I have been researching the health benefits of various plants and herbs and most times I hit a wall because even as most of these plants are available in Nigeria, we don’t know their names in our local parlance. For instance I never knew the wonderful Neem tree is our popular Dongoyaro tree. This thread is for people to contribute their ideas on various plants in our local parlance.
Below are some ideas personally know Basil plant is known as Nchanwu(hope I spelt that right)in Igbo and Effirin in Yoruba Henna plant is the famous Lali used mostly by northernmost for body art Hibiscus plant is what we call here as Zobo tamarind is called tsamia here Tumeric is ata Ile pupa in Yoruba Cayenne is Bawa Chilli is Shombo in Yoruba Black pepper is iyere in Yoruba, Oziza in igbo Thorny pigweed/prickly amaranth is tete eleegun in yoruba
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