A Checklist of Herbal plants used in Primary health care in Lagos State, Nigeria

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A checklist of medicinal plants used in primary health care delivery based on an ethnobotanical survey of herbal markets in Lagos State, Nigeria

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Onuminya T, Ogundipe O, Igbari A (2022): A Checklist of Herbal plants used in Primary health care in Lagos State, Nigeria. v1.0. University of Lagos. Dataset/Checklist.


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Checklist; herbs; Lagos; primary health care; Nigeria; Inventorythematic


Victor Oroleke
  • Processor
Technical assistant
University of Lagos
DEPARTMENT OF BOTANY, Faculty of Science
23401 AKOKA
Temitope Onuminya
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
  • Principal Investigator
Associate Professor
University of Lagos
Department of Botany
23401 Akoka
Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
  • Originator
University of Lagos
23401 AKOKA
Aramide Igbari
  • Originator
University of Lagos
Department of Botany
23401 Akoka
Olubunmi Sharaibi
  • Author
Senior Lecturer
Lagos State University
Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, OJO
23401 Lagos

Geographic Coverage

The survey was done in Lagos, Nigeria

Bounding Coordinates South West [-90, -180], North East [90, 180]

Taxonomic Coverage

Essentially Tracheophytes were recorded.

Phylum Tracheophyta
Class Magnoliopsida, Liliopsida

Project Data

Mobilization of plant specimens in the Lagos Herbarium

Title Expanding the visibility of the Lagos Herbarium through Digitization and Mobilization of Plant Specimen Data
Identifier BID-AF2020-009-INS
Funding GBIF-BID Grant
Study Area Description The project is domiciled in Lagos, Nigeria

The personnel involved in the project:

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Kadiri, A.B., Adekunle, A.A. and Ayodele, A.E. (2010). An Appraisal of the Contributions of Herbalism to Primary Health Care Delivery in South West Nigeria. Ethnobotanical Leaflets 14: 435-104
  2. Sharaibi et al., 2014. Ethnobotanical Survey and Phytochemical screening of plants used for the treatment of hyperprolactemia in Lagos State, Nigeria. Journal of Medicinal Plant Research 8(43):1284-1292
  3. Olowokudejo, J. D., Kadiri, A. B., & Travih, V. A. (2008). An ethnobotanical survey of herbal markets and medicinal plants in Lagos State of Nigeria. Ethnobotancial Leaflets 12: 851-177

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