Medicinal plants in southwestern Saudi Arabia

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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.

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Abulafatih, H.A. Medicinal plants in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Econ Bot 41, 354–360 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02859051

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Keywords

  • Medicinal Plant
  • Economic Botany
  • Saudi Arabia
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