Microbial contamination of herbal preparations in Lagos, Nigeria.

@article{Adeleye2005MicrobialCO,
  title={Microbial contamination of herbal preparations in Lagos, Nigeria.},
  author={Isaac A. Adeleye and G Okogi and Ernest O. Ojo},
  journal={Journal of health, population, and nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={296-7}
}
Traditional herbalists in Nigeria use various herbal preparations to treat various types of ailments, including diarrhoea, cough, 'neonatal fistula', convulsions, skin diseases, etc. (1). Most of these preparations are used in the form of concoctions (soup or drink made usually from ingredients after boiling) or infusions (soaking the plant material and allowing it to stand for varying lengths of time) (2).