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Title: Ethnomedicinal survey of folk drugs used in Bahirdar Zuria district, Northwestern Ethiopia
Authors: Ragunathan, Muthuswamy
Abay, Solomón Mequanente
Keywords: Ethnobotany
Amhara ethnic group
Issue Date: Apr-2009
Publisher: CSIR
IPC CodeInt. Cl.8: A01K61/00, A01N1/02, A01N9/00, A01N11/00, A01N11/14, A01N17/00, A01N17/02, A01N21/00, A01N29/00, A01N31/00, A01N39/02
Abstract: An ethnomedicinal survey on folk drugs used by different ethnic groups in Bahirdar Zuria district northwestern Ethiopia was done. Field survey and personal discussion methods were used in the collection of data. A total of 27 plant species were used as folk drugs among Bahirdar district people. Most of the herbal remedies were given in the form of fresh juice. The majority of drugs was made from single plant species and was administered orally. Most prevalent diseases in this area are malaria, tuberculosis, bronchitis, and skin diseases. 27 plant species belonging to 26 genera, 24 species and 21 families applied for therapeutic purposes by the different ethnic group of Bahirdar Zuria district are enumerated. Medicinal plants with their local names and ethnomedicinal claims including method of applications to treat common illness are presented.
Page(s): 281-284
ISSN: 0972-5938
Source:IJTK Vol.08(2) [April 2009]

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