Ethnotherapeautic management of skin diseases among the Kikuyus of Central Kenya.

  title={Ethnotherapeautic management of skin diseases among the Kikuyus of Central Kenya.},
  author={Grace N. Njoroge and Rainer W Bussmann},
  journal={Journal of ethnopharmacology},
  volume={111 2},
Skin health is increasingly becoming an important aspect of primary health care among many communities particularly because of the increased challenge of HIV-AIDS, skin conditions being among the common opportunistic diseases in immuno-compromised individuals. This study investigated the use of traditional remedies in managing various skin conditions in the Central Province of Kenya. Fifty-seven plant species in 31 families were identified as regularly utilized. Of these plants 27 species had a… CONTINUE READING
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