Ethnobotanical Study Of Medicinal Plants Used By Local People In Treatments Of Human And Livestock Ailments In Gasera Woreda, Bale Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

Temaro Gelgelu Desha

Abstract


Ethnobotanical study of indigenous knowledge on the uses of medicinal plant species with objective was to document knowledge of medicinal plant species was  used to treat human and livestock ailments, threats and conservation status of medicinal plants before it is lost was conducted from December 2017 to March 2018 in Gasera district of Bale Zone, Oromia Region. Different techniques such as semi-structured interviews, group discussion, field observations and guided field walk were used for gathering data and a total of 97 informants from 6 kebeles were involved in area. A total of 121 medicinal plant species belonging to 113 genera and 60 families were documented. Among plant families, Lamiaceae was the most dominant plant family represented by 10 species, followed by Solanaceae 8 species and Asteraceae represented by 7 species.  Most of 78 species were collected from the wild while 43 species were collected from home-gardens.

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