Theresult in table 2 reveals the type of fresh-water fish species use fortrado-medicine and other purpose in the study area. Twelve freshwater fishspecies were identified by the people and also the usage. Firstly, Clarias fishare eaten by the women for easy or safe delivery, used to stop promiscuityamong women, use to restore fertility in women, initiation of Ifa priest, usefor money making as human parts (osole), customer puller for traders (afaero),use for worshipping of esu deity, use for making concoction for not getting oldquickly (ajidewe). Secondly, Malapterurus electricus(Electric fish) is use for making retentive memory (isoye), to cure leprosy,control of insect larvae in drinking water pots, protective charm (Okigbe ormadarikan), healing of stroke, good luck charm and weakening of the opponentsduring wrestling.Bariliusniloticus is use to restorepotency in man, and also to treat vitality by mixing it herbs for drinking.
Gymnachus is use for making prosperity concoction, use for praying for the newcouple and also appeasement of the gods. Tetraodan fahaka (Puffer fish) is use for making drum and also toneutralize poisoning. Heterobranchusbidorsalis’ skull (Laago) isuse for prosperity, the alimentary canal with egg sac is use for conception inbarren women and it is use for initiation into secret cults.
Hepsetusbladder is use for buoyancy by the swimmers and also back to sender charm whiletilapia fish is for eating and mormyrus fish is use for favour by the people inthe study area. Calamoichthys calabaricus (Eel fish) is dry andgrind into powder then mix with other herbs to stop bleeding especially in pregnantwoman. Polypterus is use to dissolve criminal case in the court of law and alsofor protection. Chrysichithys nigrodigitatus(Silver cat fish or Obokun), is use for buffering sacrifice.
The bile and innerpart is use as remedy against disease that involves swollen up.