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Gedif, T., & Heinz-Jürgen, H. (2002). Treatment of malaria in ethiopian folk medicine. Tropical Doctor, 32(4), 206–209. 
Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1177/004947550203200408
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 17581133
BibTeX citation key: Gedif2002d
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Categories: General
Creators: Gedif, Heinz-Jürgen
Collection: Tropical Doctor
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Key informant interviews of herbalists were conducted to document the traditional management of malaria in Ethiopia. The perceptions of the cause and symptoms of malaria, the use of plants, their preparation and administration were recorded. Interviews were performed in rural Butajira and Addis Ababa (the main city). The result showed that 33 (75%) of the interviewed healers treat malaria using herbal drugs. Sixteen plants were reported to have been used of which eight were used as a single remedy and the rest as composite remedies with other plants. The ethnopharmacological data generated in this study on antimalarial plants is useful for further evaluations of the traditional claims of antimalarial plants in Ethiopia. ©2002, SAGE Publications. All rights reserved.