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10,000 medicinal plants exist in Nigeria

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By Dawn

Advancements need to be taken to increase the use of medicinal plants.

The Minister of State for health has announced that Nigeria is home to over 10,000 traditional medicinal plant species. This wealth of natural resources provides great potential for the country’s healthcare system. Traditional medicinal plants (TMP’s) offer a rich source of bioactive compounds that can be used for the prevention and treatment of various diseases. TMP’s have been used for centuries in Nigeria and other parts of the world for their therapeutic properties. The availability of TMP’s in Nigeria, coupled with the traditional knowledge of their use, makes them a valuable resource for the country’s healthcare system.

Traditional medicinal plants have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments. These plants typically contain a variety of active compounds that can interact with the human body in a variety of ways. For example, some plants may contain compounds that can act as antioxidants, while others may contain compounds that can help to reduce inflammation. In recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the use of traditional medicinal plants as a source of new medicines. This is due to the fact that these plants often contain a variety of different compounds that have not been previously identified. Furthermore, TMP’s are often more readily available than synthetic drugs, and they are typically much cheaper to produce.

Believed to have properties that can help boost energy levels.

A number of TMP’s have already been studied in depth, and many have shown significant therapeutic potential. For example, various species of Ginger have been shown to be effective in treating nausea and vomiting, while other studies have shown that garlic can help lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Other traditional medicinal plants that have been studied include ginseng, ginkgo biloba, and echinacea.

Herbal Medicines are widely used in Nigeria, these herbs are believed to have medicinal properties that can help treat various ailments. Ginseng is a popular herbal Medicine in Nigeria. It is believed to have properties that can help boost energy levels, improve cognitive function, and reduce stress. Ginkgo biloba is another herbal medicine that is believed to have properties that can help improve memory, cognitive function, and circulation. Echinacea is also widely used in Nigeria, it is believed to have properties that can help boost the immune system, fight off infections, and reduce inflammation.

Traditional plants is conservatively estimated at about N200 billion.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified medicinal plants as those that contain bioactive substances that can be used for therapeutic purposes or as precursors for the synthesis of drugs. WHO defines a medicinal plant as any plant that, when extracted or processed, produces a medicinal product. A medicinal product is any substance or combination of substances that can be used to treat or prevent disease, or to promote health. There are many different active substances that can be found in medicinal plants, and they can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions. Some of the most common active substances found in medicinal plants include alkaloids, terpenes, flavonoids, and saponins.

TMP’s play an important role in the health and wellbeing of many communities in Nigeria. Despite their importance, little attention has been paid to harnessing this sector. The current market value of these traditional plants is conservatively estimated at about N200 billion. However, there is great potential for this sector to grow even further. There are many reasons why traditional medicinal plants are so important in Nigeria. First, they provide a valuable source of income for many families. Second, they play a vital role in the health and wellbeing of communities. Third, they can help to protect the environment. More needs to be done as little attention has been paid to harnessing the potential of the traditional medicinal plant sector in Nigeria.

TMP’s can help to reduce the spread of infection.

The government is working to promote/increase the use of TMP’s in the healthcare system and to develop a national policy on TMP’s. They are a valuable tool that can help Healthcare Providers improve the quality of care they provide. They can help to reduce the spread of infection, improve patient safety, and improve the efficiency of care delivery. The development of a national policy on TMP’s will help to ensure that these tools are used effectively and consistently across the healthcare system.


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