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Volume 13, Issue 3 (12-2023)                   cmja 2023, 13(3): 30-38 | Back to browse issues page


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Fallahi S, Razmpour F, Jafari L, Javdan G, Salehpour Z, Rafati S, et al . Investigation of Local Knowledge Regarding the Local Uses of Moringa Plant in the Southern Regions of Iran. cmja 2023; 13 (3) :30-38
URL: http://cmja.arakmu.ac.ir/article-1-943-en.html
1- PHD by Research, Assistant Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
2- PhD in Nutrition, Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
3- PhD in Agroecology, Assistant Professor, Horticulture Science department, Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Hormozgan University, Bandar Abbas, Iran
4- PhD in Nutrition, Associate Professor, Department of Community Medicine, School of Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
5- PhD in Pharmacology, Assistant Professor, Medicinal Plants Research Center, Yasouj University of Medical Sciences, Yasouj, Iran
6- PhD in Biostatistics, Assistant Professor, Social Determinants in Health Promotion Research Center, Hormozgan Health Institute, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
7- BSc of Public Health, Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
8- MSc of nutrition, Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
9- Fellowship of echocardiography, Associate Professor, Cardiovascular Research Center, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran , nikparvarheart1@gmail.com
Abstract:   (240 Views)
Introduction: Moringa (Moringa spp.) is a native shrub with a high nutritional value found in the mountains and hills of southeastern regions in Iran, extending from Hormozgan, Bashagard, to the border of Pakistan. This valuable plant has not been properly known and identified.
Methods: The study followed a field fashion using checklists, observation along with participation, and interviews, as well as articles and books. Data were collected, in the regions of Hormozgan and Sistan and Baluchistan through in-person questions, research, and contact with the study population and elderly individuals, in the fall and winter of 2019. 40 checklists were collected from people living in the study areas. Data were analyzed using SPSS software, Mean and standard deviation were used to describe continuous variables and categorical variables were reported with number and percentage.
Results: The age mean of the participants was 47.82 ± 14.91 years ranging from 23 to 80 years. In both regions, Moringa was used mostly as food (81%), and oil as a massaging alternative (19%). A total of 90.5% used the plant as a seasoning and food additive, oil, tea, and 9.5% used it as ointment and poultice to heal wounds. 85% dried consumption while 15% of the locals used it freshly.
Conclusions: The local uses of moringa plant were mostly as a seasoning and food additive, oil and tea. In less cases, it was used as ointment and poultice to heal wounds.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Medicinal Plants

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