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ISSN Print: 2394-0530, ISSN Online: 2320-3862, NAAS Rating: 3.53

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Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies

2013, Vol. 1, Issue 4, Part A
Ethnobotanical Study of Traditional Medicinal Plants Usedrnby Indigenous People of Gemad District, Northern Ethiopia

Kalayu Mesfin*, Gebru Tekle, Teklemichael Tesfay

Ethnobotanical study on traditional medicinal plants were conducted between April and May, 2013 in TabiyarnGemeda district and documented different types of traditional medicinal plants used by the indigenous peoples. Thernstudy was focused on identifying medicinal plants, disease treated, part of the plant used, methods of preparation,rnroute of administration, ingredients added etc. The data was collected using interview and questionnaires byrnselecting 16 healers using purposive sampling method. A total of 31 medicinal plant species were collected andrnidentified from the study area for treating 32 human aliments. Out of these 18(58%) were wild where as 11(35.48%)rnof them were cultivated and 2(6.44%) were wild and cultivated plants. The most dominant plant part was leaf (50rn%). The route of administration was oral administration about 20(64.5%) and the most common method ofrnpreparation is grinding about 7(22.5%).
methods of preparation of traditional medicinal plant remedies in the study area
Fig.: methods of preparation of traditional medicinal plant remedies in the study area
Pages : 32-37 | 1169 Views | 64 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Kalayu Mesfin*, Gebru Tekle, Teklemichael Tesfay. Ethnobotanical Study of Traditional Medicinal Plants Usedrnby Indigenous People of Gemad District, Northern Ethiopia. Journal of Medicinal Plants Studies. 2013; 1(4): 32-37.
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