STUDY THE ETHNOBOTANY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN DARAB,

FARS PROVINCE

 

Samira Farajjpoor* Ahmad Reza Khosravi

 

Biology Department, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran

E-mail: samira.farajpoor@yahoo.com

 

Traditional knowledge about medicinal plants is very valuable and old people of cities have so much information about it. Death of these people contributes to the loss of this knowledge. Therefore it is necessary to be recorded this information. Traditional methods for the identification of medicinal plants and their medicinal effects are essential. This article presents the results of a study on identification of important medicinal plants, used to treat diseases in Darab region, by local residents. It is also the first field research into medicinal plants conducted in the area with ethno botanical methodology. Plant species are collected from various locations in the region Darab and were identified by Flora Iranica. This work is based on observations, interviews, and guided trips during their flowering season. For each plant species a scientific name, local name, and organ used as common therapeutic form was recorded. The information was collected between March to October in 2011. Generally 50 medicinal plant species belonging to 30 families are listed in this paper.


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