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Title: Treating fibromyoma with herbal medicines in South Cameroon
Authors: Noumi, Emmanuel
Keywords: Ethnomedicine
Medical plants
Fibromyoma
Cameroon
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A61K36/00, A61P15/00, A61P29/00, A61P35/00
Abstract: The study presents the conclusions of a survey, carried out to determine how, by means of plant recipes, the traditional healers of the South Cameroon treat uterine fibromyoma. Fibromyoma causes primary or secondary level infertility, but not sterility. The population concerned was those of the Ambam Division, South Cameroon. The study listed and studied 46 plant species belonging to 32 families, all used as traditional herbal medicines in the treatment of fibromyoma. And before that, the local traditional healers and the women treated or under treatment were submitted to questionnaires to be filled. During laboratory work, many of the plant species identified in the field, and their therapeutic uses, were compared with the published works on ethnomedicine in Cameroon and may proved to be new. It was also acknowledged that many others, whose effectiveness in the treatment of fibromyoma was being well recognised, were also used for the same purpose in others regions of Cameroon.       In the sample retained within the framework of the study, 16.5% of the women were effectively healed.
Page(s): 736-741
CC License:  CC Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India
ISSN: 0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)
Source:IJTK Vol.09(4) [October 2010]

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