Members of the genus Echinops in the family of Asteraceae are widely used in Ethiopian herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases and illness such as migraine, diarrhea, heart pain, different forms of infections, intestinal worm infestation and hemorrhoid.
In Ethiopian traditional medicine some species of the genus Echinops have been used to treat migraine, diarrhea, heart pain, different forms of infection, worm infestation, hemorrhoid and other ailments (Dawit and Ahadu, 1993).
Also, other species of the diverse genus Echinops should be screened for their molluscicidal activities.
A revision of the genus Echinops (Composite, Craude) in Ethiopia, with notes on phytogeography and chemistry.
Some species of the genus Echinops are known to have use in Ethiopian herbal medicine.