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Journal:   ECO-PHYTOCHEMICAL JOURNAL OF MEDICAL PLANTS   WINTER 2015 , Volume 2 , Number 4 (8); Page(s) 12 To 26.
 
Paper: 

ETHNOBOTANICAL STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN DIFFERENT REGIONS OF KHUZESTAN PROVINCE

 
 
Author(s):  KHODAYARI H.*, AMANI SH., AMIRI H.
 
* DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, LORESTAN UNIVERSITY, KHORRAMABAD, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

In the recent centuries, medicinal plants have played an important role in human health care. The purpose of this research was ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in the Northeast regions of the Khuzestan province, which have been used in traditional medicine of this region. In many field observation, all traditional information about plant usage were obtained from rural people by using the questionnaire forms. The plant species were identified based on by Flora Iranica references in herbarium of Lorestan University. Result showed that 174 medicinal plants belongs to 65 family in different areas of this Province (Izeh, Baghmalek, Dehdez, Lali, Indica, Masjed Soleiman). The most abundance plants belongs to Asteraceae (22 species), Lamiaceae (20 species), Apiaceae (19 species) and Fabaceae (16 species), respectively which have been used to treatment of many current ailments such as digestive, respiratory and urinary disorders, reduce pain, diabete and hyperlepidemic. So due to the abundance and widespread of medicinal plants uses, development of employment plans based on their cultivation and development consistent with local ecological conditions, can be lead to maximum productivity and a proper strategy for conservation of these plant gene pool.

 
Keyword(s): ETHNOBOTANY, IDENTIFICATION, KHUZESTAN, MEDICINAL PLANTS
 
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