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Ethnobotanical study of medicinal and aromatic plants used in the city of Ain Temouchent in Algeria

Authors(3) :-Hafsa Benaiche, Nadia Bouredja, Amel Alioua

Ethnobotanical study was made in order to gather general informations about the therapeutic uses practiced in the region of Ain Temouchent. Using a questionnaire, the series of ethnobotanical surveys accomplished allowed us to identify 77 species belonging to 44 different plant families. The family of Lamiaceae is the most dominant. The analysis of the results, concerning the relations existing between the medicinal species and types of diseases treated, has shown that most of these species are used primarily in the care of the digestive and respiratory system. These devices are handled mainly by the foliage which is the plant organ most used and the infusion which is the method of preparation the most dominant. This work is a source of information that can serve as a basis for pharmacological studies to evaluate the therapeutic efficacy and safety of medicinal plants.
Hafsa Benaiche, Nadia Bouredja, Amel Alioua
Medicinal plants, Ain Temouchent, Ethnobotanical study, Traditional medicine, Survey
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Publication Details
  Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 10 | September-October 2018
  Date of Publication : 2018-09-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 90-98
Manuscript Number : IJSRST1841025
Publisher : Technoscience Academy
PRINT ISSN : 2395-6011
ONLINE ISSN : 2395-602X
Cite This Article :
Hafsa Benaiche, Nadia Bouredja, Amel Alioua, "Ethnobotanical study of medicinal and aromatic plants used in the city of Ain Temouchent in Algeria", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 10, pp.90-98, September-October-2018
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