An ethnopharmacological approach for diabetes management in Nigeria

Date and Time

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 16:30 to 18:00


Venue: Upper Meeting Room (103), LIDC, 36 Gordon Square


Speaker: Amaka Ezuruike, UCL School of Pharmacy


About the presentation:

In Nigeria, the greater percentage of health care costs is borne by patients themselves rather than the government, which for most families can be a huge financial burden particularly for chronic diseases like diabetes. As a result, supplementation of orthodox medication with herbal therapy as a less expensive option is very common. Unfortunately, the herbal industry in Nigeria is not well regulated such that there is a dearth of information regarding what patients are taking. This talk is an attempt to collate information obtained both from a field work study and from literature searches about medicinal plants used by the Nigerian population for the management of diabetes.


This is an open event with no registration necessary.