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Contribution to Ethnobotanical Knowledge of some Euphorbiaceae used in Traditional Medicine in Lubumbashi and its surroundings (DRC)


K. Marsi Mbayo, M. Emery Kalonda , T. Patrick Tshisand, K. Emile Kisimba, M. Mulamba, M. Kalunga Richard, K. Grégoire Sangwa, K. Glauber Mbayo , M. Faustin Maseho , Salvius Bakari, T. Pius Mpiana , B. Joseph Kahumba, S. Jean-Baptiste Lumbu

1. Chemistry Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo
2. Geography Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo
3. Institut Supérieur Pédagogique de Mbuji-Mayi, RD Congo
4. Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lubumbashi, DR Congo
5. Faculty of medicine, University of Kamina, DR Congo
6. Faculty of Sciences, University of Kinshasa, DR Congo


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Lumbu Simbi Jean-Baptiste,
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Received: February 21, 2016,   Accepted: April 25, 2016,   Published:


Abstract:

Some ethnobotanical information on 53 Euphorbiaceae plant species were collected in ethnobotanical results of surveys carried out in Lubumbashi (DR Congo) and its surroundings from 2000 to 2012. These Euphorbiaceae species surveyed belong to 5 biological types whose mesophanerophytes (38%), microphanerophytes (34%), nanophanerophytes (13%), therophytes (9%) and Chamaephytes (6%). The majority of these plant species are growing in the miombo and forest gallery. These results also show that the roots or their bark (32.75%), the stems or their bark (28.65%) and leaves (26.32%) are the most used parts of plants in traditional medicine. The decoction (43.57%) is the most preparation routes of drug recipes and the drink (43.57%) and the local application (19.29%) are the most used administration routes. Various diarrheal diseases occupy the first place among the treated diseases with a rate of 11.39%, followed by sexually transmitted diseases (10.62 %), various wounds (5.6 %) and abdominal pains (4.05 %).


Keywords: Ethnobotany, Euphorbiaceae, Surveys, traditional medicine, drugs recipes


Citation:

Lumbu Simbi Jean-Baptiste.et al. (2016). Contribution to Ethnobotanical Knowledge of some Euphorbiaceae used in Traditional Medicine in Lubumbashi and its surroundings (DRC). J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology. V4I2. DOI: 10.15297/JABZ.V4I2.01


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© 2016 Lumbu Simbi Jean-Baptiste. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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