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Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale region, Ethiopia.

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2011
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Title
Plant use in Odo-Bulu and Demaro, Bale region, Ethiopia.
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, September 2011
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-7-28
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Authors

Bussmann RW, Swartzinsky P, Worede A, Evangelista P, Rainer W Bussmann, Paul Swartzinsky, Aserat Worede, Paul Evangelista

Abstract

This paper reports on the plant use of laypeople of the Oromo in Southern Ethiopia. The Oromo in Bale had names/uses for 294 species in comparison to 230 species documented in the lower reaches of the Bale area. Only 13 species was used for veterinary purposes, or as human medicine (46). Plant medicine served mostly to treat common everyday ailments such as stomach problems and diarrhea, for wound treatment and as toothbrush-sticks, as anthelmintic, for skin infections and to treat sore muscles and. Interestingly, 9 species were used to treat spiritual ailments and to expel demons. In most cases of medicinal applications the leaves or roots were employed.Traditional plant knowledge has clearly declined in a large part of the research area. Western style health care services as provided by governments and NGOs, in particular in rural areas, seem to have contributed to a decline in traditional knowledge, in part because the local population simply regards western medicine as more effective and safer.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 92 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 18%
Researcher 12 13%
Student > Master 11 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 8 9%
Lecturer 7 8%
Other 26 28%
Unknown 11 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 23%
Chemistry 12 13%
Environmental Science 9 10%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 6 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 6 7%
Other 20 22%
Unknown 18 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 March 2018.
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#3,439,175
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Outputs from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#187
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#52,781
of 214,976 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#13
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Altmetric has tracked 12,622,988 research outputs across all sources so far. This one has received more attention than most of these and is in the 72nd percentile.
So far Altmetric has tracked 565 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 4.4. This one has gotten more attention than average, scoring higher than 65% of its peers.
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