Identification of medical plants acting on reproductive system disorders:An ethnobotanical study in Urmia, Northwest of Iran

Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Saki, Kourosh. and Majlesi, Maedeh. and Bahmani, Fariba. and Bahmani, Farzaneh. and Sharifi, Abdolsaheb. and Rasouli, Shahriar. and Sepahvand, Reza. and Abdollahi, Reza. and Moghimi-Monfared, Omid. and Baharvand, Salman. (2015) Identification of medical plants acting on reproductive system disorders:An ethnobotanical study in Urmia, Northwest of Iran. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Research (2). pp. 493-502.


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Many different plants have been used in traditional medicine to regulate fertility or to treat infertility. In Urmia ethnobotany, different medicinal plants are also used to treat various diseases, so the aim of the present study was to identify and report the medicinal plants which are effective in treatment of reproductive system disorders in Urmia. Semi-structured interviews and questionnaires were carried out between 2013 June and 2014 February in Urmia. The results of this study indicated that a total of twenty seven native medicinal plants have been used in the treatment of dysmenorrhea, uterine and vaginitis infections, impotency, prostate and etc. Most of the drug information of the present study is new, and awareness of these applications can be helpful in discovery of new applications for industrial pharmacology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Medical applications; Plants (botany); Surveys, Fertility; Infertility; Iran; Medicinal plants; Urmia, Industrial plants, Achillea millefolium extract; Alhagi camelorum extract; Alyssum desertorum extract; Artemisia sieberi extract; Bryonia dioica extract; Capsella bursapastorris extract; Centaurea behen extract; Ceterach officinalis extract; Cinnamomum verum extract; Colchicum kotschyi extract; Dipsacus laciniatus extract; Equisetum acvense extract; Fraxinus excelsior extract; Grammosciadium daucoide extract; Lamium album extract; Lamium purpureum extract; Linum usititassimum extract; Onobrychis cornuta extract; Onobrychis megataphros extract; plant extract; Polygonum hydropiper extract; Rheum ribes extract; Salix triandra extract; Scropholaria kurdica extract; Stachys lavandulifolia extract; Teucrium orientale extract; Tribulus terrestris extract; unclassified drug; Ziziphora tenuior extract, Achillea; Apiaceae; Article; Asteraceae; Brassicaceae; Capsella bursapastoris; Cinnamomum zeylanicum; Colchicum; Cucurbitaceae; Dipsacus; Equisetum; ethnobotany; Fabaceae; gynecologic disease; Iran; Lamiaceae; Lamiales; Lamium album; Lamium purpureum; linseed; medicinal plant; nonhuman; Oleaceae; Persicaria hydropiper; Polygonaceae; Polypodiopsida; questionnaire; Salicaceae; semi structured interview; Tribulus terrestris
Subjects: WJ Urogenital System
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
Depositing User: zahra bagheri .
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2017 05:03
Last Modified: 19 May 2018 08:21

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