Journal of Botany

Journal of Botany / 2017 / Article / Tab 4

Research Article

Study on the Diversity and Use of Wild Edible Plants in Bullen District Northwest Ethiopia

Table 4

Traditional medicinal importance of some wild edible plants for human in the study area ().

Scientific nameTreated health problem symptomPart usedHabitNumber of citationsParticipants cited for use (%)

Balanites aegyptiacaAbdominal painLeaf/rootTree918.75
MalariaRoot12.08
A kind of dermal swellingRoot12.08
HypertensionRoot12.08
BichawobaRoot12.08
Bidens pilosaTanea pedisLeafHerb12.08
Amaranthus hybridusTape wormLeafHerb1225
Carissa spinarumTape wormRootShrub36.25
ConstipationFruit12.08
GonorrheaFruit36.25
Cordia africanaDiarrheaFruitTree1020.8
ConstipationFruit24.1
Abdominal acheFruit12.08
Corchorus olitoriusDiarrheaLeafHerb12.08
Grewia bicolorVenereal disease (syphilis)FruitShrub24.1
ConstipationRoot12.08
Gardenia ternifoliaLiver diseaseRootShrub12.08
Abdominal ache (coli)Root24.1
Abdominal distensionRoot12.08
Momordica foetidaBronchitisLeafclimber12.08
Ficus surRing wormSapTree12.08
Portulaca quadrifidaDiarrheaAerial partHerb48.3
Abdominal distensionAerial part12.08
Abdominal ache coliAerial part12.08
Vernonia amygdalinaAbdominal painLeafHerb24.1
Solanum nigrumAbdominal painLeafHerb36.25
MalariaLeaf12.08
Tamarindus indicaAbdominal painFruitTree12.08
Ximenia americanaAbdominal painFruitTree12.08
GastritisFruit12.08
Wound (as ointment)Fruit12.08
Ziziphus abyssinicaDiarrheaRootShrub12.08
Abdominal panRoot12.08

Note. Based on growth habit, the total number of medicinal wild edible plants in the study area: herb = 6, tree = 5, shrub = 4, and climber = 1.

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