Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants in Sub Zoba Gala-Nefhi, Zoba Maekel, Eritrea
Milka Brhane, Tsinat Girmay, Biniam Yamane and Kunduru Surender Reddy*
Journal Title:Journal of Natural & Ayurvedic Medicine
Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was observed in Sub-Zoba Gala-Nefhi of Zoba-Maekel and it is one of the Zobas of Eritrea. The study conducted is an attempt to their medicinal value and its application of plants to human beings. Its record, identification and indigenous knowledge over its usage, the treatment of recorded diseases and healing properties were also noticed. They used different parts of medicinal plants and extracting by different methods such as boiling, roasting, crushing, smoking/inhaling, powdering, latex collection etc and the method of extraction of such plants which are used for different therapeutic purposes for different age groups to heal various diseases. There were 114 plants were observed and recorded as medicinal plants in the study area and the documentation of this traditional knowledge is essential into the field of herbal research. Moreover, all efforts should be made to conserve these medicinal plants in a proper way for the health benefits of this community. Hence, conservation is important for such medicinal plants and also indigenous knowledge in the modern world.