Effective herbs on the wound and skin disorders: a ethnobotanical study in Lorestan province, west of Iran

Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease. 2014;4(Sup 2):938-942 DOI 10.1016/S2222-1808(14)60762-3


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Journal Title: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease

ISSN: 2222-1808 (Print)

Publisher: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease Editorial Office

Society/Institution: Hainan Medical University

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Internal medicine: Special situations and conditions: Arctic medicine. Tropical medicine

Country of publisher: China

Language of fulltext: English

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Bahram Delfan (Razi Herbal Medicines Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran)
Mahmoud Bahmani (Razi Herbal Medicines Research Center, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad, Iran)
Zohre Eftekhari (Institute of Biomedical Research, Postdoc of Veterinary Medicine, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran)
Mahyar Jelodari (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Urmia University, Urmia, Iran)
Kourosh Saki (Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran)
Tahereh Mohammadi (Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran)


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Abstract | Full Text

Objective: To identify medicinal plants in Lorestan Province (west of Iran) in treatment of wound healing and skin lesions. Methods: Questionnaire were made by health volunteers who were trained. The questionnaire about the beliefs and herbal therapy were filled by liaisons trained in the villages. Results: Questionnaire survey showed that 18 medicinal plants from 11 plant families were detected in the province for treating and healing skin lesions. Conclusions: The achieving information in the study reported that bioactive substances in some plants have pharmacologic effects in regulating biological processes which can accelerate healing, reducing inflammation and improving health effects. Suggested ideas in this study should be tested in clinical trials and the effectiveness of their therapeutic effects, their effective recognition and secondary materials in the form of natural medicine must be detected for releasing into the pharmaceutical market.