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Lukhoba, Catherine [1].

Use of Ethnobotanical Data in the Search for and Identification of Potential Drug Plants: A case study of Ocimum and Plectranthus species (Labiatae) in Kenya.

Traditional medicine has utilized plants to palliate, cure and/or prevent diseases in both humans and animals. The acquisition of knowledge has been through trial and error, and observation. Today, the enhanced search for botanical drugs throughout the world has increased the need for accurate means of identifying plants with possible pharmacological and biological activity. This paper discusses the value of ethno-botanical data in the preliminary search for potential drug plants using the case of Ocimum and Plectranthus species in Kenya.

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1 - University of Nairobi, School of Biological Sciences, P.O. Box 30197,00100, Nairobi, Kenya

Ocimum and Plectranthus.

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Khorassan Ballroom/Chase Park Plaza
Date: Monday, July 11th, 2011
Time: 5:45 PM
Number: PEN009
Abstract ID:454


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