Table 2

Pattern of herbal medicines used by the respondents

Name of herbal medicine preparation

Components

Frequency (%)

(N = 198)


'Agbo jedi-jedi'

Scented-leaves (Pelargonium zonale (L.) L'Hér.), grapefruit (Citrus paradisi Macfad.) juice extracts, bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina Delile), Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour Moench) leaves, naphthalene tablets, garlic (Allium sativum L.)

69 (35.0%)


'Agbo iba'

Bark of pineapple (Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.) fruit, paw paw (Carica papaya L.) leaves and seeds, 'Dongoyaro' (Azadirachta indica A. Juss.) leaves, lime juice, lemon grass (Cymbopogon citrates Stapf.) leaves, guava (Psidium guajava L.) leaves, scented- leaves (Pelargonium zonale (L.) L'Hér.)

54 (27.5%)


Oroki herbal mixture®

Stem bark of African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis A.Chev.) tree, pattern wood (Alstonia congensis Engl.), mango (Mangifera indica L.) leaves, Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour Moench)

18 (9.0%)


Herbal tooth paste

Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis Mill.)

15 (7.5%)


Ajase poki-poki®

Tobacco (Nicotiana L.) leaves, stem bark of coconut (Cocos nucifera L.), seeds and coat of alligator pepper (Aframomum melegueta K.Schum.)

10 (5.0%)


Yoyo bitter®

Bitter leaf (Vernonia amygdalina Delile), ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe), scented- leaves (Pelargonium zonale (L.) L'Hér.)

8 (4.0%)


'Ijebu-ode' mixture drink

Mushroom (Ganoderma lucidum), Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) oil and roots

7 (3.5%)


Splina

Splina (Bucataria corpului), natural honey

7 (3.5%)


Omega root

Coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) oil

5 (2.5%)


Jobelyn®

Sorghum (Sorghum bicolour Moench) leaves

4 (2.0%)


Dudu-Osun soap®

Palm kernel (Elaeis guineensis A. Chev.) oil

4 (2.0%)


Alomo bitter®

African breadfruit (Treculia Africana Decne. Ex Trécul), stem bark of African mahogany (Khaya ivorensis A. Chev.)

2 (1.0%)


Oreagba et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011 11:117   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-11-117

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