botany Section best student paper


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