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Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by the Populations of the Central High Atlas of Morocco for the Prevention and Relief of the Main Symptoms Similar to Coronavirus Diseases | Abstract
Medicinal & Aromatic Plants

Medicinal & Aromatic Plants
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-0412

Abstract

Ethnomedicinal Plants Used by the Populations of the Central High Atlas of Morocco for the Prevention and Relief of the Main Symptoms Similar to Coronavirus Diseases

Abdelaziz Moujane1*, Abdelali Boulli1, Abdellah Ouigmane2, Elhoucein Layati3

During the pandemic of COVID-19 and due to the absence of conventional drugs against this virus, citizens have requested to look for other ways to treat or minimize the negative impact of this epidemic. In Morocco, the population has used several medicinal plants to relieve and prevent against covid-19. The present work was carried out to elaborate a list of medicinal plants used during COVID-19 by the population living in different areas of the Central High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. The fieldwork was carried out between June 2020 and February 2021, corresponds to the period of the extension of coronavirus. The data were collected through questionnaires and other means (Telephone, WhatsApp, Face book). The results obtained in this study showed that COVID-19 influences the dietary habits of the citizens of the study area, especially on the frequency of use of medicinal plants that increased during this pandemic

Published Date: 2022-04-18; Received Date: 2022-02-18

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