Journal of Pharmacognosy & Natural Products

ISSN: 2472-0992

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Terminalia avicennioides Guill & Perr (Combretaceae): Pharmacology and Phytochemistry of an Alternative Traditional Medicine in Nigeria: Mini Review


Hadiza Aliyu*, Mohammed Suleiman, Abubakar Ahmed, Ngozi Chiezey, Aroke Ahmed, Muhammed Mamman and Lyndy McGaw

This is a literature survey of the genus Terminalia, a member of the family Combretaceae with emphasis on Terminalia avicennioides. T. avicennioides is a plant of medicinal importance common in Africa and Asia. The plant has been reported to be used by traditional medical practitioners to treat a variety of conditions including inflammation, oxidative stress and cytotoxicity in both humans and animals.


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