Even we consume eggs from birds like the hen, turkey, etc. Number of families, species, medicinal and magical uses by taxonomic category. An amino acid from hair that can come from animals. Voucher specimens were deposited at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Dassa. Lancet Infect Dis. Laboratory of Applied Entomology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Dassa (FAST-Dassa), National University of Sciences, Technologies, Engineering and Mathematics of Abomey (UNSTIM), BP, 14, Dassa-Zoumé, Benin, Laura Estelle Yêyinou Loko, Azize Orobiyi & Joelle Toffa, Medicinal and Organic Chemistry Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, 01, BP, 188, Cotonou, Benin, Laboratory of Physics and Synthesis Organic Chemistry (LaCOPS), Faculty of Sciences and Techniques (FAST), University of Abomey-Calavi, BP, 4521, Cotonou, Benin, Laboratoire de Physiologie Animale de Signalisation Cellulaire et de Pharmacologie, FAST-Dassa, UNSTIM, BP, 34, Dassa Zoumé, Benin, Laboratoire des maladies infectueuses à transmission vectorielle, Institut Régional de Santé Publique, University of Abomey-Calavi, BP, 384, Ouidah, Benin, You can also search for this author in Oyo State. Wild mammals trade for zootherapeutic and mythic purposes in Benin (West Africa): capitalizing species involved, provision sources, and implications or conservation. Alves RRN, Neto NAL, Brooks SE, Albuquerque UP. Insects occupied 64.7% of the total invertebrates listed. However, studies on their therapeutic use has been neglected and their magical–religious purposes are poorly understood. The African earthworm Eudrilus eugeniae K. and African giant snail Achatina achatina L. had the highest use values. Mutum. Taye OR. The scarcity of invertebrates during dry season was the main constraint for traditional healers (40.4% of responses) and surveyed households (46.2% of responses), while very low demand of certain invertebrates was the most important constraint for medicinal animals merchants (81.8% of responses). 2013;146:75–82 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jep.2012.11.011. Some strains of rats and mice are susceptible to diseases such as … 2015;11:1–13 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-015-0001-y. However, the African earthworm E. eugeniae and giant land snail A. achatina had presented the highest use value. [42] also reported a similar use of A. achatina by inhabitants of southern Benin for wound healing, to treat epilepsy and difficult childbirth. Google Scholar. Diseases of the blood or blood-forming organs have presented the most important ICF. Sedentary animals like sponges, corals, tunicates and others are good places to begin because they are often abundant, easy to harvest, have many species, and protect or defend themselves mainly through chemical means. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-019-0344-x, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1186/s13002-019-0344-x. Jacobo-Salcedo Mdel R, Alonso-Castro AJ, Zarate-Martinez A. A practical approach to backyard snail farming. Written By Dr. Steve Katona, Managing Director, Ocean Health Index. 2006;2:11. https://doi.org/10.1186/1746-4269-2-11. We thank anonymous reviewers for their comments on previous versions of the manuscript. Tchibozo S, Motte-Florac E. Animaux medicinaux du Benin: des drogues anciennes toujours actuelles. Evid. Hundreds of thousands and probably millions of species live in the ocean. and skates taught us a lot about human In different regions of Africa, an important use of animals is observed in traditional medicine [5,6,7,8]. Raw and treated data generated during study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request. • Animals are susceptible to many of the same health problems as humans – cancer, diabetes, heart disease, etc. Tatsadjieu LN, Essia Ngang JJ, Ngassoum MB, Etoa F-X. Alternatives: synthetics. Of note, three of the identified invertebrate species (C. maculatus, P. nana sparsa and T. arteriosa), only recorded in surveyed households, are not known in the literature as medicinal animals. [28] using the formula: where U is the number of informants mentioning the use of the species and N is the number of informants that participated in the survey. Knowing that traditional knowledge of animals used in traditional medicine is transmitted from generation to generation through oral folklore [21], it is important to document this indigenous knowledge, which is under threat of erosion due to modernization. White Willow (Salix alba) Survey for the usage of arthropods in traditional medicine in southwestern Nigeria. PubMed  Invertebrate storage tools varied from one informant to another. Global Journal of Medical Research. Google Scholar. Amich F, animals used in modern medicine s, Motte-Florac E. Animaux medicinaux du Benin: des drogues anciennes toujours.! 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