Medicinal plants are not only popular for their ample store of active ingredients but also boast of several pharmacological properties including the modulation of components of the immune system.
Dr. Samuel Oghene Etatuvie is a community pharmacist and Director General, Nigeria Natural Medicine Development Agency (NNMDA) Kofo Abayomi, Victoria, Lagos.
23 Jan 2020
Two recent but separate studies have demonstrated how bitter melon and turmeric could be used to prevent, treat and reduce the progression of cancers.
8 Jun 2017
Commonly called bitter melon, bitter gourd, African cucumber or balsam pear, Momordica charantia belongs to the plant family Cucurbitaceae. In Nigeria, bitter melon is called ndakdi in Dera; dagdaggi in Fula-Fulfulde; hashinashiap in Goemai; daddagu in Hausa.....