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Gedif, T., & Hahn, H. J. (2003). The use of medicinal plants in self-care in rural central ethiopia. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 87(2-3), 155–161. 
Resource type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1016/S0378-8741(03)00109-0
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 3788741
BibTeX citation key: Gedif2003
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Categories: General
Keywords: Medicinal plants, prevalence, Rural Ethiopia, Self-care
Creators: Gedif, Hahn
Collection: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Medicinal plants are an important element of Ethiopian traditional medicine. This questionnaire survey examined the extent and type of medicinal plants used in self-care by rural Ethiopian community. Six hundred mothers were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire. The prevalence of the use of herbal drugs in self-care was found to be 12.5%. Twenty-five plant species belonging to 21 families were reported, each with local names, methods of preparation and parts used. This study showed that self-care using medicinal plants is a major part of health care options in Butajira community. ©2003 Elsevier Science Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.