Medicinal plants used for intestinal diseases in Mbalmayo region, Central Province, Cameroon

Fitoterapia. 2001 Mar;72(3):246-54. doi: 10.1016/s0367-326x(00)00288-4.


Seventy-six plant species from 46 botanical families, traditionally used to treat intestinal diseases in Mbalmayo region are recorded. The local names and the way the plants are used are indicated.

MeSH terms

  • Antidiarrheals / therapeutic use*
  • Cameroon
  • Cathartics / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Medicine, African Traditional
  • Plants, Medicinal*


  • Antidiarrheals
  • Cathartics