International Journal of Agriculture Extension and Social Development
2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part C
Research Title: Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant Teucrium L. (Lamiaceae) in eastern Libya
Wafaa Kamal Taia, Abdelbasit Musa Asker, Fatma M Alwashish and Salem Ahmed Mohamed
This investigation deals with the survey of the ethnobotanical uses of the Teucrium species in eastern Libya, Mediterranean city. The survey done through questionnaire of 78 elderly peoples their ages over 35 years, male and females beside 70 herbal medicine shop to understand the uses of the different Teucrium species in the eastern region of Libya. The study carried from April 2018 till April 2020 in several cities and villages in the study area, which is Benghazi, Tocra, Al-abyar Al-Marj, Elbaida, and Ajdabya. Photographs and herbarium specimens were showed to the interviewers to recognize the species they used in their treatments. Elderly peoples were more informative than young ones, as well as those living in the villages who have more knowledge than those living in the cities. The Relative Frequency of Citation (RFC), Usage Value (UV) and Informants Agreement Ratio (IAR) have been calculated for the twelve wild species of the genus. T.pollium was the widest spread used between the peoples and used in the treatment of many diseases with the highest UV, RFC and IAR. Libyan peoples still rely on the herbal medicine and they can use herbs in curing their fatigue and illness.
Wafaa Kamal Taia, Abdelbasit Musa Asker, Fatma M Alwashish, Salem Ahmed Mohamed. Research Title: Ethnobotanical survey of medicinal plant Teucrium L. (Lamiaceae) in eastern Libya. Int J Agric Extension Social Dev 2021;4(1):176-181.