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6th Edition of International Conference on

Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies

June 20-22, 2024 | Paris, France

Traditional Medicine 2024

Jespher Nyaboke Onyango

Speaker at Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine and Natural Therapies 2024 -  Jespher Nyaboke Onyango
Augusta University, United States
Title : A study of individual ethnobotanical knowledge and antimicrobial efficacy of hypericum kiboense and hypericum peplidifolium plants utilized in the management of urinary tract infections by the kikuyu community of aberdare ranges, Kenya


Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are significant global public health issues that affect females more frequently,          causing morbidity and mortality. The most common cause is bacteria, such as Escherichia coli. Although antibiotics are effective in treating UTIs, they have side effects and can lead to the development of resistance, which has led to the investigation of alternative treatments. Medicinal plants, such as Hypericum kiboense and Hypericum peplidifolium, have been used to treat UTIs, but there is insufficient data on their safety and effectiveness. This research aims to study the prevalence of usage, understand the nature of self-healing, and evaluate the antimicrobial efficacy of Hypericum kiboense and Hypericum peplidifolium plants, which are used to manage UTIs by the Kikuyu community of Aberdare Ranges in Kenya. The study will take place in the Aberdare Ranges, and efficacy testing will be conducted using commercially available standard microbial strains. The Kirby-Bauer disk diffusion methods will be used for testing antibacterial efficacy. Results will be presented as the mean ± standard error of the mean and analyzed using IBM ®SPSS Statistics. The study's findings could guide future research efforts for the commercial use, validation, conservation, and standard implementation of herbal medicines to ensure efficacy, safety, and quality.


Jespher Onyango studied Medical Laboratory Sciences at Mount Kenya University, Kenya, and graduated with a BSc. in 2014. She then earned an MSc. in Clinical Microbiology from Mount Kenya University in 2019. She is currently a PhD student in the Applied Health Sciences program at the School of Public Health at Augusta University, and she works as a Graduate Research Assistant, supervised by Dr. Silva at the Georgia Cancer Research Center, USA. She has published three research articles in the International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications. Her research interests focus on the discovery of potential medicinal plants to be used against common infections.