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Table 5 Major types of human health problems of the study area and number of plant species used

From: Medicinal plants potential and use by pastoral and agro-pastoral communities in Erer Valley of Babile Wereda, Eastern Ethiopia

No. Type of disease No. of medicinal plants used No. of preparations
1 Gastrointestinal disorders and parasites 15 24
2 Wound, Tropical ulcer & body swolling - GOFLA 14 15
3 Malaria and fever 8 9
4 Mouth, teeth and throat infections 6 8
5 Haemorrhage 5 5
6 Fungal infection 5 5
7 Snake and carnivore bites 4 5
8 Eye diseases 4 4
9 Kidney infection 3 3
10 Constipation 3 3