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Study of Iranian Biospherical Reservation Areas for Medicinal Plants Diversity

Authors: Esmaeil Yasari, Abed Vahedi

Abstract:

The study was carried out to gather and identify medicinal plants their curative effects and the part of them which is used from the reservation area of Miankaleh. The region under study has an area of 68800 hectares situated 12 kilometers north of the city of Behshahr and northwest of the city of Gorgan. Results obtained showed that out of a total of 43 families, 125 genera, and 155 species found in the region, 33 families, 52 genera and 61 species (39% of all the species) belonged to medicinal plants, among which the class Asteraceae with 6 species and the class Chenopodiaceae with 5 species had the most medicinal species. The most used parts of the plants were the leaves with 31%, the whole plants with 19%, and the roots with 15%.

Keywords: Boispherical Reservation Area, Medicinal Plants, Miankaleh, Traditional medicine

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1060687

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