Komlan Batawila

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In Africa, up to 80% of the population relies on herbal concoctions for their primarily health care. In Togo, western Africa, Tem tribe is a population with old knowledge of medicinal plants, however, still very little is known about their medical practices. The present study was conducted to access for the apprehension of adverse effects of traditional(More)
BACKGROUND Plant-based remedies continue to play a key role in the health care of people in Togo; however, there is a lack of published data in medicinal plants and medical practices of the people in the country. OBJECTIVE This study was aimed at documenting the plant utilization in the Tem folk medicine in the central region of Togo. MATERIALS AND(More)
BACKGROUND In Togo, a little is known about latex plants of the flora used for medicinal purposes. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to identify the latex plant species and their medicinal uses in the Maritime Region of Togo. MATERIALS AND METHODS The methodology was based on ethnobotanical semi-structural individual interviews of 220 informants.(More)
BACKGROUND In Togo, malaria constitutes a major public health problem but, until now, the population still mostly relies on herbal medicine for healing. This study aimed to document medicinal plants used for malaria therapy in the Plateau region of the country. METHODOLOGY Semi-structured questionnaire interviews were used to gather ethnobotanical and(More)
Numerous plants are known to exhibit considerable biological activities in the fields of medicine and agriculture, yet access to their active ingredients is often complicated, cumbersome and expensive. As a consequence, many plants harbouring potential drugs or green phyto-protectants go largely unnoticed, especially in poorer countries which, at the same(More)
Remote-sensing data for protected areas in northern Togo, obtained in three different years (2007, 2000, and 1987), were used to assess and map changes in land cover and land use for this drought prone zone. The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) was applied to the images to map changes in vegetation. An unsupervised classification, followed by(More)
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