Ethnobotanical Study of Traditional Medicinal Plants Used for Treatment of Human and Livestock Ailments by Traditional Healers in Goba Woreda, Bale Zone, Oromia, South East Ethiopia

Habtamu Tedila


The study of traditional medicinal plants was conducted in Goba woreda from August to October 2018 in three kebeles Kedu, Elasa and Aloshe Tilo. In this woreda, diverse medicinal plants were used to treat human and livestock disease. Among this various medicinal plant only 35 species were collected and identified by using the Flora book of Ethiopia and Eritrea (volume 3, 1989). The data was collected from 21 informants of traditional healer and from these 7 informants healer taken from each kebele and 16 were males and 5 females. The healers were used for treat dermatological, respiratory, ureno-genital, gastro-intestinal, febrile and livestock disease in the study area by using plant part of leaf (58%), root (25%) and other part (17%) to serviceable orally, nasally or dermally. However; these plant species were threatened by the activities of the community like expansion of agriculture, overgrazing, and deforestation of plant was the risk of extinction. To conserve the area and preserve the medicinal plants it was recommended to make aware of the society and to develop in –situ and ex-situ conservation plants.

Keywords: Human diseases, Livestock ailments, Traditional healer, Traditional medicinal plants

DOI: 10.7176/JNSR/9-10-01

Publication date:May 31st 2019


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