Monographic study of plant species most used for treatment of common diseases of Somba cattle in Benin
To face the common ailments of Somba cattle in it natural area, some breeders use endogenous methods based herbal. The present study is a monography of the most used plants in order to appropriate all the literature that exists on these plants before eventually begin experimental studies for scientific validation of their therapeutic effects. For each plant species, the study examined the following data: the botanical description, geographical and ecological distribution, chemical composition, pharmacological uses, and other uses.
It basically shows that the study of medicinal uses mentioned by the Somba cattle plants are widely reported by many other authors in various African, Asian and Latin American countries, but much more in human medicine than in veterinary medicine. The predominance of compounds pharmacological properties reported in the chemical compositions by different studies also confirmed the therapeutic capabilities of these plants. By cons, very few of the pharmacological and therapeutic properties have been described scientifically proven.
Keywords: monography-plants-diseases-somba cattle
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