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dc.contributor.author Setshogo, M.P.
dc.contributor.author Mbereki, C.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-15T12:58:43Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-15T12:58:43Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Setshogo, M.P. & Mbereki, C.M. (2011) Floristic diversity and uses of medicinal plants sold by street vendors in Gaborone, Botswana, The African Journal of Plant Science and Biotechnology, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 69-74 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1752-3931 (Print)
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/922
dc.description.abstract The sale of herbal medicine, either as concoctions or single plant specimens, has become common in the streets and main shopping centres of major towns and cities in Botswana. A study was undertaken to collect information on the uses of medicinal plants sold by street vendors in Gaborone, Botswana during June 2008 to December 2008. The indigenous knowledge of the street vendors and the plants used for medicinal purposes were collected through questionnaire and personal interviews during field trips. The survey showed that the street vendors used 47 species of plants distributed in 45 genera belonging to 29 families to treat various diseases and health conditions. The documented medicinal plants were mostly used to cure skin sores, sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and asthma. In this study, the most dominat families are the Asteraceae and Fabaceae, each with 5 species and roots were most frequently used for the treatment of diseases accounting for 62% of the medicines sold. This study showed that many people in Botswana still continue to depend on medicinal plants for primary healthcare. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Global Science Books, http://www.globalsciencebooks.info/ en_US
dc.subject Herbal medicine en_US
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany en_US
dc.subject Remedies en_US
dc.subject Traditional doctors en_US
dc.title Floristic diversity and uses of medicinal plants sold by street vendors in Gaborone, Botswana en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US
dc.link www.globalsciencebooks.info/JournalsSup/.../AJPSB_5(SI1)69-74o.pdf en_US


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