African Journal of
Pharmacy and Pharmacology

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pharm. Pharmacol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0816
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPP
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 2195

Full Length Research Paper

Medicinal plants of Azerbaijan flora used in the treatment of certain diseases

S. J. Ibadullayeva*, S. E. Mamedova, Z. R. Sultanova, N. V. Movsumova and I. A. Jafarli
Institute of Botany of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, AZ 1073, Badamdar shosse, 40 Baku, Azerbaijan.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 05 August 2010
  •  Published: 31 August 2010

Abstract

During investigations conducted within two years (2007 - 2009) 30 natural cenopopulations that were found, confirmed medicinal plants that can be used in the treatment of pediatric diseases. It was systematically studied life forms and distribution of 50 families, 94 genera and 97 species of medicinal plants widely spread in Azerbaijan flora which are used in the treatment of pediatric diseases. It was determined that the majority of medicinal plants contains grasses (71%, 69 species). Among them, perennials are characterized with the highest number (48 species, 49.5%), annuals with medium (12 species, 12.4%) and biennials with the least number (9 species, 9.3%). Profoundly described plant resources and role in the medicine of species such as, Berberis vulgaris, Crataegus pentagyna, Althaea officinalis, Hippophae rhamnoides, Inula helenium, Vaccinium myrtillis and Vaccinium vitis idaea detected and confirmed the area of distribution of medicinal plants, their vegetation phase and collected parts with priorities used in the treatment of pediatric diseases.

 

Key words: Medical plants of Azerbaijan flora, systematic analysis, plant resources, pharmacological effect.