Ethno-Botanical Survey on Medicinal Plants Used by Ethnic Groups of Denbia District, North-Western Ethiopia.


Affiliations

  • University of Gondar, Medicinal Plant Documentation Unit, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, Ethiopia

Abstract

To document information on medicinal plants and to describe the traditional health care practices of ethnic groups of Denbia district. Field survey and personal discussion methods had been used in the collection of data. A list of 25 plants belonging to 24 genera and 18 families that are used for their therapeutic purposes by the ethnic groups of Denbia district, North Gondar zone, North western Ethiopia with their local names, ethno medicinal claims, modes of preparation and methods of applications to treat common ailments are highlighted here. The present study has documented curious ethno medicinal facts on the plant therapies currently utilized by the ethnic groups of Denbia district. The study could contribute partial remedies in the preservation of cultural heritage and a base to researchers for further pharmacological and phytochemical studies.

Keywords

Medicinal Plants, Ethno Medicinal, Denbia District, Ethiopia.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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