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Table 5 Method of preparation

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

Method of preparation Number of preparations Percentage
Concoction 71 50.7
Fluids extraction 15 10.7
Infusion 9 6.4
Crushed and pounded 8 5.7
Decoction 6 4.3
Ointment 5 3.6
Cooked as a soup 4 2.9
Dried and powdered 4 2.9
Make it warm/hot 4 2.9
Small cut of fresh part to be rubbed 3 2.1
Dried for smoke bath 2 1.4
Small cut of fresh part to be chewed 2 1.4
Small cut of fresh part to be eaten 2 1.4
Small cut of stick for brushing 2 1.4
Syrup 2 1.4
Pulverized and filtered 1 0.7