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Table 2 Traditional medicinal plant preparation methods ranked by 12 local healers in the area

From: Medicinal plants used in traditional medicine by Oromo people, Ghimbi District, Southwest Ethiopia

Preparation methods *LH1 LH2 LH3 LH4 LH5 LH6 LH7 LH8 LH9 LH10 LH11 LH12 Total Rank
Powdering 10 9 8 7 9 9 10 10 8 9 10 9 108 1st
Pounding 7 6 8 7 7 8 8 7 7 8 6 8 87 2nd
smashing 5 5 6 7 5 5 6 4 6 5 7 7 68 3rd
Squeezing 4 - 6 6 4 3 5 3 4 5 4 6 50 4th
Chewing 3 4 2 5 3 2 2 3 3 4 5 6 42 5th
Crushing 3 2 1 3 2 2 1 2 3 3 2 4 37 6th
Dry bath 2 1 2 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 3 3 22 7th
Stem bath 1 3 - - - - 1 1 1 - - 2 9 8th
  1. *LH- Local Healer.