Medicinal plants with hepatoprotective use: An ethnobotanical study of hepatoprotective herbs from Shahrekord, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwest of Iran

Basati, G and Abbaszadeh, S and Karami, N and Rafieian-Kopaei, M (2019) Medicinal plants with hepatoprotective use: An ethnobotanical study of hepatoprotective herbs from Shahrekord, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, southwest of Iran. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology.

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Abstract

Hepatoprotection using herbal drugs and preventing very common liver disease is very necessary in today’s world. Therefore, this ethnobotanical study was conducted to identify and report medicinal plants in Shahrekord with hepatoprotective effect. Factors such as oxidative stress, free radicals, white alcohol, chemicals, pesticides, heavy metals, viruses and drugs can cause liver tissue damage. In this ethnobotanical study, indigenous knowledge about medicinal plants used as hepatoprotective agents in Shahrekord was investigated from 21 April 2017 to 19 February 2018 by referring to 29 traditional therapists in the region under study and administering a questionnaire to them. The results of the questionnaires were consistently tabulated. Data were finally analyzed by the Excel software. Frequency of rate was also calculated and reported. The results of this study showed that in Shahrekord, 15 medicinal plant species from 9 herbal families consisting of Silybum marianum, Nigella sativa, Cichorium intybus L., Rheum ribes L., Alyssum spp., Fumaria spp, Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam, Descurainia sophia (L.) Prantle, Taraxacum officinale, Malva sylvestris L, Rumex pulcher L., Melissa officinalis L, Alhagi maurorum, Alcea spp. and Echinophora platyloba DC. from a total of six plant families are used as hepatoprotective plants. In this study, the most used family of plant species was Asteraceae with 3 plant species. The aerial parts with 40% and then the leaf with 25% are the most widely used. The most commonly traditional used form of the medicinal herbs for hepatoprotective was 44% for brewed (infusion). Due to the importance of medicinal plants in Shahrekord, and their high use and consumption by the people, the results of this ethnobotanical study can provide a good basis for more scientific use of medicinal plants to produce products with higher efficacy and less harms.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Depositing User: sobhan rezaiian
Date Deposited: 22 Dec 2019 05:43
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2019 05:43
URI: http://eprints.lums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1878

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