Indigenous Practices in the Utilization of Medicinal Plant and Forest Resources in North East of Borno State

Authors : Isaac John Umaru, Kanati Madak, Kerenhappuch Isaac Umaru

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 3 - March

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This study focuses on indigenous practices in the utilization of medicinal plant of forest resources in the north-east of Borno state area. The approach has been to examine the indigenous practice of medicinal plant resources and to review some of the relevant literature on the utilization and also review some of the relevant literature on the subject. The method of the study were based on questionnaire administration using random sampling technique. From the research carried out must of the respondents indicated that they obtain resources such as herbs, vegetables, firewood, food, medicine, Arabic gum, and fodder from the forest with the use of simple farm tools. The findings also shows that the respondents still operate through the traditional system of forest management and there many types of medicinal plants that are no longer common. In other to have more resources for the indigenous people to utilize, the following recommendation were made: afforestation should be encouraged, laws to preserve, conserve and protect the medicinal plants should be enforced and another alternative source of energy for cooking should be provided.

Keywords : Indigenous, Utilization, Herbs, Medicinal Plant, Forest, Resources, Borno


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