Mrabti, H.N. and Jaradat, N. and Kachmar, M.R. and Ed-Dra, A. and Ouahbi, A. and Cherrah, Y. and El Abbes Faouzi, M. (2019) Integrative herbal treatments of diabetes in Beni Mellal region of Morocco. Journal of integrative medicine, 17 (2). pp. 93-99.

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OBJECTIVES: Diabetes is one of the most life-threatening chronic metabolic disorders and is considered a global health problem due to its prevalence and incidence. In Morocco, several herbal preparations are utilized to treat this disease. For this reason, the current study aimed to identify and to collect data about the medicinal plants utilized in folk medicine for the treatment of diabetes in the Beni Mellal region of Morocco. METHODS: An ethnobotanical survey was carried out among 400 herbalists, competent villagers and traditional healers from the Beni Mellal region through direct interviews using a semistructured questionnaire. RESULTS: Forty-five medicinal plants belonging to 25 families were identified for their use in diabetes treatment. Interview results showed that the most frequently used plants were Olea europaea, Salvia officinalis, Allium sativum and Trigonella foenum-graecum, with a relative frequency of citation values of 24.3, 23.0, 22.5 and 20.5, respectively. Moreover, in this study, the Fabaceae family was the most commonly reported plant family, and the leaves and roots were the most commonly used parts, for the treatment of diabetes. CONCLUSION: The Beni Mellal region of Morocco has an important floristic biodiversity of plants used to treat diabetes in traditional medicinal practice. This result provides a good database for pharmacological screenings in the search for plant-based antidiabetic medications. Copyright © 2019 Shanghai Changhai Hospital. Published by Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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