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Iran South Med J 2015, 18(4): 827-844 Back to browse issues page
Study of Herbal Medicine in Zirrah (Touz) /Dashtestan/Bushehr province
Mohammad Ali Ziraee1, Seyede Samira Arshadi2, Mehdi Dolatkhahi1, Hosean Darabi1, Iraj Nabipour *3
1- The Persian Gulf Tropical Medicine Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
2- The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran
3- The Persian Gulf Marine Biotechnology Research Center, Bushehr University of Medical Sciences, Bushehr, Iran , inabipour@gmail.com
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Background: Ethnopharmacology has been seen as a multidisciplinary approach for novel drug discovery by providing valuable data about medicinal plants in different cultures. The aim of this ethnopharmacological study was to identify medicinal plants of the Zirrah (Touz)/Dashtestan/Bushehr province in the North of Persian Gulf. Material and Methods: The medical uses of medicinal plants were gathered from 23 local informants by face to face interviews. The relative frequency of citation (FRC) and cultural importance (CI) indices were calculated. Results: A total of 131 medicinal plants belonging to 62 families were identified. Malva sylvestris, Zataria multiflora, Terminalia chebula, Cuminum cyminum, Foenicum vulgare, Olivera decumbens, Echium amoenum, Teucriuma polium, Cannabis sativa and Papaver somniferum had the highest cultural importance indices. Ducrosia anethifolia Bioss, Nigella sativa, Capparis spinosa and Urtica dioica had the highest FRC indices. The highest medical uses were for gastrointestinal diseases, gynecological diseases and dermatological uses, infectious diseases, nature of cool and metabolic disorders, respectively. Conclusion: There is a vast variety of medicinal plants in Zirrah (Touz)/Dashtestan/Bushehr province. Although most of therapeutic applications of these plants in the Zirrah (Touz)/Dashtestan/Bushehr province are the same as Iran’s traditional medicine, but the people of this region use some of these plants for some diseases which are unique for this area. Thus, investigation about these plants should be initiated to discover novel drugs for clinical applications.

Keywords: Ethnopharmacology, medicinal plants, Bushehr province, Bushehr
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Pharmacology
Received: 2015/09/12 | Accepted: 2015/09/12 | Published: 2015/09/12
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Ziraee M A, Arshadi S S, Dolatkhahi M, Darabi H, Nabipour I. Study of Herbal Medicine in Zirrah (Touz) /Dashtestan/Bushehr province. Iran South Med J. 2015; 18 (4) :827-844
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