Received: 11 October 2017
Accepted: 30 January 2018
First Online: 14 February 2018
: Nigatu Tuasha—M.Sc., Biomedical Sciences; Lecturer at Mizan-Tepi University, Ethiopia, and PhD candidate in the Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Addis Ababa University, and currently working on the validation of anti-breast cancer traditional MPs of Ethiopia.Beyene Petros—D.Sc., Professor in Biomedical Sciences; Department of Microbial, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Addis Ababa University, and works on various infectious and non-infectious diseases with emphasis on malaria, HIV, TB, and cancer and validation of Ethiopian traditional MPs.Zemede Asfaw—PhD, Professor of Ethnobotany in the Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management of Addis Ababa University and works on the ethnobotany of Ethiopian traditional medicinal and wild edible plants, plant biodiversity, and related aspects in different parts of the country.
: The study was conducted following a thorough review of the study protocols by scholars in the ethnobotanical field of study from the Department of Plant Biology and Biodiversity Management, Addis Ababa University. Furthermore, official permission support letter was provided by the Addis Ababa University administration. The study participants were informed about the benefits of taking part in the present study. To get their consent, a brief group discussion was made with the practitioners, and the aim of the study was explained so that they would be clear about the purpose of documenting the MPs and their knowledge on the same for academic use with no commercialization being involved. During the discussion, it was also made clear that the usual benefit they get by providing a remedy to health-seekers will never be affected by giving the full information about the MP to the investigator. Verbal consent was obtained from the study participants before beginning the study. Costs of travel and time spent were compensated with modest payments.
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