The most common native medicinal plants used for psychiatric and neurological disorders in Urmia city, northwest of Iran

Saki, Kourosh. and Bahmani, Mahmoud. and Rafieian-Kopaei, Mahmoud. and Hassanzadazar, Hasan. and Dehghan, Kamran. and Bahmani, Fariba. and Asadzadeh, Jafar. (2014) The most common native medicinal plants used for psychiatric and neurological disorders in Urmia city, northwest of Iran. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, 4 (S2). S895-S901.


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Objective: To determine and introduce medicinal plants used in the treatment of psychological disorders in Urmia city of Iran. Methods: Direct observation, interviews and collection of herbarium native medicinal herbs were used in this study. Questionnaires included herbalists' personal information, native herbs list to include local name of plant, used organ, application methods and therapeutic effect of the plant. Samples that listed in the questionnaires were collected to determine the genus and species. Results: By interviews, 22 medicinal plants of 10 families were determined in Urmia city. Asteraceae family had the most therapeutic effects (32). Seeds of plants were the most used organs and common application method of plants was decoction (80). Conclusions: Indigenous knowledge of medicinal plants offers new ideas for modern pharmaceutical science. These study results might be tested experimentally in order to produce new herbal remedies for management of neurological and psychiatric disorders. © 2014 Asian Pacific Tropical Medicine Press.

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Subjects: WM Psychiatry
QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Reserach Vice-Chancellar Department > Medical Plants Research Center
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Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2017 09:50
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