Ethnopharmacological Survey on the Consumption of the Association of Medicinal Plants-koutoukou in the City of Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

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O. V. A. Ban
B. N. Djyh
C. Bahi
G. Siransy Kouakou
Coulibaly Adama

Abstract

Aims: The purpose of this study is to identify the medicinal plants used in the bistros and to determine the preference between the consumption of Koutoukou alone or the Koutoukou mixture associated with medicinal plants in the city of Abidjan.

Place and Duration: Pharmacodynamic Biochemical Laboratory, Faculty of Biosciences, University Félix Houphouët-Boigny, between December 2017 and June 2018.

Methodology: The investigation took place in the neighborhoods of Abobo, Cocody, Koumassi and Yopougon. This is an open-ended questionnaire intended for consumers of Koutoukou alone and  association of medicinal Plants-Koutoukou. The identity, the region, the marital and professional status of the consumers on the one hand, the ethnobotany of the medicinal plants used and their associations with Koutoukou on the other hand were considered.

Results: This study identified 12 species of medicinal plants commonly used in bistros. 70% of the surveyed population prefer and consume more cocktails at the expense of simple koutoukou. The Garcinia kola-Koutoukou combination is the most significantly consumed cocktail (Number of treated illnesses greater than 10).

Conclusion: This descriptive study resulted in the identification of 12 medicinal plants commonly used in the bistros of 4 Commune of the city of Abidjan and consumed in association with Koutoukou. The populations of these municipalities (70%) greatly appreciate. The Most consumed is the association of Garcinia kola-Koutoukou  for his righ rate of healing.

Keywords:
Abidjan, ethnopharmacology, bistros, koutoukou, medicinal plants.

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Ban, O. V. A., Djyh, B. N., Bahi, C., Kouakou, G. S., & Adama, C. (2019). Ethnopharmacological Survey on the Consumption of the Association of Medicinal Plants-koutoukou in the City of Abidjan (Ivory Coast). International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review, 28(2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.9734/ijbcrr/2019/v28i230136
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