Identification of medicinal plants effective on common cold: An ethnobotanical study of Shiraz, South Iran

Parsaei, Pouya. and Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Naghdi, Nasrollah. and Asadi-Samani, Majid. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Tajeddini, Pegah. and Sepehri-Boroujeni, Maram. (2016) Identification of medicinal plants effective on common cold: An ethnobotanical study of Shiraz, South Iran. Der Pharmacia Lettre, 8 (2). pp. 90-97.

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Abstract

Common cold is a very prevalent disease with cough, rhinorrhea, stuffy nose, and sore throat as the most common symptoms. Other symptoms include myalgia, fatigue, headache, and dyspepsia. Nowadays, there is no specific treatment to common cold but some ethnopharmacoligical and ethnobotanical studies have been done to investigate different therapies used to relieve disease symptoms. The present study was conducted to identify the medicinal plants used to treat common cold in Shiraz. The traditional therapeutic data in this study were gathered between July, 2015 and September, 2015 by the questionnaires distributed among the groceries across Shiraz. The findings of this study indicated that 22 medicinal plants are used to treat common cold in Shiraz. Some of the plants presented in this study such as Althea aucheri Boiss., Adonis aestivalis L., and Amygdalus scoparia Spach. are native to Shiraz region, and have been used to treat common cold for the first time in Iran traditional medicine. These plants may be used to produce effective natural drugs on common cold if complementary studies are conducted on them.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: cited By 13
Uncontrolled Keywords: Common cold, Iran, Medicinal plants, Phytotherapy, Traditional medicine
Subjects: WB Practice of Medicine
WC Communicable Diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > student research center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 05:05
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2018 04:04
URI: http://eprints.skums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1042

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