Journal of
Medicinal Plants Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Med. Plants Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0875
  • DOI: 10.5897/JMPR
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 3684

Full Length Research Paper

Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants used to manage HIV/AIDS opportunistic infections in Rungwe, Mbeya Region, Tanzania

Suma F. Kibonde
  • Suma F. Kibonde
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3038, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
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Suzana Augustino
  • Suzana Augustino
  • Department of Forest Engineering and Wood Sciences, College of Forestry, Wildlife and Tourism, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3014 Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
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Faith P. Mabiki
  • Faith P. Mabiki
  • Department of Chemistry and Physics, Solomon Mahlangu College of Science and Education, Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3038, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro, Tanzania.
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Robinson Mdegela
  • Robinson Mdegela
  • Department of Public Health, College of Veterinary and Medical Sciences (CVMS), Sokoine University of Agriculture, P.O. Box 3021 - Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro,Tanzania.
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  •  Received: 19 August 2017
  •  Accepted: 21 December 2017
  •  Published: 10 January 2018

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