Ethnobotanical survey on dandelion use in the western region of Algeria

  • Imene Bekhaled Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria
  • Abdelkrim Benalia Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
  • Hayet Mehida Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
  • Samira Meziani Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria
  • Luiza Tarfaoui Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences. Djilali Liabès University, Sidi-Bel-Abbès. Algeria.
  • Ahmed Abdelhamid Djebbar Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria
  • Abassia Demmouche Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences. Djilali Liabès University, Sidi-Bel-Abbès. Algeria.

Abstract

Introduction: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) is an edible and medicinal plant. We use the leaves, flowers and roots. The objective of this study is to show interest in the use of dandelion as a natural remedy in the primary treatment of serval pathologies.


Methods : An ethnobotanical survey of 1000 people in the western region of Algeria was conducted using a questionnaire.


Results: the obtained results from this study show that 60% of the population questioned prefer traditional medicine the majority of them use the plant in the medical field whose leaves and roots are most used. Infusion and maceration are the most usable methods for the preparation of the plant and administration is exclusively oral. Most users testify that the plant has significant efficacy with a percentage of 61%.


Conclusion :All this information constitutes a database to perform other research in vivo or in vitro to value this planton the therapeutic level.


Keywords : Taraxacum Officinale, traditional medicine, leaves, ethnobotanical study.

Keywords: Taraxacum Officinale, traditional medicine, leaves, ethnobotanical study

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Author Biographies

Imene Bekhaled, Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria

Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria

Abdelkrim Benalia, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria

Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria

Hayet Mehida, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria

Environments and Health Research Laboratory. University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria

Samira Meziani, Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria

Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria

Luiza Tarfaoui, Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences. Djilali Liabès University, Sidi-Bel-Abbès. Algeria.

Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria

Ahmed Abdelhamid Djebbar, Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria

Laboratory of Molecular Microbiology, Proteomics and Health. Department of biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences University Djilali Liabes, Sidi-Bel-Abbes, Algeria

Abassia Demmouche, Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology. Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences. Djilali Liabès University, Sidi-Bel-Abbès. Algeria.

Biotoxicology Laboratory. Department of Biology Faculty of Natural and Life Sciences, Djillali Liabes University of Sidibel Abbes, Algeria

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Bekhaled I, Benalia A, Mehida H, Meziani S, Tarfaoui L, Djebbar AA, Demmouche A. Ethnobotanical survey on dandelion use in the western region of Algeria. JDDT [Internet]. 15Nov.2020 [cited 26Nov.2020];10(6):86-0. Available from: http://jddtonline.info/index.php/jddt/article/view/4564

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