Vol. 2, Issue 5 (2017)
Survey of some ethno-botanical plants used to treat human ailments in Sharis district, west of Yemen
Author(s): Dr. Arvind Dhabe, Esam Mohammed Abo Ghazal
Abstract: The present paper deals with some important medicinal plants in Sharis district, West of Yemen. The study was carried out during the period from September 2015 to March 2016. A total of 81 medicinal plant species belonging to 78 genera and 48 families were collected and recorded for their use in treating many ailments. These folk medicinal plants were mostly used for the treatment of asthma, abortion, cough, cold, chicken pox, constipation, dysentery, diarrhea, diabetes, eczema, fever, and fracture of bone, headache, heart disease, itches, jaundice, menstrual disease, paralysis, piles, skin diseases, snake-bite, sex problems, toothache, vomiting, worm, wound and others. In many cases, leaves of the medicinal plants were found leading in terms of their use followed by Root, whole plant, Seeds, fruits, flower, Bark, and latex. Each species has a scientific name, local name, habit, family, ailments to be treated, mode of treatment and part(s) used are provided.