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An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria)

Sarri Madani, Boudjelal Amel, Hendel Noui, Sarri Djamel, Hamdaoui Hadjer.

Abstract
Background/Aim: This work aimed an ethnobatanical study on the galactogenic plants used in the Berhoum region (East of M’sila, Algeria); as a part of different studies on the medicinal plants related to M’sila region. Methods: The fieldwork was undertaken as an ethnobotanical survey involving 76 informants (mean age: 50; 64% women, 36% men). Used the medicinal plants were identified and the results were analyzed according to literature investigation dealing with ethnobotany. Use value (UV), fidelity level (FL), and informant consensus factor (FIC) were used to analyze the obtained data. Results: A total of 29 plant species belonging to 29 genera and 12 families (mainly Apiaceae and Fabaceae) has been registered. Fruits and seeds were the most commonly used plant part (80%). The used plants are mainly prepared as an infusion and decoction (69%). Trigonella foenum-graecum L. (UV = 0.58) was the species most commonly used by local healers. The FIC factors ranging from 0.45 to 0.89 for the six uses categories retained for this study. The ICF (0.65) was registered for the use galactogenic category with 29 species. Conclusion: This work showed that the population of Berhoum district uses various medicinal plants for galactogenic purposes. Furthermore, ethnobotanical analysis will provide data on sustainable use and valorization of this plant heritage for ethnopharmacological and phytochemical studies.

Key words: KEY WORDS: Ethnobotany, traditional medicine, galactogenic plants, Berhoum district, Algeria.


 
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Madani S, Amel B, Noui H, Djamel S, Hadjer H. An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2017; 6(3): 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514


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Madani S, Amel B, Noui H, Djamel S, Hadjer H. An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). http://www.jicep.com/?mno=258692 [Access: December 11, 2017]. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514


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Madani S, Amel B, Noui H, Djamel S, Hadjer H. An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. 2017; 6(3): 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514



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Madani S, Amel B, Noui H, Djamel S, Hadjer H. An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). J Intercult Ethnopharmacol. (2017), [cited December 11, 2017]; 6(3): 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514



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Madani, S., Amel, B., Noui, H., Djamel, S. & Hadjer, H. (2017) An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). J Intercult Ethnopharmacol, 6 (3), 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514



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Madani, Sarri, Boudjelal Amel, Hendel Noui, Sarri Djamel, and Hamdaoui Hadjer. 2017. An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, 6 (3), 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514



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Madani, Sarri, Boudjelal Amel, Hendel Noui, Sarri Djamel, and Hamdaoui Hadjer. "An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria)." Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology 6 (2017), 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514



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Madani, Sarri, Boudjelal Amel, Hendel Noui, Sarri Djamel, and Hamdaoui Hadjer. "An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria)." Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology 6.3 (2017), 311-315. Print. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514



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Madani, S., Amel, B., Noui, H., Djamel, S. & Hadjer, H. (2017) An ethnobotanical survey of galactogenic plants of Berhoum district (M'sila, Algeria). Journal of Intercultural Ethnopharmacology, 6 (3), 311-315. doi:10.5455/jice.20170811073514





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