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Table 3 List of wild edible plants used as remedy, Kara and Kwego people

From: Ethnobotanical study of wild edible plants of Kara and Kwego semi-pastoralist people in Lower Omo River Valley, Debub Omo Zone, SNNPR, Ethiopia

Family Species Plant part used Medicinal Uses Preparation
Anonaceae Uvaria leptocladon Oliv. Root Respiratory infection and tuberculosis Crushed/decoction
Apocynaceae Saba comorensis (Boj.) Pichon Fruit Venereal disease/syphilis Powder with water
Balanitaceae Balanites rotundifolia (Van Tiegh.) Blatter Root Gastro intestinal illness and intestinal parasites Crushed boiled with goat meat
Boraginaceae Cordia sinensis Lam. Root Respiratory infection and tuberculosis Crushed/infusion
Capparidaceae Cadaba forinosa Forssk. Root Gastro intestinal illness and intestinal parasites Chewing
Euphorbiaceae Flueggea virosa (Willd.) Voigt. Root Boils, abscess and swelling Crushed/decoction
Moringaceae Moringa stenopetala (Bak. f.) Cuf. Leaf Headache and flu Boiled soup
Olacaceae Ximenia americana L. Fruit (young) External injury and wounds Squeezed on the site
Salvadoraceae Dobera glabra (Forssk.) Poir Root Respiratory infection and tuberculosis Crushed/infusion
  Salvadora persica L. Root Respiratory infection and tuberculosis Crushed/decoction or boiled with goat meat
Solanaceae Lycium shawii Roem. & Schult. Root Boils, abscess and swelling Crushed/decoction/boiled with goat meat
Tiliaceae Grewia bicolor Juss. Fruit Venereal disease/syphilis Soaked in water
  Grewia kakothamnos K. Schum. Root Respiratory infection and tuberculosis Crushed/decoction
  Grewia villosa Willd. Bark Boils, abscess and swelling Crushed/infusion