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Table 2 List of medicinal plants for treating livestock diseases in the study area, Wayu Tuka District

From: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Wayu Tuka District, East Welega Zone of Oromia Regional State, West Ethiopia

Scientific name Local Oromo name Family Hab Ha Plant part, preparation and application Disease treated V. No.
Acacia persiciflora Pax Garbii Fabaceae T W The powdered bark mixed in water and given for the cattle forcefully Stomach ache MMO64
Acanthus polystachius Delile Kosorruu Achantaceae Sh W Fresh leaves crushed and rubbed on affected part (wound) ‘Madaa gatiittii’ MM106
Albizia malcophylla (A. Rich.) Walp. Arganboobee Fabaceae T W Bark powdered and given for treatment of Blackleg Blackleg MM070
Buddleja polystachya Fresen. Hanfaarree Loganaceae Sh W Fresh leaves smashed and the extracts dropped in the eyes of affected cattle Eye disease MM024
Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott Goodarree Araceae H B Tuber crushed and mixed with water then given to the cow Delayed placenta MM027
Combretum collinum Fresen. Unuunuu Combretaceae T W A bottle of mixed fresh crushed bark given for cattle by one bottle forcefully Breast ulcer MM102
Combretum molle R. Br. ex. G. Don Dabaqqaa Combretaceae T W Steam put on the fire and rubbed the affected tongue Tongue infection MM149
Girardinia bullosa (Steud.) Wedd. Gurgubbee Urticaceae Sh W Root powdered and mixed in water and applied orally Blackleg MM046
Grewia bicolor Juss. Harooressa Tiliaceae T W Bark of Grewia bicolor grinded and mixed in water and salt added finally given for the cattle which placenta is delayed during delivery Delayed placenta MM151
Guizotia scabra (Vios.) Chiov. Tuufoo Asteraceae H W Fresh leaves of Guizotia scabra and leaves of Calpurnia aurea crushed and rubbed External Parasite/silmii MM191
Helinus mystacinus (Ait.) E. Mey. ex Steud. Hidda hoomoo Euphorbiaceae Cl W Leaves crushed and smashed and rubbed for external parasite External parasite MM097
Hymenodictyon floribundum (Hochst. & Steud.) Robinson Altadhahaa Rubiaceae T W Fresh leaves smashed and the exudates dropped in the eyes of affected cattle Eye disease MM156
Impatiens tinctoria A. Rich. subsp. abyssinica (Hook. f. ) Grey Wilson Qicuu Balsaminaceae H W Powdered root taken Blackleg MM153
Rhus ruspolii Engl. Xaaxessaa Anacardaceae T W Fresh leaves crushed and rubbed on affected part External parasite MM051
Root of Rhus ruspolii Engl. powdered and mixed with water and drunk Hyena bite  
Solanum anguivi Lam. Hidii seexanaa Solanaceae Sh W Fresh fruit boiled in water and dropped in the eyes of affected cattle Eye disease MM120
Root grinded and mixed with water and given One bottle for three days Trypanosomiasis
Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench Bisingaa caabbii Poaceae H Hg Seed mixed in remnants of local beer and given Delayed placenta MM094
Thalictrum rhynchocarpum Dill. & A. Rich. Mararree Rananculaceae H W The whole part crushed and given Blackleg MM045
Teclea nobilis Del. Hadheessa Rutaceae Sh W Leaves crushed and mixed with water and given for the thin cattle Thinness MM025
Steam powdered and mixed with water and given forcefully by beer bottle Anthrax
Verbascum sinaiticum Benth. Gurra harree Scrophulariaceae H W Fresh leaves powdered and mixed in water then given orally for external parasite External parasite MM125
  1. Key: Hab Habit: H Herb, Sh Shrub, T Tree, Cl Climber and Li Liana, Ha habitat, W Wild, Hg Homegarden, B Both, V. No. Voucher number.