Medicinal plants used as home remedies: a family survey by first year medical students.

  title={Medicinal plants used as home remedies: a family survey by first year medical students.},
  author={Constance Rufaro Sewani-Rusike and Marykutty Mammen},
  journal={African journal of traditional, complementary, and alternative medicines : AJTCAM},
  volume={11 5},
BACKGROUND There is a hierarchical organisation of knowledge in the use of medicinal plants in communities. Medicinal use knowledge starts in the home and is passed on to family members. Next in the hierarchy are neighbours, village elders and finally, traditional healers being the most knowledgeable. For primary health care this hierarchy is actively followed in seeking remedies for ailments. MATERIALS AND METHODS This study was a survey of medicinal plant knowledge from family members of 1… CONTINUE READING
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