Medicinal Plants Used for Neonatal Jaundice in Shahrekord: An Ethnobotanical Study

Basati, Gholam and Anbari, Khatereh and Abbaszadeh, Saber and Hamidi, Majid (2019) Medicinal Plants Used for Neonatal Jaundice in Shahrekord: An Ethnobotanical Study. JOURNAL OF MEDICINAL PLANTS AND BY-PRODUCTS-JMPB.

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Jaundice begins in the infants from the very early days of birth; the symptoms usually appear with yellow skin and sometimes eyes, jaundice first involves only the face, but it also affects the chest, abdomen, legs, and the soles of the feet and the lower limbs. In this ethnobotanical study, attempt was made to identify medicinal plants used in the herbal medicine of Shahrekord region to treat neonatal jaundice. This cross-sectional study was performed by collecting data through an ethnobotanical knowledge questionnaire from 21 April 2016 to 19 February 2017, through face-to-face interview with 29 traditional therapists. The results of the questionnaire were distributed among traditional therapists and information was obtained. The results showed that in the ethnobotany of Shahrekord, Descurainia sophia (L.) Webb ex Prantl, Cichorium intybus L., Alyssum spp. Stead. Ex Boiss., Fumaria spp., Adianthum capillus-veneris L., Astragalus adscendens (Boiss. & Hausskn.) Podlech, Alcea spp., Vinifera Spp. and Rheum ribes L. are used as anti-neonatal jaundice medicinal plants. The results shows that leaf (41%) is the most commonly used plant organ for jaundice in the studied region. According to the results of our ethnobotanical study, the plants reported in this study are traditionally used to prevent neonatal jaundice, and it is necessary to prove these effects in clinical and pharmacological studies. Keywords Author Keywords:Pediatric Diseases; Jaundice; Ethnobotany; Shahrekord; Iran

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV pharmacology > QV 752 Pharmacognosy
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Department of Clinical Sciences > Department of Pediatrics
Depositing User: marzieye nazari .
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2019 05:34
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2019 05:34

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