Ethnobotanical And Ethnopharmacology Survey Of Medicinal Plants Used For Lactation In Mazandaran Province (Iran)

Author

A.G.Ebadi 1, M. Babaee2, 1Department of Medicinal plants, Islamic Azad University of Jouybar, Jouybar, Iran, 2Department of Biology, Islamic Azad University of Ghaem shahr,Ghaem shahr, Iran

Proceeding

1st International Conference & Exhibition on Women's Health & Asian Traditional (WHAT) Medicine

Date

23/8/2005

Keyword

Medicinal plants, Lactienous effect, phytotherapy, Iran.

Abstract

In this study a list of medicinal plants used for their lactation effect and those experimentally studied in Mazandaran province (Iran) has been presented. At first section, the taxonomic classification of the plant, the popular names in Iran, the parts used, the mode of preparation and the other medicinal uses and toxicity have been given. The second section summarises the experiments done by Iranian researchers to confirm the lactation activity of the medicinal plants. It also describes the methodology used, and the magnitude of the lactation activity. The third section lists the toxicological studies carried out with plants reported to be toxic. The large number of plants described in this review (26 species belonging to 10 families) demonstrated the prevalence of phytotherapy in Mazandaran. The plant families which contained the most commonly used species for their lactation effects are: Compositae (10 species), Brassicaceae (5 sp.), Liliaceae (6 sp.), Apiaceae (3 sp.). Among these medicinal plants, 2 are toxic.