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Table 2 Priority plant species mostly used for ethnoveterinary purposes in Mwingi district, Kenya

From: Utilisation of priority traditional medicinal plants and local people's knowledge on their conservation status in arid lands of Kenya (Mwingi District)

Species/Voucher number Family Ethnoveterinary use and method of administration
Aloe secundiflora Engl. (GNN et al. mwingi 30) Aloaceae Leaves cut and steeped in drinking water to control coccidiosis in chicken
Sclerocarya birrea (A. Rich.) Hochst. (GNN et a.l Mwingi 39) Anacardiaceae Bark and roots boiled and a concoction prepared which is topically applied for tick control
Boscia coriacea Pax (GNN et al. Mwingi 70) Capparaceae Leaves crushed and put in water troughs for management of bile problems in chicken
Juniperus procera Endl. (GNN et al. Mwingi 87) Cuppressaceae Sap expressed and applied on flesh wounds of all livestock
Ricinus communis L. (GNN et al. Mwingi 11) Euphorbiaceae Roots boiled and concoction orally administered in management of constipation especially in cattle and goats
Antidesma venosum Tul (GNN et al. Mwingi 25) Euphorbiaceae Sap expressed from the fleshy stems and topically applied on wounds of livestock
Acacia seyal Del. (GNN et al. Mwingi 26) Mimosaceae Bark and roots boiled and orally administered to manage pneumonia in cattle
Hymenodictyon parvifolium Oliv. (GNN et al. Mwingi 7) Rubiaceae) Sap directly applied on infected eyes of livestock
Kikalia   Bark and roots boiled and sprayed on livestock to control ticks
kyangati-   Bark roasted and a powder prepared for management of diarrhea in cattle. Sap also applied to infected eyes
Mwelengwa-   Sap expressed and directly applied on infected eyes of cattle