ETHNOBOTANICAL AND FLORISTIC STUDY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN THE REGION OF OUED TLELALT, ALGERIAAbstract
An ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants was carried out in the region of Oued Tlelat. It was made in order to establish the catalog of medicinal plants and gather all information on the therapeutic uses practiced by the local population in the study area. The results have identified 59 species that are divided into 29 families of which three are the most dominant, especially Lamiaceae, Apiaceae, and Fabaceae. The most cited plants Thymus vulgaris, Menthaspicata and Verbena officinalis. The foliage is the most used part and most of the remedies are prepared as an infusion. In terms of treated diseases, respiratory diseases occupy first place with a rate of 31.74%. This study highlights the medicinal plants used in the treatment of different type’s diseases (Respiratory, metabolic disorders, neurological disorders, dermatological infections, genitourinary infections) by the population of the study area. The results are a valuable source of information and a database for research in the field of pharmacology.
N. Bouredja *, N Messaoudi and K Benyamina
Department of living and Environment, Faculty SNV, University of Sciences and Technology, USTO-MB-Oran, Algeria
18 August, 2016
09 October, 2016
19 October, 2016
01 March, 2017