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Nigerian Herbs And Their Uses | Complete List Of Nigerian Herbs

Nigerian Herbs And Their Uses - List Of Medicinal Plants In Nigeria And Their Uses

Nigeria is blessed with abundant medicinal plants that can be used to treat all kinds of infections and diseases. One of the merits of using these organic components like herbs, spices, fruits and vegetables is because they turn your food into medicine giving you immunity against infections as well as aiding your recovery process in the advent of any infection.Another bonus is the fact that they have no side effect when used appropriately.

On this list, we have selected some common fruits and herbs and their medicinal benefits.

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Botanical Name: Ananas comosus
Common Name: Pineapple
Yoruba: Ope oyinbo Igbo: Akwumbe/akwu-olu Hausa: Nkwu aba/abara
Part Used: Unripe fruit
Uses: Anti hypethesion consitaption

Botanical Name: Annona muricata
Common Name: Soursop
Igbo: Sawamsop
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Relaxing nerves

Botanical Name: Anacadium occidentalis
Common Name: Cashew
Yoruba: Kaju Igbo: Sashu Hausa: Kanju
Part Used: Bark, fruit
Uses: Cough high vit.c

Botanical Name: Abelmoschus esculentus
Common Name: Okro
Yoruba: Ila/ilasa Igbo: Okwuru Hausa: Kubewa
Part Used: Fruit, leaves
Uses: Sperm count, fever

Botanical Name: Allium cepa
Common Name: Onion
Yoruba: Alubosa Igbo: Yabasi Hausa: Alabasa
Part Used: Bulb
Uses: Antidiabetic

Botanical Name: Allium sativum
Common Name: Garlic
Yoruba: Aayu Igbo: Ayo-ishi Hausa: Tafarunua
Part Used: Bulb
Uses: Antibiotic anti- diabetic anti hypertension

Botanical Name: Aframonum melegueta
Common Name: Alligator pepper
Yoruba: Ataare Igbo: Ose-orji/okwa Hausa: Chilla/citta
Part Used: Seed
Uses: Stimulant Sleeping sickness

Botanical Name: Artocarpus altiles
Common Name: Bread fruit
Yoruba: Pere Igbo: Ukwa
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Starch

Botanical Name: Afalia africana
Yoruba: Apa Igbo: Akpalata
Hausa: Kawo
Part Used: Seed
Uses: Condiment

Botanical Name: Alstonia boonei
Common Name: Stool wood/patten wood
Yoruba: Ahun Igbo: Egun
Part Used: Stem bark, root
Uses: Fever, tumor

Botanical Name: Azadiractha indica
Common Name: Neem tree
Yoruba: Dongoyaro Igbo: Atu yabasi / ogwu akom Hausa: Maina
Part Used: Fruit juice Leaves & tree bark
Uses: Boils, Anti malaria

Botanical Name: Anthodeista diaglomensis
Yoruba: Sapo Igbo: Akpakoro Hausa: Putaa
Part Used: Stem bark
Uses: Diabetes inflammation

Botanical Name: Argemone mexicana
Common Name: Bean spp
Yoruba: Ahon-ekun Igbo: Akede
Part Used: Leaves, stems seeds
Uses: Anti pasmodic

Botanical Name: Annona senegalensis
Common Name: Custard apple
Yoruba: Abo/abobo Igbo: Ubunu-ocha Hausa: Gwandar daji
Part Used: LeavesUses: Yellow fever

Botanical Name: Abrus precatoriuos
Common Name: Crab’s eye
Yoruba: Iwerejeje/ ojuologbo Igbo: Anya nnunu Hausa: Da marzaya
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Cough

Botanical Name: Amacanthus spinosus
Common Name: Green
Yoruba: Tete Igbo: Opotoko
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Malaria

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Botanical Name: Bridelia micrantha
Yoruba: Ira Igbo: Oha (ola) Hausa: Kirni
Part Used: Stem bark
Uses: Oral flora

Botanical Name: Boehaavia diffusa
Common Name: Hogweed
Yoruba: Etiponola Igbo: Azeigwe Hausa: Babba-juju
Part Used: Root Leaves
Uses: Dropsy Infertility

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Botanical Name: Carica papaya
Common Name: Pawpaw
Yoruba: Ibepe Igbo: Okworobeke/ojo Hausa: Gwanda
Part Used: Latex fruit / seed
Uses: Boil, purgative

Botanical Name: Capsicum annum
Common Name: Pepper
Yoruba: Ata wewe Igbo: Ose/totashi Hausa: Barkono
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Stimulant

Botanical Name: Citrullus lanatus
Common Name: Watermelon
Yoruba: Egunsi Igbo: Elili egwusi/ogili Hausa: Egbsi/guna
Part Used: Dried pulp
Uses: Laxative digestion

Botanical Name: Crysophylum albedum
Common Name: Star apple
Yoruba: Agabalumo Igbo: Odara/udala Hausa: Agwaliba
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Anti nausea

Botanical Name: Cocos nucifera
Common Name: Coconut
Yoruba: Agbon Igbo: Aku oyinbo Hausa: Mosara
Part Used: Nut
Uses: Anti poison/neutralizes poison/drug

Botanical Name: Citrus paradise
Common Name: Grape
Yoruba: Osan paya Igbo: Oroma-nkeresi Hausa: Lemu yamiku
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Antibiotic

Botanical Name: Citrus sinensus
Common Name: Sweet orange
Yoruba: Osan Igbo: Oroma Hausa: Lmu
Part Used: Fruit Roughages
Uses: Vit c bowel moist

Botanical Name: Cola nitida
Common Name: Kolanut
Yoruba: Obi Igbo: Orji Hausa: Goro
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Stimulant

Botanical Name: Citrus limon
Common Name: Lime
Yoruba: Osan wewe Igbo: Olomankilisi Hausa: Lemunoisami
Part Used: Juice/fruit
Uses: Deworm

Botanical Name: Corchorus olitorius
Common Name: Jute Leaves
Yoruba: Ewedu Igbo: Ariraa/ulogburu Hausa: Lalo
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Blood purifier

Botanical Name: Ceiba pentandra
Common Name: Silk cotton
Yoruba: Araba Igbo: Akpu owu Hausa: Rimi
Part Used: Thorns on the stem
Uses: Stimulant/laxative

Botanical Name: Cymbopogon citratus
Common Name: Lemon grass Yoruba: Koriko-oba Igbo: Nche awula
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Malaria

Botanical Name: Cajanus cajan
Common Name: Pigeon pea
Yoruba: Otiili Igbo: Fiofio
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Malaria

Botanical Name: Cactus sp
Common Name: Cactus
Yoruba: Oro Igbo: Utamazi-ngwulo
Part Used: Leave/stem
Uses: Gonorrhea

Botanical Name: Calotopis procera
Common Name: Sodom apple
Yoruba: Bomubomu Hausa: Tumifafiya
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Measles

Botanical Name: Citrus aurantium
Common Name: Sour orange
Yoruba: Osan ghanhinghanhin Igbo: Oloma-oyinbo Hausa: Babban lemu
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Fibroid

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Botanical Name: Dioscorea alata
Common Name: Water yam
Yoruba: Isu ewura Igbo: Awoke/jiabana Hausa: Dugura
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Fever

Botanical Name: Dioscorea cayennensis
Common Name: White yam
Yoruba: Ako isu Igbo: Ji-ocha Hausa: Doya danzaria
Part Used: Tubers
Uses: Anti diarrhea

Botanical Name: Dialium guinenses
Common Name: Black tumbler
Yoruba: Awin Igbo: Icheku Hausa: Tsamiyar
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Anti ulcer/ Vitamin C

Botanical Name: Dennettia tripetala
Common Name: Pepper fruit
Yoruba: Igberi Igbo: Mmimi
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Stimulant

Botanical Name: Daucus carota
Common Name: Carrot
Yoruba: karoti Igbo: Carrot Hausa: Carrot
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Male infertility

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Botanical Name: Elaeis guineensis
Common Name: Palm kernel
Yoruba: Ekuro Igbo: Aku Hausa: Kwakwa
Part Used: Nut
Uses: Easy flow menses

Botanical Name: Europhorbia convolvuloides
Common Name: Asthma herb
Yoruba: Egele Igbo: Udani Hausa: Nonan kurdiiya
Uses: Asthma

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Botanical Name: Ficus exasperata
Common Name: Fig tree
Yoruba: Oporo/opoto Igbo: Ogbu Hausa: Achedinnini
Part Used: Root
Uses: Venereal disease

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Botanical Name: Irvingia excelsa
Common Name: Bush mango
Yoruba: Oro mopa Igbo: Ogbono/ube Hausa: Mamujigoro
Part Used: Seed
Uses: Condiment

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Botanical Name: Kalanchoe pinnatum
Common Name: Never die/leaf of life
Yoruba: Abamoda Igbo: Odaa-opue / nkwonkwu Hausa: Gawa
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Anti-inflammatory

Botanical Name: Khaya ivorensis
Common Name: Mahogany
Yoruba: Oganwo Igbo: Ono
Part Used: Stem Bark
Uses: Blood tonic

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Botanical Name: Mangifera indica
Common Name: Mango
Yoruba: Mongoro Igbo: Mango
Part Used: Leaves
Uses:Malaria

Botanical Name: Musa nana/sapientum
Common Name: Banana
Yoruba: Ogede wewe Igbo: Ule/uneri Hausa: Ayaba
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: High blood pressure

Botanical Name: Musa paradisiaca
Common Name: Plantain
Yoruba: Ogede agagba Igbo: Abrika Hausa: Okamu/ayaba
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Potent astrigent high iron

Botanical Name: Myristica fragrans
Common Name: Nutmeg
Yoruba: Ariwo Igbo: Ehuru
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Anti parasitic

Botanical Name: Monodora mystrica
Common Name: Nutmeg
Yoruba: Ariwo Igbo: Ehuru
Part Used: Oil
Uses: Rheumatism

Botanical Name: Manihot esculenta
Common Name: Cassava
Yoruba: Ege / gbaguda Igbo: Abacha/akpu Hausa: Rogo
Part Used: Tubers
Uses: Diabetes

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Botanical Name: Nauclea latifolia
Yoruba: Egbesi Igbo: Uburu inu/ mbitinu Hausa: Marga
Part Used: Root
Uses: Yellow fever

Botanical Name: Nicotiana tobacum
Common Name: Tobacco
Yoruba: Ewe taba Igbo: Utaba Hausa: Taba
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Stimulant, Infertility

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Botanical Name: Ocimum gratissimum
Common Name: Mint
Yoruba: Efinrin nla Igbo: Nchanwu Hausa: Dadoya
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Stomach problem

Botanical Name: Oryza sativa
Common Name: Rice
Yoruba: Iresi Igbo: Osi-kakpa Hausa: Chinkafa
Part Used: Grains
Uses: Energy-giving food

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Botanical Name: Psidium quajava
Common Name: Guava
Yoruba: Gurofa Igbo: Ugova/ugwoba Hausa: Gwaabaa
Part Used: Unripe fruit
Uses: Reduce frigidity

Botanical Name: Piper guinenses
Common Name: Black pepper
Yoruba: Iyere Igbo: Uziza Hausa:Uda
Part Used: Seed/leaves
Uses: Cleanse womb

Botanical Name: Persea americana
Common Name: Avocado / pear
Yoruba: Igba/apoka Igbo: Ube-beke
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Anti hypertension ulcer/stomach

Botanical Name: Parkia bigglobossa
Common Name: Locust beans
Yoruba: Igba iru Igbo: Ugba/ogiri Hausa: Dadawa
Part Used: Seeds
Uses: Anti-hypertension

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Botanical Name: Solanum melongena
Common Name: Garden egg
Yoruba: Igba ijesu Igbo: Ayanra/afefea Hausa: Yalo/jauta
Part Used: Seed & leaves
Uses: Kidney problem / vitamin c

Botanical Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Common Name: Tomato
Yoruba: Tomati Igbo: Tomato Hausa: Tomati
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Anti hypertensive

Botanical Name: Syzygium aromaticum
Common Name: Clove
Yoruba: Kanafuru Igbo: Osasagbogbo Hausa: Kanumfari
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Tooth ache/mouth infection

Botanical Name: Spondia mombin
Common Name: Hogplum
Yoruba: Iyeye Igbo: Ngulungwu / isikar Hausa: Isada
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Infertility

Botanical Name: Shorgum bicolar
Common Name: Millet
Yoruba: Oka baba Igbo: Sorgum Hausa: Jero
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Blood tonic

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Botanical Name: Telfairia occidentalis
Common Name: Fluted pumpkin
Igbo: Ugwu
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Anti anemic, blood tonic

Botanical Name: Tetracapiduim conophorum
Common Name: Walnut
Yoruba: Awusa/asal Igbo: Ukpa Hausa: Hawuusa
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Aprodisiac

Botanical Name: Thymus vulgarie
Common Name: Curry leaf
Yoruba: Efinrin wewe Igbo: Nchanwu
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Antibiotic, carminative

Botanical Name: Tetrapleura tetraptera
Yoruba: Aidan Igbo: Okpokrikpo
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Sickle cell

Botanical Name: Terminalia catapa
Common Name: Umbrella tree/almod tree
Yoruba: Igifuruntu Igbo: Ibulu
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Insomnia sleeplessness

Botanical Name: Talinum triangular
Common Name: Water leaf
Yoruba: Gbure Igbo: Nte-oka/inene Hausa: Alenyruwa
Part Used: Root
Uses: Rat poison

Botanical Name: Trumfetta rhomoboidea
Common Name: Burweed
Yoruba: Molanganrsn/ak o bolobolo Igbo: Odo Hausa: Yanka-dafi
Part Used: Gonorrhea
Uses: Leaves, Flower, Fruit

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Botanical Name: Urena lobata
Yoruba: Akeeri Igbo: Odoazezo Hausa: Rama-rama
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Malaria

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Botanical Name: Vernonia amygdalina
Common Name: Biter leaf
Yoruba: Ewuro Igbo: Onugbu/olubu Hausa: Shiwaka/chukwu aka
Part Used: Leaves
Uses: Pile lower sugar content

Botanical Name: Vigna unguiculata
Common Name: Beans
Yoruba: Ewa/eree Igbo: Agua Hausa: Agwa/wake
Part Used: Seed
Uses: Protein

Botanical Name: Vitellaria paracloxum
Common Name: Shea butter
Yoruba: Ori/emi-emi Igbo: Osisi Hausa: Kadanya
Part Used: Fat
Uses: Rheumatic pains

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Botanical Name: Xanthosoma sagittifolium
Common Name: Cocoyam
Yoruba: Koko Igbo: Akaso/ede/uli/ mmuo Hausa: Ghrsa/guaza
Part Used: Leaves Corn
Uses: Heart problem anti hypertensive

Botanical Name: Xylopia aethipica
Common Name: Ethiopian pepper
Yoruba: Eeru/ erunje Igbo: Uda Hausa: Kimba
Part Used: Fruit
Uses: Analgesic/stimulant

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This list is just a few out of many Nigerian herbs often used for treating various medical conditions. You can share with us any other herb you know in the comment box below. Kindly share this information to the world using the share buttons provided.

Credit: Aiyeloja A.A and O.A Bello - Department of Forestry and Wildlife,University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.Department of Forest Resources Management, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

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