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Table 6 Preparation methods of medicinal plants for use by people

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

Method of preparation Total species Percentage
Crushed & pounded 21 31.8
Concoction 15 22.7
Dried for smoke bath 6 9.1
Fresh parts collected to be eaten raw 5 7.6
Hot infusion 5 7.6
Fluid extract 3 4.5
Decoction 2 3.0
Ointment 2 3.0
Small cuts of fresh root to be rubbed 2 3.0
Syrup 2 3.0
Small cuts of fresh parts to be chewed 1 1.5
Cream 1 1.5
Others 1 1.5