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Table 2 Response on common antimalarial plants and parts used in Abeokuta

From: Antiplasmodial activities and abortifacient properties of three commonly used African indigenous anti-malarial plants in Plasmodium berghei infected pregnant mice: implication for maternal and fetal health

Vernacular name Botanical name Pregnant and Older women TBH and Herb sellers Methods of preparation
Frequency (%) Plant parts Frequency (%) Plant parts
Ewe tea Cymbopogon citratus (S) 31.98 L 26.37 L Fermented maize/water
Oruwo Morinda lucida L. (benth) 17.57 L 27.47 L Squeezing and boiling in water
Awopa Enanthia chloranthaa (Oliv.) 12.61 S.B 8.29 S.B Soak in 7up, water
Ponju owiwi Morinda morindiodes Bark. 6.31 R.B, Sm 4.40 R.B, Sm Boiled in water
Dongoyaro Azadirachta indica A. Juss 6.31 L, Sd 2.20 L, Sd Boiled in water
Goba Psidium guajava 6.31 F 0.00 F NA
Ijagoin Citrus aurantifolia 4.95 F 2.20 F Boiled in water
Eepo ahun Alstonia boonei De Wild. 4.95 S.B 2.20 S.B Boiled in water
Ewuro Vernonia amygdalina Del. 4.05 L 2.20 L Squeezing and boiling in water
Aridantoro Cassia fistulosa Lam. 2.25 L, S.B 3.30 L, S.B Boiled in water
Mangoro Magnifera indica L. 1.35 L 2.20 L Fermented maize/water
Ibepe Carica papaya L. 1.35 F 2.20 L, F boiled in water
Orogbo Garcina kola (Heckel) 0.90 S.B 0.00 S.B NA
Oparun Bambosa vulgaris 0.45 L 2.20 L Fermented maize/water
Otili Cajanus cajan Millsp. 0.45 L 0.00 L NA
Osan wewe Citrus medica 0.00 L, F 6.59 L, F Boiled in water
Laali Lawsonia inermis L. 0.00 L 2.20 L Fermented maize/water
  1. Column with a represents herbs can induce abortion as claimed by herb sellers. L leaves, F fruits, S.B stem bark, Sd seed, Sm stem, R.B root bark