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Multimedia-based Medicinal Plants Sustainability Management System

Omogbadegun, Zacchaeus O. and Uwadia, C. O. and Ayo, C. K. and Mbarika, V.M. and Omoregbe, N. A. and Otofia, Efe and Chieze, Frank (2011) Multimedia-based Medicinal Plants Sustainability Management System. IJCSI International Journal of Computer Science Issues, 8 (5(3)). pp. 492-503. ISSN 1694-0814

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Medicinal plants are increasingly recognized worldwide as an alternative source of efficacious and inexpensive medications to synthetic chemo-therapeutic compound. Rapid declining wild stocks of medicinal plants accompanied by adulteration and species substitutions reduce their efficacy, quality and safety. Consequently, the low accessibility to and non-affordability of orthodox medicine costs by rural dwellers to be healthy and economically productive further threaten their life expectancy. Finding comprehensive information on medicinal plants of conservation concern at a global level has been difficult. This has created a gap between computing technologies’ promises and expectations in the healing process under complementary and alternative medicine. This paper presents the design and implementation of a Multimedia-based Medicinal Plants Sustainability Management System addressing these concerns. Medicinal plants’ details for designing the system were collected through semi-structured interviews and databases. Unified Modelling Language, Microsoft-Visual-Studio.Net, C#3.0, Microsoft-Jet-Engine4.0, MySQL, Loquendo Multilingual Text-to-Speech Software, YouTube, and VLC Media Player were used. Keywords: Complementary and Alternative Medicine, conservation, extinction, medicinal plant, multimedia, phytoconstituents, rural dwellers

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Electronics and Computer Science
Depositing User: Dr. Zacchaeus Oni Omogbadegun
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 00:14
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2015 19:14

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