A Survey of Plants Used in Iraqi Traditional Medicine

Nedhal A. Al-Douri, Luay Y. Al-Essa

Abstract


A list of 96 plants belonging to 43 families, used in Iraqi traditional medicine to treat a variety of disorders, has been compiled. The survey is based on a field specimen collection and on information gathered following interviews with various people and traditional healers, called Attars. The plants are listed in alphabetical order, giving the parts used and methods of preparation according to their therapeutic use.

Keywords


Survey, medicinal plants, Iraq

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