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|Title:||Wild flora and its usage in traditional phytotherapy (Deliblato Sands, Serbia, South East Europe)|
|Keywords:||Traditional remedies;Ethnobotany;Deliblato sand;Natural habitats;Local community|
|IPC Code:||A61K 36/00|
|Abstract:||This study reports data on traditional phytotherapy regarding wild flora in the Deliblato Sands, the Special Nature Reserve located in Serbia, South East Europe. Though interviewing local people on identification of plants, plant parts used, methods of remedy preparation and administration, 231 wild plant species of medicinal importance from 172 genera and 62 families, and 101 original preparations were documented. A high degree of consensus (ICF > 0.45) was observed among informants when treating the most common ailments: wound infections, insect/snake bites, blood purification, menstrual and nervous disorders, bronchial/lung catarrhs, cough, cardiac disorders, constipation, diarrhea, urinary infections, rheuma. Most of medicinal plants listed by informants were available, while seven of them were classified as endangered and entered into the system of statutory protection. This study confirmed the extensive indigenous knowledge on medicinal plants, and pointed to some ways of usage that have not been documented in the literature.|
|ISSN:||0975-1068 (Online); 0972-5938 (Print)|
|Appears in Collections:||IJTK Vol.13(1) [January 2014]|
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