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Table 6 Routes of administration

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

Internal No. of preparations Percentage External No. of preparations Percentage
Oral drink 64 45.7 Dermal ointment 17 12.1
Oral eaten 6 4.3 Dermal bandage 16 11.4
Eye/internal 4 2.9 Buccal cavity 11 7.9
Ear/internal 2 1.4 Herbal bath 9 6.4
Vaginal/Internal 1 0.7 Drenched 4 2.9
Total 77 55.10% Dermal rubbing 2 1.4
  Smoke bath 2 1.4
Steam bath 1 0.7
Massage 1 0.7
    Total 63 44.90%