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Vol. 4, Issue 8 (2015)

Ethnomedical Importance of Citrus Aurantifolia (Christm) Swingle

Author(s):
Onyilofe Sunday Enejoh, Ibukun Oladejo Ogunyemi, Madu Smart Bala, Isaiah Sotonye Oruene, Mohammed Musa Suleiman, Suleiman Folorunsho Ambali
Abstract:
Citrus aurantifolia is an important medicinal and food plant widely cultivated in many parts of the world. It is valued for its nutritional qualities and numerous health benefits. The plantis used in traditional medicine as an antiseptic, antiviral, antifungal, anthelmintic, astringent, diuretic, mosquito bite repellent, for the treatment of stomach ailments, constipation, headache, arthritis, colds, coughs, sore throats and used as appetite stimulant. These health benefits of Citrus aurantifolia are associated with its high amounts of photochemical and bioactive compounds such as flavonoids, limonoids, phenols, carotenoids, minerals and vitamins. This review examined the domestic, ethnomedical and pharmacological importance of the plant.
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How to cite this article:
Onyilofe Sunday Enejoh, Ibukun Oladejo Ogunyemi, Madu Smart Bala, Isaiah Sotonye Oruene, Mohammed Musa Suleiman, Suleiman Folorunsho Ambali. Ethnomedical Importance of Citrus Aurantifolia (Christm) Swingle. 2015; 4(8): 01-06.
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