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Medicinal Plant Research & Traditional Medicine

Head of Department: Jemilat Ibrahim, PhD currently heads the department.

List of staff of the Medicinal Plant Research and Traditional Medicine includes;

Yemisi Kunle, PhD

Henry O. Egharevba, PhD


Grace Ugbabe, PhD

Samuel Okhale, PhD

Elias Amlabu, B.Eng.

Muazzam Ibrahim, Ethnobotanist

Atogwe John, HND

Elizabeth Gamaniel, HND

John Apev, ND

Andrew Sule, ND

Ahaza Watsum, ND

Sunday Habila, Grd II

Tanko Garba, SSCE

Sunday Umoru, Grd I

Saturday Odigie, GCE

Alfa Idris, GCE

Dikko Bala, GCE

Clement Usen, FSLC

Activities in the Department include

1. Qualitative and quantitative pharmacognosy and phytochemistry of medicinal/aromatic plants.

2. Herbarium services

3. Medicinal/Aromatic plants propagation and cultivation. Development of medicinal plant nursery and greenhouses.

4. Isolation, structure elucidation, synthesis and SAR studies of organic molecules.

5. cGMP compliant pilot scale extraction of medicinal pants and their essential oils.

6. Freeze-drying of medicinal plant parts/materials and extract.

Areas of Specialization/Collaboration include but not limited to;

– Plant microscopy, chemomicroscopy/macroscopy;

– Phytochemical screening for secondary metabolites;

– Chromatographic isolation and analysis (open clumn, HPLC, GC-MS);

– Freeze-drying of plant materials;

– Domestication of wild medicinal plant/foreign plant species; and

– Cultivation of medicinal plant plantation.