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Ethnobotanical Survey of Medicinal Plants in the Cities of Goianésia And Ipameri, in Goiás, Brazil

Volume 7 - Issue 3

Matheus Vinicius Abadia Ventura*1, Estevam Matheus Costa2 and Marcio Moacir Bessa3

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    • 1Goiano Federal Institute, Brasil
    • 2Paulista State University, Brasil
    • 3Paulista State University, Brasil

    *Corresponding author: Matheus Vinicius Abadia Ventura, Goiano Federal Institute, Rio Verde GO, Brasil

Received: July 19, 2018;   Published: July 30, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.07.001501

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Medicinal plants include plant species with medicinal properties, which in some cases are used for specific purposes of healing or prevention. Thus, ethnobotanica is the rescue of this traditional knowledge, related to the use of this flora as a resource. The objective of this article was to carry out a bibliographic review, adopting documentary research as a criterion based on articles published in renowned national and international journals specializing in the ethnobotanical aspects of medicinal plants reported in the state of Goiás. Most interviewees responded to use plants for for medicinal purposes, with women being the majority. In addition, leaves are the most used parts for different diseases. The use of medicinal plants is a widely used practice among residents of the cities (Goianésia and Ipameri, Goiás). In general, the species indicated by the inhabitants in the ethnobotanical survey demonstrated the potential for pharmaceutical use, since they presented some compounds known to be important.

Keywords: Lamiaceae; Asteraceae; flora; tradition

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