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Type Journal Article - Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology
Title Ethnobotanical study of three trees: indigenous knowledge on trees used as cosmetic in Khartoum state, Sudan
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Volume 4
Issue 4
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2014
Page numbers 178-182
URL http://www.ajpst.com/File_Folder/178-182(ajpst).pdf
Abstract
A survey of three localities Khartoum, Khartoum North and Omdurman in Khartoum State, Sudan were selected for
ethnobotanical study on uses of three trees, the studied three species were Combretum hartmannianum (Habil), Acacia seyal
(Talih) and Terminalia brownie (Darot). Questionnaires were structured in such a way that data can be collected from the
respondent to know the common name, uses, how to use, know nikhra and the part used of these nikhra. A total of 152
questionnaires was distributed and administered but only 84 were returned. The questionnaires covered two months from April to
June 2011. The results showed that the common name of Acacia seyal was Talhi, and that of Combretum hartmannianum was
Habil and Terminalia brownie was Darot. The ruof ythgie questionnaires were analyzed showed that married female mostly use
Acacia Seyal, Combretum hartmannianum and terminalia brownie in traditional Sudanese women cosmetic process called
"Dokhan". Acacia seyal was found to be used for cosmetic purposes by 50.0% of the respondents, while Combretum
hartmannianum and terminalia brownie were used by 25.0%. Unfortunately only 45.2, 31.0 and 32.1% of the questioned women
did know nikhra of Acacia seyal, Combretum hartmannianum and Terminalia brownie, respectively. The extraction methods of
nikhra (41.7%), from Acacia seyal, Combretum hartmannianum and terminalia brownie are bulb scratched from wood, also the
questionnaire show use of nikhra from Acacia seyal, Combretum hartmannianum and terminalia brownie for fight mosquito
(22.6%) and dokhan (6.0%) while 74.4% not known.

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