Did you know that the much touted Henna (used for hair treatments and coloring) is Nigerian “Lali” that has been used for years in drawing intricate patterns on the hands and feet of ladies?
That Basil – the herb, not Mr. Fawlty – which is absolutely wonderful for hair and other applications is nchanwu (igbo) or effirin (yoruba).
There are several herbs that are indigenous to Nigeria that have been well researched but the information is lost in translation because people do not know what the local names are.
Please share any herbs/plants whose local and English names you know.
Please note that there if the herb/plant is not indigenous to Nigeria, it will very likely NOT have a Nigerian name.
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