Journal of Primary & Acquired Immunodeficiency ResearchISSN: 2324-853X

Editorial, J Immunodefic Disor Vol: 1 Issue: 1

The Role of Traditional Medicine in Primary Health Care

Olufemi Amole*
Lagos State University College of medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Corresponding author : Olufemi Amole
Lagos State University College of medicine, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
Tel: +2348033327658, E-mail: [email protected]
Received: May 30, 2012 Accepted: June 13, 2012 Published: June 15, 2012  
Citation: Olufemi Amole (2012) The Role of Traditional Medicine in Primary Health Care. J Immunodefic Disor 1:2. doi:10.4172/2324-853X.1000e101

Abstract

The Role of Traditional Medicine in Primary Health Care

In Africa today and the world at large, there is an upsurge in the acceptance and utilization of herbal medicine partly because of scientific support of their medicinal uses. Some of these herbs include Rauvolfia vomitoria (Afzel), Vernonia amygdalina (Compositae), Ocimum gratissimum (Labiatae), and Allium sativum (Liliaceae) amongst others. These medicinal plants are used in the treatment of various diseases such as malaria, diabetes, diarrhea, pyrexia, high blood pressure, gastrointestinal disorders and as a general tonic.

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