International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

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Research Paper | Botany | Nigeria | Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015


Ethnobotanical Survey of Edible Plants Sold in Katsina Metropolis Markets

Samaila Samaila Yaradua | Monier Abd El-Ghani


Abstract: Ethnobotanical survey was carried out to document food plants sold in Katsina metropolis Markets. The Three surveyed markets were Kofar marusa market, Central Market and Tsohuwar Kasuwa market. Data were gathered through oral interviews with the food plant sellers using questionnaire especially designed for this purpose. Results obtained showed that a total of 54 plants belongs to 33 families were identified. Kofar Marusa Market has the highest plants species (40 plants species) followed by Tsohuwar Kasuwa market (39 plants species) and the least was Central Market (35 plants species) The most used plants were belonging to Fabaceae, (5 species), followed by Anacardiaceae, Solanaceae, Rutaceae, Cucurbitaceae and Poaceae (3 species each) Alliaceae, Aracaceae, Malvaceae, Sapotaceae (2 species). Other families included were Caricaceae, Zingiberaceae etc. Some of the plant species are of medicinal important amongst are Citrus limon treats deworms, Cocus nucifera treats Anti-poison/neutralizes poison, Measles, Allium sativum treats Cattarh, cold, cough and Antibiotic and other treats various diseases.


Keywords: Ethnobotanical survey, food plants, markets, medicinal plants


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015,


Pages: 884 - 889


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Samaila Samaila Yaradua, Monier Abd El-Ghani, "Ethnobotanical Survey of Edible Plants Sold in Katsina Metropolis Markets", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 4 Issue 12, December 2015, pp. 884-889, https://www.ijsr.net/get_abstract.php?paper_id=SUB15244

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