Year 2020, Volume 3 , Issue 1, Pages 25 - 30 2020-06-27

Ethnobotanical Survey of Some Plants Used in Tessala Region, Algeria

Bellifa NAZIM [1] , Toumi HOUARI [2] , Benhaddou ISMAIL [3]


The area of ​​Tessala  is home to very diverse vegetation between forest and steppe species more than 1000 meters high, there are aromatic plants thus participating in the economy of the region this wealth is not exploited where the interest of our study in the framework of the valorization of the natural resources by an inventory of the flora and an ethnobotanical investigation using a standardized survey dedicated to the tradipraticiens. Subsequently, this work was complemented by the identification of field samples at the Botanical Laboratory of the faculty of medicine using flora and herbaria available to translate this traditional folk knowledge into scientific knowledge. Thus, the scientific knowledge of the medicinal flora of the region studied allowed us to gather the maximum of information concerning the therapeutic uses practiced by the local population. As a result of the floristic inventory a total of 80 medicinal plants, distributed in 50 genera, were collected and identified. Plant family with the highest medicinal plants in the study area used for various diseases treatment was Lamiaceae. The survey revealed more than 40 species used for several pathologies ranging from simple dermatological disease to hypertension and diabetes while Pistacia, Marrubium, and Myrtus were the most frequently utilized plant, However, to save medicinal plants from further loss, involving local communities in the cultivation of the most utilized medicinal plants is recommended.

Aromatic plants, Ethnobotanical study, Flora, Inventory, Medicinal plants, Traditional, Valorization
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Primary Language en
Subjects Pharmacology and Pharmacy
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-4247-1850
Author: Bellifa NAZIM (Primary Author)
Institution: Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Faculty of Medecine, University of Djilali Liabes, Postal code 22000, City Sidi Bel Abbes-Algeria
Country: Algeria


Orcid: 0000-0000-0000-0000
Author: Toumi HOUARI
Institution: Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Faculty of Medecine, University of Djilali Liabes, Postal code 22000, City Sidi Bel Abbes-Algeria
Country: Algeria


Orcid: 0000-0000-0000-0000
Author: Benhaddou ISMAIL
Institution: Department of Pharmacy, Pharmacognosy Laboratory, Faculty of Medecine, University of Djilali Liabes, Postal code 22000, City Sidi Bel Abbes-Algeria
Country: Algeria


Supporting Institution University Djilali Liabes UDL SIDI BEL ABBES
Project Number UDL 146
Thanks TO Pr Toumi for helps and Dr Achouri , Dr Selka, Dr Daliyahia
Dates

Publication Date : June 27, 2020

APA Nazım, B , Houarı, T , Ismaıl, B . (2020). Ethnobotanical Survey of Some Plants Used in Tessala Region, Algeria . Current Perspectives on Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CUPMAP) , 3 (1) , 25-30 . DOI: 10.38093/cupmap.652708