Some Medicinal Plants and Their Ways of Using Them for Medication


  • Murooj Abbas Buhlool Al-Ghizzi Department of Biology College of Sciences, University of Thi Qar, Iraq
  • Wesan Fadhel Khalef Department of Biology College of Sciences, University of Thi Qar, Iraq


medicinal plants, ways of using, medication


Medical plants are defined as plants with medical advantages and characteristics capable of healing and treating the human and animal body from disease. Throughout history, medicinal plants have been utilized as a primary therapy for a wide range of disorders in diverse cultures. This is especially true in Africa and emerging nations, where 80% of the world's population still employs these plants in traditional medicine to cure a wide range of illnesses. Medical plants possess many biological properties that need to be detected, identified and documented for safe use and to guide others on how to use them, with some powerful medical plants having harmful side effects on humans and animals and sometimes potentially toxic to the destruction of body organs. Since the beginning of time, medicinal plants have been found and utilized in traditional medicine. Hundreds of chemical components of plants that may be exploited to control fungus, insects, and illnesses were synthesized by them. Numerous phytochemicals with demonstrated or possible bioactivity have been found, but the fact that a large number of diverse chemicals are owned by a plant has made the use of the plant completely ineffective and has hindered microscientific research aimed at establishing the efficacy and safety of these compounds by evaluating their activities in several plants.


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Al-Ghizzi, M. A. B. ., & Khalef, W. F. (2024). Some Medicinal Plants and Their Ways of Using Them for Medication. International Journal of Biological Engineering and Agriculture, 3(2), 68–75. Retrieved from