Ethnobotanical Survey of Chamaerops humilis L. in the Rural Commune of Sidi Youssef Ben Ahmed, Sefrou Province, Morocco

Houria Nekhla1*, Lahsen El Ghadraoui1, Driss Ousaaid2, Ahmed Harrach3, Khadija Tarmoun4, Wafae Squalli1, Ismail Mansouri1
1Laboratory of Functional Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Fes University, Fes, Morocco
2Laboratory of Natural Substances, Pharmacology, Environment, Modeling, Health and Quality of Life (SNAMOPEQ), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Dhar El Mahraz, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fez, Morocco
3Laboratory of Condensed Matter Chemistry (LCMC), Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Fes University, Fes, Morocco
4Laboratory of Microbial Biotechnology and Bioactive Molecules (LBMMB), Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah Fes University, Fes, Morocco


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Recieved Date: 02 May 2021; Accepted Date: 19 September 2021; Published Date: 4 October
Citation: Nekhla H, El Ghadraoui L, Ousaaid D, Harrach A, Tarmoun K, Squalli W, Mansouri I. Ethnobotanical Survey of Chamaerops humilis L. in the Rural Commune of Sidi Youssef Ben Ahmed, Sefrou Province, Morocco. Trop J Nat Prod Res. 2021; 5(9):1586-1590. http://www.doi.org/10.26538/tjnpr/v5i9.10
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ABSTRACT

Chamaerops humilis L. is one of the numerous medicinal herbs which provides beneficial properties and is used in folk medicine to treat different ailments in the rural commune of Sidi Youssef Ben Ahmed province of Sefrou, Morocco. The current study was conducted to carry out an ethnobotanical survey of the uses of Chamaerops humilis L. in the commune of Sidi Youssef Ben Ahmed province of Sefrou in Morocco. A total of 100 respondents were interviewed using a structured questionnaire to determine the uses, used parts, domain, therapeutic indications, and maturation period of C. humilis L. The results obtained indicated that the study plant was frequently used by respondents over 60 years old (44%). Married women who did not have any form of education were the most predominant users. Parts of the study plant used by the respondents were the leaves (45%), fruits (34%), pulp (21), mainly prepared by decoction (61%) method, which contributes to an effective treatment agent for diabetes, digestive disorders, and urinary tract infections. The finding of this study has provided scientific justification for the use of C. humilis L. by the rural commune of Sidi Youssef Ben Ahmed province of Sefrou, Morocco.

Keywords: Chamaerops humilis L., Ethnobotanical study, Sidi Youssef Ben Ahmed, Survey
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ISSN: 2616-0684 (Print)
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DOI: 10.26538/tjnpr
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