Plants used for the treatment of diabetes in Israel

Zohara Yaniv, Amots Dafni, Jacob Friedman, Dan Palevitch

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In an extensive ethnobotanical survey (130 informants) of the medicinal plants of Israel, 16 species were found to be used for hypoglycaemic treatments. The list includes Achillea fragrantissima (Forssk.) Sch.-Bip, Ammi visnaga* (L.) Lam, Atriplex halimus L., Capparis spinosa L., Ceratonia siliqua L., Cleome droserifolia (Forssk.) Del., Eryngium creticum* Lam., Inula viscosa* (L.) Ait., Matricaria aurea* (Loefl.) Sch.-Bip, Origanum syriaca* L., Paronychia argentea Lam, Prosopis farcta* (Banks et Sol.) Macbride, Salvia fruticosa* Mill., Sarcopoterium spinosum (L.) Sp., and Teucrium polium* L.; eight of them (marked with an asterisk) are first recorded here as used for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-151
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Ethnopharmacology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1987

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We wish to thank Mr. Yoel Amiran of the National Council for Research and Development for financial support. This work was supported by a grant from the National Council for Research and Development, Ministry of Science, Jerusalem.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Drug Discovery
  • Pharmacology


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