The Use Of Herbal Medicine

Subject:  English Studies 


Class: Basic 2 / Primary 2 / Year 2


Term: Second Term / 2nd Term


Week: Week 4





Previous Knowledge: The pupils have previous knowledge of


Dangers of Wrong Use of Pesticides


that was taught in their previous lesson.



Behavioural  Objectives : At the end of the lesson, learners will be able to

  • Spell some herbal related words
  • Understand the meaning of some simple medical or herbal related words
  • Say the dangers of taking herbal drugs without first seeing a doctor


Instructional Materials 

  • Wall charts
  • Pictures
  • Online Resource
  • Textbooks
  • Laptop


Methods of Teaching 

  • Role modelling
  • Questions and Answers
  • Explanation
  • Discussion
  • Recitation
  • Imitation
  • Story Telling
  • Dramatization






Vocabulary word building 

  • Vegetable
  • Okra
  • Traditional
  • Medicine
  • seeds,
  • berries,
  • roots,
  • leaves,
  • bark
  • flowers

The use of herbal medicine 

The use of herbal medicine involves the use of herbs, plants, roots, barks or flowers of plants in the preparation of traditional medicine for patient with the aim of getting cure for the patients.

It should be noted that most of the drugs that are used in orthodox treatment are often manufactured by mixing one or two herbs materials together.

Most people believe that the use of herbal medicine is safe and at times effective in treating some medical conditions like infertility, poor sight, hypertension, diabetes, stroke, just to mention a few.

Medical herbal drugs may come in various form ranging from herbal tea, mixed meal or concoction, dried leaves or powder, liquid extract or agbo

Answer the following questions with either true or false 

  1. Mention four parts of the plants that can be used for herbal medicine
    • ……
    • …..
    • …..
    • ….
  2. Mention four medical conditions that herbal medicine can be used for
    • …..
    • …..
    • ….
  3. Mention two forms in which herbal medicine occur
    • ….



 Occupation Work That People Do

These are examples of work that people do

  1. Farming
  2. Printing
  3. Baking
  4. Plumbing
  5. Driving
  6. Teaching
  7. Banking
  8. Journalism
  9. Medicine
  10. Law
  11. Accounting
  12. Blogging
  13. Graphics
  14. Trading
  15. Preaching


Vocation is the job that someone does to earn a living. There are many factors that can make someone to choose a particular job as his or her vocation. Some of these factors are

  • Interest
  • Love
  • Acceptability by member of the public
  • Callings
  • Need to serve


Presentation : 

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1: The class teacher revises the old topic

Step 2: The class teacher introduces the new topic

Step 3: The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own contributions and gives room for pupils” participation


Class Teacher and Pupils Activities. Interaction or Participation 

This involves class teacher and pupils’ interaction, conversation, imitation or modeling through discussion, play method or just by recitation or asking and answering questions that are related to the topic that has just been taught




Write out the vocations of the following people 

  1. Lawyer
  2. Bricklayer
  3. Carpenter
  4. Chef
  5. Tailor
  6. Teacher
  7. Banker
  8. Baker
  9. Pilot
  10. Policeman



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