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Table 7 Plants reported by healers of Berta ethnic group, Assosa Zone Benishangul-Gumuz Region, June-July 2006

From: Ethnomedical survey of Berta ethnic group Assosa Zone, Benishangul-Gumuz regional state, mid-west Ethiopia

Scientific name Family Vernacular name(s) Collection
no.
Indication/s Part used Preparation
Achyranthus aspera L. Amaranthaceae Dalecha
Debes
TF-031 * Shererit Leaf Rubbed between palms and applied to the affected area
Acmella caulirhiza Del. Asteraceae Gutecha TF-171 * Shererit Leaf Ground, mixed with sesame oil, and also applied to the affected area
Aristolochia bracteolata Lam. Aristolochiaceae Abujelalen TF-186 * Setan (2) Root Ground, dispersed in water and drunk, and applied to body
Calpurnia aurea (Ait.) Benth. Fabaceae Estegne eru TF-194 * Yehitsan beshita Root Ground, dispersed in water then drunk, and also applied on body
Clematis sp. Ranunculaceae Shekedful
Shekelful
TF-202 * Ebdet Seed Powdered and put in fire with gum Arabic & patient is exposed to the smoke
     Headache Root Ground and applied on the head
Ocimum urticifolium Roth. Lamiaceae Anchebu TF-101 * Mich Leaf Rubbed between palms and the fluid is applied on the affected area
Piliostigma thonningii (Schumach.) Milne-Redh Fabaceae Mekel TF-036 Bloody diarrhoea Root Ground, dispersed in water and drunk
Sterospermum kunthianum Cham. Bignoniaceae Estegne eyo TF-111 Diarrhoea Root Ground, dispersed in water and drunk
Syzygium guineense (Willd.) DC. Myrtaceae Bul-meste TF-008 * Hod himem Seed Ground and applied on the painful area
Waltheria indica L. Sterculiaceae Albe TF-121 * Ebdet Root Ground, dispersed in water then drunk, and also applied on the head
  1. (Illnesses with asterisks are in local terms and the major signs and symptoms or closer meanings are presented in Appendix 1).