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jiitm 2012, 3(1): 113-124 Back to browse issues page
Collection, Identification, and Evaluation of the Traditional Applications of Some Plants of Babol
B. Zolfaghari, M. Sadeghi *, I. Tiri, M. Yousefali Tabar
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Since ancient times, plants have attracted man as the everlasting and inevitable source of food and drug. The attention has grown considerably in recent years. Therefore, it seems that carrying out ethnobotany studies is a strategy to organize and meet the growing need to medicinal plants. With regard to the ancient history and culture, and the geo graphical diversity, Iran can be an appropriate place for such studies. The current study was fulfilled to collect, identify, and perform ethnobotanical evaluation of the plants of Babol. The plants that were studied belonged to 55 families, among which Asteraceae, Rosaceae, and Lamiaceae, had the highest share with 8, 8, and 7 plant species, respectively. This was expected as in Mazandaran province the distribution of these families is higher than other families. Among the plants collected, 15 species had local and traditional applications and four species were used as food. Plants with medicinal applications mainly belonged to Asteraceae, Lamiaceae, and Apiaceae families. With regard to the results obtained, it seems that paying special attention to documentation of the Iranian treatment culture could be helpful in preservation of this heritage and also be helpful in many different investigations.
Keywords: Babol, Native plants, Ethnobotany, Traditional Iranian Medicine
Type of Study: Origianal Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2011/08/23 | Accepted: 2012/03/13

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