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Table 13 Mode of preparation of medicinal plants

From: Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the environs of Tara-gedam and Amba remnant forests of Libo Kemkem District, northwest Ethiopia

Types of preparation Frequency of preparation Percentages
Crushing 118 35.01
Grinding, concoction and creaming 50 14.80
Boiling, heating, burning and fumigation 49 14.50
Chewing, spitting and absorbing fluid/juice 32 9.50
Rubbing and squeezing 24 7.10
Using unprocessed plant part 23 6.80
Pounding and making infusion 23 6.80
Chopping and breaking 18 5.30