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Published on:July 2017
Indian Journal of Pharmaceutical Education and Research, 2017; 51(3s):s304-s308
Original Article | doi:10.5530/ijper.51.3s.35

A Survey on the Aromatic Plants of Libya


Authors and affiliation (s):

Najat Agiel1,2, Filiz Mericli1*

1Near East University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacognosy, Nicosia – Northern CYPRUS.

2University of Tripoli, Faculty of Education, Department of Biology, LİBYA. 

Abstract:

Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate on some aromatic plants growing in Libya, their major volatile oils contents and traditional uses, indicating dangerous hazards facing plant biodiversity especially medicinal plants and measures taken to protect them. Methods: The study is mainly based on electronic database survey using Scopus, PubMed, and Science Direct, etc. and communication with Libyan local inhabitants of some areas. Gathered information has been evaluated and summarized in tables. Results: Aromatic plant of 41 species has been mentioned of medicinal value represented by 14 plant families and 29 genera. Three aromatic plant species growing in Libya are not recognized and used by Libyans. Endemic species are mentioned; Origanum cyrenaicum, Teucrium zononii and Ballota andreuzziana. Conclusions: Even though Libya remains as one of the most biologically diverse countries in the Mediterranean region, scarce information about aromatic medicinal plants could be found. Libya is also suffering from extreme biodiversity destruction and degradation due to Sahara expenses and climate changes and other reasons. To deal with the problem IUCN Centre for Mediterranean Cooperation has made a mission in Libya to promote projects.

Keywords: Aromatic Plants, Volatile Oils, Traditional Uses, Endemic Species, IUCN Missions.

 

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