Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia

@inproceedings{Lulekal2013EthnomedicinalSO,
  title={Ethnomedicinal study of plants used for human ailments in Ankober District, North Shewa Zone, Amhara Region, Ethiopia},
  author={Ermias Lulekal and Zemede Asfaw and Ensermu Kelbessa and Patrick Van Damme},
  booktitle={Journal of ethnobiology and ethnomedicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Ankober District has long been inhabited by people who have a long tradition of using medicinal plants to treat human ailments. Overexploitation of medicinal plants coupled with an ever-increasing population growth, deforestation and agricultural land expansion threatens plants in the area. Hence, this study aimed at documenting and analyzing the plant-based ethnomedicinal knowledge of the people in order to preserve the dwindling indigenous knowledge. METHODS Ethnobotanical data… CONTINUE READING
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