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dc.contributor.author Cheikhyoussef, Ahmad
dc.contributor.author Mapaure, Isaac
dc.contributor.author Shapi, Martin K.
dc.date.accessioned 2016-05-30T15:17:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-05-30T15:17:18Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Cheikyoussef, A., Mapaure, I., & Shapi, M. (2011). The use of some indigenous plants for medicinal and other purposes by local communities in Namibia with emphasis on Oshikoto region: a review. Research Journal of Medicinal Plants, 5, 406-419. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1819-3455
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/1720
dc.description.abstract Local communities in Namibia possess an in-depth knowledge of the use of medicinal plants and their environment. Medicinal plants contribute significantly to the intellectual property rights of poor local households in theses local communities. This review gives an overview of the use of indigenous knowledge held by traditional healers, the uses of indigenous plants for medicinal and other purposes, medicinal preparation methods and treated diseases in different parts of Namibia, in particular the Oshikoto region. Factors threatening the existence of the medicinal plants are discussed and the gaps in the indigenous knowledge on the uses of the medicinal plants are also presented. This review strongly recommends the importance of proper and comprehensive documentation of the traditional healing methods in Namibia, which will have a high potential for sustainable development for the medicinal plants in Namibia. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.source.uri http://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=rjmp.2011.406.419 en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotanical studies en_US
dc.subject Medicinal plant en_US
dc.subject Tradional healers en_US
dc.title The use of some indigenous plants for medicinal and other purposes by local communities in Namibia with emphasis on Oshikoto region: a review en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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