An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Asgede Tsimbila district, Northwestern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia

dc.contributor.author Zenebe, Girmay en_US
dc.contributor.author Zerihun, Mohammed en_US
dc.contributor.author Solomon, Zewdie en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-08T20:58:29Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-08T20:58:29Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.description.abstract Investigation and documentation of the status of medicinal plants and associated knowledge was conducted in Asgede Tsimbila district, northwestern Tigray, northern Ethiopia. Data was collected and evaluated with a questionnaire survey, semi-structured interviews, field observations, direct matrix ranking, preference ranking, abundance scores, and vegetation surveys. Sixty-eight medicinal plant species used to treat 50 different ailments (in humans and livestock) were recorded. Leaves are the most commonly collected plant parts for medicinal purposes. Much of the ethno-medicinal knowledge is concentrated in elderly members of the community. The medicinal plants are facing threats from agricultural expansion, wood extraction and overgrazing. Consequently, abundance of medicinal plant resources is declining with time. Furthermore, effort to conserve and cultivate medicinal plants is virtually non-existent. Thus, participation of the local people and awareness creation on sustainable utilization and management of these resources is vital. en_US
dc.format.extent 16 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Zenebe G, Zerihun M, Solomon Z. 2012. An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Asgede Tsimbila district, Northwestern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia. Ethnobotany Research & Applications 10: 305-320. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1547-3465 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/23563
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.publisher Botany Department, University of Hawaii at Manoa en_US
dc.subject Hawaiians--Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Hawaii--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Plants, Medicinal--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject Ethnobotany--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Asgede Tsimbila district, Northwestern Tigray, Northern Ethiopia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
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local.identifier.alturi http://www.ethnobotanyjournal.org/vol10/i1547-3465-10-305.pdf en_US
local.identifier.callnumber DU624.65 .E84 en_US
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