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An ethnomedicinal survey of a Tashelhit speaking community in the High Atlas, Morocco

Teixidor-Toneu, Irene, Martin, Gary J., Ouhammou, Ahmed, Puri, Rajindra K., Hawkins, Julie A. (2016) An ethnomedicinal survey of a Tashelhit speaking community in the High Atlas, Morocco. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 188 . pp. 96-110. ISSN 0378-8741. (doi:10.1016/j.jep.2016.05.009) (KAR id:58664)

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Ethnopharmacological relevance:

Morocco, is reported here for the first time; this permits consideration of efficacy and safety of current

Aim of the study:

through ethnobotanical survey, identifying preferred species and new medicinal plant citations and

Materials and methods:

before all interactions, data were characterized using descriptive indices and medicinal plants and


ailments grouped in 14 biomedical use categories. Thirty-five (22%) are new medicinal plant records

specificity in plant use, particularly for the most commonly reported plants. Most plants are used in

and beliefs in supernatural forces.

Local medicinal plant knowledge is rich in the High Atlas, where local populations still rely on

medicinal plants in the High Atlas; but we highlight the use of eight poisonous species.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jep.2016.05.009
Uncontrolled keywords: Ethnomedicine; traditional knowledge; medicinal plants; Informant Consensus Factor; Berber
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
Q Science > QK Botany
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RV Botanic, Thomsonian, and eclectic medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Anthropology and Conservation
Depositing User: Rajindra Puri
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2016 12:18 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:39 UTC
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