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Economic Botany

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 354–360 | Cite as

Medicinal plants in southwestern Saudi Arabia

  • H. A. Abulafatih
Article

Abstract

Folk medicine practiced in southwestern Saudi Arabia has helped people prevent and cure various diseases and sicknesses such as rheumatism, asthma, diabetes, stomach problems, constipation, eye and ear problems, colds, fever, measles, bladder and urinary diseases, toothache, epilepsy, and skin allergy. The most common medicinal plants found in the region belong to the Leguminosae, Labiatae, Compositae, and Euphorbiaceae.

Keywords

Medicinal Plant Economic Botany Saudi Arabia Jatropha Allay 
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© The New York Botanical Garden 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Abulafatih
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biology, College of EducationKing Saud University, Abha BranchAbhaSaudi Arabia

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