Ethnobotanic study of medicinal plants in Urmia city: Identification and traditional using of antiparasites plants

Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Karamati, Seyed Ahmad. and Hassanzadazar, Hasan. and Forouzan, Shirin. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Kazemi-Ghoshchi, Behzad. and Asadzadeh, Jafar. and Kheiri, Aghakhan. and Bahmani, Ehsan. (2014) Ethnobotanic study of medicinal plants in Urmia city: Identification and traditional using of antiparasites plants. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 4 (S2). S906-S910.


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Objective: To identify the native medicinal plants used in parasitic diseases treatment in Urmia. Methods: This study was conducted among 35 Urmia herbalists to identify medicinal plants used in parasitic diseases treatment. We used direct observation and interviews with collected herbarium specimens by native herbs commonly in the treatment of parasitic diseases. Questionnaires were included apothecary personal information and native plants list with information includes plant local name, plant parts used, method of their use and traditional therapies. Herbarium samples listed in the questionnaire collected from the area and were sent to agricultural research centers and Urmia University Faculty of Agriculture for genus and species determination. Results: Thirteen medicinal plants from six families for treatment of diabetes in Urmia were obtained from interviews. Most families have anti diabetic effect was included Asteraceae (36). The most used was boiling (65). Conclusions: In view of the findings of this study indicate that plants have the potential to be a parasitic infection so it is necessary ingredients of native plants be studied to demonstrate therapeutic effects and provide field work to evaluate the clinical effects of these herbs and ingredients they claim on parasitic diseases. © 2014 Asian Pacific Tropical Medicine Press.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: herbaceous agent, Aliaria petiolata; Artemisia sieberi; Artemisia vulgaris; Article; Bryonia dioica; Centaurea iberica; Ceterach officinalis; Cirsium arvense; diabetes mellitus; ethnobotany; flower; fruit; Galium humifusum; Galium verum; herb; herbal medicine; human; Iran; medicinal plant; Mentha spicata; parasitosis; plant identification; plant leaf; plant root; questionnaire; Rubia tinctorum; Scrozonera cinerea; species identification; traditional healer; Tragopogon carcifolius
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and parasitic Diseases
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2017 08:00
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2018 07:44

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