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Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda.

Summary of "Traditional plants used for medicinal purposes by local communities around the Northern sector of Kibale National Park, Uganda."

The study was done to establish medicinal plants used in the treatment of various diseases by the people in the Northern sector of Kibale National Park in western Uganda. It was also aimed at establishing the plant parts used and the mode of preparation of remedies. These plants create a basis for phytochemical evaluation which can lead to the discovery of biologically active compounds that can be used as starting materials in the development of new drugs targeting selected diseases such as malaria.

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Department of Chemistry, Makerere University, P.O. Box 7062, Kampala, Uganda.

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Name: Journal of ethnopharmacology
ISSN: 1872-7573
Pages: 236-45

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