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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Herbal Materials Used in Management of Oral Conditions in Nairobi, Kenya

FW Ngari, RN Wanjau, EN Njagi, NK Gikonyo

Citation Information : Ngari F, Wanjau R, Njagi E, Gikonyo N. Herbal Materials Used in Management of Oral Conditions in Nairobi, Kenya. J Oral Health Comm Dent 2014; 8 (1):36-42.

DOI: 10.5005/johcd-8-1-36

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim

This study was carried out to document the medicinal plants used in management of oral health and diseases by traditional medical practitioners in Nairobi County, Kenya.

Methods

An ethnomedicinal survey was conducted using a standard questionnaire and informal discussion to collect information from traditional medical practitioners, traders and vendors of medicinal plants used in oral care practice.

Results

This study identified 35 species from 24 families, commonly used by the traditional medical practitioners in Nairobi to manage oral health and diseases in Nairobi County.

Conclusion

There are various plants that are used by traditional medical practitioners to manage oral diseases either singly or in combination.


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