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Articles by Belachew Garedew
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  Belachew Garedew and Dagne Abebe
  Background and Objective: Traditional medicine plants are used for human diseases treatment throughout the world typically liver problems practiced by traditional healers. The study was carried out in Tepi town southwest Ethiopia with the objective of survey the medicinal plants used for the treatment of liver diseases and documented associated knowledge of the people. Materials and Methods: By using purposive sampling method and different data collection techniques such as questionnaire, interview, focus group discussion and case study, the reliable data was recorded. Results: Based on this ethnobotanical study a total of 33 medicinal plants belonging to 26 families were reported and documented from three kebeles of the town. The highest family in terms of species number was Asteraceae accounts 5 species followed by Euphorbiaceae 4 species and the rest families each with 1 species. Herbs were dominant habit plants (33.33%) followed by shrubs (24.24%) and tree (24.24%). The most frequently utilized plant parts for treatment of liver disease was leaf (36.36%) followed by combination of leaf and root (21.21%). Conclusion: The medicinal plant preparations were administered via oral route of administration that employed for the medicinal plant preparations most commonly used route of application. Adapting a recommended diagnostic and treatment using physical diagnosis by indigenous healers/practitioners attempted curing liver problem implementing prevention and control policies in the general population needs an urgent attention in the country.
  Belachew Garedew and Aklilu Ayiza
  Background and Objective: Enset constraints are the main challenges for enset production in the growing area as regional and national level of the country. This research study had been developed with an objective of exploring major constraints and farmers’ traditional management system on pre and post-harvest of ensets cultivars in Masha district, Southwest Ethiopia. Materials and Methods: The study kebeles were selected using purposive sampling method and the simple random method was employed to select household informants from each kebele. The data were collected using open and close ended questionnaires, structured and semi-structured interview, filed observation and focus group discussion of household informants. Then the data was analyzed using Microsoft excel spread sheet. Results: The most adaptable and disease and pest resistant varieties of enset selected by indigenous farmers were Gudiro’, ‘Nobo’, ‘Yobo’ and ‘Cherallo’. The productivity of enset was often affected by the accumulation of pests and diseases (28.94%) which was passed through vegetative propagation and followed by lack of appropriate planting materials (15.26%) that used raw material for propagation. The most spoiling and devastating disease and pest of enset crops were mole rats (43.15%) and followed by bacterial wilts (33.29%). Conclusion: Therefore, the university and other stakeholders take the responsible to solve these deteriorate constraints to get surplus products and linkage with market. Awareness creation and deriving scientific approaching technology is crucial for the community using the potential of the area and associated traditional wisdom are paramount importance.
 
 
 
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