Project Objectives

General objectives

  • To conserve and document medicinal plants and associated indigenous knowledge
  • To prepare herbal products and facilitate the integration and utilization of traditional herbal medicine in the primary health care delivery system based on scientific research.

Specific objectives

  • To document indigenous knowledge and previous research findings on traditional herbal medicine,
  • To identify elite medicinal plants based on the information gained from healers and previous researches
  • To conduct ex-situ and in-situ conservation of the elite medicinal plants,
  • To identify endemic human and livestock diseases in the study area,
  • To extract desired components from different parts of the elite medicinal plants,
  • To carry out in vitro antimicrobial tests of the crude extracts in comparison with synthetic drugs and internationally certified herbal drugs,
  • To conduct in vivo tests following standard ethical procedure.
  • To conduct formulation and standardization of herbal drugs, medicinal soap and latrine detergent from the crude extracts/essential oils.
  • To organise and consult farmers, small and medium entrepreneurs and pharmaceutical industries to be involved in the traditional medicine development process.
  • To handle and utilize the herbal wastes for maximizing the potential use of medicinal plants.


Debre Berhan University Ministry of Science & Technology  Ankober Woreda Development Association

Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute  Ethiopian Public Health Institute AAU School of Medicine

Ghent University  Hamburg University

Increasing People's Opportunity

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