Study the knowledge of rural and nomadic people of Semirom from medicinal plants for treatment of digestive diseases

Document Type: Original article

Authors

1 Department of Range and Watershed, Faculty of natural resources and Geology, University of Kashan, Kashan. Iran;

2 Department of Range and Watershed Management, Faculty of Natural Resources and Earth Sciences, University of Kashan, Kashan, Iran

3 Agricultural and Natural Resources Research Center of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract

Background & Aim: Indigenous knowledge is a part of the unique culture of each country, which has been adapted to the environmental conditions of a particular ecosystem through experience and it has gradually become as a part of the social and productive culture of that community. The purpose of this study was to collect medicinal herbs and treatments associated with gastrointestinal motility by villagers and Semiramis tribes.
Experimental: Medicinal plants were collected from different parts of Semirom and transferred to Isfahan Province Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center. Data collection was done by questionnaire and randomly collected from indigenous peoples of the region (village and tribes) regarding the use of medicinal plants for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the method of use, how to prepare and the parts used. Finally, data were recorded in the tables and charts and interpreted.
Results: The results showed that the interviewed 26 people referred to various gastrointestinal diseases, which mostly used the limb.
Recommended applications/ industries: The indigenous people of the Semirom region had fairly large information of plant and medicinal plant in environments around them, especially among nomadic people, because they had to leave for three to four months a year due to changes in the seasons.

Article Title [Persian]

بررسی اطلاعات روستاییان و عشایر شهرستان سمیرم از گیاهان دارویی برای درمان بیماری های گوارشی

Authors [Persian]

  • علیرضا صفری 1
  • منصوره قوام 2
  • سعید دوازده امامی 3
2 هیئت علمی دانشگاه کاشان
Abstract [Persian]

Background & Aim: Indigenous knowledge is a part of the unique culture of each country, which has been adapted to the environmental conditions of a particular ecosystem through experience and it has gradually become as a part of the social and productive culture of that community. The purpose of this study was to collect medicinal herbs and treatments associated with gastrointestinal motility by villagers and Semiramis tribes.
Experimental: Medicinal plants were collected from different parts of Semirom and transferred to Isfahan Province Agricultural and Natural Resources Research and Education Center. Data collection was done by questionnaire and randomly collected from indigenous peoples of the region (village and tribes) regarding the use of medicinal plants for various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, such as the method of use, how to prepare and the parts used. Finally, data were recorded in the tables and charts and interpreted.
Results: The results showed that the interviewed 26 people referred to various gastrointestinal diseases, which mostly used the limb.
Recommended applications/ industries: The indigenous people of the Semirom region had fairly large information of plant and medicinal plant in environments around them, especially among nomadic people, because they had to leave for three to four months a year due to changes in the seasons.

Keywords [Persian]

  • Medicinal plant
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Semirom
  • leaf
Baydoun, S., Chalak, L., Dalleh, H. and Arnold, N. 2015. Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants used in traditional medicine by the communities of Mount Hermon, Lebanon. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 173 (15): 139-156.

Davis, P.H. 1965-1988. Flora of Turkey and the East Aegean Islands, Vol. 1-10. Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh.

Dlamini, N.R. Moroka, T., Reddy, J. and Botha, G. 2010. Ethnobotanical survey of folk plants for the treatment of snakebites in southern part of Tamilnadu, India. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 115: 302-312.

Dolatkhahi, M. and Nabipor, A. 2015. Study of Ethnobotany of Medicinal Plants in the Northeast Basin of the Persian Gulf. Medicinal Plants Quarterly, 13 (50): 129-143.

Dolatkhahi, M., Ghorbani, M., Mehrafarin A., Amini Nejad G. and Dolakhahi A. 2012. Ethnobotanical study of medicinal plants in Kazeroon: identification, distribution and traditional costs. Quarterly Journal of MedicinalPlants, 2(4): 163-178

Gitanjali, A.S. and Khaksefidi, A.S. 2017. Ethnobotany study of some medicinal plants in Birjand. Journal of Traditional Medicine of Islam and Iran, 7( 3): 349-357.

Ghanadi, A., Zolfaghari, B. and Ashishian, S. 2016. Necessity, importance, and applications of knowledge of traditional medicine of different families. Journal of Traditional Medicine of Islam and Iran, 2 (2): 161-17.

Long, C. and Li, R. 2004. Ethnobotanical studies on medicinal plants used by the red-headed Yao people in Jinping, Yunnan province, China. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 389-395.

Madani Nejad, S. and Vazirpoor, M. 2012. Ethanobutane of Medicinal Plants by Mobarakeh (Isfahan). Journal of Herbal Medicines, 3 (2): 111-126.

Matlabi Reikand, E., Mazandarani, M. and Ebrahimzadeh, M.A. 2014. August ecology, ethnopharmacology, antioxidant function of methanolic extract of Eulogium Cauliflower (Eryngium caucasicum Trauve.) and fluorescent spectrum of medicinal plants of Larim Mazandaran. Phytochemistry of Medicinal Plants, 1(4): 44-57.

Melati, K., Kafi, M., Meleti, F. and Najafi, F. 2014. Review of Nepta bracteata benth and its ethnobutanic examination in some cities in Khorasan Razavi province. Seasonal Journal of Herbal Medicines, 3(4): 232-223

Mirdeilami, Z., Hashmati, G. and Rainy, H. 2015. Study of ethnobotany and ethnology of Kechik's medicinal plants (case study of Quiche Rangelands in the north east of Golestan province). Two Quarterly Journal of Native Iranian Sciences, 2: 153-129

Mulholland, D.A. 2005. The future of ethnopharmacology; a southern African perspective. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 100: 124-126.

Nikinejad, Y., Rezaei, M., B., Zakeri M. and Mehr, R. 2013. Introduction of flora, biological form and geographical distribution of species of medicinal plants in Rinne Amol area. Quarterly Journal of Ecophytochemistry of Medicinal Plants, 1 (4): 32-4

Rahim Frouz, M., Heshmati, G. and  Rainani, H. 2014. Collection and study of selected Ethnobotany from plants of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad province. Journal of Traditional Medicine of Islam and Iran, 5(2): 131-139

Raja, D., Blanche, C. and Xirau, J.V. 1992. Contribution to the knowledge of the pharmaceutical ethnobotany of La Segarra region (Catalonia,Iberian peninsula). Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 57:149-160.

Rechinger, K.H., 1963-1998. Flora Iranica, Vol. 1-173. Akademische Druck und Verlagsanstalt press, Garz.

Rostami, M.,  Rostami, A.S. and Heidari, K. 2016. In the study of ethnobotanical medicinal plants of the city of Marivan and their works in traditional medicine. Journal of Traditional Medicine of Islam and Iran, 7( 2): 215-220.

Sajjadi, A., Batooli, H. and Ghanbari, A.S. 2010. Collection and study of traditional uses of plants from Kashan. Traditional Iranian Medicine Journal, 2 (1): 29-36.

Sajjadi, A., Bakhtiani, M., Neko M. and Zolfaghari B. 2016. An Ethnobotany Study of Medicinal Plants in Fereydounshahr. Journal of Traditional Medicine of Islam and Iran, 7(3): 359-370

Sargin, S.A. 2015. Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plants in Bozyazı district of Mersin, Turkey. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 173 (15): 105–126

Zargari A. 1995. Medicinal plants (In Persian). Vol. 3. University of TehranPress.