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Economic Botany

, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp 90–95 | Cite as

Herbal remedies of the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania: a quantitative appraisal

  • Timothy Johns
  • E. B. Mhoro
  • Pius Sanaya
  • Ebi K. Kimanani
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Data based on independent interviews with 22 males of the Batemi of Ngorongoro District, Tanzania, comprised 299 remedy reports and related to 73 species of plants. We list here 58 remedies (41 taxa) that were confirmed through independent reports from two or more individuals. A quantitative interaction effect was calculated for each remedy as a measure of its degree of confirmation, and implications and applications of the statistic are discussed.

Les résultats d’enquetês individuelles avec 22 hommes Batemi du district Ngorongoro en Tanzanie ont permis de répertorier 73 espèces de plantes médicinales utilisées dans quelques 299 traitements herboristes. Nous présentons une liste de 58 plantes médicinales (41 taxa) dont chacune était rapportée indépendamment par un minimum de deux herboristes. Un effet d’interaction est calculé pour chaque plante médicinale et représente le degré de confirmation. Implications et conséquences pratiques de ce modèle sont discutées.

Key Words

ethnobotany medicinal plants Tanzania East Africa log-linear model 

Plantes medicinales des Batemi, dans le district de Ngorongoro en Tanzanie: Evaluation quantitative.

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© New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY 10458 U.S.A 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Timothy Johns
    • 1
  • E. B. Mhoro
    • 2
  • Pius Sanaya
    • 3
  • Ebi K. Kimanani
    • 4
  1. 1.Centre for Nutrition and the Environment of Indigenous PeoplesMacdonald Campus ofMcGill University, Ste. Anne de BellevueQuebecCanada
  2. 2.Institute of Traditional MedicineMuhimbili Medicinal CentreDar es Salaam
  3. 3.Muholo
  4. 4.Centre for Clinical Epidemiology and Community StudiesJewish General HospitalMontrealCanada

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