Ethnomedicinal plants used to treat human ailments in the prehistoric place of Harla and Dengego valleys, eastern Ethiopia

Authors : Anteneh Belayneh1* and Negussie F Bussa2

Year : 2018

Abstract : Traditional medicines remained as the most affordable and easily accessible source of treatment inthe primary health care system among diverse communities in Ethiopia. The Oromo community living in theprehistoric Harla and Dengego valleys has long history of ethnomedicinal know-how and practice against humanand livestock ailments. However, this rich ethnomedicinal knowledge had been remained unexplored hitherto.This study focus on the comprehensive ethnomedicinal investigation in an attempt to safeguard the deterioratingethnomedicinal knowledge that can be used as a steppingstone for phytochemical and pharmacological analysis.

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