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Ethnomedicinal Survey of Medicinal Plants Used in the Western Region of Algeria

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dc.contributor.author Hammadi, Kheira
dc.contributor.author Ahmed, Moussa
dc.contributor.author boudjeltia, KW
dc.contributor.author boukhelfa, AI
dc.contributor.author djebli, Noureddine
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-12T08:57:33Z
dc.date.available 2018-07-12T08:57:33Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.issn 2167-0412
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/683
dc.description.abstract Since ancient times plants have been indispensable sources of both preventive and curativetraditional medicine preparations for human as well as animals. In Algeria, plant remedies are still the most important and sometimes the only sources of therapeutics for nearly 50% of human and more than 70% in rural population. Therapeutic uses of the same plant species for humans in west of Algeria have also been compared. The identification of plant species traditionally from the local flora could be also potentially useful for the isolation of natural extracts of phyto-therapeutic interest to increase a result of resistance to the antibiotics. An ethno botanical study of medicinal plants was carried out in the west region of Algeria. It was made in order to establish a catalog of medicinal plants and gather all the information about the therapeutic uses practiced by the local population in the study area. Using survey files of ethno-botanical field was introduced at this study. The results have identified 39 medicinal plants used in the west region of Algeria. This work showed that the leaves and seeds are the most used parts and most of the remedies are prepared as is brewing. In terms of the treated diseases, digestive disorders rank first with a rate of (42.5%), followed by skin diseases (17.5%), rheumatism (10.0%) Face care (5.0%). Our results should be the first valuable source of information at ethno-botany and phyto-pharmaceutical products in the west region of Algeria. They could be a database for future research in a phyto-botany and Pharmacognosy studies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Medicinal & Aromatic Plants en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries DOI: 10.4172/2167-0412.1000221;5:1
dc.subject Survey Ethnobotany Medicinalplants Phytopharmaproducts en_US
dc.title Ethnomedicinal Survey of Medicinal Plants Used in the Western Region of Algeria en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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