Preparation and use of plant medicines for farmers' health in Southwest Nigeria: socio-cultural, magico-religious and economic aspects

@inproceedings{Mafimisebi2010PreparationAU,
  title={Preparation and use of plant medicines for farmers' health in Southwest Nigeria: socio-cultural, magico-religious and economic aspects},
  author={Taiwo Ejiola Mafimisebi and Adegboyega Eyitayo Oguntade},
  booktitle={Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine},
  year={2010}
}
Agrarian rural dwellers in Nigeria produce about 95% of locally grown food commodities. The low accessibility to and affordability of orthodox medicine by rural dwellers and their need to keep healthy to be economically productive, have led to their dependence on traditional medicine. This paper posits an increasing acceptance of traditional medicine country-wide and advanced reasons for this trend. The fact that traditional medicine practitioners' concept of disease is on a wider plane vis… CONTINUE READING
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