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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 11, Issue 2 (2022)

Traditional medical uses of different varieties of Citrus species consumed by the Agatu/Idoma tribe of Ayele in Nasarawa local government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria

Author(s):

PN Olotu, JP Olotu, IA Olotu, NM Gushit, HO Ejembi, NS Yakubu, U Ajima and EU Onche

Abstract:

Citrus is the second most popular and common fruit after mango that is widely consumed by the Agatu tribe of Ayele in Nasarawa Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria since the ancient time. The objective of the research was to document different varieties of citrus in Ayele and their traditional medical uses. Well-known and respected individuals in the field of traditional medicine practices in Ayele community were interviewed orally on varieties of citrus and their uses and specimens were gathered for confirmations. Results of the findings showed that different varieties of sweet, bitter and sour citrus were used to manage various ailments such as cancer, inflammation, high blood pressure, diabetes, skin diseases, blurred vision, cuts, and loss of appetite, obesity, indigestion and flatulence. The varieties of citrus used and their folklore uses were properly identified and documented by their Scientific, English, Agatu/Idoma and Hausa names.

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How to cite this article:
PN Olotu, JP Olotu, IA Olotu, NM Gushit, HO Ejembi, NS Yakubu, U Ajima and EU Onche. Traditional medical uses of different varieties of Citrus species consumed by the Agatu/Idoma tribe of Ayele in Nasarawa local government Area of Nasarawa State, Nigeria. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2022;11(2):09-11. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2022.v11.i2a.14360

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