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2018-01-13 - Article/Dans un journal avec peer-review - Anglais - 13 page(s)

Bakari A, Mwamba M, Lumbu Simbi J.-B., Duez Pierre , Kahumba Byanga J., "Ethnobotanical survey of herbs used in the management of diabetes mellitus in Southern Katanga Area/DR Congo" in Pan African Medical Journal, 30, 218-231, https://dx.doi.org/10.11604/pamj.2018.30.218.11718

  • Edition : African Field Epidemiology Network, Kampala (Uganda)
  • Codes CREF : Pharmacognosie (DI3410), Sciences pharmaceutiques (DI3400), Sciences exactes et naturelles (DI1000)
  • Unités de recherche UMONS : Chimie thérapeutique et Pharmacognosie (M136)
  • Instituts UMONS : Institut des Sciences et Technologies de la Santé (Santé)
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Abstract(s) :

(Anglais) Introduction: Diabetes is becoming a public health burden for sub-Saharan countries due to its prevalence which is growing rapidly. Traditional medicine is more and more used to treat diabetes in RD Congo as well as in other African countries. This study was undertaken in order to list plants used in the management of diabetes by traditional healers in four agglomerations of southern area of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Methods: Forty-nine traditional healers were randomly met and interviewed about diabetes treatment in traditional medicine. The survey concerned the plant identification, their part used, method of preparation and the route of administration. The inquest concerned also traditional medicine users. Results: Ninety-five plants from 47 families were indicated as antidiabetic. Fabaceae (24.2%), Euphorbiaceae (7.4%), Apocynaceae and Strychnaceae (4.2 each) are the more representative families. This inventory showed that the root is the most used part of the cited plants, the decoction with water as the main preparation method and the oral administration as the principal way to give antidiabetic traditional formulations. Conclusion: In Lubumbashi region, many plant species are used to treat diabetes either through traditional praticians or by anyone from well-known ancestral knowledge.

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  • DOI : 10.11604/pamj.2018.30.218.11718