Diversity and Traditional Use Value of Medicinal Plants in Bou Saada District of M’Sila Province, South East Algeria

Authors

  • H Khalfa Natural Sciences and Life Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of M’sila, M’sila 28000, Algeria
  • K Rebbas Laboratory of Agrobiotechnologie and Nutrition in Arid and Semiarid Area, Department and faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of Tiaret, 14000, Algeria
  • MD Miara Laboratory of Agrobiotechnologie and Nutrition in Arid and Semiarid Area, Department and faculty of Nature and Life Sciences, University of Tiaret, 14000, Algeria
  • H Bendif Natural Sciences and Life Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of M’sila, M’sila 28000, Algeria
  • A Boufissiou Laboratoire des Sciences Fondamentales (LSF), Université de Laghouat, 03000 Laghouat, Algérie
  • N Souilah Natural Sciences and Life Department, Faculty of Sciences, University of Skikda, Skikda 21 000, Algeria
  • N Daoud Department of biology, Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, University of Djelfa, Algeria
  • A Peroni University of Gastronomic Sciences, 12042 Pollenzo, Italy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v8i2.63818

Keywords:

Ethno-medicinal plants; Primary health care; Bousaada of M'sila province; Algeria

Abstract

The study aimed at identifying the plants of Bousaada district of M'sila province, South East Algeria, used by the local people as traditional medicines and analyzing their use value. The ethnomedicinal use information was collected by interviewing local informants using structured questionnaires through regular field surveys. A total of 193 species belonging to 69 families was identified. Lamiaceae and Asteraceae were the most commonly reported medicinal plants with 85 and 71 species, respectively. Artemisia herba-alba and Juniperus oxycedrus were the most widely used plants as the traditional medicine by the local population. The highest use value (UV) was observed for Citrus lemon (L.) Burm., Ficus carica L., Moringa oleifera Lam. and Olea europaea L. (UV=5). The highest fidelity level (FL) value was for 73 species. The calculated informant consensus factor (ICF) showed that diseases related to gastrointestinal disorders and diseases of the glands attached to the digestive system diseases present the highest values.

J. Biodivers. Conserv. Bioresour. Manag. 2022, 8(2): 61-78

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Published

2023-01-16

How to Cite

Khalfa, H., Rebbas, K., Miara, M., Bendif, H., Boufissiou, A., Souilah, N., Daoud, N., & Peroni, A. (2023). Diversity and Traditional Use Value of Medicinal Plants in Bou Saada District of M’Sila Province, South East Algeria. Journal of Biodiversity Conservation and Bioresource Management, 8(2), 61–78. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcbm.v8i2.63818

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