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An ethno botanical survey was conducted to investigate the medicinal plants used in East Algerian folk medicine to remedy the different pathologies and type II diabetes particularly. The results of this study have revealed 39 plant species belonging to 24 families used largely by the local population of these regions. Some of these plants were used to alleviate non-insulin-dependent diabetes. 6 plants were used alone and 21 plants were used in the preparation of some teas containing 2 or several plants. The anti diabetic activity of the majority of these plants was confirmed by several scientific reports. However, other studies are required to look for possible adverse effects consecutively to this traditional plant’s use.


Ethno botanical survey Phytotherapy Type II diabetes East Algeria

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Louiza Mansar-Ben Hamza, & Zouhir Djerrou. (2014). Ethnopharmacological survey of medicinal plants from Eastern Algeria: Traditional treatment of type II diabetes. International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences, 5(4), 234-238. Retrieved from