International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 531

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of crude drugs used in Arab folk medicine available in Makkah Al‑Mukarramah Area

Amal Abdulaziz Bajrai
  • Amal Abdulaziz Bajrai
  • Obesity Centre, College of Medicine, King Saud University, P. O. Box 2925, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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  •  Accepted: 21 June 2010
  •  Published: 30 September 2010

Abstract

This article is based on the results of a preliminary ethno-botanical research survey conducted in Makkah Al-Mukarramah Area. The main objective of this paper was to enlist the wealth of crude drugs (botanical medicinal materials) available in the Attar shops (herbal drug stores) along with their folkloric uses. A total of 71 species, belonging to 40 families and 69 genera were enlisted and their therapeutic uses were also described.

Key words:  Crude drugs, prevalence, survey, Makkah.