Loranthaceae are known as hemiparasites of forest and cultivated trees. A study on their uses in ethno pharmacology were carried out in Logbessou in the North of Douala (Cameroon). We used a structured questionnaire to interview 150 active traditional healers in 2008. 82% of the healers recommended P. capitatafor the treatment of at least 22 diseases. We discuss the uses of Loranthaceaewith regard to information available in the literature for European countries.
Key words: Loranthaceae, ethno pharmacology, questionnaire, traditional healers.
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