PN Olotu, JP Olotu, IA Olotu and EU Onche
Tradition is the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation; custom is a traditional and widely accepted way of behaving or doing things specific to a particular society, place, or time while belief is an acceptance that something exists or is true, especially one without proof. The aim of the study is to lay out systematic customary nostrum practices among the Idoma ethnic group in Ayele, Nasarawa local government area, Nasarawa state, Nigeria and avail scientific interventions to enhance the practices. Epitomized and typified prevalent traditional medicinal practices sequences were investigated to determine how the healers arrive at etiology, symptoms, signs, pathologies, diagnoses and treatments as well as preventive measures using structured oral interview and useful data. Descriptive analysis was adopted. Results obtained included evaluation of the beliefs and traditional practices which were used to answer the specific objectives of the study. Relevant scientific interventions were also proposed. The research served as enhancements and modifications that can lead to major improvements in traditional medicine practices and the health of the people.
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