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Research Article - Asian Journal of Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2022) Volume 12, Issue 89

Ethno botanical study of three vegetable plants used for the treatment of infections in Congo.

Antibiotic resistance is nowadays a public health problem for which the development of new molecules is one of strategic orientations. Medicinal plants that have been used since immemorial time could be a great alternative. In this order, an ethno botanical study was carried out in Brazzaville in Congo in 2018, with 50 traditional medicine practitioners, to assess the use in traditional medicine of 3 vegetable plants, including in the event of bacterial infections. The results obtained show that garlic, onion and ginger are used in traditional Congolese medicine for the management of several diseases including urogenital, gastrointestinal, respiratory and skin infections. These results could serve as a basis for subsequent studies aimed at enhancing medicinal plants and their contribution to the fight against antibiotic resistance.

Author(s): Mankele Ray, Samlan Nadege, Mahouele Cesar*, Abena Ange Antoine

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