VII Simposio Internacional de Ciencias Farmacéuticas 2019 "VII SICF" -IV Simposio Internacional "Química de los productos naturales"

VII Simposio Internacional de Ciencias Farmacéuticas 2019

VII SICF

AN ETHNOBOTANICAL SURVEY OF MEDICINAL PLANTS USED BY INHABITANTS OF HOLGUÍN, EASTERN REGION, CUBA

Resumen [ES]

For a long time, medicinal plants have played a very important role to treat various disorders and ailments in people’s health. Nowadays, the use of herbal remedies as a way of treatment is still very important for human beings. Ethnobotanical studies are a valuable tool to achieve the documentation of this ethnomedicinal knowledge. Cuba has a high diversity and endemism of Cuban flora, as well as the wide knowledge of medicinal plants in his inhabitants, that's why the present study is aimed to explore and report the etnhomedicinal knowledge of plants used by inhabitants of Holguín, Eastern Region, Cuba. The ethnomedicinal information was collected through interviews based on a semi-structured questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed through use value (UV), informant consensus factor (Fic) and fidelity level (FL). A total of 195 species of plants distributed in 166 genera belonging to 70 families were identified for the treatment of 17 ailment categories. The most treated conditions were digestive and liver disorders. The most important species according to their use value were Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson (0.236) and Annona muricate L. (0.194). Cancer and tumors had the Fic value of 0.94. A total of 19 species has a highest FL of 100 percent. This was the first ethnobotanical survey conducted in Holguín region, which will contribute to preserve valuable information of medicinal plants that may otherwise be lost to future generations.

Resumen [EN]

For a long time, medicinal plants have played a very important role to treat various disorders and ailments in people’s health. Nowadays, the use of herbal remedies as a way of treatment is still very important for human beings. Ethnobotanical studies are a valuable tool to achieve the documentation of this ethnomedicinal knowledge. Cuba has a high diversity and endemism of Cuban flora, as well as the wide knowledge of medicinal plants in his inhabitants, that's why the present study is aimed to explore and report the etnhomedicinal knowledge of plants used by inhabitants of Holguín, Eastern Region, Cuba. The ethnomedicinal information was collected through interviews based on a semi-structured questionnaire. The collected data were analyzed through use value (UV), informant consensus factor (Fic) and fidelity level (FL). A total of 195 species of plants distributed in 166 genera belonging to 70 families were identified for the treatment of 17 ailment categories. The most treated conditions were digestive and liver disorders. The most important species according to their use value were Lippia alba (Mill.) N.E. Br. ex Britton & P. Wilson (0.236) and Annona muricate L. (0.194). Cancer and tumors had the Fic value of 0.94. A total of 19 species has a highest FL of 100 percent. This was the first ethnobotanical survey conducted in Holguín region, which will contribute to preserve valuable information of medicinal plants that may otherwise be lost to future generations.

Sobre el ponente

Rosalia González Fernández

MsC. Rosalia González Fernández

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English (US)
junio 26, 2019 2:41 p. m.
5 minutos
Restaurante "El Tesico"
Autores
Daily Arias Ramos
Julio C Escalona Arranz
Miguel Sánchez Torres
Yaquelín Martínez Figueredo
Tania López González
Idelsys Chil Nuñez
Dianelis Suarez Cruz
Jesús García Díaz
Jainer Costa Acosta
MsC. Rosalia González Fernández
Yamilé Heredia Díaz
Palabras clave
ethnobotanical indices
herbal medicines
traditional knowledge