Medico Ethno Botany; A Study on the Amhara Ethnic Group of Gondar District of North Gondar Zone Ethiopia


  • University of Gondar, Medicinal Plant Documentation Unit, Department of Pharmacognosy, School of Pharmacy, North Gondar, Ethiopia
  • University of Gondar, Department of Pharmaceutics, School of Pharmacy, North Gondar, Ethiopia


Objective: The objective of this study was to document Medico ethno botanical information of medicinal plants in Amhara ethnic group of Gondar district in North Gondar zone of Ethiopia. Based on the local utilization and indigenous knowledge provided by the ethnic group, the therapeutic uses of important medicinal plants was documented for future biological screening. Materials and methods: Field survey and personal discussion methods have been used in collection of data and the medico ethno botanical information was collected by under going field trips to different villages of the district. Results and discussion: A list of 24 flowering plants belonging to 22 genera and 18 families which are applied for therapeutic usage by the Amhara ethnic group of Gondar. Vernacular names, ethno medicinal use, mode of preparation, and application to treat diseases are focused here.


Ethno Medicine, Amhara Ethnic Group, Gondar, Ethiopia.

Subject Discipline

Pharmacy and Pharmacology

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