Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research (2004): Supplement 2:
2nd International Congress on Traditional Medicine and Materia Medica
Ethnobotanical study of Sabalan district in Ardabil province of Iran
Mosaddegh M., Shajari E.
Traditiona Medicine & Materia Medica Reasearch Center, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
The present study was carried out to assess and document ethnobotanical knowledge of the plants of Sabalan district in Ardabil Province, as the area has diverse flora and high ethnobotanical potential.
Medicinal plants of Sabalan were studied through collections of plant specimens and by interviewing local informants from several villages. For Each plant species the scientific and vernacular name, the parts of the plants used, specific medicinal uses, modes of preparation and administration and way of obtaining them were listed.
Plants were used mainly for diseases of digestive tract, infectious diseases of external tissues, respiratory disorders, cardiovascular diseases, urinary diseases and indigenous people use some of them as food.
After clinical and experimental tests and phyochemical analysis, these Medicinal plants may be broadly applied in modern medicine.