IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANTS IN NIGERIA FOR IMPROVING NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIVING

Authors

  • OLAOYE EZEOGUINE Federal College of Education (Tech) Akoka Lagos State
  • S.F OLAOYE Federal College of Education (Tech) Akoka Lagos State
  • P. E Mbah Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State
  • U. E NNUBIA Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State
  • G.O Anozie Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State

Abstract

Human life and existence have continued to be under serious threat especially with different kinds of diseases and ailments
that keep emerging. Some of these diseases are environmentally induced while others are caused by poor nutrition. These
diseases, whether environmentally or nutritionally induced reduce performance and productivity in human. Seeking orthodox medical solutions to these life threatening diseases have not always been easy especially as their medical treatments are very expensive and come with varying side effects. Hence, the need to embrace and appreciate nature in arrays of medicinal plants which the nature has endowed us with. Medicinal plants have been used as traditional treatment for numerous human diseases for thousands of years in many parts of the world. The researchers of this paper thus focus attention on important medicinal plants and their uses in curing and management of diseases such as hypertension, Sickle Cell Anemia and eye diseases. The researchers concluded that since these medicinal plants are environmentally friendly, easily available, and cheap and have curative effect than many substandard orthodox medicines imported into the country, individual and family members should embrace them in nutrition and diseases for healthy living

Author Biographies

OLAOYE EZEOGUINE, Federal College of Education (Tech) Akoka Lagos State

Home Economic Department

S.F OLAOYE, Federal College of Education (Tech) Akoka Lagos State

Home Economic Department,

P. E Mbah, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State

College of Applied Science/Hospitality Mgt. & Tourism

U. E NNUBIA, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State

College of Applied Science/Hospitality Mgt. & Tourism

G.O Anozie, Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike Abia State

College of Applied Science/Hospitality Mgt. & Tourism

Published

2021-06-01

How to Cite

EZEOGUINE, O., OLAOYE, S., Mbah, P. E., NNUBIA, U. E., & Anozie, G. (2021). IMPORTANT MEDICINAL PLANTS IN NIGERIA FOR IMPROVING NUTRITION AND HEALTHY LIVING. Nigeria Journal of Home Economics (ISSN: 2782-8131), 9(5), 64-70. Retrieved from https://www.hepan.org.ng/journal/index.php/njhe/article/view/17