Collection, Identification and Survey the Traditional Medicinal Uses of Medicinal Plants of Maneh and Semelghan Region in North Khorasan Province of Iran
Journal of Plant Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 6, December 2017, Pages: 177-184
Received: Sep. 20, 2017; Accepted: Oct. 6, 2017; Published: Nov. 29, 2017
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Ali Akbar Ameri, Natural Resources Department, Northern Khorassan Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center (AREEO), Bojnourd, Iran
Ali Ashraf Jafari, Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands, Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Tehran, Iran
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Abstract
The Maneh-Semelghan county of North Khorasan province because of climate diversity and topography has a very diverse and valuable vegetation reserves that constitutes a high percentage of medicinal plants. Due to people familiar with medicinal plants, many of these plants are known by local names and people are in widespread use in traditional medicine. During a survey that was conducted for 5 years in the years 2010 till 2014, 123 species of medicinal plants belonging to 32 plant families, from different parts of the county were collected and identified. Profile identified species include the scientific name of the species, family, life form, Chorotype and applied parts of collected species were recorded in forms. Based on the results of this study, the family of Asteraceae with 20 species of medicinal plants accounted for the largest number of species. Then the family of Lamiaceae with 18 species of medicinal plants had the most species. Rosaceae and Apiaceae families with 12 and 13 species respectively were next in line.
Keywords
Rangeland, Medicinal Plants, Floristic List, Maneh-Semelghan
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Ali Akbar Ameri, Ali Ashraf Jafari, Collection, Identification and Survey the Traditional Medicinal Uses of Medicinal Plants of Maneh and Semelghan Region in North Khorasan Province of Iran, Journal of Plant Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 6, 2017, pp. 177-184. doi: 10.11648/j.jps.20170506.12
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