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 JBM  Vol.6 No.9 , September 2018
Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used in the Province of Sidi Slimane (Morocco)
Abstract: An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants carried out in the province of Sidi Slimane (Rabat-Salé-Kénitra Region). It has been added to the catalog of medicinal plants and to classify all the information concerning the therapeutic uses practiced by the local population. Using 300 questionnaire cards, ethnobotanical surveys were conducted over a period of two years (2015 and 2016). The survey allowed us to identify 46 species belonging to 43 genera and 24 botanical families. In addition, the leaves are the most used part as an infusion to treat diseases. In terms of diseases treated, digestive disorders rank first (31.59%), followed by respiratory diseases (24.30%) and diseases of the nervous system (17.01%). The results obtained will be a very valuable source of information for the region studied and for the scientific community. They could be a database for further research in the fields of phytochemistry and pharmacology and for the purpose of searching for new natural substances.
Cite this paper: Zaher, A. , Boufellous, M. , Jaber, H. , El Hartiti, H. , Barrahi, M. , Ouhssine, M. and Bourkhiss, B. (2018) Ethnobotanical Study of Medicinal Plants Used in the Province of Sidi Slimane (Morocco). Journal of Biosciences and Medicines, 6, 25-35. doi: 10.4236/jbm.2018.69003.
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