Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants Used the Treatment Of Malaria in Sokoto State, North Western Nigeria


Alebiosu Celestina Oluranti
Ugwah-Oguejiofor Chinenye Jane
Ugwa Oguejiofor Michael


This Ethnobotanical survey was carried out in selected Local Government areas of Sokoto State, North Western Nigeria in order to collect and document information on medicinal plants that were used in the area by traditional healers for the treatment of malaria. A total of 39 medicinal plants belonging to 31 families, were reported as been used locally for the treatment of malaria. The scientific, common, local (Hausa) names of the plants, part used and method of preparation were presented. The survey shows that 28 (71.8% ) of the plants have been scientifically validated to have antiplasmodium/anti-malarial activities. The methods of preparation that were used were 38.5% decoction, 30.7% maceration, 2.6% infusion while 28.21% include the use of Some of the in medicinal plants were found to be solely indigenous.