International Journal of Botany Studies

International Journal of Botany Studies


International Journal of Botany Studies
International Journal of Botany Studies
Vol. 7, Issue 10 (2022)

A review of poisonous plants in Saudi Arabia


Mona S Alwahibi, Mona A Alonazi, Taghreed Almutiri, Latifah Alhumaid, Jawaher Almutiri, Shikhah Alnemar

A diverse range of flora characterizes the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including both edible and medicinal plants, as well as various species of trees, herbs, and shrubs. The wide expanse of the KSA's various geographic regions and climates is what makes it unique. Wild plants have great economic importance and are useful to living organisms in many ways, such as food and medicine. In addition, various bioactive compounds are also present in these wild plants, which are known to exert various biological and pharmacological properties. In the Saudi Arabian kingdom, there are several such wild plants that are present and that are traditionally used against insects, infectious diseases, and chronic disorders. However, many of these have compounds that are toxic to various organisms, including humans and animals. The medicinal. The utility of these plants is therefore compromised if used incorrectly and in large quantities, as they will have a toxic effect. And due to the widespread use of these plants by the local population, information about their toxicity must be known to reduce the incidence of accidental poisoning. The value of this paper lies in educating people about the dangers of poisonous plants and highlighting them for use in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, this review presents a set of studies that provided data for toxic floral diversity in Saudi Arabia.
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Mona S Alwahibi, Mona A Alonazi, Taghreed Almutiri, Latifah Alhumaid, Jawaher Almutiri, Shikhah Alnemar. A review of poisonous plants in Saudi Arabia. International Journal of Botany Studies, Volume 7, Issue 10, 2022, Pages 4-7
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