Study of Local Indigenous Knowledge of the use of Medicinal | 93852

Журнал биологии и современного мира

ISSN - 2322-3308


Study of Local Indigenous Knowledge of the use of Medicinal Plants in Traditional Veterinary (Ethno veterinary) in Mehrabad Village, Shahrbabak City of Kerman Providence, Iran

Navid Hasan Abadi, Elham Khoshbin and Zahra Mahdavi Meymand*

Background and objectives: Traditional veterinary knowledge is the native knowledge of traditional livestock breeding in different regions. In this study, we examined the indigenous knowledge of the people of a village in Kerman Province, on the treatment of livestock diseases.

Aim of the study: The aim of the study was too reported and documents this traditional veterinary knowledge and share with the community.

Methods: This study was conducted from October-2019 to October-2020 in Mehrabad a village near Shahrbabak, Province Kerman in Iran. First, questionnaires were designed to identify the traditional treatments for livestock diseases in Mehrabad and then were giving among 11 people (three women and eight men) who were traditional livestock breeders aged 60–85 years old. Meanwhile, botanical samples of the region’s plants were collected, and the data on therapeutic effects were supplemented by information include scientific name, family name, local name, parts used, habit, preparation, uses and mode of application.

Results: After reviewing the data on 23 livestock diseases in the region, 37 species of medicinal plants belonging to various 25 families were found to be used in traditional treatments used by the villagers. The highest number of species was recorded belonged to the family Apiaceae. Major plant parts used were seeds (23%) and 72% of the reported species are the herb. The main method of drug use is oral (72%).

Conclusion: The information was obtained in this study may help in uses and discovery of new drugs and further studies are needed to prevent the extinction of traditional veterinary knowledge (ethnoveterinary).