Bello OA, Bello FA
Preventive and management measures for hepatitis were carried out by documenting medicinal plant species in Ila Orangun, Osun state, Nigeria. An overall of 22 medicinal plants belong to 18 families were gathered in Ila Orangun. The plant species were from these families: Asteraceae, Clusiaceae/ Guttiferae, Musaceae, Polygalaceae, Bromeliaceae, Caricaceae, Poaceae, Zingiberaceae, Piperaceae, Anacardiaceae, Alliaceae, Rutaceae, Phyllantaceae, Arecaceae, Moringaceae, Caesalpiniaceae, Lauraceae and Basellaceae with 7 different formulations for health care treatment of hepatitis and jaundice. In overall, Asteraceae family had the highest frequency of usage 16.67% followed by Anacardiaceae and Poaceae (10.0%) while other families had the least (5.56%).
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