BENE Kouadio, KANDE Brahima, YAPO Yomeh Cynthia Viviane and OUEDJE Eppoue Romuald
The objective of this study is to describe the micrographic characteristics of 11 medicinal plants used in the traditional care of schistosomiasis in the Health District of Adzopé (Côte d'Ivoire). These species were selected on the basis of their heritage value. The methodology is based on a microscopic description of the plant powders after observation under the microscope. Micrography allowed the identification of characteristic elements, such as fragments of parenchyma, calcium oxalate crystal, wood vessels as well as hairs (secretory, tectorial and star-shaped). The observation of these elements makes it possible to distinguish each plant powder and thus contribute to the definition of the quality of the powders in case of adulteration.
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