J. Bio. Env. Sci.11(1), 296-303, July 2017
This study documents the medicinal plants used as medicines for the treatment of various diseases among the people of a rural community in Northern Philippines. An ethnopharmacological survey was conducted to collect information about the medicinal plants used by community people. Information was gathered from the traditional healers and local inhabitants of the community using an integrated approach of plant collections and interview schedules. Forty one (41) medicinal plant species distributed in thirty two (32) families have been documented. Based on the information gathered it reveals that the community largely depends on medicinal plants to meet their primary health care needs. However, the present study also reveals that the extent of knowledge of the people in the study area with regard to the utilization of medicinal plants is limited to treating simple health problems.
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